Chill with Windhoek Express

Currently running
• 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.
• Black Line, an exhibition by Kabelo Kim, can be viewed at the Project Room (30 Julius Nyerere Street, Windhoek) until 30 July. The artist will be hosting a walkabout on 23 July at 11:00.
• Divine Feminine, a collection by Belia Liebenberg and curated by Efano Efano, can be viewed at the Goethe Institute in Windhoek until 30 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.
Thursday 21 July
• Another fun evening with Barb Curtis at the National Botanical Research Institute (8 Orban Street). All are welcome! Info: 081 2228686.
22 & 23 July
• 11:00 Seawork hosts 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.
Friday 22 July
• 18:30 Laugh along with South African comedian Pietman Geldenhuys at the Atlantic Villa in Swakopmund. Tickets: N$150 via webtickets.com.na
Saturday 23 July
• 09:00 Market day at the Haven Zoological Park in Kleine Kuppe until 15:00.
• 10:00 Figurine-making workshop with Ndinomholo Ndilula at the Namibian Arts Association (122 Robert Mugabe Ave). Participation is free, but limited space is available. Book your space at [email protected]
• 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.
• 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.
• 20:00 "Sokkie" like it's the end of the world at Mynt in Windhoek. Tickets: N$30.
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
• 07:30 Netwerk gesels by Am Wienberg in Windhoek met Sven Thieme oor die rol van die privaatsektor in die Namibiese ekonomie en ander kwessies. Kaartjies: N$250 (sluit ontbyt in) via [email protected]
• 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.
Thursday 28 July
• 18:00 The Olympia Neighbourhood Watch hosts a community braai and fundraising at the Old Wheelers Club. Braai packs cost N$125. A cash bar is available.
Friday 29 July
• 15:00 A short story masterclass is hosted at the Goethe Institute by author Filemone Iiyambo. It continues from 09:00 to 13:00 on the 30th. Participation is free. Info: 061 225 700 or [email protected]
• 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 Movie night under the stars at The Village Garden in Windhoek. Bring along blankets and cash for refreshments. Chairs are provided. Tickets: N$80 via webtickets.com.na
• 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 A Night Market takes place at the Swakopmund Hotel & Entertainment Centre until 22:00. For stall bookings, contact 081 129 0029 or [email protected]
• 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 a 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 at the Windhoek Afrikaanse Privaatskool in support of Drought Relief Namibia. Tickets: N$180, and N$150 for dinner.Tickets and info: 081 124 9670, 081 288 2886 or 081 272 3856.
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.
• 09:00 Potjikos, koop & kuier at the NG Church Pionierspark. Info: 061 241 537.
• 15:00 Saturday Hip Hop with Nasty C, Tellaman, Audiomarc and other local talent at The Catch in Windhoek. Tickets: N$250 - N$300 via webtickets.com.na
• 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.
Thursday 11 August
• 18:00 Barn Art Studio presents A Slice of Art annual exhibition at the MTC Dome in Swakopmund until the 12th.
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
Tuesday 16 August
• 19:00 In this month's edition of Cinemaverse at the Goethe Institute, Joel Haikali's "Invisibles" and Lavinia Kapewasha's "Iitandu" is screened. Entrance is free and popcorn will be handed out! Info: 061 225700 or [email protected]
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
• 20:00 Award-winning South African comedian and actor Joey Rasdien performs at the Windhoek Country Club. Tickets: N$350, which includes a light snack. Info [email protected] . Tickets are available via the PayBuddy app.
Thursday 25 August
• 21:00 Garth Taylor performs at the Cosdef Arts and Craft Centre in Swakopmund. Tickets: N$250 - N$300 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. Performing at the festival on the 26th, is Marion Holm with "Holmruggery" at the lapa at 18:30. Tickets are N$350, which includes dinner and wine.
Friday 26 August
• 20:00 Garth Taylor performs at Wanderers in Windhoek. Tickets: N$250 - N$300 via webtickets.com.na
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]
• 20:00 Garth Taylor performs at the Hermanus van Wyk hall in Rehoboth. Tickets: N$250 - N$300 via webtickets.com.na