Newsletter 11 January 2018
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January Birthdays

Niel Tolman 13th

Best wishes for 2018 and with everything you wish for yourselves this year. - Karin, Dianne & Katherine


What to do this JANUARY


Michael Jackson History show

17 January 2018 to 9 February 2018

Multi-disciplinary impersonator Dantonio presents a tribute show featuring Michael Jackson’s career highlights including Jackson 5 hits, theatrical 80’s numbers and iconic 21st-century songs. The hits are performed alongside a live international band and a troupe of dancers.

Venue: Artscape Theatre Centre, D.F. Malan St, Foreshore, Cape Town

Time: 8pm

Cost: R190 to R390


Clue Room 2

NOW to 11 March 2018

Tyger Valley’s mystery escape game, Clue Room is back due to popular demand, featuring more clues, greater mysteries and more suspense. Groups (between 4-6 people) choose between entering the ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE room or brave THE MYSTERIOUS AMULET OF GARVEY LYTLE to discover the secrets that lie behind the scenes presented before them.

Venue: Tyger Valley Centre, cnr of Bill Bezuidenhout and Willie van Schoor Rds, Bellville, Cape Town

Time: 10am | 12pm | 2pm | 4pm | 6pm | 8pm

Cost: R80

Tel: 021 914 1822

Email: info@tygervalley.co.za

Website: www.tygervalley.co.za

Facebook: TygerValley


Constantia Waldorf Organic & Biodynamic Market

Fridays

The market boasts a variety of organic, biodynamic and fresh produce stalls where market-goers can relax while eating delicious, freshly prepared cakes and organic ice-cream, light meals, organic coffee and herb teas.

Venue: Constantia Waldorf School, Spaanschemat River Rd, Constantia, Cape Town

Time: 11am – 3pm (not open on school holidays)

Cost: free

Tel: 082 215 0764 | 082 569 9894

Email: admin@waldorfconstantia.co.za


Pink Summers Soirees

The Ghibli Bar at Radisson Blu Hotel presents a weekly gin-themed summer soirée. Gin & tonics are served on the pool terrace as the sun sets over the inner city.

Venue: Radisson Blu Hotel, 22 Riebeek St, Cape Town

Time: Fridays 4pm

Cost: R100

Email: simone@musgravegin.com

Facebook: Musgrave Gin Pink Summer Soirée

Twitter: @MusgraveGin


The Vintage Saturday

Second Saturday of every month

Vintage Saturday presents a vintage theme at the popular Bay Harbour Market. With over 80 traders, 9 draught beers on tap, artisan food stalls, art, crafts and live music.

Venue: 31 Harbour Rd, Hout Bay, Cape Town

Time: 9.30am to 4pm

Cost: Free

Tel: 082 570 5997

Email: info@bayharbour.co.za

Website: www.bayharbour.co.za

Facebook: Bay Harbour Market


Music Concerts At Paul Cluver Estate 2017/18

Parlotones This Weekend

SA music’s big names, delicious food and drinks at the Cape’s only forest amphitheatre. A “golden circle” of eucalyptus trees sets the scene for the Hope Music Festival Summer Concert Series 2017/18 – now in it’s fifth season. The magic happens in the Cape’s only forest amphitheatre, situated on the Paul Cluver Estate in Elgin, a mere 45-minute drive from Cape Town’s city centre. Pack a picnic, or buy something to eat at the venue from the selection of gourmet food vendors. Paul Cluver Wines and Cluver Jack cider will be on sale, as well as soft drinks, of course – BYOB is not permitted. Bring the little members of the family along, too – there’ll be lots of activities for them to do. The proceeds from each concert season go to the NGO Thembalitsha, which assists the disadvantaged in the Grabouw area. Inside tip Contact Gaffley’s on 021 859 2561 for group transport to the event. Diarise these dates for the 2018 Hope@Paul Cluver Summer Series concerts:

  • 13 January 2018 – Parlotones, R330, 7.30pm
  • 27 January 2018 – Elvis Blue, R230, 7.30pm
  • 10 February 2018 – Emo Adams, R180, 7.30pm
  • 24 February 2018 – Watershed, R270, 7.30pm


Other Activities: In and Around Cape Town

World Of Birds

The largest bird park in Africa with over 3000 birds including numerous birds of prey, as well as reptiles and monkeys. Walk-through aviaries offer the chance for close-up encounters with a variety of birds and animals.

