What’s On Wednesday | 24-31 Jan 18

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 24 January 2018
Wed: Seasonal Summer ~ Interactive Cooking Event
Get inspired by the new season and learn how to create beautiful healthy 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.
Book NOW with Katy ~ http://bit.ly/2jl91Bk
info@gingerandlime.co.za | 083 660 1146

ICON HipHop K bounce electronic 
ICON Nights A new bi weekly event series at Fiction focusing on the Dopest Hip Hop, K Bounce & Electronic Music with Cape Town’s upcoming producers and DJ’s. Good Music & Vibes

The Off the Record Comedy Showcase
We’re at it again … Come join us for the 3rd round of the Off the Record comedy showcase with another lol-filled line-up of Cape Town’s best stand-up comedians. All for a measly R40.

Tech Communities: Casual Get Together To Kick Start 2018
To kick off 2018 we wanted to have a lovely casual meetup to welcome all members to 2018. It will be cool drinks on a warm summer’s night in our city centre. You can come while you wait for traffic to subside and stay as long as you wish…well until the venue closes. We look forward to seeing you – our like minded members who share the visions of making their own solutions that make the world a better place.

Yours Truly Presents – LO-GHOST
To welcome us back into 2018 with live music we present Lo-Ghost.
An electronic dream pop duo from Cape Town which are currently doing some amazing things. Come down to Yours Truly on Loop to check them out in a beautifully intimate set. Welcome to the greenhouse of dreams.

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!

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!

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.

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.

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.

The Vineyard Oval Market is a weekly Wednesday Night Market situated in the heartbeat of the Southern Suburbs at Maynardville Park , Wynberg 4pm – 9pm22540097_533525713660964_2725558179017791608_n.jpg
[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.

Earth Fair Market 1

Thursday 25 January 2018
SWOP SHOP – Join us for an exclusive fashion event
Join us for a short exciting event where you will have the opportunity to collect sustainable fashion at a steal – From Local Designers | unique one of a kinds straight from the runway – as well garments from Fashion revolutionaries like The Lot and Unknown Union to feature together, to offer you threads that contribute towards a brighter future for fashion! (There will some free goodie bags and something for everyone) SAVE THE DATE –#LONGLIVEFASHION This event is free to attend. See you there!

Energy Efficiency in Buildings
This workshop will assist the architectural professional to maintain, develop or increase knowledge, problem-solving, technical skills or professional performance standards regarding the application of the Deemed-to-Satisfy Design Requirements of the National Building Regulations regarding Energy Usage in Buildings as well as the requirements for the Building Envelope if the Deemed-to-Satisfy NBR requirements cannot be met (rational design).

we will be hosting an exclusive screening of the latest film to come out of Deus Ex Machina called “Painted In Dust”. Join us for drinks and good company as well as the first viewing of this exciting new short-film in Africa. See you there!!

Fusion Food – East meets West
Asian Fusion is our speciality, our passion and what we wake up to every day! We have been teaching students the cross-over of East and Western food styles for the past 10 years, and it still turns us on… Aimed at individuals who love experimenting with tastes and playing with new presentation techniques, this course combines the bold flavours of South-East Asia with familiar Western tastes. This course combines the best of everything – a must for anyone with a sense of flair and a small amount of creativity!

The Medicine Dolls & ArsenLuna at Roastin’ Records Live
We are throwing a little farewell bash on Long Street, before we fly away on tour next month. We will be spinning favorite tunes between sets, Post-punk/Garage rock/Ska/Punk/Indie…the good stuff 🙂 School nights are perfect for dancing xx

Afro-Latin Flava Thursday
Experience the magic of Salsa, Bachata and Kizomba all on one night! Less fuel, more party… convenient right?

Man’s 2 Funny
Eureka Nkese is one of the brightest rising stars in South African comedy today. The stand-up comedian has almost a decade of experience performing on stage and on-screen. He has presented a television show on SABC1, performed on Comedy Central Africa and opened for the best comedians in Mzansi such as Nik Rabinowitz, Loyiso Gola and Skhumba Hlophe.

