Chill with Windhoek Express

17 October 2019 | Art and Entertainment

Currently running
• Double Exporsure #selfie by Lukas Amakali at the National Art Gallery. View until 9 November.
• 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. Running until 20 October.
• Limbadungila, an exhibition by Tuli Mekondjo at the Project Room (32 Jenner Street, Windhoek West), can be viewed until 26 October.
• See Elke le Roux’s pop-up exhibition Charcoal and Ceramics at the Omba Gallery until 18 October. All her original charcoal sketches are once-off pieces and her unique hand-made ceramic mugs are a collector’s dream.

Thursday 17 October
• 18:00 The Botanical Society hands over their Tree Awards for 2019 at the National Botanic Research Institute (8 Orban Street). These awards are given to persons, schools, institutions, contractors, architects or others who have made an effort to save and preserve indigenous trees.
• 18:30 Fundraising event 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
• 19:00 Lilian Ondigo hosts an illustrated presentation on the composition, abundance and host preference of mistletoes in the central highland savannah of Namibia at the Botanical Research Institute. Info: [email protected]
• 20:00 Albert Frost performs live at The Wolfshack until 23:00. Tickets: N$100 via

Friday 18 October
• 18:30 The Unam Choir with performances by Box Vitae and Vocal Reflections present the Africa Rise Concert at the Unam main hall. Tickets: N$80 and N$50 for students. Info: 081 805 1109.
• 19:00 Enjoy a Viennese inspired evening with Trio Feminale at the Erongo Mountain Winery. Tickets: N$100 in advance from Marin’s Lädchen, or N$120 at the event. For a free taxi to the event, call 081 292 8590.

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 –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.
• 19:00 International dance event hosted by the Ombetja Yehinga Organisation at the Franco Namibian Cultural Centre, featuring France’s William Domiquin who trained at the Academie Internationale de la Danse, specializing in hip hop and contemporary dance. Entrance is free.

Sunday 20 October
• 16:00 Jazz & Gin Sunday at El Barrio Tapas Bar and Restaurant in Liliencron Street, with mellow tunes by Sharon van Rooi and CoTA students. Book a table at 081 861 7797.

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.

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.
• 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 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.

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.
• 14:00 Don’t miss Innocent Mumba’s gospel concert at the Katutura Youth Complex. Tickets: N$150 via Computicket.
• 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.

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!
• 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:
• 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.
• 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.

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
• 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.
• 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.

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.

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