What’s Up: Events on August 3-9

Need plans? We got you. “What’s Up” let’s you know what’s happening in Trinidad and Tobago, including local festivals, art and theatre events or outdoor outings coming up over the weekend. Look out for our events calendar every Friday in the Guardian newspaper. 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 3

Ile Eko Sango Osun Mil’osa (IESOM) hosts 19th annual Rain Festival Opening & Conference
Venue: Shrine Gardens, Gasparillo Village, La Sargesse, Santa Cruz
Time: 8 a.m, – 5 p.m.

Laventille Steelband Festival Foundation holds Rhythms of Laventille: Skin to Iron – the Awakening, with guests Malick Folk Performers, North West Laventille Drummers and Wasa Foli
Venue: Laventille Regional Complex, behind House of Angostura, EMR, Success Village, Laventille
Time: 7 p.m.

Kriston Koon Koon photography exhibition
Venue: Idlewood Bespoke, 145 Tragarete Road, Woodbrook
Time: 7 p.m.

Ethnic Jazz Club hosts First Friday
Venue: The EJC’s Jazz Studio, 51 Cornelio Street, Woodbrook
Time: 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Ile Eko Sango Osun Mil’osa (IESOM) hosts 19th annual Rain Festival Rituals to the Sango Patrons
Venue: Shrine Gardens, Gasparillo Village, La Sargesse, Santa Cruz
Time: 7 p.m.

Southern Marines Steelband Foundation holds Emancipation Ancestral Prayers & Thanksgiving
Venue: Pan Palais, Southern Main Road, Marabella
Time: 7 p.m.

Fling Cancer Benefit
Venue: 51 degrees, 51 Cipriani Boulevard, Port-of-Spain
Time: 10 p.m.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 4

Ile Eko Sango Osun Mil’osa hosts 19th annual Rain Festival Masquerade Procession through the village
Venue: Gasparillo Village, Santa Cruz
Time: 9 a.m.

Laventille Steelband Festival Foundation stages 19th annual Emancipation Steelband Parade
Venue: Along EMR (between Pashley and Dorata Streets), Success Village, Laventille
Time: 4 p.m.

Trinidad Theatre Workshop stages A Nughty Night of Dinner Theatre
Venue: Trinidad Theatre Workshop, 6 Newbold Street, St Clair
Time: 6 p.m.

Southern Marines Steelband Foundation holds Emancipation Discussion, feat Kasala Kamara
Venue: Pan Palais, Southern Main Road, Marabella
Time: 7 p.m.

Miss Earth Pageant Coronation
Venue: Vas Lounge, Rust Street, St Clair
Time: 7 p.m.

NJAC hosts its 36th annual Emancipation Dinner & Dance; feature speaker President Paula-Mae Weekes
Venue: JFK Auditorium, UWI, St Augustine
Time: 7.30 p.m.

KIP Epilepsy Coalition holds Kickin’ It Purple, feat Dawg E Slaughter, Starstruck & Band, Kris Kennedy, Verse, plus DJs Lani, Miguel, Dylan, Selectah Kyle, Agent 1, Teflon & Samurai Sounds
Venue: Vas Lounge, Rust Street, St. Clair
Time: 9 p.m.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 5

Ile Eko Sango Osun Mil’osa hosts 19th annual Rain Festival Nangare (Sun Ritual)
Venue: Shrine Gardens, Gasparillo Village, La Sargesse, Santa Cruz
Time: 9 a.m.

Champagne & Thong Pool Party
Venue: Dad’s Dan Nightclub, Bagna Trace, Chase Village, Chaguanas
Time: 2 p.m.

J’s Dance Class holds Scotland Bay Cruise Party
Venue: Top Cat Catamaran, boarding at Black Jack Marina
Time: 2 p.m.

Ile Eko Sango Osun Mil’osa hosts 19th annual Rain Festival IESOM Awards Ceremony & Closing Ceremony
Venue: Shrine Gardens, Gasparillo Village, La Sargesse, Santa Cruz
Time: 3 p.m.

