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15 Mar

TGIF: Here’s a list of exciting weekend events to attend in Karachi & Lahore

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There’s a familiar scent in the air; a pleasant scent that instantly makes you take a sigh of relief… it is called the weekend! Spring is here and so are all the exciting events. Enjoy the season of colours and festivities by attending some (or all) of these events:

 

Friday, March 15 2019

 

Karachi

 

1) The laughter Friday 

 

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The perfect way to start your weekend is with laughter. Scientific studies have indicated that laughing with others releases endorphins in our brain – a feel-good chemical – which helps promote a sense of togetherness and safety. So, attend this night filled with laughter and enjoy the euphoria of laughter that too, for free!

Entry is free.

Location: MusiCafe, G28-29, Block 8, Clifton

Timings: 8pm-9pm

For details, click here.

 

2) Book launch: Sense Me by Annum Salman 

 

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An amalgamation of Annum Salman’s written work over the years, Sense Me is a book which deals with subjects like masculinity, mental health, gender inequality and racism as a result of colonialism and language. Her debut book is a variety of long and short spoken words which will be read and performed for the attendees.

Entry is free.

Location: Faraar Gallery, T2F

Timings: 7pm-9pm

For information, click here.

 

3) Wahala – Slavery by naTANDA Dance Theatre 

 

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Slavery has been a dark reality of human history. In fact, it has existed before it was recorded in manuscripts. Although slavery is now deemed illegal, we are enslaved in this modern age with not only forced labour and marriages but with our careers and minds. This contemporary dance performance by natANDA -first SriLankan contemporary dance group – aims to depict the suffering of anyone who has ever been subjected to slavery, regardless of its magnitude.

Tickets: PKR 600

Location: NAPA, Zia Mohyeddin Theatre

Timings: 8pm-10pm

For further details, click here.

 

 

Lahore 

 

1) OLO Jams with BlueSax 

 

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How often do you get a chance to listen to live jazz music? Let us answer that, almost never. But this Saturday night the desi babus will create the perfect fusion of desi and jazz music, something you haven’t heard before.

Tickets: PKR 1000

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

Timings: 7:30pm onwards.

For information, click here.

 

2) Beauty Festival 2019 

 

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Who doesn’t like free skincare consultation and on top of that a chance to win a diamond ring or a ticket to Dubai? Greenvalley Hypermarket is organizing an extravaganza for the entire month where you can buy products from leading brands at competitive prices.

Entry is free.

Location: Greenvalley Hypermarket, Mall of Lahore

Timings: 10am-11:30pm

For additional information, click here.

 

 

Saturday, March 16 2019 

 

Karachi 

 

1) REMA Pop-up 

 

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Bringing exquisite and elegant pieces of jewellery to Karachi, REMA is organizing a two-day pop-up store for you to shop handcrafted bangles, necklaces, rings and more.

Entry is free.

Location: Ensemble, C-32, E Street

Timings: 11am-7pm

For further information, click here.

 

2) All new closet with Glam Up

 

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If you’ve been wanting to clean your wardrobe and make space for new items, head to the Ocean Mall to purchase branded shoes, bags and more. From Ted Baker and Zara bags to Huda Beauty and Morphe makeup, this is a one-stop shopping day which you shouldn’t miss.

Entry is free.

Location: Ocean Mall, Clifton

Timings: 12am-11pm

For more, click here.

 

3) Mahjabeen & Sumera – SS ’19

 

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Keeping their apparel collection light and playful, the duo has resorted to keeping designs minimal and opt for solid colours. From lilac to cherry red, the collection has something in store for everyone’s liking.

Entry is free.

Location: House no. 166, 22nd Street, Bukhari Commercial

Timings: 11am-5pm

For details, click here.

 

Lahore 

 

1) Sufi Mehfil 

 

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A fundraiser event, this Sufi Mehfil will feature renowned names from the art industry including Sufi singer Sanam Marvi, chairman Alhamra Art Council Tauqeer Nasir and poet Amjad Islam Amjad to name but a few. The event aims to raise funds for history’s second largest campaign of inaugurating 100,000 school libraries.

Tickets: PKR 1000 (VIP PKR 3000)

Location: Alhamra Arts Council

Timings: 6pm-10pm

For more, click here.

 

2) Romanian Spring Festival 

 

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In an attempt to create a global atmosphere in Pakistan, OLO People is organizing an exciting cultural exchange program where people from different origins and cultures come together and showcase their work and domestic culture. The first event of the series, Romanian Spring Festival welcomes the season of spring with fervour.

Entry is free.

Location: Olomopolo Media, 43-A, Block D

Timings: 7:30pm-9:30pm

Find more here.

 

Sunday, March 17 2019 

 

Karachi

 

1) Sunday Sapaata 

 

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Explore the city of lights like never before. Hop-on board as you embark on this journey and see the undiscovered parts of the metropolis. Though early in the morning, don’t miss the chance and convince your friends to take this exciting trip with you.

Tickets: PKR 2000

Location: Starting point Frere Hall

Timings: 8am-12:30pm

For information, click here.

 

Lahore 

 

1) Open Mic Night: Episode 3 

 

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In hopes to introduce open mic nights in its real essence, this night is all about expressing yourself. Whether you want to recite poetry, read a story or sing a song, the stage is yours to take and wow the audience with your talent.

Tickets: PKR 350-600 (two voucher types available)

Location: The Otus Rooftop, 28K, Gulberg 2

Timings: 6:30pm-9:30pm

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.