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Cape Town - With an impressive selection of events
happening around Cape Town, you may find the only difficulty is deciding which
events to go to. Fret not as we provide you with a roundup of some of the best.
SEE: Rock out at this Friday the 13th themed event
at Ace N Spades Bar. Hellcats and Medicine Dolls will be providing you with
your live music fix. Get spooky, get psyched to the post-punk and bare-knuckle
rock n roll sounds at Friday Night Live 32. The event runs from 20:00 to 23:00.
Entrance is free and the first 30 people through the door get a free shot of
Jack Daniel's so leave the car at home.
DO: Swing on down to Happy Hour Swings at Mustacchio
Caffe on Kloof. Expect swinging tunes
and friendly people as you end off the week dancing. The event runs from 17:30
to 19:30 and entrance is free. Feel free to grab something to eat and drink -
the menu has something for everyone.
TASTE: Try something different and, perhaps,
surprise yourself at the Eat Me, Drink Me, Vegan Taste Kitchen at
the Kind Kitchen. Forget everything you think you
know about vegan cuisine and delight as you enjoy a 3-course meal with an
accompanying wine pairing. Space is limited so book as
soon as you can. The entire experience will cost R550.00 per person and
includes all food, wine and water. The event runs from 19:00 to 23:00.
EXPLORE: Be prepared to be spooked at Eaglevlei Wine Farm as
they host another Movies in the Vines. In keeping with the
spirit of the day, the atmosphere at the vineyard will be made to be quite
frightening. Bring along some blankets and a friend or significant other as
this Friday the 13th is Horror Movie Night. Tickets are available for R125 per
person. Contact Bonita at Bookings@moviesinthevines.co.za or 021
884 4713 for bookings.
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SEE: Described as a wacky and outrageous musical,
expect a lot of fun antics at Nunsense - A Musical Comedy at Milnerton
Playhouse. Nunsense is a multi-award winning musical and is the
second longest running Off-Broadway Musical. Tickets cost R110 and can be
purchased here. The showtimes are 14:30 to 17:00, or
alternatively, 20:00 to 22:30.
DO: Billed as an experimental new festival
concept that bridges the gap between the electronic dance music (EDM) and live
music subcultures, the acoustic dance music (ADM) Festival at Hillcrest Quarry is sure to be a
refreshingly new experience. Featuring acts such as The Rudimentals, Nomadic
Orchestra, Crimson House, Trenton & Free Radical, and The Steezies, this is
set to be a party of note. Tickets are available for R150 at Quicket. The theme of the event is ‘Intergalactic
Time Traveler’ so dress up!
York City’s favourite on-the-go breakfast item has finally taken root in SA and
it’s about time. It’s Bagel
Chill out with the Bagel Boys at
the Old Biscuit Mill and
grab a bagel or three. Get out there South Africa and welcome the ring
doughnut’s savoury cousin. The Bagel Boys will
be around from 09:00 to 15:00.
on down to the Cape Town Celtic Festival and
celebrate and learn about the City’s Celtic roots. Enjoy the festivity and take
the time to appreciate this fascinating culture. The line-up features
Irish and Scottish dancing as well as pipe and the Cape Welsh Choir. The festival is
taking place at the Western Province Cricket Club from
10:00 to 22:00. Tickets can be purchased for R50 to R180 on Webtickets.
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your way over to the Old Biscuit Mill for
Edition #7 the Sundown Edition. Spend your Sunday evening on the dancefloor
with headliner Nonku Phiri and Cape Town legends - Christian Tiger School -
keeping you energised well into the night. A hand-picked selection of Cape Town
street food icons will keep revellers content and well-fed. Tickets are
available for R80 at Quicket.
DO: Find your centre at the New Moon Beach Meditation on Camps Bay beach.
The aim of the event is to introduce people to a variety of practices they can
use in their everyday life to create their own peace. Join the group and
celebrate life, peace and unity. Entrance is free but, if you’d like, you can
donate here. Read up about the benefits of
the family together around a big, tasty pizza. Head on down to Hout Bay and
enjoy the fine food and service at Massimo’s.
Wood-fired pizza, pasta and an assortment of Mediterranean dishes are what the
fine folks at Massimo’s do best. For more information and bookings, follow
EXPLORE: A biltong and wine festival is to South
Africa what a cheeseburger and milkshake festival would be to the US. Head on
over to the Perderberg
Winery, site of the Pinotage and Biltong Festival. Enjoy a massive
selection of Pinotage’s to be paired with different biltongs. There will also
be food trucks for when you want something more filling and a band to set the
festive atmosphere. Tickets are available for R200 at computicket.