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Open Design Festival Cape Town

Discover how design can transform lives at this creative fiesta’s line-up of parties, talks, exhibitions, pop-up shops and more

Creatives are drawn to the Mother City like moths to a flame, not least of all because of the Open Design Festival Cape Town, which is set to take over the Mother City for 13 solid days from Sunday, 13 to Friday, 25 August 2017. The event invites innovators, educators, entrepreneurs and ordinary citizens to unite in their universal appreciation of design.

Cape Town City Hall will be the base of the festival. Various venues around the Mother City will also play host to a number of different pop-up shops, open days, workshops and more. The main events – dialogues, dynamic exhibitions and films – will be taking place in the second week. The venues of some of the events are yet to be confirmed. Expect to hear talks by loads of local talent, and take part in forums with them. Some of these include presentations by architect Prof Andre van Graan, who will lead you on a building tour around Cape Town’s city centre and show you examples of outstanding architecture moderne. Game designer Abigail “Tenshimon” Kwan will share her experiences of being a woman in an industry dominated by men.

The multidisciplinary city-wide affair also aims to provide an educational, informative and inclusive platform that designers can use to illustrate the significance and relevance of their work, as well as to share their experiences and build relationships.

This all-inclusive festival aims to get people from all walks of life involved and talking about design in the Mother City. So make space in your calendar for at least one of the festival’s events and get inspired (you’ll have 13 days to choose from). With talks, workshops, exhibitions, parties, conferences, educational programmes, competitions, movies, public activations, design tours, open studios and galleries, and much more, your design addiction is sure to be satisfied. For more information on the programme, tours and special events, visit Opendesignct.com.

TICKETS FOR THE 2017 OPEN DESIGN FESTIVAL CAPE TOWN

The festival programme is a mix of free and ticketed events, all independently priced. For more information visit Opendesignct.com where you can check out all the individual events, or feel free to send an email to info@opendesignct.com.

Cape Town is loaded with creative design talent – but did you know there’s also an outstand art scene? Here’s some art galleries in the Mother City that you should take a look at!

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Cape Town Events Calendar
August 2017
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Der F Hollander - 6Der Fliegende Holländer Docks in Cape Town for Four Nights Only

Matthew Wild’s new production, Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman, is all set to make waves this August!

Ajax-Cape-Town-Soccer-Club-Cape-Town.jpgABSA PSL: Ajax Cape Town vs Golden Arrows

The Urban Warriors welcome Abafana Bes'thende to the Mother City

Ceres Rail Company train double header West Coast Flower Trip with Ceres Rail Company

All aboard the Ceres express! Get some fresh Ceres Valley air and see the famous flowers of the West Coast on a luxury steam train journey and an all-inclusive weekend in Graafwater

DVS1 DJ at TOYTOYTOY TOY x Knowledge featuring international DJ DVS1

Get a taste of the underground music scene as you witness a world-famous deck master playing right here in Cape Town

Plant Tempting Tuesday 7Live Music Saturdays at Plant

Mix a little music with your healthy meal

King Kong - 4The Legendary SA Musical, King Kong, is Back!

Celebrate the comeback of this historic musical! Watch VIDEO footage of the original King Kong Musical

Winter Life - 3Winter Life Group Exhibition

Head out to Kommetjie for a touch of local artistry!

Sam Linsell at Ginger and Lime - 1In the Kitchen with Sam Linsell at Ginger and Lime

Let Sam Linsell, author of Sweet, guide you towards culinary goddess status

SARDA Annual Antique Fair in Constantia 2017SARDA Annual Antiques Fair

Browse for custom collectables, furniture and vintage jewellery at this fundraising event in Constantia

Fallen Angels Pet Rescue Farm Run - 1Fast and Flat Farm Run with Fallen Angels

Cardio and charity go oh so well together!

