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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

Out of Town: Tandawazi 2014 Easter Edition, Apr. 17-20 2014 @ Safari Beach Hotel – Diani

Tandawazi Poster Easter 2014

April 15, 2014 at 2:33 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

Lusophone Film Festival: Cinema from the Portuguese Speaking World, Mar. 29 2014 @ Goethe Institute.

Film Festival
Cinema from the Portuguese Speaking World. Featured films from Brazil, Portugal and Mozambique.

Date: March 29, 2014
Venue: Goethe Institut
Time: 6-8.30 pm
Entry: Free

Films to be Screened
- Isle of Flowers (Ilha das Flores) by Jorge Furtado (Brazil, 1989, 13min)
- North Atlantic by Bernardo Nascimento (Portugal, 2010, 15min)
- Virgin Margarida (Virgem Margarida) by Licinio Azevedo (Mozambique, 2012, 90min).

Posters, trailers and synopses for each film are posted at the Film Festival Facebook page

March 20, 2014 at 6:09 pm 2 comments

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

Out of Town: St. Patrick Celebration With Sláinte (Hoot’nanny), Mar. 15-16 2014 @ Forty Thieves Beach Bar

St Patricks in Mombasa
FORTY THIEVES BEACH BAR invites you to ST PATRICK CELEBRATION this Saturday with SLÁINTE (Hoot’nanny-> John Dawson, Michael Craig, Hugo De Groot & Bob Sinclair) East Africa’s favourite Irish Band

Evening gig starts at 6PM before 6 Nations’ match France – Ireland
Entry: Kshs 500/= per person

They’ll play again Sunday at lunch time – FREE ENTRANCE

Don’t miss! Come all come green!

March 11, 2014 at 9:35 am 1 comment

Windsor Cultural Weekend – African Night, Mar. 7-9 2014 @ Windsor Golf & Country Club

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Dates: March 7-9, 2014
Venue: Windsor Golf & Country Club

Entertainment by Juma Tutu & the Band

February 27, 2014 at 8:38 am Leave a comment

Having Fun Fighting Cancer Festival 2014, Mar. 1-2 2014 @ Harlequins Grounds

Eddahs Hope
Eddah’s Hope Cancer Foundation would like to cordially invite you for having Fun Fighting Cancer Festival on the 1st and 2nd of March 2014 at Kenya Harlequins Grounds
Tickets: 1 day Kshs 1000 and 2 days Kshs 1500
Time: Daily from 11 am to 5 pm

February 26, 2014 at 5:53 pm Leave a comment

Safaricom International Jazz Festival 2014 feat Richard Bona, Feb. 23 2014 @ Ngong Race Course

Safaricom International Jazz
Date: February 23, 2014
Venue: Ngong Race Course
Time: 12 pm for 2 pm
Tickets: Students Kshs 300, Regular Kshs 1000 & VIP Kshs 2500

Performances by: Richard Bona, The Nile Project, Rhythm Junks – Belgium, Yuval Cohen – Israel, Aaron Rimbui, Chris Bittok, Eddie Grey, Jacob Asiyo and Kavutha Mwanzia

Proceeds from this concert will go to the purchase of music instruments for the Ghetto Classics Music Programme.

February 12, 2014 at 3:47 pm Leave a comment

Out of Town: Sauti za Busara Music Festival, Feb. 13-16 2014 @ Stone Town – Zanzibar

Sauti za Busara
Dates: February 13-16, 2014
Venue: Stone Town, Zanzibar

Find more info at www.busaramusic.org

February 6, 2014 at 1:44 pm Leave a comment

Sauti Za Busara Music Festival, Feb. 13-16 2014 @ Stone Town – Zanzibar

Sauti za Busara
Dates: February 13-16, 2014
Venue: Stone Town, Zanzibar

Find more info here

January 11, 2014 at 6:54 pm Leave a comment

Outdoor Event: Tusker Air Show Festival 2013, Dec 20-21 2013 @ Wilson Airport

Tusker Air Festival
Dates: December 20-21, 2013
Venue: Wilson Airport, Langata Road
Tickets: Adults – Kshs 1000 daily ticket and Kids under 12 – Kshs 500

Parking available at Uhuru Gardens

Building on a rich tradition from Kenya’s first air show in Kitale in 1956, through the Caltex Air Shows of the mid 1990’s, to the largest public show in 2002 with more than fifteen thousand spectators; the 2013 Kenya Air Show Festival will be an impressive showcase of achievement by our aviators and aviation industry over the last fifty years.

Soaking up the festival atmosphere, the Air Show promises the anticipated more than twenty thousand spectators a memorable experience, with sensational performances from The Kenyan Air Force, helicopters, skydivers and a raft of private and commercial pilots.

