What’s on this October

BRAND NEW: Russell Brand brings his hilarious comedy to South Africa for three shows only.
BRAND NEW: Russell Brand brings his hilarious comedy to South Africa for three shows only.


Markets open Thursday to Sunday

The Shed@1Fox and Greenside markets, which trade during the week, are also open on weekends.

Markets open on Saturday

Bryanston Organic Market

Neighbourgoods Market

Fordsburg Market

Markets open on Sunday

Rosebank Sunday Market

Market on Main

Fourways Farmers Market



28 to 30 October

RMB WineX, the undisputed festival of choice for the discerning wine consumer, is celebrating its 16th year. South Africa’s premier wine show always promises the greatest selection of wines under one roof – a time to try a myriad varietals and cuvées that tantalise the palate, soak up the Art-of-Wine, hobnob with winemakers and Jozi jet-setters and stock up on favourites. This tasty event will take place at the Pavillion in the Sandton Convention Centre, with parking available at Sandton City Mall.

Details: winex.co.za/index.asp

SA Fashion Week (SAFW)

21 to 24 October

Autumn/Winter 2016 includes a commanding roll call of top SA Fashion Week designers, including House of Olé, Ephymol, Amanda Laird Cherry, Rubicon, Mantsho by Palesa Mokubung, Colleen Eitzen and Clive Rundle to name but a few, and kicks off with an invite-only offsite show by Gert-­Johan Coetzee, who’s collection will be sold on

Spree directly from the runway. As the official retail sponsor for SAFW, Edgars currently stocks a number of renowned South African designers.

Details: www.safashionweek.co.za



9 to 11 October

rAge is South Africa’s biggest annual video gaming, computer, technology and geek culture exhibition. It is held annually at the Ticketpro Dome in Northgate. Over the course of the weekend, tens of thousands of enthusiastic fans descend on the venue for three days of gaming, technology, gadgets, and geek lifestyle entertainment. You can even buy new games and consoles, chat with local comic book artists, or take selfies with your favourite cosplayers. It’s a blast for everyone.

Details: www.rageexpo.co.za

National Taxi Expo

29 to 30 October

The nation’s largest taxi business trade show, networking event and conference dedicated to taxi owners and taxi professionals. Taxi Expo® is an annual event that runs in association with South Africa’s largest taxi association, the National Taxi Alliance.

Details: heyautoshops.co.za/0835318/National_Taxi_Expo


Jack Daniel’s Boomtown Joburg

17 October

Following the massive success of Jack Daniel’s Boomtown Durban, Airey Scott is proud to announce the launch of Jack Daniel’s Boomtown Joburg at Zoo Lake Sports Club in Parkview. This fantastic show will feature the likes of international rap sensation, T.I and the winner of the Jack Daniels Music Scout’s Competition will be announced here, too.

Details: www.computicket.co.za

SA Meets Africa

24 October

In celebrating unity among all African nations and in honour of Nigeria’s Independence Day taking place in October, SA African will bring you a concert which will allow 20 of the biggest headliners on the continent to come together for the first annual South Africa Meets Africa Concert.

Details: www.computicket.co.za



9 to 11 October

From the moment of setting foot in the Brauhaus marquee, attendees can look forward to all the sights and sounds of the legendary Munich Oktoberfest. More than just a festival of bier, each moment at Bierfest is a proverbial feast of excellent entertainment, delectable authentic Bavarian cuisine, and interactive crowd participation. This festival draws huge crowds and will be held, once again, at Montecasino, in Fourways.

Details: www.montecasino.co.za

Street Fest

3 to 4 October

South Point will shut down three streets connected to Melle Street and will throw the most epic street bash that Braam has ever seen. There will be performances by Cashtime Life, Ms Cosmo, Twins on Decks, Mobi Dixon, Dotcom, Miss Kay, Sofaya and many more. Tickets are sold at R100 at the South Point offices, R120 at the door and R150 for non-South Pointers. In partnership with Miller and SAB, this event promises to be nothing less than extraordinary.

Details: www.facebook.com/events/721194468027321/

Vodacom in the City

4 October

This year, Vodacom in the City, presented by SABC 3 and 5FM, will feature a number of international acts including The Kooks, Milky Chance, The Cat Empire and a whole lot more. Get ready for a whole new daytime festival format happening at Emmarentia Dam. The festival is now open to people of all ages so you can make this a family outing – perfect for the kids.

Details: www.inthecityjhb.co.za/info/

On Stage

Blame It On Bollywood

6 to 11 October

A talented and star-studded Indian cast brings a humorous story about love, marriage and family to life. The leading man, Anant Mahadevan, acclaimed film and theatre actor; and actress Jayati Bhatia, famous TV personality and theatre performer deliver energetic performances, while Neil Gagdani provides a good dose of comedy as the bride’s nerdy brother. This show will run at Montecasino.

Details: www.montecasino.co.za

Russell Brand’s Trew World Tour

1 to 2 October

Superstar comedian, actor and author, Russell Brand, will be in South Africa this October for three shows only as part of his Trew World Order Tour. Brand has decided the only way to change the world is to be a part of the crowd. Collectively, as a crowd, a horde or through a mob, the world can be changed. This show is a rabble-rousing stab at creating through the power of the crowd a Trew World Order. This is a must-see show of this year.

Details: www.montecasino.co.za

Sweeney Todd

9 October to 29 November

Featuring sublime theatrics, a thrilling, chilling story, suspense, passion, deliciously dark humour, with a score and lyrics that have taken on iconic status, directed and designed by the award-winning KickstArt team of Steven Stead and Greg King, and starring Jonathan Roxmouth and Charon Williams-Ros, it doesn’t get any better!

Details: www.montecasino.co.za

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