Arts Events List (Zimbabwe)
AEL as @ 20 July 2014
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Events on now, or starting on or before 3 August 2014

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

DANCE
  • On the Cover @ Harare International School Theatre (25–27 July)
MUSIC
  • Book Café (21–26 July)
  • Wind Evening @ Hellenic Academy  (22 July)
  • Chitungwiza Harmony Singers @ Reps Theatre (24–26 July)

Performing Arts Bulawayo [PAB] and the Academy [Bulawayo]
  • Valkyrie (24 July)
  • The Queen of Spades / The Dream - Ballets (25 July)
  • A Shot in the Dark (31 July)
  • Academy Open Day and Concerts  (1 August)
FINE ART & EXHIBITIONS
  • Way-finding @ Gallery Delta (from 24 July)
  • Charity Art Exhibition @ The Verandah Gallery (27 July)
  • Shoko Festival: Call for funky Installations (applications close 31 July)
DRAMA, THEATRE & SPOKEN WORD
  • Popularising Reading @ Book Café (30 July)
  • Bhekumusa Moyo – Slam Poetry  @ Alliance Française (31 July)
CRAFT FAIRS & OTHER FAIRS
  • Christchurch Book Bonanza (2 August)
FILM
CLUBS & SOCIETIES
  • Zimbabwe German Society (July)
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


On the Cover @ Harare International School Theatre (25–27 July)
A dance extravaganza presented by M&M's Dance Factory at Harare International School Theatre with guest performers
Kinkini, Just For Kicks, RolX and Drastic Gymnastics.
25 and 26 July at 7pm, plus matinee on Sunday 27 July at 2.30pm.
Tickets $15 VIP and all others $10. Advance booking open at The Spotlight.


MUSIC


Book Café (21–26 July)
Mon 21, 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 22, 7pm, AFRICAN PRIDE -  rising stars on the Zimbabwean music scene, back-to-back with the lively young singer-songwriter TINA WATYOKA - cc$3

Wed 23, 6pm - WEDNESDAY FILM CLUB presents "SKIN DEEP" - a young woman from a poor family is trying her best to make a better life for herself. But as her chance arrives, so too does the horrible curse from her family's past (ngozi). A Midlands State University student production. Followed by Q&A and discussion with the cast and crew - FREE, all welcome

Wed 23, 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 24, 5.30pm, Public Discussion: "CHIWONISO 'CHII' MARAIRE: REBEL WOMAN - FLAME LILY OF ZIMBABWEAN MUSIC" - presentations on the late mbira legend's impact on the Zimbabwean and international music scenes by PROF. FRED ZINDI, TSUNGI ZVOBGO, AMMARA BROWN and CHIRIKURE CHIRIKURE - Free, all welcome.
Thurs 24, 8pm, TRIBUTE TO CHIWONISO - a concert to commemorate the 'Rebel Woman', featuring a host of her musical friends CHIRIKURE CHIRIKURE, PRUDENCE KATOMENI, EDITH weUTONGA, NYAMASVISVA, BA SHUPI, VICTOR KUNONGA and many more, backed by Chiwoniso's former backing band VIBE CULTURE - cc$5 

Fri 25, 6pm, InVision Studios present IN SHORT 7 - The latest edition in a series of short films by young Zimbabwean filmmakers. FREE, all welcome.
Fri 25, 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 25, 8pm, TRANSIT CREW - Zimbabwe's longest running reggae band, still going strong with a roots rock reggae vibe - cc$5

Sat 26, 11am-6pm, CRAFT FAIR - "Art & Fashion Frenzy" with an art exhibition by DAVID CHINYAMA just back from his tour of France; great deals from Zimbabwean fashion designers, clothes, jewellery, bags, sandals and more; FOOD AS CULTURE presents authentic Ethiopian and Traditional Zimbabwean Cuisine. PLUS Live music from JABAVU DRIVE! Entry: Free!
Sat 26, 8pm,  Urban soul from crowd favourite ALEXIO & SHADES OF BLACK deliver a great show of soulful contemporary Zimbabwean music - 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>

Wind Evening @ Hellenic Academy  (22 July)
Don't miss Hellenic Academy's Wind Evening, Tuesday, 22 July, at 6.30 in 'The Room' at the Academy.
You will hear a mixture of group and solo items.
Entrance by donation.

