Arts Events List (Zimbabwe)
AEL as @ 25 January 2015
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Events on now, or starting on or before 21 February 2015

FULLER DETAILS OF THESE APPEAR BELOW.
Events are in Harare unless stated otherwise.

ARTS FESTIVALS
DANCE
MUSIC
  • Book Café (26–31 January)
  • Celebs: Jeanette Micklem (piano) @ Harare International School (8 February)
  • James Blunt @ Harare International Conference Centre (17 February)

Performing Arts Bulawayo [PAB] and the Academy [Bulawayo]
  • Downton Abbey Series 5 (29 January)
  • Bernstein conducts Schumann, Brahms and Sibelius (30 January)
  • Academy Presentation and Concert (4 February)
  • Downton Abbey: A Moorland Holiday (5 February)
  • Mozart: Don Giovanni (6 February)
FINE ART & EXHIBITIONS
  • Annual "Summer" Exhibition @ Gallery Delta (to end January)
DRAMA, THEATRE & SPOKEN WORD
  • A Night of Laughs @ Reps Theatre Upstairs (31 January)
  • Harare’s Got Talent 8 @ Reps Theatre (7 February)
CRAFT FAIRS & OTHER FAIRS
  • Doon Estate Food & Book Fair (31 January)
FILM
CLUBS & SOCIETIES
  • Alliance française (January)
WORKSHOPS & COURSES
CHARITY FUND-RAISING EVENTS
  • Murder Mystery Dinner @ The Venue (21 February)
CLASSIFIEDS: ARTY THINGS WANTED OR FOR SALE
ZIMBABWE-RELATED EVENTS OUTSIDE ZIMBABWE


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CURRENT and FORTHCOMING EVENTS



ARTS FESTIVALS



DANCE



MUSIC


Book Café (26–31 January)

Mon 26, 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 27, 6pm-7.30pm, Film screening: "SCHOOLING THE WORLD: THE WHITE MAN'S LAST BURDEN" - a challenging, sometimes funny, but ultimately deeply troubling look at the role played by modern education in the destruction of the world’s last sustainable indigenous cultures...calling for a “deeper dialogue” between cultures, and suggesting these ancient sustainable societies may harbor knowledge which is vital for our own survival in the coming millenia, <http://schoolingtheworld.org/film>.  Followed by discussion with members of KUFUNDA VILLAGE. Free, all welcome!
Tue 27, 8pm, "TUES-JAZZ" - *New * with emerging jazzists MUDZI (THE ROOT) featuring Humphrey Domboka (guitar), Joseph Chinouriri (sax), Naphtaly Chivandikwa (bass), Cornelius Mupanda and Jonas (keys), Bridges Chimanga (drums/bateria) and guests and a repertoire of jazz from around the world  - Choose Jazz Tuesdays for an evening of exciting young jazz each week !  cc$5

Wed 28, 8pm, UPMOST & HOUSE OF STONE - a collaboration featuring poet/emcee ‘Upmost’ (aka ‘mybrythazkeepa’) and reggae/dub band House of Stone who have worked together for over a decade marrying Hip Hop and ‘Chimurenga dub’ and a touch of reggae. The roots sound is accompanied by uplifting socially conscious messages that feed your soul as your feet groove with it!!  - cc$5
 
Thu 29, 8pm, SYLENT NQO –  a Book Café debut of this gifted young guitarist with Trevor Musariri (bass), Prince Dzuva (drums) and Mordecai  (keys)  -  brilliant emerging African musicians, afrocentric with many different influences; a vivid delivery by this young group of under-21s - ‘knocking’ [nqo] on your door! - cc$5
 
Fri 30, 7pm, Garden Stage: MBIRA GARDEN with MAWUNGIRA ENHARIRA led by the enigmatic NYAMASVISVA - a great performance of traditional mbira music – a popular show for mbira-lovers and a must-see for all visitors to Harare. cc$5 (Entry from 6th St gate)
Fri 30, 8pm, VICTOR KUNONGA & ‘Peace’ - opening with NORMAN MASAMBA & ‘Point Blank’ – The master lyricist and songwriter Victor Kunonga graces Book Café stage with his dynamic and constantly evolving music, and songs from his latest album ‘Kwedu’, described as “…a fresh, dynamic international sound rooted in African rhythms, musically very superior” - Hugh Masekela.  - cc$10

