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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 this weekend from Friday, 29 May to Sunday, 31 May 2015

Our “cheatsheet” for a great weekend begins right here. Get stuck into mushrooms, sip glorious wines, try to become famous and party for Africa – it’s all happening this weekend in the Mother City!

1. The Franschhoek Mystery Weekend 
Why is it that the best things in life are hidden from us until the last minute? That’s the motivation behind the Franschhoek Mystery Weekend, where the details and planning are completely secreted from you until the moment it begins. Wouldn’t you love to chill in the Winelands, with a surprise event lurking around the corner? If your idea of fun is a relaxing stay with intrigue and simulated murder, the Franschhoek Mystery Weekend will be the very epitome of your weekend getaway plans.

2. 5 for Change Charity Fundraiser 
Do you want to donate to charity and enjoy a swanky evening affair? Then 5 for Change is the best bet for you.. Five extremely worthwhile charities have been selected such as Read to Rise (disturbing books) and Generation Ubuntu (health and wellbeing), these are just some of the programs that you’ll be giving back to. The evening will be a black-tie affair and is hosted by local funnyman Siv Ngesi. It’s also an incredible networking opportunity, as business leaders and top entrepreneurs will be in attendance. Also, charity. Don’t forget about the charity.

3. SA’s Got Talent Auditions 
Fame is a fickle light that burns quickly, but if you really want to get that fire going (and you have the talent to prove it), you may want to audition for 2015’s SA’s Got Talent Auditions! Previous year’s winners included dancers, singers and poets, so anyone with a gift to share can potentially win it all. It could be you (or not, you’ve gotta keep these expectations realistic). Learn all about it and discover how you can sign up for SA's Got Talent.

4. Comedians for Smiles
Have a laugh and donate to children in need, that’s the emphasis behind Comedians for Smiles. You can enjoy a delicious meal (paired with top South African wines) while watching some of the Cape’s funniest comedians such a Stuart Taylor, Tracy Klass and Mum-Z. For kids born with cleft lips and palates, the purchase price of your ticket will go towards corrective surgeries for them. Here’s all you need to know about this wonderful charity event, Comedians for Smiles.

5. Feast of Shiraz and Charcuterie 
Are you a weekend drinker? Do you wait all week to message a sultry bottle of wine open and drink its contents flat? Then you better mosey on down to the fourth annual Feast of Shiraz and Charcuterie before the best wines from Bon Courage, Simonsig and Rust en Vrede Wine Estate are all snapped up! It’s all from a handpicked group of wine estates, olive oil makers and gourmet cheese creators. It’s also an extremely limited event with only 30 persons allowed, so book now! Click through to discover more about the 2015 feast of Shiraz and Charcuterie.

6. African Celebration Party
Celebrate all that is African with this incredible party, filled with some of the best performers on the continent such as Gmax, Garlic Brown, Kan, Ruff Kat and many more. The show is hosted by Emile YX? of Black Noise fame and is sure to be a continental blast! Get to the African Celebration Party and boogie all night (and day if you so wish to).

7. Electronics and Gaming Expo
Cosplay, console and PC gaming, board games, gaming goodies, it’s all happening at the Electronics and Gaming Expo. This is the inaugural event and it hopes to become a staple in the Cape Town events calendar, so dress up as a Lara Croft or Super Mario and speed on down to the Electronics and Gaming Expo!

If these events aren’t making you excited for the weekends, why not visit the Drink and Draw Doodle session or the Delheim Mushroom Week. Come on, surely you can’t be that hard to please? Our fair city has something for everyone!

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