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Album Launch: The Love and Hymns Project, Jun. 29 2014 @ Brookhouse Schools – Magadi Road

Come witness the launch of the double disc Love and Hymn Jazz, r ‘n’b and neosoul Album by the Intricate Fusion Band on Sunday the 29th of June 2014 from 2pm at the Brook House Schools.

The album has been Directed by Daniel Akoyi and mixed and mastered by Majic Mike of Red Republic Studios and the event has been sponsored by Brook House Schools.

Date: 29th June, 2014
Venue: Brookhouse Schools, Magadi Road, Karen.
Time: 2-5 pm
Option 1: SINGLE ENTRANT- Ksh. 800 per person (inclusive of free compilation disc)
Option 2: FAMILY PACKAGE- Ksh. 1200 for one ticket to attend the launch, both the love disc and the hymn disc (inclusive of free compilation disc)
Option 3: COUPLES PACKAGE- Ksh. 2000 for two tickets to attend the Launch, both the love disc and the hymn disc and the free compilation disc.

Featuring – Ian Mbugua, Arona, Brook house BTEC Sessions Band, Amani Baya and Music Director Paul Mbithi. It is going to single handedly be one of the biggest jazz concerts, and album launches of the year.

*** Tickets available // 0725 375433

June 21, 2014 at 4:16 pm Leave a comment

Screening: CrossCulture’s Art Series Concludes with MUNCH – 150, Jun. 21& 22 2014 @ Brookhouse School & National Museum Respectively

MUNCH--A4 (4)
Event Date: Saturday 21st June 2014 and Sunday 22nd June 2014
Time: Doors and Box Office Open: 2:00 PM
Screening Starts: 3:00pm
Location: 21st – Brookhouse School, Magadi Road, Karen

22nd – Louis Leakey Auditorium, National Museum of Kenya, Museum Hill

Brought to you by CrossCulture XC presents MUNCH 150 Hailed as a “once-in-a-lifetime show” Global interest was huge – not least as a result of one of his four The Scream paintings having recently set a public art auction record of $120 million. Many know Edvard Munch as the man who painted The Scream, but his complete works are remarkable and secure his place as one of the greatest artists to have ever lived.

Munch 150 was co-hosted by the National Museum and the Munch Museum, both in Oslo. With 220 paintings on show, it brought together the greatest number of Munch’s key works in one place.

Once again XC bring to you, here in Nairobi, behind-the-scenes footage to show some of the process of putting the exhibition together — as well as providing an in-depth biography of a man who lived from the mid-19th century right through to the German occupation of Norway in the Second World War. Special guests will also offer their expert insight and knowledge to host Tim Marlow. Munch 150: A superb show and a fantastic event film.
The 90-minute film provides a Full High Definition walkthrough of the exhibit, in depth commentary about featured pieces and a “behind the scenes” look at the process of putting the exhibition together.

The screening with be followed by a conversation with local Kenyan artist Shabu Mwangi whose work is evocative of Munch’s subject matter and style.

Tickets: Ksh 2,500

More info: Tel: +254 708 757 606

June 19, 2014 at 11:33 am Leave a comment

Art & Fashion Exhibition by Preeyam Sehmi & Kushweet Bharij, Jun. 13-Jul. 4 @ Purdy Arms 61 Marula Lane – Karen

Mbili Tuu

June 7, 2014 at 1:40 pm Leave a comment

Out Door Events/Sports: the East African Bow Sports, May 31 & Jun. 1 2014 @ Purdy Adams – Marula Lane. Karen

EA Bow Sports
Date: May 31 & June 1 2014
Venue: Purdy Adams, Marula Lane, Karen
Time: 11 am – 5 pm
Charges: 8-12 Kshs 1200 and above 13 Kshs 1800

May 23, 2014 at 12:51 pm 1 comment

Screening: Ni SiSi (It Is Us), May 21 2014 @ Purdy Arms Restaurant, Marula Lane – Karen

Ni Sisi Film poster
Ni SiSi (It Is Us) Movie Screening. A Silver Dhow and Signis Award Winner 2013 Zanzibar Film Festival.
The film is in Swahili with English subtitles

Date: Wednesday 21 May 2014
Venue: Purdy Arms Restaurant, Marula Lane – Karen

Movies Under The Stars
This film examines Kenyan identity, youth empowerment, forgiveness and personal accountability for keeping the peace.
The film’s key aim is to remind Kenyans that it is individuals who have the power to say no to tribalism, rumours and corruption.

