Chill with Windhoek Express

Gerine Hoff
Currently running
• Artistic Research and Communal Knowledge exhibition at the National Art Gallery until 18 May.
Thursday 2 May
• 18:00 Opening of These stones will speak, a photographic exhibition by Delight Namene, Zabeth Philander, Phoenix Johannes, Rachel Sakeus, Iiyambo Gabriel Iitembu, Papakhi Mburuu, Sage and Tamarah Strauss at The Sweet Side of Thingz Cafe in Independence Avenue, and can be viewed until 29 June.
Friday 3 May
• 11:00 The annual Oriege Festival takes place at Palm Tree Park in Windhoek until the 4th. Tickets: N$60 via
• 14:00 Wikipedia workshop - an introduction to Wikidata hosted at the Goethe Institut by Detlef Pfeifer and Martin Hipangwa with online speaker Ayokanmi Oyeyemi until 17:00.
• 15:00 Unam bash at the main campus until late! Tickets: From N$50 via
• 19:30 The Ell's perform live at Vinyls. Tickets: N$50 via
Saturday 4 May
• 10:00 She Blossoms Girls Conference at The Rendezvous in Walvis Bay. Tickets: N$100, which includes a light lunch, dessert and drinks. Info & tickets: 081 434 5809.
• 11:00 DJ Kiki & Friends host Nostalgia with music, food and fashion at Pequena Lounge in Windhoek. Tickets: N$150 via
• 14:00 Old School Music Fiesta at The Catch at Gutenberg Platz. Early bird tickets cost N$200 and are available via WhatsApp at 081 414 9144.
• 19:00 Afropulse presents Beats of Africa Vol 3 at Et Cetera (old Chopsies). Tickets: From N$60.
Sunday 5 May
• 12:00 Amis Day Club returns for its 15th edition, promising a day of sun-kissed vibes and non-stop fun until 21:00 at the Stick & Whistle in Olympia. Tickets: From N$150 via
Monday 6 May
• 18:00 Sip & Paint with Karel Schickerling and a guest appearance by South African artist Portchie at The Village in Windhoek. Tickets: N$850
• 19:00 The Giovanni Guido Trio present A Jazz Odyssey in the National Theatre. Entrance is free.
• 19:30 Public talk by Gus Le Breton on the Baobab: From Zero to Hero at the National Botanic Research Institute (8 Orban Street). The focus is on baobab fruit as a non-profit timber forest product.
Wednesday 8 May
• 17:00 Good Food Market at The Village in Windhoek. Tickets: N$30 and up via
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
Friday 10 May
• Camp Rock Namibia takes place until 12 May at Monte Christo Game Farm. Info: 081 719 1888 or [email protected]
• 19:00 Miss Teen Namibia preliminary show at Droombos. Tickets: N$350 via
Saturday 11 May
• 08:30 Guided walk in Windhoek's Botanic Gardens (8 Orban Street). Entrance: N$20; free for children and members.
• 19:00 Miss Namibia preliminary show at Droombos in Windhoek. Tickets: From N$350 via
• 19:00 Strictly Soul, with music provided by our resident curator and international star DJ Akio alongside special guests to guide you through a night of dancing and singalongs! Tickets: N$100 via
Sunday 12 May
• 11:00 Around the World in One Day - celebrating mothers of the world, at Droombos in Windhoek. Tickets: From N$150 via
Wednesday 15 May
• 19:00 Enjoy an evening in the company of Johan Liebenberg at Droombos performing Neil Diamond classics and various Afrikaans numbers. Tickets: N$350 (entry and food) or N$200 (entry only) via A cash bar is available.
Friday 17 May
• 16:00 The Bank Windhoek Seawork Seafood & Music Festival takes place at the Olympia Swimming Pool in the capital until the 18th.
Saturday 18 May
• 13:00 Just for the ladies! The Afrikaans production “5 Vrouens en ek” by Francoise Boyce is performed at the Paintball Centre in Swakopmund. Tickets: N$150 from 081 597 5877.
Saturday 25 May
• 19:00 Ross Learmonth of Prime Circle fame performs live at Sound Garden in Swakopmund. Tickets: N$200 and up, available at the doors.
• 16:00 Bingo Night at Godenfang in Walvis Bay in support of Promiseland. Tickets: N$200 in advance which includes 5 bingo cards, 5 raffle entries and the N$50 entry fee, or N$100 at the doors, which covers 1 bingo card and the N$80 entry fee.
Friday 31 May
• The annual BARHP (Between a Rock and a Hard Place) music festival takes place at the Spitzkoppe until 2 June, featuring both local and international acts. Tickets and info:
• 19:00 SA's Gian Groen and Namibia's Riaan Smit perform live at The Village Garden in Windhoek. Tickets: N$200 via
Saturday 1 June
• 08:00 Farmer's Market at the Windhoek Showgrounds until 13:00. Entrance: N$5 for adults, kids and pensioners for free. Upcoming dates: 29 June, 3 August, 31 August, 2 November, 30 November and 7 December. Info: [email protected]
• 19:00 SA's Gian Groen and Namibia's Riaan Smit perform live at The Village Garden in Windhoek. Tickets: N$200 via
Tuesday 11 June
• 19:00 South African comedian Schalk Bezuidenhout presents Crowd Pleaser at Sound Garden in Swakopmund, with a second show on the 12th. Tickets: From N$200 via
Thursday 13 June
• 19:00 South African comedian Schalk Bezuidenhout presents Crowd Pleaser at the National Theatre in Windhoek. Tickets: From N$200 via
Saturday 22 June
• 11:00 World Music Day is celebrated at the Franco-Namibian Cultural Centre, as well as in Katima Mulilo, Ondangwa and Swakopmund. Entrance is free. Info: 083 338 7330.
Saturday 29 June
• 08:30 Winter Market at Droombos until 14:00. Entrance: N$10 and up.
• 09:00 The annual Armae "Grootgees Boeremusiekfees" with The Legends, takes place at the venue on the outskirts of Okahandja until 23:45.
Friday 5 July
• Oshakati Bike Fest until the 6th, with live bands, an auction and a Cuca Run. Info: [email protected]
• 20:00 Droomsindroom performs at the LukZet grand opening bash in Henties Bay. Tickets start from N$75.
Saturday 6 July
• 20:00 Refentse performs at the LukZet grand opening bash in Henties Bay. Tickets start from N$75.
Friday 2 August
• 11:00 Youth Vibez music festival at Moses van der Byl school featuring a variety of local and South African acts takes place until the 3rd. Tickets: N$30 via
Thursday 22 August
• The annual Outjo Game Festival takes place at Sophienhof until the 24th, featuring performances by a host of artists and fun for the whole family! Check out for more info.
Friday 23 August
• The Ongwediva Annual Trade Fair takes place until the 31st. Info:
Wednesday 18 September
• The annual Grootfontein Agricultural Show takes place until the 20th. Check out their Facebook page for more details.
Wednesday 30 October
• The Erongo Business & Expo takes place at the Walvis Bay Civic Centre until 2 November.