4 February to 10 February

From soaps and stones to beers and bars, get ready for another great week!

In arts and entertainment news, Improguise presents an improvised soap opera at Alexander Upstairs on Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th, the original cast of Woza Albert comes to the Baxter Theatre from Tuesday 5th, and Shakespeare’s Richard III is at the Maynardville Open-Air Theatre from Thursday 7th.

Staying outdoors, there are four screenings for the Galileo Open Air Cinema this week: He Named Me Malala at Kirstenbosch on Wednesday 6th, The Notebook at Willowbridge Mall on Thursday 7th, Annie at Century City on Friday 8th, and Breakfast At Tiffany’s at Peter Falke Wines on Saturday 11th. The Fugard Theatre is also screening Comédie-Française’s Scapin the Schemer on Sunday 10th.

Music events include the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra presenting the third symphony concert in its new season on Thursday 7th (with the Len Van Zyl Conductors Competition on Sunday 10th), Opera in the Park on Sunday 10th, and two concerts at Kirstenbosch: Bonobo on Friday 8th and Fokofpolisiekar on Sunday 10th.

If you’re up for a trip, the Saggy Stone Beer and Music Festival takes place in Robertson on Saturday 9th while Malgas on the Breede River offers a nice break near Up the Creek this weekend. Earlier in the week, you can celebrate Chinese culture in Cape Town for the Chinese New Year on Tuesday 5th.

Indeed, there’s plenty to celebrate with so many trendy new restaurants and bars. For a get-together after work in the CBD, check out the The Athletic Club & Social or the Gardens Collectors Club. And for something more leisurely on the weekend, we recommend La Parada at the Waterfront or Salsify in Camps Bay. Bon appétit!

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