Jesters in the Park

We were invited to the opening night of Jesters in the Park Season 2 last night and verily it was a night of fun and laughter.

If you have never been to the Maynardville Open Air Theatre then you cannot miss out on this comedy show running for 2 more nights as part of the Maynardville Open-Air Festival.
[Image courtesy of Cape Town Comedy Club]

Jesters in the Park is produced by Cape Town Comedy Club and hosted by the wonderfully amazing Rob Van Vuuren and showcasing a brilliant line up of some of SA’s best comedians, Dylan SkewsPhil de Lange and Reagan Allen.  The setting among the trees under the starry skies is just wonderful and having the open-air gives that extra touch of unleashing the tension of everyday life, that’s besides of course the wonderful talents of the comedians.

[Images courtesy of Maynardville Open Air Theatre]

If you do not have your tickets yet then book here.

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Friday Feast Food Review | Osetra

We were invited to Osetra in Kalk Bay to have a menu sampling earlier this week.

Situated on the main road of the bustling fishing village, which has numerous antiques, collectibles and curio stores as well as a variety of places to eat.

Their tones of grey and minimalist decor with a modern chic twist adds a lovely vibe and setting with the harbour and beach just across the road.

First on the tasting menu was a variety of good tasty sushi and some salmon pops.

Edwill enjoyed the poke bowl with a Saronsberg 2017 Provenance Shiraz. They have an extensive wine list which is available for tasting, by the glass or bottle.

We then got a taste of the beef spring rolls, showing the variety of the menu as there is something  for everyone, including vegetarians too. img_20190116_192950

I think from the mains tasting menu they kept the best for last as the seared tuna with a sesame seed crust on a bed of pak choi and deep fried potato crisps was so delicious. I would go back just to have this.

The dessert options are the classics but oh so yummy, we got to taste a soft creamy and just the right amount of flavor creme brulee, vanilla ice cream with chocolate sauce and biscotti and the most delicious chocolate fondant. I got to taste a bite of the waffle with a  berry compote and think I need to have that the next time I go as my dessert with the seared tuna mains.

As Kalk Bay is well known as a shopping destination in the South Peninsula, the Osetra Shop offers a bespoke shopping experience with a fully licensed wine boutique, deli and retail shop so be sure to check it out before you head off after enjoying your meal.

Do leave us a comment if you have been and tell us about your experience and what you had from the menu and don’t forget to leave them a review on Facebook and give them a follow on Instagram and Twitter too.

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Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards 2018

The 53rd Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards was the highlight of theatre events hosted in Cape Town at the Baxter Theatre!

Reviewing 115 productions for the 2017 theatre year, the judges had some tough decisions to make to honor and celebrate the people of the theatre industry. It was really great to see the support and joy shared by everyone for each award category. The highlight for me was when Alvon Collison received the Lifetime Achievement award and him having the crowd in stitches and I’m sure quite a few tears too as was the case with me. Was really an emotional moment of which Edith Plaatjies had one too and it was really great that she could share it with us. 

Host for the evening Africa Melane did a sterling job and the entertainment throughout the evening was really extraordinary. Have a look at our Facebook page for a video as a little taste of the nights entertainment of which myself and Lady Morgana thoroughly enjoyed.


The winners of the 24 award categories are:

Award for most promising student
Luntu Masiza | AFDA

Best new South African script
What Remains by Nadia Davids

Best new director
Nico Scheepers

Best theatre production for children and young people
Jon Keevy for The Underground Library

Best performance by an ensemble
The cast of What Remains

Best performance in a revue, cabaret or one-person show
Gideon Lombard as Marnus in Die Reuk van Appels

Best performance by a supporting actor in a musical or music theatre show
Sanda Shandu as Lucky in King Kong

Best performance by a supporting actress in a musical or music theatre show
Isabella Jane as The Mistress in Evita

Best performance by a lead actor in a musical or music theatre show
David Dennis as Bernadette in Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Best performance by a lead actress in a musical or music theatre show
Edith Plaatjies as Joyce in King Kong

Best lighting design
Wilhelm Disbergen for What Remains

Best set design
Greg King for Suddenly the Storm

Best costume design
Leigh Bishop and Lieze van Tonder for Twelfth Night

Best sound design, original music composition or original score
Charl-Johan Lingenfelder for Original Music Composition (additional) for King Kong

Best performance in an opera – male
Lukhanyo Moyake as The Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto

Best performance in an opera – female
Johanni van Oostrum as Senta in Der Fliegende Holländer

Award for innovation in theatre
Imbewu Trust and Kunste Onbeperk

Lifetime achievement award
Alvon Collison

Best performance by a supporting actor in a play
Mark Elderkin as Malvolio in Twelfth Night

Best performance by a supporting actress in a play
Robyn Scott as Elizabeth I, Ensemble in Shakespeare in Love

Best performance by a lead actress in a play
Faniswa Yisa as The Archeologist in What Remains

Best performance by a lead actor in a play
Craig Morris as Tartuffe/Madame Pernelle in Tartuffe

Best director
Jay Pather for What Remains

Best production
Marat/Sade – The Baxter Theatre (Nicolette Moses)

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What’s On Wednesday 15 – 21 FEB 17

We have come to realise actually choosing one event a day and only giving options for the next seven days is not nearly enough and or gives enough time to make decisions of what to consider going to. We would like to look at how we can share more and provide additional options for you to choose from and will hopefully with the next What’s On Wednesday installment make this available to you.

