Cape Town’s annual city festival – an amibitious, month-long series of music, film and performing arts events across a staggeringly large number of venues – starts moving and shaking tonight, with its official launch at the Artscape Theatre.
- This Friday’s “Night Vision” is undoubtedly the highlight for visitors to the city. It’s a thumping party that takes place primarily on the upper half of Long Street (above Wale Street). The street will be closed to traffic from about 5 p.m., and will fill up with thousands of foot-going revellers, who will dance the night away. Entrance is free, music is loud, safety is a priority, and most Long Street shops stay open for the event way past their bedtimes.
- Long Street Map
- Night Vision homepage
Other SA Blog festival picks:
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- International Short Film Festival, 6-13 Mar at the V&A Waterfront‘s outdoor ampitheatre: schedule.
- Jou Ma Se Comedy, 15-18 and 22-25 March at the Manenberg Jazz Cafe, Clocktower District, V&A Waterfront. An unusual mix of the sacred (jazz) with the profane (Cape flats comedy), hosted by top local stand-up Kurt Schoonraad. Booking info.
- Waterfront Map – Bird’s Eye View | Waterfront Map – In City Context
Other Snap Guide Links:
- Festival website (somewhat unwieldy): Cape Town Festival
- Hip Hop Fest, 20 March, Cape Town City Hall (Darling Street). Just R20 to see the likes of Black Noise, Brasse Vannie Kaap, Godessa and more! More info.
- Opium: the Ultimate Operatic Experience, 12 & 19 March, Marimba’s at the CTICC. From the press release (no kidding): Come and enter into a vortex of Love, Revenge, Desire, Beauty, Passion, communicated through the music of Mozart, Puccini and Bach. Read more.