Arts Events List (Zimbabwe)
AEL as @ 31 August 2014
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Events on now, or starting on or before 14 September 2014

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

DANCE
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream @ Reps Theatre (10–13 September)
MUSIC
  • A Night with Chopin @ Chisipite Senior School Chapel (12 September)
  • Book Café (1–6 September)

Performing Arts Bulawayo [PAB] and the Academy [Bulawayo]
  • Charade (4 September)
  • Gluck: Iphigénie en Aulide (5 September)
  • The Hound of the Baskervilles (11 September)
  • Rameau: Les Boréades (12 September)
FINE ART & EXHIBITIONS
DRAMA, THEATRE & SPOKEN WORD
CRAFT FAIRS & OTHER FAIRS
  • Arundel Village Farmers & Craft Market (6 September)
  • Zimbabwe National Quilt Show @ Whitestone School Hall, Bulawayo (12 September)
FILM
CLUBS & SOCIETIES
  • Royal Society of St George (14 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




DANCE


A Midsummer Night's Dream @ Reps Theatre (10–13 September)
The Dance Trust of Zimbabwe's National Ballet and Tumbuka Dance Companies present A Midsummer Night's Dream.
This is a balletic take on Shakespeare's much-loved play. A Roller-coaster ride of love and laughs brought to life through movement, music and quirky character, a tale of misdirected love that aims to lift your heart and warm your soul.
This production will be staged at REPS Theatre from10 to 13 September, nightly at 6.30pm and at 2.30pm on 13 September.
Tickets: $10 for adults and $5 for Pensioners and Children Under 12.
Book at The Spotlight in the foyer of REPS.
The audience is invited to come dressed as a fairy and stand a chance to win a prize!

MUSIC


A Night with Chopin @ Chisipite Senior School Chapel (12 September)
Sekai Zengeza, Piano Recital - works by Frédéric Chopin
Date and time: Friday, 12 September, 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Venue: Chisipite Senior School Chapel
Admission: FREE. Donations welcome
Request a song by any composer ASAP to hear it on the night!
email Sekai at <mailto:antbrentano@gmail.com>

Book Café (1–6 September)

MON 01 SEPTEMBER, 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!
 
Tue 02, 7pm, PRINCE MUSARURWA and VIRIMAYI & DZIVAREMBIRA – Modern and ancient mbira traditions: Celebrating ‘Mbira Month’!! - cc$3
 
Wed 03, 6pm, IIFF in the Club presents "TWO VILLAGES APART" - winner of the BEST ZIMBABWEAN FILM Award at the recently ended IIFF 2014. A story about brotherhood, sacrifice and political tolerance. Directed by Donald Mabido. FREE, All welcome!
Wed 03, 8pm, WEDDY WEDNESDAY: Reggae night with MACY & THE RED, and BUHLE  – One Planet, One Vibe, One Love! - cc$5 
 
Thu 04, 8pm, SELMOR MTUKUDZI & TENDAI MANATSA – Contemporary Afro from this hot young couple, opening with the young and energetic group, 'WERE' - cc$5
 
Fri 05, 7pm, Garden stage: MBIRA FRIDAY with MAWUNGIRA ENHARIRA – one of Harare’s top mbira ensembles, led by gwenyambira NYAMASVISVA  (Entry 6th St gate) - cc$5
Fri 05, 8pm, Main stage: “JIVE FRIDAY” with TARI neGITARE & GARY TIGHT -  lively afropop in a back-to-back show featuring gifted young talent of Zimbabwe  - cc$5
 
Sat 06, 2-5pm, ‘The HOUSE OF HUNGER POETRY SLAM’ – Old and new poets come together for the monthly slam with electrifying energy!  Zim’s longest-running poetry platform which has launched many careers – Free, all welcome! (Participating poets to register with the Slammaster before 2pm)
Sat 06, 8pm, TRANSIT CREW – Reggae veterans of Zimbabwe continue to deliver their unique style of Roots Rock Reggae – still rocking! - cc$5

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>

Parlotones and Selim Kagee @ Borrowdale Race Course (26 and 27 September)
What better way to celebrate the return of summer, than to enjoy a music concert under our beautiful African summer stars?
Sound Event Management is hosting two concerts on the weekend of 26/27 September.

