Arts Events List (Zimbabwe)
AEL as @ 28 September 2014
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Events on now, or starting on or before 12 October 2014

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

ARTS FESTIVALS
DANCE
  • Starlight Dancing @ Ballet Centre (1–5 October)
  • Jibilika dance festival @ Harare Gardens (4 October)
MUSIC
  • Combined Senior Schools' Music Concert @ Celebration Centre (2 October)
  • The Phoenix goes 'POP' @ Chapman Golf Club (4, 5, 11, 12 October)
  • Book Café (29 September – 4 October)
  • Barnyard Theatre: 80s vs 90s @ Italian Club (8–11 October)

Performing Arts Bulawayo [PAB] and the Academy [Bulawayo]
  • Hamlet (2 October)
  • Gluck: Iphigénie en Tauride (3 October)
  • The Godfather Part III (9 October)
  • Meyerbeer: Dinorah (10 October)
FINE ART & EXHIBITIONS
  • Flashback @ Gallery Delta (to mid-October)
DRAMA, THEATRE & SPOKEN WORD
  • The End of the World in Borrowdale Brooke @ Alliance française (1–4 October)
  • Audition (Sleeping Beauty) @ Reps (5 October)
  • The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [abridged] @ Reps Theatre Upstairs (6–11 October)
CRAFT FAIRS & OTHER FAIRS
  • St John's College Spring Fair (5 October)
FILM
  • "The Dandelions" [Du vent dans mes mollets] @ Alliance française, Bulawayo (3 October)
CLUBS & SOCIETIES
  • Zimbabwe German Society (September)
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



DANCE


Starlight Dancing @ Ballet Centre (1–5 October)
The Dance Trust of Zimbabwe's National Ballet will be staging its annual outdoor production, Starlight Dancing, in the garden at the Ballet Centre, 109, East Road, Avondale nightly at 7pm: 1–5 October.
Several types of dance will be performed by senior dancers from Harare-based studios and groups.
The public is invited to come early – bring folding chairs and a picnic and enjoy an evening under the stars.
Entrance: $10 for Adults and $5 for Pensioners and Children Under 12.
Refreshments will be on sale.

Jibilika dance festival @ Harare Gardens (4 October)
Zimbabwe's biggest annual urban dance festival, Jibilika, happens this October 4th at Harare Gardens in Harare.
Sixteen dance crews from Zimbabwe's eight provinces will battle for the ultimate title, and individual dancers will compete for the last dancer standing. 
Hip Hop, Pantsula, Dancehall, meet traditional dance in a rare combination
4 October, 1.00 – 6.00 p.m.
Admission $3
For more information, contact Plot Mhako, 0773-591356, <mailto:info@jibilikadance.org>
<http://www.jibilikadance.org>, <https://www.facebook.com/jibilikadance>

MUSIC


Combined Senior Schools' Music Concert @ Celebration Centre (2 October)
Hosted this year by Hellenic Academy and featuring students from fourteen schools.
Thursday, 2 October, Celebration Centre. Starts 6pm (note new start time!). Cost $5 per person.
Tickets MUST be bought in advance from participating schools or from Celebration Centre.
Theme for this year: War and Peace.
Entertainment provided by full orchestra, strings orchestra, wind band, big band, pipe band and massed choir.

The Phoenix goes 'POP' @ Chapman Golf Club (4, 5, 11, 12 October)
With the Harare Male Voice Choir.
Featuring numbers by Abba, The Beatles, The Carpenters, and many more.
Chapman Golf Club, Eastlea, Harare.  
Saturdays 4 & 11 October: 6.30 pm for 7.00 pm; Sundays 5 & 12 October: 11.30 for 12.00 noon.
Tickets (including 3-course meal): $25.00 from any choir member, or from Autoworld, Chisipite (tel. Judy 0712 631488), or Valdemeer's Belgian Chocolates, Arundel Village (tel. Lorna 301989).
Help lines: 0772 469 110; 0772 338 067

Book Café (29 September – 4 October)

Mon 29, 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: draught beer for $1 and '2for$3' on all local beers!

Tue 30, 5.30pm, CD Launch: 'THE RISE OF THE ROZVI PRINCE' by Leo Chinyere - Leo launches his debut album which features Norman Masamba and Point Blank,Clive Mono Mukundu and Sulumani Chimbetu, who also featured on one of Leo Chinyere's tracks "Zee Msoro".
Tue 30, 7pm, PAH CHIHERA & VIRIMAI ++Plus plus TUESDAY BEER SPECIAL: draught beer for $1 and '2for$3' on all local beers.

