Father’s Day is right around the corner and we went out of our way to dig up some fabulous activities you can enjoy with your dad on the 16th of June….

Go on a picnic with the Georgetown Band

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The picnic performance with band Georgetown happens in the Tradauw Valley within the Cape. The talented band includes Michael De Villiers, Renaldo Van Dyk, Rynier Prins and Tiaan Erasmus and delivers blue billy folk pop sounds.

Pretoria-based Georgetown brings rhythmic sounds through the variety of musical instruments including an acoustic guitar, piano, upright bass, mandolin, and harmonica. Bring picnic friendly items such as a basket, blanket, chairs, and wine glasses to enjoy the wine sales at the cellar. Fill up picnic baskets at the Joubert Tradauw Boutique Wine Cellar & Alfresco Deli.

Venue: Joubert-Tradauw Vineyards & Cellar, R62, Barrydale Time: 3pm | 2pm Doors open Cost: R150

Christopher Duigan’s Magnificent Chopin

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Magnificent Chopin happens part of Christopher Duigan’s Music Revival and brings an evening of classical music from poet, Frederic Chopin. The programme is joined by pianist, Christopher Duigan who delivers pieces such as Scherzo No 3, the Ballade No 3, a selection of Etudes, Mazurkas, and Nocturnes, and the musician ends the late afternoon with Sonata No 3.

Christopher Duigan is a well-accomplished pianist who studied at the Univeristy of Kwa-Zulu Natal with various other musicians such as Italian pianist, Isabel Stengen and thereafter went to graduate at the University of Cape Town’s College of Music.

The musician continues to showcase his talent through performing at the Christ Church concert series’ in Constantia.

Venue: Christ Church Constantia, cnr Contantia Main Road and Parish Road, Constantia, Cape Town Time: 3pm to 5pm Cost:  R120

Happy Hour At Cape Town Comedy Club

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If your father has a keen sense of humour you can end the day of by taking him to Cape Town Comedy Club. They have a happy hour on Sundays and will also be introducing pizza nights on the day as well. In addition to the specials you are in for a night of non stop laughter as Cape Town Comedy Club hosts the finest comedians both local and international.

Venue: Cape Town Comedy Club

Time: 6pm

Cost: R60

Van Wyk: The Storyteller of Riverlea

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Van Wyk: The Storyteller of Riverlea is presented by award-winning television actors from the South African soapie, 7de Laan, Zane Meas and Christo Davids. The narrative surrounds South African author, Chris Van Wyk and the influence Van Wyk had through poetry and political activism, as well as his family life and the battle the author had with Cancer.

Zane Meas performs and is the creator of the play, and Christo Davids directs the production which explores the environment in which Chris Van Wyk was raised as well as the author’s experiences within the South African Apartheid state.

The author’s poems include the South African high school studied anti-apartheid poem, In Detention, won the Olive Schreiner Prize in 1979, implanting the Chris Van Wyk influence on not only poetry but the South African anti-apartheid movement and the rebelling in literature by writers in the time. The play runs from 12 to 29 June, so make sure you take your dad on the 16th.

Venue: Flipside – Baxter Theatre Centre, Main Rd, Rondebosch, Cape Town Time: 7.30pm Cost: R100 – R150

Encounters with South African International Documentary Festival

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Encounters hosts the 21st edition of the world-renowned South African International Documentary Festival.

The festival presents the best selection of prize-winning and award-nominated films from the continent and abroad. The programme covers an eclectic spectrum of themes.

There are satellite programmes at the Bertha Movie House Khayelitsha and Bertha Bioscope at the Tshisimani Centre.

International guests to the festival include Vincent and Erron Miles, son and nephew respectively of Miles Davis (Miles Davis:  Birth of Cool), Rebecca Ajulu-Bushell (Breakfast in Kisumu); Catherine Bizern, artistic director of Cinema du Réel (courtesy of IFAS-French Institute of SA); Andreas Laika (Cold Case Hammarskjöld), Shaun Nelson (Gereza/ Hustler); Nereu Afonso da Silva (Election Day), and others.

Following on from a 21-year partnership with the Swiss, this year director Emmanuelle Antille presents her film A Bright Light: Karen and The Process and conducts a master class. Other titles include Chris the Swiss and #Female Pleasure.

Prof. Karin Jurschick (Playing God) also conducts a master class and attends with artistic director, Barbara Off.

The festival’s documentary programme aims to ignite conversations about a range of urgent political and social issues, from justice denied for past political crimes, Jihad radicalisation and the influence of Fanon, to iconic humans: OR Tambo, Gorbachev, Miles Davis…to films about culture; underground Cape Town in the 60s and 70s, theatre during apartheid and traditional Mozambican dance and music.

Encounters has also partnered with Wesgro, City of Cape Town and FNB to host a series of workshops and presentations to help filmmakers go global with the Documentary Filmmakers Association.

Venue: The Labia, 68 Orange St, Gardens Time: Various Cost: R60

Riaad Moosa presents Not A Nice Guy

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Top South African comedian, Riaad Moosa, presents his latest show Not a Nice Guy.

The doctor-turned-comedian explores the challenges of being nice at middle age. This would be the perfect event to take your dad two as Riaad is a father of two beautiful children himself.

Venue: Golden Arrow Studio, Baxter Theatre Centre, Main Rd, Rondebosch, Cape Town Time: 8.15pm Cost:  R180

Full Moon: The Castle Of Good Hope

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Running from 15 to 16 June, Full Moon at The Castle of Good Hope is brought by Wolf Pack Productions. The outdoor experience includes live music performers and DJs offering various genres, as well as food, arts and craft stalls, and refreshment stations.

Activities at the event include: – Tours of the historical Castle on the day – Cape Town’s Favourite DJ’s/Producers – 2 Dance Floors (Outdoor Stage & Indoor) – Massive Sound Rig – Laser Shows – Crazy UV Decor – Photographers & Videographers – Food Stalls, Arts and Craft Vendors – Ball Pits & More – Fire dancers – Hookah Lounges – Temporary Tattoos / Face Paintings – Refreshment stations

Two dance floors are available for entertainment and photographers and videographers are present throughout the day to capture moments.

Venue: The Castle of Good Hope, Darling St & Buitenkant St, Cape Town Time: 2pm to 2am Cost: R200 | R100 before 25 May 2019 | R150 until 13 June 2019

Silver Mountain Music Festival 2019

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Running from 14 – 17 June, A celebration of music (and nature) featuring feted conductor Richard Cock, Lucia Scott, Rocco de Villiers, and others. Enjoy the music (obviously), as well as a host of fun activities for the whole family, including a night hike in the forest, stargazing, lavender-picking and farm picnics with sheepdog herding displays.

Venue:  Grootvadersbosch Conservancy, Between Heidelberg and Swellendam

Time: All day Cost: R80 – R280 (event costs vary) R1 400 (adults weekend pass) R600 (children 5 – 14 years weekend pass)

TEL 062 649 4439

ADDRESS Cape Town, South Africa

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