■ Karen Zoid kicks off the Hope @ Paul Cluver Amphitheatre Summer Concert Series on Saturday December 16. The Hope @ Paul Cluver Amphitheatre, an open-air concert venue is in a Eucalyptus forest on Paul Cluver Wine Estate in Elgin. All performances are specifically chosen to match the natural acoustics of the venue. Gates for each performance open at 5.30pm and guests can take their own food, but no alcohol. All funds raised go to the Thembalitsha Foundation’s Grabouw projects. Tickets cost R330, and pre-bookings are essential. Visit goo.gl/qKqK9W.