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Here’s how Cape Town is celebrating Women’s Day
Run 1.6km for domestic abuse victims, help clean up Milnerton lagoon or enjoy a delicious breakfast for Women’s Day
Women's Day falls on a Sunday this year, which means we’re in for a long weekend. Fancy a special bouquet of (salmon) roses from Blowfish or an ‘80s throwback party with DJ Jazzy D? There is also a 1,6km walk happening in solidarity for gender-based violence victims. There are plenty of ways to make the most of your Women's Day long weekend.
IT’S WOMEN'S MONTH AT THE ARTSCAPE THEATRE
The Artscape Theatre's ever-popular Women's Humanity Arts Festival is going virtual. This year the festival is celebrating freedom and inclusivity for all humanity with a host of online events shining a light on gender-based violence. Take a virtual walk and discover the incredible women of Cape Town, catch up with top-class drag divas in the Absolutely Fabulous Drag Show or engage in stories and conversations with celebrated women writers. you can check out the full schedule online via artscape.co.za.
When: 1-31 August
Price: Free, except R55pp for the Kirvan Fortuin Memorial Benefit Concert.
D.F. Malan St, Foreshore | 021 410 9800 | artscape.co.za
SEND YOUR LEADING LADY A BOUQUET OF (SALMON) ROSES
It’s about the little things at Blowfish restaurant. To help you celebrate all the leading ladies in your life - your mom, partner or BFF - Blowfish is offering a special deal on their salmon roses, with a surprising catch. You can anonymously send your loved ones a fresh bouquet of (salmon) roses with a personalised message for R50. To find out who the sender is, they can pop into Blowfish restaurant in Blouberg.
When: 1-31 August
1 Marine Dr, Table View | 021 556 5464 | blowfishrestaurant.co.za
ENJOY A DECADENT AFTERNOON TEA IN PRISTINE VINEYARDS
Jordan Wine Estate’s dedicated landscape team has been hard at work. It takes a lot to get these award-winning vineyards into shape, but they have, and the Estate has never looked better. As a Women’s Day treat Jordan Wine Estate has curated a delectable afternoon tea experience. You can expect a selection of sweet and savoury pastries along with freshly baked desserts and artisanal teas. For the coffee drinkers, the estate is offering their famous Black Magic coffee. You can check ahead of time what pastries are on the menu and pre-book your table via activitybridge.com.
When: 9-10 August
Stellenbosch Kloof Road, Vlottenberg, Stellenbosch | 021 881 3441 | jordanwines.com
WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES
Grab your takkies, tennis shoes or heels and join the SOS Trust for a 1.6km (1 mile) walk or run in solidarity with victims of domestic abuse. You can join the walk from wherever you are. All funds raised will go straight to the SOS Trust and will help provide temporary homes and rehabilitation services for women and children leaving abusive households. You can purchase your #SHOWup ticket online via howler.co.za, or you can donate via sostrust.co.za.
When: 9 August, 10am
Price: R50 per 1.6km
Around your area | 083 564 3313 | sostrust.co.za
TAKE IT BACK TO YESTERYEAR
Celebrate with some of the golden oldies for a cause. Jazzy D Entertainment is throwing it back for an afternoon of music dedicated to yesteryear. You can expect a star-studded line-up of Dr Victor, Denim & DJ Jazzy D with more household names still to be announced. Part of your ticket will go towards helping a family in need. You can purchase your ticket online via Quicket.
When: 9 August, 2pm-6pm
Your Home | 0792587494 | djjazzyd.com
WOMEN’S DAY BEACH CLEAN UP
Volunteer to help clean up Lagoon Beach in the seaside town of Milnerton. Join forces with four women who share your love for Cape Town’s beaches. The team will start picking up trash from 10am at Lagoon Beach. All you’ll need is a mask, a bag or reusable packet and a pair of gloves.
When: 8 August, 10am
6, Sunstays, Lagoon Gate Drive, Milnerton | 062 848 7758 | facebook.com/pactbusinessforgood
AN EARLY START OR AN AFTERNOON JOG
The Power of One's third annual Women's Day race will be virtual this year. You can choose how far you'd like to run and when you'd like to run, between midnight and noon. Take to your favourite running trail to help The Power of One reach their R50,000 goal. All donations are welcomed and will go straight towards providing young girls with hygiene products. To get involved, you can purchase your ticket online via Quicket.
When: 8 August, 12am-12pm
Around your area | 0738603698 | facebook.com/ZARevolutioNOW
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