13 August to 19 August

Wine, dine, and see the performers shine in this week’s event guide!

In arts and entertainment news, Shakespeare in Love returns to the Fugard Theatre from Tuesday 14th while Zip Zap Circus presents Journey Beyond at the Artscape Opera House from Friday 17th to Sunday 19th. And in music news, the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra  is back at City Hall for the second concert of the winter symphony season on Thursday 16th while Italian pianist Alessandro Taverna is giving a recital for the Cape Town Concert Series at the Baxter Theatre on Saturday 18th.

This weekend, The Chocolate Festival comes to Anura Wine Estate in Stellenbosch on Saturday and Sunday (get discounted tickets on Hyperli) while two wine events take place earlier in the week: the Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction Showcase at the CTICC on Thursday 16th and the Wine Concepts Grape Escape Wine Festival at the Vineyard Hotel on Friday 17th.

If you’re looking for great places to eat, we’ve got a guide on the best restaurants in Constantia (including the revamped La Colombe and more information on an overnight stay at the Cellars-Hohenort). It’s the perfect place to learn about the history of wine in Cape Town and start your Cape winelands tour. Cheers!

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