What’s On Wednesday | 31 Jan – 7 Feb 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 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.

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Thursday 1 February 2018
Hout Bay Ingoma Choir Concert
The Hout Bay Ingoma Choir is BACK by popular demand for a second performance of its highly applauded Debut Concert last month!  Mixing traditional Xhosa and other South African choral with a bit of English/Western gospel and pop, you will be blown away by the singing talent offered by these residents of Imizamo Yethu, many of whom work in local supermarkets, restaurants and petrol stations for their day job.

First Thursday: The Subconscious Body by Aleksandra Karpowicz
Aleksandra seeks to depict difference across a wide social spectrum. She works against the current trend of unnatural digital manipulation of the body that supports mass media’s tendency to perpetuate one “ideal” form. The art she produces necessitates a dialogue that can allow for a wider acceptance of diversity and equality.

First Thursday’s: Origami Obsession
We’re at it again with the First Thursdays Cape Town team this season and we’re bringing back a goodie! Our popular Origami Obsession event! It is time for your Origami skills to unfold!  Cranes, flowers and more are waiting to be shaped by you, painted and marveled at. Fold your own, figure out the steps, have fun!

Thirst Firstday
Starting from 6pm at Baraka Gifts and Decor.
Late night shopping, open galleries, live music, DJ and entertainment for all of you who want to experience the buzz of First Thursday in de Waterkant.

Thurs: Asian Inspired Interactive Cooking Class
Travel Asia with us as we enjoy fresh new flavours in this fun and interactive cooking class. Join us for this exciting Asian inspired cooking course.  Book NOW with Katy ~ http://bit.ly/2jl91Bk|info@gingerandlime.co.za | 083 660 1146

Gimme Summer Lovin-First Thursday PopUp Vintage Market
Clothes from all eras 60-00s, retro to bubblegum pop. Expect vinyl, vintage, NO ENTRY FEE, sales and loads of lovin. Market starts at 17:00 pm – 21:00 pm at 107 Bree Street (right opposite La Parada restaurant). Card facilities are available, bring some cash and ATM’S are along Long Street.

Very intimate acoustic sessions
First edition of the ‘very intimate sessions’ named because of our small space.
Natalie Mirkin will be singing a live set accompanied by an acoustic guitarist. Come grab a waffle, Coffee and a chill… The first will be free of charge but limited to our space.

Afro-Latin Flava Thursday | until 29 Mar 18
Experience the magic of Salsa, Bachata and Kizomba all on one night! Less fuel, more party… convenient right?

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 2 February 2018
The Betsies at Camel Rock
We are very happy to be spreading our strings a bit out of Cape Town. So if you feel like a bit of a scenic drive that feels like holiday, come have some good old country fun with us at our first gig in Scarborough.  R60 at the door, See y’all there 🙂

Gert Zandberg live by Watergat Strand
Kom dans lekker saam met die talentvolle Gert Zandberg! 9pm tot laat!

Silver Jester at Berties Moorings
Silver Jester is a high energy 3 piece Rock Band. Performing as a cover band and also original music. They’re back at Berties and “Casual Overkill” their debut CD will be on sale at the show. Be sure to grab a signed copy! Show starts at 9.

Free Outdoor Concert | Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra
The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra will be performing at a free concert in the Silo District at the V&A Waterfront (near the Zeitz MOCAA museum). Get the weekend off to a perfect start and come and check it out. There are also some great restaurants and bars to check out, including the Yard, Si Cantina Sociale and the Radisson Red. See you there!

Corks & Forks Night Market
Let’s kick off the new year with another awesome Friday night market 🙂 New food, craft & clothing vendors * Live Entertainment * Kids area *
Games area * Free parking & more…

Healing Medical Cannabis Talks
Join us each month as we bring you topical-related discussions about how CBD OIL, CUPSULES & BALMS can dramatically improve quality of life, help manage symptoms, and provide the extra dose of healing you need in various fields: (We have medical professionals, experts, and patients, all giving their input and feedback)

The Blowfish Sundowner sessions presents Chico Muya
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. Chico Muya is a once Durban based, now Cape Town residing singer-songwriter who is described most often by the warmth of his smile… and a mouthful of extremely white teeth.

Sit the Folk Down presents Robin Auld and Jon Shaban
Join us for this very special house concert featuring the legendary Singer/Songwriter, Robin Auld. Slide guitar, harmonica, African folk, blues, calypso and soul vocals all feature in the fresh sound of Zambian- born Robin.

Gin Making Experience | until 16 Mar 18
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 3 February 2018
Sat: Authentic Italian & Seafood w/ Andrea
Bio from his Restaurant: We use perfect ingredients for a Mediterranean diet. Items like extra virgin olive oil (and no butter!!). We create home made tomato sauce, fresh fish and serve daily products. We cook at the moment you order, we certainly don’t have a microwave… Bear in mind we have only one chef….and hope you can be patient.

