Highlights of the weekend ahead… and a little beyond, taken from the Mother City Living ‘What’s On’ Calendar.

Cape Town Marimba Festival
Baxter Concert Hall, Baxter Theatre, Rondebosch.  Friday 15th May – 19:45 – 22:00 Saturday 16th May – 19:45 – 22:00

Cape Town’s first ever marimba festival, on at the Baxter tonight and tomorrow night.  The festival, organized by the Cape Town Big Band Jazz Festival and Ross Johnson of amaAmbush Marimbas, incorporates marimba players from schools throughout the Cape.

Contact Ross Johnson on 083 3579636 or ross@marimbas.co.za


Eco Exhibit Open Day
Eco Exhibit @ The Building Centre, Belmont Square · Belmont Road, Rondebosch.  Saturday 16 May ’09.  From 9am.  Entry is free.

The Building Centre in Rondebosch has just opened a new dedicated exhibit focusing on eco-friendly building solutions – ‘EcoExhibit’ – and will be hosting an open day this weekend.

Tel: 021 6853040 / 0847093824 or email rayne@ecoexhibit.co.za

Kalk Bay Fresh Etc Market
Kalk Bay Community Centre, Main Road Kalk Bay.  Sunday 17 May.  9am-2pm.  Entry free.

Here’s hoping the weather isn’t too hairy on Sunday for this little monthly seaside market.  Even if it is, though, the market is primarily housed indoors, and Kalk Bay is fun no matter what the weather.

For more info: 021 788-8088 or 083 3329785 or ericak@mweb.co.za

Green Drinks @ Josephine Mill
Josephine Mill, 13 Boundary Rd, Newlands.  Monday 18 May.  From 6.30pm.  Free.

A monthly gathering of eco-friendly folk at Josephine Mill in Newlands.  This month, Monica Graaff, 2008 Environmental Journalist of the Year, will give a short talk (at 7.30pm).  Contact: greendrinks@josephinemill.co.za 

Walking Lightly Upon the Earth
Josephine Mill, 13 Boundary Rd, Newlands.  Tuesday 19 May.  7.15pm.  Donations.

Susanne Dittke, Chemical Engineer and Environmental Consultant, of Envirosense presents:  Walking Lightly on the Earth – Why and How does MY PERSONAL LIFESTYLE matter?  I attended one of her talks last year, and it really was fascinating, and well worth the time spent!

DISCLAIMER: Please use this event information as a guide only. Whilst every effort is made to ensure the accuracy thereof, things do change – and the best way to make sure something is on, is to contact the event organisers themselves. Full bells’n’whistles disclaimer here.

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