Arts Events List (Zimbabwe)
AEL as @ 22 May 2016
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Events on now, or starting on or before 5 June 2016

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Events are in Harare unless stated otherwise.

ARTS FESTIVALS
DANCE
  • The Enchanting Motherland: West Sumatera @ Reps (25 May)
MUSIC
  • @ one67 Enterprise Road (May/June)

Performing Arts Bulawayo [PAB] and the Academy [Bulawayo]
  • And Then There Were None (26 May)
  • Smetana: The Bartered Bride (27 May)
  • Frenzy (2 June)
  • Bernstein Conducts Brahms (3 June)
FINE ART & EXHIBITIONS
  • Isheanesu Dondo: Hermetics @ Corridor Gallery (26 May – 22 June)
DRAMA, THEATRE & SPOKEN WORD
  • Chapatti: Good Home Wanted @ Reps Theatre Upstairs (to 4 June)
  • Harare Open Book Club @ Moto Republik (26 May)
CRAFT FAIRS & OTHER FAIRS
FILM
  • Meet the Patels @ Tristan's (24 May)
CLUBS & SOCIETIES
  • Societa Alighieri / Italian Cultural Society in Zimbabwe: Reunion (28 May)
  • Tree Society (28 May)
WORKSHOPS & COURSES
  • Art workshops @ The Arthouse
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


The Enchanting Motherland: West Sumatera @ Reps (25 May)
A night of traditional dance and musical performance from Sumbar Talenta group and Mukti Nyakrawati music experiment.
6.00 p.m., 25 May, Reps Theatre, Belgravia, Harare.
FREE  ADMISSION
Brought  to you by the Embassy of Indonesia.
<https://www.facebook.com/events/170062483395089>

MUSIC


@ one67 Enterprise Road (May/June)

The Food and Music of Africa (25 May)
A luncheon and afternoon for the whole family in a garden setting, with music from across Africa by Faith and Brennan Wyngardt, who are Fab Fusion. Entry $5, all to the performers. Book a table by calling 0772 881877. Starts 12 noon.

All That Jazz (3 and 5 June)
A superb musical show featuring jazz songs from around the world and from across the decades, and including all styles of jazz.
Presented by the Fab Fusion and Ovation live band, with a line-up of five top singers.
Show times: Friday, 3 June, 7pm, and Sunday 5 June, 2.30pm.
Tickets $7 adults and $5 children. Advance booking open at The Spotlight (call (04) 308159, pop in (Reps foyer 9am to 4pm weekdays and 9am to 12 noon Saturdays), or visit <http://www.thespotlight.co.zw>, and also at one67 Enterprise Road, Harare.

The Kilted Generation 2 (4 June)
Presented by the St John’s College Pipe Band as a fundraiser for the band’s planned trip to Scotland for the World Piping Championships. Featuring the school jazz band, electric band and acapella choir.
Show times: Saturday, 4 June, 3.30pm and 7pm.
Entry $10, tickets on sale at one67 and St John’s College.

Celebrity Subscription Concerts: Leslie Howard piano recital (12 June)
Celebrity Subscription Concerts’ pre-Bulawayo Music Festival recital. Leslie Howard is one of the world’s foremost concert pianists and one of the most popular classical performers ever to come to Zimbabwe.
Sunday, 12 June, 3pm. Venue to be confirmed. Booking will open on Monday May 23.

Performing Arts Bulawayo [PAB] and the Academy [Bulawayo]
For further information, please e-mail Michael Bullivant <mailto:music@gatorzw.co.uk>

And Then There Were None (26 May)
Thursday 26 May in the Robert Sibson Hall at 7.00 p.m.
'And Then There Were None' is based on the novel by Agatha Christie. This new BBC adaptation was shown over three nights at Christmas 2015 but can be seen in a single evening at the Academy!
It's 1939 and Europe teeters on the brink of war. Ten strangers are invited to Soldier Island, an isolated rock near the Devon coast in southern England. Cut off from the mainland, with their generous hosts Mr and Mrs U.N.Owen mysteriously absent, they are each accused of a terrible crime. As each member of the party starts to die one by one, the survivors realise that one of them is a killer and start to turn on each other.
'A classic Agatha Christie novel gets a delectably sinister and perfectly cast adaptation courtesy of Lifetime and BBC.'  [The Hollywood Reporter]
'This was a stonker: classily photographed in low light, moonlight and candlelight, and with strong performances from the weighty ensemble cast throughout.'  [The Telegraph]
Admission: $3.00 [free to film members]   Supper available from 6.15 p.m.

