19 cool things to do this weekend

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Busy busy busy . . . tonight and Sunday we’re spoilt for choice of things to do here in Cape Town south – but do yourself a favour and also venture into the CBD between now and April 18 to catch well-known actor and Wynberg resident Graham Weir’s one-man drama at the Alexander Upstairs: Dead Yellow Sands.


  • Bay Harbour Market, Hout Bay. Over 100 stalls providing a social, shopping and eating experience, all with an SA flavour. Friday night, Saturday, Sunday
  • Dead Yellow Sands, Alexander Upstairs, CBD. This is not strictly a show on our side of the mountain, but we include it here because it is presented by Wynberg resident and WRRA member Graham Weir, he of Not the Midnight Mass fame. The one-man drama is a collection of sketches and stories written by Graham about people he once knew, places he once visited, and “fragments of myself that I once thought were me”. Directed by Bo Petersen. Friday and Saturday night. Until 18 April.

Poster for show and pic of Graham Weir on stage

  • Backyard Blues or The Neva Wazza Band, Rosebank Theatre, Rosebank. An accoustical musical blues with original SA music written between 1979 and the present day. With Kurt Egelhof, Dillon April and Desmond Williams. Friday and Saturday night. Until 18 April.
  • The Ugly Duckling, Nassau Theatre, Groote Schuur High School, Newlands. The well-known and much loved children’s theatre group Lilliput Players puts on the famous Hans Christian Andersen’s children’s story about the duckling who turned into a swan. Also on show: The King’s New Clothes. Last performance tomorrow.
  • How Did I Get Here, Baxter, Rondebosch. Hear bass player Jonathan Rubain perform while sharing anecdotes of his life. Friday and Saturday, until 18 April
  • Grant & Shaun: Dance Double Bill, Baxter, Rondebosch. Enjoy a superb performance by young and upcoming dancers Grant van Ster and Shaun Oelf. Friday and Saturday. Until 18 April.

Dancers dancing away


  • Life’s Good U19 Outdoor Music Fest, Kenilworth Racecourse. The top teen music event of the year with two outdoor dance floors, three VIP dance floors and featuring top local music stars such as Jack Parow and PH Fat. Now until 1 am.
  • Ajax Cape Town vs. Bidvest Wits, Athlone Stadium. Ajax are the favourites to win this important game tonight at 8.
  • Cape Flats Comedy Jam, Joseph Stone Auditorium, Athlone. Lots of laughter with some of the country’s most talented comedians. Not for under-16’s (they’ll be at the U19 music fest anyway).
  • Chilled Market, The Range, Tokai. Lots of good food and drinks, as well as entertainment for kids. Until 9.30 pm.


  • Second-hand Clothing Market, The Great Wizoo, Rosebank. Bargains galore at this bazaar – and lots of eats and drinks too.
  • Earth Fair Market, Tokai. Fresh produce indoor market including craft bear, toe-tapping music and a kiddies’ corner.


  • Second Sundays, Archie’s Kitchen, Wynberg Park. Pop up to Wynberg Park  this Sunday and enjoy fun food at the sassy new popup restaurant.Archie
  • Heart Market at Organic at Heart, Constantia Road, Plumstead. Organic produce, natural products and handmade crafts.
  • Lions Craft Market, Hout Bay. Check out African curios, pottery, wire crafts, ostrich eggs, wooden sculptures, second-hand book stores and even pony rides. Food stalls include a Malay kitchen.
  • Pinot Noir Festival, Vineyard Hotel, Claremont. SA’s top pinot noirs have been handpicked for this annual festival in the hotel gardens. Wander around enjoying the beautiful wines, canapés, live music and one of the most spectacular views in Cape Town.
  • Tony Cox, Alma Cafe, Rosebank. Don’t miss this performance by the guitar legend at the 100-year-old cafe’s popular Sunday music night.
  • Jazz evening, Barristers, Newlands. Mike Rossi (saxophone) and Andrew Ford (piano) will entertain at the regular Sunday live jazz evening at the Newlands pub and restaurant.
  • Connecting To Your Inner Child, Erin Hall, Rondebosch. Through the medium of dance, guided visualisation and play, this workshop aims to help you  open doors to understanding what blocks you from playing and creating naturally.

Go here to see what else is happening around town this weekend.

SOURCES FOR THIS ARTICLE:  Cape Town Magazine; What’s On in Cape Town; What’s On; Cape Markets


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