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*Life is a cabaret, old chum. So, come to the cabaret!

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From the creators and producers of The Rocky Horror Show, The Fugard Theatre is thrilled to announce an exciting eight-week run of one of Broadway’s greatest musical productions – Cabaret – from 10 March until 30 April 2015.

Directed by Matthew Wild, with musical direction by Charl-Johan Lingenfelder and choreography by Louisa Talbot, The Fugard Theatre’s version of this Tony-award-winning musical promises to live up to the high standards of the original 1966 Broadway production. So, come and hear some of the most memorable songs in musical-theatre history, including “Cabaret”, “Wilkommen” and “Tomorrow Belongs To Me”.

For more info: http://www.thefugard.com/whats-on/currently-on/item/cabaret

*Scuba Diving by Night

Scuba diving after dark – an unforgettable experience.

Scuba diving after dark is not everyone’s thing, but for divers who seek a firm dose of adrenaline and those want to do something different, night diving it is an unforgettable experience. Where to go for a night dive? Scuba Shack Diving Centre in Cape Town is one of the diving schools that organises night dives in the waters around Cape Town.
A night dive is incredibly exciting and even a bit scary at times as, apart from the beam of light from your torch, it is pitch black around you. That does not mean it is dangerous, in contrary. The underwater world by night is incredibly fascinating: while your eyes adapt themselves to the dark, you will discover more and more about the ocean by night.

For more info:http://www.capetownmagazine.com/things-to-do-cape-town/scuba-diving-by-night/15_101_1431

*The Langa TAG Township Arts Gallery Tour

Take a gander at local creations along this Cape Town township’s first permanent art gallery route.

Get a taste of South African history, contemporary art and local culture all in one helping with a visit to the Langa Township Arts Gallery (Langa TAG), which is running daily (except on Sundays) until Thursday, 8 January 2015 as part of the Maboneng Township Arts Experience.
Chosen as one of the World Design Capital 2014 official projects, the unique exhibition is hosted in 10 different homes in Langa, one of South Africa’s oldest townships, where local and international visitors can peruse artists’ creations and talk to the ‘gallery’ owners. Art lovers and casual appreciators can expect to see works from established locals, like Zolani Siphungela, Velile Soha and Patrick Holo, as well learn more about the narratives that underpin the community.

For more info:http://www.capetownmagazine.com/events/the-langa-tag-township-arts-gallery-tour/11_37_55612

*Robertson Hands-on Harvest Festival

Route 62’s popular food and wine affair returns in 2015 for two whole months of sipping and swirling.

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Believe it, because it’s true! Wine connoisseurs and budding vintners are in for a treat when the 2015 Robertson Hands-on Harvest festival barrels back onto the social calendar for a full seven weeks from Saturday, 7 February to Sunday, 29 March 2015.
Once only a weekend affair, this much-loved Winelands event debuted its extended 50-day format in 2014 to great success, and this year, fans of the festival can expect an equally lengthy programme. Now in its seventh year, the fruity fiesta is bigger and better than ever and is poised to shake up Route 62 during the 2015 harvest season.

For more info:http://www.capetownmagazine.com/robertson-hands-on-harvest

*Zabalaza Theatre Festival – Cape Town

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The Baxter Theatre Centre is delighted to launch the fourth annual Zabalaza Theatre Festival, which runs from 7 to 15 March 2014, and plays across four different theatre spaces in a celebration of  the power of theatre to connect, entertain and educate. What started out as a small ‘community theatre’ festival in 2010 has transformed over the years into the premier showcase of upcoming drama talent in the Western Cape.

Over nine days, the festival will present 40 productions, 2  ‘open-mic’ sessions, and daily Spoken Word and Hip-Hop events with with the Lingua Franca and Words & Beats Collective.

Venues to be used include Golden Arrow Studio, Flipside Theatre, Masambe Theatre as well as the Concert Hall and the outside amphitheatre.

