Cape Town’s innercity is abuzz with activity on the first Thursday of every month when Capetonians (and visitors) wander through the various galleries and stores, which stay open until 9pm.
To start off your evening, grab a map of the city at your first stop, which is any one of the participating galleries so that you can plot out your route. Some of our favourite participating shops and galleries include the City Bowl Market on Hope Street, the Book Lounge on Roeland Street, Michaelis Galleries at UCT’s Hiddingh Campus on Orange Street and Youngblood Gallery and Beautifull Food.
Our picks for 1 March 2018 include:
- New Oil Paintings by Lucie De Moyencourt at Chandler House
- In To View group show at Ebony/Curated
- Inside Outside/Out Of Office by Alex Coetzee at Wolff Architects
- Foofaraw by Wim Legrand and Lost in Known Territory by Chris Denovan at 99 Loop
- Performances by Mark Haze and SoloFlamenco, and La Tanya and Rae-Dawn at The Grand Daddy Boutique Hotel
- Birth of Cool DJ sessions at the Glass Lounge at The Cape Milner Hotel
- Cape To Tehran: Re-Imagining Personal History In Post-Apartheid South Africa and Post-Revolutionary Iran, curated by Sepideh Mehraban at Gallery MOMO
- Avoid by Unathi Mkonto and More For Less at A4 Arts Foundation
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Are you in the Stellenbosch area? Then don’t miss First Fizzdays.
About First Thursdays
The brainchild of Gareth Pearson, who first experienced this concept in Zurich, First Thursdays is great way for locals to enjoy the city’s cultural richness, which has in recent years promulgated in the area between Wale and Strand streets. The main hub is concentrated in that vicinity, with a few galleries, boutiques and shops in Bree and Buitensingel streets also partaking and continues to expand to the rest of the city centre.