Life can only be understood looking backward. It must be lived forward.”
Eric Roth, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button screenplay

earth danceAnd live it forward, we will. Okay first on our list of recommendations is Earthdance. 6:AM Entertainment and TURBOCHiLL are happy to announce the 5th annual Earthdance Nairobi charity dance music festival. This year’s event will be headlined by South African Afrohouse/Kwaito sensation Professor in a live act!

The organizers have given their word that this will not be a DJ set but a live stage performance from the Professor and his crew from South Africa. Alongside him will be some of Kenya’s top dance music DJs to keep you on the dancefloor from dusk until dawn, and maybe a bit longer.

This year’s Earthdance primary beneficiary/partner is the Hands Off Our Elephants. To book your tickets online visit or buy your tickets at Converse shops at Westgate, Junction and Galleria ; Arabian Corner at Village Market and Diamond Plaza; Mister Wok at Capital Centre and Savani’s Bookshop at Westgate.

Atemi and Eric Wanaina live in support of SEP

Atemi and Eric Poster picSpecial Education Professionals on the 14th of September will be hosting a Music Concert as an annual fundraiser for children with Special Needs in Kenya. Kenya’s top soul singer, Atemi, who recently launched her second album, “Manzili”, and legendary singer/songwriter, Eric Wainaina, will be lending their voices in support of SEP. This concert kicks off at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are going for Kshs. 2000. For more information, call +254 (0)20 340 054 or log onto www.afkenya.or.kekenya kite festival

Does the notion of flying a kite on a nice sunny day surrounded by family sound blissful? Well if it does, then the place to be at on the 15th is the Jockey Club of Kenya (Ngong Racecourse) for the Kenya Kite Festival.

These time’s events will not only be bigger but will also be better. Kids and adults alike will get to learn how to build three types of kites using everyday materials that you can find at home or at your local supermarket. So, after Sunday service head on to the Jockey Club of Kenya and build your very own kite and get to learn how to fly a kite like one of the pros!

Charges are Kshs.550 for adults and Kshs.350 for kids and the cost is inclusive of building materials. Children below the age of three get to attend the Festival for free.
For more information on this festival, visit the Kenya Kite Festival Facebook page

double-bill 14th postNow if what you are not looking to engage in any physical activity and would rather engage your senses and your mind in a relaxing and yet entertaining pass time then I have two words for you, Double Bill. Double Bill is a play about a successful stockbroker by the name of Marcus who has found himself saddled with a curious gift: he can see into the future! (How awesome is that?). At first he can use this power to his advantage but his pleasure turns to terror when he finds his vision only extends a certain distance into the future. What lies beyond “the edge“ he sees coming rapidly towards him?, the answer to that, you will have to find out for yourself on Saturday the 14th , at the  Phoenix Players, Professional Centre. Tickets are being sold for Kshs. 500 and Kshs.300 for students

six-and-the-cityFinally kick off and enjoy you weekend by exploring a world filled with  dating issues of a modern Kenyan woman, politicians who can’t sing the national anthem, sugardaddys and university girls, the true story of a beggar, mistaken gender identities, several thugs, freaks, are just some ingredients of an unconventional theatre evening.

This unconventional theatre evening is in the form of a theatre project, Six and the city, a project that is dedicated to the “Green City in the Sun”… Nairobi. A vibrant, eccentric, extreme city made of different and contradictory worlds. It consists of six plays that will all be staged for a theatre evening in front of Nairobi’s skyline, on PAWA254’s terrace, Africa Alliance of YMCA Building, State House Crescent.

Tickets are going for Kshs.500 and the plays will run from the 13th to the 15th starting from 6:00 p.m.

Live forward and tell me of the understanding you gain after you look backwards come Monday.

Written by Maureen Mwangi, a Mvuli Hotels staff member