What’s on in Cape Town

EVENTS HAPPENING IN THE CITY…

31 August | FOOD STUDIO CONFERENCE

Curated by culinary-minded experience designers Studio H, the Food Studio conference is a one day food event that aims to change the way we think about food. Join for a day filled with interactive talks, business insights, great food and workshops.

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.”

31 Aug – 3 Sep | HOMEMAKERS EXPO

Cape Town’s favourite home improvement, décor, design and lifestyle expo is gearing up to showcase 2017’s hottest new trends and ideas. Over 35 000 trade and consumer visitors will be treated to a comprehensive display of the top brands and local craftsmanship… all under one roof. Fantastic show highlights include the tuis | home theatre, live by DESIGN, take it OUTSIDE, ARTISAN square, the MARKET and Interior Design Challenge. The Expo will offer never-to-be-repeated competitions, deals and specials – the perfect opportunity to explore, consider and purchase all the things you need for your home and garden projects.

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.

7 – 23 September | 99 LOOP GALLERY

99 Loop is delighted to be exhibiting the latest body of work by Port Elizabeth-based sculptor Jonathan van der Walt, who is a 2017 finalist in the Sasol New Signatures Art Competition. A brand new collection of paintings and drawings from Belgian-born Wim Legrand follows on from previous work, offering a playful take on the paradoxical strangeness of everyday reality.

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.

21 September | SPRING WORKSHOP WITH HOLLOWAY FLORAL DESIGN

In this Spring workshop, you will learn Storm’s compositional approach to lush and wild centrepiece 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.

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.

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!

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.

1 September | BRANDY & BLUES

Heat things up with Backsberg Estate Cellars this winter and join them for their inaugural series of Brandy and Blues Evenings! Albert Frost will be commencing the series. Enjoy a glass of Sydney Back Brandy or glühwein on arrival, followed by a two-course dinner of slow-roasted lamb shank and Sydney Back Brandy pudding.

14 September | DARLING WILDFLOWER SHOW

This year’s show will be the 100th event, the Centenary Show. The display will focus on the Wildflower Society’s development through the past 100 years as well as the Herbarium project. The Flower Show will offer a variety of activities to entertain young and old. A Craft & Gourmet Food Market, tractor rides, live music, an orchid display and more!

Franschhoek Uncorked

16 & 17 September | FRANSCHHOEK UNCORKED

Sample new release wines as well as a handful of gems as you travel from farm to farm throughout the weekend. The Franschhoek Vignerons will be pulling out all the stops to ensure you have the most amazing wine experience. Valid for the entire weekend, the Franschhoek Uncorked Pass costs R150 per person and pre-booking through www.webtickets.co.za is essential. Your pass includes entry to the participating farms, a complimentary tasting glass and tastings of the wines on show.

17 September | FRESHLYGROUND FRANSCHHOEK

One of the most acclaimed and successful bands to emerge from South Africa in recent years. Freshlyground blends the infectious kwela style and musical traditions from Zimbabwe and Mozambique with elements of pop, jazz, blues and indie rock. Enjoy classics, favourites and songs from their upcoming album in Franschhoek style.

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.

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.

UPCOMING FUN RUNS & RACES

 

2 Sep – Cellar2Cellar Trail run & wine experience

2 Sep – Eureka Estate Trail Run (5 & 10km)

17 Sep – Sanlam PEACE Run/Walk

8 Oct – Gun Run (5, 10 & 21km)

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

Sightseeing
park run
eatsplorer
INSTAGRAM
Let's Connect