This evening is First Thursdays, a monthly celebration of creativity in Cape Town. Galleries, museums, shops and studios around the city center stay open late, inviting you to engage, interact, and spend chunks of your fresh paycheck.
Here’s our Guide to the October edition of First Thursdays:
Kick off First Thursdays at the City All Sessions on Greenmarket Square (Burg & Longmarket Streets) with vocal and guitar duo Munit & Jorg, from Ethiopia, at 5:30pm.
The First Thursdays Food Truck Market is just around the corner from the City All Sessions, on Riebeeck Square (Bree Street between Longmarket & Shortmarket Streets) from 6pm – 9pm. The Grubbery will be there with New York style grub, and food caravan Cafeteria will have some home-cooked, hearty South Africa food, so head over and line your stomach.
“Zakka Show” is a once-off sale event at Skinny laMinx HQ. Items include handpicked goodies that designer Heather Moore brought back from Tokyo, stoneware by Steve Shapiro, and some Skinny laMinx items. Skinny laMinx HQ, 201 Bree Street.
Check out the The Boaston Society presents Tee Exhibition, a celebration of the relationship between art and dress. They picked a couple of artists to produce a print for the front of a t-shirt, printed in a limited edition of 3. The exhibition runs 3 – 4 October at 55 Long Street, 2nd floor.
Pop in at The Haas Collective for a drink and some unusual and unique local art and design. The Haas Collective, 67 Rose Street, Bo-Kaap at 6pm.
Luvey ‘n Rose is a salon trading in artworks, antique and collectable furniture and other cool objects. Pop in for a browse and a drink. Luvey ‘n Rose, 21 Rose Street, Bo-Kaap (off Hout St), open until 11pm.
Gold of Africa launches at the Barbier Mueller Musuem. It’s the third themed jewelry exhibition titled “Between the Lines”, by Fine Ounce Goldsmith Collective. Expect contemporary hand made jewelry in a very Avant Garde suspended display. Gold of Africa, 96 Strand Street, 6:30pm. Exhibition runs until 17 October.
Stable hosts a collection of innovative South African design. This Thursday they exhibit a solo show by Atang Tshikare. The collection of hand drawn linear works reflects on the dynamics of the city life. Stable, 65 Loop Street (Cnr Hout).
A couple of blocks away, Lutge Gallery hosts For The Table, an exhibiton by ceramiscists Lisa Ringwood,Christo Giles and Clementina van der Walt. Lutge Gallery, 109 Loop Street (Cnr Church St).
POP artist Alex Hamilton will be at Heritage Square’s THE d’VINE art ROOM to chat about his art over Margaritas, before leaving for Sydney, Australia for a Solo Exhibition. 100 Shortmarket Street (cnr Bree), 5pm – 9pm.
Rehydrate at Merchants Shebeen, 33 Long Street.
Also check out this handy map!