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Out of Town: Jazz Road Trip & Festival – I am Africa, Apr. 20 2014 @ Kisumu

I am Africa

April 15, 2014 at 2:51 pm Leave a comment

Party/Celebrate Easter at Brew Bistro and Lounge, Apr. 17-21 2014 @ Brew Bistro

easter-brew
Events
Thursday 17th – Normal Moet champagne, oysters and Jazz event
Friday 18th – Belvedere Pure event with DJ Protege -
Saturday 19th – Shooter Countdown (7-9pm 3 for 1 on special syringe shooters, 9-11pm 2 for 1 and 11pm onwards its 1 for 1) with DJ Alpha
Sunday 20th – Ciroc SIN Sunday – Sponsored by ciroc. Ciroc promo
Monday 21st – Extended happy hour from 5-8pm on all beers and Mojitos

April 15, 2014 at 2:27 pm Leave a comment

International Day for Monuments and Sites: Free Entry to All Museum by Kenyan Citizens, Apr. 18 2014

April 18, 2014 which coincides with Good Friday is the International Day for Monuments and Sites, a UNESCO World Heritage Day marked annually around the world. This day, held each year around the world is usually marked by having different types of activities, including but not limited to visits to monuments and heritage attractions sites.

The aim of this day is to promote awareness about the diversity of cultural heritage of humanity, their vulnerability and the efforts required for their protection and conservation.

The National Museum of Kenya will be marking this day by offering FREE admission to ALL museums for Kenyan Citizens.

Find more information on their Facebook Event page

April 15, 2014 at 2:07 pm Leave a comment

Crowd Funding Campaign, Presentation & Discussion: Pat Shaw was Romeo 9, Apr. 23 2014 @ Alliance

Screen Shot Pat Shaw

“He was the greatest crime fighter that ever lived…” Those who lived in Nairobi in the 1970s and 1980s will recollect the late Patrick David Shaw: a burley and intimidating police reservist who ruled the streets of Nairobi while also working full-time as an administrator at The Starehe Boys’ Centre. Author and filmmaker David Smith invites you to listen to a presentation and participate in a discussion on the legacy of this legendary yet controversial figure in Kenyan history.

Date and Time: Wednesday April 23, 2014 5:30 to 7:30 PM
Venue: Alliance Francaise Auditorium, Nairobi
Entry fee: 500 KSH

Signed and numbered event posters may be purchased for 500 KSH (Limit 200).

Website: http://romeo9.com/

April 12, 2014 at 3:15 pm Leave a comment

BIEA Seminar: Rain, Power, Sovereignty & The Materiality Of Signs In Southern Zimbabwe, Apr. 16 2014 @ BIEA / IFRA

Rain, Power, Sovereignty and The Materiality Of Signs In Southern Zimbabwe

Date: Wednesday 16th April 2014
Venue: British Institute in Eastern Africa, Laikipia Road, Kileleshwa, Nairobi
Time: 11.00 am
Entry: Prior RSVP. For more information please contact seminars@biea.ac.uk or call +254 735 260 004

Seminar by: Joost Fontein, University of Edinburgh
Chair: Sinoxolo Neo Musangi, British Institute in Eastern Africa

Abstract
In 2010 a government meteorologist revealed that for much of the last decade, the Zimbabwean weather forecast had been censored on a daily basis by agents of the President’s Office. ‘This information’ he said ‘was seen as sensitive’. What this ‘sensitivity’ amounts to is the subject of this paper. It is hard to make sense of the government’s impulse to censor the weather forecast in the 2000s without reference to the localized re-configurations of authority over land and ‘re-making’ of the state that fast track land reform provoked. To the extent that fast track offered new opportunities for the realization of a diversity of localised aspirations and imagined futures that turned on access to land and fertile soils in divergent ways, the recurrent droughts and failing harvests of the early 2000s were politically significant because they called into question the legitimacy of land reform, and the broader ‘thirdchimurenga’ project constituted around it. But across Zimbabwe, and the region, rainfall and drought have long been measures of contested political legitimacy in more complex ways not limited to the politics of food, famine and agricultural production. In southern Zimbabwe, this is true not just for spirit mediums, chiefs and other ‘traditionalist’ authorities for whom rainmaking practices are well-established means of demonstrating ‘autochthony’, sovereignty and legitimacy, but also for war veterans, new farmers, government technocrats and others involved in land reform during the 2000s. This is what I examine here. Whilst I focus particularly on rainmaking practices, encounters with njuzu water spirits, and national biras that took place in the 2005-6 when research was carried out, the larger point I pursue is that water acts as an index of power – of the entangled but contested play of legitimacy and sovereignty – across many different registers of meaning and regimes of rule. In making this argument I engage with Keane (2003; 2005) and Engelke’s elaboration of Peirce’s theory of signs (1955), and build upon others (James 1972; Jedrej 1992) who have long argued that rainmaking ‘traditions’ across eastern, central and southern Africa are less a form of applied meteorology and more an idiom of politics and power, in order to argue that they are necessarily both at the same time.

