Best Weekend Activities to join in Mauritius: 26 – 28 January

Best weekend activities

After the second cyclone of the season, prepare for a weekend filled with diverse experiences, from laughter-inducing comedy shows and electrifying musical performances to transformative nature walks and immersive cinematic journeys. Discover the allure of plant markets and creative workshops, as well as adrenaline-pumping challenges that invite you to push your limits.  Whatever your interests, our weekend guide invites you to embrace the myriad of events happening around, promising a weekend brimming with entertainment, enrichment, and the opportunity to connect with fellow enthusiasts. 

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Jamel Comedy Club (in French)

French speakers, prepare for an uproarious night of laughter as the Jamel Comedy Club Troupe descends upon the Trianon Convention Center (TCC) in Mauritius on January 27, 2024. Brought to the island by Inbox, this comedic extravaganza showcases the talents of six stand-up virtuosos: Farid Chamekh, Nash, Doully, Rey Mendes, Ayoub, and PV, all handpicked by the comedy maestro himself, Jamel Debbouze. Under the charismatic guidance of Farid Chamekh as the master of ceremonies, the gala promises 90 minutes of unbridled comedic joy, blending stand-ups, videos, sketches, and unforgettable moments. Having recently captivated a crowd of 4,000 at the iconic Olympia in Paris, this stellar ensemble is set to deliver an unforgettable experience to the Mauritian audience. Established in 2006 by Jamel Debbouze, the Jamel Comedy Club has evolved into a powerhouse in French comedy, and this event marks a milestone as the troupe graces the stage for the first time in Mauritius. Book your ticket on Otayo or Moticket.mu

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Moya – Zip Zap Circus 

Immerse yourself in the vibrant tapestry of South African heritage and culture with “MOYA – Zip Zap Circus,” presented by Offbroadway Entertainment at the Caudan Arts Centre. This captivating event, scheduled for January 27th and 28th, showcases a dynamic collective of 10 young performers taking the audience on a mesmerizing journey through the looking-glass of the Zip Zap Circus. Drawing inspiration from the real-life Zip Zap stories, the show is a celebration of the tangible spirit of South Africa, blending contemporary and traditional circus elements. Following a successful international tour, the professional wing of Zip Zap Circus returns to South Africa, bringing their revamped and energetic performance to Mauritius. With a masterful display of aerial skills, juggling, acrobatics, and a thrilling acrobatic wheel routine, “MOYA” promises a unique and exhilarating experience for all ages. Don’t miss this opportunity to witness the first appearance of MOYA on the Mauritian stage at the Caudan Arts Centre. Tickets are available on the website of Caudan Arts Center

Sugar Beach International Croquet Cup

Prepare for a showcase of skill and camaraderie at the inaugural Sugar Beach International Croquet Cup 2024, presented by Sunlife! From January 26 to 27, 2024, the pristine lawns of Sugar Beach Hotel in Wolmar, Flic-en-Flac, will host two days of top-tier croquet action and unforgettable experiences. Day one, on January 26, kicks off with individual matches during the group phase, leading to top-level showdowns, followed by a sumptuous lunch at the esteemed Le Patio restaurant. The excitement continues on January 27, featuring the finals of both doubles and individual competitions, along with more top-level matches. As the sun sets, immerse yourself in the electrifying atmosphere of an exceptional concert, where DJ LP will spin the decks alongside a surprise artist—revealed just days before the event. This promises to be an extraordinary fusion of sportsmanship and entertainment, offering a unique blend of culinary excellence, world-class croquet, and an unforgettable musical experience at the breathtaking Sugar Beach Hotel. Book your ticket (2800 Rs/person) on Otayo

Live Dan Moka

This extraordinary event promises a sensational live performance by the dynamic trio of Sakoue: Ophélie Sauteur, Jason Heerah, and Ribongia. Prepare to have your expectations redefined as Jason Heerah’s infectious rhythms on drums, Ophélie Sauteur’s mesmerizing vocals, and Ribongia’s electrifying electro sounds converge to create a groundbreaking musical experience. The enchanting world of Sakoue awaits, inviting you to dance and vibrate to the beats of this exceptional fusion. Sweeten the deal with delectable treats from Yo l’Artisan, catering to those with a sweet tooth. Be sure to bring your cool box for added enjoyment. Located at Les Kocottes in St Pierre, this event unfolds in a uniquely crafted setting by Emilien Jubeau, where art and culture converge. Book your ticket (200 Rs) on Otayo

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Experience the enchanting wizarding world like never before at the Ebène Recreational Park’s special outdoor screening of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1” (2010) on 27th of January at 7pm. Set against the backdrop of this one-of-a-kind venue, the Ebène Recreational Park boasts modern infrastructure, featuring a health track, an open-air amphitheater, and a charming children’s garden. The event provides a unique cinematic experience in a comfortable and ambient setting. Guests have the flexibility to bring their own seats for a cozy outdoor feel, opt for the amphitheater’s seating arrangements, or indulge in a VIP experience on plush sofas. With convenient access to the park’s facilities, ample parking spaces, and a magical atmosphere, this outdoor movie night promises to transport attendees into the spellbinding universe of Harry Potter. 

