What’s On Wednesday | 29 Nov – 6 Dec 2017

Yes you have found it, your weekly list of events in one spot on a blog that has a variety of events lined up! Giving you a multitude of choices from one Wednesday to the next making life easier for you to find as many events as we could possibly find, all in one space. If we missed an event or you are planning, know of or have an event please connect with us via our contact page.

Wednesday 29 November 2017
Sunset Instameet

Join us Wednesday 29th November as we head up to Kloof Corner for sunset with the awesome Heinrich Knoetze Photography and Cape Town is Awesome . We will meet at 18:00 at the last bend on Tablemountain Rd. We would love to meet you and your friends there. Where will head up the short 20min hike to Kloof Corner to enjoy the great views. #CapeTownIsAwesome #CityOfCapeTownSkies #SunsetInstameet
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Night at the Museum: Annual Art Expo 2017
The Butterfly Art Project (BAP) presents our annual art expo and creative workshops for one night only, at the District Six Homecoming centre at 15 Buitenkant street, Cape Town.
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The Breakfast Club Toastmasters
If you’re wondering what Toastmasters is all about, please pop in for a morning of prepared and impromptu speeches by our members that are always informative and entertaining. Find us at the back of the McCafe bar.

You don’t have to talk if you don’t want to, we love a good audience 🙂Open to all, bring a friend! There is no cover charge. You can buy coffee and breakfast at the McCafe coffee bar. Please introduce yourself to any of the members when you arrive.

Learn more at http://www.breakfastclubtoastmasters.co.za/
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Women’s Health Supper Club with Listerine Green Tea
It’s time to get creative in the kitchen!
Join us for an awesome superfood celebration of green tea with an interactive cooking experience and dinner at Ginger & Lime in partnership with Listerine.
Learn all about the amazing benefits of green tea and the versatile ways in which you can use it!
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Live Band Rock Karaoke
Formed with some of the best musos in Cape Town, we’re bringing a three piece band to Karaoke, so all us fellow normies can finally feel what it’s like to be a frontman with a band behind them.
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Neil Young Tribute
No other musical act has influenced Akkedis as much as Canadian singer-songwriter Neil Young.

Each performance of the classic rock trio from Somerset West contains at least three renditions of Young’s well-known (and lesser known) hits, like ‘Old Man’, ‘Down by the River’ and ‘Harvest Moon’. To do a full set, covering their idol’s work, is like a dream come true for twins Arthur and Rudi Dennis and bassist Adrian John Graham.
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Workshop: The relationship between cinema and television
The relationship between cinema and television, are they complementary languages or are they in contrast? Directors and professionals will respond.

Alessandro Rak – DIRECTOR, DESIGNER, ANIMATOR
Cosimo Gomez – DIRECTOR
Dario Sansone – DIRECTOR, ILLUSTRATOR, MUSICIAN
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BFFF – Screening CPT
The Black Filmmakers Film Festival (BFFF) connects and showcases artists of colour from across the African continent and black diaspora through a series of events and workshops in the field of film and media. Through its various events, it seeks to establish itself as a principal port of call for aspiring black creatives, empowering them to realise their ideas in a supportive environment marked by mutual assistance and purposeful collaboration.


Star Children Talk
Join us for an incredible talk with Amanda Kenney on new age/star children. 

New age/star children, often labeled as ADD or ADHD, play a significant role in this great transformation of humanity and in assisting us in raising the consciousness of the planet.
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Warm-Up Wednesday Run
We want to help you get fit for #GunRun2018! Come and join us for a social 5km or 8km jog every Wednesday evening hosted by Atlantic Athletic Club.
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Chef & the Vine Dinner with Anthonij Rupert Wyne
One&Only Cape Town is proud to present its Chef and the Vine dinner series. Anthonij Rupert Wyne boats a remarkable portfolio of farms and, therefore, a wide variety of world-class wines. They join us on 29 November where they will showcase some of their best wines alongside the most delicious dishes from Reuben’s.
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[Image courtesy of The Vineyard Oval Market and AME Consulting]


Earth Fair Market Tokai | Open every Wednesday 3-8pm | Expect to find good local artisanal products, great activities for the kids and a wonderful vibey atmosphere to enjoy.
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DeFiNiTioN Live at Earth Fair Market
The Rivertones are playing a week early this month so round up the family and friends and join us for Roland and the guys fabulous Reggae tunes. Beautiful food, great music and lovey people – join us!
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Thursday 30 November 2017
Beethoven and Brahms

