If the show promoters, livespot have a sit down with the Flytime entertainment crew and pull in other notorious show promoters, maybe they can find a way to bring back sanity to the Lagos streets.
There are too many gigs this month and it has clogged our streets.
December Traffic has been epic!
My question is, how do they manage to ship the performing artistes through that phenomenal traffic to the event venue?
An O’Ride maybe.
I did 3 hours in traffic the other day just because I disregarded ‘Ngozi’ the Nigerian Google Map Voice and attempted to maneuver through the Landmark event centre area.
Ngozi was right, I should have just patiently waited out the 1 hour 30 minutes traffic on the Lekki expressway.
The plan is not to get unecessarily stressed in a bid to have fun this month.
Yeah, I know fun should come with some andrenalin-based activities but let’s not overdo it.
We still have 2020 to contend with right?
Here’s some help though. A few moderately-sane, stage-sturdy, completely safe events that will be worth your while this weekend.
SATURDAY – DECEMBER 21, 2019
WE CANE FOR BRUNCH
Brunch (n.): the socially acceptable excuse to day drink. Bottomless bubbles for 5,000, special brunch menu, and Dj. Booze. Dance. Eat. Repeat.
Time: 11:00AM – 6:00PM
Fee: Open to All
Location: SUGARCANE, 6B Ologun Agbaje St, Victoria Island, Lagos
MISTAKES I CHOOSE TO KEEP
You are formally invited to the opening reception of “Mistakes I Chose to Keep” a solo exhibition by Edozie Anedu curated by Wunika Mukan. The exhibition opens Saturday, December 21 and will run till Monday, 20 January 2020. Opening Reception: Saturday 21st December,12PM to 7PM
Then, join us at Thai Thai for a special version of our Happy Hours. Enjoy your favorite cocktails at 50% off, including one specially made in celebration of the exhibition. Born and raised in Benin City, Edozie Anedu is a self-taught artist whose style focuses on the human condition, socio political ideologies and pop-culture. Working primarily with oils on canvas and recyclable materials, Edozie employs an aggressive use of color with ill- drawn figures to express emotion, initiate conversation and catch attention. Edozie’s childlike and sometimes aggressive strokes make room for accidents and give his paintings that unique, seemingly effortlessly haphazard appearance. His current show consists of 18 new works – most of them formerly discarded, reworked pieces that lend their name to the exhibition title- Mistakes I Chose to Keep. Each piece telling a coming of age story – a journey of excitement, adjustments and hopeful rush to the future – while at the same time embracing moments of melancholy and memories of past people, places and things.
Time: 12:00PM – 7:00PM
Fee: Open to All
Location: 16/16, 16 Kofo Abayomi Street, Victoria Island, Lagos
FELA & THE KALAKUTA QUEENS
Loyalty is rare and strength to stand against all odds is a quality few poses,to believe in something so true and unique that nothing can take you off the path is determination,all these mixed with beauty and elegance are the qualities of the Kalakuta Queens,whom despite all odds choose to believe in and stand with Fela the man they chose. We are telling the story many have ignored, we are telling you of their strength, resilience in the face of adversity, their trendsetting style, their dance, and their true beauty. Live @terrakulture, we are bringing you the first story of the Queens. Get your tickets and come, witness, something iconic. The untold story of the 27 Brave Queens that stood by the Kalakuta Republic regardless of individual differences.
Time: 3:00PM & 7:00PM
Location: Terra Kulture, 1376 Tiamiyu Savage Street, Victoria Island
SUNDAY – DECEMBER 22, 2019
LAGOS ISLAND STREET DAY
Join us to enjoy Wesley Street as a Public Space! Walk, Cycle, Skate, Play, Dance; Explore, And Connect! You can also bring your goods to display and sell. Just show up and bring your own table!
Fee: Open to All
Location: Wesley Street, Off Campos Street, Off Broadstreet
VEGAN IN NIGERIA
The end of 2019- not only a year but also a decade, is fast approaching. Time for reflection but also festive celebrations. Join us this Sunday, December 22nd for the last meet-up of the year, Lagos Vegan Meet-up, as we meet at XO Bakery in La Taverna to enjoy a holiday soiree. There will be vegan baked goods/desserts from XO Bakery, holiday items available for purchase (for the last-minute shoppers) and hang out vibes. It is an open house event so all are welcome- meat eaters, plant eaters and in between.
Fee: Open to All
Location: La Taverna, 48 Balarabe Musa Crescent, V/I, Lagos
AFROCENTRIC RHYTHMS CONCERT: CHRISTMAS 2
It’s going to be a non-stop groove! Catch Dj Ray Browne, Eko Brass Band, and the Nigerian Army Band.
Location: Freedom Park, 1 Broad Street, Lagos Island
HANG OUT LAGOS
Chill, Vibe, and Party on an exclusive beachfront with great music, exotic cocktails, more than enough drinks, yummy food, bonfire, games and some of the dopest people you’ll ever meet in Lagos.
Time: 6:00PM – 3:00AM
Fee: N5,000 (Includes Gate fee, Cocktail, and Chops)
Location: Hangout Lagos, Landmark Beach, Landmark Village, 4 Water Corporation Dr, Victoria Island, Lagos
ETUK’s TRUTH Live Earth Music!
Time: 7:00PM – 11:00PM
Location: TRUTH, 112 Akerele Street, Surulere
DECEMBER 23, 2019
THE FOOD SOUK
Food is the very essence of our lives. We can’t live without it. For many, food is culture. For others, it is art or lifestyle. To some, it is innovation or convenience. Food is more than just a basic necessity; it gives pleasure that creates happiness.
Come and experience more than food at The Food Souk by Eventful on Monday, December 23rd, 2019 when Eventful will host you to its 5th Food Souk at Harbour Point in Victoria Island, Lagos from 12 noon till 10 pm. Enjoy new food and drink experiences, discover the art and technology of everything food. There will also be music, lots of fun games and competitions for kids and adults with amazing prizes to be won courtesy First Bank. Entry is absolutely FREE! The Food Souk by Eventful is sponsored by First Bank, LIRS and Enyo Retail.
TIme: 12:00PM – 10:00PM
Fee: Open to All
Location: Harbour Point, 4 Wilmot Point Road, Victoria Island, Lagos
Gidi Cookout Boxing Day Party
The biggest and most anticipated boxing day party, the Gidi Cookout is back yet again for its 4th Edition. The Gidi Cookout which has always had in attendance the highest concentration of youths, young professionals, premium influencers and celebrities from the entertainment, fashion and lifestyle industry is taking it up a notch to deliver yet
another lifestyle experience infused with food, drinks, music and everything in between.
The Gidi Cookout, a one-day event known for delivering the best food and lifestyle experience is sponsored by Hennesy and supported by Bet 9ja.
Date: December 26th, 2019
Venue: Fantasy Land, Ikoyi, Lagos
For more information and ticket purchase, click here
Also, for table bookings, call 08025099418.
YOUNG CREATIVES MARKET
The @youngcreativesmarket is back with its second exhibition! Come out to support and celebrate some young Nigerian creatives and entrepreneurs, finish your Christmas shopping, eat, listen to music, play games, network, and sit in on some insightful panel discussions and workshops.
Date: December 23rd, 2019
Time: 1pm – 7pm
Venue: Amore Gardens ( 1, Amore Street, Off Freedom Way, Lekki Phase I ).
Tickets can be purchased online using the link in their bio or at the gate!
BEZ Live is set to be a one of a kind musical experience with an electric festival vibe in the park. Join Bez and other amazing artists in a great atmosphere of lights, color, and music lovers dancing and singing into the night.