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Thursday Nite Live Feat. Murphy’s Flaw, Jul. 31 2014 @ Choices – Baricho Road

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July 28, 2014 at 6:02 pm Leave a comment

Musical Play: City Fathers, Aug. 8-10 2014 @ Alliance Française

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BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!!!!

Well…if you missed it the first time, here’s another chance to catch this captivating, humorous, intriguing Musical play that is BACK!!

…The play takes you through the journey of CITY DADS and their journey through fatherhood in the most realistic and typical way; ranging from financial obligations, tough decision making, and challenges brought about by wrong choices made earlier in life, to absentee fathers and the resolution to be the best fathers they could ever be and how this affects the women who love them. This takes the audience through a roller coaster of emotions in a captivating way.

This star studded performance will feature: Benjamin Webi, Michael Oyier and Steve Katingima.
The play is written by Seth Busolo, directed by Lucy Wache, Produced by Charity Nyambura and the music done by Benjamin Webi.

There will be 5 shows:
*Friday 8th Aug: 6 p.m and 8.30 p.m
*Saturday 9th Aug: 6 p.m
*Sunday 10th Aug: 3p.m and 6 p.m

Advance Tickets: Ksh. 800 Payable by 1st August. Pay Via Mpesa: Paybill No: 317979.
Tickets will also be on sale at the door for Ksh 1,000

July 28, 2014 at 5:48 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Africa by Art Odhis, Aug. 1-31 2014 @ Temporary Exhibition Hall – National Museum

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Fifty Years. Half a decade. The age of a country on the road of sovereignty, self-governance and gaining her voice in the global world. Has it been too long? Is she still too young? Either way, it has been an exciting journey to the emerging country that she is today.

Come take a walk through her history, appreciate the turning points.

A transforming experience by means of visual art.

The dominating expressionist style by the artist makes you feel the struggles, triumphs and resilience of the country, the continent and its people.

Arthur Patrick Odhiambo takes a look into the African shapers of the past fifty years.

The exhibition of the legends of years past and present are pieces that allow you to feel the soul of the African people. The artist captures Africa’s cultural diversity and brilliantly marries it to contemporary visuals of the new age African.

Bring your whole self in, bring your children in, bring your family and friends and experience Africa at the National Museums of Kenya, Creativity Gallery Hall.

Happy Anniversary Kenya! Viva Africa!
Be happy, Be bold.

July 28, 2014 at 5:22 pm Leave a comment

Out of Town: Hakuna Matata Festival, Aug. 2 2014 @ Migaa – Kiambu County

Hakuna Matata Festival
Date: August 2, 2014
Venue: Migaa, Kiambu County
Time: 2 pm till dawn
Tickets: KES 2000 at the Gate

July 28, 2014 at 8:57 am Leave a comment

The Rift Valley Festival Launch Party, Aug. 2 2014 @ Kuona Trust

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The Rift Valley Festival are giving you a taste of RVF 2014 in Nairobi at The Kuona Trust Art Center.

Date: August 2, 2014
Venue: Kuona Trust
Time: 5pm- 11pm
Charges: Ksh 300

You’ll get a sense of what’s to come in Naivasha at the end of August at the Rift Valley Festival 2014 showcasing Kenya’s live music, art, inspiration and the people who create it! It will also be a chance to see the artworks of and meet the amazing people that are the Kuona Trust.
RVF 2014 LIVE ARTIST’S performing…
SARABI – YELLOW LIGHT MACHINE – KIARASH BIAZAR(Iran)
RVFV 2014 DJ’s spinning…
DREAD STEPPA – SANTURI SAFARI – FAMBULA

We then invite you to join us for a big phat AFTER PARTY at QUIN’S BAR on Ngong Rd from 12 midnight onwards.

For more information, please visit the RVF website

July 26, 2014 at 3:38 pm Leave a comment

Night Out! Latin Nite with DANGER & Friends feat. Victor Muli, Aug. 2 2014 @ Tamambo Village Market

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Date: Saturday 2nd August 2014
Venue: Tamambo Village Market
Time: from 8.30pm
Free entry

July 26, 2014 at 3:27 pm Leave a comment

Film Screening: Mother of George, Aug. 1 2014 @ Kuona Trust

Date & Time: Friday 1st August 2014 from 6pm
Venue: Kuona Trust
Entry fee is KES 500
Screening starts at 7pm

Bar & Food Court will be open from 6pm.Tea & coffee will also be available.