April 12, 2014 at 2:42 pm Leave a comment

Out of Town: 2nd Edition of the Hakuna Matata Festival, Apr. 19 2014 @ the Machakos Peoples Recreational Park

Hakuna Matata
The second edition of The Hakuna Matata Festival promises to be one for the books. Going down this Easter Saturday April 19th in Kenya’s most progressive county, Machakos at The Machakos Peoples Recreational Park.

A performance Line Up of epic Proportions is in store for everybody. The Dj Line up is out and on the night the following Chief Rockers will be on hand to keep you moving: CodeRED Dj Stylez, Creme De La Creme, Dj Protege Kenya and Deejay Crossfade

Live Performers will be: Ken wa Maria, SARABI, Fena and Scott The Violinist

The entertainment line up is a perfect mix of genres that have stood out in the Kenyan music scene and so you are guaranteed to leave feeling satisfied.

Tickets: Kshs 2000 at the Gate

April 10, 2014 at 5:52 pm Leave a comment

Family Event: Salama Fikira Kenya Derby, Apr. 13 2014 @ Ngong Racecourse

New Picture
Date: Sunday, April 13 2014
Venue: Ngong Racecourse and Golf Park
Time: 12:00-17:00

An exciting day of fun for all the family with food, dancing, lots of children’s activities and of course world-class horse racing. Looking your best at the event is a must as there will also be a best-dressed prize of dinner and a massage for two people at Villa Rosa Kempinski.

April 10, 2014 at 12:49 pm Leave a comment

Event: The Best Mobile Film Award 2014 – Nairobi in Motion, Apr. 11 2014 @ Pawa 254 Hub

Pawa254

April 8, 2014 at 2:16 pm Leave a comment

Outdoor Events: Kid’s Festival – All Sports Edition, Apr. 12 2014 @ Nyayo Stadium

Kids Festival
Date: April 12, 2014
Venue: Nyayo Stadium
Time: 10 am-5:30 pm
Tickets: Kshs 250

April 7, 2014 at 12:25 pm Leave a comment

Kids: Little Sun Treasure Hunt, Apr. 12 2014 @ Exhibition Hall – National Museum

LSTreasurehunt

Want to roam the dark hallways of the museum at night? Want to do something different? Come and join us for a treasure hunt where you can live a “Night at the Museum”. We’re turning off the lights and we’re going to have fun!

Ideal for 6 – 15 year olds:) (Must be accompanied by adults). So bring your kids, nieces and nephews for some fun over Easter holidays.

Tickets can be bought at Naked Pizza. (Includes a Little Sun which will be provided at the door).
Ksh 2000: pre-booking
Ksh 2500: at the door

Call 0734647336 or info@solataa.co.ke for more information.

April 3, 2014 at 12:59 pm Leave a comment

Artist’s Workshop, Apr. 11-12 2014 @ One Off Contemporary Art Gallery

One Off workshop

April 3, 2014 at 12:33 pm Leave a comment

Thursday Nite Live feat. Andrew Wambua & Afrology Band, Apr. 10 2014 @ Choices – Baricho Road

Andrew Wambua April 10th 2014 TNL Flyer

April 3, 2014 at 12:25 pm Leave a comment

Official Launch: Identity Through Street Art by graffiti artist Uhuru Brown, Apr. 3 2014 @ Kenya Cultural Centre

Identity through street art
Kuona Trust has the pleasure of inviting you to the official launch of ‘Identity Through Street Art’ a public art project facilitated by graffiti artist Uhuru Brown.