Southern Marines Steelband Foundation holds Emancipation Cultual Explosion & Procession, feat Jah Roots, Tamboo Bamboo, Southern Marines, DJ Tia and more
Venue: Pan Palais, Southern Main Road, Marabella
Time: 5 p.m.

Chanel Glasgow stages Spotlight: A Celebration of Arts and Culture, feat Freetown Collective, Mistah Shak, UWI African Society, Eh Bien Oui Don Don, The Bollywood Dance Company, 2 Cents Movement, Syntyche Bishop, Shivonne “Lil Bitts” Churche- Issacs, Adam Pascall and more
Venue: Bishop Anstey Trinity College East (BATCE) Auditorium, Trincity
Time: 6 p.m.

MONDAY, AUGUST 6

Community Development, Culture and the Arts hosts Conversations on the Draft National Policy on Culture and the Arts (Topic: Heritage, Memory and Legacy)
Venue: City Hall, Harris Promenade, San Fernando
Time: 9.30 a.m.

Fyzabad Connection Theatre Company stages Zeno Constance’s Anansi and the Sky God
Venue: National Academy for the Performing Arts (Napa), Port-of-Spain
Time: 6 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8

Little Miss & Mr Africa Pageant (The Rise of A Great People)
Venue: Naparima Borl, San Fernando
Time: 3 p.m.

Launch of Fix Twenty-Five and Child Proof 0-3, two books by Kevin Baldeosingh
Venue: AV Room, Nalis, Abercromby Street, Port-of-Spain
Time: 6.30 p.m.

MORE EVENTS IN AUGUST:

SATURDAY, AUGUST 11

Mariama Children’s Museum & Teen Turf presents Solutions — A Garden Party & African Fashion Showcase
Venue: Trinidad Theatre Workshop, 6 Newbold Street, St. Clair
Time: 2 p.m.

Chi Studio hosts art of the IMAGE 2018 photography exhibition (Photographers’ Take), feat the works of Louis Lee Sing, Chad Lue Choy and Christine Norton
Venue: Chi Studio, 30A Gatacre Street, Newtown
Time: 6 p.m.

Arima Borough Day Rum Splash Street Pary 6
Venue: Arima
Time: 7 p.m.

La Casa de Fusion feat Alicia Jaggasar and guest artistes
Venue: Central Bank Auditorium, Lower St Vincent Street, Port-of-Spain
Time: 7.30 p.m.

NACC stages 21st annual Emancipation Calypso Competition
Venue: La Joya Complex, EMR, St Joseph
Time: 7.30 p.m.

Cutting Crew & Friends hold Colours, music by DJs Mr Q, Special Delivery, Lezzo and Cutting Crew
Venue: Issa’s Pub, 130 Henry Street, Port-of-Spain
Time: 9 p.m.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 12

PNM Sports & Family Day
Venue: Edinburgh 500 Recreational Ground, Chaguanas
Time: 9 a.m.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 13

Nalis Preservation and Conversation Lab’s (PAC) holds clinic by Danielle Fraser
Venue: Public Library,  Couva
Time: 9.30 a.m.

Community Development, Culture and the Arts hosts Conversations on the Draft National Policy on Culture and the Arts (Topic: Cultural Industries)
Venue: Lord Kitchener Auditorium, National Academy for the Performing Arts (Napa), Port-of-Spain
Time: 5 p.m.

MONDAY, AUGUST 14

Ken & Crew holds Pre-Independence EveningNalis Preservation and Conversation Lab’s (PAC) holds clinic by Danielle Fraser
Venue: Public Library, Rio Claro
Time: 10 a.m.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16

Nalis Preservation and Conversation Lab’s (PAC) holds clinic by Danielle Fraser
Venue: Carnegie Library, corner Prince of Wales and Coffee Streets, San Fernando
Time: 10 a.m.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 18

birdsong Music Academy’s August Camp Closing Concert
Venue: Queen’s Hall, St Ann’s
Time: 6.30 p.m.

