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This weekend in Johannesburg offers a diverse lineup of events for everyone. As per IOL, Maroon 5 headlines the “Calabash South Africa” festival at FNB Stadium on Saturday. Explore the hidden gems of Melville with an insider’s tour, support a cancer treatment centre at the Pink Fun Run, or enjoy a family-friendly mystery chess movie screening at Bioscope Independent Cinema on Sunday. Get ready for a weekend packed with music, culture, fitness, and entertainment in the City of Gold.

Get ready to groove as Maroon 5 takes centre stage at the Johannesburg edition of “Calabash South Africa” at Soweto’s FNB Stadium this Saturday. Celebrate the end of “Januworry” by immersing yourself in the biggest summer concerts, featuring the internationally-renowned pop band Maroon 5 for the first time in a decade. The musical showcase promises a spectacular lineup, including Keane celebrating the 20th anniversary of their debut album and other artists like Will Linley, Lloyiso, Timo ODV, and Shekhinah. “Calabash South Africa,” presented by Big Concerts and in association with Discovery Bank, Heineken, M-Net, 947, and KFM 94.5, guarantees a night of unparalleled musical magic at the Groove Yard.

The dynamic suburb of Melville invites you to explore its hidden gems. Join Antoinette Morgan and Ed Coogan for an insider’s perspective on Melville’s striking architecture, quirky shops, and the comforting aroma of its coffee emporia. The family-friendly tour promises to trace the suburb’s fascinating evolution and celebrate the spirit of its ever-changing community. Take the chance to end the tour with a drink at one of Melville’s charming coffee shops.

  • Where: The tour will start at the De La Crème cafe in Melville.
  • When: Saturday, February 3, from 2 pm to 4:30 pm.
  • Cost: Tickets are R165 and are available through Webtickets.

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Support a worthy cause and participate in the Pink Fun Run this weekend. The event aims to raise funds for the DL Link Charity Organisation to build a cancer treatment centre. Choose between a 5-kilometre and a 7.5-kilometre race. Also, enjoy the family-friendly atmosphere with a childminder available at the play area.

  • Where: The starting point for the race will be at The Factory on Grant at Fatoosh Cafe in Norwood, Johannesburg.
  • When: Sunday, February 4, from 6:30 am to 10 am.
  • Cost: The entry fee is R180 per person, which includes fruit platters, coffee, a muffin, and water.

Are you in the mood for mystery and chess? Head to the Bioscope Independent Cinema at 44 Stanley for a family-friendly screening of a mystery chess movie. Celebrate renowned chess coach Coach Sea’s birthday with cake and beverages after the screening. Attendees are challenged to come dressed in their favourite colour of the rainbow.

  • Where: The Bioscope Independent Cinema.
  • When: Sunday, February 4, from 10:30 am- 1:15 pm.
  • Cost: Ticket prices vary between R85 — R152 and are available through Webtickets.

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