Events-in-Cape-Town-Feb-2019

Red Bull King of The Air 2019

It’s all about the amplitude as contestants go head-to-head in the most badass kite-boarding contest in the world! During the two-week weather window, riders will only face-off in the perfect conditions – when the legendary Cape Doctor is at its epic best, punching out consistent wind speeds of over 30 knots and providing the perfect swell from which to boost some extreme manoeuvres.

When: 26 January to 10 February 2019
Where: Kite Beach, Table View, Cape Town
Entry: Free
Web: www.redbullkingoftheair.com or visit the Facebook Page 

Red bull king of the air

Valentine’s Day Dinner at Spier Restaurant, Eight

The lovely Eight Restaurant at Spier Wine Estate invites couples to celebrate Valentine’s Day (and every day this February) with a delicious five-course dinner, which includes a complementary wine pairing. At Eight Restaurant, only natural and organic ingredients from Spier and nearby farms are used in creative combination to craft nourishing and delicious dishes.

When: 1 – 28 February 2019
Where: Eight Restaurant, Spier Wine Estate, Annandale Road, Stellenbosch
Entry: R390 per person
Contact: 021 809 1188, eight@spier.co.za
Web: www.spier.co.za

Spier Restaurant
Image: Supplied

The Michael Jackson History Show

A musical tribute and live concert experience that journeys through Michael Jackson’s vast and incredible catalogue of work including his beginnings as a member of the Jackson 5, his ground-breaking theatrics in the 80s, and his evolution onward into the 21st century. This show features all of MJ’s greatest hits performed live by multi-talented impersonator Dantanio.

When: 1 – 3 and 7 – 10 February 2019
Where: Artscape Opera House, D.F. Malan St, Foreshore, Cape Town
Entry: R190 to R390 (www.Computicket.com)
Contact: 021 421 7839
Web: www.mjhistoryshow.com

Michael-Jackson-Tribute-Show

Oude Libertas Summer Season Festival

For over 40 years, the Oude Libertas Amphitheatre has provided musicians and theatre productions with a popular performance venue with stunning views of the Stellenbosch Mountains and vineyards. This February, the Oude Libertas Summer Season Festival features an enchanting line-up of local musicians and performers, including Comedian Peter-Dirk Uys, Just 6 Acapella Band, guitarist and singer James Grace, and the Brückner University Big Band.

When: Almost daily concerts run until 9th March 2019
Where: Oude Libertas Amphitheatre, Adam Tas Road, Stellenbosch
Tickets: Prices range between R210 and R250 – available from www.Computicket.com or at the theatre box office on the day of the event.
Contact: theatre@oudelibertas.co.za | 021 809 7473 | 021 809 7380
Web: www.oudelibertas.co.za/amphitheatre/

oude-libertas-amphitheatre

Franschhoek Summer Wines 2019

On the 2nd February, the valley’s wineries will be gathering at Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards for the Franschhoek Summer Wines Festival for a day of wine tasting, delicious food, live entertainment, and general merrymaking. A ticket gets you a wine glass and 15 tasting coupons. Dress code is white.

When: 2 February 2019
Where: Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards, R45, Main Rd, Franschhoek
Tickets: R230 – R280 (www.webtickets.co.za)
Contact: 021 876 2861, info@franschhoek.org.za
Web: www.franschhoek.org.za

Franschhoek

Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts

The Kirstenbosch Summer Concerts present an exhilarating line-up of local and international artists within the sweeping green expanse of the spectacular Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Bring a picnic and camp out on the lawn with friends, while enjoying the live music.

When: 3 Feb – The Soil | 10 Feb – Fokofpolisiekar | 17 Feb – Cape Town Folk n’ Acoustic Music Festival | 24 Feb – The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra
Where: Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
Tickets: R150 – R190 per person, available from www.webtickets.co.za
Contact: 021 799 8783 / 8620 / 8773
Web: www.sanbi.org/event/kirstenbosch-summer-sunset-concerts-2018/19

Kirstenbosch concerts

Concerts in the Park, De Waal Park

Whether for the specific artists featured or the informal warm social atmosphere (or both), the ever-popular and free Concerts in the Park attract people in the thousands. Capetonians have made this musical celebration a regular feature on their social calendars, bringing friends and families together to enjoy the fabulous live music, a picnic, and the beautiful outdoor setting of De Waal Park.

