Chill with Windhoek Express

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• The 10th National Ceramics Biennale can be viewed at the National Art Gallery until 16 September. Info: 061 231 160 or [email protected]
Thursday 8 September
• 18:00 The third edition of cinematic drawing sessions: Studies in motion with Dewald Veldsman and Marcii Magson, takes place until 21:00 at the Bellhaus Atelier & Galerie. Cost: N$160. Book via [email protected]
9 & 10 September
• 18:30 Lynette Beer presents "Jy is God se kunswerk" at the NG Church Meersing in Walvis Bay. Saturday starts at 08:15 until 15:30. Tickets: N$500, includes snacks, tea and coffee and lunch.
Friday 9 September
• 09:00 A wedding fair takes place at the Windhoek show grounds until 11 September. Tickets: N$30 via
• 18:00 South African comedian Schalk Bezuidenhout performs at the Windhoek Afrikaanse Privaatskool. Tickets start at N$250 via Computicket.
• 19:00 Chief Hijangua - the first Namibian opera - by Eslon Hindundu, is presented in the National Theatre. A second performance takes place on Saturday. Tickets: N$100 - N$500 via
Saturday 10 September
• 08:00 Bush Market at the Finkenstein Estate on the outskirts of Windhoek until 17:00, featuring a variety of stalls and fun for the family.
• 09:00 Urban Spring Market at the Urban Village at Elisenheim until 16:00, featuring stalls, a jumping castle and live music by Joggie van Schalkwyk.
• 12:00 WSF Finale - All White Edition at the XS Lounge in Windhoek with Ryan the DJ headlining. Tickets: N$100 via
• 14:00 Lüderitz Cup for Cancer in support of the Cancer Association of Namibia, at the Nest Hotel. Tickets: N$150, which need to be bought in advance.
• 18:00 South African comedian Schalk Bezuidenhout performs at The MTC Dome in Swakopmund. Tickets start at N$250 via Computicket.
• 18:30 Allegro Music Carnival at the Pionierspark Primary School hall. Tickets: N$150 available from 081 399 2905 or [email protected]
• 19:00 The movie Kapana is screened at The Project Room in Windhoek.
Sunday 11 September
• 10:00 RadioWave hosts their spring carnival at Droombos in Windhoek, with loads of fun for the whole family! Entrance: N$25 - N$50 via
Tuesday 13 September
• 18:30 Ehafo - a solo exhibition by Elisia Nghidishange - opens at the Namibia Arts Association. It can be viewed until 7 October.
• 19:00 Tim Hofmann hosts the talk Dogs at work! – Scat detection helps carnivore research, and how the Cheetah Conservation Fund trains scat detection dogs for important work on cheetah movements and ecology, at the Scientific Society in Windhoek for NEWS.
Wednesday 14 September
• 18:30 SA motivational speaker Lynette Beer (Seeds of Inspiration) hosts a talk at the Dutch Reformed Church Suiderhof, themed "Is jy 'n bal of is jy 'n koppie". Tickets: N$100 from 081 257 9818, 081 808 5944 or 081 813 7415.
• 18:30 The Magic Jukebox - a musical revue by the learners of Windhoek Gymnasium takes place at the school until Saturday. Tickets: N$110 - N$160 via
Fatman tour Namibia
The South African singer performs as follows:
• Wednesday 14 September: Omateko conference centre, Gobabis
• Friday 16 September: Aranos Boereverenigingsaal
• Saturday 17 September: Die Skuur, Mariental
• Wednesday 21 September: Otjibamba Lodge, Otjiwarongo
• Friday 23 September: Pro-Ed Akademie, Swakopmund
• Saturday 24 September at 10:00: WHS Vegkop in Windhoek.
All shows start at 19:00 unless otherwise stated. Tickets: N$75 - N$200, depending on venue and cause, via
Thursday 15 September
• 19:00 The Namibia Scientific Society hosts the launch of Maria Fisch’s book “The Hambukushu of Namibia’s Kavango East Region – A Comprehensive History”.
Friday 16 September
• 15:00 Drought Relief Namibia Night Market at the Windhoek Golf Club until 22:00, with live music, handmade products, clothing, wine & gin tasting, a variety of meats, cold beer and a playground for the kids. Entrance: N$50 donation. Info: 081 127 7198 or
Saturday 17 September
• 09:00 A garden concert with SA Sonja Herholdt at the Otjiwarongo crocodile farm in support of the Cancer Association. Tickets: N$350 (includes snacks) available from Anne at 081 129 0554.
