Arts Events List (Zimbabwe)
AEL as @ 13 April 2014
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Events on now, or starting on or before 2 May 2014

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

HARARE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS (HIFA)
  • HIFA (29 April – 4 May)
DANCE
MUSIC
  • Book Café (to 19 April)

Performing Arts Bulawayo [PAB] and the Academy [Bulawayo]
  • Ben Hur (16 April)
  • Shakespeare: Richard II (24 April)
  • Blended 328 (25 April)
  • Meyerbeer: Robert le Diable (2 May)
FINE ART & EXHIBITIONS
  • The Magic of Meque @ Gallery Delta (from 15 April)
DRAMA, THEATRE & SPOKEN WORD
CRAFT FAIRS & OTHER FAIRS
FILM
  • Movies @ Ster-Kinekor (to 17 April)
CLUBS & SOCIETIES
  • Zimbabwe German Society (April)
  • Aloe, Cactus and Succulent Society
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



HARARE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS (HIFA)


HIFA (29 April – 4 May)
The programme is available for download from here:
<http://www.hifa.co.zw/HIFAPogramme_2014_R_Lores_Singles.pdf>

Tickets can be purchased from the Hifa box offices:
 
JULIUS NYERERE BOX OFFICE
Julius Nyerere Way, next to Rainbow Towers Hotel, HIFA Main Gate.
Opening Times:
Monday 14 April – Open for Troubadours 9 am – 5 pm
Tuesday 15 – Wednesday 16 April for Amigos and HIFA partners 9 am – 5 pm
Thursday 17 April – Open to Public 9 am – 5 pm
Friday 18 April - Closed
Saturday 19 – Monday 28 April – Open to Public 9 am – 5 pm (Including Easter)
DURING THE FESTIVAL – Open 9am till midnight
CLOSED ON SUNDAYS (Excluding Easter Sunday)

AVONDALE SHOPPING CENTRE
In front of Nando’s.
Opening Times:
Monday 14 April – Open for Troubadours 9 am – 5 pm
Tuesday 15 – Wednesday 16 April for Amigos and HIFA partners 9 am – 5 pm
Thursday 17 April – Open to Public 9 am – 5 pm
Friday 18 April – Closed
Saturday 19 – Monday 28 April – Open to Public 9 am – 5 pm (Including Easter)
DURING THE FESTIVAL – Open 9 am – 11 pm
CLOSED ON SUNDAYS (Excluding Easter Sunday)

For more information, see:
<http://www.hifa.co.zw> and <http://www.facebook.com/officialhifa>.

DANCE



MUSIC


Book Café (to 19 April)
Mon 14, 6pm, BOOK CAFE OPEN MIC – So You Think You Got Talent?  Bring it on! The hottest jam party in town: poets, comedians, singers, dancers, musicians, bands PLUS PLUS NEW!: Weekly demo recording prize for Best Act of the night – come register with the MC before 6pm – FREE, All welcome!
 
Tue 15, 7pm, ‘SISTER FLAME’ UNPLUGGED – An acoustic set featuring DADZA D and RANTO, cc$3
 
Wed 16, 6pm, Functions Room: WEDNESDAY FILM CLUB:  “DRY CITY - A silent scream” - A story on the struggle that Chitungwiza is going through as a city, exploring the day-to-day life of the community without water, the way they have been disadvantaged, the diseases that have become a daily meal and how they have managed to survive.  (Co producer/Director/Editor: Lucky Aaroni; Cinematography: Tawanda Mukuru, Lucky Aaroni) – FREE, ALL WELCOME
Wed 16, 8pm, Main Stage: WEDDY WEDNESDAY! Featuring MIC INITY & RED RADICALS, OPENING 7PM in the garden with Irie Lion Sound System DJ Party (cc$3 before 9pm, $5 after)    
 
Thu 17, 7-9pm, Garden Stage: BOOK CAFÉ ‘SOLO’  -  The launch of a new monthly event featuring some of your favourite artists, up close & solo: Victor Kunonga, Alexio Kawara, Cynthia Mare, Nyamasvisva, Sylent and Mangoma, Tina Watyoka, Chirikure, Doc Vikela, Norman Masamba and more! FREE, ALL WELCOME!
Thu 17, 8pm, VICTOR KUNONGA & PEACE with SoWe – a salute to Zimbabwe by one of it’s favourite artists – mbira-driven guitar by the masterful lyricist and social commentator, Victor Kunonga.  Opening with the emerging young group SoWe (South West) – cc$10
 
Fri 18, HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY & GOOD FRIDAY!
Fri 18, 7pm, Main Stage: BOOK CAFÉ BIRA reRUSUNUNGUKO with Nyamasvisva neMAWUNGIRA eNHARIRA, VIBE CULTURE, JAMES MUJURU, NZOMBE HURU – A traditional mbira feast to mark Zimbabwe’s Independence Day – cc$5
 
Sat 19, 5.30-7pm, Main Stage - REGGAE SUNDOWNER - featuring LADY THANDA, POTATO & YAGGA  cc$3
Sat 19, 8pm, TRANSIT CREW – Zimbabwe's longest running reggae band continue to delight reggae-lovers with a roots, rockers, reggae selection of classic reggae tunes and originals. Cc$5
 
Sun 20 & Mon 21 APRIL  - BOOK CAFÉ CLOSED – HAPPY EASTER!

