- Published on Wednesday, 09 May 2012 14:05
- Written by Alexandra Nagel
Let Varsity assist you in kicking back and relaxing this weekend as exams draw nearer.
As exams eagerly creep around the corner, our stress levels seem to reach heights we did not know existed. After this week, with assignments flying into tutors' pigeon holes around campus, maybe a little recreation is what's needed.
With the weekend stretching ahead, a road trip to Hermanus’ White Wine Festival would be a great start! A variety of brand new white wines will be on show for you to come and sample. The event is from 1pm until 8pm and entrance is absolutely free.
Since it is Africa Mont at UCT, why not involved in the celebration if our beautifully diverse continent? UCT Hiddingh Campus will be hosting the Gipca’s Exuberance Project for all Africans interested in supporting our local talents. An array of exhibitions, panel discussions, and screenings on African contemporary arts will be on display. For more information, please visit www.gipca.uct.ac.za.
If you would like to celebrate Africa’s local talent in the world of music, then come and dance your feet off to Peachy Keen’s first single “Backseat Bingo” at Mercury Live. This Cape Town band has received support from other local talents like The Normadic Orchestra and Rambling Bones. The party starts at 9pm for only R40.
The Cape Town Stormers are back on their home ground this Saturday to host the Bloemfontein Cheetahs. All fans are expected to report to the Newlands Stadium to support their home team to witness this Super 15 clash. Kick-off is estimated to be at 7.10pm.
The Baxter Theatre will be showcasing some of Cape Town’s best Marimba bands tonight at the Cape Town Marimba Festival. The night will end off with a grand finale of all the marimba bands performing in unison. The concert begins at 7.45pm and tickets cost R80.
Mother’s Day is upon us so let’s not forget to remind our mothers how important they are to us. Laborie Wine Farm in Paarl will be hosting a Lazy Day Market which will be hosting Cecil Skotnes exhibiting her artworks as well as Matthew Gordon providing helpful cooking tips in his demonstration. All lucky moms get a free glass of champagne at the door. The market opens at 9am.
For all you literary geniuses, Franschhoek will be holding its annual Literary Festival this Sunday for the entire day. Workshops on African literature and writing will be hosted by a number of local authors and journalists such as Pieter-Dirk Uys, Gareth Cliff, Zapiro, and Deon Meyer. Featured topics will include that of scientific controversy and the role of politics and poetry. Entrance will only cost R60.
In the mood for spectacular food? Why not eat for a good cause at the Annual Table of Peace and Unity event? Some of South Africa’s leading chefs will be preparing fantastic meals for you to try out! A variety of performances will be taking place from artists such as PJ Powers and Danny K as well as from the Gugulethu Tenors and Sterling EQ. The event will be taking place at Table Mountain on Contour Road from 12pm-4pm. The entrance fee is R400.
To end the weekend off with some classical opera is the way to go. The Bel Conto Gala concert is proud to present Sally Silver, a South African soprano, and Violina Anguelov, a mezzo soprano, who will be accompanied by the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra. A stunning performance directed by Chrisitne Crouse and conducted by Jeremy Silver, pieces from Rossini, Donizetti, and Bellini will be performed. The concert is being held at the Artscape Opera House at 7.30pm.