Take note all foodies, the Constantia Food & Wine Festival is already in full swing just down the road. Those with green fingers can set off for Kirstenbosch to see how to grow veldkos in their own backyards, and right here in Wynberg there’s a great lifestyle expo at the Wittebome Civic Centre. Have a wonderful Southern Suburbs weekend, everyone!
- Constantia Food & Wine Festival, Constantia Uitsig. More than 40 wines from the Constantia Valley and lots of delicious eats will be showcased at the popular annual festival. Don’t forget the picnic blanket and a ball for the kids! Friday, Saturday and Sunday
- Cape Flats Lifestyle Expo, Wittebome Civic Centre, Wynberg. Learn more about property, finance, health and beauty and tons more at the second CF Lifestyle Expo. There’s a workshop for small and medium businesses, excellent halaal food and kiddies’ activities. Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
- Plant Fair, Kirstenbosch. Feast on the flavours, textures, colours and smells of fynbos and learn how indigenous plants can become part of urban food gardening. In other words: Veldkos in your own garden! 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 community safety committee 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, Saturday. Last performance Saturday night.
- Made in the Cape Artisan Market, Cavendish Square. Admire locally designed and made items, from sculptures, jewellery, textiles and ceramics to skincare products at this monthly market. Friday, Saturday, Sunday
- Bay Harbour Market, Hout Bay. Over 100 stalls providing a social, shopping and eating experience, all with an SA flavour. Friday night, Saturday, Sunday
- 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, Saturday. Last performance Saturday night..
- How Did I Get Here, Baxter, Rondebosch. Hear bass player Jonathan Rubain perform while sharing anecdotes of his life. Friday, Saturday. Last performance Saturday night..
- Grant & Shaun: Dance Double Bill, Baxter, Rondebosch. Enjoy a superb performance by young and upcoming dancers Grant van Ster and Shaun Oelf. Friday, Saturday. Last performance Saturday night.
Chilled Market, The Range, Tokai. Lots of good food and drinks, as well as entertainment for kids. Until 9.30 pm.
- Neon run, Kenilworth Racecourse. It’s ready, set, glow on Saturday night when you can run, cycle, skate or walk a 5 km route at night covered in neon clothes, accessories and/or body paint. Prepare to be wonderstruck as you glide through different Glow Zones throughout the race that bring your neon to life! And the best part waits behind the finish line, where there will be a neon party, light display and a lineup that includes Nick Hamman (MC), Vic Naidoo, Roger Goode, Chris Taylor, Mi Casa and Grassy Spark.
- Seedling workshop, Porter Estate, Tokai. A must-do for kiddies with green fingers. They’ll learn how to plant veggies and herbs and take care of plants.
- Tokai Forest Market, Chrysalis Estate, Tokai. Visit Cape Town’s favourite outdoor market where you will find delicious food, arts and crafts, kiddies’ activities and a wonderful place to relax for a few hours. This week there’s also a seedling workshop for kids (see above).
- Earth Fair Market, Tokai. Fresh produce indoor market including craft bear, toe-tapping music and a kiddies’ corner.
- Rondebosch Village Market, Rondebosch Library. It’s a small market but the quality is outstanding: get there early before all the beautiful organic produce, bakes, jams and cheese are sold out!
- Jolly Carp Organic Market, Retreat. Don’t miss the yummy lamb curry, butter chicken and breyani at this market – not to mention special curry paste with all the ingredients to make two pots of curry. Also organic veggies, eggs, honey and rooibos tea from Wuppertal in different flavours, as well as lots of vegetarian treats.
- Sannie Fox and Medicine Boy, Alma Cafe, Rosebank. You’ll love this if you love the youth music scene in Cape Town.
Koos Kombuis, Alma Cafe. One of the few Afrikaans poets/singers who is completely crossover. His performances at Alma have already passed into the books as some of the most intimate and incredible shows.
Een van die min Afrikaanse digter-sangers wat ewe gewild by Engelse gehore is. Sy vertonings by die Alma is van die intiemste en ongelooflikste nog by dié gewilde venue.
- 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.
- Jazz evening, Barristers, Newlands. Dave Ledbetter (guitar) and Amanda Tiffin (piano) will entertain at the regular Sunday live jazz evening at the Newlands pub and restaurant.
Go here to see what else is happening around the Western Cape this weekend.