14 May to 20 May

This week’s event guide features laughter, tears, and four festivals celebrating different drinks.

In entertainment news, the 6th annual Improv Festival takes place at Alexander Upstairs from Tuesday 15th, comedian Dan Nicholl brings the laughs to Grand West Casino on Thursday 17th and Friday 18th, Ster-Kinekor is screening the war drama Journey’s End (and superhero comedy Deadpool 2) from Friday 18th, and master illusionist Dynamo is set to wow audiences at the Grand Arena on Friday 18th and Saturday 19th.

There’s more to enjoy with music from UB40 on their 25th anniversary tour at the Grand Arena on Tuesday 15th, Cinema Nouveau screening the musical An American in Paris on Wednesday 16th, the Cape Town Male Voice Choir singing Misa Criolla at St. George’s Cathedral on Friday 18th, and the Cape Philharmonic Youth Orchestra performing the Rotary Gala Concert at Artscape Theatre on Sunday 20th.

Ahead of World Whisky Day this weekend, taste nothing but the best at the Wade Bales Wine & Malt Whisky Affair on Thursday 17th and Friday 18th and more fine drinks at the Stellenbosch Craft Spirit Festival on Saturday 19th. Also this Saturday are the Cabernet Franc Festival in Stellenbosch and the Brandewyn & Braai Fees in Melkbosstrand.

If you’ve got the energy, enjoy the FNB ONERUN on Sunday 20th or exercise your mind at the Franschhoek Literary Festival all weekend. It’s the smart thing to do.

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