Date: April 3, 2014
Venue: Kenya Cultural Centre
Time: 5 pm- 6:30 pm
Free entry

This is a Community Outreach Programme for the youth which is supported by Kuona Trust in collaboration with the Kenya Cultural Centre.

April 1, 2014 at 7:04 pm Leave a comment

Nairobi Forum: Principles in Action in Somalia, Apr. 4 2014 @ BIEA/IFRA – Kileleshwa

On Friday 4 April 2014 the Somali Red Crescent and the British Red Cross will launch their case study “Principles in Action in Somalia” at an event hosted by the Nairobi Forum of the Rift Valley Institute.

Date: April 4, 2014
Venue: Seminar Room | RVI Office – Laikipia Road, Kileleshwa
Time: 10 am – 12:30 pm

The study examines the importance of the Fundamental Principles of the International Movement of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, first agreed in 1965, in the current humanitarian environment in Somalia. The study analyses the operational relevance and challenges associated with applying these principles.

The panel will comprise Dr Ahmed Hassan, President of the Somali Red Crescent Society, and Jane Backhurst, from the Humanitarian Policy Department of the British Red Cross. The meeting will be chaired by Dr Abbas Gullet, Secretary General of the Kenya Red Cross Society and Vice President, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies for Africa.

Entrance is by prior registration only. Register here.

March 27, 2014 at 4:12 pm 4 comments

Jumpstart Thursday: Big Branding for Small Business, Apr. 3 2014 @ Creatives Garage – Ngong Road

Jumpstart Thursday 3Apr14
Craft Afrika in collaboration with LONDONAIROBI.com and Biz Baz Events invites you to Jumpstart Thursday- the bi-monthly networking forum for craft makers.

See poster for details and please note the change of location from our usual meeting venue at Shalom House.

Due to limited space, registration through this link is a prerequisite>> http://bit.ly/1fCyhcW.

Please register to avoid being turned away.

March 27, 2014 at 2:19 pm Leave a comment

Event: 7th International SWAN Day, Mar. 29 2014 @ Kuona Trust

SWAN Day
The International SWAN day is a set aside to celebrate Women in the arts.

This year’s theme is ‘Soul’. There will be a number of guest speakers, performance, vendors, art displays by upcoming female artists and much more.

Entry is absolutely free

March 27, 2014 at 1:52 pm Leave a comment

Event: Start Up Mixer, Mar. 28 2014 @ 88 MPH – 4th Floor, Piedmont Plaza, Ngong Rd

start-up mixer

Caught the entrepreneurship bug? Interested in meeting like-minded people? Join us at 88 mph, 4th Floor, Piedmont Plaza, Ngong Rd for an evening of informal conversation with our guest entrepreneurs on their challenges, triumphs, and lessons learnt from their start up experiences. We shall swap war stories and bask in the ingenuity of the creative spirit.

Panel
Martin Nielsen – Co – Founder Mdundo
Muthoni Ndonga – Founder Blankets & Wine
Odanga Madung & Sameer Ahmed – Founders Odipo Dev

After the conversation, hang back and mingle with some of the best and brightest of today’s innovators.

March 27, 2014 at 1:45 pm Leave a comment

Creatives Garage Expressions, Mar. 27 2014 @ Greenhouse – 2nd Floor

Expressions

March 25, 2014 at 5:19 pm Leave a comment

Thursday Night Out! Whiskey and Jazz, Mar. 27 2014 @ Aksum Bar – Serena Nairobi

Jazz and Whisky

March 25, 2014 at 5:12 pm Leave a comment

Science Café: The ins and outs of genomics, Apr. 2 2014 @ Alliance Francaise

Science Cafe

March 25, 2014 at 1:43 pm Leave a comment

Mindspeak: Aly-Khan Satchu Hosts the Sec. Gen. of the EAC Amb. Dr. Richard Sezibera, Mar. 29 2014 @ Inter Continental

Date: March 29, 2014
Venue: Inter Continental Hotel
Time: 9 am for 10 am to 12 Noon
Guest Speaker: Secretary General, the East African CommunityAmb. Dr. Richard Sezibera
Entrance: Free

About Dr. Richard Sezibera
Appointed as Secretary General of the East African Community in April 19, 2011 by the summit of the East African Community for a five-year term. Prior to his appointment, Dr. Sezibera served as Minister of Health of the Republic of Rwanda (October 2008 – April 2011).

