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January 19, 2012

Cape Town Weekend Highlights for January 20 to 22

Catch Conrad Koch and his hilarious puppets at the Baxter Theatre Centre. Photo courtesyof the Baxter Theatre Centre

This weekend is jam-packed with music, theatre and outdoor events.

Your weekend weather forecast as predicted by the South African Weather Service:

Friday: Maximum temperature of 27°C, partly cloudy skies, no chance of rain

Saturday: Maximum temperature of 28°C, partly cloudy skies, no chance of rain

Sunday: Maximum temperature of 26°C, partly cloudy skies, no chance of rain

Puppet Asylum 

Do yourself a favour and book tickets for top ventriloquist Conrad Koch’s latest show, Puppet Asylum. Running at the Baxter Theatre Centre in Rondebosch until January 28, this show is his best work yet and features three of his wildly popular puppets. Koch attempts to help them work through their issues at a mental asylum with hilarious consequences.

Tickets are available at +27 (0)861 915 8000.

Place de Boschendal Market 

The Place de Boschendal Market at the historic Boschendal wine estate in the Franschhoek winelands sells fresh fruit and vegetables, artisan bread, local cheeses, homemade preserves and much more. After all that shopping and chatting to the producers, enjoy a picnic lunch with Boschendal wines.

Call +27 (0)82 373 3446 for more information.

The Effect, an exhibition by Ghia Human at Frieda’s café

Frieda's is an urban bohemian café on Bree Street in the city centre and is currently hosting local artist Ghia Human's exhibition, The Effect. Ghia experiments with various techniques and investigates texture, as well as the emotive artistic process.

For more information, call +27 (0)83 669 2714  

Menopause the Musical 

A humorous take on those hot flushes and irrational impulses at the Theatre on the Bay this weekend.

Book your tickets at +27 (0)861 915 8000.

Solms-Delta & Die Burger Summer Concert Series 

This season of outdoor live music concerts, rural Cape food and delicious wine in Franschhoek started on January 12 and continues until March 3.

For more information, call +27 (0)21 874 3937.

Ibiza Knights at Trinity 

It’s party time, Ibiza-style, at the hottest club in town, Trinity, this Friday evening.

Call +27 (0)21 418 0624 for more details.

Kirstenbosch Old Mutual Summer Sunset Concerts 

See top blues artist Dan Patlansky and 20-year-old blues/funk singer-songwriter Natasha Meister at the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden this Sunday.

Get your tickets at +27 (0)21 761 2866.


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