Most of us live stressful lives at an ever-accelerating pace hence we need to take time out to do things that will give us pleasure. The desire to take a break and unwind passively makes entertainment the best option to escape. One may wonder about what they can do to escape the stress of life in for a couple of hours in Maun during the week. There are a couple of options of things to do as an individual or as a family:
Poetavango hosts a “Words-day” every Wednesday from 7pm to 830pm at Kana Jang Restaurant in Nhaube Museum. Poetavango aims to elevate, develop, and promote all spoken word arts including poetry, storytelling, performance and other literary arts. The Poetavango slogan is simple: ‘One Word, One Aim, One Destiny’. I would encourage anyone who loves poetry and even those who just want time out to make sure they check out Poetavango Words-day at Kana Jang. You need not worry about your budget as entry is free and maybe just get enough to buy some yummy snack or hot beverages during the show. The ambience of Kana Jang changes Wednesday night. On cold days there is a fire to keep the audience warm; the furniture is rearranged to allow the audience to face the poets. This is a perfect space to be in if you are on a soul enriching vibe or looking for a poetic kind of date.
Motsana Cultural Centre has weekly movie nights. They screen movies every Thursday night from 6pm. This is a place to go watch a movie to wind down your hectic day or even take your family. The movie nights are P10 for children and P20 for adults. The movie night is set up in an open air style.
Artsy Fartsy is an Arts and Craft club for children in Maun. This a great place to take your children for some creativity afternoon either on a Wednesday or Thursday from 3pm till 4pm. The club home is at Tshilli farm stall café. The founder is a bubbly Ms Tjipo Keaiketse who is adored by her students as they always seem to be in good spirits around her; there is never a dull moment so it seems because you can hear laughter and animated chit chats between her and her students. I would suggest Artsy Fartsy for any parent who would like to give their children a platform to explore their artistic flair.