SRP presents Celebration of Life — Marcus Garvey
Venue: Club Prosperity, Upper Bournes Road, St James
Time: 9 p.m.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 19

Tuco North Zone holds second annual excursion
Venue: Clifton Hill Beach resort, Point Fortin
Time: assembly at 7.30 pm, South Quay (by Lighthouse), Port-of-Spain

THURSDAY, AUGUST 23

Pan Trinbago holds Extraordinary General Meeting
Venue: Communications Workers Union Hall, Henry Street, Port-of-Spain
Time: 5 p.m.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 24

Ken & Crew holds Pre-Independence Evening
Venue: Kaiso Blues Cafe
Time: 9 p.m.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 25

TTARP 25th Anniversary Expo
Venue: Centre of Excellence, Macoya
Time: 10 a.m.

Chi Studio hosts finale of art of the IMAGE 2018 photography exhibition, featuring works of Maria Nunes, Sarita Rampersad, Nyla Singh and Stacey Williams
Venue: Chi Studio, 30A Gatacre Street, Newtown
Time: 6 p.m.

Woodbrook Residents Community Association stages Pan on De Avenue 2018
Venue: Ariapita Avenue, Woodbrook
Time: 7 p.m.

Randy Glasgow Productions stages Chaguanas Comedy Night Out, featuring Learie Joseph, Sprangalang, Tommy Joseph, Hott Mouth Granny, The Saint, The Dancing Midgets, Allan Alexander, The Ramsingh Family, Shelly Narine & The Bacchanal Sisters
Venue: Pierre Road Recreation Ground, Charlieville
Time: 7.30 p.m.

A Night of Royalty, featuring Brother Valentino, Eunice Peters, Lady Adanna, Tiny and more
Venue: Kaiso Blues Cafe, 85 Woodford Street, Newtown
Time: 9 p.m.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 26

TTARP 25th Anniversary Expo
Venue: Centre of Excellence, Macoya
Time: 10 a.m.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 28

Launch of Revolution Mas C2K18 presentation
Venue: Queen’s Park Oval, Elizabeth Street, St Clair
Time: 9 p.m.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 31 (INDEPENDENCE DAY)

Newtown Playboys Steel Symphony holds third annual Independence Brunch & Street Festival, feat bpTT Renegades, Republic Bank Exodus, Hadco Phase II Pan Groove, Nutrien Silver Stars, First Citizens Supernovas, NGC Couva Joylanders, MHTL Starlift, Newtown Playboys, Pelham Goddard & Roots, Ronnie Mc Intosh, Anslem Douglas, Oscar B, Kenneth Clarke & Friends, and more
Venue: Tragarete Road (Between Woodford and Streets), Newtown
Time: 7 a.m.

Island Fusion feat Morgan Heritage, Marcia Griffiths, Romain Virgo, Ultimate Rejects, Everton Blender, Christoper Martin, Jahmelody, Preedy, Azaryah and more
Venue: Jean Pierre Complex, Port-of-Spain
Time: 7 p.m.

Cool Bago Jazz, feat John Arnold & Kariwak Players, plus Tony Paul
Venue: Kaiso Blues Cafe, 85 Woodford Street, Newtown
Time: 9 p.m.

SEPTEMBER

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

Miss International Pageant Gala
Venue: Kaiso Blues Cafe, 85 Woodford Street, Newtown
Time: 7 p.m.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

Rainbow Warriors Traithlon Club holds Flow Energy Sunday One-Lap Run
Venue: Queen’s Park Savannah, Port-of-Spain
Time: 8 a.m.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

Big 5 2018, featuring bpTT Renegades, Desperadoes, Massy Trinidad All Stars, Hadco Phase II Pan Groove and Republic Bank Exodus. Tickets available at all NLCB Booths.
Venue: Queen’s Park Savannah, Port-of-Spain
Time: 6 p.m.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

Yorke Inc holds Solid Gold, feat DJs Rennie B, Teddy Mohammed, Howie T and Scooby
Venue: Estate 101, Saddle Road, Maraval
Time: 9 p.m.

OCTOBER

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20

The Love Nest says It’s A Celebration, music by Joey Lewis Orch and DJ Sensational Sammy
Venue: Community Centre, Ramsaran Street, Chaguanas
Time: 9 p.m.

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