Events | May 2015

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Desert Knights Cycling

When: April 30 to May 6, 2015 @ 3pm

Where: Sendlingsdrift (SA) or Hobas (Namibia)

Cost: N$11 000

Contact: www.desertknights-mtb.com

The /Ai/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park is a unique environment for adventure sports activities, boasting beautiful mountainous scenery, a remote wilderness character and the presence of a major river within a desert environment. The perfect home for the Desert Knights MTB Tour that combines 5 days of cycling, some of it at night under the full moon, and 1 day of canoeing on the Orange River.

The aim of the tour is to contribute towards unlocking the tourism potential of the /Ai/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park through staging of a world class annual multi-stage MTB event. Proceeds of the tour will support joint conservation activities of this unique Transfrontier Park.

The cost includes a tented camp, meals, activities and shuttles. Non-cyclist participants are welcome, and will be accommodated at same tour fee. Participants are to bring their own cycling equipment.

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Outjo Wildsfees

When: May 1 -3, 2015 @ 8am

Where: Sam Khubis

Cost: N$120 / N$80 for kids

Contact: www.outjo-wildsfees.com

The 10th annual Outjo Wildsfees takes place on the Sophienhof Lodge outside Outjo. Well-know singers will be performing this year, including South Africans Snotkop, Ampie, Ricus Nel and Mwah, and Namibians Len Nel, Andre Havenga, Jo Nichol & Jurgens Strydom, and Leon and CJ Jacobs. Fun and exciting activities are also part of this festival, like the Fear Factor competition, cycling, Junior Chef competition, Proe en Kuier Tent and much more.

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Concert: The Rockets

When: May 1, 2015 @ 6pm

Where: Western Suburbs, Windhoek

Cost: N$120 (presales) or N$200 at the door

Contact: www.staytoday.com.na

Global Entertainment brings back The Rockets, due to popular demand! Together with another not to be missed group, Volume 4 from Cape Town. This event promises golden oldies and old school songs not too be missed! Bring along friends, family and a camping chair.

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Music awards: NAMAs

When: May 1 & 2, 2015 @ 7pm

Where: Swakopmund Indoor Sports Centre

Cost: N$250 and N$500 for VIPs

Contact: www.computicket.com

Following the astounding sets, world class production, explosive performances and amazing NAMA weekend in the beautiful town of Swakopmund last year, NAMAs 2015 are gearing up again to take Namibia and the local music industry and its stars to stellar new heights, to award the best in Namibian musicians.

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Exhibition: Postcards from Italy

When: May 1 – 29, 2015 @ 9am to 6pm

Where: Design33, Windhoek

Cost: Free

Contact: +264 61 240 165

Postcards from Italy – Take a trip with Daniela Magg on her Italian Street moments tour. This photographic exhibition framed in an alternative way, creates a pleasant warm hearty feel … just like Italy!

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Rugby: Valke VS FNB Welwitschias

When: May 1, 2015 @ 7pm

Where: Hage Geingob stadium, Windhoek

Cost: N$60

Contact: + 264 61 251775

Come and support your favourite team as the Valke take on the F N B Welwitchias in the 2015 Vodacom Cup.

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Fun Day: Vasbyt

When: May 2, 2015 @ 8am

Where: Farm Graal, Maltahöhe district

Cost: TBA

Contact: +264 63 293330 or +264 81 284 2744

The 4×4 fun day of the Hoërand FA will be hosted on May 2, 2015 at farm Graal of Willie and Denise Truter in the Maltahöhe district. Refreshments will be served during the day and the day is concluded with a steak braai. Camping is available from May 1 to 3. On Friday evening, May 1 a braai is offered free of charge. The public is invited to enjoy the day and take part in the following categories: main, farmer, women, toys and quad bikes for children.

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Boeremark / Farmers Market

When: May 2, 2015 @ 8am – 1pm

Where: Windhoek Show Grounds

Cost: N$5

Contact: +264 81 436 3049 or elkiet@iway.na

The “Boeremark” takes place every last Saturday of the month at the Windhoek show grounds. A variety of bric a brac, home made food and other goodies are on sale.

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Klein-Aus Vista MTB Challenge

When: May 2 & 3, 2015

Where: Klein Aus Vista

Cost: N$700

Contact: +264 63 258116 or info@klein-aus-vista.com

The 5th annual Klein-Aus Vista MTB Challenge takes place on May 2 & 3, 2015.

Travel to Aus, located in the deep south west of Namibia and experience a challenging marathon event on mostly single track mountain bike trails in the Aus Mountains. Part of the MTB trail follows a historical German Schutztruppe trail dating back to the Word War 1.

