What’s up, weekend?


So sorry – we’re a bit late with this weeks’ events update so we published the Friday night stuff on our Facebook group yesterday – to stay in the loop join the WRRA Facebook group.

A note of warning: you may want to check our loadshedding schedule before you plan your weekend – for instance, to watch the Stormers demolish the Brumbies or Ajax Cape Town make mincemeat of Orlando Pirates this afternoon, you will probably have to make for Forries or some place outside our little suburb . . .  scroll down to see what happened at the Baxter last night as a result of loadshedding.


Theatre and dance

  • 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
  • Crown of the Russian Ballet, Baxter. In a programme devoted to the great Russian composer Tchaikovsky, the company of graduates from the top Russian choreography schools presents two one act ballets, Manfred and Romeo and Juliet, and an excerpt from The Sleeping Beauty. Friday and Saturday.
Baxter candle light

The Baxter by candlelight last night . . . Pic: Gerda Engelbrecht

  • A Class of One, Baxter. The acclaimed Cape Town actors Denise Newman and Basil Appollis team up in a repertoire season to pay homage to two extraordinary teachers from the Cape Flats whose personality and stature each made an impact internationally: Dulcie September and Richard Rive. Friday and Saturday


  • Steve Newman Tananas Tribute, Alma Cafe. Steve Newman is South Africa’s legendary acoustic nylon string guitar virtuoso. Much of his work formed the basis of the Tananas material, a band he started with Ian Herman and the late Gito Baloi. Friday and 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



  • Stormers vs Brumbies, Newlands. Superbru experts predict the Stormers will win by 5 points … also take note that loadshedding started at 8 am today so there will almost certainly be no watching of TV between 4 and 6.30.

duane vermeulen

  • Ajax Cape Town vs Orlando Pirates, Cape Town Stadium. See the two teams tackle each other in this important ABSA Premiership soccer match. Ditto for loadshedding, although this game starts at 3 pm but you will still not be able to see Ajax’s triumphant finale if you’re stuck in Wynberg.

ajax team


  • Autumn Open Garden, Constantia. Demonstrations  on different aspects of gardening. Explore the organic vegetable garden and have fresh produce picked for you.


  • Rondebosch craft market, Rondebosch Park. A relaxing way to spend a Saturday morning, browsing stalls of hand-made goods and breakfasting under the park’s lovely trees. Craft stalls galore, and a decent selection of instant eats like pancakes.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Mother’s Day

  • Treat your mom to a day at the races, Kenilworth Racecourse. Mothers can look forward to being spoilt by their offspring at Kenilworth – treat your mom to a buffet lunch in the Somerset Room at R220 per person. Lucky draw prizes for mom.
  • Mother’s Day baking class, Bergvliet. This event is for moms and son/daughters – mom and kid will make butterfly cakes, with rea and juice plus muffins when baking and a gift for mom. Starts at 10 am.


  • M&M Dinner and Dance Fundraiser, Kelvin Grove, Newlands. Looking for something fancy to do tonight? Then look no further. Gabriel Shai will MC the third M&M Dinner Dance Education Fundraiser. The annual event raises money that goes into an education fund for Michelle and Milani, two burn survivors who live at St Joseph’s Children’s Home. Dancers from Expressions Dance Studios and magicians Jacques Le Sueur, Greg Gelb and Russel Fox will provide entertainment during the evening.


Mothers day

Mother’s Day

  • Mother’s Day lunches. Treat mom at one of the restaurants in the Western Cape who have special mother’s day lunches.


  • 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.
  • Antiques and Collectables Market, Alphen Community Centre Hall, Constantia. A variety of items will be on sale and refreshments are available.


  • James Stewart, Alma Café. James is the honey voiced singer and songwriter behind well known South African band The Usual.

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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