12 Apr See this, do that: Cape Town | 12 – 18 April 2016
Celebrating the streets, the arts, music and good food is on our to do list in Cape Town. Enjoying feastival, seeing new work by Gerda Scheepers and hearing women talk tech are just some the highlights this week. In fact, when it comes to Saturday we had such a hard time deciding we thought we’d let you do the choosing. Here’s a roundup of exciting creative happenings.
Tuesday 12 April
Infecting the City Session 2:
The annual public arts festival is back! Session two, the second part of their programme, is a mix of poetry, dance and performance art. It starts mid-morning and continues throughout the day. #InfectingCT has also curated a selection of artworks, so if you can’t make it to the performances you can still take part in the festival. Visit their site to plan your itinerary of art-related activities.
Cnr St George’s Mall and Waterkant Street // 11am
Wednesday 13 April
Women in Tech:
Calling all girls who work in or have an interest in the tech industry! This is the first of many gatherings providing a platform to network, learn and keep up to date with interesting projects your peers are busy with. Guys are welcome to attend and support but be warned: this is geared towards women. Visit Facebook for more.
36 Buitenkant St // 6pm
Thursday 14 April
The Feature Film Experience:
The Sun Exchange together with Pop-Up Cinema is bringing you a feature film experience at the Bluebird Garage Food & Goods Market in Muizenberg. Head down to mingle, eat, drink and enjoy a good film. See Facebook for more.
34 Albertyn Rd // 6pm
Gerda Scheepers’ third solo exhibition, Sitcom at Blank Projects plays with collage and decoupage techniques. Inspired by Modernist traditions of painting and sculpture, she uses them as visual and linguistic instruments to disrupt the familiar. Humourous and didactic, the works imitate the fragmentation brought on by life’s daily efforts. For in-depth info, click here.
113-115 Sir Lowry Rd // 6pm
Friday 15 April
The Friday Night Feast:
There’s food, there’s local design, there’s craft beer and coffee at the Palms Decór and Lifestyle Centre. Plus, the Sean Koch Trio, The Rivertones and Los Tacos are all playing at the Friday Night Feast. Feel like unwinding with friends and enjoying a night out? Find out more here.
145 Sir Lowry Rd // 7pm
Saturday 16 April
City Walk Saturdays:
Bree Street is showcasing interventions by passionate citizens, who want to encourage friendlier streets and better interaction with public spaces in our cities. This month’s programme also includes free walking tours around District Six and Bo-Kaap. Visit here for more.
34 Breet St // 10am-2pm
Parliment’s Art and Architectural Highlights:
Parliament has a trove of treasures when it comes to art and architecture that is seldom seen by the public. Now’s the chance to view British royal portraits, drawings done by the first European explorers and the Keiskamma Tapestry made by and about people dwelling in the Eastern Cape. Click here for more.
Plein St // 11am-2:30pm
Monday 18 April
If you’ve got stellar Games of Thrones general knowledge and think it’s time to “wrestle your brain”, then head down the beer house for quiz night and join a team or create your own. Who knows, you might even walk away with a prize. Visit here for more.