‘Looking Beyond’ Satellite Image Exhibition, Mar. 31 2023 @ Creativity Gallery, Nairobi National Museum.

Opening: March 31, 2023

Venue: Nairobi National Museum

Time: from 6 PM

Entry: Free (Prior Registration Required)


“Looking Beyond” is an exhibition of satellite images curated by Filippo Maggia, promoted by the Italian ministry of Foreign Affairs in collaboration with the Italian Space Agency and Telespazio/e-GEOS. 

Through a series of images acquired by the Italian COSMO-SkyMed satellite constellation owned by ASI and the Italian Ministry of Defence, the project offers an opportunity to reflect on the contribution of satellite technologies to Earth observation, the promotion of sustainable development and the protection of natural and cultural heritage.

In order to attend the event on Friday 31st March, it is necessary to register by 29/3 by sending a confirmation email to Italian Cultural Centre, Nairobi.

Further, we remind that on all other days it is possible to visit the exhibition by purchasing a regular museum entrance ticket.

March 28, 2023 at 7:14 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: ‘Before Line / After Image’ by Jackie Karuti, Mar. 29 – Apr. 26 2023 @ Goethe Institut Nairobi.

Opening: March 29, 2023

Venue: Goethe Institut Nairobi

Time: 6 PM

Artist Talk: April 13, 2023 at 6 PM

Until April 26, 2023

March 28, 2023 at 7:14 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: ‘Fantaisies Humaines’ by Dominque Zinkpé, Mar. 29 – Apr. 6 2023 @ Alliance Française.

Opening: March 29, 2023

Venue: Alliance Française

Time: 6 PM

Until April 6, 2023

The Art of Dominque Zinkpé

Dominique Zinkpè, from the Republic of Benin, is arguably one of the most recognisable African contemporary artists. He is a versatile self-taught artist, producing drawings, paintings, sculptures, and installations. His vivid paintings and drawings are both intimate and revealing, often denouncing injustice and hypocrisy, and steeped in Benin’s rich history, culture, and spirituality, especially voodoo.

March 27, 2023 at 8:52 pm Leave a comment

NCAI Presents KASPALE by Syowia Kyambi, Mar. 23 – Jun. 30 2023 @ NCAI – Rosslyn Riviera Mall.

Opening Date: March 23, 2023

Venue: NCAI, Rosslyn Riviera Mall

Time: 5-8 PM

To attend, signup here – https://artsvp.com/b4c04b

On Until June 30, 2023


KASPALE, a solo exhibition by Syowia Kyambi, opens on Thursday, 23rd March 2023 at 5pm.

Kaspale is a trickster character created by Kyambi to intervene in situations where the burden of often violent histories has rendered them difficult to articulate and engage with.

March 22, 2023 at 4:21 pm Leave a comment

Showcase Wednesday – La Francophonie Edition ft. Syssi Mananga & DJ KasbaH, Mar. 22 2023 @ Alliance Française.

Date: March 22, 2023

Venue: Alliance Française

Time: from 7 PM

Entry: Free


Syssi Mananga

With a cultural identity split between Africa and Europe, Syssi Mananga’s music is like the wind (mopepe in Lingala) cross-bordered and fluid. It can’t be caged in or boxed in a single genre. Reflecting my mixed heritage, my musical signature is a fusion of styles, at the crossroads of Kongo rhythms, folk, jazz and pop.

DJ KasbaH

The concert will be followed by a live DJ set with DJ KasbaH.  KasbaH is a DJ, producer and music explorer. Through his Trans Africa Airlines, Kasbah’s music will have you on your feet with a musical panorama of the Francophone world.

March 22, 2023 at 4:15 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: The Last Born of Melody by Nega Yilma (from Ethiopia), Mar. 11 – Apr. 7 2023 @ Banana Hill Art Gallery.

