EVENTS HAPPENING IN THE CITY | MARCH – APRIL…
23 Feb – 25 March | KRISJAN ROSSOUW EXHIBITION
Roche Bobois in Cape Town has launched their first photographic exhibition in partnership with The Boutique Gallery in Franschhoek. Featuring the striking work of photographer Krisjan Rossouw.
3 March onwards | SOLO EXHIBITION BY MADODA FANI, WITH CHUMA MAWENI
Idangatye, meaning ‘flame’ in Xhosa, premieres new work that presents Madoda’s development and growth as a uniquely talented artist and sculptor.
Spier’s ever-popular movie and picnic nights return.
Relax on the lawns of the Werf with a picnic and enjoy timeless classics under the stars!.
19 March| DE WAAL PARK CONCERTS
FRESHLY GROUND, THE RUDIMENTALS & NICK TURNER BAND
Enjoy a relaxed Sunday afternoon under the shade of trees in much loved De Waal Park. Pack a picnic hamper and blanket and enjoy fabulous live music for free from
18 March | CAPE TOWN CARNIVAL
The 8th annual Cape Town Carnival will once again ignite the Mother City. This is one of those special days in the Mother City that excites and unites the community with a spectacular celebration showcasing art, music and dance.
21 March | GROOT CONSTANTIA FUN RUN
Enjoy this special opportunity to run through beautiful vineyards, taste the wines and stand a chance to win prizes sponsored by Groot Constantia. Walkers also welcome. Your entry fee also includes a R 50 voucher to be used at either Jonker’s or Simon’s Restaurants or Wine Tasting.
25 March | FLOWERS & WINE IN THE GALLERY
Join us in learning how to design your own loose botanical table arrangement. A class to give you the confidence to choose your flowers from the market and how to incorporate unusual and interesting elements to design an arrangement for your table at home.
25-26 March | STELLENBOSCH VINEYARD PIZZA & WINE FESTIVAL
The Stellenbosch Vineyards second annual Pizza & Wine Festival is set to offer a fun-filled day of wine, music, entertainment, and kids activities, as well as a variety of pizzas and other rustic foods.
31 March – 1 April | CAPE TOWN JAZZ FESTIVAL
The Cape Town International Jazz Festival, now preparing for its 18th year, is an annual event. It is famous for delivering a star-studded line up. This proudly South African-produced event is hosted at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.
27-30 April | DECOREX CAPE TOWN
The Cape’s leading décor, design and lifestyle exhibition once again promises to be the destination of choice for those intent on turning house into home.
RECURRING EVENTS IN THE CITY…
PechaKucha Night is always an inspiring evening, consisting of 8 – 9 passionate speakers who each speak for 6 minutes and 40 seconds (20 slides displayed for 20 seconds each on a timer). This keeps things concise, to the point and fun!
Cape Town’s central city comes alive on the first Thursday of every month, as dozens of art galleries stay open and cultural events go on until late.
On Sundays from the end of November until the beginning of April, musical concerts are held on the lawns at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.
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.
Tuning the Vine #InnerCityWineRoute is an epic midweek wine tasting adventure including some of the hippest inner city venues and showcasing delicious South African wines and talented winemakers! Every Wednesday following First Thursdays, Tuning the Vine fills the City streets with hundreds of happy wine tuners, helpful wine fairies and loads of wine loving fun!
The Galileo Open Air Cinema welcomes you to a magical movie experience of cinematic delights, tantalising treats and breath-taking scenery under a canopy of stars.
The Vineyard Oval Market is a Weekly Wednesday Night Market in the heartbeat of the Southern Suburbs.
Weekly market held on Saturday mornings in the beautiful gardens at The Company’s Garden. Fresh farm produce and a variety of tasty food and drinks. Child and Dog friendly. Picnic lawns available.
CreativeMornings started out of a desire for an ongoing, accessible event for New York’s creative community. The concept was simple: breakfast and a short talk one Friday morning a month. Today, attendees gather in cities around the world to enjoy fresh coffee, friendly people, and an international array of breakfast foods.
Vergenoegd and Cape Talk will be hosting live summer concerts, every 1st Sunday of the month during the 2016/17 summer season, featuring some of South Africa’s best musicians.
EVENTS HAPPENING IN SURROUNDING AREAS…
2017| BABYLONSTOREN WORKSHOPS
Babylonstoren hosts a wide range of gardening related workshops. Listings for 2017 are now up, sign up before it’s too late!
10 – 12 March | ROBERTSON HANDS-ON HARVEST FESTIVAL
One of the most anticipated food and wine festivals in the Cape (alongside sister events like the Wacky Wine Weekend, Slow and Wine on the River), the fiesta boasts a lengthy programme of events that spans the entire valley as well as the towns of McGregor, Ashton and Bonnievale.
April bookings open| CERES STEAM TRAIN
An old world experience on board an authentic vintage steam train to Ceres, run by volunteers and enthusiasts. Ceres railway track was originally built in 1910 and is one of two steam train operators in the Western Cape. It steams past vineyards, orchards, olive groves, mountains, wheat fields and streams with a bit of game viewing whilst on board. It runs every second weekend. Snacks and drinks are available on the train.
27 April DURBANVILLE HILLS FUN RUN
Enjoy a 5km or 10km run or walk on FREEDOM day at the stunning Durbanville Hills Wine Estate. Start your day off this way and you’ll feel great for the rest of this public holiday. As always, excellent giveaways and wine on hand.
6 – 7 May | RIEBEEK VALLEY OLIVE FESTIVAL
Voted the Best Tourism Event by the West Coast Tourism Awards, the 17th annual Olive Festival promises to be bigger and better, with a martini bar, country fair and fresh-produce market on the cards. Olive enthusiasts will be in their element with the range of homemade olive goodies on offer – from jams, pickles, preserves and tapenade to flavoured olive oils and freshly baked olive breads.
28 May | NOOITGEDACHT FUN RUN
Bring your friends & family along to the first ever trail run at the stunning Nooitgedacht Wine Estate. Enjoy an easy 5 km run or the longer 10 km route. Don’t miss out on a fantastic atmosphere, top notch giveaways and immaculate Nooitgedacht wine on hand.