No plans for the long weekend yet? You’re sure to find something fun to do in our weekend diary
20th Century Masters: The human figure, the flagship exhibition of ‘The France – South Africa Seasons 2012 & 2013′ offers South African audiences an exciting opportunity to view works by several of France’s grand masters of the 20th century, including Manet, Renoir, Degas, Picasso and Matisse – as well as more contemporary French artists and a few other giants of the international art world, such as Francis Bacon.
Gallery hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm; Saturday, 9am-4pm.
Tel: 011 631 4467
Rosebank’s high profile Rooftop Market was established in 1993, transforming a grey parking area into what has become Gauteng’s foremost Sunday destination for shopping and entertainment.
Tel: 011 442 4488
The 16th South African Women’s Arts Festival (SAWAF) takes place at The Playhouse in Durban from 3 to 11 August 2012. Some of South Africa’s top female performers will be performing. This is a Durban event not to be missed.
Telephone: 031 369-9540
This market takes place every Saturday morning under the trees a stone’s throw away from Musgrave Centre. In-between shopping, there is a comprehensive tea garden with an array of brunch and tea time delights, as well as children’s activities and a playground.
From 9am – 2pm.
Cost: Free Entrance
The Sunday Shootout Cycle Race is set to take to the streets of Cape Town on every second Sunday of the month. The race will happen on Sunday, 12 August 2012. Participants get to choose their own ‘weapon’ and then compete against those in their class – if you’re not first, you’re last.
Time: 2.45pm – 4pm
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city, and cruise down to the Robertson Wine Valley for the 6th annual Robertson Slow Food and Wine Festival from Friday, 10 August to Sunday, 12 August 2012. With over 20 wineries and guest houses participating, the lavish affair is pulling out all the stops.
Time: 8.30 am – 9pm
Cost: Free – R1 600pp
Phone: +27 (0) 23 626 3167
Photos: capetownmagazine.com; safarinow.com