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Things to do this week(end)

Catch GoodLuck play live, hike up to a breathtaking waterfall and more this weekend

Whether you mask up for outside missions or practice extreme social distancing at home, we’ve got you covered in the fun events department. From live performances all over Cape Town and an adorable miniature 7de Laan set to breathtaking hiking trails, take your pick this weekend.

THINGS TO DO FOR HALLOWEEN IN 2020
Saturday, 31 October
From parties and mystery dinners to an unpredicted zombie outbreak, there’s something fun and freaky for everyone. Or watch the Blair Witch Project on a picnic blanket under the stars at Cape Town High School. Browse through our spook-tastic selection of things to do this Halloween in Cape Town

WATCH GOODLUCK PERFORM LIVE AT LA PARADA
Sunday, 1 November
Goodluck, who are well known for their high energy live performances and unique blend of electronic pop and dance music, will be performing alongside DJ Rene and DJ Cosher. Snacks will be available to order from their menu and happy hour specials will be running from 4-6pm at La Parada’s Sunday Funday.

HEAD DOWN MEMORY LANE WITH THIS 7DE LAAN SET
Everyday
Gansbaai couple Coenie and Christa Van Dyk have dedicated the last 10 years to building a miniature town in their backyard of the popular local television show 7de Laan. Entrance is free for this miniature 7de Laan set.

FLY KITES WITH PEOPLE FROM AROUND THE WORLD FOR A GOOD CAUSE
10-31 October
Fly your kites high in a bid to raise money for Cape Mental Health. Activities include competitions, kite-making workshops, interviews with kiters around the world and entertainment pieces featuring comedian Dalin Oliver, musician Jarrad Ricketts, and drag performer Manila von Teez at the first virtual Cape Town International Kite Festival.

PREPARE FOR SOME RETRO BLUES WITH EMILE SWIEGERS
Every Sunday
Cape Town’s retro soul, rock and R&B singer Emile Swiegers is playing live on Tiger’s Milk stage this Sunday. His soulful voice will have you swooning in minutes. Plus, dive into a delicious avo, feta and bacon pizza with a half-priced cocktail, beer or glass of wine during the Pick Your Poison happy hour between 4pm and 6pm at Tiger’s Milk Sunday Unplugged Sessions.

CATCH THE KIFFNESS AND THREE TONS OF FUN LIVE
Friday, 30 October, and Saturday, 31 October
This Friday, The Kiffness is playing their brand new post-lockdown set with just the right tunes to get your body moving and spirit grooving. You can expect a blend of David Scott’s hilarious parodies and The Kiffness’s iconic musical sound. If you’re looking for more live music magic, Three Tons of Fun are following suit with their bubbly personalities and soulful harmonies on Saturday, 31 October, at Café Roux.

TYAN ODENDAL IS PLAYING LIVE AT NEETHLINGSHOF
Wednesday, 28 October
South African pop singer Tyan Odendal is playing some of his crowd-favourites to help you relax and recharge this Wednesday. If you can't make it in person, shows are still being streamed online via their Facebook page. Plus, learn how to make Neethlinghof's famous pizzas at home or dive into their flammkuchen, margarita, prosciutto and crispy garlic pita during Neethlingshof's Wine Down Wednesday sessions.

FIND SOME OF THE BEST HIKES YET
Saturday, 31 October, and Sunday, 1 November
The Trail Fit SA leaders have prepared two of their most exciting hikes yet: The Secret Waterfall Hike and The Bainskloof Waterfall Adventure Hike. On Saturday, find a secret waterfall, stunning mossy mountain, and icy rock pools when you reach the top. As for the hike in Bainskloof, the route cuts through a secret cave rock formation where you'll find some splash pools to relax and soak up the sun in. All you'll need are your hiking shoes, a water bottle, a cozzie and sunscreen for your weekend hiking adventures with Trail Fit SA.

DARLING BREWERY IS HOSTING JON SHABAN
Friday, 30 October
Unwind with some cheesy nachos, a whole range of delicious burgers and, of course, some craft beer to the indie-rock tunes of Jon Shadan this Friday at Darling Brewery's Live Music Fridays.

BEYERSKLOOF WINES IS HEADING TO HARRINGTON’S
Wednesdays
Taste wines from a different farm every month with Harrington's Cocktail Lounge’s weekly Tapas & Tasting on Wednesdays. This month, Beyerskloof Wines is sending in their best connoisseur with four of their premium wines. Plus, choose between four delicious mains made to complement each wine you taste at Harrington's Cocktail Lounge.

THE WATERSHED IS BACK IN BUSINESS
Thursday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm
The V&A Waterfront’s Watershed has reopened its doors, which means you can once again shop 100% local from over 150 stalls at South Africa’s biggest market for art, design and craft. You’ll find ceramists, sculptors, painters, jewellers, clothing and shoe designers as well as textile and furniture makers. You will also find creators of beauty brands in the recently added beauty section within the V&A Waterfront’s Watershed.

UPCOMING EVENTS 

MAX HURRELL IS PLAYING LIVE AT LA PARADA
Thursday, 5 November
There is no better way to celebrate First Thursdays than with delicious food, half-priced cocktails and a live set from DJ Max Hurrell. Plus, DJ Rene The Frenchman and Amigo Santana will be sharing the stage with a banging crowd-favourite set list for First Thursdays at La Parada on Bree.

SIP ON A BOTANICAL-INFUSED COCKTAIL
Saturday, 7 November
At The Good Hope Gardens Nursery, you’ll get to forage, bake, cook and infuse a whole range of wildflowers into cakes, drinks and crowns with Veld and Sea. Workshop leader Kath Kelly will take you out for the day to explore what herbal gems you can find in your back garden. Enjoy botanical teas and fragrant cocktails with a wildflower feast for lunch at the Veld and Sea’s weekly wildflower workshops.

TAKE PART IN A TWO-DAY SIP-AND-SWIRL FIESTA
Friday to Sunday, 6-8 November
The Franschhoek Uncorked Festival is back and with it comes award-winning vineyards showcasing this season’s newly released wines. Sip on a range of buttery chardonnays, fruity chenin blancs, biscuity MCC’s and full-bodied merlots from eleven wine farms. Pair your favourites with a gourmet cheese platter or even settle in for a delicious brunch or lunch at the 2020 Franschhoek Uncorked Festival.

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You know it’s summer in Cape Town when you’re cosying up at the Galileo Open Air Cinema.

Check out this adorable miniature version of the 7de Laan set.

Catch amazing local talent at The Cottage Club this month.

Take it easy every Sunday with pizza, burgers and live music at Tiger’s Milk on Kloof.

They’re serving up a brand new menu with fresh pasta and fresh produce at Bacini’s.

Enjoy local bands in an intimate show at Café Roux this month.

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Cape Town Events Calendar
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Fresh baguettes, local cheeses, idyllic views, live music and pet-friendly hikes

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Find a secret waterfall or meet sleeping bats in a 150m long cave

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Explore South Africa’s amazing biodiversity without leaving home

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825 square-meters of the best in African art, craft, design, and now beauty

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Fresh produce, handmade jewellery, locally designed clothes and delicious food

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

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Robin Hood in Kloof Street has basket lunch deals every day

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Enjoy their 2.8kg pure beef patty and backyard braai vibes

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

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