The Jive Cape Town Funny Festival comes our way next month. The popular comedy festival will be on at the Baxter Concert Hall from 10 June to 7 July 2013. The line-up features top local and international performers, with Alan Committie as the Master of Ceremonies.
Jive Cape Town Funny Festival 2013
Here’s who you can look forward to seeing:
- Mooky Cornish (Canada)
- Steve Rawlings (UK)
- Wilfredo (UK)
- Kev Orkian (UK)
- Carl Wastie (SA)
- Siv Ngesi (SA)
- Prince Abdi (Somalia)
- Marc Lottering (SA)
Note that the line-up is subject to change.
Tickets for the 2013 Jive Cape Town Funny Festival are available from Computicket, with prices ranging from R150 each. Enjoy!
If you fancy a challenge, then this one’s for you. Anthony Montjane, a metro cop from Johannesburg, came out tops in the KWV 3 ‘Finish Great’ contest. This unusual challenge saw contestants first put through a series of character tests online, before the final contestants were selected for the real deal. These final auditions, which included polygraph tests, urban city game drives and street busking, were filmed and uploaded to www.finishgreat.co.za where the public could vote for the winner.
Anthony Montjane finishes great with the new KWV 3 Club.
Michael Mutsai, Global Brand Manager Brown spirits, says ‘We are thrilled that Anthony won. He’s come a long way in a short time, very much like our three-year-old brandy. We are also proud to welcome him into our exclusive KWV 3 Club, reserved for extraordinary individuals who finish great in life.’
The online campaign kicked off in November 2012. After thousands of entries, 15 contestants were selected to attend the audition and take part in a series of character tests. Contestants were wired up to polygraph machines to test their honesty; they had to take on a sharp street gambler to test their awareness; danced and sang to the beat of heavy metal street band to test their tenacity and creativity; and spotted city ‘animals’ on an urban game drive to test their ‘street smarts’.
Aspiring aeronautical engineer Anthony takes home R30 000 in cash, which he will use to build his own eco-plane. He also jets off to Cape Town for two days to live the ‘finish great lifestyle’ that includes a stay at the swanky Protea Fire & Ice Hotel, a fashion shoot, a KWV brand home tour and tasting, lunches and a specially-fitted Fabiani suit. Anthony also becomes the founding and first member of the KWV 3 Club, an exclusive club that entitles members to all sorts of perks and experiences that will help them ‘finish great’. Visit www.finishgreat.co.za to get an idea of what Anthony’s experience was all about – because who knows, you could be next.
UPDATE: 567 CapeTalk has reported that the match has been cancelled. Disappointing news indeed.
UPDATE: Well, we’re still waiting to see what happens since the news that Ajax Cape Town might not be allowed to play against Liverpool. Let’s hope that the match does go ahead or at least, a decent alternative team can make the game.
Liverpool FC fans can look forward to seeing their team in action at the Cape Town Stadium on Tuesday 21 May 2013. The Reds will face Ajax Cape Town in a friendly encounter which will surely draw a large crowd, much like the Manchester United vs Ajax Cape Town game last season.
See Liverpool FC at the Cape Town Stadium on 21 May 2013.
Controversial striker Luis Suarez may be included the squad after receiving a 10 match ban by the English FA – he may very well need some game time after missing out on the last of the Premier League fixtures. If he does play, it’ll be interesting to see the reception from the crowd – he certainly made headlines this season for all the wrong reasons but without his goals, Liverpool would be struggling.
Ajax Cape Town are battling to stay in South Africa’s top division and its up to new head coach Muhsin Ertuğral to help them stay afloat. Let’s hope the Urban Warriors can survive and improve next season.
Liverpool might not be the only English Premiership team that visits the Mother City in the winter months, with rumours that Newcastle United and Everton will be involved in a pre-season tournament in July. Stay tuned for more news.
Tickets for the Liverpool vs Ajax Cape Town match will be available at Computicket for R150 to R350 each. The game kicks off at 20h15.
Artjamming is expanding their stores to Paddocks in Milnerton. Artjamming is launching the brand new store on the Saturday 11 May 2013 in conjunction with the Paddocks Mother’s Day promotion.
New Artjamming store on the way.
All schools and guests between the ages of nine and 14, are invited to enter a competition to join in on the graffiti and painting of Artjamming’s large community wall in the new studio. Kids can showcase their artistic talent to create the look and feel of the new store. There will be lots more fun treats on the day. All you need to do is email email@example.com stating your name, surname, age, school and contact details – it’s as simple as that!