About
Adenike and Adoyele are a Nigerian Couple living in Brooklyn,USA. Following the joyous celebration of their marriage,complications arise due to their inability to have a child.
The rest of the story unfolds in a dramatic twist that leaves Adenike with the choice of saving her family or breaking it.

July 26, 2014 at 3:22 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Collabo Pap! Feat. Five Drops of Nairobi’s Finest Cream, Jul. 23-30 2014 @ Village Market

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Dates: July 23rd – July 30th 2014
Venue: At the Village Market

Exhibiting artists: Patrick Kinuthia, Yassir Ali, Sam Njuguna, Omosh Kindeh and Adrian Nduma

RSVP : Art Scout +254 722 457 111 / william@thelittleartgallery.co.ke

July 26, 2014 at 2:36 pm Leave a comment

Fundraising: Fire by Ten Special Event Featuring the show Kimbia, Live Music, & a Short Film, Jul. 26 2014 @ The Theatre Company Studio – Creative Centre

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Join The Theatre Company of Kenya for a Fire by Ten special event featuring:
Kimbia: Five short plays based on the thrills, temptations, desires and fears of Kenyan Athletes (2013/2014 Fire by Ten Touring Show)

Live music by Yellow Light Machine

Short Film: The School Run

SHOW DATE: Saturday 26th July, 2014
VENUE: The Theatre Company Studio at Creative Centre (Spring Valley Shopping Centre behind Dorman’s Cafe on No. 2 Shanzu road (pink gate) off Lower Kabete Road)
TIME: (Two Shows)
First Show (2:00pm – 4:00pm)
Second starts (5:00pm-7:00pm)
Cost of Tickets: Ksh. 2,000 per person per show

Proceeds of this event will go to support Ogutu Muraya’s Masters Studies at The Amsterdam School of Arts- DasArts Master of Theatre Program.

For tickets please contact Liz Enane on 0728848137 or Ogutu Muraya on 0724077528.
For a short preview have a look at the preview below

Kimbia: based on the thrills, temptations, desires and fears of Kenyan runners from Kathelijn Fenger-leenders on Vimeo.

Synopsis
The world knows Kenya as a running nation. Since its inception in the 1950’s, athletics has grown into a nationalist sport- a symbol of national unity and pride. Kenyan runners are loved and admired worldwide. However, little is known about them as people and what they go through to achieve such great heights. In order to tell the story of the athletes, The Theatre Company of Kenya has developed, in close consultation with the actual runners, a brand new performance called ‘Kimbia’, which literally means, “run”. ‘Kimbia’ is an exciting, innovative and collaborative theatrical show about the life and times of Kenyan athletes.

The five plays that make up ‘Kimbia’ are: The Race by Cajetan Boy, When the Door Opens by Joseph Murungu, Just a Man by Edward Nthiga, Doping by Ogutu Muraya, Usiguskong (which means ‘Don’t Look Back’) by Joseph Gichinga
Directed by Liz Enane and Mido Dembede. Original music composed and arranged by the cast and directors. Movement and dance choreography by Joseph Gichinga

All actors are, just like the runners, Kenyan talent, professionally trained at facilities of The Theatre Company around the country.and show your clients, guests, pupils, students, colleagues, friends and family a great theatre performance which is funny, moving and beautiful!

Find full info on Theatre Company’s website

July 25, 2014 at 5:06 pm Leave a comment

Jazz Under The Stars 2014 feat. Julian Vaughn & Phil Denny from USA, Aug. 2 2014 @ the Nairobi Club

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The Jazz Under the Stars event is here once again!

A special treat to our new and loyal patrons; come prepared to be entertained by TWO international headlining Jazz artists!

A towering 6’7” lead bass player Julian Vaughn will debut his visit to Kenya with his unique and soulful style of Jazz music.

Phil Denny is back by public demand to give another spectacular performance especially to those that missed him last year.

Our very own Eddie Grey & the Ensemble will give a grand performance with June Gachui.

Once again event is supporting the Kenya National Youth Orchestra, don’t miss their opening performance.

Where: The Nairobi Club
When: Saturday, August 2nd (Rain or shine)
Time: 6pm – 11pm

Tickets: 3,000 | VIP: 5,000
(VIP Ticket includes a welcome Chivas drink while stocks last)
Tickets available on TicketSasa.com and at the event.
*Verifiable unused tickets from last year will be honored with original ticket stub and proof of purchase.

