Grub & Vine’s weekly #VineNight hosts a different wine farm
A Feast Of Music, Super Cheap Markets and Tattoo Masters at the Lookout
Plus change your diet to invigorate your life and become a fitness hero.
It’s Jazz Fest week and that means free concert on Wednesday and the “hot tamale” on Friday. There’s a lot more meat to this weekend though: The country’s best sports scientist shows us how to turn our diets into rocket fuel. There’s a festival with new second-hand stuff on the cheap and a market where you can grind a rail or shop some branded merch at a discount. Ninety of the best tattoo artists are at the V&A and Ol’ Blue Eyes comes to life under the trees at Paul Cluver. This and more coming up.
#Pickoftheweek: Thrifty Business
Second-hand, handmade and hands-on. Find treasure among other people’s castaways, find unique self-made goodies and get a massage while you’re there too. All this at the Novalis Ubuntu Institute and the March Novalis Thrift Fest.
2. Free Jazz In The Square
Get a taste of what’s to come at the Cape Town International Jazz festival when seven of the confirmed artists perform everything from RnB to jazz and funky pop. Come see the likes of Shekinah, Craig Lucas and more at the Free Jazz Fest Concert.
3. Your Career In Fitness Starts Here
If you want to become a hero to the unfit and overweight people in Cape Town, you’ll need to learn from the best teachers. That’s why you should kick this journey off with The Sport Science Institute Of South Africa, starting with their career open day.
4. Turn Your Diet Into Rocket Fuel
Thursday and Friday
Ever feel like you could do better at work and life? Well your diet is probably what’s holding you back. Professor Tim Noakes is on a mission to boost South Africa’s day-to-day functioning through diet. He is kicking his mission off with a keynote talk and masterclass at his Work Life Nutrition Show.
5. Get Your Ink Done
Whether you want a new tattoo, an upgrade or your first one, the CTICC is where you want to get it this weekend. Looking for a good time instead of a tattoo? There are also six bands, an expanded market and a beer garden to go with the 90 world class tattoo artists at the SA International Tattoo Convention.
6. Jazz It Up
Friday and Saturday
Forty-one acts doing everything from RnB to house, pop and jazz. There’s a Cape Town homecoming for one international artist and a group of kings make their first appearance. Plus SA Idols and The Voice Winners, a high school band and much more at The Cape Town International Jazz Festival.
7. Skate Or Buy
The country’s best skate park is hosting a market where the biggest brands put out their old (and sometimes new stock) to sell at near cost prices. Find a bargain or bring your board and hit the half-pipe at the Cheap As Chips Market.
8. Doing It His Way
Frank Sinatra most recognised portrayer, Richard Shelton, brings his hit international show about Ol’ Blue Eyes to Elgin for one night only. See it like no one has seen it before, under the trees in an Amphitheatre with Sinatra And Me.
9. All For Cape Town
Five of SA’s best musical entertainers join international Grammy-winning group All 4 One for the annual music spectacular known as Music Alla Kaap.
Learn about the new law, how to grow it and how to make legal money from it at the Cannabis Expo.
Where You Saw It First
Catch up-and-coming poets, musicians and comedians at a cosy surf spot in Muizenberg at One Love One Mic.
Sisters Just Doing It
A night of inspiring stories from successful women over cocktails and good food at Success In High Heels.
Crazy doctors, psychoactive drugs and psychotic drug laws. See why the war on drugs is being fought incorrectly and find out what the aardvark hole is at Dr Scott is Psychoactive.