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Miscellaneous Events


24th to 26th November 2017
Nairobi International Convention & Conference Centre
Nairobi Fashion Week Summer/Spring

As you prep for December holidays, in Nairobi, there is another major fashion stage that needs to be on
your radar: Nairobi Fashion Week. Organized by Dynamic Race, the show spotlights international
established and emerging talents in fashion, with a special emphasis on African based designers. Now in
its fifth year, Nairobi Fashion Week will host more than 25 brands from November 24th to 26th at the
Nairobi Convention and Conference Centre, and is focused on the theme Arise. As for designers to keep
an eye out for? Russian based designer Irina Katerenova, Cameroonian based Loga Mahop of Forest
Spirit, Ugandan label Fatumahasha , Benin brand Roar Clothing, Rawan Bahabri {Saudi Arabia}, plus
local brands Vivienne Taa, Genteel Clothing.
To kick things off on the November 24th is an exhibition expo which commences at 10:00 a.m, a gala
night at 7:00 p.m, where notable Kenya’s fashion and showbiz personalities are expected to grace the
event. Tickets are available on
The event is sponsored by Nivea, Sigona Golf Club, Nairobi International Conference Centre, Safron
Hair and Beauty Spa just to mention but a few.
Find more intel on the show HERE. Get your tickets ready!!!

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24th to 28th November 2017
Africa Extreme Westlands / Naro Moru River Lodge
Mt. Kenya Epik MTB Tour

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Saturday 9th December 2017
Radisson Blu
Fashion Product Lab Demo Day

It's the second installment of the Fashion Product Lab Demo Day!
This event is the finale of the Fashion Product Lab, an eight week program that brought together fashion designers from different countries on the continent in a bid to scale their businesses. This was done through various workshops covering business aspects such as marketing, branding, financial modelling and even photography.
The Demo Day is a fashion showcase consisting of a six piece collection from each of our FPL participants after completion of the FPL program.
We look forward to having you at Radisson Blu for an evening of great conversation, interaction and celebrating great talent from the African continent!
RSVP as seats are limited.


Thursday 23rd November 2017
British Institute In Eastern Afrika
BIEA Annual UK Lecture: What Impact Does Brexit Have On Regional Integration In Africa?


Saturday 25th November 2017
Crossfit Kwetu - Gigiri
Battle at the Box

Fun, Inclusive, Fitness Competition. Open to all. Teams of 4, 2 ladies, 2 men.
Entry 1200 Ksh per team
To enter go to https://wodleader/competition/battleatthebox2017
Mpesa 0701748786 or pay cash at CrossFit Kwetu


Thursday 30th November 2017
Hemingways Hotel
Kenya Wildlife Trust 10th Anniversary Fundraising Cocktail Party

Date: November 30, 2017
Venue: Hemingways Hotel, Nairobi
Time: 6-10 pm
Tickets: KES 3,000/- Available here
To celebrate 10 years of conservation impact, Kenya Wildlife Trust are holding a Fundraising Cocktail Party at Hemingways Hotel, Nairobi, on Thursday, November 30, 2017.
Join us for cocktails, bitings, live music, auction, raffle and more!
All funds raised on the night will support our 3 pillars – Predator Conservation, Community Development and Conservation Education


1st & 2nd December 2017
Friday 1st December: Michael Joseph Centre
The Afro Hair Awards Judging Event
Saturday 2nd December: Intercontinental Hotel
The Afro Hair Awards Gala Night


Saturday 2nd December 2017
Kenyatta University Amphitheatre
Forex Trading Conference

 Forex Trading Conference: a conference like no other in Kenya where you get an opportunity to be taught about Online Forex Trading and what it takes to be a Successful Forex Trader. Also during the conference you will get the opportunity to interact and network with our very own Successful Forex Traders who are self-made millionaires through Forex Trading.
Forex Trading is buying low and selling high or selling high and then buying low, depending on how you anticipate the market moving. Buy if you feel the market is going to go up. If you feel the market is set to come down, sell and buy later when it’s down.

ADVANCE: Ksh 150

+254 720 901 140


Saturday 25th November 2017
Westgate Mall
Talent Search Grand Final With Celebrity Judges


9th to 17th December 2017
Karen Country Club
Karen Open Tennis Championship

Karen Country Club has 7 murram tennis courts, two of which are floodlit. The section hosts a number of tennis competitions for members throughout the year, some of which coincide with the major grand slums like the French open and Wimbledon. In addition to competitions, the section also offer tennis lessons, clinics and workshops meant to promote the game of tennis. The courts are manned by 6 court attendants who assist members as they enjoy the game


Sunday 10th December 2017
Michael Joseph Centre
fashion & Lifestyle: 3rd Edition

It is going to be a one-day exhibition with fashion show, exhibition, dance performance, artists, wine tasting, cake tasting, cheese tasting, chocolate tasting, networking, awards, music, food & drinks and red carpet photography
Advance tickets available on Mpesa and KenyaBuzz
It is mandatory for you to carry your identification document to enter the venue. Security is tight, and you shall not be allowed in without an ID, Passport or Driving Licence.