Dates: March 11 – April 7, 2023

Venue: Banana Hill Art Gallery


Experience the vibrant and culturally-rich art exhibition, “The Last Born of Melody” by Ethiopian artist Nega Yilma, on display from March 11 – 7 April, 2023 at the Banana Hill Art Gallery.

Yilma’s intricate patterns and traditional motifs bring to life themes of identity and history.

March 10, 2023 at 11:19 am Leave a comment

the Pio Gama Pinto Exhibition, Mar. 5 – May 31 2023 @ the Nairobi Gallery – CBD.

Opening: March 5, 2023

Venue: the Nairobi Gallery

Time: from 3 PM

Dates: Until May 31, 2023

Entry: Museum Rates Apply


Step into history and celebrate the life of a true Kenyan hero #PioGamaPinto – Independent Kenya’s first martyr.

March 7, 2023 at 2:25 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: ‘Double Perspectives’ by Adam Masava & Coster Ojwang’, Mar. 8-29 2023 @ Garden Lounge Gallery, Next to NCBA Bank – Village Market.

Dates: March 8-29, 2023

Venue: Garden Lounge Gallery, Next to NCBA Bank – Village Market

Time: 9 am – 6 pm

March 7, 2023 at 2:21 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Her Story by Over 30 Women Artists, Mar. 6-26 2023 @ Alliance Française.

Dates: March 6-26, 2023

Venue: Alliance Française

About An exhibition of artworks by over 30 women artists that are inspiring, thought-provoking, and a showcase of achievement. #IWD2023

March 7, 2023 at 2:20 pm Leave a comment

Matteo Di Leonardo Kenyan Tour: Concert Schedule for Nairobi with Mackinley, Jo_G and Mike Onyie, Feb. 16-17 2023 @ Geco Café & Shamba Café. 

Date & time: Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.

Venue: Geco Café, Mbaazi Road 

Free admission

Date & time: Friday Feb. 17, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.
Venue: Shamba Cafe (Loresho Ridge)

Free admission


The Italian Cultural Institute in Nairobi has the pleasure of inviting you to two concerts to be held by Italian guitarist Matteo Di Leonardo in Nairobi together with Mackinley (Trumpet), Jo_G (Drums) and Onyie (Bass) on 16th and 17th February, and two further concerts, with the Mijikenda Jazz Band in Watamu and Malindi on 20th and 21st February (schedule below).

Matteo Di Leonardo (1993) is a jazz guitarist born and raised in Teramo, Italy. After completing his studies at the Brussels Conservatory, he began his artistic career that led him to perform in several countries in Europe (Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Poland), as well as in Africa (Kenya). In 2019 he released the album “Kabisa,” in collaboration with some of Kenya’s best jazz musicians, including Juma Tutu and Mackinley Mutsembi.


  • Monday, Feb. 20th at 7.00pm: MATTEO DI LEONARDO with the MIJIKENDA JAZZ BAND

Sunset Beach Watamu– Free admission

  • Tuesday, Feb. 21st at 7.00pm: MATTEO DI LEONARDO with the MIJIKENDA JAZZ BAND

Barbar Malindi – Free admission

February 15, 2023 at 12:44 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Sex & The City V by Michael Soi and Thom Ogonga, Feb. 15-28 2023 @ Alliance Française.  

Dates: February 15-28, 2023

Venue: Alliance Française


Sex & The City V is a continued exploration of the city’s controversial sex industry. Allowing for sometimes uncomfortable musings about personal relations between consenting adults.

The exhibition portrays snapshots of a lifestyle that is generally accepted but deemed immoral.

It provokes us to contemplate the depths beneath the images, parody of social realities in the space we live in – Nairobi, without glorifying promiscuity.

February 13, 2023 at 10:32 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: Digital Informalities, Feb. 10-26 2023 @ Wajukuu Arts Collective, Mukuru Lunga Lunga.

Opening: February 10, 2023

Venue: Wajukuu Arts Collective, Mukuru Lunga Lunga

Time: 3 PM Dates:

Until February 26, 2023


A contemporary art exhibition about the forms of security, reciprocity and trust necessary for a community to thrive in a world marked by digitalization.

