I saw the sign, 2013 is about to take a bow.It is day 305 of the year 2013, 60 days to go before we hail in 2014…I know, where did the year go, right? In the journey that is life, we should pay attention to what is in front of us, only look back once in a while and other than that, just keep moving forward.

So let us move forward and see what the weekend holds for us.

Do You Love Me?

Do you love meFestival of Creative Arts presents a hilarious comedy by the title “DO YOU LOVE ME”. This play is designed to provide an evening of hysterical comedy! All hell will break loose in this play when a man discovers that his wife is having an affair with another man. The man therefore turns to unorthodox methods to win back his wife’s affection. ! The action never falters, as husbands and wives dash about the stage, displaying quite extraordinary energy in their attempts to deceive one another. 2 husbands – 2 wives – 1 houseboy – 1 call girl – 1 apartment in Nairobi. The play promises to keep you glued to your seat owing to its intricate plot with surprising twists; robust action and its cracking pace. Add to the mix, disguise and misunderstanding; and an outrageous conclusion! With every action in service of a singular goal, the many moving parts of this lightning-fast comedy are well served to be an undercurrent of fear and an interesting evening to the audience.

Bookings are quite heavy. Tickets may be purchased for 500 bob only, through Mpesa 0726524124/0728130134 or 0734524124/0202025811 or directly from Assanand’s Music Shop, situated on 1st floor, 8 to 8 Shopping Mall on Moi Avenue, next to Jazz Bar or from Alliance Francaise reception and at the Kenya National Theatre Box Office.

This play runs from November 1st to 3rd (Friday 1 Nov. @ 6:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m, Sat 2 Nov. @ 3:00 p.m & 6:00 p.m and Sun 3 Nov. @ 3:00 p.m & 6:00 p.m)

Before I forget, I need to let you in on one very important detail, this play is Strictly Adults Only.

Japanese Cultural Festival

japanese-cultural-festivalThe Japan Embassy via the Japanese Information and Culture Centre warmly invites you, yet again this weekend, to the Japanese Cultural Festival on the 2nd of November at the Japan Embassy in Upper Hill from 11 a.m. till 4 p.m.Please note that prior registration will be required before you are granted entry at the Embassy. The main event for the Festival will be the Japanese Drum Concert. For more information on the event visit the Embassy of Japan in Kenya website at http://www.ke.emb-japan.go.jp/JICC/JICC_e/JICCEvents.html  or call +254 20 2898510

Having adhered to the prior registration requirement, entry to the event will be totally free of charge.

The All Star Party

watoto ni sisiAlso going down this weekend is The All Star Party, another event by Watoto Ni Sisi, that is bound to be full of fun and excitement. The event will be full of great music, rides, merry-go-rounds, trampolines, candy floss, bumper cars and great food among many good stuff. Whether you choose to acknowledge it or not, we all have a little child within us that yearns to be unleashed every once in a while and The all Star party is just the place to let that little child be, so go and have fun. Everybody in attendance will stand a chance to win a pair of converse shoes and other All Star merchandise.

The event kicks off at 11:00 a.m. and winds up at 6:00 p.m. Advance tickets will be retailing for Kshs. 500 and those that will be purchased at the gate will go for Kshs. 600. You can purchase your tickets at ticketsasa.com and or at Caffelatta Lounge – Lyric House 1st Floor.

Nescafe Red Sensation Party


The above event, being hosted on the Carnivore Kenya Grounds on the 2nd of November, is targeted at celebrating and appreciating local and upcoming talent and making their dreams come true. It will be a party with a different flavor as the activities for the event will include extreme entertainment, product sampling and coffee education. The artist line up will be voted by the audience from a list of contenders who sent in their work for assessment. They  will do their acts alongside the following celebrated artists ; Redsan, Octopizzo, P-Unit and Avril-Kenya with the following top  DJs: Dj Mo, Dj Joe Mfalme, Dj Kriss Darling and Dj Creme De La Crème, rocking you with the best mix of music. The MC’s for the day will be Hype Man DNG and Amina of Capital FM.

This events starts at 2:00 p.m. and will last all day long till 10:00 p.m. Tickets are going for Ksh. 200 and you will get free sachets of NESCAFE 3-in-1 with every purchase of a ticket. Get this, Red Rides and Red Bikes driven to the event will be allowed entry FREE of charge. For more information on the event, log on to: Daniel “Churchill” Ndambuki aka Mwalimu Kingangi’s Page on Facebook. The dress code for the event is, oh well you guessed it…RED

Halloween Party

Halloween PartyLast but not least on our suggestion list of events taking place this weekend is a Halloween Party at Kengele’s.I have read and heard of quite a few Lores about Halloween and the one that has stuck with me is one that I read some few years back in a Novel from one of my favourite authors L.J Smith. In this particular Lore, it is held that Samhain (Halloween) is the day that the veil between the world of the dead and that of the living is thinnest and thus the perfect time to perform some rituals if you wish to communicate easily with the departed or if you wish to summon them from ‘the beyond’. Anyway to cut to the chase, though this year’s Halloween is already passed, you do not have to wait until next year to do all a little trick or treating, this is because the Kengele’s Lavington Green family are inviting you for a frightfully fun night full of Bats, Cats and Witches Hats at the Kengele’s Lavington Green spook-tacular Halloween Party. Rocking the house from 8:00 p.m till late will be the Beathogs Band. Loads of great food and drinks will be available at the party. Spooky face painting and great costumes are encouraged. For more information, log on to: Kengele’s Lavington Green on Facebook.

….So after all is said and done…, life indeed can be fun if you really want to. Sometimes living out our dreams ain’t as easy as it seems…but all the same go and play. Run around. Build something. Break something. Climb a tree. Get dirty. Get in some trouble. Have some fun.

Written by Maureen Mwangi, a Mvuli Hotels staff member