The Christmas season brings that feeling of looming budget-stretching. Eat out everyday, party cares away - that's how Cape Town does the silly season and, we admit, keeping up can be a strain. Luckily, a selection of lady Cape Town's artists and designers, have brought us empathetic solutions to the seasonal strain. Start off the morning with a Garage Sale. Nope, not used jockstraps and one-eyed teddy bears, this Garage Sale is only a Garage Sale by location. Swinging into the sunshine with lemonade and pancakes as of 10AM, Cape Town artists (including our infamous Faith47) commune to show their wares tomorrow (16th Decmber), in a goods-filled garage. The rendezvous point is Eldorado Garages, 3 Military Rd, Tamboerskloof
This Friday Night, Cape Town's premiere liv gig venue turns TWO! Piggy-backing the birthday bustle is the controversy-cultivating, underground culture publication, Vice Magazine who will be swinging it up in the Annex. Doors open at 9pM and in celebration of this prime, live-act location, The Assembly has once again made a point of hustling an amazing line-up. Acts include Grave Danger, Richard the Third, Popskarr, Them Tornados, Lapse and the audible chocolate that is Kidofdoom, at midnight. The first 100 people to email names to email@example.com get in free:) But the cover charge is just R30 in any case. Be sure to swing by, it ought to be epic!
For those of you who were at Friday night's big draw, you are well-versed in that sky-high, tangible hum that has hit the city since. Big banners screaming "Cape Town is Ready" and soccer themed street art, that seemed like cheesy overkill last week, have somehow become resonating illustrations of the South African cultural climate this week. In the spirit of Fifa Fever, iArt Gallery has collaborated with South African publishing powerhouse - David Krut - to bring an inspired exhibition of the Official Art Posters for 2010. The artist line-up includes big names like William Kentridge and Marlene Dumas, doing their part for the love of the game. This exhibition is only on for another two days (until the