Chill with Windhoek Express

Gerine Hoff
Recurring events
• 07:00 Bio-Markt / Green Market at the Stephanus Church (Dr Kenneth Kaunda Street) in Windhoek until noon every Saturday.
• 16:00 Coffee and Cake at Farm Krumhuk every Sunday. Cost: N$80 for adults (2 pieces of cake and bottomless coffee & hot/cold tea) and children under 6 are half price. Info: 061 233 645. Bookings are essential for groups bigger than 7.
Currently running
• Kudzanai Katerere's stone sculpture exhibition takes place at the Bellhaus Atelier and Galerie (18 Bell Street) until 14 July.
• View the Fun Funky Functional Products from Found Objects exhibition at the Omba Gallery of the Namibia Craft Centre until 20 July
• Interwoven - Bellhaus ? Karakulia – with bespoke carpet designs created by E-Tunga Studios, Marcii Magson, Michael Chandler and Tina Basson, at the Bellhaus Atelier & Gallery. View until 23 July.
• Ndinomholo Ndilula's solo exhibition Komesho at the Namibian Arts Association (122 Robert Mugabe Ave) can be viewed until 27 July.
• Fraitaxtsēs sores tsîn ge ra≠gâ / Ondjembo yo Null Vier, an exhibition by Berlin-based artist Ixmucané Aguilar can be viewed at the National Art Gallery until 6 August.
• Collective Thoughts Vol 1, an exhibition by Petrus Amuthenuand Frans Uunona, can be viewed at the Woermannhaus Gallery in Swakopmund until 31 July. Opening times are Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 12:00 and 15:00 to 17:00, and from 10:00 to 12:00 on Saturday and Sunday.
Friday 15 July
• 18:00 Black Line, an exhibition by Kabelo Kim, opens at the Project Room (30 Julius Nyerere Street, Windhoek) and can be viewed until 30 July. The artist will be hosting a walkabout on 23 July at 11:00.
• 18:00 Riaan Smit performs at Sound Garden in Swakopmund. Entrance after 18:00 is N$20.
• 19:00 The Youth Orchestras of Namibia host their festival concert at the National Theatre of Namibia in Windhoek. Tickets: N$100 - N$200 via webtickets.com.na. A second show takes place on the 16th.
Saturday 16 July
• 10:00 Creative director, curator and design thinking consultant Laschandre Coetzee hosts a Business Branding talk at the Namibian Arts Association until noon. Info: 061 302 261
• 11:00 It's bonnets up again at the Old Wheelers Club in Windhoek. Entrance is free, and everyone is welcome to brag with their Oldie and enjoy some great refreshments and food
• 12:00 There's a Schlachtefest at the SKW in Olympia, with craft beers and special meat platters on the menu, along with live music by Kaufeee and Wouter.
• 14:00 OYO Dance Workshop at the Franco-Namibian Cultural Centre. Participation is free.
• 15:00 An avant-garde affair ladies’ day with champagne, cake, art and style takes place at The Barn in Windhoek, in conjunction with Marilie van Schalkwyk of Segura Emporium. The dress code is avant-garde and tickets cost N$299, available at The Barn.
• 19:00 JP Kotze and Lin-Marie perform at Sound Garden in Swakopmund, and Mickey G as from 22:00. Entrance is N$50.
Tuesday 19 July
• 18:00 Come home to your body - meet yourself on the mat for a cathartic workout experience - with Klara at the Bellhaus Gallery in Windhoek. Participation is N$300. Book online at bellhaus.art
• 19:00 Pulmonary Pearls and Sleep Secrets: Guaranteed Awakening - a public talk by Dr Paul Feil takes place at the Scientific Society in Windhoek.
Wednesday 20 July
• 19:00 As part of the Ukrainian Film Festival, a movie is screened at the Franco-Namibian Cultural Centre. While entrance is free, donations are welcome and will go towards humanitarian relief. Info: [email protected]
22 & 23 July
• 09:00 Seawork host a 2-day seafood festival at the Olympia swimming pool, with professional chefs, delicious seafood, entertainment by Vaughn Ahrens, The Ell's, American Rick, Riaan Smith, Roadhouse Blues and Lin-Mari Coetzee and activities for the kids.
