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Science Café: Commemorating the abolition of slavery, Jun. 5 2014 @ Alliance Francaise

Science Cafe
Date & Time: Thursday, 5th June @ 6:30pm

June 1, 2014 at 5:40 pm Leave a comment

52nd Edition of Blankets & Wine, June 1 2014 @ the Carnivore

B&W June Poster
Date: June 1 2014
Venue: the Carnivore Gardens
Time: from 1 pm
Tickets: Kshs 1500 advance & Kshs 2000 on the Gate

PS: You may only carry a picnic & wine ONLY

May 23, 2014 at 1:12 pm Leave a comment

An Evening of Afro Jazz – Bass Player’s Edition, Apr. 29 2014 @ Alliance Francaise

Ricky na Marafiki

Afro jazz is the new sound in town, it fuses the chic in jazz and soothing beats of Africa. This month put on your dancing shoes ready for a night of class, fun and good music with the man behind Afro jazz Ricky Nanjero and Ricky na Marafiki band at the Alliance Francaise on April 29, 2014 as we celebrate bass players. Featuring Tito Monakho and the threat band, entrance is Kshs 500.

For tickets and reservations call 0728642411

April 28, 2014 at 11:34 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: Where Books go to Die, Mar. 13 – Apr. 11 2014 @ Goethe Institut

Where Books go to Die
Kuona Trust is delighted to invite you to the opening of WHERE BOOKS GO TO DIE, an exhibition by one of our artists, Jackie Karuti, opening on 13th March at the Goethe Institut, Nairobi.

The exhibition replicates a library scene set in a dystopia world inspired by the four elements Earth, Air, Fire & Water. These four elements are believed to be the forces that govern existence for they hold immense power to not only build but also destroy. The symbolism of the elements is translated into a series of smaller installations that depict the state of most libraries as seen in Nairobi as well as in most parts of the world.

About the Artist
Jackie Karuti is a visual artist working in the fields of painting, performance art and installation. Her paintings depict a world of opposites set within a black and yellow palette. With her gradual embrace of new media and immateriality, Jackie has incorporated a conceptual and experimental artistic approach to her work through her performance pieces and installations which collectively focus on themes such asgender, identity and urban culture. Jackie has exhibited and participated in workshops in Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and the USA. She also writes and has collaborated in various photography projects.

Her studio is based at Kuona Trust in Nairobi. You can find more of her musings on her blog

Opening night: Thursday, 13th March 2014 from 7pm
Venue: Goethe Institut, Nairobi

March 6, 2014 at 2:23 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: by Salah Elmur – Sudan & Soad Abdel Rassoul – Egypt, Feb. 23 – Apr. 6 2014 @ Red Hill Art Gallery

Dates: Until April 6, 2014
Venue: Red Hill Art Gallery
Location: Off Limuru Road, Off Julian’s Lane [13 Km’s from Village Market]

March 4, 2014 at 11:33 am Leave a comment

Art Exhibition: African Beauty by Mary Ogembo, Feb. 26 – Mar. 26 2014 @ Karen Golf & Country Club

African beauty 1
Dates: Until March 26, 2014
Venue: Karen Golf & Country Club
Contacts: 0733 606950

Exhibition of new works by Mary Ogembo

Mary Ogembo‘s work is inspired by the African woman. She depicts the beauty and daily activities of the woman, and overlooks the negative stereotype placed on the African woman.

Her paintings are very rich with vibrant Earth colors, usually associated with Africa and the background pretty much relates to the subject and brings about the state of the environment. Her subject forms are exaggerated in some areas, which give the paintings a naive look.

Mary Ogembo’s paintings have been collected by The National Art Gallery of Zimbabwe in Bulawayo, The Standard Chartered Bank UK and Casoria museum in Naples Italy.
She has also held successful exhibitions outside Kenya in the following countries; France, USA, Egypt, Canada, Finland, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Tanzania, Zambia, India, Germany and Lithuania.

March 4, 2014 at 10:35 am Leave a comment

Afro Jazz Lovers Edition with Ricky na Marafiki feat. Fadhilee & Lisa, Feb. 25 2014 @ Alliance Française

Ricky na Marafiki
Ricky and Marafiki band will be headlining yet again at an evening of Afro jazz night.
The event which happens every last Tuesday of the month at the Alliance Française, sees afro jazz musicians and listeners acquire platform to share and enjoy music and good company.

