CPT – Special Events Guide 1-7 March 2013

*Design Indaba Expo and Conference in Cape Town
Browse through cutting-edge examples of design at Mzansi’s foremost creative exhibition.  , The much-anticipated multidisciplinary experience – it includes a conference, simulcast, expo and film festival – looks to, beyond all else, get the creative juices flowing in the Mother City.
Until 3 March @ 10am – 6pm
From R135
Cape Town International Convention Centre, 1 Lower Long Street, Cape Town, Tel: (021) 410 5000 / (021) 465 9966

Skrillex in Cape Town
World-renowned dubstep master set to take South Africa by storm in 2013.  Powered by 5FM and brought to you by Samsung Galaxy and Electric, the masters behind the Nicky Romero and Steve Aoki and Swedish House Mafia tours, the Skrillex show will beyond a doubt be one of the most massive electronic dance music (EDM) acts to hit Mzansi shores in the past 12 months.
1 March from 6pm
R300 – R400
Cape Town Ostrich Ranch, Philadelphia, West Coast, Tel: 0861 9158000

Cape Town Holi One Colour Festival
The world’s largest outdoor electronica colour festival launches in South Africa.  Hosted in one of the city’s most beautiful public spaces, the colour carnival invites festival-goers to unite in their love for music, dance and performance art, and to groove the day away as hourly bursts of brightly coloured clouds descend on the historic CBD square.
2 March @ 12pm – 11pm
R190 – R290
Grand Parade, Corner Darling Street & Corporation Road, Cape Town

Feast of The Grape
Drink in all that the Durbanville wine route has to offer at the valley’s first ever harvest festival.  This exciting event also includes fare from the region’s restaurants; a handful of colourful real-life-farming activities, like grape stomping, cow milking and a tractor exhibition; and a host of family-friendly entertainment, including face painting, a jumping castle and a live band.
2 – 3 March @ 12pm – 5pm
R50 – R100
Durbanville Race Course, Bowlers Avenue, Cape Town, Tel: 0861 225598

The Cape Town Bike Show
Two wheel it like Grease Lightning to this family-friendly bike-filled fun fest in Kommetjie.
This fun-filled event is also a great way to give back to the community, as every cent of proceeds goes to help fund the charities of Living Way and Living Grace, bodies that form a part of the Living Hope Ministry in Kommetjie.  In light of the festival’s not-for-profit roots and the ideals for which one of the charities stands for, there will be no alcohol served at the event. Additionally, the day will be called “One Sober Sunday” in memory of those who have lost their lives to addiction and in solidarity with those who are still struggling with vice.
3 March @ 10am – 3pm
R5 – R35
Living Hope Campus, Sunvalley, Cape Town, Tel: 082 5183932

Canal Walk Bridal Fair
Avoid any wedding woes and satisfy all your bridal needs at this Century City expo.  The bridal showcase offers brides- and grooms-to-be all the right bells, whistles and Swarovski crystals to create that picture-perfect wedding day.. With more than 150 professional suppliers – from photographers, designers and décor specialists to stylists, make-up artists and caterers – at this wedding expo, bridal couples will be spoilt for choice when it comes to their fairy-tale day.
1 – 3 March @ 9am – 9pm
Canal Walk, Century City, Century Boulevard, Milnerton, Tel: (021) 914 2852

Constantia Fresh Wine Festival
Sip and swirl fine wines in the Mother City’s most charming Winelands suburb.  Now, in its fourth year, the haute cuisine celebration further endeavours to showcase the best of the valley’s vino and to explore similarly FRESH! reds, whites and sparklings from the rest of Mzansi and the world.  As always, some of South Africa’s world-class chefs will conjure up culinary masterpieces to accompany the top-notch wines.
1 – 2 March from 7:30pm
Various Venues in Constantia, Tel: 072 4675943

Community Chest Carnival
Treat the little ones to a fun-filled day of family-friendly entertainment in Cape Town.  At this year’s celebration, there will be something for everyone: for the littlest ones there will be clowns, balloon sculpting, face painting and the jumping castle at the Parmalat Kiddies Village, teens can look forward to an under-18 party and adults and pensioners can anticipate sampling traditional fare from no less than nine different countries.
Until 2 March @ 6pm – 11pm
FREE – R50
Maynardville Park, Wynberg, Tel: (021) 424 3344

Cape Town Gay Pride
Happening in the sunny streets of Cape Town, the pink calendar highlight includes a fantastic collection of parties, parades and protests scattered across a two-week period.  While the line-up may be both vast and varied – it includes everything from drag shows in Green Point to seminars in Langa – one thing remains consistent: each event encourages not only LGBTIQ folks, but also straight allies, to partake in the fun.
Until 3 March
FREE – R250
De Waterkant, Napier, Liddle & Cobern Street, Green Point