Arts Events List (Zimbabwe)
AEL as @ 27 July 2014
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Events on now, or starting on or before 10 August 2014

FULLER DETAILS OF THESE, AND OF LATER EVENTS, APPEAR BELOW.
Events are in Harare unless stated otherwise.

DANCE
  • Back Stage on Stage @  Reps Theatre (31 July – 2 August)
MUSIC
  • Book Café (28 July – 2 August)

Performing Arts Bulawayo [PAB] and the Academy [Bulawayo]
  • A Shot in the Dark (31 July)
  • Academy Open Day and Concerts  (1 August)
  • All Quiet on the Western Front (7 August)
  • Donizetti: Lucrezia Borgia (8 August)
FINE ART & EXHIBITIONS
  • Way-finding @ Gallery Delta (to mid-August)
DRAMA, THEATRE & SPOKEN WORD
  • Getting Teens Reading @ Book Café (30 July)
  • Bhekumusa Moyo – Slam Poetry  @ Alliance Française (31 July)
CRAFT FAIRS & OTHER FAIRS
  • Christchurch Book Bonanza (2 August)
  • Farmers & Craft Market @ Arundel Village (2 August)
FILM
  • Movies @ Ster-Kinekor (to 30 July)
CLUBS & SOCIETIES
  • Alliance Française (August)
WORKSHOPS & COURSES
CHARITY FUND-RAISING EVENTS
CLASSIFIEDS: ARTY THINGS WANTED OR FOR SALE
ZIMBABWE-RELATED EVENTS OUTSIDE ZIMBABWE


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CURRENT and FORTHCOMING EVENTS




DANCE


Back Stage on Stage @  Reps Theatre (31 July – 2 August)
Don't miss this fantastic show featuring the "Backstage" dancers and the Chisipite Orchestra, Luke Ballantyne and Christina Jenkins
in a medley of songs and dances including Indian, Modern, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Latin and Ballet.
Shows nightly at 6.30pm, matinee at 2.30pm.
Tickets $5 children, $10 adults. Book at The Spotlight.


MUSIC


Book Café (28 July – 2 August)
Mon 28, 6pm, BOOK CAFÉ OPEN MIC – So You Think You Got Talent?  Bring it on!  The hottest jam party in town: poets, comedians, singers, dancers, musicians, bands – come register with the MC before 6pm – FREE, All welcome!

Tues 29, 5.30pm, ALBUM LAUNCH - "DZIMBAHWE" by BREZHNEV GUVEYA - with support from Tendai Mavengeni. Come and be part of this exciting launch and get a chance to BUY the album at a SPECIAL Launch Price! - Entry: FREE
Tues 29, 7pm, AFRICAN PRIDE -  rising stars on the Zimbabwean music scene, back-to-back with the lively young singer-songwriter TINA WATYOKA - cc$3

Wed 30, 5.30pm - GETTING TEENS READING - Harare City Library presents a public talk and discussion with the FunDza Literacy Trust (South Africa) on how they are developing a reading culture with books and cell phones - FREE, all welcome.
Wed 30, 8pm, WEDDY WEDDY WEDNESDAY! With MACY & THE RED: "One Planet One Vibe One Love" - Taking the freedom to express themselves in many genres, from reggae to rock, and afro to pop – without limitations!  – cc$5

Thurs 31, 8pm, THE SUPER BAND - an All-Star ensemble of women from diverse musical backgrounds: RUTE MBANGWA (Jazz), TINA WATYOKA (Afro-Pop), EDITH weUTONGA (Contemporary Traditonal) and CAROLINE 'MASA' MASAWI's new and unique sound, backed by some of Zim's finest instrumentalists - cc$5

