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Central City happenings: 14 March 2018 to 18 April 2018

Central City happenings: 14 March 2018 to 18 April 2018

13 Mar 2018 Tags: Cape Town events

The Central City is everyone’s playground when it comes to events as it caters for all age groups. Have a look at some of the events and activities on offer to see what tickles your fancy.

16 March
The Macaron & Bubbly Experience

The Macaron & Bubbly Experience will focus on a selection of different Methode Cap Classiques or MCCs and sparkling wines, paired with a macaron menu. You can also expect gin & tonic infusions, lively music, a cocktail bar, an interactive zone as well as a chocolate, coffee and nougat tasting area.
Where: Bree Street Studios, New Church St
When: 11h00
Cost: R295 - R395

16 - 17 March

The Kit Davies School of Ballet presents Legends, which is set against the backdrop of an extraordinary day at school. The show, featuring over 300 performers, tells the story of the remarkable events that take place in class, as a teacher shares with her students the magic and folklore of the superstars that helped to shape and define their time.
Where: Artscape Theatre Centre, DF Malan St
When: Depends on booking
Cost: R150

Now on till 1 April
Painted Surfaces

Ever wanted to know more about the techniques used by some of South Africa’s greatest painters? Check out Painted Surfaces – a study of paintings where examination methods such as infrared photography, ultraviolet light, x-ray imaging and microscopic analysis are used to reveal insights into the physical process of creating an artwork.
Where: Iziko South African Museum, Queen Victoria St
When: See website for dates and times
Cost: R30 (under 18s R15)

Now on till 1 April
West Side Story

This international smash hit musical returns to the Artscape Opera House in March following its original 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, DF Malan St
When: Depends on booking
Cost: R150 - R470

Now on till 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

29 March – 9 April
Tales of Little Grey Rabbit

Artscape has a children’s theatre production called Tales of Little Grey Rabbit.  The kind and thoughtful main character needs your help to rescue her friends – a Hare (a conceited fellow) and a Squirrel (a proud fellow) – who are taken away by a Weasel.
Where: Artscape Theatre Centre, DF Malan St
When: 10h00
Cost: R90


6 - 8 April
Peppa Pig live in SA

Peppa Pig is coming to South Africa for the first time and will be accompanied by George, Mummy Pig, Daddy Pig and other friends in a fantastic adventure filled with plenty of surprises. This one-of-a-kind live stage experience is based on the award-winning television series and is specially designed to give young fans an unforgettable first-time live theatre experience.
Where: Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), 1 Lower Long St
When: Depends on booking
Cost: R199 - R799

27 March - 21 April
The Road to Mecca

The Road to Mecca, written in 1984 by South Africa’s iconic playwright, Athol Fugard, is the story of a woman’s desire for personal and artistic freedom within the narrow confines of a conservative and highly religious community in the Karoo in 70s apartheid South Africa. This production presented by Eric Abraham opens on World Theatre Day and will run for a limited season. 
Where: The Fugard Theatre, Caledon St
When: See website for dates and times
Cost: R130 - R230

19 - 21 April
Shakespeare Schools Festival SA

The 8th Shakespeare Schools Festival SA will see many learners experiencing the professional stage for the very first time, while performing Shakespeare’s plays. The festival is an additional-education programme aimed at improving language and social skills through the performing arts.
Where: Artscape Arena, DF Malan St
When: 18h00
Cost: R50

Now on till 15 July

InterseXion is a body of photographic images, voice and video installations pertaining to sex workers in South Africa, and in particular, feminine-identified transgender sex workers.
Where: Iziko South African Museum, Queen Victoria St
When: 18h00
Cost: R30

Now on till July 2018
2018 Fugard Bioscope World Arts Cinema Season

The Fugard Bioscope has compiled a captivating line up of screenings of the world’s best recorded live theatre, opera and ballet productions to be enjoyed from the comfort of a Fugard Theatre seat and on the Fugard’s full-size high-definition cinema screen. Some of the productions to look forward to are Yerma, Julius Caesar, Giselle, Flames of Paris and Macbeth.
Where: The Fugard Theatre, Caledon St
When: 18h00
Cost: R100

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: 16h30
Cost: free

22 - 23 March
When in doubt, say darling

Join Pieter-Dirk Uys and other darlings on a new and exciting show about forgetting, forgiving, remembering, faking, making-up and doing.
Where: Alexander Bar, Café and Theatre
When: 19h00
Cost: R180


23 March
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: 23 March (last of the summer season)
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

Every Thursday
Earth Fair Food Market

Where: upper St Georges Mall (Wale St side)
When: 11h00-15h00

Romantic horror movies at NOMAD

Where: NOMAD Bistro & Bar, 33 Waterkant St
When: 20h00 till 22h00
Cost: R50; date night combo R299

Live music at NOMAD

Where: NOMAD Bistro & Bar, 33 Waterkant St
When: 20h00 till 23h00
Cost: R60; VIP R90

Story time for kids

Where: The Book Lounge, 71 Roeland St
When: 11h00
Cost: Free

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Images as supplied and courtesy of Cape Town International Jazz Festival, Shakey Jon, The Fugard Theatre