South Africa’s Cape Town offers plenty of interesting events throughout the year, but we all know that the best time for going out in the city is on the weekends. Whether you are after a live music show or you wish to try tasty wine and delicious food from the region, the options for having fun in Cape Town are endless. Here is our guide to some of the best events in Cape Town this weekend.
1 Friday Night at The Bay Harbour Market (June8)
Head out to the Bay Harbour Market in Hout Bay this Friday to find over 80 stall traders selling everything from soft furnishings and vintage clothing to wellness goods and handmade jewelry. This amazing night market is also well-known for its variety of fresh food ranging from Tunisian falafels and sushi to Mexican cuisine, Cape Malay curries, and pancakes. If you wish to dance the night away, there are live music performances at the Bay Harbour Marker each Friday. For an unforgettable night out in the city, this is probably one of the best events in Cape Town this weekend.
2 Taste the Helderberg (June 8)
Wine enthusiast will have an opportunity to taste the latest wine releases and some of the best wine from the region during the Taste the Helderberg event this Friday. In addition to the wine-sampling, this year you can look forward to the food theatre and try some tasty South African specialties. Make sure to dress to the nines, as the coolest-dressed couples will have a chance to win presents. Each ticket includes a delicious chocolate, as well as tastings and wine glass. Accommodation can be booked at the NH The Lord Charles Hotel where the event is taking place.
3 Ben Dey and the Concrete Lions @ Café Roux (June 9)
One of the most anticipated events in Cape Town this weekend is a live music performance of Ben Dey and the Concrete Lions at Café Roux. This afro-indie pop rock band uses a variety of commercial metaphors in their lyrics to express their views of political, subversive socio, and environmental themes. Café Roux in Cape Town is known to support local musicians and comedians, as well as up-and-coming bands in a personal and intimate setting. For more information about the event, please visit http://www.caferouxsessions.co.za.
4 Hermanus Fynarts (June 8 – June 17)
Hermanus Fynarts is a 10-day celebration of food, art, music and wine. This is the sixth edition of the festival and includes a wide range of events including demonstrations, exhibitions, recitals, shows, workshops, and much more. The leading baroque orchestra from South Africa Camerata Tinta Barocca will be the opening act at the festival this Friday. Some of the highlights for this year include a series of photography workshops, cooking demonstrations by Gregory Czarnecki, and an exhibition of new works by Kate Gottgens. Visitors will also have a chance to try some of the finest wines from the region and a dinner package is offered to guests.Check out http://www.hermanusfynarts.co.za for more information.