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Kampala Restaurant Week showcase officially kicks off today

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Tusker Lite once again presents Kampala’s most loved food bonanza, the annual Kampala Restaurant Week. The fifth edition of the biggest restaurant showcase in town was officially launched at La Cabana Restaurant, Speke Apartments in Kampala.

The showcase runs from today August 1st to August 10th with over 40 of the city’s best restaurants offering signature dishes in what has been dubbed the Three Course Edition.

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“We are glad to partner with the Kampala Restaurant Week once again. You already know that any meal goes down well when paired with an ice cold Tusker Lite. We thank Kampala people for making Tusker Lite the beer of choice when having a meal, so, during the restaurant week, your first drink will be on us,” Cathy Twesigye, Tusker Lite’s Brand Manager said.  Tusker Lite is at the heart of the best food experiences in the country and the Kampala Restaurant Week serves as a climax of several food pairing offerings that have been ongoing in different restaurants. The brand has also supported Women Vs Men cook-outs, Oktober fest, Koroga Festivals, Tokosa festival, food pairing in several outlets, the monthly UTAKE Meat Carnival that takes foodies on an East African culinary journey among others.The Kampala Restaurant Week is already causing a social media frenzy with Foodies expressing their anticipation for the mouth-watering meals on social media, charging their excitement to the scrumptious meal menus that have been teasing their taste buds online.The food showcase will be an experience that will leave food lovers spoilt for choice with Casual Dining and Signature Dining restaurants providing three-course offerings with starters, main courses and desserts.

“The Kampala Restaurant Week is a great opportunity for Kampala’s finest restaurants to show off what they have to offer. This will be our fifth edition allowing over 40 restaurants great exposure while bringing a fun dining experience for food lovers,” said Philip Kalibwani, Business Development Manager at Pearl Guide, the showcase’s organizer.An award ceremony will be held on August 12 to conclude the showcase. The ceremony will recognise restaurants with the “Best Dish,” “Outstanding Service” and “Overall top restaurant of the Week” voted for with a new system that allows the public to vote online. City chefs will be up for a run for their creativity whilst in the kitchen in order to be recognised at the end of the 10-day showcase.Kampala Restaurant Week

Kampala Restaurant Week is an annual restaurant showcase that celebrates fine dining at an affordable price with 40 participating restaurants that offer pre-fixed menus for period of 10 days. Held in partnership with Tusker Lite, the KRW menus are offered to all guests as a package deal. More than 15,000 people collectively have enjoyed the meals on offer each year since its inception in 2015. It has also expanded to towns across the country such as Entebbe, Jinja and Mbarara.

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Jan Malan jets in ahead of the Uganda International Fashion Show

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Jan Malan poses for a photo with Santa Anzo, the brains behind the Uganda International Fashion Show.

Jan Malan poses for a photo with Santa Anzo, the brains behind the Uganda International Fashion Show.

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Celebrated global fashion producer Jan Malan is in the country. The fashion icon will direct the sixth edition of the Uganda International Fashion Week slated to take place this Saturday, August 3rd to Sunday, August 4th at the Kampala Serena Hotel.

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Jan Malan will also be a guest speaker at the Fashion Business Symposium scheduled to take place on Saturday from 9am to 1pm at the Serena’s Victoria Hall. Malan will discuss technology and globalization versus African fashion.

He has staged high profile shows in over 37 cities on four continents and has a clientele that boasts of names such as Elton John, Calvin Klein, Louis Vuitton and Mercedes-Benz.

Malan said Uganda is one of his favorite countries to go to in Africa and he promised all the fashion enthusiasts a scintillating showcase at the grand finale that will take place on Sunday at Serena’s Victoria Hall from 6pm to 10pm.

“Precision. I don’t do mediocrity. Surprises. I take each designer’s vision and interpret what they are trying to do with the collection. I will create the music, the lights and the choreography too,” said Malan about his preparation for the show.

Tickets for the business symposium are at Shs 10, 000. Fashion fanatics and designers will be lectured about the business behind fashion.

Different fashion designers will be showcasing at the grand finale. The designers to look out from South Africa are Judith Artelier, Alvado Creations and the duo Mmuso Maxwell.

Our very own fashion designers Santa Anzo, Fatuma Asha, Abbas Kaijuka, Stella Atal and Paula Butagira will be representing Uganda on the runway.

Tickets for the grand finale can be bought at Arapapa and Serena. Front row seats will cost Shs250,000, V.I.P goes for Shs200,000 while the general tickets go for Shs100,000.

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AMK productions to premiere their latest “The Body Guard” live stage musical

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There is excitement from live music lovers on hearing that AMK the team that brought you ‘Dancing Queen’, ‘Music & me’, ‘Black or White’ ‘Think like a man’ comes an acclaimed production celebrating Whitney Houston’s music in ‘The Bodyguard’.

AMK will on the Friday 16th August, 2019 at 7:00 pm be at Theatre La Bonita to exhibit their latest production “The Body Guard”. The show is anticipated to be a night out with family and friends to see their exceptional cast of singer actors deliver spectacular, captivating performances.

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“Get your dancing shoes ready and come sing along to your favourite Whitney tunes.” the organisers have warned.

Tickets are available at Theatre La Bonita or you can call them on 0785120344

Entrance fees will be UGX 25,000 and VIP: UGX 30,000

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Nigeria’s Nonso Amadi to headline “Shorts Na Lessu” 4th edition

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Nonso Amadi

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“Short Na Lessu” is back for its 4th edition this month. Slated for Saturday, August 24, the organizers are flying in Nigerian Star Nonso Amadi to headline the event.

Born September 1, 1995 Nonso is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and producer whose first single “Tonight” took the world by storm becoming a worldwide hit and hence opening up doors that have today made the young star a household name in Nigeria.

He has garnered respect and admiration in Nigeria collaborating with some of the countries big stars including Banky W and Maleek Berry.

He will be performing alongside numerous Ugandan Artists like Kohen Jayce of Bantu vibes, Route 316 Band featuring DJ Siza among very many others.

Sponsored by Ciroc, it is an annual picnic style event that fuses contemporary and traditional culture through music and art.  It will be taking place at Dungu Resort Munyonyo Lake side under the theme “Roots and Paradigms of Modern Living”.

Tickets to the event are going for UGX50,000 advance and UGX80,000 at the gate.

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