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Occasions to celebrate this October

Known for making audiences laugh at some of life’s uncomfortable truths, Jason Goliath takes to the stage as a newly-wed to share some of these truths about relationships in Manstruation: Surviving a Wife. Brace your stomach muscles for laughs. Auto and General Theatre on The Square. Until October 12. R150. Details: tickets.computicket.com

 

There’s just no way it’ll be a blue October with the world’s funniest conservationist, Benny Bushwhacker (aka Ben Voss) coming to town. In Benny Bushwhacker: Human Nature, he’ll describe just what it takes to survive the African bush. The Studio Theatre at Montecasino. Until October 20. From R130.  Details: tickets.computicket.com

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One of the most anticipated markets of the year is here … just before silly season hits! From our past experiences of the By Word of Mouth Festive Market we know we can expect a well organised event with 40 incredible stalls – think decor, accessories and clothing. There’ll be delicious foods, entertainment and a kids’ area. The Polo Room, Inanda Club in Sandton. October 5 and 6, from 9am. Tickets are R70. Details: 011-553-7600.

 

 

Ready. Set. Run … in Joburg’s most beautiful race, the SPAR Women’s Challenge. A definite highlight on the sport and social calendar, you can run a breezy 5km or a tougher 10km route. Our Face of the SPAR Women’s Challenge winner and finalists will be there. Take along old or new takkies for the Drop Off a Pair and Show You Care campaign for those in need. Marks Park Sports Club. October 6 from 8am. R110 for late entries. Details: sparjoburgrace.co.za

 

Take a journey down memory lane and experience live entertainment at the Balalaika Hotel as many did 50 years ago! Live at the Balalaika Hotel – Pop-up Theatre is a must and a top pick is The Echo of a Noise – a one man memoir by Pieter-Dirk Uys … it could be the satirist’s most intimate show yet! 20 Maude Street in Sandton. Until October 19. R195. Details: tickets.computicket.com

 

A crusade against breast cancer is a terrific reason to dust off those takkies and hit the tarmac … and the annual Avon Justine iThemba Walkathon is an opportunity to do just that! The walkathon is now in its 14th year and it’s bound to be an awesome day out. Choose to run or walk 5km or 8km. Marks Park Sports Club, Emmarentia. October 20. R175 for adults, R115 for children aged two to 12. Details: ithembawalkathon.co.za

 

Swirl, sip, swish. Forget three … we’re giving 20 cheers to celebrate 20 years of the RMB WineX. The exhibitor line-up will include at least 30 wineries from the inaugural show as well as next-generation winemakers. The RMB Private Bank Tasting Lounge is said to be hugely anticipated and you can learn from winemakers as they host small-group tastings. The Pavilion, Sandton Convention Centre. Until November 1. From R180. Details: winex.co.za

 

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