Events happening around Uganda on Friday 05, Saturday 06 and Sunday 07 October, 2012
Welcome to the first weekend in the month of October, 2012. There is alot to be a part of happening in and around Kampala and the rest of Uganda
So, if you’re interested in theatre, cinema, clubbing, outdoor activities or music shows for you and the entire family, Guide2Uganda has it lined up just for you. Don’t also miss out on super but affordable accommodation deals, for more info browse hostels.
Friday 05 October
20th Uganda International Trade Fair 2012; UMA Show Ground, Lugogo, Kampala, Uganda; 8am to 6pm
The 20th Uganda International Trade Fair (UGITF) Uganda’s premier annual fair, will take place in Kampala City from Thursday 04th to Wednesday 10th October, 2012 at the UMA Show Grounds, Lugogo.
UGITF is a multi-sectoral trade fair, that takes place every year, since 1993, and it has created several avenues for products / services promotion from within and outside the East African region.
Tickets; Adults Ush4,000 | Children Ush2,500
The 5th Annual Nile Gold Jazz Safari – 2012; Friday 05 Oct, Kampala Serena Hotel.
The artiste lineup for this year’s Nile Gold Jazz Safari will include Regina Belle, Marian Meadows, Maurice ‘MO’ Pleasure, Ricardo Jordan, Selina Albright, T.Zulu Bass, Rico Delmonte and many more.
All funds to support the Nsambya Hospital Cancer Award.
The Nile Gold Jazz Safari is brought to you by Nile GOLD, Kampala Serena Hotel (16-20 Nile Avenue, 00 256 414 309000, serenahotels.com/serenakampala ) Rotary International and British Airways. Tickets cost Ush150,000. Call 00 256 776 005252 or 00 256 752 005252 for more info.
Aroma Band Live @GattoMatto Restaurant and Garden Lounge ( 2 Bandali Rise – Bugolobi, Kampala, +256 (0)750 424355 | +256 (0)792 692692)
Aroma Band is ready to entertain guests this Friday of the week at GattoMatto Restaurant in Bugolobi. Come and enjoy the best music performance by one of the youngest and finest bands in Kampala. Free Admission and performances start at 8pm.
Also on offer are; Beers @ Ush5,000 | Soda and water @ Ush2,000 | Glass of wine @ Ush8,000 | Juice @ Ush6,000 | Cappuccino @Ush6,000
Look out for free WiFi
Magic Hornz Band Live at Sheraton Kampala Hotel (Sheraton Kampala Hotel - Paradise Terrace, 1 Ternan Ave, Kampala)
Catch the Magic Hornz this Friday at Sheraton Kampala Hotel. The band will entertain you with their colorful music sounds of the magic horns.
The Hornz’ write and perform songs combining Jazz, traditional African beats, Folk, Reggae and Salsa among others, with an original mix of traditional and modern sounds from around the globe.
Indulge yourself with delicious prepared ‘muchomo’ to make your night awesome. For more information, please contact the event host on +256 (0)414 420000 or email email@example.com
Mys Natty and the Majestiks Band at Lotus Mexicana and Cantinar Bar
Every Friday night the fantastical Mys Natty and the Majestiks grace our stage at Lotus Mexicana Cantina and Beach Bar with their incredible renditions of jazz, reggae and soul.
Lots of their songs are classic covers but they do many originals as well. Show starts around 8 and is free entry. Share the magic with us tonight! Performances start at 8PM. Free entry.
Funky Fridays @ Royal Impala Hotel – Munyonyo
Funky Fridays @ The Royal Impala - great music, plenty of drinks, delicious food, and a vibe to get you coming back for more! What are you planning to wear? ... Ohh, did we mention they have the best comfortable bedrooms in town too? See you here!!
For special bookings or group bookings please call us on +256 (0)414 577413 or speak to Royal Impala Hotel general manager Owen Lord on +256 (0)704 740418.
Variety Night at Rock Bar, Speke Hotel (Nile Avenue, Kampala)
At Speke Hotels’ Rock Bar, in-house DJs throw in a variety of music with video mixing of the latest hits, R&B, hip-hop, Reggae, Caribbean & the best of Ugandan hits. Gates open at 6:00pm, free admission for everyone. Free secure parking space for guests.
