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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, 25 to Sunday, 27 August 2017
Pick any weekend of the year in Cape Town and you’re bound to find a host of events planned throughout the city. We have rounded up a bunch of super fun things to do this weekend. We bring you: reasons to enjoy craft beer, a walk for a good cause, a massive outdoor trance fest and a leather-making workshop. You’ll also get the chance to catch the most anticipated boxing match of the year and watch the SA musical, King Kong, before it moves to Joburg.
#Pickoftheweek: King Kong Stage Musical (22 August – 3 September)
This magical, proudly South African production returns to the stage this year for the first time in 56 years, and its ability to captivate audiences has not changed one bit. Join the incredible cast of performers on a journey following the trials and triumphs of Ezekiel Dlamini, a local heavyweight boxing champion in the 1950s. Complete with brilliant direction, magnificent vocals, and swing dance, King Kong will have you laughing, crying and bobbing your head to the music.
Head to the Fugard Theatre for a showing of the unforgettable King Kong Stage Musical.
2. The highly-anticipated Mayweather Vs. McGregor fight (27 August)
The hype has been building around this upcoming boxing match and it’s finally here! Although both champs have been talking a BIG game, only one of these industry giants will show us that they can put their money where their mouth is. Watch the action, as it happens in Las Vegas, from one of several night spots in Cape Town that will be streaming the match live. These spots include The Loft in Wetton, Trenchtown in Observatory, as well as Villains Ale House and Madison Avenue in the CBD. While the match will be airing on Saturday, 26 August in the US, due to the time difference it will only be showing here early in the morning on Sunday, 27 August.
Who’s your money on? Head out to catch a live stream of the Mayweather Vs McGregor fight.
3. Blisters for Bread Fun Walk (27 August)
Leave your mark by joining this charitable walk, and help make a little difference in someone’s life. Blisters for Bread donates the funds it raises from events such as these to the Peninsula School Feeding Association, an organisation looking to bust hunger so that students can get the most out of school. The more entries the fun walk gets, the more mouths the organisation is able to feed, so sign up now! Choose between the 10km and the 5km walk, both of which go along the scenic Sea Point promenade.
Put on your walking takkies and stamp out hunger at the Blisters for Bread Fun Walk.
4. Sunflower Outdoor Music Festival (26 – 27 August)
The Cape Town Ostrich Ranch gets bumping with funky trance beats and dancing feet this weekend. Party animals, it’s time for Sunflower 2017! This acclaimed festival has a floor for deep house, techno, and trance, and an extensive lineup of wildly talented DJs who will be keeping you spinning on electronic tunes all weekend. Music lovers, this one’s mandatory.
Get ready for two days of nonstop trance at the Sunflower Outdoor Music Festival.
5. Leather Crafting Workshops at Ilundi (27 August)
There’s nothing as charmingly bespoke as something handcrafted. Ditch the brands, get cutting, and stitch together your own leather creations this Sunday. The crafters over at Ilundi will teach you to make a coin purse as well as a clutch bag out of tanned leather. By the end of the day you’ll also be familiar with edging, finishing, hand dyeing and hand punching heavy duty materials, as well as other crafty leather work techniques.
Learn, design and make in this Leather Crafting Workshop at Ilundi.
6. Hop and Vine Festival (26 August)
Go down to Simon’s Restaurant in Groot Constantia and indulge in some of the finest wines, liqueurs, beers and ciders in the region. Local is certainly lekker when it comes to our boozy produce and you can taste a whole selection of Cape Town brands at this festival. Coincidentally, Simon’s will be streaming the not-to-be-missed clash between our Boks and Argentina, for all attendees to enjoy. Food will also be on offer so you don’t go hungry.
Celebrate the kinds of beverages Capetonians love best at the Hop and Vine Festival.
7. Open Day at Mountain Brewing Co (26 August)
Bru, do you even brew? Cape Town is fast becoming a beer-brewing haven, and the Mountain Brewing Co is one of the lesser-known quality producers of craft beer. Hidden away in Worcester, the small-batch brewery is having an open day this Saturday where visitors can come and sample their various flavours, as well as munch delicious edibles.
Get a taste of the good stuff at the Mountain Brewing Co Open Day.
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