Health & Fitness

Ride your bicycle this #moonlightmass

Moonlight mass Cape Town City cycling

The City of Cape Town rocks… Period! It is just one of those cities that ignites a desire within every one of us to explore every nook and cranny, soak in EVERYTHING! The Non Motorised Transport system is growing in popularity rapidly - making us more conscious of those moments when you sit in your car, going round and round the block looking for that parking to open... rather stop and re-think your mode of transport... Cycling is the new black, so get out of your car and get on ya good ‘ol faithful bicycle chaps. #moonlightmass is the brain child of Daniel Graham and Elad Kirshenbaum - an uber cool social cycling experience highlighting the fact that Cape Town has an embarrassingly high carbon emission rate that could be offset                  

Festivals

Tantalise your taste buds at Taste of Cape Town

Taste of Cape Town

Cape Town gourmands, it's time to tantalise your taste buds once again! The annual Pick n Pay Taste of Cape Town is on this weekend, and this year the city's top culinary event is guaranteed to be super scrumptious and auspicious, as it celebrates its fifth year. The Taste of Cape Town will be held at the Green Point Cricket Club on the beautiful Green Point Common from 19-22 April 2012. Once again, it will bring together Cape Town's top restaurants and exhibitors to delight and enthral all those who love good food, wine and entertainment. Chefs from top restaurants such as Bistro Sixteen83; Planet Restaurant, Il Leone, Azure, La Colombe, La Mouette, Tokara, Taj, 96 Winery, Jordan, the Pot Luck Club and many                  

Festivals

Cape Town Carnival: Public Transport, Road Closure information

Cape Town Carnival

Green Point is set to sizzle this weekend with spectacular sequins, costumed performers, 11 giant decorated floats, African queens and about 2000 dancers. No, it's not gay pride, it's Cape Town's biggest annual party, the Cape Town Carnival, on Saturday 24 March 2012. The theme this year is "Cape to Cairo - a journey through Africa and its people", and if you're keen to watch the procession, organisers advise getting to the Fan Walk early to secure a good viewing spot. Saturday's festivities will kick off at 5pm with a concert on the forecourt of the Cape Town Stadium featuring Chad Simon, Lloyd Jansen and the Signatures. There will also be a giant screen for the Stormers/Lions rugby match. The                  

Eating Out

Cosmopolitan. Up-market. Trendy: Rhapsody’s in Green Point.

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    Cosmopolitan.  Up-market.  Trendy.  These are just three words which can be used to describe Rhapsody's Green Point.  Whether you are an ambassador, entrepreneur or a business-minded individual who aspires to rub shoulders with the who's who of Cape Town, Rhapsody's will cater to your every culinary need. An excellent wine list pairs perfectly with our international menu. Add to that, the After Dark experience of enjoying jazz music for Supper Club or Comedy evenings once in a while and you have a distinctive, destination dining experience. Choose from a variety of delicious meals such as our famous Avocado & Brie fillet grilled to perfection and served with Madagascar green                  

Clubbing

Beaulah Bar: Back – Better – BEST!

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    Cape Town’s premier gay club is back –Better, Bigger and Sexier! “After 7 months of hard renovations we've kept the elements that made Beaulah Bar such a favourite. You'll find the same friendly atmosphere and welcoming vibe but our completely new sophisticated look guarantees stylish and fun-packed nights out,” says owner Ricky Camara. Top-of-the-range sound and lighting will complement the fresh DJ talent, pumping out the very latest in commercial hits on the new swanky checked dance floor. The new designer décor also complements the setting with a stylish new chic VIP section. (Some very powerful words from the Late Steve Jobs are on the wall to read as well... "                  

Reading

‘The Unexploded Boer’.

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In the winter of 1975, Erich Rautenbach’s life took a serious turn for the worse when he was bust for selling weed by gun-toting undercover cops. He’d been selling the dope to raise money to leave South Africa in a bid to escape his army call-up and resist having to shoot people in the name of apartheid. But instead he found himself in the infamous John Vorster Square, at the mercy of drug squad policemen who seemed convinced that he was part of some notorious drug ring. This wild memoir recreates the Cape Town of the 1960s and ’70s, where Erich hung out with people from District Six and the Bo-Kaap and jammed with fellow musicians at The Office on Long Street. He describes his travels around the country, to Durban,                  

Music

Concert in the new Green Point Park, 3 April 2011

Green-Point-Park

On Sunday 03 April, the new Green Point Park will play host to what the City of Cape Town hopes to be the first of many more concerts. This concert will see performances from the likes of Elvis Blue, Emo Adams, The Rudimentals and many more. Entrance is free. "The City’s public open spaces have been developed to be used and enjoyed by all. Events such as these provide special family time and help to solidify cohesion amongst all the citizens of Cape Town. I invite all residents to bring their children, picnic baskets, blankets and dancing shoes and come enjoy the show," said Executive Mayor, Alderman Dan Plato. The event kicks off at 12:30 and ends at 18:00. The City’s Come and Play team will provide                  

Night Life

Balkanology

ballistic at Balkanology

Fortune tellers and flying carpets are the fan fare of Balkanology, 26th April 2010. Again the magic of Gypsy/Balkan music is made manifest in the carnivale festivities of a massive, manic party - A one night only affair. Here today, gone tomorrow - as the caravan children do.  Balkanology - the deliciously devilish circus spectacular - will lay love loose on the new Cape Town venue of spectaculars - whispered as a replacement to the infamous Madame Zingara's -  the wonderhouse that is Vaudeville. Think magicians, balkan bass and bare-bellied beauties, with the wonderment of dream and hallucination. The insatiable line-up lists tempos from Toby2shoes, Maoriginal, Hopa Banda and the Nomadic Orchestra. Tickets                  

About Cape Town

Exploring Cape Town’s Green Point Stadium

Green Point Stadium, Cape Town, World Cup 2010, Soccer, Stadium Tour

The new Cape Town Stadium has become an iconic landmark in the city, and has elicited a great amount of attention and interest since construction started in March 2007. The 68 000 seat stadium will host eight 2010 FIFA World Cup™ matches, but will also be widely used for other sporting events, music concerts, exhibitions and other events. Residents and visitors who want to get a better idea of what it looks like on the inside can visit the new Cape Town Visitor Centre. The centre is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Hour-long tours commence at 10:00, 12:00 and 14:00. Prices are R30 for adults, and R15 for pensioners and children under 12. School tours are also available, at R10 per child. The tours are run by                  

Music

Cape Town Jazz Festival

The Mother City is set to be buzzing this weekend with visitors pouring in for the Two Oceans Marathon and the Cape Town Jazz Festival. If you prefer to work up a sweat to some soulful sax, then the CT Jazz Festival is where you'll want to be. Taking place on 3rd and 4th April across five different stages throughout the city, the renowned festival boasts a line-up that would make the Montreux Jazz Festival blush! To the more savvy Jazz-lovers out there, artists to tempt you include Jonathan Butler, George Benson, Judith Sephuma and Brooklyn Funk Essentials (to name a few). For those who are a little green on their Jazz greats, but are keen to party, Lira and TKZee are sure to get you jammin'.  Just so you're