From workshops to sporting events and festivals, here’s our guide to what’s on around Kenya during August and September, courtesy of Kenyabuzz.com
Kenya Premier League Football, Various
There are many top KPL matches to enjoy during August and September, with perhaps the standout fixtures being Gor Mahai v AFC Leopards on 11 August and Thika United v Sofapaka v KCB on 14 September.
For a full list of fixtures: www.kpl.co.ke/kenya/fixtures
• September 28
Amazing Maasai Marathon, Laikipia
Run wild with the Maasai. Races are over 21km, 42km or 75km distances. Run to support Maasai girls’ secondary school education. Self-catered/full-service weekend camping options available in scenic Laikipia.
• August 11
Songs of Men, Professional Centre
Featuring The Girls Choir of Kenya, The Boys Choir of Kenya and great male vocalists. Tickets from Wynton House of Music – Village Market and Yaya Centre.
2.30pm-4.30pm, Ksh200, 0712 688 201, 0722 790 479
• August 29
Soulful Expessions by Mumala, Michael Joseph Centre
Mumala Maloba is an Urban Jazz, Neo-Soul singer-songwriter who has begun to cause a stir within the crop of young musicians in Nairobi. 7.30pm-9.30pm, KSH400 Advance, KSH500 at the gate
• August 30
Reggae Concert, Sarakasi Dome
A live reggae concert featuring the Sarakasi Dancers. 7pm
• August 31
Edward Maya Live in Nairobi, Venue TBA
Edward Maya is a Romanian DJ, musician, producer, performer, and composer. He has worked with many Romanian artists, such as Akcent, Vika Jigulina, Blaxy Girls, DJ Sava, DJ Rynno, Payam Forghani and Liviu Hodor. firstname.lastname@example.org
• August 24
Kenya Fashion Week, Villa Rosa Kempinski
The aim is to reveal Kenya as the established fashion and urban lifestyle capital of Africa. Kenya Fashion Week believes in building relationships, creating opportunities and encouraging excellence in quality.
0736 779 259/0722 291 254
Churchill Live TV Recording, Carnivore Restaurant
Meet this great comedian, artistes and guests, and enjoy great music. Thursdays, 5pm-midnight, Ksh500, 0733 611608, 0722 204647
FOOD AND WINE
• August 11
August Food Festival, Ocean Sports Resort
An all-day food festival to keep you well entertained. If you’re a lover of food and fun make sure you stop by. Featuring homemade jams and pickles, delicious cheeses, ice creams, fresh, organic fruit and veg and much more. 8am, 0734 195 227 / 0724 389 732
• September 28
The Fine Wine Show 2013 Southern Sun Mayfair. Tantalise your taste buds at this year’s Fine Wine Show. Join us for a tasting of more than 90 award-winning wines. Ticket price includes: a branded crystal wine glass to take home, unlimited wine tasting, bitings, entertainment and a donation to the KSPCA. 5pm-10pm, KSH3200, 0710 607342
• August 9-11
Twende Mara August, Masai Mara
3-days / 2-nights package to witness the wildebeest migration.
KSH17,500, 0725 157 834
Nairobi Forest Rides, Malo Stables
Malo Stables offer forest rides seven days a week from Karen. Experience the beautiful Dagoretti Forest with views to the famous Ngong Hills, where Karen Blixen’s lover Denys Finch Hatton is buried.
Man of Steal, Kenya National Theatre
In this hilarious melodrama Mr Okello, the rich villain in a modern-day farming town, seeks to win the Rev Kuti’s daughter with his money and guile.
3pm & 6pm, KSH500, 0726 362619, 0731 374 774
• August 3-23
Typeface & Heroes, Que Pasa Bar & Bistro
An exhibition of Brian Omolo’s latest work. 6pm
• September 13-15
Painting Weekend with Patrick, Sandai Homestay and Cottages
Patrick, a self-taught artist, started painting in 1993. He has experimented with a wide variety of techniques, from human figure painting to naturalistic art to abstract. Bring your family for a 2-night full-board stay at Sandai, and have an amazing painting experience. KSH19,200
• Until August 23
Ancient Arty Party, Nairobi Art Centre
A creative arts and crafts workshop for 5- to 11-year-olds that will dig into the world of the ancient Egyptians. 9:30-3.30pm, full week: Ksh14,500, daily rate: Ksh3500, 0727 415 678
Marula Studios Kids Tour, Marula Studios
Schools and groups of children can take a tour of our workshop, learn about recycling and see waste transformed into masterpieces. Activities for groups of 10 and over include making masks, beaded bracelets, mobiles and collages.
Monday- Friday, Ksh700, 0726 248774