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Central City happenings: 14 February 2018 to 20 March 2018

Central City happenings: 14 February 2018 to 20 March 2018

12 Feb 2018

Have a look at some of the events and activities happening over the next few weeks so you can spoil yourself or your loved ones.

Now on till 17 February

Tsotsi The Musical
The 2005 Academy Award-winning film Tsotsi, based on a novel by Athol Fugard, has been adapted into a musical. This gripping story is full of the suspense, drama, harshness and introspection of a hardened South African gang leader.
Where: Artscape Theatre Centre, DF Malan St
When: 19h30
Cost: R125 to R280 
www.artscape.co.za

 

16 - 18 February

Cape Town Art Fair
The Cape Town Art Fair showcases a diversity of work that represents the forefront of contemporary art from Africa to the world, and the world to Cape Town.
Where: Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), 1 Lower Long St
When: 11h00
Cost: R60 (for kids under 12) to R165
www.investeccapetownartfair.co.za
 

Now on till 18 February

12th International Summer Music Festival
The 12th International Summer Music Festival takes place this February with performances from acclaimed artists including pianists Dmitry Masleev (February 1) and Muza Rubackyte (February 8), and violinists Christina Brabetz (February 15) and Daniel Röhn (February 18).
Where: Artscape Theatre Centre, DF Malan St
When: 20h00
Cost: R90 to R230
www.artscape.co.za

 

22 – 24 February

#cocreateDESIGN FESTIVAL 2018
The #cocreateDESIGN FESTIVAL is a new initiative by the Netherlands Consulate General in collaboration with the Craft & Design Institute and Future Cape Town. It aims to celebrate and examine the power of design to tackle current socio-economic and environmental challenges within an African context. The first edition of the initiative will be hosted under the theme “Beyond the Crisis.”
Where: District 6 Homecoming Centre, 15A Buitenkant St
When: 09h00 – 17h30
Cost: R90 (for students) to R250
www.cocreatesa.nl

 

25 February

The CPO Debut Gala
Enjoy a celebration of song and dance as a variety of young emerging stars from different communities make their debut with the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra.
Where: Artscape Theatre Centre
When: Depends on booking
Cost: R90 – R190
www.artscape.co.za

 

25 February

Open Streets 2018
Reclaim the streets as a public space at Open Streets Main Road. A 5km section of Main Road will be closed to cars allowing pedestrians, cyclists, skateboarders and wheelchair users to play on the street. Open Streets is a citizen-driven initiative working to change how we use, perceive and experience streets.
Where: Main Road between Observatory and the Central City
When: 09h00 – 14h00
Cost: Free
www.openstreets.org.za

 

7 March – 1 April

West Side Story
This international smash hit musical returns to the Artscape Opera House in March following sold-out seasons in Cape Town and, most recently, at the Mandela Theatre in Johannesburg. It also features a full, live orchestra – don’t miss it!
Where: Artscape Theatre Centre
When: Depends on booking
Cost: R150 - R470
www.artscape.co.za

 

Now on till 2 March

Light Space Life: Architectural Exhibition
Light Space Life, SAOTA’s first exhibition, highlights this architectural company’s past, present and future work in 86 countries across the globe.
Where: The Architect Pop-up Gallery, Cape Institute for Architecture, 71 Hout St
When: 12h00 – 14h00 weekdays and 17h00 – 20h00 (First Thursdays)
Cost: Free
www.saota.com

 

26 February – 3 March

Brandon Boyd, frontman and vocalist for international band Incubus, turns his attention back to his other artistic love as a visual artist. This month sees Optimystic, his second popup gallery exhibition, being hosted at Gallery One11. He hosted the first edition of Optimystic late last year in Los Angeles featuring not only his own art, but that of his friends Tasya van Ree, Natalie Bergman and Diana Garcia. On the opening night there will be an artist reception and signing.
Where: Gallery One11, 111 Loop Street
When: 17h00
Cost: free
www.galleryone11.com

 

Now on till 4 March 2018

Augmented Reality African Nature Experience
Experience the Nature’s Best Photography Africa photographic exhibition like never before as Iziko will be showcasing the images using Augmented Reality (AR) technology. Visitors to the exhibition must download the Zappar augmented reality App on their phones to enjoy the experience.
Where: Iziko South African Museum, Queen Victoria St
When: 10h00 – 17h00
Cost: R30 (R15 for children under 18)
www.iziko.org.za

 

1 – 30 March

Cape Town Memoirs and Dangerous Liaisons
StateoftheART gallery is proud to present Lizelle Kruger’s solo exhibition, Cape Town Memoirs and Dangerous Liaisons – a body of work created in the iconic and oldest building in Cape Town, the Castle of Good Hope
Where: StateoftheART Gallery, Buitenkant St
When: 18h00
Cost: free
www.stateoftheart-gallery.com

 

11 March

2018 Cape Town Cycle Tour
The 40th edition of the annual Cape Town Cycle Tour will take place on 11 March and the 109km trek gets underway in the Central City.
Where: Grand Parade
When: 06h00
Cost: See website for entries
www.capetowncycletour.com

 

16 March

The Macaron & Bubbly Experience
If a premium experience that combines flavours, sights and sounds in the beautiful Cape Town Central City is what you’re after, The Macaron & Bubbly Experience is tailor-made for you.
Where: Bree Street Studios
When: 110h00
Cost: R295 - R395
www.quicket.co.za/organisers/2382-flavourful

 

20 March

Cape Town International Jazz Festival Free Community Concert
To show appreciation to the people of Cape Town, the organisers of the Annual Cape Town Jazz Festival are once again hosting the Cape Town International Jazz Festival free community concert. Here, you’ll get a taste of some of the world-class performers, at no charge, on Greenmarket Square.
Where: Greenmarket Square
When: 17h00
Cost: free
www.capetownjazzfest.com

 

REGULAR/LONGTERM EVENTS

 

JanuaryApril

The Galileo Open Air Cinema
Enjoy a magical movie experience of cinematic delights, tantalising treats and breath-taking scenery under a canopy of stars.
Where: Castle of Good Hope, Darling St
When: Every fourth Friday of the month until April
Cost: R89 to R175

 

January – February

Café Roux Sessions
Enjoy newbie and well-established musicians and comedians in an intimate setting. Performers for January include Arno Carstens, Ally May and Diamond Thug.
Where: Cafe Roux, 74 Shortmarket St
When: check website for details
caferouxsessions.co.za

 

Every Thursday

Earth Fair Food Market
Where: upper St Georges Mall (Wale St side)
When: 11h00-15h00
www.earthfairmarket.co.za

Mondays

Romantic horror movies at NOMAD
Where: NOMAD Bistro & Bar, 33 Waterkant St
When: 20h00 till 22h00
Cost: R50; date night combo R299
www.facebook.com/nomadbistrofusion

 

Wednesdays

Live music at NOMAD
Where: NOMAD Bistro & Bar, 33 Waterkant St
When: 20h00 till 23h00
Cost: R60; VIP R90
www.facebook.com/nomadbistrofusion

 

Saturdays

Story time for kids
Where: The Book Lounge, 71 Roeland St
When: 11h00
Cost: Free
www.booklounge.co.za

For regularly updated event info, visit City Views on Facebook.

Images as supplied and courtesy of Gallery One11, Cape Town Cycle Tour, Cape Town International Jazz Festival and Open Streets Cape Town