What’s on in Cape Town

EVENTS HAPPENING IN THE CITY…

Salon 91

21 June – 29 July | SATURN RETURN AT SALON 91

Salon 91 presents a solo exhibition by Kirsten Sims, entitled Saturn Return. This body of work pushes the expanse of space through the exploration of scale and through the creation of dialogue between big and small works.

Secret Sunrise

15 July | SECRET SUNRISE

This early morning dance session celebrates yet another beautiful sunrise and is brought to you by No Danger Diaries in collaboration with Secret Sunrise Cape Town.

Trolly Dollys

15 – 29 July | CATHY AND THE TROLLEY DOLLIES

This laugh-a-minute take on the airline industry will have you rolling in the aisles and coming back for more! Three 8ft stewardesses belting out one big number after the next and moving in heels like nobody’s business… men want them and women want to be them! Buckle up – flying will never be the same again!

Honest Chocolate

22 July | HONEST CHOCOLATE BONBON WORKSHOP

Join Honest Chocolate at their production kitchen in the Woodstock Exchange for a hands-on chocolate experience. You’ll be learning about cacao and chocolate-making, tasting all the different flavours (hard work, we know) and working with the chocolate yourself. At the end, you get to take home a box of bonbons handmade by you!

29 July | CSA WINTER POTTERS MARKET

We are excited to present you and our members with a third Potters Market that will be held at The Palms Décor and Lifestyle Centre in Woodstock.

hope

2 August | ARTISANAL GIN-TASTING AT HOPKINS DISTELLERY

Give the hipster gin bars a rest and go straight to the source to see exactly what goes into crafting the super spirit – and sip perfect-serve G&Ts while you’re at it. Highlights Taste 4 different handcrafted artisanal gins.

nataniel

3 – 5 August | NATANIËL IN CONCERT

This year Nataniël celebrates 30 years on stage since his debut in 1987. He will be telling his favourite stories in English and Afrikaans and sing music that has inspired him in the last 30 years.

9 August | TOTAL SPORTS WOMENS RACE

In celebration of National Women’s Day in August, thousands of women will be on the run through the streets of Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town. Push your limits against top athletes or set your own pace and show them what it means when road meets runner.

dance

12 – 19 August | SHOWCASE OF DANCE

Western Province Dance Teachers` Association holds a dance showcase of performances given by teachers of the Association profiling various genres of dance, including hip-hop, tap, classical ballet, contemporary dance and theatre dance.

marigold

18 – 20 August | EXOTIC MARIGOLD WEEKEND

The Third Best Exotic Marigold is a series of exotic, quixotic weekends capturing the colors, cultures and cuisines of one of the world’s most frenetic destinations – India. The itinerary is jam-packed with Indian food and fare, exotic drinks and wine, yoga and meditation, rural walks and shake-a-legs and fashion flair.

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!

2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 July | JAZZ & CHEESE FONDUES

The Jazz and Cheese Fondues take place from 25 June to 27 August this year, returning to our snug and intimate underground wine cellar. It’s here that the cheese-pot lids come off, melting all resistance with piping hot Swiss-style cheese and melodic jazz tunes performed live by talented local bands.

15 & 16 July | BASTILLE FESTIVAL

The Franschhoek Wine Valley, South Africa’s leading wine and food destination, will once again be hosting the annual Bastille Festival, where locals and visitors will be celebrating the valley’s centuries-old French Huguenot heritage.

Eatsplorer

19 July | COOKING EXPERIENCE WITH ISABELLA NIEHAUS

No-one does Sunday lunch quite like former fashion editor and firm foodie Isabella Niehaus. Bella is a cook and entertainer of note, with a special passion for cooking with fresh, sustainable seafood. It’s her mission to show guests that cooking with fresh fish doesn’t have to be intimidating at all!

29 July | FLAVOURS OF WINTER FESTIVAL

Port lovers are invited to cosy up in one of the Cape’s oldest wineries, appreciating the rich and luscious flavours of Cape Port-Style Wines and noshing on delicious winter warmer treats prepared by the Muratie Farm Kitchen. All the wines on show will be available for purchase at cellar door prices. In addition, von Geusau will be tempting taste buds with their decadently delicious hand crafted chocolates.

slow fest

4 – 6 August | ROBERTSON SLOW FESTIVAL

Celebrate the unique food and wine offerings and rediscover the romance and magic of wintertime. Indulge in diverse food traditions from vetkoek, curries and waterblommetjie soup to seafood paella, chinese duck and ostrich and kudu inspired dishes.

9 – 13 August | HERMANUS KALFIE FEES

It’s a long weekend and you can expect plenty of all South African live music, comedy and shows. Book your tickets now at Computicket.

11 – 13 August | KLEIN KAROO KLASSIQUE

This year’s Klein Karoo Klassique offers eight productions which extend over the whole spectrum of classical music. Classical masterpieces on guitar, Vivaldi on violin, accordion and bass guitar, Baroque music, vocal compositions, opera, the harp and cello, violin and piano for Beethoven’s Tango. There will also be a range of art exhibitions that will take place in Oudtshoorn.

wolfkop

1 – 3 September | WOLFKOP WEEKENDER

We are readying ourselves for our fourth edition of Power Flower Picnic, and as it turns out our tenth Wolfkop Weekender. Scheduled to start on Spring Day, we are moving into the flower fields for the first weekend of September and will once again hold nothing back to make sure you crazy kids have the weekend of your lives.

23 September | BRANDEWYN & BOEREWORS FEES

The Brandewyn and Boerewors Festival will be held at Hillcrest Quarry in Durbanville. Expect brandy tasting stalls, a brandy bar, as well as food stalls and a designated area where guests can buy and braai their own meat.
There will also be having live performances throughout the day by Sunset Sweatshop and Nicholis Louw.

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