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2012-12-23 10:00

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»?Adderley Street Night Market

When: December 17-30 2012

Where: Adderley Street, Cape Town

Cost: Free

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

When: Today

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

When: Today

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 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 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

When: Today

Where: Kirstenbosch, Cape Town

Cost: Tickets are R110 (adults) and

R80 (kids) on

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

»?Marc Lottering:

I Don’t Work

on Sundays

When: December


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: For table bookings, contact Kim:

»?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 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

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.

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