21 May to 27 May

From stars to bars and classics to ceviche, we’ve got it all in this week’s event guide!

In entertainment news, get your laughs with Stars from the Apollo at Grand Arena on Thursday 24th, experience the genius of pianist Antonio Pompa-Baldi at the Baxter Concert Hall on Saturday 26th, or enjoy a variety of music at the Greyton Genadendal Classics For All this weekend.

At the movies, the free South African Independent Film Festival starts at the Labia Theatre on Thursday 24th, Ster-Kinekor is releasing Solo: A Star Wars Story on Friday 25th, and Cinema Nouveau is screening the opera Cendrillon from Saturday 26th.

This week’s culinary highlights are the Shiraz and Charcuterie Festival in Franschhoek on Saturday 26th and the American Whiskey Festival at House of Machines on Sunday 27th. But to celebrate World Chardonnay Day on Thursday 24th, why not get fish smart instead? Check out this guide to the best fish tacos in Cape Town and details of the brand new Ceviche Bar.

If you’re up for all things bright and beautiful, join the fun at the 17th annual Pink Loerie Mardi Gras & Arts Festival in Knysna all weekend. You can also enjoy something more stimulating at the South African College of Applied Psychology’s Festival of Learning on Thursday 24th and Friday 25th or take it easy with a Sunday Funday instead. You’ll need your energy for all the great things coming soon!

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