Get set for a scorcher, folks.  Here’s a look at what’s on this weekend, taken, as always, from the Mother City Living events calendar.


Vergelegen Starlight Classics

Friday 5 March (7.30pm) and Saturday 6 March (7pm) 2010.  Vergelegen Estate, Somerset West (more info)

Annual Starlight Classics Concert hosted by Rand Merchant Bank, on the historic Vergelegen Wine Farm in Somerset West.  Gates open at 16h00. Wine, cheese and coffee sales available on the night. Own picnic baskets welcome. Tickets: 5 March : R 125 6 March : R 135 (R115 pensioners/child)

Old Cape Wine Festival

Saturday 6 March 2010. 10am-5pm. Imhoff Farm. (venue info)

A new one-day festival celebrating the best of South Africa’s wines. The festival takes place tomorrow at Imhoff Farm near Kommetjie, and is set to feature over 20 wine estates, with unlimited tastings of 100+ wines. For your R40 entry fee, you’ll get a complimentary wine glass, food tastings, live music and there’s plenty of entertainment for kids. For more info call the Old Cape Wine Shop: 021 783 5054.  More info here.

Saltare Food & Wine Pairing

Saturday 6 March 2010.  10.30am.  Oude Libertas Stellenbosch Fresh Goods Market.  (More info)

Seasonal dishes paired with biodynamically produced wines and bubblies.  Places are limited, but they’ve apparently had a late cancellation so you might just get a spot.

Spier Biodynamic Farm Visit

Saturday 6 March 2010.  10:15am.  Spier Estate. (details)

This is where I’ll be on Saturday morning – visiting Spier’s biodynamic farm and finding out how food can be raised ethically and with care.  There are a couple of free places, if anyone wants to come along.  And it’s an awesome outing to combine with a visit to a local market, like the fabulous Oude Libertas Stellenbosch Fresh Goods Market.

Cape Farmhouse Work For Love fundraiser

Saturday 6 March 2010. From 2pm. Cape Farmhouse Restaurant.  (more info)

Join Hot Water, Croc e Moses and Matthew Rice’s Open Sky for the Wiggles annual non profit fundraiser hosted at the Cape Farmhouse Restaurant. R60 adults, R50 students and under 12’s free. More information about Work for Love go to and to find out more about this event contact Rebecca on

Kirstenbosch Concerts: Goldfish

Sunday 7 March 2010.  5.30pm.  Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. (more info)

These concerts are so popular these days that it’s usually pretty hard to get a ticket this late in the day, and I’d imagine Goldfish are definitely one of the must-sees.  If the weather holds, it will definitely be a superb night for it.

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