The gigs you need to get to: Western Cape
» Adderley Street Night Market
When: December 17-30 2012
Where: Adderley Street, Cape Town
Don’t miss the annual “switching on” of the festive Adderley Street Christmas lights and the vibrant night market that goes with it.
With more than 180 stalls selling local crafts, food, jewellery, clothes, and plenty of home and garden accessories, your last-minute Christmas shopping will be a breeze.
Be entertained by local musicians on a number of stages around Adderley Street.
An additional Kiddies Corner will feature face painters, magicians, balloon benders and trapeze artists. From 7pm until midnight.
» Submerged Sundays
Where: St Yves – Camps Bay
Cost: R100 at the door
You really haven’t lived until you’ve danced your way to oblivion at Goldfish’s popular summer event. This event runs for 12 Sundays every festive season.
Party-goers get to wild out to the sounds of this award-winning duo. Goldfish’s set starts at 8pm with special DJs invited each week to keep the fun alive.
» The Parlotones Live
Where: Fancourt, George
Cost: R165 at Computicket
Catch The Parlotones this summer as they bid farewell to South African shores before heading off on their new adventure in Los Angeles.
The tour started in November and will visit all the holiday hotspots, as well as several smaller towns where the band has not performed for many years.
The show starts at 3.30pm. Contact Fancourt on 044 804 0432 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
» Awake Party
When: Today at 2pm
Where: Penthouse on Long, Cape Town. Afterparty at Chukkachurri from 10pm till 4am
Cost: R80 on Webtickets.co.za or R100 at the door
This underground music event series takes place in South Africa, the US and the Netherlands, based on the idea that we are all one and connected in some way.
The exclusive day party for only 150 people starts at 2pm, followed by an official afterparty at Chukkachurri.
The day will be filled with sun, music, drinks and entertainment.
Party-goers can expect deep house, techno, minimal techno and techno house from DJs Diggin 4 Dodge, Floyd Lavine, Vanessa Holliday, Ian Skene, and Ross Winters.
» Prime Circle summer tour
Where: Kirstenbosch, Cape Town
Cost: Tickets are R110 (adults) and
R80 (kids) on Webtickets.co.za
Prime Circle are touring the country this month following the release of Evidence, their fifth album.
With 15 gigs, 12 towns and four provinces to get through, the band will treat fans to their old and new hits.
Other dates include December 27 at The Ruins in St Francis Bay, December 28 at Flamingo Club in Langebaan, December 29 at Fancourt in George and December 30 at The Bushpig Events Bar in Kei Mouth.
For more information, visit Primecircle.co.za.
» Marc Lottering:
I Don’t Work
Where: Baxter Concert Hall – Cape Town
Cost: R80-R150 per person at Computicket
Tickle your funny bone with Marc Lottering at his new show, featuring fresh material in which
he expresses his unique views on a variety
of topics – from Beyonce’s baby to his fascination with reality TV in South Africa. Lottering will, of course, also explain why
he refuses to work on Sundays. The show starts at 8.15pm. Contact 021 685 7880 for more information.
» 1st Annual Project X
When: December 26
Where: The Side Show Club, Cape Town
Cost: R80 and R120 (VIP) at Computicket
The line-up of this party includes a variety of Cape Town DJs and artists. This is its first edition
but has already generated excitement. See more than 15 DJs and live performances by Rufest, Dakidnexdor, eX-Hoza and more.
» Best of Ekapa Hip-Hop
When: Thursday (December 27)
Where: The Purple Turtle, Cape Town
Cost: R50 at the door
This event supports local Afrikaans rap, also known as rymklets; as well as spaza and motswako styles.
At the event, the artists are encouraged to sell their products and merchandise.
You’ll be treated to the sounds of Andy Leigh, Ohayv, Emile XY and Simphiwe. Contact 021 424 0811 for more information.
» Celebrate Hip-Hop
When: December 27
Where: St Yves, Camps Bay
Cost: R100 at the door
Celebrate hip-hop with the party animals.
Mzansi’s finest vinyl jocks Milkshake, Vigi, DJ Dimplez, Speedsta, Fanatic, Capital, Switch, Benny Maverick and Groove Afrika.
For more information, contact Leozette: email@example.com For table bookings, contact Kim: firstname.lastname@example.org
» The SPHEctacula Naves Yacht Party
When: December 28
Where: V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
Cost: Tickets are R500, with
only 100 tickets up for sale
Join the MetroFM DJs as they take you on a dance party on sea to let you soak up the Mother City’s sunset in style during their second annual yacht party.
Hang out with the beautiful people while listening to music that includes special guest Lulo Cafe. This year’s dress theme is
A Stylish Touch of White.
Tickets can be purchased only
via EFT by request from email@example.com Contact 083 252 3859 for more information.
» Head Honcho’s 4th Birthday Bash
When: December 28
Where: Old Biscuit Mill, Cape Town
Cost: R200 (general), R300 (VIP) at Webtickets.co.za
Urban streetwear brand Head Honcho is celebrating its fourth anniversary with a massive party headlined by TKZee.
The band will be performing alongside the brand’s ambassadors: AKA, Khuli Chana and Ill Skills; with Lulo Cafe, Fanatic, Dimplez, Naked DJ, Speedsta, Franky and more joining them on the decks.
» Freshlyground for Mothers2Mothers Benefit Concert
When: December 29
Where: Paul Cluver Forest Amphitheatre, Cape Town
Cost: R130-R600 at Computicket
There’s no better feeling than partying for a good cause. So, if you’re a fan
of Freshlyground, make sure you get to the amphitheatre with the knowledge that the proceeds will go to a charity organisation that provides peer-based psychosocial support to pregnant women and mothers living with HIV.