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Places in Lagos to Have Fun this Weekend

Party in pink for the Barbie movie release, chill on the beach with South Socials, and eat and shop at Eko Marche.

In the world right now, only one movie release matters the most: Barbie. Yes, Oppenheimer shares the same release date (some are calling it Oppie to sound cool), but it will always be a Barbie world. Which is why you shouldn’t miss the Pretty in Pink Party curated by The Carnival Restaurant to celebrate its theatrical release.

Dress to kill as Barbie would. There’s an abundance of style inspo on pinterest to put together the perfect fit. Also, this event isn’t exclusive to women. Fellas, get with the program. This weekend’s guide will take you to the beach with South Socials, and for a price, you can indulge in a Korean seven-course meal at Beezus Kitchen.

South Socials on the Beach

Everyone loves South Socials. Despite departing the old South Socials building, it has been firing on all cylinders especially under the vision of its convener and host, Chibby. The event has become more adventurous and daring, elevating party-going stakes particularly with their beach events.

It’s no different this time, urging us to dress to impress, seaside sophistication. It’s also a code for debauchery. Live DJ set from Boy Niino and Kazebleek. And don’t forget: what happens in South Socials, stays in South Socials.

Friday, July 21, 7pm (all night)

Venue: Moist Beach Club, Ligali Ayorinde St, Victoria Island

Cost: Free

Pretty in Pink Party (Barbie Movie Release)

If you are excited about the theatrical release of Barbie on Friday, then the Pretty in Pink Party is surely one place to be. Think of it as an afterparty, if you are catching the release early enough in the day. Courtesy of The Carnival Restaurant and Club, come live your Barbie fantasy by dressing in pink. There will also be music, games, food, and drinks. It all sounds good.

Friday, July 21, 8pm

Venue: 131B Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island

Cost: RSVP

Tony Tetuila and CDQ Live at VBar Lagos

It’s official: VBar at Magodo are edging past their competitors with their live performances from artists we are fond of, or those whom we might have forgotten. They are bringing on '90s Afrobeats artiste Tony Tetuila, one of the OG’s, to the center stage. This is on Saturday. But before that, it’s CDQ’s time on stage on Friday. Catch the vibes.

Friday and Saturday, July 21 & 22, 1pm till dawn

Venue: 51, Adekunle Banjo Avenue, Magodo

Cost: Free

Sip, Paint & Salsa

Put together by Jolly Good Holiday, a travel and tour company, Sip, Paint & Salsa is exactly how the name goes. By introducing an energetic/athletic aspect, which is salsa, to your run-off-the-mill sip and paint affair, you are guaranteed of a fun, enlivening hangout. Don’t fret, though, as salsa instructors will be made available.

Saturday, July 22

Venue: Angel’s Adetokunbo Ademola St, Victoria Island

Cost: N15K

Eko Marche by TKD Farms

Aside from their standalone farmers’ market where fresh farm produce are sold, TKD Farms have been quite the chief curator of food pop-ups. Whether it’s their pop-up kitchen with a slew of chefs, or angling their farmer’s market as a mini, intimate festival, the common denominator is food.

With Eko Marche, they are taking the buzz and vibrancy of Lagos and turning it into a night market. Shop pre-loved items, clothes, accessories, arts and crafts and taste delicious meals from vendors on display. For flavour, there will be a live band and DJ too.

Saturday, July 22, 2pm - 9pm

Venue: Nakenoh’s Blvd, 40 Alexander Road, Ikoyi

Cost: Free

K-BBQ Night with Beezus KItchen

Beezus Kitchen is a cloud kitchen and catering company that offer authentic and modern interpretations of Pan-Asian cuisine. The place is surely not for everyone. But if you dig Asian food, then we highly suggest you join them for the return of their K-BBQ Night this Saturday.

Start the evening with their bubbly cocktail hour then tap into your omnivorous desires with prime cuts of meat grilled right at the table, delicious bachan, bottomless wine, bear and soju.

Saturday, July 22, 6pm

Venue: Lekki, Phase 1

Cost: N50K

AMG Projects Group Exhibition (Fluidity)

Curated by Tony Agbapuonwu, founder of artist think tank, Art Bridge Project, AMG Projects opens its door this weekend for the group exhibition titled Fluidity. Fluidity promises to be an immersive experience that dives into the profound concert of movement and flow as it permeates every aspect of human life.

Featuring works from Akanimoh Umoh, Kehinde Awofeso, Nneka Chima, Seyi Akinwumi, and Stanley Ugonabo, the exhibition runs till August 5.

Saturday, July 22 (opening), 4pm - 8pm

Venue: 24 Rasheed Alaba Williams, Lekki Phase 1

Cost: Free