Eating Out

Luke Dale-Roberts set to open ‘The Pot Luck Club and Gallery’.

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    AWARD winning chef Luke Dale-Roberts looks set to start 2012 on a high note with his new eatery 'The Pot Luck Club & Gallery', an additional source of culinary and visual inspiration for diners. 29 December 2011 marks the opening of The Pot Luck Club & Gallery, Luke’s latest culinary endeavour, situated adjacent to his award winning restaurant The Test Kitchen at The Old Biscuit Mill in Cape Town. The intimate space that is both eatery and contemporary art gallery will feature a menu consisting of a multitude of ‘small plates’ of modern global dishes. There will also be a dedicated cocktail bar and an accompanying list of boutique wines to complement the varied edible creations                  

New Years

New Year’s Eve 2011/2012 at Alba Lounge #CapeNewYear

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      Celebrate this New Year’s Eve with Moet & Alba Lounge at the V&A. A party you won’t forget at a venue in which to make memories with friends for years to come… Tickets Bookings are confirmed once payment is received. Limited tickets are available. R400pp, including canapés a welcome glass of Moët &Chandon On the Night Doors open at 20:00 Tables will be reserved under your party’s name and allocated beforehand. Canapés will be served throughout the night One lucky person will receive a bottle of Moёt&Chandon Magnum to the value of R2300 on the night! View the fireworks on our Alba deck at midnight Moët &Chandon                  

Market

Live Music and Extended Trading Hours at Bay Harbour Market.

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Festivals

MCQP: Maid in China at CTICC – 17th December.

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      MCQP was last at the CTICC in 2003 with Kitch Kitchen. This time, the organizers have taken an additional 2 levels to ensure that the event is not "warehouse style" with 9 - yes nine, nege, yesithoba, however you say it - different music areas. Plenty more interesting things are planned, including:-   • A Kung Fu Film Studio - (showing old movies) • A “Bloggers room” with WiFi access • The X Factor Marquee and Bel Ami Movie room featuring 32 Top   Bel Ami models • The Hot House Foam Dance Floor with DJ Ariee and Dawid • 10 Privé Suites for exclusive hospitality packages   Cape Town's annual Fancy-dress themed                  

Festivals

Bok Jol Music Festival.

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    Check out The Bok Jol Music Festival at Paarl de Ville on 10 December 2011 from 10:00 till 23:30. A huge fun day for all - including a Kids play area with jumping castles and Lollos - Stalls, a Beer Garden with LED screens and FREE parking! Artists include: Nicholas Louw, Fredi Nest, Wicus vd Merwe, Arno Jordaan, DJ Ossewa, David Fourie, Karin Ferreira, Karlien Husselman, Kaapse Affodille, Arista, Dillon Lerm, Waldo Lotz, Viljoen Retief, Amore, Le Lue, Nadia Louw, Paola and more... Adults - R50 Kids (under 12) - R20 Stalls available - contact Carmen on 084 515 7000 for more information (Provisional line-up) With Waldo Lotz as MC 10h00 Paola 10h30 Hugo 11h00 Le Lue 11h30 Waldo 12h00 Amore 12h30 Jo                  

Music

DEADMAU5 Concert Venue change: Free tickets up for grabs.

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   Congratulations to @katherinebrks and @laurenmorling for winning the two sets of double VIP tickets to the deadmau5 concert in Cape Town. What'sUpCapeTown salute you!   So you want to go straight to entering the competition? Right - click here (But the answer to the question is in the text below.....) Due to overwhelming demand for tickets, the promoters, Anything Goes, Showtime management and H20, have made the call to move the Cape Town Deadmau5 show to accommodate the thousands of fans who hadn’t managed to get tickets.   The Cape Town event will now be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre – Halls 1, 2, 3 and 4, and no longer at Ratanga Junction where it was                  

Festivals

Kommetjie Festival – 19 November.

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    Kommetjie Festival – Sat 19 November from 08:00 til late Get out and enjoy an all day family fun in Cape Town's picturesque Kommetjie. There's something for everyone - a fun run and family walk, craft market, Ms Kommetjie competition, crayfish derby, surfing competition, Stand Up Paddle surfing academy, braai competition, dog show, and the Mnanzi carnival procession.  Live music at Fishermans Restaurant and Helmsman Pub from 14:30 till late - tickets cost R50 for entry to both music venues.  Venue:  The Kom, Beach Road, Kommetjie. For more info - click here or contact Gary on 021 783 5046 or 079 615 1707. Taxi Radio Cover Festival Live from the Kom Taxi Radio (Soli Philander)                  

Lifestyle

Beautiful Flowers @ Trovato House.

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    Trovato House in Coach Road (off Herschel Walk) in Wynberg is a Herbert Baker masterpiece with a very colourful past. It is now privately owned and has been renovated amidst a very pretty garden. On Friday and Saturday, 28/29 October from 09h00 – 17h00 and on Sunday, 30 October from 09h00 – 13h00, the mansion will be open to the public. It will have been decorated by the Western Cape Association of Flower Arrangers' Judges' Panel and the resulting floral display will be of world class. A number of the arrangers have recently returned from the World Flower Show in Boston, U.S.A. and all representatives from the Cape achieved prizes. The work of the winner of Best on Show and Runner Up to Best                  

Charity

13th Annual Quenton Steele Benevolent Fund Golf Day.

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For the past 13 years, some members of the Fish Hoek community have organised a golf day to raise funds for Quenton Steele, a local father and husband, who became a quadriplegic and ventilator dependant, as a result of a rugby scrum accident in 1997. Imagine… You are confined to a chair. All you can move is your head. You breathe with the aid of a ventilator through a hole in your throat (trachea). You are completely dependant on others to scratch your ear; wipe your nose; remove a mote from your eye; loosen your clothing when you are too hot and to feed you. These, without mentioning the more personal needs, are a few examples of Quenton’s dependency on others. Besides his family he needs at least two caregivers to meet his                  

Art Scene

‘Cultural Contrasts’ Exhibits @ The Gallery, Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate.

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    ‘The Gallery’ at the award-winning Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate, Franschhoek, proudly presents a solo exhibition, ‘Cultural Contrasts’, by celebrated Pretoria-based artist, Willie van Rensburg, which opens on Sunday, 16 October 2011 at 11h00 with the Director of the Association of Arts Pretoria, Pieter van Heerden, as the opening speaker and runs until 16 November 2011. The title of the show makes references to the contrasts of historical African traditions and contemporary African society. Inspired by these elements, the artist apply masks and symbols in his work with bold design and colour, in order to establish a contemporary approach to the preservation of the symbolic