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'Girl You Know It's True' - Milli Vanilli biopic

Best Things to Do This Weekend in Cape Town (21 to 23 June)

Whether you’re seeking laid-back cosy events, something active, an immersion in the arts, or something to take the kids to this weekend in Cape Town, we’ve got you covered. Set your eyes on our roundup of the best events and activities, including a floating bookfair, riveting documentaries, and much more.

Milli Vanilli

Milli Vanilli Biopic

‘Girl, You Know It’s True’ is a new highly anticipated biographical drama about the infamous pop superstar duo Milli Vanilli, opening this weekend in Cape Town. The movie, many scenes of which are filmed in the Mother City, promises an indulgence of all things 80s, and a witty retelling of the pop duo’s meteoric rise and fall as one of the world’s biggest acts of the late 80s and early 90s. 

Cost: Ster Kinekor Prestige: R220 | Nu Metro Cinemas: R185 

When: From Fri 21 June
Where: Ster Kinekor and Nu Metro Cinemas (various locations)

Encounters Festival

Encounters Festival: Documentaries 

The ever-popular Encounters Festival returns for its 26th year to showcase the most thought-provoking documentaries from around the world in Cape Town. As Africa’s leading documentary festival, it once again boasts a robust lineup of compelling documentaries set to captivate audiences across Cape Town (and Johannesburg) from 20 to 30 June.

The Encounters South African International Documentary Festival offers intriguing glimpses into global politics and is a vital platform for fostering dialogue, social cohesion, and the nurturing of documentary filmmakers. See our top picks here.

Cost: R80 per single ticket per film. Book here. Outreach venues provide free entrance

When: From Thursday, 20 June to Sunday, 30 June. Various times and venues.
Where: Ster Kinekor V&A Waterfront | Labia Theatre | The Bertha Movie House Isivivana Community Centre in Khayelitsha

International Day of Yoga with Joëlle Sleebos

Yoga-lovers are set to celebrate the International Day of Yoga (21 June) at Rooftop on Bree with international yoga teacher, Joëlle Sleebos, on Sunday 23 June. This day is all about giving back. Yoga teachers, Yoga Volunteers, Holistic Facilitators, Yoga Brands and Yoga Studios will support the EarthChild Project NGO. Each ticket also serves as a donation to the same project, which is dedicated to providing environment, health, self-development, and leadership-based complimentary education to under-resourced schools.

Cost: Price: R80 – R1000 in donation. Book through Quicket

When: Sun 23 June, 8am to 5pm
Where: Rooftop on Bree 

Canal Walk

The Little Mermaid at the Canal Walk Children’s Theatre

Have the school holidays got you running out of ideas for kids? The Canal Walk Children’s Theatre is presenting a captivating performance of The Little Mermaid. In this enchanting classic tale by Hans Christian Andersen, an 18-year-old mermaid dreams of living on land. A percentage of each ticket sold, as well as proceeds made from programme sales, are donated to the CHOC Foundation.

Cost: R110 (standard ticket) | R100 (for purchases of 4+ tickets only). Book via Webtickets or from the on-site box office during event days

When: Running from 15 June to 7 July. Tuesday to Sunday (closed on Monday) | 11am, 12.30pm, & 2pm
Where: Canal Walk Centre Court, Canal Walk Shopping Centre, 490 Century Blvd, Century City

Mirage Catamaran rugby streaming party this weekend in Cape Town

Mirage Catamaran’s Match Day: Watch the SA vs Wales Rugby Match onboard

Wondering where to watch the upcoming South Africa vs Wales rugby match in Cape Town? Join a vibey day aboard the luxurious Mirage Catamaran, where the highly anticipated rugby match will be streamed on 22 June. This special event promises an unforgettable experience for rugby fans and those looking for a different and somewhat intimate experience.

Cost: R400pp, including the cruise, food serving, and a R200 credit towards drinks. Book via email: info@miragecatamaran.com or call 071 428 1126

When: Saturday, 22 June. Boarding at 1pm, and game kickoff at 3pm
Where: V&A Waterfront. Meet at the Pierhead, near the Silo District 

Spice Route Winter Offerings

Whether you’re in need of some fresh air after being cooped up inside or seeking a cosy day by the fireplace, Spice Route has something to entertain every palate. Explore Handcrafted Goodies at Brenda’s; treat yourself to delicious chocolates at Beyers Chocolate or enjoy a Chocolate & Confectionery Tasting for only R60 per person; savour wood-fired pizzas at La Grapperia Pizza & Bistro while taking in breathtaking panoramic views of the Winelands; sip on award-winning artisanal small-batch wines from the Swartland region; and more.

Cost: Various. Find out more on the website here

When: Various times
Where: Suid-Agter-Paarl Rd, Southern Paarl, Paarl

Fragments: Dance, Art and Photography at The Outlore Base 

The Outlore proudly presents the return of their groundbreaking immersive live dance show, Fragments, this weekend in Cape Town. Three years ago, an underground parking lot was transformed into a vibrant, immersive performance art gallery. The Outlore Base is showing new artworks and a dynamic quartet of dancers, brought together by Liam Tamejen Gillespie’s choreography and Kimberley Buckle’s direction and design. Don’t miss out as talented performers Romy Jo Swales, Weronika Kaminska, Morgan Marshall, Naledi Shomang bring their creative visions to life.

Cost: R120 – R180pp. Book through Quicket

When: 20 to 29 June | Thurs to Sat, 8pm to 9pm | Doors open at 7pm
Where: The Outlore Base, 80 Hout St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town

Lucia di Lammermoor Brittany Smith Lukhanyo Moyake

Cape Town Opera presents ‘Lucia di Lammermoor’ in Gobbato’s new setting

Cape Town Opera, celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, presents Gaetano Donizetti’s ‘Lucia di Lammermoor’ at Artscape from 14 to 23 June. The opera will then transfer to the Joburg Theatre for a limited season on 25 July 2024. Directed by industry legend and Cape Town Opera’s co-founder and Honorary Patron Angelo Gobbato, and with the inimitable Kamal Khan conducting the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, ‘Lucia di Lammermoor’ is already enthralling both seasoned opera enthusiasts and newcomers.

Lucia di Lammermoor runs at the Artscape Opera House for five performances only – advance booking is recommended.

Cost: R215 – R900. Pensioner and student discounts are available. Book through Webtickets

When: Fri 14 June, 7pm; Sun 16 June, 3pm; Wed 19 June, 7pm; Fri 21 June, 7pm; Sun 23 June, 3pm
Where: Artscape Opera House, 1 – 10 D.F. Malan St, Foreshore

Logos Hope Bookfair

Logos Hope Bookfair

The world’s largest floating bookfair, Logos Hope, travels from port to port, remaining in each port for about two weeks and opening the gangways to thousands of visitors each day. This June, the floating fair hits Cape Town’s shores. The book fair offers over 5,000 titles, and 60 different nationalities represent the volunteer crew on board as a genuine expression of international goodwill and understanding.

Cost: R10pp (entry) | Free (u/12s)

When: 7 to 25 Jun, Tues to Sat, 11am to 8pm | Sun, 1pm to 8pm
Where: V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

 

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