Smetana: The Bartered Bride (27 May)
Friday 27 May in the Robert Sibson Hall at 6.30 p.m.
'The Bartered Bride' was first performed 150 years ago in Prague, on 30 May 1866. Although it has triumphed in opera houses all over the world and is arguably the most popular Czech opera of all time, it got off to a slow start after its premiere in 1866 and it was only after revisions that it came to be accepted as the Czech national opera.
'This is pure joy from start to finish - the costumes, the production, the singing and all the lovely music. The performance is as fresh as a daisy.'
[Amazon review]
Admission: $3.00 [free to Red Carpet members]   Dinner available during the interval ($10.00)

Frenzy (2 June)
Thursday 2 June in the Robert Sibson Hall at 7.00 p.m.
Suspenseful, disturbing, and darkly humorous, 'Frenzy',was Alfred Hitchcock's penultimate film and, with a screenplay by Anthony Shaffer, often considered among his best. London is terrorised by a vicious killer known as the necktie murderer. Following the brutal slaying of his ex-wife, down-on-his-luck Richard Blaney is suspected by the police of being the killer. He goes on the run, determined to prove his innocence.
'This is the kind of thriller Hitchcock was making in the 1940s, filled with macabre details, incongruous humor, and the desperation of a man convicted of a crime he didn't commit.'  [Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times]
Admission: $3.00 [free to film members]   Supper available from 6.15 p.m.

Bernstein Conducts Brahms (3 June)
Friday 3 June in the Robert Sibson Hall at 6.30 p.m.
Leonard Bernstein conducts the Vienna Philharmonic orchestra in Brahms' Second Symphony with Krystian Zimerman as soloist in the massive First Piano  Concerto.
'Passionate and probing, these are superb and moving performances of a great composer. A life affirming release in every respect.'
Admission: $3.00 [free to Red Carpet members]   Dinner available during the interval ($10.00)

Bulawayo Music Festival (15–19 June)
Generously supported by NMB Bank Limited
Wednesday 15 to Sunday 19 June at the Academy.
Booking for festival season tickets now open. at the Academy, e-mail <mailto:zamfriends@gatorzw.co.uk>
Season tickets cost $75.00 and cover ALL events.
Details of accommodation can also be provided if necessary.
We're very aware of the pressure on budgets and the current cash crisis but seats can be reserved and payment can follow when convenient as long as it's before 15 June!
Performers include Theo Bross (cello), Coady Green (piano), Leslie Howard (piano), Nokuthula Ngwenyama (violin), the Odeion Quartet, Christopher Smith (piano), the Heuglin Tenors & Molly Dzangare, Impumelelo Shining Stars, Amawumbo Dance Company and Wings Over Jordan.

FINE ART & EXHIBITIONS


Isheanesu Dondo: Hermetics @ Corridor Gallery (26 May – 22 June)
The Corridor Gallery, together with Sorella's, welcomes the pleasure of your company at the opening of Isheanesu Dondo's solo exhibition, 
"Hermetics: How the ancients elucidated the structure of DNA using Shona Proverbs."
"Imagine you were the first human being on the planet. Through time and observation you would notice certain things about existence regardless of where you are or what language you speak. You would notice the duality of things; light and dark, for example. You would notice the gender of things, whether it is masculine or feminine. You would notice how things that happen on a macro scale also happen on a micro scale. In short, you would see that there are universal laws that govern nature and the world around us. Hermetics is a subject that explores these universal laws and principles. This exhibition seeks to explore the presence and application of Hermetic philosophy in Shona culture. I have done this by way of proverbs or analogy, through pen and ink drawings." - Isheanesu Dondo, 2016.
The exhibition will open on Thursday ,26 May at 5:30, and will run until 22 June, at Sorella’s, 1 Fisher Avenue, Ballantyne Park, Harare.
For a map and directions: <https://www.google.co.zw/maps/dir/''/sorellas+harare/@-17.766287>

DRAMA, THEATRE & SPOKEN WORD


Chapatti: Good Home Wanted @ Reps Theatre Upstairs (to 4 June)
The Repertory Players present, in theatre upstairs, Chapatti: Good Home Wanted, a comedy/drama about two elderly people, love and life.
Directed by Graham Crutchley.
20 May – 4 June, evening shows at 7.00 p.m., matinees at 2.30 p.m. on 28 May and 4 June.
All seats $10.00. Tickets can be booked on The Spotlight website: <http://www.thespotlight.co.zw>.