This edition dubbed –The lover’s edition will be a celebration of the month of love and love in general. some of the Other performances to expect are Fadhilee Itulya and Lisa OduorNoah

All the Ladies in the house receive a rose flower and the best dressed couple will receive a surprise gift from Ricky na marafiki.

Venue : Alliance Françoise Auditorium
Date : Tuesday 25thFebruary
Time : 6-9 pm
Charges: 500 Ksh

For tickets and reservations call 0728642411

February 19, 2014 at 5:40 pm Leave a comment

Mindspeak: Aly-Khan Satchu Hosts EABL MD Mr. Charles Ireland, Feb. 22 2014 @ InterContinental Hotel

Date: February 22, 2014
Venue: InterContinental Hotel
Time: 9am-12 Noon
Guest Speaker: Mr. Charles Ireland – Managing DirectorEast African Breweries Ltd
Entrance: Free


Mr Charles Ireland was appointed Group Managing Director & CEO in April 2013. Prior to this appointment, he was the Managing Director of Guinness Anchor Berhad (GAB).

February 19, 2014 at 5:16 pm Leave a comment

Documentary Screening: Africa(s), History of a Continent, Oct. 7, 14, 21 & 28 2013 @ Alliance

Africa Screening
Africa(s), History of a Continent (Colonialism, War, Independence, Dictatorship, Democracy). A 4-part documentary series, 90 min. each on colonialism, war, independence, dictatorship, democracy.

A Temps Noir production co-written by Elikia M’Bokolo, historian and media commentator, Philippe Sainteny, journalist and former editor-in-chief of Radio France Internationale directed by Alain Ferrari

Dates: October 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2013 – Every Monday in the month of October
Venue: Alliance Francaise Auditorium
Time: 6 pm
Free Entrance

Mon. 7 Oct.: 1885 – 1944: Twilight of the White Man
Mon. 14 Oct.: 1945 – 1964: The African Storm
Mon. 21 Oct.: 1965 – 1989: The Reign of single parties
Mon. 28 Oct.: 1990 – 2010: The Chaotic adventures of Democracy


This acclaimed documentary series ‘Africa(s), History of a Continent’ relives the last hundred years of Africa’s history in the voices of African personalities who in one way or another participated in the continent’s reawakening and its entry into the 21st century.
The series has been constructed from interviews with leading African personalities and from unique and previously unseen archival footage. The documentaries take the viewers back into the past of a forgotten continent, from the upheaval of the colonial era to the great experiments with democracy and African unity, passing through the ferment of independence movements and civil wars, the turmoil of crisis and cultural renewal. History of the continent told from an African point of view.

In the words of the Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe: “Until the lions have their own historians, the history of the hunt will always glorify the hunter…

October 3, 2013 at 2:45 pm Leave a comment

Thursday Nite Live feat Abbi & Friends, Oct. 3 2013 @ Choices

Date: October 3, 2013
Venue: Choices – Baricho Road
Time: 8-11 pm
No Cover Charge

What to expect: Great music from Abbi & friends [highly recommended]

September 30, 2013 at 10:16 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: Hamsini [Fifty] by William Wambugu, Sept. 19 – Oct. 18 2013 @ Goethe Institut Auditorium

Exhibition Opening: September 19, 2013, 7 pm
Venue: Goethe-Institut Auditorium

Exhibition Dates: Until October 18, 2013

The exhibition series Sasa Nairobi is the basis of our work in the field of contemporary art. Since 2008, Goethe Institut Nairobi has exhibited more than 30 artists, the last being a performance by Jackie the 3rd.

They continue this series with William Wambugu, a young emerging artist who uses drawing and sketch as medium. William was trained at an art and design school and attended workshops where he forged his strong individual style. In his work he explores his personal world and perceptions and deducts out of each detail a universal comprehension of the world he is living in.

According to the exhibition’s curator Samantha Ripa di Meana, William is a meticulous observer who is inspired by people and circumstances, but more precisely by objects that surround him. She describes his images as delicate and simple which at the same time have strength and great creativity.

For the first time in his career, William is creating an installation merging all the works he has produced up to now. This exhibition presents for the first time a variety of his self-made scrap books. William uses all kinds of print products that he gets hold of on which he attaches newspaper articles, adverts, drawings and paintings that add a new meaning to the original book.

