Chill with Windhoek Express
13 February 2020 | Art and Entertainment
• Beloved land of savannahs – a collection of landscapes and graphics –exhibited at the Woermannhaus Gallery in Swakopmund until 23 February. Opening times: Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 12:00 and 15:00 to 17:00 and from 10:00 to 12:00 on Saturday and Sunday.
• African Modernism – The architecture of independence, a photographic exhibition by Iwan Baan and Alexia Webster of pre and post-colonial architecture in Sub-Saharan Africa at the National Art Gallery.
Thursday 13 February
• 18:00 African Modernism (Architecture) panel discussion at the Goethe Institute and moderated by Martin Namupala, exploring the role of modernism in shaping Namibia’s spatial production during the colonial era and how it continues to influence urban spaces today. Panellists include architect Dr Jaco Wasserfall, Dr Jens Wiedow and Dr Ellison Tjirera.
• 19:00 The Emerging Tourism Enterprise Association hosts a consultative meeting and strategic planning for 2020 at the Scientific Society.
Friday 14 February
• 16:00 The Windhoek City Market - Valentine's Edition takes place at the Country Club. Single or not, bring your lover or friend and mingle with a picnic styled market and live performance by Vaugh Ahrens. Tickets: N$40 (normal) and N$20 (student & pensioners).
• 16:30 3D Tinder at The Wolfshack. Come and enjoy some drinks and food with friends, loved ones or alone. You will receive a wristband at the door to indicate whether you're single, taken or it's complicated.
• 18:00 Anti-Valentine’s Day hosted at The Handle Bar (TV More Street), with live music by Trippin On Cables, mediocre food and warm drinks!
• 18:00 Join the Silver Spoon Hospitality Academy for a Valentines Cooking Evening at the Old Power Station. Cost: N$690, includes all ingredients, recipes and cooking training. Bookings and info: [email protected] or 061 240 994.
• 18:30 Valentines Dance at the Vintage Coffee Shop. A five course menu will be served. Tickets: N$475 for singles and N$900 for couples, which includes bubbly and something special, along with a live band.
• 18:30 Spoil your “Hartlief” this Valentine’s Day at the Hartlief Rooftop for a romantic evening filled with love, while Bianca Heyns performs live. Feast on a three-course meal and a complimentary bottle of Nederburg red wine. Tickets N$800 per couple. Tickets and info: [email protected]
• 19:00 Valentine's Day Gala Dinner at The Royal Kitchen (Independence Avenue). Tickets: N$1000 for two people at a private table or N$350 per person at a table of 4, via Today.com.na, includes welcoming drink, meal and dessert.
• 19:00 South African singer Leah and others as well as local stars perform at the Kosmos 94.1 “Piekniek onder die sterre” at Droombos on the outskirts of Windhoek.
• 19:00 The Taste Classic Valentine's Day Pop Up Restaurant & Dance hosted by The Taste Academy at the Windhoek Country Club. Bookings and info: [email protected]
• 19:00 Stupid Cupid hosted Piccolo Cafe and Lounge in Maerua Mall for all the singles and the ones who want to mingle, for those who don’t have a Valentine and for those that just wanna have fun!
• 20:00 A Valentine's Day Ball is hosted by Events Spectaculaire at the Hilton Hotel, with a 3 course dinner, wine, champagne, music, dancing, and performances. Tickets and info: 081 802 6077 / 081 653 1800.
• 21:00 Cupids Revenge hosted by The Social Club at Chicago’s Bar & Restaurant in the Post Street Mall. Entrance: N$50 before 22:00 and N$80 thereafter.
Saturday 15 February
• 07:00 Nedbank Kidz Challenge @ the Waldorf School, along with the MTB 30 and 15km challenge.
• 17:00 Suzy Eises performs live at the Kalahari Coffee and Jazz Cafe. Tickets: N$100. Info: [email protected]
Sunday 16 February
• 07:00 Nedbank 20, 30 and 60km road challenge starting at the branch in Independence Avenue.
Tuesday 18 February
• 18:00 Life in Namibia in 2040 - Living with climate change is the topic of a panel discussion and heralds the launch of the climate working group at the Scientific Society. The panellists areReinhold Mangundu, Werner Gertz, Conrad Roedern, Dr Ibo Zimmermann, and Colin Nott, and the talk will be moderated by Dr Clemens von Doderer.