Harare Open Book Club @ Moto Republik (26 May)
The next book is "The Kite Runner", by Khaled Hosseini, 6pm on Thursday, 26 May, at Moto Republik, 3 Allan Wilson Ave, opposite Parirenyatwa Hospital on Mazoe St, Harare.
The Kite Runner is the first novel by Afghan-American author Khaled Hosseini. Published in 2003 by Riverhead Books, it tells the story of Amir, a young boy from the Wazir Akbar Khan district of Kabul, whose closest friend is Hassan, his father's young Hazara servant. The story is set against a backdrop of tumultuous events, from the fall of Afghanistan's monarchy through the Soviet military intervention, the exodus of refugees to Pakistan and the United States, and the rise of the Taliban regime.
Hosseini has commented that he considers The Kite Runner to be  a father–son story, emphasizing the familial aspects of the narrative, an element that he continued to use in his later works. Themes of guilt and redemption feature prominently in the novel,  with a pivotal scene depicting an act of violence against Hassan that Amir fails to prevent. The latter half of the book centers on Amir's attempts to atone for this transgression by rescuing Hassan's son over two decades later.

8th Casa Africa Essay Competition (deadline 31 July)
The Embassy of Spain has the pleasure of announcing the launch of the 8th Casa Africa Essay Competition with the theme “The Role of Women in Africa”. The prize is US2000, and the deadline for presentation of the essays is 31 July 2016.
Details can be found on the Casa Africa website,  <http://www.casafrica.es>, or by request to <info@casafrica.es>.

CRAFT FAIRS & OTHER FAIRS


Borrowdale Craft Fair @ Old Georgian’s Sports Club (3 July)
9.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.
Entrance: Adults $2, Children $1, Pensioners $1

FILM


Meet the Patels @ Tristan's (24 May)
A laugh-out-loud real-life romantic comedy about Ravi Patel, an almost-30-year-old Indian-American who enters a love triangle between the woman of his dreams...and his parents. This hilarious and heartwarming film reveals how love is a family affair.
"Ultimately a touching, funny documentary about family and cultural forces putting pressure on a first-generation Indian-American man to do what should come naturally: find love and a life partner." - Seattle Times
Audience Award Winner LA Film Fest. 84% Rating on Rotten Tomatoes
Tuesday, 24 May, 6:30 pm, Tristan's Bar (14 Aintree Rd), $5 (goes to charity)
Please not change of time: Starts promptly at 6:30 p.m.
Official Trailer: <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPLQ4sadJDQ>
Documentary Film Club Facebook page: <https://www.facebook.com/Documentary-club-320560678037991>

CLUBS & SOCIETIES


Societa Alighieri / Italian Cultural Society in Zimbabwe: Reunion (28 May)
All former and current Dante students, teachers and members of the Dante, Italian community and friends are invited.
Let’s have a reunion and reminisce about all the good times and celebrate the father of the Italian language, which we love so much.
Saturday, 28 May @ 1pm. Italian Lunch Bring & Share.
Bring your favourite Italian dish or snack & lets enjoy an afternoon in good company.
Guest speaker: Cavaliere Trinci  will speak on Dante Alighieri and his works.
Place: Dante Italian Cultural Society, 32 Quendon Road, Strathaven, Harare.
For more information: <mailto:ZimDante@hotmail.com>  / 0773 365 232 / Facebook:  <https://www.facebook.com/DanteZimbabwe>

Tree Society (28 May)

Saturday, 28 May: Visit to CABS Headquarters gardens
We will explore the gardens at CABS headquarters (where we usually leave our cars for shared lifts on Sunday outings). These grounds have an exciting range of both indigenous and exotic trees that have been well laid out in a beautiful garden. 
Meet in the CABS Headquarters car park at the end of Northridge Close (off Northern Rd and Ridgeway North) at 1415 hours for a 1430 start.

WORKSHOPS & COURSES


Art workshops @ The Arthouse
Sign up at The Arthouse for weekly therapeutic art workshops for adults - freely expressive, process oriented. Learn valuable styles and techniques as you work. 9.00-11.30 Friday mornings or by private arrangement.
Also Mini Masters weekly art workshops for children. Every Wednesday afternoon 2.30-4.00pm. Aimed at unlocking children’s inner artist and empowering them creatively.
Contact Vanessa Hounsell for further details on 0772 565313 or <vanessa@arthouse.co.zw>.
All welcome!

CHARITY FUND-RAISING EVENTS


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