Thursday, March 4, 2010

What's on in CT in March

Cape Town Events in March

1- 20 March 2010
Did you know? In his audition for Sweeney Todd: Demon Barber on Fleet street, Sacha Baron Cohen sang the entire score of Fiddler on the Roof (1971) for director Tim Burton. Our very own Barber Boys are back in action with JOE BARBER 5 – SCHOOL CUTS (Baxter Theatre) starring the hilarious David Isaacs and Oscar Petersen. Tickets from R80pp Computicket.

1-13 March
Did you know? Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur. If you haven’t been yet, make sure you catch The Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition presented by NHU Africa (Iziko South African Museum). R15 (adults), free for kids u/16 (021-481-3800)

11–14 March
Did you know? The longest time spent standing on one foot is 76 hours, 40 minutes. But who would do that when they can ride a bicycle for 110km at this year’s Cape Argus Cycle Tour? Entries have closed, but you can still be a spectator on the 14th and hang out
at the finish line (Green Point) for the afterparty. Stock up on cool cycling gear at the Lifecycle Expo (11–13th).

17 March
Did you know? A cat has 32 muscles in each of its ears. Go listen to pop superstar Kelly Clarkson sing her heart out with her ‘All I Ever Wanted’ tour (Grand West). Tickets from R219, Computicket. If you’re not going to be in the Mother City, catch her in Johannesburg on 12 March (Coca Cola Dome) or at the IIC Durban on 14 March.
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25–31 March Did you know? Laughing 100 times roughly equates to 15 minutes’ worth of exercise on a bike. So work out those muscles as John Vlismas hosts this year’s Old Mutual Comedy Festival, with a line-up including Trevor Noah, Zinzi Mangweni and Brendon Murray.

24-28 March Did you know? Up until the 16th century, carrots were black, green, yellow and purple. Foodies unite at the Taste of Cape Town, where 16 of the Mother City’s finest restaurants, wineries, drink brands and food exhibitors create a culinary celebration.

27 March
Did you know? The polar bear is the only mammal with hair on the soles of its feet. Harvesting season has hit the Cape Winelands, so celebrate in true Cape Town tradition with the FRANSCHHOEK OESFEES, for a rousing feast of Cape music and lekker kaapsekos (Solms-Delta wine estate). R160pp or free for kids u/12 Computicket.

1-31 March
Did you know? Mosquito’s are attracted to blue more than any other colour. Get your fill of colour at the new Artspace44, where sculpture and hand-printed photography by local artists Stephen Rautenbach and Bani van der Merwe are exhibited.

1 – 31 March
Did you know? In 1983, a Japanese artist made a copy of the Mona Lisa out of toast. Artwork may not be eaten at the Raw Vision Gallery, but it is defiantly worth visiting as it hosts the African Odyssey exhibition, show casing local and international photographers, ceramicists and artists who have taken wildlife, landscape and Afrikana images beyond just picture post cards (076-581-9468).

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