What’s On Wednesday | 13 – 20 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 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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Thursday 14 December 2017
Planet Okavango Book launch
Still haven’t all your Xmas presents sorted out? Then join me and Noa for a presentation on my new Publication.
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Legendary Juan Casey playing live @ the City Bowl Market.
Hey peeps! It’s our last market for 2017! Come and join us on Thursday evening and celebrate by listening to our very talented Juan Casey playing live at the Market. We have plenty of food and drinks for all who want to just chill and enjoy the markets atmosphere. See you all on Thursday evening. Doors open for trading @ 4:30 ~ 9:00 pm.
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End of the year screening And Dialogue
Dear friend, in order to finish this year with love and
success, the BFFF invites you for our last screening of 2017! Have a drink and a good conversation with our talented black filmmakers and end the year on a high note! And as a thank you for all your support over the past year, entrance will be free! Spread the word!
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Beach & Berg Exhibition and Art Calendar Launch
Beyond the world-record-holding learn-to-surf mecca that is Surfers’ Corner, beyond the Zandvlei, the waterbirds, the mountain paths and fynbos treasures, beyond our fishy restaurants, noisy pubs and cosy café vibe, beyond Palmer Road and the Muizenberg Festival, beyond the community spirit that draws young people of all ages from all over the world, beyond our colourful history, distinctive architecture and underlying archaeology, beyond our social challenges, our street people and our looming water crisis, is there a look, a feel, a special kind of spirit or soul, a particular notion of beauty, of deep inner feeling, that is distinctly Muizenberg?
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Open Art/Art Thursdays Sketch Meet at The Drawing Room Cafe
Our last Art Thursday meet for the year! So long 2017! Join us for a drink and some awesome art!
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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 15 December 2017
The Three Tenor Christmas Special
Come and enjoy a Night of Christmas Carols and some fun and laughter with the Three Tenors at the FUE, A full menu of delicious meals, milkshakes and drinks will be available. For bookings call : 0837887015
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Jamie Jupiter live at Camel Rock
Uplifting and soulful multi instrumentalist Jamie mixes his rich soothing voice with guitar harmonica and ethnic instruments to create a deep and diverse easy listening yet edgy experience.His compositions are thought provoking poetic and well crafted with bluesy afro-folk riffs. He was the guitarist for The Glam Rock Art band “The Honeymoon Suites” Traveled world wide with The African Music workshop and is presently working on a 3 piece Afrikaans Cabaret with Nick Turner and Luna Paige about the Tender love letters between Andre Brink and Ingrid Jonker. Starts 8pm ends 10pm R80
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Alforno presents Pretzel Logic LIVE
Come and join us this Friday for delicious Italian cuisine, great vibes, and eclectic tunes, mixing up soft rock, blues, funk, jazz and folk. Book your table at 021 419 9555
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Paint & Sip at 91 Loop Street ft. Drake and Joanna
Paint & Sip is a fun and unique way to uncork your creativity as an experienced local artist takes you step by step through the process of unleashing your inner Artist in order to recreate a masterpiece. All proceeds go to funding Call 2 Care’s (NPO) Service Projects.

You get a canvas, paint, brushes, a 91 Loop delicious meal and of course, a glass of wine to sip on while our featured artist takes you through recreating a featured painting.
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Jennifer Nel Live at Fred and Max
My name is Jennifer Nel, I am a 22 year old singer based in the Western Cape. I started singing 12 years ago and immediately knew it was my passion in life. After taking a break from my singing to pursue my degree, I am back on track to doing what brings fuel to my fire. My singing style has a blue/jazz feel. Alongside myself, I work with a guitarist, Philip Muller. Philip is 20 years old and is based in Stellenbosch. He has been playing the guitar for 13 years and his style ranges from classical to blues and jazz. Together, we are the perfect duo. We take contemporary, as well as older songs, and make them our own with a touch of blues and jazz.

