This weekend can’t come soon enough! It seems like just yesterday we were enjoying the long weekend and right now all we can do is count down the days until Friday. If you’re already planning your weekend then check out these 5 events that you simply have to check out this weekend and beyond.

1. Veldfire Performance at Nirox Sculpture Park – Joburg

Nirox Sculpture Park

**Update** The event has been postponed due to unforeseen circumstances and the new date is 13 June (with a weather back-up date of 16 June).

If you’re in Joburg this weekend then don’t miss the ‘Eland & Benko’ 2015 – fire grazer art collaboration at Nirox Sculpture Park on Saturday 11 April. Visual artist, Hannelie Coetzee and scientist Sally Archibald invite Joburgers to participate in their  ‘context responsive’ art and science veldfire performance in a beautiful setting. Teams from Working on Fire will burn the image as a ‘performance’ at sunset and attendees can choose to buy a print to take home.

​​Tickets to the event are R250 per person and includes a night game drive. Prints can be bought at R1000 each. For more information about the event contact

2. Taste of Cape Town – Cape Town

Taste of Cape Town

Taste of Cape Town returns from 10 – 12 April for three days of absolute foodie heaven. Sample eats and treats from over 10 of the city’s hottest restaurants while checking out the wide range wares from boutique exhibitors, artisan producers, premium drink brands and award-winning wineries. This is an event not to be missed!

Tickets to the event start at R80 and are available online from iTickets. For more information about the event visit the Taste of Cape Town website.

3. Noodle Box Cinema: Fists of Furry – Joburg

Noodle Box

If you love old school movie screenings then head to the Bioscope for a screening of classic Kung Fu movie, Fists of Furry on Thursday 9 April. Noodle Box Cinema allows movie-goers to enjoy a delicious box of noodles while watching the best Kung Fu action on the big screen in Joburg’s city-centre. It’s a great way to spend an evening with friends or your special someone.

Tickets are R7o per person including noodles and are available from TixSA. For more information on the event visit the Noodle Box Cinema Facebook page.

4. Live Music Evening at Avontuur Estate -Western Cape

Avontuur Estate

Avontuur Estate in Somerset West is once again hosting a stellar free music night on Friday 10 April. Music lovers can join in the fun from 17:00 – 20:00 on the outdoor terrace in front of the restaurant and cellar building. Pop into the tasting room to buy a bottle of wine to enjoy during the performance and tuck into a casual terrace menu.

Reservations are essential and seating is limited. For information on the event visit Avontuur’s website.

5. Tokai Forest Market – Cape Town

Tokai Forest

Eat, shop and relax at the Tokai Forest Market this weekend. The market take places this Saturday 11 April from 09:00 – 16:00 and offers loads of vendors selling everything from home made jams and pickles to jewelry and other hand-made items. Pop in for breakfast or lunch and enjoy a cup of coffee while the kids play in the sandpit or the jungle gym.

Entrance to the market is free. For more information on the market visit the Tokai Forest Market Facebok page.