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29 Mar

TGIF: 15 interesting events you can attend this weekend in Karachi & Lahore

Karachi

A wise man Toba Beta once said, “no weekend, all weakened” and could any quote be more accurate? There’s nothing like going home on Friday evening knowing that the next two days are going to be pure bliss (well, for most of us). To make the most of this weekend, here’s a list of events you can attend in Karachi and Lahore:



 

Friday, March 29 2019 

 

Karachi 

 

1) Comedy March 

 

Karachi

 

Bringing a night filled with laughter, three of Pakistan’s finest stand-up comedians are coming with a family-friendly show. Natalia Gul, Akbar Chaudhry and Shehzad Ghias Shaikh will entertain you for 100 minutes non-stop.

Tickets: PKR 750 (available at the gate)

Location: Thotspot, Badar Commercial

Timings: 7:30pm-8:15pm

For more, click here.

 

2) Mad – JamBro! 

 

Karachi

 

In collaboration with MAD School, JamBro is presenting a night of improvised music featuring members of their Jambro community in the city. Celebrating new talent in an epic jamming session, whether you’re a musician or an attendee, this event is going to be fun for all. Registration required for performing.

Tickets available at MAD School.

Location: MAD School, Zamzama

Timings: 6pm-10pm

For details, click here.

 

3) Drum Circle with Mohsin Kazi 

 

Karachi

 

Are you tired of the everyday hustle, the noise and commotion of the city? Is the constant demand of doing more in the cosmopolitan draining you out? If you said yes to all or any of these questions, the age-old practice of drumming is a form of therapy that will help you unwind. Providing you with the much needed emotional, mental and physical break, this session will leave you revitalized.

Entry is free but donations are appreciated.

Location: Faraar Gallery, T2F

Timings: 6:30pm-8pm

For information, click here.

 

Lahore 

 

1) Planetarium Shows 

 

Karachi

 

Bringing you a unique and exciting experience, the Cosmic Perspective is Pakistan’s first astronomy recreation and educational enterprise. Get ready for a 30-minute cosmic experience like never before in Lahore. Last day to register is Friday.

Tickets: PKR 250

Location: LUMS

Timings: 11am-6:30pm

For more information, click here.

 

2) Pakistan Day Special 

 

Karachi

 

Celebrating patriotism for the whole month of March, this festival is giving back to the people of its country in the shape of cash prizes and vouchers worth PKR 3000 or more. Visit and you might just be the lucky winner.

Entry is free.

Location: Fortress Square

Timings: 10am-11pm

For more details, click here.

 

3) Slate eatery launch 

 

Karachi

 

Bringing scrumptious Italian and continental dishes, some for the first time in Lahore, this cozy restaurant will give you a rush of flavours. Although it is an invite-only event, you can get in touch with the organizers and attend the launch.

Invite-only entry.

Location: Slate, Phase 6, DHA

Timings: 6pm onwards

For information, click here.

 

Saturday, March 30 2019 

 

Karachi 

 

1) Dream Catching Workshop 

 

Karachi

 

If this Native American tradition has fascinated you, this is the event you should attend. In the first part, different types of Chakras will be discussed which will help you understand your inner turmoil. The second part is where you will create your own dream catcher. All materials will be provided.

Tickets: PKR 4,500

Location: Studio X, main Saba Avenue

Timings: 3:30pm-6pm

For additional information, click here.

 

2) Book Launch: Living Globalized 

 

Karachi

 

We live in the digital age where everything is literally just at our fingertips. This book explores the phenomenon of globalization. It focuses on the fact that with hard work anybody can take advantage of the opportunities around them. A story about two individuals who meet by accident at a global event features their experience along with twenty-two others from ten different nations in a short story format.

Entry is free.

Location: Faraar Gallery, T2F

Timings: 7pm-8pm

For details, click here.

 

3) Pre Eid-exhibition by Bushra Faraz 

 

Karachi

 

Although we’ve just stepped into the lawn frenzy, Eid is only two months away! Before the prices hike up and you’re unable to find the comfortable yet trendy semi-formal or formal outfit, head to this one day exhibit. Whether you’re looking for something fun and casual or formal wear, there’s something in store for everyone.

Entry is free.

Location: Prince Jewellers, near Ocean Mall

Timings: 2pm-8pm

For further details, click here.

 

Lahore 

 

1) Summer Fiesta ’19 

 

Karachi

 

The Summer season has officially started but we haven’t reached the peak summer days yet. Get ready to enjoy a rooftop concert featuring Aima Baig and Bilal Saeed. It is going to be a power-packed night!

Tickets: PKR 1000

Location: Amanah Mall

Timings: 8pm-12am

For more, click here.

 

2) Book Discussion: The 5am Club by Robin Sharma 

 

Karachi

 

Are you the person who believes in ‘early to bed early to rise?’ If you do, you will find like-minded people at this book discussion. Robin Sharma’s book explores the countless benefits of early rising which just might motivate you even more. So, set your alarms and come motivated if you are not early-riser, this session might just inspire you. Registration is required.

Location: PopCorn Studio, 10 Wahdat Road

Timings: 2pm-3:30pm

For queries, click here.

 

Sunday, March 31 2019 

 

Karachi 

 

1) Sky Lantern Festival 

 

Karachi

 

Bringing you a range of fun activities; from delicious food to a mini zoo and more, this family event is the ideal way to spend your Sunday evening. Additionally, Two Akcent will be performing for the attendees.

Tickets available at the gate.

Location: Captain Farhan Ali Shaheed Park, Seaview

Timings: 12pm-12am

Get more information here.

 

2) LitLab Sunday Book Bazaar 

 

Karachi

 

Give yourself that break you’ve been craving to have and immerse yourself in books (if that’s your thing). T2f brings a one-day book bazaar where you can find not only literature classics by R.L Stine or J.K Rowling, but also contemporary books that suit your liking. Find coffee, comfort food and strangers to connect with all under one roof.

Entry is free but donations are appreciated.

Location: The Second Floor, T2F

Timings: 2pm-8pm

For further details, click here.

 

Lahore 

 

1) Norooz 

 

Karachi

 

Celebrating the diversity of cultures and religions, OLO People is back with another event, this time the Persian new year, Norooz. Showcasing works of international as well as domestic artisans, the event will help you understand other cultures and their traditions.

Open for all.

Location: Olo Junction, 43-A, Block D, New Muslim Town

 

2) Open Mic Night: Episode 4 

 

Karachi

 

Undoubtedly, Lahore has churned out some of the most talented individuals, however, only a handful of these people have found the respect and recognition they deserve. This open mic night aims to change that. With no prescribed topic, allowing budding artists to explore and express themselves, this is an inclusive platform. If you want to perform, registration is required.

Tickets: PKR 350-600

Location: The Otus Rooftop, 28K Gulberg 2

Timings: 6:30pm 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.