Events in the Western Cape – May 2011

Cape Town Big Band Jazz Festival: This event is on from the 19th of May to the 21st of May 2011 in Rondebosch in Cape Town. The Cape Town Big Band Festival was founded in 1999 by the late Dennis Barr. The festival is a community outreach programme in support of music education in big band jazz for school and college students. The proceeds from the festival go towards scholarships in a number of programmes such as sponsorship of a music teacher at Manenberg High School for their Steelband Project and many other such programmes. This festival provides a platform for young musicians to showcase their talent as well as encouraging them to develop their talents further. Jazz Bands from Cape Town Schools as well as the UCT Big Band will be performing over the 3 day festival. For more info visit

Western Cape Baby Koi Show: This event is held in Joostenberg Vlakte on the 20th and 21st of May 2011. This is the 2nd annual edition of this event which is organized by the South African Koi Keepers Society (SAKKS). The Western Cape Baby Koi Show is hosted by its Western Cape Chapter at the Cape Garden Centre. Visitors will be able to check out the Western Cape’s largest koi (no larger than 45 cm). Koi dealers from the Western Cape will also merchandise local and imported Japanse koi and koi-related products. This show is the perfect starting place if you are interested in owning koi or if you want to expand your collection or gain information about this fascinating hobby. There will be 106 awards and this is the ideal opportunity to see how your koi match up with the best in the province. The event will be on from 10 AM – 5 PM on Saturday and 10 AM to 1 PM on Sunday. Entrance is free. If you wish to enter your own fish, please contact the Chairman, Bobby on 083 6543088.

If you are looking to attend an upcoming event, you might also want to check out the Event Tickets category on the Junk Mail website.

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