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The Next 48hOURS ≈ Guide & Movies
Open Design 2014 reveals how
design can change lives
nterested in where innovative
design ideas come from? How
design can improve lives, from
street culture to safe and comfortable housing, or how nature
can inspire and impact design? The
second annual Open Design Cape
Town Festival is taking place at the
Cape Town City Hall until August
23, and the 11-day event is set to
blow the lid off the notion that
design is an elitist pursuit, through
a dynamic programme of free and
ticketed design-related exhibitions,
talks and educational experiences.
This year’s theme, “Design is for
Change”, marks South Africa’s two
decades of democratic transformation and reflects Cape Town’s
commitment to design through the
World Design Capital 2014 designation: Live Design. Transform Life.
“Design is not just for designers. The aim of Open Design Cape
Town is to open up design to everyone and to show how it touches
every part of life,” says Open Design Cape Town co-founder and
creative director, Y. Tsai. “We have
deliberately formulated the programme to appeal to everyone,
from early learners to seasoned
professionals. Through Open Design we want people to change the
way they think about and experience design.”
Visitors to the festival will find a
range of events taking place within
the creative hub that will occupy
City Hall for 11 days. Highlights
(4-13) – R60
Open: Daily @ 9:30am – 6pm
(incl. Public Holidays)
Two Ocean Aquarium Cape
Town, V&A Waterfront, Cape
Town, Tel: (021) 418 3823
Ice Skating in Cape Town
Graffiti is one of the art forms that will come under the
• Talk 100: Interesting and inspirational talks during lunch times and
evenings, featuring local and international speakers, like: Italy’s Prof
Ezio Manzini, one of the most important thinkers in sustainable design today; David Trubridge, New
Zealand’s best-known furniture
and lighting designer; and South
Africa’s 16-year old web and iStyla
app developer Jacques Blom.
• The World Robot Olympiad,
where teams of learners will compete, building robots that solve a
set challenge.
• A showcase exhibition of selected
official World Design Capital projects that demonstrate the rich potential for change through design.
• The first public showing of a
collection of 50 resistance posters designed at the Community
Arts Project in the 1970s and 80s.
The posters were created by ordinary people to voice their protest
against the apartheid regime.
• Design your Thinking, on Friday,
August 16, which is a day-long
programme of short talks from
speakers, looking at the ‘why’ that
triggers an idea.
• An interactive Playroom, where
learners can learn about and experience design, both as a career and
also part of everyday life, as well as
many other events that showcase
design and architectural education
and careers such as 3D printing and
digital gaming.
• Pop-up shops showcasing products made by young design entrepreneurs.
* For more information, visit www.
Come rain or shine - ice skating is a must! Whether you
want to organise a party or
just want to go skating with
one or two friends, the ice rink
is a whole lot of fun.
Monday – Friday @ 10am –
12:30pm & 2pm – 4:30pm,
Saturdays @ 9am – 11:30am,
12pm – 2:30pm & 3pm –
R40pp including skates
Grandwest, Tel: (021) 535
Atlantic Rail Steam Train
Vintage fun for the whole
family. Buxom, beautiful and
still hard at work at the ripe
age of 63, Jenny hasn’t let the
wrinkles of time mar her life’s
Cape Town to Simon’s Town
and back one to three Sundays a month.
Kids @ R150 – Adults @
Cape Town Train Lodge Hotel, Tel: (021) 558 5805
Beautiful Butterfly World
Visit this Winelands paradise
and be privileged to see resting butterflies, exotic spiders
and scary scorpions up close.
Monday – Friday @ 9am –
Route 44, Klapmuts (near
Stellenbosch and Paarl),
Cape Winelands, Tel: (021)
875 5628
Noordhoek Farm Village
Renowned for long white
sandy beaches, vast wetlands and ancient milkwood
forest, Noordhoek epitomizes
a relaxed, unhurried lifestyle
that is sought after by many
environmentalists and artists,
so don’t be surprised to find
horses, pigs, cows, hens,
ducks and rabbits roaming
the gardens and open public
Noordhoek Farm Village,
Noordhoek, Tel: (021) 789
Gemstones in the Scratch Patch
Simons Town
The Four Seasons in a scene from ‘Jersey Boys’
CAST: John Lloyd Young, Erich
Bergen, Michael Lomenda, Vincent
Piazza, Christopher Walken, Mike
Doyle, Renee Marino, Erica Piccininni
DIRECTOR: Clint Eastwood From director Clint Eastwood
comes the big-screen version of
the Tony Award-winning musical
‘Jersey Boys’.
The film tells the story of four
young men from the wrong side of
the tracks in New Jersey who came
together to form the iconic 1960s
rock group The Four Seasons. The
story of their trials and triumphs
are accompanied by the songs that
influenced a generation, including
‘Sherry’, ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry’, ‘Walk
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Like a Man’, ‘Dawn’, ‘Rag Doll’,
‘Bye Bye Baby’, ‘Who Loves You’,
and many more.
These classic hits are now being embraced by a new generation
of fans through the stage musical,
which has been running on Broadway for more than eight years and
has also enjoyed successful tours
around the globe.
Starring in the film, John Lloyd
Young reprises his Tony Awardwinning portrayal of the legendary
lead singer of The Four Seasons,
Frankie Valli.