Pull through for some great food, drinks and live music! Its going to be a mighty good time!
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Musgrave Gin Pink Summer Soirées
Sip on a complimentary welcome drink, enjoy music and sunshine from a sun lounger or have a dip in the pool while taking in sweeping city views on the Ghibli Bar and Pool Terrace at Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence Cape Town as Musgrave Gin welcomes you to a series of Pink Summer Soirees featuring.
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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 16 December 2017
Belgravia Islamic Society Summer Festival
We will be hosting our Summer Festival. Lots of market stalls, clothing, arts and crafts.
Food stalls. Waffles on a Stick, Slush, Cooldrinks, Manicures & Pedicures, Head, neck & back massages – Entertainment – Nasheeds and Tolla Funny Kaap. Kiddies Corner to Entertain your little ones. Come and spend a fun day with us.
Entrance Fee: R10.00 per adult – R5.00 per child under 10 Lots of secure parking and security. Food Booklets available @R100.00
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RCS Gugs Race Run For Unity 10 & 4.2km
Inspired by the national spirit of unity that defines this public holiday, the RCS Gugulethu Reconciliation Day Race on December 16 is a one-of-a-kind event for the province and an ideal platform to celebrate the common bond of humanity between all South Africans. The event, which starts and ends at the NY49 Stadium in Gugulethu, comprises a 10km and 4.2km race or fun run or walk. The unifying power of music was added to the mix in 2013 with the advent of a music festival featuring talented local artists. Spot prizes, food stalls and loads of fun activities for the young ones make this the perfect family day out.
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Trenton And The Free Radical
Trenton And Free Radical deliver honest beats with diverse influences including Hip Hop,Reggae and Electro revolutionary beats to Ignite dance floors. They have opened for UB40, Johnny Clegg, Faithless, Prodigy, Nelson Mandela’s passing ceremony. Gentleman. Rocking the Daisies amongst many more. Their songs have the energy and impact of Anthems a distinctive a edgy feel that evokes a unique south African sound. R100. Kom Dance !!
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Hout Bay Reconciliation Day Park Jam
The event is in honor of finding ways to reconcile and showing the youth that there are people who care, a group of concerned residents went out and asked for people who have always shown an interest to help the community and the kids. Set out to feed 1000 kids as well as handing out stationary packs so that they will aspire to continue their education.
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The Blue Jets Summer Special
Holiday Party Time with The Blue Jets! C’mon shake your tail feathers and get down to some serious Blues Grooves! #sundowner #saturday #livemusic #capetocuba #cocktails #funk #blues
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Chapman’s Peak Hill Climb
One last burn for the year! Bring any bike, come join our @stravacycling club and see how quickly you can get to the top.  Also, @rookcycles is throwing in a special prize for the top placed Single Speed or Fixed Gear bike!
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Aspoesterjtie vannie kaap
“Aspoestertjie vannie kaap” tells the story of a young women Liezel who strived to fulfill her dreams, faced with adversity, heartache and decision making.
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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 17 December 2017
Jimmy Nevis & The Rockets Free Concert
JIMMY NEVIS – born and raised in Athlone, Cape Town. “Nobody knew I could sing, even though I’d missed school for a week to take part in the South African champs…My first career choice was architecture. I could draw very well and it seemed like that was what I was going to do.

THE ROCKETS – multiple SAMA nominees, and one of the most successful pop groups to ever come out of South Africa. They have just celebrated their 50th anniversary with a sell-out show at the 5000 seater, Grand West Arena in Cape Town
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Summer Solstice #VistaSundaze
Celebrate Sundays this Summer at Vista Marina’s St Tropez inspired setting, sipping on bespoke Jose Cuervo cocktails whilst listening to the cool beats of SA’s world renowned chart-topper DJs Pascal & Pearce. Nestled beside the V & A Waterfront‘s Two Oceans Aquarium, with idyllic front row seats overlooking the yacht clad marina, this Mediterranean speciality restaurant offers an upbeat cure for all hangovers.
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Newlands Spring Market II
After the most successful market launch ever in Cape Town we return in time for Christmas having learnt some lessons and with one mission. To give you the best market experience in the mother city right in the heart of Newlands!
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Festival of Chariots 2017 – Cape Town
The Festival of Chariots, which is also known as Ratha-yatra, is probably the oldest continuously celebrated street festival in the world. Following the procession there is an afternoon festival alongside the Beach Road Promenade where we will be sharing various aspects of the ancient Vedic culture with our guests.
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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 18 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]


