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18 Jan

TGIF: 10 ways to have a fantastic weekend in Karachi & Lahore

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The monotony of our schedules and daily life chores barely allow us to explore the cities we live in and bask in the fun activities they offer for recreation. But thankfully, we have the weekend to do just that and more. So here’s a list of events that you can attend instead of just lying down on the couch (although the latter is also our favourite activity).



 

 

Friday, January 18, 2019 

 

Karachi 

 

1) Good Food Tour 

 

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If there’s one thing we have established in recent years, it is that people of Karachi are relishing on the countless unique food festivals that are coming their way. This weekend popular food delivery service Food Panda is organizing a Mediterranian food feast in which they will take you on a journey to taste Arabian, Turkish and Lebanese delicacies around the city.

Tickets: PKR 1200

Location: Food Panda Headquarters

Timings: 6pm onwards

For registration, click here.

 

2) Venture de Gorakh 

 

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Known as the ‘Murree’ of Sindh, Gorakh Hill Station has emerged as the new favourite weekend getaway destination for people in recent years. This weekend, you can enjoy the snow and chilly winds with a bonfire and good company. Experience subzero temperature in the snow-capped mountains. Be sure to register first.

Tickets: PKR 6500

Location: McDonald’s, Askari 4

Timings: 11:30pm (Friday)- 7pm (Saturday)

For details, click here.

 

Lahore 

 

1) Trip to Malamjabba 

 

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Taking you to scenic views and breathtaking landscapes, this trip will refresh your soul and make you appreciate nature on another level. Take on the adventure trip and explore the places like never before. It is the perfect weekend getaway!

Tickets: PKR 6500

Location: Departure location to be revealed upon registration

Timings: 10pm (departure time)

For details about the trip, click here.

 

 

Saturday, January 19, 2019

 

Karachi 

 

1) Hafta Itvaar Bazaar 

 

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Bringing together cross-cultural activities and celebrating diverse artists, T2F is bringing a weekend festival for you to shop art pieces, engage with like-minded people and get mesmerized by live performances and mural paintings. From hip-hop to live singing session with Ali Gul Pir, this is the weekend event you have been waiting for.

Tickets: PKR 100

Location: T2F, Phase 2

Timings: 3:30pm- 10pm

For information, click here.

 

2) Book Club: The Life-changing Magic of Tidyng Up

 

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If you have longed to improve your health by losing extra pounds, developing a strong relationship, becoming more confident and moving ahead in life then this is certainly the book you should pick. If 2019 is the year of positive change for you then be sure to register for this event.

Entry is free for all above 18 years.

Location: British Council

Timings: 3pm-4pm

Get details here.

 

3) Date with Paint 

 

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If you have been longing to spend some quality time with your significant other than know that there’s no better way to connect than to paint together. Learn about each other’s perspectives and create a masterpiece that will forever represent your love in strokes. You can also enjoy a meal afterwards.

Tickets: PKR 6000/per couple

Location: N’ecos, Bukhari Commercial

Timings: 9:30pm-10:30pm

Get more details here.

 

Lahore 

 

1) Qawwali Night 

 

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Live classical music with the mesmerizing vocals of Ustad Zaheer Khan along with Lebanese and Pakistani food; sounds like a combination made in heaven! Enjoy the food and live performance on a chilly Saturday night.

Tickets: PKR 2000

Location: The Hashery, MM Alam Road

Timings: 8pm-12am

Get information about the event here.

 

2) Screening of original Maula Jatt 

 

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Before you watch the new version of The Legend of Maula Jatt, it is vital that you know who the original characters are and what the story was about. The screening of the iconic Punjabi film which reshaped Pakistani cinema will be followed by a meet and greet with its cast and crew.

Tickets: PKR 1000

Location: Sweet Tooth Heera Mandi

Timings: 7pm onwards

For queries, click here.

 

 

Sunday, January 20, 2019

 

Karachi

 

1) Usman Mazhar’s Socho Tou Sahi 

 

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Back after popular demand surrounding his rib-tickling performance at NAPA Laughter Fest 2018, Usman Mazhar is in the city this weekend to put on a show which will make you laugh, chuckle and guffaw. Don’t miss his solo performance.

Tickets: PKR 600

Location: NAPA Repertory Theatre

Timings: 6pm- 7:45pm

Find more details here.

 

2) Seafood Festival 

 

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If you are always looking for places to try delicious seafood dishes and have been craving tantalizing shrimps then be sure to attend this Sunday buffet which promises to offer an array of flavourful fish, crab and prawn delicacies.

Tickets: PKR 2500 + tax

Location: Marco Polo, Pearl Continental

Timings: 7pm-11pm

For information, click here.

 

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Ayesha Ghaffar

The author is a Sub-Editor at Something Haute and a fresh Journalism graduate from SZABIST. She is paving the way for her future in the field of media and reporting. When she is not working, she is busy watching Penguin videos and staying away from cats.