Sat 31, 1-5pm, Garden Stage:  JIBILIKA CYPHER returns with a bang. promoting urban arts talent from dance and  beatbox to music, promises fireworks as several artists and dance groups are lined up to perform, and taking the opportunity to send a positive word to their peers on HIV as part of Jibilika’s ‘Step Up 2 HIV’ campaign.  Presented in partnership with Pamberi Trust since August 2014, and with support from the US Embassy’s PEPFAR Project. FREE!
Sat 31, 7pm, Garden Stage: SECRET GARDEN PARTY - another lively party in the Book Café garden, featuring lots of surprise guest appearances and performances and stuff we can't tell you about (Ssshhhh!)...you'll just have to find out for yourselves! cc
Sat 31, 8pm, Main Stage: TRANSIT CREW – Lovers Rock Reggae!  A reggae music crew in transit for 27 years, featuring great reggae artists including veterans Munya Nyemba (bass), Samaita Zindi (guitar) and newer members like Mannex Motsi (lead vo) – a delight for reggae-lovers across the board - 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>

Celebs: Jeanette Micklem (piano) @ Harare International School (8 February)
Celebrity Subscription Concerts hosts Jeanette Micklem (piano) in a recital featuring Ravel’s “Valses Nobles et Sentimentales” and Schubert’s Sonata in B flat major.
Sunday, 8 February, starting promptly at 4pm, Harare International School Theatre.
Tickets $10 (paid-up Celebs members do not pay as this is a subscription concert). Refreshments available.
Book in advance now at The Spotlight in the Reps Theatre foyer (open Mon-Fri 9am to 4pm, Sat 9am to 12 noon).
The recital will be an hour in length and there will be no interval.
Celebs looks forward to hosting this event and to welcoming members as well as the general public for what promises to be a most enjoyable recital.

James Blunt @ Harare International Conference Centre (17 February)
James Blunt live in Harare with his Moon Landing concert.
All information through Davies Events at <http://www.daviesevents.com/live>.
HICC. Tuesday, 17 February. Tickets on sale at the Ster Kinekor box office in Sam Levy’s Village each Friday and Saturday between 12 noon and 5pm.

Barnyard Theatre: 80s rewind @ Twin Rivers School (11–14 March)
Barnyard Theatre show - ’80’s REWIND’,  celebrating the hits of the best rock decade.
Wednesday, 11 March to Saturday, 14 March at Twin Rivers School Hall.
Tickets from $20, available from 16 February from Sound Event Management box office at PaSangano (DStv) building in Avondale (20 King George Rd). For more information:  0772-238715 or 0712-601107.

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

Downton Abbey Series 5 (29 January)
Thursday 29 January in the Robert Sibson Hall at 7.00 p.m.
The fifth series of 'Downton Abbey' continues on its intriguing way: a wedding takes place (but not without some bumps), a departure is spared and we learn that another - dreaded - one might happen. Meanwhile, an absolutely unexpected event shocks Downton and leaves us wondering - and worried.
Admission: $3.00 [free to Film members]   Supper available from 6.15 p.m.

Bernstein conducts Schumann, Brahms and Sibelius (30 January)
Friday 30 January in the Robert Sibson Hall at 6.30 p.m.
Leonard Bernstein conducts three magnificent symphonies by Schumann', Brahms and Sibelius.
'The playing of the Vienna Philharmonic under Bernstein is as close to perfection as we are ever likely to hear on this earth. Just as mesmerizing is the opportunity to watch Bernstein at work. He conducts with his eyes nearly as much as with his hands, and his facial expressions further help convey the meaning of the music to the players. Here he gently reminds the violins to use more bow; there he slashes the air violently with his baton - and is visibly moved by the ensemble's hair-trigger response. He cajoles, coaxes, and in the climactic moments leaps nimbly into the air...' [Amazon review]
Admission: $3.00  [free to Red Carpet members]  Dinner available during the interval ($10.00)

Academy Presentation and Concert (4 February)
Wednesday 4 February in the Robert Sibson Hall at 5.30 p.m.
The annual Academy Presentation and Concert will follow the usual format of a short concert and a short prize-giving, all over within an hour or so.
Alban Williams will be the guest speaker.

Downton Abbey: A Moorland Holiday (5 February)
Thursday 5 February in the Robert Sibson Hall at 7.00 p.m.
The finale of the fifth season of 'Downton Abbey': It's grouse-shooting season. Rose's father-in-law, Lord Sinderby, has rented Brancaster Castle and invited the Crawley family to a shooting party. Stowell, the Sinderbys' butler, has an axe to grind and a scandalous secret threatens to undermine the holiday. Surprises are in store as the families become better acquainted with each other and some new faces arrive on the scene. Meanwhile the servants hold the fort back at Downton.
Admission: $3.00 [free to Film members]  Supper available from 6.15 p.m.