Event is hosted by KenyanDiasporaLink and proudly sponsored by:
Platinum Sponsor: KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Silver Sponsors: Chivas and Westhouse – A One Degree South Hotel

Information line: 0706 512 895

*Event organizer reserves the right of admission

July 25, 2014 at 8:37 am Leave a comment

Celebrating Documentary Film: Docubox Open Day, Jul. 27 2014 @ Michael Joseph Centre – Safaricom House

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July 25, 2014 at 8:34 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: Elysian Fields by Zihan Kassam, Aug. 5 – 24 2014 @ Talisman Restaurant

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Dates: August 5-24, 2014
Venue: Talisman Restaurant

July 24, 2014 at 6:03 pm Leave a comment

Kwani? Open Mic August Edition: Black August, Aug. 5 2014 @ Arfa Lounge – Imax Cinema

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July 24, 2014 at 5:59 pm Leave a comment

Competition: African Designers for Tomorrow – For a Chance to Participate in Berlin Fashion Week 2015

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About
FA254 is proud to be launching African Designers for Tomorrow in July, the first international platform to give emerging African designers a door to European Market. The competition will shine a spotlight on some of Africa’s brightest young talent at a time when the African luxury goods are becoming increasingly popular and marketable on the world stage.

The winner will have the possibility to present their collection during Berlin Fashion Week 2015. The category winners of the competition will have the opportunity to produce their product with internationally renowned fashion companies.

Young African designers based in Kenya are encouraged to submit a portfolio of their work to FA254′s official website to have the chance to take their work to the next level. The competition features an international jury chaired by Vogue Germany chief editor Christiane Arp.

Apply here

July 24, 2014 at 5:47 pm Leave a comment

The Poetry Experience, Jul. 26 2014 @ GBS Grounds – Next to USIU

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July 24, 2014 at 5:38 pm Leave a comment

Early Bird Registration for Afrika Handmade Symposium, Oct. 2-3 2014 @ Jacaranda Hotel – Westlands

Craft Afrika

Visit their site for online registration and to find more info. on the symposium

July 24, 2014 at 5:34 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Adrift – An Exhibition of Selected Artwork by Joshua Obaga, Jul. 24-Aug. 1 2014 @ Shifteye Gallery

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Opening: July 24, 2014 at Shifteye Gallery, Priory Place
Time: 7 pm

Runs Until: August 1, 2014

Joshua Obaga (°1986, Nairobi) is an artist who works in a variety of media, with roots in illustration. Growing up he watched a lot of cartoons, but it wasn’t until he browsed through Disney’s illustrated copy of Rudyard Kipling’s novel ‘The Jungle Book’ that he fell in love with visual art. The use of pencils and paper to create whole worlds was an interesting prospect and took it upon himself to learn all about it.

His insatiable creative curiosity led him into alternative forms of visual arts, along the years dabbling in everything that he could, from graffiti to typography, inspired by his high school art teacher, Mungai Mburu. These various creative paths, coupled with his accidental discovery of the Adobe Suite led him into digital art/graphic design, all the while his love for art photography steadily maturing.

It was then that he found employment in advertising and found a new, more structured passion. Picking up all that he could in the creative & business experience, he eventually starting his own company.

All the while, his first love, illustration, was a faint memory (but not forgotten, much like riding a bike).
In his journey, he met a variety of creative people, most of whom inspired his different sensibilities; musicians, illustrators, ad men, fashion designers. And from those, three of his most influential were in the form of the ‘Three Js’: John Alogo, Jonah Otieno and Jim Chuchu.

Jim Chuchu (along with the staff of The Nest Arts Company) inspired and supported this project, urging him on his quest to rediscovery.

A D R I F T, a series supported by The Nest Arts Company, explores melancholy through (deconstructed) anatomy and movement. By examining the ambiguity of the melancholic self, Obaga finds that movement reveals an inherent awkwardness, a beauty that echoes our own vulnerabilities. The artist also considers movement as a metaphor for the ever-seeking man who experiences a continuous loss.

With the use of Indian ink, Conte crayons, charcoal and watercolor, he wants the viewer to become part of the art as a kind of added component, to interact with the work on an emotional level is important. By isolating the movements of the characters in a frozen, colorless moment, he expresses his inherent melancholic phases. By doing so, new sequences are created which reveal an inseparable relationship between movement and emotion. By putting the viewer on this track, he tries to increase the dynamic between audience and author by objectifying emotions and investigating the duality that develops through different interpretations.