Venue: Wildlife Sanctuary, Valley Rd, Hout Bay, Cape Town

Time: 9am – 5pm daily

Cost: R 85 adults | R55 pensioners & Students (with card) | R 40 children | U3 free

Tel: 021 790 2730

Email: info@worldofbirds.org.za

Website: www.worldofbirds.org.za


SAB Brewery Tour

This intriguing, entertaining and interactive tour explores the rich history of beer, uncovering the role beer has played culturally, socially and economically across time and space. Tour the Newlands Brewery where nine famous South African Brewery (SAB) beers are brewed. Learn about beer in South Africa and the rest of the world and how it has influenced cultures and traditions. Learn about ingredients and how hops and malted barley are grown and treated. Enjoy a half way half-pint at the Lion Pub. Explore the brewing process from malting, mashing, wort boiling, lautering, fermentation, maturation to kegging, canning and bottling. Get a fantastic beer experience along with a taste of history. The tour includes a beer tasting and two complimentary drinks. Visit the Jacob Letterstedt Pub, hear the story of brewer Charles Glass, see the memorabilia store, hear personal stories and tour one of the most impressive breweries on earth. Advanced booking is essential, No U18’s and wear closed flat non-slip shoes.

Venue: 3 Main Road, Newlands, Cape Town

Time: Mon 11am & 3pm (Speciality Brewers only) | Tues to Thurs 10am, 12pm & 2pm | Fri 10am, 12pm, 2pm & 4pm | Wed 6pm | Sat 10am & 12pm

Cost: R80

Tel: 021 658 7440

Email: newlandstours@za.sabmiller.com

Website: The Tour | Newlands Brewery

Facebook: Newlands Brewery

Twitter: @NewlandsBrewery


Planning Ahead

Kirstenbosch Summer Concerts Lineup 2017/2018

Artist Date Price Starting Time Book
The Parlotones 14 January 2018 R140 / R205 5.30pm Book Online
Fokofpolisiekar 21 January 2018 R180 / R135 5.30pm Book Online
The Soil 28 January 2018 R180 / R135 5.30pm Book Online
The Vamps 2 February 2018 R570 7pm Book Online
Beatenberg / Alice Phoebe Lou 4 February 2018 R180 / R135 5.15pm Book Online
The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra 11 February 2018 R180 / R135 5.30pm Book Online
Cape Town Folk ‘n Acoustic Music Festival 18 February 2018 R180 / R135 5pm Book Online
Lira 25 February 2018 R180 / R135 5.30pm Book Online
Goodluck / The Kiffness 4 March 2018 R180 / R135 5.15pm Book Online
The Christians (UK) 11 March 2018 R205 / R140 5.30pm Book Online
Jeremy Loops 18 March 2018 R205 / R140 5.30pm Book Online
Petite Noir (BEL) / Slow Jack 21 March 2018 R180 / R135 5.15pm Book Online
Dan Patlansky / Albert Frost 25 March 2018 R180 / R135 5.15pm Book Online
To Be Announced 1 April 2018 To Be Announced To Be Announced To Be Announced


Disclaimer:

The Inside Guide has made every effort to ensure that the information in this post was correct at the time of publication. However, we do not assume any liability caused by errors, such as price, cost, time, and location. All tickets for the Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts must be bought through Webtickets.


Picnic Under A Full Moon At The Taalmonument

Alfresco feasts in a picturesque and tranquil setting. Located on a hill overlooking Paarl, with some of the most unique and beautiful views in the Western Cape, the Taalmonument was
built to celebrate the Afrikaans language. Its location makes it the perfect venue for these full-moon picnics that take place throughout summer 2018.