Arno Carstens & Ard Matthews Live at Blue Peter Hotel
Arno Carstens and Ard Matthews perform a 90 minute collaborative set, which sees both Arno and Ard performing hits from their solo careers, and the bands their fronted, Springbok Nude Girls and Just Jinjer. The performance presents a sensational collaboration, with both front men on stage together for a portion of the show.
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Final Show of 2017 – The Askaris, Peyoti, Xola & Asa
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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Jono Tait & Jennifer Eaves @ the Drawing Room
Jono & I have decided to spread the Christmas Cheer on Monday 18th December by doing a free show together at the Drawing Room in Obz! This show is special for a number of reasons… firstly because we’ll be maximizing on harmonies & Martin Guitars, secondly because there will be NO Cover charge but in order for us struggling musicians to fill our stockings, or just buy some socks, your donations will be greatly appreciated, and thirdly… Christmas carols may happen 😅🌲. We’d love to see you there! No bookings required but come with full wallets & some Christmas cheer 🎶🌲
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Dance Fusion Weekly: Intimate Moves
A Regular Intimate Dance Space – Loosely Facilitated by a Handful of Experienced Deep Diving Dancers.
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Coloured Clay Workshop
We will be working with white stoneware clay coloured with stains as well as other natural clays to experiment with layering, lamination, agateware and carving and wax resist with abrasion. These are very exciting and liberating techniques that will open up new avenues of creative expression for you.
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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 19 December 2017
Orphanage Presents: Tiki Tuesdays With Havana Club
Tiki Tuesdays are back. Along with our esteemed friends Havana Club, we present a weekly session of tomfoolery, fueled with Havana Rum Concoctions and soulful music courtesy of our special guest bards.
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Children’s Workshop | FROM WOOL TO FELT – AN INTRODUCTION TO NEEDLE FELTING
Needle Felting uses wool roving and a special barbed needle to create amazing works of art. Felting is simply stabbing the wool over and over with your needle. Stabbing a piece less, makes a soft looking project while stabbing it more, causes it to become quite firm. During this workshop, you will experience that needle felting is a wonderful craft and very easy to get started in.
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Llandudno History and Yoga Morning
Join the authors of book Life of Llandudno. Decide how you would like to enjoy the morning, you can start with beach side yoga, we then head for breakfast at Stony Croft, one of the original cottages in Llandudno. After we take a meander around our beautiful bay to see the likes of the oldest house in Llandundo, the dilorite dyke, Khoisan midden, WW2cannon, caves and many others places of interest.  Either yoga and breakfast (9-11am) or breakfast and walk (10am-12pm) or choose to do all 3.
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Jamie-Lee Sexton At The Bell
Playing an array of instruments including, the guitar, piano and the ukulele, Jamie-Lee a multi-faceted artist in the genre of “Alternative Pop” which is a blend of musical styles, including funk, pop and a whole lot of soul. With talented and accomplished musicians accompanying her at her performances, Jamie-Lee Sexton is an act not to be missed.
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Tuesday Night Drawing Classes
Join us at Morgan-Wilson Ceramic Studio for a variety ceramic/pottery classes and workshops. We have classes for Kids and Adults. On Tuesday Nights we have our drawing classes from 6-8 pm. On Friday nights from 6-8 pm we have Sculpture classes with Chris. Classes are small for hands-on, so please sign-up beforehand or come and visit us at Triggerfish brewery. For more information please call or whatsapp Tinka on 072 831 3202. We are located in Paardevlei, building 9, De Beers Avenue.
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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 20 December 2017
Let’s watch & discuss: Movie: Power of the Heart
It’s almost 2018 and there is no better way to put the right intentions there to live the life of your dreams by watching this great powerful movie! Meet like minded people, let’s watch together and let’s discuss this great movie!
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SAME SIDE Launch Party!
The day we have all been waiting for has FINALLY arrived!! The build up and support has been amazing thus far!

Please join us in celebration of our exciting new mind blowing venture!!