Wednesday 19 February
• 18:00 Eagles' Nest Wine Tasting at The Wine Bar & The Wine Shop (3 Garten Street).
Thursday 20 February
• 19:00 Water at your cost - speak up! is the theme of a talk hosted by Dieter Tolke at the Scientific Society. Topics included water management concepts and mitigating plans that can be implemented to stabilise Namibia's economy and how such plans can be integrated into the Water Management Plan.
• 19:00 Prof Norbert Jürgens from the University of Hamburg hosts a lecture on the Richtersveld Flora and Vegetation at the National Botanic Research Institute. Prof Jürgens is well-known in botanical circles for all the research that he has participated in Namibia and South Africa for many years.
Friday 21 February
• 08:00 BAS-tival hosted by Basketball Artists School at the Katutura Youth Centre, celebrating their 10th anniversary. Continues on the 22nd.
• 20:00 For the ultimate underground techno and trance experience, head to Technoloft @ The Brewer’s Market (old Warehouse Theatre). Tickets: N$100 at the doors.
Saturday 22 February
• 08:00 Tropizone Aqua Mixed Volleyball at the DTS, hosted by Timeout Beach Volleyball. Info: 081 455 4571 or [email protected]
• 10:00 In this month’s edition of the I Create Namibia workshop at the Goethe Institute, Tanya Stroh talks about tunning a creative business followed by a creative session on The Art of Paper by Anna Mushimba. Participation: N$100. Info: 085 695 0285 or [email protected]
• 10:00 Join architectural post-graduate Elao Martin for an informative tour of buildings in Windhoek’s CBD that tell the city’s history and are a reflection of the people’s experiences during a past that still affects their livelihood today. The tour departs from the National Art Gallery of Namibia that is housing African Modernism: The Architecture of Independence exhibition, and is open to the public. To book a seat, contact [email protected]
• 14:00 DUKA Old Boys rugby club take on Wanderers at their fields in Windhoek.
Monday 24 February
• 19:00 Public talk by Gordon McGregor on Wheel Tax and Tokens - were there vehicle licences before there were cars in this country? at the Scientific Society.
Wednesday 26 February
• “Kabarett Richter&Roick: Dichtung und Wahrheit” hosted by the German Embassy at the Goethe Institute. Entrance: Free. Info: [email protected]
Thursday 27 February
• 18:00 Susan Nel Photography and SPES Charity host a photographic exhibition at the Muskadel conference hall at Am Weinberg Hotel until 29 February at 13:00 to create awareness about the organisation.
• 18:00 The Future Females meet for the first time for 2020 at Windhoek Book Den. See their Facebook page for more information.
• 18:00 Monthly Simonis Storm City Run, starting at 4 Koch Street.
Friday 28 February
• 12:00 Camp Rock 2-day festival at Steinheim Game Farm & Camping, featuring a line-up of 13 local and South African singers including John Rock Prophet, Vaughn Ahrens, DJ Costa, Small Town Tramp and Savannah Collins. Tickets via Today.com.na, starting at N$600 for the weekend.
• 17:00 Join Linda King for an off-the-page project and lots of mixed media to create an awesome, fully functioning clock. Cost: N$790 (includes a full kit, dinner and refreshments). Bookings: [email protected] or 081 636 9571.
• 20:00 South Africa’s ever popular Radio Kalahari Orkes performs at the Desert Tavern in Swakopmund. Tickets: N$180 via Webtickets or Pick n Pay outlets.
Saturday 29 February
• 05:30 The 2nd edition of Ya Toivo Half Marathon aimed at honouring and celebrating the times and life of this icon, starts at Ausspannplatz. The 21.1km race starts at 05:30, followed by the 10km at 06:00 and the 5km fun run at 07:00. Entry: N$50 for 5km, N$100 for 10km andN$150 for 21.1km. Entries close on 26 February.
• 19:30 Sean K. The Farewell at Brewer’s Market, accompanied by Lize Ehlers, Monique English, Slickartie and Khoes. Tickets: N$200 in advance via Today.com.na or PayToday, or N$250 at the doors.
