October 7, 2019

‘Bald is Beautiful’ in VI; Valerie Sings For the Girl Child; Soyinka’s Latest Book; Felabration by the Sea; Aguddah Returns; ‘Too Old To Run’?….

The Arts Calendar, This Midweek, This Weekend, This Month, and Beyond..

…Compiled by Lucia Ikediashi and Seun Alabiowo

CALL FOR FILM ENTRIES

10th Zuma Film Festival

Theme: Content Connectivity

Submission from now till Oct 30th, 2019

CALL FOR FILM ENTRIES

5th Abuja Animated Film Festival

Submission from now till Nov 7th, 2019

1st Price: 150,000 and 2nd Price: 100,000

CALL FOR FILM ENTRIES

IRepresent International Documentary Film Festival

Submission closes Nov 30th, 2019

To submit your film, visit: www.filmfreeway.com/irepfilmfestival

SCHOOL DEBATE

Topic: “TOO OLD TO RUN? @ Persons above the age of 70 should not be allowed to run for political office”

In celebration of Nigeria’s Music Icon, Late Fela Anikulapo Kuti, there will be secondary debate at which students will go head to head in support For or Against.

Date: October 9th, 2019 Venue: Freedom Park, Broad Street, Lagos Island, Lagos

ART

Sip & Paint

Date: October 11th, 2019 Venue: The WheatBaker Hotel, 4, Onitolo Road Ikoyi, Lagos Time: 6pm Gate fee: 8000

MUSIC

The Valerie Concert

A concert in celebration of the International Day of The Girl Child featuring performances from Bella Groove, Temilayo Abodunrin, Olori Africa, Zizzy and Kayefi Oosha.

Date: October 11th, 2019 Venue: Freedom Park, Broad Street, Lagos Time: 6pm Gate fee: ₦1000

PLAY

Man Enough

A play directed by Bolanle Austen Peters

Date: October 11th, 12th & 13th, 2019 Venue: Nigerian Export Promotion Council, Export House, Plot 424, Aguiyi Ironsi Street, Maitama, Abuja Time: 7pm (11th), 3pm & 7pm (12th) and 3pm & 7pm (13th)

ART

Escape Banality       

An art exhibition by Monkorr Mgba

Date: October 11th – 13th, 2019 Venue: The Cube Café No. 16 Usuma Close, Maitama Amusement Park Back Entrance, Abuja

EXHIBITION

An art exhibition by Jelili Atiku

Date: October 12th, 2019 Venue: The Boutique Radisson Blu Hotel, 1A Ozumba Mbadiwe Avenue, Victoria Island, Lagos Time: 2pm

EXHIBITION

Bald is Beautiful

A group exhibition featuring the works of Joseph Bidemi, Oluwole Omofemi, Olasunkanmi Oyelusi, Dada Akeem Ayinla, Darlington Chukwumezie, David Olatunde, Kesa Babatunde, Samuel Olayombo and Akinbanji Osanyemi

Opens: 12th October, 2019 (3pm-7pm) Venue: Alexis Galleries 282, Akin Olugbade Street, off Idowu Martins Street, Victoria Island, Lagos Runs till: October 23rd, 2019 (10am-6pm daily)

FOOD

Ofada Rice Day

An event which will include Food Tasting, Seminars, Cultural Displays, Exhibitions, Panel Discussions and more

Date: October 13th, 2019 Venue: Muri Okunola Park, Ozumba Mbadiwe Road, Eti Osa, Lagos Time: 11am

SCREENING

Mad Horse City

Date: October 13th, 2019 Venue: Falomo Bridge, Underpass in Lagos Time: 6pm-7pm

STAGE

Folly of Men

An adaptation of Wole Soyinka, Femi Osofisan and Bode Sowande’s plays directed by Joshua Alabi and presented by Government College Ibadan Old Boys Association and Kininso Koncepts in celebration of Government College Ibadan’s 90th Anniversary and recognition of some literary icons such as Timothy Aluko, Cyprian Ekwensi, Christopher Kolade, Oluwole Soyinka, Babafemi Osofisan and Bode Sowande.