Friday Night Live @ Jazz Ville Club Featuring Code 9 Band (Jazz Ville Restaurant & Bar, Bandali Rise – Bugolobi, Kampala, +256 (0)777 999887)
Perch up for chilled drinks at Kampala's latest Bar and Restaurant and enjoy sensational music and live band. Enjoy the best cuisine and fine beers in Kampala served by our friendly staff at Jazz Ville.
This Friday, Code 9 Band is ready to entertain you. Sit back and enjoy the cool sounds of one of the famous Ugandan locally grown band led by Chris Ireland, you will definitely enjoy the cool magical sounds you have never heard of. Performances start at 8pm.
Kigali Night (The Hi Table Bar, Kalungi Plaza, First Floor, 48 Kampala Rd, +256 (0)777 097705)
The Kigali Night is held every Friday of the week at The Hi Table Bar, along Kampala Road in Uganda. This smooth night features live performance and entertainment from Rwandan music artistes alongside music mixing from the best local DJs.
The event is free for everyone. Drinks start at Ush3,000. Gates to the show open at 7pm.
Konshens LIVE in Kampala
Celebrating 50 years of Uganda's Independence with KONSHENS live on stage, 05 October 2012.
Konshens, Jamaican superstar and singer of jams such as "represent", "do sum'n". "Bounce" & "Gal a Bubble" will be performing on 05 OCTOBER, 2012, at Kyadondo Rugby Grounds.
Gates open at 3pm event ends at 12am. Tickets Ush25,000 (normal) & Ush60,000 (VIP). Telephone 00 256 773 145966 or 00 256 772 400649
Friday Night Reloaded (Boda Boda Bar, Lounge & Restaurant, Garden City Mall, Kampala, tel. +256 (0)788 128716 or +256 (0)706 577321)
Boda Boda Restaurant and Lounge invites you for the Friday Night Reloaded on 7th September 2012. Come enjoy the sumptuous BBQ, free cocktails and great entertainment guest artistes and live DJ mixing.
Free cocktail before 9pm.Participants also stand a chance to win free movie tickets to Cineplex tickets – Only 20 tickets available.
Art & Galleries
Art forum - The Visionary Africa: Art at Work (Kampala Railway Grounds)
The Visionary Africa – Art at Work is an itinerant urban exhibition of contemporary African artistic practices organized jointly by the European Commission and the Palais des Beaux-Arts (Centre for Fine Arts) in Brussels, including artist residencies, showcases of local artists, and workshops on art and development in modern urban centers in Africa.
As several African countries celebrate their 50th independence anniversary, the Exhibition’s intent is to focus on the importance of culture and creativity as a motor for development. The aim is to further provide, through the work of African artists, a snapshot of transformations that have occurred on the African continent during the last half century, as well as put its future development into perspective.
The exhibition will take place from the 19 September to 14 October, 2012 starting 2:00pm. For more info browse http://makerereartgallery.wordpress.com/2012/09/05/visionary-africa-art-at-work/
ART@50: A Bargain for Woman Exhibition at Afriart Gallery (off Kira road, Kampala)
An Art Exhibition by leading Ugandan artist FRED MUTEBI opening on Friday 05 and runs till 26 October, 2012 at Afriart Gallery, Kampala
On show will be a new series of woodcuts and for the first time oil paintings bargaining for a female leader in Uganda come 2016. More info about A Bargain for Woman Exhibition on www.afriartgallery.org
Silk Lounge Doctors and Nurses; Club Silk, 15/17 First Street Industrial area, Kampala – Uganda
Silk Lounge (www.clubsilk.co.ug, 00 256 414 250907) presents the Doctors and Nurses featuring special artiste performances and special cocktails. Come in for a social treatment every first Friday of the month. Dress Code: Be a doctor, nurse or patient.
