Our selection of top weekend events in the Southern Suburbs, starring no less than two well-known Wynberg residents: Graham Weir in the show Christine Weir and the Kilts on Sunday, and Tania Babb, who is one of the artists currently exhibiting at Kirstenbosch.
Sanlam Cape Town marathon. The festivities, which attract thousands of local and international runners and supporters, will include a 42,2 km marathon, 4,2 km fun run, 11 km and 22 km trail runs and a 10 km peace run. Saturday, Sunday
Professional Cape Artists, Kirstenbosch. Fresh paintings and sculptures in wood and ceramic by selected artists from the Cape and elsewhere in South Africa, including Wynberg resident Tania Babb, who designed the WRRA logo. Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Full Stops on Your Face, Rosebank Theatre. This multi-awardwinning production is a one-woman performance by Iman Isaacs that contrasts the scourge of social injustice and Islamophobia gathering momentum in global politics with the increasingly horrific cases of gendered violence in South African homes. Friday, Saturday
Woman Alone, Baxter, Rondebosch. A true story of a feisty Christian woman working in Riyadh who is abducted and incarcerated, and the dedicated, devout Muslim woman directly responsible for her salvation. A story of friendship, the bond of fearsome feminine strength and the quest for personal freedom. Adapted from the original book and directed by Christo Davids, with Lee-Ann van Rooi in the title role. Friday, Saturday. Last weekend.
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. Special focus this weekend: Young entrepreneurs. Saturday, Sunday
COMEDY AND ENTERTAINMENT
The Funny Republic, Baxter, Rondebosch. Laugh out loud, let the tears roll and leave your tummy in stitches. Conrad Koch with his partner in crime Mr Chester Missing will delight audiences with their satirical banter and skinner.
Simply the Best Concert, Joseph Stone Auditorium, Athlone. A fun variety show with music and dance. The cast includes Gypsy Latino, Litmus 5 and many more. Funds raised will go toward office equipment for the District 6 Working Committee (D6WC).
Western Province vs Blue Bulls, Newlands. Forget about the World Cup opening ceremony, rather support our boys closer to home! It will be a close match, with some experts predicting either side to win by 3-5 points. See what SA Rugbmag thinks.
Steve Louw and Willem Möller, Alma Café, Rondebosch. It’s no small treat to see the formidable guitar-wielding duo behind the award-winning band Big Sky playing in this intimate setting. Steve is an old-school rocker of the finest kind, and Willem is widely recognised as one of South Africa’s best ever guitar players, who started off in the wild days of the 80’s in Johannes Kerkorrel’s Gereformeerde Blues Band.
Chilled Market, The Range, Tokai. Lots of good food and drinks, as well as entertainment for kids. Until 9.30 pm.
SA vs Japan, your lounge, 17:45. OK so this match does not strictly qualify as a Southern Suburbs event, but we’re reminding you just in case . . . . Superbru’s experts predict the Boks will win by anything from 28 to 60.
Spring Dazzler Garden Walk, Kirstenbosch. Join this special theme walk through the botanical garden.
Samson Diamond and Laura Pauna, Baxter. Samson Diamond is fast becoming one of South Africa’s most celebrated violinists as well as chamber musician as first violinist of the Odeion String Quartet. He enjoys crossing the genre divides between classical and jazz and bringing this into his style of presentation. He will be accompanied by long time friend pianist Laura Pauna, who studied alongside Samson at the National School of the Arts in Johannesburg before both furthering their careers overseas.
Hard Day’s Night, Al’s Place restaurant, Rondebosch. Vernon Barnard with fellow musicians Louis Coetzee, Ian Black and Bian Vermaak bring you a tribute to The Beatles. They will be doing songs like “Hard Day’s Night”, “I Should Have Known Better”, “Hey Jude”, “Please Please Me”, “Just 17”, “Twist and Shout” and many more of the Fab Fours’ greatest hits.
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 the Young Authors’ Club, kiddies craft class and a welness talk.
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 Café, Rondebosch. The wacky and hugely entertaining show features songs from Christine’s album Invision and 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. Here’s a taste of the show: