Right, weekend again… and it looks like the mischievous weather has done its worst for now, so there should be no excuse for staying at home!

As far as big events go, it seems a fairly quiet weekend, but that gives one all the more reason to visit a local market to stock up on fresh produce and start looking for Christmas gifts before the silly season descends. Here are some highlights for the coming week (and beyond) from the Mother City Living ‘What’s On’ Calendar…

Kalk Bay Fresh Etc Market – Launch

Sunday 16 November from 10am to 3pm. Kalk Bay Community Centre, Main Road, Kalk Bay

This small new food, fresh goods and lifestyle market was scheduled to open last month, but was postponed – so this weekend is the real launch date.

It’s a trial run – the market will be happening at the Kalk Bay Community Centre, Main Road, Kalk Bay on 16 November, and again on 14 December and, if all goes well, could become a regular monthly market.

If that sounds like a good idea to you (as any new source of local fresh produce does to me), get along and support them this weekend!

Constantia Alphen Craft Market

Saturday 15 November from 9am to 2pm. Alphen Common, across from Constantia Village.

Arts and crafts market to be held every third Saturday of the month on the Alphen Common.

All products and crafts must be made by hand, so it’s a great place to find unique (and often eco-friendly) Christmas gifts.

You can also pick up things like seedlings and potted plants (not necessarily organic).

I’ve posted some photos of the October market here.

Upcoming events to look out for…

  • 21 (Friday): Hout Bay Montessori Evening Market. 4pm-8pm. Once-off evening market in the beautiful gardens of the Hout Bay Montessori School ( the stone cottages on Main rd near Oakhurst Farm Store). There will be picnic baskets and wine and champers for sale, kiddies entertainment( fish pond,dance floor,face painting,pony rides etc ), live music and the organic ethical market to browse through
  • 22 (Saturday): Triangle Square Market launch. A new fresh produce and gourmet food market for Fish Hoek and surrounds. More info coming soon.
  • 23, 30: Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts – It’s the start of the 2008/9 summer season, yay! For those who haven’t already been, this is a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon, lolling on Kirstenbosch’s verdant lawns, listening to the sounds of our best local talents. Being very popular these days, getting there early to get a decent spot is vital.


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