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October 01, 2010

Not going to the Loeries? Friday night plans for every kind of creative


A taste of Cape Town after dark ... Photo courtesy mallix

It’s the first day of the 2010 Loerie Awards and advertising types and creative souls (who are lucky enough to be making a living out of their creativity) are in Cape Town for a weekend jam-packed with exhibitions, awards ceremonies, parties and after-parties. Those attending have their itineraries locked down already. But even if you didn’t crack the nod, you can still have a lot of fun this weekend!

Here are our suggestions for cool and creative outings tonight.

Obz Café

If you like your music original, eccentric, and upbeat to the nth degree, don’t miss the Bone Collectors tonight at Obz Café. These hillbilly-punk rockers know how to have a good time. While it’s probably not for the faint hearted, it is for you if you are bored of the same-old four-chord modern rock and pop music out there. Tonight’s gig is highly recommended – even if only for the novelty. And anyone will tell you that Observatory is one of a kind … Let’s just say, it’s special.

The Assembly

Put on your dancing shoes: The Assembly is a firm favourite with the Cape’s creative set under 35 and tonight you can get down at their weekly Discotheque event. There are two venues within this popular spot and one area is dedicated to thumping electro while the other will provide reprieve with more laidback tunes. Ladies get in free before 22h00; admission is R30 before 21h45 and R50 thereafter.

Edward Street

Out in the Northern Suburbs? Those guys know how to have a good time, too! Edward Street is the Soho of Durbanville, with a whole strip of clubs and bars to cater for every predilection. Pool enthusiasts (the eight-ball kind) invariably head to Stones; Cougar Lounge is a swanky new bar with no admittance fee (gather what you will from the name); Bunker 9 is hosting a ladies’ night tonight with free Brutal Fruit for the first 50 women through the door and half-price drinks for ladies from 20h00 to 22h00 ... and the list goes on. Check out the Edward Street website for all your options.

Mercury Live

The Loeries’ Battle of the Bands is happening at famed live music hotspot Mercury Live tonight from 21h00. Loeries attendees get in free but the general public can get in for only R10. Our favourites, iScream & the Chocolate Stix, will be joined by A Walk with the Wicked, Dead Alphabet, Anaphys and The Gloonies to take part in some rock and roll rivalry. Who knows, the winners could be the next big thing. Hang out at The Shack next door, grungy but cheap and frequented by the darker, alternative side of Cape Town’s creatives.

Tiger Tiger

Out in the Southern Suburbs, the well-dressed head to Tiger Tiger in their droves. The endless queues are testament to this venue’s ongoing popularity and you’ll find young people mingling to the sound of commercial music and the taste of lah-dee-dah cocktails, which women can enjoy at half-price all night on Fridays. Ladies get in for free before 22h00 and entry costs R45 for all other guests. Doors open at 20h30 but no under-21s, please.

Click here to read about Cape Town’s Top 20 nightlife venues.
Click here to read more about nightclubs in Cape Town.

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