Drink&Draw Mauritius: Cats

Embracing your inner artist at the next Drink & Draw edition, focused on Cats. This pop-up drawing session, taking place in a casual party atmosphere, is an opportunity to leave your cares behind and depart with a genuine piece of art crafted by you. Invite your friends and family, meet like-minded individuals, and revel in the joy of creativity while enjoying drinks and snacks. Ticket costs 1500rs, and includes all materials (real canvas, brushes, paint, etc.), wine, soft drinks, snacks, the supervision of professional artists, and a stunning atmosphere. Find out more about the event here

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Sundowner Sunset Beats at Ti Baz 

On Friday, join for Happy Hour from 18h30 to 19h30, courtesy of Labourdonnais Distillery, and relish exclusive drink specials against the backdrop of a vibrant sunset at Ti Baz, at the Antanara Iko Mauritius Resort. Their in-house DJ will then take center stage, offering a musical journey that ranges from laid-back tunes to energetic beats, creating the perfect ambiance under the starlit sky. This event is open to all, whether you’re a guest at Anantara Iko or a local music enthusiast, and there’s no entrance fee – just bring your love for great music and good company! 

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Nature walk in Plaine Champagne

Explore the natural beauty of Mauritius with a Nature Walk in the Black River Gorges National Park on January 28th, 2024. The 6.5km hike, featuring the Macchabee and Les Mares Trails, leads through the island’s indigenous forest with scenic viewpoints and concludes at Alexandra Falls for a shaded lunch. Open to participants aged 10 to 70, with children accompanied by parents, the hike offers a flat terrain with no notable ascents or descents. Participants are required to bring their own food and water and wear comfortable sports attire. Pickups and drop-offs are available from Port Louis to Curepipe. To book, make a non-refundable payment and contact via WhatsApp/call at 58066494 for fee details. 

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Game Night at Kenzi Bar

Join the Game Night at Kenzi Bar in Flic En Flac on Saturday starting from 7 pm until midnight. Entry is free, and the event promises an array of games; you’re encouraged to bring your own favorites to share. Knowledgeable hosts will be present to explain the rules, ensuring a fun and engaging experience for all attendees. Drinks and meals are conveniently available on-site.  It’s an opportunity to enjoy an evening of games, socializing, and good company.

Vision Board Workshop

Engage in a transformative experience by joining a conscious community at the upcoming vision board workshop on Saturday, January 27th, from 10 am to 2 pm at TAC in Belle Rose. Priced at 1200 Rs, this event encompasses meditation, goal-setting, comprehensive instructions, all necessary materials for crafting your vision board, and a fulfilling lunch. Facilitated by experienced guides, this workshop offers a structured space to clarify your goals, create a personalized vision board, and engage in meditation to connect with your deepest desires. To secure your spot, simply message +230 5429 3319 for bookings. It’s an opportunity to bring your New Year’s aspirations to life within a supportive and mindful environment.

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Les Allées Plant Market

Calling all plant enthusiasts! The Les Allées’ Plant Market invites you to immerse yourself in a green haven from January 26th to 28th. Explore an array of hidden gems, and connect with fellow plant lovers. Whether you’re a seasoned collector or just starting your green journey, this market promises a delightful experience.

Ciné Club at House of Digital Art

Every month, cinephiles are invited to gather at the House of Digital Art’s Common Space for a captivating movie night. Taking place on one Saturday night per month, these screenings are intricately linked to HoDA’s ongoing exhibition, revolving around the Edouard Maunick-inspired theme, “s’il était un territoire entre midi et minuit.” Attendees will have the opportunity to watch and engage in discussions about short films relevant to the exhibition, with each session featuring a presentation and an exchange with the audience. This immersive project is made possible through the support of Ignite Culture EA: ACP-EU Culture Programme (Eastern Africa), implemented by HEVA in collaboration with the British Council Kenya and financially backed by the European Union. Further support is provided by the Organisation of ACP (African, Caribbean and Pacific) States, making it an integral part of the global ACP-EU Culture Programme. Join us for a unique cinematic experience that blends art, discussion, and cultural exploration.

Le Pouce Challenge

Step into the realm of outdoor adventure with the Le Pouce Challenge—an event aimed at introducing people to nature sports and adventures such as trail running, hiking, biking, and camping. Beyond pushing personal limits and assessing current performance, this challenge serves as an opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals who share a passion for outdoor activities. The challenge includes a Sunrise Mt Le Pouce ascent, starting from the parking area to the peak and back (optional for those wanting to familiarize themselves with the track beforehand). The main challenge kicks off at 7:00 am, with a time target set to complete one climb in under 1 hour, featuring uphill and downhill segments within 30 and 15 minutes, respectively. Participants are given up to 90 minutes to complete the challenge, emphasizing the importance of recognizing and overcoming personal limits. A contribution of Rs500 covers food, water, medals, and expert advice. To join or volunteer, contact Taws at 59043801 via WhatsApp. 

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