Hailed as a “sensitive virtuoso born for the stage”, pianist David Aladashvili is bound for great things. He will play the Piano Concerto no 3 by Beethoven, while the CPO, under the direction of Brandon Phillips, will play ‘n Aand op Simonsberg by Kristi Boonzaaier and the Symphony no 3 in F by Brahms.
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CoalScape launch event at Radisson Red
RADISSON RED will be the host to CoalScape, a collaboration of an audio and visual experience coupled with hors d’oeuvres and entertainment. The evening focuses on creating your own charcoal masterpiece while drawing inspiration from fellow artists. Enjoy a live demonstration from our guest artiste who will be available to assist you in your creative process.
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Beat Auction Cape Town
The #Beatauction will take place at Cape Audio College on the 30th of November. Join us for this amazing event where some of Cape Town’s hottest artist will be auctioning their music. Tickets are only R50.  Submit 2 beats to submissions@beatauctiononline.com and stand a chance to feature in the Cape Town edition Beat Auction.
#BeatAuction #CapeTown#Beats #Producers #music #lifestyle #CapeAudioCollege #BeatAuctionSA
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Open mic comp!
Don’t forget this Thursday down cocoa wah wah. Great live music. Great food. Come and join us.
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Ernst & Young November Meeting
At the Ernst & Young Toastmasters, we come together to practice public speaking, leadership and impromptu speech in a safe and supportive environment.
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Pathways for Connections: Book Launch
IJR invites you to a book launch of ‘Pathways for Connections’. A book that was written by the Building Inclusive Societies project leaders, based on their experiences on the field for the past 5 years.
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Secret Sunrise Moovember
Get grooving & mooving in the beautiful Bo-Kaap at Harvest Cafe & Deli! 

A massive thanks to BO-OP for opening up their incredible ROOFTOP, so we can kick start the day how we know best – through LOVE, CONNECTION and a whole lot of crazy DANCE moves. Start your day off with a lil’ boogy with Secret Sunrise and a brekkie special from Harvest Cafe & Deli! Limited tickets available!
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Noordhoek Community Market at Cape Point Vineyards
Join the Noordhoek locals at Cape Point Vineyards for a taste of the best market fare in the Cape, every Thursday from 4:30 to 8:30pm

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[Image courtesy of Noordhoek Community Market and Cape Point Vineyards]


Date Night at Vista Marina Restaurant
Every Thursday night Vista Marina Restaurant CPT presents Date Night. Enjoy the swooning sounds of Ricky Botsis in the intimate setting of our beautiful restaurant whilst enjoying a tapas platter to share and a bottle of Deetlefs Wine Estate wine per table.

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[Images courtesy of Vista Marina Restaurant CPT]


Thursday night Jam in the Pot
The Melting Pot invites you to come to our live music jam session every Thursday night. Entrance is free.
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[Image courtesy of The Melting Pot]


Earth Fair Market St Georges Mall | Thursdays 11am – 3pm | It is difficult to put into words the special kind of magic that happens in the centre of our beautiful city on a daily basis. There is an energy and a magic that is tangible – I challenge you to take a walk through the Company Gardens and around the city centre to see if you can’t feel it… We, at Earth Fair Market are the luckiest bunch on earth to be able to call the little piece of paradise between Wale Street and Church Street our home every Thursday.
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[Image courtesy of Earth Fair Market]


Friday 1 December 2017
2017 DStv Mitchell’s Plain Festival

The 2017 DStv Mitchell’s Plain Festival is the biggest, safest and most fun-filled social gathering on the Cape Flats. Three days on non-stop FAMILY entertainment! More than 150 food, fashion, craft, fun, gadgets, financial services and other exciting exhibitions and stalls.
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1st Summer Silent Disco
Come join us on December 1st for the 1st Summer Silent Disco!!
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Watershed Live at The Brass Bell
The amazing Watershed returns to the stage of The Brass Bell Restaurant in our Bikini Deck section. It is a privilege to have Watershed join us again and it really is an amazing experience with the ocean waves crashing a stone throw away.  Watershed may now be South Africa’s leading acoustic rock group, with a string of platinum and gold albums and awards to its name.
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The Blowfish Sundowner sessions presents Chico Muya
We’re super excited to be extending this series through December and January.  Join us at Blowfish Restaurant this Friday between 5:30-7:30pm for some great live music, courtesy of the awesome Chico Muya Music
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Kinky Afro Vinyl Party
Are you ready for the Vinyl Kinky Afro of 2017? The biggest old school experience in the mother city is proudly brought to you by Savanna Cider and goes vinyl on 1 December, live from Hanover Street Nightclub, GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World.
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Social cohesion National Conference: Building Inclusive Society
IJR invites you to a National Conference on Social cohesion titled ‘Building Inclusive Societies’.

SPEAKERS
– DR AC Serote: DG of Social Cohesion and Nation Building; DAC
– Prof Julie Wells: Head of the Isikhumbuzo Applied History Unit (IAHU) at Rhodes University.
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Lourensford Twilight Market
Join us for our signature #TwilightMarket on the beautiful Lourensford Estate in Somerset West! Bring your loved one, family, friends or even your four-legged kids! Great quality food, a variety of new stalls and seating areas & live entertainment!
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[Image courtesy of Lourensford Market]


Saturday 2 December 2017
Eyethu Xmas Skate Day
The Eyethu Skate Park Organisation, together with Rotary Hout bay, will be hosting a Christmas party and end of year party to celebrate the talent of the young skaters who participate in the Saturday Skate Clinics.
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Mapumba Live
Mapumba Cilombo is a multi genre performing artist from the DRC who blends traditional melodies,stories and languages from his native DRC with Original inspirations delivering a rich African sound with a modern touch.He will take you on a journey from soul,folk to reggae ,blues and afro pop. A musical journey awaits you with his infectious energy and stage presence make his shows a unforgettable kaleidoscope of experience that lingers long after the evening ends…R100 gets you grooving
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[Image courtesy of Camel Rock]