Advance: Ksh 800Gate: Ksh 1500


Art Events

ART EVENTS & EXHIBITIONS - click on poster to enlarge

9th Nov. to 1st December 2017
British Institute in East Africa - Seminar Room
Unknown Untold Art Exhibition by Charles Ongere

UNKNOWN UNTOLD is an exposition of how the abstraction of the person is resulted by what the individual hasn't been told, thus doesn't know. Resultantly, there's an obstructed and distracted notion of what makes sense and the possibilities at one's disposal.
We should consider the following questions to soberly consider the UNKNOWN UNTOLD
Do you think what has not been told has been erased?
Do you think what is told has been added?
Do you in any way consider what has not been told an obstruction, distraction, or abstraction?


14th to 19th November 2017
Galleria Shopping Mall
Exhibition By Santos Arzu Quioto And Moses Nyawanda

Born in Bondo in Nyanza district in 1972, Nyawanda worked for a year as a library assistant before joining the Creative Art Center in Nairobi in 1993. He took a three-year diploma in fine arts and then worked as a laboratory assistant at Moi Girls High School in the capital in order to subsidise his career as an artist, holding his first solo show in September 1997. Since then he has taken part in numerous solo and group exhibitions and won several prizes.
Santos Arzú Quioto from Honduras With more than twenty Solo Exhibits, renowed in Honduras, United States, Dominican Republic, Argentina, Peru, India, Colombia, Italy, China as well as in over forty Group Art Shows in Central America, Mexico, Cuba, France, Spain, Argentina, Brazil, Korea and other countries. He has participated in several biennials representing Honduras: The main are:
48 ° Venice Biennial (1999), Venice, Italy, 1 ° Bienal Iberoamericana in Lima, Peru (1997), 2 ° and 3 ° Biennial Caribbean and Central America in Santo Domingo (1994 and 1996), 4 th International Biennial of Painting, Cuenca, Ecuador, 1 °, 2 ° and 3 ° Biennial of Central America in Guatemala, Costa Rica and Nicaragua (1998, 2000, 2002).


10th to 30th November 2017
Creativity Gallery
Exhibition: Demigods and the Demagogues by Moses Nyawanda

Moses Nyawanda is the last born of eight children. When Nywanda was young his mother prophesized he would become an artist. Little did she know that her prophecy had been fulfilled the day when Moses was caught sketching by his math teacher. The sketch was so good that poor Moses got a thorough thrashing after the teacher recognized himself.
After grappling with several artistic practices from photography, sign-writing, and painting calabashes, Moses eventually attended formal art classes at the Creative Art Centre in Nairobi. In three years, Moses graduated with a diploma in fine arts and held his first solo exhibition at Yaya Centre. Over 15 years later, Moses has held numerous solo shows, won several art prizes and has been an artist in residence at Kuona Trust, the GoDown Arts Centre and the Railway Museum Art Studio (where he was a founding member). He now works from his home studio and shows his work around East Africa and the world.

As part of giving back to society, Moses works with the Trust for Indigenous Culture and Health (TICAH) in Nairobi where he paints murals with positive messages for communities and mentors young artists.
Moses has this to say about his current artistic practice:
“At the moment, my medium of choice is oils. Over the years, I have developed a style of painting where l use a palette knife to produce layers and layers of paint so the work ends up looking like it was done with pastels. I’m currently working with vibrant yet earthy colors with subjects of people or animals. The themes I’m exploring are the interactions between people or animals as they are put into stories or situations. These storylines are usually informed by current events or personal experiences, some true, some imaginary, others fiction. I’ve investigated dating, relationships between people, sexuality, generational divides, divergent opinions, politics, corruption, love, technology and fear. These have been done in series.

I like to imagine and paint what would happen to the subjects in my work (people or animals) if they had to work through different situations, what would they say, what would they do, what would happen? Throughout this process, I look to strip apart the visual scene that emerges in my mind and put it back together in ways that reveal many different layers of reality, of thought and emotion.”