When: 3 Feb – Sipho Hotstix Mabuse, The Rudimentals, and A Khayelitsha Band | 17 Feb – Jimmy Nevis and The Rockets with guest Mark Haze
Where: De Waal Park, Molteno Road, CBD, Cape Town
Tickets: Free
Contact: 021 423 4526, info@concertsinthepark.co.za
Web: www.concertsinthepark.co.za

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Up the Creek Music Festival

Every year, around 3,000 like-minded people gather in a stunning location just outside Swellendam for a four-day festival of music, nature, and celebration. Perched on the banks of the Breede River, Up The Creek is South Africa’s second longest-running music festival – quite possibly its most unique.

When: 7 – 10 February 2019
Where: 8 km before Swellendam, off the N2
Entry: R770 (early bird full weekend ticket) | R970 (Friday to Sunday ticket) | R1,120 (full weekend ticket)
Contact: 021 510 0547, 084 942 2237, caitlin@redhotevents.co.za
Web: www.upthecreek.co.za

up the creek

Heart Cape Town Music Festival

Join Heart FM for a family day of music, live entertainment, and dancing at the Heart Cape Town Music Festival. On stage will be many of South Africa’s biggest artists, including Micasa, Emo Adams, Jimmy Nevis, DR Victor, Freshly Ground, and Mango Groove. Pack a picnic basket and bring blankets and folding chairs!

When: 9 February 2019
Where: PPC Newlands Cricket Stadium, 148 Campground Road, Newlands
Entry: R150 Adults | R70 Children 3 to 12 years (www.Computicket.com)
Contact: 021 406 8900, info@heartfm.co.za
Web: www.heartfm.co.za

Heart music fest

Saggy Stone Beer & Music Festival

This family-friendly overnight festival (with camping facilities) features a 12-hour line-up of SA’s hottest music acts, great food, and delicious beer hosted by Amandalia farm in the picturesque Nuy Valley of Robertson.

When: 9 – 10 February 2019
Where: Amandalia Farm, Agtervinkrivier, Robertson
Entry: R65 (camping) | R355 – R455 (festival pass) | Under 5 free entrance
Contact: info@saggystone.co.za
Web: www.saggystone.co.za

saggy stone festival

Stellenbosch Street Soirees

Toast with the locals when the ever-popular Stellenbosch Street Soirees descends upon the City of Oaks for some laidback mingling with fellow food and wine lovers this summer. Proudly presented by the Stellenbosch Wine Routes, the February instalment of this festival will take place on 13th February, when Stellies will share its vibrant street culture, enviable lifestyle and cosmopolitan charm in the heart of this historic town.

When: 13 February 2019
Where: Drostdy Street, Stellenbosch Central
Tickets: R100 per person, which gets you a glass and 12 wine tasting tokens
Contact: 021 886 4310, info@wineroute.co.za
Web: www.wineroute.co.za

Stellenbosch Street Soirees

Tigger 2 Valentine’s Day Cruises

This Valentine’s Day, Tigger 2 invites couples to experience a bit of love on the ocean with two romantic sunset cruise options:

Option 1 – 1,5-Hour Romantic Sunset Cruise (R530 per person): includes an Aperol Spritz welcome cocktail, a glass of sparkling wine and Cinzano Pro Spritz at sunset, and a rose for each couple. Departs at 18:30.

Option 2 – 2,5-Hour Romantic Sunset Cruise and Canapé Dinner (R750 per person): includes welcome cocktail and sunset cocktail (as in option 1), as well as a 13-piece fine dining canapé platter, which is served at mooring once the boar returns from the cruise. Departs at 18:30.

When: 14 February 2019
Where: T-jetty at the V&A Waterfront (in front of the Hildebrand Restaurant at the clock tower)
Contact: 021 418 0241 | 082 852 4383, info@tigger2.co.za
Web: www.tiggertoo.co.za

TiggerToo

Investec Cape Town Art Fair

The 7th edition of the Investec Cape Town Art Fair (ICTAF) returns to the CTICC to celebrate cutting-edge contemporary art from South Africa, the African continent, and abroad. Positioned as the leading art fair in Africa, ICTAF provides a platform for galleries, collectors, curators and artists to engage in cultural and economic exchange.

