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The first weekend of the month in Joburg – First Thursdays and other firsts

31 Jan 2024
The first week of the month is always a busy one in Joburg, and several places have monthly recurring events to help you celebrate that pay cheque in style. Here are all the events you can add to your calendar to make sure you're kickstarting your month right. 

First Thursday – Feb 1

From 16:00 – Circles & Squares take over the decks with a vinyl edition at Acid Food & Wine Bar. 
From 17:00 
Keyes Art Mile's galleries and restaurants stay open late to bring you new exhibitions, music, and art. Here's what's on the programme for this month. 
From 18:00 – Raving in Johannesburg happens at Bad Manors in Parkhurst with a kick-ass line-up that includes Son of Dennis, Jakinda, skits, and 2wice shye.
From 18:30 – Get some big quiz energy at The Royale in Craighall Park for quiz night with Vitamin Quiz
From 18:30Arbour Café in Birdhaven hosts their first event of the year with local DJs and delicious food. No cover charge. 
From 20:00 – God is a DJ at Smoking Kills in Melville for Old Testament, an old-school vinyl night hosted by Amen DNB. 

Your weekend sorted 

Sat, Feb 3  – Brooklyn's Antique Fair is a trove of trinkets and treasures, a bit of a drive but always worth it. 
Sun, Feb 4 Nelson Mandela Square becomes a hunting ground for unusual collectables and other little treasures. 
Sun, Feb 4 – First Sundays at Victoria Yards is a great way to wind down the weekend with fashion, food and art.  

For more on what to do in Joburg, stay up to date with all of Joburg's weekly events here and find out which exhibitions you need to see here.

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