Thursdays at The Station
The Station on Bree turns every Thursday into a Friday. > ! Join us for an evening to remember every Thursday with amazing live entertainment, awesome cocktails and bloody good food! We have a mixture of music this summer and some real good specials.

Cape Malay Buffet Lunch & Live Jazz
Come and enjoy a traditional yet trendy Cape Malay inspired three course lunch while listening to the soothing sounds of our jazz musicians playing live.  This three course buffet lunch can be enjoyed every Wednesday until Sunday from 12:30pm to 3pm for only R150 per person including a welcome drink. Amazing competitions for guests & friends.

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

[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.
[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.
[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.
[Image courtesy of Earth Fair Market]

Friday 26 January 2018
Mathew Rice Trio at Camel Rock
Mathew has collaborated with some of the finest musicians including Freashground,Hot Water,Madala Kunene, Syd Kitchen and Steve Newman.He also worked with Nicki Jackman of Isidingo and Sharlto Copley of District 9 on soundtracks for their private showreals. He uses instruments hand made in his boutique Guitar Studio www.casimiguitars.com

Adriaan Krause Live
Kom kuier lekker saam met Adriaan Krause! 9pm tot laat!

Akkedis by Berties
Rock lizards Akkedis are back at Berties. This gig will also be one of the birthday celebrations as the twins turn 92 on 31 January, so come on through for some great seafood, good rock ‘n roll and ice cold Jägermeister

The Hot Skillet – Grand Opening
The day has come and we are so ready for it. This is the Grand Opening of The Hot Skillet. A dream come true for the team. Cold drinks and small bites will give us the chance to introduce ourselves to you and we can get acquainted in this new relationship. Bring your friends, family, neighbours and all those people you haven’t seen in the new year to step into this world with us in style.

Secret Sunset New Beginnings
Secret Sunrise is a gathering of like minded individuals who are not scared of radical self expression, movement, love, connection…and, of course, joy!
Happy happy New Year to you! Secret Sunrise is back in action!
Can’t believe it’s 2018? Don’t worry we’re in shock too, but we have the best cure: A SECRET SUNSET!

Friday Night Live 21: Black Lung + Skeleton Coast
Kill City Presents: FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE 21 Kill City Blues – Rehearsals & Recordings
First 30 people through the door get a free shot of Jack Daniel’s. R35 DBL Jack Daniel’s & Coke
Black Lung Band| Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRhTeKsfERY
Skeleton Coast |Garage/Surf Rock from the East Coast of South Africa

The Blowfish Sundowner sessions presents Nick Turner
We can’t think of a better way to get your weekend started than listening to some great live music, whilst sipping on a few well earned end of the week drinks. Nick’s music effortlessly spans genres, with influences ranging from rock, reggae and African to hip-hop, ghoema and jazz. Lyrically powerful, relevant, humorous and energetic, his music has a wide appeal, with shows that feature virtuosic musicianship, funky grooves and catchy tunes.

Bangbang Grand Opening Market
The number one question we get asked at pop-up markets is, where is your shop????,
so….. we heard you and here it is  we have selected all of our favorite traders and put them together in a permanent market and to thank you we will be having our Grand Opening late night shopping experience on Friday 26th, pop in, have a glass of bubbly, snacks, or coffee and a cupcake on us and while you are having fun you can grab some amazing pieces that have been specially selected and unpacked just for this special night. We have vintage apparel for guys and gals, bags, shoes and accessories and for the early Burners festival and steampunk clothing and accessories too.

Gin Making Experience
Join us for a superb Gin Making Experience. Available every Friday from 17h00, join us for a fun filled evening where you craft your own gin in The Gin Lab. Enjoy a welcome gin and tonic which includes a variety of locally foraged botanicals, followed by butler style canapés throughout the evening while our talented Mixologist guides you through the wonderful world of gin and its abundance of flavour. Price: R 495 per person

Exhibition of Decorative Arts
Exhibition of the Decorative Arts at the Smart Cape, Central Library Main Gallery 1st PARADE street, Cape Town, since the 3rd to 31st January 2018.  Event Date: 20th January 2018 From 13h30 Up to 15h30. You are Welcome.