When: 15 – 17 February 2019
Where: Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC)
Entry: General Pre Sale Tickets – R150 (Adult), R110 (Student), R110 (Child 6-18), R110 (Pensioner), or R285 (Weekend Pass). Door Tickets – R180 (Adult), R130 (Student), R130 (Child 6-18), R130 (Pensioner), or R380 (Weekend Pass)
Contact: 021 7022 280, art@fieramilano.co.za
Web: www.investeccapetownartfair.co.za

Investec Cape Town Art Fair

Harvest at Dusk Festival 2019

Nederburg Wines invites you to its annual Harvest at Dusk Festival at their farm in Paarl. Participate in the fun of picking and stomping grapes, learn from the experts about how the wine grape harvest is progressing, and kick back and relax while feasting on freshly-prepared fare matched with award-winning wines, while listening to the sweet sounds of popular South African musician, Mathew Gold.

When: 16 February 2019
Where: Nederburg Wine Estate, Sonstraal Road, Dal Josafat, Paarl
Entry: R460 per person | R220 for 6 – 12 years old | Free U6s
Contact: 021 877 5155, theredtable@nederburg.co.za 
Web: www.nederburg.com

nederburg harvest at dusk

Scarborough Fair

The Scarborough Fair is a community event organised by the Scarborough Community and hosted by the Camel Rock Restaurant. Expect retail therapy, festivities, family fun, live entertainment, and stalls with food, craft, plants, jewellery, clothes, art, face-painting, local beer, frozen cocktails, ice cream, and so much more!

When: 17 February 2019
Where: Camel Rock Restaurant, 264 Main Road, Scarborough, Cape Town
Tickets: Free
Contact: scarboroughfairsa@gmail.com
Web: www.facebook.com/camelrockscarboroughfair/

Scarborough-Fair

Cape Town Folk n’ Acoustic Music Festival

A part of the Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts series, the Cape Town Folk ‘n Acoustic Music Festival brings a spectrum of live performances by the best of South Africa’s folk and acoustic talent in a beautiful outdoor concert setting.

When: 17 February 2019
Where: Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, Rhodes Ave, Newlands
Entry: R150 – R190
Contact: 021 799 8783, kirstenboschinfo@sanbi.org.za
Web: Facebook Page

folk and acoustic music festival

Jim Jefferies The Night Talker Tour

Australian stand-up comedian, political commentator, actor, and writer Jim Jefferies is one of the best-known names in comedy on the planet. With a monumental seven comedy specials; his own acclaimed sit-com (Legit) and self-titled late show on TV; sold out arenas around the world and an hour-plus of brand-new material every time he hits the road with a new tour, Jim Jefferies is heading back to South Africa!

When: 20 February 2019
Where: GrandWest Casino & Entertainment World, 1 Jakes Gerwel Drive, Goodwood
Tickets: R335 – R700 (www.Computicket.com)
Contact: 021 505 7777, grandwest@suninternational.com
Web: www.suninternational.com/grandwest

jim-jeffries-grandwest

Cape Town Museum Night

For one night, the public is invited to explore their city’s museums and cultural institutions after-hours and free of charge! Participating institutions include Iziko SA Museum, SA Jewish Museum, District Sic Museum, Iziko SA National Gallery, Iziko Planetarium, CT Holocaust Centre, SA Sendinggestig Museum, Iziko Slave Lodge, A4 Arts Foundation, Prestwich Memorial, Muller’s Museum, and The Granary Building.

When: 21 February 2019
Where: Various museums around Cape Town
Entry: Free
Contact: info@thursdaysprojects.co.za
Web: www.museum-night.co.za

museum-night

Cape Town Pizza and Pasta Festival 2019

Foosic Productions proudly presents Cape Town’s only festival that is wholly dedicated to our favourite carbohydrates: pizza and pasta. Accompanying the showdown between the city’s best-loved pizza and pasta restaurants will be live entertainment and music. Bring your appetite!

When: 23 February 2019
Where: Fort Wynyard, Fort Wynyard Street, Green Point, Cape Town
Entry: R80 – R100 | R200 to participate in the pizza-eating competition
Contact: 079 622 8597
Web: Facebook Page

cape town pizza pasta festival

Open Streets: February Edition

In February, Open Streets moves to the township and suburb of Langa. The monthly festival gives Capetonians the opportunity to explore parts of the city by transforming its streets into open spaces for pedestrians, cyclists, skateboarders, wheelchair users, and other non-motorised transport-users. The aim is to create shared spaces that bring people together, no matter who we are or how we move, for a more equitable, integrated, vibrant, and safer Cape Town.