Saturday 17 September
team of four. Prizes for the best-dressed team! Food, gin and wine stalls, with entertainment by DJ Alba Nalo and DJ Melza Shafa. Info [email protected]
• 17:00 Simply You magazine lifestyle and fashion awards in the National Theatre in Windhoek. Tickets: N$250 via
• 18:30 SA's Leandie du Randt talks about "Hacks vir die lewe" (in Afrikaans) at the Lemon Tree restaurant. Tickets: N$200. Info & bookings: 081 288 2886.
• 19:00 South African singer Sonja Herholdt performs at Guesthouse Terra Africa to the benefit of the Cancer Association of Namibia. Tickets: N$500, which includes cheese and wine, available from 061 237740 or [email protected] A cash bar will be available.
Monday 19 September
• The Chef of the Year competition takes place at the NUST Hospitality and Tourism School until the 22nd, with categories for schools, junior and senior chefs. While entries have already closed, more info is available from [email protected] or
• The Namibian Heritage Week, powered by the National Arts Council, takes place in Swakopmund this year under the theme "!Hao Wese g//e-//xae" which means Unity in Diversity in !Xung. Events take place at various venues until the 24th.
Thursday 22 September
• 18:00 The Big Rethink - Careers of the Future brought to you by at the Windhoek High School hall. Tickets: N$100 via
Friday 23 September
• 06:00 Yellow & Gold Shake in support of the Cancer Association's Chica fund at various intersections in town. Dress up, brand your street corner and make a difference! Info: [email protected]
• 09:00 The Standard Bank 09Music Festival takes place at the Unam stadium in Windhoek until the 24th, with music by King Tee Dee and other local musicians as well as South Africa's Makhadzi. Tickets: N$50 - N$2500 via
• 19:00 The Trio Feminale presents Under the Stars outside the Central Hotel in Omaruru. Tickets: N$250, including a light dinner. Book at 081 496 5450.
• 19:30 South African singer Andriëtte Norman and Emil Struwig perform at the Gereformeerde Kerk in Pionierspark. Tickets: N$200 (includes light snacks) available via 081 124 4376 or 081 035 7058.
Saturday 24 September
• 03:00 The Mabaruli-Solitaire MTB challenge starts at the Arebbusch Travel Lodge and continues over 267km (solo or team) to the Namib Desert Lodge. Register here:
• 10:00 Farmers Market at the Dunes Mall (Walvis Bay) until 15:00. Stalls: 064 209 619 or [email protected]
• 11:00 Altstadt Summer Festival in Swakopmund, with 80s hits provided by DJ Varnhooligan and prices up for grabs for the coolest summer costumes, along with specials on a variety of eats and drinks. Entrance is free, but bookings are essential! 064 461 871 or [email protected]
• 18:30 The Windhoeker Männerchor and the Femme Vocale host a Spring Serenade a the German Boy Scouts hall (opposite Centaurus High School). Tickets: N$80 for adults and N$50 for children which includes a welcome drink, available from 061 229 271.
• 18:30 One Accord gospel concert in the National Theatre. Tickets: N$150 - N$200 via
• 19:00 SA's Andriette Norman performs at the Atlantic Villa Guesthouse in Swakopmund. Tickets: N$300 via
Sunday 25 September
• 06:30 Join Secret Sunrise for a morning rave session at The Barn. Tickets: N$100 via
• 13:00 Nigeria’s Burna Boy performs his "Love, Damini" tour at the Hage Geingob stadium in Windhoek. Tickets: N$350 - N$5 500 via
Tuesday 27 September
• 19:00 Public talk by Prof Walter Peters on Swakopmund: the making of a town from scratch at the Scientific Society in Windhoek.
28 - 30 September
• SA's Coenie de Villiers and Andre Schwartz present their "Grensloos" tour to Namibia, with performances in:
28 September: Windhoek
29 September: Outjo
30 September: Swakopmund
Contact Jolene at 081 129 3020 for more information. Further details to follow.
Wednesday 28 September
• The annual Karibib gemstones and commercial show take place until 1 October, featuring government, corporate and local exhibitors, SMEs as well as entertainment for the kids. Info and bookings: Nathan at 081 293 1152.
