Tafadzwa Zimoyo Senior Arts Reporter
It’s a week away before we hit the month of November, traditionally known to some as a sacred month when it is taboo to hold events like weddings, parties and lobola ceremonies.
Though it is transcendent to some, others are still proceeding their plans.
Again with the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions eased on hosting of live shows, a lot is happening this weekend. Here is a quick guide of what is taking place:
All is set for the three-day edition October Festival to be held in Kariba starting today.
The festival, which will run under the Zim Events, Kariba Boat Cruise and Glow Event will have a line-up of activities from boat cruise to bonfire party.
Organisers of the event have confirmed that it is worthwhile and guests are expected to observe the Covid-19 regulations.
“Tomorrow, we have a 10-hour boat cruise. As part of the festival, there will be Zumba, boozers’ soccer match at Nyamhunga Stadium featuring top boozers’ teams in Zimbabwe, Hustlers 11 that will play Kariba Heights Boozers Club. Other activities to expect include a beauty spa on board,” said Zim Events.
The annual European Film Festival Zimbabwe that gives local audiences a taste of Europe’s diversity and creativity kicked off last Tuesday in Harare with an overwhelming response from film fans..
The festival is expected to spread to Bulawayo next week.
In Harare, the festival is currently taking place at Area 46 in Mount Pleasant until Sunday while the Bulawayo edition will run from October 26 to 31 at Ster Kinekor, Bulawayo Centre. According to the organisers, 30 films will be screened over 10 days in the two cities.
Still on films, Ster Kinekor theatres are currently showing the much anticipated James Bond 007 movie, “No Time To Die” featuring Daniel Craig, his last Bond movie.
Local artistes for United Nations Day
Some local artistes are set to perform today at the celebrations to mark United Nations Day.
The show which will be held virtually on Zimpapers Television Network (ZTN) will see stars such as Jah Prayzah, Nutty O, Anita Jaxson, Poptain and Masa among others performing..
Leonard Dembo tombstone unveiling
The tombstone of the late veteran Leonard Dembo is set for unveiling tomorrow in Chirimanzu ahead of his silver Jubilee. Dembo died on April 9, 1996 aged 37.
He is survived by his widow Eunice Dembo (nee Munatsi), two sons — Morgen and Tendai — along with South Africa based daughter, Fenistia.
Family friend Edfree January said it was all systems go with festivities set to begin tonight spilling into Saturday.
“We have done all the ground work and are just waiting for the day to come so that we remember our late father and legend.
“We do expect visitors from today with the main event set to take place on Saturday at Dembo’s homestead. “We have also made a follow-up to the people we invited and it really promises to be a night to remember,” he said.