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.
• 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 along with 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 come 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.
• 18:00 Kulture 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-themed 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]
Wednesday 3 July
• 19:00 A talk on Beyond Symptoms - 4 Key Principles to Optimize Your Health at Any Age, hosted by Stephanie Grosvenor and Kirsten Pearse, takes place at the Namibia Scientific Society. Participation is free.
Thursday 4 July
• 18:00 Art for Autism and Neurodiversity Awareness hosted by Madelein Stoffberg at the Old Breweries Craft Market. A cash bar will be available.
• 18:00 The Women's Leadership Centre hosts the premier of the short film Uno & Hatago at Ster-Kinekor Maerua Mall. Tickets: N$100 via
Friday 5 July
• Oshakati Bike Fest until the 6th, with live bands, an auction and a Cuca Run. Info: [email protected]
• 18:00 Amberscape, As Night Fades and Alterno perform at Kiepies Dance Bar in Windhoek. Tickets: N$100 at the doors.
• 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 taste buds. Entrance: N$50 via
Saturday 20 July
• 10:00 Cup 4 Cancer ladies' tea in Aranos. Info and stalls: 081 845 8701.
Friday 26 July
• 14:00 Bowling for Luke fundraiser at the Eros Bowling Club, with a dinner, dance with music by Kaufeee and auction after the bowling competition. Participation: N$3000 per team of 4, which includes entry to the event thereafter, of N$200 for only the dinner and dance. Info: 081 793 7533.
Saturday 27 July
• 08:00 Round Table Swakopmund hosts a trolley dash at Desert Explorers in aid of charity. Info: 081 462 2782.
• 12:00 Rock Around the Clock music festival and fundraiser at Two Oceans in Walvis Bay, with a host of local artists performing until 24:00. Tickets: N$50 and kids under 10 free.
• 19:00 Francois van Coke performs at Sound Garden in Swakopmund. Info: 081 398 9502.
• 20:00 Whoos Nexxt hosts the Unlocked Experience at The Loft in Windhoek, featuring a variety of performances by local and South African DJs. Tickets: N$100 - N$300 via
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
• 19:00 Albert Frost performs at Sound Garden in Swakopmund. Tickets: From N$180 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).
Friday 9 August
• 10:00 Made in Namibia festival at the Nau Aib Stadium in Okahandja until the 10th, with stalls, SME sessions and entertainment. Info: 081 593 7536.
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