March events, Zambia… with a Spanish flavour!

Sara Drawwater
1 March 2011
Enjoy a dinner in honour of the International Women’s Day centenary — 1911 to 2011! This event celebrates five Zambian women of reknown. You are invited to fine dining in the tranquil surrounds of…

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 month we have the following top events:

  1. March 7th: The Lodge at Sunset Villas, Lusaka, celebrates International Womens Day
  2. March 10th: Spanish wine tasting at Plates Restaurant and Wine Bar, Lusaka
  3. March 11th — 12th: Botox and Restylane sessions at Senses@Sensorium, Lusaka
  4. March 16th: Quiz night at Chit Chat Café, Zambia’s premier pub quiz!
  5. March 16th: Celebrate St Patrick’s Day with an Irish band at Rhapsody’s, Lusaka
  6. March 17th and 18th: Celebrate St Patrick’s Day with O’hagan’s
  7. 24th — 26th March: The 2011 Zambia International Travel Expo, Lusaka, with Africast
  8. Experience a Spanish flavour right here in Zambia with a series of dance workshops in Lusaka at Southern Sun Ridgeway, Revolución and Sugarbush Farm
  9. This March, jet off to the Fallas de San José festival in Spain

1. Celebrate International Women’s Day at the Lodge at Sunset Villas, 7th March, Lusaka

Enjoy a dinner in honour of the International Women’s Day centenary — 1911 to 2011! This event celebrates five Zambian women of reknown. You are invited to fine dining in the tranquil surrounds of the Lodge at Sunset Villas. Raffle draw — 1st prize is 2 return tickets to Dar Es Salaam; 2nd prize is a complimentary stay of the Lodge at Sunset Villas; 3rd prize is a traditional painting. Just K120,000 per person, with a cash bar. Booking is essential so enquire on-line now, email or phone+260 (0) 211 272 448.

2. Sample fresh Spanish wines at this wine tasting event on the 10th of March, Lusaka

Six exclusive Spanish wines will be available for tasting (30ml per taste) together with Spanish style tapas (finger foods) at Plates Restaurant and Wine Bar. Their in-house sommelier (wine expert) will be on hand to describe and offer notes on each wine. This is a great opportunity to try out and purchase Spanish wines that are currently in stock at Plates Restaurant. All this for just ZMK80,000, but note that you must book in advance. Enquire on-line now, email or call +260 (0) 211 841 015.

3. Senses@Sensorium beauty event on 11th — 12th March, Lusaka

Botox and Restylane will be administered by appointment only at Senses@Sensorium by Dr Alastair Clark from South Africa. Dr Clark graduated from Wits University and went into Easthetic Medicine about 15 years ago. He became the Restylane educator for a Swedish company and travels frequently to Sweden and Paris to teach the administering of Botox and Restylane.

Restylane is a filler. It literally fills all the little and more obvious lines and wrinkles that develop with age. Botox is a gentle immobilizer of the muscles which is injected into areas of the face that have fine lines and wrinkles to smooth the skin and make you look younger and less angry. Botox also has other advantages, it is used for cerebral palsy patients, migraines and excessive sweating on the feet, hands or under arms. Booking is essential, so enquire on-line now for availability, email ika@coppernet.zmor or call +260 (0) 211 257 330 or+260 (0) 977 798 282.

4. Zambia’s premier pub quiz with Chit Chat Café, 16th March, Lusaka

Teams must be no more than eight quizzers and it costs just ZMK50,000 per person including a half time supper! Cash bar available. There’ll be six rounds of 10 questions and each round includes a picture round and the infamous “wipe-out” round. The quiz is from 19:00 to 22:30. If you want to know more just enquire on-line now because booking is essential. So go on, get your team of eight together for an evening of fun and banter! You can also contact Chit Chat by email on or phone +260 (0) 977 774 481.