Wed 01 OCT, 6pm, Garden stage: 'IIFF in the Club' presents "NINAH'S DOWRY" - Ninah is a runaway wife whose husband finds out she is pregnant and he comes to recover the dowry he paid or take home the woman he owns by any means necessary. Director: Victor Viyuoh (Nigeria, 2012). FREE, All welcome! Courtesy of WFOZ.
Wed 01 OCT, 8pm, MACY & THE RED – 'One Planet, One Vibe, One Love' – featuring DADZA D - cc$5

Thu 02, 5.30pm Book Cafe's first eBook Launch - '40 DAYS THAT CHANGED ME' by Carl Joshua Ncube: How to carry on when it seems the world is telling you to stop. Official launch + Q&A with the author - FREE
Thu 02, 8pm, WILLIS WATAFFI: 5 TRIBES OF AFRICA - A journey told through the personal life experiences of Willis Wataffi incorporating story telling, traditional ceremonies and dances from the Tonga, Xhosa, Ndebele, Korekore & Kalanga people of Southern Africa - cc$5

Fri 03, 7pm, Garden Stage: Friday city BIRA with MAWUNGIRA ENHARIRA featuring Nyamasvisva – mystical mbira tradition from - cc$5. (ENTRY at 6th St gate)
Fri 03, 8pm, Main Stage: VICTOR KUNONGA & PEACE + SYLENT NQO - One of Zimbabwe's favourites, the inimitable singer/songwriter Victor Kunonga is back, opening this Friday with the gifted young guitarist Sylent Nqo - cc $10 (Table reservations 0772 484 634)

Sat 04, 2pm, Main Stage: HOUSE OF HUNGER POETRY SLAM - a great summer gathering of poets practicing freedom of expression with some of the hottest rhymes in town – come feel the energy!, (Poets to register with MC before 2pm). FREE, All welcome!
Sat 04, 8pm, Main Stage: TRANSIT CREW – Reggae veterans of 30 years – still roots reggae rockin' at Book Café, for the delight of reggae-lovers - cc$5

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>

Barnyard Theatre: 80s vs 90s @ Italian Club (8–11 October)
The ever popular Barnyard Theatre returns to Harare to present "80s vs 90s", with four shows from 8 to 11 October, at the Italian Club in Avondale West, Harare.
Eighties and Nineties Pop Culture is rampant in our lives today, but when it comes to music - which decade rocked our world the most? The challenge is on! 80s vs. 90s is a fun look at both decades and a musical roller coaster for the audience. The talented cast revive songs from both decades, together with two hilarious hosts who are each fanatical about their favourite era! This show is a never-ending Juke Box that will take you on a ride through two decades of non-stop hits. Whether you're a 80s or 90s fan - you are bound to be rocked, dance till you drop, and sing out loud and be proud for the decade you love most! The eighties versus the nineties party is ready to rock and ready to roll!               
On-line bookings at <mailto:boxoffice@dae.co.zw> open now.
We have obtained all the necessary clearances and permits for our international artists and we are ready to rock Harare this Summer of Music!
<http://www.barnyardtheatres.co.za/default.aspx>.

Les Mis, The Concert @ Reps Theatre (16–25 October)
Directed by Sue Bolt and with a super line-up of singers, this show features the music of the successful Les Miserables show.
Thursday 16 to Saturday 25 October, 7 p.m., except Friday 17th and 24th – 6.30 p.m. Matinees – Saturdays, 2.30 p.m.
Booking open at The Spotlight.

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

Hamlet (2 October)
Thursday 2 October in the Robert Sibson Hall at 7.00 p.m.
'Hamlet' is perhaps the most famous of  Shakespeare's plays and is certainly the most filmed of them all.  This is the 1990 version directed by Franco Zeffirelli with Mel Gibson as Hamlet.  The cast includes three actors – Paul Scofield, Alan Bates and Ian Holm - who had themselves played Hamlet on stage or in film as well as two more - Stephen Dillane and Michael Maloney - who went on to play the role onstage, and also features Glenn Close, Helena Bonham Carter and Pete Postlethwaite.
'Not only does Mel Gibson do a fantastic job of balancing the pathos and the bile, but he handles the language incredibly well .  It doesn't hurt that he has a flawless supporting cast. Helena Bonham Carter may have been, looking back, just a bit too much of a withering flower, but I liked the choice. What can be said about Glenn Close except that she's a walking masterpiece? And Ian Holm does a terrific job as Polonius straddling the line between comedy and stern father... The setting was perfect.  THIS is what I thought of when I thought of "Hamlet". Muddy, earthy, medieval.'  [Rotten Tomatoes]
Admission: $3.00 [free to Film members]  Supper available from 6.15 p.m. ($6.00)

