Fresh produce, handmade jewellery, locally designed clothes and delicious food
Things to do this week(end)
Live music, a weekly market, and daily yoga
From SA's biggest indie film festival, a weekend vineyard walk, and weekly visits to the Neighbourgoods 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.
SAY HELLO TO THE RE-IMAGINED NEIGHBOURGOODS MARKET
The Neighbourgoods Market is back and it has brought with it some exciting new vendors along with the crowd favourites. Spend your Saturday indulging in authentic ‘mzansi meals’ from Pitso’s Kitchen or taste the sweet, salty, bitter, sour and umami flavours from The Pot Luck Club. Plus, treat yourself to an extensive array of locally designed goods from handmade jewellery to one-of-a-kind clothes every Saturday at the Neighbourgoods Market.
THE SA INDIE FILM FESTIVAL IS GOING VIRTUAL
The South African Independent Film Festival is going entirely online. Settle in for 16 days of unreleased feature films, music videos and more from the comfort of your home. Plus, learn from the film heavyweights themselves in online interviews, Q&As and masterclasses. Pick and choose your favourite films alongside a star-studded panel of judges with Blood & Water's Natasha Thahane and Black Sails actor Hakeem Kae-Kazim. You won't want to miss SA's biggest independent film festival.
SEND YOUR LEADING LADY A BOUQUET OF (SALMON) ROSES
It’s about the little things at Blowfish restaurant. To help you celebrate all the leading ladies in your life - your mom, partner or BFF - Blowfish is offering a special deal on their salmon roses, with a surprising catch. You can anonymously send your loved ones a fresh bouquet of (salmon) roses with a personalised message for R50. To find out who the sender is, they can pop in and enjoy seafood, sushi and a view at Blowfish restaurant in Blouberg.
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 Haasbroek 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.
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 grapes and the Atlantic ocean all in one vineyard walk.
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.
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 Brooklyn Nine Nine-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.
UPCOMING EVENTS THIS MONTH
JOIN COMEDY LEGEND MARC LOTTERING FOR A NIGHT OF LAUGHS
Saturday, 29 August - Saturday, 5 September
Cape Town comedy legend Marc Lottering is taking his shows and all of his iconic comedic characters online. Get ready to welcome back Aunty Merle Abrahams, Colleen the Cashier from Hell and Smiley the Taxi Dude. Plus, you could be in for a surprise visit from a Mariah Carey-inspired singer/rapper, Galatia Geduldt. Settle in for a Saturday night filled with laughs with Lottering’s second online show Another One.
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