Sketchy Bongo Live at Bob’s Bar District Six
Come and see Sketchy Bongo Live . We have R5 shots from 9pm until midnight.
DJ Line up: Sketchy Bongo | Randall | Nova | Cento
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Amy Tjasink Live at The Wild Fig
Playing live for the first time @ The Wild Fig, we welcome Amy Tjasink.
A young and local singer-songwriter who has been paving her way through the local scene. With her swift hand on the guitar and sweet vocal tones, she is best known for her original pop music, bringing her own Cape Town flare to her sound.
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[Image courtesy of The Wild Fig Restaurant]


Gay & Lesbian Summer Picnic
Start your festive season with a BANG and join us as we enter the gates of December in a relaxed yet entertaining atmosphere. Come and enjoy the music and entertainment by our hot dj’s and performers. Dont bring a pen…Bring your pocket book coz we’re expecting 1000 and more all around Cape Town.


Noordhoek Christmas Market 2017
Enjoy Fabulous Views & Delicious Food from our Food Stalls, whilst doing your Christmas Shopping
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One More Time With Feeling
Second Last show of what has been an amazing season. Come join us for one more day drunk jam session at Casa. Cold beer and big burgers. Dont be a loser. Come join.
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Saturday Markets:
The Palms Décor and Lifestyle Centre Woodstock Market

Find a unique gem of a market – compared to the best in Europe – a Platteland atmosphere, people and characters of note, trading like the good old days on the village square. You won’t get it more real, friendly and personal! Once you’ve been, we know you’ll be back for more!
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[Image courtesy of The Palms Décor and Lifestyle Centre]

Farmers Market in Strand
Farmers Market opening to the public. Many products and fresh produce to choose from. Talented food traders and yummy sweet traders will be there to tickle your taste buds. Great refreshing drinks to decide on. Much more exciting traders are also going to be there. Bring your friends and family and spend the day with local farmers and entrepreneurs. Come enjoy relaxed music and a vibey atmosphere.
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[Image courtesy of The Market Shed]

Neighbourgoods Market Cape Town
Is an independent initiative founded in 2006 by entrepreneurs Justin Rhodes and Cameron Munro, whose aim is to revive and reinvent the Public Market as a civic institution. This award-winning market features over 100 specialty traders every Saturday, creating a weekly platform for local farmers, fine-food purveyors, organic merchants, bakers and distributors, grocers, mongers, butchers, artisan producers, celebrated local chefs, and micro enterprises.
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[Image courtesy of Neighbourgoods Market Cape Town]

Earth Fair Market Tokai
A top quality market experience. We are all about pasture reared and ethically farmed animal products, fresh produce shopping. Change the way you shop!
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[Image courtesy of Earth Fair Market]

Oranjezicht City Farm and Market Day
Held every Saturday at the historic Granger Bay site of the V&A Waterfront, the OZCF Market Day is a community farmers-style market for independent local farmers and artisanal food producers. At the OZCF Market customers can do weekly food shopping (veg, fruit, bread, organic dairy, free-range eggs, honey, muesli etc), try out some delicious cooked and raw foods and be inspired about helping to build an alternative food system. Additionally, customers can buy edible plants and seedlings, compost and gardening supplies and equipment.
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[Image courtesy of Oranjezicht City Farm and Market Day & Claire Gunn Photography]


Sunday 3 December 2017
Carols in the Park
Life Church, Cape Town is hosting a Carols in the Park on Sunday the 3 December at De Waal Park in Oranjezicht! The gates open at 5:30pm and event starts at 6pm, and is a free event. Come join us for a festive, family celebration of Christmas. Bring your picnic and blankets. Food will also be available on sale. For more information, visit www.life-church.co.za
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Festive Lights Switch-On 2017
Join the City of Cape Town as we celebrate summer at the annual Festive Lights Switch-On, taking place on the Grand Parade on 3 December 2017 from 16h00.

The performers set to take the stage include:
• Baby Boy • Paxton (Idols finalist) • Soul Kulture  • Heavenly Quartez • Koos Kombuis • Vicky Sampson • Craig Lucas (winner of The Voice South Africa) • Jimmy Nevis • Freshlyground
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Lion’s Head Full Moon Hike
Welcome to the Full Moon Hike on Lion’s Head, Cape Town. We are back in action and would love you to join us on what is an amazing experience, especially for you first timers!
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Slowdown Sundays
Aiming to bring the week to a close with a selection of live entertainment and good music. We aim to create a platform for artists to express their talents with an intimate display of music and live entertainment. Join us on an intimate journey to explore sound, creativity and live entertainment.

