6 beats under & latin friday at p.i.s.c.o. bar

You’ll find most of the details in the flyers below. Alternatively, contact the restaurant on 021 419 2633 or follow them on Facebook and Twitter for updates of these and other events.

The winter special – Beans Salad with Quinoa and Fusilli Saltado with Prawns and Scallops, as well as a glass of either red or white wine, for R150 – is on until 13 July. Details here

021 419 2633
50 Waterkant St, Cape Town
Website – Keenwa
Website – PISCO

saucisse deli quiz and canapé evening returns on tuesday 13 august

Date: 13th August
Venue: Saucisse Boutique Deli The Old Biscuit Mill
Time: 7 for 7.30pm
Price: R110

After a very successful first quiz Saucisse Deli couldn’t wait too long to plan the second – confirmed for Tuesday the 13th – and the theme for the evening is Local is Lekker. As you know Saucisse only supports locally produced product therefore your eats for the evening will of course come from the best local producers South Africa has to offer.

The dinner setup will be as per usual: delicious platters to share on each table, served in 4 courses. Each table will receive a bowl of olives, breads, and a light garden salad followed by platters throughout the evening.

The canapés are served on garlic and olive oil brochette so any dietary requirements must be confirmed before the night i.e. Rye Bread or gluten free, vegetarian etc.


  • Wineland Brie topped with thinly sliced red onions, Plum preserve, fresh rocket, olive oil and balsamic reduction.
  • Smoked beef served with Klein River extra mature gruyere, crispy capers, and micro greens finished with whole grain mustard infused olive oil
  • Locally cured Coppa, served with tomato and persimmon relish, Karoo goats cheese shavings, spring onions and fresh rocket, topped with Morganster lemon olive oil and reduction.
  • Dessert platter filled with Ma Mare Maison treats and fresh berries.

Saucisse does not have a liquor license so feel free to bring your own beers, wine, etc. Glasses and ice will be available from the deli as well as non alcoholic beverages.

Contact details for RSVP: (W) 021 447 7177 or (Cell) 082 822 7897 or saucissedeli@gmail.com
Please ask for Amanda when booking.

All deli items will be available for purchase throughout the evening.

Scenes from the first evening:

021 447 7177
Old Biscuit Mill, Albert Rd, Woodstock

book now for tjing tjing’s halloween bash on 2 november

Tjing Tjing is throwing a dress up Halloween party on Saturday, 2 November. The R200 to get in includes a selection of tapas, and a set by Cape Town’s Al Bairre.

The bar will be open exclusively to Halloween ticket holders on that night so you’re going to have to book now if you don’t want to miss a great party.

Check out Andrew Brauteseth’s cool photos of last year’s bash over at Guy With Camera then book by calling 021 422 4920 or emailing info@tjingtjing.co.za.

What you don’t have to book for, though, is the Wednesday Wine Tasting. A complimentary wine (or spirit) tasting every Wednesday from 5-7pm.

021 422 4290
165 Longmarket St, Cape Town

designing_democracy seminar 29 august

Next year, South Africa celebrate 20 years of democracy, but everyday democratic values are challenged in South Africa as government, citizens, businesses and organisations test its outer limits. The process of nearing democracy is a feat that can only be achieved through problem solving, innovative thought, creativity, lateral thinking and significant strategising by civil society, governments and individuals. Design is the process through which solutions are found, and realising democracy as a product of design is an important step to creating an inclusive and integrated nation.

“In order for a nation to be a democracy, all citizens should have an equal opportunity to participate in its development and partake of its services – through political, social, cultural and economic engagement. In South Africa, most people are unable to access basic services in healthcare, education and housing and are not equipped to provide these services for themselves,” explains DESIGNING_SOUTHAFRICA founder and managing director Zahira Asmal. “We wish to explore ways that good design may better serve our society to afford dignity to our people.”

The DESIGNING_democracy seminar forms part of the initial discussions and lays the foundations for DESIGNING_SOUTHAFRICA’s Designing our Democracy programme. With South Africa continuously facing challenges in providing adequate services specifically to the underprivileged majority, it is through design that these challenges become enticing briefs for creative minds to collaborate with specialists and develop social solutions. DESIGNING_SOUTHAFRICA has identified an opportunity for design in its most diverse forms to assist in shaping a more equitable, resilient and socially empowered South Africa.

The seminar will host seven of the country’s leading thinkers from Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban each considering and highlighting DESIGNING_SOUTHAFRICA’s core components of the “Designing our Democracy” programme, namely DESIGNING_cities, DESIGNING_identity, DESIGNING_housing, DESIGNING_education, DESIGNING_healthcare and DESIGNING_services.