South Africa’s superstar band, The Parlotones will be rockin’ Harare on Friday 26 September, sponsored by Heineken.
The Parlotones need little introduction as they are the top selling band of all time in South Africa, with hits like Colourful, Giant Mistake, Push Me To The Floor, to name just a few. The Parlotones will be supported by several of Harare’s top bands, the concert will start at 6pm and end at midnight, guest stars will be on stage at 9pm.
 
Saturday, 27 September sees the return of The Summer Night Concert and Robertson Winery wine festival. This concert is more suited to classical/contemporary music lovers, and stars the Tenor Selim Kagee, who has been described as part Bocelli, a smidgen of Groban, with a slice of Pavarotti and a bead of Bublé. He is fast putting his inimitable signature on a sound the world continues to love and support.
 
The grand old gents of jazz, the Cool Crooners, from Bulawayo will be supporting Selim Kagee.

Both concerts will be held on the lawns of the diamond enclosure at the Borrowdale Race Course.
Tickets are available from Sound Event Management, at the DStv building in Avondale.
Prices: Parlotones: $30. Summer Night Concert tickets: $15.
Enquiries 0772-238715 or 0712-601107.

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

Charade (4 September)
Thursday 4 September in the Robert Sibson Hall at 7.00 p.m.
'Charade' is an elegant thriller that manages to spoof its genre while at the same time being uncommonly suspenseful. Regina (Audrey Hepburn) is about to divorce her husband when she finds that he has been murdered after converting every penny they owned to cash, which is also missing. She meets Cary Grant who changes his name every 15 minutes or so and is interested in her husband's money which seems to have come from a payroll he stole. His partners in crime are also very interested in where the money is, as he stole it from them as well. Everyone assumes Regina MUST know where the money is and the situation becomes more tense when the searchers begin turning up dead....
Admission: $3.00 [free to film members]  Supper available from 6.15 p.m.

Gluck: Iphigénie en Aulide (5 September)
Friday 5 September in the Robert Sibson Hall at 6.30 p.m.
Two late tragedies by Euripides focused on Iphigenia, the ill-starred daughter of the Greek King, Agamemnon, and both served as the basis of late operas by Gluck who was born 300 years ago in 1714. 'Iphigenia in Aulis' concerns the events surrounding the departure of the Greek fleet to lay siege to Troy. Agamemnon killed a hart in the sacred grove of the goddess Artemis who then becalmed the Greek fleet waiting to sail from Aulis to lay siege to Troy. The priest Calchas tells Agamemnon that he must sacrifice his daughter Iphigenia, betrothed to Achilles, to placate the goddess.
'Iphigenia en Tauride' will be shown on Friday 3 October.
Admission: $3.00  [free to Red Carpet members]  Dinner available during the interval.

The Hound of the Baskervilles (11 September)
Thursday 11 September in the Robert Sibson Hall at 7.00 p.m.
In the most famous Sherlock Holmes story of them all, the Great Detective travels to Dartmoor to unravel murder, the mystery of a savage, spectral hound, and an evil that has haunted the Baskerville family for centuries.
The film stars Richard Roxburgh and Ian Hart as Holmes and Watson with Richard E. Grant as Stapleton and was the first dramatisation of one of literature's greatest gothic thrillers to be shot at the actual location of the novel. It aroused some controversy, partly because of the changes to the original story but one review called it 'one of the best Sherlock Holmes screen adaptations to date, and arguably the best of all screen versions of "The Hound of the Baskervilles" that we have.'
Admission: $3.00 [free to film members]  Supper available from 6.15 p.m. ($6.00)

