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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, 3 June to Sunday, 5 June 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. This weekend is all about discoveries, with Encounters making its way back to Cape Town, the annual Robertson Wacky Wine Weekend, and Kamers Creative Showcase. 

#PickoftheWeek: Big Band Jazz Festival: 1 - 4 June
Cape Town has been in love with jazz since its introduction to the genre many years ago. This weekend, help up-and-coming jazz musicians get a start in the industry when they show off their skills at this widely accredited event at the Baxter Theatre. This annual showcase is entering its eighteenth year of inspiring the youth, and proceeds go towards funding music programmes in Athlone and Manenberg.

Jazz up your weekend with the Big Band Jazz Festival

2. Robertson Wacky Wine Weekend: 2 - 5 June
Robertson is close enough to Cape Town for a day excursion, and this weekend marks its annual celebration of all things vino. Join the residents of the valley and the 40 participating venues at this fantastic event, now celebrating its thirteenth birthday. Some of the big names taking part are Arabella Wines, Graham Beck, Klipdrift Distillery, Van Loveren and many more. Celebrating all things local, this is one wonderful and wacky weekend you don't want to miss out on so grab your friends and pack your bags!

No wine lover would miss the annual Robertson Wacky Wine Weekend.

3. Kamers Creative Showcase: 1 - 5 June
This upmarket fête showcases high-quality local products at its stunning 2016 venue, the Castle of Good Hope. This year marks the Castle’s 350th anniversary, and Kamers plans to make this birthday an extra special one. With trinkets galore, and more pretty things than you have ever seen before, this event is ideal for any market lover and admirer of fine things. 

Get creative with your shopping at Kamers.

4. Cape Point Vineyards 10km Trail Run: 4 June
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city and go for a relaxing run through the vineyards. Cape Point Vineyards is hosting a 10-km trail run, with wine tasting coupons for all the finishers of the race. There are also picnic baskets available (if you pre-order) so you can sit and relax with your family after truly earning your cheese and French loaf lunch.

Wine-d down for the weekend with a casual 10km run at Cape Point Vineyard

5. Virtual Encounters Documentary Exhibition: 2 - 4 June
Virtual Reality (VR) is the latest techno trend, and this weekend the creators of the Encounters International Documentary Film Festival bring you an introduction to the realm of VR. This interactive tour of Cape Town Central Library will fuse non-fiction and technology in a fun and informative way. Expect lots of discoveries and lots of wonder.

It is virtually a crime not to go to the Virtual Encounters Documentary Exhibition

6. Hinterland: 4 June
Margot Molyneux, the well-known Capetonian designer, is launching her new collection; Hinterland. This collection is designed to suit Cape Town weather, it is made of organic fibre dyed with natural colours and will be debuted at Creative Nestlings on Longmarket Street. Margot Molyneux established herself in 2009, and has been producing high-quality garments ever since. Come and see her amazing new collection, and bulk up your winter wardrobe. 

Check out Margot Molyneux’s new collection for autumn/winter Hinterland

7. Encounters International Documentary Film Festival: 2 - 12 June
The internationally acclaimed festival returns to Cape Town with even more amazing doccies from around the world. The screenings for the festival in Cape Town will be held at The Labia Theatre and the V&A Waterfront Cinema Nouveaux, with some special events taking place elsewhere in the city. Support SA by watching local films at this year’s Encounters International Documentary Film Festival.

Watch a movie with a difference with Encounters International Documentary Film Festival

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

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