• 19:00 National Mental Health Care Namibia - a newly registered NGO aimed at fundraising to assist Namibians with mental health problems - launches with a boxing night at the MTC Dome in Swakopmund. Tickets: N$150 - N$$5000 via webtickets.com.na.
Saturday 23 July
• 10:00 The Brandberg Backyard Ultra starts at the Brandberg Rest Camp at Uis. 1 loop is 6.706 km and the challenge is to finish at least six loops. The last runner standing wins!
• 12:00 The Windhoek City Market resumes at the Country Club, featuring gifts, local goodies, handmade crafts, clothing and mouthwatering market treats until 19:00. Entertainment by Tony Fourie. Entrance: N$40 (kids 12 and younger free).
• 18:00 Enjoy an evening with "Oppistoep" hosts Pietman Geldenhuys and Lientjie Jaars at the C'est Si Bon hotel in Otjiwarongo in support of the local neighbourhood watch. Tickets cost N$350 or N$3500 for a table of 10.
Monday 25 July
• 19:00 The Namibia Scientific Society hosts a 50th-anniversary reunion poetry reading social with Crispin Clay of Luderitz, dubbed Laugh, Sob, Itch!
27 - 29 July
• 08:00 The 4th Africa Youth in Tourism Summit and Innovation Challenge takes place at the Safari Hotel in Windhoek, themed "Developing youth and innovative entrepreneurship solutions for inclusive tourism recovery in Africa". To participate, call or WhatsApp +27813037030 or +27817004163.
Wednesday 27 July
• 19:00 As part of the Ukrainian Film Festival, a movie is screened at The Village in Windhoek. While entrance is free, donations are welcome and will go towards humanitarian relief. Info: [email protected]
Thursday 28 July
• 10:00 The Kasi Vibe festival is back and takes place until Saturday 30 July at the Sam Nujoma stadium in Windhoek. Tickets for Friday cost between N$40 and N$150, and N$40 for the other two days. Available via webtickets.com.na
• 17:30 Future Females Windhoek present "Master relationship selling in your business" with two purpose-led entrepreneurs at Lemon Tree (previously Vintage Coffee Shop). Tickets: N$85 via webtickets.com.na.
• 17:30 Fjords in Namibia and bone-beds on the West Coast – a talk by Roger Smith and Pippa Haarhoff on Sedimentology and Taphonomy of an early Pliocene Sivethere bonebed at the West Coast fossil park, followed by a talk by Eduardo Rosa on the late Paleozoic glaciation and its paleofjords in north-western Namibia in the auditorium of the Ministry of Mines in Windhoek. For Online login details, email [email protected] .
• 19:00 Le Comedy Club hosted by Big Mitch at the Franco-Namibian Cultural Centre. Tickets: N$70 in advance and N$100 at the doors.
Friday 29 July
• 18:00 Stargazing and glühwein at the Cuno Hoffmeister memorial observatory outside Windhoek with Lutz von Dewitz. Info: [email protected] or 061 225 372.
• 19:00 Sedney Kotokeni Haufiku gospel show featuring Maranatha at the NTN Backstage. Tickets: N$120 via webtickets.com.na
• 19:00 Swakopmund a capella singers in concert with the Cgals chamber choir at the Namib Primary School. Tickets: N$100 via webtickets.com.na
• 19:00 Acoustic Friday with Déja-Vu at the Franco-Namibian Cultural Centre. Tickets: N$80 in advance and N$100 at the doors.
• 19:00 As Night Faces and Jack perform live at the Handle Bar in Windhoek.
Saturday 30 July
• 07:00 The annual Windhoek Biltongfees takes place at Trustco United rugby field in Windhoek, featuring performances by Franja, Leah and Jan Jan Jan.
• 08:00 The ever-popular Windhoek Boeremark / Farmers Market takes place at the Windhoek Showgrounds until 13:00. Entrance: N$5 for adults, and free for pensioners and children. Info: Esme at 081 277 8677 or [email protected] Other dates: 3 September, 8 October, 29 October, 3 December and 10 December.
