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5, 6, and 7 July three nights and a mere 450 seats make this highly anticipated new album reveal July’s hot, must-see show.

Top Dog SA’s saxophonist Donveno Prins, who most recently lead the band for the inaugural run for David Kramer’s Kanala show at The Fugard Theatre, is also the band’s leader. Add Camillo Lombard on keyboards, Charlton Daniels on bass, Mornay Hoffmeester on drums and Mark Williams on guitar and you’re in the company of some of South Africa’s most highly sought after and hugely respected music makers who’ve played with some of the greats. Now it’s their turn to shine and you’re invited.

Described as a fresh vibrant band, and a force to be reckoned with, Top Dog SA has already made its mark in venues as diverse as Bellville Velodrome, right through to Carnival City in Johannesburg. They’ve also featured at major music festivals, including Cape Town International Jazz Festival, Jazz On The Rocks Festival, Safricon Jazz Fest, Kenya, and Satchmo’s Jazz Fest in Nigeria. Continue reading

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Acclaimed writer and director Lara Foot’s latest play, The Inconvenience of Wings, brings bipolar disorder and friendships into the spotlight, at the Baxter this July and August, following its world premiere at the National Arts Festival

Lara Foot, the National Arts Festival 2016 Featured Artist and 1996 Standard Bank Young Artist for Theatre, has assembled a stellar cast and creative team for the much anticipated world premiere of her latest play, The Inconvenience of Wings.

Following its debut at the festival, the production – starring Jennifer Steyn, Andrew Buckland and Mncedisi Shabangu – transfers to the Baxter Golden Arrow Studio from 12 July to 13 August at 7.30pm nightly with Saturday matinees at2.30pm.

Set in a landscape of memory and dreams, The Inconvenience of Wings tackles the issues of friendship, dysfunction, addiction and angels. Sara (Steyn) has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder; she is compulsive, alive and hates women who know how to make cupcakes. Paul (Buckland), her husband, is on a mission to find a cure for her afflictions and Professor James (Shabangu) quietly tries to save Paul from the inconvenience of his wings Continue reading

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The film adaption of Jojo Moyes’ bestselling novel, Me Before You, is the tear jerking girlie flick to be featured at the Nu Metro Girl’s Night Out at GrandWest on Thursday, 30 June 2016. The romantic comedy drama stars Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin, Jenna Coleman, Charles Dance, Matthew Lewis, Ben Lloyd-Hughs and Janet McTeer.

The story centres on a young and quirky Louisa “Lou” Clark who moves from one job to the next to help her family make ends meet. Her cheerful attitude is put to the test when she becomes a caregiver for Will Traynor, a wealthy young banker left paralysed following an accident two years earlier. His cynical outlook starts to change when Clark shows him that life is actually worth living. As their bond deepens, their lives and hearts change in ways neither of them could have imagined.

Nu Metro’s Girls’ Night Out starts at 19h00, with the movie beginning at 20h00. Tickets to Girls’ Night Out at Nu Metro GrandWest cost R65 per person. Bookings are essential and can be made via the call centre on 0861-CINEMA (+27 861 24 6362), online via numetro.co.za or at the cinema.

Nu Metro has announced its new tickets pricing as follows: For Ages 13 years and older 2D movies are R65 and 3D movies are R85. For Ages 12 years and younger 2D movies are R45 and 3D movies are R65.

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26 – 29 JANUARY 2017, BREEDE RIVER, SWELLENDAM.

Ticket sales for one of the most loved summer festivals in the Western Cape, Jägermeister presents Up The Creek 2017, are now open. Although we are currently all wrapped up in scarves and coats, a little dreaming of superb live acts in the summer sun, carefree in a beautiful river, with good friends and lilos of all shapes and sizes, is just the thing to warm us up. Something amazing to look forward to!

Over the past 26 years, Up The Creek has grown into the ‘finest little festival’ on the banks of the Breede River. Music lovers, partygoers and contenders for the ‘Anything That Floats’ competition come together for a weekend of partying and dancing to incredible music. The river stage is unique to Up The Creek: it is literally built on the edge of the river bank so that everyone can enjoy the music while splashing in the water and floating on lilos. Just imagine the fun and good vibes and then book your ticket to make this weekend come true. Continue reading

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Agri-Expo Livestock se doel is om die veebedryf ten toon te stel en te bevorder, sodat daar `n platform vir handel geskep word en die jeug ook aangemoedig word om in die landbousektor betrokke te raak. Die expo sal van Donderdag, 13 Oktober tot Saterdag, 15 Oktober 2016 by Sandringham, net buite Stellenbosch, plaasvind.

Tydens hierdie gesogte geleentheid sal besoekers wêreldklas beeskampioenskappe,  jeugskoue en baie meer kan ervaar, terwyl die hoogtepunt die kroning van die Suiwelkoningin en Rooivleiskoning of -koningin sal wees. Agri-Expo Livestock fokus op die volgende sektore: Voeding, Genetika, Dieregesondheid, Higiëne, Melk- en Suiweltoerusting, Dienste, Opleidingsinstellings, en Waardeketting-produkte.

Die expo is familie-vriendelik, en daar sal elke dag baie aktiwiteite vir oud en jonk wees. Johan Ehlers, hoof uitvoerende beampte, sê dat die expo die opvoeding van die jeug oor die belangrikheid van die veebedryf as uiters belangrik ag en dat hulle doelbewus idees implementeer om dit te bevorder. Continue reading

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STATEMENT BY THE CITY’S EXECUTIVE MAYOR, PATRICIA DE LILLE

As an opportunity city, we understand the need for quality roads and their role in ensuring the efficient movement of people and goods.

Over the past five years, the City of Cape Town has invested millions of rands into various road upgrades in communities across the metro because we understand that working roads ensure that economic activity can continue unhampered.

Some of the most recent projects include the R55,4 million upgrade of major traffic arteries in Woodstock, Paarden Eiland and Wynberg. Continue reading

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Pic: capetownmagazine.com

Pic: capetownmagazine.com

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!

Shot!!!

Lynn

*Lynn is a Guest Blogger #GB so if you are keen to give it a shout let Baydu know :)

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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

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