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Things to do this week(end)

Live music, a weekly market, daily yoga and Women's Day plans

From SA's biggest indie film festival, a weekend vineyard walk, 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.

7 WAYS TO CELEBRATE WOMEN'S DAY THIS LONG WEEKEND
Women's Day falls on a Sunday this year which means we get Monday off as a public holiday and a long weekend. Take a stroll through Lagoon Beach in Milnerton for a beach clean-up or surprise your loved one with a fresh bouquet of (salmon) roses. Plus, it’s Women’s Month at the Artscape Theatre with a host of performances you won’t want to miss. Find the Women's Day event for you.

UNWIND WITH LIVE MUSIC AND HOMEMADE PIZZA
Every Wednesday
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
Every Thursday
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
Every Saturday
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
Every Tuesday
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
Every Friday
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
Every Friday
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
Every Wednesday
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
Every Wednesday
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
Every Friday
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
Daily
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

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.

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Upskill your life with free and discounted short-courses

Share in a moment of joy, and watch South Africans arrive home in song.

Beat lockdown boredom with OMG Quiz nights.

Learn how to make cheap meals anyone can make.

Find out all you need to know about the novel coronavirus.

Get the latest updates on the coronavirus infection rates in Cape Town.

Find out how the coronavirus is affecting air travel and public transport.

These are just some of the ways you can support small businesses through this time.

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SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES
Maybe your livelihood is unaffected, but not everyone is so lucky. With trading restrictions, social distancing, and event cancellations, many small local businesses are taking a huge hit. Order takeouts, buy online, donate, and try not to cancel any payments you can afford. The economy is under strain, but together we can keep many people afloat. Find out how you can support local businesses

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opperman_gallery1Discover Abe Opperman’s winter ...

View Opperman’s works at the expanded gallery until 30 August

Women's Day events Here’s how Cape Town is celebrating ...

Run 1.6km for domestic abuse victims, help clean up Milnerton lagoon or enjoy a delicious ...

cape point vineyard 3Enjoy an idyllic weekend walk at Cape ...

Get a 360-degree view of the mountain, the fynbos, the vineyards and the ocean

robin_hoodLunch is sorted at Robin Hood Burger ...

Robin Hood in Kloof Street has basket lunch deals every day

The grill father The Grillfather is back with a hearty ...

Enjoy their 2.8kg pure beef patty and backyard braai vibes

Flea MarketMilnerton Flea Market: a treasure trove ...

From antiques and trinkets to a variety of second-hand items

spring_2Bradwell Spring: Vredehoek’s fresh ...

It’s the second formalised spring water collection point built by the City

spring_1Newlands Spring: Cape Town’s ...

Rules are in place to ensure everyone’s safety

UCOOK 1Cook along with top Cape Town chefs and ...

Invite Karen Dudley, Franck Dangereux, and Reuben Riffel into your kitchen in these ...

timekeepers4See the Timekeepers in an online ...

The masked portraits are a reflection of what is happening now

Virtual Vertical KM Series 2Conquer three mountains in 12-weeks in ...

Three mountains, three routes and three races to win in the Virtual Vertical KM Series

Om RevolutionSlow flow mobile yoga with Om Revolution

You don’t have to go to a yoga studio to stay active

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