Featuring actors famous across Kenyan stage and screen, including Joseph Babu Wairimu, star of Nairobi Half Life and winner of Best Actor at the Durban International Film Festival 2012. The film is funded by Safaricom Foundation.

Drinks: 6.30 pm, Movie: 7.00 pm
Ksh 1,700 Movie, Drink & Pizza special
Ksh 600 Movie & Drink
Reservations: 0724 255 299, 2339158 or
Mpesa Pay Bill No: 400800, followed by Account No: 6571570019

May 14, 2014 at 9:44 am Leave a comment

Screening: Nairobi Half Life, Apr. 9 2014 @ Purdy Arms Restaurant – Karen

Nairobi Half Life
Watch Nairobi Half Life under the stars! Enjoy a lovely dinner & wine as you enjoy Kenya Biggest Blockbuster.

Date: Wednesday, April 9 2014
Venue: Purdy Arms Marula Rd. Karen. — at Purdy Arms
Time: 6.45 pm

April 3, 2014 at 12:17 pm Leave a comment

The Karen 19th Hole After Party at Barclays Kenya Open 2014, Mar. 6-9 2014 @ Karen Golf & Country Club

Great After Party

March 8, 2014 at 2:27 pm Leave a comment

Screening: Soul Boy – A Film by Hawa Essuman, Mar. 12 2014 @ Purdy Arms Restaurant– Karen

Soul Boy
KMS and Purdy Arms present ‘Movies under the Stars’ – Soul Boy. A Rotterdam Film Festival Audience Award Winner.

Date: March 12, 2014
Venue: Purdy Arms, Marula Lane – Karen
Time: 6.45 for 7.15 pm
Reservations: 0724 255299, 2339158 or

Soul Boy is a captivating Kenyan-German co-production shot in Kibera, one of the largest slums in East Africa.
Abila, a 14 year old boy, sets out on a quest to save his father, who has gambled his soul away to a witch. His friend Shiku offers to help him… will they succeed?

This movie transforms the mysteries and myths of this multi-faceted social microcosm into a modern day fairy tale.

Full info here Soul Boy Film poster

March 6, 2014 at 1:53 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: The Stranger in Me by Dickson Kaloki, Jan. 16 – Feb. 4 2014 @ Que Pasa – Karen

the Stranger in Me
Dickson Kaloki presents: The Stranger in Me

Dickson Kaloki is one of Kenya’s most exciting emerging artists. Kaloki hit the art scene in 2011 with his celebrated slum-series. He now continues to explore slum structures, but his latest works go beyond the classic mabati and timber houses, narrow corridors, and ubiquitous Kanaro River to explore the interaction between individuals in the slums, their environments, and the city of Nairobi.

The Stranger in Me combines these new mediums, themes and styles, showing Kaloki’s depth as an artist.

From January 16th through February 4th, Que Pasa is displaying a selection of Kaloki’s new pieces.

Join the opening night, Thursday January 16th, for Canapés and Conversations with the artist starting at 7pm.

