What?  Weekend already?  And a long and sunny one too, hoorah!

Being a public holiday on Sunday (Woman’s Day), the following Monday is, of course, also a day off, so there’s plenty of time to kick back and relax… and here are some ideas, taken, as always, from the Mother City Living events calendar.

De Waterkant Food Market

Saturday 8 August. 9am-2pm. De Waterkant. (event details and map)

A new market for city dwellers launches this weekend at De Waterkant.  It’s an extension of Fish Hoek’s successful Triangle Square Market, and will be offering urbanites a new alternative to the uber-popular (but very busy) Neighbour Goods Market at the Biscuit Mill.   For more details, contact Brian Marsh on 082 990 5292 or email him at brian@trianglesquare.co.za.

Earth Fair Food Market

Saturday 8 August.  9am-2.30pm. South Palms, Tokai (same location as Builder’s Warehouse and Reader’s Warehouse in Tokai Main Rd)  (event info)

I haven’t yet had a chance to write about this market, but, folks, it’s fabulous!  I stopped in there weekend before last and loved it.  Great ambience, fantastic food, and a wonderful selection of organic vegetables (so beautifully presented, too!).  Definitely worth stopping in for breakfast, or lunch (or both!).  Be sure to try the divine crepes, made from stoneground flour with a variety of flavours…

Rondebosch Craft Market

Saturday 8 August. 9am-2pm.  Rondebosch Park.

With the sun out, it’s likely to be rather pleasant under the trees of Rondebosch Park.  Why not browse the stalls of hard-working crafters, and pick up a hot pancake or three for breakfast… The market is held every first and second Saturday of the month.  For more info contact Ann Rodwell on 021 531 4236 / Tue – Fri between 9am and 5.30 pm or on 083 272 5482 on Market Day. (more info)

Kirstenbosch Chamber Music Breakfast Concerts

Sunday 09 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.

Kirstenbosch Winter Concert Series:  CAPTAIN STU

Sunday 09 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 Captain Stu.  The R100 ticket price includes a welcome drink and a starter. For bookings please call 021 762-9628 or email: info@kirstenboschrestaurant.com or visit www.kirstenboschrestaurant.com

Green Drinks: Atlantic Seaboard

Tuesday 11 August.  From 6.30pm.  Cafe Restaurant La Vie, on 205 Beach Road, Sea Point.  (event info)

A monthly gathering of greenies and interested parties.  An interesting speaker lined up for this event: Susanne DITTKE (MSc Chemical Engineering), Managing Member of EnviroSense CC will discuss solutions for Integrated Resource and Waste Management for the private and public sector.  Might not sound like a riveting topic, but I’ve seen her speak before, and was very impressed.  Email seaboardgreendrinks@gmail.com for more info.

Transition Talks: Kitchen Garden Sprouts

Tuesday 11 August.  From 7.30pm.  Josephine Mill, Newlands.  (event info)

Sprouts are the ultimate self-sufficient garden for anyone desiring a reliable supply of pesticide-free, high-fibre, vitamin, mineral and enzyme-rich energising fresh food.  Joseph Feigelson, creator of Kitchen Garden Sprouts, shares his knowledge with wannebe-kitchen-gardeners.

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