The Air Show Festival Village will include static aircraft and custom car displays, a children’s games area, exhibitions, a food court and fun, entertainment and culture for the whole family For many Kenyans the Air Show is fondly remembered as Kenya’s most exciting spectacle and greatest family outing. This year’s Kenya Air Show Festival promises to be the most spectacular yet.

The show will provide spectators with a unique and unforgettable experience bringing exhilaration and joy to a new generation of Kenyans

For more info. visit http://kenyaairshowfestival.com/

December 18, 2013 at 5:23 pm Leave a comment

Sawa Sawa Festival 2013: Kenya at 50, Dec. 21 2013 @ Arboretum

Sawa Sawa
Date: December 21, 2013
Venue: Arboretum
Time: 12-6 pm
Entry: Free

December 17, 2013 at 10:21 am 2 comments

[Postponed] Tusker Air Show Festival – 2013, Dec 14-15 2013 @ Wilson Airport

Air Show
Update —> Postponed to to the weekend of December 21st-22nd due to poor weather

Dates: December 14-15, 2013
Venue: Wilson Airport, Langata Road
Tickets: Adults – Kshs 1500 daily ticket and Kids under 12 – Kshs 500

Parking available at Uhuru Gardens

Building on a rich tradition from Kenya’s first air show in Kitale in 1956, through the Caltex Air Shows of the mid 1990’s, to the largest public show in 2002 with more than fifteen thousand spectators; the 2013 Kenya Air Show Festival will be an impressive showcase of achievement by our aviators and aviation industry over the last fifty years.

Soaking up the festival atmosphere, the Air Show promises the anticipated more than twenty thousand spectators a memorable experience, with sensational performances from The Kenyan Air Force, helicopters, skydivers and a raft of private and commercial pilots.

The Air Show Festival Village will include static aircraft and custom car displays, a children’s games area, exhibitions, a food court and fun, entertainment and culture for the whole family For many Kenyans the Air Show is fondly remembered as Kenya’s most exciting spectacle and greatest family outing. This year’s Kenya Air Show Festival promises to be the most spectacular yet.

The show will provide spectators with a unique and unforgettable experience bringing exhilaration and joy to a new generation of Kenyans.
more info

For more info. visit http://kenyaairshowfestival.com/

December 10, 2013 at 12:56 pm 1 comment

10th Annual Kenya Music Week, Dec. 12-15 2013 @ Sarit Centre Expo Hall – Westlands

kenya Music week
Dates: December 12-15, 2013
Venue: Sarit Centre Expo Hall, Westlands
Time: 12-8 pm Daily
Entry: Free

Line Up: Daily performances [6-8pm], Panel Discussions, Open Mic [for new talent], Album Launch of The Kenya Boys Choir among many other events

More info. here http://www.kenyamusicweek.com/

December 10, 2013 at 12:25 pm Leave a comment

Nairobi Rock Fest 2013, Dec. 7 2013 @ Club Iconic

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Nairobi Rock Fest 2013, Kenya’s Biggest Rock & Alternative Music Cruise is on at Club Ichonic, Ngong Racecourse headlined by South African “swinecore” band Boargazm. More info: http://www.therumblekenya.com/

Band Line up: Boargazm ( South Africa), Moment of Silence , Murfy’s fLaw, Koinange Street Avengers, The Claymore Project & 2 more bands announcement

Dj Line up: DJ UV, Dj Kumi, Dj Gordo “the rock guru”, Dj Hue & Dj Knord

BOARGAZM BIO

Boargazm is an alternative rock/ thrash metal band hailing from Pretoria, South Africa. The band was founded by multi-instrumentalist Heine Van Der Walt and his brother Chris. The band has 11 interchangeable members, they rehearse via dropbox. There are four permanent musicians in the band line up and are all full-time artists, playing in many different acts across many different genres include jazz and blues.

The band has produced music and toured together since 2007, gigged hundreds of times, toured thousands of hours and played all major festivals across the Southern Africa, and in Americas.

Their full-length debut album, The Aporkalypse, is a science-fiction concept piece. Their debut album, ‘The Aporkalypse’ was released in 2011, and shortly after their music video ‘Lust’ made waves on the South Africa music scene for its portrayal of the human race and it’s lust for meat. The band went on to play at many great shows and festivals, including an opening slot for Fleshgod Apocalypse, STRAB, Oppikoppi, Emalyth Arts Expo and extensive tour of South America in 2013. Their second album, Tribute, pays homage to all their previous ventures and experiences. They are currently working on their third album, and performing live across the globe.

