Cool things to do this weekend

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All weekend


Jive Cape Town Funny Festival, Baxter. Cape Town’s premier comedy festival returns for another popular season with a selection of top funny people from home and abroad. Friday, Saturday

Raiders the Musical, Rosebank Theatre. This Nicholas Ellenbogen show is a journey into World War 2 and tells the quirky story of how Salty Hepburn earned his stripes to fly the Aardvark over Poland for Winston Churchill, sing in an oompah band in Germany and yodel from the skies. All the laughs of the previous Raider’s, now with the added spice of live music. Winner of an Ovation Award at this year’s Grahamstown Festival. Friday, Saturday

Scene from raiders

Born in the RSA, Baxter. Fresh from Grahamstown, this revival celebrates the legendary theatre personality Barney Simon. The docu-drama, which was devised by Barney and the cast, is directed by Thoko Ntshinga, who performed the role of Thenjiwe in the original production back in 1985.  Friday, Saturday


Bay Harbour Market, Hout Bay. Over 100 stalls providing a social, shopping and eating experience, all with an SA flavour. And of course, a great live music lineup. Friday night, Saturday, Sunday

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. Saturday, Sunday

Friday night

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



Frozen party, Exclusive Books, Constantia Village. If your kids are Frozen fanatics, this is where they must be. There’ll be lots of fun Frozen activities, story time and party treats, and fabulous Frozen hampers to be won!

Elsa from Frozen

Craft workshop, Retreat. A special feature of this week’s Jolly Carp organic market (see below).


The Hout Bay Trail Challenge. One of the country’s oldest and toughest but most breathtaking trail runs. Starts at Hout Bay Harbour at sunrise.


Winter Brilliance walk, Kirstenbosch. There seems to be a walk on Saturday morning, but as the SANBI website was out of action we cannot tell you more.  021-799-8783


Winter market, Meadowridge. Arts, crafts, handbags and purses, clothing accessories, jewellery, toys, children’s educational games, candy floss, homemade food and treats, home décor and gifts for everyone, plus lots of activities for the kids.

Earth Fair Market, Tokai. This Saturday the popular market also includes the Revolution Food Fair / Banting market for all things low-carb.

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. Special this weekend:  Young Authors’ Club, craft workshop for the kids, Christmas karaoke and Christmas in July market.

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!


Unisa Clarinet and Flute Winners, Baxter. For the first time in the history of the prestigious Unisa International Woodwind Competition the first prize was split between two finalists.  This concert features as part of the prize and both Russian flautist Matvey Demin and clarinettist Sang Yoon Kim from Republic of Korea will perform, accompanied by Cape Town pianist Tersia Visser-Downey.

Sang Yoon Kim

Sang Yoon Kim


Christmas in July, Al’s Place Restaurant, Rondebosch. Who can resist a Christmas roast with a rich gravy, and brandy pudding?



The Songmaker’s Guild – Women’s Voices, Nassau Centre, Groote Schuur High. A programme of classical music presented by Cape Town composer and pianist Hendrik Hofmeyr. Featuring Zanne Stapelberg (soprano) and Minette du Toit-Pearce (mezzo-soprano).

Zanne Stapelberg

Zanne Stapelberg


  • 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.
  • Alphen Antiques and Collectables Market, Constantia. Join dealers, investors, collectors, fashionistas, decor people and just ordinary folk who buy from the market every month.


Go here for more cool weekend events.

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



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