What’s On Wednesday | 6 – 13 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 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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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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[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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Thursday 7 December 2017
Hout Bay Ingoma Choir DEBUT Concert
Celebrate the start of the holidays with an UPLIFTING concert of African Vocal Harmony.  Led by professional baritone and choir master Zamile Gantana, who has toured and performed internationally, the Hout Bay Ingoma Choir (“Ingoma” means “Song” in isiXhosa), marks a new level in aspiration for a “township choir” in this area.
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St Georges Mall Night Market
A fun evening on the first Thursday of December spent under the lights in St Georges Mall. Listen to live music while sipping on a beer or even a warm cup of coffee. Enjoy a sitting down with food of your choice from the great shops all around. There is nothing better than finding a place that you wish you had known about sooner.
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Timothy de Monk playing live @ the City Bowl market
Live music, plenty of food and drinks at the Indoor City Bowl Market on Thursday evenings.
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Whiteness, Privilege, Restitution and Healing
A critical dialogue with Dr Rudi Buys, Dr Sarah Henkeman, Prof. Sharlene Swartz and Wanelisa Xaba. Moderated by Emma Arogundade.
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Inkremental: An exhibition by Karl Schulschenk
Join local artist Karl Schulschenk as he explores surrealistic and otherworldly themes through his collection of ink illustrations.
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Mandala Merge Meets Origami Obsession!
Come and join us as we experience Mandala Merge meets Origami Obsession. We’ll provide you with all the materials you need to create mandala, origami, or a mandala on origami pieces! There will be music & wine to accompany your creative flow.
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First Thursday @RED
Radisson RED is the perfect spot to enjoy Bold art and bustling gallery spaces – art is always at the heart of RED. We feature awesome craft beer and delectable food that’s perfect for a rad night in the Silo district.
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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 8 December 2017
Feeling Groovy at ‘Century City Night Market’
Last chance to enjoy our ever popular summer night market for the year this Friday 8th December at the new Century City Square, which is situated at the Century City Conference Centre in the Bridgeway Precinct.
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Think Ink-sketch exhibition
Join us @isomi.designstudio in collaboration with @ukhamba.beerworx showcasing some of SA’s well renowned artist’s work. Particularly sketches will be exhibited. Bring along your friends and colleagues. It will be your type of vibe.
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Off The Leash feat. Grassy Spark, Native Young and more
By the seaside you’ll find a place where the freedom of summer is there to embrace. Like a dog runs freely. Like a surfer walks leashless. No responsibilities, no worries. Only good music & good times with GRASSY SPARK, Native YoungSean Koch TrioThe Murms and Van T.
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Malatjie Gathering
You are cordiaLITly invited to a MALATJIE party this Friday. We been working hard all year long. Lets Celebrate life together.
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Steve Newman Trio
Something old and something new …..some Tananas tunes and new songs with local legend Steve Newman Trio with Carlo Fabe drums and Peter Peter Belhinda Ndlala on bass. NOT TO BE MISSED – R150 to book 021 7801122
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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 9 December 2017
Ignite #BeachBurn – Cape Town
It’s #BeachBurn time! Join the #IgniteTribe this Saturday. Every Saturday you can find your #IgniteTribe on Camps Bay Beach for our FREE #BeachBurn
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Black South Easter
Put your dancing shoes on and let’s shake up December as the Black South Easter pulls in to welcome you to summer.Groovy to very hot x-rated dancing for all ages. R100
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The Community Project
Second FAM Records And GrandHustleProductions-CPT Unite to create an Amazing Show
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Matt Roux live at The Wild Fig
The ever popular Matt Roux returns to The Fig to get your weekend going. Pure entertainment, Matt loves what he does and certainly gets all involved. This is not to be missed!!! Covers including the likes of John Mayer, Bruce Springsteen, Rodriguez, Radiohead and loads more. Entry is FREE and Bookings are highly recommended.
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[Image courtesy of The Wild Fig Restaurant]


