UP MAGAZINE Vol 7.07 Photography Issue - Page 7

WHAT'S UP UP Staff Picks for August Nairobi heats up in August, relieving us from the hellish winter that was July. With summer here, you’re probably wondering about all the cool things you can do in and around Nairobi while the weather is warm. Well, lucky for you, we’ve compiled a list of all of the best ways to soak up the sun, from outdoor concerts and festivals to exhibitions and spectacular celebrations. Kenya Nights Live is back and happy to announce Kenya's very own Idd Aziz for this special showcase at The Alchemist Bar on 19th August, as well as a special guest all the way from Accra, Ghana! BBRAVE will keep you on the dancefloor with the best in afrobeat. Supported by Sesi & Panik from Noise On Demand as well as L.A. DAVE, this will be a great celebration of music from all over Africa. If you’re looking to dance your heart out, Property Reality Company is back with another edition of The Plot, a musical celebration of the 90’s. On 13th of August, relive the trendsetting decade with some of its biggest names at the Waterfront, Ngong’ Racecourse. Come witness nostalgic acts from the greats of the 90’s including Mya, Ginuwine and 112. Attendees will hear chart-topping hits like "Fallen", "Peaches N Cream", "Pony", "In Those Jeans", "Case Of The Ex", "Hot And Wet", "Stingy", and more. Art, wine and a laid back sunny Saturday afternoon make a great combination. Throw in delicious cheese, a professional artist to show you the ropes and you now have the ingredients for a perfect day. Spend a few hours at the Amani Picnic Site in Karura Forest on the 27th of August for a session of Painting With Adrian, creating a work of art while sipping elegant wines, sampling delicious cheese and making new friends. Pawa 254 and Awareness Against Human Trafficking (HAART) have come together to bring you Arts To End Slavery (A2ES), a moving exhibition that uses different art forms to attempt tell the stories before human trafficking and the narrations after abuse and subjectivity.Their approaches range from photography, to painting, to live art, video and poetry. In one way or another, all of them are bringing to surface what normally is invisible and unspoken. The exhibition is ongoing till the 13th of August at the Shift-Eye Gallery The best way to get over your mid-week hump is at Dass Ethiopian Restaurant. Bad Mambo Productions presents Natural Selections. Every Wednesday their resident DJ’s spin the best in drum and bass, dub, hip hop, break beats and other vibes you won't hear anywhere else in Westlands. For these and more events, visit upnairobi.com Idd Azziz Ginuwoine and Mya www.upnairobi.com 7 August 2016