First Thursdays in Cape Town: 4 August

First Thursdays was established ten years ago. It is a monthly event on the first Thursday of every month, from about 17h00. It focuses on art galieries and cultural attractions in the city centre, staying open later than the usual 17h00, to attract life into the city.

First Thursday on 4 August is an excellent opportunity to stroll in the city centre, and visit a number of art galleries: THK Gallery, Goodman Gallery, Worldart, EBONY/Curated, Nel, Mullers Gallery, 6 Spin Street (opposite Labotessa Hotel), Association for Visual Arts, 99 Loop Gallery, Alliance Française du Cap, District Six Homecoming Centre, Chandler House, Eclectica Contemporary, Sisonke Gallery, and Cape Institute for Architecture.

Nearby pubs, bars and restaurants are popular meeting spaces on First Thursdays. It is advised to walk the city streets on First Thursdays, as it can become very busy.

The Labotessa Café & Terrace, overlooking Church Square, is open for a drink before or after exploring the streets of Cape Town’s inner city.


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Labotessa Luxury Boutique Hotel, 5 Church Square, Parliament Street. Tel (021) 010-6600