The Sunday Mail
MARK 16: 5-6 will feature prominently in sermons this week as Christians observe events surrounding the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
It is a week that climaxes with Easter Sunday, and the faithful know exactly what they have planned for that weekend.
The pleasure-seekers will also have their hands full.
Unplugged, Madirirano, Ultimate Spin Bash, DJ Flevah’s Birthday Bash and the SAMA Festival are just a few of the choices that revellers have.
Unplugged Easter Special
Unplugged is one of most exciting monthly outdoor events in Zimbabwe, with every edition attracting thousands.
Cooler boxes, shisha pipes, camp chairs, fashion statements, food and music are what Unplugged is all about.
Wingate Golf Club in Pomona, Harare hosts Unplugged on Saturday, with acts like Gary Tight, Vera, Trill Angel, Reverb 7 and TK Beats taking to the stage. As is the norm, a surprise big act will make an appearance.
And it being an Easter weekend, it will have an Easter Egg Hunt among other attractions for both children and adults.
One of the organisers, Chiedza Danha, said: “Being an Easter special, we are making sure that we make the event as exciting as possible for everyone who will be coming through.
“There is going to be a pop-up fashion market hosted by ISU Collections and we have also organised a bunch of activities for the little ones so that they don’t get left out on such a special day.”
DJ Flevah’s Birthday Bash
On Saturday, Solomon’s Lifestyle Café in Glen View, Harare will see numerous top musicians converging to celebrate DJ Flevah’s birthday.
Killer T, Guspy Warrior, Seh Calaz, Dadza D, Kinnah, Soul Jah Love, Jah Signal, Hwindi President and Silent Killer, among others, will perform.
DJ Flevah is a household name in entertainment circles, thanks to the success of Judgement Yard.
“This gig is going to be huge and we are urging everyone who supports Judgement Yard to come through and celebrate with me on my big day,” said DJ Flevah.
One Big Party @ Padziva
Zim dancehall sensation Jah Signal will headline this month’s One Big Party at Padziva in Harare’s Dzivaresekwa on Saturday.
Celebrities, businesspeople and others born in March will come together for a joint birthday party.
Padziva, a Jive Zimbabwe-run venue, hosts One Big Party for the first time since it opened its doors last month.
On Easter Sunday, popular outdoor event Madirirano will take place at Takashinga Cricket Club in Highfield, Harare.
Hosted by Bodyslam Records, it has a huge cult following, and this month socialites like Genius Kadungure and Pokello Nare will be present.
Rising star Gary Tight will be the headline act with support from Judgement Yard, Templeman & Garry B, Selekta Base and DJ Iroq, among others.
Organiser Simba Bodyslam said: “The last one we held was a major success and we are confident this one will even be bigger and better considering the work we have put into the preparations and also the fact that it’s on Easter Sunday.
“We want people from low-density suburbs to come and have fun with people from high density suburbs in the spirit of Madirirano.”
Ultimate Spin Bash
In recent years, burnouts have become a permanent fixture on the Easter weekend diary and 2018 is no different.
Arcadia Sports Club in Harare will be choking with smoke from burning rubber as some of the country’s top car spinners clash at The Ultimate Spin Bash on Sunday.
At the adrenalin junkie expo will be the event’s leading lights: Fat Cat, Snap On, 3rd District and Team Ice.
Selekta Base will provide entertainment on the day, and tickets are going for $5. Children below 12 have free entry.
SAMA Festival UK
Zimbabweans in the UK will also have something to smile about this Easter with Y2K Entertainment hosting the Impala Southern African Music and Arts (SAMA) Festival at Oasis Venue in London, and the Sky Dome Arena in Coventry on Friday and Saturday respectively.
With a star-studded lineup comprising some of the biggest names in the region including Oliver Mtukudzi, Mafikizolo, Winky D, Andy Muridzo and Sam Dondo, this will certainly be a delight for music lovers.
The annual event, which started in 2009, continues to grow, which is why organisers have this year gone for bigger venues.