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Nov 28, 2008

Safiyyah has the rundown of weekend activities

Story PictureWorked hard this week? Well, it is now time to unwind and there is plenty to do around town. Safiyyah has a complete run-down of weekend activities…

Hey I’m Safiyyah and this is What’s Happening Belize.

This weekend the Belize Dance company will be presenting their new performance entitled “Tribute”, a tribute to Beverly Smith. The shows will be held on Friday and Saturday at eight p.m. for fifteen dollars and ten dollars. Sunday’s performance will be at five p.m. costing ten dollars and five dollars. Tribute will be performed live inside the Bliss Center for Performing Arts. So take the family out and enjoy.

Gwen Lizarraga High School invites everyone out to their Christmas Fair to be held this Saturday night on their school campus. The Fair will run from four to eleven p.m. and will have lots of food and drinks on sale. There will be games, as well as horse and carriage rides. There will even be a Santa for the children to have their picture taken with. The cost to enter is one dollar for children under twelve years and two dollars for adults.

There will be a Karaoke competition for adults this Saturday in Ladyville at the Star Bright Pre-School for the adults. They will have giveaways and gate prizes. The competition starts at six p.m. and after the Karaoke is over a dance will follow. The cost to enter will be three dollars for the Karaoke and five dollars for the dance.

In San Pedro this Saturday, from eleven-thirty a.m. to six p.m., you are invited to the pool party and pool side concert featuring John Arthur Martinez and Kelly McGuire. There will be food and drinks on sale as well as games and mini golf. This event will be held at the San Pedro fitness club. Entrance is five dollars for Adults and three dollars for kids. So check that one out.

Up north in Corozal, this weekend, they are having their Gran festival. The festival will be highlighting the Maya Mestizo culture and history. There will be food and drinks and even dancing and live music on Sunday. The proceeds will go to a good cause to help improve Corozal Bay.

And lastly I’ve got to tell you about not one, but two big concerts happening this Saturday. The first happening here in Belize City will be held inside Club Next. It will feature Etana as well as Belizean Artists Melonie Gillett and Tanya Carter. Etana is best known for her hits like “Don’t Forget” and “Not Afraid”. The concert will also feature Black Chiney.

The second concert will feature Busy Signal, performing hits like “Not going down”, “Pan di Edge” and “Unknown Number”. We spoke to the artist and the promoter and they had this to say…

Busy Signal, Jamaican Reggae Artist
“Hear weh I ah seh now, ah Belize right and ah my first time so me want everybody just forward. It’s Cahal Pech this coming Saturday. I know dah Busy Signal and everything set up different.”

[Busy Signal singing .... ]

“I started out like late ’04 and ever since I just stay true to the music and just do the music. Me does do music as a ghetto youth, me just rise up and seh alright music bring out ah lot of things and music is my occupation. I just do this for the fun and do this for myself and do this for people who are interested.”

Lyndon Gillett, Promoter
“Folks, that’s right Busy Signal is in town, he’s going to be in Cahal Pech on Saturday. You can get tickets in Dangriga at Ray’s Cool Spot and in the city you can pick your tickets up at Stone Jam and DJ Tambran and if you’re in Belmopan, City Pharmacy, the Novelo’s building is the place to be and Mega Fix and Venus in San Ignacio. Tickets are being sold as we speak so you need to head on out and get your presold tickets cause it’s different price at the door. If you want to get a sample, come on out to Club Illusion on Friday night, that’s tonight. We’re gonna be at Club Illusion, Busy Signal is going to be there. Ladies, come on out, wear your best cause you’re gonna meet the man alright.”

Busy Signal
“Club Cahal Pech, This Saturday, twenty-ninth, Busy believe noh.”

Next week I will be bringing you the best chow mein in Belize City as well as a little dessert special.

That’s all for now, have a super great weekend Bye.

If there’s an event that you want featured, give me a call at 625-3079. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday at ten p.m.

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