Date: October 13th & 17th, 2019 Venue: Unilag Main Auditorium and Lalekan Are Hall, Ibadan Respectively Time: 3pm & 5pm Respectively

MUSIC, POETRY & ARTS

Felabration 2019 by the Sea

Date: October 14th, 2019 Venue: The Sea Lounge, Osbourne 2, Ikoyi, Lagos Time: 4pm

PHOTO

Abuja International Photo Festival

Date: October 14th– 18th, 2019 Venue: Not Stated. Contact: www.abujafestival.com

MUSIC

Felabration 2019: This is Lagos

An event in honour of the late music icon Fela Anikulapo Kuti

Date: October 14th– 20th, 2019 Venue: Freedom Park, broad Street, Lagos Island, Lagos

EXHIBITION

Na Waka We dey

An art exhibition by Sylvester Aguddah to be curated by Ifeanyichukwu Oraemeka

Date: October 14th– 20th, 2019 Venue: Freedom Park, broad Street, Lagos Island, Lagos

EXHIBITION

An art exhibition by Ekene Ngige

Date: October 14th– 20th, 2019 Venue: Freedom Park, broad Street, Lagos Island, Lagos

MUSIC & ART

Muson Festival 2019

Date: October 16th – 27th, 2019 Venue: Muson Centre 8/9, Marina Road, Onikan, Lagos.

TALK

Arts Tech Festival

An art technology festival at which speeches will be given by Dr Ida-Marie Carell and Oscar Ekponimo

Date: October 17th – 19th, 2019 Venue: Gallery of Code 1st Floor Ocean Centre, Plot 1018 Cadastral Zone B18 Off Oladipo Diya Rd. Gudu, Abuja

MUSIC

Mavericks Experimental Night

A musical concert organised by Glenfiddich featuring artists such as Femi Kuti, Bez, Flavour, Lady Donli and so on.

Date: October 18th, 2019 Venue: Balmoral Convention Centre, Federal Palace Hotel Time: 8pm till late

MUSIC

Felabration 2019

A jazz musical concert in celebration of Nigeria’s music icon Late Fela Anikulapo Kuti

Date: October 18th, 2019 Venue: The New Africa Shrine 1, Nerdc Road, Agidingbi, Ikeja, Lagos

SPOKEN WORD

Solar Speaks will be serenading the crowd with his performance

Date: October 19th, 2019 Venue: TLC Maryland 374, Ikorodu Road, Jadesola House, Along Maryland-Ojota Road, behind Maryland BRT Bus Stop, Maryland, Lagos, Nigeria Time: 3pm Admission: Free

MUSIC

Felabration 2019: Vancouver

A musical concert in celebration of Nigeria’s music icon Late Fela Anikulapo Kuti featuring performances from The Boom Booms, Kara-Kata Afrobeat, Queer as Funk, Tonye Aganaba and so on

Date: October 19th, 2019 Venue: Afrika Shrine, Imperial Vancouver, 319 Main Street, Canada

PHONEOGRAPHY

Forest of Polaroids

An exhibition for smart phone photographers

Date: October 19th, 2019 Venue: Eko Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos Entry: Free but registration is compulsory.

Registration: www.phoneography.co

PLAY

Muson Festival Play 2019

Theme: Wat’s Dis All About

Date: October 19th & 20th, 2019 Venue: Muson Centre 8/9, Marina Road, Onikan, Lagos.

EXHIBITION

SNA@NAFEST EDO                                                                                       

Society of Nigerian Artists will be organising a conference and cultural carnival which will feature Art Exhibition, Paper Presentation, Work & Talk-Shop and Cultural Carnival.

Date: October 19th – 26th, 2019 Venue: Department of Fine/Applied Arts, University of Benin Ekenwan Campus, Benin City & Oba Akenzua Cultural Centre Airport Road, Benin City

POETRY

Fireflies & Bumble Bees

A poetry event featuring performances from Philo Baba, Rezthapoet, Osagie Aigbogun, I.D Cabasa, Byno and so on.

Date: October 20th, 2019 Venue: Nest Café, Alagomeji, Yaba, Lagos Time: 3pm Tickets: 2k (Regular) 5k (V.I.P) 100k (Table for 10)

MUSIC

AfroRhythmic: A Felabration

An event in celebration of Late Fela Anikulapo Kuti featuring performance by Ayodele Drum and Dance

Date: October 20th, 2019 Venue: Stony Island Arts Bank, 6760 Stony Island, Chicago, Illinois, USA

ART

NUTAF 2019

A theatre arts festival by Nigerian Universities

Date: October 20th-26th, 2019 Venue: National Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos

TALK

Fake or Fact?

