February Highlights in Cape Town


The new year has settled in, but there are always new adventures to be had. We’ve put together a guide to 10 of the best events happening in Cape Town this month.

February Taming the Shrew

Tara Notcutt’s adaption reinvents and re-energises the Bard’s classic with an all female-cast, coming to life under the stars with a meeting of classical text and a modern twist. Matters of gender, marriage, and family come together in this dark comedy of Kate, a headstrong woman, and her tempestuous relationship with Petruchio. This production is part of the inaugural Maynardville Open-Air Festival programme.

Where: Maynardville Open-Air Theatre, Maynardville Park, Piers Rd, Wynberg, Cape Town
When: 7 February to 3 March 2018
Tickets: Book Now


Jinger Leigh - Illusionists


Showtime Management and BBC Brit present the “best selling magic show in Broadway history”. Seven of the best illusionists showcase their talents live in South Africa for the first time. Audiences witness acts of grand illusion, levitation, mind-reading and disappearance.

Where: Grand Arena, GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World, 1 Jakes Gerwel Dr, Goodwood, Cape Town
When: 7 to 11 February 2018
Tickets: Book Now


February Mozart and Salieri


Marc Goldberg’s adaptation of Alexander Puskin’s short story Mozart and Salieri. The classical story plays out in Goldberg’s forward-thinking 21st century design to create a cinematic experience complete with digital elements and fabulous 17th century costumes and wigs.

Where: Artscape Opera House, D.F. Malan St, Foreshore, Cape Town
When: 7 to 17 February 2018
Tickets: Book Now




Cape Town Opera presents a kwaito-music stage production based on Athol Fugard’s novel about a South African gangster’s life, which gained global renown following the award-winning 2005 film adaptation. The production presents a gripping story full of suspense, drama, harshness and introspection of a hardened South African gang leader.

Where: Artscape Theatre Centre, 1-10 D.F. Malan St, Foreshore, Cape Town
When: 8 to 17 February 2018
Tickets: Book Now


Ultra 2018

ULTRA 2018

The fifth anniversary installment of Africa’s largest annual electronic music festival. The 2018 headliners include Armin van Buuren, Hardwell, Afrojack, Axwell Ingrosso and Dubfire. Supporting acts are Black Coffee, Carnage, Eats Everything and Malaa. Regional support acts include Chunda Munki, Das Kapital, Sketchy Bongo and others.

Where: Cape Town Stadium, Fritz Sonnenberg Rd, Green Point, Cape Town
When: 9 February 2018
Tickets: Book Now


February Saggy Stone


The annual family friendly festival (with overnight camping facility) featuring a 12-hour line-up of top local acts, food and craft beer. Audiences can expect performances by Jeremy Loops, PH Fat, The Plastics, The Rudimentals, Desmond and the Tutus, Jackal and the Wind and more.

Where: Saggy Stone Brewing Company, Amandalia Farm, Agtervinkrivier, Robertson
When: 10 February 2018
Tickets: Book Now


Cape Town Art Fair


The 6th edition showcases a diversity of work that represents the forefront of contemporary art from Africa to the world, and the world to Cape Town. The programme includes a number of talks, guided walkabouts, performances and screenings, all exploring a range of topics under the umbrella of contemporary art.

Where: CTICC, Convention Square, 1 Lower Long St, Cape Town
When: 16 to 18 February 2018
Tickets: Book Now


El Anatsui


A solo exhibition of contemporary sculptures by the acclaimed Ghanaian artist entitled Meyina. The works engage with and comment on African history, post-colonial conditions, as well as daily realities and experiences on the continent. Archival objects, exhibition plans, letters and other documents augment the works, offering a rare glimpse into the artist’s creative process.

Where: Iziko South African National Gallery, Government Ave, Company’s Garden, Cape Town
When: 17 February to 29 April 2018
Tickets: R15 to R30 at the door


Design Indaba Nightscape


The annual internationally acclaimed creative fandango, featuring a 3-day showcase of multifaceted and multidisciplinary events, including the highly anticipated conference, Emerging Creatives exhibition, Most Beautiful Object in South Africa exhibition and competition, a film festival, music, performances and exhibitions, and the trend forecast seminar.

Where: Artscape Theatre Centre, 1-10 D.F. Malan St, Foreshore, Cape Town
When: 21 to 24 February 2018
Tickets: Book Now


Open Streets Main Road


A 5km section of Main Road is closed to cars, Capetonian pedestrians, cyclists, skateboarders and wheelchair users are invited to reclaim the streets as a public space, for walking, playing, exploring and general socialising. Open Streets aims to create shared spaces to help bridge social and spatial divides in Cape Town and encourage people to think differently about how we move around the city.

Where: Main Road between Observatory and the City Centre, Cape Town
When: 25 February 2018
Tickets: Free

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