Gluck: Iphigénie en Tauride (3 October)
Friday 3 October in the Robert Sibson Hall at 6.30 p.m.
'Iphigénie en Tauride' abandons the happy ending of 'Iphigénie en Aulide' and reverts to the original story of Iphigenia in which Diana banishes her to Tauris where, as her high priestess, she is instructed to sacrifice every stranger who arrives in the country to the goddess. Fifteen years later a stranger who is washed up on the beach after a storm is revealed to be her brother Orestes... 'Mireille Delunsch sings magnificently as a red-eyed, hysterical Iphigénie... One or two production oddities are far outweighed by the intensity that Pierre Audi secures from his team. Minkowski conducts superbly.'  [Gramophone, May 2013]
'Played largely in the round, compressing the drama into a small area at the front of the stage and putting the orchestra at the back, with the chorus section arranged oratorio-style behind them, it's a stripped-down staging that works well in as far as it draws the full dramatic power out of the works. Which is what Gluck is all about really.' [Top Reviewer]
Admission: $3.00 [free to Red Carpet members]   Dinner available during the interval ($10.00)

The Godfather Part III (9 October)
Thursday 9 October in the Robert Sibson Hall at 7.00 p.m.
After a break of more than 15 years, director Francis Ford Coppola and writer Mario Puzo returned to the Corleone crime family for 'The Godfather Part III' which Coppola referred to as an epilogue. Two decades have passed, and an aging Michael Corleone (Al Pacino), now divorced from his wife Kay (Diane Keaton), has nearly succeeded in keeping his promise that his family would one day be 'completely legitimate', but he is kept back by the ambitions of the young. While he attempts to link the Corleone's finances with the Vatican, Michael must deal with the machinations of a grasping and ruthless gangster seeking to upset the existing Mafioso order as well as a young protégé's love affair with his daughter. The film also weaves into its plot two real-life events: the death of Pope John Paul I and the Papal banking scandal of 1981-1982.
Admission:$3.00 [free to Film members].  Supper available from 6.15 p.m.

Meyerbeer: Dinorah (10 October)
Friday 10 October   Robert Sibson Hall at 6.30 p.m.
After a parade of vast, imposing dramas, Meyerbeer was clearly looking for a change of pace, and 'Dinorah ou Le Pardon de Ploërmel' is a relatively modest work that features a simple plot in a pastoral setting complete with an enchanted glen, hunting horns and the 'Pardon', an annual religious procession which takes place in Breton villages; a plot about lost treasure is also added to the mix.  It was clearly intended to be a showpiece for coloratura sopranos as Dinorah's music is filled with complex passage-work, trills and all manner of vocal fireworks and includes the celebrated 'Shadow Song'.
"In Isabelle Philippe, this recording has a very good Dinorah.  She copes well with the loopy coloratura (in a sense the role is just an extended mad scene) and she manages to act the unconvincing part quite convincingly. She gets good support from Hoël, her fiancée, and the cowardly shepherd Corentin, The other soloists are fine too and there's good work from the chorus and orchestra." [operaramblings.com]
Admission: $3.00  [free to Red Carpet members]. Dinner available during the interval ($10.00)

FINE ART & EXHIBITIONS


Flashback @ Gallery Delta (to mid-October)
A select collection of Zimbabwean Contemporary Paintings and Graphics with works by
Simon Back, Virginia Chihota, George Churu, Edsor Colaco, James Jali, Lovemore Kambudzi, Admire Kamudzengerere, Hilary Kashiri, Helen Lieros, Shepherd Mahufe, Patrick Makumbe, Wallen Mapondera, Kufa Makwavarara, Misheck Masamvu, Luis Meque, Munyaradzi Mugorosa, Gareth Nyandoro, Webster Pasipanodya, Thakor Patel, Robert Paul, Anusa Salanje, Greg Shaw, Cosmas Shiridzinomwa, Freddy Tauro, Henry Thompson, Paul Wade, Ishmael Wilfred, Stephen Williams, Richard Witikani, Portia Zvavahera.
Exhibition duration until mid-October. 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>.

Art Exhibition @ Wingate Park Golf Club (26 October)
Wingate Park Golf Club will be holding its annual Art Exhibition on Sunday, 26 October from 9am to 3pm.
A great variety of exhibits from well-known and up-and-coming Zimbabwean artists will be on sale.  
As usual, all will be under cover with guarded parking, and there will be refreshments available on a donation basis, with bar and lunch available. There will be an entrance fee of $2. A percentage of takings will go to charity.
Directions: Only 10 minutes from Borrowdale Village – proceed along Alpes Road off Harare Drive in the direction of Wild Geese Lodge for approx 4km. Wingate Club is on the right.