Songs and Stories – Marc and Nate Maingard
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

Lee Berg Live at Watergat Strand
Kom kuier lekker saam met Lee Berg by Watergat! 9pm tot laat!
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Rosé and MCC Festival
Signal Gun Wines in Durbanville will be filled to the brim with the best Rosé and MCC from wine farms across the Western Cape. This one day festival will have incredible food trucks to provide you with a variety of scrumptious treats. Signal Gun also has an on site brewery that will be selling their home brewed craft beer from the bar as well as their brand new wine cooler, Climax.

Silvermine 10kms Hike CT
R250pp. Contact Gio: 0614409995. pgbixa@gmail.com
Silvermine Nature Reserve forms part of the Table Mountain National Park and encapsulates part of the Cape Peninsula mountain range, from Kalk Bay through to Constantiaberg. It’s an easy getaway from city life from most parts of the Peninsula, and offers some relatively gentle walks compared to the more arduous hikes up the mountain.

Clifton 3rd Sunset Silent Disco
Who’s ready to get groovy with us again at our Sunset Silent Disco on Clifton 3rd beach?
It’s the perfect opportunity to dance your cares away barefoot in the sand as you soak up the rays of the setting sun.

The Comedy House
The Comedy House presented by Keenan Cerff will bring a night of laughter on Saturday, 3 February ’18. Catch Gino Fernandez, Altaaf Sayed, Reagen Allen, Irshaad Mohamed and Kagiso D Mokgadi live in Steenberg. Laughs begin at 8pm – booking’s are essential to avoid disappointment. Stiek uit! Stab out!

Gin Tasting | until 31 Mar 18
Gin tasting and distillery tour in a working craft , distillery. Come and sample our award-winning gin made from local botanicals. Bookings please to avoid disappointment.
R60 pp per tasting. (Private tastings for groups of 8-16 people during the week and evenings)

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 | until 17 Feb 18
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!

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.

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

Sunday 4 February 2018
BRA Hugh Tribute
Swingers 021 lounge presents a tribute to BRA HUGH (Hugh Masekela)
Free entry doors open from 7pm for 7:30 till late

Ard Matthews Live at Zur Holzbucht Hout Bay
Rolling Audio Presents
Ard Matthews at Zur Holzbucht for an evening in the beautiful Republic of Hout Bay.
Over the course of the last decade and a half, well known singer and songwriter, Ard Matthews, has been honing his craft and moving people the world over. As the front man of South African band Just Jinjer, his indelible lyrics and melody arrangements led the way to the incredible success of their debut album title ‘All Comes Round’, becoming one of the biggest selling rock genre albums of all time in their native country of South Africa, achieving double platinum status in it’s first year, with the follow up album “Something for now” reaching the same status a year later.

Gian Groen Live at Berties
Some awesome live music this Sunday – book your table

Monthly open water swim at Clifton.
Required BRIGHT silicon swim cap and sense of humour. For more info see www.1soms.co.za  Entry: On the day R200 or Online R150 | https://goo.gl/HHXS7Q

Sunset Tango at the Promenade
Outdoor Social Argentine tango dancing at the Promenade. The event is FREE. All welcome to come dance or watch. Refreshments & food are available for purchase from the surrounding kiosks at the Pavilion.

Conversations between Art and Food
David Krut Projects Cape Town invites you to join the second edition of the Conversations between Art and Food: Deborah Bell, Uncovering ancient Memory.

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!

Soulful Sundays Summer Long! | until 25 Feb 18
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!

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 5 February 2018
Lunchtime Tours: Meet the Artist – Owanto
As part of Zeitz MOCAA’s free daily tours, artist and activist OWANTO will give a series of 15-minute tours to discuss her work, ‘La Jeune Fille à la Fleur (Flowers II)’, included in the inaugural exhibition, ‘All Things Being Equal..” at Zeitz MOCAA. Owanto’s ‘Flower’ series brings to light complex issues surrounding Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C).

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!

February Biodanza Conscious Dance 2018 | until 26 Feb 18
Love can ‘change everything’ – our perceptions, how we care for ourselves and others… the way we look at the world, community, work and our environment.

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 6 February 2018
Inspirational Leadership Starts with “Why’ I Future Females
This workshop is part of the Future Females leadership series in collaboration with Jackie Palmer, aims to empower female leaders (entrepreneurs & intrapreneurs) to become authentic, purpose-driven leaders who are able to empower other females to reach their full potential.

Jacob Swann, Faye & Wren, Sarah McArthur
Sarah McArthur is a singer-songwriter and teacher from Cape Town. Her music explores the personal things that we all experience and focuses on relationships, life, loss and love. Sarah has performed her music around Cape Town at venues like the Alma Cafe, Cottage Club, Café Roux and the Barleycorn Music Club, where she won their songwriting competition in 2016 year and placed in the top ten last year.