29th October to 3rd December 2017
Red Hill Art Gallery
Exhibition: Kenyan Pioneers by Rosemary Karuga

Rosemary Karuga was born in 1928 in Meru, Kenya.
From 1950 to 1952, she was the first female student at Makarere University’s School of Fine Art in Kampala, Uganda, where she studied design, painting and sculpture. After graduation she moved back to Kenya and became a fulltime teacher.
It was only in 1987 – at almost 60 years old – that she again tapped into her artistic talent as an Artist-in-Residence at the Paa ya Paa Arts Centre in Nairobi.
Rosemary Karuga became a highly esteemed and respected artist in the Kenyan art scene, with an increasing international reputation. She had her international breakthrough in 1990 with a group exhibition at the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York. Other international exhibitions followed in quick succession.

Rosemary Karuga’s artistic expression is very personal and has a unique technique. Her ‘tools’ are coloured paper scraps – from newspapers, glossy magazines, to packaging material, scissors and glue. Inspired by Byzantine mosaics, she creates colourful paper collages of people, animals and landscapes of intense strength. Her work reflects her direct environment in figurative representational art.
Directions to the Gallery
From Village Market join Limuru Road. After 13km turn left down a dirt road, signposted “Zereneti”, continue for 200m, keep left (ignore the road climbing sharply right), after 50m take the right smaller track. Red Hill Art Gallery is located at the end of the track on the left side (red metal gate) Karibu!
From City Centre Matatu No 114. Stop ‘Posta’
The gallery is open daily from 11.00 to 5.00 pm




22nd November to 15th December
Nairobi National Museum
Gallen-Kallela in Kenya

Akseli Gallen-Kallela (1865-1931), one of Finland’s most renowned artists, traveled to Kenya with his family in 1909. They lived on the outskirts of Nairobi, painting, travelling, and collecting both natural and ethnographic artefacts. Now, over 100 years later, his works are to be exhibited for the first time in the country they were created in.
In celebration of the 2017 centenary of Finnish independence, the Gallen-Kallela Museum together with the Embassy of Finland in Nairobi are producing the “GALLEN-KALLELA IN KENYA” exhibition on Akseli Gallen-Kallela’s trip and the art it inspired at the Nairobi National Museum. The exhibition is based on reproduced materials, paintings and photographs.


1st October to 30th November 2017
National Museum, Nairobi Gallery & Alliance Francaise
Nigerian Festival In Nairobi


27th October to 16th November 2017 (Opening 25th Ocober)
Exhhibition: Remote

[the yearning of the dispossessed]
Our social constructs, created to protect us and organize societies, have failed us. Our rules and laws have entrapped us. We have been dislocated from our environment, and estranged from ourselves.
Those inclined toward observation and introspection often attempt to deconstruct existing social constructs. Contemplating the fabric of existence, they deal in the currency of purpose and truth. Repelled by capitalism and the governments that revere it, they envision the alternatives. There is an aching in them. It is unyielding. It is a quest for something more meaningful than the social codes that we blindly consume. But, what is this something?
Curated by Zihan Kassam
Assisted by Nyambura M. Wariungi
Admission Free
Opening Oct 25, 6pm
Closed Oct 26
Runs Oct 27 - Nov 16
Mon - Fri: 10 to 5
Sat: 12 to 5
Artist Talk Nov 1 @ 6pm


2nd & 3rd December 2017
56 Kibo Lane Karen
Christmas Art Sale: Paintings And Prints By Geraldine Roberts

Over 2000 paintings and prints by Geraldine Robarts starting at prints for 1000/= and paintings from 10,000/= at 56 Kibo Lane, Karen on 2nd and 3rd December – 10am to 6pm.
Please be so kind as to let us know if you would like to attend for the sake of security so your name is on our list or call 0722 528931 to RSVP.
We very much look forward to welcoming you to this special event.


10th November to 31st January
National Museums Of Kenya
Urembo And Hekima Art Exhibition

The Urembo exhibition will explore beauty - symbols, colors, designs, and their meanings over time. We will look at how traditional designs and artistic process have lasting meaning. We will see how indigenous apprenticeship and community stewardship can and do inform artistic practice today. We will celebrate beauty in ways that open us to new ideas and ways of seeing, while grounding our vision in culture, history, and traditions connecting our past and our present. Urembo will be in the Creativity Gallery upstairs.
The Hekima exhibition will demonstrate the depth and diversity of scientific and historical knowledge still held by older generations in Kenya. The aim of this exhibition is to create a place where visitors can see video footage of Elders, of ceremonies, of plant medicine teachings, of musical exchange, and learn about the ways our inherited knowledge is relevant today. Hekima will be in the Temporary Gallery downstairs.