Salsa Fridays La Parada
Get your “Salsa/Bachata/Kizomba Fix” tonight & every Friday night at LA PARADA, 107 Bree Street … downstairs from the restaurant in the Catacombs … Kizomba, Bachata & Salsa go underground again! Great food upstairs, a dedicated bar downstairs, air conditioned, Beginners Afro-Latin Class @ 9pm and Party from 10pm – 1am … the Friday night Afro-Latin parties just got better. Cover is R50 … you still get a shooter on entrance … and the best Latin music in Cape Town!

Musgrave Gin Pink Summer Soirées | until 23 Feb 2018
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.

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!
[Image courtesy of Lourensford Market]

Saturday 27 January 2018
Auditions for new choir members
Auditions for new members. PARTICULARLY looking for more MEN but anyone, aged 15 or over, living anywhere in Hout Bay, is welcome to audition

Nur Felix: Solo acoustic show
An exciting Solo show with Nur Felix who will sing celebrate Love,Positivity and Truth in a unqiue Fusion of Soul,Folk and Reggae. R50

Karin Kay Live
Sy speel kitaar, banjo, ukulele, konsertina en bekfluitjie! Iets om te ervaar – sien julle daar 9pm tot laat!

Alternate Voices: Exhausted Geographies
In conjunction with the exhibition of ‘Publishing Against the Grain’ at Zeitz MOCAA, ‘Alternate Voices: Exhausted Geographies’ will focus on the long-lasting effect of the colonial blueprint, as seen in the development of both former British colonies, Karachi and Cape Town.

The Sun Met 2018
The Sun Met celebrated with Mumm will bring racing enthusiasts and fashionistas together to celebrate and witness the thrill of Africa’s Richest Race Day. Expect 13 powerful races on top of world-class entertainment and equestrian-inspired elegance like you’ve never seen before. See you at the #SunMet 2018.

Nantes Festival

Open Art’s “New Beginnings” Sketch Meet at The Drawing Room Cafe
This is it folks. The end of an era. This will be our final meet at The Drawing Room Cafe, a venue which has made us feel more than welcome every time we walked through the doors. Join us for our last meet in this glorious establishment for awesome art, coffee and conversation. Please note that the Open Art group is looking for a new place to call home. I have a post on our main page if you have any suggestions.

LaVista Dinner & Show
Every Saturday evening this season Vista Marina Restaurant CPT presents an unrivaled dinner theatre experience with an Ibiza sunset inspired DJ set followed by a live jazz performance by Francesca Biancoli.

Learn to Poi – Muizenberg
Learn to poi in 2018. Stick to your New Year’s resolutions and learn something completely new this year.  This beginner’s course starts with the basics and will leave you spinning capably and beautifully. Poi / fire dancing is a performance art bringing your body and mind to a state of flow. It is challenging but very fun.

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!
[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.
[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.

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!
Earth Fair Market 2

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.
[Image courtesy of Oranjezicht City Farm and Market Day & Claire Gunn Photography]

Sunday 28 January 2018
Alvin Dyers Quartet – Casa Labia Summer Jazz Concert Series
Alvin Dyers’ quartet features Zeke le Grange, one of the most exciting young saxophonists in South Africa, with Tino Europa on bass and Roy Davids on drum kit. This quartet has played together for many years, performing classic jazz standards, South African jazz and original compositions with a uniquely Capetonian sound, that blends elements of Latin music, Cape goema, African music and straight-ahead jazz.

Report Back: States of Grace
This report back lecture will relive, ‘States of Grace’, a series of performances hosted for the 2017 opening of Zeitz MOCAA. This included performances by Gabrielle Goliath, Jacki Job, Mamela Nyamza and Faniswa Yisa which considered the implicit function of space and time in relation to the black female body. The lecture will look at photographic and video documentation to review the themes of decolonisation and nationhood, restriction of movement, voyeurism and the fetishisation of the female form, and the metaphorical reclamation of space through performance.

