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What’s on in Cape Town January 2024

From the Cape Town Minstrels to the Met and international mega stars Maroon 5 – it’s all happening in Cape Town this month!

Minstrels Parade

2 January Cape Town CBD and 6,13,20,27 January at Athlone Stadium
1:30pm at the Grand Parade on 2 January

All the details here (www.capetown.travel/heres-what-to-expect-at-the-cape-towns-minstrel-carnival-2024/)

Marc Lottering – So I Wrote That Musical

The Pam Golding Theatre at The Baxter
From 2 January
7:30pm
Tickets: R160 – R220 at www.webtickets.co.za/

So I Wrote That Musical is Marc Lottering’s brand new stand-up comedy show.
In his new solo stand-up show, one of South Africa’s favourite comedians reflects on the process of moving between the worlds of stand-up comedy and musical theatre.

The Sound of Music

Artscape Theatre
From 2 January
7:30pm

Tickets: R150 – R550 at www.webtickets.co.za/

Pieter Toerien with Cape Town Opera, present the world’s most loved musical Rodgers & Hammerstein’ classic musical, The Sound Of Music.
The Sound Of Music marks the 11th and final collaboration between legendary lyricists Rodgers & Hammerstein, and features a treasure trove of popular show tunes, including “My Favorite Things”, “Climb Ev’ry Mountain”, “Do Re Mi”, “Sixteen Going On Seventeen”, and many more.

First Thursday Summer Festival  

Station on Bree – Bree Street
4 January
6pm
Free entry

Cape Town’s most popular street party! Look forward to top local DJs, artists on stage and food vendors guaranteed to satisfy all your cravings.

Also check out various other activities in Bree Street, Loop Street and Long Street in the CBD.

First Thursday Down South

Muizenberg and Kalk Bay
4 January
From 6pm

Explore the areas for free and pay at participating vendors for specific items or services.

Get to know the seaside areas of Muizenberg and Kalk Bay better this First Thursday. Explore art galleries and eateries, bars and fantastic book shops. Follow @firstthursdaysdownsouth on Instagram for more details.

Goldfish – Submerged

Cabo Beach Club
5 January
From 4pm

Tickets: From R550 at musicpeople.howler.co.za/

Submerged is GoldFish’s legendary party brand that has been rocking Cape Town and beyond every Summer! Join the party at this epic beach setting and killer lineups. Cabo is the former Shimmy Beach Club and GoldFish has been performing at this location for almost a decade!

The L’Ormarins Kings Plate

Hollywoodbets Kenilworth Racecourse, Corner of Rosemead Avenue and Wetton Road, Kenilworth
6 January
Gates open at 11am

Tickets: from R500 at R1600 at tickets.computicket.com/

This will be the 163rd running of the King’s Plate (formerly Queen’s Plate) and, annually this event is one of Cape Town’s most celebrated horse racing days. The King’s Plate is a totally blue and white affair where guests can enjoy some of the country’s best racing, wine, food, antique car displays and renowned after party in the peak of Cape Town’s summer. Be sure to dress in your elegant blue and white, study your horses and join us for a glass of Methode Cap Classique at the L’Ormarins King’s Plate 2024.

For info visit – lormarinskingsplate.co.za/

EARTHBOX MUSIC: Sunday Sessions

Lourensford Wine Estate, Somerset West
7 January
3pm to 6pm

Tickets: From 150 at www.webtickets.co.za

Treat yourself to EARTHBOX Sunday Sessions – an unforgettable fusion of artistic expression & raw passion in the unique EARTHBOX setting. Relax in the landscape with a Drum gin cocktail or a glass of wine before enjoying an incredible musical offering in the underground chamber.
The EARTHBOX shuttle will transport you from the Lourensford Main Parking to the EARTHBOX site (approx 5 min ride). Parking is available onsite for R20.

