03 Dec A Guide to First Thursdays Cape Town | 3 December 2015
It’s time for the final edition of First Thursdays for 2015! We’re looking at ceramics exhibitions, sipping G&Ts at the Grand Daddy, watching a live performance and having cocktails at Alexander Bar and Café, visiting the CCDI market and ogling dapper cars at Club9’s showroom.
Stop 1: The Grand Daddy Boutique Hotel
Start with a refreshing G&T at the mobile bar and view work by ceramicist John Bauer and fine artist Kim Mobey. Keen have dinner before walking around? We recommend Grand Daddy’s restaurant Thirty Ate. If you’re peckish and in the mood for a light meal then their chacuterie, cheesboards and paté platters are ideal for 2-4 people or alternatively, order the gourmet sandwhich of the week. Browse the full menu here.
Stop 2: Alexander Bar’s Upstairs Theatre
Alexander Bar is the smallest theatre in Cape Town and has showcased plays new and old, live music, performance art and dance. This week they’re taking their experimental platform, Play Things and having 15 minute live performance sessions between 6-8pm. There’s a selection of burlesque, satire, performance art and music. For more info click here.
Stop 3: Club 9 and Dapper Coffee Co.
If you’re a car enthusiast, then Club9’s dapper showroom is a must see. They’ve got exotic, classic and luxury cars on display and serve delicious coffee if you’re in need of a pick-me-up. Check them out on Instagram.
Stop 4: Youngblood Gallery & Beautiful
For this entire month, 3 storey Youngblood Gallery is collaborating with the Unmute Dance Company for the Arts Ability Festival. To celebrate Disabilities Day, they’re hosting an exhibition featuring works inspired by disabilities. Check them out here.
Stop 5: The Architect at 71 Hout Street
Come take a look at this new pop-up gallery at the Cape Institute for Architecture. They’re exhibiting a retrospective of master architect, Gawie Fagan’s work.
Stop 6: Gallery F
How do the top seven South African photographers and stylists interpret the Danish concept of ‘Hygge’ for a photographic journey into the world of Scandinavian design? Find out at this polaroid-inspired exhibition, showcasing a style of photography that been popularized through Instagram. Click here for more.