Taalmonument Full-Moon Picnics

You are free to bring your own picnic, or you can pre-book one up from Volksmond Coffee Shop (which is also open for drinks and light snacks all evening). The monument is open until 10pm, so if you are bringing out-of-towners with you, they might be interested in doing one of the guided tours, which take place at 6.30pm. No booking is required. Remember to bring a torch and warm clothes. Unfortunately, no dogs, no fires and no smoking are permitted on the lawns. All picnics are in aid of the Taalmuseum’s reading project for children, Let’s Read! Visitors are encouraged to bring new or used children’s books to donate

Diarise these dates for upcoming Taalmonument full-moon picnics:

2 February 2018

2 March 2018

Time: 5pm – 10pm

Location: Taalmuseum, 11 Pastorie Avenue Paarl Cape Town

Contact: 021 863 0543

Cost: R30 (adults)


International Public Art Festival 2018

10 to 19 February 2018

NGO Baz-Art presents the second International Public Art Festival (IPAF) under the theme WE NEED NATURE. This unique event gives both local and international artists the opportunity to showcase their stories, skills and styles in real time and on a global platform. IPAF’s main aim is to create awareness of public art, bridge the gap between fine art and street art and use it as a medium to educate, uplift and inspire the public. Using the theme WE NEED NATURE, all artists plan to bring subjects of recycling, green issues, global warming and the current water crisis to the fore, all while celebrating the beauty of nature. Activities on offer to the public attending the festival not only include watching these paintings come to life, but they are able to participate in spray painting workshops, attend guided tours run by street art specialists or simply enjoy the daily entertainment. Venue: Various locations in Salt River, Cape Town.

Time: Guided tours 8am to 6pm | Workshops at various times

Cost: Free festival entry | Tours R650 pp (bookings via website) | Workshops various prices (via webtickets)

Email: hello@ipafest.co.za

Website: ipafest.co.za

Facebook: IPAFCapetown


Up The Creek Music Festival 2018

Thursday 25 – Sunday 28 JANUARY 2018

Where: Breede River

When: 25 – 28 January 2018

The lowdown An outdoor music festival set along the beautiful Breede River, with three music stages, and over 40 live bands. Headlining the festival this year is Mango Groove. And this year, to make things ultra convenient, The organisers have introduced a cashless system called Howler Loaded: Once you’ve purchased your festival ticket, you can set up and preload your festival money onto your Howler account, collect your loaded wristband at the festival and you’re ready to go!

Cost: R1 030 (weekend pass)

Book: tickets online

Contact: 021 510 0547, caitlin@redhotevents.co.za

Location: Up The Creek River Camp, Breede River (outside Swellendam)


Zando Cape Town 10S

Friday 2 to Saturday 3 February 2018

The 10th annual Zando Cape Town 10s is a popular social sport and entertainment festival, featuring a blend of tried and tested sporting disciplines, plus four new sporting codes. This internationally acclaimed and award-winning event features 8 different sporting codes, including ruby, netball, dodgeball, beach volleyball, as well as the newly introduced sports of 5-aside soccer and hockey, ‘Run the 10s’ fun run and a unique fitness event. The live entertainment lineup includes Fokofpolisiekar, GoodLuck, Sketchy Bongo, DJ Sox, Majozi, The Light Years and more. “Whether an avid rugby supporter or a mere casual spectator of the game, the Cape Town Ten’s promised, and delivered, superb entertainment and excitement both on and off the field.” Read Craig Feris’ review of Cape Town 10s.

