This Week (Almost) in Kigali – Aug 25th to 30th

Events - August 25 - 31

I’m experimenting! I want to give people an easy way to see what’s on in Kigali each week and I feel like a weekly blog post could be the way to go. This one’s a bit late… I’d like to get these babies out on Thursdays so you can plan your whole weekend – Friday included. But forgive me… it’s the first one! Plus I’m currently sitting in New York, way too many time zones away.

This first offering might be a little light on options (although it looks like a great week of some interesting things) and to improve I’m going to need your help. If you have an event to share (or even if you just know of an event that will be happening and want to let me know about it) head to our Living in Kigali Facebook page and post all about it and/or head over to our Suggest an Event page and leave all the details there. I’ll get around to adding it to my calendar and also to this weekly list.

In future posts I’d like to make this a lot nicer looking and better laid out but I’m kind of pressed for time and this baby has to go out now, so this is what I have:

Saturday, August 25th

  • The Breakdance Project – 6pm - I’m not really sure when or where this event crossed my path and I have no idea where the ‘One Stop Youth Center Kimisagara’ is. Except to say that my guess is that it’s somewhere in Kimisagara. But it sounds like a pretty interesting little event so check it out if you know where to go.
  • Solid’Art – Art for Solidarity – 1pm - Aberdeen House – The Solid’Africa folks put on some seriously fun events and this one shouldn’t be any different. The event is to celebrate the launch of the MS Gemura kitchen and will feature art exhibitions, craft sales, a fashion show, live painting dance, poetry and lots of other artsy fartsy endeavors. Prices range from Rwf 2,000 to 5,000 depending on what you want to do. Check out the post of more details.

Sunday, August 26th

  • Pickup Volleyball – 1pm to 4pm – Mamba Club - These casual volleyball games spring up on sunny days on the court at Mamba Club. Nothing formal, just show up and hit balls.
  • Ultimate Frisbee – 3:30pm – Cercle Sportif - Pay Rwf 1,000 to get into the Cercle Sportif grounds and you’ll find a keen group of active folks looking to play some Ultimate Frisbee.

Monday, August 27th

  • Quiz Night – 8pm – Sol e Luna - The first social gathering for many a new arrival, quiz night is a great place to see who’s new in town while testing your brain on some really great and fun quizzes and some awful, tedious ones. It depends on who won the previous week so it’s kind of hit and miss. But the pizza is ok and the red wine is some of the best in town (for Kigali, of course).

Tuesday, August 28th

  • Reading Lab for Teenagers – 3pm – Goethe-Institut - One of a series of 8 workshops aimed at young people between the ages of 14 and 20. So… not really open to all, sorry! But if there are any young whippersnappers reading this, then check it out. Although it started a few weeks ago so not sure if you can join halfway or what. I’m really not doing much to inform anyone about anything, am I? Lets just move on…
  • THIS HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL NEXT WEEK - Movie – Cherry Blossoms – Hanami - 6:30pm – Goethe-Institut - Movie night at the Goethe-Institute German Cultural Centre! Yay! It’s nice to see movies in Kigali and the Goethe-Institue usually picks some good ones.

Wednesday, August 29th

  • Ultimate Frisbee – 6am – Cercle Sportif - If playing Ultimate Frisbee on a Sunday afternoon seems too tame for you, then try out the mid-week 6am version. Crazy!
  • Mboka – The Musical – 7:30pm – Ishyo Arts Center - Rwanda’s first musical! It runs for three nights and costs Rwf 2,500.
  • Spoken Word Rwanda – 7:30pm – Bamboo Rooftop Restaurant - This monthly event is pretty awesome and this month will see some great talent passing through, presented by Illume Creative. Plus, as a bonus, you get to check out the new Bamboo Rooftop Restaurant! Should be a good night.

Thursday, August 30th

  • brainSTORM Debate – 6:30pm – Goethe-Institut - A debate, a talk, a conversation… sparking interest in readng and writing in Rwanda in creative ways. I’m not totally sure what this is exactly but it sounds just obscure enough to be interesting!
  • Mboka – The Musical – 7:30pm – Ishyo Arts Center - Rwanda’s first musical! It runs for three nights and costs Rwf 2,500.

I’m going to aim to bring next week’s list o’ events out on Thursday night so that’s as far as I’m going to go for now! I hope you guys find something in here that interests you! If not.. find something else and tell me about it so I can share it with everyone! Or ‘like’ our Facebook page to keep posted on things midweek.

Enjoy your week!

About Kirsty

A Canadian who left in 2001 to wander around the world in search of sun, beautiful views and goat brochettes. Found Kigali in July 2010 and it seems like the perfect fit. I expect to be here until I get kicked out for defiantly walking on the grass while wearing flip flops.