20 September 2019 | Art and Entertainment
• Don’t miss the three-day, five-stage Tour de Windhoek taking place in and around the capital until Sunday.
Saturday 21 September
• 08:00 Ricky's Custom Car Show at Ramatex. Entrance: N$70 (kids under 13 free), empty coolboxes allowed, braai and kiosk available. Competition entry: N$100.
• 08:00 The SPCA’s first Mutt Strutt takes place at Eagles in Avis. Entrance: N$50. Register before 20 September.
• 08:00 Seagull Angling Club hosts their annual “Potjie Fees” at the Officer’s Club at the Windhoek Show Grounds. Participation costs N$1 500 per team. Bring the whole family for a day of fun, featuring various promotions and prizes. Info: Steve Mertens ! 081 124 4416, Lezelle Smit @ 081 275 5540 or Herbert van Niekerk @ 081 127 4435.
• 09:00 Manna for Maerua – a ladies tee takes in support of House Maerua, takes place at the Dutch Reformed church Pionierspark. Guest speakers include Annelise de Jager, John Owns and Gerhard Supra, along with many prizes up for grabs. Tickets cost N$350 per person and include food.
• 09:00 Macrame workshop at the Wilde Eend Bistro, hosted by the Canvas Club. Info: www.canvas.club/windhoek
• 10:00 Open Studio by John Hunter at the Community Hope School in Windhoek. Both John’s pottery and Hope Bowls will be for sale, along with demonstrations until 16:00. Info: www.communityhopeschool.com
• 12:00 Singing and dancing competition – the Kasi way @ Ella du Plessis school hall. Tickets: N$15 in advance and N$20 at the doors, with music by DJ Star Shapata. Doors open at 15:00. Info and tickets: 081 4124 4630 or 081 586 5239.
• 19:00 The Windhoeker Männerchor supported by the DSW junior choir host a choral oncert at the Klaus Dieter Nipko school hall. Tickets: N$50. Info 061 229 271 or [email protected]
• 21:00 Uptown Reggae Invasion at the Boiler Room in Windhoek. Free entry.
Wednesday 25 September
• The junior, senior and pastry Chef of the Year competition takes place at the SilverSpoon Hospitality Academy.
Tuesday 24 September
• 19:30 Improving water security in Namibia, a public talk by Piet Heyns and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, takes place at the Scientific Society.
Thursday 26 September
• 09:00 Katutura Fashion Week kicks off at the Katutura Youth Centre, culminating in an awards ceremony at the National Independence Memorial Museum Restaurant. Tickets: Webtickets
• 18:00 The Twapewa Kadhikwa Institute of Entrepreneurship & SME Development host the Busy and Broke Seminar at the Xwama Traditional Restaurant. Limited seats available! Contact 081 142 9111 or [email protected] Cost: N$350 and get a free Successful entrepreneurship book, or show your book at the door and pay only N$150.
• 17:00 Spring Late Night Shopping at Auas Valley Shopping Mall until 20:00. Shop for N$200 or more and stand a chance to win prizes in the Spring Blossom Balloon Hunt, or compete in the Last Man Standing Fussball and Pool Table competition. Bring the kids along for fun spring time face painting!
Friday 27 September
• A Wedding Expo takes place at The Grove Mall of Namibia, until 28 September. Tickets: Today.com.na
• 18:00 The Reformed Church Windhoek hosts a steak braai at their premises in Liliencron Street. Bookings essential! Steak: N$100. Info: 062 227 744 or 081 253 8075.
Saturday 28 September
• 09:00 Street Outlaws Reloaded - Nam vs SA, at the Tony Rust track on the outskirts of Windhoek.
• 10:00 The first-ever Doxie Fest (for Dachshund owners, friends and family) takes place at Ramblers until 18:00.
• 10:00 Benguella Open Day at the club house in Olympia. Entrance is free.
• 14:00 Battle of the Vocals, a competitive choir competition whereby various choirs compete for first, second and third prize takes place at the Kuisebmond Community Hall in Walvis Bay. Tickets: N$40 – N$100 via Webtickets.