Rameau: Les Boréades (12 September)
Friday 12 September in the Robert Sibson Hall at 6.30 p.m.
Rameau died 250 years ago on 12 September 1764 and 'Les Boréades', written when the composer was 80, was his final opera. It is the mythical tale of a young queen, Alphise, determined to abdicate rather than contemplate an enforced marriage to a descendant of Boreas, god of the north wind. Her forbidden love for Abaris is reciprocated, but seems hopeless until his divine origins are revealed, whereupon darkness is turned to light and Boreas's dingy domain is suffused with glowing colours, both literally and metaphorically. In this production, director Robert Carsen and his creative team flood the stage by turns with summer blossoms, mountainous piles of autumn leaves, harsh winter snows and thunderous spring storms. The cast of 140, including soloists, chorus and dancers are attired in costumes inspired by late 1940s Dior.
Admission: $3.00  [free to Red Carpet members]    Dinner available during the interval ($10.00) :

Apocalypse - World War I (15, 17 & 19 September)
Monday 15, Wednesday 17 & Friday 19 September in the Robert Sibson Hall at 5.30 p.m. - in association with the Alliance Française 'Apocalypse World War I' is a new prime-time series for various television channels including France2, Knowledge and National Geographic covering the events of the First World War in five fifty-minute episodes.  Two will be
shown on Monday and Wednesday, the final episode on Friday, all at 5.30 p.m. Admission Free.

FINE ART & EXHIBITIONS


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



CRAFT FAIRS & OTHER FAIRS


Arundel Village Farmers & Craft Market (6 September)
We have an array of stalls selling delightful treats, handmade jewellery, books, arts and craft. We also have our regular stalls, Peter Piper Pickles – the best pickled food in town, Greek Deli, Gouveia’s Chickens, J R Foods, Peter Brewer Books, Premier Dead Sea Cosmetics, Erica’s Textiles, Anna Potgieter’s jewellery and so much more.
We will have entertainment from a local band and a jumping castle for the kids. See you there!!!
Saturday, 6 September. 9am –2pm
Arundel Village Shopping Centre, Quorn Ave, Mt Pleasant Harare (car park adjacent to Su’s Boutique).

Zimbabwe National Quilt Show @ Whitestone School Hall, Bulawayo (12 September)
Bulawayo Quilters Guild are hosting the 17th Zimbabwe National Quilt Show at Whitestone School Hall, Whitestone Way, Burnside, Bulawayo.
Friday, 12 September, Old Miltonians Hall, 12th Avenue, Bulawayo. Prize-giving and cocktail party 5.30 for 6.
Saturday, 13 September,  9am until 4.30pm
Sunday, 14 September, 9am until 1.00pm
Beautiful quilts on show, handcrafted gifts on sale, teas and eats, raffles.
Entrance fee $2, pensioners and scholars in uniform free. Teas/coffees/eats $3.
For more information, contact Jenny Brebner, email: <mailto:brebsj@gmail.com>

FILM



CLUBS & SOCIETIES


Royal Society of St George (14 September)
The Royal Society of St George is hosting a picnic on Sunday 14 September from 1230hrs to commemorate the Battle of Britain.
Bring your picnic, family and friends to enjoy  an afternoon of games including a treasure hunt.
Venue in the Borrowdale/Ballantyne Park area.
For more details contact Helen Clarke on <mailto:djclarke@zol.co.zw> or sms/whatsapp 0772 257004

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)
A Vintage Murder – you are invited to the home of a wine connoisseur in his French Chateau in 1937 only to find he has been murdered in his own vat of wine.  Who is the murderer?
   Come along on Saturday, 27 September 6.30pm and find out who did it. Tables of 8 people. Once booked, you will be given your character and costume ideas. You  will be guided throughout the evening.
   Cost is $75 per person, which includes a delicious French style 3-course meal, wines within beautiful setting in The Venue, Avondale. It's a hilarious evening and really enjoyable! And for a great cause - all profits to KidzCan.
For more information or to reserve your table, please email <mailto:nancybenham@aol.com> or text/whatsapp 0772 127214.  Seats are selling fast!

CLASSIFIEDS: ARTY THINGS WANTED OR FOR SALE


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ZIMBABWE-RELATED EVENTS OUTSIDE ZIMBABWE



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