An exhibition with artists; Shabu Mwangi (KEN), Joan Otieno (KEN), Mounir Ayoub (TUN, CH), Flurina Rothenberger (CH), Ngugi Waweru (KEN), Nabalayo (KEN), Wanjiru Ngure (KEN) and Ronald Pizzoferrato (VEN).

A Matza project curated by Anja Wyden Guelpa and Séverin Guelpa.

February 13, 2023 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Concert: Form Ya Mabestie ~ Yaba’s Birthday Party, Feb. 5 2023 @ the Alchemist – Westlands.

Date: February 5, 2023

Venue: the Alchemist, Westlands

Time: from 3 PM

Tickets: KES 500/- Advance, and KES 800/- at the Gate


Yaba is a prolific upcoming musician and performer who has graced both big and small stages to provide entertainment under a genre of music called Rhumbacane.

The genre has inspired an event series called Ibada Ya Rhumbacane usually hosted at The Alchemist in Westlands, Nairobi.

On the 5th of February, the series will be hosting its 6th event with theme of ‘A Month of Love’ to celebrate both the Valentines theme of the month and Yaba’s love and appreciation for his craft and fanbase.

The Music concert will be featuring a line up of nine artists including a live band and DJ performances.

The artists featured will be: YABA. Steph Kapela, Dj Shikkiey, Le’ Laika, Apesi, Coster Ojwang and three curtain raisers.

February 3, 2023 at 4:56 am Leave a comment

Out of Town: Art Legacy Exhibition by John Solly Savala (Big Foot), Peter Mumia (Pemu Arts) and Joan Gendo, Jan. 27 – Feb. 18 2023 @ Alliance Française Mombasa.

Opening Night: January 27, 2023

Venue: Alliance Française Mombasa (Nyali – Moyne Drive)

Time: 6:30 pm

Entry: Free

Until February 18, 2023


Under his alias ‘Big Foot’, Savala is an “abstract fine artist by profession with no formal training but born talented. Each painting is an original one of a kind Acrylic on fabric, board and any other related materials even recycled ones, signed by Savala upon completion.”

Along with exhibitors Peter Mumia (Pemu Arts) and Joan Gendo.

January 27, 2023 at 6:01 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: ‘The Moon Man has Gone Under the Sea…’ Recent Works by Jessica Atieno, Jan. 22 – March 5 2023 @ Red Hill Art Gallery.

Opening: January 22, 2023

Venue: Red Hill Art Gallery

Time: 11 am – 5 pm

Jessica Atieno will give an introduction into  her artworks at around 2.00 pm.

James Mweu and is dance group will present a dance performance in the afternoon.

Screen Prints on large canvasses

Jessica Atieno explores the role of historic photographic archives in reconstituting current perspectives within ethnographic representations.

“What happens when a photographic object vacates the space of the archive and is re-appropriated in the creation of a new artistic work?”

The exhibition is on view until 5th March 2023.

January 20, 2023 at 10:47 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: Mirror, Mirror – Portraits of Being Alive by Leo Mativo, Jan. 18-30 2023 @ Alliance Française.

Dates: January 18-30, 2023

Venue: Alliance Française


Using oil and/or acrylic Leo Mativo created a series of pieces that serves as a reflection of concealed emotional and psychological states of being we are engulfed in either briefly or over substantial periods of time, through  exposure to various emotional and psychological environments of today. The work is strongly characterised by unrestrained paint application techniques and captivating eyes on abstract backgrounds that give the work soul and presence.

January 16, 2023 at 8:55 am Leave a comment

Out of Town: Exhibition: Neighbouring Lands by Tabitha wa Thuku, Dec. 20 2022 – Jan. 20 2023 @ Peponi Hotel – Lamu.

