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Halloween Party: Twenty Years of the Gallery, Oct. 31 2015 @ Ebony Lounge

haloween 2015 ebony lounge

October 28, 2015 at 2:31 pm Leave a comment

Halloween party: The Beathogs live, Oct. 31 2015 @ Kengele’s Lavington Green

the beathogs halloween 2015

October 28, 2015 at 2:25 pm Leave a comment

Live Music: Live At The Elephant #OktoberFest Edition, Oct. 30 2015 @ The Elephant

Oktoberfest at the elephant

October 22, 2015 at 11:49 am Leave a comment

Opera: Magic Flute: Nov. 1 2015 @ Kenya National Theatre

magic flute

The Magic Flute is the most popular of all Mozart’s opera. Set in a an imaginary country where magic things happen, it deals with courage, honesty and love. The music is light and sparkling, appealing to both adults and children alike.
The premier will be on the 1st of November at the KNT at 2.30 p.m.

Tickets available at the door.
Kshs 1,000/- for Adults
Kshs 500/- for Children & Students

Group discounts available. Contact 0721 253 189

October 22, 2015 at 11:33 am 1 comment

DJ Set: Cortega, Oct. 20 2015 @ Juju Bar


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Halloween Party, Oct. 31 2015 @ Juniper Kitchen

Noise on demand

October 19, 2015 at 11:06 am Leave a comment

Remains, Waste and Metonymy, Oct. 24 2015 @ British Institute in Eastern Africa

remains, waste and metonymyBy approaching stuff as incomplete and emergent, Remains, Waste and Metonymy offers critical scrutiny to the assumed finality, stability and comfort of ‘objects’, ‘persons’ and ‘landscapes’. Always ‘in the making’ remains and waste often appear like unfinished biographies, stories and narrations that promise but rarely deliver entirely coherent meanings, bounded entities and stable wholes. Evoking presence rather than offering meaning (more metonymic than metaphorical) this indeterminacy is creatively explored to reveal the excessive multiplicities of time, substance and space.

The interventions presented are works-in-progress that explore new avenues of collaboration between artists and scholars around these themes of waste, remains and metonymy.

Featuring performances and pieces by:

Syowia Kyambi
Joost Fontein with Fawaz Elsaid and Mandela Samuel
Sam Derbyshire
Jackie Karuti
John Harries
Neo Sinoxolo Musangi
Annie Pfingst
Connie Smith
Sam Hopkins and Simon Rittmeier
Meshack Oiro

With thanks to National Museums of Kenya; Goethe Institute, Nairobi; Professor Stephanie Newell (Yale University)

October 19, 2015 at 10:52 am Leave a comment

Film Screening: Living in Emergency, Nov. 25 2015 @ PAWA 254

living in emergency

You are invited to watch yet another breathtaking multiple award winning film at our monthly screening on 25th November from 6pm – 9pm at PAWA 254.

Please reserve your tickets here:

The entry is FREE!

Feel free to also donate whatever amount to support your choice of cause.


Bosnia. Rwanda. Kosovo. Sierra Leone. Pakistan. Just a few of the world’s humanitarian and political crises in the past years. Whether the result of war or nature, these disasters devastate populations and cripple health systems. Despite the immense dangers and difficulties of the work, one organization, Doctors Without Borders, has continuously intervened at these front-lines of overwhelming human need.

Filmed in the war-zones of Liberia and Congo with unprecedented access to the field operations of Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) , Living in Emergency: Stories of Doctors Without Borders follows four volunteer doctors as they struggle to provide emergency medical care under extreme conditions.

Two volunteers are new recruits: a 26 year old Australian doctor stranded in a remote bush clinic and an American surgeon struggling to cope under the load of emergency cases in a shattered capital city.

Two others are experienced field hands: a dynamic Head of Mission, valiantly trying to keep morale high and tensions under control, and an exhausted veteran, who has seen too much horror and wants out.

Amidst the chaos, each volunteer must confront the severe challenges of the work, the tough choices, and the limits of their own idealism.

Hoping to see you and your bunch of friends.