31st October to 26th November 2017
Talisman Restaurant
Exhibition: Amy Sandys-Lumsdaine

So many people in the neighbourhood look forward to this time, around the end of the year, when Amy Sandys-Lumsdaine shows her work at Talisman! This year, her exhibition opens on Tuesday 31st October and runs until Sunday 26th November. The collection of works is inspired by her travels in Kenya. Amy’s oil paintings of wildlife, landscapes and the people of Kenya have really stuck a chord with Karen dwellers and far beyond. Evoking a classic but contemporary spin on her subjects, she shows a combination of small affordable prints and medium to large original oil paintings.


THEATRE / CONCERT / STAGE / MOVIE - click on poster to enlarge




Sunday 26th November 2017
The Roger Owles Hall, Kenton College, Kileleshwa

Nairobi Music Society Presents Wquatorial Winds - Plus One


Thursday 30th November 2017
The Alchemist Bar
Re-Imaged Storytelling

After two years of touring in Uganda, Ghana, Egypt, UK, Scotland, Sweden, we are having a final show in Nairobi, where it all began. The re-imagined series is about adapting novels by African writers into storytelling performances, as a means to creating more platforms for our own stories, as well as reviving African oral storytelling traditions whilst encouraging a culture of readership. Multiple storytellers have taken part in the project, including Sitawa Namwalie, Mumbi Kaigwa, Raya Wambui, Patricia Kihoro, Rehema Nanfuka and Aleya Kassam.
This last installation will see amazing performers June Gachui, Neno Kali and Maimouna Jallow adapting three novels. The event will take place on November 30th at The Alchemist from 8-10pm (door open at 6:30pm). Join us if you can!!!
Tickets are 600ksh in advance -
Please see more details below.
About The Stories:
MAID in SA is a side-splitting, tongue-in-cheek look at the association between maids and their employers in South Africa.
In Can We Talk, we hear the ramblings of a man who is truly fed up. Fed up with his marriage and with the expectations placed on him by society.
The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives is an endearing and powerful tale of deception, betrayal, love, and friendship. It chronicles the life of Baba Segi, the ultimate patriarch, as he tries to unravel the mystery behind his fourth wife’s infertility. Through his quest, we explore the burdens that society places on women and the cunning ways these women escape from the confines of poverty and patriarchy.
About The Performers:
JUNE GACHUI has been referred to as one of Kenya’s most sought after entertainers. She sings, acts both on screen and on stage. Her love affair with music, theatre and the arts is no secret and those who have listened to and watched her perform can attest to that.

NENO KALI aka Tete Burugu is more than a recording engineer and a producer; he is a weaver of words. His songs and poems examine both the individual (where he draws from his own personal experiences), and society as a whole. Through his stories, he offers the male perspective to issues of gender, love, violence, oppression and more.
MAIMOUNA JALLOW is a Nairobi-based storyteller, journalist and communications consultant. She is currently curating the Reimagined Series, an adaptation of novels by African women authors for the stage. She has performed in festivals in Accra, Kampala, London, Edinburgh, Cairo and Stockholm.



23rd Nov. to 3rd December  2017
Braeburn Theatre
Ali Baba & The Forty Thieves Pantomime

Come and enjoy a musical comedy stage production, designed for family entertainment.

Adults: Ksh 1000

Children: Ksh 500 0719524929

0719 524 929


Saturday 25th November 2017
Garden Square City Hall Way
Jahmby Benefit Concert


Saturday 2nd December
Arboretum Park
Road to Ambition

We will be having our first full live concert #R2A #Road2Ambition on Dec 3rd, 2017 at Arboretum grounds
An unrivaled live music experience, with lots of other fun surprises in store
Tickets retailing at only KES 300 for regular tickets and KES 1000 for VIP tickets
Pay easily using Mpesa, RECAPP Paybill Number 925548 and retain the MPESA text for entry on the day of the event.


Saturday 2nd December
Illusion Festival
State House Gardens


Saturday 2nd December 2017
Kasarani National Stadium
Nairobi TeenFest

TeenFest is a one day event that will be taking place from 9am-6pm. Nairobi Edition is finally here, the venue will be at kasarani stadium. This is an inspirational event for young people and where parents are also invited to come and bond with their children and understand what goes on in their world. A lot of games, music and inspirational talks will be taking place during the event from accomplished professionals, industry captains, media personalities and celebrity artists.
We have one of the biggest artist in Africa coming along other legendary musicians to grace the event.
Buy your tickets by dialling *229*22# or follow this link
For more information contact +254780949495 (Call, Text, WhatsApp)

Food & Drinks


Saturday 18th November 2017
Spring Valley Artisan Coffee
The Gourmet SHOP

Come taste great coffee, Cheeses, Wines, biscuits and sweets at Spring Valley Artisan Coffee near Rainbow Green Grocers (the vegetable shop) at Total Petrol Stn. Spring Valley.


