Take advantage of these great events happening in Cape Town


Slow Jack

Pop rock band with Crimson House, The Shabs, Southern Wild and De Wallen.

When: Friday, May 5, doors open at 7pm, first act at 8.30pm

Where: Mercury, De Villiers Avenue, Cape Town, R60 at Quicket or R70 at the door

Africa Unity Music Festival

Top artists from across Africa.

When: Saturday, May 6, 8pm-late

Where: Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town, R200 for general access and R400 for VIP at Computicket


Paint and Sip

Artist helps you recreate a famous masterpiece.

When: Sunday, May 7, 2pm-6pm

Where: D’Aria Wine Estate, Durbanville, R340 at or

Riebeek Valley Olive Festival

Wine, food and entertainment.

When: Saturday, May 6 9.30am-5pm, Sunday, May 7, 9.30am-4pm

Where: Venues around Riebeek-Kasteel and Riebeek West, R80 at Webtickets

Autumn Open Garden

Learn to grow food with what you have at home, in an earth-friendly way using rubbish and readily available materials.

When: Saturday, May 6, 9am-3pm

Where: Soil for Life, Brounger Road, Constantia, R20, see

Bree Street Block Party

Art, music and food.

When: Sunday, May 7, noon-midnight

Where: Riebeeck Square Parkade, Shortmarket Street, Cape Town, R180 at Nutickets

The Darling Collection

Stories behind 40 valuable objects collected from residents of the town are captured through dance, theatre, music and visual art by Dutch university students .

When: Friday, May 5, 7pm-10pm, Saturday, May 6, noon-10pm, Sunday, May 7, noon-5pm

Where: Corner of Durban and Somerset streets, day pass R15, weekend pass R30, e-mail


My Children, My Africa

Athol Fugard play about generational conflict over the most effective means for ending apartheid in South Africa.

When: Until Saturday, May 13, 10.30am and 2pm

Where: Artscape Arena, Cape Town, R40 at Computicket

Boy Ntulikazi

Physical one-hander looks at the devastating effects decisions by individuals can have on future generations.

When: Until Saturday, May 13, various times

Where: Baxter Theatre, Rondebosch, R85 at Computicket

The Play that goes Wrong

Everything goes wrong when the inept Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society tries to stage a 1920s murder mystery.

When: Until Saturday, June 17

Where: Theatre on the Bay, Camps Bay, R100- R250 at Computicket


Underwater Photographer of the Year

Finalists in this London-based annual competition were selected from 20 countries including South Africa, Mexico, Finland, Indonesia, Egypt, and the UK.

When: Until Saturday, September 30, Friday to Monday 9am-7pm, Tuesday to Thursday 9am-4pm

Where: Chavonnes Battery Museum, V&A Waterfront, R100, Wild Card or Red Bus R70, seniors and students R50 at Webtickets, under-16s free


Andre the Hilarious Hypnotist

Audience members are made to do strange things on stage.

When: Until Sunday, June 4, Wednesday to Saturday 8pm, Saturday 5pm, Sunday 3pm

Where: Roxy Revue Bar, GrandWest, R120 at Computicket


European Film Festival

Films from 12 countries.

When: Until Sunday, May 14, various times

Where: Cinema Nouveau, V&A Waterfront, R64, e-mail:



PHOTO: Pop rockers Slow Jack are on stage at Mercury in Cape Town.
Image: Supplied


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