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Central City happenings: 28 November to 12 December 2018

Central City happenings: 28 November to 12 December 2018

21 November 2018

There are plenty of fun events and activities happening over the next few weeks. Have a look at what’s on offer below.

Now on till 24 February 2019
The 2018 Fugard Bioscope World Arts Cinema Season Part 2

These bioscope screenings have proven very popular with record attendances since the first season in 2011. If you haven’t treated yourself to any of the screenings showcasing the world’s best theatre, opera and ballet, now is your chance to do so. The programme is a theatre-goer’s treat with a selection that includes Romeo and JulietHamlet and festive-season favourite, The Nutcracker.
Where: The Fugard Theatre, Caledon St
When: 10h00 (Sundays)
Cost: R100

Now on till 18 January 2019
Kewpie: Daughter of District Six

Gay & Lesbian Memory in Action (GALA) presents the personal photographic collection of Kewpie, whose given name was Eugene Fritz. Kewpie was part of a queer community in District Six from the 1950s to the early 1980s. The curated photographs and accompanying material explore Kewpie’s life and drag culture in District Six, introducing a new audience to a fascinating period of LGBTIQ+ social history, and deepening historical understanding of the diverse District Six community.
Where: District Six Museum Homecoming Centre, 15A Buitenkant St
When: 09h00 – 16h00
Cost: Free

28 November
Ripped Genes Music Concert 2018

Ripped Genes 2018 features an explosive mix of music, dance and fashion and is aimed at raising funds for the Western Cape branch of Retina South Africa – which is dedicated to finding treatments for retinal degenerative conditions. The show is supported by the Democracy of Denim and the Athlone School for the Blind Marimba Band and is suitable for the whole family.
Where: Artscape Theatre Centre, DF Malan St
When: 19h30
Cost: R80 – R150

27 November till 15 December
When in doubt, say darling

Pieter-Dirk Uys’ newest show, When in doubt say darling, sold out when it opened at the Fugard Studio Theatre in August this year, creating an unprecedented demand for tickets. The show now returns to the same venue due to popular demand. Be sure to join Pieter and other darlings on an exciting walk to the edge of the next cliff, when the end of the world seems nigh.
Where: The Fugard Theatre, Caledon St
When: Depends on booking
Cost: R150

30 November to 2 December

Playtopia is an indie game and playful media festival, showcasing local and international independent computer games, interactive and digital art and an exciting music line up. The event aims to celebrate the country’s diverse game development community, and inspire the next generation of creators, gamers and enthusiasts.
Where: Castle of Good Hope, Darling & Buitenkant streets
When: Depends on booking
Cost: R150 – R820

1 December
Wild Herbs for Culinary Use

Experience a range of local wild herbs and discover some of their medicinal properties during a session led by forager, Roushanna Gray and wild chef, Gemma Hancock.You’ll also learn how to prepare wild herbs and incorporate them into your everyday meals. Plant notes and recipes, herbal tea, summer fruit and wild flavoured canapés will be provided.
Where: Botanical Bar, Longmarket St
When: 10h00 – 13h00
Cost: R500 

2 December
Switching on of the festive lights

The annual switching on of the Adderley Street lights will once again be accompanied by a free concert at the Grand Parade. The line-up includes top acts such as Shekhinah, YoungstaCPT, Emo Adams, Kwesta, Sarah Theron and DJ Loyd.
Where: Grand Parade and Adderley Street
When: Concert starts at 16h00; lights on at 20h00
Cost: Free

4 December
Twilight Run

The Central City will be awash with colours of popular superhero characters when hundreds of runners participate in the Community Chest Twilight Run/Walk 2018. The 5km race/walk is famous for runners dressing in the most outrageous and creative costumes – all for a good cause. The untimed race was founded 36 years ago, with the aim of all its proceeds going to deserving charitable organisations and needy communities.
Where: Grand Parade. The race takes runners along Adderley Street, Bree Street and the scenic Company’s Garden.
When: 17h00
Cost: R80 per entry

11 December 2018 till 15 January
Matilda The Musical

Inspired by the beloved book by the incomparable Roald Dahl, Matilda The Musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company is the story of an extraordinary little girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny.
Where: Artscape Theatre Centre, DF Malan St
When: Depends on booking
Cost: R100 – R520

9 December
Nature Inspired Weaving Workshop

In this introductory weaving workshop facilitated by textile artist Andie Reeves, you will be introduced to basic weaving techniques and will begin creating your own nature-inspired woven masterpiece on a DIY loom. The ticket for the event includes equipment, flower tea, summer fruit and wild flavoured cupcakes.
Where: Botanical Bar, Longmarket St
When: 10h00 – 13h00
Cost: R500 


First Thursday of every month
First Thursdays

On the first Thursday of every month, take an after-hours walk between the galleries, restaurants and shops in the Cape Town CBD and experience what our Central City has to offer during the leisure hours.
When: 17h00 till late
First Thursday of every month

First Thursday of every month
Hope on Hopkins Gin & Tonic Tasting

Hosted by Bootlegger Coffee Company on every first Thursday of the month, Hope on Hopkins Gin & Tonic Tasting offers information about the distilling process, the history of gin and what makes gin “gin”, guiding guests through a curated tasting of three different styles of gin and tonics and what makes them different.
Cost: Free (seats are limited to 20 people and bookings via Cara at marketing@bootlegger.co.za are essential)
Where: Bootlegger Coffee Company, 50 Harrington Street
When: 18h00

Every Thursday
Earth Fair Food Market

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

Story time for kids

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

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

Images by Carola Koblitz, CCID communications manager (Twilight Run), www.quicket.co.za (Playtopia)