Parktown North's Hidden Pasta Joint
Visit this cosy little Italian spot in Parktown North, even if it's just so you have an excuse to belt out the Dean Martin song. click here
Tapes and CDs Still Exist
You might find your new favourite artist in-between an abandoned building and a muti shop, a stone's throw from Maboneng. click here
A Twist On Curry At Melville's Dotted Pot
If the oddly paired '80s and '90s music doesn't lure you in, the prospect of Indian food done the South African way sure will. click here
Fabulous Burger Boys Does Food Without The Flash
These burgers aren't hiding behind any fancy, over-the-top garnishings. click here


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Featured Events

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One Heart Music Festival

@Sacred Heart College

Wednesday, 24 September 2014
One Heart Music Festival brings the city together for a musical Heritage Day celebration.


Krank'd Up 2014


Saturday, 27 September 2014
A metal onslaught is coming to Jozi with Unearth, Protest the Hero and some of SA's best metal acts live.


ABSA Joburg City Festival


Thursday, 02 October 2014
Celebrate the regeneration and the heritage of the city of Johannesburg with a cultural explosion within town.

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Vodacom In The City 2014

@Mary Fitzgerald Square

Friday, 03 October 2014
Vodacom In The City is back so prepare yourself for the best indie concert of the year. MGMT, Rudimental, Crystal Fighters, The Presets and P.H.fat will bring the noise.

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Johannesburg News

Nkuba desperately need your support in any way, shape or form as they attempt to crowd fund the purchase of a maize grinder.

TribeOne Festival has been cancelled due to unforseen circumstances.

P.H.fat have emerged victorious out of the four Open The City finalists and will now open In The City.

Underdogz SA bring you the newest, freshest talent in Jozi's urban hip hop scene.

Here's a little update for all of you who haven't been able to follow the Oscar trial as closely as you'd like.

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