Presented in the way the street book vendors trade their goods, “William gives to the audience his personal view and perception like a kaleidoscope of humankind” says Samantha.

September 17, 2013 at 4:15 pm Leave a comment

Stand a chance to win 2 tickets for Earthdance Nairobi, Sept. 14 2013 @ Ngong Racecourse


Nairobi Now has 3 pairs of tickets for the Earthdance Nairobi to give away this week.
Keep an eye on this page :)

To stand a chance to win two tickets “like” Nairobi Now on Facebook and tell us why we need to choose you for the two free tickets by leaving a comment to this blog post by Monday 9 September 2013 midnight.

All participants agree to be subscribed to our weekly newsletter.

Date: 14 September, 2013 – 15 September, 2013
Time: 5:00 PM – 9:00 AM
Location: Ngong Racecourse Nairobi
Tickets: 2500/- advance and 3500/- at the door.

Line up will include:

PROFESSOR (SA, LIVE ACT feat DJ Mngane and Character)
Raj el Rey
Electrique DJs
Mikhail Kuzi
DJ Gichboy
Jack Rooster
DJ Drazen
Factory Djs
Dj barney barrow
Dj Donnaccia (Eugenio)
Broken Switch (SA)

for more info: Earthdance Nairobi facebook page

September 9, 2013 at 10:09 am 24 comments

Play: Attack of The Shidas, Jul. 21 2013 @ Michael Joseph Centre

Attack of the Shidas
The Theatre Company of Kenya, in collaboration with Story Moja, has created a live performance of the book ‘The Attack of the Shidas-AKAS Save Planet Earth’ by Muthoni Muchemi.

Date: July 21, 2013
Venue: Michael Joseph Centre, Safaricom House, Waiyaki Way.
Time: 2 pm and 4 pm
Tickets: 400 Ksh in advance. At the gate the tickets all cost 500 Ksh. Tickets can be booked via MPesa on 0722554372.

Attack Of The Shidas is about children from different communities in Kenya who realize that the only way to save their community, that is being threatened by a disastrous water shortage, is by overcoming their differences. The play is a great mixture of music, dance and theatre. As Kenyans from all ages will recognise the theme of the play, it is also a real family performance; so bring your children! Language used is a mixture of English and Swahili.

Attack of The Shidas from Kashuo Bennett on Vimeo.

The Theatre Company brings you Kenyan talent, professionally trained at facilities around the country in performances created by Kenyan writers. Come and be inspired by this lively play.

July 8, 2013 at 4:37 pm Leave a comment

Blankets and Wine: feat Zakes Bantwini, Juma Tutu, Kagwe & Jason, Jul. 7 2013 @ Carnivore Grounds

B&W July 7 2013
Dates: July 7, 2013
Venue: Carnivore Grounds
Time: 1-9 pm
Tickets: Kshs 2000 at the Gate

Performances by: Zakes Bantwini, Juma Tutu, Kagwe Mungai & Jason Okumu

July 1, 2013 at 3:20 pm Leave a comment

NaiNiWho Festival: Zone 7 [Muthaiga, Karura & Gigiri], Jun. 29-Jul. 5 2013 @ Various Venues

Nai ni Who
NAI NI WHO FESTIVAL goes to Muthaiga, Karura and Gigiri

Dates: June 29 – July 5, 2013
Venues: Various

Nature Lovers: Get to visit the Karura Forest and experience beautiful sites such as waterfalls, caves and birdlife on Saturday and Sunday (Fees charged on entry).

For a taste of art: Visit the One-Off Gallery on Saturday, have coffee and interact with the artists as you get to check out the artwork.

Nai ni Who Fest

June 28, 2013 at 2:36 pm Leave a comment

Thursday Nite Live ft. Lulu Abdalla, May 30 2013 @ Choices


May 24, 2013 at 2:51 pm Leave a comment

Awakening Femenino: Woman’s World in Music & Tales, Mar. 23 2013 @ MJ Safaricom Centre

Awakening MJC poster
Date: March 23, 2013
Venue: Michael Joseph Centre
Time: 4 pm
Tickets: kshs 500

March 7, 2013 at 9:09 pm Leave a comment

Concert: Maia Von Lekow Valentine Special, Feb. 14 2013 @ Que Pasa

Valentines at Que Pasa
Date: February 14, 2013
Venue: Que Pasa
Time: from 8.30 pm

