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7 things to enliven your weekend in Cape Town

By Staff Reporter Time of article published Aug 3, 2018

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With winter fooling Capetonians that spring is just around the corner, another action-packed weekend awaits the Mother City. But don't drive to the Cableway whatever you do, as it only reopens on Monday.

If you are in a poetic mood, try the Armchair Theatre in Observatory. The Word n Sound Poetry take place on the first Saturday of every month, 1.30-5pm. Tickets at the door. It's also the last chance to see Ruth First: 117 Days at Artscape, which ends on Saturday.

For those in need of a laugh or two, the Jive Cape Town Funny Festival 2018, until Sunday at the Baxter Theatre in Rondebosch, is a must-do. Otherwise pop in at the Cape Town Comedy Club at the Waterfront, which is on the go all weekend.

For those in the vicinity of Somerset West, The 60’s and 70’s Show ends at The Drama Factory on Saturday.

The Kalk Bay: Alchemy of Rock runs until August 28 and the Miracle of South Division Street at the Milnerton Playhouse until August 11.

And if you're feeling peckish, the CPUT Hotel School in Granger Bay has surprises in store for your pallet (read

According to, the 7 top things to do this weekend are:

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2. Bollywood Enchanted (various show times all weekend)

An entertaining Cape Town-based Bollywood dance group are adapting timeless Bollywood classics and weaving them into an inspiring production at the Artscape with Bollywood Enchanted.

3. Woodstock Winter Beer Festival (Saturday afternoon)

Taste speciality one-off brews at this festival, where microbrewers showcase their brews at the Castle Of Good Hope this Saturday. Food trucks and plenty of great beer at the Woodstock Winter Beer Festival.

4. Touchdown Saturdays (Saturday afternoon)

Head to Obs for a touch of madness at this courtyard jol serving beer and cocktail jugs, or both if you can’t decide – did someone say Beergarita? Celebrate the weekend at Touchdown Saturdays.

5. Boschendal Compost Workshop (Saturday morning)

Discover the green thumb you never thought you had with this gardening workshop at n a wine farm – lunch is included at the Boschendal Compost Workshop.

6. Bon Amis Music Picnic (Sunday afternoon)

See local high school musical talent while enjoying a lazy afternoon picnic in Durbanville at the Bon Amis Music Picnic.

7. 1st Sunday Rhythms (Sunday afternoon)

Keep things going easy at this laidback Sunday afternoon event hosted at the Yacht Club. Enjoy good food, local tunes and not so regular views at 1st Sunday Rhythms.

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