Wednesday 4 March
• 19:00 In this month’s edition of Cinemaverse at the Goethe Institute, Christian Petzold’s movie Transit is screened. Admission: Free. Info: 061 225 700 or [email protected]
Thursday 5 March
• 19:00 Put your knowledge to the test at the SPCA Quiz Night at the Old Wheelers Club in Olympia. The evening includes lots of fun and laughter, snacks and secret prizes for the winners. Cost: N$900 per team of 4 or N$250 per person. Info: [email protected]
Friday 6 March
• 10:00 #KasiVibeFestivalVol8 takes place at the Sam Nujoma Stadium until Sunday at 12:00. Tickets: N$40 for early birds, kids go in free.
• 12:00 Legacy of Love Golf Day at the Windhoek Golf and Country Club. A fun day for golfers and non-golfers alike, so include the whole family! Pink Ball Challenge? Marshmallow drive? A golf day like no other with lots of fun surprises and prizes.
• 19:00 South Africa’s Klipwerf Boere-orkes perform at Windhoek Gymnasium in support of the Drought Relief Namibia. Tickets: N$300, include a meal, available via Webtickets. A second show takes place on Saturday.
Saturday 7 March
• 08:30 Official opening and launch of CoffeeHolics located at 45 Copper Street, Prosperita. Info 081 128 4588 or [email protected]
• 08:00 Chris Aiff Memorial Cup 5-A-Side Soccer at the Windhoek International School, with all proceeds in support of the Cancer Association of Namibia! Info: [email protected] or WhatsApp: +264 81 569 2511.
Sunday 8 March
• 08:00 Pointbreak Open Water Swim at Lake Oanob. Info: Yvonne at 061 260 312 or [email protected]
Saturday 14 March
• 09:00 The Shed keeps creativity flowing! Don’t miss this exciting market that continues on Sunday until 13:00.
Friday 20 March
• 15:00 Tales of an Owl – Ten Years of Geraas oppi Plaas – at farm Montechristo (25km north of Windhoek), featuring art and psychedelic trance. Tickets for the weekend of festivities are available via PayToday, Today.com or Airtime City kiosks and cost N$400 in advance (for the whole weekend) or N$500 at the gates or N$300 for Saturday only, or N$400 at the gates. Camping is included in the ticket price – just bring your own camping gear!
Saturday 21 March
• 08:00 Swakopmund Open Beach Volleyball at the Mole. Info: [email protected]
• 08:00 Sanlam Coastal Marathon (42km, 21km, 10km), starting at the Pro Ed Academy sports grounds. Info: 081 239 4145 or [email protected]
• 13:00 30th Independence Celebration Concert at the Hage Geingob stadium with D Banj (Nigeria), Tiwa Savage (Nigeria), Master KG (SA), Gazza, Sunny Boy, Lize Ehlers, Exit, Adora, PDK, Tate Buti, Lioness and Top Cherie. Tickets: N$50 in advance via Webtickets or Pick n Pay outlets.
• Friday 27 Mach @ 20:11 Prinzenball. Tickets: N$250
• Saturday 28 March @ 11:00 Street Procession along Independence Ave.
• Saturday 28 March @ 20:11 JUKA (youth carnival). Tickets: N$70
• Wednesday 1 April @ 19:30 Damenabend (ladies night). Tickets: N$100
• Wednesday 1 April @ 19:33 Herrenabend (men’s night). Tickets: N$100
• Thursday 2 April @ 19:33 1st international evening. Tickets: N$200
• Friday 3 April @ 19:33 2nd international evening. Tickets: N$250
• Saturday 4 April @ 19:33 Prunksitzung. Tickets: N$200
Unless otherwise stated, all events take place at the SKW in Olympia. Tickets are available via Webtickets or Pick n Pay outlets.
Saturday 28 March
• 07:00 Bank Windhoek Corporate Relay starting at The Tannery. Enter at www.otbsport.com or contact Suzette January at 061 299 1278 or [email protected] for more information.
• 08:00 The Cookout Market – a mellow social affair of culinary display where vendors show off diverse food – takes place at the Trustco United Sport Fields. Bring along your camping chairs and empty cooler boxes. It's a food fest but not a festival. Tickets: N$40.
Saturday 4 April
• 14:00 Afro-fusion singer, songwriter and international superstar, Bruna Boy supported by Namibian artists Gazza, King Tee Dee, PDK, KP Illest, Lioness, Top Cheri and many others perform at Independence stadium. Variety of tickets available – check webtickets.com.na