What’s on in Cape Town

EVENTS HAPPENING IN THE CITY…

7 – 30 September | STATE OF THE ART GALLERY

StateoftheART presents UNTITLED: SPRING, a group show by a selection of artists who work in a range of media including painting, photography, sculpture and drawing. Spring and “springtime” refer not only to the season, but to ideas of rebirth, rejuvenation, renewal, resurrection and re-growth. UNTITLED:SPRING marks the “rebirth” and relocation of StateoftheART gallery to 50 Buitenkant Street, in the trendy Fringe precinct of the Cape Town CBD.

3 – 30 Sep | HELEN VAN STOLK AT THE CAPE GALLERY

Van Stolk explores her intuitive response to abstraction within the figure and the landscape. She takes us on a sensory journey connecting us to the human form. “Picture books are what I read… I did as a child and still do as an adult. I feel and think through images, far more than with sound and words. So I guess it is not surprising that it is through art that I express myself. My work focuses on provoking a feeling, an emotion – be it in the figure or landscape. So much can be said with colour, line and shape. Colour, light, my surroundings and thoughts play themselves out onto the canvas.”

30 September | SAY CHEESE ARTISAN FAIR

A two day fair of local artisanal and imported cheeses and cheese complements such as olives, wine, beer, breads, charcuterie, preserves, etc. Over 40 stands indoor with food stalls, bar and restaurant area, kids entertainment, indoor and outdoor seating, light music. Chefs area with demonstrations by cheesemakers, well known foodies and chefs. Tickets at the door R90 adults, R55 12-18 yrs and pensioners, kids u12 free.

30 September | DAYFEELS CERAMIC 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.

Silence Is Accurate Gallery

13 September – 14 October | IMMEASURABLE EXHIBITION

Immeasurable, is a two-person exhibition featuring the works of South African artist Ruann Coleman and New York-based artist Dan Sabau. Immeasurable explores different notions of love and how humans connect with each other. This is the first exhibition for new Woodstock art gallery, Silence Is Accurate.

8 Sep – 15 October | ENCHANTED CIRQUE

A new international cirque production, Enchanted, makes its way to Cape Town to bring audiences a dinner theatre experience that merges 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 constructed by renowned Belgian tent master Rik Klessens. Elements within include an interactive zone, VIP bars serving premium brands, an oyster and bubbly booth, an accessory store and “delicious fare”. After feasting on tapas platters and watching the two-hour show, the resident DJ takes over and the audience parties with the cast, late into the night.

Tuning The Vine

11 Oct, 8 Nov, 13 Dec | TUNING THE VINE


Tuning the Vine is a midweek wine adventure not to be missed. The route includes the hippest venues and showcases a wide variety of delicious South African wines and talented winemakers. The #InnerCityWineRoute starts at 5.30pm and tastings end at 8.30pm. Venues are open till late so you can stay wherever you are and continue to have fun. So take to the streets and join the hundreds of happy wine tuners and be part of the wine loving fun!

27 September – 21 October | ISABELLA KUIJERS EXHIBITION

Inspired by the historic tradition of transcribing tactile knowledge to paper, Isabella Kuijers presents Codex, the artist’s second solo exhibition at 99 Loop. The word codex refers to the Latin for ‘tree trunk’, caudex, a motif that gently entwines Kuijers’ fascination for floral history and its relationship with learning.
The paradisiacal foliage and emotional landscapes depicted in Kuijers’ lushly detailed watercolours and reverse-glass paintings are a reminder that, there is still much to understand about ourselves in the world at large and in the botanical artefacts we cultivate.

Gindig

15 October | KALK BAY GINDIG

The Kalk Bay Gindig is a festive celebration of local gin distilleries. Receive a complementary cocktail on arrival and spend the afternoon tasting flavours from some of the Cape’s top gin producers, while enjoying live music and indulging in freshly baked goods from Olympia Bakery.

Mushroom Cultivating Workshop

19 October | EDIBLE MUSHROOM CULTIVATION WORKSHOP

Gary Goldman, Cape Town’s original Mushroom Fundi, is all set to show you how, with a little patience, some cardboard and a hardwood log, you can grow your own shiitakes and oyster mushrooms.

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!

CY Market

25 Sep – 1 Oct | CY MARKET

CY Market 2017 takes place at Stone Shed Farm. Be inspired by handpicked, unusual and beautiful décor items. Appreciate local wines and culinary delights in a laid back atmosphere. Slow down, smell the coffee and indulge in a memorable time with friends and family over the weekend. With a variety of children’s activities, the young ones will be able to have fun in the sun.

Die Aandblom

14 October | ARNO CARSTENS LIVE AT JOOSETENBERG

Arno will perform a bilingual set which includes the hits from the acclaimed album, “Die Aandblom 13”, in the beautifully restored and renovated function venue at Joostenberg Wines.

Oyster Champagne Festival

14 October | OYSTER & CHAMPAGNE FESTIVAL

Make the most of the warmer weather at the beautiful Hillcrest quarry and enjoy an upmarket event serving a wide selection of bubbly, Cap Classique and Sparkling Wines accompanied with a range of oysters from plain to spicy creations of the freshly-shucked kind.

20 – 22 October | ROBERTSON WINE ON THE RIVER

Celebrate Robertson Wine Valley on the banks of the Breede River at the 12th annual Wine on the River festival. Over the weekend, the banks of the Breede River on Goudmyn Farm will come alive with the valley’s esteemed winemakers, local chefs and producers. This picturesque centralized festival gives consumers the opportunity to taste award-winning wines from almost 30 wineries. Unwind, relax and enjoy fresh country air and beautiful scenery.

Elgin Open Gardens

28 & 29 Oct, 4 & 5 Nov | ELGIN OPEN GARDENS

There will be 18 open gardens in the Elgin and Bot River districts over two weekends. These range from large established country gardens (some over 50 years old), to young, recently planted gardens in villages and on smallholdings, all in a setting of great natural beauty an hour’s drive from Cape Town.

Kamers Summer 17

31 October – 5 November | KAMERS/MAKERS STELLENBOSCH

Get ready for the 15th KAMERS/Makers in the heart of the Stellenbosch Winelands. With 150 handpicked exhibitors at Anura, a picturesque venue, this is our flagship KAMERS event, sponsored by Absa.
Expect a celebration of local design, craft, art, music, food, wine and more.

Splash Of Pink Festival

4 November | SPLASH OF PINK FESTIVAL

Take a journey to the home of Paul Rene at the Wonderfontein Wine Estate in Robertson. Foodies will enjoy the delicious Saldana Bay oysters, Norwegian Salmon and other gourmet treats which will be on sale throughout the day. Delight in the MCC range while listening to live music by the renowned artist Arno Carstens and kiddies can enjoy the horse rides and other activities. Challenge a friend to a game of Boules or Croquet. Enjoy gin cocktails and cherries from Clemengold Gin and Cherry Time.

UPCOMING FUN RUNS & RACES

 
5 Oct – Delvera full moon hike (9.75km)

8 Oct – Gun Run (5, 10 & 21km)

20 Oct – STBB 4 Good Twilight Run at Overgaauw Wine Estate (5km & 12km)

22 Oct – Fantail Trail Run at Morgenhof (6 & 11km)

28 Oct – Halloween Forest night run at Muratie (5 & 10km)

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