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 7 December 2017 include:
- Group Exhibition SS17 at Gallery MOMO
- Exhibition by SAOTA, Light Space Life at The Architect
- Performances by: Felix Laband, The Word is Uhh, Flōyu & Xee (Globalize Yourself Stereo) at Half Fool #1
- A Group Show, Naked Art Presents Changeling’ at Youngblood Arts & Culture Development
- A Group Show, Untitled 5.99, at 99 Loop Street
- An Exhibition by Elsabe Milandri, Wind Shifts at Eight at the Smith Gallery
- A solo exhibition by Karl Schulschenk, Inkremental at Craft + Graft
- Bo-Op Sundown Session #1 at Mami Wata Surf
- Showing at Speakers Corner at The Light Tank
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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.