December 6, 2013 at 10:49 pm Leave a comment

Out of Town: Masai Mara Hot Air Balloon Festival, Dec. 6-8 2013 @ Masai Mara

Masaai Mara HB
Dates: December 6-8, 2013
Venue: Fig Tree Camp, Masai Mara

November 29, 2013 at 10:07 am Leave a comment

Live Music: Live at the elephant feat. Makadem & the Beathogs, Nov. 29 2013 @ the Elephant

Elephant Gig
Live at the Elephant this Friday, November 29, 2013 at 8 pm

Makadem brings his rock star performances in the garden of the studio of Eric Wainaina plus the Beathogs will be there to present their famous funk soul shows

Tickets: Kshs 1000

November 27, 2013 at 11:22 am Leave a comment

Party: Sepetuka Music Festival, Nov. 30 2013 @ Carnivore

Sepetuka
Date: November 30, 2013
Venue: Carnivore
Time: 4 pm till dawn
Tickets: Kshs 1000

DJ Acts: DJ Envy, Semtex, Robbo Ranx, Seani B, Silverstar DJs, Heavy K and ZJ Chrome

http://www.sepetuka.co.ke/

November 26, 2013 at 10:26 am 1 comment

Tandawazi 2013: Urban Expressions, Nov. 30 2013 @ Goethe Institut Auditorium

Tandawazi 2013

November 26, 2013 at 9:58 am Leave a comment

Blankets & Wine: The End Year Edition, Dec. 1 2013 @ Carnivore Gardens

B & W
Date: December 1, 2013
Venue: Carnivore Gardens
Time: 1-7 pm
Tickets: Kshs 2500 at the Gate

Performances by: Hart the Band, Harry Kimani, Makadem & Eric Wainaina

After party at Carnivore Simba Saloon

November 25, 2013 at 8:22 am 1 comment

Creatives Garage Sondeka Fest, Nov. 29-Dec. 1 2013 @ the Green House Mall – Ngong Road

sondeka poster
Creatives Garage is excited to present to you Sondeka Fest! Sondeka Fest will be Kenya’s first annual creative festival, happening at the GreenHouse, Ngong Road, from 29th November-1st December.

It is a 3-day festival open to the public that will enable creative entrepreneurs to showcase and sell their goods and services, attract investment and develop new markets. It is also geared towards celebrating Kenya at 50. Thus, the theme is “Kenya at 50 and beyond”.

There will be 5 teams of creatives, including painters, digital artists and fashion designers who will be creating masterpieces out of re-usable items in 50 hours. The pieces of art will then be auctioned to the public on the final day of the festival. The money received will go into running a 10-week art program in 5 partnering children’s homes.

There will be performances by dancers, musicians, bands, poets, DJs and fun activities like bladah play-offs. We will also have exhibitions and mini events like Artsy Mama and the Mini Garage for kids:
• Artsymama is an exhibition and creative seminar for stay at home parents. The seminar includes guest panellists who share their success stories as stay at home parents.The theme for this edition of Artsymama is ‘Do It Yourself’ and will feature interior design enthusiast Nancy Mukabi, Elle Designers and Jaclyn Juma of Earthmovers LTD. It will be happening on Friday 29th Nov(2pm-4pm).
• The Mini Garage will be happening throughout the 3 days of the festival. The kids will be involved in art activities like colouring, painting, and drawing. They will be supervised by the Creatives Garage team.

The live performances at the festival include:

Friday November 29, 2013
• 10am-10.30am:Opening Ceremony: Kenya Performing Arts Group
• 10.30-2pm: Music by DJ Blank
• 4pm-5.30pm: Music by DJ Kris
• 5.30pm-7.30pm: Electric Fuse – live performance by Son of a Beat Crew
• 7.30pm- 12am: 60s/70s themed party by DJ D-Lite

Saturday November 30, 2013
• 2pm-4pm: Floetry Mash up – featuring upcoming spoken word and rap artists
• 4pm-6pm: Zilizopendwa Live – by Ziki and her band, Peter Nyabuto, Azz, Linda and Ashley Nyambura
• 6pm-8.30pm: Penya Africa Presents Dempsey , KIU and Sauti Academy
• 8.30pm till late: Muthurukishion– Afrolectic Tribal House music by DJs Kollektive and Dance Parade (KES 300)

Sunday, December 1, 2013
• 9am-1pm: Kutendereza Party – featuring the Kenyan Boys Choir, Kenyan Girls’ Choir, Jubilee Chorale, Nairobi Girls Chorale, St. Johns Pumwani Choir and Chosen Generation from Braeside
• 1pm-6pm: Live performances from Mercy Myra, Sarabi, H_art the Band ,Everlastand music from DJ Absolute.

