Chill with Windhoek Express
14 November 2019 | Art and Entertainment
• Celebrate the diversity of life, an art exhibition by Gerdis Stadtherr featuring a variety of different styles, can be viewed at 19 Metje Street until 30 November. Opening times are from 12:00 to 18:00.
• Unam visual arts graduate exhibition at the National Art Gallery until 25 January 2020.
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.
• 19:00 The exhibition Ephemera opens at the Goethe Institute and can be viewed until 22 November.
Saturday 16 November
• 07:00 Heja Game Lodge 21km or 10 km breakfast walk/run. Info: windhoe[email protected]
• 14:30 A magical journey unfolds when Pippa finds a bottle in the ocean in Message in a bottle at the National Theatre. A second show takes place at 18:00. Tickets: N$100 via Computicket.
• 18:00 Vox Vitae singers launch concert at the Christuskirche, with guest performers Emily Dangwa and the Collective Singers. Tickets: N$80 in advance or N$100 at the doors, available from all members. Info: Eslon @ 081 252 4947.
• 19:00 The movie Goodbye Lenin, as part of the celebrations surrounding the fall of the Berlin Wall, is screened at the Zoo Park. Enjoy a free drink and popcorn and watch a movie that wittily demonstrates the arbitrariness of images and sounds. Entrance is free. German with English subtitles.
• 19:00 Kalahari Sound Sessions Vol 1 at the Kalahari Coffee & Jazz Café (Werner List Street), featuring live performances by Blossom Queen, Jackson Wahengo, Ras Sheehama, Shikololo and others. Entrance: N$50. Info: 081 266 9022.
Monday 18 November
• 19:30 Public talk by Salomon Kalondo on Apples in the Kalahari at the Scientific Society.
Thursday 21 November
• 08:00 NUST Bush Biomass symposium hosted by the Debushing Advisory Service at the Protea Hotel Fürstenhof until 16:00. The theme is “The role of scientific research in growing Africa's Bioeconomy”. Info and registration: 061 207 2728 or [email protected]
Friday 22 November
• 18:00 The Collective Singers host a charity concert while launching their video at the Inner City Lutheran Church (c/o Pasteur & Johann Albrecht Streets). Since the concert is for charity, the “entry fee” is donations (non-perishable food, clothing, blankets, etc.) to help the children of Hope Village.
Saturday 23 November
• 08:00 Operation Burning Bush at the Action Arena. Info: www.action.com.na
• 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.
Tuesday 26 November
• 17:30 The Namibian Organic Association (NOA) hosts their AGM at the Namibia Scientific Society. At 19:30 the documentaries Top 5 GMO Myths (7 minutes) and Seeds of death, unveiling the lies of GMOs (30 minutes) follow along with a discussion on genetically modified foods. Info and NOA registration: [email protected]
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.
• 19:00 “Snôrstock 2019” hosted by Vaughn Ahrens and his band at The Wolfshack to raise money for testicular and prostate cancer. Entrance: N$100.
• 20:00 For Coloured Girls, the ground-breaking work written by African American playwright Ntozake Shange, is performed in the National Theatre, with performances until Saturday. Tickets: N$100 via Computicket.
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 Wanderers. Tickets: N$180. Mo Bro & Mo Sista entries and donation forms available from [email protected] or 061 237 740.
• 19:00 Cars at Sunset at the Mega Centre. Entrance is free, but please donate canned food and decent old clothing (no cash) for charity. No alcohol will be sold.
• 19:00 The Reitklub Okahandja hosts Ivan van der Merwe Live. Tickets in advance (available at the stables) cost N$100 or N$120 at the doors. Info: Sanett @ 081 395 5900.
Saturday 30 November
• 07:00 Ondundu Speed Hiking Day up the Kaiser-Wilhelm mountain. For more info, contact [email protected] or call 0813844954 / 0817147555 for directions. A registration fee of N$30 is payable.
• 10:00 Annual kids festival at the Western Suburbs Rugby Field in Khomasdal until late. Tickets include unlimited playtime at the Fun Parties Inflatable zone.
Don’t forget towels, sunscreen and swimsuits as well as gazebos, beach umbrellas and camping chairs. Food and beverages available at food stalls. Tickets: N$100 in advance for kids and N$50 for adults (kids under 2 enter for free) via Webtickets or at Pick n Pay outlets; and N$130 at the gates for kids and N$70 for adults. Info: Cynthia at 081 479 0447 or Bev at 081 700 0117.
• 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.
• 10:00 Garden Talk on “Going Bonsai”, with focus on soil mix, fertilising, watering and pests, hosted by Pupkewitz MegaBuild at various timeslots until 14:00.
• 15:00 Elisenheim Farmer’s Kitchen Christmas Market at the Elisenheim campsite until 21:30. Entrance is free.
• 19:00 The Salsa Windhoek Social Club hosts the last street salsa party of the year at Cramers in Independence Avenue. Salsa, bachata, cha-cha, dance hall, reggaeton, and other African rhythms await. Entrance is free.
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
• 09:00 The Shed Christmas Market takes place until 18:00 and from 09:00 to 15:00 on the 15th. Info: [email protected]
• 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.
• 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.