24 October 2019 | Art and Entertainment
• Double Exposure #selfie by Lukas Amakali at the National Art Gallery. View until 9 November.
• Limbadungila, an exhibition by Tuli Mekondjo at the Project Room (32 Jenner Street, Windhoek West), can be viewed until 26 October.
Thursday 24 October
• 18:00 Monthly Simonis Storm 5 or 2.5 km City Run, starting at their premises at 4 Koch Street.
Friday 25 October
• 16:30 Summer Festival hosted by the Reformed Church Okahandja in Martin Neib Street, featuring a braai and craft beer on Friday, and continues on Saturday with loads of fun for young and old.
• 16:30 Wine & Dine with local singer Savannah at the Vintage Coffee Shop.
• 17:00 Join the fun and games at the annual Windhoek Oktoberfest taking place at the SKW in Windhoek. The merriment continues on Saturday as from 11:00. Tickets: N$140 for adults and N$50 for kids between 12 and 17 years, via Webtickets.
• 17:00 Scary storytelling, games and fun at the Goethe Institute for kids between 7 and 12 years old. Tickets: N$50 at the doors.
• 17:30 Rosewood Academy (formerly Welwitschia Private School) hosts a fundraising market with stalls, food, an experience auction and a motivational speech by South African actors Ivan Botha and Donnalee Robberts at The Tannery at Elisenheim. Tickets: N$350 via Webtickets or Pick n Pay stores.
• 18:00 The Reformed church Pionierspark in Schlettwein Street hosts a schnitzel dinner. Tickets: N$100 from the church office at 061 244 376. Takeaways also available.
• 18:00 The Gobabis Summer Picnic kicks off at the Lagare Stadium and continues until Sunday, with music, street food, a park-off and outdoor fun activities for the whole family. Tickets: N$100 via Computicket.
• 19:30 Kizomba Social Night at NIMMS. Tickets: N$50.
• 21:00 Vaughn Ahrens and Small Town Tramp host a black and White Party at the Vintage Bar & Grill in Olympia. Tickets: N$50 at the doors.
Saturday 26 October
• 08:00 The ultimate indoor soccer championships at SFC (Swakopmund). Enter your team for N$600 or bring the family for a day of games, food and fun. Info: 081 739 6316.
• Land Rover Owners Namibia host the Battle of the Brands for Cancer at the Tony Rust track
• 11:00 Third Namibia Down Syndrome Day celebrated at the St. George’s school fields. Entrance is free! Bring along your own picnic basket, although there is catering for the kids.
• 13:00 Grooves of Spring at the TransNamib Gammams sports fields, featuring international amapiano act from South Africa. Empty cooler box allowed.
• 14:00 Don’t miss Innocent Mumba’s gospel concert at the Katutura Youth Complex. Tickets: N$150 via Computicket.
• 14:00 Grove Mall fashion show, featuring latest fashion trends and models in their own recycled dresses.
• 18:30 Hip Hop Unplugged, featuring Namibia’s finest rappers performing without backtracks, at the Kalahari Coffee & Jazz Café.
• 20:00 Swingers Band performs live at Desert Jewel Casino (WCCR) until 23:00. Bring your dancing shoes along! Entrance is free (over 18s only).
Sunday 27 October
• 13:00 The annual Alfa Soccer Cup 2019 takes place at the Khomasdal Stadium until 19:00. Info 081 644 8361.
Tuesday 29 October
• 19:30 Helmo Krüger hosts a public talk on Military technology – Infantry at the Scientific Society.
Wednesday 30 October
• 19:00 The Goethe Institute hosts the screening of the movie Veve at Ster Kinekor Maerua Mall as part of the EUNIC Namibia Film Festival. Entrance is free.
Thursday 31 October
• 14:00 2019 Namibian Saddlebred Championships at the Rolé Equestrian Centre (Plot 37 Nubuamis Hills) until Saturday.
