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Tonight (Monday December, 3, 2012) is the night, Lady Gaga fans! Mother Monster is ready to shock and entertain you at the Cape Town Stadium in Green Point. If you received your invitation to the Born This Way Ball with glee and booked your tickets months ago, there’s little doubt that you are going to have a fabulous time, darling! Before you rush off to Marry the Night with your favourite superstar and her opening acts Lady Starlight and The Darkness, let’s run through a few important things you need to know:
It’s not just the weather that’s hot in Cape Town during summer – it’s the entertainment, too! And this season, things are really heating up in the Mother City.
Just because it’s pay day weekend, doesn’t mean you have cash to flaunt, right? No need to worry, I’ve got you covered, guys. From live music to spectacular parades and free food tastings, you can have a fabulous weekend in the Mother City for mahala (free).
The festive season is nearly upon us in sunny Cape Town. From the illuminating switch-on of the festive lights in the city centre to special lunch menus and bustling markets, the Mother City is decking her streets and halls with cheer and holly.
It’s official: Cape Town is home to the top 10 restaurants of Alto Top 100 Places to Eat! In a deliciously “byte-sized” contest, held online at www.spill.co.za, foodies from around the Mother City voted for their top 10 favourite eateries.
10, 9, 8, 7, 6 ... the yearly countdown to the switch-on of the festive lights by Executive Mayor of Cape Town Patricia de Lille is a sure sign that the Mother City is geared up for her summer holiday season. On Sunday 2 December, 2012, this popular annual event will once again ignite the city’s cheerful spirit amid great fanfare.
It’s the weekend, Mother City lovers! That means you’re free to do as you please and enjoy the many fabulous events, attractions and activities on offer in inspirational Cape Town.
Headbangers, it’s true: heavy metal band Metallica is coming to Cape Town! The nine-time Grammy Award-winners are set to give fans a hardcore musical experience like no other at the Cape Town Stadium in Green Point on Wednesday 24 April, 2013.
I simply cannot contain my excitement when I think of a long, lazy day spent suntanning and relaxing on one of Cape Town’s beautiful, sandy, white beaches. Combine that with a cold drink, sweet ice cream and the company of loved ones and you have my idea of a perfect weekend in the Mother City.
It’s time to raise the frosted glasses Mother City fans and toast to the imminent arrival of the Cape Town Festival of Beer 2012!
Forget Rocking the Daisies in Darling…. This summer, Old Mutual will be rocking the fynbos at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden with its Summer Sunset Concerts, right here in Cape Town.
The inaugural Cape Town World Music Festival hits Cape Town’s groovy city centre from November 9 to 10, 2012, where Afro-pop local band Freshlyground will be proudly waving the Mother City’s musical flag.
Walkers all over the peninsula are putting on their walking shoes and packing in a few energy snacks for the Discovery Cape Times Big Walk 2012 in Cape Town on Sunday, November 11, 2012. Whether you’re a participant or a supporter of this mega marathon event, we know you’ll find road closure information particularly useful:
What’s on this weekend, November 9 to 11, 2012, I hear you ask? Well, plenty if you love rocking out to live music! Put on your dancing shoes and join me at the following live music events in groovy Cape Town:
A quickie by definition, is a brief, passionate interlude that leaves you wanting more, but there is nothing brief, or unfulfilling, about a 36-hour weekend getaway in the gorgeous Table Mountain National Park.
So, you bought your tickets months ago, you’ve spent hours deciding what to wear and rehearsing the lines of your favourite Linkin Park songs in front of your mirror but now the question is: How do you get to what will surely be one of the best concerts on Wednesday, November, 7, 2012?
If you’ve had Just an Illusion stuck in your head all week long and suddenly have a renewed love for all things sparkly, you know that the Virgin Atlantic 80s Rewind Festival has hit Cape Town. With pop icons Rick Astley, Spandau Ballet’s Tony Hadley, Belinda Carlisle, Imagination’s Leee Johns and ABC’s Martin Fry in town for the Virgin Atlantic 80s Rewind Festival, the Mother City is awash with a sea of neon clothing and nostalgic supporters.
My first thought whenever I’m asked to babysit my godchildren is, “What will I do with them?” Luckily for me and exasperated parents, too, there are plenty of activities in Cape Town to keep the little ones entertained and stimulated. Join me at the following events and activities and discover why the Mother City really is a kiddies’ paradise:
We recently put the call out for long-forgotten images depicting Cape Town during the 1980s and boy, did her residents and fans respond in kind… From the outrageous neon clothing to some of the Mother City’s iconic attractions in their pre-development phases, 80s Cape Town was an interesting sight to behold. These are just a few of the priceless images:
Capetonians sure know how to celebrate their winning hometown team Western Province Rugby… with a colourful street parade along the inspirational roads of the Mother City on Tuesday 30 October, 2012.
Because We Can… such a bold statement and one legendary rock band Bon Jovi will put to good use when they bring their tour to the Cape Town Stadium on Tuesday, May 7, 2013.
If you were a neon-colour T-shirt, shoulder-padded jacket, leg warmer-wearing teenager in the 1980s, chances are you swooned every time pop idol Rick Astley sang Never Gonna Give You Up. On Wednesday, October 31 and Thursday, November 1, 2012, Astley, along with icons Belinda Carlisle, ABC, Nik Kershaw, Imagination and more will be at the Grand West Casino and Entertainment World’s mega entertainment venue, the Grand Arena, for the Virgin Atlantic 80s Rewind Festival.
Colourful Cape Town is such a vibrant melting pot of cultures and it is here that you can truly immerse yourself in the stories, the food and the traditions of the wonderful people who live in the city. Join me at the following events from Friday 26 to Sunday 28 October and discover why there is so much more to the Mother City than the eye can see:
It’s been a long time coming, but it seems that spring is finally on its way. The whales are in town and the flowers are magnificent, so there’s no better time to head outdoors. Here are five must-do adventures in and around Cape Town.
Sightseeing in picturesque Cape Town from the back of a vintage Bentley was an opportunity too good to waste and so I joined the 2012 International Vintage Bentley Tour of South Africa for its Cape Town leg on Saturday 20 October, 2012.
True to your mother’s word, breakfast is the most important meal of the day and in Cape Town, you’re sure to find several establishments that serve up the tastiest meals like no other.
My ideal weekend in magical Cape Town is a mix of culture, nightlife and food. Luckily for me, the following events and activities, from Friday, October 19 to Sunday, October 21, 2012 provides the perfect combination of them all:
He’s not alive, he’s not alive, HE IS NOT ALIVE! That’s the phrase I kept repeating as I watched the Michael Jackson HIStory Show II at the Artscape Theatre in Cape Town on Saturday, October 13, 2012. Beyond the nuances, dance moves and costumes, Wizz (albeit with a more chiselled chest!) bears such a striking resemblance to the king of pop, it’s unsettling and eerie, yet also amazing.
When the sun sets in inspirational Cape Town, her streets and people come alive in a bustling fashion. Join me at the following nightlife events and venues from October 15 to 18, and discover why the fun never stops in the Mother City: