Arts Events List (Zimbabwe)
AEL as @ 27 November 2016
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Events on now, or starting on or before 11 December 2016

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

ARTS FESTIVALS
  • Tendai's Arts and Culture Festival, Bulawayo (10 December)
DANCE
  • Ballroom and Latin Annual National Open Dancesport Championships (10 December)
MUSIC
  • Oliver Mutukudzi @ Twin Rivers School (1 December)
  • Carol Service @ Chisipite Senior School (6 December)
  • Christmas in Africa @ St George’s College (9–11 December)

Performing Arts Bulawayo [PAB] and the Academy [Bulawayo]
  • Academy End of Year Concert (1 December)
  • Bellini: I Capuleti e I Montecchi (2 December)
  • Our Mutual Friend (8 & 15 December)
  • Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel (9 December)
  • Blessing Chimanga in Concert (10 December)
FINE ART & EXHIBITIONS
  • The Beginnings @ Gallery Delta (to mid-December)
  • Exhibitions and Events @ National Gallery of Zimbabwe (November)
  • The Intimacy of Objects @ The Corridor (to 1 December)
DRAMA, THEATRE & SPOKEN WORD
  • Charlie @ Chisipite Senior School (30 November – 2 December)
  • Snow White @ Reps (1–22 December)
  • Explore the Dark Side @ Reps Theatre Upstairs (1–3 December)
  • The Girl on the Train meets Rotten Row @ Reps (3 December)
  • The Impro Show @ Spice Trader and Willowmead Junction (9, 14 Dec)
FILM
  • Perfetti Sconosciuti - Perfect Strangers @ Tristan’s (29 November)
CRAFT FAIRS & OTHER FAIRS
CLUBS & SOCIETIES
  • Zimbabwe German Society (December)
  • Italian Cultural Society / Dante Alighieri (November)
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



ARTS FESTIVALS


Tendai's Arts and Culture Festival, Bulawayo (10 December)
Tendai's Arts and Culture Festival, Bulawayo, will be held at The Place restaurant at the Heath Streak Cricket Academy in Bulawayo on 10 December from 12pm to 5pm.
There will be live performances by The Outfit, an afrojazz band. A market showcasing the different arts and crafts by women from Jairos Jiri, Mzilikazi, Mtwakazi and Makokoba, with live demonstrations of basket weaving, food preparation and much more.
Wine tasting and traditional food sampling are some of the activities to look forward to as people enjoy the experience that is Tendai's Arts and Culture Festival. The event is mainly focused on showcasing works by women, and various aspects of Zimbabwean Culture, a percentage of proceeds going to charity. It is a women-empowering-women initiative currently supported by Alliance Française Bulawayo.
For more information: Tendai Mufunda, +263 777 394 414

DANCE


Ballroom and Latin Annual National Open Dancesport Championships (10 December)
End the year on a high at this prestigious evening of Ballroom, Latin and Classical Sequence dancing with competitors from South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Bulawayo and Harare competing.
Ballroom and Latin Annual National Open Dancesport Championships, Saturday, 10 December at the Jubilee Hall, Hartmann House, Borrowdale, starting 4.15pm till late. Bar and catering available.
Table bookings in advance only at $20 per ticket. Single seats $10 per adult, $5 per child under 12 and pensioners, also available at the door. Please contact 0776-270311 or 0772-302232 for tickets.

MUSIC


Oliver Mutukudzi @ Twin Rivers School (1 December)
Oliver Mutukudzi in concert with the Twin Rivers choir
Thursday, 1 December at 6.30 p.m
All tickets $10.00. Book at the Spotlight

Carol Service @ Chisipite Senior School (6 December)
Chisipite Senior School Carol Service, Tuesday 6 December, in the chapel at the school
5.30pm the music starts; 6.00 pm the service starts. A very special service with choirs, orchestras, madrigals, brass fanfare and readings, not to be missed. All welcome.
Secure parking. Donations at the door and tea afterwards.
Enquiries to Di Wright: 0772 336 244

Christmas in Africa @ St George’s College (9–11 December)
The Rotary Club of Highlands, assisted by St George’s College, proudly presents to you African Voice, the all-female a cappella quartet, together with the awesome voices of the St George’s College boys, Old Georgians and Zimspiration choristers, with some guest soloists, in a candlelit festive concert, “Christmas in Africa”, produced and directed by Kundisai Mtero.
   In this concert, they will revisit and celebrate the birth of the King in an amazingly different performance of song, music, dance and narrative with an afro-centric flavour, garnished with “Zimbo” satire! Bring a candle, come, sit and listen. You will sing ... laugh ... cry ... but most of all ... enjoy!! ... as you unravel with them this very special annual gift we call Christmas!!
PLEASE BRING A SMALL DRY GROCERY ITEM (these will be collected and distributed to those less fortunate and make a difference to THEIR Christmas)

A concert for the whole family. Not to be missed!
Cash bar (Wine, Beer, and Soft Drinks) and snacks before (and after) concert and during interval.