• 19:30 Prof Mutjinde Katjiua hosts a public talk on the Collapse of an Ancient Civilisation in the Northern Kalahari: A Dilemma of Climate-Induced Resource Degradation or Population Driven Resource Depletion? at the Scientific Society.
• 20:00 The Stoep, an Afrikaans play on loss, love and life takes place at the NTN Backstage until 2 November. Written and directed by Jonathan Sasha, it features original music by Vernon Sawyers in collaboration with the Windhoek Choristers and members of the National Symphony Orchestra. Tickets: N$80 and N$50 for senior citizens and students.
Friday 1 November
• 10:00 Buy a cupcake for N$20 each in support of Hope Village Namibia at The Grove Mall (in front of Dischem) from 10:00 to 17:00 on Friday and Saturday, 2 November. To avoid disappointment, order your cupcake ahead from Marietjie at 085 128 1405 or Ilanda at 081 448 7288.
• 13:00 Environmental Awareness Colour Fest at the David Bezuidenhout High School Rugby Field. Also features exhibitions, live performances and live DJs. Food and drinks will be sold. Dress code: All white or white t-shirt and jeans. The fun continues on Saturday. Tickets via Webtickets.
• 16:00 Join in for the 6th Neighbourhood Market at El Barrio Tapas Bar celebrating Dia De Los Muertos (Day Of The Dead). Feel inspired by their warm variety of both local and international stalls.
• 16:00 Windhoek City Market at the Windhoek Country Club until 22:00. Where else can you shop with a stroller in one hand and a glass of bubbly in the other? Thanks to Wakandume Trading and Magic Faces you would want to bring the little ones along! Bring your own picnic blanket, sit back and enjoy the wonderful atmosphere the market has to offer. Tickets: N$40 in advance via PayToday. Kids u/16: Free.
• 16:30 It’s The Night of the Werewolf at The Wolfshack! Join in for a night of extreme horror and dress to express!
• 18:00 Big Ben vs Mutjangatjike MBM at the Khomasdal Stadium. Tickets: From N$70 via Webtickets.
• 19:00 In this month's edition of Night Under the Stars at the Goethe Institute, fusion jazz meets electro when Kalactive performs with a number of local musicians. Entrance: N$20.
• 20:00 The Scariest Halloween Party Ever at Nyama. Dress up in your favourite costume, with prizes for the best dressed. Music provided by a top DJ line-up and face painting is available. Info: www.nyamarestaurant.com
• 20:00 Envirocomedy festival 2019 at the Zoo Park Amphitheatre, aimed at entertaining guests about serious and important issues but through comedy. Don’t miss Mr Slick, Mark, Joe White, Oc Abs, Courage the Comedian, Lloyd the Comedian, Big Mitch, Cassijejessica, Chiro and Zita, hosted by Fernando Tafish. Tickets: N$40 in advance via Events Today or N$50 at the gates.
Saturday 2 November
• 07:00 Join a one of a kind sensory experience at the Midgard Taste Festival taking place at this lodge the whole day. Visit their Facebook page for more information.
• 07:00 Windhoek Gymnasium hosts their annual Christmas market at the school until 14:30. The day starts with a Fun Run/Walk/Ride in IJG Trails Farm Windhoek, whereafter guests can indulge in all the wonderful stalls have to offer. The kids will be entertained with water sports and carnival games, while parents can enjoy wine tasting, a beer tent and live music.
• 09:00 Oviritje live music bash & fun day at the Khomasdal Stadium. Tickets: From N$70 via Webtickets.
• 10:00 Offthegrid: Chapter Two, featuring neo soul, contemporary, hip-hop, rap and electronic dance music along with a variety of stalls, at Eagles in Avis.
• 12:00 The annual Windhoek Jazz Festival takes place at Independence stadium.
• 12:00 King of Spin Tour launch party at the Trinity Lounge (Pullman Street), featuring luxury and spin cars along with live DJs and drummers. Entrance: N$50. Note that no alcohol is allowed. Food, beverages and drinks will be sold inside the venue.
• 16:30 Welwitschia Youth Choir host their annual concert titled Turn the World Around at the UNAM School of Medicine.
