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23 Nov

TGIF: Fun things you can do over the weekend if you’re in Karachi or Lahore


“Happiness is a three-day weekend.” Whoever wrote that quote, penned down our thoughts right. If you are on the lookout for what you can do this weekend, look no further as we have done the hard work for you. Here’s all that you can do over the weekend in Karachi and Lahore:


Friday, 23rd November 2018




1) Keh Har Khwaish Pe Dum Nikle: A comedy theatre play 




The right way to start your weekend is definitely with some laughter and gags. This comedy play written by American playwright Susan Glaspell and adapted by Babar Jamal is the first theatre play happening at The MAD School after many years. The story of a woman who develops an interest in psychology and berates her husband with psychological theories promises to make your stomach ache with laughter.

Price: PKR 500 [available at the venue]

Location: The MAD School, adjacent Zamzama Mall, Zamzama.

Timings: 8pm onwards.

For queries, click here.


2) Jaun by Fringe Karachi Repertory




“Shaayar to bas dou hain, Mir Taqi aur Mir Jaun, baqi jo hain shaam o saher khairiyat say hain”

The progressive Marxist Urdu poet Jaun Elia was everything but what the masses assumed he was: a depressed hoaxer who wrote wordplay about his ex-lover. This theatrical performance aims to give Jaun’s image closure through his unpopular narratives and bring forth ‘Jaun the introspect’. The performance is undoubtedly going to introduce the audience to a new dimension of Jaun.

Ticket: PKR 300

Location: Faraar Gallery, T2F

Timings: 8pm-9pm

For details, click here.




1) Kuk’s Big Friday Food Fiesta




It’s Black Friday and nothing is better than food on discounted prices. If you are in Lahore or plan to make a stopover in the city, order or visit Kuk’s or Karachi Hot N Spicy and get flat 70% off on the best deals in town.

Price varies according to your order.

Location: Offer valid for Bahria Town, DHA and Johar Town branches.

Timings: 9am-5am [ongoing til 24th November]

For information, click here.


2) Jou Baat Hai – Comedy show by Usman Mazhar 




Bringing you a night filled with laughter and chuckles, stand up comedian Usman Mazhar has had successful solo shows in Karachi, Islamabad and Lahore. Back on popular demand, he will be performing at the Olomopolo this Friday night so don’t miss the opportunity to brighten your weekend.

Ticket: PKR 700

Location: THE OLO | 43-A, Block D, New Muslim Town

Timings: 7pm-8:30pm

For details, click here.


Saturday 24th November 2018




1) Hop on Hop off guided Art Trek




Taking you on an excursion of all things art, Super Savari Express brings you an opportunity to explore and visit five art galleries in the metropolis, visit an artist’s home and learn more about the curators along with refreshments and lunch. Hop on with your friends and explore art spaces like never before.

Ticket: PKR 2750 [inclusive of lunch and refreshments]

Location: Pick-up and drop off at Xander’s E Street

Timings: 12pm-5pm

For more, click here.


2) Ready set Gorakh




Clear starry sky, chilly winter night and the best company; sounds like a dream come true? Well, it is on this trip. Gorakh Hill, popularly known as the ‘Murree of Sindh’, is the highest elevated point of the province and has recently started attracting people for its scenic views and natural beauty. A night of music, bonfire and camping with friends, this will be an experience of a lifetime.

Ticket: PKR 6,999 [group of 5 pays 6,499 per head]

Location: Pick-up from Karachi [details to be disclosed upon inquiry]

Timings: 12am {Saturday)- 9pm (Sunday)

Got questions? Click here.




1) FiLUMS International Films Festival 




Whether you are an aspiring filmmaker or a movie buff, FiLUMS — organized by LUMS — brings together budding as well as established and acclaimed filmmakers of Pakistan together for two days. From a session with Jami to trailer release of the film Laal Kabootar, this event is guaranteed to mesmerize you.

Tickets: Available at the venue

Location: Alhamra Arts Council, Lahore

Timings: 10am-10pm

For details, click here.


Sunday 25th November 2018




1) Sunday Brunch at Ramada Creek 




From pasta carbonara to mutton paya, from grilled eggplant with butter to halwa puri, this buffet brunch will satisfy your desi and continental cravings. Spend the lazy Sunday afternoon with loved ones while eating a wide variety of food.

Location: Ramada Creek Hotel, Phase 8

Timings: 12pm-3:30pm

For the cost, reservation and other queries, contact: 021-35244400 or click here.


2) Exhibiton: Otto Dix- War and Social Criticism




For the first time ever, the German cultural institute brings the world famous etching and prints from 1920-1924. This exhibition features important works from Dix’s oeuvre including the grandiose series of etchings titled ‘The War’, published in 1924 by Karl Nierendorf. Dix’s work bears testimony to the radical uncertainty unleashed by war and the grotesque savaging of the status quo.

Entry is free.

Location: VM Art Gallery, Goethe-Institut, Civil Lines

Timings: 5pm-8pm

For details, click here.




1) Aima Baig Live in Concert




Whether it was her playful presence on the popular TV show Mazaaq Raat or her soulful singing on Coke Studio, Aima Baig knows how to entertain. A chilly night in Lahore and Aima Baig singing Baazi and Kalabaaz Dil? Sounds like the perfect wrap up to the weekend.

Tickets: PKR 1000 for general admission and PKR 2000 for couples

Location: Royal Palm Golf and Country Club

Timings: 4pm-11pm

For queries contact: 032446149996 or 03228074684 or click here.


2) AJOKA Evenings: Theatrical and music night 




Ajoka’s motto is to bring ‘meaningful entertainment’ for the audience and this magical night is an amalgamation of theatrical readings, open mic nights and comedy sessions, all in one. Marking the beginning of ‘Ajoka Evenings’, Savera Nadeem will perform a dramatic reading of Talismati Tota by Shahid Nadeem under the open sky so make sure to take your shawl or jacket along.

Tickets: PKR 500 — Booking required from

Location: Ajoka Centre, Lahore Cantt

Timings: 6:30pm-9pm

For further details, click here or contact 0311-1222742


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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.