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Free Salsa Classes, Neon Pop-up Skating Rink And More – Here’s What To Try This Weekend
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Pick any weekend of the year in Cape Town and you’re bound to find a host of events planned throughout our hip and happening city. We have rounded up a bunch of super fun things to do in and around the Mother City this weekend. Pick up a few steps of the salsa for free, enjoy a Sunday braai in Long street at Surfa Rosa, say cheers to the We House Sundays season at their closing event, plus the Gipsy Kings live in an intimate show and four other events this weekend.
#Pickoftheweek: R10 Gets You In + Food That’s Strictly Halaal
Tuck into sweet, savoury, vegan, gluten-free and more goods in Paarden Eiland at this gourmet halaal food market in Paarden Eiland.
2. Cape Town Natural Hair Festival (Saturday night to Sunday afternoon, 15 to 16 December)
Celebrate self-love, luscious natural locks and your favourite haircare and fashion brands at the annual Cape Town Natural Hair Festival.
3. Dinner With The Gipsy Kings (Friday and Saturday night, 14 and 15 December)
Experience an intimate dinner and show on the beach with a performance by a legendary flamenco band. Catch the Gipsy Kings live in Cape Town.
4. Free Salsa Fridays at Picadas (Friday night, 14 December)
Get dancing every Friday night at a hidden Argentinian bar and restaurant – enjoy free salsa at Picadas.
5. We House Sundays Season Closer (Sunday afternoon to evening 16 December)
Head to Rhebokskloof Wine Estate in Paarl on Reconciliation Day (the next day’s a public holiday) for the 12-hour day party We House Sundays Season Closer.
6. MCQP Drag Race (Saturday night, 15 December)
Don’t miss the biggest African lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer event of the year – the MCQP Drag Race.
7. Sunday Braai Show at Surfa Rosa (Sunday afternoon to evening, 16 December)
Bring, braai and watch hardcore bands for free at this Sunday braai feast in Harrington Street.
8. Mini Neon Ice-skating Rink (Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning to evening, 14, 15 and 16 December running until 13 January 2019)
Kids can go ice-skating this summer as CapeGate Shopping Centre hosts a mini neon ice-skating rink.
PLUS: It's a long weekend (Monday is a public holiday). Discover the Gugs Race, half-price drinks on Long Street and loads more to do this Day of Reconciliation in Cape Town.
Here’s our list of merry stuff to do this Christmas in Cape Town.
PLUS: THINGS TO DO ON A MONDAY
Spot the marine Big Five. Grab a few exotic macaroons. And tuck into half-price "to share" plates and cocktails. Plus: Get the scoop on South Africa's best wines and more exciting things to do on a Monday.
BIG NEWS: There'll be no more loadshedding over the holidays, says Eskom. See the latest on loadshedding in Cape Town.
Plus: Cape Town's water restrictions have now been lowered to Level 3 (as of Saturday 1 December): You can wash your car and water the garden at certain times, plus: see the new lower water rates to expect on your next bill. See how it impacts you in our look at water in Cape Town.
Discover the perfect end to the weekend with Slow Sunday lunch by the lake.
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