Chill with Windhoek Express

Gerine Hoff
Thursday 30 May
• 18:00 Bearings - a solo exhibition by Nicky Marais opens at the National Art Gallery and can be viewed until 6 July.
Friday 31 May
• 17:00 Join Jokers in Windhoek for a Farm Party with music by DJs Ailton Cena, Pimenta Jr, Hifen, Lacy and Red Magic. Entrance is free before 20:00 and N$30 thereafter. N$500 tab for the best farm outfit!
• 19:00 SA's Gian Groen and Namibia's Riaan Smit perform live at The Village Garden in Windhoek. Tickets: N$200 via
• 19:00 Unleash the metal madness of Belgium's Matrak Attakk live at The Handle Bar in Olympia, with opening acts Echo Vision and Weissdorn. Tickets: N$100.
• 19:00 Little Sparrow - a one-woman cabaret featuring the music of Edith Piaf by Lize Ehlers at the Franco-Namibian Cultural Centre. Tickets: N$200 via
• 19:30 2 Comics 2 Funny with Life and Axarob at Etcetera (Old Chopsies). Tickets: N$120 in advance and N$150 at the doors.
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]
• 09:00 Wanderers / JSB Treasure Hunt at the Swakopmund Adventure Park. Dress code: Any cartoon character! Info: 081 787 9124.
• 09:00 Ma/Gaisa Family Fun Day, featuring Big Mich, Laaste Hond, Chocho, Tswazis, Max King, Desiree, Slow and others at Moses van der Byl Primary School grounds in Windhoek. Tickets: N$60 for adults, N$30 for kids and N$30 for cars. Info 081 696 7882.
• 10:00 Meat & Beer Festival Vol. 12 at the Mokati stadium in Otjiwarongo, featuring DJ Obza as well as loads of other entertainment. Entrance: N$60 before 15:00 and N$70 thereafter. Info 081 338 4480.
• 12:00 Gin & Tattoo pop-up market at The Brewers Market, with food stall and tattoos by ink.magination. Info: 081 470 8651.
• 19:00 SA's Gian Groen and Namibia's Riaan Smit perform live at Sound Garden in Swakopmund. Tickets: N$200 via
• 19:00 Dance Factory presents Life is a beach at the NPS Aula. A second performance takes place on Sunday at 16:30. Tickets: N$170 for adults and N$90 for kids from the studio (064 403 367).
Thursday 6 June
• 18:30 The Adventures of Peter hosted by St George's school at the National Theatre. Tickets: N$200 via Shows continues until 8 June, with a matinee at 11:00 as well as the 18:30 show.
• 19:00 A public talk hosted by Karl Hartmann at the Scientific Society on "Sea Level Rise: Is my coastal property safe?".
Friday 7 June
• 17:00 Good Food Market at The Village until midnight. Tickets: N$80 via
Saturday 8 June
• 10:00 Carnival Fundraiser at the Dagbreek school in Windhoek until 15:00, with food stalls, face painting and much more! Entrance is free.
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
14 June
• 17:00 Bees, Boer, Braai with the NAU Agribraai at the Gobabis showgrounds until the 15th. Info: 081 421 7325
Saturday 29 June
• 07:00 Run for MS Awareness (5 & 7.5km) starting at the SKW in Windhoek. Participation: Starting at N$40. Info and registration:
• 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.
Monday 1 July
• The annual Swakopmund International Trade Expo (SWAiTEX) takes place at the Vineta Sports Stadium until the 6th. Info: [email protected]
Thursday 4 July
• 18:00 Art for Autism and Neurodiversity Awareness hosted by Madeliein Stoffberg at the Old Breweries Craft Market. A cash bar will be available.
Friday 5 July
• Oshakati Bike Fest until the 6th, with live bands, an auction and a Cuca Run. Info: [email protected]
• 19:00 Arbor Academy hosts a performance by John Rock Prophet at the Swakopmund Hotel & Entertainment Centre. Tickets: N$200 via
Saturday 6 July
• The Namibia Heart Foundation hosts a family fun day at Rush Adventure Centre (C26/Kupferberg Road). Info: 085 696 0705.
Friday 12 July
• 17:00 Christmas in July market at the Rustic Eagle (Brakwater South) until 22:00, and continues on Saturday. Come and indulge in the feeling of a Weihnachtsmarkt full of stalls from jewellery to clothing and everything in between. There’s also live music and food to satisfy your tastebuds. Entrance: N$50 via
Saturday 20 July
• 10:00 Cup 4 Cancer ladies' tea in Aranos. Info and stalls: 081 845 8701.
Saturday 27 July
• 19:00 Francois van Coke performs at Sound Garden in Swakopmund. Info: 081 398 9502.