• 08:30 There's a Day Market at Droombos until 14:00, featuring a variety of stalls, from mouth-watering food stalls to handcrafted items. Info [email protected]
• 09:00 The MTC Dome Decathlon takes place in Swakopmund until 15:00. The event itself is a circuit relay, with sports enthusiasts competing in a variety of sports codes to test their endurance. Participation is N$600 per team. Info: https://thedomenamibia.com/
• 18:00 South Africa's Adam Tas performs at the Primary School Vooruit in Otjiwarongo in support of the town's NG church. Tickets: N$150.
• 18:00 Midlife music show at West Nest Lodge. Join them for a relaxing evening with live music by Midlife. Tickets include sherry and soup. Accommodation is available at 60% discount. Contact 062-570343 or [email protected] for reservations.
• 18:30 Dinner Dance Night at the MTC Dome. Tickets: N$450, which includes a welcoming drink, complimentary wine on the table and a 3-course meal. Babysitters are available for kids aged 2 to 12 at the Kinder Zone. Tickets available via webtickets.com.na
3 - 6 August
• 19:00 Andre the Hilarious Hypnotist performs in the WHS school Hall. Tickets cost N$170 and are available via webtickets.com.na
Friday 5 August
• 18:30 Winter-warm musiekaand at the NG Church Windhoek West in Windhoek. Enjoy an evening with local musicians performing music that preaches life! Tickets cost N$180 and include a welcoming drink, a starter, a light meal and something sweet. Info: [email protected] or 061 226 834.
• SA's Klipwerf Boere Orkes performs in Windhoek. More details to follow.
Saturday 6 August
• 08:00 Dagbreek school in Windhoek hosts a breakfast fundraiser. Tickets: N$150 p/p (tables of 8). Info: Beanca Oosthuizen at 081 224 5909.
• 18:00 Vocal Talent Search final at Droombos in the capital. Hosted by Channel 7 and Voice of Namibia, the winner walks away with N$10 00 in cash and professional recording for a single. Entries must be done by video recording (no longer than 2 minutes). Wetransfer to [email protected] Entrance: N$100. Closes on 22 July. Info: [email protected] or 061 420 850.
Saturday 6 August
• 09:00 Potjikos, koop & kuier at the NG Church Pionierspark. Info: 061 241 537.
Gerhard Supra tours Namibia
• Friday 12 August: Aranos Farmer's Association Hall.
• Saturday 13 August: Mariental Golf Club
• Wednesday 17 August: Die Dam, Gobabis
• Friday 19 August: Haven Zoo Park in Windhoek
• Saturday 20 August: Erik's Cove, Langstrand
All shows start at 18:30. Tickets: N$50 to N$150 via webtickets.com.na
Thursday 18 August
• 19:00 Annie - the musical is presented at the Windhoek High School hall until the 20th. Tickets: N$50 to N$100 via webtickets.com.na
Saturday 20 August
• 09:30 Glam Guru roadshow with Hannon Bothma at the Nampower Convention Centre in Windhoek. Tickets: N$330 (which include a copy of Rooi Rose magazine, gift bag, snack box and lucky draw ticket) available via webtickets.com.na
26 & 27 August
• The annual Outjo Wildsfees (game festival) takes place at the Sophienhof Lodge outside Outjo. Featuring entertainment by SA's Juan Boucher and various local artists, including Namibia's Cee-Jay Jacobs Heart2Heart, Vaughn Ahrens and others, as well as a game auction, wine tasting and much more. Entrance: Starting at free entrance for pre-primary children to N$300 for a weekend pass. Visit www.outjowildsfees.com or call 081 354 8118 or 081 124 9011.
26 & 27 August
• The Henties Fees is back! Contact Heike at 081 302 3052 to book a stand.
Saturday 27 August
• 12:00 Dalom live show tour celebrating Dan Tshanda at the Sam Nujoma stadium in Windhoek. Tickets: N$150 - N$200 (general) or N$250 - N$400 (VIP) via webtickets.com.na
• 15:00 The Coastal Talent Show takes place at Tiger Reef, in collaboration with the Swakopmund Night Market. Info: [email protected]