Gerry Liberty Live at Berties
Some awesome live music Sunday afternoon

Nourish’d | WasteLess | MeetUp
Have you made it your 2018 resolution to be kinder to our environment, your health and your community? But not necessarily sure where to start? Come join us under the trees next to Nourish’d for an event that will answer all of your questions and have the basics of sustainability covered, all whilst sipping on delicious raw smoothies and eating the best plant based food.

Expression Session Kuila – January
Hello 2018! We’re back with a bang to celebrate the power of the creative arts.
Expression Session is a community of creatives that meets every month to allow artists a space to share their forms of creative expression. And it’s FREE!!!

Queens Beach Mega Park Off
Nothing new to the regulars but we’d like to attract new crowds who aren’t that familiar with the local car scene to one of the more well known park off and meet up spots for car enthusiasts in Cape Town. Queens Beach has an average sized parking lot with lots of street parking onsite as well. Situated on Beach Road in Bantry Bay right at the border of Sea Point.

Salsa Sundays Jade Bar | until 29 Apr 18
Special Sunday Salsa Band | Get your “SBK Latin Fix” this Sunday! | Venue: JADE BAR, 39 Main Road Green Point, upstairs, 1st Floor | Salsa, Kizomba, Bachata | 7pm FREE Beginners Class | 8pm AfroLatin Party starts | Cover: only R50pp | FREE Cocktail on entrance (first 30x people) sponsored by Sky Vodka … and the best Latin music in Cape Town!

One-Up Sunday Blues
We are kicking off this Summer with the blues! Don’t let Sundays get you down, make the Blues that fill your ear holes make you get down to One-Up on Sundays during December & January. Vinyls and guitar strings all round.

Soulful Sundays Summer Long!
Join us on Sunday on the upstairs floor of Hard Rock as we listen to the sultry beats of Pierre Johnson and Emlyn Williams. Starts @ 6PM. FREE ENTRANCE and drinks specials.

Dizzys Camps Bay | Beer Pong Sundays  aim it, sink  it, they drink it!
Join us on Sunday’s for great Beer Pong with Stellenbrau!

Sit the folk down & chill out at this summer’s hottest market
This month’s live entertainment features ‘Sit the folk down’, which comprises of 2 acts ‘Hatchet man’ & ‘Jon Shaban’ on Sunday 21st January.

It’s 2018 and it’s the first market of the new year. And we’re kicking off the year with refreshing live entertainment, fantastic food, gorgeous crafts, draft & craft beer, organic wines, bubbly, G&T’s, freshly squeezed juices, smoothies and great entertainment for small people, and big ones too.

Kirstenbosch Craft & Food Market
Fabulous craft market with live music, excellent selection of food, craft beer and wine. With activities to keep the little ones busy, it’s a great outing for the whole family. Dogs very welcome on leads.

Market at The Barn
INDOOR MARKET – over 50 stalls!!! Arts and Crafts, Clothing, Food, Health and Beauty, Home ware, Live Entertainment & Fun Activities

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!

Monday 29 January 2018
Cat&Moose Live with Dawid Vorster & Megan Yvonne
One night only! Join us for some live music straight from the other side of the world! Have a drink, stay a while. Good times will be had.

Rocco for Seniors at Venue Daria
Rocco will be doing his 119th and 120th performance for seniors at D’Aria in Durbanville. To book : events@venudaria.co.za or 082 074 1269

Comedy Night
Join us for a night of laughter and fun as we play host to 5 amazingly talented comedians: Melt SieberhagenCarl Anthony WeberFrancois van AsKate Pinchuck
and Jaryd Pillay.

Monday’s Foosball Frenzy | until 5 Nov 18
Join us at the Randy Warthog, our vibey bar and grill for the ultimate Foosball competition. With awesome prizes up for grabs, you’d be a fool to miss it!

