Clipboard: what’s on in Harare

Here is this week's Clipboard, with its usual selection of items of activity in and around Harare in coming weeks. This e-newsletter is a FREE service to the community and includes information about arts, theatre, sport and business events - in fact, about anything!

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Now running until Saturday November 26 – Cancer Association of Zimbabwe Awareness and Action months October and November. Oct 27, Think Pink golf day; Oct 28, pink breakfast at Cresta Lodge ($40 per person); pink triathlon and high tea – both tba; Nov 24, lecture; Nov 26, Movember bed race event. More information from Linda Mazorodze, [email protected] or (04) 705522 or 707444.

Now running until Saturday October 15 – Absurd Person Singular. Presented by Under the Affluence in Theatre Upstairs at Reps. Alan Ayckbourn’s superb comedy, directed by award-winning actress and director, Jamie McLaren and starring Chipo Chikara, Laura Idensohn, Ryan Lawrence, Jamie McLaren, Matthew Roper and Musa Saruro. Last night performance 7pm, with additional matinee at 2.30 pm. Tickets $10, students and teachers $8. Book at The Spotlight. Likely to be full so check!

Saturday October 15 – The Rock’s Oktoberfest. From 10am, an all-day, family-orientated event hosted annually at The Rock, Msasa. With a huge focus on family entertainment, gourmet food stalls and a massive selection of imported and local craft beers, this is definitely one of the year’s best events. Advance tickets available online at Get your raffle tickets online as well: win a trip to Munich.

Saturday October 15 – ZimSplash. From midday, a fun way to cool down this summer. ZimSplash is a beach tiki themed festival that offers an exciting line-up of entertainment with the splashy Wacky Warrior Water Balloon Fight. Borrowdale Racecourse. Advance tickets available at $10 online at

Saturday October 15 – Sinach Live In Concert Zimbabwe. From 2pm, Glamis Arena, Harare Showgrounds. Africa’s premier gospel artiste. Tickets $10 to $200 available online at

Sunday October 16 – FabFusion live at The Mustard Seed. This exciting and popular duo play for the first time at one of Harare’s best family restaurants. 12pm to mid-afternoon. No entry fee – tip the band. Sunday lunch available. BYO alcoholic drinks. Reserve a table by calling 0772 572620.

Tuesday October 18 – Fun team quiz evening. The Mustard Seed, 27 Ridgeway South, Highlands. Come and join in a team or bring a team. Supper available. BYO alcoholic drinks. No entry fee and the accent is on fun. Bookings essential: call 0737 694383. Quizmaster: Pete Simpson.

Tuesday October 18 – Documentary Club movie screening. The club is being revived by Jean-Paul Baron-Bonarjee ([email protected]) and remains at Tristan’s Bar in Aintree Road, Highlands. The film on this night will be at 7pm, featuring the classic permaculture movie Global Gardener, produced and featuring Bill Mollison, the father of permaculture, who died in September. It is about the holistic design methodology of permaculture, taught and as applied in four different climate zones by Bill Mollison. This is a movie filmed in the 80s and a really good taster of what permaculture is. There’ll be a curry buffet on the night consisting of one meat curry, one vegetable curry, dal/lentils, popadams and chutneys/sambars: this will be $10. Please make sure you book latest 9am on Monday morning so that the catering team can prepare. The entry charge will continue to be $5, with most of the takings going to charity nd the rest to support the running of the film club and Tristan’s bar. To confirm if you’ll be coming to the movie this Tuesday, please either reply by e-mail with yes or send me a text via whatsapp with the same word: 0785 000901. To book for dinner, please call/whatsapp: 0737 331042 (Tristan); 0733 411426 (Sandy).

Wednesday October 19 to Saturday October 22 – Marketers’ Association of Zimbabwe Convention. Elephant Hills Resort and Conference Centre, Victoria Falls. Theme this year: The new generation customer: marketing to the future. The speakers have been asked to address the theme, which seeks to equip marketers with ideas and skills to tackle changing consumer demands within the global and digital landscapes. A new feature is an interactive panel session, in which panelists and delegates tackle the following topic: the Rise in Consumerism -the Marketers’ Dilemma. The Convention will also include the Exceptional Marketing Awards for 2016. Visit or call (04) 2932213, 08644 066354, 08644 213166, e-mail [email protected].

Friday October 21 – Rocking The City: Toya DeLazy. As part of her tour of Africa, this SA sensation holds one concert in Harare. Borrowdale racecourse. Gates open 6pm. With an outstanding line-up of Zimbabwe’s best hip hop and pop artistes, including Ammara Brown, Simba Tagz, Macy and the Red, ProBeatz and more. Advance tickets $15, available online at or from the Sound Event Management box office, PaSangano building, Avondale and Danclive in Joina City. in Avondale.  Gate admission $20. Generously sponsored by MultiChoice Zimbabwe (DStv), fastjet, Holiday Inn Harare, Heineken, Rooney’s, Printworks.

