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7 great things to do in Cape Town this weekend

Our pick of seven of the best events and things to do in Cape Town from Friday, 29 to Sunday, 31 July 2016.

Pick any weekend of the year in Cape Town and you’re bound to find a host of events planned throughout our hip and happening city. Laugh your socks off with the city’s top Afrikaans comics or gather with the geeks at a cool gaming convention.

#Pickoftheweek: Harry Potter Midnight Party at Exclusive Books: 31 July
It’s time to get out your dress robes and polish your magic wand: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the eighth book in the series, will be released this weekend and Exclusive Books invites the city’s witches and wizards to join them on Harry’s latest adventure.

Grab your Firebolt and head over to the V&A Waterfront for a magical night out.

2. Afrikaans Festival at the Cape Town Comedy Club: 27 – 31 July
If you’re in the mood for a lekker lag, check out the hilarious Afrikaans comics that have been running the show at the Cape Town Comedy Club. Enjoy some tasty snacks and drinks while Hannes Brümmer, Schalk Bezuidenhout and many more share stories that will have you doubled over with laughter.

Let these guys put a smile on your dial at the Cape Town Comedy Club.

3. Factory Shop Expo in Cape Town: 30 – 31 July
Save yourself some money and visit this expo to find bargains from over 120 international brands. The Factory Shop Expo has got it all: clothing, home décor, food products and kids toys – everything you need under one roof.

Head down to this bargain bonanza and shop till you drop.

4. So Happy White Wonderland: 30 July
Winter in Cape Town is already wonderful, but the wizards at So Happy Carnival are taking it up a notch with a winter themed party for everyone who loves the icy season. A host of DJs will be playing some cool tunes while contortionists, trapeze artists and other carnival performers show off their tricks for your entertainment.

Take a trip to The Bank and enjoy this cold, hard bash.

5. Divas One Night Only Fundraising Show: 30 July
You’re in for a night of laughs, great music and phenomenal dancing as the Divas take the stage at this fabulous fundraiser. Kat Gilardi and her posse of drag queens will perform unforgettable hits in costumes that will blow your mind and leave you covered in glitter all night.

Glitz and glad awaits you at the Joseph Stone Auditorium.

6. Die Burger MTB Challenge: 31 July
With races for everyone from kids to advanced cyclists, this series of trails through Stellenbosch is a great way to get the whole family outdoors this weekend. Choose one of the six trails prepared for the race and zip through the picturesque town on your mountain bike to win some awesome prizes.

Get your wheels spinning in Stellies this weekend.

7. Electronics and Gaming Expo: 29 – 31 July
Gamers and gadget-lovers will be in geek heaven at this expo that showcases the latest electronics and gaming innovations available in South Africa. Try out new games, shop for comic books and action figures or show off your kickass cosplay at this colourful convention.

Get lost in a fantasy world at the Convention Centre...

Here are two more awesome events coming up in the next couple of weeks:

 

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