July 22, 2014 at 5:30 pm Leave a comment

Songwriters Lounge, Jul. 26 2014 @ Italian Institute of Culture, Grenadier Tower – Westlands

Song writers Lounge
Date: 26th July 2014
Venue: Italian Institute of Culture, Westlands
Time: Doors open at 6:30pm
Entry: 600 advance, 800 at the gate

Call 0722 626 169 for tickets

July 22, 2014 at 5:23 pm Leave a comment

Play: The Good Body, Jul.31-Aug. 1 2014 @ Michael Joseph Centre – Safaricom House & Karen Country Club

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Back due to Public Demand!!

Thursday 31st at 7pm at The Michael Joseph Centre (Safaricom House, Waiyaki Way-Westlands)
Advance Tickets: Ksh. 800 Payable by 30th July. Pay Via Mpesa: Paybill No: 961700 and Account No: 00520.
Tickets also on sale at the door for Kes 1,000, but do you want to risk being turned away

Friday, 1st August at 7pm at m (Members and their Guests)
Charges: Ksh.1,000 (Show Only)
Ksh. 2,500 (Show and Dinner)
For Tickets contact: Karen Country Club: 0722 204 431

* All proceeds from this event will go to Flone Initiative

This star studded performance will feature: Patricia Ithau, Muthoni Drummer Queen, Ian Mbugua, June Gachui, Mwikali Mary, Nick Ndeda, Nice Githinji and Wanjiru Mburu. Directed by Mbeki Mwalimu.

Tickets are Available at:
Alliance Francaise reception
Michael Joseph Centre: 0722 005 890
Ticket Hotlines: 0708 221 040/ 0720 701 359 / 0736 330 680

*Flone Initiative works with matatu drivers, touts and motor bike riders to deconstruct societal norms and acquired negative attitudes on women’s freedom.

July 22, 2014 at 8:52 am Leave a comment

China in African Urbanization Event, Jul 19 2014 @ Soluxe Club Lounge, off Muhoya ave, Mbabane Rd

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Chinese Urbanism in Africa. | Event/Picture via Naipolitans


China in African Urbanization – SACEF Business Exchange Series

Date & Time: 2pm, Saturday, July 19th, 2014
Venue: Soluxe Club Lounge, off Muhoya ave, Mbabane Rd, Nairobi

China’s visible impact on urban development in Africa is substantial. One need only to take a look at Great Wall apartments along Mombasa road, or drive down to Thika Road to catch a glimpse of some of the most impressive changes brought to Africa by Chinese constructors and developers. The contractors, developers and designers from China are having a tremendous impact on African development. Will they be able to successfully export the Chinese urban model? Can China’s own experience in fast, large-scale urbanization benefit Africa? Can the Chinese prototype developed over the past thirty years simply be exported?

Following their researches on Chinese urban development issues, Urban China magazine have collaborated with Go West Project to make an issue completely dedicated to impact of Chinese Urbanism in Africa, which will be introduced and discussed upon on Saturday 19 July, 2pm.

Speakers are Huang Zhengli, Njeri Cerere, and Juma Assiago. Huang Zhengli is a PhD candidate on Kenyan cities and informal housing and editor of Urban China. Njeri Cerere is a Planning, Development and Environmental Consultant in Kenya. Juma Assiago works at UN-Habitat and coordinates the global network on Safer Cities Program.

Schedule
14:00 – 14:10 Welcome Remark by Isaac Fokuo (SACEF)
14:10 – 14:30 Opening Speech by Ambassador LIU Xianfa
14:30 – 15:00 Speech by Huang Zhengli on Chinese Urbanism in Africa
15:00 – 15:30 Speech by Njeri Cerere on Nairobi Land Regulations
15:30– 16:00 Speech by Juma Assiago on Urban Spaces and Their Social Impacts
16:00 – 17:00 Open Discussion
17:00 Closing Remarks and End Reception

July 19, 2014 at 2:58 pm Leave a comment

Afro-Asia in Concert feat. Afro-Simba & Jahm, Jul. 25 2014 @ Alliance Française

Afro Asia
Date: July 25, 2014
Venue: Alliance Francaise
Time: 8 pm
Tickets: KES 500

July 19, 2014 at 2:37 pm Leave a comment

Mindspeak Forum: Aly-Khan Satchu Hosts KCB Group CEO – Joshua Oigara, Jul. 26 2014 @ Inter Continental