Erich Bergen stars as Bob Gaudio, who wrote or co-wrote all of
the group’s biggest hits. Michael
Lomenda and Vincent Piazza star
respectively as Nick Massi and
Tommy DeVito, two original mem-
bers of The Four Seasons. Oscar
winner Christopher Walken (‘The
Deer Hunter’) stars as mobster Gyp
Eastwood offers that it was the
drama behind the jackets and ties
and four-part harmonies that intrigued him most. “I have always
loved the music of The Four Seasons, so I knew it would be fun to
revisit that, but what mainly interested me was how these semijuvenile delinquents, who didn’t
grow up under the best of circumstances, made it big.
They were living on the periphery of the mob, pulling off petty
crimes and what have you. Some
had even done jail time. Then the
music came and pulled them out. It
gave them something to strive for.”
A visit to topstones is fun.
Tour the Topstones factory
with the kids; there is plenty
for the little ones to have a
flied day, and watch gemstones being tumble-polished
and crafted into a wide variety
of products. Monday – Friday @ 8:30am
– 4:45pm, Saturdays & Sundays @ 9am – 5:30pm
Scratch Patch, Cape Town,
Fri 15 – Thurs 21 Aug
Dido Valley Road, outside Simon’s Town, Tel: (021) 786
Teamwork, stealth and strategy are all part of what makes
it so exciting. Hiding behind
trees, belly crawling through
the grass or strategising with
their team will soon make
them forget about their computers. - R130
Monday – Sunday: 9:15am12:45pm, 1:15pm – 4:45pm
Area 51, Imhoff Farm, Kommetjie, Cape Town, Tel: (021)
790 7603
Camel Riding If the paintball sounds a bit
too hectic then why not take
your kids for a camel ride at
Imhoff Farm next door to the
Tuesdays – Sundays and
public holidays: 12pm – 4pm
Short rides: R50 for adults,
R30 for children, scenic ride
(30 minutes): R150
Imhoff Farm, Kommetjie,
Cape Town, Tel: (021) 789
Pirate Boat Craving adventure on the
high seas? Set sail aboard
the Jolly Roger and enjoy the
live pirate show out at sea.
Children will love the authentic looking pirate ship and the
sense of adventure that the
crew helps to create.
cruises: adults:
R130, children: R60, sunset
cruise: children: R100, adults:
Opening times: Subject to
weather conditions
V&A Waterfront Harbour,
Cape Town, Tel: (021 421
Need for speed? Let them
race each other around the
310m mini replica of the
Killarney racetrack, complete
with twists and turns to keep
the adrenaline pumping.
Adults: R100, children: R90
Opening times: Mondays –
Sunday @ 9:30am – 10pm
10 Myhof Road, Kenilworth,
Cape Town, Tel: (021) 683
Cool Runnings Tobogganing
Park We’ve swapped sunshine
and beaches for the lure of
snow here in Cape Town but
that doesn’t mean we have to
miss out on the winter sports
they get to enjoy elsewhere.
Opening Times: Tuesday –
Friday: 12pm -6pm, Saturday-Sunday: 9am-6pm
Off Carl Cronje Drive, Opposite Bellville Velodrome, Tel:
(021) 949 4439
R40 (Subject to Concessions)
The Book Lounge
For younger children (3-8
years) there’s adventure of a
different kind every Saturday
at 11am at the Book Lounge.
The exciting stories will take
them along for a different
journey each week. It’s a
great way to get them excited
about reading and exploring
the wonderful world of books. Saturdays
@ 11am
71 Roeland Street, Zonnebloem, Cape Town, Tel:
(021) 462 2425
Cape Town Museums
The musty smell of old photographs and historic artefacts
in well-lit showrooms offers a
welcome retreat from the
rainy weather outside.
25 Queen Victoria Street,
Cape Town,
Tel: (021) 481 3900
The Science Centre
A world of discovery under
one roof, the Science Centre features a wide variety of
interactive displays and exciting activities for your enjoyment.
Monday to Saturday 9am 4:30pm; Sundays & Public
Holidays 10am - 4:30pm
370B Main Road,
Cape Town,
Tel: (021) 300 3200
Grandwest Children’s Entertainment
Magic Village
The arcade venue is an extremely popular section of the
casino with people of all ages
enjoying the gaming facilities
on offer.
Daily @ 11am – 10pm, Weekends @ 10am – 12am &
School Holidays @ 11am –
Magic Company, Grandwest
Casino & Entertainment
World, Vanguard Drive,
Goodwood, Tel: (021) 534
Clay Café
The Clay Café makes for a
memorable day of creativity
and recreation for children
and parents alike.
Monday – Sunday @ 9am –
Old Dairy, Oakhurst Farm,
Main Road, Hout Bay, Tel:
(021) 790 3318
Green Point Park
Perfect for a family outing
with scooter, bikes and picnic
Open Daily @ 7am – 7pm
Green Point Park, Bay Road,
Green Point, Tel: (021) 417
Tel (021) 424 5927
Daily 12.00, 2.45, 5.45, 8.30pm
Daily 11.45am, 4.00, 8.15pm
Daily 12.15, 2.15, 4.15, 6.15, 8.15pm
Daily 1.45, 6.15pm
(no 1.45pm Sat, no 6.15pm Fri)
Daily 11.30am, 4.00, 8.30pm
(no 11.30am Sat, Sun, no 4.00pm Sat)
Daily 2.00, 6.15pm
(no 6.15pm Sat)
02 May - 08 May 2014