As the weekend approaches, Kigali is set to come alive with a diverse array of entertainment options that cater to various tastes and preferences. From sports enthusiasts to families seeking child-friendly fun, music lovers to comedy enthusiasts, and culture aficionados, there's something for everyone. For those with a passion for travel, an exciting opportunity awaits in northwest Rwanda – read on to discover more. Betpawa Playoffs: Basketball action at BK Arena This Friday, August 25, the Betpawa Playoffs heat up BK Arena with thrilling basketball matches. Women's basketball will see REG BBC take on RP IPRC Huye at 7pm, while in the men's category, it's Patriots BBC facing off against APR BBC at 9pm. The excitement continues at LDK Gymnasium, where The Hoops will battle APR BBC in women's basketball at 7pm, followed by Espoir BBC taking on REG BBC in the men's category at 9pm. On Sunday, August 27, catch four intense games at BK Arena from 1am to 10:30pm, including clashes between APR BBC and The Hoops, REG BBC and RP IPRC Huye in women's basketball, and REG BBC against Espoir BBC, as well as Patriots BBC versus APR BBC in men's basketball. Ticket prices vary to accommodate different preferences, with options ranging from Rwf2,000 for students, Rwf5,000, Rwf10,000, and Rwf20,000 for courtside seats. 2. Kids Expo: A fun-filled extravaganza Starting this Saturday, August 26, and running until September 3, the Kids Expo presented by Wane Event Management promises to captivate young hearts at Spiderman Game Center (Masaka). Packed with games, face-painting, music concerts, talent shows, award-winning acts, and more, this event offers a delightful way to wrap up the holidays. DJs Gomez and Niny will provide the musical vibes, alongside performances by Muyango and Evidox the dancer. Doors open from 9am to 9pm, and entrance fee is Rwf5, 000 per child (2-12 years old). Hottempah Collective Presents 'Bye Bye Vacances' On Saturday, August 26, Hottempah Collective invites you to bid farewell to the holiday break in style at Atelier du Vin (KN3 Road). With performances by Hottempah, Rugz, DJ June, and DJ Fistom, this event promises a relaxed and enjoyable evening. The show kicks off at 9pm, and entrance fee is Rwf10, 000. Sensual Night: Empowering women through music This Sunday, August 27, from 5pm to 9pm, a transformative event curated by Masozera Africa and Sofar Kigali aims to empower women through music and meaningful conversations. Featuring a surprise of talented musicians from Sofar Kigali and an engaging speaker session on women's holistic wellness, this unique experience offers a candid exploration of empowerment and music. Entrance fee is Rwf15, 000. Seka Live: Laughter-filled comedy showcase Seka Live, the beloved comedy showcase, returns this Sunday, August 27, at Camp Kigali from 6pm. Featuring renowned comedians such as Loyiso Gola from South Africa, Kenya's Eric Omondi, and Rwanda's own Admin Seka, Muhinde, and the dynamic duo Mavide and Pazo. Musical entertainment by Rwandan artist Alyn Sano will add to the laughter-filled evening. Tickets range from Rwf10, 000 for regular, Rwf15, 000 for VIP, to Rwf200,000 for a table. Red Rocks Cultural Festival 2023: Celebrating heritage and conservation Starting Friday, August 25 to September 1, from 2pm daily, the 11th Red Rocks Cultural Festival will unfold with traditional music and dance, community activities, artwork exhibitions, and more. Themed 'Linking Arts, Culture, and Conservation,' the festival seeks to promote cultural heritage, community conservation, and economic growth. Held at the Red Rocks campsite and intercultural exchange center in Musanze-Nyakinama, the festival will coincide with the annual Kwita Izina (Gorilla Naming Ceremony). To catch up on the latest events happening in Kigali visit The New Times website.