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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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Toybox_4Step Into The Toybox Universe: Billy ...

Bass … Brazilian bass … Plus a touch of techno and afro-house too

William_Kentridge_2A Monumental Exhibition To Open At The ...

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

the_greatest_little_circus_showGravity-defying Trapeze, Acrobatics And ...

Inspired by 'The Greatest Showman', this local circus tells the story of how the ...

friday_night_live_aces_n_spadeA Raucous Night At The Good Bar Where ...

Live music and DJs at no charge + half-price drinks + R50 pizza until late

Ash_EvansBecome A Video Star

Learn how to handle yourself on camera

rotterdamUltimate Bachelorette Party: The Girls ...

Three days of gin pairings, massages and pool (or fireside bar) parties on a private ...

Jedi Tedi 3Drink Rosé & Find Inner Peace

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

WildFlower2Join The Wild Flower Tour Madiba Did

Stay in a luxury guesthouse and learn about more than 1200 flower species

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

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

kiff_kombi_gin_tourIt’s Cape Town's Most Spirited Road ...

All aboard, gin lovers. You’re about to discover Cape Town’s hidden gin gems

sundoo2019_10Lamb Curry to Duck Briyani and Bunny ...

Sundoo’s South-Indian-inspired tapas are ideal for that lazy lunch that turns into ...

grub_vine_8What Happens at Brunch Club at Grub & ...

Chef Matt Manning serves a two-, three- or five-course brunch

ghost_walksWalk With Ghosts In A Haunted Village ...

Discover the mysterious Lavender Lady, an unsinkable coffin, butchering barbers, exhumed ...

greyton_brew_runPsssst … Save The Date, Limited ...

With a coffee brew at the start and a barley brew at the end, the Greyton Brew run is ...

OX Seals 04Smile: You Get 10% Off Seal Snorkelling ...

Up close with wild Cape fur seals in small, intimate excursions that are super special, ...

tigger_2_royaleOn Bended Knee, Out At Sea, Aboard The ...

Turn the Tigger 2 Royale catamaran into your personal Love Boat, with their special ...

Teen Photography Boot CampTake Your Shot: Photography Boot Camp ...

The course includes live demo training, camera equipment to hire plus an official ...

Jack BlackBeers and Bands at Jack Black Brewery ...

Every Friday night the Jack Black stage is lit up with local talent

Knife 6A Meal and Sparkling Wine on the House ...

Knife will treat you to a free meal on any Saturday that falls in the month of your ...

Camissa Tour 5 2015Get A Unique Sunday Gospel Experience ...

Embark on a spiritual Sunday journey through one of the Mother City’s most soulful ...

Glowing Rooms 3Get a Great Saving on 3D Mini-Golf with ...

Pay a special rate for entrance into SA’s first 3D space-themed glow-in-the-dark ...

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

Embrace your inner yogi outdoors

Coco Safar Dinner NEW 2Indulge In Dinner and Dessert At Coco ...

And now they have added couture alcoholic cocktails to the menu at this all-day cafe

Battlefield Live SA Laser Tag Children's Events Cape TownSave on your kids’ birthday party ...

Make your kids’ birthday party extra special with outdoor laser tag with Battlefield ...

Nasty Womxn - 4But What If Medusa Had Won?

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

Vergenoegd_duckrun1Cheer On The Ducks At Vergenoegd Löw

Bring the kids along to experience the Duck Parade

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