Our selection of weekend events in the Southern Suburbs.
COMEDY AND THEATRE
Jive Cape Town Funny Festival, Baxter, Rondebosch. Cape Town’s premier comedy festival returns for another popular season with a selection of top funny people from home and abroad. Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Last performance on Sunday.
Fruit, The Baxter, Rondebosch. “This play is awesome in all respects … technically proficient, well conceptualised, beautifully written and directed”, said The Sowetan. Dealing delicately and sensitively with the loss of innocence, Fruit is the simple award-winning tale of a young girl Matlakala, who uses an indigenous game called masikitla to tell her story about what life is like for her growing up in the township of Diepkloof. Saturday, Sunday
Cry Havoc, Rosebank Theatre. Written by Tom Coash, this is an unnerving East-West love story about a naive British writer and a Egyptian university student who covertly live as lovers. Surrounded by poverty, religious fundamentalism and political repression, these educated, morally centred, yet disenfranchised men pursue divergent paths towards escape and extremism. Saturday, Sunday
SARDA Annual Antiques Fair, The Great Cellar, Alphen Hotel, Constantia. Browse among a range of sought-after collectables, including silverware, jewellery and local and European furniture, all for a very good cause: SA Riding for the Disabled. Friday evening, 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
Spa treatment, Groot Constantia. Treat yourself to a luxury 30 minutes session for just R100 in the wine farm’s Top Cellar, courtesy of Mangwanani Spa. Saturday, Sunday
Caroline Blundell & friends, Alma Café, Rosebank. Folk music written and performed by well known folk singer Caroline Blundell.
Chilled Market, The Range, Tokai. Lots of good food and drinks, as well as entertainment for kids. Until 9.30 pm.
Winter Brilliance Walk, Kirstenbosch. Join the special theme walk with a garden guide. This Saturday: The Amazing Proteaceae family – why do they all look so different?
Ladies’ Day, Kenilworth Racecourse. The theme of this annual event is the glitz an elegance of Las Vegas. Jenny Morris is the master of ceremonies, there’s a great luncheon and entertainment includes a fashion show. This year’s Ladies’ Day benefits the Sunflower Fund.
Surrey Primary 40th anniversary, Baxter, Rondebosch. The learners of Surrey Primary invite you to take a trip with them down memory lane on an unforgettable and enthralling historical adventure over the past four decades, with each grade depicting significant events through the years.
Jeremiah Brimstone Band, Alma Café, Rosebank. The band’s music has origins in many genres, strongly influenced by Nic Cave, The Doors, Dylan and Leonard Cohen. A good dose of ghoema and boeremusiek is thrown into the mix.
Earth Fair Market, Tokai. One of the best selection of fresh produce shopping traders in the Cape. It’s a well-established, indoor, conveniently situated market with lots of parking.
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. Including a craft workshop for kids at 2 pm.
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!
Cape Town Youth Choir, Rosebank Theatre. A unique opportunity to hear the choir up close and personal. The repertoire will include classical music, spirituals, folk songs and works by SA composers Martin Watt and Hendrik Hofmeyr.
Mark Haze and Loki Rothman, Alma Café. Rosebank. Mark is a previous Idols winner and Loki a hugely talented guitarist. They will perform on their own and together.
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.