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7 Weekend Picks: An Art Legend Exhibits, High Flying Circus Action and A Big Soccer Clash
Plus a wild Friday night at the good bar where bad things happen
Just when you thought the weekend was over, we have new ideas to keep you looking forward to the next. South African art legend William Kentridge is exhibiting, plus there’s a huge party on Friday night to kick it all off, with big live acts and great specials.
Sowetan soccer giants are playing in the city, but that's next Tuesday, which coincides with what we have planned for next weekend.
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#Pickoftheweek: William Kentridge’s Biggest Exhibition In Africa Ever
Starts this Friday, 23 August
Legendary South African artist William Kentridge is holding his first-ever sculpture exhibition, bringing his famous cartoon characters to life as props in his biggest African exhibition in 10 years. Head to the Norval Foundation for Why Should I Hesitate: Sculpture.
2. Limited Tickets to Gravity-defying Circus Feats
Saturday and Sunday, 24-25 August
Trapeze, gymnasts, gravity-defying feats and more: the Zip Zap Circus is paying tribute to its trade with a show that tells the story of the rise of the circus industry. Book fast to see up-and-coming performers alongside seasoned circus performers at the Greatest Little Circus Show.
3. Enjoy a Raucous Night of Rock n Roll – For Free
Friday, 23 August
It’s half-price drinks, R50 for a pizza and free access to live acts and DJs. Make your way to Aces ‘N’ Spades, also known as ‘the good bar where bad things happen’, for Friday Night Live.
4. DIscover The Truth About Mind Over Matter
Thursday, 22 August
Cancer survivor and life coach Brett Simpson talks about why the power of the mind is just as important as the power of medicine when fighting disease. He shares his discoveries on how mindset plays a big role in healing at his Mind Body Spirit Workshop.
5. Learn to Podcast and Create Your Own Topic
Monday, 26 August
Learn podcasting secrets from the best with a former BBC and 702 producer along with other podcasting experts. They share secrets and lessons on creating effective podcasts, from the basics, such as creating topics to using the correct resources at the Power Of Podcasting Workshop.
6. The Furies Co-Op Presents Nasty Womxn
Monday 19 August – Saturday, 26 August
Generally, womxn don’t come off well in Greek myths – except for in this exhibition. Famous myths are flipped in sketches, showing the womxn, traditionally victims, in an empowered light. It’s happening at The Alexander Bar – go see Nasty Womxn Exhibition.
7. Big Clash For Cape Town City
Next Tuesday, 27 August
The weekend may be over but there’s still one more weekend activity worth catching. The PSL is in full swing and Cape Town’s team will be looking to upstage a major Soweto team when Cape Town City play Kaizer Chiefs.
WHAT TO PLAN FOR NEXT WEEKEND
Be a Part Of a V&A Art Take-over, Entry Free
It’s the last Friday of the month and the V&A waterfront is going to be overrun with art, design, food and live music. Meet your favourite young designer or catch Jimmy Nevis among a host of other artists at Good Night Fridays.
Enjoy A Dinner With A Difference
Make dinner plans with a crew who serve fig beer with cured hake. Become a part of the fermentation re-awakening at Darling Brew in Woodstock and the Fermented 5-course meal.
Into A Craft Beer Festival
The organizer of the Capegate Wine and Craft Beer Festival took note of their surrounding culture, and the difference between wine and beer culture. So for 2019 the event is evolving into a leaner version of itself, with music, food trucks and craft beer only to become the Capegate Craft Beer Festival.
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