October Highlights in Cape Town

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Spring is in the air and with it a new sense of energy.  But what to do, where to go? We’ve put together a guide to 10 of the best events happening in Cape Town this month.

Wild Food Foraging October

WILD FOOD FORAGING EXPERIENCE

An unusual guided tour, in which participants learn about wild edibles and their surrounds. The excursion includes a three-course lunch, discovering the world of wild flowers, basic introduction of wild edibles, learning the rules of sustainable foraging, and information sheets and recipes on the wild foods prepared.

Where: Good Hope Gardens Nursery, Plateau Rd, Cape Peninsula, Cape Town
When: 13 to 27 October 2017
Tickets: Book Now

Abdullah Ibrahim

ABDULLAH IBRAHIM IN CONCERT

The highly acclaimed South African pianist performs two solo concerts. The programme showcases Ibrahim’s compositions spanning the past 70 years, influenced by the people, places and events that have impacted his life and career.

Where: Artscape Theatre, Artscape Theatre Centre, D.F. Malan St, Foreshore, Cape
When: 13 & 14 October 2017
Tickets: Book Now

October Ipotsoyi Spring Fest

IPOTSOYI SPRING FESTIVAL

Groove Afrika presents the third edition of the annual urban outdoor music experience. Featuring performances by top local acts including Black Motion, Nasty C, Youngsta, OkMalumkoolkat, Frank Casino, Distruction Boyz, Mshayi and a surprise SA hip hop headline act (announced 6 October). Party-goers are encouraged to bring along camp chairs, blankets, and cooler boxes.

Where: Cape Town Ostrich Ranch, Van Schoorsdrif Rd, N7, Philadelphia, Cape Town
When
: 14 October 2017
Tickets
: Book Now

October Spring Rhapsody

CAPE TOWN CITY BALLET SPRING SEASON: SPRING RHAPSODY & DON QUIXOTE

Spring Rhapsody features Robin van Wyk’s work written to George Gershwin’s Stairway to Paradise as the main work on the programme, which also features a repeat of Ashley Killar’s Glazunov Variations. Other items include the famous Spring Waters pas de deux, Johan Strauss’s Blue Danube and the Diane & Acteon pas de deux – a challenge to any dancer.

Liane Lurie’s revival of the popular full length ballet, Don Quixote, is a light-hearted, sparkling ballet in three acts, filled with a combination of bravado and pure classicism, this knight’s tale, a story of dreams, love and humour. The ballet is accompanied by the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra.

Where: Artscape Opera House, Artscape Theatre Centre, D.F. Malan St, Foreshore, Cape Town
When: Spring Rhapsody 13 & 14 October 2017 | Don Quixote 20 to 29 October 2017
Tickets: Spring Rhapsody Book Now  | Don Quixote Book Now

October Shnit Internation Film Fest

SHNIT INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

The annual film festival showcases some of the most provocative and thought-provoking local and international short films in various theatres across the city. All shows are screened in 90 minute programme blocks of six to 10 films. English subtitles are included.

Where
: Various
When: 18 to 22 October 2017
Tickets: Book Now

Elijah

MENDELSSOHN’S ELIJAH

The Philharmonia Choir of Cape Town, the Symphony Choir of Cape Town and the UCT Symphony Orchestra collaborate to bring audiences a “grand choral spectacular” of Felix Mendelssohn’s Elijah. The performance is conducted by Alexander Fokkens, and soloists include Jennifer Bird-Arvidsson (soprano), Jacobi de Villiers (alto), Lunga Hallam (tenor) and George Stevens (baritone).

Where: Jameson Hall, Upper Campus, University of Cape Town, Main Rd, Rondebosch, Cape Town
When: 20 October 2017
Tickets: Book Now

Museum Night

MUSEUM NIGHT AT THE WATERFRONT

Museums and galleries open to the public for an evening for an after-hours cultural experience. Participating venues include the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA), Chavonnes Battery Museum, the Robben Island Jetty 1, the Iziko Maritime Centre, the Springbok Experience Rugby Museum, the Cape Medical Museum and the Two Oceans Aquarium.

Where: V&A Waterfront, Breakwater Blvd, Cape Town
When: 25 October 2017
Tickets: Free

My Father's Coat

MY FATHER’S COAT

The acclaimed story of South Africa’s history, told by renowned speaker Michael Charton. Charton explores South Africa’s past by climbing into the shoes of five interwoven characters spanning 200 turbulent years: Mzilikazi, Kruger, Rhodes, Smuts and Mandela.

Where: Joostenberg Wine Estate, Muldesvlei, Elsenburg
When: 27 October 2017
Tickets: Book Now

Zombie Walk
ZOMBIE WALK 2017

The annual walk – suitable for all ages – sees participants dress-up in their best Zombie or Halloween costume and take over the streets of the city. The walk is followed by a Halloween-themed after party at Madison Avenue night club.

Where: Walk starts at Thibault Square, Long St, Cape Town
When: 28 October 2017
Tickets: Free | After party Book Now

October Cape Town International Kite Festival

INTERNATIONAL KITE FESTIVAL

Cape Mental Health presents the 23rd annual Cape Town festival, the profits from which go towards providing vital mental health services to children and adults. The festival includes local and international kiters, free kite-making workshops, live entertainment, rides and a food market.

Where: Zandvlei, Muizenberg, Cape Town
When: 28 & 29 October 2017
Tickets: R40 at door | U12s R15

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