#RoundAboutTown With Henri Yire

If you know anything about Lagos traffic, you won’t be all riled up about going straight home after work today.

Besides this weekend is special.
Afrobeat is in the air and Felabration is upon us.
The week-long groove has been on my radar since Monday and Its happening simultaneously at both the New Afrika Shrine and at Freedompark; so make sure to make an appearance.

There are a few other events that might tickle your fancy, whether you are a Jurassic, mild- mannered partaker or you are a high-energy party machine, we’ve got you covered.

Here are a few places to catch some fun this weekend:

FRIDAY – OCTOBER 18, 2019

HAPPY HOUR

Buy-one-get-one-free. Special Menu for Drinks & Cocktails. Happy Hour doesn’t get happier than ours!

Time: 5:00PM – 8:00PM

Fee: Open to All

Location: BWC Hotel, Plot 1228,Ahmadu Bello Way,Victoria Island Lagos

Grill & Shisha Fridays

OT Grill and Shisha Friday is here again. We’ve got 50% off Beers, Platters, Cocktails, Grills and More.

Time: 6:00PM – LATE

Fee: Open to All

Location: Oliver Twist Restaurant & Social House, 5 Samuel Adedoyin St, Victoria Island, Lagos

FULL HOUSE

House music takes over Moist Beach Club every Friday. For the lovers of house music, join us this Friday and every other Friday for an unforgettable experience of house music and afro-fusion.

Time: 9:00PM – Late

Fee: Open to All

Location: Moist Beach, Iru local government, Ligali Ayorinde St, Victoria Island

House PARTY

EMG Entertainment is celebrating another year and all the October babies by bringing back their well known House Parties to Lagos. Come out for free shots, cheap cocktails, the best DJ’s and so much more!

Time: 9:00PM – LATE

Fee: Open to All

Location: The Metaphor, 78A Younis Bashorun Street, Victoria Island, Lagos

STROBE

Afro/Urban vibrations served by @aye_of_vss & @combs911 with sets beginning at 10:00pm. Party in color within the safe-concrete spaces of Lagos Island as @hfactor.co presents its 4th installation of ‘STROBE’. ‘STROBE’ continues to explore familiar and new frontiers of electronic dance music for an Afrocentric crowd.

Time: 9:30PM – LATE

Fee: Open to All

Location: H Factor, 26, Moloney Street, Lagos Island

SATURDAY – OCTOBER 19, 2019

Enjoy The Moment

Igbadun Brewing is excited to announce the first event in our Enjoy the Moment pop up series! We are starting things off at the heart of what Igbadun stands for, enjoying every moment no matter how small. Come enjoy the only craft beer in Lagos, brewery games, great food, and even better company. Food for this event will be provided by @cuisineboulevardng . So come ready to eat.

Time: 2:00PM – 8:00PM

Fee: Open to All

Location: 21 Admiralty Road Lekki Phase 1 (next to Daytona Supermarket)

Conversations @ Indigo

We all know someone who is planning to move to or has moved to Canada/USA/Ghana/Kenya? We also know people for whom Nigeria is home and they are not going anywhere come what may. This Saturday’s conversation is to know why some people are moving to and others are NOT going to move, no matter what. Come and share your experiences of moving and decisions not to move. Or have you moved to Canada and decided to come back to Nigeria?

Time: 3:00PM – 6:00PM

Fee: Open to All

Location: 135A, Brickfield Road, Costain

ROOMS

ROOMS is a Live Painting Art show, focused on relieving memory, associating emotions, and healing through colour.

Time: 7:00PM

Fee: N3,500

Location: The Kairos Hub, Block 2, Briscoe Ford Centre, Plot 94 The Providence St, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos

The Nigerian Highlife RatPack

Highlife music is a fusion of African traditional rhythms and Latin/Caribbean melodies and Big Band Swing Jazz. In its heyday, in the 1950s and early 1960s, it dominated West Africa’s ballrooms and dance halls, and could truly be termed West Africa’s musical lingua franca. This concert shall showcase the works of four of the greatest vocalists of the golden age of Big Band Highlife: Bobby Benson, Tunde Oshofisan (Roy Chicago Orchestra), Celestine Ukwu, Rex Lawson and Inyang Henshaw. All of these performed by the West African Highlight Collective. The band shall be led by the legendary Chief Tony ‘Akatakpo’ Odili, the 91-year-old percussion legend of Highlife, and the oldest living/working Nigerian musician. The West African Highlife Collective is a global gathering of some of Highlife’s greatest veterans. The band has in the past year, in its various forms, graced some of the finest stages in two continents, with performances at the Festivals in Europe to a large, growing audience and at several events in Nigeria, including Felabration and Lights Camera Africa!!! There shall be a pre-concert screening of ‘The Cafe of Dreams’, celebrating the Dolphin Cafe, one of Nigeria’s greatest ever Highlife dance halls of the ‘golden age’ (1956-1967)

Time: 7:00PM

Fee: N4,000

Location: The Studio, Quintessence, Park View Estate, Ikoyi

South Special Party

SOUTH SPECIAL is an event promoting Art and Music.

Time: 9:00PM

Fee: Open to All

Location: South Eatery & Social House, 92b, Younis Bashorun, Victoria Island

Tip of The Day: The exhibition begins by 2:00PM.

SUNDAY – OCTOBER 20, 2019

Lagos Open 2019


International Tennis Championships

Time: 12:00PM – 5:00PM

Fee: Open to All

Location: Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, 12 Tafawa Balewa Rd, Lagos Island, Lagos

Cinema Mon Amour

This month, we’ll be screening Aya De Youpougon directed by Marguerite Abouet, Clément Oubrerie. In warm Ivory Coast’s working-class district of Abidjan or Yop City, the nineteen-year-old aspiring doctor, Aya, dreams of finishing her studies despite her father’s opposition. But, Aya lives in a poor West African township during the 1970s, where getting married to a rich man and starting a family is every girl’s aspiration

Time: 4:00PM

Fee: Open to All

Location: Alliance Française of Lagos / Mike Adenuga Centre,9 Osborne Road, Ikoyi

Freedom Park Concerts

It’s Felabration 2019 at Freedom Park!

Time: 7:00PM

Fee: N1,000

Location: Freedom Park, 1 Broad Street, Hospital Road, Lagos Island

Roforofo Jazz – Concert

As part of the Felabration festivities, Alliance Française Lagos / Mike Adenuga Centre is proud to present Roforofo Jazz, a crossbreeding of muddy afro, funk, hip-hop, acid and global grooves! Freshest band and grooves for this new combo of experienced musicians of the afro and hip-hop scenes joining forces into a new style, adding a French touch to the best afrobeat rythms from Nigeria and Western Africa!

Time: 8:00PM

Fee: Open to All

Location: Alliance Française of Lagos / Mike Adenuga Centre,9 Osborne Road, Ikoyi

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