Friday October 21 – FabFusion live at Queen Of Hearts. From 5:30pm. Wood-fired pizza, curries. Bar open. Jumping castle for children. kids. Free entry. Booking essential, call 0771 929914.

Friday October 21 – Karaoke night at the Cresta Jameson. Every Friday is karaoke night in The Usual Place bar, the hottest place in town. 6.30pm til late, with hostess Miss Andy. Great fun and all welcome.

Saturday October 22 – Northwood Floral Group meeting. 2.30pm, Community Centre,  Dandaro, Borrowdale Road. Everyone who attends is invited to bring an arrangement entitled BOX IT, obviously in a box of some kind. These will be displayed on a table at the front so everyone can gain inspiration and be encouraged to try one of these ideas or something of your own when an occasion comes along. Constructive criticism  will be given – this is how we learn. The demonstration this month is HALLOWEEN – There be ghosts and ghoulies and long-legged beasties and things that go BUMP in the night! The demonstration this month will be done by various members of Northwood and we’ll hear about how the various items/traditions, that are associated with Halloween, came about. Everyone is welcome to attend. Entry $2 and something to eat for tea. For further information, call Eve Stranix 0712 201479.

Saturday October 22 – Summer Night Concert. Borrowdale racecourse, from 6.15pm. Pack the picnic baskets and get ready to enjoy a magical evening of music under the stars, with the thrilling vocals of Josh Ansley and Phillip Hanly, who are now making their names in South Africa. Working with local talent Molly Dzangare, Nigel Hopkins and the Peterhouse choir they will perform some of the most beautiful songs in the world. 6.15pm, jazz ensemble; 7pm, main concert. Tickets on sale from the Sound Event Management box office, PaSangano Building, Avondale. Advance tickets $15, VIPs in wine tent$25. At the gate $20, children $10. Generously sponsored by ABC Auctions.

Saturday October 22 – Tinkabell in Hawaii. Enjoy an afternoon featuring the cuisine, music and dress of Hawaii, right here in Harare, at Tinkabell restaurant. Live music, bar specials and prizes for adults and children’s best outfits. In support of breast cancer month with 10 percent of all proceeds going to the Cancer Association of Zimbabwe. Booking and get info by calling (04) 664745, 0774 532184, or e-mail [email protected].

Saturday October 22 to Sunday October 30 – Harare Male Voice Choir and Phoenix Choir concerts. The Harare Male Voice Choir celebrates its 75th anniversary with concerts presented with the Phoenix Choir in the Loyola Hall, St George’s College. 3pm each day on Sat Oct 22 and Sun Oct 23, tickets $10, pensioners $8. Dinner and lunch concerts at Chapman Golf Club,  Sat Oct 29 at 6.30pm ($20) and Sun Oct 30, 11.30am ($25). Tickets available from any Phoenix choir member, or from Autoworld, Chisipite  (Judy, 0712 631488) or Veldemeer’s Belgian Chocolates, Arundel Village (Lorna Scholtz, (04) 301989). Helplines – Paul, 0772 469110; Clive, 0772 338067; Hilary, 0772 245072; Pauline, 0772 393278.

Wednesday October 26 to Friday October 28 – 2016 Kariba International Tiger Fishing Tournament.

Friday October 28 – Ladies Night at Tinkabell. The delightful cuisine, ambience and bar of Tinkabell restaurant in Ardbennie, open specially on this evening for a night for the ladies. Music by DJ Jaybone. Tables of 10 receive a comp bottle of wine. Tickets $10. Shuttle service available. Booking and get info by calling (04) 664745, 0774 532184, or e-mail [email protected].

Friday October 28 – Halloween Karaoke. Reps main bar, starting 6pm. Dress up, as there’s a prize for the best costume. And sing! Karaoke session run by Adam and Chezzy. All welcome and no entry fee.

Saturday October 29 – Four Seasons Designer Lunch. Now at The Plantation Club. This month on a Saturday, by public demand, and featuring designs from Rani Romani Clothing. Catering by Hesbe Chivers. Music by Mande. Bar open. $15 per person, includes luncheon, fashion and entertainment. Not just for the ladies. Booking essential: call 0774 186010 or 0737 694383 to reserve a place.

