Chill with Windhoek Express

Gerine Hoff
Currently running
Fleeting Moments, an exhibition by South Africa’s Lieze Meyer can be viewed at the Fine Art Gallery in Swakopmund until 16 February.
• The Franco-Namibian Cultural Centre hosts an online French Film Festival until 19 February. Info:
Friday 2 February
• 15:00 Valentine's Night Market at Droombos in Windhoek until 21:00. Entrance: N$20 for 13 and up; N$10 for children under 13 and free for children under 5 and under.
• 19:00 Kiepies Dance Bar hosts their first birthday bash with Just Jack performing. The revelry continues on Saturday, with Frühschoppen with Kaufeee from noon and JYED from 16:00. Entrance: N$50.
• 19:00 This month's edition of Night Under the Stars at the Goethe Institute in Windhoek features NaJah. Tickets: N$50.
Saturday 3 February
• 08:00 Farmer's Market at the Windhoek Showgrounds until 13:00. Entrance: N$5 for adults, kids and pensioners for free. Upcoming dates: 2 March, 30 March, 4 May, 1 June, 29 June, 3 August, 31 August, 2 November, 30 November and 7 December. Info: [email protected]
• 10:00 Indie Music Fest at the Rare Smokey Mare in Windhoek, featuring a stellar line-up of local musicians. Tickets: N$200 in advance at N$300 at the gates, via
Sunday 4 February
• 09:00 A marriage workshop hosted by Kingdom Gateway takes place at the Swakopmund Sands Hotel until 12:30. Participation: N$50.
Monday 5 February
• The Project Room hosts an art writing workshop with collaboration with the ARAK Collection until the 9th. Info: [email protected]
Wednesday 7 February
• 18:30 Instead of Who wants to be a millionaire, The Wolfshack plays "Who wants to be a drunk". Bookings essential! WhatsApp 081 423 4243.
Friday 9 February
• 18:00 Amoji - an exhibition by Toufic Beyhum opens at The Project Room and can be viewed until 9 March.
• 19:00 SA comedian Kevin Fraser presents Africa is a Feeling in the National Theatre. Tickets: N$350 and up via
Saturday 10 February
• 11:00 Geraas Oppi Plaas presents Year of the Dragon at The Wolfshack in Windhoek, with resident Geraas DJs and other guests. Tickets: N$120 at The Wolfshack and The Biltong Shop Maerua Mall.
• 18:00 Ladies Night in support of Huis Maerua at the Arebbusch Travel Lodge, hosted by Natasha van der Merwe (Susan in Suidooster). Tickets: N$400 via
Wednesday 14 February
• 10:00 Ramos Realtors host a blood drive at their office in Walvis Bay until 15:00, with lots of prizes and vouchers to be won!
Friday 23 February
• 19:00 The Ell's perform at Sound Garden in Swakopmund. Tickets: N$70 in advance and N$100 at the doors.
Saturday 24 February
• 08:00 The first Finkenstein Bush Market for the year takes place on the estate on the outskirts of Windhoek until 13:00. Next dates: 27 April, 27 July (Christmas in July), 28 September (Spring Festival) and 23 November (Christmas Market).
Friday 1 March
• 17:00 The DHPS Wine Fest takes place at the school, with wine and sparkling wine tasting, canapés, cheese tasting, coffee and sweet treats, pizza fresh from the oven, live music and a wine auction, you can enjoy a relaxed sundowner in an idyllic atmosphere. Tickets (in advance): N$450. Info: [email protected]
• 19:00 Stef Bos presents Bitterlief, hosted by the Windhoek Woordfees, at the Dutch Reformed church Eros. Tickets: N$250 for adults, N$200 for pensioners and N$100 for children via
Saturday 2 March
• 10:00 Baby Expo and ECD Fair hosted by ML Media Artistry and Health Point in Windhoek until 3 March. Info and stall bookings: 081 811 0210.
• 16:00 The Reit Club in Okahandja hosts a sushi evening, with live music by CeeJay Jacobs. Bookings essential! Info: 081 575 9544.
• 19:00 Stef Bos presents Bitterlief, hosted by the Windhoek Woordfees, at the Namib Primary Aula in Swakopmund. Tickets: N$250 for adults, N$200 for pensioners and N$100 for children via
Tuesday 5 March
• 17:00 SA's Dozi performs at the Sound Garden in Swakopmund, with a second performance on the 6th. Get your tickets now to avoid disappointment!
Thursday 7 March
• The 3rd annual Namibia Institutional Investors Forum hosted by the MNCapital Group takes place at the Strand Hotel in Swakopmund until the 8th. Tickets available via
Saturday 30 March
• 09:00 The Armae venue on the outskirts of Okahandja host a rib & pot competition. Armae is looking for the best rib braaier and also the best potjie maker. With entertainment by Werner van Zyl. Info:
Saturday 6 April
• 08:00 La Academy presents a Hello Autumn market at the Dagbreek School premises, with festive food, crafts, kid’s activities and more until 14:0. Entrance is free.
Wednesday 24 April
• The annual Tourism Expo takes place at the Windhoek Country Club until the 26th. Info:
Thursday 9 May
• NamBurn - the Namibian Burn based on the principles of the Burning Man festival - takes place at Blumfelde until 14 May. Tickets: Starting from N$400 via
• 20:00 As part of the Tourism Expo, the Carnival of Flames - a fire and dance extravaganza - takes place at the Windhoek Country Club. Tickets: N$155 for adults, N$55 for children (6-12) and free for pensioners and kids under 6. Tickets:
Friday 10 May
• Camp Rock Namibia takes place until 12 May at Monte Christo Game Farm. Info: 081 719 1888 or [email protected]
Thursday 22 August
• The Outjo Game Festival takes place at Sofienhof until the 24th. More details to follow.