5. Join the Liffy Lads all the way from Ireland at Rhapsody’s Lusaka on the 16th

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Rhapsody’s Lusaka present the Liffey Lads for St Patrick’s Day celebrations on the 16th of March. The band are from Ireland and booking is essential for this popular event. Tickets cost just ZMK50,000 and proceeds go to a great cause — the Tico Community Centre at N’gombe Compound. Book on line now, email or phone +260 (0) 211 256 705 or +260 (0) 211 256 706

6. Ohagan’s, Lusaka’s premier Irish Pub invites you to celebrate St Patrick’s week with an Irish band, traditional Irish stew and fancy dress!

Steering off the Spanish theme for a moment let’s head north for the Irish St Patrick’s celebrations. O’Hagan’s Irish Pub, is gearing up for St Patrick’s week. They will be hosting a traditional Irish Band all the way from the Emerald Isle on Friday 18th March and admission for this event is absolutely free! It starts at 20:00 hours.

A new draught machine is being specially installed to deliver their freezing cold, specially dyed (green) Castle and Mosi beer draught at a super fast pace! As if that weren’t enough a variety of traditional Irish stews will be served on the 17th and 18th of March. You are also invited to go greeeen for St Paddy’s and there will be prizes for the best dressed. Go on, get your fancy dress glad rags on, and with a bit of that Irish luck, you might even win! Booking is not essential but it will be on a first come, first served basis. For more information, enquire online or contact +260 (0) 211 262 156, +260 (0) 211 262 157 or

7. The 2011 Zambia International Travel Expo with Africast, March 24th — 26th, Lusaka

The Zambia International Travel Expo (ZITE) is an annual event managed and run by Africast Exhibition Management. It will be held at Mulungushi Conference Centre. The event is endorsed by the Zambia Tourism Board and the Zambia Tourism Council. ZITE is about meaningful networking, benchmarking how your business compares and about meeting new clients to increase your business.

This year’s theme is, “Achieving Zambia’s tourism prosperity through local cooperation”. The expo will address the issue of what Zambian businesses, communities and people can do together to achieve more for the Zambia tourism industry.

  • Business to business days, 24th — 25th of March
  • Open to the public on 26th March
  • This event is free to visitors

Read more about ZITE and how you can get involved as a business here or contact the team on +260 (0) 211 293511.

8. Throughout March learn Spanish dancing in Zambia!

Image by Daniele Garzia[/caption]

Get a feel for Flamenco dancing as you take part in a unique opportunity to learn from the widely acclaimed dancers Rosana Maya and Johnny Pienaar, who will be teaching dancing workshops throughout March.

12th March: Latino evening at Southern Sun Ridgeway starting at 20:00 hours. Get your tickets for ZMK300,000 per person from the Ridgeway Hotel reception during office hours. Or enquire on-line now, email, or call +260 (0) 211 251 666 or+260 (0) 211 254 237.

18th March: Flamenco Cocktail Night, at the Revolución Mexican Bar and Grill from 19:30. Experience a fun and lively atmosphere with friends or colleagues and why not go a little earlier and book a table for great Mexican food and a true fiesta! Tickets are ZMK100,000 per person available from Revolución. Enquire on-line now, email or call+260 (0) 977 966 035 or +260 (0) 977 966 035.

7th, 9th, 14th, 16th and 21st of March Sugarbush Farm are hosting girls and ladies dance workshops between 18:00 and 19:30 hours. Courses cost US$80 per course for the girls and US$100 per course for the ladies. This is the perfect opportunity for a mother, daughter treat or night out with your girls for something fun and different as well as a chance to shop!! You will be at Sugarbush Farm after all — the home of Jackel and Hide fabulous leather hand bags, purses and accessories. These dance workshop tickets are available from Anja on+260 (0) 979 380 660. There are other events and workshop dates throughout March so contact Anja for more information.

9. Experience the Fallas de San José festival in Spain this March

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And finally, since there has been a definite Spanish theme and you’re probably now in the mood for all things Spanish, get in touch with any of our listed Zambian travel agents and plan a trip to Spain this month! Hit the streets of Valencia between the 15th and 19th of March and you can experience the 2011 Fallas de San José. You will witness one of the most incredible festivals in a country where amazing festivals are the norm rather than the exception.

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