When: 24 February 2019
Where: King Langalibalele Drive, Langa
Tickets: Free
Contact: 021 286 0823, info@openstreets.co.za
Web: www.openstreets.org.za

Open Streets

The Original Gin & Tonic Festival

The Original Gin & Tonic Festival returns to Cape Town at the iconic Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock. The event is a platform to exhibit the most popular, lesser known, and brand spanking new gin brands, allowing them to be showcased to gin lovers across the country. The festival will also feature delicious artisanal eats, an incredible local line-up of live music, and a curation of the gin scene’s finest purveyors, spirits, and cocktails.

When: 24 February 2019
Where: The Old Biscuit Mill, 375 Albert Road, Woodstock
Entry: R130 early bird | R160 general admission (www.quicket.co.za)
Contact: 071 641 6327 | 076 119 3893, hello@ginandtonicfestival.co.za
Web: www.ginandtonicfestival.co.za

Gin-and-Tonic-Festival

Design Indaba

Design Indaba Conference and Festival is the highlight of South Africa’s creative calendar. Launched in 1995, the three-day, globally acclaimed show is an annual multi-disciplinary conference that celebrates and showcases all things “creative”. In addition to a spectrum of highly anticipated art exhibits are seminars, music, a film festival, storytelling, competitions, and performances.

When: 27 February – 1 March 2018
Where: Artscape Theatre Centre, 1-10 D.F. Malan St, Foreshore, Cape Town
Tickets: R8,715 (full Indaba) | R7,845 (early bird/directory discount) | R7,405 (alumni/academic discount). Available on www.webtickets.co.za
Contact: 021 465 9966, hello@designindaba.com
Web: www.designindaba.com

design-indaba

Maynardville Open-Air Theatre Festival

This season, the Maynardville Open-Air Theatre Festival will include performances by the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, the Cape Town City Ballet’s Swingtime in the Park, and the Cape Town Comedy Club’s Jesters in the Park. There will also be a series of Sunday night concerts throughout the season, featuring Derek Gripper, Graham Weier, and an evening of gospel choir.

When: Runs until 10th March 2019
Where: Maynardville Open Air Theatre, Piers Road, Wynberg
Tickets: Various, depending on show. Go to www.Computicket.com
Contact: 083 414 0552, sascha@rabbitinahat.co.za
Web: www.maynardville.co.za

Cape Town Philharmonic playing at Maynardville Open Air Theatre 2018 (2). Image credit Bronwyn Lloyd

The Galileo Open Air Cinema

The Galileo Open Air Cinema continues its seventh season, featuring a variety of movie favourites under a ceiling of stars in some of Cape Town’s most popular venues, such as Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, the V&A Waterfront, and the Cape Winelands. If you haven’t yet spent an evening watching a classic film or a blockbuster movie on one of their massive screens under the stars, you are doing yourself a disservice!

Open Air Venues:

Wednesdays: Kirstenbosch Gardens, Newlands
Thursdays: 4 rotating venues in Cape Town
Fridays: 3 rotating venues in Cape Town
Select Saturdays: Various wine estates, Cape Winelands
Select family Sundays: Kelvin Grove Club, Newlands
When: Weekdays, 18:00 | Saturdays 17:00 | Sundays 16:00, until April 2019
Tickets: R89 – R175 | Couples R320, available from the website
Contact: 071 471 8728 or hello@thegalileo.co.za
Web: www.thegalileo.co.za

Life of Pi at Anthonij Rupert Wyne

Table Mountain sunset special

This summer, locals can enjoy a thrilling (return) cable car ride and a spectacular sunset experience on the top of the iconic Table Mountain for half the standard price after 18:00. Soak up a 360-degree view of the city and peninsula and watch as the sun sinks behind the Atlantic Ocean.

When: Runs until 28th February 2019
Where: Table Mountain Cable Car Station
Tickets: R90 – R330
Contact: 021 424 0015, info@tablemountain.net
Web: www.tablemountain.net

Table Mountain Cableway sunset special valentines