Mozart: Don Giovanni (6 February)
Friday 6 February in the Robert Sibson Hall at 6.30 p.m.
'Don Giovanni 'is one of the timeless classics of opera and Mozart's music, and the words of his great collaborator Da Ponte, are brought to life in Francesca Zambello's engrossing production with its rich and colourful designs. Simon Keenlyside heads the outstanding cast which includes Joyce DiDonato as Donna Elvira and the opera is conducted by renowned Mozart exponent Sir Charles Mackerras.
'This film powerfully captures the fiery essence of Francesco Zambello's production for the Royal Opera. ... consistently strongly cast, it's as good for the ear as for the eye. Zambello makes Simon Keenlyside's harsh and diabolical Don Giovanni and Kyle Ketelsen's embittered Leporello a double-act of deadly dependency.'  [BBC Music Magazine, June 2009 *****]
Admission: $3.00 [free to Red Carpet members]  Dinner available during the interval ($10.00):


FINE ART & EXHIBITIONS


Annual "Summer" Exhibition @ Gallery Delta (to end January)
Paintings, Graphics, Ceramics, and Muti-Media Sculptures including works by Arthur Azevedo, Tashinga Matindike-Gondo, Tafadzwa Gwetai, Masimba Hwati, James Jali, Admire Kamudzengerere, Helen Lieros, Wallen Mapondera, Misheck Masamvu, Munyaradzi Mugorosa, Victor Nyakauro, Thakor Patel, Kate Raath, Gillian Rosselli, Greg Shaw, Cosmas Shiridzinomwa, Freddy Tauro, Richard Witikani and Marjorie Wallace.
Exhibition duration until end January.

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>.

DRAMA, THEATRE & SPOKEN WORD


A Night of Laughs @ Reps Theatre Upstairs
(31 January)
Different comedians, different material – a family-friendly show.
We welcome the New Year, not with a bang or a pop or a clap but with a laugh.
Not just 1 or 2 or 3 or 6 laughs but many more in A Night of Laughs!
Hosted by Zimbabwe's well-known stand-up comedian, Cde Fatso. Also featuring Tavengwa, Louis the Prince of Comedy, Taku Mafinyani and headlined by Simba the Comic King in a family-friendly stand-up comedy show.
Saturday, 31 January, Reps Theatre Upstairs, 7pm, $10. Tickets are available at the Spotlight,
Book now to avoid getting laughed out! For more information contact +263779822504.

Harare’s Got Talent 8 @ Reps Theatre (7 February)
The latest show with this annual platform for aspiring and current talent, hosted by The Repertory Players at Reps Theatre as a service to the community. A lively show in which new faces are seen.
Saturday, 7 February, 7pm.
Tickets $5 per person (book now at The Spotlight) or $10 including a supper after the show.

CRAFT FAIRS & OTHER FAIRS


Doon Estate Food & Book Fair (31 January)
Doon Estate Food & Book Fair will be taking place this Saturday, 31 August from 9am until 12 noon.
Come along and enjoy a great morning out with fresh market goodies, tasty treats, plants and a wide selection of new and second-hand books. Cathy Buckle will be there with her books.
Doon Estate Shopping Village, 1 Harrow Road, Msasa.

FILM



CLUBS & SOCIETIES


Alliance française (January)

Wednesday, 28 January
Bang Bang Comedy Club
The Bang bang Comedy club returns with an all-star cast of the funniest comedians around.
7:30pm, Old Mutual Theatre $5
 
Thursday, 29 January
Tariro NeGitare presents Magitare featuring Victor Kunonga
Tariro presents another edition of the growing Magitare series, this time featuring the unique musical talent of Victor Kunonga who is fresh from releasing his latest studio album, Kwedu!
7:30pm, Old Mutual Theatre, $10


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 @ The Venue (21 February)
Murder Mystery Dinner in aid of KidzCan on Saturday, 21 February, 1900hrs at The Venue, Avondale.
Tickets are $60 each for a great cause, and you’ll have an amazing dinner, a fun evening and lots of laughs.
Contact Nancy Benham on <mailto:nancy.benham@fco.gov.uk> or 0772127214 to reserve your table now, as numbers are limited.

CLASSIFIEDS: ARTY THINGS WANTED OR FOR SALE


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