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
1) Good Food Tour
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
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.
1) Trip to Malamjabba
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
1) Hafta Itvaar Bazaar
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
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
Get details here.
3) Date with Paint
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
Get more details here.
1) Qawwali Night
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
Get information about the event here.
2) Screening of original Maula Jatt
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
1) Usman Mazhar’s Socho Tou Sahi
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
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
For information, click here.
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