Healthy & Cool Market Day
Healthy Kids are Cool present the ‘Healthy & Cool Market’: a baby friendly market at the tranquil Sacred Mountain Lodge in Noordhoek.
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Vans Shred Bowl – Skate Open Day
Vans ZA have teamed up with The Shred to build an epic indoor skate bowl in Cape Town, located inside The Shred skatepark. The Skate Open Day is the launch event for this truly ‘world class’ skate facility. A few open jam sessions will take place throughout the afternoon, with cash for tricks thanks to Red Bull.
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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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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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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 10 December 2017
Bobby van Jaarsveld
Bobby and his band will be hitting the stage at Hillcrest Quarry on the 10th of December. Gates open at 13:00, Bobby to perform at 17:00. No refunds will be issued due to weather circumstances. Food and drinks will be available at the venue. Picnic baskets and blankets welcome. This event is weather permitting. Strictly no outside drinks allowed. Kids under 12 enter for free.
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Summer Solstice #VistaSundaze
A two course lunch off set menu. Bespoke Bloody Mary paired with three oysters on arrival to cure the hangover! SA’s hottest DJs performing, with Pascal & Pearce as headline act every Sunday. • Add a yacht cruise with glass of bubbles for R200. Every hour from 12pm – 6pm the yacht will go out for 40 mins with MCC for those who have booked and paid for the lunch.
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Akkedis live at im eimer
An amazing afternoon filled with good food specials, and great music. Prepare to be entertained and enjoy a lazy Sunday afternoon at im eimer!
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Year End Production – ‘Celebrating SA Jazz’
This year our students will take you on a journey with a variety of South African Jazz instrumental and vocal music.
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Dizzys Camps Bay | Beer Pong Sundays  aim it, sink  it, they drink it!
Join us on Sunday’s for great Beer Pong with Stellenbrau!
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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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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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Monday 11 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]


FUTURE FORWARD
So as we are winding down 2017- 34/18 Youth Dance Company is planning to end the rewarding year on another high … Catch our young choreographers eve “FUTURE FORWARD ”
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The Dragon & The Phoenix
A one -act children’s ballet based on the Chinese legend – The Dragon and the Phoenix – presented by dancers from the West Coast Dance Academy.
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Ibali Photo Collective Exhibition
The exhibition will showcase a collection of work by 9 talented Ibali participants as a culmination of their hard work during the past 12 weeks. Since August, the students have been meeting every Friday for two hours developing basic photography skills practicing around Muizenberg Beach and Kalk Bay, ending with an NGO photography focus, documenting NGOs TEARS Animal Rescue and Seva Unite.
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Santa’s Cooking Camp
Learn to cook some fabulous dishes for you and your family this holiday!
On the menu – Elf Spaghetti | Grinch Popcorn
Check out our other available dates to see what else we are whipping up in the kitchen!
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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 12 December 2017
Paint & Sip at Venue D’Aria ft. Joanna & Drake Wolfe
The perfect way to unwind as we approach the end of the year and the perfect excuse to spoil your family, friends and colleagues these holidays. Paint & Sip is a fun and unique way to uncork your creativity as a local professional artist takes you step by step through the process of unleashing your inner artist to recreate your very own masterpiece.
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Cinemalliance “L’effet aquatique”
Samir, a lanky forty-year-old crane operator in Montreuil, on the outskirts of Paris, falls madly in love with Agathe. As she is a swimming coach at the local pool, he decides to take lessons with her, even though he is a perfect swimmer. His ploy to get closer to her only lasts three lessons – Agathe hates liars!
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Tues: Fab Festive Foods Interactive Cooking Class
Get inspired by the festive season and amp up your silly season menus. Learn how to create beautiful wholesome dishes that are just as tasty as they are good for you! At G&L we are passionate about food that not only feeds the soul, but nurtures yourself and those who enjoy your dishes with you. PROUD SPONSORS: Windfall Wine 🍷 Book NOW with Katy ~ http://bit.ly/2jl91Bk | info@gingerandlime.co.za | 083 660 1146
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EPortfolio workshop
The purpose of the ePorfolio workshop is to highlight the importance of the application of the design and development of an ePortfolio to support and demonstrate teaching-and-learning practices.
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Sexual Awakening for Women with Juliet: Cape Town Open Evening
The evening will be guided by Juliet Haines, an international Sexual Awakening for Women teacher. She has supported hundreds of women across the world in discovering their feminine sexual essence. She is in Cape Town this December to share her gifts with us.
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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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Wednesday 13 December 2017
Tech trends shaping 2018 I Future Females & Facebook Dev Circle
It’s time to start looking forwards and getting set up for an epic year to come, and that’s why this month’s theme is all about the tech trends for 2018, that you need to know whether you’re an entrepreneur, intrapreneur, or casual technology user!
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WestWorld Wednesday
We invite you on an evening of slow melodic desert sounds that take you on journey through the multidimensional soundverse, transcending both space and time. Come join us for a night of electronic bliss where the self vanishes and you find freedom in the present moment. Allowing yourself to get lost in the rhythmic rumblings of bass, to slip into this collective experience of shared ecstasy.
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Salsa class and 2017 Year End Party
We will be running a salsa class for all levels from absolute beginner to advanced from 7:30pm until 8:30pm, thereafter we will be running a SBK (salsa, bachata and kizomba) party.
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N8N live at the Stack
N8N is back in Cape Town and just announced a 3 night extravaganza with his band and special guests at the Stack. Premiering new music from his forthcoming album, and off course his new single ‘Cape Town’ live for the very first time! Free entrance, join the party!
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Fynbos Tasting
The CAPE TOWN FYNBOS EXPERIENCE is the first botanical heritage experience of its kind.  Unique South African botanicals are presented for tasting in the context of a laboratory theme in the historic Company’s Garden in central Cape Town
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Thys die Bosveldklong Live
Ons gaan lekker makietie hou saam met Thys die Bosveldklong! Ingangsfooi is R30
9pm tot laat!
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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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[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.


