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Wednesday, 02 May 2012 12:10

Play now, study later! (weekend #9)

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Alexandra Nagel: Get for ready for a mixture of festivities this weekend as the semester draws nearer and nearer to a close!

Just because the long weekend is over, doesn't mean that the party is too! Check out Varsity’s jam-packed weekend.



UCT has a huge spectrum of talent across all fields; from music to sports to public speaking. If you are an opera fan and a proud UCT student, why not come and support the UCT Opera School in their Kaleidoscope performance? Professor Kamal Khan, director for the UCT Opera School, will be displaying an array of fresh vocals performing pieces from Handel, Berlioz, and Bizet. The event starts at 7.30pm and will be held at the Baxter Theatre for just R50.

If you are a fan of William Shakespeare’s loony King Lear, then The Mechanical’s bizarre take on the play will definitely be a hit. Directed by Guy De Lancey, this spectacle will be showcasing a spectrum of young talent with the lead role played by Graham Wier. The show starts at 7.30pm at the Intimate Theatre in Gardens. Tickets will cost you R140.

After a lengthy absence, Killer Robot will be returning to their home ground Fiction, for the Rockit vs Robot party. The club will once again be filled the sound of techno which will pulsate through the whole of Long Street. The line-up includes Ivan Turnajanin, Gforce, Bruno Morphet and many more. The party starts at 9pm.


One of the last pre-season trance parties is taking place this weekend so make sure that you don’t miss out. Organik presents the Love Project and its abundance of trance with decor that will be sure to keep you jamming all the way through to Sunday. The festival will be held at Utopia, Willie van Schoor road which is about 100km outside of Cape Town. It starts at 4.45pm today until 4pm on Sunday. For more information about the event, please visit

Calling all comic-devotees! Reader’s Den will be hosting an international event called the Free Comic Day Festival will around 2 million copies of comics will be distributed for free to the public. Reader’s Den will be issuing out 1 500 locally produced comics to all of you lucky readers. There will be a ton of vintage comics on display as well as a chance to take a snapshot with your favourite superhero. It starts at 9am and it is absolutely free of course.

Since rhino poaching is such a huge issue in Africa, why not support and raise funds to help save them? If you feel like partying for a good cause, then attending Rocking for Rhinos will be just for you. This specific event is in light of a rhino that was blinded by poachers attempting to cut-off its horn. The fundraiser will be hosting the likes of Ashtray Electric, Mark Haze, When Karma Sleeps and many more at the Hillcrest Wine Estate in Durbanville. It starts at 12am until 11pm for only R100. 


Riebeek Valley will be hosting their annual Olive festival this Sunday in celebration of the wonderful olive and its many uses. There will be a variety of tastings, samples and cuisines on display for you to try. This is an all-day event costing you only R80.

The full moon is out tonight and so are some bike riders with luminous lights attached to them. The Moonlight Mass Bike Ride will be taking place at 9pm tonight in celebration of the full moon which happens every month, and to raise awareness for safe cycling in Cape Town. This night-time bicycle ride is sure to be something interesting to watch, so make your way down to Green Point circle to witness this unique demonstration.

Are you in need of some soul-cleansing after this weekend? Then why not attend the No Limits gospel ensemble who will be performing a range of compositions at the Matinée concert. It will be taking place at the Endler Hall in Stellenbosch at 4.30pm. Tickets will cost you somewhere between R75 to R99.

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