So you think you can dance? Sing? Do bizarre things with fire? Then don’t miss this weekend’s auditions for SA’s Got Talent, right here on our doorstep. There’s also lots happening if you’re a bride to be, the parent of an entrepreneur to be, or simply a lover of fabulous music, theatre, food and shopping. Here’s our selection of weekend events in the southern suburbs.
- SA’s got talent auditions, Rosebank. Fancy yourself a singer, dancer or master of any other entertainment art? Then off you go to the auditions for SA’s Got Talent in Belmont Square Conference Centre, Rosebank, between 7 am and 12 pm. Pre-register first to avoid long queues. Saturday, Sunday
- Cat Sings Ella, Rosebank Theatre. The Story of Ella Fitzgerald, as told by London’s Jazz Cat! A stage and a Steinway is all Cat Simoni needs to tell the astonishing life story of Ella Fitzgerald. Songs include Lady Be Good, Them There Eyes, Cry Me A River, Summertime, Manhattan, Misty, How High The Moon, Accentuate the Positive, Love for Sale, A Foggy Day, and many more.
- 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
- 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. Last performance: Saturday
- Made in the Cape market, Cavendish Square, Claremont. Artisan goods on sale. 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
- Chilled Market, The Range, Tokai. Lots of good food and drinks, as well as entertainment for kids. Until 9.30 pm.
- Stormers vs Cheetahs, Newlands. See our team demolish the Free Staters with between 8 and 20 points, if SA Rugby’s team of experts are to be believed. Good news: no loadshedding expected at this time.
- Sauvignon Blanc Odyssey, Steenberg Farm, Tokai. Enjoy a five-course lunch as you watch Constantia sauvignon blancs battling it out with New Zealand’s Marlborough sauvignon blancs for the title of top wine.
- Awaken the Giant in You network breakfast, Southern Sun, Newlands. The Teen Entrepreneur fund has created this series for parents of high school students who are keen to encourage their kids to embrace an entrepreneurship culture. Speaker: Sabirul Islam.
- The Official Second-Hand Market, The Great Wizoo, Rosebank. Browse through heaps of vintage clothes.
- 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.
- 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!
- Boulevard Blues Band, Alma Café, Rosebank. Led by the guitar wizardry of Richard Pryor and fronted by the bluest blues front man in the country, Doc John, these guys know exactly how to make the blues weep, sing, moan and scream as it needs to!
- Roeshdin Jaz, Rondebosch Boys High. The singer-songwriter, financial advisor, lifestyle coach, inspirational speaker and cancer survivor performs to celebrate the five-year anniversary of his debut single, Feel for Life.
- DYI Bride Workshop, Mowbray. Everything you need to plan you wedding, from advice and dresses to catering.
- Kirstenbosch Craft & Food Market, Kirstenbosch. 230 crafters will be selling from jewellery, clothing, linen, leather goods, pottery, handmade soaps, candles, beadwork and art to arden furniture and plants. There’s a wide range of food, a petting farm for the kids and you can sip on craft beers or wine while listening to smooth jazz sounds.
- Revolution Food 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.
- 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.
- Change Will Come Tour, Baxter. The Change Will Come Tour begins right here in Cape Town, South Africa, with performances by Idris Phillips and Alman Nusrat, and featuring a discussion with Mustafa Davis. The afternoon is filled with the sounds of folk, jazz and alternative pop fused together with the desire to inspire and to bring positive change in our lives. Local Cape Town musicians will join the international artists in empowering youth through the Arts.
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