FESTIVALS AND MARKETS
The Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds and South African National Parks host the annual Penguin Festival at Boulders Beach, Simon’s Town from 10am to 4pm today. The festival opens with the release of African penguins at 10am from Seaforth Beach. The event offers live music, kids’ games, edutainment and various exhibitions. General admission is free and it costs R100 for an all-access pass to the kids’ games. Kids under 2 enter free. See www.sanccob. co.za.
Wellington Wines celebrate International Pinotage Day today . The day promises activities for young and old at the Bovlei tasting venue in Bainskloof Road, Wellington from 8am to 2pm. Tickets are R150 on www.quicket.co.za. See www.wellingtonwines.com.
The Guide-Dog Association South Africa’s gala dinner takes place at Kelvin Grove next Saturday. The line-up for the evening includes special guest Premier Helen Zille, entertainment from guide dog owners Michelle Botha and Jacques Coetzee, Danilo Acquisto of SABC 3 as master of ceremonies and Paralympian swimmer and guide dog owner, Hendri Herbst as keynote speaker. Email TeaganS@guidedog.org.za or call 021 674 7395.
The Rainbow Puppet Theatre, Constantia Waldorf School, Spaanschemat River Road, presents Snow White and Rose Red every Saturday in October at 10am and 11.15am. Tickets R25 at the door. Call 021 7832063.
Visit the Petting Zoo at the V&A Waterfront from 10am to 5pm, until tomorrow. Situated near the Kids Ahoy Playground, children of all ages can cuddle up to their favourite furry friends. R25 per person. Call 021 408 7600.
Explore your life at the first in the Woman Zone series of creative writing workshops for beginners. Facilitated by acclaimed writer and performer Malika Ndlovu, Writing Self takes place from 2pm to 4pm next Saturday at the Woman Zone Library Hub, Ground Floor, Artscape. Spaces are limited to 12 participants so booking is essential. Cost R200. Book on email@example.com.
Sui Generis perform jazz standards, Latin, folk, and funk at The Crypt, Wale Street from 8pm to 11pm tonight. Cover charge R85. Book on 079 683 4658 (WhatsApp or SMS) or email info@ thecryptjazz.co.za.
Poetry of the Air, featuring William Berger, acclaimed baritone, with pianist Albert Combrink, cellist Ariella Caira and singers from the Cape Town Opera School, perform well-known operas and songs from musical shows at Hugo Lambrechts Auditorium, Parow at 6pm tomorrow. Tickets R150. Email events@ link2grow.co.za.
Jono Simons, a folk rock band based in Cape Town, launch an album at Café Roux, Noordhoek at 8.30pm on Wednesday. Tickets R80. Book on 021 789 2538 or www.webtickets.co.za.
Dana Alexander, Dalin Oliver, Tracy Klass and Kenwyn Davids entertain at Cape Town Comedy Club, V&A Waterfront tonight. Doors open at 6pm and the show starts at 8.30pm. Book at Computicket or any Shoprite/Checkers outlet. Call 021 418 8880 or 079 495 3989.
The 2016 Baxter Dance Festival opens with the 40th anniversary revival of Alfred Hinkel’s acclaimed Bolero and John Linden’s Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking in a programme that showcases 65 works over 10 days. The festival is at the Baxter Theatre until next Saturday. Tickets available at Computicket.
The Square Set, a group from the 1960s revive the music of their time in a show titled The Square Set Revival Show at the Rockwell Theatre, Green Point next Saturday at 8pm. Book on www.quicket. co.za.