7 May to 13 May

Now that we’re well into the new month, let’s look at all the great things to do this week.

In theatre news, the dark comedy The Demon Bride opens at the Fugard Theatre on Tuesday 8th. You can also enjoy a different kind of performance with PechaKucha Night on Tuesday 8th or savour the soulful sounds of R&B group The Drifters at the Grand Arena on Saturday 12th.

At the movies, Ster-Kinekor is releasing the indie comedy Tully (and the political thriller Beiruton Friday 11th, Cinema Nouveau is screening the Metropolitan Opera’s staging of Luisa Miller from Saturday 12th, and the Fugard Bioscope is screening the Bolshoi Ballet’s production of Giselle on Sunday 13th.

If you’ve got the energy, take on the Slave Route Challenge this weekend. But if you’d prefer to sit back and relax, celebrate World Cocktail Day on Sunday 13th at any one of these five great places for satisfying bar snacks (including Cause Effect Bar, The Botanical Bar, and Publik Wine Bar).

In honour of moms everywhere, here’s a guide on where to celebrate Mother’s Day in Cape Town and another ten Mother’s Day specials in the winelands. And for more pampering ideas, try one of the eight heavenly bath-soaking getaways or day spa escapes in Cape Town. Winter is coming but we’ll keep you cosy with all the best news and events!

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