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Glamour (South Africa) - - Health -

Vive la Fes­ti­val! Brush up on your French, dust off your beret and head to Fran­schhoek for the an­nual Bastille Fes­ti­val. Set in the shadow of the his­toric Huguenot Mon­u­ment, the food and wine mar­quee of­fers plenty to eat, drink and do. It’s hap­pen­ing on 15-16 July, tick­ets are R280, and in­clude a free tast­ing glass and five wine tast­ing coupons. Book via webtick­ets.co.za.

Time for change

Need a rea­son to have a good time? We’ll give you five. Just book your tick­ets for 5 For Change, an an­nual black tie fundraiser that sup­ports five in­no­va­tive so­cial en­ter­prises. With Siv Ngesi as MC and en­ter­tain­ment from The Kiff­ness, this year’s party takes place on 15 July at the Cape Town City Hall. For info, visit 5For­change.co.za.

We’ll al­ways love Whit­ney

It’s back, sim­ply be­cause we couldn’t get enough. De­light­ing au­di­ences and hon­our­ing the diva of all di­vas, Great­est Love Of All: The Whit­ney Hous­ton Show stars Belinda Davids, ac­com­pa­nied by a seven-piece band. It’s on un­til 16 July at the Artscape Opera House. Tick­ets are R190-R390; book via com­puticket.com.

Johnny so good

Af­ter 40 years as one of our great­est per­form­ers, Johnny Clegg is em­bark­ing on his fi­nal SA tour. The Fi­nal Jour­ney will hit Cape Town’s Grand Arena, Grandwest, on 1 July, Joburg’s Teatro, Mon­te­casino, on 6-9 July and Durban’s ICC Arena on 29 July. Tick­ets start at R375; book via com­puticket.com.

Let’s shuck

Per­haps you love them, per­haps you haven’t yet plucked up the courage to try them, in which case, what the heck are you wait­ing for? The Pick n Pay Knysna Oys­ter Fes­ti­val is right up there on the top of our to-do list. Be­cause, well, oys­ters. And be­cause it’s one of SA’S most pop­u­lar fes­ti­vals, with an ex­ten­sive pro­gramme of events and ac­tiv­i­ties for the whole fam­ily – think ev­ery­thing from com­edy shows to par­ties and pre­mium wine tast­ing. You’ve got 10 days (from 7-16 July) to see, taste and do it all. For info and to book, visit oys­ter­fes­ti­val.co.za.

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