October 13, 2015 at 5:07 pm 1 comment

Oktoberfest 2015, Oct. 16-17 2015 @ Karura Forest


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Nairobi Orchestra November Concert, Nov. 7-8 2015 @ Braeburn Theatre

Nairobi Orchestra November Concert

Nairobi Orchestra is opening its 15/16 season with a couple of new works to its repertoire. Vaughan Williams’ ‘A London Symphony’ provides an opportunity for a full orchestra (including harp, cor anglais and contrabasson (not that we have one of those!)) to come together and paint a picture through music of London as it was in the early 1900s.
Rodrigo’s beautiful ‘Concierto de Aranjuez’, whilst being a new work to Nairobi Orchestra, will also mark the first time (I think) that we’ve featured the guitar as the solo instrument. We will be welcoming UK guitarist, Sam Brown, to join us in this.
UK conductor, Steve Dummer, will once again be coming to Nairobi. We have very much enjoyed working under Steve in the past (this will be his 3rd visit), his enthusiasm, encouragement and energy being the mark of his conducting style, and also the means by which he draws more musicality out of us. Those who were at the June ‘14 concerts may well remember the audience participation that he encouraged during our encore piece of the Cancan from ‘Orpheus in the Underworld’!
And we will be featuring our latest (and very long awaited) acquisition – a set of pedal timps, with the opening lines of Strauss’ ‘Also Sprach Zarathustra’, best known for its use in the film 2001: A Space Odyssey.
This wonderful cocktail should provide a very enjoyable evening / afternoon of music.

Saturday 7th November 7pm
Sunday 8th November 3pm

Tickets 800/-
Students 500/-

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Harvest Festival, Oct. 10 2015 @ Brackenhurst hotel

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October 7, 2015 at 10:55 am Leave a comment

Party: Mungo’s HI Fi, Oct. 9 2015 @ The Mall Rooftop


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Live Music: Maia von Lekow, Oct. 15 2015 @ Talisman


where: Talisman Restaurant, Karen

when: Thursday, October 15 at 9:00pm

October 6, 2015 at 3:24 pm Leave a comment

Urban Nights, Oct. 5-8-16-17-23-30 2015 @ various locations 


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Concert: Kariobangi Fashion Fiesta & Girls Voices, Oct. 10 2015 @ Safaricom House, Michael Joseph Center


“KARIOBANGI FASHION FIESTA & GIRLS VOICES CONCERT” Celebrating the Girls International Day!!
Hope,Power & Beauty

Featuring on the Cat Walk:
Manciny Male Fashion Designer
Kariobangi Fashion Frida Collection
Ponchos Wanayran Fashion

“Girls Voices Concert” featuring: Anahita Vasudev, Joelle Abdala, Clara Satzke, Elisa Angerer, Wandia Musyimi, Magoso School Poetry Choir & Anthem Girls Choir.

Date: Saturday October 10,2015
Time: 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Venue: Safaricom House, Michael Joseph Center
Donation: Advance Tickets 3,000 Ks. at the door 3,500 Ks.

Dress Code: Fridah Kahlo style
Reservations :Kwpti Kenya
Lucrecia: 0788711028 – 0725291085

Cash bitings & Bar by Leah & Gibson

All event profits are destined to Kariobangi Women Promotion Training Institute.
Art Design by Elísabet Cárdenas

September 28, 2015 at 12:54 pm 1 comment

Lusophone Film Festival, Sept. 26 2015 @ Goethe Institute


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Art exhibition: The Color of People by Rashid Diab, Oct. 1 2015 @ Tribal Gallery

Rashid Diab1

September 22, 2015 at 4:05 pm Leave a comment

Pool Party, Oct. 3 2015 @ dusitD2

pool party

The newest lounge pool in the city “The Rouge Deck” at dusitD2 Nairobi will be hosting the biggest pool party in the city on Sat Oct 3rd 2015. Charges Ksh 1500. Redeemable with two drinks. Lucky draw prizes to be won.

September 22, 2015 at 4:01 pm Leave a comment

Music: ItaliaJazzKenya, Oct. 9-10-11 2015 @ various locations

Italia Jazz kenya

September 21, 2015 at 4:28 pm Leave a comment

Photographic exhibition: Heroine, Oct.1 1015 @ British Institute of East Africa

Tom Vandas

September 18, 2015 at 10:18 am Leave a comment

Spanish Wine Tasting, Oct. 2 2015 @ Ventana

Spanish wine tasting

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September 17, 2015 at 12:16 pm Leave a comment

Photography Exhibition: Elsen Karstad, Sept. 22 @ Talisman


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September 15, 2015 at 2:49 pm Leave a comment

Outdoor: Cycling to Lake Magadi, Nov. 7-8 2015 @ Lake Magadi

cycle to lake magadiFrom the edges of Ngong Hills (Kona Baridi) to the bottom of the Rift Valley (Lake Magadi) over a stretch of 80km, your bicycle shall take you through Maasai countryside; wild, shrubby and expansive savannah. Spin your wheels across the winding Magadi road to an oasis of cooling swimming pools by the day and warming, therapeutic hot springs for the evening.

Camp the night under the starry African night. Breezy as it will be, enjoy the warmth of the bonfire, sample some Maasai-style barbecue and maybe join in the Maasai dancers’ jubilant jumps. Come morning, trade your two wheels for the millipede of a vehicle (the train) and enjoy a game drive like no other.

