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Comedy/Opera Show: Rent-A-Diva Tour, May 17-18, 25 & 27 2016 @ Various Venues

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Rent-A-Diva is a comedic Opera Show about the TWISTS and TURNS of MUSICAL lives!

Dates: May 17, 18, 25 & 27, 2016
Venue: Various

About
She dreams of a glamorous lifestyle as the greatest opera singer in the world. But there is an obstacle: A rival appears on stage determined to reach the same heights. We follow the budding divas through marvellous arias from operas, operettas and musicals in their quest to find the perfect agent that will take them right up to the top…

German opera singer Doreen Ziegler and Kenyan mezzo-soprano Maggie Gitu perform a hilarious and entertaining show – somewhere between a comedian opera and an operatic comedy!

To book a ticket call 0703-508195 or email rent.a.diva.now@gmail.com

For more information on #RentADiva visit: http://www.doreenziegler.de/

May 17, 2016 at 2:35 pm Leave a comment

Screening: 25th European Film Festival, May 11-28 2016 @ Alliance Française Auditorium

25 EU Film Festival
Dates: May 11-28, 2016
Venue: Alliance Française Auditorium
Time: Weekdays; 5.30 & 7.30 pm and week-ends; 3, 5.30 & 7.30 pm
Tickets: KES 100 and students KES 50

About
The European Film Festival is back! This year, the European Film Festival, will be marking the 25th edition of screening EU member states film in Nairobi. The theme for this year is, ‘Integration’ which coincides with the recent wave of immigrants into the European Union mostly stirred by conflict in Syria.

This years festival offers a fantastic selection of films from 16 European countries and includes, the 2016 Oscar winner for the Best Foreign Language Film, Son of Saul.

Find the detailed programme, and more information, here.

May 9, 2016 at 4:17 pm Leave a comment

Archaeology & Art! Pots and Identities: The Language of Clay + Launch of Edward Njenga’s Autobiography, May 7- Jun. 30 2016 @ National Museum

Pot and Identities
Opening and Book Launch: May 7, 2016
Venue: the National Museum of Kenya, Nairobi
Time: 2 pm
Entry: Free

Until: June 30, 2016
Entry: Museum Rates Apply

Pots and Identities: The language of clay
Pottery is one of the most enduring artifacts in the archaeological record. It has been used the world over to provide relative dates for sites and also to reconstruct life ways of the prehistoric people.

This exhibition is the archaeologist version of the Kenyan history and the contemporary practices of potters/ artists through the language of clay. In both cases, the identity of the potter is easily discernible from either the style or decorations of the pot.

In some cases, archaeological data cannot stand alone and archaeologists have used present day practices to interpret their data. Some of the comparative data include studies on pottery functions, pottery making technologies, innovation and diffusion…

Outstanding archaeological and traditional pottery alongside contemporary works by Magdalene Odundo, Mzee Edward Njenga, Waithira Chege and Emmanuel Ondif among others.

Book Launch
During the exhibition opening there will be a book launch of Edward Njenga’s autobiography ‘Telling it in Clay’ written by Lynette Kariuki.

May 4, 2016 at 6:48 pm Leave a comment

Pechakucha Night Nairobi, Apr. 8 2016 @ Karen Village

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This Friday, Karen Village, will host Vol 10 PechaKucha.

Date: April 8, 2016
Venue: Karen Village, Ngong Road
Time: 6-9 pm

The speakers lined up, include;
1. Rose Jepkorir – Culture
2. Muthoni Kimani – Education
3. Arnorld Mulubi – Story telling
4. Wangui Ngujiri – Film
5. James Mutua – Music
6. Gerard Omondi – Stone sculpture
7. Jessie de Boer – Urban Permaculture

About
Now running in over 800 cities across the world PechaKucha Nights bring together people in a relaxed, simple and enjoyable format to meet, network and share their ideas and work in public.

PechaKucha Nights were developed by two architects in Japan. It means ‘chit chat’ in Japanese and refers to the format where presenters have 20 slides and 20 seconds to talk about each slide making short, fast moving presentations of 6 minutes and 40 seconds.

There will be a Beer break-Refreshments and Snacks will be available.

March 31, 2016 at 7:46 pm Leave a comment

African Dance Classes in Nairobi! Every Wednesday @ Mae Drive 227, off Ruaka Road, Runda

African dance Nairobi
African Dance Classes!

Date: Every Wednesday 6.00 pm to 7.30 pm
Venue: Mae Drive 227, off Ruaka Road, Runda
Contact: Email afrodancekenya@gmail.com to RSVP

Come learn rhythm and dances from Brazil, Ghana and Haiti!

March 19, 2016 at 3:15 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Celebrating Women with Art by Bertiers, Until Mar. 31 @ Nairobi National Museum

Joseph Bertiers, Wangari Maathai a lady of commitment, Oil on Canvas, 182 x 253cm (A National Museums of Kenya / VSArts collaboration)

Joseph Bertiers, Wangari Maathai a lady of commitment, Oil on Canvas, 182 x 253cm
(A National Museums of Kenya / VSArts collaboration)


Celebrating Women with art

Dates: Mar. 8-31 2016
Venue: Temporary Gallery, National Museum
Time: 8.30 – 5.30 pm
Entry: Normal Rates Apply

About
During this month of March the Nairobi National Museum displays a selection of art works in celebration of women. The museum will also pay homage to Prof. Wangari Maathai (1 April 1940 – 25 September 2011) by hosting a special gala at the museum in her honor.

Maathai was a renowned Kenyan environmental and political activist, and the Nobel Peace Prize winner 2004.

The gala will be graced by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta.

Attendance to the gala is by invitation only

March 12, 2016 at 10:45 am Leave a comment

Octopizzo’s 8 Years Anniversary, Mar. 8 2016 @ the British Council – Nairobi

Octopizzo 8 years
Date: March 8, 2016
Venue: the British Council, Nairobi
Time: from 8.30 am – 3 pm
Entry: Free

March 2, 2016 at 4:55 pm 1 comment

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