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8 Mar

TGIF: 14 ways to relish the weekend in Karachi & Lahore

International Women's Day

The weekend is upon us and we have a lot of places to be but such little time. Whether it’s a music gig, exhibition or Aurat March (to celebrate International Women’s Day), there’s something for everyone. Celebrate the women in the world on Friday and continue the conversation over the weekend with coffee and friends.



 

Friday, March 8 2019 

 

Karachi 

 

1) Aurat March 

 

International Women's Day

 

Even though it is 2019, women are still fighting for their rights. They want their voices to be heard and demanding the respect and appreciation they deserve. Started last year, the Aurat March celebrates womanhood and brings women from all walks of life to march. *Women will be marching in Lahore and Islamabad as well, so be sure to join them.*

Entry is free.

Location: Starting point Frere Hall

Timings: 3:30pm onwards.

For information, click here.

 

2) MARIA B. Lawn S/S ’19 

 

International Women's Day

 

The outpouring of lawn has begun and this time it is better than before. MARIA. B is launching her collection at Sanaulla – The Big Store. The luxe collection has a wide range of colour palettes, perfect for day and evening wear.

Entry is free.

Location: Sanaullah – The Big Store, Block 2, PECHS

Timings: 1:15pm-4:15pm

For details, click here.

 

3) Live with Zoe Viccaji 

 

International Women's Day

 

Today is the day to ponder and ask why we don’t appreciate the women in our lives every day? Ginsoy Live is giving you the chance to enjoy a wide range of Chinese food as you listen to the melodious Zoe Viccaji perform live. Could this Women’s Day get any better? Make reservations now.

Tickets: PKR 2000 (performance), PKR 1499+tax for buffet

Location: Ginsoy Live, Bukhari Commercial Area

Timings: 7pm-12am

For queries, click here.

 

4)  Weekend Pop Up 

 

International Women's Day

 

If you attended the Karachi Eat 2019, you must have heard about the extremely hyped Butter Beer by SÓL. While many loved the idea, others were not sure about the taste. If you happen to be from the former lot or someone who had missed it, you have a chance to try it out. For a one-day pop-up, they are bringing Butter Beer, Ginger Beer and their Mixed Berries Ricky.

Location: Clifton B4

Timings: 2pm-8pm

For details, visit their page.

 

Lahore

 

 

1) Abdullah Siddiqui Live at Last Word 

 

International Women's Day

 

A teenager who excels in creating electronic pop music, Abdullah Siddiqui has been appreciated for his work on BBC Radio, Rolling Stone India and many prominent publications. So, be sure to join the evening filled with great music.

Tickets: PKR 750

Location: The Last Word, Block Z

Timings: 6:30pm-7:30pm

For more, click here.

 

 

2) Fortress Square Beauty Expo 

 

International Women's Day

 

If you are a makeup junkie or someone who is a shopaholic for all things glam, this three-day exhibit is for you. Bringing you a wide range of original makeup brands under one roof, from local products to international, shop till you drop.

Entry is free.

Location: Mian Mir Bridge, Fortress Stadium

Timings: 4pm-11pm

For information, click here.

 

3) Celebrating International Women’s Day 

 

International Women's Day

 

Although women should be celebrated through and through, the IWD certainly allows them to pamper and relax with their friends and family. Keeping the spirit of giving back to the women, The Spot is giving an exclusive 50% discount for breakfast, lunch and dinner to all women. Reservation is required.

Tickets: PKR 1089

Location: Park Lane Hotel

Timings: 7:30pm-11pm

For details, click here.

 

Saturday, March 9 2019 

 

Karachi 

1) Estelle Spring ’19 Exhibition 

 

International Women's Day

 

Ditching the print this season, this design house is bringing a collection of pastel coloured shirts which you can wear to work, brunches and dinners. From solid colours to embroidered details, shop your favourite items at this one-day event.

Entry is free

Location: Estelle Studio, main Khayaban-e-Ittehad, Phase 7

Timings: 11am-5pm

For more, click here.

 

2) Art Therapy Workshop 

 

 

International Women's Day

 

We all deserve to unwind and relax, to be able to reconnect with our inner selves. Luckily, this weekend an art therapy session is bringing you the opportunity to do just that. Draw and paint your heart out and discover yourself in new ways through the expression of art.

Tickets: PKR 1000

Location: The Meeting Studio, T2F

Timings: 6pm-9pm

Got questions? Click here.

 

 

 

Lahore

 

1) We are Jammin’ – First Affair 

 

International Women's Day

 

Bringing you the best of both worlds; great, juicy burgers and groovy live performances are a great combination for a Saturday night out. Listen to talented undiscovered singers with friends.

Entry is free.

Location: Jessie’s Burger, Gulberg 2

Timings: 6pm onwards

Visit their page for details.

 

2) Art Exhibition by Mehmil 

 

International Women's Day

 

An exhibition which includes home accessories, crafts and artworks to revamp the decor of your home or workplace. From wall hangings to decoration pieces and furniture, shop whatever you can possibly think for home-improvement all under one roof.

Entry is free.

Location: Yousaf Salli’s Haveli

Timings: 11am onwards

Find all the details here.

 

Sunday, March 10 2019 

 

Karachi 

 

1) Electro Knights

 

International Women's Day

 

If listening to Jug(Art) from Laal Kabootar has unleashed the hip-hopper in you then this is an event you should attend. Bringing you a face-off between two DJ’s of the city, the night will be all about EDM and laser light show. Experience a light and sound show in the city like never before.

Tickets: PKR 300

Location: Faraar Gallery, T2F

Timings: 7:30pm-10:30pm

Get further details, click here.

 

2) Aloha Launch 

 

International Women's Day

 

Nothing excites the people of Karachi than the opening of new food outlets! Aloha which became a favourite at the Coke Fest ’19, is now opening doors for public, serving their popular popsicle french toast, special burgers and pink lemonade. And their artistic interior is a cherry on top!

Entry is free.

Location: Bukhari Commercial, Lane 10

Timings: 4pm onwards

For information, click here.

 

Lahore

 

3) Locals (re)discover Lahore 

 

International Women's Day

 

You might be a Lahori, but have you explored the city, fully? It is time to do just that this Sunday. Whether you’re a resident or a visitor, visit the monumental sites and learn about their historical significance. Join team Guzargah. Registration required.

Tickets: PKR 3000

Location: Walled City of Lahore

Timings: 8am-2pm

For more, 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.