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11 Jan

TGIF: Exciting events for the weekend in Karachi and Lahore

TGIF

Staying true to the saying, ‘no winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn’, making the most of every season is important. As winter’s first wave bids farewell, here’s your final chance to enjoy the chilly evenings and wear your warm clothes before the sun starts shining brightly upon us. Whether it is eating out or just having a good laugh, we have compiled a list to help you have a great weekend:

 

Friday, 11th January 2019

 

Karachi

 

1) Karachi Eat Food Festival 

 

TGIF

 

For the foodies in the city, this three-day extravaganza will surely leave you satiated. From unique dishes to live music performances by various artists, the ‘original’ food festival is surely going to set the mood for your weekend.

Tickets: PKR 300

Location: Beach Park, Clifton

Timings: 5:30pm-11pm

For details, click here.

 

2) Comedy Scene: Hot Mic Night 

 

TGIF

 

To start your weekend with laughter and positivity, Comedy Scene is back with their widely popular hot mic night. Not only will the group be performing, but the platform will also give a chance to other budding artists to perform in front of a live audience.

Tickets: PKR 300

Location: Faraar Gallery, T2F

Timings: 8pm-9:30pm

For further information, click here.

 

3) Karaoke Night 

 

TGIF

 

If you want to sing along with your friends and have the night filled with fun and excitement then this event is for you! Whether you’re a bathroom singer or not, the rule for this karaoke night is that there are no rules so sing your heart out on your favourite tracks.

Entry is free (but dine-in required)

Location: Purple Haze Cafe, 24th Tauheed Commercial Street

Timings: 9pm-2am

For ticket details, contact 0346 8224630 or visit their page.

 

Lahore

 

1) With Love, Jahanara 

 

TGIF

 

Presenting her stellar dance skills, Suhae Abro will be taking centre stage for a tribute performance. A special theatrical dance performance based on the renowned Pakistani dancer, Jahanara Akhlaq will leave you in awe of both, Suhae and the late dancer.

Tickets: PKR 1000

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

Timings: 7pm-8pm

Click here for information.

 

 

Saturday, 12th January 2019

 

Karachi

 

1) Strings Live in concert 

 

TGIF

 

Celebrating 10 years of MUNIK and 30 years of Strings, the band will be performing in the city. Get ready to sing along to Mera Bichra YaarSarr Kiye Yeh Pahaar and many more memorable tunes!

Tickets: PKR 1000 (regular) PKR 2500 (VIP)

Location: IBA Main Campus, Karachi University

For more, click here.

 

2) Dance Mandala 

 

TGIF

 

Incorporating yoga and meditation with dance, Alizeh Valjee brings this unique way of healing through movements. The routine awakens every inch of the body through distinct movements and then lets you find peace through stillness. Sign up and take the time out for some self-care.

Tickets: PKR 1200 (for the drop-in session)

Location: The Yoga Well, near Imtiaz Super Store KPT interchange

Timings: 10:30am-11:30am

For queries and sign up, click here.

 

Lahore

 

1) Afkar e Taza ThinkFest 

 

TGIF

 

After the success of ThinkFest Lahore and Karachi last year, the festival is back for the third time which will feature renowned journalists, academics and award-winning writers.

Entry is free.

Location: Alhamra Arts Council

Timings: 11am-7pm

See the schedule and other details here.

 

2) Ajoka Evenings – Absolut Qawwali 

 

TGIF

 

Having performed at prestigious venues in Denmark, India, USA and UK, Khawwar Ali Qawwal party will be performing powerful and soulful renditions. Enjoy delicious BBQ on the house under the open night sky along with beautiful music.

Tickets: PKR 1000

Location: Ajoka Complex, 24-B, Lahore Cantt

Timings: 7pm-10pm

Get additional information here.

 

Sunday, 13th January 2019

 

Karachi

 

1) Ladies on Fire 

 

TGIF

 

After successful plays such as Idiots in Love and Shaadi Mubarak Reloaded, director Younas Khan is bringing another comedy play Ladies On Fire. Make sure to book your passes and end your weekend with a laughter-filled evening.

Location: PACC, Fatima Jinnah Road

Timings: 4:30pm-10:30pm (different time slots)

For ticket details and more contact 0345-2267762

 

2) Qavvali Mahfil with Ali Akbar Razi 

 

TGIF

 

T2F is bringing its first qawwali evening of the year where the youngest son of the legendary qawwal Ustadh Munshi Raziuddin will be performing live for an audience. Get mesmerized by his melodious vocals and original compositions this Sunday.

Tickets: PKR 500

Location: Faraar Gallery, T2F

Timings: 7:30pm-9:30pm

Get all the details here.

 

Lahore

 

1) Brand Fiesta Lahore 2019

 

TGIF

 

From shoes and bags to makeup and accessories, this extravaganza is everything that you need and more! Find all the high-end makeup and fashion brands under one roof and shop till you drop.

Entry is free.

Location: X2 Restaurant, Gulberg

Timings: 12:30pm onwards.

Get all the details here. 

 

2) Hina Mirza flagship store 

 

TGIF

 

Bringing affordable and chic designs for you, Hina Mirza is launching her collection of solid colour and printed tunics in Lahore for the first time. Get beautiful everyday wear at her flagship store now.

Location: Unit 3, M M Alam Road, 9 Arches Mall

Timings: 11am-11pm

For queries, visit their page.

 

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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.