Fri 01 Aug, 11am, ROOTS launches the 'NOT RIPE FOR MARRIAGE' CAMPAIGN - with a delegation of speakers and representatives from relevant ministries (Gender, Justice, Social Welfare), members of the apostolic sect, Unicef, ASRH Forum, National Young People's Network on SRH and HIV, NGOs, private sector companies, artistes, media - FREE, all welcome!
Fri 01 Aug, 5pm, ZIBF LITERARY READINGS by leading Zimbabwean authors - FREE, all welcome.
Fri 01 Aug, 7pm, Garden stage: MBIRA FRIDAY with MAWUNGIRA ENHARIRA – one of Harare's top mbira ensembles, led by gwenyambira NYAMASVISVA - cc$5 (entry 6th Street gate)
Fri 01 Aug, 8pm, KUMABHEBHI: Masquerade Concert - featuring CINDY & CLARE, backed by live band, with PATIENCE MUSA as guest DJ +++ Lots of Prizes to be won! - cc$10 (VIP $20)

Sat 02, 2pm, House Of Hunger POETRY SLAM - the longest running poetry platform in Zimbabwe, celebrating its 9th Anniversary, with a commemoration of its POETIC HEROES, including Dambudzo Marechera, Julius Chingono and Olly Maruma. Come feel the energy!  Poets to register with the slam master before 2pm - FREE, all welcome!
Sat 02, 5.30pm, PEARL NATASHA - join this LISTENING PARTY where the young songstress will be introducing her new band and giving you a taste of their hot new sound - Free, all welcome!
Sat 02, 8pm, MIC INITY & THE RED RADICALS - lovaz rock reggae - cc$5

The New Book Café: 139 Samora Machel Ave, cnr. 6th Street, Harare. Tel. 086 440 66015 <http://www.zimbabwearts.org>
For bookings – venue hire, music, catering – contact Daniel 0772 484 634.
Enquiries to <mailto:newbookcafe.harare@gmail.com>

Performing Arts Bulawayo [PAB] and the Academy [Bulawayo]

A Shot in the Dark (31 July)
Friday 31 July in the Robert Sibson Hall at 7.00 p.m.
Another anniversary as 'A Shot in the Dark' was released fifty years ago in 1964! It was the second instalment of the Pink Panther series, and often regarded as the best. In it, Sellers began to give Clouseau the idiosyncratically exaggerated French accent that was to become a hallmark of the character and, as well as Dreyfus, the film marks the first appearance of Burt Kwouk as Clouseau's long-suffering servant, Cato. A murder has been committed at the palatial Parisian residence of Benjamin Ballon (George Sanders). All the evidence points to sexy, wide-eyed housemaid Maria Gambrelli (Elke Sommer). Police inspector Dreyfus (Herbert Lom) is prepared to make an arrest - and then the gloriously, monumentally inept Inspector Clouseau arrives on the scene...
'**** Far and away the funniest of the series... gaspingly hilarious farce that never slows down for a second, with a memorable scene in a nudist colony.'  [Maltin's 2014 Movie Guide]
Admission: $3.00 [free to film members]   Supper available from 6.15 p.m.

Academy Open Day and Concerts  (1 August)
Friday 1 August at the Academy from 3.30 p.m.
Concerts at 4.30 p.m. and 6.00 p.m.
There will book and cake sales at the Academy from 3.30 followed by two end-of-term concerts and a third on DVD!  The first concert at 4.30 will feature members of the Saturday School and Academy students and be followed at 6.00 with a second concert including senior students, teachers and guests, among them 'Joyful Noise' and the Girls' College Music Group.
Snacks and drinks will be available before, between and after the concerts.
Admission: Free- but donations welcome!
Followed by...
Schönbrunn Summer Night Concert 2009
Robert Sibson Hall at 8.00 p.m.
To round off the evening, Daniel Barenboim conducts the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (and plays the piano in the Falla!) in the grounds of Vienna's magnificent Schönbrunn Palace.  The 'Night Music' programme includes:
    Mozart: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
    Falla: Nights in the Gardens of Spain
    Mussorgsky A Night on Bald Mountain
    Johann Strauss II: Thousand and One Nights - Waltz
Admission: $3.00  [free to Red Carpet members]

