Are you ready for another week full of all the best this city has to offer? Then let’s get started!
In theatre news, Womb of Fire opens at the Baxter on Wednesday 18th, with Zip Zap Circus: Cirque My Ride and the Darling Collection and dARTling both from Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd. But if you’re looking for entertainment of a different kind, WWE LIVE is at the Grand Arena on Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th.
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein, be sure to watch Jonathan Roxmouth’s tribute at Theatre on the Bay until Saturday 21st, the Fugard Bioscope’s screening of Bernstein Centenary on Sunday 22nd, and the sensational West Side Story before it ends at Artscape Opera House this weekend.
At the movies this week, The Galileo Open Air Cinema is screening The Godfather (at Bloemendal Wine Estate on Tuesday 17th), The Danish Girl (at Kirstenbosch on Wednesday 18th), The Beach (at the V&A Waterfront on Thursday 19th), The Jungle Book (at Central Park on Friday 20th), and Bridget Jones’s Baby (at Knorhoek Wine Estate on Saturday 21st). Ster-Kinekor is also releasing the claymation comedy Early Man this weekend, with Cinema Nouveau screening Julius Caesar from Saturday 21st.
In food news, the Barrels & Beards Harvest Celebration is at Wildekrans Wine Estate in the Bot River Valley on Saturday 21st while the Pizza & Wine Festival takes place at Vergenoegd Löw Wine Estate in Stellenbosch on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd. But the big culinary highlight is the start of Restaurant Week on Thursday 19th.
Expect lunches from R150 and dinners from R250 at various spots in Cape Town and the winelands, which is a bargain when you consider what it costs to eat at the country’s top restaurants. And if you want to save even more money on your meals, here’s a guide find miraculous mains for under R85. Bon appétit!