Biodanza Conscious Dance January 2018 | until 29 Jan 18
An easy way to fill your week with JOY and PEACE is by joining us every Monday evening as we celebrate life together through conscious movement and music. If we integrate thoughts, feelings and instincts with our actions we can dance a healthy connection with all of Life…

Dance Fusion Weekly: Intimate Moves
A Regular Intimate Dance Space – Loosely Facilitated by a Handful of Experienced Deep Diving Dancers. After the Dance there will be an Ambient Hour for Relating & Connection. Firepit, Candles, Fairylights, Couches & Conversations…an opportunity to deepen in intimacy and conscious relating.

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.

Improv Mondays by The Long Shots Improvised Comedy Troupe for some improv shenanigans!

Tuesday 30 January 2018
Tues: Interactive Mediterranean Italian Style Cooking Class
Inspired by Denise’ travels and her love for fresh Mediterranean flavours.
R650pp 6:30pm – includes menu as plated or buffet, menu notes and wines
Booking info@gingerandlime.co.za or give Katy a call on 083 660 114

January Girl Geek Dinner
SPEAKER: Elna Coetzee, Managing Director, Client Success Africa @ Meltwater
TOPIC: Social Media Trends for 2018
There’s so much on the horizon in the social media arena in 2018, and indeed it’s poised to be one of the larger single annual departures we’ve seen for a while.

Cape Summer Trail Series® Kirstenbosch Gardens
An exclusive opportunity to do a night run through the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. The beautiful mountain trails, a playful technical descent and a magnificent indigenous forest. The race finishes through the gardens and the magical setting of the cycad forest at night. Long Course: 10km Starts 19:00 | Short Course: 5.8km Starts 19:21
More info and entries: www.trailseries.co.za | #Unleashyourwildstride

Remarkables FC Women’s League
On 23rd Jan we’ll be starting our very own women’s league! We’ll be playing official AMF Fustal rules and providing support and training on and off the pitch for any player, team and coach! Get in touch with us to find out more about our league!

ToonZA Tuesdays | until 27 Feb 18
Sharpen your pencils, ToonZA is back! Join us at The Hive every Tuesday evening as we embark on a creative journey designed to hone your approach to graphic narrative through action learning.

Open Mic Acoustic Night
You’ve been writing. You’ve been practicing. Why not share it with live audience and same minded muso?  It’s Tuesday, it’s Open Mic Acoustic night tonight at Armchair!
Sign up from 18:00. Sound check from 20:00. Open Mic start 21:00.
#lifeisasong #songit #openmic #acoustic #Music #Live #everytuesdaynight #capetownopenmic

Live Music with Peter Wyness at 7 | until 27 Mar 18
Great Music, Great Food, Best Atmosphere. No Cover Charge

MtG Commander Night
Join us for weekly Commander night at Quantum Gaming! Pods will start as they fill up! (4 players) R20 buy in for the evening. Earn points by winning your pod! Points based system. 2 x Random booster give away for event. Play better!

Little Chefs until | 6 Feb 18
A fun filled cooking group for children aged 2-5 and their grown-ups, Gain confidence in your cooking skills and involving your children in preparing food. Together, find out where our food comes from, how it grows, why we need to eat a variety of different foods and how much we need to be happy and healthy. Please email change4life@medway.gov.uk to book your free place

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.

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.

Wednesday 31 January 2018
BFFF Screening 2018
The Black Filmmakers Film Festival (BFFF) connects and showcases artists of colour from across the African continent and black diaspora through a series of events and workshops in the field of film and media. Through its various events, it seeks to establish itself as a principal port of call for aspiring black creatives, empowering them to realise their ideas in a supportive environment marked by mutual assistance and purposeful collaboration.

Qigong on the Beach | until 31 Jan 18
Join Shift with Lance Rex Pye of EnerQi for weekly morning qigong classes on Fishhoek beach.

