The Arts Calendar, This Week, Next Weekend, Upper Week
…Compiled by John O Goetzinger & Macson Obojemuinmoin
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July 1, 2022
Ori Olokun Celebrates Jimi Solanke at 80
It is the first of eight events over the next eight days for Baba Agba.
A documentary on his Life and Career has been produced and would be screened in the course of the Conference. In the said film, titled, JIMMY SHOW, produced and directed by Ayodele Adewunmi, the celebrant paid generous tribute to the role many of you played in the course of his time at the Ori Olokun.
In this autobiographical documentary, legendary multi-disciplinary artiste, Jimi Solanke reflects on his 80 years of existence, spotlighting the key events of his over six decades of professional life. He highlights attributes that made his career one of the most illustrious in Africa’s Creative industry.
JULY 3, 2022
Escape 6.0 SilentDisco Edition –
3 Dj’s, 3 Channels, One Headset
The Escape (SilentDisco Edition) is a premium lifestyle event conceived and delivered as the “Road to FoodDrinkDance Festival”.
The organisers say that this edition is a Headset Banger edition and sees a footfall of over 500 people, “3 Dj’s, 3 Channels, One Headset. Change your channel, Control the volume, Maximize the experience” Highlights SCEPTERS CORPORATE partnership with Fluxo Bar & Lounge one of the most famous clubs in VGC/Ajah Lagos, attracting models, DJs, celebrities who really want to have fun. Expect glow sticks, body paint. Tickets: ₦3,500.00 – ₦500,000.00
Venue/Dates/Show Time: Fluxo Lounge and Restaurant, Lakeview Estate Park 1 Eleganza Complex Lekki-Ajah Express Way/July 3, 2022. Time: 8pm.
JULY 3, 2022
IN THE GALLERY
Art and Wellness
Art and wellness is a fun event put together by Naturesgiftwellness to help people relax, and express themselves with art. It is set up in a relaxing atmosphere, participants don’t need any background in arts as this is just a fun and exciting event. We would have small chops and wine, music would also be available. One ticket admits one person only, discounts exist for groups. Tickets: ₦12,000.00
Venue/Dates/Event Time 10a Abba Sagoe, Otedolla Estate/3rd July 2022/4pm
IN THE GALLERY
Nonso’s Transcedental Signified continues at Rele Gallery
“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
Ongoing till July 10, 2022. Venue: Rele Gallery, 32D, Thompson Avenue, Ikoyi, Time: 2pm
IN THE GALLERY
Julius Agbaje’s Pipes that Bind Us continues at BLOOM Art
Julius Agbaje’s solo exhibition: The Pipes That Bind Us is ongoing at No. 59 Raymond Njoku Street, South West Ikoyi, on Lagos Island, Nigeria. “It’s absolutely electric and a must-see!”, declares Ugoma Ebilah, founder and director of BLOOM Art Gallery, organisers of the exhibition. “It’s on now and until the 1st of July 2022 (pls ask me for the catalogue, you may thank me later😎)”. Ms. Ebilah, who also runs the Lights, Camera, Africa (LCA) Film Festival, explains.
July 3, 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: July 3, 2022. Time: 7pm.
Afowoslide & Abinibi Groovy Band will be presenting a Live Concert & Album Listening Party at the Alliance Francaise de Lagos, Mike Adenuga Centre, Ikoyi on July 23 . Time is 7pm
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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August 12-14 2022
Film Festival at POP WKNDR
This Film Festival is part of a series of activities set to take place all weekends of August and September 2022 at Pop Beach in Ilashe, off the Lekki Expressway in the east of Lagos. It is part of a summer camp tagged: Pop WKNDR.
Venue/Dates/Show Time: Pop Beach, Ilashe Beach, August 12-14, 2022.
IN THE GALLERY
Art & Craft Festival at POP WKNDR
This Art &Craft Festival is part of a series of activities set to take place all weekends of August and September 2022 at Pop Beach in Ilashe, off the Lekki Expressway in the east of Lagos. It is part of a summer camp tagged: Pop WKNDR.
Venue/Dates/Show Time: Pop Beach, Ilashe Beach, August 19-21, 2022.
Irie Vibes Fest
Irie Vibes Fest is a reggae concert for cervical cancer awareness. As you enjoy the music in the picturesque seaside atmosphere, you have the opportunity to determine how healthy you are via free medical tests. The fee for attendance is 40,000Naira. For boat/Cabana/Room, call 08023131844.
Venue/Dates/Show Time: Pop Beach, Ilashe Beach, August 27, 2022. Time: 7pm