Another weekend around the corner and we’ve been on the look out for fun, interesting things to do so check out our guide for live music, theatre, concerts, parties, sales & shopping events and more, over the weekend and into next week. We update it daily so check back when making your plans!
What: World Music Day Concert. To celebrate World Music Day, in partnership with Institut Français Nigéria, AAF Lagos and Showgearonline, Alliance Française de Lagos will be hosting a unique free concert with French rapper Leeroy of the legendary Saïan Supa Crew, French DJ Aleqs Notal and renowned Nigerian percussionist Wura Samba. Join in to celebrate the world music with a multicultural flavour.
When: Thursday 22nd June 2017, 6PM.
Where: African Artists’ Foundation, 3B Isiola Oyekan Close, Victoria Island, Lagos.
What: Naturals In The City 19. Quarterly natural hair & lifestyle meet-up NITC meets with the theme A Healthier You.
When: Saturday 24th June 2017, 12.30PM – 6PM.
Where: 1 Adeyemi Bero Crescent, Ilupeju industrial Estate, Off Anthony/Oshodi Expressway, Lagos.
What: Loc Appreciation Day 2017. A celebration of Locs, showcasing the diversity, talent and professionals in the Nigerian Loc’d community. This year the theme is Behind The Locs and the event, co-hosted by Oluwabibs and Spanky, will feature panel discussions, performances and loads of goodies.
When: Saturday 24th June 2017, 4PM – 9PM.
Where: Best Western Hotel, Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos.
What: Tae Afrik Summer Exhibition. See and shop tae Afriks’s summer collection.
When: Sunday 25th June 2017, 12PM – 6PM.
Where: Ground Floor Block C, Caterers Court, 2-6 Onitana Road, off Mobolaji Johnson Avenue, Ikoyi, Lagos.
What: Film Sunday Presents: Monsieur Lazhar. Enjoy a free screening of award winning Canadian French-language drama film Monsieur Lazhar, directed by Philippe Falardeau and starring Mohamed Saïd Fellag, Sophie Nélisse and Danielle Proulx. Based on Bashir Lazhar, a one-character play by Évelyne de la Chenelière, it tells the story of a refugee in Montrealwho steps in to teach at an elementary school after the regular teacher commits suicide. (Wikipedia)
When: Sunday 25th June 2017, 3.30PM.
Where: Stranger Lagos, 3 Hakeem Dickson Street, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.
What: Open. A meditation on surrender through poetry and music by Nigerian performance poet, Titilope Sonuga, Open is a 3-part performance series, “a journey of truth-telling as a pathway to healing and gratitude as a vehicle for joy.” that asks “How do we open our hands to let go of what does not belong to us and receive what was always ours? How do we remain true?”.
When: Opening Sunday 25th June, 2017, 6PM.
Where: 16by16, 16 Kofo Abayomi Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.
What: Naija Affair. Commemorate the end of Ramadan with a festivity that celebrates all that is Nigeria. The celebration commences with a tour of the Railway Compound, that showcases the history of Nigeria and the restoration by Legacy 1995NG to return the Railway Compound to its former beauty. The taste and expression of Nigeria will be showcased in the array of vendors present – from food to sculpture, clothing and souvenirs will be available and welcomed for sale. Guests are invited to join a picnic accompanied with music entertainment. To mark the end to the festivities will be a screening of Desecration, a dramatic thriller about an extramarital affair that becomes a living nightmare for Dr. Daniels, starring Joseph Benjamin and Rita Dominic, with a music guest appearance by Majek Fashek. There will be a short film screening centred on Boko Haram titled No Good Turn by Udoka Oyeka.
When: Monday 26h June 2017, 4PM – 10PM.
Where: Jaekel’s Secret Garden, Railway Compound, Ebute Metta, Lagos.
What: Ayoola by Ayoola Omogbolahan. Rele Gallery presents the first solo exhibition by visual artist Ayoola Omogbolahan. The first in his 20-year career, the eponymous exhibition is a tri-partite experience of works bordering around Abstract Landscape, Abstract Figuration, and Human Anthropology, a visceral look from the artist’s point of view into mundane aspects of life and living. A gifted and prolific visual artist based in Lagos, Nigeria, Ayoola Gbolahan received his education in Fine Art from Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria. Following his education, Ayoola completed a residency with renowned Nigerian painter, Tola Wewe. His works have been included in shows locally and abroad. He is also the recipient of numerous awards and various reputable mentions.
When: Opening Sunday 11th June 2017, 4PM.
Where: Rele Gallery, 5 Military Street Onikan, Lagos.
What: Fabrics & Dyes. In this six-week exhibition, discover Nigerian-made textiles from farm to fabrics. Learn about our cotton, our silk (yes we have silk!), our looms and the different kinds of patterns, fabrics & dyes we have in Nigeria. Tickets N5000. For more information, contact 09092153879.
When: Sunday 21st May – Sunday 2nd July 2017.
Where: Studio of Modé, 4 Olumo Road, Parkview, Ikoyi, Lagos.
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