EVENTS HAPPENING IN THE CITY | APRIL & MAY…
26 March – 23 April | PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT
Based on the Oscar-winning hit movie, Priscilla Queen of the Desert is the heart-warming, uplifting story of three drag artists who hop aboard a battered old bus named Priscilla. This wildly fresh and funny adult musical with its multi-talented all South African cast features a hit parade of dance-floor favourites./em>
5 & 26 April | TRAVEL & TELL
Travel & Tell presents a fantastic evening of food and drink. Top chef, Ollie, and his equally passionate companion, designer/ artist, Julz, have trotted to these magical spots around the globe and wish to immerse you in a themed evening from each destination. Food, décor, drinks, and music will be carefully chosen to mimic and celebrate the different cultures.
5 April – SPANISH SOIREE & 26 April – MEXICAN FIESTA
5 April – 13 May | MIRAGE – SOLO EXHIBITION BY KIRSTEN BEETS
Kirsten Beet’s latest exhibition embodies the fragmentary illustrations of a shifting memory, somewhere between the feeling of a hot, dry Cape Town without water and the preserved green kingdoms of the suburban and botanical garden. Opening on Wednesday, 05 April at 18H30 at Salon 91
20 April | MUSEUM NIGHT
Explore the museums of central Cape Town in a new light, after dark. All museums offer free admission and are within walkable distance of each other.
Yoga South Africa and WILD THING are teaming up with Women’s Health Magazine to bring Jessica Olie to Cape Town. She’s an insta-yogi sensation and will be leading a 2-hour yoga workshop, with a gorgeous view of Cape Town, followed by a whole lot of time to meet and chat to Jess herself.
There will be healthy food and refreshments on sale for after all of the yoga.
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.
28 – 30 April | SA CHEESE FESTIVAL
The Carnival Park is the ideal place to sit back and relax in the autumn sun with friends and family after an exciting round of tasting and shopping at the numerous stands. Visitors can enjoy the wonderful products the SA Cheese Festival has to offer.
29 April | NOORDHOEK CRUSH
Crush Wine Festivals hosts the family focused wine festival for its third year running. The The Noordhoek Crush offers the opportunity to sip, swirl and buy over 100 wines from 20 wine farms as well as 3 craft gins from 333 Distillery. The event not only welcomes children, but they will be entertained with various kids activities, such as face painting & sand art, as well as the permanent purpose built kiddie heaven play area. There will be a live band providing music throughout the festival.
6 May | AUTUMN OPEN GARDEN
Learn to grow with what you have, at Soil for Life’s autumn open garden just off Brounger Road, Constantia from 9am to 3pm. Entry is R20 per person and there will be gardening talks and demonstrations throughout the day. Refreshments, compost, plants and fresh organic veggies will be on sale. All profits go towards helping people in low-income communities create sustainable home food gardens.
24 – 28 May| KAMERS/MAKERS
KAMERS/Makers is returning to Cape Town’s historic Castle of Good Hope with a pop-up treasure trove of handcrafted creativity. Not only can visitors expect a showcase of the best South African design, gifts, fashion, jewellery, decor and body products, but of course food, wine, music and a whole lot more.
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!
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.
29 – 30 April | ELGIN COOL WINE & COUNTRY FOOD FESTIVAL
The Elgin valley will come alive again with visitors to the Elgin Cool Wine & Country Food Festival 2017 to enjoy a picture-perfect autumn weekend of fine wine, hearty food and live entertainment.
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.