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12 Apr

TGIF: 10 ways to make the most of your weekend in Karachi & Lahore

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All good things must come to an end which is why the weekend is not forever. To make the most of your precious weekend this time, here’s a list of things you can choose from and make at least one day exciting for yourself.



 

Friday, April 12 2019 

 

Karachi

 

1) Jewellery Exhibition 

 

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We’re already halfway in April and Ramadan is fast approaching which means there’s less time left to shop for Eid. This is not only an exhibition but your chance to get diamond and gold jewellery at reasonable rates. Hurry up before everything is sold out! The exhibit ends on April 15.

Entry is free.

Location: Pearl Continental Hotel

Timings: 11am-10pm

For more information, click here.

 

2) The Laughter Friday 

 

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Witness a night filled with laughter and fun as some of the best comics from the city come together. And did we mention it is free? Could your Friday night get any better than this?

Entry is free.

Location: MusiCafe, Block 8, Clifton

Timings: 8pm-9pm

For further details, click here.

 

 Lahore 

 

1) 2nd Tamasha Festival 

 

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Inspiring young talent in performing arts, this three-day event will feature renowned international and local artists, and will have interesting discussions for budding theatre artists or individuals who want to pursue a career in the field. The festival will host 17 international delegates along with local art groups. Although the best things come with a price, this event is free!

Entry is free.

Location: Institute for Art and Culture (IAC), Raiwind Road

Timings: 3pm-11pm

For details, click here.

 

2) Lahore Book Bazaar 

 

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Unfortunately, books and reading are not as rampant in our country as it should be but here’s Liberty Books attempt to change that. Back with the fourth season of Book Bazaar, you will find the best of each genre that too at an incredibly reasonable price.

Entry is free.

Location: Packages Mall

Timings: 3pm-11pm

For more, click here.

 

Saturday, April 13 2019 

 

Karachi

 

1) B. Howard live in concert 

 

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Michael Jackson’s alleged son B. Howard is performing in Karachi for the first time and will be singing his latest tracks. He has produced music for Ne-Yo, Jason Derulo, Akon and the likes. Witness Hollywood and Pakistan’s first ever amalgamation live!

Tickets: PKR 1000

Location: Port Grand

Timings: 6pm-12am

For information, click here.

 

2) Swing Night 

 

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Swing dance originated in the 1930s and while it is slowly dying out, Karachi’s first ever swing dance session is being organized at T2F. Learn the fast and upbeat dance moves in the first half of the night and swing away with your partner in the second half. You can also dance with strangers but make sure you have their consent.

Tickets: PKR 1000

Location: Faraar Gallery, T2F

Timings: 6:30pm-9:30pm

Further details available here.

 

Lahore 

 

1) Stand Up Comedy 

 

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What is a better way to spend your Saturday night than just laughing till your stomach hurts? Get together with friends and if your family is interested in stand up comedy then take them along as well.

For details contact 04235969301 or 03214701978

Location: Olomopolo 43-A, Block D, New Muslim Town

Timings: 7:30pm-9:30pm

For more, click here.

 

Sunday, April 14 2019

 

Karachi

 

1) Shaam-e-Suroor 

 

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Creating the ideal mix of Sufi kalaam and poetry, this night is for everyone who wants to have a relaxing Sunday night. Come with friends and family as you sway to the harmonious sounds of Neel Ahmed’s sitar recital and poetry by Ali Shahbaz.

Tickets: PKR 1000

Location: Faraar Gallery, T2F

Timings: 7:30pm-9:30pm

For details, click here.

 

2) Wheatable Cycling Marathon 

 

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Promoting a healthy lifestyle, this marathon is all about celebrating health and its benefits. Many renowned people from the media industry will be present and what’s truly amazing is that cycles will be provided for free on a first-come, first-serve basis. Not only that, complimentary breakfast will be served as well.

Entry is free.

Location: Dolmen Mall, Clifton

Timings: 6am onwards

For queries, click here.

 

Lahore 

 

1) Open Mic Night 

 

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Back after back-to-back hit sessions, this open mic night truly aims to explore the talent in Lahore. Whether you’re a budding writer, poet, singer or actor, the world is truly your oyster at this event. Be there to support others as well.

Tickets: PKR 350-650 voucher

Location: The Otus Rooftop

Timings: 6:30pm-10pm

For additional 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.