Cairo What's on

Cairotronica Festival 2018

5-12 May. The second edition of the Cairotronica Festival runs until 12 May. The theme this year is A Future of Possibilities and exhibitions, screenings and workshops present the latest in design, en...
Lagos What's on

Lagos Open House architectural festival

26-29 April. Lagos hosts the Open House architectural festival for the third year running. This year the festival features 30 buildings throughout the city on both the island and mainland. There are a...
Cairo What's on

Cairo Cinema Days

Cairo festival of contemporary cinema from the Arab world.9-16 May. Cairo Cinema Days (Ayam Al Qahera Al Cinema’ya) is a showcase of Arab cinema hosting a selection of 40 short, documentary and featur...
Cairo What's on

Christmas concert by Cairo Symphony Orchestra

23 Dec. Cairo Opera House presents a Christmas concert by the Cairo Symphony Orchestra at 20.00 on 23 December. Under the baton of Ahmed El Saedi, the orchestra will perform Beethoven’s Wellington’...
Cape Town What's on

Cape Town Race Week

16-19 Dec. The 2017 edition of the Maserati Cape Town Race Week takes place in Table Bay Harbour from 16-19 December and this year will include 33 yachts.Organised by the Royal Cape Yacht Club, the an...
Lagos What's on

Lagos street carnival

3 Dec. Lagos will hold a 12-hour street carnival on Oba Akran Avenue, in the Ikeja district of the city, on 3 December. The festival is scheduled to take place from midday until midnight, leading to...
Accra What's on

Ghana Dance Festival

1-30 Sept. The third edition of the annual Ghana Dance Festival takes place throughout September, with performers staging a grand opening at the Osu Oxford Street Mall in Accra on 1 September.  There...
Lagos What's on

Wanderlust at Wheatbaker Lagos

10 July-15 Sept. The Wheatbaker Hotel in Lagos presents Wanderlust, an exhibition of 40 paintings, drawings, photographs and mixed media works by six leading and emerging artists with strong roots in...
Cape Town What's on

The Bokeh South African Mercedes Benz fashion film festival

21-23 April. Fashion films on the theme of “bespoke.” New technology mixes with film and high fashion. There are 100 screenings over three days, as well as workshops, talks and fashion shows to pro...
Dar Es Salaam What's on

Choices exhibition in Dar es Salaam

8-20 March. Exhibition to mark International Women's Day. A group show for eight artists to mark international women's day. The artists are Safina Kimbokota, Viviane Coupleux, Doreen Mandawa, Aless...
Cape Town What's on

Cape Town Carnival

12 March. City Streets is 2016 Cape Town Carnival theme. Everyone has a home street and the theme of the 2016 carnival is to involve as many localities as possible throughout the city in a network...
Accra What's on

New Gallery 1957 opens for Ghana Independence Day

Marwan Zakhem opens new gallery of contemporary Accra art. To mark Ghana's independence day on 6 March the Accra-based collector and businessman Marwan Zakhem is opening his new gallery Gallery 195...
Cape Town What's on

Cape Town Museum night

10 March. Cape Town museums open free after dark. For the second year top Cape Town museums open free of charge from 18.00-22.00. The free museum night is organised by the Iziko Museums of South Af...
Cairo What's on

Fargahli Abdel Hafiz exhibition at Zamalek art gallery

6 March-4 April. Roma Fargahli by Egyptian artist. Fargahli Abdel Hafiz displays paintings inspired by the city of Rome. Fargahli has strong links with Italy having studied at the Institute of Art...
Accra What's on

International Women's Day in Accra

8 and 11 March. Exhibitions and discussions organised by African's Women's Development fund with Alliance Francaise. To mark international women's day on 8 March two events in Accra centre on women...
Cairo What's on

Cairo's BuSSY project to perform Anesa Wala Madame

16 March. Storytelling project relates difficulties of single women in new work. The BuSSy theatre project, which organises workshops and performances on gender-related topics, was started by the A...
Cairo What's on

Cairo International Women's Film Festival

27 Feb-3 March. Women's film festival schedules 60 screenings. The film festival screens international and local films on important social, cultural and political issues. The films, from 40 countri...
Nairobi What's on

Richard Kimathi at One Off Contemporary Art

27 Feb-27 March. Kenyan artist looks at problems of The Common People. One of Kenya's foremost artists examines common problems for ordinary people, whether immigration, dress and the havoc and pre...
Cape Town What's on

Cape Town Pride

27 Feb. Pride March and Mardi Gras Festival. The highlight of Gay Pride festival in Cape Town is the Pride March on Saturday 27 February from Gallows Hill and ending at the parking area in Vlei Roa...
Cape Town What's on

Cape Town International Animation Festival

18-21 Feb. The festival, now in its fifth edition, will show some of the best international talent, including the African premiere of the children's story Stick Man animated by Cape Town's Triggerfish...