So lately, I’ve been a bit of an addict of our local comedy scene. I don’t think I will ever go back to being excited about The Jive Comedy Festival if our local stand-ups are not part of it.
At The Cape Town Comedy Club, there is just this VIBE that you don’t get anywhere else. From the friendly clients/patrons, to the awesome & very efficient staff & new manager “Leanne” to the famous soldier at the door, Bruno, who always greets us with a warm friendly hug to the security outside.
Now, my favourite subject….food..let me start with the peri peri chicken livers (there’s a new chef so make sure you ask for HOT if you want a lekker tang) are AMAZING! Their wings are better than Sticky Fingers’. Their calamari is also really good! I wish I can mention more dishes but I am the type of person to order the same damn things all the time, especially if it’s REALLY good!
Lastly, happy hour for most of the evening, where Leane suggested we try the Tequila gold with orange slices sprinkled with brown sugar. TRY IT!!!!!
Then we met the owner on Saturday night, as down to earth as ALL the comedians on stage, Kurt Schoonraad. Awesome and VERY FUNNY GUY!
So anyway, I’m just going to leave this here. No I don’t get paid to do reviews, no I was not prompted to do reviews, but I love giving credit where it’s due. So please, do go out & support local comedy (local anything , where possible) and I promise you, you will be HOOKED!
*Lynn is a Guest Blogger #GB so if you are keen to give it a shout let Baydu know
The City of Cape Town today, 27 June 2016, kicked off a partnership with SAP Africa to provide training in scarce skills in the Information Communication and Technology (ICT) sector. Today marked the start of the orientation programme for the first group of Western Cape Skills for Africa students. Read more below:
A group of 44 Western Cape Skills for Africa students were selected from more than 350 applicants after a review and rigorous interview process. They will now undergo an intense 12-week training programme that will include MIT Scratch, a software coding programme. Down the line, the City will offer employment to 15 graduates with this highly sought-after technical qualification. Continue reading
As two take a back seat and three get ready to burn up the Cape, Prime Circle will get hot and heavy in the Western Cape this July when they peel off the musical layers for the Let the Night In – Deluxe Edition – Stripped Down Tour.
The five members of South Africa’s most-loved rock outfit have just returned from a successful tour of clubs and festivals in Germany and Austria, promoting their first official European album release – the deluxe edition of their acclaimed album Let the Night In.
Now, singer-guitarist Ross Learmonth, keyboard player Neil Breytenbach and percussionist Dale Schnettler are heading to the fairest Cape to bring a pared-down but no less sizzling live set to local fans.
Marco Gomes (bass) and Dirk Bisschoff (lead guitar) are sitting out this tour, but will be back in action with the band once the Stripped Down Tour is completed. Continue reading
In the absence of co-captains Juan de Jongh (Springbok Sevens) and Frans Malherbe (neck injury), the DHL Stormers will be led by veteran loose forward Schalk Burger for their matches against the Melbourne Rebels and Western Force.
Malherbe’s injury, which will see him sidelined for two to three weeks, means that there is a call-up for young tighthead prop Wilco Louw who has been impressive for DHL Western Province in recent weeks.
Another player who will not be part of the squad is fullback Cheslin Kolbe who is also on national Sevens duty.
The other additions to the squad see fit-again lock Jean Kleyn, prop JP Smith and utility backs Jaco Taute and Scott van Breda all join the touring group for the first time this season. Continue reading
The wedding day is something most of us ladies dream of and plan from an early age. When the time actually arrives, a vast number of things have to be prepared and executed, one of them is of course choosing the perfect makeup for your big day.
I believe every bride should look like the best version of herself on her wedding day, you don’t want to look like a completely different person all-together. The key is however getting the skin looking perfectly glowing. Luminous skin looks ethereal, you however don’t want a strobe-light effect across your face on the photos.
Doing this requires several steps, check out the below for a natural bridal look that leaves your skin looking glowy…
PREP THE SKIN: Continue reading
A 365-Day Perspective
Monday, June 27, 2016 — Grahamstown is once again centre stage as the National Arts Festival gears up for launch on 30 June 2016. The resident population of 70 000 will swell to include tens of thousands more visitors and many businesses are preparing for good trade over the 11-day Festival period.
As a university town and the host of a cultural festival, creativity was already a key driver for development when the National Arts Festival brought a group of people together to conceptualise a project that would grow the local economy, and extend the impact of the annual event.
Together the group developed a programme of projects and events that, collectively, became known as the “Creative City Project”.
Today the project is chaired by the National Arts Festival and support comes from Makana Municipality, Sarah Baartman District Municipality, the European Union, Rhodes University, Fingo Festival, Makana Tourism, the Chamber of Commerce, Assumption Development Centre, and Eastern Cape Government.
Blackrock is gearing up for the ultimate motoring event with the usual roaring car-engine symphonies and the exhilarating scent of motor oil on Saturday, 30 July 2016. The “Last Ride” car show is set to deliver all the adrenaline-pumping entertainment that motor enthusiasts could ever dream of.
The 2016 ““Last Ride” car show, in partnership with Supersonic Music & Audio, will feature various car competitions, such as the ‘DB Drag World Record Sound Competition’ and visitors will also get the chance to show-off what makes their machine the finest of them all.
“As this is the last instalment of the annual car show, it is going to be the best ever, we have everything on offer for any type of motor fanatic, whether you are into the loudest and technology-advanced sound systems, or keeping up with latest world trends in car interiors”, says Veneshrie Chetty, Marketing Manager at Blackrock Casino. Continue reading
The Farm Village, Noordhoek, 270 Chapman`s Peak Drive
Fri 1 July and Sat 2 July: André the Hilarious Hypnotist.
Venue: Café Roux, The Farm Village, Noordhoek.
Address: 270 Chapman`s Peak Drive.
Time: Dinner from 19h00. Show from 20h30.
Having sold out on his previous visit, Andre The Hilarious Hypnotist returns to create some more mind boggling magic as he hypnotises people in the audience to become a Ballerina, Breakdancer, Sargent Major and Superman (and that’s only the first five minutes)Hilarious Family friendly fun suited for all ages in which the audience become the stars. It does not matter if you are a believer or not, Andre will have you convinced that something strange has happened. This is one of the funniest shows we have seen at cafe Roux – the whole room literally screaming with laughter. A great evening out for the whole family! Have a look at what he gets up to on stage:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cjTD9zUhmE
Wed 6 July: Café Roux Stand Up Comedy Sessions: Conrad Koch, Gino Fernandez, Mel Jones and Phil de Lange. Continue reading