Friday, 9 December.  Concert starts at 7.00pm sharp!
Saturday, 10 December. Concert starts at 2.30pm sharp!
Saturday, 10 December. Concert starts at 7.00pm sharp!
Sunday, 11 December. Concert starts at 2.30pm sharp!

All concerts at Beit Hall, St George’s College.
All proceeds to the Rotary Foundation (Rotary Club of Highlands)
Price: US$5.00. Tickets available at St George’s College, Cashier’s Office (closed Friday afternoons from 12.00 noon)
For ticket enquiries, phone 703595 ext 8113 or ext 8118.

For further enquiries about the Concert, email <mailto:headsec@stgeorges.co.zw>  or Kundisai Mtero on <mailto:koo.mtero@gmail.com>   Cell: 0772830967, Landline: 795600/1

Performing Arts Bulawayo [PAB] and the Academy [Bulawayo]
For further information, please e-mail Michael Bullivant <mailto:music@gatorzw.co.uk>

Academy End of Year Concert (1 December)
Thursday 1 December in the Robert Sibson Hall at 5.15 p.m.  and 6.00 p.m.
There will be two concerts, a short one at 5.15 largely featuring younger students, and a second at 6.00 p.m. when older students will be taking part as well as guests including the Coghlan School Choir, the Girls' College Choir and Orchestra and Mitch Green and his Hip-Hop Dancers!  The raffle will be drawn during the evening.
N.B. Change of date to avoid a clash with other musical events!

Bellini: I Capuleti e I Montecchi (2 December)
Friday 2 December in the Robert Sibson Hall at 6.30 p.m.
The story of Romeo and Juliet, who pay for their passion with their lives, has been interpreted in the widest variety of literary and musical genres ever since the Renaissance. Bellini's rarely staged Romeo and Juliet opera, 'I Capuleti e I Montecchi', is far removed from Shakespeare's version and rather than telling the story of a tenderly burgeoning love is an account of the last 24 hours in the two young people's lives.
'In this of all operas it is the singing that really matters and the superb performance of the score we are given here - with Riccardo Frizza obtaining splendidly nuanced playing from the orchestra - will enchant viewers and listeners alike.'  [MusicWeb International, November 2014]
Admission: $3.00 [free to Red Carpet members]   Dinner available during the interval ($10.00)

Our Mutual Friend (8 & 15 December)
Thursdays 8 & 15 December in the Robert Sibson Hall at 7.00 p.m.
At the peak of his powers, Charles Dickens composed this shocking tale of murder, greed, and obsession centred on the courtship of two ravishingly beautiful, but starkly different women. Ever fond of ironic symbols, Dickens creates a world where money is made from mammoth dust heaps and from corpses fished from the Thames.
"A sumptuous adaptation of Charles Dickens' last novel, easily establishes itself among the very best. Visually stunning, no other series more accurately captures the feeling of Dickens' England, from the waterfront sets to the huge ensemble cast of oddballs, scum, slime and heroes."  [IMDb]
"At close to six hours, this version of Our Mutual Friend is a long production, but not a moment too long. A mystery, a love story, a critique of the pursuit of wealth and status, this is perhaps the best adaptation of Dickens ever to be committed to film."  [Simon Leake, Amazon.com]
Admission: $3.00 [free to Film members]   Supper available from 6.15 p.m.

Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel (9 December)
Friday 9 December in the Robert Sibson Hall at 6.30 p.m.
The idea for 'Hansel and Gretel' was proposed to Humperdinck by his sister, who approached him about writing music for songs that she had written for her children for Christmas. These eventually resulted in an opera that has been associated with Christmas since its earliest performances - the first was on 23 December 1893.
"No singers today play Hansel and Gretel more convincingly or sing them more enchantingly than Frederica von Stade and Judith Blegen."  [New York Daily News]
"Delightful production with two great leads who actually convince that they are children. Rosalind Elias is excellent as the witch. This is very much a chocolate box production - which is probably what the composer intended!"
[Amazon]
Admission: $3.00 [free to Red Carpet members]   Dinner available during the interval ($10.00):

Blessing Chimanga in Concert (10 December)
Saturday 10 December in the Robert Sibson Hall at 6.00 p.m.
This concert is promoted in association with the Alliance Française.
Blessing 'Bled' Chimanga is a talented musician who plays drums, marimba and other percussion. He is also a music director, arranger, songwriter and singer and will be presenting this concert in his role as ambassador of the Luyanda Uthando Childrens Foundation. Two-thirds of the proceeds will go to the Foundation whose aim is to help the less privileged, homeless and orphan children across Zimbabwe.
Admission: $3.00   The Music Café will be open before and after the concert.


FINE ART & EXHIBITIONS


The Beginnings @ Gallery Delta (to mid-December)
The Beginnings: Turmoil, oil on canvas, an exhibition of paintings by Cosmas Shiridzinomwa
Sponsored by: Embassy of Germany

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>.