What is Qigong?
QiGong is the ancient Chinese practice of Qi/energy cultivation in the body, learning to master and move the energy within the body and mind to bring increased vitality, clarity, healing and a deep sense of peace and connection.

SCTalks: Tech Startup Challenges & Opportunities
They say that the road to success is always under construction.
Join us as we kick off 2018 with our first #SCTalk focusing on challenges and opportunities for emerging tech startups. Our keynote speaker, Lebo Madise, the Provincial Manager of MLabs will share her journey and lessons learned from working with emerging tech entrepreneurs and turning their dreams into businesses.

Cape Town WooCommerce Meetup
For our first get-together of 2018, we’ll be giving a quick overview of what’s new in WooCommerce 3.3 before diving into a mini-panel discussion centering on tips for finding (and keeping) new clients, managing their expectations, and educating them on how to use their shiny new WooCommerce stores. Joining us on the panel will be Dirk Tolken, co-founder and director of business development at Semantica (https://www.semantica.co.za/), as well as Bruce Lunnis, managing director of Code Like Clockwork (http://clc.agency/).

Big Bay Market reopens for Summer!
I LOVE BIG BAY (is usually) held on the last WEDNESDAY evening of the month at the Big Bay Surf Lifesaving club in Blouberg (near Eden on the Bay shopping centre – Otto Du Plessis Drive).

Randy’s Braai Night | until 18 Apr 18
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.

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.

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.
Earth Fair Market 1

Events on numerous days and running for an extended period:
Arts, Books, Crafts & Theatre
Swell | 22 Jan – 5 Feb
Swell is part of Cubicle. Cubicle consists of a revolving series of small solo projects. Cubicle lasts for two weeks only and takes place at CIRCA in Cape Town. There is no official opening to the Cubicle series, it is an ongoing project that manifests every three to four months.

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.

Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts
Bring the whole family, a picnic and a bottle of wine and enjoy some of South Africa’s best live music while the sun slips behind the mountain.

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.

CTCS: Mozart Winds| 27 Jan 18
Following on from the UCT Summer School’s Mostly Mozart, the Cape Town Concert Series opens its 2018 season with a concert of Mozart, focusing on wind ensembles, vocal and choral music with some of Cape Town’s finest musicians and VOX Cape Town. For more information about the Cape Town Concert Series visit www.ctconcerts.co.za

Funny You Should Say That | 22 Jan – 3 Feb 18
2018 sees comedian Stuart Taylor return to Cape Town with his hilarious new offering, “Funny you should say that”. He will be starting off the new year with a limited run in the very intimate Golden Arrow Studio at the iconic Baxter Theatre.

When Swallows Cry | 31 Jan – 24 Feb 18
When Swallows Cry is a hard-hitting trilogy of playlets that explores the inequities and layered complexities of contemporary global mobility, particularly from African perspectives. Once forced to “migrate” as slaves, Africans are now among the world’s least attractive migrants in the wealthy economies of the world, many built – not insubstantially – on African labour and mineral resources.

Morning Melodies: The Delft Big Band | 31 Jan 18
The Delft Big Band, established in 2008, is one of Cape Town’s great success stories. A favourite amongst music lovers, this group of passionate musicians will leave you with a smile on your face and a sprinkle of magic in your heart.

Kalk Bay Theatre
Marriage For Dummies | 25 Jan – 3 Feb 18
Marriage For Dummies is described as a survival guide for anyone brave enough to take on life’s ultimate challenge – marriage. “This dynamic duo never disappoints. If you are in need of a good laugh and a relaxed evening out, this is the show to watch,” Cue online, National Arts Festival. Aaron and Lisa will keep you well entertained with their off the wall comedy and music that offers interesting insight in how to make a marriage last.

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.

Tribute to ABBA| 26 – 27 Jan 2018
Mike McCully (McCully Workshop and Buccaneer fame) has again put together another tribute show, this time featuring the fantastic music of ABBA. With an All-Star cast, this show first came to prominence in 2014 at Grand West Casino and ran for two sell-out seasons!

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.