A panel discussion with Lolade Nwanze, Fisayo Soyombo, Victor Mathias, David Ajikobi, and Majowa Tijani

Date: October 22nd, 2019 Venue: AF/Mike Adenuga Centre, 9 Osborne Road, Ikoyi, Lagos Time: 7pm-10pm

PAGES

Black Bodies Grey Matter

Date: October 24th -27th, 2019 Venue: Alliance Francaise/Mike Adenuga Centre, Ikoyi, Lagos

FILM FESTIVAL

Decasia

1st Berlin to Lagos Archival Film Festival and Workshop

Date: October 24th -27th, 2019 Venue: Nigerian Film Corporation, Ikoyi, Lagos

MUSIC

Live & Wavy       

Etuk Ubong will be performing live

Date: October 25th, 2019 Venue: Muri Okunola Park, Victoria Island, Lagos Time: 2pm Tickets: 2,500 (1 Complimentary drink) 4,000 (Complimentary drinks)

FILM MAKING & DRAMA

A one day free intensive training followed by an evening of drama titled The Twist; written by Bolutife Aderounmu and directed by Jasper Sunday Ezekiel.

Date: 26th – 27th October, 2019 Venue: Oaks Garden & Cultural Centre 1 Jemi Alade Str. Power line Bus stop Isheri-Igando, Lagos

Time: 10am & 4pm Respectively

EXHIBITION

When Thought Becomes Reality

SNA Lagos 21st annual juried art exhibition organised in honour of two great Nigearin art icons: Late Bisi Silva & Late Bisi Fakeye

Opens: October 26th, 2019 Venue: Freedom Park, 1, Hospital Road, off Broad Street, Lagos Island, Lagos. Time: 4pm

Exhibition closes: November 3rd, 2019

EXHIBITION

Dreams

A group exhibition that includes paintings, sculptures and drawings

Date: October 26th – November 9th, 2019 Venue: Vivid Exclusive Art Gallery, Lekki Gardens Phase 2, opposite Abraham Adesanya lekki, Lagos R20 road 10 Unit3 Lekki, Lagos

EXHIBITION

Raptured

A solo art exhibition by Abinoro Akporede Collins

Date: October 26th – November 25th, 2019 Venue: Om’s Flats, Sanusi Fafunwa Street, Victoria Island, Lagos

FILM FESTIVAL

Kilaf 2019

Date: October 27th – November 1st, 2019 Venue: Kano, Nigeria

EXHIBITION

Strings Attached

An art exhibition fundraiser for sickle cell warriors

Date: October 27th – November 2nd, 2019 Venue: Didi Museum, 175, Akin Adesola Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.

PAGES, ART, DRAMA

21st Lagos Book & Art Festival

Theme: Emerge: Breaking Into the New

Dates: November 4th – November 10th, 2019 Venue: Freedom Park, Lagos Island

PAGES & ART

Committee for Relevant Art will be organising an art seminar dedicated to Jerry Buhari and Kunle Adeyemi @60

Date: November 5th, 2019 Venue: Esther’s Revenge, Freedom Park, Broad Street, Lagos Time: 3pm

MUSIC & ART

Experience Felabration

An event in honour of the late music icon Fela Anikulapo Kuti

Date: November 22nd, 2019 Venue: Ibadan

MUSIC

Rock On

Performances by Ore Badmus, Patrick Diabuah, Tosin Adeyemi and Izzu

Date: November 24th, 2019 Venue: Muson 8/9, Marina Road, Onikan, Lagos

ART

Miniature Art Fair Lagos

Date: November 30th – December 6th, 2019 Venue: 3rd Floor Mega Plaza Car Park, 19, Idowu Taylor Street, Victoria Island, Lagos

FILM FESTIVAL

10th Zuma Film Festival

Theme: Content Connectivity

Date: 1st – 7th December 2019 Venue: Jabi Lake Mall, Abuja

ART

Afro Street Festival

Date: December 7th, 2019 Venue: Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria

 

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