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Open Book Festival
Win Tickets to the Open Book Festival
9-13 September, Cape Town

We’re given away two events tickets for the Open Book Festival. More than 100 authors and illustrators from around the world will be taking part in more than 100 events. It will be bookworm heaven at The Fugard Theatre, Homecoming Centre, Cape Town Central Library and The Book Lounge. E-mail us your details to enter. Closing date: 4 September. Buy tickets online at Webtickets.

Unboxing Star Wars
Unboxing Star Wars
Until 7 September, Sandton, Cape Town

Feel the force… Star Wars: The Force Awakens will have its worldwide premiere on 18 December and already the excitement is building. Go to Sandton City or to Canal Walk in Cape Town for a trip through the Star Wars universe with art installations capturing classic moments in the six films so far.
  Look out for a black box at the centre of the exhibition. Inside is toys that go with the new movie, to be revealed on Force Friday (4 September). The unboxing of the new toys will be a global event you can follow on Youtube from 2 September.

UK band Livingston
Livingston on tour
27 August, Aces & Spades, Cape Town

Fresh from Oppikoppi, UK band Livingston will deliver a dose of catchy alt-rock in Cape Town on Thursday and in Tulbagh (bookings) the next evening. Their single Chemicals is doing well on campus and online radio stations and this month you can download their new album, Animals, for free at Livingston Tribe.

McGregor Poetry festival
McGregor Poetry Festival
27-30 August, McGregor

Look forward to poetry readings by Ian McCallum, Antjie Krog, John Maytham, Adam Small, Lara Kirsten, Patricia Schonstein, Petra Müller and Gert Vlok Nel to name just a few.

McGregor Poetry Festival

WORLD CLASS Bartender of the Year
WORLD CLASS Bartender of the Year
31 August-4 September,
Johannesburg and Cape Town

Now in its seventh year, the WORLD CLASS Bartender of the Year competition is the most prestigious mixology event in the world. This will be the biggest one ever with 55 bartenders from over 50 countries competing. The skill and talent of WORLD CLASS bartenders is honed using the collection of fine spirits from the Diageo Reserve luxury portfolio.

Porter Robinson
Rocking the Daisies
1-4 October, Cloof Wine Estate, Darling

American DJ Porter Robinson will be performing at the Huawei Culture Club Electronic Dome, joining SCUBA, Thor Rixon, Dean Fuel, Haezer, Ryan Murgatroyd and many more.

Rocking the Daisies