Dr. Sezibera graduated with Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degrees. He also has a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies from Georgetown University.

Dr. Sezibera has authored in the field of politics and international affairs and has been published in many reputable journals.

This will be Dr. Richard Sezibera’s second appearance on Mindspeak forum

March 25, 2014 at 1:32 pm Leave a comment

Show/School Production: We Will Rock You, Mar. 26-28 2014 @ Braeburn Garden Estate School

WWRY final poster-updated
Braeburn Garden Estate proudly presents “We Will Rock You”, the dynamic musical written by Queen and Ben Elton.

Dates: March 26-28, 2014
Venue: Garden Estate School
Times: 7 pm Daily
Tickets: Adults: Ksh600, Students Ksh300 – Tickets on sale at Braeburn Garden Estate.
Contacts: Email – bgetickets@braeburn.ac.ke or call 0720 667622 / 0734 600029

About
We Will Rock You’ is a futuristic tale which tells of a massive corporation, Globalsoft, which sends computer generated music to all of the people on the planet.
Singing, musical instruments, and any expression of creativity, are banned. But Lost Texts are known to exist which talk of music from years gone by. A group of rebels (the Bohemians) strive to discover the lost music, and bring down the corporation.
The two heroes, Galileo and Scaramouche, discover musical instruments buried in rock, which they use to vaporise the head of the corporation (The Killer Queen), and send the Power Of Rock around the world to free the masses, enabling them to be musically creative once again.

March 25, 2014 at 1:01 pm Leave a comment

Screening – Cinema Japan: Sumo Do, Sumo Don’t, Mar. 29 2014 @ Japan Information & Culture Centre

Sumo do, Sumo dont
The Japan Information & Culture Centre invites you to the screening of the movie “Sumo Do, Sumo Don’t” which will be shown on Saturday, 29th March 2014.

Date: Saturday, 29th March 2014
Venue: Japan Information & Culture Centre, Embassy of Japan, Upper Hill
Time: 2:00p pm, Gates Open: 1:30 pm

Admission is free of charge and the movie screening is open to all film fans.

Synopsis
Yamamoto is called to the office of Professor Anayama. The professor points out the anomalous fact that even though the role says he was present at every class, he’d never set eyes on the student before. He then announces that he has been appointed Yamamoto’s thesis advisor, and points out that, even though Yamamoto has a job arranged, he needs to pass the thesis to graduate. With the power relations thus defined, he strikes a deal with Yamamoto: join the sumo club, or you won’t graduate.

Note: To register for the movie screening, send an email to jinfocul@nb.mofa.go.jp or call 020-2898510.
Deadline for registration is Friday, 28th March 2014 at 4:00pm. If you plan to attend the movie with a friend(s), please provide us with your friend’s name when you register for yourself.

March 22, 2014 at 1:26 pm 1 comment

KMS Lecture: Natural Cultural Sites in Kenya, Mar. 29 2014 @ Louis Leakey Auditorium – National Museum

KMS
Date: Saturday 29 March 2014
Venue: Louis Leakey Auditorium, Nairobi National Museum

Do you know what cultural or sacred sites are? Do you know where they are in Kenya? Do know their value and the challenges facing the kaya forests and other sites as Kenya’s?

All Kenya’s ethnic groups recognized ‘special places’ in their landscapes, places where the normal daily activities of farming, herding or hunting were forbidden or strictly controlled. Such places might be trees, forests, rock outcrops, hills or mountains, and they are often referred to as ‘natural sacred sites’ or ‘natural cultural sites’. Their meanings related to indigenous religions, or locations where ‘first settlement’ by the ancestors of a particular ethnic group occurred, or sites for particular community meetings and rituals.

After the imposition of colonial rule, many cultural sites were destroyed or degraded, but others have survived and are now the focus of conservation efforts by a wide range of stakeholders, from local community members to national and international NGOs and transnational organizations.

To find out the answers to these questions and how cultural forests, rocks and hills can survive in increasingly intensively developed landscapes, you are invited to this intriguing and captivating talk by Dr. Celia Nyamweru, who has been studying Kenya’s natural cultural sites for nearly 20 years, in particular the kaya forests of the Kenya coast.

