Things to do this weekend in Cape Town (26 – 28 April)

Things to do this weekend in Cape Town: Boy Kills World

We’ve got the scoop on some of the best things to do this weekend in Cape Town. Whether you’re looking for activities for friends, family, a partner or if you’re flying solo – you’ll find some cool events to look forward to this weekend in the Mother City.

Things to do this weekend in Cape Town: Boy Kills World

Boy Kills World film opens in SA Theatres

This fever-dream of a film crosses genre boundaries, and simultaneously shocks and delights. Writer and director Moritz Mohr has created a head-spinning debut alongside the inimitable talents of famous horror producers Sam Raimi (The Grudge, Spider-Man, Umma, The Gift) and Roy Lee (The Ring, IT, Barbarian). In a sickeningly violent, dystopian world that’s also equally colourful and funny, a young man must become an instrument of death.

Cost: Various. Book through Ster Kinekor, Nu Metro or The Labia Theatre

When: Various showtimes
Where: Various branches of Ster Kinekor and Nu Metro cinemas, as well as The Labia Theatre, 68 Orange St, Gardens

Kuier@TheCastle

Kuier at the Castle Market

Kuier@TheCastle offers a multifaceted experience where various local artisanal products, food and drink, and entertainment are curated to cater to all the senses and promise a memorable day out for the whole family. Explore artisanal marvels, experience live demos, and much more for a chilled ‘Kuier’ (‘visit’ in Afrikaans) celebration of togetherness in the heart of Cape Town’s CBD.

Cost: R30 for adults, R15 for children and pensioners, and FREE entry for children under 7. Visitors have access to safe parking inside the Castle via the Darling Street entrance.

When: Saturday, 27 April, from 9am to 4pm
Where: Castle of Good Hope, Darling St & Buitenkant St, Cape Town

Things to do in Cape Town this weekend: Comic Con Cape Town

Comic Con Cape Town 

Comic Con Cape Town is the ultimate pop culture and gaming festival, offering 5 whole days of excitement, competitions, and geeky merchandise. This year, not only does it once again include the Cape Town International Animation Festival (CTIAF) but attendees can also look forward to some thrilling new additions like the horror-themed Monday, featuring terrifying escape rooms and scary movies, as well as The Mix and Mingle event, where you can connect with people who share your geeky interests. Our resident cosplayer, Chris Cuningham, outlines his highlights here.

Cost: R190 (Day Pass) | R550 (5-Day Pass) | Book via: Howler

Where: CTICC2
When: 27 April to 1 May 2024, 9am – 6pm

Things to do this weekend in Cape Town: PnP Food and Wine Festival

Pick n Pay Food and Wine Festival

Enjoy award-winning wines, delicious food and live music at this special event. The festival offers visitors the opportunity to sample wines from approximately 50 top wine estates, as well as a variety of Cap Classique and sparkling wines. The Pick n Pay Fresh Food Market will serve an assortment of dishes prepared with fresh ingredients such as fish and chips, fresh salads, sushi and indulgent cheese and charcuterie boards. Pick n Pay’s Burger and Pizza Trucks will also serve their popular dishes.

Cost: R275 (general access), R2850 (VIP). Tasting room session add-on: R100; PnP picnic bag add-on: R295. Book through Webtickets

When: Sat, 26 April – Sun, 27 April. Pick n Pay Wine Club Member Early Access: from 12pm (must purchase Early Access ticket); General Access: from 1pm. Event finishes 5pm
Where: Claremont Cricket Club, Constantia Sports Complex, Constantia Main Road, Constantia

Things to do this weekend in Cape Town: the Cape Orchid Society Autumn Show 2024

Cape Orchid Society Autumn Show

Flower fans, house plant parents, and garden enthusiasts are in for a treat with the annual Cape Orchid Society Autumn Show. This time around the event is taking place from Saturday 27 to Sunday 28 April, at the Ferndale Nursery in Constantia. This FREE event allows members of the public to come and enjoy superbly grown orchids, in larger-than-life displays. A vast variety of orchids and supplies will be for sale, and high-quality orchids will be up for grabs on a raffle for only R20 per ticket.

