Yeah ha! This working week is extra short which means more time to see and do things in and around Cape Town. We’re going on a moonlight hike, visiting antique markets, attending a street soiree, viewing wildlife photography, a group exhibition and taking full advantage of the long weekend.
Tuesday 22 March
“These works are entirely inspired by the life and tragedy of Sarah Baartman and the manner in which we consume and objectify the female form”, says Laura Windvogel of her latest body of work, which first appeared at That Art Fair and is now showing at the World Art Gallery. Under the pseudonym Lady Skollie, she’s taking the art world by storm with her gender activism and outspoken honesty when it comes to sexuality. For more click here.
54 Church Street // 10am-5pm
In a romantic mood? Drive out to Haut Espoir wine estate for a moon-lit autumn walk. Share a bottle of wine and picnic basket with a lover or friends, and don’t panic if you’re worried about the terrain because there are two easy walking routes to choose from. For more info, click here.
Haut Espoir, Excelsior Rd, Franschhoek // 6pm
Wednesday 23 March
Stellenbosch Street Soiree:
Need a mid-week break from city life? Take a drive to Stellenbosch and join in the street festivities. There’s live music, performances, good food and wine. Go to Facebook for more.
Drostdy St, Stellenbosch, Cape Town// 6-8pm
Thursday 24 March
Oceans of Life:
The natural history museum is show showcasing BirdLife South Africa’s Oceans of Life photo exhibition. There’s beautiful photography from the top 40 entrants focusing on marine mammals, fish, small organisms and seabirds, all of which aim to raise awareness and encourage us to think about the state of global marine life. Visit here for more.
Iziko Natural History Museum, Government Ave // 10am-5pm
Friday 25 March
Strangers on Film Pt.2 – The Black & White Edition:
This exhibition focuses on a group of strangers who were brought together and connected through the medium of film photography. Head down to see the fruition of foreign encounters, and if you’re looking to add some photography to your art collection then you might find something here. Click here for details.
16 Woodlands Road, Woodstock // 6:30pm
Saturday 26 March
The Art of Chocolate:
Are you a chocoholic? Then visit the V&A Waterfront and watch demonstrations by Lindt master chocolatiers. From decadent desserts to easter-inspired delicacies, you’re guaranteed a taster and a recipe to follow suite. Click here to find out more about their free truffle giveaways.
Centre Court, Victoria Wharf // 11am-12pm and 2:30-3:30pm
Markus Wormstorm´s Vinyl Launch Party:
After dropping his new music video earlier this month, Markus Wormstorm is celebrating the launch of his new vinyl EP ‘Figure in the Field’ at Fiction. The line-up also includes Christian Tiger School and Card on Spokes. Visit Facebook for more.
227 Long Street // 10pm
Sunday 27 March
The Alphen Antiques and Collectables Markets:
If you enjoy the thrill of scavenging through collectible vintage and antique items then take a look-see at the Alphen Antiques and Collectables Markets. Who knows, you might land up with something to add to your curiosity cabinet and become the owner of an invaluable object. Click here for more.
Alphen Community Centre Hall, Constantia Main Road // 10am-4pm
Beatenberg and John Wizards:
It’s a public holiday on Monday so why not party on Sunday with Beatenberg and John Wizards? Sounds on offer are a mix of pop, r&b, reggae, house, electro and dub. Enjoy the sunset in beautiful setting without having to worry about work the next day. For more click here.
Kirstenbosch Gardens, Rhodes Drive // 5:15pm
Monday 28 March
Call to Artists “Bestiary”:
Untitled studios put out an open call to artists to submit work themed around a bestiary which is a medieval encyclopedia of animals. Works curated are all inspired by an investigation into the symbolic value of animals and their influence on literature, religion and culture. Visit Facebook for more.