October Rains On Ikoyi Gallery, Dance at the Park, Music Meets Art @Muson

The city arts calendar, this weekend October 19-21 and beyond


Inner Light

SMO Gallery presents a 50 year retrospective of Oseloka Osadebe’s visual art career.

Venue: National Museum, Lagos Island, Lagos.

Date: Saturday 20TH October, 2018, Opening Time: 2:00PM


October Rain

October Rain 2018

The Society of Nigerian Artists (Lagos Chapter) presents its 20TH Annual Juried Exhibition

Venue: Thought Pyramid Art Centre, 96 Norman William Str, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Date: Saturday 20TH October, 2018, Opening Time: 3:00PM


Music Meets Art

The Society of Nigerian Artists collaborates with Muson Centre to present a body of visual art pieces that’s largely about portraits of  accomplished musicians (living and dead), as well as art that potray dances and other activity allied with music. Venue: MUSON Centre, Onikan, Lagos Island, Lagos. RUNNING through Sunday 28TH October, 2018




iRepresent International Documentary Film Festival –Submissions Open

Films entry for the 2019 edition of the iRepresent International Documentary Film Festival is OPEN. Submission starts NOW. The only film genre that is acceptable for submission is documentary. Submission CLOSES on December 21, 2018. To submit your film please visit www.irepfilmfestival.com




This year’s Felabration, the annual Festival honoring the memories of Fela, Africa’s biggest music legend, continues in venues round the city, notably at Freedom Park. Some of the remaining events include:



Ten Strings All Stars

A musical event held in commemoration of  the late music icon FELA ANIKULAPO KUTI with an alias ‘ABAMI EDA’ featuring the TEN STRINGS ALL STARS

Date Saturday, October 20th 2018, Venue Freedom Park, Lagos, 1 Hospital Road, Lagos Island .



……. Articles of Felabration

An Exhibition of drawings and paintings by Emmanuel Umoren, in Commemoration of 2018 Felabration Festival. Ending Saturday 21st  October 15th 2018, at 5pm. Venue Kongi’s Harvest Art Gallery, Freedom Park.

African Pride


……..African Pride

An Art Exhibition by Sylvester Aguddah, in Commemoration of 2018 Felabration Festival

Running till 21st  October 2018, at 5pm. Venue Kongi’s Harvest Art Gallery, Freedom Park. CURATORS: Ifeayichukwu Oraemeka, Kennii Ekundayo


October Fest


October Fest

A seaside live band feted event marking the October Fest celebrations at Bica Garden and Boat Club B20 Wole Olateju Crescent, Lekki Phase 1, on  October 21st 2018

Gate Fee: Free Entry.For stand and sponsorship call: 08135051148, whatsapp: 08179796228




An Art Exhibition by Jonathan Ikpoza, Sophia Omon Igbinovia, Usman Semiu Alvin, Raymond Wright, Solie Olayinka, Kpodoh Micheal, SteveEkpenisi, Agemo Francis, Ojemekele Ighodalo, Nzennaya Barry Chukwu

Running till  October 27th 2018, at 6pm. Venue Terra Kulture, Victoria Island.



The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives

The Secret LIves of Baba Segi’s Wives

Rotimi Babatunde’s  stage adaptation of Lola Soneyin’s Novel of the same name

Directed By Femi Elufowoju. First Date Sunday: October 28th Time: 5PM, Venue: The Luxe, Adam &Eve, GRA Ikeja. Other dates: 1st – 4th November, 2018, Time: 3pm & 6pm, Venue: Terra Kulture. And: 8th, 9th & 11th, November [1]2018. Time: 3pm & 6pm, Venue: Muson


Lagos International Poetry Festival


Lagos International Poetry Festival


Date Wednesday: October 31st Sunday November 4,

Venue: Freedom Park, Lagos Island www.lagospoetryfestival.com



Kininso Festival of Theatre

Kininso International Festival of Theatre

Theme: Sharpen the Mind, Create The Future

Date Monday: November 5th  Friday November 9, Venue: Freedom Park, Lagos Island



20th Lagos Book and Art Festival

Theme: Renewal: A World That Works For All

Dates Monday, November 5-Sunday,  November 11,

Venue: Freedom Park, Lagos Island www.lagosbookartfestival.org




Lagos Fringe

Date 11th-18th November, 2018




dare to cosplay

A costume event where you stand a chance of winning a whooping sum of #100,000

Date November 17th 2018, Venue Freedom Park, Time 4:30PM.


Arthouse Contemporary presents the twenty-first edition of its  Modern And Contemporary Art Auction
November 19, 2018, 6 PM
Kia Showroom, 308 Adeola Oduku Street, Victoria Island, Lagos
The company celebrates its ten year anniversary with over 100 lots featuring renowned masters and contemporary artists. Arthouse Contemporary is sponsored by Kia Motors, Veuve Clicquot, 7UP, and Le Connaisseur, with our official media partner The Guardian. Arthouse is also supported by Channels and Studio 53.

Image: Ben Osaghae, Daily Life, 2016





The Arthouse Foundation has welcomed new artists for its Fall 2018 residency session: Ngozi Schommers, Jumoke Adeyanju and Natalia Orendain del Castillo.

Its statement:

Ngozi Schommers addresses issues of migration, politics, religion and gender, focusing on experiences of women from Africa. Schommers’ project in Lagos examines contemporary female identity in Nigeria, exploring notions of womanhood, motherhood and stigmatism in modern spaces.

This session, the Arthouse Foundation has partnered with the Goethe Institut to provide a residency exchange programme between Berlin and Lagos. Two artists working in Germany will complete five-week residencies with the Arthouse Foundation in Lagos, and Nigerian artist Ojudun Taiwo Jacob will undertake a residency in Berlin.

Jumoke Adeyanju‘s project explores hybrid identities of the Diaspora, incorporating interviews, multimedia and panel discussions that document the artistic and creative community in Lagos. Natalia Orendain del Castillo will explore issues surrounding the port of Lagos, focusing on the subjects of space and perception through an immersive and participatory format. Ojudun Taiwo Jacob‘s project in Berlin will examine social and political dynamics in Germany through choreography and performance.


Drum Xtreme Evolution 5.

A big, urban drum show comes to town and features at Freedom Park, Onikan Lagos

on   Saturday December 1, 2018 Time:   4PM

Enquiries/Call: 07082954715, 08096843914


The City Arts Calendar, every weekend, is compiled by TA and Lucia Shimmers, who could be reached at shimmersservices@gmail.com.





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