April events in Zambia…

Sara Drawwater
25 March 2011
Starting from 19.30 on Saturday, April the 2nd you can indulge in Latin cuisine, a free bottle of rum per table as well as enjoy salsa performances and DJ! All this for just ZMK250,000 per ticket and…

This monthly events blog highlights up and coming events for the month, so if any of the functions stand out for you, you can get your golden ticket! This April we have the following top events:

  1. April 2nd: Fiesta Latina fund raiser with Rhapsody’s, Lusaka
  2. April 9th: Guitarist, Dan Patlansky performs at Rhapsody’s, Lusaka
  3. April 14th: Premium wine tasting at Plates Restaurant and Wine Bar, Lusaka
  4. April 15th and 16th: Vet check and horse endurance event, Fringilla Farm, Chisamba
  5. April 17th: Free preview of the House of Couture special occasions range, Portico, Lusaka
  6. April 24th: Easter Sunday family day with Chrismar Hotel, Livingstone
  7. April 24th: Easter bbq family lunch at The Lodge at Sunset Villas, Lusaka
  8. April 28th: Palmwood launches long-term lets with an exclusive cocktail event, Lusaka
  9. April 29th: The Kasanka bicycle challenge 2011, with Kasanka Trust, Kasanka

1. Your dancing shoes are needed at Rhapsody’s, Lusaka on April the 2nd

Starting from 19.30 on Saturday, April the 2nd you can indulge in Latin cuisine, a free bottle of rum per table as well as enjoy salsa performances and DJ! All this for just ZMK250,000 per ticket and all proceeds going to Mukwashi Trust School. Dress code is smart casual and there’s a cash bar. Booking is essential so enquire on-line now, email roula@rhapsodys.co.zm or call +260 (0) 211 256 705 or +260 (0) 211 256 706.

2. A night of blues at Rhapsody’s, Lusaka with Dan Patlansky on the 9th of April

It has been said that, “What Dan Patlansky can do with a six-string Fender Stratocaster at the age of 26, most critically acclaimed guitarists will never quite achieve in a lifetime.” Dan is one of only six Fender endorsed guitarists in South Africa and he’s performing in Lusaka! Booking is essential and tickets are ZMK50,000. Book on-line now, email roula@rhapsodys.co.zm or call +260 (0) 211 256 705 or +260 (0) 211 256 706.

3. A spectacular opportunity to taste super-premium wines on the 14th of April, Plates Restaurant, Lusaka

Due to the positive feedback Plates received from their last wine tasting event in March, they have scheduled another one on April the 14th from 18:00 to 20:00. This event will be a spectacular opportunity to taste super-premium wines (30ml per taste). These excellent vintages are some of the best wines available with a combined value of US$400. Tasty snacks will be on offer to compliment each wine, including an assortment of cheese, crackers and appetizers. The exclusive wines available for tasting this time around are:

  • Cote Rotie Pierre Gaillard 2006, France — raspberries and plums with hints of smoke and tar, well balanced with caramel
  • Amarone della Valpolicella Ca’ Rugate 2007, Italy — full and rich with red berries and spicy wood with a touch of creaminess, modern and complex
  • Chateau Le Barrail 2006, Bordeaux, France — deep colour, ripe with a very fruity nose, pairs well with red meat
  • J. Bouchon Mingre 2006, Chile — Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec blend, full bodied and complex with intense fruit and persistent finish

Tickets are ZMK80,000. Due to the growing popularity of this event please book in advance. Enquire on-line now, email info@plateszambia.com or call +260 (0) 211 841 015.

4. Stay at Fringilla Farm Lodge and take part in the horse endurance event on the 15th and 16th of April

The equestrian vet check takes place on the afternoon of the 15th of April and the exciting 40 kilometre horse race starts at 08:00 on the 16th of April. The race endurance motto is, “To finish is to win,” and the horse must be deemed “fit to continue” by the vets within 30 minutes of crossing the finish line. There is temporary stabling available for horses but people should bring their own hay. Participants can make a weekend of it and stay at Fringilla Farm Lodge with it’s Chisamba accommodation, camping facilities and restaurant! For vacancies enquire on-line now, email fringillalodge@gmail.com or phone +260 (0) 211 213 885 or +260 (0) 211 214 364. Corny de Villiers an FEI (Federation Equestrian International) accredited Course Director, Chief Steward and Judge will be offering training to officials at the event and will be available to answer any questions. Organisers would like to thank their sponsors, Gold Medal Protective Clothing, Signs of the Times, Printech and Bookworld. They would also like to thank Fringilla, Sunshine Seedlings, Zambeef and ECOVEG for allowing participants to ride on their farms. For more information contact Nyreen Downie +260 (0) 967 790 518 or email her on nyreennel@yahoo.com.

5. Indulge in the House of Couture special occasion range at Portico’s, 17th April

Between 15.00 and 18.00 on Sunday the 17th of April you can get a glimpse of the new special occasion range which includes prom dresses. It’s a great opportunity for ladies to come along with friends, sisters, Mothers and daughters to enjoy a Sunday afternoon relaxing in a great atmosphere and previewing amazing dresses. Entry is free. A cash bar is available, and delicious food too from the fantastic Portico Italian restaurant. Call Jessica on +260 (0) 979 967 970 or Anna on +260 (0) 974 924 573 for more information.

6. Easter Sunday family day with Chrismar Hotel, Livingstone, April 24th

Enjoy a DJ by the pool, jumping castle, slip’n’slide and an Easter egg hunt in the gardens at 15:00. They’ll be lots of fun, food and drinks for the whole family! Tickets are just ZMK50,000 for a family of four and ZMK15,000 for each additional person. The event starts at 11:00 and a portion of the proceeds goes to gift baskets for the needy. Booking is essential so enquire on-line now, email guestrelations@livingstone.chrismar.co.zm or phone +260 (0) 213 323 141.

7. Easter family bbq with Easter egg hunts and entertainment at The Lodge at Sunset Villas, 24th april

The Lodge at Sunset Villas are holding an Easter bbq family lunch. The kids get to design their own pizzas and go Easter egg hunting while the adults are entertained with cultural dance troops and good company! Book on-line now, email thelodge@iconnect.zm or call+260 (0) 211 272 448 or +260 (0) 211 272 863.

8. Will you get an invite to the Palmwood long-term let launch on the 28th of April?

Palmwood are excited to be launching their long-term let executive suites. To celebrate the opening of these modern, fabulously presented and self contained suites Palmwood Lodge are hosting an exclusive cocktail event for invited guests only. Tickets are being sent out shortly. For more information enquire on-line now, email lodgemanager@palmwoodlodge.co.zm or call 260 (0) 211 290 544 or +260 (0) 211 293 060.

9. Take part in the inaugural Kasanka bicycle challenge!

A long weekend of fun, excitement and challenge. Stay with Kasanka Trust in Kasanka National Park and help them raise funds for their ongoing conservation and community work. Read more…

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