Looking for things to do in Cape Town this weekend? We’ve got you covered. This weekend, we have a wide range of things to suit every mood and budget – jazz, live music, ballet, exhibitions and lots more besides. Keep reading to get our list of things to do in Cape Town this weekend.
Top Things to Do in Cape Town This Weekend
Top things to do in Cape Town this weekend include the following:
1/ The Nutcracker at Artscape
Taking place at the Artscape, The Nutcracker is a timeless ballet that brings to life the magical story of Clara and her brothers. This show takes place all weekend at various times. Tickets are available through Computicket. Perfect for a family outing or for grown-ups, people of all ages will adore this story. Visit www.artscape.co.za for more information.
2/ Goldfish Submerged at Shimmy
On Saturday 23 December 2017, head on down to Shimmy Beach Club at the V&A Waterfront for Goldfish Submerged. The fishies, as they’re fondly known, will be returning to Shimmy for just a few sessions. Take advantage of the warm summer days, and enjoy a pool party like no other. The fun kicks off at 15h00 and continues until late. The duo will be supported by local DJs. For more info, visit the website at www.shimmybeachclub.com.
3/ Home Alone at The Galileo
On Sunday 24 December 2017, you can get the Christmas Eve celebrations going with an open-air screening of Home Alone at Kelvin Grove in Newlands. This classic festive flick is good fun for the whole family. Take a picnic or purchase one at the venue. Doors open at 16h00. For more information visit the official website at http://thegalileo.co.za/movies/home-alone.
4/ Cape Jazz is Lekke!
On Friday 22 and Saturday 23 December 2017, Baxter Theatre will be showing Cape Jazz is Lekke! From the website, here’s what to expect: “A celebration of Cape Town’s rich culture of Jazz and local ‘Ghoema’, Cape Jazz is Lekke! will pay homage to Jazz legends who have passed on and those carrying the sound today.” For details, visit www.baxter.co.za/shows/cape-jazz-lekke.
5/ Underwater Photographer of the Year
At the Chavonnes Battery in the Clock Tower section of the V&A Waterfront, the incredible Underwater Photographer of the Year exhibition will be taking place all weekend. The museum is open from 09h00 until 19h00 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. From the museum website, here’s a taste of what to expect: “50 intriguing images in 10 categories, 3 exclusively British Waters, with underwater behavior and two new categories for Portrait and Compact, 100 finalists were selected from 20 countries including South Africa, Mexico, Finland, Indonesia, Egypt, Sudan, Norway, Canada, France, Italy and the UK.”
6/ Hermanus Craft Beer Festival
Take a drive down to Hermanus on Friday 22 December 2017 to enjoy the Hermanus Craft Beer Festival. This event kicks off at 10h00 and continues until 20h00. This makes for a fun day out for the whole family, not to mention a great way to start the weekend. There will be food trucks, plenty of beer, live music, a kids’ play area and plenty more besides. For details, visit the official event page over at www.facebook.com/hermanuscraftbeerfest.
7/ Castle Lite Ice Bar Experience
Taking place at Harrington Square, 27 Caledon Street, Zonnebloem, the Castle Lite Ice Bar Experience is the best way to beat the heat this weekend. The event will take place all weekend. Highlights include fashion, music, icy cold drinks, and plenty of other things to see and do. Entry is free, but reservations are required. To register, head on down to the official event website at http://icebar.castlelite.com. Over 18s only.
8/ Wild Fig Music Festival
The first-ever Wild Fig Music Festival takes place on 23 December 2017. Featuring Riptide, Amy Tjasink, The Kim Swartz Project & Matt Roux, the festival is sponsored by CBC Craft Beer, Spider Pig Wines and Gabrielskloof Wines. The show begins at 13h00, continuing until 18h00. The Wild Fig is situated in Observatory. Visit the official event page on http://thewildfig.co.za/live-music-saturdays to learn more about the shows.
And that’s a wrap. Follow our blog to stay updated on more events this month, and to find additional tips on things to do in Cape Town this weekend!