Professor Edgar Pieterse holds the position of DST/NRF South African Research Chair in Urban Policy, director of the African Centre for Cities and Professor in the School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics at the University of Cape Town. Edgar will be talking with SIthole Mbanga, CEO of SA Cities Networks, an organisation that encourages the exchange of information, experience and best practices on urban development and city management. Together, Edgar and Sithole will look at cities, and how engaging cities will allow for a broader understanding and ability to problem solve the socio-economic issues that face them.

Andrew Makin is a lead architect at designworkshop:sa, an architecture practice based in Durban, South Africa, which has won multiple awards for its work, including the design of the Constitutional Court in Johannesburg, defining itself by the quality and relevance of its conceptual design, production and final resolution. Andrew will be leading the conversation on identity, exploring the roles design plays in developing a national identity.

Aditya Kumar is an architect and planner from India currently working in informal settlements and backyards of South Africa as the technical coordinator and Deputy Director for Community Organisation Resource Centre (CORC) and Shack/Slum Dwellers International. He has presented his work at several global forums, exhibitions and conferences around Palestinian camps, disaster reconstruction and urban development. He will be discussing services and the challenges faced by informal settlements where design can make a pivotal change.

Urban designer, principal architect and co-founder of 26’10 south Architects, Thorsten Deckler, will share the insights gained through practicing architecture in one of the most complicated and unequal societies in the world. He will talk on housing and question the need for yet another designer chair, iconic building or pretty-picture urban framework when the real needs of the majority of the population pose an infinitely more interesting and difficult challenge for designers and professionals to engage with.

Professor Harry Hausler is the CEO of TB/HIV Care Association as well as family physician, HIV clinician and preventive medicine specialist with 15 years of international public health experience in implementing and evaluating integrated tuberculosis and HIV programs. He will present on healthcare, and how design can play a vital role in finding solutions to improve the systems through which to facilitate better healthcare delivery.

The DESIGNING_democracy seminar takes place on 29 AUGUST 2013 at the CAPETOWN CITY HALL. Tickets cost R350, which includes complimentary TRUTH Coffee and catered lunch. All proceeds go to activating the second part of the Designing our Democracy programme, an exhibition to be hosted as a project of the World Design Capital 2014 and during the second edition of Open Design Cape Town next year. Tickets can be purchased through Quicket or by contacting info@designingsouthafrica.com.

For more information on DESIGNING_SOUTHAFRICA or the Designing our Democracy programme, visit http://www.designingsouthafrica.com.

a grande affair by grand café and beach & the sunflower fund

The Sunflower Fund and Grand Café & Beach are hosting a Grande Affaire.

Their Cocktail Party on the Beach, at the Grand Café and Beach on 17th October celebrates light, love and laughter with a delicious floating feast in a spectacular setting.

Top South African entertainers – DJ Fresh, Ard Matthews and Rory Eliot – will entertain whilst you mingle with high profile professionals, celebrities and ambassadors of The Fund. Tickets champagne on arrival, Aperol Spritz, Red Bull cocktails, a sumptuous feast and a dessert station. There’s also a silent auction planned, as well as incredible lucky draw prizes to be won.

Be sure not to miss out on this exciting event, which helps The Sunflower Fund raise funds towards building the SA Bone Marrow Registry and ultimately saving the lives of patients suffering from life threatening blood disorders like leukaemia.

Tickets cost R650 per person can can be booked via Webtickets.

do the rib huddle at clark’s pop up bbq on 24 october

If you were at the Good Food & Wine Show earlier this year or have popped into Neighbourgoods at the Old Biscuit Mill since, you may have been lucky enough to try Clark’s Original Sticky Plum Sauce, which is hand made in small batches and free of all the icky colourants, preservatives and flavourants that are added to all too many products. If you have tried it, you won’t want to miss the Rib Huddle. If you have yet to taste this divinely sweet and sticky sauce, we suggest you click the image below and book your spot now. There are only 60 places available for next Thursday’s event.

Check out Clark’s website and Facebook page for info and stockists and a Rib Recipeyou’re going to want to try this weekend (or sooner).

solly smook’s solo exhibition, fragment, on at the gallery from 3 november

Fragment, Solly Smook’s long awaited solo exhibition, is a series of oils on canvas and mixed-media, and portrays the splinters of the sensual and the spiritual. With modern, expressionistic brush strokes and pale provocative colors, the feminine divine is brought forward as the subject matter.

Fragment opens on Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 11:30 at The Gallery, Main Street, Riebeek Kasteel and runs until 24 November.

Smook has built a reputation for producing challenging works that evoke memories of emotion in the viewer beyond their aesthetic appeal. His work has drawn attention across the globe, and hangs in the homes of art lovers on five continents – from SA to Australia, Ireland to Buenos Aires.

His canvasses have been auctioned at the Foundling Museum in London for FoodBank Africa and exhibited in aid of Amnesty International on behalf of Nobel Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi. One of his works, Sudan, was chosen by Saatchi as one of the top 150 artworks around the globe in their famous portrait competition in 2010.

