It’s Mandela month and Woodstock Brewery needs your help to make food for 10,000 ...
Things to do this week(end)
Mandela Day, a weekly market and daily yoga
From a 12-week long marathon, fine-dining with a show, and weekly visits to the Goodwill for the Mill market there is a lot to keep you entertained during lockdown.
There’s also an online gaming platform with hundreds of fun games, 12 museums you can visit from the couch and a fun way to keep the little ones active.
UNWIND WITH LIVE MUSIC AND HOMEMADE PIZZA
Neethlingshof is hosting live Wine Down Lockdown Sessions featuring South African talent from local rock singers Tyan Odendal and Francois every Wednesday at 6pm. Plus, you can learn how to make Neethlinghof's famous pizzas at home with restaurant manager Allan Ware for a relaxed Wine Down Wednesday.
IT’S MANDELA MONTH AT THE WOODSTOCK BREWERY
The Woodstock Brewery has repurposed their beer vats for a greater cause. For the entire month of July, The brewery invites you to help them make vats of soup to feed over 10,000 people a day. All the help is warmly welcomed, including peeling and cutting the vegetables or helping with deliveries in celebration of Mandela month at the Woodstock Brewery.
FIND OUT WHAT YOU CAN DO ON MANDELA DAY
Saturday, 18 July
Each year on 18 July we give 67 minutes of our time, in any shape or form, to those around us in honour of Nelson Mandela’s birthday and the 67 years he dedicated to our country. Fill your day up with a host of events from building kennels for dogs in Khayelitsha, assembling a goodies box for kids in need or having a laugh with SA’s top comedians: these are just some of the many things to do on Mandela Day.
TAKE A STROLL THROUGH THE CAPE POINT VINEYARDS
Every Saturday and Sunday
For your next weekend adventure, grab the family and head out to the sleepy town of Noordhoek for an idyllic vineyard walk. The Cape Point Vineyards have opened up their vineyards to the public every Saturday and Sunday. Soak up a 360-degree view of the mountains, the fynbos, the vineyards and the Atlantic ocean all in one vineyard walk.
A QUIRKY LOOK AT THE MOTHER CITY WITH KYLE JARDINE
Until the end of July
The Art is Art Gallery in De Waterkant invites you to reimagine Cape Town’s iconic and classic heritage buildings through the quirky and brilliant illustrations of local artist Kyle Jardine. Check out his solo exhibition series The Heritage City online or on-site at the Art is Art Gallery.
MASTER THE ART OF COOKING WITH THE KITCHEN COLLECTIVE
24 June, 8 July, 22 July, 5 August
Join a series of virtual cooking classes that no budding chef would want to miss. Have your pick between a Basics to Brilliance class, an authentic Italian night, or Indian-inspired three-course meal with chef Kim from The Kitchen Collective.
FINE-DINING WITH A SHOW BY SA’S TOP MUSICIANS
Thursday nights are for fine dining and live music, all from the comfort of your own kitchen. Join a live cooking demo from award-winning chef Peter Tempelhoff and then settle in for some live music with the Ellerman Music for Meals Sessions.
THE GOODWILL AT THE MILL IS OPEN FOR VISITORS
The Biscuit Mill is back, with a social-distancing-friendly pop-up market. The Goodwill at the Mill is organised by the Old Biscuit Mill’s regular tenants and will take place every Saturday until the regular Neighbourgoods Market is back in full swing. Expect fine foods, vintage fashion, and stunning local art at the Goodwill at the Mill.
COOK ALONG WITH CAPE TOWN’S TOP CHEFS
Join in on UCOOK’s interactive new dining experience and cook along with top local chefs. Each week UCOOK will offer a specific restaurant's featured dish from The Kitchen’s Karen Dudley to Jerusalem’s Reuben Riffel and many more. Simply add that week’s recipe to your UCOOK box and cook like your favourite chefs.
JOIN IN ON A TRAILBLAZING 12-WEEK LONG MARATHON
22 June-20 September
You won’t want to miss the ultimate trail running marathon spanning over 12-weeks and across three mountains from Stellenbosch to Table Mountain. All runners, no matter the fitness level, can race in the Virtual Vertical KM Series.
FRIDAY NIGHT WITH DJ READY D
Start your weekend off with easy grooves, party bangers and good vibes from South Africa’s no.1 turntablist DJ Ready D via our Facebook page and rediscover your love for music with Deon’s live event.
BEAT LOCKDOWN BOREDOM WITH WEEKLY QUIZ NIGHTS
OMG Quiz is holding weekly virtual quiz nights to help curb your lockdown boredom. From general knowledge quizzes to Harry Potter and Friends-themed nights, anyone can join via Zoom. This week, get the team around and join a Community-themed quiz night.
LIVE-STREAM INTERNATIONAL DJ DINO MORAN
Every Saturday night
This Saturday, DJ Dino Moran is switching up his usual set for something brand new. Moran will play a live-stream set of deep and melodic progressive house with his iconic visual effects via his live-stream sessions with Cape Town Magazine.
SIMONSIG’S RESIDENT SOMMELIER BRINGS WINE TASTING TO YOU
Simonsig is bringing the wine tasting to you. On Wednesdays Simonsig’s brand ambassador and resident sommelier, Denzel Swarts is hosting a weekly wine tasting experience. Learn all about the history, the flavours and what food pairs best with Simonsig’s virtual wine tasting experience.
LAUGH OUT LOUD WITH BEERHOUSE COMEDY CLUB
End level five lockdown with a laugh and watch South African comedian Kopling Mbumba every Wednesday as he brings new material each week. Head to Beerhouse’s Instagram page to catch Kopling Mbumba on the next live comedy session for your weekly dose of lockdown laughs.
GET LOCKDOWN FIT WITH WEEKLY DANCE CLASSES
Dance your way through all the levels of lockdown with weekly dance fitness classes every Friday at 7pm. All fitness levels and dance backgrounds are welcome. So clear some space and follow along to Lydia Dance Academy’s easy choreography. Bookings must be made via Whatsapp on 071 491 7460 to secure your spot and get lockdown fit every week.
ONLINE YOGA WITH OM REVOLUTION
To stay active during this lockdown period, Om Revolution has released daily online yoga classes, including meditation with Mandy to yogalates with Tanya. Experienced instructors will guide you through a variety of exercises to help reduce stress and anxiety, strengthen muscles, and increase flexibility. From Hatha and Yin to Vinyasa, join the next online yoga session with Om Revolution.
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