Have you ever watched the film ;The Sound Of Music? I remember watching it some while ago when I was young and at the time, not much of the film was of interest to me other than the children and their ‘Do-Re-Mi’ song.

The weekend has to be the one common thing that almost everybody will name as their favorite things. Every Friday as the evening draws near, I find some melody humming in my soul and today’s melody is that of the Captain in The sound of Music singing Edelweiss,only this time Edelweiss is substituted by ‘Saturday’. The melody goes something like this:

Saturday, Saturday
Every Friday you greet me
Promising and white, clean and bright
You look happy to meet me…

So what does the weekend have in store for us?

clybourne ParkWe are looking at another adaptation of Bruce Norris’ play Clybourne Park and this time, it is taking place at the Phoenix Players Theater from this very day (4th April) to the 19th of this month. The play has been adapted by George Mungai and directed by Likarion Wainaina.

Clybourne Park spans two generations fifty years apart. In 1959, Russ and Bev are selling their desirable two bedroom house at a bargain price, unknowingly bringing the first black family into the neighbourhood and creating ripples of discontent among the cozy white residents of Clybourne Park. In 2009 the same property is being bought by a young white couple, whose plan to raze the house and start again is met with equal disapproval by the black residents of the soon-to-be-gentrified area. Are the issues festering beneath the floorboards actually the same fifty years on? To find out the answer to this, don’t miss out on this funny, provocative and definitely witty play. Tickets for this play are retailing at only 500 shillings.

Open Show Nairobi #3Catch another edition of the Open Show Nairobi at the Nest today. This time, there are five curated presenters ranging from students to professionals and each has ten minutes to show a 20 image or 3–8 minute video project with audience questions and feedback.

The event is a free social screening where the public can see compelling work and get to interact directly with photographers, filmmakers and multimedia producers. For more information on the event visit there website by clicking here.

If you would like to RSVP click here.

Show is schedueled to start at 7:00 p.m sharp and last till 9:00 p.m.6:00 p.m has been slotted for mingling purposes, so come and let us mingle before the show begins. The event, as earlier mentioned ,takes place at the Nest: Number 4, Jabavu Maisonette, Jabavu Road, Kilimani.

Sauti-Academy-Naked-Music1I have heard of the Naked truth, but never before about Naked music…then again, it is only a matter of time before the unexpected happens. Well, Naked Music is another opportunity in which Penya Africa will get to expose a new group of graduating students from its artist development program, Sauti Academy.

This event themed Expose´ (hashtag #NakedMusic) will seek to expose these musicians and they in turn will let us in on what they have learnt for the past one year in which they have been guided through the ins and outs of voice, music writing, performance and business at Sauti Academy.

Eight performers have been lined up and they will be presenting their own compositions performed alongside their own bands. All this will be taking place at the Goethe Institut on the 5th of April. Entry charges are Kshs. 400 in advance and Kshs. 500 at the gate. Gates open at 6:30 p.m

What Is New Under the Sun is an exhibition that has been running since Sunday last week until the very end of this month. The venue of the Exhibition is the Temporary Exhibition Hall, Nairobi National Museum.

what-is-new-under-the-sunWhat’s new under the sun exhibition is a result of cooperation between two groups of pupils from the middle school in Tomice, Poland and eight schools in the Mathare in Nairobi.

A total of 35 pupils participated in a series of educational workshops during which they had a chance to know each other, to work in tandem on the same topic and to answer some questions: Who am I? What do we need to have to go on a journey together? How do we express our emotions?

The results were of course very revealing and that is why the project founders are welcoming you to the exhibition so that you too may relish in the journey of discovery.

 

Sarakasi- the dance conventition and competition“We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.”
Friedrich Nietzsche

While the above might be much of a stretch for some of us, I would like to re-coin the above quote and put it as so: “We should consider every fortnight lost on which we have not danced at least once.” ….much better.

Now keeping with the above spirit, we would like to propose that you attend the Dance Convention and competition 2014 organized by campus Glamour in partnership with Sarakasi Trust.

This is to be the first in a series of annual dance workshops and competitions intended to bring together Dancers and professional choreographers drawn from different backgrounds to showcase and share the knowledge of dance, choreography, branding and marketing and financial intelligence.

Each event will have two segments:

  1. Dance Workshop -three topics of discussion by professionals in the dance industry
  • Choreography
  • Branding and Marketing
  • Financial Intelligence

 

  1. Dance Competitions both individuals and groups are allowed to participate 4th April.

For more information on the convention, visit www.sarakasi.org The theme picked for the event is Understanding the Business in Dance .The convention is scheduled to take place today at the Sarakasi Dome (Ngara) and entry is free of Charge.

Most of the events featured in this blog today are happening today, but no need to worry, the day is still young and you have more than ample time to work out your schedule and attend the event that meets your fancy.

Until next time dear reader, have a lovely and blessed weekend. Go out and make memories.

Written by Maureen Mwangi, a Mvuli Hotels staff member

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