Ready to make the most of your upcoming weekend in Kigali? Look no further for a guide to the city's most exhilarating events that promise to cater to a diverse range of tastes and preferences. Whether you're a music enthusiast, a sports fanatic, a fashion connoisseur, or an art lover, we've got you covered with a carefully curated list of happenings that guarantee an unforgettable time. But wait, here's a delightful twist – we've also got an event beyond the city limits, perfect for those who have a penchant for traveling and exploring new horizons. Kigali Auto Show - Rev Up Your Engines! This is a thrilling showcase of unique cars and bikes at the Kigali Auto Show. Hosted by Sheila Gashumba and Miss Naomie, this event will feature DJ Pyfo, DJ Illest, and DJ Type spinning the decks. Don't miss the opportunity to flaunt your wheels and enjoy the lively atmosphere. Join the action at Gahanga Cricket Stadium on Saturday, August 12, from 11 am to 10 pm. Admission is Rwf10,000. ALSO READ: Vintage car show to attract more than 100 classic vehicles 'Mawe' Album Launch with Junior Rumaga If traditional Gakondo music is your vibe, Junior Rumaga's 'Mawe' album launch is a must-attend event. With performances by Alyn Sano, Riderman, Bulldog, Bruce Melody, Juno Kizigenza, Niyo Bosco, Mr. Kagame and more, this live concert promises an unforgettable night. Join the celebration on Friday, August 11, at Camp Kigali starting at 5 pm. Tickets range from Rwf10,000 for regular, Rwf20,000 for VIP and Rwf200,000 for a VIP table of 8. ALSO READ: Junior Rumaga to stage concert, launch debut album ‘Mawe’ 'Dutarame' Gospel Concert Kick-start your weekend with the 'Dutarame' live concert presented by the East African Gospel Festival. Head to Kigali Car Free Zone on Friday, August 11, from 5 pm to enjoy performances by Alexis Dusabe and other talented gospel artists. This free-entry event will feature food and beverage stalls, art and crafts, and of course, uplifting gospel music. B&B Burudani Mix Festival For sports and music enthusiasts get ready for an electrifying weekend that promises the perfect blend of sports and entertainment. And here's the twist: this exhilarating event is not happening in Kigali. So, if you're up for an adventure, make your way to Rubavu District for The B&B Burudani Mix Festival. From Friday, August 11 to Sunday, August 13, brace yourself for a spectacular fusion of sports and music, all organised by B&B Sports Agency. The festival is a treasure trove of activities that kick off with a live watchalong of Arsenal vs Nottingham Forest at Rubavu Public Beach. And that's just the beginning! After the match, get ready to groove to the beats spun by renowned musicians Chris Eazzy, Fireman, Bulldog, Alto, DJ Sonia, and Rubavu's own DJ Selecta Dady, all accompanied by the lively MC Buryohe. But that's not all, on Sunday, Rwanda's very own clasico will go down as APR and Rayon Sport clash for super cup glory. Next up – Marine and Entincelles will face off at Stade Umuganda, and right after the match, catch the intense match between Liverpool and Chelsea, which will be broadcasted live. Mutzïg Amabeats DJ Competition For music lovers and party goers, get ready for a night of electrifying beats and thrilling competition! The Mutzïg Amabeats DJ competition is gearing up for its highly anticipated 3rd phase, and you're invited to be part of the excitement. On Saturday, August 12, Shooters Lounge in Kimihurura transforms into a haven of musical talent and energy. Prepare to witness the unveiling of the Top 10 DJs, a pivotal moment that follows the successful completion of the competition's first two phases: the rigorous recruitment stage and the public voting period. The selection of these DJs was a combination of the audience's voice and the discerning judgment of a panel of judges. But that's not all – this event promises more than just the unveiling of the top contenders. As you soak in the pulsating atmosphere, enjoy a variety of beers, drinks, and top-notch music. It's an evening that promises to tantalize your senses and keep you grooving all night long. ALSO READ: 10 local DJs to be selected for the next stage of Mützig Amabeats DJ competition KI Album Launch Attend the KI album launch on Friday, August 11, at L'Espace KG511ST from 7:30 pm. With a live band performance and a vibrant atmosphere, this event is not to be missed. Admission is Rwf10,000. Giants of Africa Festival Get ready to immerse yourself in a week-long extravaganza as Kigali hosts the Giants of Africa Festival, celebrating its 20th anniversary. Prepare to be swept away by an incredible lineup of talents and a series of engaging events that go far beyond the realm of music. This one-of-a-kind festival, stretching from Sunday, August 13 to Sunday, August 19, is set to feature sensational performances from some of Nigeria's brightest stars, including Davido and Tiwa Savage. Joining the spotlight are Tanzanian Bongo Flava sensation Diamond Platnumz, South African songstress Tyla, and Rwanda's very own MTV VMA award-winning choreographer Sherrie Silver, along with Bruce Melodie and many more. However, the Giants of Africa Festival is much more than a music event. It stands as a testament to two decades of commitment to nurturing African youth through the pillars of sports, education, and culture. This celebration of unity, empowerment, and sheer joy promises to be an unforgettable experience for attendees. There will be conferences, basketball camps, exhilarating games, mesmerizing music shows, and more. Although the festival has been met with an overwhelming response and is now sold out, there's no need to worry about missing out. While not all aspects are open to the general public, you can trust The New Times' correspondents to keep you up-to-date on the latest happenings and highlights. ALSO READ: A sneak peek into the Giants of Africa Festival Ubupfura Fashion Show If fashion, art, and music are your passions, make your way to Atelier du Vin on Saturday, August 12, from 7 pm for the Ubupfura Fashion Show. Embrace the dress code of Made in Rwanda or Fashion Touch and enjoy curated music by Hottempah Collective, along with a special performance by Boy Chopper. Admission is Rwf15,000.