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22 Mar

TGIF: 13 ways to have a refreshing weekend in Karachi & Lahore

Summer

The only reason why we ask other people how their weekend was so we can tell them about our own weekend. And to make sure you have the best one, you should go to at least one of these events to make it memorable. Whether you want to go to a food festival or concert, you can find something for your liking.



 

Friday, March 22 2019 

 

Karachi 

 

1) Raaz-o-Niaz/The Open Couple 

 

Summer

 

What happens when a man wants to have an open marriage and after convincing his wife, she goes on to find an intelligent Noble-nominated partner? He finds himself trapped, tasting his own medicine. The Open Couple by Dario Fo is a romantic comedy play written by Franca Rame and being performed in Pakistan for the first time.

Tickets: PKR 600

Location: NAPA, Zia Mohyeddin Theatre

Timings: 8pm-10pm

For details, click here.

 

2) Green Pakistan Fest 

 

Summer

 

Highlighting the cultural cuisines of Pakistan, this food festival is truly unique. Delve into delicious entrees as you listen to energetic performances by Ali Azmat, Sahara UK and more. It is an experience you wouldn’t want to miss.

Tickets: PKR 450

Location: Beach Park, Clifton

Timings: 12pm-8pm

For information, click here.

 

Lahore 

 

1) Coke Fest ’19 

 

Summer

 

Back with another edition, the Coke Food and Music Festival brings together the best food from across the country as well as exciting performances by renowned Pakistani artists. Enjoy your Friday night as you groove to the music and eat the unique entrees available.

Tickets: PKR 500

Location: Lake City, Lahore

Timings: 1pm-11pm (3PM Friday)

For more, click here.

 

2) Seed Out Sufi Night ’19 

 

Summer

 

Ensuring that you have a relaxing yet entertaining Friday night, Seed Out is bringing you a live performance by the queen of Sufi music Abida Parveen. The beautiful open night sky coupled with Sufiyana Kalam renditions are sure to leave you mesmerized. The performance will be followed by dinner.

Tickets: PKR 4500 onwards

Location: Governor House

Timings: 6pm-11pm

For additional information, click here.

 

3) Shaan-e-Pakistan presents SEPMA 

 

Summer

 

Celebrating the love for music, Shaan-e-Pakistan brings you an exciting lineup of singers you wouldn’t want to miss. Sanam Marvi, Shafqat Amanat Ali, Fariha Pervez, Javed Bashir, Amanat Ali, Aima Baig, Abdullah Qureshi are just some of the artists who will be taking the stage to keep you hooked.

Tickets: PKR 1500 onwards

Location: Royal Palm Country & Golf Club

Timings: 6:15pm-11pm

Find more here.

 

Saturday, March 23 2019 

 

Karachi 

 

1) TCF Breakfast Carnival 

 

Summer

 

The Citizens Foundation is constantly trying to bring street children into the classroom in hopes to create a bright future for Pakistan. Spending quality time for a good cause, TCF is bringing a one day carnival of unlimited rides, complimentary breakfast and other fun activities for you and your children. Start the day on a high note and help the underprivileged for a bright future.

Tickets: PKR 750

Location: Chunky Monkey, Nisar Shaheed Park

Timings: 8:30am-2pm

For more details, click here.

 

2) Music Pakistan 

 

Summer

 

Celebrate your country and its multiculturalism with thrilling rides, a bike show, a parade, scrumptious food and tributes to musical legends Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Mehdi Hasan and Nazia Hassan. Not only this, get ready for Faakhir and Taj Mastani’s live performances and witness the passion everyone shares for Pakistan.

Tickets: PKR 300

Location: Port Grand, road opposite PNSC building

Timings: 5pm onwards.

For more, click here.

 

3) Où on va, papa? A play 

 

Summer

 

This adaptation from the award-winning autobiographical novel by Jean-Louis Fournier is a story about a father who is trying to raise two sons who are struggling with both, physical and mental wellbeing. The play explores the perplexed emotions of a father who is frustrated yet filled with love for his children. Witness the magic created on stage in French with English subtitles.

Entry is free, seats available on first come first serve basis

Location: Alliance Francaise de Karachi

Timings: 8pm-9:30pm

For details, click here.

 

Lahore 

 

1) 7UP presents Lahore Carnival 

 

Summer

 

Enjoy an evening with friends and family as your munch on delicious food and dance to the bhangra tunes of RDB who will be performing live. Join in 7UP’s celebration of music and food in this two-day event.

Tickets: PKR 200

Location: Jillani Park

Timings: 2pm onwards

Confused? Click here for more.

 

Sunday, March 24 2019 

 

Karachi 

 

1) The Outsiders – Launch and Music 

 

Summer

 

The travelling exhibition ‘Outsiders’ which was a response to ‘Geniale Dilletanten’ -a German subculture of the 1980s- is coming to Pakistan with its own version. Curated by Amin Gulgee, Zarmeene Shah and Zeerak Ahmed, this exhibit attempts to take the look at Pakistan from 1970s to the present day and explore or identify the sub/counter culture.

Entry is free.

Location: Amin Gulgee Gallery

Timings: 4pm-6pm

For more, click here.

 

2) Basant Carnival 

 

Summer

 

Welcoming the season of colours and festivities, this one-day event will feature exciting activities, kite flying, pop-up shops and more. Enjoy the sea breeze and fun night with family and friends.

Free entry for members (friends of members permitted on certain conditions)

Location: Royal Rodale Club

Timings: 4pm-11:30pm

For details, click here.

 

Lahore 

 

1) Grand Serai Bazaar 

 

Summer

 

This two-day event is bringing twelve coveted brands from Karachi who will be showcasing their collections and exploring avenue opportunities in the Lahore market. From apparel, decor and more visit this event and enjoy the cultural exchange between the two cities.

Tickets: PKR 500

Location: The Nishat Hotel, Gulberg

Timings: 12pm-8pm

Click here for more.

 

2) Chinese Food Festival 

 

Summer

 

If you’re an avid Chinese food lover this festival is for you. Enjoy a wide variety of authentic Chinese dishes from Schezuan soup to Chowmein, you will find everything to be truly delicious. It is tempting not to miss.

Book your seats as reservations are required.

Location: Pearl Continental Hotel

Timings: 7pm onwards

 

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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.

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