01 October Smarter Mobility Africa 2019 Experience the world’s latest smarter mobility technologies and test drive buses, cars, scooters and all things electric! The 2 day summit will be hosted by Azania Mosaka, Radio 702 presenter and Roger Atkins, Managing Director of EV Outlook Don’t miss this opportunity to gain invaluable insights from over 100 speakers and to network with 1000 industry people. Delegates will experience an exhibition like no other which includes informative talks, test drives of electric vehicles on the tract and the launch of the very first Electric Vehicle Road Trip Africa (EVRT Africa) which will see 12 state-of-the-art electric vehicles embarking on an epic adventure from Johannesburg to Cape Town to showcase the cars’ power and capabilities as well as South Africa’s readiness to embrace electric travel. Sun Areans @ Time Square. www.suninternational.com Exhibition entrance is free.

03 October – The Republic of South Africa proudly welcomes home Benny Bushwhacker (aka Ben Voss) the world’s funniest conservationist, and the only man to have walked the length of Africa barefoot. The legend returns to share what it takes to survive the African bush, and for the African bush to survive. Touring South African theatres and festivals with a hilarious yet sobering look at the collision between man and environment this performance will have you laughing out loud and wondering why, when it comes to the bush, the most uncommon hman trait, is common sense. Monetcasino Theatro www.montecasino.co.za Tickets R130 – R180 pp.

05 October – Savour the best of spring at this sparkling Gauteng affair with the finest bubblies and wines. This all-inclusive outdoor experience takes place in the magical gardens of The Kitchen, L’antico Giardino in Lanseria where you can enjoy delicious Steenberg wines and tuck into a harvest table laden with fresh culinary delights. Laid back live music with ample seating in the dappled shade of relaxed al fresco lounge areas will set the tone faor a stylish afternoon. Starts 12.00 until 17.00. Tickets at R600 per person including unlimited wine tastings, food and live entertainment are available exclusively from Webtickets: http://bit.ly/JHBGardenParty For more information visit www.steenbergfarm.com or join the conversation on Twitter @SteenbergWines and @SteenbergFarm on Facebook and Instagram.

06 October Ard Matthews Acoustic Rock Artist – Ards passionate vocals illuminates the deep, uncompromising and virtuous message that lie within the dramatic song terrain. His preeminent voice will undoubtedly draw you in. For more info go to res@dieoupastorie.com

10 October Forever Plaid. When four young singers are killed in a car crash, they posthumously take the stage for one final gig in this hilariously goofy 1950s nostalgia trip. One of the most popular and successful jukebox musicals in recent memory featuring such hits as Catch a Falling Star, Crazy ‘bout Ya Baby, Perfidia, Love is a many Splendored thing, Heart and Soul… and many more. This deliciously fun revue is chock-full of classic barbershop quartet harmonies and pitch-perfect melodies. Montecasino Theatro www.montecasino.co.za Tickets R90 – R350 pp.

12-13 October Open Garden Day at Mulligatawny Farm. The 16-hectare garden of Mulligatawny Farm on the S6, Skeerpoort, near the Cradle of Humankind, will be open to the public from 9 am – 5pm. The glorious garden includes wetlands, 130 species of water lilies, thousands of roses, irises, crab apples and a large collection of bamboo varieties a garden cathedral, a lakeside folly, a flowering meadow and sculptures stunning views and an exceptionally rich birdlife and much more… Food and drink will be on sale. Clubs and groups are welcome on Friday 11 October (during set-up – but please note: no food and drink will be on sale). Tickets from R100 – R200 (all proceeds to St George’s Turning Point Foundation). Book at Webtickets www.webtickets.co.za For more info: call James on 083 326 4493 / info@turningpointfoundation.org.za or visit (https://www.facebook.com/MulligatawnyFarm) or www.turningpointfoundation.org.za

18 October – AMP Events is proud to present ‘Francois van Coke & Vriende 2019’. After the massive, sell-out success of “Francois van Coke & Vriende 2018”, the legendary front man of celebrated South African rock bands Fokofpolisiekar and Van Coke Kartel is back with an even bigger line-up of old and new friends. The show will not only celebrate his legacy as a rock icon and pioneer, but will also be the official launch of his 3rd solo album titled ‘Dagdrome In Suburbia’ On this album there will be collaborations with two of his new friends: Riky Rick and Danie du Toit (Spoegwolf frontman). Riana Nel is also a new addition to this year`s stellar line up. The 120-minute rock spectacular will once again present a powerhouse local line-up, backed up by world-class technical production. The backbone of the show will be Francois and his band Die Gevaar performing various old and new songs from his solo career with Die Vriende joining them on stage to perform the anthems that they created together, along with hits from their own catalogue. Sun Arena. Tickets are R250 available from Computicket.

19 October Hero’s Food & Wine Pairing With Tokora – TOKARA is the embodiment of GT Ferreira’s philosophy that good wine, good food and good art go together to make a good lifestyle. TOKARA’s focus is on two of the greatest grape varieties in the world, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon blanc. Tickets are selling fast so make sure you book early. 4 Wines, 4 courses @295pp More info on www.hartiescableway.co.za

26 October – Featuring Ian Roberts, Dan Roberts , Riaan Malan and orkes. The Radio Kalahari Orkes is grounded in Ghoema-, Latin- and African-styles. They bring you a load of acoustic instruments: guitars, a dobro, harmonicas, double bass, accordion, gazoos and a legendary old Fender Telecaster. Unique and authentic with subtle humour from the renowned Ian Roberts. The group was awarded a FAK Prestige award in 2017 for their excellent promotion of South African Folk Music. Atterbury Theatre www.atterburytheatre.co.za Tickets R160 – R180 pp.

30 October – An adaptation of Paul Gallico’s classic novella, The Snow Goose, played out in the desolate Essex marshes and set against the background of the miracle of Dunkirk. A wounded snow goose brings a young girl, Firth, and the recluse Phillip Rhayader together in a moving story of friendship and courage. The story is told with colourful characters in the theatre masks, a dramatic soundscape an simple props that propel the audience into the heart of the story. Montecasino Theatro. Details: www.montecasino.co.za. Tickets R130 – 180 pp.