Right.  It’s hot, darned hot, and we’d best be making the best of it, seeing as autumn will soon be upon us!  

So, whether you gather up your baskets and head to an outdoors market, bundle up your picnic goodies and annex territory at Kirstenbosch’s Sunday sunset concert, or even stop in at the breath-taking Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibit – this weekend is yours for the taking!

Here are this week’s highlights, from the Mother City Living Events Calendar

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

13,14,15 March.  10am – 5pm.  Iziko South African Museum, 25 Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town (next to the Planetarium) 

wildlife photographerThis is an awesome exhibit, with photographs that take your breath away… If you haven’t been already, this is your last chance to get there before it ends this Sunday (15th of March 2009)!

R15 per adult, R5 for students and pensioners, no charge for children under 16. Contact 021 481 3800 for more info.

Kirstenbosch Annual Garden Fair

14,15 March. 9am-4pm. Kirstenbosch Stone Cottages

kirstenbosch garden fair 2008This annual fundraising event supports Kirstenbosch development projects and is a showcase for South Africa’s indigenous flora especially grown to offer gardeners a unique opportunity to acquire a wide range (some 500+ species) of various plants.

Exhibitors will offer garden-related products and services, refreshments will be available at the Tea /Wine/Beer Garden under the oak trees, and there will be musical performances on both days of the Fair.  (more info)

Kalk Bay Fresh Etc Market

Sunday 15 March from 9am-2pm. Kalk Bay Community Centre

kalk bay fresh etcKalk Bay’s small local seaside food, fresh goods and natural/organic products market, happens again this Sunday at the Kalk Bay Community Centre, Main Road Kalk Bay (opposite Dalebrook beach).

It’s a fabulous way to spend a Sunday.. trawling the stalls, and then wandering down into Kalk Bay itself.  Awesome.

Come and find lots more virtuous delicacies, sumptuous treats and salubrious curiosities, including the Constantia Cheesery, Gerald’s Honey, Olyfberg Olives, Marinella’s Bakes and Preserves, the Olive Workshop, Caffe Pronto, Desert Plants, Allison’s Cakes, Bottled Delights, Falafel Ali and others…

Upcoming events to look out for:

Starlight Classics at Vergelegen – 20,21 March 2009.
Wellington Wine Route Harvest Festival – 21,22 March 2009
Barleycorn Music Festival – 21 March 2009.
Farmhouse Rocks – Bed on Bricks – 21 March 2009.
Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts. aKING. – 22 March 2009.
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