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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, 23 to Sunday, 25 June 2017
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. We have rounded up a bunch of super fun things to do in and around the Mother City this weekend. These three days include opportunities for partying it up to live music, sipping alcohol and noshing on scrummy grub. Yup, winter really is all about keeping warm by eating and drinking. Enjoy this activity at its best with craft cider, wine and creative dishes.
#Pickoftheweek: Vortex Phoenix Festival of Fire (23 - 25 June)
Outdoor trance parties aren’t restricted to summertime and a little cold and rain won’t stand in the way of Vortex’s latest fest, which is sure to be a smasher. Let loose on a sheltered dancefloor at the Circle of Dreams to an overwhelming lineup of far-out psy music blenders and witness a psychedelic celebration of fire, with performers executing fire juggling, poi spinning and flame throwing.
Allow your summery trance party spirit to rise from the ashes and soar at the Phoenix Festival of Fire.
2. House of Winter Wines (24 June)
Celebrate Cape Town’s famous grape talent and set your tastebuds on a smorgasbord of tasty wines, breads and the finest of cheeses this Saturday. The tasting is held in the beautiful historic St Herbert Baker building on 6 Spin Street and is set against a backdrop of soft jazz electro. Come sup away and find some of your favourite bottles to buy at cellar prices - in other words, they will be wonderfully inexpensive!
Sample a spread of delicious eats and wines, the perfect way to warm up, at the House of Winter Wines.
3. Tulbagh Christmas in Winter Festival (24 - 25 June)
You may have fantasised about a northern hemisphere cold, white Christmas where you spend the day snuggled inside by a cosy fire wearing multicoloured handknitted jumpers and sipping hot spiced wine. Tulbagh is organising a ‘Christmas’ weekend that coordinates with our country’s winter season to fulfill your dreams. Expect streets of lights, eggnog, gluhwein, roasts, a Christmas market and children’s activities - Santa will also be stopping by as a treat for the kids!
Enjoy a stodgy hot meal when it makes sense to (because it isn’t the heat of blazing summer) at the Christmas in Winter Festival.
4. InstaEats Perfect Pairing (24 June)
A one-time-only unique three-course menu for the 100 lucky tummies who book first will team up with craft brand Sxollie Cider in a wondrous pairing experience. Oftentimes, all the other alcohols take a backseat while wine shines as the main event in pairing parties, but Cape Town’s Perfect Pairing series has been changing that. Discover the magic of these combinations at The Village Idiot in this guided pairing.
If you love cider, you’ll love the InstaEats Perfect Pairing.
5. HGG Gala for Good Charity Dinner (23 June)
The HGG Financial Group are the sponsors of this year’s edition of the annual charity gala, which will be raising funds for the Masincedane Community Service, an organisation concerned with providing healthcare and employment services to the community in the Helderberg. Come and dine in style at this black tie event for a good cause and enjoy wine paired with fantastic dishes as singer Renate Riedemann serenades you with her melodic vocals.
Head out to Somerset West for a philanthropic evening of sophistication and deliciousness at Lourensford Wine Estate.
6. Ben Dey and The Concrete Lions Live at Dizzy’s (23 June)
Dizzy’s Restaurant and Pub, one of the most laid-back, unfussy and downright cool venues in Camps Bay, will play host to Cape Town’s homegrown band, Ben Dey and The Concrete Lions this Friday. The locals responsible for the hit single ‘Easy Love’ will be dishing out a generous helping of their particular take on afro-indie pop which you can enjoy whilst making the most of Dizzy’s drinks specials.
Bop, stomp and sing along to the fresh, young sounds of Ben Dey and The Concrete Lions.
7. Saturday Supper Club (24 June)
Chef Norman of this dinner’s venue, Tobago’s Restaurant, is the mind behind the delectable three-course menu in store for the weekend. He has created each mouth-watering edible in such a way that it works with a selected wine such that the two bring out one another’s flavours. This wine and food pairing evening happens monthly and each episode features a vino from one farm - come on down and find out which the latest choice is!
Eat, drink, and feel cultured at the Saturday Supper Club.