18 June to 24 June

There are plenty of ways to celebrate three global events in this week’s guide!

For World Music Day on Thursday 21st, enjoy the final concert in the autumn symphony season from the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra (featuring Russian cellist Alexander Buzlov and works by Wagner, Lalo, and Vaughan Williams) or get ready to dance at the Vortex Phoenix Festival of Fire this weekend. You can also check out Cape Town’s best intimate live music experiences, a guide on where to see jazz in Cape Town, and details on eight amazing annual music festivals in the Western Cape.

At the movies this week, Ster-Kinekor is releasing the action Braven, the animation Isle of Dogs, the drama On Chesil Beach, and the heist flick Ocean’s 8 on Friday 22nd (the same day the European Film Festival kicks off at Cinema Nouveau) while the Fugard Bioscope is screening the Bolshoi Ballet’s production of The Flames of Paris on Sunday 24th.

To celebrate International Sushi Day on Monday 18th, here’s a guide to the top ten Asian fusion restaurants in Cape Town, with more details on the tasting menu at Kyoto Garden Sushi. And speaking of top Asian cuisine, we’ve also got details on the best ramen-serving restaurants in Cape Town.

What else can you do this week? Get your game on with the Springboks vs England on Saturday 23rd, take a trip through winemaking history with Young Guns at Heart at the Century City Conference Centre on Friday 22nd, or strike a pose with yoga on Table Mountain (a great warm-up to a De Hoop Yoga Retreat) for International Yoga Day on Thursday 21st. Cape Town is clearly the perfect place to stretch your body, your mind, and your soul!

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