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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, 22 August to Sunday, 24 August 2014

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. With everything from a wine festival and charity event to an action-packed rugby match and award-winning theatre production, we’ve got something for you to do on your well-deserved break.

7 GREAT THINGS TO DO IN & AROUND CAPE TOWN THIS WEEKEND

Nightlife pick of the weekend: The Kiffness at Die Mystic Boer in Stellenbosch
This popular Stellenbosch-based party venue wraps up an epic month-long series of events on Saturday with the chart-topping electronic act The Kiffness. This first-rate band that reached the number one spot on the MTV Dance Charts will perform quality tunes from their latest album, KIFF. The fun-loving duo consists of lifelong friends Dave Scott and Mevelo Shandu. While both musicians contribute to track vocals, Scott brings his talents in keyboard, trumpet and production elements to the jol and Shandu (AKA Black Norris) his knowledge of bass and drums. The result is a toe-tapping, hip-shaking sound that’s sure to get everyone moving and grinding.  . Entry is on a first come, first served basis. Tickets are available at the door R40p/p and doors open at 9pm.

2. Interprovincial and Grand Prix Track Cycling at Bellville Velodrome
Get your competitive spirit going by watching some of Mzansi’s top track cyclists duke it out for championship honours and bragging rights at the Bellville Velodrome from Friday to Sunday in three high-level competitions: the SA Omnium Championships, The Linea President’s Cup (interprovincial) and the Western Cape Grand Prix. Superstars like the South African riders from the Commonwealth Games, the silver medallist of the 2013 World Championships Nolan Hoffman and acclaimed riders like Theuns van der Bank and Morne van Niekerk will all spin their wheels in a weekend of high-adrenaline racing events, including a nail-biting 1500m sprint. The three-day event is topped off with the Grand Prix contest, a race which sees competitors vie for individual glory. Races start at 9am Friday and Saturday and at the Grand Prix starts at 12pm on Sunday. Entry is free!

3. Blue Bird Garage Food and Goods Market in Muizenberg
The Blue Bird Garage and Goods Market in Muizenberg is a family-friendly foodie and shopping experience that brings the Cape Peninsula to life every Friday night. This indoor souk, which is known for its unpretentious and family-friendly vibe, is filled with 40-odd friendly vendors selling everything from steam punk jewellery and leather bags to gourmet foodie items like cinnamon and mascarpone cupcakes and colossal organic burgers. The price tag is as disarming as the locals’ charm with most items coming in under R50. Also, parents can rest easy while ambling around the market as there is a dedicated kiddie’s space with facilities like a climbing wall and monkey bars – and a mere R20 a child ensures that a childminder will watch over the little one. Note: If you’re planning on being a bigger crowd, you can book a table. The market is open from 4pm – 10pm every Friday, with a fashion bazaar on the first Saturday of every month, which runs from 11am – 4pm.

4. Pieter Toerien Presents Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at the Theatre on the Bay
The hilarious, award-wining theatre production Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is set to wow audiences at Peter Toerien’s dinner theatre, Theatre on the Bay from August 13 to September 6. This Anton Chekhov-inspired play features an all-star South African cast that includes Michael Richard, Louise Saint-Claire, Bo Petersen, Richard Gau, Emilie Owen and Kensiwe Tshabalala and is directed by celebrated local film, television and theatre producer Bobby Heaney. This side-splitting tale, which has racked up numerous awards since hitting American theatres last year, including a Tony Award for Best play 2013, is about three siblings. Two out of the three siblings never moved out of their childhood home and are surprised when the third makes an unexpected visit, returning as a famous movie star with her toy boy in tow! Tickets for the show are available via Computicket.com and cost between R95p/p and R165p/p depending on seating. A three-course dinner and show package is R315p/p. The show starts at 8pm.

5. Blisters for Bread Fun Walk at Green Point Cricket Club
Back for its 47th year, the Blisters for Bread charity event will take place this Sunday. The annual fun walk starts from the Green Point Cricket Club and supports the Peninsula School Feeding Association (PSFA), a non-profit organisation that addresses the fact that three out of four children in the Western Cape go to school hungry every day. Schools and learners are urged to enter at R50p/p (which feeds 25 children) with the winning school walking away with a R5000 cash prize and the opportunity to a select a school to benefit from the year-long feeding scheme. Participants, young and old, can walk or wheel themselves to the finish line of a 10-km or 5-km fun walk. The 10-km walk starts at 8am and the 5-km walk starts at 8:30am.

6. Western Province VS Golden Lions Currie Cup Rugby Match at Newlands Stadium
Capetonian rugby supporters can enjoy watching the boys in blue and white square up against Joburg’s Golden Lions on home soil this Saturday. Western Province started the season with a convincing win of 36-15 over the Eastern Province Kings. Meanwhile, Jozi’s wildcats recently celebrated a thundering triumph over the former champs, the Blue Bulls.  What does this mean? Well, with both teams in high spirits, rugby fanatics can expect a cracker of a match! Tickets are available via Ticketpros.co.za, via Spar and PostNet stores and at the Newlands Stadium, and prices range from R35p/p to R95p/p. The game starts at 5:05pm.

7. We Luv Wine Festival in Brackenfell
For those looking for a way to warm the last (hopefully) few winter days, Cape Gate’s We Luv Wine Festival, which takes place this Friday and Saturday, should do the trick. A wino and foodie’s dream, the fiesta features over 100 estates who will supply delicious reds, white and MCCs for festival-goers to sip and swirl. Attendees can expect producers like Beau Belle Wines, Du Toitskloof Cellar, Vergenoegd Wine Estate, Blaauwklippen to bring their best. If wine isn’t your drink of choice, the festival will also have a range of lip-smacking port, grappa and even pot-stilled brandy to keep you lubricated. Along with tantalizing tipple, the festival will have delicious treats on offer in the form of nibbles like cheese, olives and chocolates, and more filling foods like sandwiches and hot delights, all of which is served in a comfy café-style food court. Bok Radio will be recording live from the event, so expect to hear your favourite hits and local treffers. Tickets for the We Luv Wine Festival cost R50p/ and are available via Plankton.mobi, at the Information Desk at the Cape Gate Shopping Centre as well as at the door on the day. Price includes a tasting glass, an information booklet about the various wineries and tastings. The festival runs on Friday 5pm – 9pm and Saturday 12pm – 6pm.

by Ondine Mond

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Still not inspired? Why not check out the Open Design Festival  at the Cape Town City Hall which finishes on Saturday.

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