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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, 6 May to Sunday, 8 May 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. Get your geek on with the very first FanCon, or channel your inner historian and get some exercise with the Slave Route Challenge.  

#PickoftheWeek: Global Cannabis March
The legalisation of marijuana has been a point of contention globally for many years. The citizens of Cape Town who are invested in the struggle to legitimise cannabis are tired of the lack of progress, so they’ve planned the peaceful march on Saturday, 7 May 2016 to show solidarity with the global movement, and raise awareness. Even if smoking the herb is not your thing, this is a golden opportunity to learn the views of people on the other side of the fence and to see why it is so popular. For the exact route and more details, click here.

2. I See You at the Fugard Theatre
The latest production from writer, actor and director Mongiwekhaya explores the themes and problems facing our society today in ‘I See You’ at the Fugard Theatre from Friday, 6 May to Saturday, 28 May 2016. The title (a common Zulu greeting and acknowledgement) speaks of a recognition of someone’s essence and soul, which plays into the plot that involves two friends (Ben and Skinn) on a night out. The plot becomes more complex when a former freedom fighter turned policeman arrests Ben for adopting a western name. Seize this opportunity to watch as an all-star cast delves deeper into SA’s modern societal issues. For more info, click here

3. Jazz HOOC Carnival
This carnival to benefit the Hands Off Our Children initiative is the perfect way to spend a fun-filled day while supporting a good cause. The fun-fair on both Saturday, 7 and Sunday, 8 May 2016, will feature carnival rides, yummy food, live music, craft stalls, and games for all ages. Cape Town favourite Alistair Izobell will be performing on Sunday at 6pm, and that’s not all! The organisers are planning to attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the longest human centipede, so be a part of history and head down to Muizenberg High School for the Jazz HOOC this weekend! 

4. FanCon: Cape Town Comic Con
For the first time, the mammoth festival that is Comic Con comes to South Africa, to excite and amaze all fans of everything ‘geeky’. From Saturday, 7 May to Sunday, 8 May 2016, fans will have the opportunity to meet and greet some of the world’s most talented comic book artists. There will be gaming stations, rare and vintage comics on display, and no FanCon experience would be complete without the best show of cosplay anywhere in SA. Dress to impress at the very first FanCon at The Lookout Deck this weekend!

5. Slave Route Challenge
Explore Cape Town in a new light this Sunday, 8 May 2016. Join in on the Slave Route Challenges with four different route options to choose from (21.1-km run, 10-km run, 10-km walk, 5-km fun-walk) that all start on Darling Street and pass some of the most historic buildings and monuments our Mother City has to offer! This opportunity of historic discovery  will teach you all about Cape Town’s slave history, and get you back into shape (kind of). Learn something new, and work off those sweet treats this Sunday at the Slave Route Challenge

6. Cape Town Pro-Surfing Competition
Head down to Bloubergstrand this weekend to watch more than 70 of SA’s most talented surfers catch some sweet waves in Big Bay. This competition, hosted by Quiksilver, is a world ranking tournament that determines where each surfer stands in the international surfer log. Take in the amazing talent and the sensational views from Big Bay from Friday, 6 May to Sunday, 8 May 2016. If surfing is totally your vibe, why not enter, and join the fun? Click through to our event page for more info.

7. Mother’s Day at The Twelve Apostles Hotel
The Twelve Apostles Hotel is the perfect place to take your mama for a day of relaxation and spoiling, after all, she does have to deal with you all year. The hotel and spa are offering multiple opportunities to show your mum just how special she is. The ‘Queen for a Day’ spa treatment (at the Best Spa in SA according to House & Leisure Magazine) will leave your mum feeling relaxed and refreshed. Why not try high-tea with a difference, with Tea by the Sea at The Leopard Bar and The Conservatory? Or even take your lovely mumzie to lunch at either Azure or the Atlantic Terrace Marquee. For more details on the amazing offers, check out the Mother’s Day at the Twelve Apostles page.

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