You’ve fallen short on what to do, and with winter around the corner, your time to enjoy the warmer weather is running out! If you’ve already ticked a trip to the beach off your list, then this assortment of fun-filled activities will appeal to you. From taking the family for a seaside excursion to watching an art film in a vintage theatre – we’ve found the top five outings you’ll want to diarise this month.
1. Scarborough Fair at Camel Rock
This community-organised project is a spectacular series of events, hosted by Camel Rock Restaurant, that sees musicians, artists, and families get together for a joyous day fit for the whole brood! There will be stalls with bespoke jewellery available to purchase, clay ornaments, loads of food options, live music, and a large play area complete with a bouncy castle and face-painting for the kids. The fair is on 17 March 2019, so be sure to plan an outing to Scarborough with the clan that weekend. Visit Scarborough Fair for more info.
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2. Movie Night at the Labia Theatre
The Labia Theatre is one of Cape Town’s oldest cinema houses. It was first built to be used as a ballroom by the Italian Embassy, yet over the last four decades it has operated as an intimate film-screening venue. Its vintage interior will transport you back in time, and you’ll feel as if you’re in Hollywood’s Golden Era while you enjoy a movie over popcorn and a tipple of your choice. Cost? From R50 per person, with seniors at a discounted rate of R40 per person. The films we recommend are Can You Ever Forgive Me? and Alfonso Cuarón’s Academy Award-Winning Roma. Visit thelabia.co.za for more info.
Watch the trailer for Roma below:
3. Cape Town International Jazz Fest
This month sees the 20th instalment of the ever-outstanding Cape Town International Jazz Festival. You’ll want to grab your ticket soon as this year’s pool of artists includes the incomparable Queen of Funk Chaka Khan. It’s a must-see event on the annual cultural calendar, taking place on 29 and 30 March 2019. Visit capetownjazzfest.com for more info.
4. A Solo Art Exhibition by Frederike Stokhuyzen
After successful exhibitions of her work both abroad and in South Africa, Frederike Stokhuyzen’s oil-painted landscapes will be on display at The Cape Gallery until 29 March 2019. Her paintings reflect a sincere admiration of nature, and those touring the gallery can expect to see colourful works of flowers, trees, and rolling grasslands. Vist capegallery.co.za for more info.
5. The Inaugural Mother City Comedy Festival
The first annual Mother City Comedy Festival will kick off this month with daily shows in the Golden Arrow Studio at the Baxter Theatre. Here, established comics like Rob Van Vuuren and Riaad Moosa will perform a special stand-up set, as well as a host of new faces. They’ve added extra dates, so the festival will now run from 19 till 31 March 2019. You’ll be treated to laughs from over 30 comics across 28 shows! Visit webtickets.co.za for more info.
Compiled by Features Writer, Marike Watson
Features writer by trade, music lover and fine-line illustrator by nature. As an expert on the ’70s era, Marike will happily introduce you to her record collection. She’s passionate about African art and culture. And if she’s not off on an adventure, you’ll most likely find her making coffee.