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OkayAfrica's Weekend Guide

There’s a deluge of cool events happening across Africa and the diaspora this weekend and OkayAfrica’s weekend guide is where you’ll find them.

There’s a deluge of cool events happening across Africa and the diaspora this weekend and OkayAfrica’s weekend guide is where you’ll find them.

What to Do:

NEW YORK CITY—The month-long New York African film festival, continues this weekend with movie premieres on both Saturday (May 20) and Sunday (May 21) at Maysles Cinema. Check their website for show schedules and ticket information.

BROOKLYN—Shop some of the latest in African fashion and interior design at the Afroboutik pop-up shop from Staurday (May 20) to Sunday (May 21). More details here.

BROOKLYN—Afro-Clinch Entertainment's third annual "African Attire Fashion Show," is going down this Saturday (May 20), the event will be hosted by Nigerian, social media  personality Bobrisky. Check here for more information.

ACCRA—Ghana-based radio group "Sane Gbaa" will host a talk on Saturday (May 20) called "Reimagining Coastal Accra: Its True Potential for Cultural, Environmental and Economic Renaissance. It will be held at James Town Cafe. Check out the Facebook invite for more information.

ACCRA—Java Lab's "Women Who Code" event will do down this Saturday (May 20). The event takes place monthly and offers workshops for women who are learning to code. More details here.

CAPE TOWN—"Tiger Bay the Musical" is live in Cape Town starting on Saturday (May 20). Check out Cape Town Magazine for Six Reasons why you should see the show, and boo tickets, here.

CAPE TOWN—Congolese "Noriwave" singer, Petit Noir will perform in Cape Town this Sunday (May 21) at the Biscuit Mill. Get tickets here.

LAGOS—Venture's Dialogue is hosting a business masterclass and networking event on Saturday (May 20) that will highlight women founders, funders and investors. Get more information here.

LONDON—Illuminated Arts is hosting a "How to Shop and Eat African" tour on Saturday in Peckham (May 20). Participants will sample foods from the continent and meet with local sellers. More information, here.

WASHINGTON D.C.—Dr. Nemata Blyden, of George Washington University, will host a lecture on Contemporary African Immigration on Saturday (May 20) at the Alexandria Black History Museum. You can register for the event here.

What to Listen to:

DIASPORA—For a blazing collection of songs you can jam to this weekend, check out OkayAfrica's "Weekend Playlist: The Best New Music From Phyno, Major Lazer, Banky W and more." Stream the full playlist below.

What to do Online:

DIASPORA—This Sunday as you’re taking phone pics of your Sunday feast make sure to tag it #okayeats so we can repost it on the OkayAfrica Eats Instagram page. Likewise, if you’re out this weekend wearing your Sunday best, make sure to tag your stylish Instagram photos with #okayafricamystyle and we will feature you.

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