Venue: Hamilton Rugby Club, 1 Stephen Way, Green Point, Cape Town

Time: Fri 9am to 11.30pm | Sat 8am to 11.30pm

Cost: from R150

Email: info@capetowntens.com

Website: capetowntens.com

Facebook: capetown10s

Twitter: CapeTown10s


Ultra 2018

Friday 9 February 2018

Ultra South Africa presents the fifth anniversary installment of Africa’s largest annual electronic music festival. The 2018 headliners include Armin van Buuren, Hardwell, Afrojack, Axwell Ingrosso and Dubfire. Supporting acts are Black Coffee, Carnage, Eats Everything and Malaa. Regional support acts include Abby Nurock, Aux Gawd, Bhavs, Bhibo, Bruce Loko, Chrizz Beats, Chuck Tailored, Chunda Munki, Crazy White Boy, Da Capo, Da Lootz, Das Kapital, DBN GoGo, Dean Fuel, Dirty Skittlez, DJ Azhul, DJ Double D, Dogstarr, FeU, Gil Glaze, Gina Jeanz, GoodLuck, Guy Herman, Hannibal, Ivan Turanjanin, Jnn Kpn, Kanan K7, K Yeezi, Kyle Cassim, Kyle Watson, Kyle Worde, Lea, Maphorisa, No Method, Pascal & Pearce, Ricardo Da Costa, Rickay, Sam World, Shimza, Sho Madjozi, Sketchy Bongo, Sonic Blood & Venture B2B, Strange Loving, Step Brothers, Timo ODV, Thor Rixon, Venom, Vimo, Vin Groovin, Vj Jonno and Vj Vybez.

Venue: Cape Town Stadium, Fritz Sonnenberg Rd, Green Point, Cape Town

Time: 2pm to 12am

Cost: General Admission R700 – R800 | VIP 1250 – R1500

Website: ultrasouthafrica.com

Facebook: UltraSouthAfrica


Saggy Stone Beer & Music Festival 2018

Saturday 10 February 2018

The annual Saggy Stone Beer and Music Festival is a family-friendly day/night festival (with overnight camping facility) boasting a 12-hour line-up of South African music acts, food and craft beer. The 2018 line-up includes Jeremy Loops, PH FAT, The Rudimentals, Jackal and the Wind and more.

Venue: Saggy Stone Brewing Company, Amandalia Farm, Agtervinkrivier, Robertson

Time: 10am to 1am

Cost: R300 early-bird | R400 | U5s free

Tel: 083 453 3526

Email: Ryanstevensmanagement@gmail.com

Website: saggystone.co.za

Facebook: SaggyStone


Heart Cape Town Music Festival 2018

Saturday 10 February 2018

Heart FM hosts the Heart Cape Town Music Festival, featuring live performances by big bands and artists. The line-up includes Emo Adams, Airborne, Jimmy Nevis, DR Victor, Sketchy Bongo, Mango Groove, AKA, Youngsta CPT, Mark Alex, Prime Circle, Craig Lucas, Cassper Nyovest, Tresor, Die Heuwels Fantasties, Nasty C, Sasha Lee, Alistair Izobell and more. Cash bar and refreshments available at the venue.

Venue: Newlands Cricket Ground, 146 Campground Rd, Newlands, Cape Town

Time: 10.30am to 8.30pm

Cost: R150 | U12s R70

Tel: 021 406 8900

Email: info@1049.fm

Website: www.1049.fm

Facebook: Heart104.9FM


Huawei KDay 2018

Saturday, 03 March 2018 AT 11:00

CAPE TOWN’S ONE AND ONLY FEEL GREAT MUSIC FESTIVAL IS BACK AND IS BIGGER AND BETTER THAN EVER.

What Is It?

Huawei KDay with Kfm 94.5 is all about the most local music, from some of SA`s hottest acts, LIVE on-stage. Book your date with Huawei KDay & Kfm 94.5 for the Ultimate Music Experience, to make you feel great. Huawei KDay with Kfm 94.5 is powered by the Huawei Mate 10 Pro.

When Is It? Saturday, 03 March 2018 at 11:00. Where Is It? Meerendal Wine Estate, Vissershok Rd, Durbanville, Cape Town, 7550 How Much Is It? Tickets cost R120 to R450 per person. More Information Visit Computicket.


