SA Insider: Chill out in Kaapstad this weekend

2018-03-31 09:38
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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.  

Friday, 13 April

SEE: Rock out at this Friday the 13th themed event at Ace N Spades BarHellcats 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 or 021 884 4713 for bookings.

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Saturday, 14 April

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!  

TASTE: New York City’s favourite on-the-go breakfast item has finally taken root in SA and it’s about time. It’s Bagel Time. 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.   

EXPLORE:  Head 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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Sunday, 15 April

SEE: Make your way over to the Old Biscuit Mill for the Sunday 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 meditation here.

TASTE: Bring 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 this link.

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.