Que Pasa is located in the Karen Shopping Center

January 15, 2014 at 9:55 am Leave a comment

Exhibition of Art Works by Different Artists, Until Jan. 11 2014 @ Que Pasa Bar & Bistro

Exhibition of Art Works

January 7, 2014 at 5:08 pm Leave a comment

Kenyan Movie Premier: Strata, Dec. 22 2013 @ Stedmark Gardens – Karen

Date: December 22, 2013
Venue: Stedmark Gardens, Karen
Time: 12 noon to 11 pm
Tickets: Kshs 1,200 at gate & Kshs 1000 Advance


When a criminal is gunned down, do we ever stop to ask ourselves how his life must have been?
When ZEAL is gunned down under mysterious circumstances, JAZZ, his fiancée of Asian descent is determined to get justice.
Her path crosses KUSH, the mixed race policeman on the case and a man who has always had an interest in her. He has concluded that Zeal was a criminal, killed in an inter gang turf war.
Then two women, BUNDE, a patient from a high cost sanatorium and SILK, a veiled mystery turn up at his funeral without explanation or apology.
Jazz stumbles on SHEBE, who connects some of the dots in Zeal’s life. Shebe was arguably Zeal’s closest friend and confidant.
Jazz digs deeper and finally discovers that Zeal was leading a far from normal double life, he was indeed a criminal.
Then Jazz finds herself the target of the same people who had Zeal killed. To keep alive Jazz has to expose these killers and bring them to justice . . . a task that will bring in contact with the criminal underworld and put her life on the line.

“Strata” is a multi racial movie that gives us insight into the rise in crime in Kenya today and the innovative and intriguing methods that desperate criminals use to avoid detection. “Strata” also gives us a glimpse into the cover-up tactics that law enforcers use to lead us down the wrong path.

“Strata” is story of crime and passion with wheels within wheels . . . that reveals the layers of our lives stemming from what may seem to the untrained eye as a simple gunning down of another notorious criminal on the streets of Nairobi.

December 16, 2013 at 9:56 am Leave a comment

Stand Up Show: Distinguished Ladies, Oct. 31 & Nov. 1 2013 @ Vineyard & Purdy Arms Respectively

Date: October 31, 2013
Venue: Vineyard, Rhapta Rd – Westlands
Time: 7.30pm
Tickets: 1000KSH advance MPESA 0715 101 073 & 0720 960 322 or 1500KSH on door. Beer from 200, wine from 350, bitings from 500 per plate

Date:November 1, 2013
Venue: Purdy Arms, Karen
Time: 8 pm
Tickets: 2500KHS inc. delicious dinner. MPESA Buy Goods 2500KSH to till 56952

Live test of sitcom-in-development Mombasa is calling “Vulgar and common” and Heat magazine is calling “The funniest sitcom in YEARS.”

Written by Jane Bussmann & Mombasa-born, Oscar-short listed Naisola Grimwood


October 31, 2013 at 1:01 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: by Amy Sandys – Lumsdaine, Oct. 22 2013 – Nov. 10 2013 @ the Talisman Restaurant – Karen

oil painting by Amy Sandys

oil painting by Amy Sandys

You are invited to see Amy Sandys most recent collection of oil paintings celebrating Kenya. The show includes a variety of landscapes, wildlife art and figurative works.

Opening: October 22, 2013
Venue: the Talisman Restaurant – Karen

Runs Until: November 10, 2013


October 18, 2013 at 8:52 am Leave a comment

Photo Exhibition by Luvai Gohar, Until Oct. 16 2013 @ Que Pasa Bar & Bistro – Karen

Photo by Luvai Gohar

Photo by Luvai Gohar

Dates: Until October 16, 2013
Venue: Que Pasa Bar & Bistro, Karen

For more info. visit event Facebook page

October 3, 2013 at 12:40 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: by Kathy Katuti’s, Until Sep. 28 2013 @ Que Pasa – Karen

Kathy Karuti at Que Pasa
Date: Until September 28, 2013
Venue: Que Pasa

September 16, 2013 at 10:50 am Leave a comment

Blankets & Wine XLII, Mar. 3 2013 @ Carnivore

blankets and wine march 3 2013
Pack your picnic baskets, wine, blankets and join us at the Carnivore Gardens Nairobi this March 3rd for the 42nd edition of Blankets & Wine from 1.00pm to 9.00pm.

Come celebrate Kenya with us as we host an all Kenyan lineup comprising of the astounding Mumala Maloba, the charming Nyota Ndogo, the gifted Kato Change and the multifarious Just A Band.

