The popular First Thursdays event, where galleries, bars and restaurants in downtown Cape Town stay open later than usual, is to restart this week on 3 September after five months. There has been no announcement for Johannesburg events.

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One of the galleries open on First Thursday, downtown Cape Town.

“Good news. First Thursdays returns on 3 September,” First Thursday South Africa said on its website. “We’re rebooting with a focused programme of galleries and venues, and an emphasis on ensuring a safe experience. Safety is not the sole responsibility of venues, but of you as attendees as well. Wear a mask, practice social distancing, and be patient if it’s necessary to queue.”

The list of venues can be found here and include