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>

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

Ben Hur (16 April)
N.B. WEDNESDAY 16 April  in the Robert Sibson Hall at 6.30 p.m.
'Ben-Hur', first released as long ago as 1959, is one of the most famous films of all time and widely considered one of the greatest too.  It won a record 11 Academy Awards films, an accomplishment that was not equalled until 'Titanic' in 1997 and then again by 'The Return of the King' in 2003, and it will be shown in a ere-mastered, high-definition version.
'Magnificent, inspiring, awesome, enthralling, and all the other adjectives you have been reading about it.'  [Los Angeles Times, 25 November 1959]
Admission: $3.00 [free to  film members]
Supper available during the interval ($6.00) - must be ordered in advance.

Shakespeare: Richard II (24 April)
Thursday 24 April in the Robert Sibson Hall at 7.00 p.m.
'The Hollow Crown' is a lavish series of filmed adaptations of four of Shakespeare's history plays - Richard II, both parts of Henry IV and Henry V - made by the BBC in 2012 as part of the 'cultural Olympics'.  The films, chronicling a bloody tale of family, politics and power and shot entirely on location, won outstanding reviews and will be shown over the next three months.  The four plays cover the reigns of three kings and show how they shaped English history. Richard II is a vain, self-indulgent man who rules with little regard for his people's welfare. He is ultimately overthrown by his cousin Bolingbroke, who ascends the throne as Henry IV.
Admission: $3.00 [free to  film members]

Blended 328 (25 April)
Friday 25 April in the Robert Sibson Hall at 6.00 p.m
Blended 328 is an eight-member country band form the USA who, 'crashing on the Nashville music scene in December of 2011, quickly became a local favourite, performing sold out shows. In January, Blended 328 was chosen as "What's Hot for 2012" by Campus Activities Magazine and began touring the college circuit.  The Nashville Scene has described Blended 328 as "Country music for the World". The eight-member band (vocals, fiddle, bass, guitar, drums) sincerely has a global vision to initiate positive change in the world by breaking down racial barriers and promoting equality, respect, inclusion and peace through country music."
Admission free!

Meyerbeer: Robert le Diable (2 May)
Friday 2 May in the Robert Sibson Hall at 6.30 p.m.
Meyerbeer died 150 years ago on 2 May  1864. When 'Robert le Diable' opened at the Paris Opéra in 1831 it was an immediate success. Its blend of romance, the supernatural and grand spectacle was perfectly judged to meet the tastes of the French public and it made Meyerbeer the star composer of grand opera. However, by the 20th century, the opera had fallen out of favour and was rarely performed. Laurent Pelly's new staging brought this classic work to Covent Garden for the first time since 1890.
The production draws on the art and architecture of the Middle Ages to recreate a world of carousing knights, jousting tournaments, courtly dances and supernatural visions. The action is propelled by a battle between good and evil, as Robert's genuine love for Isabelle, expressed in tender duets, is threatened by the malevolent influence of the deceptively charming Bertram.
Admission: $3.00 [free to Red Carpet members]
Dinner available during the interval ($10.00)

FINE ART & EXHIBITIONS


The Magic of Meque @ Gallery Delta (from 15 April)
An exhibition of paintings by Luis Meque (10 April 1966 – 21 March 1998), Painter of the Nineties
To be opened by Mr Ulrich Mueller, Director of Co-operation of the Swiss Embassy on Tuesday, 15 April at 5.30 p.m.
Previewing from noon the same day. Exhibition duration into May.
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>.

DRAMA, THEATRE & SPOKEN WORD



CRAFT FAIRS & OTHER FAIRS


Hayhill Craft Fair (17 May)
Hayhill Craft Fair – Saturday 17 May,  300 Enterprise Road, Chisipite/Grange
Wide range of assorted Zimbabwe craft, including hand-woven woollen rugs
Proceeds towards sports equipment for Prison recreation
For more information, contact <mailto:hayhillweavers@gmail.com>, tel.  0778 916511

FILM


Movies @ Ster-Kinekor (to 17 April)

Visit us at any of our branches and enjoy our Tuesday half-price specials.

