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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.

BUT FIRST…

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NOW BACK TO YOUR REGULAR WEEKEND PROGRAMMING

#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.


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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.


And…
Join a workshop where women are overcoming adversity head on. There will be trauma experts, wellness experts and natural beauty product brands at the Phoenix Women - Power Through Pain workshop.


NOT TO FORGET: WINTER ACCOMMODATION SPECIALS
Some excellent and affordable specials on accommodation in all price ranges in our Winter Accommodation & Getaways Special Selection.

AND OF COURSE RESTAURANT SPECIALS HAVE NEVER BEEN THIS GOOD
This 2019 winter has restaurants pulling out all the stops to get you out of your house. Our team's made a special selection of special treats to get you out of the house.

PLUS, COMING SOON: GET TICKETS NOW
Celebrating A Special Kind of Pinotage
A wine festival with surprise gifts, golf, competitions, wine-tasting lessons and an endless supply of Coffee Chocolate Pinotage – that’s besides the live entertainment from top local bands and a host of other products, from brandy to olive oil, at the Diemersfontein Pinotage On Tap.

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Cape Town Events Calendar
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Ash_EvansBecome A Video Star

Learn how to handle yourself on camera

blowfish_new_4Half-Price Sushi Every Wednesday and ...

And drink in the sunset and view (and a cocktail)

Jedi Tedi 3Drink Rosé & Find Inner Peace

Yoga, meditation and rosé on tap at this Women’s Day brunch in Milnerton

sounding_the_voidDiscover the Art of Listening At A ...

A free audio exhibition exploring fantasy islands, suits that give you a different ...

Kinky BootsSmash-Hit Kinky Boots Extended To 2020 ...

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

chicha4Get To Know Your Wine: Wednesdays are ...

Sample some fine wines and meet the makers behind your favourite tipple

Cherry_Glamping3Team Building is For Bonding, So Ditch ...

Hiking, biking, canopy tours and luxury glamping just 50 minutes outside of Cape Town

zingara_bombay5 Happy Hours, Every Day of The Week

And Cafe Paradiso has a weekend seafood platter special for two

Nom Nom_New1Something New: Invent Your Own Gin at ...

All-new DIY gin bar, double your wine every Wednesday, PLUS: an all-new menu to share

vredenheim_2019_9Picnic Among The Golden Wildebeest on ...

A family game drive with a difference at Vredenheim

kaskaziBoost Your Week With A Hump Day Kayak ...

The chance to see ocean and bird life at sunrise and get to work on time

cocosafar_steak1From Rib Eye To Vegetarian – Here Are ...

Gourmet burgers and steak, as well as cocktails, are now on the menu at this all-day cafe ...

La Paris_Deli2Wednesday Delights at La Paris Deli in ...

A bakery and bistro experience at one of the most beautiful winelands wedding venues, now ...

cartelcafe6Lunch Sorted: A Midweek Buffet At The ...

Fill up your plate and tuck into a tasty lunch spread every Wednesday and Thursday: From ...

two_oceans_aquariumMake Memorable Moments at Cape Town’s ...

Throw a party unlike any other at the Mother City’s underwater wonderland

Comedyclub_new11End Hump Day With a Laugh At The ...

Share the experience at Cape Town Comedy Club in the Waterfront’s Pumphouse every ...

Om Revolution vinyasa poseHave an Outdoor Yoga Experience with ...

Embrace your inner yogi outdoors

glam_barBeauty Special: Gelish or Shellac Nails ...

Book via Whatsapp: Workday-perfect nail treatments with free rinse and discounts on all ...

OX boat rides 110% Off: See The Marine Big 5 on an ...

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

theatre and film costume hire25% Off Hollywood-Calibre Costume ...

Wednesdays only: Gorgeous vintage cocktail dresses to realistic historical costumes for ...

house of hLook Who's Serving a R50 Lunch Special ...

Loved by locals, House of H now does delicious new lunch specials – from boerie rolls ...

Park Inn_RGB_ItalianDinnerSpecial5All-You-Can-Eat Italian Dinner Special ...

Made fresh right in front of you, with your choice of sauces and toppings – this is one ...

beluga_whisylounge2-for-1 Whisky Wednesdays at Beluga

Your midweek escape just got a whole lot better with the 2-for-1 Wednesday whisky special ...

Nasty Womxn - 4But What If Medusa Had Won?

A sketch art exhibition retelling stories of Greek mythology from a women’s perspective

grub_vine_3Free Wine Tasting Every Wednesday at ...

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

Vergenoegd_duckrun1Cheer On The Ducks At Vergenoegd Löw

Bring the kids along to experience the Duck Parade

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