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Dizzys Camps Bay | Beer Pong Sundays  aim it, sink  it, they drink it!
Join us on Sunday for our current Beer Pong competition! Gather your friends and challenge each other. We’re also adding a bit of a twist to the game so check our social media pages for updates.
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[Image courtesy of Dizzys Camps Bay]


Market at The Barn
INDOOR MARKET – over 50 stalls!!! Arts and Crafts, Clothing, Food, Health and Beauty, Home ware, Live Entertainment & Fun Activities
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[Image courtesy of Market at the Barn – Durbanville]


Camphill Village Country Market
Our tranquil and spacious farm offers a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a day out with the family, take in the sights and sounds of Camphill Village and enjoy a quaint market with a vibrant atmosphere. Our monthly market is both an indoor and outdoor event, between a spacious community hall and sheltered, welcoming green gardens.


Lourensford Sunday Market
Join us at our Sunday market on the beautiful Lourensford Estate in Somerset West! Bring your loved one, family, friends or even your four-legged kids! Great quality food, a variety of new stalls and seating areas & live entertainment!
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[Image courtesy of Lourensford Market]


Monday 4 December 2017
Monday Night Magic
We are very happy to announce that “Monday Night Magic” Season SIX will start this coming Monday (13 November) in our new theatre at GINJA at the V & A Waterfront! Our new stage is being constructed and we are looking at adding more seats. Our line-up is currently being planned & tickets will be available very soon. The Producer, Performers & Team at Cape Town Magic Club look forward to welcoming you!
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[Image courtesy of Cape Town Magic Club]


Andtheriddle, B# Trio, James Langridge
Barleycorn’s principal function is to promote & present the best local, original music. Over the years, the Barleycorn has played a role in the musical careers of a number of now household names.
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[Image courtesy of Barleycorn Music Club]


Writing workshop
A writing workshop to: explore, let go, give thanks, burn away the bad stuff, dance to the good things, be happy, sad, angry, joyous, and everything in between
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End-of-Year Photographic Showcase
By telling visual stories about the world, photography is narrating the world.  The Media Department is a multi-disciplinary department that brings together students with a passionate belief that better futures can be imagined and realised through the application of creative processes. The Photography Showcase explores student work and takes you on a journey of colours, textures, and emotions that range from quirky and fun, to haunting and ethereal.
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Jax & Gina at #fotlacff
Combining the comedic stylings of Chantal Venter (Jax) & Eugene Mathews (Gina); this no holds barred stand-up comedy show will give you an insight into their colourful (read: pink) lives as they experience it.
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Slide Night 2017
Slide Night presents an evening of 10 minute talks by 10 thought-leaders intimately connected to the ocean. They include artists, craftsmen, athletes, activists, scientists and personalities who will share their inspiring ideas and adventures in an informal, fun gathering.
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Doctors Unscripted: Orthopedics in times of distress
A committed humanitarian with a mountain of clinical experiences, Dr Innocent has been involved in research in the areas of trauma and orthopedics, has a passion for education and teaching, and has committed his career to fighting poverty and its healthcare manifestations.
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Etymotic Mondays Poetry Jam Session
Etymotic Mondays started for the love of the Arts, artist collaborations, making the arts accessible, promoting and celebrating original conscious content. The backbone for the platform is poetry, performance poetry, spoken word, for the writers, authors, storytellers and poets in collaboration with musicians, visual artists, movement artists, performance arts in its totality.

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[Image courtesy of Etymotic Mondays]


Improv Mondays by The Long Shots Improvised Comedy Troupe for some improv shenanigans!
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[Image courtesy of The Long Shots Improvised Comedy Troupe]


Tuesday 5 December 2017
Community Chest Twilight Run

The 35th Annual Community Chest Twilight Run is almost here. You do not want to miss one of Cape Town’s most prominent events. This year we unleash the Superheros within all of us for charity. Book Now.
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Fork and Christmas!
30 Comedians, 5 Minutes each. 1 Show. Can you even deal??? This year we end off with a BANG!!! Please join us on 5th Dec at Firemans Arms where we will bring you 30 of South Africa’s top local comedic talent. 
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Tues: Interactive Mediterranean Italian Style Cooking Class
Inspired by Denise’ travels and her love for fresh Meditteranean flavours.
R650pp 6:30pm – includes menu as plated or buffet, menu notes and wines
Booking info@gingerandlime.co.za or give Katy a call on 083 660 1146
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Poets Reading at Kamili Coffee
Sally Argent, Bridget Dore, Annette Snyckers, Pam Newham, Margaret Clough and Graham Dukas will be reading poetry at Kamili Coffee on Tuesday 5 December. All poets are part of FInuala Dowling’s poetry workshop
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Yoco Meets: Cape Town
After successfully launching Yoco Meets in Johannesburg, we are excited about bringing this meetup to the Mother City. Yoco meets is an empowerment platform where Entrepreneurs participate in a product showcase, entrepreneurship chat, and a networking session. 
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Bill Knight, Jon Shaban, Tim Parr
What an awesome performance by Steve Newman and his band at False Bay Folk in November. We packed the venue to the rafters and Steve certainly did not disappoint. Thank you to everyone who attended and their kind donations. We were able to raise just over R14 000 for Steve and he extends his thanks to everyone who contributed.
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Great lecture: There is a spiritual solution to every problem!
We will watch and after we will discuss this movie. We are searching for our inside happiness and these evenings are great to meet like minded people and to be totally your true self!
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Dizzys Camps Bay | Tuesdays Karaoke Nights
Lively atmosphere, party scene and all around hangout spot for locals serving great food and beer. Expect to have some popular tunes and maybe not so popular vocals but we’re all about a good party and having fun.
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[Image courtesy of Dizzys Camps Bay]