Limited advance tickets will be on sale for Ksh. 1,300 on before 25th February and for Ksh. 1,500 on ticketsasa and at select Dormans outlets (Mama Ngina, Westgate, Village Market, Yaya, Junction and Karen) thereafter.
Tickets at the door shall be sold at Ksh. 2,000 for adults and Ksh. 500 for children (5-12 yrs). Children below the age of 5 enter free.


Nyota Ndogo:
Kato Change:
Just A Band:

February 21, 2013 at 7:29 pm 3 comments

Kenya Concierge Presents Luxury Bazaar, Nov 3 2012 @ Talisman Gardens, Karen


October 26, 2012 at 11:41 am 1 comment

Concert: Daadab’s Gabhar, Oct. 14 2012 @ Brookhouse School Karen

Date: October 14, 2012
Venue: Brookhouse School, Karen
Time: 12-6pm
Tickets: Adults Kshs 1000 and Children Kshs 700
For more information: Facebook Page

Among the artists performing: Ricky na Marafiki, Maia Von Lekow, Chris Adwar, June Gachui, The Moipei Quartet, Dan Chizi Aceda – and more!

This is an initiative aimed at reaching out and improving the lives of Somali Women Refugees at Daadab together with their children

October 3, 2012 at 11:25 am Leave a comment

Concert: Eddie Grey Live, Aug. 25 2012 @ Que Pasa Karen

Greyhouse music proudly presents THE ENSEMBLE at Que Pasa Karen.

Date: August 25, 2012
Venue: Que Pasa Karen
Time: 8.30pm
Entry: Free

Eddie & the Ensemble will perform new pieces as well as the well loved compositions from his earlier records.
The night will be graced by the engaging sound of Songbird June Gachui among other guest appearances.

For reservations, call 0728 272 902

Eddie is not bound by the conventional wisdom of the music world, on this night he will also be introducing Thomas Menzer, Michael Olatunji and John Uledi.

For more information visit the event page on Facebook

August 21, 2012 at 3:44 pm Leave a comment

The Beathogs Band, May. 19 2012 @ Que Pasa

May 2, 2012 at 3:37 pm Leave a comment

Annual Waldorf EcoFair, May 12-13 2012 @ Nairobi Waldorf School, Karen

The Waldorf EcoFair, Green Living & Crafts, is a vibrant, evolving, annual community-building event with an ‘eco’-centric focus, drawing individuals, companies and organizations together from all over Kenya. We invite Nairobiites to bring the whole family out to the ‘green peace’ of Karen – yes, it really is worth the trek across town!

Enjoy guilt-free retail therapy, supporting, among others, recycling and ecotourism initiatives offering hot fashion and décor ideas, while the children are engrossed in magical activities and creative Waldorf-style pastimes. At the same time you can find out more about sustainable, responsible, natural and compassionate ways of living together here with Planet Earth and see some of what Kenyans are doing, ‘eco’.

This year we’re also featuring the thrilling Savage Wilderness ZipLine – fun for all the family – in addition to the usual children’s activities facilitated by our own Waldorf Teachers.

Funds raised by the EcoFair will support our scholarship children.

The 4th Annual Waldorf EcoFair consists of over 90 stalls, offering the following:

· Sustainable Energy Resources for your home and workplace incl. eco-construction and biogas demonstrations
· Green Product Design & Green Household Products
· Permaculture & Organic Farming Exhibitions
· Local and Imported Organic Health Foods
· Fashion Accessories & Home Décor – with particular emphasis on products made from recycled materials.
· Holistic Health – info on complementary therapies, alternative health systems, natural lifestyles and support services
· Creative Children’s Activities in the Steiner-Waldorf Tradition
· Slow Food Court (referring to the quality of food not the speed of the service!)

Exhibition of Steiner-Waldorf Education and sale of Waldorf toys
Book Exchange – bring those dust-collectors and find new inspiration!
Fund-raising INSTANT PRIZE DRAW, with a bountiful list of highly desirables!