Performances by Maia Von Lekow and Band

February 8, 2013 at 7:24 pm Leave a comment

Jewellery and Craft Exhibition, Dec 15-16 2012 @ Abouth Thyme

Jewellery and Craft Exhibition, Dec 15-16 2012 @ Abouth Thyme

December 14, 2012 at 4:13 pm Leave a comment

Out of Town: Malindi Music Festival for Children, Dec. 1 2012 @ Old Sinbad – Lamu Road

CISP in collaboration with the Malindi community, the local authorities and the private sector under the patronage of the Italian Cooperation presents the 3rd edition of the Malindi Music Festival for Children on 1st December at the Old Sinbad Hotel Grounds.

Come join us, it is a free event with a rich menu to entertain!

It is a celebration of culture and ethnic diversity through art and music to promote PEACE. Starts with a children’s exhibition on art and poetry followed by an electrifying music concert by Eric Wainaina, Juliani, Nazizi and MADCA.

3:00 pm: Peace Parade
Peace Parade starts from Malindi Stadium to the Old Sinbad Hotel

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm: Children Art Exhibition
Exhibition of art, drama and poetry by children on Peace at Old Sinbad, Lamu Road (next to Casino)

8:30 pm to 11:00 pm: Music Concert
Live performance by Eric Wainaina, Juliani, Nazizi and MADCA at Old Sinbad, Lamu Road (next to Casino)

November 26, 2012 at 4:29 pm Leave a comment

Art Exhibit: Ordinary People, Ordinary Politics, Nov. 8 – Dec. 6 2012 @ National Museum

November 1, 2012 at 12:20 pm Leave a comment

Presentation: Regional Economic Outlook by IMF, Oct. 22 2012 @ University of Nairobi

Date: October 22, 2012
Venue: Education Building – ED II
Location: University of Nairobi, Main Campus
Time: 2.30pm

Presentation by: Antoinette Sayah, Director – African Department, IMF and Sean Nolan, Deputy Director – Africa Department, IMF

Maintaining Growth in an uncertain world
Structural transformation in Sub-Saharan Africa

Watch the seminar/Press Briefing: IMF Regional Economic Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa here

October 22, 2012 at 9:28 am Leave a comment

Play: Hell’s Academy, Aug 24-26 2012 @ Alliance Francaise

August 10, 2012 at 12:08 pm Leave a comment

Literary Prize for African Writing, by Sept. 17 2012 @ Kwani Trust

To celebrate the African novel and its adaptability and resilience, Kwani Trust announces a one-off new literary prize for African writing. The Kwani? Manuscript Project calls for the submission of unpublished fiction manuscripts from African writers across the continent and in the Diaspora. The prize seeks fresh, original work that explores and challenges the possibilities of the novel.

July 30, 2012 at 1:39 pm Leave a comment

Party: Bastille Day, Jul. 14 2012 @ Casablanca

July 4, 2012 at 2:39 pm Leave a comment

Film screening: Viva Riva, Jul 5 2012 @ Starflix Cinema Prestige

This one off show will be at Starflix Cinema, Prestige, Ngong road.
Viva Riva won Best Picture (Africa) at the MTV Movie Awards and a record breaking 6 awards at the African Movie Academy Awards,
It’s garnered accolades from film critics around the world and has prompted comparisons of Director Djo Munga to Quentin Tarantino & Guy Ritchie.
It’s a one off so mark the date and spread the word! Tickets are 400 ksh, and for an extra 100 ksh you can have unlimited popcorn. Show starts at 7:30 pm! 


Find out more here;

June 29, 2012 at 11:33 am Leave a comment

Fahrenheit Party with Dj Cleo, Just A Band and more, Jun 23 2012 @ Ngong Race Course

June 22, 2012 at 12:29 pm Leave a comment

Art and Beer Festival, Jul. 28 – 29 2012 @ Racecourse

June 12, 2012 at 3:00 pm Leave a comment

Call for Artists: Art and Beer Festival, Jun. 30 – Jul. 31 2012 @ Racecourse

June 12, 2012 at 2:57 pm Leave a comment

21st European Film Festival, May 11-27 2012 @ Alliance Francaise


Full programme and synopsis of all movies available on the Alliance Francaise website:

May 4, 2012 at 1:15 pm 2 comments

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