Our pick of seven of the best events and things to do in Cape Town from Friday, 17 to Sunday, 19 November 2017

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 fun things to do in and around the Mother City this weekend. Tuck into a Taste of Belgium at Blaauwklippen, enjoy the Company’s Garden with Kids at the Centre or party it up with Eden Experience.

Pick of the week: A Beau Day Out (18 Nov)
Head out to the Constantia Wine Valley for a day of good music, a good cause and great wine. The Kiffness, Majozi and Watershed will be on stage to raise money in aid of The Africa Foundation’s 25th year anniversary. Jack Rabbit and Earthfire Pizza will be there to make sure your tummy is happy, and cider drinkers will be treated by Cluver Jack.

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2. Ismaël Lô at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens (19 Nov)
The iconic Senegalese singer is coming to Cape Town for a sensational concert at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens. Guests will be able to enjoy the award-winning multi-instrument artist as he performs his greatest hits to an intimate audience for one night only. You can look forward to hearing Tajabone and Jumma Africa in one of Cape Town’s most stunning venues; Kirstenbosch.

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3. Our City Film Project (18 – 19 Nov)

Cape Town’s newest short film festival, Our City Film Project, gives up-and-coming filmmakers from across the world a platform to promote their art. The theme this year is ‘LGBT’, meaning that all the films need to explore the themes attached to the often ostracised community. The festival features 53 films, 49 of them making their premiere in Africa at this festival. Our City Film Project is being hosted at the V&A Waterfront Cinema Nouveau.

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4. A Taste of Belgium (18 Nov)
If you’ve been craving a waffle, chocolate or a beer lately, you’re in luck. This weekend, A Taste of Belgium heads to Vergenoegd Wine Estate for another installment of this popular event. Vendors from across the region flock to Stellenbosch to show off their best Belgian creations. Vergenoegd Wine Estate is famous for their runner duck parade, so bring the kids along and enjoy a day out in the Cape Winelands.

5. Eden Experience (18 Nov)
One of Cape Town’s biggest party providers is back this weekend, and they’ve secured Dubdogz and Ruback all the way from Brazil. Party people can head to Zevenwacht Wine Estate in Kuils River for a day of both local and international EDM music in a picturesque setting. The Eco-Food Village will include Cosmo Cafe (vegan-friendly vendor), Dos Chido, Shwarminator and Woodstock Waffles so you won’t go hungry. There is also a shuttle service, at extra charge, so everyone can have a good time.

6. Kids at the Centre (18 Nov)
EMBRACE are back at it again with their children-centered initiative at the Company’s Garden. Kids can enjoy a whole host of exciting activities including treasure hunts, LegoLand, face painting, reading corners, marimbas, gumboot dancing, acrobats and more. This is a great opportunity to have a fun day out with the little ones.

7. Xperience Fashion Show at Kenilworth Racecourse (18 Nov)
Get ready for some serious fashion-envy at the 4th annual Xperience Fashion Show on Saturday, 18 November 2017. Patrons will be treated to a look at local designers and their upcoming collections. You can expect to see Misunderstood, Safanja Fashion, Nesh Couture from Khayelitsha and more.

Source: CapeTownMagazine

The Constantia Gift Fair

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The Constantia Gift Fair will take place from the 8th till the 12th of November 2017
R 30 Entrance Fee for Adults, Children are free of charge

 

The Constantia Gift Fair is a lifestyle event full of inspirational ideas and hand-picked innovative products – a celebration of gifts with a difference.There are fabulous home and garden accessories, stunning fashion items, and gorgeous  must-have gifts.

The deli section is an extravaganza of delicious and exotic food-gifts.Come and sample superb food and drink, soak up the magical atmosphere, let your children have a ball in our kiddies play area and enjoy a sensational shopping experience with friends and family.

