So, we have found ourselves in mid-January in the Mother City. The festive season has finally drawn to a close and while some breathe a sigh of exhausted relief, others are still out to soak up the summer feeling.
If you are one of the latter, like we are, you are in for a treat! The hot January month is far from over and still has plenty to offer for those who want to let their hair down and still have a bit of cash left after holiday spending.
So, just what can you get up to in Cape Town till the end of the month? Well, with two weekends of sun, sand and sea; plenty! We have found some a variety of events to attend all across Cape Town.
Silent Disco on Clifton 3rd
Is there anything more CapeTonian than donning a pair of headphones and dancing in the soft white sands while the sun sets on the ocean in front of you? No. No there is not. And, what is even better, is that this magical experience won’t drain what’s left of your “Januworry” wallet.
This coming Saturday will see three DJ’s flooding three different channels with their unique mixes. For three hours, you can dance the sun away to DJ Will-Kill with his blend of Nu Disco and Electronica, DJ Sarah Bee and her Tech House sets, or DJ Lurve and his Funky reggae Bangers & Mash-ups.
Date: 20 January 2018
Time: 17h00- 20h00
Venue: Clifton 3rd Beach
Price: Adults: R120 / Kids R60
We Love Summer: Secret Garden
If silence is not your thing and a full day out dancing to loud, in your face beats, this is for you!
Make your way out to the gorgeous La Paris estate in Franschhoek and spend the day under the sun dancing to a range of international and local DJ’s. With the line-up including EINMUSIK and TILL VON SEIN, both from Germany, as well as local Crazy White Boy and Strange Loving it will be a day well worth being spent rubbing shoulders with some of the most beautiful people of Cape Town.
Date: 20 January 2018
Time: 10h30 - 0h00
Venue: La Paris, Franschhoek
Price: Phase three now open- R350
Up The Creek
It’s that time of the year again to grab your favourite flotation device and head to the lazy Breede river in Swellendam. Spend the weekend floating in the sun listening to South African bands rocking their faces off on stage. The festival has been one of the most popular of the year among music fanatic and has been rated as one of the top music festivals in the Southern Hemisphere.
You can expect bands like Albert Frost, Southern Wild, Fokofpolisikar, Stone Jets, Jackal and the Wind, and Crimson House.
So, pack your tent, your bikini, tons of sunscreen and that unicorn lilo and head off for a weekend on the river!
Date: 25-28 January 2018
Time: Gates open 3pm Thursday
Venue: Breede River, Swellendam, Follow signage off the N2
Price: Full Weekend ticket- R1060
Live Music Experience Nomad
Nomad has become the place to be in Cape Town city center. At night, the venue spills out onto the walkway infront of the bistro and patrons can sip on their favourite cocktail or beer while being entertained by a live act, a DJ or even soaking in some comedy.
Each Wednesday and Thursday for the rest of the month sees live bands taking to the stage to rock the crowds late into the evening. Entrance is R50 and there are plenty of drink specials, tasty meals and even some great competitions on. You can expect acts like Gentlemen's Ensemble, Aviwe, Angela Stuurman, Matt Carstens, James Corder and Dum Chang.
Take a look at their schedule HERE.
Movies with The Galileo Theatre
Open skies, stars, popcorn and blankets. What else do you need for a perfect evening? Oh, yes, a big screen showing some of your favourite cult classics, romantic comedies, or simple old time favourites. With a total of seven venues to choose from, on almost every night of the weekend, you are certainly spoilt for choice!
Take a look at the schedule HERE, grab a picnic and book your cozy evening now!
Live Music at Cafe Roux
If you haven’t already been to this live music venue, you are missing out! The venue plays host to various artists, both established, up and coming, local or international. It oozes a quaint rusticness with music passion etched into every detail.
You can order from the menu prior to the act starting and graze on some of the best pizza in town while the musos take over the stage. Take heed though, you are there to listen and appreciate the music and not as a social while the act is on. So, silence is encouraged while the musicians show off their hard work and talent.
Take a look at their schedule HERE.
Gin o-Clock at Burger & Lobster
It’s Gin-O-Clock at Burger & Lobster. Say what? Yes, every friday, to celebrate the end of the week, B&L are bringing out your favourite gin brands and celebrating the juice of the juniper in style.
So, what does this mean for you? Well, how is this for great prices:
Single Gin and Tonics: R39
Double Gin and Tonics: R59
Gin Cocktails Half Price ALL NIGHT
Not an awful way to start your weekend we say! Don’t forget to munch into one of their speciality burgers while sipping on our favourite cocktail!
East City Sessions: Harringtons
Harringtons is one of Cape Town’s newer venues to visit. It is sleek, it is plush, it is somewhat gorgeous. If you want to feel like you are in the middle of New York right here, pop into this venue.
Every Thursday this month, they will be hosting an eclectic mix of characters serving up some delicious jazz, funk, disco and trip ‘n hop vibes. So, book a table, order some tapas and make sure you don’t miss out on the R60 Henessey cocktails all night.
Stone Jets and Red Tape Riot at Beerhouse
Wish January weekends farewell by letting your hair down with a beer in your hand. Two of Cape Town’s most up and coming bands, Stone Jets and Red Tape Riot will be joining forces on the stage of Cape Towns favourite beer hangouts.
Both Red Tape Riot and Stone Jets have started dominating the music scene all over South Africa. Expect a night of singing and dancing along to catchy tunes, ice cold beer and happy crowds. Best of all? Entrance is free! So, you can reward yourself, or a band member with one more beer!
Date: 27 January 2018
Time: 21h30 - 2h30
Venue: Beerhouse on Long