More Info earthbox.co.za/

Paint and Pretzels

Café Neo, Mouille Point and Knead Pink House Durbanville
13 and 28 January
1pm to 4pm

Tickets and information: From www.paintandpretzels.co.za/

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon unleashing your inner artist while snacking on some treats and mingling with other art lovers. Join the fun and enjoy an unforgettable creative experience.

Mango Groove Summer Sunset Concert

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
14 January
5:30pm

Sunset beats while you picnic? Yes please!  
All Kirstenbosch concerts take place irrespective of rain. Children under 6 years do not require a concert ticket for the Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts. Gates to the concert area open at 4pm

For more information visit www.sanbi.org/event_cat/kirstenbosch

Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra Summer Festival Rising Stars

City Hall, Cape Town
25 January
7:30pm

Tickets: From R160 to R400 at www.webtickets.co.za/

Hong-Kong born Briton Jonathan Lo holds many positions around the world; cellist Luka Coetzee has already won many prestigious competitions. Now you can experience their talent right here in the Mother City.

WSB Cape Town Met

Hollywoodbets Kenilworth Racecourse
27 January
11am to 11pm

Tickets: From R150

It’s all about GLITZ, GLAM AND GLORY at World Sports Betting Cape Town Met. Themed Cape Splendour it is a tribute to the rich racing history of Cape Town and a celebration of all the glitz, glamour, and glory! From lavish hospitality and gastronomical feasts to high-end fashion and show stopping races, Cape Splendour puts a twist on grand tradition with a fusion of Cape contemporary culture. Mark your calendars for the social event of the season as jockeys battle it out for the ultimate title. Prepare to be entertained by the mystery line up local live performances and guest DJ’s as the World Sports Betting Cape Town Met returns to true form.

IHeartSundays

Cabo Beach Club
28 January
From 3pm

Tickets: From R250 at www.quicket.co.za/

Heart FM proudly presents a lifestyle event that resonates with the pulse of the city. Enjoy exclusive performances by SA’s hottest talent and Cape Town’s top mixologists on the decks, hosted by your favourite Heart FM personalities! Embrace urban elegance and sophistication and make Sunday a celebration to remember.

Join us for the inaugural iHeartSundays Festival @ CABO Beach Club.

Party with Heart FM , Cape Town’s beat, and enjoy the sounds of city’s hottest line-up: MiCasa, Youngsta CPT, Sarah-Jane Thomas, Don Vino, Clint L and more.

It’s the party of a lifetime.

Nik Rabinowitz – Rambunctious

The Pam Golding Theatre at The Baxter
From 30 January
8pm

Tickets: R190 at www.webtickets.co.za

Having survived a pandemic and thruples therapy with his mother, Nik Rabinowitz returns to The Baxter to bring you his unadulterated thoughts and feelings on none of the above. Expect the unexpected, unless you’re expecting a stand-up comedy show from one of the country’s finest, in which case, expect that.

Calabash South Africa

DHL Stadium, Cape Town
31 January
Gates open at 2pm, Acts start after 5pm

Tickets: From R230 to R2050

South Africa’s biggest summer concert is here. Taking place at DHL Cape Town stadium, Calabash South Africa will be headlined by chart-topping Grammy Award-winning pop-rock royalty Maroon 5. They will be supported by Keane, celebrating the 20th anniversary of their acclaimed debut album, together with the most significant global streaming Italian artist in the history of music Meduza, and the chart-topping pop sensation Ava Max – all for the very first time in South Africa.

The line-up also features Will Linley, Lloyiso, Timo ODV (Joburg), and Sunset Sweatshop (Cape Town).

Get ready for an unforgettable experience with the whole family!

For more information go to www.calabashsouthafrica.co.za

More to Explore with Cape Nature

Nature Reserves across Western Cape
Contact 087 087 8250 for assistance and to book

Create unforgettable memories with loved ones this holiday season at CapeNature with 20% off your next booking at these Nature Reserves:

Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve
Rocherpan Nature Reserve
Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve
Cederberg Wildness Area
Gamaberg Nature Reserve

Visit www.capenature.co.za/ for more information and to book. 

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