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Top 7 Things to do in Freetown in March 2024

Jumu'ua Mubarak!

Happy Friday!


And... Happy International Women's Day! 💜💜💜


This year the theme for IWD is Investing in Women: Accelerating progress and the hashtag is #InspireInclusion!


Happy International Women's Day to all the fabulous, brilliant, phenomenal, wild, ''poorly'' behaved, troublemaking, disrupting the status quo, breaking generational curses and trauma, healing, soft and hard women today! Continue to #inspireinclusion and take up space in the corners you occupy. I celebrate you and wish you are celebrated today!


Ironically on International Women's Day there is a lot of labor done by women to commemorate this historic day and because I anticipated I would be busy today (as always) I decided to celebrate myself yesterday.


I went on a Ramadan moon.


Life's a Beach



You know since I ain't got no man to take me on a honeymoon and I have no bele (ie not pregnant) to go on a babymoon - I decided to reward and treat myself yesterday to a Ramadan moon.

Ramadan starts on Monday, March 11 and I'm looking forward to it - it's one of my favorite times of the year.

So I took myself to one of the beaches at the Peninsula and spent the day reading, having great and fresh seafood, relaxing and reminding myself why I need to make money in this life and retire early so I can have more days of leisure like this. You know the agenda always remains the same - #softlife


So to the allies out there and the men in the lives of women - make today soft for the woman or women in your life - *coughs* as well as the rest of the month and everyday 🙃. Aaaaaaaand if that just so happens to be me 🤷🏽‍♀️😉 I won't say no o. Just locate me. 🤭


Alright, alright - let's get to why you're really here:


Check out Top 7 things to do in Freetown this month!


1. The V Monologues 🌸


The V Monologues returns to Freetown!

Organized in 2019, 2020 and 2021 by Femme Collective, The V Monologues this year is organized by The Feminist Sister Circle in partnership with Femme Collective.


The V Monologues stage production raises awareness for Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV), bodily autonomy and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). Proceeds will be going to Aberdeen Women's Centre!


The event has a lot in store for audience members - to painting vulvas, original pieces in Krio and the debut of the Lef Wi So Gallery photo exhibition.


Be a part of the celebrations and fundraising efforts:

Date: Friday, March 8 2024

Time: 5:00pm

Venue: The View, Freetown City Council (FCC)

Tickets: nLe 250 (regular) | nLe 1,000+ (patron)

Contact: +232 74 11am 0 533 or +232 78 953 401


Tickets will be sold at the door.


2. Sounds by the Beachside 🏖️


Looking for a chill start to the weekend? Then Sounds by the Beachside may be for you.


Your evening will be graced by the performances of artists like Donii Major & 24 Fret Street, Kiya, Harmony and Sweet Nelly.


For an evening of seafood, BBQ, drinks and of course musical performances:

Date: Saturday, March 9 2023

Time: 7pm

Venue: Boat Bar, Lumley Beach Road

Ticket: nLe 70


3. Brunch At Barmoi 🍲

I do always say Sundays are for brunch and if fresh dishes from Mama Salone is what you crave then check out the brunch spread at Hotel Barmoi.


Please note, due to Ramadan starting on Monday this is the last Sunday brunch. Please. Don't go during Ramadan and say Mina advertised it o. I didn't o. Lonta.


The spread changes from week to week, to check out this Sunday's layout:


Date: Sunday, March 10 2024

Time: 12:00-4:00pm

Venue: Hotel Barmoi, 75C Cape Road Aberdeen

Fee: nLe 350 (adults) | nLe 175 (children)


Reservations are encouraged. Contact them at +232 30 960 016 or +232 76 918 771 to make a RSVP and learn about the food options.


4.) Djulaa Concept Store opening 🌍


Djulaa is Freetown's latest physical Concept Store!


Djulaa officially opens its doors to the public this weekend. They boast of a collection of African jewelry, clothing and other fashion pieces.


Join them on:

Date: Sunday, March 10 2024

Time: 12:00pm

Venue: Djulaa Concept Store, IMATT


5.) Pop Up Open Mic 🎤

If you're still looking for some activities to do during Ramadan, there are 3 things you can do - one of which is attend Pop Up Open Mic.


Pop Up Open Mic by Inkundla offers the platform for creatives and artists to express themselves. To share your gift with Freetown sign up quickly as only the first 20 spots are guaranteed. Lovers and patrons of the arts are highly encouraged to attend on:

Date: Thursday, March 15 2024

Time: 7pm Venue: Hotel Barmoi, 75C Cape Road, Aberdeen

Fee: Pay what you want Contact: +232 77 472 549

6. Climb Salone 🧗🏾

Climb Salone offers an indoor climbing experience for amateur and experienced climbers and it's a great way to stay in shape or find a way to get active.


For Adults their schedule is:

Monday - Thursday: 5:30-8:30pm

For kids and adults:

Fridays and Sundays: 3:00-8:30pm


Fees:

National

Adults: nLe 100 | Children: nLe 90

International

Adults: nLe 250 | Children: nLe 200


Contact Climb Salone for monthly membership plans and private sessions at +232 88 981 521


7. Rave at Jabulani 🪩

Deep House, Amapiano, Drum & Bass and Psy.


DJs Bangs, S'Phongo and Tobias will be taking care of you at Jubalani SS Camp Rave on:


Date: Friday, March 16 2024

Time: 8:00pm

Venue: 6 Williams Drive, SS Camp

Contact: +232 73 559 068


Short and sweet today - that's all for me!


Once again, happy International Women's Day!

And Ramadan Kareem!


 

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