Friday, April 30, 2010

what to do in Cape Town in May

19–20 May
Did you know? The average adult thinks of about five alternatives for any given situation. The average child thinks of 60. Go see US improvisation comedian Wayne Brady in Making It Up at GrandWest. Also in Jozi (13–15th) and Durbs (22nd). R150–R300 at Computicket.

5-31 May
Did you know? Seahorses and pipefish snap and click as part of a courting ritual.
Follow the hilarious antics of Bernard (Robert Fridjhon) and his three fiance’s who all happen to be airhostesses in Boeing Boeing (Theatre on the Bay) directed by the award-winning Alan Swerdlow. Tickets from R110 Computicket.

6-13 May
Did you know? Lobsters, crabs and squid have blue blood. Feel like royalty by being entertained by the beautiful sounds of the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra’s autumn season, with two shows at the Cape Town City Hall. Tickets R60-R160 at Computicket. Visit for more information.

28 May
Did you know? Starfish have two stomachs. We only have one – so remember to sip water in-between tasting award winning wines at the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show public wine tastings. Wine lovers the opportunity to taste 90 different wines all achieving trophy, gold or silver medal status as judged at this year’s show held at the CTICC. Joburgers can head to Hilton Sandton for their share of tastings on 21 May. Tickets from R90 through Computicket.

14-16 May
Did you know? German propaganda artist Goethe could only write if there was a rotting apple in the drawer of his desk.
Lovers of the written word are cordially invited to attend The Franschhoek Literary Festival featuring a gathering of editors, publishers and writers including international bestselling French author Muriel Barbery, John Carlin (author behind what became the movie Invictus) and locally acclaimed authors such as Spud’s John van der Ruit, Wessell Ebersohn (the pioneer of SA thrillers) and many more. Visit for more info.

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