From a Sunday spent sipping Prosecco in a magestic garden to all-new art exhibitions, these are our favourite events happening around the country this month.
winter pop-up market
WHEN Saturday 1 July, 9am-3pm
WHERE The Bello Studio, Old Biscuit Mill, 373-375 Albert Road, Cape Town
WHAT Warm up this winter at the Old Biscuit Mill with a pop-up market that brings Cape Town’s finest food, fashion, art and design together under one roof. Visit the Facebook event page for more details.
WHEN Tuesday 4 July, 6-9pm
WHERE 61 Harrington Street, Cape Town
WHAT If you’re in need of some creative inspiration, the next PechaKucha Night in Cape Town is not to be missed. Hear six minute-long presentations from passionate, innovative people who are excelling in their fields. Seating is limited, so book your spot via Quicket. Find more information, here.
the bystanders by claudette schreuders
WHEN Thursday 6 July, 6-8pm
WHERE Stevenson gallery, 72 Juta Street, Johannesburg
WHAT Stevenson Johannesburg will be presenting a solo exhibition by sculptor Claudette Schreuders titled The Bystanders that will debut as part of First Thursdays. The show includes new works and drawings as well as a retrospective of all of the artist’s lithographs spanning 2003 to 2017. Read more about the exhibition here.
WHEN Thursday 6 July, 5-9pm
WHERE Station Drive precinct, Durban
WHAT Jam-packed with creative goodness, Durban’s Station Drive will come alive during First Thursdays. With five art exhibitions, live musicians, street art, artisan food and plenty of late night retail, there’ll be plenty to do and see. Visit the Facebook event page for more details.
states of emergence
WHEN Saturday 8 July-19 August, 10am-2pm
WHERE Whatiftheworld gallery, Trumpet, 19 Keyes Avenue, Johannesburg
WHAT Whatiftheworld’s Johannesburg space will be showcasing States of Emergence, an exhibition of new pieces by sculptor and installation artist Michele Mathison. Inspired by Zimbabwe’s rich history of stone sculpture, Mathison focused on earth formations and the impact of human economic activity on the terrestrial landscape for this collection of work. Go here to read more.
unsung art exhibition
WHEN Thursday 13 July, 6-9pm
WHERE The Drawing Room, 87 Station Road, Observatory, Cape Town
WHAT Unsung Art will be presenting a selection of works from their online store at The Drawing Room café and gallery this month. Titled I Drifted Off for a Moment, the exhibition will comprise once-off originals ranging from intricate embroidered fabric to small ink drawings and larger pencil sketches. Alicia McFadzean, Fanie Buys and Tasneem Kamies are just some of the artists who will be on show. Find more information, here.
WHEN Thursday 18 to Saturday 22 July, from 6.30pm
WHERE Fairmont Zimbali Lodge and Resort, Fairmont Estate, Durban
WHAT If the idea of a six-course dinner prepared by chefs Nic van Wyk and Westley Muller sounds like your idea of a night well spent, head to the pop-up restaurant at Fairmont Zimbali Lodge and Resort. The cost is R550 per person and includes wine pairing with Haute Cabrière wines. With only 40 seats available per night, booking is essential, so email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 032-538-5000 to make yours.
soetes & soup festival
WHEN 21-23 July, from 9am
WHERE Various wineries in Rawsonville, Slanghoek Valley, Goudini Valley and Breede River Valley
WHAT This lively winter festival serves up steaming mugs of hearty, homemade soup accompanied by a selection of the Breedekloof Valley’s finest red and dessert wines. For R150 per person, tickets include a tasting glass, a soup mug and a coupon booklet, and can be purchased via webtickets.co.za. Visit breedekloof.com for more information.
WHEN Sunday 23 July, 10am-4pm
WHERE Shepstone Gardens, 8 Hope Road, Johannesburg
WHAT Back by popular demand, the magnificent Shepstone Gardens is once again giving guests the opportunity to bask in its splendour while sipping on unlimited Prosecco, craft gin and tonics and beer. Pack a picnic basket with your favourite treats and invite your friends and family to a lovely day out. It’s pre-booking only and spaces are limited, so contact email@example.com.
WHEN Thursday 29 July, 11am-1pm
WHERE Big Easy Durban, 12-14 Walnut Road, Durban
WHAT Join Andrew Rall from Distillery 031 for a cocktail masterclass to learn all about using craft spirits with a distinctly Durban flavour. You’ll be shown how to create your own cocktails, which you can sip on while enjoying a Big Easy Burger once the class is finished. Tickets are R150 per person. Visit the Facebook event page for more information.