22 October to 28 October

Are you ready for a great week of sunny weather and top events? Let’s get started!

Music events this week include Daughtry (supported by Jesse Clegg) at the Grand Arena on Thursday 25th, Maher Zain with the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra at the Artscape Opera House on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th, a Friends of Orchestral Music Soiree on Sunday 28th, and the Marriott Classic Music Festival in Franschhoek all weekend.

Movies this week include the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour at Ster-Kinekor Cavendish and Tygervalley from Friday 26th, the Bolshoi Ballet’s Don Quixote at the Fugard Bioscope on Sunday 28th, and four outdoor movies with the Galileo Open Air Cinema: Doctor Strange at Kirstenbosch on Wednesday 24th, Pretty Woman at Kenilworth Racecourse on Thursday 25th, Date Night at the V&A Waterfront on Friday 26th, and Far And Away in Paarl on Saturday 27th.

To celebrate World Pasta Day on Thursday 25th, enjoy a meal at these must-try Italian restaurants in Cape Town (and perhaps another at one of the must-try Italian restaurants in the winelands) where you can learn how to eat your way through Cape Town one pasta at a time. There’s even more to celebrate with four drinks festivals this weekend: Wine on the River in Robertson, the Wade Bales Cap Classique & Gin Affair at the Grand Africa Cafe & Beach, Oysters, Bubbles and Blanc at Hillcrest Wine Estate, and the The Bubbly Festival: Champagne & Bubbly at Meerendal Wine Estate.

Outdoor events this weekend include the Cape Town International Kite Festival in Muizenberg and Open Streets Woodstock. And if you’re not getting a headstart on Halloween in Cape Town, get to Stellenbosch to start planning your vacation at the Cape Holiday Show. Summer is coming and it’s going to be great!

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