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15 Feb

TGIF: 13 ways to wash off Valentine’s Day blues in Karachi & Lahore this weekend

Valentine's Day

The winter season prolonged for an unexpectedly long time, but unfortunately, that’s not true for the weekends. The next two days are your chance to redeem the fun, excitement and relaxation in your life. Whether you are having post-Valentine’s Day blues or still in the mood to celebrate your love, we have shortlisted events that hopefully, will be of your liking.



 

Friday, 15th February 2019

 

Karachi

 

1) Coke Fest 2.0 

 

Valentine's Day

 

Nothing says ‘love at first sight’ like food and Karachi is fast becoming the city of foodies. After the massive success of the previous music and food festival, Coke is back with a 2.0 festival which will be loads of fun, entertainment and of course, a great variety of food.

Tickets: PKR 450

Location: Beach View Park, Clifton

Timings: 3pm onwards

For details, click here.

 

2) Luv Ki Aisi Ki Taisi 

 

Valentine's Day

 

If you are having the post-Valentine’s Day blues, fret no more as the Khawatoons are bringing you a night filled with laughs to brighten your mood tonight. Celebrate your ‘single and not yet ready to mingle attitude’ or just come with your girlfriends to laugh the night away.

Tickets: PKR 700

Location: The Thotspot, Badar Commercial

Timings: 8pm-10pm

For more information, click here.

 

3) Velay on Valentine! 

 

Valentine's Day

 

If Valentine’s fever is really getting to your head, then you can unwind by attending this adult stand-up comedy show. If you are that single individual who is craving some attention post the love day, this will certainly help you feel better.

Tickets: PKR 600

Location: MAD School, Zamzama

Timings: 8pm-10pm

Got questions? Ask here.

 

Lahore

 

1) Rafi Peer International Puppet Festival 

 

Valentine's Day

 

Entertaining the young and the young at heart since 1992, this is the one-of-its-kind event which features puppet shows, storytelling and many other forms of puppetry from around the world. International puppet performances, workshops, parades and guided tours of the Puppet Museum, this event is all about art, music, puppetry and more.

Tickets: PKR 350

Location: Rafi Peer Cultural Centre, Raiwind

Timings: 10am onwards

Get details here.

 

2) Rang Ja flagship store launch 

 

Valentine's Day

 

Retail therapy is the answer to everything. Are you feeling sad? Shop. You’re missing someone? Shop. Valentine’s bonanza is too much to digest? Divert your attention and shop! Rang Ja is having a store launch, so be there and shop their vibrant collection in stores.

Entry is free.

Location: Packages Mall

Timings: 6pm-8pm

Further information can be found here.

 

Saturday, 16th February 2019

 

Karachi

 

1) The NauTarang Platform 

 

Valentine's Day

 

If you’re in the mood for some classical music this weekend, this performance organized by the All Pakistan Music Conference [APMC] is going to set the right mood for you. Students of classical performers, Ustad Mumtaz Sabzal and Ustad Ghulam Khusro, will charm you with their melodious vocals.

Entry is free.

Location: Alliance Française de Karachi

Timings: 8:30pm-10pm

For additional information, click here.

 

2) Artisanal Pop-Up 

 

Valentine's Day

 

If you’ve been longing to shop for crafty goods, organic foods or products, this one-day event is your true calling. From cute cushions, notebooks, chic pouches to ceramic platters or crockery and more, this one-stop intimate affair will make you giddy as you look through their unique range of products.

Entry is free.

Location: Pinch & Co., Park Lane Arcade, Block 5 Clifton

Timings: 11am-8pm

All details are available here.

 

Lahore

 

1) Jag Darshan Sufi Dhol 

 

Valentine's Day

 

Saturday night calls for an adventure and fun experience and it is a known fact that wherever there is a dhol, things are bound to be lit and happening! Experience great music and get mesmerized by the trance of traditional music as you eat and drink with your friends.

Tickets: PKR 300

Location: Inner City Art Centre, Ravi Road

Timings: 7pm-12am

For information, click here.

 

2) Auratnaak Stand-up Comedy

 

Valentine's Day

 

Lahore’s famous stand-up comedy group Auratnaak is back to put up an entertaining and fun-filled performance. Let go of any stress whether work-related or otherwise and unwind because weekend only comes once.

Tickets: PKR 1000

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

Timings: 7:30pm onwards

For details, click here.

 

Sunday, 17th February 2019

 

Karachi

 

1) Sea the Dolphins 

 

Valentine's Day

 

 

Sundays are usually lazy and unbelievably boring. But this Sunday, change the vibe and witness what you have never seen before at the shores of Pakistan. Witness scenic views of the Arabian Sea and cruise through blue waters as you spot Dolphins dancing in the waves. It is that family getaway you have been longing for.

Tickets: PKR 4000 (adults) PKR 2500 (children)

Location: Oceanic, Pak-China Harbor, opposite Manora Island

Timings: 10am onwards

For information, click here.

 

2) Karachi Farmer’s Market 

 

Valentine's Day

 

If you missed the last two open markets, now is the time to shop organically grown fruits and vegetables, pick organic loaves of bread, butter, marmalade, chutneys and more and begin that healthy lifestyle you’ve been planning for.

Entry is free.

Location: Veritas Learning Circle, P.E.C.H.S.

Timings: 2pm onwards

For queries, click here.

 

Lahore

 

1) Lahori Nashta 

 

Valentine's Day

 

Fresh puris and naans with aalo cholay and halwa, make waking up early on a Sunday morning worth it as you delve into a wide variety of desi Lahori breakfast items. End the meal with a tall glass of lassi and chai.

Tickets: PKR 249

Location: Salt n Pepper, MM Alam Road

Timings: 9am onwards

Get details here.

 

2) A piece of poetry 

 

Valentine's Day

 

If you are someone who enjoys listening to poetry and prose but never really find an event that caters to your desire, we have news for you. Satisfy your knack for rhymes and expression as you listen to some of the most heartfelt pieces. Who knows, you might be performing next time.

Entry is free but carry some cash to indulge in baked goods.

Location: A Piece of Cake

Timings: 5:30pm-7pm

Got questions? Answers are 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.