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21 Dec

TGIF: Your guide to a perfect winter weekend in Karachi and Lahore

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With our busy schedules and no time to relax or unwind during the week, the weekend proves to be truly blissful. This weekend, there’s something for everyone and that surely doesn’t happen every week. Pick your favourite events, plan with your friends and enjoy this exciting weekend while you can.

 

Friday, 21st December 2018

 

Karachi

1) 2nd International Watercolour exhibition

 

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Bringing together watercolours maestros from around the world, this event aims to promote watercolour as a medium of expression. Artists from Hong Kong, USA, Turkey, Brazil, India, Siberia and many more will come together to display their diverse colour palettes, making the entire exhibit more intriguing to the eye.  This exhibit will certainly educate people about the use of watercolour in different countries and cultures.

Entry is free.

Location: Jasmine Hall, Beach Luxury Hotel

Timings: 6pm-8pm

For details, click here.

 

2) Grand Fries Festival 

 

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Bringing a one of its kind festival to you, Koyla Chai is organizing a day to celebrate fries of all shapes and sizes. Prepare to taste the best fries in town from a wide variety of masala fries, loaded fries, regular fries, footlong fries and much more. Not only this, the fries fest will be followed by a musical night.

Entry is free.

Location: Koyla Chai, D2, Block II Clifton (next to Shell petrol pump)

Timings: 6pm onwards.

Get details here.

 

Lahore

 

1) Eurasia Film Festival 

 

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If you are a film buff then this festival should definitely be on your list this weekend. The University of Lahore (UOL) is showcasing the best of European and Asian films from categories including documentaries, short films, experimental films and more. The event will be followed by a panel discussion by renowned filmmakers of the Pakistani film industry.

The event is free for all.

Location:

Timings: 12pm-7pm

For queries, click here.

 

2) Bulleh Shah at Lahore Fort 

 

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Enjoy the mystical night with friends and family in the perfect season of the year. Sayeein Zahoor, Fazal Jutt and Wahab Shah are coming together to rejuvenate your soul and take you to the world of Sufiism with their talent. The magical experience will be followed by complimentary Rangeela rickshaw ride and a tour of Hazoori Bagh.

Tickets: PKR 3000 (inclusive of dinner)

Location: Royal Kitchen, Lahore Fort

Timings: 7:30pm-10pm

For more information, click here.

 

 

Saturday, 22nd December 2018

 

Karachi

 

1) Qawwali night 

 

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A perfect way to spend your Saturday night is by both relaxing and having fun and qawwali nights are the perfect way to do that. Singing and reciting the famous kalaams of Hafiz, Jami, Amir Khusro and many others, this night will act as your perfect getaway from the hustle bustle of the city.

Tickets: PKR 500

Location: Faraar Gallery, T2f, Phase II

Timings: 8pm-10pm

For any questions, click here.

 

2) The exomusic night 

 

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Winter has finally arrived in Karachi and there is no better way to welcome and enjoy it than singing your heart out with your friends that too for a good cause. This fundraiser concert, which will also feature performances by Mustafa Zahid, Asim Azhar and Ali Zafar, will donate all funds for the welfare of transgenders, domestic violence and child marriage victims.

For tickets call 03161623570

Location: Karachi Parsi Institute (KPI Ground), Saddar

Timings: 8pm-1am

For more information, click here.

 

Lahore

 

1) 14th Grand Photowalk 

 

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Early winter mornings with photography enthusiasts just like yourself; sounds like a great idea! This morning walk will refresh your soul and energize your Saturday morning with mentorship and tips from emerging photographers. Explore Lahore and capture the most candid yet inspiring moments in the historical city. End the exciting morning with hot cups of tea.

Entry is free, but registration is required.

Location: Two starting points; Abkar Mandi and Delhi Gate to Fort Road Food Street

Timings: 8am onwards

Click here for contact information.

 

2) Open Mic – Standup comedy 

 

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Get ready to witness some of the most ‘pun-tastic’ moments as you laugh your socks off this Saturday. The Lahore Laugh Club (TLLC) and Kickstart are bringing a show filled with laughter and positive vibes to ensure that you forget all your woes and have a great time. There is nothing more rewarding than spending quality time laughing with people.

Tickets: PKR 500 (available at the venue)

Location: Kickstart, Gulberg, Tipu Road

Timings: 6:30pm-8pm

Got questions? Ask here.

 

Sunday, 23rd December 2018

 

Karachi

 

1) 14th Karachi International Book Fair 

 

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If you are an avid book-reader or someone who enjoys collecting books, this event is for you. Not only will you find the best of drama, thriller and comedy books, but you will also see international and domestic booksellers. Witness the largest book exhibit in Pakistan this weekend.

Entry is free.

Location: Expo Centre, Karsaz Road

Timings: 10am-9pm

For additional information, click here 

 

2) Winter pop-up exhibition 

 

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Candles add personality to your home and to make sure your home feels and smells pleasant, get your hands on the best jasmine and rose scented candles by Karachi Candle Company. Additionally, Pomegranate Linen is bringing out their floral prints at a reasonable rate.

Entry is free.

Location: 17/2, Khayaban e Rahat, Phase VI

Timings: 12pm onwards

For more details, click here.

 

Lahore

 

1) Winterfest by Lulusar 

 

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If you have been eyeing the contemporary and chic outfits by Lulusar but felt that they were heavy on your pocket, this is the perfect time for you to shop the look! Lulusar is bringing a walk-in store for the weekend with delicious desserts, lucky draws and free gifts.

Entry is free.

Location: 47CCA, Phase V, DHA

Timings: 11am onwards.

Get details here. 

 

2) Stray Reflections 

 

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This exhibition by visual artist Seher Jalil will showcase artworks that represent love, loss, joy, prayer and desire. Witness art and interpret it whichever way you want.

Entry is free.

Location: Javed Manzil, Allama Iqbal Museum

Timings: 10am-2pm

For details, 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.