Chill with Windhoek Express

Gerine Hoff
Currently running
Bearings - a solo exhibition by Nicky Marais can be viewed at the National Art Gallery until 6 July.
• The College of the Arts graduate show, New Beginnings, can be viewed at the National Art Gallery until 20 July.
Friday 21 June
• 14:00 The Otjomuise Live Arts Festival hosts dance auditions at the National Theatre until 18:00, followed by further auditions from 09:00 to 13:00 on the 22nd at the Katutura Community Hall. Info: [email protected]
Saturday 22 June
• 14:00 World Music Day is celebrated in Windhoek at the Franco-Namibian Cultural Centre, in Swakopmund from 10:00 at the Amphitheatre; at Sun Valley Entertainment Park in Ondangwa from 16:30; and at the Katima Mulilo Open Market from 10:00. Entrance is free to all events.
Tuesday 25 June
• 10:00 The Coastal Trade Fair, hosted by the Atusheni Organisation, takes place outside the Mondesa Multipurpose Centre in Swakopmund until the 29th, featuring SME, food and corporate stalls, music, dancing, and more. Info: 081 040 0750.
Thursday 27 June
• The annual Etotha Carnival takes place at the Kangonde salt pan at Onanke village in the Oshikoto region until 1 July. Entrance: N$100 for all the days, or N$30 per day. Info: +264 61 2842 178.
• 18:00 Paint & Sip hosted by Karel Kat at The Village Garden. Bring your friends along and unwind with delicious refreshments and amazing art. Tickets: N$600, which includes soup and wine.
Friday 28 June
• 18:00 View deep sky objects at the Cuno Hoffmeister memorial observatory on the outskirts of Windhoek led by Simon van der Lingen and Lutz von Dewitz, with a second outing on the 29th. Tickets: N$290 for Scientific Society members, N$350 for non-members and N$220 for children under 12, which includes a brötchen, tea, coffee and hot chocolate. A second excursion takes place on the 29th. Info: [email protected]
• 18:00 Golela, a collection of artworks created by Ericke Tjiueza, opens at the Project Room and can be viewed until 26 July.
Friday 28 June
• 18:00 Kulure Konnekt - the ultimate celebration where music, fashion, fun, and good food converge - takes place at the Doc Jubber fields in Windhoek. Tickets: N$60 - N$100 via
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.
• 18:00 Trio Feminale continues celebrating their 20th anniversary, with a show at the Namib Primary School Hall. Tickets: N$100 and N$50 for children under 18, available at Rogl Souvenirs.
Sunday 30 June
• 12:00 Bridgerton-theme high tea at the Blush Bar at the Hilltop Village in Windhoek.
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
• 08:00 The Namibia Heart Foundation presents a family fun day at Rush Adventure Centre on the Kupferberg Road. Info: 085 696 0705.
• 08:30 The Nampharm Foundation hosts a cleft lip and palate awareness walk starting at the municipal parking area in the capital. Participation: N$50 for adults and free for kids under 12. Info: [email protected]
• 11:00 The Oviritje Classic Bash Vol 2 takes place at the Zoo Park with food, drinks and live performances by various Oviritje and guest artists. Info: 081 338 4480.
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
• 08:00 Round Table Swakopmund hosts a trolley dash at Desert Explorers in aid of charity. Info: 081 462 2782.
• 19:00 Francois van Coke performs at Sound Garden in Swakopmund. Info: 081 398 9502.
Friday 2 August
• 10:00 Oshana Annual Festival - 061 edition takes place at the Sam Nujoma stadium in Windhoek until Sunday. Tickets: N$60 via
• 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
Saturday 3 August
• 20:00 Country dance with Danie Prinsloo at the Armae venue on the outskirts of Okahandja. Tickets: N$100. Bookings essential! Info: 081 564 0236
Thursday 8 August
• 19:00 The Anchen Wille Dance Academy presents Alice in Wonderland in the National Theatre, with performances on the 9th, 10th (also at 10:00), 15th, 16th and 17th (also at 10:00). Tickets: Waltons Auas Valley (cash only).
Saturday 10 August
• 11:00 Cup 4 Cancer with Joharetha at the Kupferquelle Resort in Tsumeb. Tickets: N$1500 for a table for 8. Info: 085 800 5838.
• 19:00 Miss Energy beauty pageant at the Marigold Hotel in Windhoek. Tickets: From N$150 via
Saturday 17 August
• 12:00 Women who Care host Cup 4 Cancer in support of the Cancer Association of Namibia at the Protea Hotel in Windhoek. Tickets: N$450. Info: 081 148 7030.
Thursday 22 August
• The annual Outjo Game Festival takes place at Sophienhof until the 24th, featuring performances by various 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:
Saturday 24 August
• SA's Armand Hofmeyr will be performing as part of the Henties Fishing Festival.
Saturday 31 August
• 09:00 New Life Church presents a ladies' morning with Riana Nel at the Windhoek Gymnasium school hall. Tickets: N$350, which includes a light brunch and refreshments. Info and tickets: 081 610 8636 or 081 141 1010.
• 10:00 Spring breakfast with South African professional netball player Vanes-Mari du Toit at Rooster & Co in Windhoek. Tickets: From N$160 via