Arts Events List (Zimbabwe)
AEL as @ 26 October 2014
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Events on now, or starting on or before 12 November 2014

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

ARTS FESTIVALS
DANCE
  • Stars of Tomorrow @ Reps Theatre (12–15, 19–22 November)
MUSIC
  • Book Café (27 October – 2 November)

Performing Arts Bulawayo [PAB] and the Academy [Bulawayo]
  • The Tudors: Series 2 (30 October, 7 & 14 November)
  • Verdi: Falstaff (31 October)
  • Beethoven: Symphony No.9 /Haydn: Missa in Tempore Belli (7 November)
FINE ART & EXHIBITIONS
  • Quantumlogik @ Gallery Delta (to mid-November)
  • Basket Case II Exhibition @ National Gallery of Zimbabwe (31 October – 15 December)
DRAMA, THEATRE & SPOKEN WORD
CRAFT FAIRS & OTHER FAIRS
FILM
CLUBS & SOCIETIES
WORKSHOPS & COURSES
  • What goes around comes around: Karma, Cause & Result @ Rokpa (8–9 November)
  • The Nine Journeys (8–9 November)
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



DANCE


Stars of Tomorrow @ Reps Theatre (12–15, 19–22 November)
The Dance Trust of Zimbabwe's National Ballet will be staging its annual production of "Stars of Tomorrow", which features dancers up to 16 years of age, at REPS Theatre. This year there will be two different programmes:
12–15 November - Programme A
19–22 November - Programme B
The evening performances will start at 6.30pm and there will be matinees at 2.30pm on 15 and 22 November.
Students from the Gail Boardman, Margan Bower, Eileen Fleet, Carol Henchie and Clare Hingeston studios, plus Dance Avenue, Drastic Gymnastics, Kinkini Dance Company, M & M Dance Factory & Rol'x will all take part.
The National Ballet Company will perform a piece choreographed by Anna Morris to end the show.
This production promises to be entertaining.
Book at The Spotlight in the foyer of Reps Theatre.

MUSIC


Book Café (27 October – 2 November)

Mon 27, 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! ++ Plus plus MONDAY BEER SPECIAL: '2for$3' on all local beers!

Tue 28, 7pm, 'SUMMER JAM' with JAM SIGNAL and TARI neGITARE - Fresh young Zimbabwean jazz- and afro-fusion artists stepping up to the midweek stage – high-end entertainment! ++Plus plus TUESDAY BEER SPECIAL '2for$3' on all local beers.

Wed 29, 6pm, Wednesday Film Club, showcasing four SHORT FILMS produced by film students during the 'UZ/GLOBAL ACADEMY FILM CRASH-COURSE', a workshop facilitated by established filmmakers between Feb & March 2014. The screenings will be followed by Q&A and discussion. FREE, All Welcome!
Wed 29, 8pm, TRANSIT CREW - Reggae veterans of 30 years – still roots reggae rockin’ at Book Café, for the delight of reggae-lovers . cc$5

Thu 30, 5.30pm, A LITERARY EVENING with PROF VITALIS NYAWARANDA, VIRGINIA PHIRI and TINASHE MUCHURI - Readings by the authors and discussions on their work - presented by the Zimbabwe Writers’ Association - FREE, all welcome!
Thu 30, 8pm, TIGHT FAMILY REUNION with GARY & WILLOM TIGHT & DINO MUDONDO - Acoustic Fusion! cc$5

Fri 31, 7pm, Garden Stage: Friday Mbira with MAWUNGIRA ENHARIRA featuring Nyamasvisva – A mystical mbira tradition. cc$5 (ENTRY at 6th St gate)
Fri 31, 8pm, Main Stage: MOKOOMBA – The world-famous group which has been exciting fans all over the globe – home from their latest tours, and back at Book Café to the delight of their fans. Opening with young talented group 'WERE'. Come early for best seats! cc$10

Sat 01, 2pm, HOUSE OF HUNGER POETRY SLAM – the hottest poetry platform in Harare, with old and new poets taking to the mic – Energy Unabated! FREE, all welcome!
Sat 01, 8pm, Garden Stage: The Secret Garden Party 2: PUNGWE NIGHTS – Longplay live music nights, tonight featuring PUNGWE CYPHA + HIP HOP CARAVAN – with The Biko MC (ENTRY at 6th St gate)
Sat 01, 8pm, Main Stage: ALEXIO KAWARA & SHADES OF BLACK. cc$5

SUNDAY 02, 7pm, BIG BROTHER AFRICA Eviction Party! Free Screening, all welcome!