All Quiet on the Western Front (7 August)
Thursday 7 August in the Robert Sibson Hall at 7.00 p.m.
The First World War began a hundred years ago at the end of July 1914 and the novel 'All Quiet on the Western Front' by Erich Maria Remarque, a German veteran of the war, was published in 1929. The Oscar-winning film appeared the following year and fifty years later it was remade with Ernest Borgnine, Richard Thomas, Ian Holm, Donald Pleasance and Patricia Neal among the cast.
Paul Baumer is a young German who, along with his graduating high school classmates, enlists in the German Imperial Army during the First World War. Originally thinking war would be a great adventure, Paul and his friends discover exactly the opposite as the war drags on...
Admission: $3.00 [free to Film members]
Supper available from 6.15 p.m.

Donizetti: Lucrezia Borgia (8 August)
Friday 8 August in the Robert Sibson Hall at 6.30 p.m.
'Lucrezia Borgia 'is 'a lyrical and masterly example of Donizetti's art that delights the ear endlessly' in which the heroine is a femme fatale renowned for her ruthless pursuit of power who reveals poignant vulnerability when she comes face to face with her long-lost son..
'Renée Fleming seems fired by the theatricality of a reviled female character who commands every dramatic situation she encounters... Elizabeth DeShong is a powerful vocal and dramatic presence as Orsini ...  The John Pascoe production is handsome, sumptuous and towering with ornate costumes.'
[Gramophone, March 2014]
Admission: $3.00 [free to Red Carpet members]   Dinner available during the interval ($10.00).

FINE ART & EXHIBITIONS


Way-finding @ Gallery Delta (to mid-August)
A Tribute to the Late Friedbert Lutz, 29.3.1942 – 17.7.2013
A competition and exhibition of paintings, graphics and multi-media sculptures by
Arthur Azevedo, Takunda Billiat, Antony Bumhira, Antony Chidyamatiyo, Franklyn Dzingai, Masimba Hwati, Tapiwa Kamangwana, Admire Kamudzengerere, Penny Kirkman, Helen Lieros, Tongesai Machiri, Silas S. Manyaya, Wallen Mapondera, Mercy Moyo, Webster Mubayirenyi, Munyaradzi Mugorosa Clive Mukucha, Munesushe Mupandawana, Terrence Musekiwa, Julius Mushambadope, Option Nyahunzvi, Victor Nyakauru, Kate Raath, Trymore Sengai, Teresa Tapfuma, Freddy Tauro, Mavis Tauzeni, Ngonidzashe Tsiga, Albert Wachi, Marjorie Wallace, Keith Zenda,Johnson Zuze

Exhibition duration until mid August Sponsored by the Lutz/Wood Family.

Gallery Delta, 'Robert Paul's Old House', 110 Livingstone Avenue/Ninth Street, Greenwood Park, Harare
Telephone/Fax: 792135; <mailto:artdelta@mweb.co.zw>; <http://www.gallerydelta.com>.

Shoko Festival: Call for funky Installations (applications close 31 July)
Shoko Festival is calling for Funky Installations
All you have to do to get a free ticket to the Festival is create something incredible!
Applications now open for the funkiest, most off-the-wall installations at this year's festival.
How about creating a miniature beach or a casino with no money? Or free French kisses for the elderly.
Send your ideas to <mailto:info@magambanetwork.com>
Applications close 31 July
Shoko Festival - Zimbabwe's fastest growing international festival, 25–28 September

