A long weekend! Here are some cool things to do

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Our weekly Southern Suburbs events calender reveals a not overly busy long weekend,  but more than enough markets, music and fun events.


Theatre and dance

  • Dance Reality, Baxter. Multiple International Latin American, Ballroom and Show Dance title winning stars Lindsey Muckle and Brandon Ellers Le Riche take us inside the remarkable creative process behind reality television’s most watched dance phenomenons. Friday, Saturday, SundayScene from Dance reality
  • Pride and Prejudice, Rosebank Theatre. A cast of five performs Matthew Roberts’ stage adaptation of our favourite Jane Austen novel. Starring Hilda Cronje as Eliza, Cameron Robertson as Darcy and Nathan Lynn as Mrs Bennett. Friday, Saturday


  • Bay Harbour Market, Hout Bay. Over 100 stalls providing a social, shopping and eating experience, all with an SA flavour. Friday night, Saturday, Sunday



  • Marimba Festival, Baxter, Rondebosch. School and community bands show their stuff in this annual celebration of African music.Marimba orchestra
  • Mark Fransman and Gavin Minter, Alma Café, Rosebank. Gavin Minter will collaborate and share stories with his longtime musical partner and producer Mark Fransman. Both are multiple SAMA nominees and winners who have collectively released 11 albums to date.


  • Parentalk, Common Ground, Rondebosch. Best-selling author Rob Parsons and Katharine Hill will present insights and top tips gathered from a combined experience of working alongside thousands of parents for over 30 years. This evening will help moms and dads to get ahead of the game! Starts at 7 pm


  • Chilled Market, The Range, Tokai. Lots of good food and drinks, as well as entertainment for kids. Until 9.30 pm.



  • 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.Stall at Tokai Forest market
  • 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. And this Saturday there will also be a special Banting feature.


  • The Juliet String Quartet, Baxter. The newly-formed and already fêted Juliet String Quartet comprises four of the Cape Town Philharmonic’s finest musicians: Patrick Goodwin and Annien Shaw (violin), Emile de Roubaix (viola) and Babette Roosenschoon (cello). Their technique, musicality and fresh approach ensures an evening both modern and beautiful.
  • Out of the Blue Band, Al’s Place, Rondebosch. Out of the Blue plays a soulful fusion of light acoustic folk, soft rock and blues. A blend of music that includes Dylan, Fleetwood Mac, Sting, Clapton, Santana, Passenger, Pink Floyd, KT Tunstell, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Christina Perri and loads more.
  • Valiant Swart, Alma Café, Rosebank. Kom geniet die bekende folk/rocksanger en TV-akteur se wonderlike liedjies en skreeusnaakse stories.


  • DHL Stormers vs Vodacom Bulls, NewlandsStadium. Tickets are sold out, so if you don’t have one you’ll have to watch the epic clash on telly.Stormers captain Duane Vermeulen
  • Ajax Cape Town vs SuperSport United, Athlone Stadium. Support Ajax in this important Nedbank Cup semifinal – if they go through it will be their first Nedbank Cup final since 2007.Ajax player Nathan Paulse


  • Wear SA Fashion Show, Kenilworth Centre. View the emerging designers, college graduate collections and the different Wear SA ranges. Garments will also be on sale.



  • 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.
  • Craft & Food Market, Kirstenbosch. Come and experience a vast array of handmade local crafts, art , jewellery, pottery, clothing, toys, delicious food including fresh juices and coffee, olives, honey, cheese, artisanal breads, curries, the best Prego rolls, falafels, pancakes and ice-cream in Cape Town! There are kids’ activities, a petting zoo and pony rides. Picnic while listening to the Mike Campbell’s Kirstenbosch Quintet.
  • Antiques and Collectables Market, Alphen Community Centre Hall, Constantia. A variety of items will be on sale and refreshments are available.
  • Revolution Food Fair market, Tokai. On offer, a variety of delicious Banting foods and products, as well as local wines and live jazz to keep you entertained.  A portion of the funds raised from the event will be donated to the Peninsula School Feeding Association.


  • Jazz evening, Barristers, Newlands. Mike Rossi (saxophones) and Andrew Ford (piano) will entertain at the regular Sunday live jazz evening at the Newlands pub and restaurant.saxophone player
  • Blacksmith, Alma Café, Cape Town’s finest bluegrass, traditional Irish and world folk band.

Fun day

  • Nomadic Orchestra, The Great Wizoo, Rondebosch. Line-up: The Nomadic Orchestra, Grassy Spark, Beach Party, DJ Sharaats. Competitions: Frisbee Far Throw, Beer Pong, Paper Plane Folding and Flying, 5-A-Side Mini Soccer



  • OranjeFeest, Hout Bay beach. Celebrate Freedom Day the Dutch way with local and international artists, bands and DJ’s, beach sports activities, traditional Dutch games, kiddies’fun as well as a flea and food market with Dutch and South African products, food and beverages. For sport enthusiasts there’s touch rugby, beach soccer and beach volley ball.People dressed up in orange at the OranjeFeest
  • #Unite, Newlands Rugby Stadium. A youth event that will focus on prayer, worship and evangelism. Guest speakers: Angus Buchan, Pete Greig and Stormers rugby players.


  • Monday Night Jazz Jam, Lyras Rondebosch. Dan Shout wil introduce a very special house band of the Gavin Minter Septet, featuring Buddy Wells, Robin Fassie Kock, Andrew Lilley, Romy Brauteseth and Kevin Gibson.

Go here  for more weekend highlights.

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


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