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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, 25 July to Sunday, 27 July 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. Whether you’re a budding fashionista, a fan of classic musicals or an aspiring foodie, we’ve got something for you to indulge in on your much-needed break!

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

Nightlife pick of the weekend: Rocky Horror Show at The Fugard
Due to enormous popular demand, Richard O’Brien’s Rocky Horror Show has returned to the Fugard Theatre stage for a second run. The box- office hit was nominated for nine Fleur du Cap theatre awards in early 2014 and has enjoyed sold-out performance across the country. So, if you missed all the over-the-top fun the first time around, now is your chance to witness the legendary gender-bending musical. Expect fishnets, big wigs and, of course, hits like ‘Science Fiction/ Double Feature’, ‘Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch-Me’ and ‘Dammit Janet’ in this cult classic. Every Friday and Saturdays are dress up nights, so grab your leather pants and feather boas to join the fun! The show will run until November 2. TIP: Grab an audience participation pack in the lobby for R20. Tickets are available via Computicket.com or at Computicket outlets and cost between R90p/p and R230p/p depending on seats and the day of the show. Discounts are available for pensioners, students, scholars and block bookings of 10 or more people. Show times are as follows: Tuesday to Friday: 8pm, Saturday: 4pm and 8pm, Sunday: 5:30pm.

2. Sunday Roast and Opera at Spier Hotel Stellenbosch
Spier Hotel is hosting a special Sunday lunch roast that is set to be a feast for the senses. The pristine hotel ends the weekend off with its Sunday Roast and Opera affair that sees Bulgarian-born soprano Svetlana Ivanova and pianist Ingrid Salzmann performing both romantic and modern classics for the revelers. Diners can expect a bountiful spread of roasted meats and hearty roast vegetables to fill their tummies, while the fireplace in the wine bar should keep any winter chills at bay. Tickets are available via Quicket.co.za and cost R395p/p. The blissful lunch starts at 11:30am.

3. Cape Town Street Food Festival in Woodstock.
Whether you’re a ‘foodie’ or if you just enjoy some tasty nosh you might want to check out the inaugural Cape Town Street Food Festival this Sunday. Set to transform the Side Street Studio in Woodstock, this one-day fiesta aims to highlight the delicious movement of ‘street food’. There is a free-to-attend market with delicious grub on offer as well as a number of seminars that feature talks by some of the movers and shakers in the local food industry like Andy Fenner (Frankie Fenner Meat Merchants) and Yang Zhao (Beijing Opera). At night there will be a street food themed dinner where attendees can look forward to tucking into scrumptious bites prepared by a host of chefs like Ryan McDonagh (Lefty’s) and Vanessa Marx (owner of Dear Me restaurant). Tickets are available from Quicket.co.za. Street Food talk: R297.95p/p, Street Food dinner: R379.95p/p. Market runs from 9am to 4pm.

4. Vortex Phoenix: Natural Wonder Trance Party at Hillcrest Quarry
This Saturday, Hillcrest Quarry becomes the stomping ground for a potent dose of trance. Vortex Trance Adventures, together with MindZone, are pitching tents and transforming Hillcrest’s rolling fields for the Natural Wonder indoor/outdoor trance party. This 16-hour day/night jol has a line-up of top-notch DJs like Jaml, The End and special guest Tim Parr of Ella Mental fame performing with her new electronic dance project, Soulfield. The one-of-a-kind venue will have a giant marquee tent to protect all 800 stompers from the wintry conditions. Tickets are available from participating retailers, at the gates and at Quicket.co.za. Tickets bought before the day cost R260p/p and cost R300p/p at the gate.

5. Disney on Ice South Africa at GrandWest Grand Arena
Pirouetting onto the GrandWest Grand Arena ice rink, Disney On Ice is back for another action-packed spectacular from Wednesday until Sunday. The international show celebrates 100 years of Disney magic. Expect to see and hear popular characters singing tunes from blockbusters and family-favourite films like The Lion King, Toy Story, Aladdin and Beauty and the Beast. Even if your little ones don’t know the films they should be swept up by the upbeat sing-a-long tunes and adorable characters performing on the large ice rink.. Tickets are available through Computicket.com and Computicket outlets and cost between R150p/p and R350. The show is performed Wednesday to Sunday at 2pm; as well as 6pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Sunday and Saturday will also stage 10am showings.

6. Mercedes-Benz Cape Town Fashion Week at the CTICC
Fashionistas will want to flock to the Cape Town International Convention Centre from Thursday until Sunday because the Mercedes Benz Cape Town Fashion Week will sashay into the Mother City. The likes of  Gavin Rajah, Craig Port, Lalesso, Marianne Fassler and Fabiani will all reveal their latest spring/summer 2014 collections and shows will feature everything from high-end to ready-to-wear-pieces. What’s more, a number of student designers will also present their work so attendees can catch a glimpse of our country’s future fashion talent! There will also be a highly-anticipated conference that gives advice and tips to budding creatives on how to stay on trend. Tickets are available from Webtickets.co.za and prices vary from R100p/p to R250p/p per show. Please note that tickets are limited for the shows.

7. Oklahoma! Musical at the Artscape Theatre
This old favourite musical production will charm and delight theatre-goers with its familiar songs and intriguing love triangles. Oklahoma!, which is considered to be one of the most important and influential musicals of the 20th Century, is on the Artscape Theatre until 3 August 2014. The Cape Philharmonic Orchestra will accompany hits like “Oh, What a Beautiful Morning’, ‘People Will Say We’re in Love’ and ‘I Can’t Say No’. Tickets for Oklahoma! are available online via Computicket.com, at Computicket outlets and via the Artscape Dial-A-Seat service by calling +27 (0) 21 421 2695. Ticket prices vary from R100p/p to R235p/p.  The shows are Tuesday to Sunday 7:30pm, plus a matinee on Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30pm. Various discounts are available for block bookings of 10 or more people, families of five or more members and for pensioners and students.

by, Ondine Mond

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If none of these suggestions hit the mark, why not try the Music Tribute Show at the Barnyard Theatre Willowbridge?

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