November the Drinkcember’s precursor is already in its second weekend. Nothing excites Kenyans more than a new holiday. The new National Tree Planting Day coming on Monday couldn’t have come at a better time. As you plan to plant trees and conserve the environment, here are some event ideas to add to your long weekend’s schedule:
Nyege Nyege Festival 2023
East Africa’s grandest festival, Nyege Nyege, goes down at Jinja Golf Course, Nile Park, and Jinja Agricultural Showground in Uganda. The festival is happening from Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th. Dive into a diverse range of musical genres, from Singeli, Electro Acholi, and Amapiano to Afro House, Qqom, Gengetone, Kuduro, Dennery segment, Bubbling, Balani show, Congotekno, Naijapiano, Afrotech, and more. Come for an unforgettable auditory adventure, and explore the evolution and fusion of contemporary African sounds. Visit the official Nyege Nyege website for event details and ticket information.
Nairobi Sketch Tour
Explore the vibrant streets of BuruBuru through the pages of your sketchbook on Saturday 11th November. This interesting event goes down from noon till late. Immerse yourself in one of Nairobi’s crucial cultural hubs, as captured in a visual diary curated by Nairobi Sketch Tour. Event details and tickets are available on HustleSasa. A ticket purchase includes admission to the event, a free tote bag, a sketchbook, a drawing pen, and a drink.
Captain Morgan Ultimate Spice Experience
Prepare for an unparalleled spice adventure this Saturday, November 11th, at The Thika Road Mall (TRM) Grounds. Premier rum brand, Captain Morgan, is hosting Captain Morgan’s lead Influencer, Mejja, alongside talented artists Ssaru, Boutross, and Vijana Barubaru to launch its first-ever pan-African campaign, ‘Spice On,’ in Kenya. In addition, the night will be set ablaze with live music performances by MC Gogo and MC Teargas, as well as spinning sensations DJ Redbone, DJ Kalonje, and DJ Karoski. To secure your spot, grab advance tickets at TheBar. Alternatively, you can opt for 2 regular tickets with the purchase of a 750ML Captain Morgan Gold bottle, or get 1 regular ticket with the acquisition of a 250ML Captain Morgan Gold bottle at the gate.
Football fans are in for a treat on the 11th and 12th, as the EDGE Convention Centre transforms into the epitome of match-watching perfection. Hosted by Guinness this immersive experience will allow attendees to watch football on the finest screens, with the highest quality audio. Moreover, they will also get snacks, ambiance, and a chance to win exciting prizes. Lastly, Kenya’s top music icons including Fena Gitu and Bien Aime will be present to continue the celebrations post-match. Fans can secure their slots via TheBar. Gates open at 3 pm on Saturday and 5 pm on Sunday.
Cheque Mates Hangout
Lastly but not least, the popular podcast The Mic Cheque is hosting a live show on Sunday 12th at the Nairobi Street Kitchen. Hosted by comedienne Mamito, the show opens its gate at noon. Save a date for some comic banter, live music by Bensoul, and mixes by DJs Mura and Ally Fresh. Tickets are available on Madfun.