DRAMA, THEATRE & SPOKEN WORD


Getting Teens Reading @ Book Café
(30 July)
As part of its objective to promote literacy, reading, and literary activities, Harare City Library will be hosting a public talk and discussion on "Getting Teens Reading" at the Book Café on Wednesday 30 July at 5.30 p.m.
The talk will be led by Dorothy Dyer and Mignon Hardie from the FunDza Literacy Trust in South Africa <http://fundza.co.za>, and will focus particularly on developing a reading culture among teenagers with books and on cell phones. FunDza provides stories via mobile phones using MxIt, and has a Mobi site <http://fundza.mobi> which hosts a large number of books, short stories and others that are free to download. They also encourage readers to develop their own writing skills and become published authors by hosting space in the FunDza Fanz section of their Mobi site for young writers to publish their own work and showcase their talent to their peers.
Harare City Library: <http://www.facebook.com/Harare.City.Library>
Wednesday, 30 July, 5.30 p.m. Free. All welcome.
The Book Café: 139 Samora Machel Ave, cnr. 6th Street, Harare.

CRAFT FAIRS & OTHER FAIRS


Christchurch Book Bonanza (2 August)
Books, Magazines, DVDs and games all at bargain prices!
Saturday, 2 August,  51 Crowhill Road, Borrowdale, Harare
Book Fair: 9am - 3pm
Teas & cakes: 10am - 2pm
Light Lunches and live music: 12 noon - 2pm
Various Stalls & Cake Sale. If you would like to donate books etc. these can be dropped off at the Church Office.
For more information, or to organise collection of books:  Cell: 0712 620 717.
All leftovers go to Schools, Charities and needy causes. Safe parking, lots of fun!

Farmers & Craft Market @ Arundel Village (2 August)
The monthly Arundel Village Farmers & Craft Market is on Saturday, 2 August. Gouveia Chickens will be here with their famous Portuguese chickens either freshly prepared or in frozen packs. We have our regular stalls with fresh fruit and veggies, Peter Piper Pickles, Premier Dead Sea products, freshly prepared cakes, honey, jams and preservatives, handmade costume jewellery, authentic Zimbabwean arts and crafts.
Peter Brewer and the Booklist will be launching their new stock of books with the latest must reads. Come and enjoy a morning of shopping as you are entertained by a local band and do bring the kids along as we will entertainment for them as well.
Time 9am- 2pm Venue: Arundel Village Shopping Centre (Adjacent to Alo Alo Restaurant)
Contact: 369018/9, email: <mailto:marketing@ximex.co.zw>

FILM


Movies @ Ster-Kinekor (to 30 July)

Visit any of our branches and enjoy our Tuesday half-price specials.

SK 105, R. Mugabe Road (Eastgate)

 CINE 1
 Movie Title: THIRD PERSON 2D.
 Age Restriction: (nu16).
 Show Times: Fri-Thurs 12:15 & 14:45.
 
 CINE 1
 Movie Title: 22 JUMP STREET 2D
 Age Restriction: (nu12).
 Show Times: Fri-Thurs 17:15 & 19:45
 
 CINE 2
 Movie Title: BAD NEIGHBOURS 2D (new release).
 Age Restriction: (nu16).
 Show Times: Fri-Thurs 12:30, 15:00, 19:30 & 20:00
 
 CINE 3
 Movie Title: TRANSFOMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION 3D.
 Age Restriction: (nu12).
 Show times: Fri-Thurs 12:30, 15:30 & 19:00
 
 CINE 4
 Movie Title: THINK LIKE A MAN TOO 2D (new release).
 Age Restriction: (nu16).
 Show Times: Fri-Thurs 12:45, 15:15, 17:45 & 20:15
 
 CINE 5
 Movie Title: BLENDED 2D.
 Age Restriction: (PGA).
 Show Times: Fri-Thurs 12:45, 15:15, 17:45 & 20:15
 
 CINE 6
 Movie Title: DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES 3D.
 Age Restriction: (nu12).
 Show Times: Fri-Thurs 12:30, 15:00, 17:30 & 20:00

Westgate Complex

 CINE 1
 Movie Title: BLENDED 2D
 Age Restriction: (PGA).
 Show Times: Fri-Thurs  10:00
 
 CINE 1
 Movie Title: TRANSFORMERS AGE OF EXTINCTION 3D
 Age Restriction: (nu16).
 Show Times: Fri-Thurs 13:00  ,16:00,19:00
 
 CINE  2
 Movie Title: THIRD PERSON 2D
 Age Restriction: (nu16).
 Show Times: Fri-Thurs  10:00,12:30
 
 CINE 2
 Movie Title: BAD NEIGHBORS  2D (new release)
 Age Restriction: (16).
 Show Times: Fri-Thurs  15:00, 17:30 20:00.
 