Dates: Until 20 January 2023

Venue: Peponi Hotel, Lamu


Neighbouring Lands, is selection of Tabitha wa Thuku’s (Kenyan, b. 1963) vibrant and fluid, dreamlike landscapes consists of a body of work focused on the portrayal of nature and the environment; a theme wa Thuku has been referring to in her work since she began painting in the 80s.

Her work invites the viewer on a mysterious journey through the artist’s own real and imaginary landscapes from around the world.

If you study them carefully and take time, you find yourself following her paths and streams into the depths of each painting. Tabitha often uses dark hues, reds, browns and blacks which allude to the dark side of human interference in nature.

Believing vehemently in the regeneration of our environment, wa Thuku’s uses her work to criticise the pillaging nature of our society and confirm her belief in growing and replenishing the natural world.

December 22, 2022 at 4:15 pm Leave a comment

6th Somali Heritage Week: Awakening – Using Arts to Tell Our Stories, Dec. 18-19 2022 @ the Kenya National Theatre.

Dates: December 18-19, 2022

Venue: the Kenya National Theatre

Time: 9 am – 7 pm

Entry: Free

December 15, 2022 at 9:32 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: A Trajectory of Etchings – 1980’s to 2000 by Rashid Diab (from Sudan), Nov. 20 2022 – Jan. 12 2023 @ Red Hill Art Gallery.

Opening: November 20, 2022

Venue: Red Hill Art Gallery

Time: 11 am – 5 pm

Until January 12, 2023


Red Hill Art Gallery is honoured to show in this exhibition part of the archive of the artist’s print work dated from the 1980’s until 2000, which he created during his 20 year stay in Madrid (Spain), as Artist-in-Residence, a PHD fellow and later as a lecturer at the Department of Fine Art at the Complutense University of Madrid.

Rashid Diab is a master in print techniques including the complete spectrum of Etchings, Collagraphs, Aquatints, Woodcuts and Silkscreens.

The exhibition comprises a selection of more than 50 prints, from meticulously elaborated miniatures to multi-coloured large-scale prints.

November 20, 2022 at 3:13 pm Leave a comment

Out of Town: 20th Annual Lamu Cultural Festival, Nov. 24-26 2022 @ Lamu Archipelago.

Dates: November 24-26, 2022

Venue: Lamu Archipelago, Lamu County

November 20, 2022 at 3:07 pm Leave a comment

Samosa Festival: Film Screening ~ Supastaz, Joy’s Garden & Millet, Nov. 24 2022 @ Cheche Bookshop & Café – Lavington.

Date: November 24, 2022

Venue: Cheche Bookshop & Café – Lavington

Time: from 6.30 PM

Entry: Free

November 20, 2022 at 3:06 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Escape, Journey to the Heart of Digital Culture, Nov. 16-30 2022 @ Alliance Française.

Dates: November 16-30, 2022

Venue: Alliance Française


The exhibition offers an educational and playful look at digital cultures through a selection of artworks that combine web documentaries, video games, and AI.

Organized in three sections: “A History of the Internet”, “The Data War”, and “Digital Humanity”, it will allow us to explore the upheavals caused by the Digital Revolution through its major concepts: Web, social networks, algorithms, data, GAFAM, hacker, maker, fake news, artificial intelligence, transhumanism, etc.

In an era that constantly encourages us to connect, the exhibition invites us to look at this digital world with a critical eye, to take a step to the side and escape its grip for a moment.

November 16, 2022 at 1:31 pm Leave a comment

Under Our Skin International Film Festival on Human Rights, Nov. 11-19 2022 @ Various Locations in Nairobi

Dates: November 11-19, 2022

Venues: Unseen Nairobi, Mathare Social Justice Centre, KU School of Law – Parklands & Baraza Media Lab

Programme: Download it here (pdf)

November 14, 2022 at 10:38 am Leave a comment

Exhibition / Installation: Excavation, Elevation, Oct. 25-31 2022 @ the GoDown Arts Centre – Kilimani

Dates: October 25-31, 2022

Venue: the GoDown Arts Centre, Kilimani


Exploring geological manipulation of the urban landscape, this exhibition follows the materials of Nairobi’s transformation.