Jamrock Theatre
Performance Art Theatre in Brackenfell

Gate 69 
Macbeth | The Adult Panto | 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!

Camp Comedy | 30 Jan 18
South Africa’s foremost comedians join farces to bring you the most outrageous, uproarious, side-splitting, not-be-missed, comedy extravaganza! Hold on to your medication as the legendary Alan Committie takes charge as our master of ceremonies extraordinaire.

Labia Theatre | Old School Cinema on Orange Street

Art Exhibitions
01 The Adventure Collection | until 31 Jan 18
The first round of photos for January kicks off with a selection of adventure images from the following photographers. Curated by The Mountain Room – come and visit us to take a look at the first in our series showcasing established and up and coming photographers.

Spiritual Grunge Art Exhibition | until 31 Jan 18
“The Spiritual Grunge” exhibition is a group show where 12 diverse artists express our current state of apathy, comment on the “whatever” generation, and explores how artists, be visual, musical or performing find their creative “spirit” in a world riddled with ugly obstacles. The tragic grunge god, Kurt Cobain, served as visual iconography and metaphorical inspiration for this exhibition.

Drawing Workshop Exhibition | until 24 Jan 18
A three-day open drawing workshop was initiated towards the end of December 2017.
The space was open to anyone who needed to draw with others. There was no objective or discussion as everyone simply fell into doing their work, coming and going, commenting occasionally. The exhibition has been selected from work made during the three days. It is a workshop exhibition in that their work is open and directly made with good hands and hearts in the spirit of learning/teaching by example.

GREEN and GOLD | 16 January until 14 March 2018.
Green and Gold Ceramics Group Exhibition in the Clay Museum.

Nature’s Lessons | Illustration, Embroidery & Ceramics | until 31 Jan 18
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.

99 Loop Gallery
Contemporary South African gallery in the heart of Cape Town. Corner Loop & Church Streets. We ship internationally. View our upcoming exhibitions online: www.99loop.co.za/exhibitions/upcoming

Chris Valentine | SubText | 31 Jan – 24 Feb 18
In this latest body of work, Valentine continues his exploration of identity formation within a contemporary urban context. He focuses more closely, though, on the layered composition and intangibility of subjects as individuals, with indefinable personalities and histories.

Fanie Buys | This Man | 31 Jan – 24 Feb 18
This Man features portraits derived from family photographs and celebrity tabloids, in reference to Buys’s inner confrontation with the looming acquaintance he both seeks to impress and ignore in the process of unashamedly becoming himself: ‘This is a man I hate, and a man I hate with an especial glee because I find him incredibly attractive. These are not paintings of this man. I would never paint this man. I just told you I hate him.’

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.
[Image courtesy of What if the World]

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 
The Slave Lodge is one of the oldest buildings in Cape Town. The many names of the building over three centuries – Slave Lodge, Government Offices Building, Old Supreme Court, and SA Cultural History Museum – reflect the long and rich history of the building.

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
South Africa’s premier art museum houses outstanding collections of South African, African, British, French, Dutch and Flemish art.

Selections from the Permanent Collection change regularly to enable the museum to have a full programme of temporary exhibitions of paintings, works on paper, photography, sculpture, beadwork, textiles and architecture. Updates of the various exhibitions can be viewed on their web page on bottom right section.

Iziko South African Museum
The South African Museum houses more than one and a half million specimens of scientific importance. The collections now range from fossils almost 700-million years old to insects and fish caught last week. There are also stone tools made by people 120 000 years ago, traditional clothes from the last century, and T-shirts printed yesterday.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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Post Beginners Tango Lessons | until 10 Dec 18
Post Beginners Lessons starting up tonight. Come and work on tango fundamentals: technique for smooth and connected dancing and developing your tango vocabulary!

Queer Feminist Film Festival | 19 – 29 Jan 18
The Queer Feminist Film Festival (QFFF) is a collaborative event by the Bertha Movie House, African Gender Institute, Triangle Project and OXFAM South Africa. The QFFF is a space of reflection, celebration and honoring queer and feminist activist who have made strides around movement building and Queer/ Feminist organising.