• 18:00 The annual Black Bra event to raise funds in support of the Cancer Association and hosted by the Round Table, takes place at the SKW. This year’s theme: A Night at the Pyramids. Tickets: N$400 via Webtickets.
• 19:00 Experience an uplifting and powerful dance showcase that tells the story of moving from slavery and finding freedom in The Enslaved, performed at the Dutch Reformed Church Pionierspark. Tickets: N$150 via Computicket.
Monday 4 November
• 19:30 Public talk by Dr Alma Nankela at the Scientific Society on the violence of mining and quarrying on the Namibian archaeological landscape. RSVP by 31 October.
Tuesday 5 November
• 19:00 South African cabaret star Nataniël performs at the Windhoek Afrikaanse Privaatskool along with Charl du Plessis. A second performance takes place on Wednesday.
Wednesday 6 November
• 18:00 Pizza and Cocktails with Savannah at the Vintage Coffee Shop.
Friday 8 November
• 20:00 The Fashion Soirée at Nyama Restaurant. Tickets: N$80 in advance via PayToday or Today.com.na
Saturday 9 November
• 08:00 Learn how to defend yourself in typical home invasion scenarios hosted by TrueKrav Namibia. The focus is on knife stabs, panga attacks as well as rifle and handgun disarming. Participation costs N$350 per person (14 years and older). Bookings are essential! Info: [email protected]
• 09:00 Christmas Market at Omeya Care Centre until 15:00. Bring the whole family to join in on the festivities which include an open market with gourmet food, cold refreshments, live music, handmade crafts and more.
• 09:00 Clear the Shelter Day at the SPCA in Windhoek until 18:00.
• 10:00 Windhoek Flea Market at the German Shepherd club in Olympia, featuring second hand treasures like clothing, kitchen wear and all kinds of goodies you can think of at well, flea market prices. Entrance is free.
Friday 15 November
• 10:00 Couch Couture presents a Wedding Expo at the Lemon Tree restaurant in Liliencron Street. Continues on Saturday until 21:00. Tickets available via Events Today.
Saturday 23 November
• 09:00 The annual Jenny’s Place Christmas Market featuring a variety of handmade items, food, clothing, candles, jewellery, gifts, crafts and much more takes place until 14:00.
• 10:00 The AfroFuture Festival hosted by African Naturals Hair & Skin Products, takes place at the Theatre School in Windhoek until 16:00.
• 11:00 Live to Ride hosts their annual Kidz Run, starting at The Handle Bar. Donate food, blankets, stationery, clothes, toiletries and toys to support the cause.
• 18:00 Pietman (of Oppiestoep-fame) & Friends at the Erfenis Kultuursentrum (corner of Bismarck and Blohm Street). Tickets: N$450 per person (includes dinner and wine). Info: [email protected] or Elizma at 081 122 4110.
Friday 29 November
• 12:00 Kapana festival vol. 3.1 at the Khomasdal Stadium, until Saturday at 23:00.
• 18:30 An eco zumbathon with Mansoor and Rukaya Galant takes place at The Dome in Swakopmund until 20:30. Tickets: N$100 in advance or N$120 at the doors. Info: 081 687 8833.
• 18:30 Join the Cancer Association of Namibia and Desmond Wells at the 2019 Mo Bro & Mo Sista Awards taking place at the Wanderers sports fields. Tickets: N$180. Mo Bro & Mo Sista entries and donation forms available at [email protected] or 061 237 740.
Saturday 30 November
• 10:00 Celebrate diversity, culture and music while creating visibility for the LGBTIQA+ community at the Rainbow Fiesta hosted by Mr Gay Namibia 2018 Rivelino Reinecke. Tickets: N$50 for general access, and N$150 for VIP, available from Chopsis and The Kitchen. Venue TBC.
Saturday 7 December
• 18:00 Visible Talent Namibia, showcasing talent from across the country, at the TransNamib Gammams sports fields. Tickets: Starting at N$50 via Webtickets.