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1 Feb

TGIF: List of events you can attend this weekend in Karachi & Lahore


A wise person once said, “weekends are like rainbows; they look great from a distance but once you get up close to them, they start to disappear”. So before that happens it is time to make the most out of it. The weather in Karachi and Lahore is ideal for some time out and with the rain predictions, it just cannot get better. So, here’s a list of all the things you can enjoy over the weekend:


Friday, 01 February 2019 




1) First Friday Open Mic Night 




Come as you may, with or without company and enjoy your time as you laugh your way into the weekend. If you want to perform make sure to bring your instruments and props to avail the opportunity to express yourself melodiously.

Entry is free but donations are welcome.

Location: Faraar Gallery, T2F

Timings: 6pm-8:30pm

For details, click here.


2) Chinese New Year celebration 




Owing to our friendly relationship with our neighbouring country China, it is only appropriate to celebrate the upcoming Chinese New Year in style. Enjoy an array of Chinese food as well as a special dragon dance performance at the venue.

Ticket details revealed upon contact.

Location: Pearl Continental

Timings: 7:30pm onwards.

For queries, click here.


3) Return of Dirty Comedy: the Bachelor 




Some of the most renowned stand-up comedians are bringing you a night filled with laughter about the pros and cons of single life. The wedding season is almost over but the jokes about them are just about to begin. This is an adult content night so be sure you’re not easily offended or embarrassed.

Tickets: PKR 600

Location: Thotspot, 1C, Street 7A, Badar Commercial

Timings: 8pm-10pm

For information, click here.





1) 33rd Lahore Book Fair 




If you’ve been waiting to hoard on books but your budget does not allow you to, you’re in some luck! This festival is bringing a plethora of books with a 50% discount sale. So, go and grab that book you’ve been longing to read.

Entry is free.

Location: Expo Centre, Johar Town

Timings: 10:30am-10:pm

Get more details here.


Saturday, 02 February 2019 




1) Eatistan 




Eating out is always a great idea but what’s even better is eating out for a cause. This two-day food festival is a fundraiser for the Diamer Bhasha Dam which promises to bring delicious food and music for Karachiites this weekend.

Location: Beach Park, Clifton

Timings: 2:30pm-12:30am

For further information, click here.


2) Jack the pop-up store 




Whether you’re looking for a high-waisted pair of pants or formal tops and dresses, this pop-up show is your weekend destination for shopping apparel. Form casual wear to formals, find everything at one place.

Entry is free.

Location: N’ecos, Bukhari Commercial

Timings: 12pm-9pm

Find details here.


3) Beauty Bash by Inde’lath 




From high-end makeup products to drugstore beauty buys, this exhibit will bring you the best of both makeup worlds. From foundations to eyeliners and more, attend this showcase to have the ultimate beauty haul.

Entry is free.

Location: Ocean Mall, Clifton

Timings: 11am onwards.

For additional information, click here.




1) Bayaan Live in concert 




To celebrate the release of their new track Hum Nadaan, the winner of Pepsi Battle of the Bands is performing live. There is also a meet and greet session with the fans. Enjoy live music in the open air with your friends.

Entry is free.

Location: Daftarkhwaan Central, Gulberg II

Timings: 7pm-11pm

For details, click here.



 Sunday, 03 February 2019 




1) AURA Carnival 




Enjoy food, music and activities with family and friends at this one-day event. From interactive VR games to bumper cars and more, be there and spend for a cause to help children with cerebral palsy.

Tickets available at the venue.

Location: Port Grand

Timings: 12pm-8pm

For more, click here.


2) Karachi Farmer’s Market




After the success of their previous farmer market, the organisers are back to bring you organic food, drinks and more. From organic bread, vegetables, fruits and poultry, find everything natural and freshly made available here.

Entry is free.

Location: Veritas Learning Circle, PECHS

Timings: 2pm onwards.

Got questions? Ask here.




1) ComicCon 




From Marvel or DC comics to anime, you can be whoever you want to be as you get the chance to connect with like-minded people at this one-of-a-kind event. Food and other exciting activities await you at the Comic Con.

Tickets: PKR 500

Location: Royal Palm Golf & Country Club

Timings: 11:30am-11pm

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.

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