Where: Nairobi Waldorf School, Karen Campus – Miotoni Road, off Ngong Road.
Directions: From Nairobi – Take Ngong Road towards Karen, past the Racecourse and the Lenana Forest Centre. After the forested part of the road, across the future southern by-pass, take the first right onto Miotoni Road at the EcoFair banner. The school is on the left after about one kilometre.

When: Saturday and Sunday, 12th and 13th May 2012, opening at 10 am – closing 5 pm on Sat and 4 pm on Sun.

Entrance: Adults 100/- and Children under 12 free. (Activity tokens available from 50/- each.)
Further Information: contact Mandy Parkin on 0733 636929
Waldorf EcoFair facebook page

May 2, 2012 at 3:29 pm Leave a comment

Kids Faire, Dec 3 2011 @ Bunks & Biddles School, Karen

December 2, 2011 at 3:11 am Leave a comment

Concert: Maia von Lekov, Dec. 10 2011 @ Que Passa

November 28, 2011 at 10:57 am Leave a comment

Christmas Fair: XmasBoX 2011, Nov. 18-20 2011 @ Karen Blixen Museum

XmasBoX 2011The Boutique Christmas Fair
Date: 18th, 19th, 20th November
Venue: Karen Blixen Museum
Location: Along Karen Rd, Karen Nairobi
XmasBoX website

The aim of the XmasBox is to give the people of Kenya a selective, sophisticated and personal Christmas fair.

It offers the very best of East African designers and businesses and in keeping with the exclusive experience, we are limiting the number of exhibitors.

Each exhibitor will be displayed within the canvas tent ‘village’ in the beautiful gardens of the Karen Blixen Museum. It will be expertly arranged to maximize visibility, access and atmosphere.
Friday 18th & Saturday 19th November

9am The XmasBoX opens
6pm The XmasBoX closes

Sunday 20th November

9:30am The XmasBoX opens
5:30pm The XmasBoX closes

Food Court with:

Pizza Co’s Excellent pizzas
Ma Cuisines’s Delicious Quiches and Sandwiches
Dorman’s Coffee and its “Precioso Capuccino”

Kids Entertainment by Star Jump

Trempoline, Water Balls, Bouncing Castle, Pop Corns, Candy Floss,…
…..and Father Xmas on Saturday and Sunday.


Adult : Kes 300
Kids: Kes 100

November 8, 2011 at 10:17 am Leave a comment

Acoustic Show: Jean-Michel Balaguer, Sept. 13 2011 @ Que Pasa

September 13, 2011 at 12:03 pm Leave a comment

Concert: Maia Von Lekow, Sept. 14 2011 @ Que Pasa

September 12, 2011 at 2:44 pm Leave a comment

Art exhibit: The Outdoor Exhibition, Aug. 10-21 2011 @ Karen Blixen Patio

Visual Artists Carol Mbugua and Esther Mukuhi will exhibit their works at the Karen Blixen Patio

August 11, 2011 at 7:20 pm Leave a comment

KYBT Charity Golf Tournament, Jun 24 2011 @ Karen

Final chance to sign up for the Kenya Youth Business Trust (KYBT) Charity golf tournament this Friday 24th June in Karen.
Cost for a four-ball is Ksh 5000/- per person, which includes light lunch, dinner and name in Nation draw if application submitted by Thursday to All proceeds to charity and event to be covered by Supersports if you fancy seeing yourself on telly…

June 21, 2011 at 8:04 pm Leave a comment

Concert: Blankets & Wine, Feb. 6 2011 @ Mamba Village Leisure Gardens Karen

Date: February 6, 2011
Venue: Mamba Village – Leisure Gardens, in Karen.
Time: 1-6.30pm
Tickets: Advance Ksh 800 & at the gate Kshs 1000

Perfomances by: the remarkable Sage, incredible Chizi, vivacious Yunasi, and one man-guitarist extraordinaire – Mike Rua!
For latest check Blankets and Wine website

January 31, 2011 at 11:17 am 3 comments

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