What To Do On First Thursday: August Edition

It’s that time of the month again! Can you believe it! It is the eighth installment of our favourite night in the city. We thought we would get the low down of what’s happening where, where the specials are, and where you can just get down and celebrate Cape Town’s night out!

Nomad Bistro Bar

This First Thursday is a double whammy at Nomad. Every month, Nomad showcases a new and up and coming artist. This month they are unveiling the painting of the amazingly talented Micke Buitendag.

The second feature of the evening is the world-famous Story Party!

Story Party is the live storytelling show about the one topic we all struggle with — DATING At Story Party we ask you to put away your phones to enjoy a hilarious show that will make you laugh, cry, and cheer, in real life.

Story Party features professional storytellers sharing true dating stories about the time they got played, made, or just tangled up in that love stuff. Did he look nothing like his pictures? Did she talk about her ex too much? Were you so nervous that you spilled your drink in your lap? At our show, you’ll hear the good, bad, ugly but always relatable dating stories.

The Story Party world tour, an award winning "Online Dating Alternative”, plays to sold out audiences in Budapest, Prague, Vienna, Amsterdam, Bucharest, Warsaw, Berlin, Helsinki, Istanbul and more. We are in town for a short time only so grab your tickets now. You’ve been on enough awkward dates to master the art of fake laughing. Now come to our show and laugh for real!

Share your #WorstDateStory, we'll read the best during Story+Party and the winner gets a prize.

Your story may be included in our book 50 True Dating Stories from 30+ Countries (that will make you feel better because it could be worse).

Micke Buitendag

Time: 6-7pm

Price: Free

Story Party

Time: 7pm

Price: R250

Remember to use your CLINK app here!

House of Machines

Get down to House of Machines! It’s a DJ off this month!

Can an unstoppable force move an immovable object? Can a beginning really be an end? Is youth really wasted on the young? Can you really know how little you know? Can Fukushima Salmon defeat Breaking Baz?

Join them for First Thurs and watch the paradox unravel…

Time: 8pm

Price: Free

Roast and Co.

Join Roast and Co. for Acoustic First Thursdays.

They will be taking over the courtyard for the evening set and turning it into an acoustic theatre with Gerry Liberty on the mic. There will be 2-for-1 drinks special on Stella Artois draught, Warwick Wine Estate house wines and a full cocktail menu!


Blair Taberer (Live) 5:30-8pm (Courtyard Set)

Table bookings essential to skip the queue - 021 424 6372 or


Time: 5.30pm - 8pm

Price: Free

Cafe Roux

If Blues is down your alley, make sure you get down to Cafe Roux for a free show!

Bootleggers Blues band will be playing from around 6.4pm and pizzas and drinks will be available for most of the night. Cafe Roux have some of the best pizza in town!

They really get the Vibe going at a Venue

Time: 6:45pm- 7pm.

Price: Free

Remember to use your CLINK app here!


This month, Grassy Spark Acoustic will be playing LIVE at Harringtons!

Grassy Spark is a unique fusion of Ska-blend with multiple genres, where the end product is pure elation. Their beauty lies in the relevance and authenticity of each live show as they go out their way to appease and connect with their crowd.

The “Blend” is inclusive of each member’s personality – the quirks, the ups, the downs – as well as being grateful for and learning from one another.

They will be kicking o off from 9pm, followed by the resident DJ's who will get the party warmed up slowly before kicking it into full gear.

The venue offers delectable tapas and a great choice of cocktails and a great wine list!


5-7pm: Harry's Happy Hour

Classic Cocktails, Glass Bubbly & Standard Beers Half Price


Choose 4 different tapas items for only R200

9pm onwards:

Grassy Spark


Jameson, Olmeca Black, Absolut & mixers at Half Price.


Resident DJ's, Funky G & Friends.

Price: Free, but bookings are essential.

Surfa Rosa

Thursday will see Surfa Rosa hosting two events. The Black Market Vol. IV as well as 3x3x3 Graffiti Art Battle hosted by L7 Vol.2

Sponsored by Espolòn Tequila, The Black Market is an indoor market featuring some of the cities the city's famous artists and vendors!

ROASTIN' RECORDS, the Alex Steiger Tattoo Exhibition, Ender, Apparel by Satan's Finest, Plankie Skateboards, Merchandise by Sly Badges, Permanent Record, Banana Brains tape launch!

The 3x3x3 GRAFFITI ART BATTLE hosted by L7 and Sins Of Style is a concept that brings three artists at a time to compete. The artists have 10 minutes to create the piece using the selected 3 letters. The audience votes for the winner of the night. You will be gathering at Kamili Coffee for the L7 & Baz-Art exhibition and the after party will be at SurfaRosa


Market and exhibition starts at 5pm

Happy Hour 5 - 6pm

DJ's start at 9pm

Pizza served until 10pm

Price: Free


Tribe is kicking off again on the 2nd of August, with French Techno powerhouse and Neverending Records label owner, Citizen Kain.

Citizen Kain has cemented himself as a tastemaker globally in the techno community. He refines the themes used in his music, by harboring the most essential elements of his sound, to reveal its true power. Sharing stages with Solomun, Tale Of Us, Maceo Plex, Carl Cox and Joseph Capriati to name a few, It is clear that Citizen Kain has earned his place in the techno scene, and we couldn't be more excited to have him join our Tribe, this coming First Thursday!

The Line Up includes:






Time: 8pm


Phase 1 - online tickets - R80

Phase 2 - online tickets - R100

Phase 3 - online tickets - R120

Door Sales - R150

Selvedge Clothing

Selvedge Mens Clothing has teamed up with #HEDZUP to bring you the dopest caps in Cape Town. PEAK EARLY at the store (232 Long Street) from 6pm till late!

Join for complimentary wine from Spier as well as limited sale stock on special for the event.

They will be showcasing the artwork of Pierre Issa. Pierre will be painting LIVE ‘raw edges’ piece on the night in the Artist Alleyway that will be auctioned off with proceeds going to Darg. Grab your First Thursday Burger special at thei neighbours Redemption Street Kitchen Bar for R60 for The Straight Ace burger and add a beer for R90.

Time: 7pm

Price: Free

TEL 062 649 4439

ADDRESS Cape Town, South Africa

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