The First Annual Beach Party

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Maiden’s Cove is the spectacular venue for the first instalment of the Beach Party, which we expect we’ll see climbing to the top of the events calendar in no time. Sip cocktails with your feet in the soft white sand to dance the night away to South Africa’s best house music, including Sun El, Naak Musiq, DJ Bongs, and the legendary Fistaz Mixwell. First time Taxify users can expect a free ride from the venue while existing users get 75% off their rides.

When: 11 November
Where: Maiden’s Cove

We Love Summer Feat. Pillowtalk

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This up-and-coming music festival is making waves in the Cape Town summer scene. This year is there biggest yet, with two stages featuring incredible live acts. The festival is headlined by US-based indie/electro band Pillowtalk. The event has all the makings of a music festival—beautiful people, music, booze, and food—but it must be the one around where you can also get involved in wakeboarding and skiing. You can also expect art installations,  a salsa dancefloor, a gin mixology bar, and an open-air cinema.

When: 11-12 November
Where: Blue Rock Resort

Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts

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The famed Kirstenbosch Summer Concert series kicks off this month, with performances by Cat Stevens (Sold Out) and local acts Ismaël Lo and Zakes Bantwini. These summertime concerts take place on the sloping lawns of the Kirstenbosch Gardens, with dramatic mountain backdrops. People take picnic baskets, blankets, and drinks, and settle in for a lazy afternoon watching the sunset while enjoying the fantastic bands. Check out their website for the full line-up and to book tickets.

When: 11 November 2017 – March 2018
Where: Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

Kenilworth Thrift Fest at The Racecourse

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Cape Town’s official second-hand market is coming up, and this year it features some amazing live music too. Entrance is R50 for adults and R10 for kids under 12, and the event is kid- and dog-friendly. Bands include Native Young, Mobbing Bali, and Jackal and the Wind. Make sure you bring cash as no cards will be accepted, and browse the many stalls of awesome second-hand goods and clothing. Bring a sorted garbage bag of recycling for a 50% discount on entrance!

When: 19 November
Where: The Kenilworth Racecourse

Streetopia 2017

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This is Observatory’s annual community festival, complete with art installations, mutant vehicles form AfrikaBurn, live music and performances, and loads more. This is the kind of event where you’ll be the odd one out if you don’t dress up, so get out the glad rags and get colourful on the streets of Obs! Entrance is free, too.

When: 25 November
Where: Lower Main Road, Observatory (and surrounds)

Future Frequency Festival

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Future Frequency Festival is an avant-garde electronic music festival. They aim to push boundaries, bringing hi-tech music to low-tech settings. The unique venue is a yard filled with shipping containers. This is about as trendy as it gets. It’s all about the future of music, set in an industrial, edgy venue.

When: 25 November
Where: The Container Yard

Toy Run

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The Toy Run is South Africa’s largest motorcycle ride, and it’s all for charity. Anyone with a bike can participate, provided they bring at least one toy to donate to needy children in South Africa. Tens of thousands of bikes rally together every November, laden with toys, and they ride through the city to the collection point at Maynardville. The toys are then distributed to charities in need. Even if you don’t have a bike, you can donate toys to the cause, or buy a ticket to attend the main event arena and enjoy the bar, live music, and festive atmosphere. Check their website for details.

When: 26 November
Where: Main event arena is at Killarney International Raceway, Potsdam Road, Table View

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Celebrate your love of cuisine and vino at the Good Food and Wine Show.
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 like the Good Food and Wine Show taking place from 2 – 4 June 2017.

Catch the big guns of the culinary world at this year’s beloved expo

The Cape Town Good Food and Wine Show (GFWS) is one of the country’s foremost gourmet events, and as always, it’s back to whet the appetites of Mother City foodies at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) from Friday, 2 to Sunday, 4 June 2017. This immensely popular event shines the spotlight on all things tasty and is highly anticipated by local lovers of yummy nosh and chefs alike.

This year’s fest returns with a spring in its step and will be tackling the controversial issue of food waste and how to minimize it in our kitchens.