Free entry for those dressed in the party theme | Others Ush25,000
Special Offer: Free Castle Milk Stout Cocktails. Tickets: Members (Ush25,000) Non-Members (Ush30,000)
Live Musical Gala at Theatre La Bonita
For the 1st time in history your favorite TV stars THE EBONIES are singing LIVE ON STAGE in their latest new romantic nite episode entitled "GAMES PEOPLE PLAY"
Venue: Theatre La Bonita, 8 Colville Street Opp Christ The King Church, Kampala on 05 October,2012
Ring 00 256 703 73648 or 00 256 (0) 41 272408
Saturday 06 October
Irene Ntale Acoustic Journey at Gatto Matto Restaurant
Irene Ntale is a young, talented Ugandan singer-songwriter. She started singing at a very early age of 10 years in Sunday School and later continued singing in the Church choir. The musician had always been fascinated by guitars, so she started to play some years ago. Irene is also the lead vocalist for The Uneven rock band. Her inspiration for writing her music comes from the fact that she wants to have a positive impact on people's.
Irene Ntale Acoustic Journey at Gatto Matto Restaurant in Kampala, on Saturday 06 October, 2012. Tickets cost Ush10,000
Don’t miss good food, great beers and cocktails, and vibe that will keep you from leaving. Show start at 8pm.
Call telephone +256 (0)750 424355 or +256 (0)792 692692 for more info
Waga Night every Saturday at Iguana Bar Kampala
Supernatural back on at Iguana Bar Kampala, Uganda. For every Saturday, its WAGA night at Iguana. DISCOunt Happy Hour from 6pm till midnight. BEST fast food in town provided by the Food Factory.
Ladies get free drinks all night if get up on the podium to dance.
Entebbe Waterfront Marine Live Band (The Waterfront Club, Johnston Rd, Entebbe Town, +256 (0)782 726432, +256 (0)772 491910, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Looking for a Saturday or Sunday plot? The Entebbe Waterfront Marine live band awaits you. Featuring outdoor live band every Saturday and Sunday evenings in the beautiful gardens.
“Muscle Mania Africa” at Theatre La Bonita
MUSCLE MANIA AFRICA” by Muscle Meddy Fitness at Theatre t La Bonita @ 6.00pm prompt (01 show).
Venue: Theatre La Bonita, 8 Colville Street Opp Christ The King Church - Kampala
Date: 06 October,2012
Enquiries contact +256 (0)703 736481 or +256 (0) 41 272408
Saxy Saturdays @ Royal Impala Hotel (92 Walugembe Close, Munyonyo - Tuker Rd | Kampala)
Saxy Saturdays! ...Where we play the best Jazz & Modern African beats. ....Where you sit back, enjoy a good bottle of Wine, sink your mouth into our delicious Char-Grilled Whole Tilapia, and take in the serene surroundings. Every Saturday just for you! Free entry
For special bookings or group bookings please call us on +256 (0)414 577413 or speak to Royal Impala Hotel general manager Owen Lord on +256 (0)704 740418.
Rock Night at The Heights (Centenary Park - Kampala Jinla Rd | Kampala)
The Heights Bar and Restaurant presents Rock night every Saturday of the week. Be ready to be entertained by some of Kampala’s best rock DJs such as DJ Mark. Free entrance | Local Beers @ Ush3000 | Tequila @ Ush3000 (Before Midnight)
Free Nyama Choma is served.
The Farmer’s Market (Mishmash Gallery, 28 Acacia Avenue, Kololo, Kampala)
MishMash Uganda invites you to The Farmer's Market. Freshly picked fruit & vegetables, organic meat, home baked bread and cakes, jams & marmalades, cheese, crisps breads and tortillas, honey, handmade soap, yellowiest eggs you can find and loads more.Supervised kids play zone and entertainment. Adam on tel. +256 (0)775 956395 can add more info.
Oldies Night (Speke Hotel Rock Bar | 7/9 Nile Ave, Kampala)
So much happens here; Hot entertainment and the best of oldies music in town. The night feature top jams from the 70s, 80s & 90s to make your night unforgettable.