DRAMA, THEATRE & SPOKEN WORD


The End of the World in Borrowdale Brooke @ Alliance française
(1–4 October)
Theatre to make you laugh till you cry. She's coming back.
Remember My Big Fat Shona Wedding, with the recently rich, upwardly mobile Mrs Mupasa of Borrowdale Brooke? In a brand-new act, she  will be back on stage at the Alliance française at the end of this month in a bumper two-part comedy: The End of the World in Borrowdale Brooke (don't miss out this time round – you may not get a second chance!!), and a bonus Mrs Mupasa's Sunrise, an election experience like no other.
Starring Privillage Netsai Mutendera, Joylene "B" Malenga, Eddington Hatitongwe "Thula", directed by Simbarashe Masusela, written by Elinor Kennedy.
Wednesday 1 – Saturday 4 October  at 7.0.p.m Saturday matinee at 2.0 pm.
Tickets at the Alliance française or at the door from $10 concessions, $8 for pensioners and HIFA amigos.

Audition (Sleeping Beauty) @ Reps (5 October)
An audition will be held for "Sleeping Beauty" on Sunday, 5 October, at 10.00 a.m. in the Adrian Stanley Room, Reps Theatre.
Numerous parts for men, women and children. All welcome

Principal Roles
The Minstrel; The King of Arcadia; The Queen of Arcadia; Bumble - The Chancellor; Nanny Fanny Cranny; The Lilac Fairy; Carabosse - The Black Fairy; The Princess Beauty; Prince Michael of Monrovia
 
Chorus Roles
The Gold Fairy; The Silver Fairy; The Black Knight; The Stork [Child]; Courtiers; Huntsman and Ladies; Carabosse's Guards; Royal Guards; Toys; Gypsy Dancers

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [abridged] @ Reps Theatre Upstairs (6–11 October)
2014 celebrates the 450th Anniversary of Shakespeare's birth - and what better way to celebrate this genius than with Under the Affluence Theatre Company who are back with a fabulously funny and hilarious stab at the Bard. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [abridged] is one of the world's most frequently produced plays.
Featured are all 37 of Shakespeare's plays, performed in 97 minutes, by three actors (Kevin Hanssen, Jamie McLaren & Musa Saruro). 
Fast-paced, witty, and physical, it's full of laughter for Shakespeare lovers and haters alike.
Reps Theatre Upstairs, 6–11 October, at 7 p.m. Matinee, Saturday 11th – 2.30 p.m.
Tickets available from $5.00 at The Spotlight. Call 308159 or 0771 3567 204 to book
Perhaps you missed out on a ticket in June, or you saw the show but didn't get enough and want to bring all your friends – well, now is your chance! Onstage from the 6th to the 11th of October – The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [abridged]. Kevin, Jamie and Musa deliver a hilarious romp through Shakespeare's canon – and his closet! Don't miss out on yet another opportunity to see fine theatre!

CRAFT FAIRS & OTHER FAIRS


St John's College Spring Fair (5 October)
A vast array of goods on sale, plus catering and entertainment at what is now one of Harare's most popular annual consumer events.
Sunday, 5 October  – 9am to 3.30pm. St John's College, Rolfe Valley, Harare.
Entry $3, or $2 pensioners and children.

FILM


"The Dandelions" [Du vent dans mes mollets] @ Alliance française, Bulawayo (3 October)
Rachel, a shy little 9-year-old, loved by her father and stifled by a possessive mother, meets Valérie, a fearless and shameless girl of her age. With her new friend, she engages in profanity, indecency and nonsense, and opens up to life. A wonderfully funny and touching movie for most of the family.
Alliance française garden, under the stars. Bring your chairs, snacks and drinks: anything you need to feel comfortable!
Friday, 3 October at 6:30pm. (lasts 1h30): FREE!
A cab will even be provided by AF for those needing transport to return to town.

CLUBS & SOCIETIES


Zimbabwe German Society (September)

Tendai Mufunda Art Exhibition  (30 September)
Tendai Mufunda's art exhibition fuses performing arts and visual arts. With the aid of jazz and mbira music Tendai exhibits her fine work accompanied by sound that speaks out the intensity of her art pieces.  
30 September, ZGS,  6.30pm. Admission $5

All events are held at Zimbabwe German Society, 51 Lawson Avenue, Milton Park, Harare, unless otherwise stated.
For further information, please e-mail <mailto:info@goetheharare.org>.


WORKSHOPS & COURSES



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