• 16:00 Sunset Market (outside vendors welcome) at St George's School until 19:00. Stalls (for vendors selling anything except food) are still available at N$500 each.
• 17:30 The Revelation of King Tee Dee at the Unam Stadium in Windhoek. Tickets: N$150 – N$1 500 via Webtickets.
• 18:00 Projekt Lilie Gala evening in support of teachers at the Safari Hotel. Tickets, N$780 per person or N$7400 per table of 10, includes a 3-course meal. Info: 061 235 959 or [email protected]
• 19:00 The Salsa Windhoek Social Club is proud to host the first street salsa party of the summer at Cramer’s in Independence Avenue. Entry is free.
Sunday 29 September
• 19:00 Sounds from Around the World presented by the Neeber school choir from Germany at the Christuskirche in Windhoek.
Monday 30 September
• 11:00 The Windhoek Industrial & Agricultural Show starts in the capital and continues until Saturday (5 October).
Thursday 3 October
• 18:00 “Crack it” on social med, hosted by Future Females Namibia at the Vintage Coffee Shop & Restaurant. Tickets: N$75 via PayToday.
Friday 4 October
• 10:00 Kasi Vibe Festival at the Sam Nujoma stadium until Sunday. Tickets: From N$50.
• 16:00 Food and Wine Extravaganza hosted by The Purple Fig Cooking School, takes place at Take Note in Windhoek. Enjoy an open air market with international food paired with good wine and local arts and crafts until 22:00.
• 18:00 70’s Disco Zumbathon at the Safari Hotel until 20:30, with ten Zumba instructors from all over the country participating in this massive Zumba Blowout along with special guest, ZES Ola El Abany from Egypt. Dance your heart out and share your love for animals along with celebrating the 70th anniversary of the SPCA.
• 18:30 “Lekker langarm mandjie” dance at the Haus der Jugend in Swakopmund. Tickets: N$100 for adults and N$50 for kids from 10 to 18 via PayToday. No under 10s allowed.
• 19:30 In celebration of summer, life and all that is good in the world, local singer Vaughn Ahrens performs at the Gin Room in Windhoek. Entry: N$100 at the doors.
Saturday 5 October
• 08:00 FitFest, Namibia's first annual fitness festival, is aimed at creating a healthy-minded and strong Namibian community by connecting and empowering people through fitness! Tickets: N$80 via Webtickets.
• 08:30 The Power of Social Media – a workshop hosted by Future Females Namibia – takes place at the FNB head office until 13:00. Info & tickets: PayToday
• 09:00 Don't miss Namibia's first Cap Classique Champagne festival taking place at the Windhoek Country Club. Dress code: All White. Tickets: N$350, includes a glass and 10 tasting coupons. Available via PayToday.
• 09:00 The 7th annual Spring Fiesta takes place at the Von Bach dam. Tickets: N$120 - N$250 via Webtickets. VIP tickets include a hot meal, snacks, complimentary drinks and a meet and greet with artists as well as backstage access.
• 18:00 Sokkie dance at Vintage Coffee Shop in Windhoek with a live band until 22:00. Food and drinks for sale. Entry: N$30 at the doors. Book your space at 081 783 8778. Note: No persons under 21.
Friday 11 October
• 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
• 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].com. 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]
• 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.
Thursday 17 October
• 20:00 Albert Frost performs live at The Wolfshack until 23:00. Tickets: N$100 via quicket.co.za
Saturday 19 October
• 09:00 The Shed goes Pop Art until 16:00 today and continues on Sunday at 10:00.
Thursday 24 October
• 08:00 The “NG Moerdergemeente” hosts a golf day at Omeya to raise funds. The format is a four ball alliance and participation costs N$4 000 per team of four. Info: Walter Grey at 081 724 2480.
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.
Saturday 2 November
• 07:00 Join in for 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.
• 12:00 The annual Windhoek Jazz Festival takes place at the Independence stadium. More info in due course.
• 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.