If you are an ardent reader of the Sunday Nation newspaper then you have come across Dr. Chris Hart’s column in the Lifestyle section, this column has generated a lot of interest and much deserved interest at that. Well for all the ladies that have been waiting for The Career Women’s Workshop: Work-Life Family Balance with Dr. Chris Hart, the wait is over. The workshop is scheduled to take place at the Grace House Annexe on Saturday the 18th of January from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

It is a well known fact that all women aspire to be hands-on parents, wives and working moms, all at the same time. Sadly in many cases, this is not so easy and finding a balance to all this proves to be a bit of a challenge.

After the workshop however all this is expected to change, as the attendee will have acquired something that will help her to have gained more control, value and balance in both her professional and personal life.

The charges for this workshop are Kshs. 5,800. Charges are inclusive of snacks, lunch and writing materials. For more information on the workshop, you can call 5794262 020 or 250439 0270

For our artistics audience, might we suggest that you attend the Open Show Nairobi January Edition, today (17th January) at the Nest from 7 pm.

Open Show is a global, volunteer-run platform for visual storytelling through photography, film and multimedia. This monthly event showcases 5 (five) presenters each with 10-15 minutes to show 20 images or 3-8 minutes of video or multimedia. The presenters can use the time to talk about their presentation as much or as little as they want within the time frame. The mission at Open Show is to use the visual medium of storytelling to create conversation rather than a lecture-style presentation, and so that the audience will be able to connect directly with the presenter by asking questions, and providing comments and feedback.

Always on the lookout for more presenters, this global platform highly encourages all that are interested in presenting 20 of their photos or 3-8 minutes video to submit their works here. For more information visit Facebook: // Official website

Are you one of those people who after watching a movie they really liked find themselves having drifted off to that place somewhere in your imagination where by ‘default’ you find yourself cast as the lead actor or actress? Does this happen to you when you watch…I don’t know…say, a dance movie? Those ball room dances could hold me hostage any day especially the salsa and the tango and now (because of the TV show, ‘So You Think You Can Dance’) the contemporary dance.

Thing is, I love watching the dances and marveling at the flexibility of the dancers and their ‘killer’ moves but I couldn’t dance even if I wanted to. I have tried (in the privacy of my room) when I am all hyped up after seeing a style that I thought cool but failed miserably (shhhhh this is just between you and me). Anyway if you are like me, if you love dancing like me, that is, then the Patamango Argentine Tango Initiation is just perfect for you.

This program encompasses the physiological and musical fundamentals of Tango Argentino dancing, and is intended for all prospective beginners who wish to start learning Argentine Tango.It is also intended for all who wish to revisit the all-important basics of posture, stepping and cadence. This happens every Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Italian Institute of Culture. For more info on charges and timings, contact: +254 715 357 507

 To each their own, I like to say. While I may not begin to understand what people see in other genre of music other than the ones I favor, I am at least comforted by the fact that each one, (through their various favorite genres) has found a means of expressing themselves. Shakespeare did say after all that Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent

So this Saturday if music is your thing, join the Electrafrique 2014 movement and witness the marriage between Native and Contemporary Instruments as The Beat Parade Band injects The African Rhythm to the best of Afro, Deep, Soulful and Tribal House Tunes courtesy of DJ Cortega and Electrique DJS.

This will culminate into an experience that identifies solidly as African and resonates with people and dance floors in all corners of the world. The event will be emceed by Coco D. Rasta at the Carnivore Restaurant on January 18th.

No, I hadn’t forgotten to get you in the mix my theater people and seeing as I was just thinking about a wedding I had seen in one of the wedding shows that air locally when doing my research for this post, well coming across this was just…fate.

When you read the synopsis of this play titled Perfect Wedding , you will get reeled in and become the catch of the day. In simple language you are sold into the whole plot when you read the first line of the synopsis…hook, line and sinker. You too would be in my position, but if you doubt me then read the synopsis provided below:

 

A man wakes up on his wedding morning to find an extremely attractive naked girl in bed beside him. But in the depths of a stag-night hangover, he can’t remember meeting her. Before he can get her out his bride to-be arrives. In the ensuing panic, the crisis escalates to nuclear proportions with the arrival of the bride’s mother and the best man’s girlfriend. This rare combination of riotous farce and touching love story has provoked waves of laughter across Europe and America.

 

I don’t want to say it, but I will…didn’t I tell you that you would be hooked hook, line and sinker. If this is your train then get on it before it leaves the station by contacting the organizers on 0705 589722 /2225506 /2221661 or 0722 510705 or by sending them an email via phoenixtheater.nairobi@gmail.com.

The play will run from the 17th to the 31st of January at the Phoenix theater

I trust that everyone is taken care of. The weekend script is ready, the actors know their roles and the stage is set so all that remains is for the director to yell…..ACTION

Have a lovely weekend.

Written by Maureen Mwangi, a Mvuli Hotels staff member

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