Comedy and Brunch - 1Comedy and Brunch at NOMAD Bistro and Bar

Have a bite to eat with a big side portion of chuckles

Most Meaningful Tea - 2Things to Do on Women's Day in Cape Town

Celebrate and commemorate all the fearless women in your life with our pick of fabulous things to do in the Mother City!

Bertus Basson at Spice Route - 2Cooking Methods with Bertus Basson

Learn from a true culinary master...

Best Exotic Marigold Weekend 2017 Indian spicesExotic Marigold Weekend of Indian Cooking in Green Point

Get a taste of the beloved film come to life as you go on an exotic culinary journey and learn to whip up Bombay-inspired cuisine, with a flavour of Indian lifestyle thrown into the mix.

Pinocchio - 1Pinocchio at The Playhouse Theatre in Somerset West

Enjoy this fairy-tale classic with a twist!

We Cannot Be Silent Exhibition launch 2017Exhibition: We Cannot Be Silent at the Castle of Good Hope

A dynamic multimedia exhibition seeks to challenge ideas around gender violence in Cape Town. We Cannot Be Silent – it’s time to take action.

The Wild FigSaturday Live Music at The Wild Fig

Unwind after a stressful week!

Open Design Festival 2017 3Open Design Festival Cape Town

Discover how design can transform lives at this creative fiesta’s line-up of parties, talks, exhibitions, pop-up shops and more

Mystery of Irma Vep - 6The Mystery of Irma Vep

A pop-culture spoof of two of the most loved series on TV!

aFREAKaaFREAKa Clothing Kids Onesies

Treat your little ones to a fun and trendy top quality animal or INYE onesie

MAReSOLMAReSOL’s Mouth-Watering Winter Menu

This authentically Portuguese restaurant brings the heat this winter

Battlefield Live SA Laser Tag Children's Events Cape TownKids’ Party Special with Battlefield Live SA Laser Tag

Treat your little one to the ultimate military-style birthday bash and save R500

parkhouseWinter Savings at The Parkhouse Hotel

Enjoy the best winter comforts at the fraction of the cost

kiff kombi toursCraft Beer Safari with Kiff Kombi Tours

Get a 15% discount on a Kiff Kombi Craft Beer Safari Tour when booking for five people or more

The Backyard Grill Lounge RibsBBQ Ribs Special at The Backyard Grill Lounge

Savour succulent, sticky ribs for just R150 per kilogram on Wed, Sat and Sun

Kaapse Stories at The Rockwell Theatre“Kaapse Stories” at The Rockwell Dinner Theatre

Supper and Stage make for a delectable evening’s entertainment

Villains Ale House Logo 2DJ nights at Villain’s Ale House

Kick start your weekend with DJ nights every Thursday, Friday and Saturday

The Queen and PeasantThe Queen and Peasant Weekend Meet and Greets

Treat yourself to a tasting of fine wines, beers and spirits this weekend

Wild Fig Outdoor Restaurant Dining The Wild Fig Restaurant’s Alfresco Saturday Lunch

Enjoy long, lazy weekend lunches outdoors at this historic Cape Town eatery

Glowing Rooms 3Glowing Rooms SA offers a special opening price!

Pay a special rate for entrance into SA’s first 3D space-themed glow-in-the-dark mini-golf adventure

Orphanage-cocktail-emporium-bottles#TANZMUSIK DJ Nights at Orphanage Cocktail Emporium

Smooth sounds and even smoother drinks punctuate Saturday nights at this whimsical bar

Camissa Eco TourThe Eco-friendly Train Township Tour Saturday Special

Grow more than just your cultural quotient on this interactive excursion to the Langa community

HintHuntHave a Happy Birthday at HintHunt

Trade table dancing and bottle service for a birthday you’re sure to remember

WetterReise TippsGarden RouteMein Kapstadt

Entdecke aufregende Abenteuer in der Mother City - jedesmal neu - jedesmal anders. Gib uns ein Daumen hoch?