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The icy weather this weekend makes staying at home with a good book an attractive option for Capetonians.

Or you can attend the Open Book Festival, suggests www.capetravel.com, which  is brought to you by the Book Lounge and the Fugard Theatre. The festival offers a world-class selection of book launches, panel discussions, workshops, master classes, readings, performances, and much more until Sunday. Their other suggestions are: 

Street Food Festival, Street Food Tour

Eat Like a Local have teamed up with Street Food Festival ZA to create a street food tour that uncovers some of Cape Town’s favourite on-the-go snacks. Join the four-hour experience until Sunday, and book tickets soon because they’re limited.

Hot Sauce Tasting Eve

With more than 40 different hot sauces to taste, this event has a flavour for every day and every mood. Not only will you have the chance to taste hot sauces, you can also taste farm fresh cheese, a variety of salami, and delectable chocolates. Pizzas and burgers are also on the menu, with brownies for dessert.

Western Cape Junior Magician Championships

Cape Town’s College of Magic proudly presents the ultimate battle of the teenage magic wands, the 2018 Western Cape Junior Magician Championships. See the province’s top teen wizards go wand to wand in the dexterous art of close-up magic and stunning illusions of stage magic for the title.

Noble Vice – A wine and culinary festival

The festival will be offering each winemakers tastings of their essential selection, while each chef creates a single menu course in their signature style – paying homage to the terroir and tastes of the Western Cape. 

A diverse lineup of local musicians offer stellar performances throughout the day, whilst a curated selection of merchants and makers exhibit their wares for perusal and purchase.

The award-winning South African production of Shakespeare In Love at the Fugard Theatre and the Hot Sauce Tasting Competition in Tokia on Saturday night are among the appetising suggestions from www.capetownmagazine.com

Free wine for your old books

If you love wine and have a pre-loved book or two to share, you’ll be able to give back and get a free glass of wine at the 2018 edition of the Leopard’s Leap #Words4Wine campaign at The Open Book Festival.   

Vegan Cheese Making Workshop (Saturday morning)

Learn how to make your own dairy-free cheese at this DIY Vegan Cheese Making Workshop in Woodstock.   

Noble Vice Wine And Food Festival (Sunday morning to afternoon)

Celebrate Capetonians' two favourites at this dynamic event dedicated to food and wine.   

Paternoster Crayfish Festival (Saturday morning to afternoon)

Indulge in all the seafood you can dream of at this festival dedicated to crayfish.

Soup And Sherry Night at Rusty Oak Bistro (Friday night)

Get your Friday night dinner fix at this all-you-can-eat soup and sherry evening.    

Shakespeare In Love at The Fugard Theatre (Friday to Sunday)

If you missed the award-winning South African production of Shakespeare In Love the last time it was performed live at the Fugard Theatre, here’s your chance to catch it.

Hot Sauce Tasting Competition (Saturday night)

Test your palate with the choice of over 40 different hot sauces at this hot sauce tasting competition in Tokai.