Cost: FREE entrance, no bookings necessary

When: Sat 27 April 9am to 4pm and Sun 28 April 9am – 3pm
Where: Ferndale Nursery, Brommersvlei Rd, Alphen, Constantia, Cape Town

Things to do this weekend in Cape Town: Weskus Bridal Expo

Weskus Bridal Expo

The very first of its kind in the West Coast, the Expo includes exhibitors/stands to view, bridal fashion show, food and drink stall, wine tasting (bubbly, gin & beer) & the popular Marina restaurant area (Cape Town Fish Market, Dockside Cafe, Kapstadt Brauhaus) all at the renowned Club Mykonos resort. The West Coast is a popular destination attracting tourists from all over South Africa. With its own distinctly beauty, it can provide a range of fabulous venues for both beach and country destination weddings and events.

Cost: R150 | Book through Webtickets

When: Sat 27 and Sun 28 April 9am – 5pm.
Where: Club Mykonos Resort, Athene Hall, Mykonos Access Rd, Langebaan

Things to do this weekend in Cape Town: Clyde Beech at Cape Town International Animation Festival
Artist Clyde Beech speaks at the Cape Town International Animation Festival

Cape Town International Animation Festival

The Cape Town International Animation Festival (CTIAF) stands as Africa’s premier animation festival, dedicated to inspiring and connecting animation students, enthusiasts and professionals from around the world. Prepare to hone your skills, get updates on industry trends, and dive deep into the vibrant world of animation. There’s also a lineup of captivating talks and workshops, ranging from an opportunity to hear Troy Quane (the director behind ‘Nimona’) to meeting the team behind ‘Twende’, to having a drawing session with local animator Jeani Varty. Read our guide to the various talks and workshops.

Cost: R850 (2 Day Access; CTIAF and Comic Con Cape Town). Book through Howler

Where: CTICC2
When: 27 & 28 April 2024, 8.30 am – 5.45 pm

Things to do this weekend in Cape Town: Oracle Bone Inscriptions - the precursor to Chines charaters - as depicted in art
Oracle Bone Inscriptions – the precursor to Chines characters – as depicted in the art project behind ‘ ‘Spirits on Turtle Shells and Cattle Bones: Oracle Bone Script Art Exhibition’

Oracle Bones Art Exhibition

In celebration of 2024 International Chinese Language Day, Groot Constantia’s Learning Centre presents the exhibition ‘Spirits on Turtle Shells and Cattle Bones: Oracle Bone Script Art’. Learn about fascinating oracle bone scripts and how they have inspired a massive collaborative project, resulting in a series of beautiful images. Ancient inscriptions on ‘oracle bones’ (pieces of ox bone and turtle shells used in divination rituals in ancient China) are considered the ancestors of Chinese characters, and those found so far date back over three thousand years. These inscriptions are arguably the lifeblood of esteemed traditional Chinese culture.

Cost: free entry

When: 19 April to 5 May 2024 | 10am to 5pm daily
Where: Learning Centre, Groot Constantia

Things to do this weekend in Cape Town: watch Grease at Lourensford Wine Estate with Galileo Open Air Cinema
Catch Grease at Lourensford Wine Estate with Galileo Open Air Cinema this Saturday

Galileo Open Air Cinema: Last Shows for the Season

Catch the last shows of the The Galileo Open Air Cinema season under the stars. These events create magical memories with great food, movie magic, entertainment and a fun social vibe in various beautiful open-air locations in and around Cape Town. Start the weekend early with a classic, Jumanji (1995), at Kirstenbosch Gardens on Thursday evening; sing along with Abba numbers in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again on Friday at Century City’s Central Park; or dance your way into Saturday evening with Grease at the exquisite Lourenford Wine Estate.

Cost: Various; R130 (students and pensioners) – R800 (VIP+ double ticket). Book via Webtickets.

When: Doors open at 6pm on weekdays, 5pm on Saturdays, movies starts after sunset
Where: Kirstenbosch Gardens (Thursday), Central Park, Century City (Friday); Lourensford Wine Estate (Saturday)

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