An Exhibition by James Muriuki – a Nairobi based art practitioner – and Constance Smith – a social and visual anthropologist from Manchester, UK.

October 27, 2022 at 5:30 am Leave a comment

Magical Kenya Travel Expo: Rediscover the Magic, Oct. 5-7 2022 @ Bomas of Kenya

Dates: October 5-7, 2022

Venue: Bomas of kenya

Time: 10 am – 6 pm

Tickets: $ 30 for a 3 days pass

Tickets and more information, available, here ->  http://MKTE.co.ke

October 6, 2022 at 9:31 am Leave a comment

Pop Up & Chill Handmaker’s Market, Oct. 1 & 2 2022 @ Parade Ring, Ngong Racecourse

Dates: Sat. & Sun. – October 1st & 2nd, 2022

Venue: Parade Ring, Ngong Racecourse

Time: 10am – 6pm

Entry: KES 300/- Facebook event page: https://facebook.com/events/765949277977974/…

September 30, 2022 at 5:31 pm Leave a comment

Muze Open Air Presents DJ Le’Soul (from South Africa) ft. Hometown Heroes, Oct. 1 2022 @ the Mall Rooftop

Date: October 1, 2022

Venue: the Mall Rooftop, #Westlands

Time: from 5 PM

Tickets: KES 3,000/- at the Gate, & KES 2,000/- Advance

Adv. Tickets Available, here: http://muzeclub.com


September 30, 2022 at 5:27 pm Leave a comment

Macondo Literary Festival 2022 – The Future of Memories, Sept. 30 – Oct. 2 2022 @ Kenya National Theatre

Opening: September 30, 2022

Venue: Kenya National Theatre

Time: from 4.30 PM

Entry: Free (RSVP, here – https://kenyabuzz.com/events/event/macondo-literary-festival-2022#…)

Festival Dates: October 1-2, 2022

Venue: #Kenya National Theatre

Weekend Pass: KES 1,000/- at the Gate & KES 800/-; Advance Day Pass: KES 700/- at the Gate & KES 500/- Advance .

#MacondoLitFest: A Gathering of Writers from Lusophone, Francophone & Anglophone Africa & Brazil.

September 30, 2022 at 5:22 pm 1 comment

Out of Town: Nyege Nyege Festival, Sept. 15-18 2022 @ Itanda Falls, Jinja – Uganda.

Dates: September 15-18, 2022

Venue: Itanda Falls, Jinja – Uganda

Find more information, here.

September 14, 2022 at 5:44 pm Leave a comment

Social Comedy: ‘Mstinji – The Miser’, Sept. 17-18 2022 @ Alliance Française Nairobi

Dates: September 17-18, 2022

Venue: Alliance Française Nairobi

Time: 2 & 6 PM

Entry: Free (Prior Registration Required)

Register, here – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mstinji-2022-tickets-403898389957


2022 marks the 400th anniversary of Molière’s birth. Molière (Jean Baptiste Poquelin) is one of the greatest comic geniuses the world has seen, and undoubtedly the master of “social comedy. His plays have transcended the times and the society for which they were written, and remain as relevant today. His critical insights into human nature have gained him a lasting reputation as dramatist and satirist.

The Alliance Française has invited the Nairobi Performing Arts Studio to produce a Kenyan adaptation of Molière’s comedy of manners ‘L’Avare’ with a stellar cast including Sam Psenjen (Mission to Rescue), Angel Waruinge (Tahidi High) and Dru Muthure (Radio presenter), directed by Stuart Nash behind the hits ‘Sarafina’, ‘I will marry when I want’… 

Don’t miss this Kenyan take on Molière’s comedy ‘L’Avare’. How to get a Mubaba? A critical look at the failings and foibles of human nature in our society and the peculiar behaviour of Kenyans.

September 14, 2022 at 4:47 pm Leave a comment

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