105 R. Mugabe Road (Eastgate)

 CINE 1
 Movie Title: THE LEGO MOVIE 2D.
 Age Restriction: (PGA).
 Show Times: Fri-Thurs 12:30, 15:00 & 17:30.
 
 CINE 1
 Movie Title: 12 YEARS A SLAVE 2D.
 Age Restriction: (nu16).
 Show times: Fri-Thurs 20:00.
 
 CINE 2
 Movie Title: REASONABLE DOUBT 2D.
 Age Restriction: (nu16).
 Show Times: Fri-Thurs 12:30, 15:00, 17:30 & 20:00.
 
 CINE 3
 Movie Title: NEED FOR SPEED 2D.
 Age Restriction: (nu18).
 Show Times: Fri-Thurs 12:30, 15:00, 17:30 & 20:00.
 
 CINE 4
 Movie Title: 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE 2D.
 Age Restriction: (nu16).
 Show Times: Fri-Thurs 12:30, 15:00, 17:30 & 20:00.
 
 CINE 5
 Movie Title: CAPTAIN AMERICA WINTER SOLDIER 2D.
 Age Restriction: (nu18).
 Show Times: Fri-Thurs 12:15, 14:50, 17:25 & 20:00.
 
 CINE 6
 Movie Title: NOAH 2D.
 Age Restriction: (nu12).
 Show Times: Fri-Thurs 12:15, 14:50, 17:25 & 20:00.

Westgate Complex

 CINE 1
 Movie Title: THE LEGO MOVIE 3D.
 Age Restriction: (PGA).
 Show Times: Fri-Thurs 12:30, 15:00, 17:30 & 20:00.
 
 CINE 2
 Movie Title: DIVERGENT 2D (new release).
 Age Restriction: (nu16).
 Show Times: Fri-Thurs 12:15, 14:50, 17:25 & 20:00.
 
 CINE 3
 Movie Title: NEED FOR SPEED 2D.
 Age Restriction: (nu18).
 Show Time: Fri-Thurs 12:30 & 15:00
 
 CINE 3
 Movie Title: CAPTAIN AMERICA WINTER SOLDIER 2D.
 Age Restriction: (nu18).
 Show Times: Fri-Thurs 17:25 & 20:00.
 
 CINE 4
 Movie Title: NOAH 3D.
 Age Restriction: (nu12).
 Show Times: Fri-Thurs 12:15, 14:50, 17:25 & 20:00.

For more information, please contact:
701933 (105 R. Mugabe) and 332253 (Westgate), or e-mail  <mailto:info@sterkine.co.zw>, or Whatsapp 0783-019-993

CLUBS & SOCIETIES


Zimbabwe German Society (April)

Kaffee Deutsch / Kundari Shona Cafe
Kaffee Deutsch is a  social conversational gathering where participants meet and converse in German over coffee and snacks. This is a chance for German speakers with different levels of German efficiency to learn from each other in a  friendly, social setting. At the same time, we will have a Shona  Cafe, an exciting social gathering for Shona learners at different levels to improve their speech.
Date: 18 April,  4:30pm, FREE

Acoustic Night
The Acoustic Night is a platform for up-coming acts to introduce themselves
and attract new audiences. Please join us for an exciting evening of varied
acts consisting of musicians,poets and some comedy.
Date: 18 April,  6:30pm, $5

Alexio Kawara and the Shades of Black
Alexio Kawara and the Shades of Black have created an exciting event of their KuChina sessions held on Thursdays, come and enjoy some soulful music.
Date: 24 April,  8pm, $5

Blessing 'Bled' Chimanga and Cynthia Mare
The first collaboration of these two artists presenting a powerful act on the ZGS stage.
Date: 25 April, 7pm, $5
All events are held at 51 Lawson Avenue, Milton Park, Harare, unless otherwise stated.
For further information, please e-mail <mailto:info@goetheharare.org>.

Aloe, Cactus and Succulent Society
Succulenta 2014 -- Plants for Our Future
After a more than 25-year hiatus, the Aloe, Cactus and Succulent Society is returning to its educational mandate and will be hosting  an international congress in Harare on 20-21 June. We expect participants from all over the world and would like to show off Zimbabwe's artistic talents by exhibiting a wide range of art works relating to our indigenous plants: aloes, all succulents (including  baobabs), cycads, palms, etc.
All genres are welcome: paintings, sculpture, photography, metalwork, beadwork, fabric, etc. If they  wish, exhibitors are free to sell their work at a small commission or, if they have a large quantity of items, to take a vendor's stand for the two days.
For more information, contact the ACSSZ Secretary,  Bill Kinsey, on <mailto:aloe143@gmail.com>, by phone on 04-302812, or check  the Society's webpage: <http://www.aloesocietyzim.com> or Facebook page: <http://www.facebook.com/ACSSZ>.

WORKSHOPS & COURSES



CHARITY FUND-RAISING EVENTS


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