22 great things to do this weekend

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A selection of fun weekend events in the Southern Suburbs.

All weekend


Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, Ster-Kinekor, Cavendish Square. It comrpises a series of action-packed documentaries featuring the world’s top adventure climbing, base jumping, alpine skiing and mountain expeditions. Friday, Saturday, Sunday


Die Seemeeu, Baxter, Rondebosch. Classic Chekhov in Afrikaans with English surtitles. Saartjie Botha se veelbekroonde weergawe van die bekende stuk spog met ’n droom-rolverdeling, onder andere  Sandra Prinsloo, Marius Weyers, Gerben Kamper and Rolanda Marais. “As close to a perfect stage production as you are likely to see” – Marianne Thamm on The Daily Maverick.  Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Cast of Die Seemeeu

Reza de Wet’s Missing, Baxter, Rondebosch. Baxter 2015 artist-in-residence Mdu Kweyama breathes new life into acclaimed South African writer Reza De Wet’s Mis. Adapted from the original and translated into English, he takes the play out of its better-known Afrikaans idiom and places into a universal realm as he brings more physicality to her poetic writing. The magical-realist play about a young daughter’s escape from her dysfunctional rural family brings women who are trapped and scared into the spotlight. How far will their fear take them? Friday, Saturday. Last weekend

A Man and a Dog, Rosebank Theatre, Rosebank. Featuring the Fleur du Cap nominated Nhlanhla Mhkwanazi and newly directed by the 2014 winner of the Rosalie van der Gucht Prize for New Directors, Penelope Youngleson, A Man and a Dog features a script rewritten by Youngleson, while still maintaining the essence of the much-beloved production that toured the country back in 2006. It told the poignant coming-of-age story of a young Zulu boy’s search for the parents he never knew, and how he found himself on the long journey back to his home. Almost ten years later, Mhkwanazi is looking back as a father to his own children. Friday, Saturday


The Artist’s Prism, Eclectica Modern Gallery, Claremont. A group exhibition of paintings by Anthony Cawood, Jeremy Dyer, Paul Birchall and Wonder Marthinus. Friday, Saturday

ARt work on display


Organic gardening course, Constantia. Join Soil for Life’s Director Jo Fuller on a comprehensive hands-on workshop where you learn to grow food naturally, working with the rhythm of the seasons and the biodiversity that exists in your garden. Saturday, Sunday


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.


International Oriental Dance Gala Evening, Michael Oak Large Hall, Kenilworth. The evening features a flourish of local Cape belly dance troupes undulating on stage alongside special international guest performers. Ticket sales from the colourful affair help support the Saartjie Baartman Centre for (abused) Women and Children in Athlone. We checked at 5 pm and tickets were still available.

Pic of dancing woman



2 Pianos! Natalia Lavrova and Vassily Primakov, Baxter, Rondebosch. A duo piano performance by the celebrated Russian pianists  as part of the Cape Town Concert Series.


Morning Garden Walk, Kirstenbosch. The Botanical Society’s volunteer Garden guides, who are brimming with amazing knowledge and insights into the Garden, lead free guided walks. 10 am.


Fundraising dance, Wittebome Civic Centre, Wynberg. In aid of The Village Work Centre in Harfield Village. It’s an afternoon event with music, as well as comedy by Mel Jones.

Magnum Cape Classic Race Day, Kenilworth Race Course. Enjoy the racing and not to worry about missing the rugby – there will be a fan zone!


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!

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 delicious goodies and the Young Authors Club – and remember to bring along a shoe box and odd pieces of Christmas wrapping paper because the kiddies’ craft class will be all about making Santa Elf boxes for unprivileged children for Christmas!

Kids at the Jolly Carp market



Cape Cobras vs. Warriors, Newlands. A full day’s fun in the sun at the Momentum One-Day Cup for R60 or less.


Green Faire, Kronendal Primary School, Hout Bay. One of the highlights at this annual sustainable event include The Planet Warrior’s Children’s Festival featuring the Trash to Treasure Market, the Eco Fashion show and the Talent Contest.

Kirstenbosch Craft market. The market hosts 230 crafters selling a diverse range of crafts. There’s also a wide range of food, and a petting farm and pony ride for the kids.

Kirstenbosch Craft Market

The Alphen Antiques and Collectables Fair, Alphen Community Centre Hall, Constantia. A variety of items will be on sale. Entry is free, there is loads of parking and refreshments are available.

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.

Check out Cape Town Magazine’s top 7 weekend events for the Western Cape, including wine and beer festivals and a beach party.

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





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