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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, 26 to Sunday, 28 August 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. Open up your creative side at a small-town arts festival or treat yourself to a swanky party in the city to celebrate the end of the winter season.

#Pickoftheweek: Renegade Bingo in Cape Town: 26 August
You definitely won’t want to bring your gran along to this bingo night! This wild and wacky party gives bingo a fun twist with dress-up themes, plenty of drinks and DJs that will have the beats bumping all night. Dress up in your craziest outfit and win awesome prizes in this game of chance.

Make bingo fun again at The Portuguese Club.

2. After-Work Drinks at the Cape Town Club: 26 August
Looking for a place to de-stress after a long week of work? This members-only club is opening its doors to the public every Friday night for a wine-filled wind down in the city. You can enjoy a gourmet meal paired with tasty vinos before heading down to the Basement Bar for a banging party featuring live musical performances.

Lounge about at the Cape Town Club for a night of classy fun.

3. Greyton Creative Arts Festival: 26 – 28 August
This quaint little town in the Overberg area will explode with colour all weekend long for the annual Creative Arts Festival. Various venues across the region will open their doors to art enthusiasts and are hosting workshops, markets and musical arts for all to enjoy.

Get a little creative in Greyton this weekend.

4. West Coast National Park Day Trip: 27 August
Spring is around the corner and a group of flora-lovers are gathering at the Potsberg Flower Reserve to view the breathtaking flower fields found in the West Coast National Park. Enjoy a picnic in the park and make sure to pack your camera to capture the beautiful scenery found only in the Western Cape.

Celebrate the start of spring at the Potsberg Flower Reserve.

5. Black Bottle Friday at The Bank: 26 August
What better way to bring the month to a close than with a stylish black tie party? Mingle with glamorous guys and gals at this classy monthly bash and enjoy fine liquor in black bottles while dancing the night away to hot hip-hop and house jams by a list of talented local DJs.

Pop bottles at The Bank and enjoy a night of frivolous festivity.

6. Blisters for Bread Fun Walk: 28 August
The Peninsula School Feeding Association (PSFA) feeds 28 000 children every day and they want to increase their numbers with your help. Assist these amazing people in raising funds to feed children in need by taking part in this fun 5-km walk or 10-km run through Green Point and surrounding areas.

Head down to Green Point and enjoy this fun walk for charity.

7. Cape Town Mini Maker Faire: 26 – 28 August
If you’re interested in technology, design and art, head down to this cool convention and check out some new and interesting inventions. Take part in innovative workshops, purchase geeky gadgets in the market and enjoy the awe-inspiring art on display throughout the science centre.

See the future take shape before your eyes at the Cape Town Science Centre.

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

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