Knife Skills & Kitchen Hacks
Culinary knife skill techniques are one of the fundamental skills required to work in a professional kitchen or to take your cooking to another level. The bulk of work in the kitchen (the time-consuming part) involves prep, and there is no quality prep without efficient and accurate knife skills.

Free Lesson Event at In The Zone
In The Zone invites you to their first, FREE adults – Acrylics-on-Canvas event and all the materials are included. There are only 9 tickets available.

Beverly Rycroft at Kamili Coffee
BEVERLY RYCROFT is a graduate of UCT and Wits. A qualified teacher, she has taught at schools, in industry and at a teachers’ training college. Her poetry has appeared in most local publications and has been anthologised in school textbooks. Her debut poetry collection, missing, won the 2012 Ingrid Jonker award. In 2013 she was awarded the Thomas Pringle Prize for best poem in a journal. Her first novel, A Slim, Green Silence, was published by Umuzi in 2015. Her second poetry collection A Private Audience was published by Dryad Press in October 2017.

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 7 February 2018
Cape Summer Trail Series® Meerendal Wine Estate
Run off into the sunset and take in the beauty of the iconic Table Mountain in the distance.
Long Course: 12km Starts at 19:30
Short Course: 7.5km Starts at 19:50
More info and entries: www.trailseries.co.za #Unleashyourwildstride

Cap40 – The economic implications of global water scarcity
We are happy to launch 2018 with a first debate on “The economic implications of global water scarcity”. This round table is hosted by the Alliance Française (155 Loop Street / Cape Town) on Wednesday 7th of February from 5:30pm

Momentum ODI – SA vs INDIA – Newlands
VIP Hospitality Includes:
Pre-Match Dry & Warm Snacks, Scrumptious Buffet Meal, Complimentary Local Bar During The Match. Ticket delivery. R 2 695 pp Excl. Vat
BOOKINGS: OFFICE : 083 440 0001 | edb@edbevents.com

Wed: Create Healthy Mediterranean Dishes
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 1146

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.
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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.

Why Not Socialism? A most unusual comedy. | 6 – 11 Feb 18
She suspects he’s up to mischief. He think she’s just selfish. Happy campers they are not. They just discovered they don’t like each others’ ideas much. Or are they trying to cover up a deep attraction they won’t admit to? Out in the wilds, a tent without poles and surrounded by laughing hyenas, they have to come to an understanding if they are to survive. Well, that’s what you’d think. But she has other ideas and he may have other agendas. Is this a camping trip from hell, or is hell in other people?

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.

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.

The Fugard Theatre
The 320-seater Fugard Theatre is located within the historic Sacks Futeran building in Cape Town’s District Six, with the renovated Congregational Church Hall in Caledon Street as its entrance. Construction of The Fugard Theatre was underwritten by its founding producer Eric Abraham, who continues to underwrite the operational costs.

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.

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!

The FAAAABULOUS Ceri Dupree Show! | 7 – 24 Feb 18
The FAAAABULOUS comedy female impersonator, Ceri Dupree, is on the road again and eager to delight South Africans with her sharp wit and sequins! In a new show with glamorous costumes, routines, jokes and songs, this UK-based star is one talented performer you just HAVE TO SEE!

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.

Body, Soul and Spirit | Ley Mboramwe
Ley Mboramwe is a Cape Town based artist, originally from Kinshasa, DRC. He completed his degree in Fine Art at the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Kinshasa, overcoming the loss of his parents and managing to qualify in the midst of the war. Experiences of his time in the DRC, its suffering, beauty, politics, and culture is evident in his work and has shaped his approach to the themes and styles he uses.

Calls for Submission & Design Guidelines for Artists: Rhino Art
The Rhinos Are Coming!!! (TRAC) Three Month Art Exhibition is coming to Cape Town in response to the devastating decades- long assault on our beloved indigenous rhino population by poachers, reducing them to several thousand animals. Rhinos are now at risk of becoming extinct altogether in the wild.

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.’

Richard Mason | 放浪と学習の年  | 31 Jan – 24 Feb 18
Drawing on our anxieties of the digital age and the speed at which technology has become our environment, Mason uses industrial materials and processes to produce intricate works that explore what he calls “our merging with the reality of the virtual.”

Queens in Exile | until 10 Feb 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.

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!

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.

Suntravolta – “To be overwhelmed by the sun”, is a surf / travel / beach bar in long street that indulges night life! So join them with a great menu of events.

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
Permaculture Design Certificate Course (PDC)
Learn about water harvesting, composting systems, alternative energy, construction of water bodies, livestock integration, aquaponics, bees, wild foraging, holistic  management, living fences, soil rehabilitation, erosion control, nursery skills, windbreaks, firebreaks, seed saving, food forests, bamboo, companion planting, pest
management, alien plant eradication, medicinal plants, recycling, composting toilets, climatic factors, earth works,  natural building, and more

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.


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