SA Insider Guide: A weekend escape in Cape Town

2017-06-18 16:56 - Unathi Nkanjeni
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With so many activities and festivities happening in and around the city this last weekend of June, boredom does not exist in this city's vocabulary.

You can choose from LYAO to both local and internationally iconic comedians at Cape Town Comedy Club, check out your "Dj's not favourite DJ's" Sebby 2 Scoops, Bassy Boi and Terry P at Fiction or just relax and unwind with Hillcrest's selection of Tapas and award winning wines.

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What will you get up to this weekend 23 to 25 June?

Friday, 23 June

SEE: Your "Dj's not favourite DJ's" Sebby 2 Scoops, Bassy Boi and Terry P will be rocking the decks at Fiction and R50 gets you in.

DO:  Sing along to legendary, Whitney Houston's biggest hits at the Artscape Theatre Centre. The event starts at 18:00 and cost ranges from R190 - R390.

TASTE:  Celebrate winter with Hillcrest Restaurant's selection of Tapas and award winning wines.

EXPLORE: To get lost is to learn the way at the "Progress Preserved" exhibition by Art of Brother at Worldart Gallery.

SEE: 23 Cheap-cheap outdoorsy things to do in Cape Town

Saturday, 24 June

SEE: Cinga Samson is bringing you a "Safari Fantasy" exhibition compromising a series of self-portraits at Blank Projects at no admission cost.

DO: Be part of a unique outdoor music festival, celebrating the Winter Solstice with not just amazing electronic music but Workshops at Circle of Dreams. Cost ranges from R350 to R350.

TASTE: Go as you are to PRIMI and taste their new breakfast menu which is absolutely delicious.

EXPLORE: LYAO to both local and internationally iconic comedians at Cape Town Comedy Club from 18:30 and R120 gets you in.

Sunday, 25 June

SEE: Catch a threat show with a twist at  Barnyard Theatre's 70s dance party of the century.

DO: Decoda Institute of South Africa is launching a five-year, in-depth music performance and learning residency in South Africa at Endler Hall from 20:00 and R140 gets you in. 

TASTE: Wine not? Do the Groot Constantia Wine Tours in Groot Constantia. Entry cost R100.

EXPLORE: The  "Design for Future Living" expo where the present meets the future is taking place at Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry from 10:00 to 18:00. Entry fee ranges from R40 for adults, R20 for pensioner and free to kids under 12.

SEE: #WinterEscape: Find your escape at Delheim's jazz and cheese fondues

With the month-long  school holidays, here are our top 4 festivities you should be checking out:

The Friday Night Feast (30 June)

There is no better way than to do pens down at a night out and luckily for you Night Feast is having a "Last Friday" addition at The Palms in Woodstock.

Where: The Palms in Woodstock

Cost: Ranges from R100 to R160

Private Affair - Courtesy of Strongbow (01 June)

It's that time again for Cape Town's biggest 90's and 2000's Hip and R&B event with a massive line-up including the hottest DJ's and never before seen triple threats such as Waggy, Ron X, Clint Abrahams and more.

Where: Inside On The Greens, Momentum Golf Village, Wynberg

Cost: R80 for early bird tickets, R100 presold and R150 at the door

The Wonderful World of Disney On Ice (19 - 23 July)

Enter a dazzling world where adventure awaits at The Wonderful World of Disney On Ice alongside Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy on a walk down memory lane in colourful celebration of magic, spirit and family fun. 

Where: GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World

Cost: R50 - R450

The Jive Cape Town Funny Festival (10 July - 6 August)

The country's leading comedy festival, the Jive Cape Town Funny Festival delivered by Turkish Airlines, returns with its 13th award-winning production of a selection of local and international stars including Alan Committie as MC, Marc Lottering, Captain Frodo, Mario Queen of the Circus and many more funny people.

Where: Baxter Theatre Centre

Cost: R190

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