Exhibitions and Events @ National Gallery of Zimbabwe (November)

Jazzified
The subject of this exhibition is the celebration of music that shaped the history of the urban Zimbabweans. The ability of African performance arts to transform the European tradition of composition while assimilating some of its elements is perhaps the most striking and powerful evolutionary force in the history of modern music.
National Gallery of Zimbabwe, 20 Julius Nyerere Way, Harare.

For more information, contact F. Zvikomborero Mandangu, Information and Public Relations Officer
Tel: 263-(0)4-704-666, <mailto:info@nationalgallery.co.zw>
Facebook: <http://www.facebook.com/NationalGalleryofZim>

The Intimacy of Objects @ The Corridor (to 1 December)
In this exhibition, entitled "The Intimacy of Objects”, Xanthe Somers paints with light, producing cyanotypes that depict the shadows of everyday objects whose traces make them seem precious. These images of objects tell an intimate story of the things that surround us and make up our reality. 
"Our lust for objects leaves behind a long shadow." - Xanthe Somers, 2016.
The Corridor, inside Sorella's, 1 Fisher Avenue, Harare.

DRAMA, THEATRE & SPOKEN WORD


Charlie @ Chisipite Senior School (30 November – 2 December)
Chisipite Senior School is proud to present their Junior Musical for 2016, Charlie. This is a tribute to Roald Dahl, as this year celebrates the 100th Anniversary of his birth.
Tickets are $3 at the front office or at the door, and the production runs from Wednesday 30 November to Friday 2 December.  7.00 pm in the School Hall. Matinee on Friday 2 December at 2.30 pm.

Snow White @ Reps (1–22 December)
The repertory players has great pleasure in presenting the 2016 pantomime, Snow White
1 December, Opening Night, 6.30 p.m.  
2 December: No Show
3 December: 2.30 p.m. only
6 December: No Show
7–10 December: 6.30 p.m.
13–17 December: 6.30 p.m.
20– 21 December: 6.30 p.m.
Matinees: 10, 17 and 22 December: 2.30 p.m.
Tickets $12.00, with discounts for children/pensioners and others
Tuesdays are family nights with one child free with every adult

Explore the Dark Side @ Reps Theatre Upstairs (1–3 December)
The Repertory Players present Repteens – Explore the Dark Side
1–3 December – 7 p.m. All tickets $8.00 with discounts for Repteens
Book at the Spotlight.

The Girl on the Train meets Rotten Row @ Reps (3 December)
To launch Petina Gappah’s new book, Rotten Row, and to celebrate the success of Paul Hawkins’s sensational bestseller, The Girl on the Train, the Creative Zimbabwe Trust invites you to an evening of conversation and dramatic readings hosted by Chipo Chung and directed by Zane Lucas, featuring these two phenomenal award-winning authors.
The event will be followed by an after party at Gava’s, free of charge to ticket-holders and $5 to non-ticket-holders.
Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy an evening of books, laughter, music ad conversation with three of Zimbabwe brightest stars and to buy their books at discounted prices!
Reps Theatre, 3 December, 18:30
Tickets: $15 available at the Spotlight: <http://thespotlight.co.zw>

The Impro Show @ Spice Trader and Willowmead Junction (9, 14 Dec)
The Impro Show returns to edible places! Come and join us during the festive month of December in an eatery near you, for some more madcap, improvised, comedy madness.
Friday, 9 December
Spice Trader (Chisipite) - $25 for a meal and a show.
7 for 7.30pm. Phone 0772 308 953 or 0772 401 434 to book
Wednesday, 14 December
Bell's Coffee Shop (Willowmead Junction, Rolf Valley) - $8 cover charge.
6.30 for 7pm. Ph 077 788 4859 or 850294 to book

FILM


Perfetti Sconosciuti - Perfect Strangers @ Tristan’s (29 November)
see below under CLUBS AND SOCIETIES: Italian Cultural Society / Dante Alighieri

CRAFT FAIRS & OTHER FAIRS



CLUBS & SOCIETIES


Zimbabwe German Society (December)
 
Music Workshop: 10 December
Arranged by the German Embassy and the Zimbabwe German Society on Saturday, 10 December
Featuring workshops on violin, cello, piano and chamber music. To register, email <mailto:pr@goetheharare.org>

Open Day: 17 December
Do you want to learn the German language? Would you like to study in Germany? Do you want more information about the Zimbabwe German Society language school? If you answered yes to any one of those questions, here is your chance to come and learn!

Zimbabwe German Society, 51 Lawson Avenue, Milton Park, Harare.
For further information, please e-mail <mailto:pr@goetheharare.org>.
Cell: +263 773 222 314 | Tel : 263 4 705 753 / 796 836

Italian Cultural Society / Dante Alighieri (November)

Perfetti Sconosciuti - Perfect Strangers
Italian Movie night - Let's all sit down to dinner with  
Tuesday, 29 November at Tristan's at 14 Aintree (AKA Half Bar) @ 18.30.
Dante members $3 / Non members $5
Tristan will have the choice of Chicken and Vegetarian Curry on offer at $10.
Bookings for the dinner and the movie are essential. Contact Robyn on 0773 365 232

WORKSHOPS & COURSES



CHARITY FUND-RAISING EVENTS


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