• 10:00 The Namibia Music and Aft Festival takes place at the Sam Nujoma stadium in Windhoek until Sunday. Tickets: From N$40 - N$100 via
Friday 30 September
• 14:00 The three-day Otjiwarongo Bush Fest takes place at the town's golf course until Sunday. Tickets: From N$150 via
• 14:00 The Kalahari Vastrap takes place at Farm Veronica of the Aru Game Lodge until Sunday, 2 October. Check out their Facebook page for more information.
• 19:00 Tulongo Wahengo performs in this month's edition of Acoustic Friday at the Franco-Namibian Cultural Centre. Tickets: N$60 in advance or N$80 at the doors.
• 19:30 "Keelvol" - a bittersweet comedy (in Afrikaans) takes place at the Dutch Reformed church Windhoek West. Meals will be on sale before the show. Tickets: N$200. Bookings: [email protected]
Saturday 1 October
• Oktoberfest at Kamp Vrede: Frühschoppen with music and entertainment by the Kaufeee-Kapelle followed by music and dance by the Kamp Vrede band. Book yourself a whole weekend away! Info: Sanette at 081 248 5500 or [email protected]
• 08:00 Ricky's Custom Car Shop hosts a car showfest at Ramatex in Windhoek.
• 08:00 Khomasdal Market Day (Hans Dietrich Gentscher Street) until 15:00. Info and stalls: Martha at 081 257 5774.
• 09:00 Tannery Spring Market at Elisenheim until 15:00. Entrance: N$20. Stall bookings and info: 081 667 1804 or 081 432 9086.
• 09:00 Hats & Roses event in support of the Cancer Association of Namibia at the Windhoek Country Club, with entertainment by Sarah Theron. Dress: Flowers and feathers. Tickets: N$550, available from 061 237740 or [email protected]
• 10:00 The BiketoberFest takes place at The Handle Bar in Windhoek, with bands, bikers, beer, babes, brandewyn, burgers, bwhiskey and bjeagermeister on the menu.
• 11:00 The Old Wheelers Club in Olympia hosts the Day of the Old Wheeler until 19:00. Entrance is free.
• 19:30 South African comedian Marc Lottering performs in the National Theatre in Windhoek. Tickets: N$200 via Please note that this show is not suitable for children.
• 20:00 The Dansons perform at the Standard Bank Desert Festival in Walvis Bay.
Brendan Peyper's tour to Namibia
The South African singer will be performing at various locations across the country.
• Monday 3 October: Privaatskool Elnatan, Stampriet
• Wednesday 5 October: Swakopmund
• Thursday 6 October: Walvis Bay
• Friday 7 October: Windhoek
• Saturday 8 October: Otjiwarongo
• Monday 10 October: Grootfontein Rugby Club
• Wednesday 12 October: Privaatskool Keetmanshoop
Info: 081 288 2886
Saturday 8 October
• 08:00 The 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: 29 October, 3 December and 10 December.
• 10:00 Future Females Windhoek in partnership with The Barn hosts the 1st Windhoek Business Expo, providing an opportunity for female entrepreneurs (new, start-ups and established) to connect and leverage from the Future Females community at large. Info: [email protected] OR [email protected] . Tickets: N$100 via
• 15:00 Namibia's biggest Tea Party 4 Hope to raise funds for cancer patients, takes place at Vegkop (WHS). Tickets: N$300 via
• 19:00 Dinner and dance at the Andries du Plessis hall (WAP) with music by DJ Hans. Tickets: N$5 000 per table of ten or N$500 per person, which includes dinner. Cash bar available. Reservations: [email protected] or 081 128 1152.
Friday 14 October
• 14:00 SA’s Ray Dylan & Die Broers perform at the Windhoek Golf Club. Tickets: N$30 - N$200 for general admission, and N$600 for VIP tickets via
• 20:00 The West Coast Wolves perform at Sound Garden in Swakopmund, and again on Saturday. Tickets: N$150 via, or N$200 at the doors.
Saturday 15 October
• 06:00 The second "Change a Life" charity fun run/walk hosted by Lady Pohamba Private Hospital on behalf of the Windhoek Life Change Centre takes place. Participation: N$100 for adults, N$50 for children 3-12 years, and free for children thereunder.
• 11:00 Breast Cancer Tea & Treat at the WellSpring Cafe in Tsumeb. Tickets: N$100, which includes a hot beverage and buffet snack table. Info 081 859 3826.
• 19:00 It's Tim Ekandjo vs King Tee Dee in the boxing ring at the Windhoek Country Club, where the two will be boxing for shoes. Tickets: N$500 to N$2000 via