Don’t you ever get the feeling that all your life is going by and you’re not taking advantage of it? Do you realize you’ve lived nearly half the time you have to live already?”
― Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises

Ernest’s words are scary but so true and  if you have that feeling that he describes  then it’s about time that you stop existing and started living. We will help you along the way but the ultimate decision to live life, we leave to you. We put together a mini-directory of things you can do in Nairobi this weekend. Enjoy!

Theater Scene

for colored girlsAs part of self improvement I have dedicated myself to learning something new each day. So today I chanced upon the word choreopoem which is a form of dramatic expression that combines poetry and dance. Imagine my excitement when I learned that one of these dramatic expressions of both art and dance will be taking place this very weekend at the Michael Joseph Centre in Westland and with a title like For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When The Rainbow Is Enuf, you definitely do not want to miss out on the last screening of this.  Charges are at Kshs.1, 000 only. Here’s more information on the choreopoem


new-birthday-suiteWhat do you get when you take two adjoining hotel suites, two couples, both on extremely nervous blind dates, contrive that they each somehow meet the wrong partner? That is it; you get a recipe for laughter. Now if you are a person who appreciates comedies, FCA (Festival of Creative Arts) has you all catered to as it brings you Birthday suite, a comedy that revolves around the hinted subject matter. The play will be staged from the 16th to the 18th of August 2013 at the Kenya National Theatre. Tickets are being sold for Kshs.500, so call 020-2025811/ 0726 524 124 to get your tickets now! And let us all go and add years to our lives by laughing away that which has caused us stress during the week. (Show times: Friday 16th at 6 & 8 pm, Saturday 17th at 3, 6 & 8 pm and Sunday 18th August at 3 & 6 pm.)

Party Scene

kn-white-party-posterNow away from the world of theatrics, let us check up on the party scene and find out what is going on. On Saturday the 17th of August, Tree house will be hosting a Kenya Nights All White Party with Culoe De Song from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. and the dress code before I forget will be… you guessed it, white. If you would like more information about this party, follow the following link

The Catchup-Becoming An Artist In Kenya

image 1Now for those of you who would like to know or learn more about how to entertain rather than where to be entertained, then The Catchup is the right place for you to be. The panelists The Catchup have lined up for the session will include well known artists and professionals who have made a mark in the creative world. They will be there to answer any questions you may have, such as  what it takes to be a professional artist in Kenya, what the current market situation is, why artists need to take their profession seriously and whether one can survive solely on artistry in Kenya among many other questions you might have. This will be going on at the Kenya Cultural Centre Saturday August 17th  from 2:00 p.m. so be sure to bring a friend along and be part of this exciting conversation. For more information on The Catchup: Becoming an Artist in Kenya, click on the following link

Now remember this people: Life has no limitations, except the ones you make – Les Brown.

 Until next time, take care and celebrate life.

 Written by Maureen Mwangi, a Mvuli Hotels staff member