Catch this stellar performance about forbidden love
Weekend Picks: Clear Your Calendar For Art, Wining, Dining and Rewiring Your Brain
Visit artists’ studios, line dance, peek into private gardens, and four other dates to diarise
A tour of Muizenberg artists’ homes and studios, or line dancing at Die Groot Plaasproe – these are just two of some of what this weekend holds. There’s also comedy, song and dance in Mitchells Plain, and a Gardening Expo and Flower Show in Fish Hoek.
Don’t forget to plan ahead: next weekend there’s a pole dancing competition, a gqom party, a mud bath that won’t cost you an arm and a leg, plus a fun walk that’s educational.
Catch An Extended Show of The Fugard's "Statements"
Extended until 26 October
The Fugard brings yet another hit to Cape Town's door, casting Marlo Minnaar and Frieda Joubert as the Romeo and Juliet of Apartheid-era Cape Town. The show has been extended to 26 October, showing Wednesday to Saturday every week, because of the phenomenal reaction it's received. The stars expose their bodies and emotional and personal longings to the audience, creating, in the words of Linsday Kruger from BroadwayWorld South Africa, "not only a think piece, but a feel piece". Please note that this is not a show for under 16s, as there is full nudity throughout Statements After An Arrest Under The Immorality Act.
#PickOfTheWeek: The Wim Hof Method Is Back For Round Two
Sunday, 27 October
If you want to improve your mental health, physical prowess, and overall health and immune system, look no further. This workshop has been tried and tested across the world and has garnered impressive results. Led by Alex Vliege and Viktor van der Kleij, you'll learn things such as breathing, yoga, meditation, and ice therapy. Bring down stress and anxiety, optimise your fitness, and give yourself a "northern lights" high with the Wim Hof Method.
15 Reasons to Get Your Car Serviced This Weekend
VW drivers who book to have their car serviced on a Saturday at Barons Cape Town VW will get a courtesy VW up! to drive to any one of the 15 experiences curated by CapeTownMagazine.com. The experiences are close to the Barons Cape Town VW branch, and are either free or very affordable. There are a range of experiences to choose from so you’ll find something everyone can enjoy. Kick back and relax at this Bo-Kaap restaurant that lets you eat tasty meals whilst listening to classic vinyl albums or page through a good book. The restaurant was opened in loving memory of Aunt Zör, so to see what family-adoration looks like, visit Cafe Zör.
Visit Muizenberg’s Artists In Their Homes And Studios
Saturday-Sunday, 12-13 October
As part of the Muizenberg Festival, local ceramicists, jewellers and artists are opening their homes and studios to the public over this sunshine-filled weekend. It’s a wonderful opportunity to get ahead on present shopping for the festive season, especially if your mother-in-law is visiting. And there’s no better way to barter for a good price than with the artists themselves. Get in your recommended 10 000 steps (and then some) for the day by parking in central Muizenberg and walking - all the studios are quite close to each other. Feeling creative? Then sign up for the clay-jewellery workshop and discover your artistic side at the Muizenberg Open Studio Tour.
Langarm, Braai and Jol Your Way to Total Bliss
Saturday-Sunday, 12-13 October
There’s a big party happening in Stellenbosch this weekend, so pack your party shoes and favourite pair of tongs and get ready for two days of non-stop braais, dancing, food and drink. It’s 100% family-friendly, with pony rides, a stokbrood (bread on a stick) workshop, and a pet-bunny competition for the kids. There’s even an ice cream-eating contest. Don’t miss the fun at Die Groot Plaasproe 2019.
Mitchells Plain Shows Its Funny Side
Friday, 11 October
Mitchells Plain’s heroes Emo and Luqmaan Adams, alongside fellow locals Lyndle Kearns, Youngstacpt and Christian Bennet, are putting on a huge show at Spine Road High in conjunction with performing arts school Kinders van die Ses. It’s going to be a memorable night of comedy and song and, what’s more, it’s for a good cause. The money raised will go towards funding various initiatives in the area. Don’t miss A Night Out With The Famous Brothers.
Day Drinking Has Never Been This Classy
Saturday, 12 October
Calling all chardonnay lovers: head to the Elgin Valley this weekend for a full day of tastings (led by experts), talking (to fellow wine enthusiasts), and in-depth discussions (about local and international wines). And the setting is beautiful: South Hill Vineyards. All snacks and the harvest-table lunch is included in the price. Get a taste of the Elgin Valley at the 4th Annual Elgin Chardonnay Colloquium.
Cultivate Your Green Thumb at the Fish Hoek Civic Centre
Saturday, 12 October
Spring is in full bloom, and with Cape Town getting even sunnier, there’s no better time to bust out the old trowel and rubber gloves, clear the dead plants from your windowsill and begin afresh. The Fish Hoek Garden Club wants to give you the opportunity to expand your garden (or start it) with an array of succulents, pot plants, flowers, bonsais, orchids, and cacti on sale at the Gardening Expo and Flower Show.
Cape Town’s Getting Even Sunnier at Sarah Walters Ceramic Gallery
Running 1 October-1 November
The Sarah Walters Ceramic Gallery is bringing together some of Cape Town’s finest ceramicists in this delightful exhibition of flowers in vases. Artists including Yogi de Beer, Hennie Meyer and Christo Giles will arrange flowers in their own ceramic pieces, with each bloom especially chosen to accentuate the vase. Plus, a secret Ikebana expert will be lending a hand in the arrangements. And if something catches your eye, you can buy it at VASE Ceramic Exhibit.
WHAT TO PLAN FOR NEXT WEEKEND
Pole dancing: It’s Not Just For Strippers Anymore
Check out a celebration of contemporary athleticism that showcases four different disciplines of pole dancing: pole acrobat, pole artiste, pole provocateur, and pole duets. Whether you’re a novice or a pole connoisseur, show off your strength and rhythm at The Pole Factor.
Get Sweaty And Dirty At This Obstacle Course
This is no ordinary competition. In fact, it’s not a competition at all. It’s an 8km+ obstacle course that’ll have you rolling around in the mud, laughing (remember to keep your mouth closed). Whether you’re 14 (the youngest eligible age for entry) or 65, you’re still eligible for Tough Mudder.
Turn It Up A Notch at Gqom Turn It Up 2
This Durban-born hit music genre is thriving in Cape Town. See musical acts such as Ubiza Wethu, Tarenzo Bathathe, Walume Boyz and Gqomiza Sound this October at Gqom Turn Up 2.
And… This Fun Walk and Mini-Festival Is All About Awareness
Celebrate Cape Town’s biodiversity and beautiful natural spaces this October with the Cape Town Environmental Education Trust as they endeavour to raise awareness in a fun way. Join the festivities at the 7th Annual False Bay Birdathon.
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