Book Café bookshop
Opening hours: TUE-SAT - 11am-7pm

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

Marden Singers: Handel's Messiah @ St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church (15 & 16 November)
The Marden Singers present their annual performance of Handel's Messiah. Conducted by Margot Dennis.
Saturday, 15 November @ 5pm. Sunday 16  November @ 3pm
St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church, King George Road, Avondale
Entrance by donation. Tea/coffee, wine & cheese will be served.

Lieder Recital @ Chisipite School Chapel (23 November)
Lorna Kelly Studio presents a Lieder Recital by Lorna Kelly/Senior Students/Zimopera singers and guests singers Peter Hadingham (baritone), Cherith Keen (soprano) and Abdul Seckam (tenor) and Ruth Chard - Piano
An exposition of  much-loved beautiful 19th-century German art songs (settings of poems) where the piano and voice are in equal artistic partnership.
Chisipite School Chapel, 23 November, 16.00hrs.
Entry by donation. Post-recital refreshments will be served courtesy of the Ambassador of Germany, HE Ulrich Klöckner, and the Honorary Consul of Austria, Dr Milan Djordjevic.

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

The Tudors: Series 2 (30 October, 7 & 14 November)
Thursdays 30 October and & & 14 November
in the Robert Sibson Hall at 7.00 p.m.
In the second series of 'The Tudors', Henry moves quickly to embrace Lutheran ideas, break with the Catholic Church, and marry Anne Boleyn in a secret, private ceremony, but his decisive changes and new loyalty oath pit him against his chancellor and long-time mentor Thomas More; Anne gives birth to a baby girl, Elizabeth, even as Brandon and others sow seeds of doubt about his new queen in Henry's mind; after a near-fatal jousting accident and Anne's miscarriage, Henry finds a new love in Jane Seymour, sealing Anne's doom.
    '"The Tudors" is loads of addictive fun, filled with intrigue, the delicious papal stylings of Peter O'Toole, and that old stand-by, hot sex.'
[San Francisco Chronicle]
    'The glorious, gorgeous "The Tudors" is the best series since "The Sopranos". Period. This second season is not quite as randy - it's become less of a soap and more of a historical drama. This is not to say it's not great.' [New York Post]
Admission: $3.00 [free to film members].  Supper available from 6.15 p.m.

Verdi: Falstaff (31 October)
Friday 31 October in the Robert Sibson Hall at 6.30 p.m.
Verdi wrote Falstaff at the ripe old age of 77, and he brought to it a lifetime of stagecraft and a profound love of Shakespeare. He had already taken inspiration from 'Macbeth' and 'Otello', and toyed with the idea of creating an opera based on 'King Lear', but with 'Falstaff' he was actually venturing onto fresh ground as he had never tried Shakespearean comedy and, indeed, his only other comedy had been written fifty years earlier. Falstaff was to be his final opera and sparkles with freshness and originality as the music captures the emotions that words alone miss.
    'This is an outstanding, traditional performance of Verdi's greatest masterpiece. Conducting, singing and acting all top rank. The cast is as good as could be found, with Mirella Freni, Barbara Bonney, Marilyn Horne and Susan Graham all outstanding. As Sir John, Plishka is exceptional – he really looks the part and acts superbly without overdoing things. Levine conducts a really lively performance with great brio - just listen to the final fugue and you'll feel better about life!'  [Amazon review]
    'A milestone in the history of operatic production in this city.' [New York Herald Tribune]
Admission: $3.00  [free to Red Carpet members].  Dinner available during the interval ($10.00)

Beethoven: Symphony No.9 /Haydn: Missa in Tempore Belli (7 November)
Friday 7 November in the Robert Sibson Hall at 6.30 p.m.
The Berlin Wall fell 25 years ago on 9 November 1989. On Christmas Day, only six weeks later, Leonard Bernstein conducted an historic performance of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony in the Schauspielhaus in the former East Berlin with instrumentalists and singers from East and West Germany as well as Britain, France, Russia and the USA. Also in the programme is Bernstein's performance of Haydn's 'Mass in a Time of War', filmed at Ottobeuren in 1984, using to maximum effect the deeply impressive setting of the monastery's magnificent Baroque basilica.
Admission: $3.00  [free to Red Carpet members]. Dinner available during the interval ($10.00)

FINE ART & EXHIBITIONS


Quantumlogik @ Gallery Delta (to mid-November)
An exhibition of drawings and three-dimensional objects and sculptures by Masimba Hwati.
Exhibition duration until mid-November. Sponsored by the Swiss Embassy.

