In the month not mentioned at all in any of William Shakespeare’s plays and the month dedicated to breast cancer awareness we bring you information on ways that you can take a well deserved breather from the busy work week that is just drawing to an end. We hope that you had a lovely week. So without further ado  let us get started on our journey of discovery of the Nairobi entertainment scene this weekend.

PINK RIBBON GARDEN PARTY

Pink-Ribbon-picIn view of the fact that this is a month that is dedicated to breast cancer awareness we will start by recommending you attend the Pink Ribbon Garden Party. It is a Party that seeks to incorporate Breast Cancer Awareness amidst lots of fun. Ladies will be spoilt for choice in the garden party-style setting as saxophonist Jackson Anduuru sets melodies rolling while Kuona Trust artists, Rift Valley Leather, and Kenya Kanga Collections showcase the creative side of life. Classic black and white pictures will be taken on site courtesy of Strategic Pictures as professional face make-overs feature as key attractions. A medic shall also be present for private consultations. Charges are KES 3,500 per lady with a maximum of 80 ladies allowed. Proceeds will be channeled to Breast Cancer Awareness. The event organized by Pink Ribbon runs from 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. on the 13th of October at the Nairobi Polo Club.  For bookings and additional information, email: coolbagskenya@yahoo.com or call +254714203662.

THE HEINEKEN MINGLE V13

HEINEKEN MINGLEContinuing in the spirit of fun our next suggestion is the Heineken Mingle V13. The event is now two years old since its incorporation in the Kenyan Scene and the Organizers have no plans of holding anything back as they intend to make it even bigger this year. You are therefore invited to join in the fun by participating in games and activities intended for you to open up and meet new people. So be sure to find your way to the Ngong Racecourse on the 12th of October from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m.  Expect to play, dance and mingle at the tune of just Kshs.1,000 (Early Bird) or Kshs. 1,500 (Advance). For more information about this event, log onto the Facebook page: The Mingle

KENYA NIGHTS ONE NIGHT IN BERLIN

Kenya nights berlinWith the aim and vision of introducing a new series of events under the Kenya Nights brand, Berlin, has found its way to Nairobi with Bunga & Bunga and with a style of Pirate Techno, Swing Electro & Deep House. Together with a heavy list of electronic music talent from Kenya, its time for ‘One Night In… BERLIN’.

All this will be taking place at Tree House Club, Saturday 12th October from 9:00 p.m. and at the price tag of only 800 Kenya Shillings you will get to go sample the new series of events under the Kenya Nights Brand.

SHAME AND PLEASURE

Also taking place this weekend is a Theater event centered on human sexuality and the shame attached to it. The event will be hosted by Dr. Njoki Ngumi. The forum will explore honest possibilities on sexuality which can sometimes be dangerous when linked to culture, religion and morality, a prevalent occurrence in our society. This event will take place from 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. at the Nest on the 12th of October. For more information visit www.becauseartislife.org

WAMAITHAI SPOKEN WORD

wamathaiadvertLast on our recommendation list this week is Wamathai Spoken Word, yes, Wamathai is back after a short hiatus! The venue has shifted to the more spacious Louis Leakey Auditorium at the National Museum.

The event will be hosted by Sadia Ahmed. It will feature performances by Elani, Adelle Onyango, El Poet, Eudiah Kamonjo, Mwende Ngao and Raya Wambui. There will also be an art exhibition by Nduta Kariuki and Ian Weswa.

Tickets will be retailing for Kshs. 400 in advance and Kshs. 500 at the gate. The event will commence at 3:00 p.m. and run all the way until 7:00 p.m. for more information on the event contact hello@wamathai.com or call 0704 090471

In your activities this weekend, I pray that the road may rise up to meet you, that the wind may be ever at your back,that the sun may shine warm upon your face and that the rain may fall softly on your fields… until we meet again on this page in which an opportunity is granted me to talk to you through my words, I wish you a joy and laughter filled weekend.

Written by Maureen Mwangi, a Mvuli Hotels staff member

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