Chitungwiza Harmony Singers @ Reps Theatre (24–26 July)
Live on stage at Reps for the first time, the acclaimed Chitungwiza Harmony Singers
The choir will be singing a new piece, "Bayethe Mandela", by the well-known South African composer Mathokoza Albert Sibiya, a piece from Haydn's Creation as well as traditional, negro spiritual and western music with guest artist Peter Haddingham as well as soloists from the choir.
Thursday, 24 at 7 p.m. - $5.00 and old age pensioners are FREE but please book a seat now! NOTE: if you do not have grey hair and wrinkles you may be asked to provide proof of age!
Friday, 25 at 7 p.m. - $12.00
Saturday, 26 at 2.30 p.m. - FAMILY SPECIALS - Adults $10.00 and children $5.00
Saturday, 26 at 7.00 p.m. - $12,00
Book at The Spotlight, Reps Theatre Foyer, Belgravia Shopping Centre
Tel: (04) 308159 or 0771 357204. Open Mon-Fri 9am to 4pm, Sat 9am to 12 noon

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

Valkyrie (24 July)
Thursday 24 July in the Robert Sibson Hall at 7.00 p.m.
20 July is the 70th anniversary of the 1944 July Plot by German army officers to assassinate Hitler and to use the Operation Valkyrie national emergency plan to take control of the country. 'Valkyrie' is a largely accurate account of these events and, starring Tom Cruise as Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg, the man charged with placing the bomb to kill Hitler, also features Kenneth Branagh, Bill Nighy, Eddie Izzard, Terence Stamp and Tom Wilkinson.
'Thrilling, tense and exciting... Tom Cruise at his best.'  [Sunday Mirror]
'As old-fashioned historical escapism goes, this is solid, compelling stuff.'  [Time Out]
Admission: $3.00 [free to film members]  Supper available from 6.15 p.m.

The Queen of Spades / The Dream - Ballets (25 July)
Friday 25 July in the Robert Sibson Hall at 6.30 p.m.
A second look at 'The Queen of Spades' to music by Tchaikovsky, this time Roland Petit's ballet to the 'Pathétique' Symphony. 'Roland Petit was not satisfied with an earlier attempt at Pushkin's masterpiece and when the director of the Bolshoi asked him a new version of this ballet, he read the novel again, wrote a new libretto and created for two of the best dancers in the world (Nikolay Tsikaridze and Ilze Liepa) magnificent and dramatic duets which are the central episodes of the ballet.'  [Bel Air Classiques]

The second item in the programme is Sir Frederick Ashton's ballet based on 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', written in 1964 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth. 'The ballet contains all the hallmarks of Ashton's work having a perfect blend of grace, humour and narrative clarity. These characteristics are portrayed with complete success in this production. All the roles are played and danced to perfection and it is difficult to imagine a more successful account than here.  Equally the costuming and staging are completely magical in their effects and the orchestral arrangements of Mendelssohn's music by John Lanchbery are just as Ashton would have wanted.' [Amazon review]
Admission: $3.00  [free to Red Carpet members]   Dinner available during the interval ($10.00)

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]


FINE ART & EXHIBITIONS


Way-finding @ Gallery Delta (from 24 July)
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

Guest of Honour, His Excellency, Mr Ulrich Kloeckner, Ambassador of Germany.
To be opened by Mrs. Christina Wood née Lutz on Thursday, 24 July at 5.30.p.m.
Previewing from noon the same day. 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>.

Charity Art Exhibition @ The Verandah Gallery (27 July)
The Verandah Gallery invites you to its 23rd annual Charity Art Exhibition on Sunday, 27 July (10am to 4pm) at 16 Woodholme Rd, Emerald Hill.
Lots of wonderful paintings by over 70 Zimbabwean artists. The Detema Jazz Band will entertain you, and there will be refreshments provided by the Soroptimist Vabatsiri Club and a DaVino Wine Bar.
25% commission on all sales go to the Emerald Hill Children's Home and the Emerald Hill School for the Deaf.
As it is the Emerald Hill Children's Home's 100th anniversary, there will also be a little entertainment from some of the children around midday!
The Verandah Gallery 2015 "Aspects of Africa" and "Flowering Trees of Zimbabwe" calendars will also be on sale.
Entrance: Adults $2; Children under 12 years free. <mailto:info@verandahgallery.co.zw> for more information.

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


Popularising Reading @ Book Café
(30 July)
Harare City Library presents a talk and discussion with the FunDza Literacy Trust (South Africa) on innovative ways to build a reading and writing culture among young people.
For more information about the FunDza Literacy Trust:
Web: <http://fundza.co.za>, <http://fundza.mobi> Facebook: <http://www.facebook.com/FunDzaLiteracyTrust> Twitter: @FunDzaClub
Harare City Library: <http://www.facebook.com/Harare.City.Library>
Wednesday, 30 July, 5.30 p.m.
The Book Café: 139 Samora Machel Ave, cnr. 6th Street, Harare.

Bhekumusa Moyo – Slam Poetry  @ Alliance Française (31 July)
Thursday, 31 July,
Old Mutual Theatre, Alliance Française de Harare, 328 Herbert Chitepo Avenue, Harare
Tel: +263 (0)4 704 801/ 704 795; Cell: +263 (0)737 920 980

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!

FILM



CLUBS & SOCIETIES


Zimbabwe German Society (July)

Photographic Exhibition (to 31 July)
They say "A picture says a thousand words". This July we have millions of words to share at Wallas Mawire's photo exhibition.
Come through and see stories that have unfolded before his lenses and have been stored and recreated for our enjoyment!
30 June - 31 July, exhibition can be viewed from 10am to 4pm

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



CHARITY FUND-RAISING EVENTS


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