Cape Town Events Guide -19May

Floral Design Training with Jill Manson

Floral communication expert and TV show host Jill Manson presents 2.5 days of floral design and floral styling training with a focus on events. She provides foundation training and facilitation in how to professionally create superior standard floral designs and style flowers for events.

17 to 19 May, 10AM

R350 – R6080

The Athenaeum, Athenaeum Rd, Newlands, Cape Town

079 873 5002

Franschhoek Literary Festival

The 11th Franschhoek Literary Festival takes place over the annual long weekend when writers gather in the village to discuss writing, writers and their books from fiction and poetry, to biographies, history, politics and conservation.

19 to 21 May, 10AM

R20 – R70

Franschhoek, Cape Town

Zip Zap Circus

May’s performance showcases students from Zip Zap’s advanced programmes, where they show off the results of their incredible dedication and team work in an event that is suitable for the whole family.

20 May, 1PM


Zip Zap Circus School Dome, Founders Garden, Jan Smuts St, CBD

021 421 8622

Cabernet Franc Carnival

Avontuur Estate presents the third annual Cabernet Franc Carnival, at which fans of this unusual varietal once again get the chance to celebrate their favourite grape at the family-owned wine farm.

20 May, 11AM to 5PM


Avontuur Estate 7130 R44, Firgrove Rural, Somerset West

021 981 0216

Sunday Edition – Petite Noir & Bongeziwe Mabandla

A day-long immersive, multifaceted celebration of music, design and culinary culture, where a diverse array of local designers, sidewalk industrialists and street food chefs showcase Cape Town street culture.

21 May, 11AM to 5PM

R100 – R150

The Old Biscuit Mill, 375 Albert Road, Woodstock.

081 400 0034

Incredible Illusions

Incredible Illusions is the antithesis of your traditional exhibition experience. No hallowed halls, no soft chamber music and no photography bans. The exhibition is meant to be a fun event from beginning to end.  From finding new and inventive poses on the artworks to creating your own master piece in the art Jamming section.

4 April to 23 July 10AM to 7PM

R100 – R480

Watershed, Jubilee Hall, Waterfront


Table Bay Toastmasters Club

Observe how easy it is to improve your public speaking skills.  How to gain confidence in communication skills in a friendly dinner environment.

22 May, 6PM


The Protea Cape Castle Hotel, Green Point.

083 280 2456

First Thursdays Cape Town

First Thursdays Cape Town is a free cultural experience where art galleries and other cultural attractions are open to the public on the first Thursday of every month. The night is as much about experiencing art and culture as it is about exploring the city on foot.

5PM to 9PM