Wednesday 6 December 2017
Meet the Maker – Ambeloui MCC

For the last 22 years, tucked away deep in the valley of Hout Bay, the Christodoulou family has been producing a boutique, hand-made and highly sought after Methode Cap Classique sparkling wine. All attention and energy is focused on creating the highest quality product possible. They are proud enough to drink it at the dinner table with their friends and family and they hope you’ll do the same.
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Bubbles and Bargains Christmas Edition #1
The mission of Dress for Success is to empower women achieve economic independence. Join us at our 2nd initiative to do just that ! Bubbles & Bargains will showcase local female entrepreneurs from the Western Cape, giving them an opportunity to sell their products and extend their network. Together we can make an impact in the lives of women in the Western Cape. 
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Traders meet up – Cape Town
This is a social meet up event where we’ll talk markets and get to know other traders in a non-formal setting.
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Valley of Light – A Magical Gathering awaits
This December, step into a portal and be transported into another realm. Follow us down the rabbit hole and get lost in the mystery and magic of a New World.
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CMIYC 5km Pop Up Run CBD #12
We are so excited about our amazing CMIYC App Launch. We’ve put our everything into building the 1st Women Running App just for you and we know you will love it. Download our CMIYC App now for free in Google Play or AppStore: www.cmiyc.co.za/cmiyc-app
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Jukwa Exhibition 2018
Join Niall Campbell in Hout Bay for the opening of his yearly jewellery exhibition. Colin Campbell will be doing an introduction, and a light meal and chai tea will be served. All items will be available for purchase.
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The Future of Manufacturing
Join us for an inspiring evening of learning and discovery. Spend time with some of South Africa’s maker movement pioneers. Hear from leaders in product development and additive manufacturing. Come and learn from Rob Steltman (Co-founder of Barracuda Holdings), Samuel Ginsberg (Co-founder of Lumkani) and David Bullock (Co-founder of Rapid 3D). Connect and exchange with other makers, hobbyists, engineers and hardware hackers.
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Book signing – GIRL GREEN by Elanie Bieldt
ELANIE BIELDT, author of the sci-fi adventure for teens, “Girl Green”, will be at the Anna Emm shop in Tygervalley Mall on 6th December to sign some of her books! Pop in and get your copy! More info at tygervalley@annaemm.co.za
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[Image courtesy of The Vineyard Oval Market and AME Consulting]


Earth Fair Market Tokai | Open every Wednesday 3-8pm | Expect to find good local artisanal products, great activities for the kids and a wonderful vibey atmosphere to enjoy.
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Events on numerous days and running for an extended period:
Arts, Books, Crafts & Theatre
Book Lounge 

Various book launches takes place weekly as an independent book shop in the heart of Cape Town be sure to be assisted by a passionate team, serving great coffee and the good selection of fantastic books.


Joshua Tree Organics and Guerilla House is an impromptu and organic training space where we learn practical urban permaculture skills, deepen our interconnection, and actively engage in regeneration as a collective. Hosting various events you can have a look at their line up on their Facebook page.


The Olympia Cinema & Slow Life present a Paul Yule Film Festival | 30 Nov – 1 Dec 17
PAUL YULE (born in Joburg and with a home in Kalk Bay) has made more than 30 films on six continents, often on controversial political and social themes, several of which have won major awards, including an International Emmy, awards from the Royal Television Society, an Edward Morrow Prize, and an Amnesty International Prize.
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New Voices Festival
The New Voices Festival is a Cape Town based theatre festival for emerging young theatre makers. More details about the festival events here.
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Baxter Theatre
The Baxter Theatre Centre is a vibrant, multicultural entertainment hub in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town. Nestled under the striking Devil’s Peak mountain and at the foot of the University of Cape Town, the Baxter boasts a world-class theatre and concert hall, as well as a studio stage, rehearsal rooms, offices, a restaurant and bars and an impressive spacious foyer.

Estelle Roux 3rd Year Recital | 29 Nov 17
Hello everyone! 3rd year student, Estelle Roux, will be presenting a 30 minute piano recital in the Baxter Concert Hall. Entrance is free and open to all! Please come and support!

On the programme:
Bach – Partita no. 4 in D major, BWV 828 I. Ouverture
Schubert – Piano Sonata in A minor, D784
Sibelius – Kyllikki, Op. 41 III. Commodo
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Aunty Merle, The Musical| 30 Nov 17 – 13 Jan 18
Popular Comedian Marc Lottering’s most beloved character, Aunty Merle Abrahams from Belgravia Road in Athlone, sashays onto the stage in the musical-comedy AUNTY MERLE, THE MUSICAL.