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.

Morning Melodies | 13 Dec 2017
Ending off our year with a celebration! The amazingly versatile Aviva Pelham will dazzle the audience and is sure to have a few surprises up her sleeve. Do not miss this spectacular gathering!
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Cape Jazz is Lekke | 11 Dec  – 13 Jan
Jonathan Rubain brings Cape Jazz to the Baxter this December with his biggest production yet! A celebration of Cape Town’s rich culture of Jazz and local ‘Ghoema’, Rubain will be joined by jazz greats such as Kyle Shepherd, Hilton Schilder, Allou April, Dave Ledbetter and Mandisi Dyantjies for a theatrical evening of music. Cape Jazz is Lekke! will pay homage to Jazz legends who have passed on and those carrying the sound today.
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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
Dinner & Games Night| 11 & 18 Dec 2017
Forget the usual suspects like Pictionary and Scrabble and join us to experience all new, Internationally award winning games. The Games 4 Brains team will be there to guide you through the games that will guarantee you a night of digital detox and serious interactive fun. So grab your friends and family and join us. Get your game face on. You can play as a group or a couple or a single. All welcome!


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.

Fame | 12 – 23 Dec 17
Join the students of Performing Arts High School as they experience hurdle after hurdle in their journey to becoming stars – learning that they can’t just sing and dance their way through life. With “Hard Work” , a bit of “Prayer”, “Think(ing) of Meryl Streep”, and a whole lot of “Dancin’ on the Sidewalk”, the students finally learn what it is to achieve “Fame”.
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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]


Summer Exhibition at Gallery One11 | 7 Dec 17 – 20 Jan 18
You are cordially invited to the launch of the second installment of scheduled group exhibitions at Gallery One11.
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Opening SS17 |Gallery MOMO
Please join us on Wednesday, 6 December for the opening of SS17, a group exhibition showcasing the work of several emerging young artists from South Africa and the broader continent, who are challenging conventional art practices through new and exciting techniques. Spanning diverse media ranging from sculpture, painting, printmaking, to embroidery and video, each artist is forging their own idiosyncratic and distinctive path.
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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]


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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VOC Summer Festival 2017 | 7 – 10 Dec 17
The much loved VOC Summer Festival is back at the Vygieskraal stadium. Join us for a weekend of good food, fun rides, entertainment and of course, great company with your favourite presenters.
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The Riding Centre Summer Camp | 12 – 15 Dec 2017
Join us for four days of riding, outdoor action, exercise, camping out at the stables, enjoying summer and having loads of good, healthy FUN!!!
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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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Bob’s District Six
Situated on the outskirts of central Cape Town in District Six you will be sure to find a pumping club scene and bar to party the nights away. Be sure to check out their stellar line up of events here.
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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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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
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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