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>.

Basket Case II Exhibition @ National Gallery of Zimbabwe (31 October – 15 December)
The EUNIC Zimbabwe Cluster (British Council, Alliance Française and the Zimbabwe German Society) and the National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare, would like to invite you to Basket Case II, a visual art and design exhibition, which is funded by the European Union.
   The Creative Zimbabwe Basket Case II Exhibition celebrates the best of Zimbabwean basket weaving through art pieces and designs from Binga Craft Centre (Binga), Bulawayo Home Industries (Bulawayo), Lupane Women's Centre (Lupane), Step Trust (Honde Valley) and Zienzele Foundation (Masvingo). This brings together work by five prominent African and European artists who are Ifeoma Anyaeji (Nigeria),  Alexandra Bircken (Germany), Tapfuma Gutsa (Zimbabwe), Delaine Le Bas (United Kingdom) and Michel Paysant (France), who have been commissioned  to create exciting new pieces which will be on display.
   Two acclaimed European designers, Nathalie Crasset (France) and Sebastian Herkner (Germany), have also worked with these communities, drawing from their own expertise and the weavers' traditional craft to develop innovative designs enhancing the communities' range of objects.
   A Public Programme will be run concurrently to this  where you can meet the artists and designers and discuss their pieces and experiences.
   If you would like to buy any baskets, an Open Market will also be held at National Gallery, which will give you the opportunity to meet with to the weavers and buy items for all your early  Christmas shopping needs!
   Basket Case II is co-curated by Christine Eyene, Guild Research Fellow in Contemporary Art, University of Central Lancashire, and Raphael Chikukwa, Chief Curator of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe.

Come and be part of this Beautiful Collective and Timeless Experience:.
Venue: National Gallery of Zimbabwe
Exhibition opens 31 October until 15 December, from 9am to 5pm
Art & Design Public Programme: 29 October – 15 December
Open Market: 31 October 2014 – 1 November

DRAMA, THEATRE & SPOKEN WORD



CRAFT FAIRS & OTHER FAIRS



FILM



CLUBS & SOCIETIES



WORKSHOPS & COURSES


What goes around comes around: Karma, Cause & Result @ Rokpa (8–9 November)
Ken Holmes - visiting teacher from UK
A man overtakes you as you approach a red robot and crashes into the car ahead. All our actions have consequences and understanding how we create the conditions for suffering and happiness is important. Karma is the Buddhist explanation of why we are who we are. Virtue brings happiness, non-virtue suffering. We create our karma, but our choices can influence our future.
Harare Buddhist Centre, 7a Ernie’s’ Lane, Monavale, $25/day or $40 weekend. Bring and share lunch
Bookings: 304202 (a.m.), <mailto:rokpa@zol.co.zw>

The Nine Journeys (8–9 November)
The Enneagram is an extraordinary map of human consciousness, experience and potential which works with where we are and points the way to deeper dimensions of ourselves that are infinitely more profound, interesting and rewarding.
The nine types of the Enneagram are based on the three primary centres of human intelligence: thinking, emotion, and instinct. However, in almost all human beings, distortions or blockages in these centres have led to a loss of connection with our essential nature, and the rising of ego structures to compensate for this loss. Thus, while our Enneagram type usually obscures something more real in us with a characteristic web of defenses and identifications, it can also serve as an opening to a deeper reality. This workshop will emphasize recognizing the ways that each of the nine types plays out in our own personalities.
Sat 8th & Sun 9th November.
If you are interested in attending, please contact Sonia on <mailto:sonia@zol.co.zw> or call 0772 240165

Understanding how we create suffering through the way we relate to the world @ Rokpa (15–16 November)
Ken Holmes - visiting teacher from UK
We fall into the same holes, and it takes a long time to get out. But we can learn to walk down new streets! The hurts of life, of change or not being able to change, the course looks at the Buddha’s Four Noble Truths about: suffering, causes of suffering, liberation and the path out of suffering in the context of pride, busyness, jealousy, desire, ignorance and pain.
Harare Buddhist Centre, 7a Ernie’s’ Lane, Monavale, $25/day or $40 weekend. Bring and share lunch.
Bookings: 304202 (a.m.), <mailto:rokpa@zol.co.zw>

CHARITY FUND-RAISING EVENTS


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