High Drama unfolds as Merle’s daughter Abigail (Tarryn Lamb) announces her engagement to Alan (Stephen Jubber). As Merle puts it: “he’s a good-looking white chap!” But it’s never smooth-sailing in the world of Musicals. Abigail’s twisted and corrupt ex, Denver Paulse, (Loukmaan Adams), who holds a dodgy top job with the SABC, is determined to get her back. If not, he threatens to reveal a very dark secret which is bound to tear the lovers apart.
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Cape Town Barnyard
Nineties vs Noughties |11 October – 30 December 2017
The Barnyard Theatre presents a HOT NEW live production – NINETIES VERSUS NOUGHTIES. Which decade rocked our world the most? The challenge is on! Nineties vs Noughties is a music roller coaster of hit songs – featuring a talented 10 piece cast who revive pop and rock icons from both decades. The nineties was an era of compact disc players, the Sony Walkman and Vinyl records, whilst the 2000s saw the rise of the internet Media Player, iTunes and YouTube.


Kalk Bay Theatre
Caliente Circo De Danza| 21 – 30 Nov 2017

Immerse yourself in this flirtatious magical show inspired by latin flair. Six multi talented performers flawlessly show off their skills in one wild act after another. You can expect to see dance, music, comedy, magic, cirque and a bit of just plain crazy.
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Alexander Bar ~ Cafe ~ Theatre
Unique bar and theatre. Vintage Decor. Working rotary phones. Intimate live performances upstairs. Single Malts. Martinis. Weissbier. Sofa revolve. No TV. Fine wines. Kitchen open til midnight. Have a look at their line up here.


Artscape Theatre Centre
Situated in the heart of the mother city, the Artscape Theatre Centre brings you the highest level of artistic excellence in all aspects of performing arts for more than four decades!

Have a look at the new website what’s on.


Masque Theatre
A first-class venue, seating 174, able to host live shows (musicals, dramas, dancing, etc.), seminars, presentations, film shows, and so on. Facilities and equipment include dressing rooms, excellent lighting and sound equipment.

Jungle is Alive! | 29 Nov 17
Jungle has been facilitating the Muizenberg Performing Arts Club from the start of this year for children aged between 9 – 13 years from diverse backgrounds. Come along to this showcase of the great work they do, and preview “The Magic Shell” showing at The Masque in December.

The Bird Cage | 15 Nov – 2 Dec 2017
Armand & Albert have built the perfect life for themselves tending to their gaudy Miami “drag” club. But their pastel tranquility is shaken when Armand`s son announces that he is getting married to the daughter of ultra-conservative Senator Keeley… and they`re all getting together for dinner!


Theatre Arts Admin Collective
A thriving theatre centre that supports the local theatre community by providing opportunity and affordable access to resources and training. They have various productions which can be viewed either on their website or listed on their Facebook page.


Rockwell Theatre 
A unique Cape Town Dinner Theatre experience, with an award winning show that will transport you into the vibrant world of District Six with their regular show Kaapse Stories and bring you an amazing experience with other events hosted here. 

Kaapse Stories
Richard Loring (producer of worldwide-acclaimed African Footprint) introduces Kaapse Stories at their new venue Rockwell Theatre in Green Point.
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[Image courtesy of Rockwell Theatre]


Jamrock Theatre
Performance Art Theatre in Brackenfell
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[Image courtesy of Jamrock Theatre]


Gate 69 | 25 October – 30 December 2017
Macbeth | The Adult Panto
Honey, this isn’t Shakespeare the way you remember it. Cathy, Holly and Molly, your three favourite Trolley Dollies are back, serving up some ‘hocus pocus’ and dragging the hell out of witchcraft – you’d better assume the brace position because this is glam like you’ve never seen before! Big hair, big tits and even bigger musical numbers give this old yarn the kiss of life it’s been aching for. Book now for this South African first and Festive Season romp!


Labia Theatre | Old School Cinema on Orange Street
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[Image courtesy of Labia Theatre]


Art Exhibitions
Queens in Exile | 29 Nov 17 – 27 Jan 18 
WHATIFTHEWORLD is pleased to present Queens in Exile –  a major solo exhibition of new work by Athi-Patra Ruga.

Queens in Exile is about telling better stories. This isn’t simply a revisionist exercise, patching up inconvenient holes in the historical record. Instead, Ruga excavates collective memory and exclusionary national myth to rebuild both in wholly new shapes – to make a world where the exiled can reign. The result is a land of many queens, lost and found and forgotten.
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[Image courtesy of What if the World]


SaySay.Love Photography Exhibition | 24 Nov – 4 Dec 2017
SaySay.Love’s journey of photography and visual reflection has culminated in the moving body of work entitled ‘THE GIFT OF WATER’.

SaySay.Love’s oeuvre ranges from commentary on the natural world to the surreal and fantastical. His compositions are vivid, pure and defined by our collective memories. SaySay draws his subjects from nature and the urban environment.
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Into the light – Art exhibition| 2 Nov – 15 Dec 2017
This exhibition called “Into the light” explores a wide range of approaches to the Idea that paintings can contain light or describe light. It is the second exhibition of works by artists working under his guidance at the Alliance Française du Cap.
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[Image courtesy of Alliance Française du Cap]


If there is Something by Bastiaan van StenisWorldart | 2 – 30 November 2017
Bastiaan van Stenis believes that most of us wear masks and that we live in a world where we feel the need to conceal things about ourselves. The title of the exhibition, If there is Something, refers not only to his curiosity but also questions perceptions about our sense of reality.

