From The Inside Guide: From sunset cruises to a leisurely hike and a picnic on the beach, there’s fun to be had when the sun goes down…
You don’t need to be a serious star-gazer (or a werewolf) to come alive at full moon. The fourth lunar phase – which occurs when the Earth lies between the sun and the moon – is a special time of month for most people. Particularly in a city like Cape Town, whose iconic landmarks seem to become even more exquisite when illuminated by the moon.
Whether you like to enjoy monthly full moons in quiet contemplation on your own, on a board, or riding around the city on a bicycle, we’ve rounded up a bunch of fun activities to enjoy under the moon.
Enjoy this great article and hopefully you’ll get some ideas or be inspired to share some of your own with us! Link to original article
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Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is acclaimed as one of the great botanic gardens of the world.
Few gardens can match the sheer grandeur of the setting of Kirstenbosch, against the eastern slopes of Cape Town’s Table Mountain and what an exciting venue it is for these legendary concerts!
The internationally acclaimed South African Youth Choir (SAYC) is one of the most exciting choral projects in the world today. Since its inception in 2005, the choir has showcased its vast abilities on both local and international platform, entertaining a variety of audiences across the globe. The Choir has positioned itself as one of the most sought-after performance choirs in South Africa and regularly performs and records with various local and international artists. The Choir currently consists of 54 high school learners and students between the ages of 13 – 25 years from all over South Africa, representing the diverse cultures of the country. In the true spirit of UBUNTU, the SAYC is a celebration of unity within cultural diversity.
Join us for a night of world-class choral music in Gallery 8, with the option of a three-course dinner before the show at The Skotnes Restaurant.
Tickets cost R500 for the show, including dinner.
Tickets cost R200 for the show only, excluding dinner.
Dinner commences at 18:00 sharp, and the show starts at 20:30. General Members and Art Club Members get 10% discount on dinner tickets.
All tickets are inclusive of admission to our galleries which can be enjoyed from 17:00.
“Les Liaisons Dangereuses” is a drama by Christopher Hampton based on the novel by Choderlos de Laclos written in 1782. It has also been described as an amoral story. The book was viewed as scandalous at the time of its initial publication.
It is the story of the Marquise de Merteuil and the Vicomte de Valmont, two rivals (and ex-lovers) who use seduction as a weapon to socially control and exploit others. It depicts the decadence of the French aristocracy shortly before the French Revolution, thereby exposing the perversions of the so-called Ancien Régime.
Christopher Hampton’s 1985 adaptation, opened in London’s West End and in 1987 crossed over to Broadway with Alan Rickman originating the role of the Vicomte de Valmont, Lindsay Duncan as Marquise de Merteuil, and Juliet Stevenson as Madame de Tourvel.
The 1988 film adaptation by Stephen Frears starring Glenn Close, John Malkovich and Michelle Pfeiffer was nominated for multiple Academy Awards including Best Picture. Many other film adaptations were made and set in various locations and time frames.
Mike McCully (McCully Workshop and Buccaneer fame) has again put together another tribute show, this time featuring the fantastic music of ABBA. With an All-Star cast, this show first came to prominence in 2014 at Grand West Casino and ran for two sell-out seasons!
This time Mike himself is on drums and vocals and leads the amazing cast comprising of bassist extraordinaire Neil Payton, the multi-talented Warren Lomberg on guitars and vocals and keyboard wizard Gordon Mackay on violin, keys and vocals. The two girls making up the Abba group (both Agnetha and Freda lookalikes) are the awesome Sjanel Vosloo (also part of McCully Workshop) and the amazing Luella Holland, Both girls were in the original show at Grand West.
Patrons will be encouraged to sing along to their favourite ABBA songs like WATERLOO, RING RING, CHIQUITITA, FERNANDO, MONEY MONEY MONEY, DOES YOUR MOTHER KNOW, GIMME GIMME, VOULEZ VOUZ, NAME OF THE GAME, THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL, MAMA MIA, DANCING QUEEN and many more.
Recently the show was performed in Robertson to a sellout crowd and the audiences went ballistic – If you are an ABBA fan then this show is not to be missed!
Wed 14 Feb 2018 | 08:00 PM
Thurs 15 Feb 2018 | 08:00 PM
Fri 16 Feb 2018 | 08:00 PM
Sat 17 Feb 2018 | 08:00 PM
Anyone who has ever visited Kalk Bay Theatre knows that it is a unique space, not only because it is a deconsecrated church, but also because this beautiful, intimate theatre space is owned and managed by a couple that lives and breathes all things entertainment. Vanessa Harris and Ashley Searle, who also own the Follow Spot Productions company, have made the Kalk Bay Theatre and Restaurant an extension of their vibrant personalities.
Rhythm reconstructed is a high energy and gravity defying dance production choreographed by Joshua Saunyama and performed by Lyf Style dance company . Themed “worlds end” it brings you a fusion of hip hop, contemporary, ballet, acrobatics, afro fusion and modern dance styles.
This 75 minute family production will keep you on the edge of your seats.
Fri 09 Feb 2018 | 07:00 PM
Sat 10 Feb 2018 | 01:30 PM and 07:00 PM
South African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI) presents four fundraising performances. David Muller uses the setting of the slopes of Kalk Bay to bring to life two of Heathcote Williams’ poems: Whale Nation and Sacred Elephant.
Muller’s dramatisations of these two epic poems have been described as “haunting” and “entrancing” by critics. The two poems were written by Williams as part of a series that he had hoped to use to bring the plight of the earth to the fore. Both deal with the devastation of the natural environment and the impact humans are having on creatures we are meant to care for.
Guests are invited to enjoy an evening or two in the natural beauty of Kalk Bay, as they are taken on a journey into the ocean with majestic whales or onto the plains with the mighty elephants. Whale Nation is directed by Claire Watling and Sacred Elephant by Stacey Sacks. Guests are encouraged to bring along a picnic and blankets to sit on. A portion of the proceeds go towards the various environmental projects that SAFCEI run in South Africa.
Venue: Waterfall Cottage, 1-7 Upper Quarterdeck Rd, Saint James, Cape Town Time: 5pm to 8pm Cost: R100 | Scholars R50
Run in the Dark hosts their second fun run in Cape Town with proceeds allocated to the Mark Pollock Trust’s research into curing paralysis.
The route is 5 kms and will take place at Fish Hoek Beach. We are taking advantage of the fact that this year the tide will be out at 8pm, woohoo!
This is a fun run/walk and not a timed event – if you are interested in your time you will need to track yourself.
You can park at the beach (free). The start-and-finish is in front of The Galley Restaurant at the beach. From there we run to the end of Jager’s Walk and back again past The Galley and onto the beach itself. We will run to the end of the beach, crossing the railway line (don’t mind the gap – mind the trains) at Clovelly and up onto the new footpath that runs along the sea-side towards Kalk Bay. When we reach the (new) Kalk Bay sign we will retrace our steps and run back the way we came along the beach to the finish at The Galley.
NB SECURITY : We will have minders posted on Jager’s Walk and on the beach as it’s better to be safe than sorry.
Please aim to arrive at 18.45 (6.45pm) so that we can ensure everyone will receive their flashing armband and buff and have a group photo before we go running.
Venue: Starting Point: The Galley Restaurant, 3 Peter Creese Way, Fish Hoek, Cape Town Time: 6.45pm arrival | Register before 14 Nov 6pm Cost: R150 including Run in the Dark buff & flashing armband