Chill with Windhoek Express
10 October 2019 | Art and Entertainment
• 18:00 Unam Performing Arts Showcase at the National Theatre. Other performances are at 19:00 on Friday, and at 16:00 and 19:00 on Saturday. Each showcase presents a different production. Tickets: N$50 via Computicket.
• 18:00 Opening of Double Exporsure #selfie by Lukas Amakali at the National Art Gallery. View until 9 November.
• 19:00 Sounds from Around the World, performed by the Frankfurter Liederkranz from Germany, at the Dutch Reformed church in Eros.
• 19:30 Township Productions’ Poetry Session 5 themed Finding the Smile, at the Goethe Institute until 22:00.
• 20:00 The locally produced crime thriller #LANDoftheBRAVEfilm is screened at Maerua Mall and Grove Mall Ster-Kinekor. Tickets: N$50 (early bird via Webtickets or Pick n Pay branches) and N$60 at the doors.
Friday 11 October
• 18:30 Enjoy an evening in the company of musician Koos van der Merwe beneath the stars along with a finger foods at the Lemon Tree restaurant until 22:00. Info and tickets: 061 240 346 or [email protected]
• 19:00 South African singing duo Wynand & Cheree perform at Ripley’s Camp, around 20 minutes north of Windhoek off the Brakwater south road. Cash bar as well as finger food available. Info: 081 124 0226.
Saturday 12 October
• 10:00 The 6th annual Children’s Arts And Cultural Festival takes place at the Zoo Park until 14:00. Book your stall for N$250 (for SMEs/individuals, or N$500 for corporates, or register your cultural group, choir or theatre group for N$500 per group/school. Info: 061 272 805, 081 300 5673 or [email protected] Entrance is free.
• 10:00 Limbadungila, an exhibition by Tuli Mekondjo, opens at the Project Room (32 Jenner Street, Windhoek West) and can be viewed until 26 October.
• 10:00 Students from all tertiary institutions, families and the general public are invited to enjoy the ultimate colour festival taking place at the University of Namibia in Windhoek. Food and drinks will be on sale.
• 12:00 Side by Side Early Intervention Centre hosts a potjiekos competition in support of special needs in Namibia at the Action Arena in Windhoek. End the day with a traditional barnyard dance. Info: 081 147 7760 or [email protected] The event goes along with the Miss Cowboy 2019 pageant. Participation fees: N$350, with all proceeds going towards Mia-Lee’s stem cell treatment. Entries available from [email protected]
• 13:30 Mandala workshop hosted by the Lotus Zen Den (34 Blohm Street) until 16:30. Draw and explore shapes and patterns and create your own unique mandala! No experience necessary! Participation: N$350 (includes material, tea and coffee). Info and bookings: SMS or WhatsApp 081 129 6244 or email [email protected]
• 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.
Monday 14 October
• 19:30 As part of the Science Week 2019, the Goethe Institute and the Namibia Scientific Society host the screening of director Matthieu Rytz’s documentary Anote’s Ark at the NSS.
• 18:00 As part of Science Week, the documentary Our Fascinating Planet: The Malay Archipelago, is screened at the Swakopmund Museum. Entrance is free.
Tuesday 15 October
• 18:00 Fusion: The Art & Science of Work-Life Balance hosted by the Psychiatrists Association at FNB head office. Tickets: N$100 via today.com.na
Wednesday 16 October
• 19:30 As part of the Science Week 2019, the Goethe Institute and the Namibia Scientific Society host the screening of the Luc Marescot documentary, 700 Sharks.
Thursday 17 October
• 18:30 Fundraising for Namibia’s Miss Supranatural Yana Haenisch at Lemon Tree. Enjoy an entertaining evening with delicious food and drink with live performances by Lize Elhers, Vaughn Ahrens and Heiko Doedens. Also see some of the latest designs by Nikola Conradie, Dawn Diergaardt and Blossom Kollection. Yana and Hannes Kaufmann are your hosts. Tickets: N$280 via PayToday or today.com.na
• 20:00 Albert Frost performs live at The Wolfshack until 23:00. Tickets: N$100 via quicket.co.za
Friday 18 October
• 18:30 The Unam Choir with performances by Box Vitae and Vocal Reflections present the Afria Rise Concert at the Unam main hall. Tickets: N$80 and N$50 for students. Info: 081 805 1109.
Saturday 19 October
• 09:00 The Shed goes Pop Art until 16:00 today and continues on Sunday at 10:00.
• 10:00 & 15:00 Grandpa’s story – a children’s theatre production on environmental friendliness – takes place at the National Theatre. Tickets: N$50 for children and N$80 for adults via Computicket.
• 16:00 CHAN 2020 qualifier at the Sam Nujoma stadium. Tickets: N$30 to N$50 via Computicket.
• 18:00 Celebrate life and give hope at Namibia’s biggest tea party to uplift and raise funds for those affected by cancer at Jan Möhr Secondary School. Tickets: N$220 via Computicket.
• 19:00 Voice of Namibia Kidz Top 12 at the Vintage Coffee Shop, featuring Mischa Olivier, Rachelle Klazen, Teane de Witt, Annika Henckert, Mason Plaaitjie, Chris-Mari van Wyk, Reece Underhill, Alicia Dobson, Andre de Jager, Jaime Oosthuizen, Jilian Gong, Kieran Plaaitjie and Aneeka Gird, along with guest singers. Tickets: N$150. Info: 081 333 5647.
Wednesday 23 October
• 19:30 Lutz von Dewitz hosts a public talk on the Camino Frances from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port to Astorga at the Scientific Society.
Friday 25 October
• 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.
• 17:30 Rosewood Academy (formerly Welwitschia Private School) hosts a fundraising market with stalls, food, an experience auction and a motivational speech by South African artists, 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.
Saturday 26 October
• Land Rover Owners Namibia host the Battle of the Brands for Cancer at the Tony Rust track
• 14:00 Don’t miss Innocent Mumba’s gospel concert at the Katutura Youth Complex. Tickets: N$150 via Computicket.
Tuesday 29 October
• 19:30 Helmo Krüger hosts a public talk on Military technology – Infantry at the Scientific Society.
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.
Friday 1 November
• 16:30 It’s The Night of the Werewolf at The Wolfshack! Join in for a night of extreme horror and dress to express!
Saturday 2 November
• 07:00 Join in 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.
• 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 the 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.
• 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.
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.
Saturday 9 November
• 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.
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 Wolfshack. Donate food, blankets, stationery, clothes, toiletries and toys to support the cause.
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.