With music by Cyndi Lauper, several Tonys and a Laurence Olivier Award
Jazz on a Farm Plus Metal and a Legendary Birthday Party in Bellville
And for a dose of culture, watch another hit musical at the Fugard
Cha-ching. It’s payday weekend and we have plenty of events on our radar worthy of your hard-earned cash. There’s music galore with an iconic band celebrating their birthday on Wednesday, a heavy metal party on Friday, and a local jazz legend throwing a soulful bring and braai on Saturday. There’s also a workshop for influencers, and another hit production at Cape Town’s favourite theatre. (Do try to save some of that entertainment budget for next weekend’s events, too.)
Whether you’re a tourist planning to swap a white Christmas for a sunny one, or you’re a local planning a holiday and need an extra car, you can get R100 off car rentals for the December holidays when you book an Aroundaboutcars special offer.
Now back to your regular weekend events
#Pickoftheweek: This Stage Aint Big Enough For the Lot Of Us
Thursday - Saturday
The Artscape has turned street as the best dance crews in Cape Town get together to put on a spectacular show. See everything from popping, locking, breaking, crumping and more at the annual Cape Town’s Most Wanted.
2. At Home With the Metal Militia
If you’re a heavy metal fan in Cape Town, you know it’s not easy to find a metal-only party. Unless you’ve been to Ellington’s Saloon on the last Friday of the month. You’ll find a party with relentless, wall-to-wall metal all night long at the Metal Meltdown Party.
3. Influencial or Overshare?
In a time when everyone wants to be an influencer, it’s become more important than ever to know the difference between influencing and oversharing. Step up an event that will teach young women (and men, if they fancy it) the art of building a successful personal brand without oversharing harmful or unimportant information. It’s called the Future females Workshop.
4. Braai and Jazz on a Farm
Cape Town jazz legend Sammy Webber wants you to join him for a laid-back Sunday afternoon braai while his band, Jazz On The Yard, plays you some sultry tunes. Bring your own meat out to the farm for Jazz On The Kraal.
5. Look at Me, I’m Sweet 16
A legendary local rock band turns 16 this year, and to celebrate they’re coming home with a bunch of classics … and some new material. Head out to Bellville for rip roaring rock n roll at Fokofpolisiekar’s 16th Birthday bash.
6. Music, Bistro Food and Ocean Views
Get into the klein Vrydag spirit with a bite to eat, some great jazz or folk music, and the Camps Bay waves crashing in the background. It’s Thursday night and Gilles and gang are doing live music Thursday at The 41.
7. Another Big One At The Fugard
Tuesday - Sunday
SA’s best directors, producers and choreographers create a local version of an international Tony and Laurence Olivier award-winning musical. If you think The Fugard Theatre isn’t big enough, see how wrong you are by checking out the hit show Kinky Boots.
Bokkoms and Canoe Races
Do you know how to peel and eat a bokkom?.What is a bokkom? Find out while visiting an awesome market and seeing a spectacular airshow. There’s also lots of activity for kids and it’s free to enter at the Bergrivier Winter Carnival.
Learn Plant Based Magic
Channel your inner wild child and learn the ins and outs of plant-based healing and magic from herbalism at the Magic Herbalism Workshop.
More (Than) Beer
This festival may be about beer, but it doesn’t mean the rest of the family can’t come. From kids entertainment to food trucks and live music, there’s no good reason for you to miss the annual Darling Winter Beer Festival.
Body slamming, powerbombing, high flying action. You may think pro wrestling is fake but then again you haven’t been as close to the action as you’ll be when AWA House Of Pain Wrestling comes to Goodwood.
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