Cape Town Events Guide -25Aug

Noble Vice: Wine & Culinary Event

The producers of the award-winning Neighbourgoods Market presents Noble Vice, a one-day, all-inclusive boutique wine and food experience. 6 chefs and 25 winemakers come together to create an “unrivalled tasting experience”. Live and demonstrative, engaging and interactive, the day represents a critical exploration into the noble vices of food and wine.

27 August, 11AM to 5PM


The Old Biscuit Mill, 375 Albert Rd, Woodstock, Cape Town

Blisters for Bread 2017

The Peninsula School Feeding Association (PSFA) presents the 49th annual fundraising event, the Blisters for Bread Charity Family Fun Walk in association with Lucky Star. The event includes two routes along the Sea Point Promenade, a 10km walk that starts at 7.30am and 5km walk that starts at 8am. Every person who enters receives a medal. A host of food and refreshment stores are available as well.

27 August, 7AM to 2PM


Green Point Cricket Club, cnr Vlei Rd & Fritz Sonnenberg, Green Point, Cape Town

021 511 7130

The Grind’s Winter Warmer Obstacle Race

the grind winter warmer 2The Grind hosts its first Winter Warmer Obstacle Course, a mud run obstacle course race that sees participants running, walking, crawling, climbing and dragging themselves through a series of obstacles up, over, under and around a terrain of hills, slopes, pits and ponds. The event consists of a short course designed for everyone from beginner to elite athletes – the course is no less than 5km long.

26 August, 9AM to 4PM

R120 – R500

Dvine Expo and Events, Du Toitskloof Pass Rd R101, Klein Drakenstein, Paarl

078 798 5782

Woodstock Artcrawl: The Woman’s Eye II

In this guided tour through the alleys of Woodstock, participants have intimate studio visits with artists Sanell Aggenbach (Plein Street Studios), and Greatmore Studios’ Thania Petersen and Kimathi Mafafo. Corrigall touches on eco-feminism by looking at how female artists deal with and confront gender and nature in their art.

26 August, 10.30AM to 1PM


Tribe Coffee Courtyard, The Foundry, 160 Albert Rd, Woodstock, Cape Town

082 703 1758

Fruit Jam

Born of a desire to close the gap between audience and artist and to grow the demand for original art in South Africa, Fruit Jam is a performance event that brings music, drama, poetry, comedy and visual art into a host’s home for a rich experience of flavour. The lineup includes rapper Jerome Rex, SA’s Got Talent finalist Julian Wenn, comedian Lunga Tshuka and actress Regina Malan.

26 August, 7:30PM to 10PM

R80 – R100

September House, 34 Mc Guinness Rd, Clamhall, Cape Town

072 278 2104

Personal Styling Workshop

Clothing brand, Jessica Anne presents a Personal Styling Workshop, where guests receive a morning of pampering and learn how to dress for their body type. The event features practical, individual wardrobe advice, hair and make-up tutorials, manicures, breakfast, tea/coffee and champagne, and a gift from Jessica Anne’s store including an information pack.

26 August, 9AM to 12PM


Woodlands House, Unit 11, 17 Woodlands Rd, Woodstock, Cape Town

Dine with Khayelitsha

Dine with Khayelitsha is a platform which creates a conversational dinner that gathers people from all corners of the earth to create new experiences and get to understand life from a township’s perspective. All this happens through provoking dinner conversations about various topics, ranging from social issues to innovation and entrepreneurship, all accompanied by African cuisine. Dine with Khayelitsha forms part of the 2017 Open Design Festival events programme.

25 August, 6PM to 10PM

R250 – R300

Site C, Solomon Tshkuku Ave, Khayelitsha, Cape Town

Jamie Marais – ‘Giant’ Challenges

Extreme endurance athlete and world record holder Jamie Marais delivers a talk entitled Facing your Giants at this year’s Guest Speaker Series. He takes on four ‘Giant’ challenges to raise awareness and support for the Sabrina Love Foundation, which cares for special needs children. It takes more than physical prowess to complete these challenges, and Marais shares his strategy and insights learnt and applied during these record-setting feats.

24 August, 6PM


Ballroom, One&Only Resort, V&A Waterfront, Dock Rd, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town

021 431 4511

Stellar Walkabout

Southern Guild hosts an hour-long walkabout of their latest group exhibition, Stellar. Guests engage with both new and globally recognised works by the leading designers in the African collectible category, showcased in Southern Guild’s new space in the Silo district. The guided tour explores Africa’s distinctive design identity and those that are putting African design firmly in the global frame.

Until 25 August, 1PM to 2PM

Southern Guild, Shop 5B, Silo 5, South Arm Rd, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

021 461 2856

Fantastic Grifizzi Brothers Circus

The team behind Madame Zingara present The Fantastic Grifizzi Brothers, who roll into town with their set up that includes food trucks and bars, a double decker bus-come-restaurant, barber shop, carnival rides and animal-free circus in a Big Top tent. The circus presents a unique theatrical, food and outdoor experience for people of all ages. The cast of performers hail from South Africa and abroad, showcasing acrobatics, Argentinian boladeros, contortion, slapstick and a quick change act.

Until 27 August,

R40 – R330, various times.

Van Der Stel Sports Club, Du Toit St, Stellenbosch

071 400 2250

Lipton Cup Challenge

The Royal Cape Yacht Club (RCYC) hosts Africa’s most prestigious yacht race, the Lipton Cup Challenge, in Table Bay for the third successive year. Young local sailors from RCYC are expected to do their utmost to defend the Lipton Cup on their “homeground”. Anyone is welcome to visit the yacht club during this public event, which sees some yacht racing action every day until Friday 25

August, when the winner is announced.

19 to 25 August

Royal Cape Yacht Club, 1 Duncan Rd, Table Bay Harbour, Foreshore, Cape Town

021 421 1354

Open Design Festival 2017

Design is the unifying thread that links innovation, education and community as the building blocks of a sustainable, inclusive, prosperous society. The festival brings these concepts together in a programme of inspiration, discussion and discovery. Some events are ticketed but mostly they are free to enter, ensuring that people from all walks of life can participate, taking design innovation to the people.

13 to 25 August

Cape Town City Hall, Darling St, Cape Town

Fynbos Foraging

Veld and Sea presents Fynbos Foraging, an introductory half day forage and feasting experience guided by Roushanna and Gael Gray. Each individual class is different according to the season and availability in the gardens and the bush. Participants explore the gardens, discover and pick edible floral foods and fresh organic vegetables, where they forage for indigenous edibles, learn how to sustainably harvest them, utilise them in the kitchen, grow them in the garden and some of their medicinal properties.

Until 26 August, 10AM to 2PM

R200 – R2000

Good Hope Gardens Nursery, Plateau Rd, Cape Point, Cape Town

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