Saturday October 29 – National Salon Culinaire. Presented and arranged by the Zimbabwe Chefs’ Association at Rainbow Towers, Entries now being taken from all chefs, including students and trainees. Closing date for entries is October 21. To also include a suppliers’ exhibition and career guidance. More information from Arthur Masocha, call 0772 964983 or e-mail [email protected]

Sunday October 30 – Wingate Park Golf Club’s annual art exhibition. 9am to 3pm. Work on display from well-known and up-and-coming Zimbabwean artists. The exhibition will be under cover, with guarded parking, refreshments on a donation basis, bar and lunch available and live music to accompany it all. Entry fee $2 (children under 10 free). A percentage of takings will go to charity. Directions: 10 minutes from Borrowdale Village; proceed along Alpes Road off Harare Drive in the direction of Wild Geese Lodge for about 4km. Wingate Club is on the right.

Sunday October 30  – Hamish Cameron Grand Prix Finale. Donnybrook raceway, gates open 10am. The fastest saloon and sports cars, as well as Megellis and super bikes, push it to the limit in Harare’s final motor racing event of the year, an adrenaline-packed day of great car and bike racing.  Admission $5 for adults, under-12s free. Bar and catering.  Jumping castles. For more info contact Sables Motor Club: [email protected].

Tuesday November 1 – Fun team quiz. The Mustard Seed, 27 Ridgeway South, Highlands. Starts 6.45pm prompt but teams should assemble from 6.15 to settle in. No entry fee. Food available, BYO alcoholic beverages. Come along and join a team or bring a team. The accent is on fun. Quiz host tonight Ingrid Howarth. Booking through o737 694383.

Friday November 4 to Sunday November 6 – The Workshop Art Exhibition. 10 Kent Rd, Chisipite. 5pm, Friday and 10am to 4pm Sat and Sun. Exciting new paintings and pottery by Marlene Bornman, Sheena Chadwick, Joan Dunstan, Leslie Johnson and Peggy Sheppard. More information from 0773 507888.

Saturday November 5 and Monday November 7 – Start of conversational Shona courses for adults, 16 to 80.  Runs until Thursday December 1. Shona as a foreign language course. Eleven different class groups to choose from. Morning, afternoon, evening and weekend class groups. Midweek classes run from Nov 7 to Dec 1, weekend classes run from Nov 5 to Dec 17. Safe, quiet, private venue in Vainona. Tuition costs cover all learning materials and refreshments. Flexible payment options: cash, bank transfers, instalments and direct bank deposits accepted. Five percent early bird discount when you register your interest in the course by October 26. Also on offer: long-distance online Skype lessons. Private one on one tuition for children and adults. E-mail [email protected] or call: 0737924599.  Website: Facebook:

Saturday November 5 – November Braai Festival. Ecrag Group in partnership with StarFM present this event at Fish Eagle, Lake Chivero. Host MCs Stansplash and Lenny Matterhorn, local DJs Eve, PhatChild, Sadiq, Professor, Yung Fresh, Tk Beatz Ash Styles and Nivek, Troubles (Body Slam) DJ Fujee, Ninja Kid, Avery Queen Kadijah and many more, plus surprise guest artistes. Free braai packs for the first 50 people to arrive plus bar and catering at Pump Price. Fun activities for children and adults. Braaimaster competition, fishing competition, eating competition, beach volleyball and more. Tickets available online at

Saturday November 5 – VAWZ Vibes. Queen of Hearts, 5.30pm to 10pm. A fundraiser for VAWZ and all it does for animals in need. Fraser Mackay, Mackay, Acoustic Duo, Rob Osborne. Say no to fireworks and yes to animal welfare. Jumping castle for children. Bar and catering. Entry: adults $10, under-12s free. Secure parking. This venue accepts Ecocash payments, online transfers and cash.

Saturday November 19 – Senior Citizens’ Club tea dance. 2pm to 5pm, Rotary/Senior Citizens Club centre, corner Fife Ave and Colquhoun St. $5 entry charge at the door. Music by Steve Theron. Tea and food. Cash bar available. Raffle prizes to be won. Put on your dancing shoes and enjoy an afternoon of fun. Call (04) 250093 or e-mail [email protected] to book a table.

Wednesday November 23 to Friday November 25 – Hospitality Association of Zimbabwe’s 2016 Congress. Diarise now and details will be published soon. Open to all hospitality operators and support industries, and includes the annual Hospitality Expo of goods and services available to the industry. Venue this year: Kariba. More from HAZ, e-mail [email protected].

Thursday December 1 to Thursday December 22 – the Reps 2016 panto, Snow White. Fun for the whole family, featuring Amy Bolt as Snow White and a top cast, directed by Graham Crutchley. Booking opens soon at The Spotlight.

Sunday December 4 – Willowmead Junction annual Christmas fayre. Arts and crafts, baked items, jams, decorations, jewellery, clothes, Father Christmas, treasure hunt, showcase of musicians. Should you be interested in exhibiting please send an email to [email protected]

Therapies with Lollie Nel. Specials for October: foot reflexology $10; combination with quantum resonance machine $15; touch for health $15; Bowen $15; reiki $15. Call 0772 881877 for an appointment.

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