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11 September 2019 | Art and Entertainment
• 17:30 Launch of “Wreed en Mooi is die Dood”, compiled by Tobie Wiese, at The Book Den. The moderator is Dr Eddie Turner.
• 19:00 South African actor Frank Opperman performs in Donkie at the Academia school hall. Tickets: N$130 via Computicket.
• 19:30 Refentse performs at the Pro-Ed Akademie in Swakopmund as part of the Napso Arts and Cultural Festival. Tickets: N$100 via Computicket.
• 19:30 Why did people go to the Namib Desert in the distant past? In this public talk by Prof Dr Peter Breunig at the Scientific Society, findings and reports on research carried out at newly discovered rock art sites in the Namib are shared.
• 20:00 Albert Frost, dubbed the “South African Hendrix”, performs live at The Wolfshack. Tickets: N$100 on www.quicket.co.za or at the doors.
Friday 13 September
• 12:00 The second Windhoek Dog Club Championship show for Obedience, Agility, Canine Good Citizen (CGC) and Companion Dog (CD) takes place at the premises in Avis Road until Sunday.
• 16:00 Windhoek City Market at the Country Club until 22:00. With something for everyone, the Windhoek City Market is a great place to meet old friends and make some new ones too. Where else can you shop with a stroller in one hand and a glass of bubbly in the other? Bring along the kids, your own picnic blanket, sit back and enjoy the wonderful atmosphere the market has to offer.
• 18:00 Let’s Network #3 at the Strand Hotel Swakopmund. Join an evening of networking, exchanging ideas, getting to know each other and having fun.
• 18:30 Diamond International hosts a mother and daughter evening at the Pro-Ed Akademie in Swakopmund. Expect an evening of fun, laughter, love, guest speakers and powerful testimonies.
• 19:30 Classical music concert by College of the Arts lecturers, students and Youth Choir under the stars at Wanderers sport fields. Bring along your own blankets and camping chairs. There will be vendors selling food, snacks and soft drinks, NO alcohol. Tickets: N$125 (17 years and older), N$80 (6-16 years) and N$100 for pensioners via PayToday.
• 20:00 The Pulse Dancers are back at the Desert Tavern in Swakopmund. Tickets: N$100 and N$150 for VIP. Info: 064 404 204.
Saturday 14 September
• 07:00 Oshikandela Trail Run at Daan Viljoen. Info and tickets: www.trailfun.co.za
• 08:00 Clausthaler Kalahari Open beach volleyball tournament at the Tivoli Southern Sky Guest Farm in the Hardap region. Three specially built beach courts have been made out of the unique red Kalahari dune sand. You won’t find beach courts like it anywhere else!
• 18:00 Dance the night away at the Welwitschia Private School Glitter Ball at De Kayak in Olympia. Dress: Formal. Tickets: N$800 / person (or N$8 000 per table of 10), available from the school.
Tuesday 17 September
• 19:00 The Anchen Wille Dance Academy hosts The Greatest Musicals in the National Theatre. Shows take place until Saturday, with an additional morning show at 10:00 on the 21st.
• 19:30 Dieter Tolke hosts a public talk on water management for households at the Scientific Society. The presentation focuses on the need to implement water management as a first priority.
Friday 20 September
• Don’t miss the three-day, five-stage Tour de Windhoek taking place in and around the capital until Sunday.
Saturday 21 September
• 08:00 Ricky's Custom Car Show at Ramatex. Entrance: N$70 (kids under 13 free), empty coolboxes allowed, braai and kiosk available. Competition entry: N$100.
• 08:00 The SPCA’s first Mutt Strutt takes place at Eagles in Avis. Entrance: N$50. Register before 20 September.
• 08:00 Seagull Angling Club hosts their annual “Potjie Fees” at the Officer’s Club at the Windhoek Show Grounds. Participation costs N$1 500 per team. Bring the whole family for a day of fun, featuring various promotions and prizes. Info: Steve Mertens ! 081 124 4416, Lezelle Smit @ 081 275 5540 or Herbert van Niekerk @ 081 127 4435.
• 09:00 Manna for Maerua – a ladies tee takes in support of House Maerua, takes place at the Dutch Reformed church Pionierspark. Guest speakers include Annelise de Jager, John Owns and Gerhard Supra, along with many prizes up for grabs. Tickets cost N$350 per person and include food.
Wednesday 25 September
• The junior, senior and pastry Chef of the Year competition takes place at the SilverSpoon Hospitality Academy.
Tuesday 24 September
• 19:30 Improving water security in Namibia, a public talk by Piet Heyns and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, takes place at the Scientific Society.
Thursday 26 September
• 09:00 Katutura Fashion Week kicks off at the Katutura Youth Centre, culminating in an awards ceremony at the National Independence Memorial Museum Restaurant. Tickets: Webtickets
Friday 27 September
• A Wedding Expo takes place at The Grove Mall of Namibia, until 28 September. Tickets: Today.com.na
Saturday 28 September
• 10:00 The first-ever Doxie Fest (for Dachshund owners, friends and family) takes place at Ramblers until 18:00.
• 10:00 Benguella Open Day at the club house in Olympia. Entrance is free.
• 14:00 Battle of the Vocals, a competitive choir competition whereby various choirs compete for first, second and third prize takes place at the Kuisebmond Community Hall in Walvis Bay. Tickets: N$40 – N$100 via Webtickets.
• 17:30 The Revelation of King Tee Dee at the Unam Stadium in Windhoek. Tickets: N$150 – N$1 500 via Webtickets.
Thursday 3 October
• 18:00 “Crack it” on social med, hosted by Future Females Namibia at the Vintage Coffee Shop & Restaurant. Tickets: N$75 via PayToday.
Friday 4 October
• 10:00 Kasi Vibe Festival at the Sam Nujoma stadium until Sunday. Tickets: From N$50.
• 16:00 Food and Wine Extravaganza hosted by The Purple Fig Cooking School, takes place at Take Note in Windhoek. Enjoy an open air market with international food paired with good wine and local arts and crafts until 22:00.
• 18:30 “Lekker langarm mandjie“ dance at the Haus der Jugend in Swakopmund. Tickets: N$100 for adults and N$50 for kids from 10 to 18 via PayToday. No under 10s allowed.
Saturday 5 October
• 08:00 FitFest, Namibia's first annual fitness festival, is aimed at creating a healthy-minded and strong Namibian community by connecting and empowering people through fitness! Tickets: N$80 via Webtickets.
• 09:00 Don't miss Namibia's first Cap Classique Champagne festival taking place at the Windhoek Country Club. Dress code: All White. Tickets: N$350, includes a glass and 10 tasting coupons. Available via PayToday.
• 09:00 The 7th annual Spring Fiesta takes place at the Von Bach dam. Tickets: N$120 - N$250 via Webtickets. VIP tickets include a hot meal, snacks, complimentary drinks and a meet and greet with artists as well as backstage access.
Saturday 12 October
• 18:00 MTC Knockout Project brings together Namibian personalities to fight over three rounds of exhibition boxing in support of GBV at the Windhoek Country Club. Tickets: N$250 via Webtickets.
Saturday 19 October
• 09:00 The Shed goes Pop Art until 16:00 today and continues on Sunday at 10:00.
Thursday 24 October
• 08:00 The “NG Moerdergemeente” hosts a golf day at Omeya to raise funds. The format is a four ball alliance and participation costs N$4 000 per team of four. Info: Walter Grey at 081 724 2480.
Saturday 2 November
• 07:00 Join in for 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.
• 12:00 The annual Windhoek Jazz Festival takes place at the Independence stadium. More info in due course.
• 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.
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.