3 December to 9 December

The last month of the year is bursting with great ideas for you!

In theatre news this week, Aunty Merle the Musical returns to the Baxter Theatre for its third season on Monday 3rd, Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap brings mystery to Theatre on the Bay from Wednesday 5th, and the Fugard Bioscope is screening the Royal Ballet’s Mayerling on Sunday 9th.

Music events include a free Silo District Concert: Cape Town Folk Fest on Friday 7th, a Baroque Christmas at La Motte Wine Estate on Sunday 9th, and the Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts with Mi Casa on Sunday 9th. There’s more outdoor entertainment with the Galileo Open Air Cinema screening five films this week: A Good Year at Kirstenbosch on Wednesday 5th, Life in Rondebosch on Thursday 6th, La La Land at the V&A Waterfront on Friday 7th, Dirty Dancing in Stellenbosch on Saturday 8th, and E.T. at Kelvin Grove Club on Sunday 9th.

At the recent Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurants Awards, Retail Capital crowned Janse & Co as the best of the best new restaurants in Cape Town. If you’re in the CBD, we also recommend Riverine Rabbit for lunch, The Commissary for dinner, and The Art of Duplicity for secret drinks. And if you’re attending First Thursday this week, our suggestions are revamped looks and new menus at Charango Barbacoa or Bocca on Bree.

This weekend, the HSBC Cape Town Sevens comes to the Cape Town Stadium. But if you’d really like to have a ball, take inspiration from Lonely Planet’s best Cape Town day trips. You could spend the perfect weekend in Hermanus, explore Betty’s Bay, the coastal town home to South Africa’s best sunsets, discover fifteen reasons to love the West Coast National Park, or the find the best places to stay in Franschhoek. Whatever adventure awaits is all up to you!

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