16th to 30th November 2017
40th Annniversary Tamarind Group

Enjoy the Tamarind classics dinner menu and sensational seafood as they celebrate their 40th anniversary.


22nd & 23rd November 2017
Michael Joseph Centre
Drinking Italian Style: Aperitifs & More With Anfrea Scacco Presented By Italian Cultural Institute


Saturday 18th November 2017
Galleria Shopping Mall
Wine Tasting & Musical Performance

As your eyes feast on artwork on display Santos Arzú Quioto from #honduras & Nyawanda Moses from #kenya, paint your palate with Wine from Baraka Israel, infused with Music by World Renowned performer extraordinaire Wanny Angerer.+ Shyam Jamrock, Gilbert Mwakio & Msabaha Zuberi.

18th November 2017 from 11am to 6pm


13th October 2017 to 12th January 2018
Villa Rosa Kemoinsky
Rémy Martin Social Night

Don't miss an evening of ambience, exquisite cuisine and sophisticated Cognac at the Balcony. Enjoy the delightful and opulent tastes of one of the world's finest cognacs, Remy Martin. Exclusive offer on Remy Martin, Cognac, Fine champagne drinks and cocktails.
Every first Thursday of the month there will be featuring a DJ.


Saturday 18th November 2017
Karen Village
Biggest Koroga & Mbuzi Choma Of 2017


Saturday 18th November 2017
Natives Sports Bar & Grill
Choma Fest


Saturday 9th December 2017
Event Haven
Chocolate Festival

It’s back!
After a successful festival in April this year we have vamped up our
Second Edition Chocolate Festival, including a bigger and better
So, treat yourself to a day of supreme decadence & good music at the Festival,this year.
See, taste, smell and enjoy everything chocolate with foodie fun
activities suitable for the whole family, group of friends and individuals.
Discover new chocolate products, taste new chocolate varieties, have a
go at making your own chocolate smoothies, check out the producers’
stage and see what’s happening at the Culinary Stage and Chocolate Lounge.
This year the Market has also teamed up with the best Chocolate Artsans & Manufacturers in Kenya with all proceeds from the Chocolate
Fountain, Chocolate Games, Chocolate Spa, ChocoCharity Activation all going to charity :
Gate -1000/=
Free Chocolate Sampling for Tickets holders.
Chocolate Lounge for adults 21+

(Inclusive of event entry,wine,chocolate, cheese)
Free entry to kids below the of age six years.
Tickets available via: or dial *229*25#
Food & Drinks from outside is NOT ALLOWED.
Exhibitors,Vendors,Chocolatiers,Sponsors,Brand Promotion etc
Email us:

Phone:+254 701 828 841
Tell a friend to tell a friend.

Fairs in Kenya



3rd to 5th November 2017
Village Market Foodcourt
Afrika Handmade Popup

Afrika Handmade Popup Comes to Village Market
Described as one of the most important events in the artisan and design sector, Afrika Handmade will take over the Village Market food court from 3-5 November 2017, 9am - 6pm.
Known for its exemplary curation, Afrika Handmade showcases the best artisan and design from across the East African region, focusing exclusively on home and garden.
This year, the showcase will feature among others, top furniture brands Two by Four, Rusty Fundi, L’Équipée and Unity Makers all of whom will unveil new collections. In textiles and soft furnishings, Ziwani Weavers, Tosheka Textiles and Jambo Women from Nanyuki will bring their ‘A’ game, with their handwoven home furnishings and bed linen. Visiting ceramicists Byentaro Ceramics (Uganda) and Majorie Wallace (Zimbabwe) have sold out in previous events and we are sure this time will be no different.
In the gifting category, Malkia Interiors and Gifts from Nakuru will offer an exciting range of products including from well known home brands Mango Patch and Krafty Artz.
The popup will for the first time also see Afrika Handmade launch an exclusive collection, made specifically for the brand. These products will include tabletop woodwork and ceramics, baskets, throws, rugs and cushions made in collaboration with a local design studios.
Come along with friends and family for a satisfying dose of local handmade goodness. Entry is free.
For more information, visit or call +254 717 488 565.











Kids Events


15th to 24th November 2017
CITAM Woodley
Kids Arts Club

Here is a great way to keep kids busy during the holidays. Bring them to Zawadi Arts Club where they will participate in lots of activities.

Charges: Ksh 1000

0722 720 330 / 0725 877 213














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