November 25, 2013 at 8:17 am Leave a comment

Cultural Night: Mulembe Night, Nov. 29 2013 @ Carnivore

Mulembe Night

November 22, 2013 at 8:40 am Leave a comment

Out of Town/Charity: Fashion with a Difference 2013, Nov. 30 2013 @ Lake Naivasha Sawela Lodge

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FASHION WITH A DIFFERENCE 2013 is an annual themed event aimed at giving back to the community fashionably and artistically.

The fashion event is scheduled for Saturday, 30th November 2013 at the Lake Naivasha Sawela Lodge.

The event will be fuelled with all things Fashionable from Fashion and arts market stalls with bargains ranging from clothing, accessories and home interiors to a Fashion runway showcasing talented emerging designers and entertainment to keep the fashionistas rocking throughout the day whilst the KIDS ZONE will keep the children entertained throughout the day with lots of activities ranging from bouncy castles, facepainting, art and crafts activities.

www.fashionwithadifference.com

November 19, 2013 at 8:09 pm Leave a comment

Out of Town: Thanksgiving Traditional Dinner, Nov. 21 2013 @ Forty Thieves Beach Bar – Mombasa

Ali B Thanksgiving

November 18, 2013 at 9:59 am Leave a comment

Human Rights Watch Nairobi Film Festival: NairobiNow’s Editors Pick, Nov. 18-22 2013 @ Alliance

HRW 2013
The Human Rights watch presents an excellent array of flicks for this year’s Nairobi HRW film festival. Below is NairobiNow’s Editors Pick which should make interesting viewing;

Tuesday’s 6.30 pm: Fatal Assistance by Raoul Peck
Official selection Berlin Film Festival 2013

Award-winning Haitian born filmmaker Raoul Peck takes us on a two year journey inside the challenging, contradictory, and colossal rebuilding efforts in post-earthquake Haiti. Through its provocative and radical point of view, Fatal Assistance offers a devastating indictment of the international community’s post-disaster idealism.

Discussants: Mohamed Khaled, an expert on working in humanitarian emergencies, and others TBA.

Thursday’s 6.30pm: The Act of Killing by Joshua Oppenheimer
Official selection 2012 Toronto International Film Festival & Winner of 2013 Berlin Film Festival Panorama Audience Award – documentary film

The film encapsulates years of Indonesian genocide, suffering, and repression into the story of one its most lethal and efficient killers, Anwar Congo. In 1965, when the Indonesian government was overthrown by the military, Anwar and his cohorts were promoted from small-time gangsters who sold movie-theater tickets on the black market to death-squad leaders. Anwar’s gang helped the army kill more than one million alleged Communists, ethnic Chinese, and intellectuals in less than a year.

Discussant: Alice Nderitu, board member at Independent Medico-Legal Unit (IMLU).

Friday’s 6.30 pm: The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film by Audrey Ewell, Aaron Aites, Lucian Read, Nina Krstic

In September 2011, the Occupy Wall Street movement propelled issues of economic inequality into the spotlight. 99% – The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film goes behind the scenes of the movement, revealing what happened and why. Personal stories imbue analysis of big picture issues with the real-world struggles of those compelled to take action, speak up, march, and risk arrest.

Discussants: Boniface Mwangi, award-winning photographer and Team Leader at PAWA 254, and Dinah Awuor, Bunge la Mwananchi.

Find more info. here

November 18, 2013 at 9:24 am Leave a comment

Human Rights Watch Film Festival: Tyranny has a Witness, Nov. 18-21 2013 @ Alliance Française

HRW 2013
Dates: November 18-21, 2013
Venue: Alliance Française
Time: 6.30 pm Daily
Entrance: Free

Programme
Programme

Full festival info. available here

November 15, 2013 at 9:27 am Leave a comment

Mexican Festival: Day of the Dead//Death is Allowed, Nov. 12 2013 @ Alliance Française

Day of the Dead
The Embassy of Mexico in Kenya requests the pleasure of your company on the celebration of our famous Cultural festival. The Day of the Dead and to a display of art from the famous Mexican José Guadalupe Posada at Alliance Française on 12th November 2013 at 6:30 pm

November 6, 2013 at 4:43 pm Leave a comment

Storymoja Mini-fest: Nyef Nyef Stories, Nov. 2 2013 @ Louis Leakey Auditorium

Nyef Nyef Stories
Date: November 2, 2013
Venue: Louis Leakey Auditorium
Time: 7.30 pm

October 30, 2013 at 1:34 pm 1 comment

Blankets and Wine XLVIII, feat. Mercy Myra, Maia Von Lekow, Kui & Sage, Nov. 3 2013 @ Carnivore Gardens

B & W Nov
Date: November 3, 2013
Venue: Carnivore Gardens
Tickets: Gate Kshs 2500
Time: 1-7 pm [after party at Simba Saloon]

Listen to Maia’s New Single – Jellyfish

October 29, 2013 at 9:37 am 1 comment

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