The Mother’s Day table at the launch offers incredible gifts including Coffee and Canvas workshop vouchers. Coffee and Canvass is a series of four classes (one per week) and takes place every Tuesday or Thursday morning from 10h00 to 12h00. This includes all the canvases and materials such as brushes and paint, a shopping bag to carry your masterpiece and assorted refreshments such as tea, coffee, muffins and other yummy treats. Artjamming is also launching Whimsical Wednesday Two for One. Receive a free simultaneous session when purchasing a tangerine or pineapple Paintertainment™ session or buy one paint session and get 50% off your second simultaneous Paintertainment™ session.
Kids can also sign up for the June/July school holiday programme at the launch. For more information about the store opening at Paddocks contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Being one of South Africa’s most multicultural cities, Cape Town is known for its excellent cuisine with cooking styles from all around the world. This is of course combined with some of the best South African restaurants which serve the country’s best traditional dishes. Furthermore, Cape Town is surrounded by the ocean, which means that the city offers excellent seafood, too. Finally, one of the main tourist attractions, which is quite popular with South African’s too, are the famous wine-tasting tours in the world-renowned vineyards that surround the city. All this makes Cape Town a culinary delight for both locals and visitors.
Eating out in Cape Town
Cape Town is without a doubt one of the most exciting South African cities to go eating out in and experiencing the whole variety of South African and international cuisine is a treat. This culinary tradition also comes to light in some of the cities famous foodie festivals, such as the Good Food and Wine Show, which will be held from May 23th to May 26th this year. This is certainly one of the most exciting of the many food festivals that the city has to offer and showcases all its classy culinary delights.
But it is not these big and renowned festivals that represent a great opportunity for eating out in Cape Town. Capetonians are certainly proud of having one of the most diverse cuisines in the country. There is a unique mix of European, East Asian, Indian and South African restaurants and specialities which offer endless opportunities to enjoy a variety of cuisines. The smart foodie fan can experience the city’s best restaurants and even save money while doing so by looking out for the the right restaurant coupons, some of which even include offers like all-you-can-eat. This means that eating out in one of the most culinary diverse cities does not even have to hurt your wallet. Plus, looking out for deals is a good opportunity for getting to know restaurants that one otherwise would not have heard of.
Superstar celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay will headline this year’s Cape Town edition of the Good Food & Wine Show. The popular foodie festival will take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 23 to 26 May 2013. In addition to Gordon, the festival will also feature celebrity chefs Bill Granger, Eric Lanlard of Baking Mad fame, as well as Junior MasterChef Australia winner Isabella Bliss and her twin sister Sofia.
See Gordon Ramsay at the 2013 Good Food & Wine Show in CT.
Highlights of the 2013 Good Food & Wine Show include the:
- DStv VIP Lounge and Photo Booth
- My Spar Wine & Canapé Theatre
- Dial-a-Mom Theatre
- Little Chefs Kitchen Theatre
- Inaugural SA Bar Show
- Real Food Theatre
- Decadent Desserts Theatre
- Creative Coffee Theatre
- Brilliant Baking Theatre
- Checkers Celebrity Chef Theatre
Here are the ticket prices:
- Standard ticket – Adult: R110
- Standard ticket – Child: R55
- Featured Chef VIP Packages (includes full admission entry to the Good Food & Wine Show, wine and canapés in the DStv VIP lounge, front row seats in the Checkers Celebrity Chef’s Theatre, the chef’s demonstration and a signed copy of the celebrity chef’s latest recipe book)
- Gordon Ramsay VIP Package: R950
- Bill Granger VIP Package: R700
- Eric Lanlard VIP Package: R650
- Isabella Bliss VIP Package: R580
- Gordon Ramsay Exclusive Dinner Experience: R1500 (All proceeds from this dinner will be donated to the official charity of the Good Food & Wine Show – the Table of Peace & Unity)
- Featured Chef Demonstrations without the VIP Package (You need to purchase an entry ticket as well with these tickets):
- Gordon Ramsay Chef Demonstration: R250
- Bill Granger Chef Demonstration: R175
- Eric Lanlard Chef Demonstration: R150
- Isabella Bliss Chef Demonstration: R100
The 2013 Good Food & Wine Show gives you an opportunity to see Gordon Ramsay live in action. If you’re a fan of his TV shows and his amazing cooking skills, then don’t miss out. Enjoy!
Rock supergroup Kings of Chaos will be rocking the Mother City on 7 and 8 June 2013. The all-star group is made up of Matt Sorum, Gilby Clarke, Duff McKagan and Slash, all of Guns ‘n Roses fame, along with Def Leppard’s Joe Elliot and Vivian Campbell, Skid Row’s lead singer Sebastian Bach, Collective Soul’s Ed Roland and Deep Purple’s Glenn Hughes.
See Slash on lead guitar with the Kings of Chaos at the GrandWest Arena.