The Good Food and Wine Show has eight separate sections for you to enjoy. These dedicated sections aim to totally encapsulate their respective ideas, and showcase the best goods and services available. There will be areas dedicated to Wellness, Lifestyle, Wine, Market, Beer and Alcohol, Kids, Street Food and Baking. So whatever aspect of food you love, this event provides the perfect experience for you.

WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE 2017 CAPE TOWN GOOD FOOD & WINE SHOW

LOADS OF FOODIE FUN: Interactive theatres and hands-on cooking workshops led by first-rate, internationally renowned chefs are on the bill for the 2017 festival. So, anyone with a passion for food and wine would do well to tear themselves away from MasterChef reruns, get off the couch and go check out what’s cooking in the show’s demo kitchens.

CELEBRITY CHEFS THEATRE: Join local and international celebrity chefs in an exclusive demo kitchen as they strut their stuff and demonstrate their cooking skills and signature dishes using fresh local produce. These experiences must be booked separately through Computicket.com, and ticket prices vary depending on the chef featured. See below for a full list of the chefs you could be seeing.

KIDDIES’ ACTIVITIES: Parents need not panic: the Good Food and Wine Show will keep your little one occupied with multiple activities and games.

SUSTAINABLE LIFESTYLE FOCUS: Fitting the ‘fresh’ focus, this year’s show will incorporate multiple stalls with an urban farming and garden theme, with the aim of promoting sustainable lifestyles and healthier choices. If you’ve always wanted to grow your own veggie garden then this is your opportunity to get top tips from the pros.

THE ART OF WINE: Sip on delectable premium wines and learn more about the beloved beverage in this section of the festival. Not only focused on the sip ‘n swirl session, this zone also aims to teach eager attendees a little about food and vino pairings.

CHEFS TABLE: Be one of the 30 lucky people to spend some one-on-one time with the chefs at this year’s Good Food and Wine Show. There are four chefs offering this treat, namely Marco Pierre White, Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen, Jenny Morris, and Reza Mahammad. In this private session, the chosen chef will take you through the preparation of a dish in this masterclass of note.

CHEFS PERFORMING AT THE 2017 GOOD FOOD AND WINE SHOW AT THE CTICC

MARCO PIERRE WHITE: The godfather of modern cuisine is coming to Cape Town and we cannot wait to be terrified by him. He has trained the likes of Gordon Ramsay, so you know he’s top-notch (but hopefully not as shouty).

JAN HENDRIK VAN DER WESTHUIZEN: The winner of South Africa’s first ever Michelin Star will be in attendance to impart some wisdom on modern SA cooking. We also saw him on Suzelle DIY, which was hilarious BTW.

JENNY MORRIS: The Giggling Gourmet goddess is back at the festival this year, and her signature style of cooking is bound to draw in the foodies.

REZA MAHAMMAD: The popular TV chef and owner of the Star of India is appearing at the Good Food and Wine show for the very first time!

SARAH GRAHAM: The amazingly talented presenter of Food Safari is bringing her simple food philosophy to enrich your cooking, and excite your palate.

J’SOMETHING: Singer and chef, J’Something loves getting creative with food, and will have delicious recipes for you to attempt at home.

NEILL ANTHONY: The Cape Town based protegee is hitting the Good Food and Wine Show 2017 to show you just how the kitchens of Cape Town like to cook!

VANESSA MARX: Let’s hear it for the ladies of the culinary world! Marx has been trained by the best and she’s studied food all over the world; your cooking will benefit hugely from her tips.

TICKETS FOR THE 2017 CAPE TOWN GOOD FOOD & WINE SHOW

Tickets are available from Computicket.com and cost R160p/p for general admission (day pass), R100p/p for students and pensioners (with valid ID), R50 for kids aged 13 to 18-years, and R200p/p for a wine combo ticket. Weekend passes are available for R350p/p online or R380p/p at the door.

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