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Special September Events: Milkshakes, Koesisters and Coffee Chocolate Pinotage

Plus sistas celebrating sistas and an open air dance festival

Last Updated 27 August 2019

We’re celebrating more than braaing this September with milkshakes, authors and Chocolate Pinotage on our agenda.

There’s also a get together for natural women, a citywide festival of art and design and a playlist by a top local DJ that'll get you pumped for an open air dance festival he's playing at.

FOR THE LOVE OF KOESISTERS
Sunday, 1 September
The guys from Vannie Kaap, a Cape Town themed clothing and accessory store, and Radisson RED are bringing a bit of Cape Malay magic to heritage month. They’re hosting an event to celebrate the inaugural World Koesister Day (not Koeksister) in honor of the soft doughy, coconut covered, non-twirly version of the sweet treat. To do this, they're running a competition where anyone can enter their koesister recipe for a cash prize and the chance to be crowned the "Kwaiest Koesister" for World Koesister Day 2019.
Cost: Free

Radisson RED | V&A Waterfront | +27 (0)87 086 1578 | baxter@radissonred.com

COFFEE CHOCOLATE WINE ON TAP
Saturday, 28 September
Surprise gifts, games, competitions and wine tasting lessons. That’s not to mention great live entertainment from the likes of Amy Jones, Bottomless Coffee and the four piece Newton and Co, plus wine tasting lessons. Did we mention the endless supply of pinotage? Well it’s all this and more at Diemersfontein Wine Estate and Pinotage On Tap.
Cost: R295

Diemersfontein Wine Estate | +27 (0)21 864 5050 | info@diemersfontein.co.za

POETRY, ART, MUSIC, FILM AND DESIGN
Saturday to Tuesday, 21–24 September
Over four days, the CBD, Observatory, and Langa will become a hive of activity with poetry, art, music, film and design. This hodgepodge of cultural diversity will see local businesses, creatives and a host of organisations pull together to put on a heritage weekend celebration called The Afrofest 2019.
Cost: Free

CBD, Observatory, Langa | theafrofest@gmail.com

DANCE OUTDOORS IN THE CASTLE WALLS
Saturday, 7 September
The Castle of Good Hope is going techno with amazing local and international DJ’s. International superstar Julian Wasserman joins local acts Bruno Mophet, Audiojerk, Sacred Sun and more for an outdoor party to usher spring into the Mother City. Check out the awesome playlist by Bruno Mophet to get in the mood for With You - Love in The City.
Cost: R250

1 Buitenkant Street | withyoufestival@gmail.com

PIRATES, ZOMBIES AND WARRIOR BOYS
Thursday, 5 September
International rock and metal powerhouse Atreyu join local band Zombies Ate My Girlfriend and others for an intimate club show at Mercury Live. If you get a VVIP ticket you can also meet all the bands playing Pirate Fest: The Final Quest.
Cost: R325 (standard tickets), R750 (VVIP)

Mercury Live | 43 De Villiers Ave | Zonnebloem | devo@thekrakenisalive.com | +27 (0)60 724 2478

AN EXPO FOR WOMEN ONLY
Saturday, 7 September
Live entertainment, canapés, drinks, goodie bags and amazing prizes. That’s not even the main feature of this woman's only expo hosted by Differently Beautiful where discussions will range from natural hair to female trauma, body positivity and self love. Become even more impressed with your natural self at Empowerher19.
Cost: R225-R400

Seven Sisters Vineyards | Annandale Rd | Stellenbosch | +27 (0)73 374 0138 | differentlybeautifulcpt@gmail.com

CALLING ALL BRIDES AND GROOMS TO BE
Saturday, 28 September
There’s a spectacular montage of music, food and a bridal fashion show to get you excited about your big day. There’s also giveaways and competitions for the brides and gin and craft beer for the grooms in the designated "stag corner" (Brides are welcome here too). Plus, don't forget your goodie bag courtesy of the Simon's Town wedding expo.
Cost: R55-R645 (depending on whether you take the event's accommodation deal)

Simon's Town community hall | Simon's Town | events@dreamimages.co.za

HALF-PRICE GOURMET MILKSHAKES
Thursday, 12 September
It’s US National Chocolate Milkshake Day and the guys at Burger & Lobster are bringing the celebration to SA. They’re going half-price on all their gourmet milkshakes, which include Ferrero Rocher, Oreo cheese cake, Nutella and pretzel, white chocolate and peppermint and peanut butter and choc brownie.
Cost: R38-R45

105 Bree Street | Heritage Square | +27 (0)21 422 4297

100 WRITERS AND THINKERS IN 5 DAYS
Wednesday to Sunday, 4-8 September
This five-day literary festival hosted at the Fugard Theatre, District 6 Museum and much-loved indie bookshop, The Book Lounge, celebrates local rock star writers and draws in international authors. More than 100 local and international wordsmiths come to present their latest work, talk about the craft, do readings, present workshops and engage in panel discussions on everything from writing to politics. at The Open Book Festival.
Cost: Tickets to individual events range from free to R100pp.
The Fugard Theatre, The Book Lounge and District 6 Homecoming Centre | +27 (0)21 422 4297

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