Are You Going to Rihanna’s IG Party?

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Here’s another event to add to your packed digital social calendar: Rihanna is co-hosting Fenty’s inaugural “Social Club” on Instagram Live today. According to a press release, the event will feature some of Fenty’s previous collaborators, including DJs Kitty Ca$h, Pedro, Stretch Armstrong, and the rapper Octavian. It kicks off today, at 6 p.m. ET:

The Fenty event is the latest to bring artists’, musicians’, and DJ’s live performances to a digital setting. Last weekend, I was one of millions who tuned into Digital Mirage, a three-day, online “music festival” that hosted performances by 51 artists and raised over $300,000 for musicians affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Next week, Lady Gaga is headlining a Live Aid–style digital concert called One World: Together at Home to raise money for the same cause.

Even nightlife has created its own digital space; the Cut recently wrote about Club Quarantine (Club Q, for short), “an underground queer nightclub hosted every night of the new socially distanced reality from 9 p.m. to midnight on the videoconferencing app Zoom.”

I will be taking advantage of this rare opportunity to glimpse Rihanna, but given her notorious timekeeping, I’ll anticipate her to be at least three hours (fashionably) late.

Are You Going to Rihanna’s IG Party?