Safety tips on securing your property and life:

  • Don't feed/support street beggars; refer them to a Haven.
  • Don't trust car-parkers.
  • Don't leave valuables visible in your vehicle (lock them away in the boot).
  • The slogan “STASH IT, DON’T FLASH IT” is very appropriate in our city.
  • If possible don't park your vehicle in the street.
  • Close your curtains/blinds after sunset.
  • Be alert when leaving an ATM or bank, as you may be followed.
  • Before entering your driveway, be alert.
  • Please don't walk with your cellphone, iPhone, iPad, tablet or laptop visible.
  • Download applications to track your phone.
  • Please assist the police with the serial numbers of stolen items.Report any suspicious behaviour and hotspots to SAPS on 021 680 9580 or to dyersm@saps.gov.za, this is for the Mowbray area.


Crime In Cape Town

Crime in Cape Town is on the increase and we urge you all to BE ALERT AT ALL TIMES. Cape Town is no different to any other city in the world, crime is a fact of life. Muggings, cellphone thefts, housebreak-ins, car thefts and break-ins happen every day.

The most important thing is to always be aware and not take chances. With the large number of unemployed people in the country crime is on the increase. All your houses are as safe and secure as we can make them, with burglar bars, safety gates, alarms etc. It is each and every one of your own responsibilities to be aware of your safety at all times. Lock doors behind you and close gates in the best interests of your own safety and that of your fellow housemates .Do not take chances, rather be safe than sorry. If you see someone suspicious telephone the police and report it.

If you are the recipient of any theft, break-in or any crime whatsoever, it must be reported to the police immediately. They can be contacted on South African police 10111 or emergency number on your landline 107 or on your cellphone 112.


Advice From South African Police Services (SAPS):

Reporting Tips In Order Of Importance:

  • Car Number Plates: Focus on letters, and first 3 numbers. Don’t worry about all 6 numbers – accurate letters and first 3 numbers are all we need.
  • Note the exact time on your cell and watch. This makes a HUGE difference to our workload.
  • Vehicle Type: Make and colour is fine (e.g. Silver Merc).
  • Write it all down as quickly as possible, or enter onto your phone. Memories are often unreliable!
  • Contact your service provider/SAPS, and let us know by email.

MOWBRAY POLICE –021 680 9580 / 9587 / 9588

WOODSTOCK POLICE –021 442 3117

CITY CENTRE POLICE - 0860 765 423 or 021 467 8000 /1 /2


Vehicle safety tips from ADT

Here are some useful vehicle safety tips received this week from ADT:

DO's

  • Travel with car doors locked and windows closed.
  • Constantly monitor vehicles travelling behind, ahead and next to you.
  • If you think you’re being followed, drive to the nearest police station. Don’t go home.
  • Leave room between your car and the one in front to avoid being boxed in.
  • Attract the attention of other drivers or pedestrians if you think you’re in danger.
  • Hoot, flash your lights, put on your emergency lights, or shout.
  • Be aware of people approaching your car or loitering near traffic lights, stop signs, parking areas or your driveway.
  • If approached by a suspicious-looking person, especially at night or in deserted areas, drive off quickly from a stop street or intersection, always heeding traffic danger.
  • On long journeys only stop overnight at safe places. Stopping next to the road or in a parking area overnight is not safe.

  • DONT's

  • Don’t stop at the scene of an accident unless you’re sure it’s genuine.
  • Don’t enter your garage or a parking area if you think you’re being followed.
  • Don’t stop if a passer-by indicates that, for example, you have a flat tyre or other defect. Drive to a service station or safe area and check it there.
  • Don’t leave your car door open and the engine running while opening garages.

  • Water Is Precious

    "South Africa is enduring its worst drought in 23 years and as such, our water supply is under heavy strain." Our water is expensive, please save water as each one of us can help towards water conservation.

    • Take shorter showers.
    • Turn off the water after you wet your toothbrush.
    • Rinse your razor in the sink.
    • Use your dishwasher and clothes washer for only full loads.
    • When washing dishes by hand, don't leave the water running for rinsing.
    • Don't let the faucet run while you clean vegetables.
    • Keep a bottle of drinking water in the fridge.
    • Report any leaking (dripping) taps to us at the office, so we can have them repaired.
    • Let’s all try and save water on a daily basis.

    Water rationing has been put into place, in certain areas in the city and suburbs the water will be turned off at peak times. Always make sure that you have a 5 litre bottle of water stored for essential use.


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