Here's our top 4 events happening this weekend in Johannesburg and Cape Town:
1. European Film Festival
Don’t miss The European Film Festival, back for the fourth time, at Cinema Nouveau theatres in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Pretoria and Durban. The film lineup represents 12 countries, including Ireland and Croatia for the first time. Each film reflects the skills and explores the world of filmmakers not limited by national borders. The European Film Festival is coordinated by the Goethe-Institut South Africa, hosted by Ster-Kinekor Cinema Nouveau, and organised in partnership with the Delegation of the European Union to South Africa and 12 other European cultural agencies or embassies in South Africa.
When: 5 May to 14 May
Where: Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town and Durban simultaneously. Johannesburg – Cinema Nouveau Rosebank Mall; Pretoria – Cinema Nouveau Brooklyn; Cape Town – Cinema Nouveau V&A Waterfront; Durban – Cinema Nouveau Gateway Mall.
The Linden Market is back celebrating the autumn vibes, with live performances by local talent, the best South African makers, artisans and designers, delicious food, craft beer, wine and a #bubblybarinthepark. On Saturday 6 May 2017, the Emmarentia Botanical Gardens will be transformed into a home-grown #marketinthepark. Bringing you the best in vintage upcycled fashion and furniture, antiques and jewellery and with loads of activities and entertainment for the kids, it’s the perfect day out for family and friends to celebrate the season.
When: 9:00am on 6 May. The #yogainthepark will start before the market opens at 8:00 am.
Where: 45 Thomas Bowler Street, Emmarentia, Johannesburg
Cost: R20 upon entry
3. Autumn Market & Fun Day
Autumn is here and it’s time to embrace it with great food, plenty of entertainment and a collection of interesting items. If this sounds like just the the thing to warm you up on a chilly Sunday afternoon, then head to the Autumn Market & Fun Day.
When: 7 May 2017 from 09:00 to 16:00.
Where: Brandwag Supporter Grounds, 49 Aerodrome Drive, Northmead, Benoni, Johannesburg
For all things pritti, make sure you don’t miss out on the Pritti Festival, taking place at the Idlewild Country Estate in Pretoria. This is a festival that is dedicated to showcasing everything that’s pritti awesome! Not only can you expect all that is incredible, you’ll also enjoy a fun day out with the whole family. Shop ’til you drop at a market that’s jam-packed with local products and enjoy plenty of entertainment for both young and old, as well as lots of delicious food, drinks and so much more.
When: 6 May to 7 May from 10:00.
Where: Idlewild Country Estate, Moonlight Road, Olifantsfontein, Pretoria.
Cost: R30 per person online at Webtickets and R40 per person at the gate.
From welcoming olive trees amass with ripened fruit to overflowing barrels of world renowned Swartland wine, this valley is clearly one of abundance. The rich Autumn hues of the Swartland are unabashedly reflected in the colours of the Extra Virgin Olive Oils and wine. Taste unique olive oils and preserves, delectable wines, craft beer on tap and all the valley has to offer, at one of the most popular and exciting festivals on the Western Cape calendar. Each venue has its own unique flavour and you’ll be spoilt for choice as where to go next.
When: 6 and 7 May
Where: Riebeek Valley, Western Cape
Cost: R80 including a welcoming glass of wine
2. Falke Trail Run at Peter Falke Estate
Peter Falke Wines is hosting their annual trail run at their stunning Stellenbosch estate. The vineyard boasts beautiful views of the Helderberg mountain range and fantastic wines. Who needs more motivation to run than wine at the finish line?
When: 7 May from 07:45 to 12:00
Where: Peter Falke Winery, Annandale Road | Stellenbosch
Cost:R110 - R130. Register on the day or go to dirtopia.co.za.
3. Paint & Sip
Paint & Sip is a fun and unique way to uncork your creativity as an experienced local artist takes you step by step through the process of unleashing your inner artist in order to recreate a masterpiece. All proceeds go towards funding Call 2 Care Volunteer Organization’s (NPO) Service You get a canvas, paint, brushes, a delicious light meal and of course, a glass of wine to sip on while our featured artist takes you through recreating a featured painting.
When: Sunday 7 May at 14:00
Where: D’Aria, Durbanville, Cape Town.
Cost: R340 per person.
The accident prone, inept Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society receives an unexpected financial legacy. When they attempt to put on a complicated 1920’s murder mystery play, everything that could possibly go wrong, does, and audiences find the resulting chaos so funny that the entire theatre ends up in complete, total, happy disarray, night after night. Directed by Comedian Alan Comittie.
Time: Monday 19.30, Tuesday to Friday 20:00, Sat 16:00 and 20:00
Venue: Theatre on the Bay, Link Rd, Camps Bay, Cape Town
Cost: R100 – R250