As the festive hype reaches the climax, those who cannot afford to get bored on such holidays are busy ticking their calendars on special events not to be missed until New Year’s Day.
December 24 — Christmas Eve
Stars Nightclub: “Christmas Eve Miller Party”, Welcome show for Top Billing Presenter Search winner Simba Mhere featuring DJs from South Africa: 4Tune Soul, Robbie Tee, Kaycee “Gigmaster”.
Circus Nightclub: Jamaican dancehall superstar, Capleton, also known as King Shango, will rock the club at his first performance in Zimbabwe before his big show on New Year ’s Eve.
Rainbow City: Urban groovers Enock Guni aka Nox will launch his latest album Zim’s Finest: Tisu Tine Yese together with the controversial rapper Alishias Musimbe popularly known as Maskiri with his album New Look in one ceremony. The double launch will be part of the Christmas holiday celebrations as well.
Liquid Bar, Masvingo: Capleton will be at Liquid Bar on December 25, rocking Masvingo with dancehall vibes.
December 31— New Year’s Eve
Glamis Stadium: The biggest end-of-year show with Jamaican dancehall artist Capleton aka King Shango will take the Rastafarian community and dancehall fans in the country into the New Year with song and dance.
Club Monako: After having been closed for over a year, Monako will open on New Year’s Eve, just one more night for the “Big New Year’s Eve Party” were all ciders will be sold for a dollar as a new year’s special offer.
Reps Theatre: Reps New Year’s Eve
Songs from musical shows of the 2000s feature in The Noughties. The show is directed by Linda Hyde, who has been at the helm of the theatre’s New Year shows for the past three years, and who decided that the new millennium had already yielded a number of sterling musical shows worthy of lifting songs from for a revue.
Among the 11 shows from which songs have been taken are Wicked, Avenue Q, High School Musical, The Simpsons Movie and Young Frankenstein.
Queens Sports Club Bulawayo
Delta Beverages will host a “Hoza 2011” gig at the Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo. South Africa’s award- winning musicians Winnie Khumalo, Oskido, Professor, Alaska and Brown Dash are billed to perform at the gig. Top Rhythm City actors Stone, Tsidi and Mono T will also grace the event, where they will mix and mingle with their Zimbabwean fans. South African-based Zimbabwean, Apple Seed, will also return home to perform at the Bulawayo gig.
DJs Mungane, Mavy, Gunz, T1 and Slammer will be on the decks, while Ezra “Tshisa” Sibanda and Babongile Sikhonjwa will be the MCs. The party is expected to kick-off in the afternoon and end on January 1.