29 Nov – 1 Dec; 6–8 Dec: Participate in one of the oldest fundraising projects in SA, the Noddy Party in Somerset West. Bring the kids for tons of fun and activities. Tickets from R25 are available on webtickets.co.za; call 082 929 0828 or visit noddy.org.za.
30 Nov – 1 Dec: The Eastern Cape Wine Show in Port Elizabeth presents more than 200 wines from Steenberg and Spier, amongst others. Get tickets for R190 from computicket.com; call 011 482 5936 or go to easterncapewineshow.co.za.
1: The Gin & Tonic Festival returns to Newtown, Johannesburg with more than 50 local and international gins, creative cocktails and live music; call 071 641 6327 or go to ginandtonicfestival.co.za.
1–2: Step out in style and enjoy a glass of MCC at the annual
Franschhoek Cap Classique & Champagne Festival. Tickets cost R395 on webtickets.co.za and include a complimentary tasting glass and MCC tasting coupons. Go to franschhoekmcc.co.za.
2–19: View Jenny Parsons’ exhibition ‘Silent Land’ at the RK Contemporary Gallery in Riebeek-Kasteel for a series of Swartland landscape paintings; call 083 653 3697.
4–9: Explore a treasure trove of handcrafted goods from more than 170 unique creatives and foodies at KAMERS/Makers Irene, Cornwall Hill College. Get tickets for R60 from plankton.mobi; visit kamersvol.com.
7: Celebrate the festive season at 1FOX Market Shed in Jo’burg and enjoy a free performance of carols by the Gauteng Opera! Call 082 780 3595 or check out 1fox.co.za.
15–16; 22–23: Indulge in a generous lunch by Brian Berkman at Brian’s Kitchen Pop-Ups in Pringle Bay. The banting-friendly menu includes slow-cooked beef brisket and a vegetarian chickpea curry; book your seat for R500 on quicket.co.za and take a look at brianberkman.com. 17: January issue of Home on sale.
23: Sing along to your favourite Boney M. hits (featuring Liz Mitchell) at Kirstenbosch in Cape Town. Tickets are available from R290 at webtickets.co.za; call 021 799 8783.