The Arts Calendar, This Week, Next Weekend, Upper Week
…Compiled by John O Goetzinger & Macson Obojemuinmoin
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JUNE 26, 2022
The Two Both of Us, this month at Terra
Paul Ugbede’s The Two Both Of Us is on stage at Terra Kulture’s open air lawn, called the Garden. The current production opened on Saturday June 4, at 5.30pm, running every Saturday and Sunday in June 2022 (,25th, 26th ) at 5.30pm and 7.30pm.
The Two Both Of Us stars Awesome Duru, May Okanigbe, Adetutu Adelanke Mogaji and Chioma Okechukwu. It is directed by Ifeanyi Eziukwu and Bunmi Awolowo.
JUNE 26, 2022
IN THE GALLERY
Rele Gallery Opens Neec Nonso’s Transcedental Signified
“Building on his earlier series ‘What Was Dead Was Never Dead’, Nonso presents work spanning still images, augmented reality, installation, sound and performance. In this exhibition, form is considered across time and worlds, drawing connections between the spectral and corporeal. Mining personal experiences and research across places and perspectives, he imagines and narrates intimate family histories, presenting the existing body as an embodiment of all that has come before. An ode to departure and continuance”-Gallery statement.
Art Exhibition Transcedental Signified
Opening Date: Sunday, June 26, 2022; Venue: Rele Gallery, 32D, Thompson Avenue, Ikoyi, Time: 2pm
June 26, 2022
Funbi’s Bus: The Fourth Trip
The fourth in an annual series of a live comedy show about surviving Lagos.
Venue/Dates/Show Time: Eko Hotel & Suites Victoria Island: June 26, 2022. Time: 6pm.
June 26, 2022
SUGA’S Sunday Show @ Shades
Lagos City’s largest indoor Bar plays host to the widely acknowledged O’Suga Band this Sunday. The group christened: Sugarman &The Crossroad Band, is beloved in the barroom circuit for the extensive strumming antics of its acoustic guitarist. But the singers are also as comfortable with rendering afrobeats (Naija Hip Hop, Naija R&B) as the guitarists are adept at stretching the rock effect, so the band delivers a full bodied, diverse sound range, fit for the multiracial crowd at the Shades bar on Sunday evenings.
Venue/Dates/Show Time: Shades, No 1, Anifowoshe Street, Off Kofo Abayomi, Victoria Island: June 26, 2022. Time: 7pm.
June 27, 2022
2022 Edition of the Niyi Osundare Poetry Festival is a Double Celebration
Theme: Pandemic, Lockdown and the Poet
The 2022 edition of the Annual Niyi Osundare International Poetry Festival will coincide with the 75th birthday of the Festival Honoree.
“The annual festival is returning with greater verve as it is held in collaboration with the Ekiti State Government and coincides with the 75th birthday of Professor Osundare. Let’s gather together to celebrate getting out of the Covid-19 pandemic and getting our sure feet back on terra firma!
See you on Monday in Ado Ekiti!!”-Tunde Laniyan, Festival Director
Performances: Soji Gbelekale–Alagbede Oro; Akeem Lasisi, Edaoto & His Afrogenius Band
Stage Play: Niyi Osundare’s The Man Who Walked Away Directed by Tayo Isijola
Special Guest of Honour: Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State
Keynote Address: Saleh Abdu Kwami, (Professor), Dean, Faculty of Humanities, Federal University of Kashere, Gombe State, Nigeria
Chairman: Toyin Jegede (Professor), Head of Department of English, University of Ibadan
Ongoing Show-Till July 10, 2022
IN THE GALLERY
Fragile by German Artist/Photographer Wolfgang Tillmans, at Art Twenty-One, in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut Lagos.
“Following on stops in Kinshasa, Nairobi, Johannesburg, Addis Ababa, Yaoundé, Accra and Abidjan, German artist Wolfgang Tillmans’ Fragile comes to Lagos. The work of Wolfgang Tillmans occupies a prominent position in the contemporary art world. His oeuvre encompasses pictures of club culture in the 1990s, abstract works based on extreme formal reduction, the beauty of the everyday and pictures of the sublime, a sensual gaze full of physical desire and an analytical perspective with great social and political awareness. His approach can be seen as an appeal for freedom and invitation to meet the other fearlessly and with open-minded curiosity. For Tillmans, acceptance of the fragility that determines us as individuals and that plays into our relations with each other is not a weakness – it is a great strength”-Art Twenty One Gallery.
July 10 & 11, 2022
Cream Body, Kininso Productions
Cream Body is a stage play centred around skin lightening. It’s a face-me-i-face-you house comedy which highlights the stereotypes, prejudices and biases based on skin colour while pointing out demeaning utterances used especially against women, believing their skin colour or body feature equates to their brain capacity. “It is funny, captivating, dramatic and intense”-The Playhouse.
Venue: Agip recital Hall, Muson Centre, Onikan Lagos
Date: 10th & 11th July, 2022
Time: 1pm, 3pm and 6pm (3 shows daily)
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