Mindspeak
Date: July 26, 2014
Venue: Inter-Continental Hotel, Nairobi
Time: 9 am for 10-12 Noon
Entrance: Free

Guest Speaker: Kenya Commercial Bank CEO Joshua Oigara

Aly-Khan Satchu with Joshua Oigara in a Prior Interview

July 19, 2014 at 2:28 pm Leave a comment

Conversation with Kenyan Writers: Kinyanjui Kombani Author of Den of Inequalities, Jul. 24 2014 @ Goethe Institut

Den of Inequities
Date: July 24, 2014
Venue: Goethe Institut – Library
Time: 6 pm
Entry: Free

Host: John Sibi-Okumu

July 19, 2014 at 2:20 pm Leave a comment

Night Out! An evening of AL JARREAU with DANGER & Friends feat. Victor Muli, Jul. 26 2014 @ Tamambo Village Market

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An evening of AL JARREAU with DANGER & Friends feat: Victor Muli

Date: Saturday 26th July 2014
Venue: Tamambo Village Market
Time: from 8.30pm
Free entry

July 19, 2014 at 1:08 pm Leave a comment

Special screening: Bolívar, Man Of Difficulties by Luís Alberto Lamata, Jul. 23 2014 @ Alliance Française

Special Screening Bolívar, Man Of Difficulties by Luís Alberto Lamata presented by the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

Date: July 23, 2014
Venue: Alliance Francaise
Time: 6 pm
Free Entrance

The film screening will commemorate the 231st anniversary of the birth of the Venezuelan and Latin American independence hero Simón Bolívar (24th July 1783 – 17th December 1830), who liberated the current territories of Venezuela, Colombia (then including Panamá), Ecuador, Bolivia and Perú (together with José de San Martín) from the Spanish imperial rule.

July 19, 2014 at 1:03 pm Leave a comment

Theatre: Trapped – A Festival of Creative Arts Production, Jul. 18-20 2014 @ Alliance Francaise

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Dates & Time

Fri. 18th : 6.00 & 8.00pm
Sat. 19th : 3.00, 6.00 & 8.00pm
Sun. 20th : 3.00 & 6.00pm

Venue: Alliance Francaise Auditorium
Tickets: Kshs 500/-

The play is set in a doctors’ lounge in a hospital as a neurologist prepares a lecture to give to his fellow colleagues. Distractions ensue as a spiraling chaos of deceit, false identity and cover-up unfold.

Adults only

July 19, 2014 at 12:51 pm Leave a comment

Tribute to Ochieng Nelly: The last of the Benga Pioneers, Jul. 24 2014 @ Choices – Baricho Road

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Date: July, 24 2014
Venue: Choices – Baricho Road
Time: 8-11 pm
Entry: Free

July 18, 2014 at 10:11 am 1 comment

Afro Jazz Swahili Edition feat. Juma Tutu & Tutu Band, Jul. 29 2014 @ Alliance Française Auditorium

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July 18, 2014 at 8:23 am Leave a comment

Tupac Exhibition by Oliver Martin, Until Aug. 15 2014 @ the Railway Museum

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All Eyes on Me Exhibition

Venue: the Railway Museum
Time: 8am- 6pm daily

Exhibition runs until August 15, 2014

July 17, 2014 at 6:31 pm Leave a comment

Je Vous Aime Aussi – Contemporary Dance Performance by Dalmas Otieno, Jul. 17 2014 @ Michael Joseph Centre

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Contemporary dance performance by Dalmas Otieno
Date: July 17, 2014
Venue: MJ Centre – Safaricom House
Time: 7.30 pm
Tickets: KES 1000

Part of the proceed of the will go towards the Action Foundation

About
The Action Foundation is a Non-Governmental Organization in Kenya that enables children, living with physical & mental disabilities, in low income and marginalized areas to lead a healthy and dignified lives.

We are creating a barrier free society for children living with disability through our rehabilitation centres and awareness generation in the local communities. Children who live in poverty and have a disability are unlikely to access therapy and care when they need it because the options available are expensive and inaccessible.

Our approach makes it possible for children living with disability to access therapy and care where and when they need it the most. The direct involvement of the parents and community members makes our projects self-sustaining and low-cost.

Its not only going to be an entertaining night but also a charitable one, so come one, come all and let’s make this happen.

July 16, 2014 at 1:21 pm Leave a comment

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