Special Events Guide 13 July – 19 July 2012

Franschhoek Bastille Day Festival
France’s Independence Day.  Brace yourself for a feast of good food, great wine and enthralling entertainment; for a weekend, the entire winelands town is transformed into a quaint French village in honour of the holiday and the area’s heritage.
14 & 15 July @ 10am – 5pm
Franschhoek, Tel: (021) 876 2861

Comics Against Cancer
As it turns out, laughter isn’t the best medicine: its money. Corne and Twakkie (Louw Venter and Rob van Vuuren), Stuart Taylor, Siv Ngesi, Tracey Klaas, Oliver Booth, Martin Davis and Brendan Murray will be there in person to make you laugh so hard it falls out your pockets.  Proceeds from ticket sales will be donated by Youngblood Arts & Culture Development to the Friends of Rustum August (FORA) to pay for his lung operation but magnanimous individuals and companies are encouraged to dig deep and contribute to the ongoing lifesaving treatment for Rustum.
19 July @ 7pm
70-72 Beautifull Life Building, Bree Street, Cape Town, Tel: (021) 424 0074

Wine tasting at Haute Cabrière
Saturday Cellarmaster Tastings are edgy, to say the least; and that’s not just because they end with a lesson in French cavalry sabrage – the method of opening bottles of wine with a sword.  The start and the middle of the tasting-cum-cellar tour are every bit as extraordinary as the dramatic finale.
Monday – Friday @ 11am & 3pm & Saturdays @ 11am
Haute Cabriere Wine Estate, Pass Road, Franschhoek, Tel: (021) 876 8500