15 October to 21 October

Celebrate six international holidays in Cape Town this week!

In arts news, the Cape Town Philharmonic Wind Quintet is performing at La Motte in Franschhoek on Saturday 20th, the Fugard Bioscope is screening Hamlet from the National Theatre Live on Sunday 21st, and Oleanna comes to a tragic end at the Fugard Theatre this weekend.

In other entertainment news, the Galileo Open Air Cinema kicks off the summer season this week with Dirty Dancing at Kirstenbosch on Wednesday 17th, Bridget Jones’s Diary at Willowbridge Mall on Thursday 18th, Me Before You at Century City on Friday 19th, and A River Runs Through It in Stellenbosch on Saturday 20th.

To celebrate World Bread Day on Tuesday 16th (it’s also World Food Day), here’s where to find the best breads in Cape Town, how to enjoy great bagels in Cape Town, what to order at Cape Town’s best bakeries, and details on the new croissant café in Camps Bay (say that ten times fast!). And to celebrate International Chefs Day on Saturday 20th, enjoy a lunch or dinner at CHEFS Cape Town, where there is no tipping because there are no waiters, or get a head-start with Restaurant Week, which returns from Thursday 18th.

For International Gin and Tonic Day on Friday 19th (it’s also Global Champagne Day), take a sip or two at the best gin bars in Cape Town and the winelands. And if you’re not sailing away at the Cape Town International Boat Show this weekend, celebrate World Garden Day on Sunday 21st at one of the best gardens and parks in Cape Town or explore the SANParks of the Western Cape. ‘Tis the season after all!

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