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9 Things To Do This Weekend: Inspire Your Inner Child And Artist

Make the perfect steak, plus over 40 things to do for Valentine’s Day

Graffiti artists are going crazy in Salt River and you can watch them paint the town all kinds of colours. There’s a stage production where kids get to put their own spin on Roald Dahl classics and world-class kitesurfers are in Cape Town for big-air stunts. Find out what it would be like if toys had Instagram, get expert tips on making the best steak ever and for next week there’s a fun camping weekend for the kids.

#Pickoftheweek: Check Out The Salt River’s New Ink
Wednesday, 12 February - Sunday 16 February
Every year Salt River gets new graffiti. Now artists, both local and international, are back to refresh old works and add new ones. They’re planning to take the wall art count over 100, and you can watch it all happen at the International Public Art Festival.

All Week
Toy’s live fun lives, and some of the worlds best toy photographers are going to show you what they do at Cape Town’s first-ever Toy Photography Exhibition.

3. Theatre With A Twist For Your Little Darlings
Sunday, 16 February
Get the kids off Netflix and Playstation with a trip to Courtyard Playhouse. The bar and theatre is hosting a weekly improv show where the kids can participate and change the storyline. The production is based on Roald Dahl classics and is called Little Dahlings.

4. Make The Perfect Steak… Then Eat It
All Week
You may know how to make a steak, but the guys from Hussar Grill and the Silwood School Of Cookery want to show you how they’d do it. Learn how to make fillets, rumps and sirloins as well as sauces to perfection at the Foodie Night School.

5. Share Your Love For Art
Friday, 14 February - Sunday, 16 February
Bring your significant other to this immersive art fair for a different kind of Valentine’s Day experience. From screenings to talks,plus walkabouts with artists and a tour of the city’s art galleries. There’s all of this and more at the Cape Town Investec Art Fair.

6. Sun, Surf And Big Air At Kite Beach
Friday, 14 February
The best kitesurfers in the world are coming to one of Cape Town’s premier kite surfing beaches to pull off some major stunts for the right to be called the Red Bull King Of The Air.

7. No Valentine’s Plans? No Problem, We’ve Found Lots To Do
Friday, 14 February
From Punk Drunk Love to Gin and Jazz, we have over 40 things you can do to spice up your life this Valentine’s Day plus extra sure-fire romantic ideas.

8. Bring Your Action Sports Team To The Big Leagues
Friday, 14 February - Sunday, 16 February
Enter a tournament in either cricket, soccer or rugby, and stand a chance to win epic bragging rights and awesome prizes. You also get to meet cricket legends and see awesome live acts like Goodluck at the Cape Town Sixes.

9. Acoustic Big Guns Are Coming To Kirstenbosch
Sunday, 16 February
Soulful sounds and musical storytelling - that’s what you can expect out of acts like Ross Learmonth, Louise Carver, Derek Gripper and other local folk and acoustic musicians, when they play the Cape Town Folk and Acoustic Festival at Kirstenbosch.



Woolworths At The Courtyard Playhouse
An insomniac, a shopaholic, a wannabe American and a woman desperate to get married share a “haunted” house. What comes next is a dark and humorous satire about middle class South African life at the Courtyard Playhouse called Woolworths.

Mother City Comedy Festival
More than 45 comedians performing 40 shows over three weeks. It’s a comedy feast at the Baxter theatre with the likes of Nik Rabinowitz, The Brothers Streep, Wayne Mckay and Stuart Taylor at the Mother City Comedy Festival.

A Fun-filled Kids Weekend (Festival-Style)
This children-focused event is an entertaining camping weekend for the entire family along the Olifants River. There will be live music accompanied by pop-up theatres, an animal garden, craft activities, canoeing and more at the Wolfie Familie Weekend.


Discover more for less with our look at free and cheap things for kids, places where you get things free on your birthday, plus awesome hikes and walks and gorgeous swimming pools open to the public.

Experience more with our special selection of things to do in Cape Town, tick something unique off our alternative bucket list, discover things to do as a family as well as day tours available in the Western Cape.




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