Queer2.18 Calendar Exhibition | 2 – 13 December 2017
This calendar is both a documentation and celebration of the queer world, showcasing its diversity, resilience and creativity. It’s about showcasing its integration in a world of exclusion and segregation. Most importantly, it’s about showcasing its power and its beauty.
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The South African Print Gallery
Follow us on Facebook to see our weekly highlight or for more info visit: www.printgallery.co.za


Iziko Museums has the following events/exhibitions:
Iziko Slave Lodge 
Until 31 December 2017 | Material women? The shweshwe story
By means of costumes, accessories and contextual images, this exhibition traces the origins of isishweshwe cloth from its roots as a trade item in Asia and Europe, to its establishment as a much-loved southern African material icon.

Until 28 February 2018 | Through Positive Eyes is an exhibition which builds on the work of South African photographer Gideon Mendel, harnessing the power of the arts to banish HIV stigma.

Iziko South African National Gallery
Until 15 December 2017 | At Face Value
While most portraits focus on the face, others reveal more about the environment and social relationships, especially between an artist and a sitter.

Until 18 March 2018 | Assessing Abstraction
As the scratchings on the 70 000-year-old Blombos ochre reveal, that non-figurative mark-marking long predates the very notion of ‘art’ itself.

Until 31 May 2018 |  ‘Alternative Press’ – Work of Derek Bauer
Is an exhibition of original cartoons dedicated to the talent of cartoonist Derek Bauer. He became well-known for his inherently irreverent cartoons and caricatures of politicians and other prominent figures during the troubled and Apartheid-stricken South Africa and the turbulent world in the 1980s.

Iziko South African Museum
Until 31 December 2017 | Crossing the Ecoline
Between the atmosphere and the ocean – at the point where the absorption of carbon dioxide takes place – is the “ecoline”. This is where two environments interconnect.

The Bo-Kaap Museum, situated in the historic area that became home to many Muslims and freed slaves after the abolition of slavery, showcases local Islamic culture and heritage.
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Groot Constantia Manor House with its exhibition of furniture, paintings, textiles, ceramics, brass, and copperware, provides an insight into the life of a successful 18th to late 19th century Cape farmer.
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Koopmans-de Wet House
This house museum is furnished as a home for a well-to-do Cape family during the late 18th Century. It houses some of the best pieces of Cape furniture and silver in the country, in addition to a priceless collection of ceramics.
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The Iziko Maritime Centre features an overview of shipping in Cape Town, and the earliest existing model of Table Bay harbour, completed in 1885 by prisoners and warders of Breakwater Prison, forms part of the exhibitions.

The Iziko Planetarium and Digital Dome, one of only 6 fully fledged planetaria on the African Continent, brings the most advanced digital visualisation technology to Cape Town.
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Rust en Vreugd was built as a home for Willem Cornelis Boers, a high-ranking official of the VOC (Dutch East India Company) known as a fiscal, around 1777–1778.

Social History Centre
After a three-year programme of renovation and extension of the National Mutual Building on Church Square, it was handed back to Iziko during a media preview event held on International Museum Day, 18 May 2010.


Entertainment, Expos & Markets
Mojo Market

Contemporary indoor food and lifestyle market situated in the heart of Sea Point. Open 7 days a week. Alcohol served Thursdays through Sundays from 11AM to 11PM
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Christmas Made in the Cape Market | 1 – 5 Dec 17
This time it’s the Christmas market! Made in the Cape artisan market. Which means more stalls and sooo much more to choose from for Christmas and just to spoil yourself for having a long beautiful year!
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Cape Town Festival of Beer 2017 | 1 – 3 Dec 2017
The most comprehensive beer festival in the Southern Hemisphere is back and better than ever! Featuring over 200 beers from more than 60 brewers, this is the premier celebration of all things beer.
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The FOTL Armchair Comedy Fringe festival | 3 – 10 Dec 2017
We have teamed up with the worlds oldest clothing brand Fruit of the Loom to bring you the FOTL Armchair Comedy Fringe Festival 2017! come and see the finest comedians who have performed on our stage this year with there one man/woman shows with Sunday 3rd Dec kicking it off at 8:30pm with one of the finest comedians in the country who has started his career at the Armchair! but its a surprise so watch this space for details because it will only be posted on the day!
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The Galileo Open Air Cinema | 31 October 2017 until 28 April 2018
Experience the magic of outdoor movies at Bloemendal Wine Estate in Durbanville (Tuesdays), Kirstenbosch Gardens in Newlands (Wednesdays), the V&A Waterfront in town (Thursdays) and rotating venues in Cape Town (Fridays) as well as alternate Saturday shows in the Cape Winelands. New this season is Family Sundays that takes place on school holiday Sundays at Kelvin Grove Club and consist of a magical kiddies play area with jumping castles, face painting and games.
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Cape Town Comedy Club
The club has hosted some of the world’s most famous comedians including; Michael Mittermeier (Germany), Christopher Titus (US), Babben Larsson (Sweden), Dana Alexander (UK) and the best of the best South African stars and also hosted numerous high profile corporate events.
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Die Boer
This superb live entertainment & dinner venue in Durbanville seats 120 people and booking is essential. Experience the “creme de la creme” of South African music, comedy and theatre productions whilst having a great meal in a warm, comforting and superb acoustic environment. Tel 021 979 1911
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Proof Wine Bar
An upmarket bar in the heart of Somerset West serving a selection of craft beer, fine spirits, a mean G&T cocktail and carefully selected wines.  Delicious bar snacks and platters, wine-related events, DJ evenings and live music add to the allure of this hidden gem. View their events line up here.
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Im Eimer Somerset West
Im Eimer is a German saying for when something has been used till its utmost potential until no longer useful. The theme is all things old and the decor is detailed and creatively thought out to give you hours of observation time. The literal meaning in the bucket has no relation but you may see many buckets on the premises to keep guests guessing.
Have a look at our events line up here.
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The Thirsty Oyster Tavern
Legend has it that old Rasta on the Roof found this shipwreck in the Old Harbour and turned it into a pub and restaurant called ‘The Thirsty Oyster Tavern’, where, to quote him, ‘home is where the anchor drops’. So why not drop anchor here for a while, crack open that careworn shell and slip into our relaxed and friendly ambiance – whether it be in the cool breezes of summer or by the warm, cosy fires in winter – we have 3 fireplaces to ensure you stay nice and warm. And that infamous South Easter? Don’t fuss! We’re pretty sheltered, tucked in as we are, between the Naval College and the National Sea Rescue facility.