If you wish to spend a night at Speke Hotel, rooms from US$110 Bed & Breakfast. For further information contact Speke Hotel on tel. +256 (0)752 711718 or +256 (0)752 711710
Saturday Variety Night (Angenoir Discotheque 77A | 1st Street | Industrial Area | Kampala)
The best DJs in town to feature on this day with a variety of music with video mixing of the latest hits, R&B, hip-hop, Reggae, Caribbean & the best of Ugandan hits.
Gates open at 20:00 till dawn.
Owino Gold (The Wooden Hut, behind the Surgery Clinic - 2 Acacia Ave, Kololo- Kampala)
Buy reasonably priced secondhand clothing for all shapes and sizes. There is also an excellent collection of books for all ages. Find us at the wooden hut, just behind the Surgery Clinic in Kampala.
Mary on +256 (0)776 220262 can add more info.
Electro Mash (Mishmash Art Gallery; 28 Acacia Avenue)
It's electromash tonight! International DJs Phoenix and Zonneklaar spin the funkiest tech & deep house and nu-disco you can hear anywhere in the world. Free entry. Comment here for a free vodka shooter at the DJ Booth at 10pm...
Viva Dance Kids
Viva Dance kids photo courtesy Hill preparatory school Naguru
Come dance, exercise and have fun with friends every Saturday of the week from 10:00am to 11:00am at Hill Preparatory school Naguru Kampala. The programme is designed for Kids aged 4 to 11 years.
For more information about any Viva dance programme contact the Catherine on telephone +256 (0)703 579787 or +256 (0)775 576412
Sunday 07 October
The Kampala Capital City Carnival
The Kampala Capital City Carnival runs this Sunday (07 October, 2012) along the Kampala Road. The event parade will run from Watoto Church up to Esso Corner with the main event at the Railway Station Gardens.
This is the first event of its kind and organizers have plans to add it onto Kampala’s must-see annual events calendar. Festivities include live cultural performances and traditional dances, African food and drinks, colourful costumes, giant float, lots of kids activities to keep them occupied. There will also be fireworks displays.
According to organisers, it is difficult to estimate exactly how many people will attend.
This event is sponsored by KCCA in conjunction with Silk Events and Real Marketing and supported by Daily Monitor, Ruparelia Group, CBS fm, Housing Finance Bank, NTV Uganda and Bell Lager.
For more information telephone 00 256 718 443660 or see www.facebook.com/KampalaCityCarnival
“Sundays in the Park” (@Mishmash Uganda, 28 Acacia Avenue, Next to Protea Hotel Kampala, tel. +256 (0)775 658485)
Sunday in the park photo courtesy Mish Mash Uganda
Craft market (everyone welcome to come and sell)
Kids eat for free. Bloody Marys, Pimm’s & Mojitos on special. Kid’s entertainment
Jazz Carnival (Jazzville Club - Bugolobi, Kampala)
A full day of jazz –related activities: Expect lots of performances by some of the best jazz-musicians around Uganda, inspiring videos and inspiring discussions. Don’t miss!!
Fee: Uhs10,000 and gates open @ 11:00am
Sunday Carnival Night at Angenoir; Angenoir Discotheque 77A, 1st Street | Industrial Area | Kampala
Ange Noir is the place to be on Sundays in Uganda. This pretty decent nightclub brings the best DJs in town to feature on its Sunday Carnival Night. They throw in a variety of music, video mixing of the latest hits, R&B, hip-hop, Reggae, Caribbean & local hits. Lots of beer will be available. Tickets: Ush10,000 and gates open 8pm
Live Band at Grand Imperial Hotel: Grand Imperial Hotel; 6/6A Nile Ave, Kampala
Every Sunday evening Grand Imperial Hotel brings to you an all-inclusive band playing Congolese, Swahili, English, Luganda and so much more music from different places of the country and continent.
Bring your cameras, a friend and let the band entertain you from 19:00 to 23:00. Lots of beers and wine waiting for you to load them up…
Kampala Contemporary Art Festival
The first Kampala Contemporary Art Festival (KLA ART 012) will take place in Uganda from Sunday October 7th to Sunday October 14th 2012.
The Festival aims to explore new and innovative ways of creating art and presenting outcomes to the public. 12 shipping containers will be placed around the city and used as an exhibition space and platform to showcase new artistic talent.
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