FOR MORE UPDATES: www.baxter.co.za/shows/zabalaza-festival-2014/

*Michael Bublé – South Africa 2015

Michael Bublé – South Africa 2015

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Big Concerts is very pleased to confirm that the multi Grammy award winning, Canadian superstar, Michael Bublé, will be returning to South Africa in 2015 for 4 special concert dates. Catch him live in Durban on 17th March 2015 at Moses Mabhida Stadium, Cape Town on 19th March 2015 at Cape Town Stadium and Johannesburg on 21st and 22nd March 2015 at The Dome. Presented by 702, East Coast Radio and M-Net.

Michael Bublé has achieved global sales of 45 million albums in the course of his extraordinary decade long career. His previous ‘Crazy Love’ tour sold out in 80 US cities and was seen by over 2 million fans worldwide including 5 sold out dates in Cape Town and Johannesburg, while the album ‘Crazy Love’ has now passed 7.6 million sales. Bublé’s last CD, the multi-platinum ‘Christmas’, was the second biggest selling album of 2011 following Adele and has spent almost 2 and half years on the album chart. His latest release ‘To Be Loved’ debuted at number 1 on the Billboard Magazine Top 200 pop charts

For more info: http://www.bigconcerts.co.za/show/michael_bubl_-1041

*Gugulethu Wine Festival

Join South Africa’s Finest Wineries at the Tops at Spar Gugulethu wine festival

The 2011 debut TOPS Gugulethu Wine Festival was the shining star in Cape Town over the 27th and 28th May 2011 weekend. It was hailed as a major success by the 2050 visitors, 37 exhibitors and over 120 media that attended over the two evenings on the rooftop of the Gugulethu Square Mall.

The festival was officially opened by Cape Town Premier Helen Zille, who commented that you can no longer say Cape Town is not a wonderfully integrated city as one looked over the sea of people that packed the wine tasting marquee on Friday. She thanked co-founders Mzoli Ngcawuzele and Lungile Mbalo for their vision in bringing people together in wine and spent an hour walking, talking and taking questions.

It is a sobering certainty to our South African Wineries that we have a very large, very smart, new wine-loving market and they are just across the road and they must adjust their marketing campaigns to include wine festivals like Soweto and Gugulethu to speak to this market directly. It is the wine ‘trailblazers’, the early adopters that will remain in the hearts and minds of these consumers in the long run.

For more info: http://www.gugulethuwinefestival.co.za/About-us.htm

*Sizzling Summer Cocktails

For the perfect way to end hot summer days, head to the Southern Sun Waterfront hotel for delicious 2-for-1 cocktails on the pool deck from 17:00-19:00.

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Must-tries include the cranberry flavoured Ama-lekkerlicious, the fresh lime and honey infused Fish Eagle Rio and the hotel’s signature cocktail, the Cape Strawberry Daiquiri made with fresh strawberries and Collison’s White Gold Brandy.

The Southern Sun Waterfront cocktail happy hour takes place daily from 17:00-19:00.

For more info: http://www.capetown.travel/events/entry/sizzling-summer-cocktails-at-the-southern-sun-waterfront

*Street Festival

Street Theatre Festival is an outdoor festival that journeys through the streets of particular community and makes use spaces and neighbour’s yards and living rooms as performances spaces. The festival is about making use of urban environment and how can we make an urban space intensify performers, and how can performerss intensify an urban space?

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The festival is a creative process working with small site specific, physical and verbal situations.  This joint venture between organisers, Performers and community clearly articulate both social and community cohesion.Street Theatre Festival is aimed at nurturing new talent in writing, directing, performing and producing. One of the wishes of the festival is to give young people and festival participants, who are not attached to the established groups, the opportunity to meet about theatre matters with other you

For mo re info: http://www.capetown.travel/events/entry/street-theatre-festival-2015

For more updates on the Theatre, see THEATRE Category on your right side of the screen.

 

*Rumbullion

A riotously good time at the Rumbullion in Camps Bay

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Set on what is arguably one of Camps Bay’s loftiest viewpoints; the Rumbullion eases up on the fine dining atmosphere of neighbouring Roundhouse, and opts for a more relaxed picnic-style cuisine on the terraces and lawns. Come bask in the natural, leisurely atmosphere with friends and family, while enjoying The Rumbullion’s delicious pizzas and one of the most enviable views on Earth!
For more info: http://www.travelstart.co.za/blog/40-things-to-do-in-cape-town-under-r200/