Cape Town Toy Run. Picture: Dave Abrahams

We've hit that mid-month slump, but don’t worry, the Festive Season is around the corner.

In the meantime, start practising that Christmas cheer and goodwill this weekend with the 36th annual Toy Run.

Thousands of motorcyclists are gearing up for the largest event of its kind on Sunday when mense donate toys which will be distributed to needy kids before Christmas.

Motorcyclists will meet at the Grand Parade and the GrandWest parking area, and strap speelgoed to their bikes as they cruise through the city.

Cape Town Toy Run. Picture: Dave Abrahams

This year, 3 000 bikers are expected to take part in the Cape Town event.

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The bikers will depart at 10.30am heading to Killarney in Table View, where a day of fun is planned for everyone.

Cape Town Toy Run. Picture: Dave Abrahams

One of the Cape’s most loved singers, Nur Abrahams, will be exploring ‘unchartered territory’ this weekend when he goes unplugged for the first time.

Nur is the voice behind “Welcome to Cape Town” - the city’s unofficial theme song, and also became popular with boy bands Limited Edition and JAG.

He will be out at The Venue in Lansdowne with his show, Nur Abrahams Unplugged.

Doors open at 7.15pm and the music starts at 8.15pm.

Nur, who won the Baxter Theatre’s Young Inspiring Artist of the Year Award in 2012, says: “The audience can prepare for a few surprises and a lot of intimacy.”

Tickets cost R250 per person and include a four-course meal.

Tickets are available at Computicket and at Shoprite/Checkers stores.

To book Nur for functions, email [email protected] or call her at 084 448 9293.

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