Christy-Lyn performs at the Vineyard Hotel | until 26 Feb 18
Christy-Lyn sings with her harp as background music at The Square Restaurant at the Vineyard Hotel twice a week. Enjoy an elegant meal of classic, local and contemporary dishes while listening to beautiful harp music and singing.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Shimmy Beach Club
Cape Town’s premier ocean-front dining and lifestyle destination. When you shimmy down to our spectacular location fronting the harbour with its breathtaking backdrop of Cape Town’s iconic Table Mountain, you’ll discover a destination with endless opportunity for luxury and indulgence.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Piano Bar with live music, great specials and entertainment.

NOMAD bistro & bar sure knows how to bring great events to their venue and you can see their line up on their page.

This week at The House Of Machines
The House of Machines vision was to create an environment to honour both man and machine. The foundation store is housed in a historic workhouse in Cape Town, South Africa. ‘THoM’ or ‘The House’ is the consummate fusion of coffee, café, craft beer, cocktails, live music, menswear and custom bikes — the quintessential fine purveyor for the modern man.

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.

The Thomas Easton showcases various events and invites you over to come and enjoy some great times with them.

Jazz in the Native Yards features various jazz musicians in people’s backyards and community centres where live music doesn’t exist.

Harringtons Cocktail Lounge
An upmarket cocktail bar and boutique lounge #surfhard with live music and parties.

The Forex Bar
Hey guys, check out what’s happening this week for a damn good time!

Alma Cafe posts their events as the week progresses.

Quay 4 | Events and live music line up can be viewed here.

Oroboros Tapas Bar events line up can be found here.

Madison Avenue Cape Town has an event line up on their Facebook page.

The Striped Horse shows you just how striped up they are with their live gigs.

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.

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!

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.

Mercury Live Cape Town events line up on their Facebook page.

The Waiting Room has parties and live music events and their great line up can be seen here.

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.

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

Courses, Programmes & Workshops
Drawing Workshop Exhibition
Greatmore Studios’ First Exhibition of 2018. The Drawing Workshop Exhibition, Opening 10th January 2018. Closes 24th January 2018.

A three-day open drawing workshop was initiated towards the end of December 2017.
The space was open to anyone who needed to draw with others. There was no objective or discussion as everyone simply fell into doing their work, coming and going, commenting occasionally. The exhibition has been selected from work made during the three days. It is a workshop exhibition in that their work is open and directly made with good hands and hearts in the spirit of learning/teaching by example.

Adult 10 week piano course 2018 | until 19 Mar 18
Come and join some like-minded individuals and learn how to play the piano

Ladies MTB Training – Beginner Group | until 27 Feb 18
You are new to mountain biking? Then this is for you! You have absolutely no riding experience and/or little base fitness. (Beginner Level 1) Or, you are comfortable riding very easy single trail but you don’t know how to handle switchbacks (tight corners), and any obstacle in the way. (Beginner Level 2)

Short Drone Competency Course | until 15 Dec 18
The drone competency course consists of theory, simulator and practical modules. At the end of training, all students will be required to pass a ‘flight test’, which is examined or ‘signed out’ by an experienced Drone Racing Africa Flight Instructor.

Crystal Shop, Sanctuary, Yoga, Meditation, Photography Studio, Coffee and lunch bar, Gallery & Library. Various events and film screenings along with workshops are held regularly.

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.


One thought on “What’s On Wednesday | 24-31 Jan 18

  1. Reblogged this on Fuad Peters Blog and commented:

    Wow what another lovely line up of events, showing a great start to what can be expected this year. Do let us know in the comments which events you have been to, which you are going back to of the regulars and what your experience has been like.
    #InCapeTown #discoverctwc #ThisIsMySouthAfrica #WowSouthAfrica #AboutSouthAfrica #MeetSouthAfrica #ThisIsSouthAfrica #CapeTownEvents #WhatsOnCapeTown


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