Drummer Matt Sorum started the Kings of Chaos project by inviting some of his close friends to join him and tour the world, playing classic tracks from the various band members’ musical careers. The band has toured Central and Latin America, as well as Asia so far.
Collective Soul’s Ed Roland sparked the idea of a South African tour when he performed at last year’s Symphonic Rocks concerts. Andy Mac, director of AMP Events, didn’t waste any time in getting the ball rolling and now rock fans can look forward to an epic tour in June 2013.
Expect to hear Guns ‘n Roses, Def Leppard and Collective Soul classics in the two hour show. Listen out for a few surprises as well.
Kings of Chaos will be performing in Cape Town at the GrandWest Arena on Friday 7 June and Saturday 8 June 2013, before moving on to the Sun City Superbowl for two shows on 15 and 16 June 2013.
Tickets will be on sale at Computicket. Prices range from R375 each for the Cape Town concert and from R460 each for the Sun City shows. Enjoy!
It’s been a bumper season for Ratanga Junction and it’s not over just yet. The popular Cape Town theme park will be open on weekends in April 2013. That leaves you with 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 and 28 April to have some Ratanga Junction fun.
Adventurer Rider Tickets for those 1,3 metres and taller cost R162 each, while Mini Adventurer Rider Tickets for those shorter than 1,3 metres cost R80 each. The Fun Pass costs R55 but this only includes entry into the park and limited access. The Slingshot ride is not included in any of the tickets already mentioned and costs an additional R55 per ride, with pre-booking strongly advised.
You’ll find Ratanga Junction in Century City, just off Century Boulevard. The contact number is 086 120 0300. Let’s hope the weather holds up for those weekends!
If you enjoy books and you’re looking for a good cause to support, then make your way down to Timour Hall Villa in Timour Hall Road, Plumstead on 20 April 2013 for the SPCA Bag-a-Bargain book sale. The SPCA Book Shop will have only the best to offer, as carefully selected from the hundreds of books generously donated to the Cape of Good Hope SPCA on a regular basis.
CoGH SPCA Book Sale 2013
You can also buy a bag and fill it with your favourite titles – all for only R50!. The sale takes place on Saturday 20 April 2013, between 08h00 and 13h00. With a wide selection of good quality books in various categories, there’s sure to be something to suit every reader’s taste. For more information, contact Natasha Johannes on 021 700 4155 or email: email@example.com. Coffee, tea and juice will be on sale on the day.
Cape of Good Hope SPCA Book Sale 2013
And remember – all proceeds go towards assisting the CoGH SPCA in their fight against cruelty to animals.
You can also buy books from the CoGH SPCA at:
- The SPCA Book Shop at the SPCA premises at the corner of 1st Avenue and First Road in Grassy Park. The shop is open Monday to Friday from 09h00 to 16h00 and Saturday / Sunday from 09h00 – 12h00.
- The SPCA’s biggest book sale taking place at Canal Walk on 27 – 30 June 2013, open during normal shopping centre trading hours.
- The brand new SPCA Cape Quarter Book Sale on 4 – 6 October 2013, open during normal shopping centre trading hours.
If you’re a foodie, then Green Point Cricket Club is the place to be from 11 to 14 April 2013. That’s when the Pick n Pay Taste of Cape Town returns for another four days of gourmet tastings and other fun surprises. This year, a new Taste app will be available to guide Apple, Android and BlackBerry smartphone users around the festival’s hotspots.
Taste of Cape Town 2013
Participating restaurants at the 2013 Taste of Cape Town include:
- The Boathouse
- The Pot Luck Club
- La Colombe
- Makaron Restaurant
- Azure Restaurant
- 96 Winery Road
- De Grendel Restaurant
- Fyndraai Restaurant
- Signal Restaurant
- Savour at 15 on Orange
- Jewel of India
- Beefcakes Burger Bar
- Leone Mastrantonio
- Dash Restaurant and Bar
- The Brasserie
Other highlights of the festival include:
- The Taste Craft Beer Project
- Food Market
- Pick n Pay Chef’s Theatre
- Pick n Pay Wine and Canapé Experience
- Cape Town Angels Benefit Stage
- LINDT Al Fresco chocolate experience
- Royal Thai Embassy cooking demonstrations
Standard tickets (R80) include entrance to the festival and tasting glass. Premium tickets (R180) include entrance to the festival, a tasting glass and R100 Festival Crowns. Taste Clubhouse Experience by DStv tickets (R685) include fast track entrance to the festival, tasting glass, R150 Festival Crowns and complimentary bar service (malt, wine and soft drinks) in a private clubhouse and a Taste of Cape Town gift.
All tickets can be bought online from www.itickets.co.za or by calling ITickets on 0861000291.
Taste of Cape Town 2013 is brought to you by Pick n Pay in association with Orbit Sugarfree Chewing Gum.