Experience the city’s culture in a memorable & engaging way

From Edinburgh to Mumbai, Cologne to Kampala, public arts festivals across the globe are a popular tourist attraction that allows visitors to experience the city’s culture in a memorable and engaging way. The Mother City’s streets, sidewalks and squares are transformed into stages and canvases as our very own Infecting the City presents local and international talent this weekend. More than just performance art, the city also boasts many top contemporary art galleries where you are sure to find a piece to add to you collection.

 

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Arts & Creatives Weekend HIGHLIGHTS

Whether you’re in Cape Town for an ordinary weekday or an extraordinary weekend, here’s a selection of our top experiences to suit all tastes and budgets. You can book directly, or get in touch with us to make it even easier.


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Infecting the City

FRI 11 MAR
Cape Town

The annual Infecting the City public arts festival takes place from Monday 7 March 2015 to Saturday 12 March 2015. This inventive arts festival takes art and performance out of the theatres and galleries and onto the city streets. From the deeply poignant, to the thought-provoking, humorous and curious, Infecting the City’s programme always promises to enthral and delight. Performances are free and the programme is structured along routes, which allow you to see a sequence of performances in various venues. You can start at the beginning of the route and dip in and out as you like.

Kalk Bay Meander & Lunch

ALL YEAR ROUND
Kalk Bay

Kalk Bay is an artists’ haven with many local creatives and artists calling this corner of the South Peninsula home. Little wonder then that this harbour town is a treasure trove of collectables. Take a 30-minute drive from Cape Town CBD along the M5 and Boyes Drive, then ditch the car and amble down Main Road. Here long-time antique traders such as Quagga Rare Books and Art, and Kalk Bay Trading Post rub shoulders with contemporary art galleries, fashion boutiques and design stores. Pop in at Artvark Gallery, ANPA Jewellery, Kalk Bay Quarter and more as you criss-cross the street en-route to the harbour. Here you can take a load off and tuck into the best fish and chips at the stalwart Kalky’s. On a beautiful autumn day we recommend you get take-aways and enjoy it on the jetty.

Art Route Tour

ALL YEAR ROUND
Various

Get the lowdown on Cape Town’s fine art scene with this intimate half-day art tour to the studios of Cape Town’s top artists. The tour kicks off at one of the city’s top galleries such as Stevenson or the Association for the Visual Arts depending on what’s on show. Then it is time for a studio visit where you will not only get to see where the art is made, but you’ll also discover the local art scene through the lens of the artist themselves. The route also takes in some sensational street art along the way. World-renowned street artists such as Faith47, Freddy Sam and DALeast have turned the walls of Woodstock in to a top open-air gallery. The Art Route Cape Town runs on a private basis for a maximum of seven people at a time.

Antique & art shopping

ALL YEAR ROUND
Cape Quarter

Unlike the traditional shopping mall experience the Cape Quarter offers well-heeled luxury seekers a boutique shopping experience. Here a carefully curated selection of shops, galleries and boutiques are co-located in, what used to be, three heritage buildings, in the historic De Waterkant district. Here you will find fine restaurants, inspired gifts, collectable art, flawless fashion and jewellery, rare antiques, and many more hidden gems.

Lunch at Culture Club

ALL YEAR ROUND
Bree Street

You can’t miss this bright cheddar yellow cafe on Bree Street where you can tuck into all things cultured. The Culture Club is a cheese, fermented foods and artisanal produce hothouse run by a cheesemaker originally from England. Word on the street is you should not miss the grilled cheese with aged cheddar, caramelised onions and walnuts. Other classic cheesy dishes on offer include croque monsieur and the raclette but you can also opt for a delicious salad or soup.

An evening at The Fugard

ALL YEAR ROUND
District Six

Cape Town has a diverse selection of performance venues from large theatres such as Artscape and The Baxter theatre to some of the smaller ones such as The Theatre of the Bay and The Little Theatre. Unique among them is The Fugard Theatre located in the historic Sacks Futeran building, with the renovated Congregational Church Hall in Caledon Street as its entrance. The intimate theatre, which bears the name of iconic South African playwright Athol Fugard, plays host to a range of shows from musicals and drama to film screenings and comedy shows. Make a night of it with pre-show dinner at a choice of restaurants in the CBD followed by a fantastic show at The Fugard.

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