14 January to 20 January

Something old, something new, something classic, and something overdue in this week’s event guide!

In entertainment news, Abdullah Ibrahim returns to The Fugard Theatre for a limited season from Tuesday 15th, the Michael Jackson History Show moonwalks into the Artscape Opera House from Thursday 17th, the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra presents its Famously Incidental concert at the Maynardville Open Air Theatre from Thursday 17th, and the Fugard Theatre is screening La Sylphide from the Bolshoi Ballet on Sunday 20th.

Other highlights include Freshlyground for the Kirstenbosch Summer Concert Series on Sunday 20th and four screenings for the Galileo Open Air Cinema this week: A Few Good Men at Kirstenbosch on Wednesday 16th, Two Weeks Notice at Kenilworth Racecourse on Thursday 17th, The Blind Side at the V&A Waterfront on Friday 18th, and Chicago at Vredenheim Wine Estate in Stellenbosch on Saturday 19th.

Feeling a bit frazzled from time back at work? Simplify your life with a meal at one of Cape Town’s single dish restaurants (including a dedicated schnitzel bar in Foreshore) or something more traditional with these great rotisserie chicken spotsAnd if you’re already missing the holiday, why not start planning the next one with this guide to the best time of year to visit Cape Town?

If you’ve already “been there” with the 20 places to take first-timers in Cape Town or “done that” with the 44 best things to do in Cape Town in 2019, try something new with these 28 unusual things in and around Cape Town, from HintHunt to Tunnel Tours and more. There’s always a new adventure just around the corner!

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