This year the Racing Rhino Category has been introduced to accommodate the heavier male and female riders for both the full and half marathon. Men weighing in over 90kg on the race registration day qualify to register for the Racing Rhino Category. Women weighing in over 70kg on the race registration day qualify to register for the Racing Rhino Category.

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Okahandja Tourism & Trade Expo

When: May 6 -9, 2015

Where: Okahandja Park Sport Stadium

Cost: N$10

Contact: +264 62 505100

The Municipality of Okahandja hosts the annual Okahandja Tourism and Trade Expo 2015. Exhibitors and public are invited to come and join us in celebrating and networking with business. There will be lots of entertainment for everybody.

Tickets cost N$10 per person and N$5 for kids between 6 and 15 years. Children under 6 are admitted free.

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Comedy: Afro-larious

When: May 7 & 8, 2015

Where: National Theatre

Cost: N$240

Contact: +264 61 374 400

Grass Roots Entertainment hosts the Afro-Larious stand-up comedy show and on May 7 and 8 at the National Theatre. The event provides Namibians with a refreshing feature event hosting South Africa’s renowned comedian, Joey Rasdien and an army of established and upcoming local supporting acts.

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Festival: Sam !Khubis

When: May 8, 2015 @ 8am

Where: Sam Khubis

Cost: TBA

Contact: Facebook / Samkhubis (Sam!khubis)

Every year on May 8, the battle of Sam Khubis is remembered. This historical battle took place on 8 May 1915, when the German colonial army attacked the Baster people who had fled to their last stronghold of Sam Khubis. 2015 marks the 100th commemoration of this historic event and goes hand in hand with many activities.

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Rugby: Leopards VS FNB Welwitschias

When: May 8, 2015 @ 7pm

Where: Hage Geingob stadium, Windhoek

Cost: N$60

Contact: + 264 61 251775

Come and support your favourite team as the Leopards take on the F N B Welwitchias in the 2015 Vodacom Cup.

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Poetic Healing

When: May 8, 2015 @ 6:30pm – 9pm

Where: Nino’s Pizza, Walvis Bay

Cost: Free

Contact: +264 64 207364

Poetic Healing presents 50 Shades of Poets

Poetic Healing is a monthly poetry event (every first Friday of the month) where first time poets, musicians and comedians get a platform to share their talents with their community. This event is strictly for over 18’s.

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Horse riding: FEI World Dressage Challenge

When: May 8 & 9, 2015 @ 10am – 4pm

Where: Walvis Bay Equestrian Centre

Cost: Free

Contact: +264 81 128 2935

The FEI World Dressage Challenge is a development tool funded by the FEI whereby countries compete against each other on their home-ground. This year Namibia will be competing against Swaziland, Mauritius, Iran and Botswana. Last year the Namibian Dressage Team won the team event against these countries.

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Guided walk: Botanical Society of Namibia

When: May 9, 2015 @ 8am

Where: Botanic gardens, Windhoek

Cost: N$10

Contact: uschi@safarisuk.ch

The Botanical Society of Namibia hosts a guided walk in Windhoek’s botanic gardens in conjunction with the National Botanic Research Institute. BotSoc members and children free of charge, while a donation of N$10 is requested from non-BotSoc members. Books and BotSoc T-shirts are on sale and refreshments will be available.

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Beach Art Day

When: May 14, 2015 @ 9am – 5pm

Where: Swakopmund Beach

Cost: Free

Contact: manager@westcoastfmnamibia.com or +264 64 464 048

West Coast FM and The Local Explosion invites everyone interested in creating beach art to join in the fun, while letting creative juices flow!

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Harley Rally

When: May 14 – 17, 2015

Where: Swakopmund

Cost: N$500

Contact: wildwest@iafrica.com.na

For all the Harley Davidson owners out there: it’s Skeleton Coast Rally time!

Taking place over three days, the adventure includes live music, a Thunder Parade, a Lady Biker Competition, and two chapter challenges: “Hau den Lukas” and Karaoke. There is also a bike concourse for Best Sportster, Best Dyna, Best Softail, Best Touring Bike, Best Rat Bike, and Best Bike on Show voted by the public.

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Otjiwa MTB Eagle Ride

When: May 16, 2015 @ 9am

Where: Otjiwa Lodge

Cost: N$170

Contact: www.otjiwalodge.com or mpnamibia@gmail.com

This popular race takes place Saturday May 16th and starts at 9am, giving mountain bikers from far away towns more than enough time to drive to Otjiwa and compete in the MTB Eagle ride. Participants can choose to ride the 80 km MTB Marathon or the 40 km MTB Marathon which will take you through the Otjiwa Game farm with lots of game and spectacular views.

