March surely took long enough to end, and what better way to see it go out than attend Pheelz’s inaugural appearance at Industry Nite? The producer-singer had an exciting 2022, releasing the chart-topping single "Finesse," and landing his American TV debut on Late Night with Seth Meyers.
He’s one to watch this year, and Industry Nite brings the rising act in the same room with fans. Also watch out for Ric Hassani five-night show run starting on Friday. This weekend's lineup of events has a full-range appeal, so let’s get into it.
Movie in the Park: Vintage Edition
Start the weekend early by catching a movie under the stars. Movie in the Park is returning for the first time in 2022, after making statements last year drawing in crowds with their monthly outdoor movie events. This time around, they will be curating nostalgic moments with their Vintage edition, from the dress code, movie selection and overall ambience.
Thursday, March 30, 5 p.m.
Venue: Muri Okunola Park, Victoria IslandCost:
Musical stage play at Terra Kulture
With Easter just around the corner, Terra Kulture will showcase a musical stage play titled "The Witness." It will look at the arrest, trial, and suffering of Jesus Christ through the eyes of Cladia, the wife of Pontius Pilate, the Roman who sentenced him to death. The Witness is put together by Ornaments Production in collaboration with Young and Gifted Academy.
As with all theater productions showcased at Terra Kulture, this is one that shouldn’t be missed. It runs for two days, with flexible time too.
Friday & Saturday, March 31 & April 1, 3 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Venue: Plot 1376, Tiamiyu Savage, Victoria Island
Cost: from N10K (early bird)
Weekends with Ric Hassani
Picking up from last year’s One Night Only, Ric Hassani is about to hop on a stretch of shows that will see him perform every weekend in April. Starting this Friday, the Gentleman singer will serenade fans with a medley of his songs and perhaps tease some new stuff. It’s for a small crowd (70 people), so making reservations is advised.
Friday, March 31, 9 p.m.
Venue: Live Lounge, No 15, Idejo Street, Victoria Island
Burger Games at Burger King
Courtesy of Coca Cola, which means free drinks, Burger King is making space for games to be played alongside their delicious burgers. There’s also a chance to win goody bags from Burger King, meet people and network. Registration for this event is compulsory because limited seats are available.
Friday, March 31, 6 p.m.
Venue: 11b, Victoria Arobieke, Lekki Phase 1
The Big Birthday Bash
Imagine having your birthday hosted for you with celebrities that share your birthday turning up? And with food, drinks, games, and music as well? That’s the whole gamut of The Big Birthday Bash, which happens every month. This time, February and March birthday celebrants will take center stage, with DJ Calix Jiggy and DJ Tosan Wiltshire on the turntable.
Friday, March 31, 7 p.m.
Venue: Bayroot Lounge, Victoria IslandCost:
Live Band Night at Beeriga
Have a calming view of the Lagos Lagoon while enjoying live music from Cool Ice Band. From highlife, and alternative blues to your favourite Nigerian hit songs, soak yourself into the sea ambiance with great music and food.
Saturday, April 1, 7 p.m.
Venue: Bariga Waterfront Jetty, Ijaje, BarigaCost:
Book Swap at Roving Heights
Bookstore Roving Heights is resuming its tradition of book swapping among customers. Old books across fiction, non-fiction, memoirs, and so on can be exchanged for old titles. There will be music and snacks, and a chance to network. Roving Heights will also be giving away free old books.
Saturday, April 1, 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Venue: 28, Ogunlana Drive, Surulere
Industry Nite with Pheelz
More than a decade being Nigeria’s longest-running performance event for new and established artists, rising Afrobeats act and producer Pheelz headlines the next showcase for Industry Nite. With his debut project, Pheelz Good, released after a string of hits, the Lagos-based singer will perform tracks from the EP and show the audience a good time.
Saturday, April 1, 8 p.m.
Venue: Bayroot Bar & Lounge, Victoria IslandCost:5K
Sip and Paint
The rise of sip-and-paint events, especially in Lagos, has broken the echo chamber of traditional outings. Sure, there are quite a few things that can be improved in that space, but in the meantime, Alali Studio is hosting a sip-and-paint session under the guidance of professional painters. The experience comes with any beverage of your choice.
Saturday, April 1, 4:30 p.m.
Venue: 32, Musa Yar'adua Victoria IslandCost:
BBQ wings at Maple Lagos
Though a full-fledged restaurant with starter and main-course dishes, BBQ wings at Maple Lagos is particularly one to try out. Having seen improvement over time, the wings are sweet, sticky, spicy, and fall off the bone. It also packs in some heat, but this can be adjusted to personal taste. Comes with a side of French fries and grilled corn.
Venue: 9, Otunba Adedoyin Crescent, Lekki