The holiday season may be behind us, but that doesn’t mean that South Africa’s Mother City is short on fun things to do. From an opera performance to an annual classic car and bike show, there are many amazing events to attend in Cape Town this weekend.
1 Opera Angels @ Erin Hall (January 17)
Have you ever been to the Erin Hall in Rondebosch, Cape Town? It’s an excellent venue that hosts all kinds of events ranging from small festivals to storytelling courses. Head out to this multi-purpose venue this Friday to see the Opera Angels, a concert that features everything from French and Italian opera to the world-famous arrangement of classics. Tickets for the concert cost R150 at the door and include a glass of wine.
Venue: Erin Hall, 8 Erin Rd, Rondebosch, Cape Town
2 ABBA Show Cape Town (January 18)
One of the most anticipated events to attend in Cape Town this weekend is definitely the ABBA Show presented by Showtime Australia. Make your way to the GrandWest Casino this Saturday to listen to the best ABBA cover band ever and dance the night away to hits like Dancing Queen, Mamma Mia, Sos, and many others. From a stellar live band performance to theatrical lighting and cool replica costume, this concert promises to be a huge success. Tickets for the show range between R180 and R380.
Venue: GrandWest Casino, 1 Jakes Gerwel Drive, Goodwood, Cape Town
3 Classic Car and Bike show (January 18-19)
Hosted by the International Police Association, the Classic Car and Bike show is a must-visit event for all you 4-wheel lovers out there. Expect to see everything from vintage and classic vehicles to ultra-modern cars and bikes. This extraordinary show started back in 1999 as a fundraising event for a variety of charitable programs. Fortunately, this remains the main purpose of the show and they are donating money to foundations like Wildfire Volunteer Services, Tape Aids for the Blind, and many others.
Venue: IPA Timour Hall Villa, St Joans Rd, Plumstead, Cape Town
4 Nomadic Orchestra Live @ the Jagger Lounge (January 17)
It seems there are many music events to attend in Cape Town this weekend and one of them is the Nomadic Orchestra concert at the Jagger Lounge this Friday. This local five-piece instrumental brass dance band will definitely get your hips moving. Locally known as the Nomads, their music is highly influenced by traditional beats from Europe’s Southeastern countries like Serbia and Macedonia. A ticket for the concert will set you back R120.
Venue: Jagger Lounge, 74 Shortmarket St, Cape Town
5 Kids Art Tour and Activities @ Norval Foundation (January 18-19)
Visit the famous Norval Foundation which is hosting a kid’s art tour and sketching session this weekend. The session will be based on sculptures by William Kentridge and the little ones will have an opportunity to learn everything there is to know about these sculptures through singing and dancing. They will also learn how to design and draw one of Kentridge’s sculptures. It is worth mentioning that the event is suitable for ages 6 and up.
Venue: Norval Foundation, 4 Steenberg Rd, Tokai, Cape Town
Looking for more things to do in Cape Town this weekend? You can check out a range of tours packages you can enjoy. Be sure to follow us on Facebook or check out our blog, which has a huge range of ideas on what to see and do, where to stay and how to put every moment of your weekend to good use. If you’re planning a longer stay, be sure to get in touch. We will help you find the perfect place to stay in Cape Town this weekend or any other weekend you plan to visit.