For more information on the exhibition, call Astrid McLeod at 083 653 3697 or visit http://www.galleryriebeek.co.za/.
For more on Smook’s art, visit http://www.sollysmook.blogspot.com.

the cape town recovery film festival opens 7 november

The seed for the Cape Town Recovery Film Festival was sown about three years ago, and now, inspired by The Reel Recovery Film Festival in Los Angeles, the first Cape Town Festival is set to open on Thursday, 7 November. Four superb, must see movies are in the line-up:

FREE THE MIND – opening Night, Thursday 7th November 2013 at 6.15pm
Momentum Foundation present the South African premiere of FREE THE MIND. Featuring the work of Prof Richard Davidson, this stunning documentary is all about change. The case studies of two US war veterans and one little boy recovering from very different traumas has a poignant relevance for all those searching for a Recovery process, and those working in the field of treatment and therapeutic process.

The movie is followed by Q&A facilitated by Dr Simon Whitesman, South African Institute For Mindfulness.
More info about Free the Mind here

ANONYMOUS PEOPLE – Friday 8th November 6.15pm
Tharagay Addiction Services presents the South African premiere of ANONYMOUSPEOPLE -the Crowd Funding phenomenon that is kickstarting the Recovery Movement across America. This documentary has fuelled a grass roots movement numbering 20 million and screenings are popping up all over America and the UK on a daily basis making the Cape Town Recovery Film Festival screening a real “groundbreaker”.

See more info here

LOVE ADDICT – Saturday 9th November 6.15pm
Another South African premiere, this award winning documentary is described by Rachel Resnick as “an inspired blend of documentary and performed narrative reflects the burry line between reality and fantasy that afflicts those who suffer”. So much is talked about love and sex addiction that even main stream movies like Thanks For Sharing have a view. This poignant and timely portrait of the pain and pathos of the condition is as welcome as it is relevant.

Information here

BILL W THE MOVIE – Sunday 10th November 4.15pm
Bill W the Movie, which Variety magazine called “a sensational story”, is a moving, sometimes humorous, but always uplifting portrait of one of TIME magazine’s Men of the 20th Century, who almost no one knows! The Co-Founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, Bill W helped put in motion one of the most unusual organisations in the World. With no leaders, bosses or “gurus” – just a membership estimated at over 2.5 miliion – AA is in over 150 countries with literature constantly in print for over 70 years. This film examines the life of AA and its co-founder in a thorough and engrossing manner.
See more here

All movies are showing at the Labia Theatre, Orange Street.
Box Office: 021 424 5927

assembly radio live – the rock ‘n rollercoaster presents: taxi violence on 18 november

The Assembly recently introduced a new series of events entitled: “Assembly Radio Live – The Rock ‘n Rollercoaster Presents…” – a new series in an intimate and unique setting.

A combination of the concept of VH1 Storytellers and MTV Unplugged, the series hosts some of South Africa’s top music acts and offers the chance to interact on a personal level with some of South Africa’s biggest bands.

The series launched in October with guests VAN COKE KARTEL performing and interacting with a gig that chased all Monday blues away. It was also the first time this well known Afrikaans rock band played this type of acoustic show, which included a Q&A between songs where topics ranged from sound and music related questions to the number of women Jason “usually” sleeps with on tour.

For the second event, on 18 November, Assembly Radio Live – The Rock ‘n Rollercoaster – presents TAXI VIOLENCE. Here’s your chance to get involved and be a part of the conversation. It’s all happening on:

Monday, 18 November 2013, 19h00 for 19h30, at The Assembly, Cape Town. Get your ticket for R40 at Webtickets or for R50 at the door. Limited tickets and seating will be made available due to the nature of the event, so we suggest you book now. You can RSVP by emailing wtf@formusiclovers.co.za. No under 18s.

“Assembly Radio Live – The Rock ‘n Rollercoaster Presents…” will also be taking place on the 9th of December. Be sure to follow the links below to stay updated on all details.

Assembly Radio on Facebook or Twitter
Assembly on Facebook or on Twitter

the saturday suburb sale at babette clothing

We love a good sale. The only problem is that end-of-season clearance means just that and chances are you won’t have much opportunity to wear your fashion find for months. Babette Clothing’s Saturday Suburb Sale at their Claremont store is different: the rails and rails of bargains span all seasons.

We have our eyes on the vintage jackets and coats that won’t set you back more than R200. The cute crochet, lace and crop tops, priced between R100 and R120, are perfect on their own on warm days or under a jacket on cooler autumn ones. Snap up a vintage leather belt for a mere R100, or something pretty by local designer Odonata at prices starting from only R90.

This is a sale you don’t want to miss.

Pop over to the Saturday Suburb Sale Facebook page to check out the details and to see a small selection of some of the biggest fashion bargains you’re likely to find this year.