18 great things to do this weekend

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All is quiet on the southern  front this weekend as most people head off to the Good Food and Wine Show at the CTICC in town. However, if you’re into music and theatre you’re spoilt for choice on this side of the mountain. And if you love that Celtic sound and feel like some guid Scottish humour, even better: don’t miss Wynberg resident and WRRA community safety committee member Graham Weir and his sister Christine at the Alma Café on Sunday night!

All weekend


  • Tobacco and the Harmful Effects Thereof, Baxter. The critically acclaimed sold out hit of the National Arts Festival 2014. Andrew Buckland’s unrivalled performance combined with Sylvaine Strike’s masterful direction “is an experience that, like grief, never leaves over time, it merely winds its way into our soul”. – Steve Kretzmann, NAF ArtsBlog. Starring Andrew Buckland and Toni Morkel. Friday, Saturday

Picutre from the show: Man standing with wide arms and box on head

  • 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 – Ends Saturday night
  • A Class of One, Baxter. The acclaimed Cape Town actors Denise Newman and Basil Appollis team up in two back-to-back performances 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. Rave reviews.  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

Friday night


  • Simon van Gend and The Bande Aparte, Alma Café, Rosebank.  Simon van Gend Band performs a selection of songs from Simon’s ‘A song a week’ blog, where he wrote 52 songs over the period of a year. Also: a selection from the band’s four albums.


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



  • DHL Stormers vs Melbourne Rebels, Newlands. Superbru experts predict that the Stormers will win by between 5 and 12 points, so enjoy! Just be warned – if we’re hit by stage 2 loadshedding, you may have to head out of Wynberg to catch the game on TV. Game starts: 19:10. Loadshedding stage 2 starts: 18:00.


  • EHSAAS – The Ghazal Festival, Baxter. The show features a team of world-renowned ghazal artists from India. The festival is headlined by the sitar maestro and vocalist Ustad Shujaat Khan, son of the legendary sitarist Ustad Vilayat Khan. Shujaat has carved a niche for himself with his soulful ghazal and sufi renditions whilst playing the sitar to perfection.

Performer in Ehsaas

  • Land Ahoy, Jolly Roger, Plumstead. A fundraiser for this popular venue of which a large part was destroyed by a fire in February. Line-up: Half Price, With Dawn, No.15, The Insomniac Diaries, High Voltage Starts at 7pm.


  • 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.
  • 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.

Pictures of curry dish and breakfast selection

  • 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!



Christine Weir and The Kilts, Alma Cafe, Rosebank. If you love that Celtic sound and feel like some guid Scottish humour, then button up your fly, grip onto your trouser belt and get yourself down to this venue on Sunday night. The show features songs from Christine Weir’s album Invision, also showcases some of the most beautiful Scottish and Irish standards such as Mull of Kintyre, Danny Boy and popular songs like 500 Miles by The Proclaimers. Cast comprises of siblings Christine Weir and Graham Weir of Not the Midnight Mass fame with Christine on lead vocals, Graham Weir on vocals and percussion, Matthew Weir on vocals, guitar and bass, Rayelle Goodman on violin, with piano and keyboard by Trevor du Buisson.

Click here to get in the mood …

Evening of Inspiration, Baxter. The grand finale of this four-city show. Nasheed performer Zain Bhikha, Moroccon-born artist Khalid Belrhouzi and comedian Joey Rasdien each perform in a fundraising initiative for Islamic Relief’s various orphaned and vulnerable children projects.

Picture of Joey Rasdien

Joey Rasdien




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