January 14, 2011
Cape Town weekend highlights: January 14 – 16
The ice rink at the V&A Waterfront. Photo provided by Rafeeqah Larney of Atmosphere Communications
Oceanside ice skating, Shakespearean drama and exhilarating sports are guaranteed to keep you entertained in the Mother City this weekend.
Ice-skating by the sea
You don’t have to be an ice-skating champion to enjoy the cool rink by the sea at the V&A Waterfront. Twirl in impressive circles, fall good-naturedly or just hold onto the edge, but whatever you do, don’t miss out on this unique experience.
Housed inside a giant inflatable cube outside the Mugg & Bean entrance, this ice rink at the water’s edge is a great place to spend quality time with the family on a hot summer’s day.
Tickets for an hour on the ice are just R50 while spectators can watch for R10. Sunday is the last day for this fantastic attraction, so book your tickets now on +27 (0)21 408 7500.
The weekend forecast, as predicted by the South African Weather Service:
Friday: Maximum temperature of 23°C, partly cloudy skies, no chance of rain
Saturday: Maximum temperature of 29°C, clear skies, no chance of rain
Sunday: Maximum temperature of 29°C, clear skies, no chance of rain
Allie Pad Funny Worcester at Artscape Arena
It’s a non-stop laughter fest with local comedienne Shimmy Isaacs in her hit solo show, Allie Pad Funny Worcester. Follow her hilarious rise from a small-town girl to a comedic star.
Call +27 (0)83 915 8000 for more information.
The Taming of the Shrew at Maynardville Open-Air Theatre
Be captivated by magical sounds and sets with this bewitching retelling of Shakespeare’s much-loved The Taming of the Shrew.
Dial +27 (0)83 915 8000 to book your seats.
Lonesome Dave Ferguson live at the Grand Daddy
Get your weekend off to a musical start with Lonesome Dave Ferguson’s unique shoot-from-the-hip vocals at the Grand Daddy in Long Street.
For more information, call +27 (0)21 424 7247.
Jack Parow and Francois van Coke at Kirstenbosch
The Old Mutual Summer Sunset Concerts plays host to local hip hop idol Jack Parow and rock star Francois van Coke this Sunday.
Details of the concert are available on +27 (0)21 761 2866.
Transitions at Grande Provence
Consider the influence of construction on daily living at Henry Hopkins’ exhibition, Transitions, at Grande Provence in Franschhoek.
Call the gallery directly at +27 (0)21 876 8630.
Premier Soccer League doubleheader
Soccer fans are in for a treat with Vasco Da Gama vs SuperSport United and Ajax Cape Town vs Kaizer Chiefs at Cape Town Stadium this Friday.
For more information, call +27(0)83 915 8000.
Heineken Cape to Rio yacht race
The prestigious Heineken Cape to Rio yacht race gets off to a seaworthy start at the Royal Cape Yacht Club this Saturday.
Call +27 (0)21 421 1354 for more information.