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July 26, 2012

Top three weekend picks for Cape Town

The 19th Out In Africa Gay and Lesbian Film Festival runs from July 27 to August 5.

The winter months have seen a drop in temperature but entertainment is definitely heating up. There's so much to see, do and explore in Cape Town this winter, from catching a show or local movie or exploring unknown parts of our city. 

It's difficult to choose what to do in this cosmopolitan city of ours and with so few hours in a day, seeing them all in a short space of time poses a challenge. But if you need some ideas here are my top three activities that I will be doing this weekend. Hope to see you at one of them: 

19th Out In Africa Gay And Lesbian Film Festival 2nd Edition

This year’s South African programme includes two documentaries from the I Am Woman Leap of Faith series: Funeka Soldaat, which tells the story about the intersex activist who heads up the free gender movement, and Judith Kotzé, which deals with the convener of the Inclusive and Affirming Ministries.

These screen together with two great local short films: Daniel McCauley’s Letting Go and Corné Koegelenberg’s Welkom By Die Schoemans.

The second instalment of the 19th Out In Africa Gay and Lesbian Film Festival runs from July 27 to August 5 at the V&A Waterfront’s Nu Metro cinema. 

For more information, contact +27 (0)21 461 4027 or visit www.oia.co.za.

OneNight Only at St. Yves

After a week of avant-garde runway shows and seminars at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Cape Town 2012, St Yves, which usually operates in the summer only, brings some heat to Cape Town with One Night Only, the official The Mercedes Benz Fashion Week After Party hosted by the glamorous designers Thula Sindi and Ruald Reeder.

Glamazons meet on Friday July 27 from 20h00 and are in for a night of decadence, the St Yves way, with DJs Shaun Duvet, Groove Afrika and Dale Parker entertaining you throughout the night.

For more information, contact +27 (0)21 438 0826 or visit www.styves.co.za.

Stormers vs Sharks at Newlands Stadium 

Newlands DHL stadium will be filled to capacity this Saturday as local boys DHL Stormers play host to the Sharks, in what is sure to be the match of the Super 15 rugby season, at 17h00. 

The DHL Stormers have been log leaders for the SA conference but the Sharks have shown impressive form of late. I know who my money is on and this semi-final is set to be a thriller. 

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