Refreshments 3.15pm Starts 4:00 pm
Donation: Ksh 400 KMS member
Ksh 500 Guest
Ksh 200 Citizen & Student
Tickets: 0724 255299, 2339158 or info@kenyamuseumsociety.org
Mpesa no: 400800, Account no: 6571570019

Find more info on Dr. Celia Nyamweru’s Lecture Poster

March 20, 2014 at 6:01 pm 1 comment

Stories Spoken/Public Reading: All The Lights by Clemens Meyer, Mar. 27 2014 @ Goethe Institut

A Collection of Short Stories by Clemens Meyer

Date & time: Thursday 27th March, 6.00 pm
Venue: Goethe-Institut Library
Admission: free of charge

March 20, 2014 at 5:32 pm 1 comment

Event: 4th Edition of Ray Talk, Mar. 22 2014 @ Sarakasi Dome

ray talk
Ray Talk, an Artiste mentorship program is back once again

Date: Saturday, March 22 2014
Venue: Sarakasi Dome
Time: 8 am – 5 pm
Entrance: Free, just confirm attendance by texting your Name to 0705506613

Hosts: Ray Media
Facilitators: HELLEN MTAWALI, PAUL MUKOMA of PrinceCam Media & DJ SOXXY
Performances by: VKP, the gospel trio will be performing with a live band.

March 20, 2014 at 10:24 am 1 comment

Japanese Speech Contest, Mar. 22 2014 @ the Japan Information & Culture Centre

Japan JICC
The Japan Information & Culture Centre would like to invite you to the 7th Kenya Japanese Language Speech Contest which will be held on Saturday, 22nd March 2014. The details of the Speech Contest are as follows:

Date: Saturday, 22nd March 2014
Venue: Japan Information and Culture Centre (Embassy of Japan)
Gates Open: 10:00am
Time: 10:30am – 3:30pm
For inquiries, call 020-2898-510 or email jinfocul@nb.mofa.go.jp

Download the poster for the Speech Contest Speech Contest Poster

In order to attend the Japanese Language Speech Contest, kindly note that it will be necessary to register beforehand.
To register, send an email to jinfocul@nb.mofa.go.jp or call 020-2898510. As the available seating is limited, plus registration will be done on a ‘first come first served basis’.

March 18, 2014 at 2:13 pm Leave a comment

Ricky na Marafiki Afro Jazz Divas Edition, Mar. 25 2014 @ Alliance Francaise

Ricky na Marafiki
Date: March 25, 2014
Venue: Alliance Francaise
Time: 6-9 pm
Tickets: Kshs 500

March 18, 2014 at 2:13 pm Leave a comment

Nature Kenya’s Lungs for Kenya Charity Golf Tournament, Mar. 21 2014 @ Karen Country Club

Golf Tournament
Nature Kenya is holding its 5th Annual Golf Tournament at Karen Country Club on Friday 21st March, 2014 at 12 noon.

This year’s golf theme is under the Lungs for Kenya campaign initiated by Nature Kenya with an aim of raising funds to plant 1 million trees in 4 sites in Coastal Kenya in 2014. To support this campaign, proceeds from the golf tournament will go towards assisting communities living adjacent to the Arabuko Sokoke Forest establish, manage and sustain communal tree nurseries, and also plant 100,000 seedlings as part of the forest’s rehabilitation program.

Nature Kenya has been partnering with 19 local community environmental groups, which have a total of over 1800 members in a range of sites across the country. These local communities near Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas are actively participating in tree planting. Last year, this effort was recognized when Nature Kenya was awarded the Total ECO Challenge Gold award for planting 1 million tree seedlings in Mount Kenya, North Rift and Western regions in the year 2012. These seedlings continue to be nurtured to see them grow into mature trees.

For more info, please click on this link.. http://www.naturekenya.org/content/charity-golf-tournament

March 14, 2014 at 8:19 am 1 comment

St.Patrick’s Day Weekend Celebrations, Mar. 14-17 2014 @ Brew Bistro and Lounge

Brew Bistro
St.Patrick’s Day Weekend Celebrations;

Dates: March 14-17 2014
Venue: Brew Bistro and Lounge

March 12, 2014 at 5:42 pm 2 comments

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