The 80 km riders will compete in Elite, Sub Vet, Vet and Masters categories and the 40 km riders compete in the Juvenile and Open Categories.

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Screening: Everyone Else

When: May 21, 2015 @ 7:15pm

Where: Goethe Centre, Windhoek

Cost: Free

Contact: +264 61 225700 or pr@nads.org.na

Directed: Maren Ade

A young couple in their early 30s lives in the cosy togetherness of a holiday marked by honesty: the idealistic (but unsuccessful) architect Chris (Lars Eidinger) and the pragmatic (and tomboyish) PR consultant Gitti (Birgit Minichmayr) have an intense relationship that constantly alternates between all-out passion, childish fun and great earnestness. Both test one another as if they were teenagers. The conflict between them boils up when confronted with another couple, Hans, also an architect (but successful), and Sana, a fashion designer (who is also fashionable). These two appear as if they had a monopoly on the sunny side of life. What’s more, they understand how to hide their conventional male and female roles behind a modern facade. While Chris begins to orient himself on the others and tries to show his headstrong girlfriend where her limits are, Gitti feels betrayed. Her attempt to adapt to his new ideal develops from a new game of role-playing into a silent battle against herself.

Language: German with English subtitles

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Screening: The Farewell

When: May 21, 2015 @ 7:15pm

Where: Goethe Centre, Windhoek

Cost: Free

Contact: +264 61 225700 or pr@nads.org.na

Directed by Jan Schütte

Bert Brecht has spent the summer in his country house near Buckow surrounded by women, but now life appears to call him back to Berlin. In actual fact, however, it is death and not the theatre that awaits the famous poet. His daughter Barbara burns her father’s stinking cap in the park as if seeking to isolate herself from the paraphernalia of the past. Brecht’s grumpy search for the old cap runs through the story like a running gag – and at the same time shows how difficult it has become for the ailing old poet to concentrate on essentials.

Language: German with English subtitles.

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Namib Quest: MTB

When: May 24 – 29, 2015

Where: Windhoek – Swakopmund

Cost: N$25 000

Contact: http://africanextremepromotions.com/

The Namib Quest is a 6-day mountain bike stage race that begins in Windhoek and ends 6 days later in Swakopmund. The route passes through the folded mountains of the Khomas Hochland, dropping down through the transition plateau into the Namib Desert and includes parts of the Namib Naukluft Park. Riders pass through areas that are essentially closed to the general public.

Best news of all – prizes valued at N$150 000 are up for grabs!

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Concert: Trey Songz

 When: May 30, 2015 @ 3pm

Where: Independence Stadium, Windhoek

Cost: N$150 – N$800

Contact: www.computicket.com

 MTC presents Trey Songz Live in Concert in celebration of Namibia’s 25th Independence.

Grammy-nominated international superstar Trey Songz is known for dozens of hits like ‘Na Na’ and ‘Slow Motion’, plus more than 20 million albums and singles sold. His latest album, ‘Trigga’, is said to be a sign that Songz has found the true meaning behind his music, being his most intimate album yet.

Winners of the 2015 Namibia Annual Music Awards (NAMAs) will perform at the concert, while South African Stimela completes the performance line up.

VIP tickets cost N$800 and include a welcoming drink and premier seat. However, there are only 1 000 VIP tickets are available. Golden circle tickets cost N$400 and general tickets, N$150.

Gates open at 3pm and the first performance starts at 6pm while Trey Songz’ performance is expected to start at 10pm.

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Concert: Ja Rule

When: May 30, 2015 @ 6pm

Where: Hage Geingob stadium, Windhoek

Cost: N$250 – N$500

Contact: www.computicket.com

Multi-platinum selling hip hop artist and the man responsible for hits like “Always on time”, “I’m real”, “Between me and you” and many more – Ja Rule performs in Namibia on May 30. Tickets cost N$250 (normal seating), N$350 for golden circle tickets and N$500 for VIP tickets.

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Concert: MTC Gospel Concert

When: May 31, 2015 @ 2pm

Where: Independence stadium, Windhoek

Cost: N$50 – N$150

Contact: www.computicket.com

The MTC Gospel concert is a celebration of music, life and 25 years of Namibia’s independence brought to you by MTC, headliningSouth African gospel queen, Rebecca Malope as well as the NAMA winners.

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