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7 Weekend Picks: Theatre, Action, Music, Food What More Does A Weekend Need?

Plus a Tennessee Williams masterpiece is back after 30-years

Balance culture with wild action this weekend: Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie is back on stage and the city and its surrounds is full of options for music, fine wine and food. But there are some red-blooded fun too, such as a fight night where middle-aged men whale on each other for a good cause and a show of the world’s finest cars. Or avoid it all in favour of zenning out at a day of free yoga.

Next week there’s also plenty on, including a Nerf War in Cape Town for the first time ever. Thinking ‘what the hell are they talking about?’ Scroll to the bottom and find out.

15 Reasons to Get Your Car Serviced This Weekend
Here’s a deal to get revved up about. VW drivers who book to have their car serviced on a Saturday at Barons Cape Town VW will get a courtesy VW Up! to drive to any one of the 15 experiences curated by The experiences are all close to the Barons Cape Town VW branch, and are either free or very affordable. Go grab a coffee roasted in-house and anything else from banana bread to a full breakfast, all of it is halaal, at Bootleggers in Three Anchor Bay.

#Pickoftheweek: Three Decades in the Waiting
Tuesday-Saturday, 12-16 November
A Tennessee Williams classic is back in Cape Town theatres after three decades. The Glass Menagerie is a haunting, poetic, lyrical examination of love, loss and the ties that bind. Celebrate its return to the Cape Town stage after 30 years, with Fred Abrahamse, the same director, in the chair, but a new cast of star-studded local talent. Don’t miss The Glass Menagerie at the Artscape Theatre.

2. The Silver Foxes Are Up For A Fight
Saturday, 16 November
This Movember, men over 35 are not only growing moustaches to raise money and awareness for prostate and testicular cancer, they’re also getting together for a punch up (in a good way). The city’s fight champions, coaches and club-owners have organised an entertaining senior fight night for this worthy cause, a first-of-a-kind MMA/boxing event called the Ballie Beatdown.

3. Your Fantasy Car is Within Reach (Literally)
Saturday and Sunday, 16-17 November
Ever wanted to own a James Bond car? We can’t promise ownership, but we can promise that you can get close enough to an Aston Martin, Lexus, Porsche and Mclaren to take the perfect selfie. This popular show features some of the world’s finest vehicles, including racing cars and vintage models, plus you might even get to sit in your fantasy ride at the V&A Waterfront Motor Show.

4. Music, Love and Family at Meerendal
Saturday, 16 November
From Arno Carstens to Early B, it’s all about top musical acts at this eclectic music festival named after a famous Valiant Swart song. The kids are welcome and you can also splash in a dam and there’ll be plenty of food and drink stalls, so grab a blanket to put down at the fun-loving Liefde By Die Dam music festival.

5. Free Yoga And Dancing All Day Long
Saturday, 16 November
There’s a new yoga pop-up studio in town and it’s launching with a bang offering free yoga classes all day, including the new yoga craze Acroyoga (it’s yoga combined with acrobatics). There’ll be healthy snacks, face-painting for kids and dancing until late. Get your free fix and discover the other luxuries on offer at the Yoga Garden Opening Party.

6. Musical Improv Is Pretty Impressive
Tuesday, 12 November
If you think comedians can improvise, wait until you see a three-piece band take over a comedy stage with their musical improv. Catch the Alvin Dyers Trio live every Tuesday, and if you have the skill, join them on stage for jam at the Cape Town Comedy Club Jazz Jam Sessions.

7. Celebrate Ken Forrester’s 25th Anniversary
Sunday, 17 November
Ken Forrester Wines is celebrating 25-years in the industry. To celebrate, its throwing a party that includes a taster of the brand’s most popular wines and a long-table lunch of seasonally inspired dishes. The meal is paired with wine and the Bottomless Coffee Band will be providing the background ambience at the Ken Forrester Long Table Lunch. 

This Means War
This is the best thing since lazer tag: bring your kids for a fun new battlefield game where the guns shoot foam darts. Adults are welcome to join in the action at the first ever annual Cape Town Nerf War.

The Angels Ride On Iron Steeds
Every year thousands of bikers take to the street with toys strapped to them, all in aid of bringing joy to orphaned children. You can join them, whether you have a motorbike or not, by either being at the finish in Killarney, or standing at the roadside with a toy to hand over to them for the Annual Toy Run.

Wine and Seafood in the Perfect Setting
Glen Craig estate in Pringle Bay has picturesque views of the ocean and fynbos – it’s just the best setting for eating seafood and paired with wine. You can enjoy wines from 18 wineries, as well as dishes ranging from snoek to white wine mussels at the Proe Seafood and Wine Festival.

Discover the story of a journalist who survived extreme abuse to become an inspiration to women. You can also attend a human behaviour workshop, and get personal coaching from a behavioural expert to learn how to overcome challenging circumstances and release emotional baggage. All proceeds go towards a women’s empowerment NGO at the Beaten But Not Broken: Purple High Tea and Charity Auction.

The holiday season is just around the corner and we already have a list of things to do in our overview of December events.

Before you know it, Christmas has passed and you can start looking forward to ushering in the new year or 2020. Find your shindig in our selection of special unique New Year's Eve Parties featuring our official partnership with Alcazar New Year's Eve.

(overview: New Year's Eve - image: Alcazar NYE)

The magical Alcazar party is produced in association with Wolfkop Weekender and Bazique. is the proud media partner of this special party and we're glad to be a part of an event Cape Town's party people deserves: The Alcazar New Years Eve party.

Discover more for less with our look at free and cheap things for kids, places where you get things free on your birthday, 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 and day tours in the Western Cape.


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the_alvin_dyers_trioComedy Club Opens The Stage To Jazzy ...

Think you have the musical chops to jam with the city’s top jazz musos?

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The iconic South African artist’s largest exhibition in Africa in over a decade

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See a professional staging of a play not shown in Cape Town for three decades

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Wavescape 2019: a month of beach cleanups, fundraisers and movie nights

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A fluffy soufflé pancake (or two) at Torii at Tjing Tjing House

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With music by Cyndi Lauper, several Tonys and a Laurence Olivier Award

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Just Whatsapp or email your request, from basics to travel medications and emergency ...

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Embrace your inner yogi outdoors

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Sip the renowned wines and taste delicious gourmet food from Haskell Vineyards

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Whales, dolphins, penguins, cape fur seals and mola mola (sunfish), an awesome boat trip ...

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This Parisian-inspired steakhouse is top class

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Grub & Vine’s #VineNight hosts a different wine farm

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Bring the kids along to experience the Duck Parade

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