Arts Events List (Zimbabwe)
AEL as @ 24 August 2014
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Events on now, or starting on or before 7 September 2014

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

DANCE
MUSIC
  • Book Café (25–30 August)

Performing Arts Bulawayo [PAB] and the Academy [Bulawayo]
  • Titus (28 August)
  • No.1: First Symphonies by Schumann, Sibelius and Mahler (29 August)
  • Charade (4 September)
  • Gluck: Iphigénie en Aulide (5 September)
FINE ART & EXHIBITIONS
  • Way-finding @ Gallery Delta (to mid-August)
DRAMA, THEATRE & SPOKEN WORD
CRAFT FAIRS & OTHER FAIRS
FILM
CLUBS & SOCIETIES
  • Zimbabwe German Society (August)
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 from 1 August.
The audience is invited to come dressed as a fairy and stand a chance to win a prize!

MUSIC


Book Café (25–30 August)

Mon 25, 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 26, 7pm, EDITH weUTONGA & AMANDA – popular singer/bass guitarist Edith Katiji and UTONGA share the stage with emerging young singer Amanda Manyowa now coming out  onto the Harare music scene in her own right after performing with several established artists – a great Tuesday’s entertainment! - cc$3

Wed 27, 8pm, WEDDY WEDNESDAY: Reggae night with MACY & THE RED – One Planet, One Vibe, One Love! - cc$5 
 
Thu 28, 8pm, ZIMURBAN DANCEHALL PARTY with NGONI KAMBARAMI & SHINSO MAN - cc$5
 
Fri 29, 6pm, Main stage: INVISION presents “IN SHORT: SEASON 8” – The latest edition in a series of short films by young Zimbabwean film-makers. FREE!
Fri 29, 7pm, MBIRA FRIDAY with MAWUNGIRA ENHARIRA – one of Harare’s top mbira ensembles, led by gwenyambira NYAMASVISVA - cc$5 (entry 6th Street gate)
Fri 29, 8pm, AMAWALA!  Featuring EDITH weUtonga, TINA WATYOKA & RUTE MBANGWA -  an exciting ensemble of women artists from diverse musical backgrounds: Jazz, afropop, contemporary, traditional – backed by some of Zim’s finest instrumentalists - cc$5
 
Sat 30, 11-5pm, BOOK CAFÉ CRAFT FAIR: ‘CELEBRATING NATURES FINEST SECRETS’ - 100%  Zimbabwean indigenous herbs, teas and many more remarkable natural products - Unbelievable Zimbabwean arts and craft - African books and CDs. Book Café’s ‘FOOD AS CULTURE’ project partners with ‘THE CONSCIOUS KITCHEN’ to bring you a delicious traditional Zimbabwean menu including Sweet Potato Cakes, traditional chicken and vegetable dishes, home made fruit juices and so much more, rolling out in the Gochi Gochi garden. Entry: FREE - All welcome!
Sat 30, 8pm, ALEXIO KAWARA & SHADES OF BLACK -  Urban soul from Zimbabwe crowd favourites, delivering a great show of soulful contemporary music . 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>

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>

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 early-bird tickets $25 (buy by 29 August), thereafter $30. Summer Night Concert tickets $15.
Enquiries 0772-238715 or 0712-601107.

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

Titus (28 August)
Thursday, 28 August in the Robert Sibson Hall at 7.00 p.m.
'Titus' is a 1999 film adaptation of Shakespeare's revenge tragedy 'Titus Andronicus' about the downfall of a Roman general. Starring Anthony Hopkins and Jessica Lange, it was directed by Julie Taymor of 'Lion King' fame who took Shakespeare's script, added various linking scenes without dialogue (while cutting some of the text) and set the play in an anachronistic fantasy world that uses locations, costumes and imagery from many periods of history, including Ancient Rome and Mussolini's Italy, to give the impression of a Roman Empire that survived into the modern era. The opening scenes begin with a heavily choreographed triumphal march of the Roman troops, complete with motorcycle outriders. Apart from the deliberate anachronisms, the film follows the original play closely.
N.B. The film is rated 'no under 18' and contains 'strong sex and violence and sexual violence themes'.
Admission: $3.00 [free to Film members]  Supper available from 6.15 p.m.

No.1: First Symphonies by Schumann, Sibelius and Mahler (29 August)
Friday, 29 August in the Robert Sibson Hall at 6.30 p.m.
Three very different and remarkable first symphonies from Schumann and Sibelius conducted by Leonard Bernstein and Mahler by Michael Tilson Thomas.
'Sibelius's First Symphony is quite simply superb. This is an uncontroversial interpretation which finds Bernstein at his most concentrated. I'm tempted to say this is the finest thing I've ever seen him do. The entire work seems to give birth to itself before our eyes and ears in the most ideal manner imaginable. Bernstein was many things at many times, but never before have I been compelled to describe what is in evidence here by one word: noble. But nobility there is here in spades.'
[Amazon Review]
Admission: $3.00  [free to Red Carpet members]
Dinner available during the interval ($10.00)

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.

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



FILM



CLUBS & SOCIETIES


Zimbabwe German Society (August)

Danai we Ngoma (29 August)
Yet  another WOMAN burning flames in the music industry. Presenting an ecstatic experience of the drum; tradition, passion and creativity come to life. Come witness this explosive package at the ZGS.
7pm, $5

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>.

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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