Coming up in Windhoek

Chantell “Diolini” /Uiras in theatre production +Aoni //Aes

It may be cold right now, but it’s no excuse to stay indoors for too long! Why not check out a few of these upcoming events in the coming weeks and spread your horizons.

On Friday, catch the ‘Christmas in July Weihnachtsmarkt’, for a taste of Glühwein, bratwurst and live entertainment at The Rustic Eagle in Brakwater, Windhoek. Tickets are N$80.

Join the ‘Complete Public Speaking Masterclass’ with the Namibia University of Science and Technology’s Harold Pupkewitz Graduate School of Business on Saturday. For N$1 099, you can learn the ropes of speaking confidently. The session runs from 08h00 to 17h00.

The ‘Woman In The Past’ art exhibition will be opening at the Namibia Arts Association on Monday, 15 July at 18h00. Entry is free and the exhibition will run till 23 August.

For some more art, ‘Artism Exhibition’ by Madelein Stoffberg and Takudzwa Mukese is currently running at Etcetera in the city centre. This is an exploration of art and neurodiversity, from which 10% of proceeds will be donated to the Autism Association Namibia and Dagbreek School.

Making its way to Windhoek next Friday, 19 July and Saturday, 20 July, theatre production ‘+Aoni //Aes’ will be staged at the National Theatre of Namibia. Written and directed by Nelago Shilongoh and starring Diolini, Hazel Hinda and Dawie Engelbrecht. The production centres on the tale of the #Aonin (Topnaar) people of Namibia.

On Saturday, 27 July, the Inner City Lutheran Congregation will be hosting a Men’s Conference to discuss social issues.

In the evening on 27 July, the FNB Whiskey Festival will take place at Mercure Hotel in Windhoek from 18h00.

On the same night, Loft Nightclub will be welcoming multiple acts from South Africa, including The Rhythm, for their ‘Who’s Next: Unlocked Experience’. Tickets are available on Webtickets.

Some events are occurring every week. On Wednesdays, try out karaoke at Mynt Nightclub or kizomba and semba lessons at The Wine Bar and Restaurant.

Every Saturday there is the Green Market Windhoek at 3 Dr Kenneth Kaunda Street, where you can find organic and local produce, homemade deli meat, arts and crafts and gardening supplies.

Starting on Thursday, 8 August, the Anchen Wille Dance Academy will be staging ‘Alice in Wonderland’ at the National Theatre of Namibia from 18h00. Subsequent shows will occur on 9, 15 and 16 August. N$200 tickets are available at Waltons at Auas Valley from 22 July.

  • Anne Hambuda is a poet, writer and social commentator. Follow her online or email her for more.

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