Tic Toc, Tic Toc, goes the clock in the movie and there is the sound of the teacher droning on in the back ground giving a lesson that no one is listening to and louder than the voice of the teacher are the thoughts of the student that has began the count down to recess . Sometimes I love how committed to time keeping these students are and how respectful the teachers are of the students time because once that bell goes off, the teacher can do nothing but accept that his or her time is over (A far cry from what we have here at Kenya, or at least the schools I attended)

So today being a Friday, let us all face it ,some of us are having that ‘Tic toc’ moment  and like the student mentioned above you just cannot wait to get a start on the awesome adventure that  you have planned out for the weekend. Wait, what’s that? You don’t have anything lined up for the weekend? Well not to worry, we have a few choice suggestions lined up for you read on.

nairobi-music-societyTo start us off, we recommend you attend a Christmas Concert by the Nairobi Music Society choir Nairobi Orchestra, conducted by Ken Wakia and Levi Wataka.

The concert will be held on the 7th of December from 7:30 pm and on the 8th of December from 3:00 pm at the All Saints’ Cathedral, Kenyatta Avenue. All tickets at the door will be retailing for 700/= , adults and 500/= for NMS Members and students.

There will be loads of festive seasonal music ranging from choir, orchestra and organ and performing will be  Britten~ Ceremony of Carols – With harpist Sarah Vohya and soloists and Carter ~ Benedicite – Joined by Cavina School children’s choir.

The performance will include Christmas songs and traditional Carols and some favourite choruses from Handel’s Messiah to mention just but a few.

BECAUSE-I-FEEL-bNext on the list is an exhibition dubbed ‘Because I feel’. This is a one of a kind exhibition from a collection of 18 Kenyan artists initiated by Poonam Suryavabshi. Featuring a host of talented artists, the exhibition seeks to describe the deeper origins of art.

If this is sounds…or rather smells like your ideal cup of coffee then the place to be on the 7th of December is Punii’s coffee’s and crafts (Ojijo Road, Parklands) from 10:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m. Entry is free of charge. For more information, contact +254 707 000 598

kids paradiseNow for those of you that are looking for something that is all family inclusive especially if you have little ones then the Kids Paradise Holiday Edition is the event for you and your family. Kids’ Paradise is organized with the selective parent in mind. There will be lots of Kid activities, creative play activities such as art and craft, treasure hunt and many more activities to invoke your child’s creativity and loads of amusements and games.

One of the main attractions, among many, will be professional keepsake photos with ‘Santa Claus’ . All this will be taking place on the 8th of December 2013 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Nairobi Arboretum. Tickets will be retailing for 800/= Kids and Teens and 500/= for adults. For more information on the event call 598 215 6070

swankLast but definitely not least in our suggestion list is the Swank party. The party will be going down at the Karura Forest  and tickets will be retailing from Kshs 1,000 advance and Kshs. 1,500 at the gate. There is also a special package tailored to a 5 people pack, for 5 entry tickets, you get 1 table, 1 Macallan bottle, 1 bottle of wine & a box of cigars and all this for KSH 25,000 only.

So what will be happening at Karura exactly? There will be live music provided by Denis and Winyo, both super talented individuals, there will also be a wine and cheese tasting going on and multi lounges by Remi Martin and Macallan and a 10mtr long bar.

For more information on the event connect with them through Twitter @TheSwank_KE and on Facebook The Swank KE

The tic toc moment is over so go ahead and have your fun before recess is over.

Written by Maureen Mwangi, a Mvuli Hotels staff member