What’s on in September… Spring happeni...

What’s on in September… Spring happenings and more

With September arriving tomorrow along with the start of Spring, Cape Town is coming out of hibernation mode and there’s a lot on the go. I’ve featured a few highlights in this post but be sure to visit my What’s On page for even more events.

The Vintage With Love clothing sale starts tomorrow eve at the African Pride 15 on Orange Hotel in Cape Town. This is a sale you won’t want to miss so book your tickets asap. Vintage with Love is a NPO geared towards raising money for literacy charities through a stylish sale of gently worn, quality fashion. Expect designer labels, bargains and even wedding dresses! 

The 2017 Cape HOMEMAKERS Expo starts today and runs until Sunday. Packed with inspirational ideas and features, deals and specials – it’s the perfect opportunity to explore, consider and purchase all the things you need for your home and garden projects. You can also pick up practical DIY tips and easy home makeovers straight from the professionals at the Home | Tuis theatre.

If you feel like a countryside meander then head to Bot River for their Spring Weekend. All the participating wine farms will throw open their doors to allow visitors to taste their cellar gems and unique local produce. Find out more about what’s on offer here.

On Saturday Diemersfontein hosts their annual Pinotage on tap. Live music and wine on tap, what could be better. They also offer bus transfers so you don’t have to drive.

Enchanted Cirque, a new international cirque production, premieres in Cape Town on the 8th of September. This dinner theatre experience will merge some of the world’s finest entertainment artists with a top South African creative team. The show is performed in a 450-seater spiegeltent shipped directly from Belgium and hosted by local comedienne Mel Jones and Argentinian Pik Pokus. Acts include crossbow contortionist and silk artist Orissa Kelly, cloud swing and hoop artist Tom McKinnon, laser and bubble magic man Thomas Favaro, a disco inspired roller skating pair, a knife throwing duo and more. It sounds fabulous!

Later in the month, there’s the Franchhoek Uncorked weekend and Freshly Ground are also performing. So that’s just two reasons to take a trip out to this charming town.

If you are wanting to try something a little creative, join the Kamers team and Amor from Dayfeels for a  Clay in Spring workshop. You will be guided through the process from clay to glaze and share a creative morning in the beautiful Kamers studio space. Amor will share her own creative journey into the world of ceramics before demonstrating some of the basic molding and glazing techniques. You will then move onto practical time creating, listening to some good music, connecting and enjoying some drinks and treats. 

Or join Storm from Holloway Floral Design for a Spring centerpiece workshop. In this Spring workshop, you will learn Storm’s compositional approach to lush and wild arrangements, made with beautiful seasonal flowers. This class will teach you the basics of floral arranging and encourage you to go into your garden, or to the market and create your own table centrepieces for dinner parties, luncheons or even simply to brighten up a room.

The CY Market is back and takes place from 25 Sep – 1 Oct at Stone Shed Farm. Be inspired by handpicked, unusual and beautiful décor items along with local wines and culinary delights in a laid back atmosphere. 

There’s a new mobile Eating Out app which you might want to check out. Feastfox helps you make impromptu bookings at the best restaurants, bars and cafes in Cape Town. You’ll need to download the app first and then sign up. I’ve yet to try the app but it sounds like a useful tool. Another new site is Vibe Scout which lists local happenings and events so have a look at that too.

Here’s to a busy and fun September!

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