April Highlights in Cape Town

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April marks the most anticipated long weekend of the year but Easter Eggs and pickled fish don’t have to be the only things on the agenda. Check out our list of 10 upcoming events in and around the Mother City this April.

AFI CAPE TOWN FASHION WEEK

Local and African designers take to the runway at the 2019 Cape Town Fashion Week hosted by African Fashion International (AFI). A Masterclass, XPerience support workshop and a Gala Dinner lead up to the runway shows, displaying the best African-designed products.

When: 9 to 13 April
Where: Various, Cape Town
Tickets: Book Now

DOCTOR SCOTT IS PSYCHO-ACTIVE

Medical doctor, comedian, and drug law reform activist Keith Scott delves into the topic of drugs in his one-man satirical comedy Doctor Scott is Psycho-Active. He relates his own experiences with drugs and explores society’s relationship with narcotics and the laws around it.

When: 2 to 5 April | 17 to 20 April
Where: Artscape Theatre Centre | Galloway Theatre
Tickets: Book Now for Artscape | Book Now for Galloway

VOX CHOIR AT NORVAL FOUNDATION

VOX Cape Town performs a mix of early and contemporary choral music at the Norval Foundation. The concert features rarely-performed choral music by contemporary minimalist composers such as Henryk Górecki, Arvo Pärt and Philip Glass. The event is part of a series of concerts, often in unconventional spaces.

When: 6 April
Where: Norval Foundation, Steenberg Estate, Cape Town
Tickets: Book Now

MONSTER JAM

Monster Jam comes to South Africa for the first time ever, featuring world-class drivers racing monster trucks and competing in freestyle competitions. The event features six of the world’s most famous Monster Jam trucks, weighing five tons and four meters tall. They race and rip up a custom-designed track full of obstacles to soar over– or smash through.

When: 27 April
Where: Cape Town Stadium, Green Point
Tickets: Book Now

THE TROLLEY DOLLIES: NON-SPECIFIC

The Trolley Dollies are back with Non-Specific, a performance which includes stand-up comedy, costumes, wigs, props and breaking the fourth wall in an inside scoop to the dark spaces beyond the spotlight.

When: Throughout the month of April
Where: Gate 69, Bree Street, Cape Town
Tickets: Book Now

STILL LIFE WITH FLOWERS’ BY WIM BOTHA

Artist Wim Botha depicts natural environments and landscapes through a series of oil paintings and sculptures in his ninth exhibition at the Stevenson Gallery. He uses wood, wax, marble, raw cotton canvases, natural pigments and ash to form his artworks.

When: Throughout the month of April
Where: Stevenson Gallery, Woodstock, Cape Town
Tickets: Free

 THE ELGIN COOL WINE AND COUNTRY FOOD FESTIVAL

A chance for wine lover and foodies to experience South Africa’s best cool climate wines, local food, and a host of live music and entertainment set among the natural beauty of the Elgin Valley.

When: 27 to 28 April
Where: Various venues in Elgin Valley
Tickets: Book Now

 DANCING WITH NATURE

Indoni Dance, Arts & Leadership Academy dancers and outreach students perform at three public parks in Cape Town. The project showcases innovative Contemporary African dance and music and exposes young aspirant artists to professional artists.

When: 7 April to 1 May
Where: Various, Cape Town
Tickets: Free

FANCON CAPE TOWN: COMIC CON 2019

Comic and pop culture geeks unite at the 2019 Cape Town Comic Con, featuring international and local guests, artist alley, cosplay activities, geek merch exhibitors & retailers, panel talks, signing sessions, a board game zone and more.

When: 27 to 28 April
Where: Cape Town International Convention Centre
Tickets: Book Now

 DRINKS ON THE DECK AT V&A WATERFRONT

V&A Waterfront’s Drinks on the Deck offers three wine, beer, spirit or cocktail drinks and a portion of tapas from the Greek Fisherman or Meloncino Italian restaurant.

When: 27 April
Where: Greek Fisherman | Meloncino, V&A Waterfront
Tickets: See Costs

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