Suitable for INTERMEDIATE and EXPERIENCED cyclists

Ksh. 13,500 (with your own bike)

– Round trip transport (to Kona Baridi the start point on day one and back to Nairobi on day two)
– Accommodation in self-contained tented camps (self-camping option available too)
– All three meals plus snacks (during the ride) and an evening sun downer drink (at the hot springs)
– Entry fees into community conservancies
– Train ride fees

– A well-serviced bike, preferably a mountain bike, hybrid or cyclo-cross (Mountain bikes available for hire)
– Comfortable and well padded cycling gear (contact us if you need to purchase any)
– Change of clothes
– Sunscreen lotion
– Swimming costume
– Toiletries
– Camera
– …and tag a friend along

All payments to be sent to the Mpesa Till No. 981718
or to KCB Bank
Account Name: Baiskeli Adventures
Account No. 1170152406

Deadline for booking is October 31st, 2015. VERY LIMITED slots available.

Rakesh – 0717681649/0738681649 or Bernard (Lake Magadi Adventures) – 0717999228/0727075986

September 15, 2015 at 11:57 am Leave a comment

Fair: Xplore… The Travel and Food Fair, Sept. 19-20 2015 @ Karen Blixen Museum


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Music Festival: Earthdance 2015, Oct. 3 2015 @ Ngong Racecource

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September 9, 2015 at 12:10 pm 1 comment

Fitness: Sigiria Fitness Experience, Sept. 12 2015 @ Karura Forest, Thigiri ridge entrance

September 9, 2015 at 10:48 am Leave a comment

Film screening: The Happy Movie, Sept. 10 2015 @ PAWA 254

happy movieFor the next edition of #PAWAFilmForum, PAWA254 is proud to be partnering with the Amani Institute to screen Eiji Han Shimizu’s film ‘ The Happy Movie’. The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with the film maker.

Due to limited seating, kindly RSVP to the Event here:

Does money make you HAPPY? Kids and family? Your work? Do you live in a world that values and promotes happiness and well-being? Are we in the midst of a happiness revolution?

Roko Belic, director of the Academy Award® nominated “Genghis Blues” now brings us HAPPY, a film that sets out to answer these questions and more. Taking us from the bayous of Louisiana to the deserts of Namibia, from the beaches of Brazil to the villages of Okinawa, HAPPY explores the secrets behind our most valued emotion.

Amani Institute is developing next-generation talent to tackle global challenges by filling the gap between university and the workforce through a new approach to higher education.
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A filmmaker and publisher from Japan, Eiji Han Shimizu, is the creator of a highly acclaimed manga series Biographic Novels, which is published in 9 languages and in over 20 countries. His TED talk about how his media projects are changing the world for the better is available on YouTube.

The Pawa254 Film Forum is committed to showcasing independently produced, often non- commercial work that has little opportunity of reaching the general public; highlighting social, political, cultural and historical realities. By featuring the voices and visions of truly independent media artists from Kenya and beyond, we aim to expose diverse audiences to a range of artistic expressions, cultural perspectives and critical inquiries.

September 8, 2015 at 1:16 pm 2 comments

Fair: Spring Valley Bazaar, Nov. 28-29 2015 @ Spring Valley

Spring valley Bazaar

When: November 28th and 29th 2015.

Where: Bendera Lane, Spring Valley, NAIROBI

Spring Valley Bazaar facebook page

September 2, 2015 at 4:03 pm Leave a comment

Art Ehibition: Recent works II, Sept. 5 2015 @ One Off Gallery

Recent works IIA mixed exhibition featuring works by Peterson Kamwathi, Naomi Van Rampelberg, Beatrice Wanjiku, Richard Kimathi, Peter Elungat, James Mbuthia, Peter Ngugi and Ehoodi Kichapi.

The official opening is on Saturday 5th from 1 pm to 5 pm

Where: One Off #16 Rosslyn Lone Tree, Nairobi, Kenya, 00621

August 27, 2015 at 5:45 pm Leave a comment

Music Festival: Africa Nouveau, Sept. 5-6 2015 @ Ngong Racecourse

AfricaNouveauGet familiar with the lineup of forward-thinking musicians‬ right here:

@boddhisatva (Central African Rep.)
@fantasmamusic (South Africa)
@djsatelite (Angola)
@jojoabot (Ghana)
@justaband (Kenya)
@mdqbausslady (Kenya)
@fena_menal (Kenya)
@YellowLightMachine_ (Kenya)
@redacapella (Kenya)

…and many more acts to be announced…


August 26, 2015 at 11:37 am 2 comments

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