TEN THINGS TO DO IN MARCH IN PAARL

There is plenty happening in Paarl over March and there is always something to do for friends as well as family. There are events for the comic crazies, the music lovers, the foodies as well as car lovers. Here is your ultimate list of ten things to add to your calendar in March.

Karoo Craft Breweries Night Markets

Every Friday from 17:00 – 21:00

Every Friday a night market is held at the KCB Taproom at Simonsvlei Winery with food stalls, craft beer, wine and live music.

No booking needed. Free entrance.

Cheese and Wine Tasting with Charles Back at the “Woordfees”

 

8 March 2019 from 12:00 – 12:45

Charles Back from Fariview Wine and Cheese will be at the “Woordfees” in Stellenbosch for a Cheese and Wine Tasting on Friday, 8 March with many entertaining stories about how new cheeses and wine styles are created.

For event information visit https://web.facebook.com/events/248588622693614/

 

Goatshed Harvest Lunch at Fairview Wine and Cheese

16 – 17 March 2019 and 23-24 March 2019 from 11:30 – 14:30

We are celebrating a real Fairview farm style harvest feast bringing together our pastures, vineyards, cellar, dairy, orchards, bakery, fields, forests and gardens.

Guests will be seated at a long table set under a vine canopy where they are encouraged to mingle with those around them over trendy sharing platters prepared and conceptualised by the Goatshed restaurant head chef, SJ Nel. The menu will feature some of Fairview’s finest artisanal produce, including generous servings of its renowned cheeses, breads, olives, charcuterie and homemade preserves.

In the spirit of the bounty of the harvest, guests will be able to help themselves to a bottomless supply of Fairview’s new young wines, which they can tap straight from the vat in true farm style!

MENU

On Arrival

Bread baked Fairview Camembert, rosemary & field honey l Fairview Olives & Olive Oil

Mosbolletjies (Traditional sweet roll made from the yeast of partially fermented grape juice and flavoured with aniseed)

Lunch

Fairiew Viognier braised Lamb Pie l Garden thyme roasted matured Beef Sirloin & Shiraz gravy

Pork knuckle terrine with mustard, soft boiled egg & pickled cucumber

Farm salad with pomegranate, golden beets & garden garnish

Dessert

Lemon Granita l De Villiers Chocolate Mousse cup l Selection of Artisanal Fairview Cheeses

Crisp breads made from Fairview wheat l Plum Chutney l Sauvignon Blanc Grape preserve

Arrival time: 11h30 – 12h00

Lunch: 12h00 – 14h00

Cost: Standard: R275 pp l Kids 12yrs & under: R200pp

Tickets are limited and available at https://www.quicket.co.za/events/64923-fairview-harvest-lunch-table/?lc=52167914

Book now to avoid disappointment and join us in celebrating a truly wonderful time on the farm!

The Yin and The Yang, an Angala Yoga Retreat

29 March – 31 March from 07:30 – 20:00

Price: Shared occupancy per day R3000 l Single Occupancy per day R4500.

For more information contact Anoushka Emson anoushkaemson@gmail.com or Mandy Hewlett on mandy@ananda.capetown

To book: reservations@angala.co.za or call +27 (0) 87 057 4500.

For event information visit https://web.facebook.com/events/362508704480531/

Pensioners & Senior Citizens Day at Toeka Store at Domaine Brahms

Every Wednesday from 08:00 – 11:30

It’s Pensioners & Senior Citizens day every Wednesday at Toeka Stoor!

Enjoy a warm farm style breakfast with a complimentary coffee / tea for only R80 for anyone over the age of 65.

Toeka takes you down memory lane with antique tractors, old farming equipment, vintage cars and great food. A place for family and friends to experience the peace and tranquility of yesteryear.

For more information contact +27 (0) 76 914 5714.

Albert Frost at Berg River Brewery

9 March 2019 at 13:00

During this performance Albert Frost, rhythm and blues guitarist, will be showcasing his extraordinary skills in both acoustic and electric guitar.

We also have an amazing opening act- Craig Vee, who is sure to get the vibe going!

We are super excited to have this amazing musician at the brewery, and can’t wait to see you all there too!

DRINKS: We will be serving our well known brews from the tap room. For those who prefer a glass of wine or something stronger, there is an open bar in our events hall.

FOOD: Micky, our new chef, will be working his magic from our food truck.

Gates will open at 13:00. Come early and cool off with a pint or two.

TICKETS: R80 online l R100 at the gate at www.quicket.com

For more information visit https://web.facebook.com/events/720648555002659/

Taalmonument Choir Festival

14 March 2019 from 19:00 – 22:00

Experience inspiring choir festival’s crescendo once again at Taalmonument.

14 choirs will promote choral music amongst a wider audience.

Thanks to the high note on which last year’s first choir festival ended, the second Taalmonument Choir Festival will be held on Thursday, 14 March 2019, during which choirs will put their best notes forward – this year with well-known Cape Town Opera’s Chorus Maestro, Marvin Kernelle, as master of ceremonies.