Our epic new clothing line will be on display all night and ready for you guys to get your hands on our first range! Our Sexy little Van will be on display and kicking out some amazing Beats to keep us pumped up all night long.
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Gert Zandberg Live
Kom kuier lekker saam met Gert Zandberg, Woensdag die 20ste! 9pm tot laat!
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7th Wave at The Vic
Sit The Folk Down – Stand The Folk Up – Whooo Hooooo!
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Shakti Ananda Dance: Release
Release your year on the eve of the summer solstice, with a good ‘ol summer solstice stomp and a glide !  Shake your shakti loose, and dissolve into bliss and connection.
Finish off the dance with a dip in the Dalebrook pool after an extra long and sweaty dance, on this final Shakti Ananda shakedown.
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RUST Jam Sessions
The Rust Sessions continue! Every Wednesday musicians come and jam together at Rust in Observatory. Think of it as an open mic with a twist. Whether you want to test out some new songs or jam with other musicians, swing by and join us for a great night!
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Superfood Tastings!
Sip or nibble on superfood creations while browsing the shelves in our Westlake store. At these relaxed tastings, we’ll have ideas and recipes to make Superfoods fun and easy whilst combining nutrition and taste!
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Randy’s Braai Night
Most LEKKER traditional South African Braai in Cape Town! Make sure you and your pals head to the Randy Warthog on Wednesday nights and be part of the action. The fire starts at 7pm. Tickets ONLY R80.
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Wednesday Night Beginners pottery classes
Join us at Morgan-Wilson Ceramic Studio for a variety ceramic/pottery classes and workshops. We have classes for Kids and Adults. On Tuesday Nights we have our drawing classes from 6-8 pm. On Friday nights from 6-8 pm we have Sculpture classes with Chris. Classes are small for hands-on, so please sign-up beforehand or come and visit us at Triggerfish brewery. For more information please call or whatsapp Tinka on 072 831 3202. We are located in Paardevlei, building 9, De Beers Avenue.
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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
Satin To Sequins – Maynardville, Wynberg | 16 – 17 Dec 17
A musical stage production about the Cape Town minstrels, more affectionately known as the Kaapse Klopse. The story journeys through the troupe called the Woodstock Darlings, as we witness the trials and commitment invested in keeping this cultural phenomenon alive by their boss My Biggs.
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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.
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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.
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Nature’s Lessons | Illustration, Embroidery & Ceramics | 14  – 16 Dec 17
A summer exhibition celebrating the beauty of nature through the mediums of illustrated botanical works, embroidery, and ceramics-
all driven by a diverse group of female artists.
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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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From Koe’siestes To Kneidlach
The bizarre, comedic and true story of what happens when a girl from the Cape Flats gets involved with a Jew-ish boy from Joburg’s East Rand!

This one-woman piece sees ‘Chantal’, a girl from the Cape Flats, navigating a world of new Jewish experiences, from meeting the boyfriend’s family at her first shabbos ever to late-night benching (no, not the gym kind)! She wrestles with confusion over her identity and the various labels that are placed on her while trying to understand Yiddish (oy vey!), gefilte fish and decades-old faribels! She deals with the confusion over what to wear to a bris (ritual circumcision of infant boy) and being questioned about her afro hair.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.

The Magic Shell | 18 – 22 Dec 2017
The Magic Shell is based on an African folktale and set in ancient times on the Wild coast. A comic couple are drawn into an adventure that leads to various interactions with wild animals; she is challenged to be brave and determined and to find stories in surprising places. The story comes to life in English and isiXhosa with original songs and innovative masks.
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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 
Macbeth | The Adult Panto | extended until 3 February 2018
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!
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Mom and Me | 17 – 18 Dec 17
What do you get when you pair the doyenne of South African musical theatre Judy Page with platinum album-selling daughter Kim Kallie and the third generation of musical talent Sara-Paige, under the musical direction of the brilliant Johan Laas?
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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:
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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.

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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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Cape Cuisine, Style & Cultural Festival | 17 – 23 Dec 17
A week’s worth of shopping, food and everything festive at the Mother City’s oldest building. Relax in the courtyard, discover the interesting passages and get all your last-minute holiday shopping done – all at one castle.
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7th Annual Fab Ideas Christmas Gift Fair | 14 – 17 Dec 17
Our Christmas Gift Fair is a “one-stop shop” experience with goods ranging from décor, jewellery, clothing and crafts for your friends and loved ones, to a delicious deli of tasty treats and goodies for you to compliment your festive spread, with all Items bar-coded and tills offering Credit and Debit Card facilities ensuring hassle free payment.
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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 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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Brass Bell Restaurant & Bikini Bar
Food, Fun, sea and sun are the essence of this venue which has views over the Kalk Bay harbour, Simonstown and all the way across the bay. Enjoy a meal and drinks with friends in a relaxed and laid back atmosphere.  With a regular entertainment line up be sure to have a fun time, check out their events listed on their Facebook page.
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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
5 week De-stress Program “Stretch out the Stress” |13 – 20 Dec 2017
Does the Year End Activities and Holidays overwhelm you? Are you Stressed and want to end 2017 on a Gentle, Calm Note? Or do you just want some Me time to rejuvenate and relax?
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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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