 CINE 3
 Movie Title: THINK LIKE A MAN TOO (new release)
 Age Restriction: (16).
 Show Times: Fri-Thurs  12:30 15:00, 17:30 20:00.
 
 CINE 4
 Movie Title: DAWN OF PLANET OF THE APES 3D
 Age Restriction: (12).
 Show Times: Fri-Thurs  10:00, 12:30 15:00, 17:30 20:00.

For more information, please contact:
701933 (105 R. Mugabe) and 332253 (Westgate), or e-mail  <mailto:info@sterkine.co.zw>, or Whatsapp 0783-019-993

CLUBS & SOCIETIES


Alliance Française (August)

Carl Joshua Ncube:
Friday 1 August, 8pm
Carl Joshua Ncube announces the biggest stand up comedy tour ever. The top comedian in the country is planning his most ambitious project yet. He is planning on touring Zimbabwe, hitting over 15 cities and towns establishing regular comedy clubs around the country, looking for local comedy talent and recording all of this for a television series and DVD. The tour is called FEEL GOOD ZIMBABWE Stand Up Comedy Tour. The tour kicks off with a TOUR launch at the Old Mutual Theatre at Alliance Francaise, Harare!
$10, Old Mutual Theatre

Cynthia Mare – Live DVD recording: Saturday 2 August, 7pm
Award-winning afro-fusion singer, Cynthia Mare will grace the stage on 2august showcasing her extensive experience in live music. having been based in UK and moving back to Zimbabwe only a year ago she has already been making waves. She gave outstanding performances at HIFA, sharing the stage with Oliver Mtukudzi and Steve Dyer.
Expect performances of  the songs from my current album ' songs my mother loved ' like Zuva Rimwe',  'pfugama unamate' and new songs which are on the upcoming album. Its not advisable to miss this show!
$10 Standard, $20 VIP, Old Mutual Theatre

Doc Vikela presents, Trust Me, I'm a doctor Thursday 7 August, 7pm
Doc Vikela presents a fast paced and hilarious one man Stand Up comedy show dubbed "Trust Me. I am a doctor". The show will be a night full of laughter as the revered Doctor seeks to assure people that he is indeed a special kind of doctor, hence no reason not to TRUST HIM
$5, Old Mutual Theatre

Tariro ne Gitare – The Introduction: Friday 15 August, 7pm
Tariro neGitare will be hosting an exclusive concert called 'The Introduction'. This show will be featuring songs from her debut self-titled album, Tariro neGitare. The concert is an introduction to who Tariro has become as a result of the gift of music.
$10, Old Mutual Theatre

Alliance Française de Harare, 328 Herbert Chitepo Avenue, Harare, Zimbabwe
tel.: +263 (0)4 704 801/ 704 795

WORKSHOPS & COURSES



CHARITY FUND-RAISING EVENTS


This section is for special arts-related events that don't fit into other categories and that are held primarily to raise funds for charity or other deserving causes. The Editor's decision will be final as to whether a notice will be included in this category.

Murder Mystery Dinner (27 September)
Save the date: Saturday  27 September – an evening to die for!
Murder Mystery Dinner fundraiser in aid of KidzCan.
Amazing food and drinks, fantastic venue and enormous fun and loads of laughter.
Get your table of 8 together now.
For more details: email <mailto:nancybenham@aol.com> or sms/whatsapp 0772 127214.

CLASSIFIEDS: ARTY THINGS WANTED OR FOR SALE


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ZIMBABWE-RELATED EVENTS OUTSIDE ZIMBABWE



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