“One of the goals of this festival is to promote choral music,” says Christine Bam, co-organiser and a mezzo soprano and vocal coach in own right. “There is no competition or judging linked to this event. It’s a fun event for choirs to sing, enjoy the day and network with other choirs.”

The day also offers choirs the opportunity to raise funds through ticket sales, while giving learners, their families and the wider public a chance to share their love of music. The 14 choirs of Voce Armoniche, Laerskool Aristea, Laerskool Bastion, Hoërskool Cradock, Hoërskool De Kuilen, William Lloyd Primêr, Hoërskool Brackenfell, Laer Meisieskool Paarl, Hoër Meisieskool Paarl, Paarl Primêre Seunskool, Worcester Voorbereiding, Hoërskool Namakwaland, Laer Meisieskool La Rochelle and Hoër Meisieskool La Rochelle will entertain guests with a wide variety of music, individually and jointly. The mass choral work with which this unique, enjoyable evening will conclude, is ‘Blou’ (lyrics and music by André Swiegers, arrangement by Alna Smit).

“We are also very excited to welcome Kernelle as master of ceremonies,” says Bam. Kernelle is not only an opera singer and since 2014 Cape Town Opera’s choirmaster, but is also a well-known face at choral events. He was recently a judge of the popular Varsity Sing series as well as a judge for the World Choir Games held in South Africa last year.

The Taalmonument Choir Festival takes place at the Amphitheatre on Paarl Mountain, and food and beverage stalls will be available. The gates open at 17:00 with the background sounds of the Imbhewu Marimba band, and the festival commences at 19:00.

Tickets (R120 for adults and R60 for children under 12) can be purchased at Computicket and at the Amphitheatre’s gates. Visitors are requested to bring warm clothes. Unfortunately, no fires, dogs, own food or beverages are allowed. Access is controlled, and sufficient parking is available.

Tickets: https://online.computicket.com/web/event/taalmonument_koorfees/1270654208/0/90481545?fbclid=IwAR2cE3bynYunYjxf-19kSl2f7YRNe_Uo-dF0IlyXrD9pgybvHblkhyo3p0A

For more information regarding the choir festival, call +27 (0) 83 621 8483 or send an email to christinebam.3@gmail.com.

Wheel’s Expo at Paarl Mall

28 – 31 March 2019 from 09:00 – 19:00

It’s that time of the year again for our yearly Wheel’s Expo, rev your engines and get ready to ogle gleaming body work this year at Paarl Mall.

For more information contact +27 (0) 21 863 5360.

Clubhouse Comedy Night at Wiesenhof Coffees @ Boschenmeer

30 March 2019 at 20:00

Saturday 30 March is going to be a night for the books. Your host for the evening is none other but comic genius Rob van Vuuren. Phil de Lange and his ukulele will certainly have you shouting for more. Lindy Johnson (our gem from Paarl) is hilarious and has been handpick by Trevor Noah for NationWild. Finally your headliner for the evening is the one and only Kurt Schoonraad who has been in the industry for over 2 decades.

Snacks will be available and bar specials will be running until late.

Welcome drinks for the first 120 guests

Age Restriction: PG 16 l Right of admission is reserved.

Please note that seating is on a first come first serve basis.

R 100 on Quicket http://qkt.io/9n33Ic l R 120 at the door.

Equilibrium Festival

23 March 2019 from 10:00 – 00:00

Join us for the very first of it’s kind – Equilibrium Day Festival!

A 14 hour day festival that represents the definition of Equilibrium – A State of Balance.

The undeniable union of Humanities, Arts, Health and Wellness, Music and Lifestyle in the form of Talks & Workshops, Arts & Crafts, Food Vendors, Wine Tasting and more!

Whether you’re wanting to expand your knowledge on conscious living, explore the exceptional creative talents of Cape Town, wiggle the night away to the best Techno/Deep House that Cape Town has to offer or merely just indulge in some good food and wine surrounded by the majestic mountains of Paarl, we believe that this festival experience is for you!

Venue: Nelson’s Creek Wine Estate in Paarl

Accommodation: We have 8 beautiful rooms on site at Nelson’s Creek, each room accommodates for two people, twin & double rooms available!

Book yourself a room and enjoy the luxury of not having to drive home after the festival!

Price: R800 per room

For bookings and enquiries, please email: info@equilibriumfestival.com

Tickets: https://equilibriumfest.nutickets.co.za/11032?fbclid=IwAR1AUFe3zQJUVEZh5i_p-ljObJiTvUyHHZdUunwkyYk8y_teQ6CxS9LVeN8

Prices:

Super Early Birds: R250 (SOLD OUT)

Early Bird: R300

Normal Bird: R350

Late Bird: R400

For more festival information visit https://web.facebook.com/events/1184712845002315/