Their events are listed on their Facebook page.
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[Image courtesy of The Thirsty Oyster Tavern]


Beerhouse (on long) has regular events from Beer Pong to live music, silent discos and their #BrewFood Revolution! You can follow their events on their Facebook page, here.
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V&A Waterfront hosts various events, from exhibitions, to live music and more, to see a full list of events have a look at their event listings here.
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KWV Sound Stage | Bay Harbour Market
Bay Harbour Market is a vibey and fun market with great products and delicious eats and drinks with regular live entertainment that they update on their Facebook page.
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The Piano Bar with live music, great specials and entertainment.
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NOMAD bistro & bar sure knows how to bring great events to their venue and you can see their line up on their page.
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This week at The House Of Machines
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Saturday Night Salsa! at Step Brothers Restaurant & Bar
Sensagria Dance invites YOU! Join us for an AWESOME PARTY on Saturday Night! A FANTASTIC evening of SALSA, BACHATA and KIZOMBA. DJs Carlos and Lani will have you dancing the night away!


Ellingtons | The alternative lounge where you can ‘chill’ with friends. A friendly cozy “home from home” Have a look at our weekly line up of events.
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The Thomas Easton showcases various events and invites you over to come and enjoy some great times with them.
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Jazz in the Native Yards features various jazz musicians in people’s backyards and community centres where live music doesn’t exist.
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Harringtons Cocktail Lounge
An upmarket cocktail bar and boutique lounge #surfhard with live music and parties.
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The Forex Bar
Hey guys, check out what’s happening this week for a damn good time!

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[Image courtesy of The Forex Bar]


Alma Cafe posts their events as the week progresses.
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Quay 4 | Events and live music line up can be viewed here.
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Oroboros Tapas Bar events line up can be found here.
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Madison Avenue Cape Town has an event line up on their Facebook page.
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The Striped Horse shows you just how striped up they are with their live gigs.
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A Touch of Madness | brings you live events and DJ parties you would not want to miss and you can see what they have to offer every week here.
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Cafe Roux Sessions | Noordhoek and Cape Town
Showcasing our country’s biggest, as well as new up-and-coming bands, musicians & comedians in such an intimate & personal setting. Café Roux Sessions encompass the collective passions: world class music, great food, wonderful wine…all shared with people you really enjoy!
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Jack Black Beer list of events can be seen here.
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Grandwest CasinoLive bands every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Start off your weekend on the right note at Jackson Hall and get your dose of DJ and live entertainment. Their live band covers some of the best known Jazz Standards as well as some newer popular songs.

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Mercury Live Cape Town events line up on their Facebook page.
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The Waiting Room has parties and live music events and their great line up can be seen here.
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Brewers Co-op hosts various events and loves sport so be sure to find various kinds playing on their screens. Have a look at their line up.
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Workshops, Conferences, Training’s and Programs
Water Leapathon – water crisis summit | 30 Nov – 1 Dec 2017
The Cape Messenger and The Water Leapathon™ have joined forces to launch a three-year journey to find the solutions to a challenge which is just as threatening to citizens, businesses and policymakers as the electricity supply crisis was a decade ago. The Water Leapathon™: A water crisis summit, will commence with an event in Cape Town

Festival of Learning | 4 – 9 Dec 2017
We invite various academics, activists, theologians, artists and prospective students to engage these challenging questions of our times and to offer possible solutions. It is not only a time of sober enquiry but also of hope and celebration as together we find ways to make our world a better place!


Tech & Mech
Killarney International Raceway where racing, engines and modified cars bring people together.

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So get out there and have some fun and adventure as you enjoy our city’s events and more!

Do let us know which events you have been to and your experience, leave a comment or share it with us on our Facebook page, until next week have fun and be safe.

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