A quiet weekend ahead, it would seem, at least going by the Mother City Living events calendar…
But, there’s always something to do, and autumn is the season of food festivals – which get started next weekend with my favourite one of all – the SA Cheese Festival.
Until then, though, here’s this weekend’s highlights…
Saturday 18 April. 3.30pm. Cape Farmhouse (Junction at M66 and M65, bottom of Redhill Road 3km past Scarborough). Adults R50 / students R40 / kids FREE. www.capefarmhouse.co.za/rocks
Always a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon – enjoying the latest Farmhouse Rocks. This week it’s local rock band, Taxi Violence, providing the entertainment. Cash bar and light snacks available/ a la carte until 15h30 also available
Sunday 19 April. 9am-2pm. Kalk Bay Community Centre, Main Road, Kalk Bay. Contact Erica on 021 788-8088. Free entry.
Every third Sunday of the month gives us an excuse (if one needs such a thing) to head over to lovely Kalk Bay and sample some ‘decadent delights’ at this little seaside market. It’s a market with potential, and is a great way to start a day of Kalk Bay meandering (don’t forget to stop in at the fabulous Kassia & Figg next door to the market – you will not be disappointed!)
It seems like the perfect kind of weekend for market-visiting. In addition to the Kalk Bay Fresh Etc Market, you could stop in at the Porter Estate Produce market in Tokai (Saturday 9am-1pm), for a little farm breakfast under the trees, or the ever popular Neighbour Goods Market with all its gourmet charms (Saturday 9am-2pm), or wander down to Fish Hoek’s well-stocked Triangle Square Market (Saturday 9am-2pm)
Monday 20 April. From 6pm. Josephine Mill, Newlands. Free (you buy your drinks).
It’s the second green drinks evening already! A casual no-strings-attached kind of evening where you can chat with ‘environmentally-minded’ folks from the area. I went last month, and met some very interesting people – among them a family who’ve gone off-grid, a guy who builds wind turbines, an architect with green leanings, a landscaper interested in sustainable options… There was no agenda – you just pitch up, get a drink, and mill about.
Upcoming events to look out for…
- Tuesday evening talks at Josephine Mill: “Sacred Sustainability” (Tues 21 April – 7.30pm)
- SA Cheese Festival (24-27 April, various times)
- Decorex Cape Town (24-27 April, various times)
- Nitida ‘Degustazione’ Farmers’ Market (25 April, 7.30am-12 midday)