This week we continue to give you some options of which we identified for the next seven days. Have fun and enjoy as many as you can or want.

Wednesday 15 February 2017
Classical Music with Morning Melodies: A Kiss From A Rose at Baxter Theatre
[Image courtesy of Baxter Theatre]

Thursday 16 February 2017
Rigoletto | Verdi’s dark melodrama by Cape Town Opera is on at Artscape Theatre Centre.
[Image courtesy of Cape Town Opera]

Friday 17 February 2017 
Madness : Songs of Hope and Despair bringing mental illness and psychotic experiences into the spotlight at Baxter Theatre
[Image courtesy of Baxter Theatre]

Saturday 18 February 2017
Rent comes back to Artscape for a 20th Anniversary production.
[Picture courtesy of Artscape]

Sunday 19 February 2017
Beer Pong Sundays at Dizzys Camps Bay is so exciting and fun and has become quite popular and they will be launching a competition soon. Be sure to check out their online platforms and consider entering if you love beer. They use Stellenbrau beer and the tables are sponsored by them too.
[Image courtesy of Dizzys Camps Bay]

Monday 20 February 2017
Pieter Toerien Productions presents JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT at Theatre on the Bay.
[Image Courtesy of Pieter Toerien Productions]

Tuesday 21 February 2017
Christopher Moller Gallery has  a current exhibition by Lou Ros
[Image courtesy of Christopher Moller Gallery]

We look forward to hearing your feedback about which events you were at and your experience. You can post these on our Cape Tourism Connect Facebook Page.

There are some previous What’s On Wednesday Blogs, find the links herewith, as these have some events that are still on; should you wish to get more options than this current blog.

What’s On Wednesday 8 – 14 FEB 17
What’s On Wednesdays 1-7 Feb 17
What’s On Wednesdays 25- 31 Jan 17
What’s On Wednesdays 18 – 24 Jan 2017
What’s On Wednesdays In Cape Town

Have fun, enjoy the moments and make memories and let us and your friends know, sharing is caring.

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What’s On Wednesdays 1-7 Feb 17

This installment of What’s On Wednesdays has everything from The Cape Philharmonic Orchestra’s 11th Summer Music Festival to comedy, because we all need to laugh as much as we can, as well some ballet and art exhibitions too.

Wednesday 1 February 2017
We can all do with some midweek laughter and a popular comedian of South Africa, Marc Lottering’s show at Baxter Theatre, Hashtag Lottering sure will have you laughing your way through the rest of the week.
[Image courtesy of Baxter Theatre]

Thursday 2 February 2017
Cape Philharmonic Orchestra’s 11th Summer Music Festival for their Summer Symphony Season brings us MacGregor meets Shostakovich
[Image courtesy of Cape Philharmonic Orchestra]

Friday 3 February 2017
Ash and Brad Seattle in Big Boys The Third at Kalk Bay Theatre will sure have you laughing and wanting to dance along to their upbeat routines.
[Image courtesy of Kalk Bay Theatre]

Saturday 4 February 2017
Cafe Roux Sessions Noordhoek will have 3 Tons of Fun bringing their diva and amazing voices to have a great and fun party.
[Image courtesy of Cafe Roux]

Sunday 5 February 2017
Romeo and Juliet Ballet at Maynardville Open Air Theatre this classic play by Shakespeare will take you on a journey with new choreography by Robin van Wyk.
[Image courtesy of Wynberg Improvement District]

Monday 6 February 2017
Chavonnes Battery Museum‘s international photography exhibition 1%: Privilege in a Time of Global Inequality; looks at the the other end of inequality and focus on wealth instead of poverty. This is it’s 55th exhibition location world wide.
[Image courtesy of 1%: Privilege in a Time of Global Inequality]

Tuesday 7 February 2017
Complicit Geographies at Eclectica Contemporary is an exhibition of our engagement and interaction of resources extracted from earth.
[Image courtesy of Eclectica Contemporary]

We hope this selection of events in Cape Town has helped you to find options to get out there and experience our diverse culture and heritage on offer. You can also have a look at some of our previous What’s On Wednesdays editions for some events that are still running.
What’s On Wednesdays 25- 31 Jan 17
What’s On Wednesdays 18 – 24 Jan 2017
What’s On Wednesdays In Cape Town

Please do check out our page Cape Tourism Connect on Facebook and share with us your experiences of these events.

Till next time, have fun, enjoy the events and be safe.

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