To take advantage of the gorgeous weather this time of year offers isn't only about beach and water, grab your cocktail dress and finery, there are some brilliant events in and around Cape Town to take in.
This week we focus on a few select upcoming prestigious events, specifically because tickets need to be secured as soon as possible, they are that popular.
CAPE TOWN INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL
Our annual jazz spectacular that is approaching its 20th year is here again! Cape town International Jazz Festival of 2017 will open its doors on the 31st of April/1st of March and let the music flood out. From The Rudimentals to En Vogue, Skyjack, The Soweto String Quartet, Laura Mvula, Escalandrum and Dope Saint Jude, this stellar line up is bound to entertain with the finest Jazz the world has to offer.
An international ensemble of the finest established and cutting edge syncopation experts for you to enjoy, in great venues, with amazing sound. With 5 stages hosting more than 40 artists performing over 2 nights, 37000 people are expected to stream through this fantastic event.
We recommend you book now, there are only weekend passes left. Also, don’t forget that in order to properly enjoy this elevated musical experience to the fullest you’ll want the finest accommodation the mother city has to offer. Chat to us and we’ll arrange something for you.
A vast menu, of both cocktails and food, DJ’s, gilded sidewalk café culture and an enviable position with an amazing view. Try the Jo-Honey Rooibos, honey infused Bacardi Oakheart, with BOS tea, cranberry juice and grapefruit zest, it’s mellow and deep, be careful though, these can creep up on you ;-)
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 09:00-22:00 (Bar opens until 02:00)
This Asian sushi and fusion restaurant is a perfect place to nip in and enjoy a lovely cold Sake Melon Slush on a blisteringly hot Cape Town day, made with Sake, Melon, Ginger and Honey it is ice cold and super refreshing! Try the Spiced Pear Bellini too, it’s fantastic.
Sandy B at The Bay Hotel is the intersection of summer and elegance, it’s being poolside, and beachside, at the same time. We highly recommend the iconic and signature Hibiscus & Rooibos martini, with gin, hibiscus extracts, lime, cranberry extracts and rooibos tea, it’s local flavours at an international level.
There is always an energy at Tigers Milk in Long Street, a perpetually pumping environment that provides entertainment through the upbeat music, the wait staff and the off-the-wall decor. An expansive menu, that covers many staples as well as signature dishes, leaves little to be desired. Try all their burgers, seriously, keep going back until you have had each one, they are that good, this is man food at it’s finest. Also amazing is their acorn fed pork, seasoned with Asian spices, hoisin, red peppers and spring & red onions. Finish off with a Jack Daniels-spiked chocolate mousse with vanilla ice cream, it’s sublime. The pace is fast, the venue is buzzing and the food is a treat, enjoy.
Smooth Jazz, Soul and Blues, a hint of bohemian flair, a taste of the old and some of the new, wrapped in a fantastic experience and accompanied by great food. Sound good? Oh it certainly does, and sound is a key word here. Whether you are sitting in the bar room with the fireplace, in the cosy dining room watching the musos or up on the balcony, enjoying the Waterkant views, the music is everywhere, and it’s wonderful. The entire venue is kitted out with a state of the art Rotel sound system and a wildly talented roster of artists (http://thepianobar.co.za/musicians/). The menu and cocktail list is seasonal, so there is always something new to nibble on, something exotic to indulge in (their vegetarian burger is delicious). The area has been a focus of city gentrification and its’ cobbled streets and artisan eateries exude an old world/new world feel.
Florian Zeller is arguably one of the most exciting new playwrights of our time (The Guardian), and his work has won him several major accolades, including the coveted Prix Interallié in 2004.
His piece “The Father” has been translated into English by Christopher Hampton and will be enacted by South Africa’s own national treasure, Marius Weyers. He is supported by the exceptional cast of Anthea Thompson (My Briljante Egskeiding, Shirley Valentine, Madam and Eve), Emily Child (The Pervert Laura; The Emissary, A Certain Lady), Brent Palmer (A Steady Rain, The Kingmakers, Bench), Nicholas Pauling (Clybourne Park, A Steady Rain, Epstein) and Amy Louise Wilson (The Book of Negroes, Scrape and The Year of the Bicycle). Directing the show is Greg Karvellas (Clybourne Park; Bad Jews; CHAMP) with set design by Rocco Pool. For a stunning view into the vibrancy that is the South African theatre scene, book now.