Had enough of the rain yet? Well, it’s good for the farmers, so I’m not really complaining, but I certainly am looking forward to a few days of sunshine, even if it doesn’t exactly hot up too much.

There’s not too much on the radar for this weekend, but plenty for the next two weeks to come.  Here are my top picks from the Mother City Living what’s on calendar.

As our friendly weather forecasters seem programmed to say… “Have a good one!”

(PS the peas pictured are from the Mielie Market – love ’em!)

Alphen Antiques and Collectibles Fair

Alphen Centre (opposite Constantia mall).  Sunday 23 August between 10 am and 4 pm. (event info)

And now for something completely different… Ever been to an antiques fair?  I might just go for the sheer novelty of it.  A variety of items — including jewellery, glass, ceramics, silver, toys, books, and paintings — will be on sale.

Kirstenbosch Chamber Music Breakfast Concerts

Sunday 23 August ‘09. 9.30am – 12 noon. Kirstenbosch Tea Room, Newlands. (event info)

Over 8 winter Sunday mornings Kirstenbosch Tea Room hosts a season of Chamber Music Breakfast Concerts. The concerts are held in the thatched Lecture Hall in the beautiful garden setting. Enjoy a ‘lavish’ breakfast buffet followed by an hour of the ‘finest Chamber music available in Cape Town’. Breakfast is served from 9.30am to 10.45am, with the concert following at 11am.

Tickets cost R140 per person (R120 for Kirstenbosch members) and include the breakfast and garden entry.  This is the second last one of the season.

Kirstenbosch Winter Concert Series: Claire Phillips

Sunday 23 August ‘09.  18h30.  Tickets:  R100.  Kirstenbosch Restaurant. (event info)

On Sunday evenings between May and October, Kirstenbosch hosts an indoor winter version of their popular concerts at the Silvertree Restaurant. This Sunday’s performer is talented vocalist and songwriter, Claire Phillips.

Cosying up to a roaring fire and listening to great music sounds pretty good to me.  The R100 ticket price will get you a welcome drink and a starter (go early to score a fireside seat).

For bookings please call 021 762-9628 or email: info@kirstenboschrestaurant.com or visit www.kirstenboschrestaurant.com

Mount Nelson Wine & Dine Dinner Series: Beyerskloof

Mount Nelson Hotel, Gardens.  Thu 27 August 2009.  7pm.  (event info)

A bit of luxury for Capetonians… The hotel’s annual Wine and Dine Dinner Series runs from the end of May until the end of October and features classic cuisine paired with wines from some of South Africa’s best-loved estates – at the very palatable price of R350 per person.

Guests are encouraged to “glam up and don a slinky dress or a vintage suit, to enter an era of bygone style and etiquette – synonymous with Mount Nelson Hotel’s rich heritage”.   Well, why not, wot.   Booking information: Contact Restaurant Reservations on +27 21 483 1948 or email restaurantreservationss@mountnelson.co.za.

Just around the corner…

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