Chill with Windhoek Express

31 October 2019 | Art and Entertainment

Currently running
• Double Exposure #selfie by Lukas Amakali at the National Art Gallery. View until 9 November.

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 Solomon, 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 Night Market at the Swakopmund Hotel and Entertainment Centre, with awesome stalls to browse, delicious street food and a bar to enjoy, along with entertainment by local musician, Gert Meyer.
• 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:
• 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.
Friday 1 November

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.
• 08:00 Monthly Boeremark at the Windhoek Show Grounds until 13:00. Entrance N$5, kids and pensioners free.
• 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 Talk by Archaeologist and Rock Art Researcher Dr Alma Nankela at the Scientific Society, on the violence of mining and quarrying on the Namibian archaeological landscape – The case of Spitzkoppe Mountains and other Erongo sites.

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.
• 18:00 Cycletec Tech Seminar – a refresher on your tech for your next big adventure! Participation: N$250, cash only and limited spots available. RSVP with Patrick @ [email protected]
• 19:30 Public talk by Prof Dr David Senn on The First Crossing of the Atlantic Ocean with Solar Energy at the Scientific Society.

Thursday 7 November
• 18:00 The Beauty of Namibia, a photographic exhibition by Jandre Germishuizen at The Stellenbosch Wine Bar. Contact Michael at [email protected] to reserve your spot! Tickets: N$270 per person (tapas and wine, and a silent auction).

Friday 8 November
• 19:00 St Paul's College Christmas Fête at the high school gardens. Entrance: N$40 for adults and N$20 for children.
• 20:00 The Fashion Soirée at Nyama Restaurant. Tickets: N$80 in advance via PayToday or
• 20:00 Windhoek Fashion Week at Maerua Mall. Fashion show features Triumph Textile, Sammate Couture, Vera, Pom Couture, Smart Fashion, TBS- Fashion & Design, Mohenn and House of Poulton. Tickets cost N$150 (standard) or N$250 (VIP), available on PayToday, and Airtime City vending machines.

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.
• 19:00 John Rock Prophet performs at The Gin Room until 23:00.

Monday 11 November
• 19:30 Public talk by Novald Kandali Iiyambo on Reptile Smuggling in Namibia at the Scientific Society.

Wednesday 13 November
• 19:00 In the framework of its Film Festival, the German Embassy in cooperation with Goethe-Institute screens the movie 30 years Fall of the Berlin Wall - Zug in die Freiheit - Train to Freedom at the Scientific Society.

Thursday 14 November
• 18:00 9th Annual Wine Show at The Stellenbosch Wine Bar. Tickets: N$420 per person.
• 19:30 On request of members, Toastmaster Michael Chikwililwa hosts a repeat of An Overview of a Toastmaster’s Meeting at the Scientific Society.

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 16 November
• Heja Game Lodge 21km or 10 km breakfast walk/run. Info: [email protected]

Monday 18 November
• 19:30 Public talk by Salomon Kalondo on Apples in the Kalahari at the Scientific Society.

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.

Thursday 28 November
• 17:00 Safari Den Camping Hunting Outdoor Summer Market at Auas Valley Shopping Mall until 21:00, and continues until the 30th.
• 18:00 Resilience - How to Fail, Bounce Back & Show Up, hosted by Future Females at the Vintage Coffee Shop. Tickets: N$75 via PayToday.
• 18:00 Joe Vision Production in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut Namibia invite the public to the screening of Okavango-Leben Am Fluss-Fremder Vater: a film commissioned by Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF) and shot in Namibia in 2017. German with English subtitles. Entrance: Free.

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
• 07:00 Ondundu Speed Hiking Day at the Kaiser-Wilhelm. For more info, contact [email protected] or call 0813844954 / 0817147555 for directions. A registration fee of N$30 is payable.
• 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.
• 10:00 Coastal Fiesta at Kuisebmund Stadium – an exhibition platform for SMEs, corporates and Namibians at large filled with loads of entertainment. Tickets: N$50 via PayToday.

Friday 6 December
• 10:00 The Swakopmund KIA Makietie in Swakopmund at the Vineta sport fields features performances by Juanita du Plessis, Leah, Emo Adams, Dirk van der Westhuizen, Fatman, EES, Die Campbells, Willem Botha and Lollos. Continues on 7 December. Tickets: N$50 via Computicket

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.

Saturday 14 December
• 21:00 Kick-off your summer festivities in style with an awesome performance by Jack Parow at Summer Swing at Club Naps in Swakopmund. Tickets: N$300 via Computicket.

Wednesday 18 December
• 09:00 Swakop Beach Volleyball Camp 3, hosted by Timeout BVA in Swakopmund until 19 December. This is the ideal chance to spend a weekend at the coast focusing on improving your beach game. There will be lots of coaching tips on your technique and game. You don’t need a partner and individuals are welcome, and the camp is aimed at all volleyball players from improvers, intermediate through to advanced. Cost: N$600.

21 December
• 11:00 Tafel Lite Beach Bash at Dolphin Park Beach. On the programme is loads of entertainment ranging from beach volleyball to live performances by Early B, Gaza and many DJs. Food and beverages will be available to keep you hydrated and fuelled up for the long day of fun filled activities. Tickets: N$170 via Computicket.

Friday 27 December
• 12:00 Celebrate Summer at the legendary Spirit of Summer, a hallmark Namibian beach festival that has attracted 1000s of people over the 10 years of its existence. See you at Tiger Reef! Tickets: N$150 via Computicket.

Saturday 28 December
• 11:00 Sound of Summer, brought to you by Cruz Vodka, is heading to Langstrand for 12 hours of sunshine, music and beach. Venue: Tidal Pool Area. Tickets: N$170 via Computicket.

Tuesday 31 December
• 19:00 New Year's Eve beach party at Tiger Reef. Ring in the new year on the beach with live music performances from various international and local DJs. Don`t miss out. Tickets: N$1200 via Computicket.

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