Things to do this weekend – 23 to 25 August 2019

This weekend sees the biggest art exhibition in Africa held in over a decade, the first-lady of SA blues/rock Andra makes her debut at Balboa Balcony Bar, learn how to swing dance in just a day and sweat off the winter rust at the Riebeek MTB and Trail Run.

Through the grapevine

SA’s finest wines are about to go under the hammer at Strauss & Co’s first Cape Town Fine Wine Auction on 14 September, we caught up with wine authority Higgo Jacobs on the vinous path ahead for his ground-breaking joint venture.

The most expensive burger in town

Make a date with a cause that’s great. The Most Expensive Burger in Town is back – bigger and better – with delicious food, fine wine and a fun auction in aid of Stellenbosch-based NGO Community Keepers.

Quoin Rock’s Gate Restaurant garners international praise

Gåte restaurant’s exceptional gourmet cuisine has been affirmed by triumphant wins at the World Luxury Restaurant Awards, being declared the 2019 Global Restaurant of the Year Overall Winner, as well as the 2019 Haute Cuisine Global Winner.

The language of music

Paul Roos old boy and piano “wunderkind”, who recently ended top of his class in his final year at the Royal College of Music in London, pianist Roelof Temmingh is still a Stellenbosch boy at heart. MARGUERITE VAN WYK caught up with him recently during his final year of studies.

Interschools: Bloemhof vs Oranje

The 23rd Inter-schools between Hoër Meisieskool Bloemhof and Meisieskool Oranje will take place at Bloemhof this weekend. In addition to the girls of these two schools meeting on the hockey field and netball court, there will also be debates, chess and, for the first time, volleyball will be played this year.

The Chaos Theory

Dutch trend forecaster Jan Agelink will visit Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Durban & Johannesburg to present a special Summer edition of his trend presentation ‘The Chaos Theory’.

The landmarks of an iconic career

Titled Why Should I Hesitate, Zeitz MOCAA and Norval Foundation will be hosting a series of exhibitions that cover over 40 years of artistic production in drawing, stop-frame animation, video, prints, sculpture, tapestry, and large-scale installation.

Raising the bar

There’s a new wine bar in the Eikestad and it’s the talk of the town. Beyerskloof, of Pinotage fame, has hit the streets of Stellenbosch (Ryneveld Street, to be precise) and it’s receiving a warm welcome.

The creativity is infectious

The Cape Town Creative Academy offers design students a broad and solid base from which to spread their creative wings.

Where magic happens

After some time out of the limelight, Blaauwklippen Vineyards has taken to centre stage again, making a mesmerising journey out of any celebration. MARANA BRAND shares some of the magic.

PRG vs Grey: The big weekend

The excitement in Paul Roos classrooms and on the school grounds is palpable: Grey College is heading to Stellenbosch.

A maiden launch to remember

We attended the launch of founder Ilse van der Merwe’s first cookbook at Overgaauw Wine Estate where we found great company, amazing food and one of the best goodie bags ever.

A sophisticated affair

The annual Radio Helderberg Women’s event was held in the Camphor Ballroom at Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa on Wednesday 31 July and guests were left delighted by the evening’s offerings.

The continued case for equities

The underwhelming performance of the South African equity market over the past few years has led to jittery investors questioning whether they should remain invested in shares at all.