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26 Apr

TGIF: Your guide to an exciting weekend in Karachi & Lahore

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Knowing that the weekend is in sight is what keeps us going through the week. The weekend is like a fuel station for our cars where we get two days to unwind and rejuvenate and to be truly appreciative and grateful for the time away from work, here’s a list of events you can attend with friends, family or alone.



 

 

Friday, April 26, 2019 

Karachi

 

1) Abhi Abhi by Natasha Humera Ejaz 

 

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Creating the perfect fusion between folk, jazz and electronica, Natasha Humera Ejaz has created a name for herself for her unique music sense. Now, she is all set to release her next single titled Abhi Abhi at T2F. Not only this, she will be performing live, unplugged.

Tickets: PKR 1000

Location: T2F, Phase II

Timings: 8pm-10pm

For more, click here.

 

2) Dirty comedy night by Shehzad Ghias 

 

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After his nationwide tour of dirty comedy shows, stand-up comedian Shehzad Ghias is bringing a night filled with raunchy and dirty jokes before Ramadan. So be prepared, put your laughing caps on and enjoy the unique comedy night. Not for the easily offended.

Tickets: PKR 600

Location: Thotspot

Timings: 8pm-10pm

For details, click here.

 

3) Aakhri Safah (Ek Adhuri Kahani) – The play 

 

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This story is about Manmohan who falls in love with a girl he has never seen but falls in love with everything he has heard of about her. Sometimes you might get something you wish for, but a little too late. The play encapsulates how easy it is to fall in love, however, you might not always get what you want, when you want once in love.

Tickets: PKR 200

Location: NAPA

Timings: 8pm onwards.

For more details, click here.

 

Lahore 

 

1) Skeleton – solo show by Razak Vance 

 

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With his works included in the National Geographic Image Collection, Razak Vance is a world-renowned photographer who will be exhibiting his work focused on his feelings and emotions about the phenomenon of deforestation.

Entry is free.

Location: Alhamra Arts Council

Timings: 4pm-5pm

For further information, click here.

 

2) Auratnaak Trifecta Show

 

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Three of Auratnaak’s improv female comedians will be taking the stage at Olomopolo to bring you the best from their past performances and ensure you have you on the floor laughing!

Tickets: PKR 1000

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

For information, click here.

 

Saturday, April 27, 2019 

 

Karachi

 

1) Silver Spring by Amna Shariff  

 

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Bringing the best of handcrafted jewellery pieces to Karachi for the first time, this exhibit is happening at just the right time to help you prepare for Eid ul Fitr in style. A stunning combination of tradition and contemporary designs, there’s everything for someone’s liking.

Entry is free.

Location: Koel Cafe

Timings: 11am-6pm

For more details, click here.

 

2) Estelle Ramadan/Eid ’19 Exhibition 

 

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Whether you’re looking for casual wear for Ramadan or semi-formals for Ramadan parties and Eid, this one-day exhibition has something in store for everyone. Find embroidered dupattas and block printed ensembles all under one roof.

Entry is free.

Location: Estelle Design House, M89, Khayaban-e-Ittehad

Timings: 11am-5pm

For more, click here.

 

3) Beauty Extravaganza 

 

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What are Ramadan and Eid shopping sprees without makeup? Find Colourpop, Hourglass, Benefit, Milani, Morphe, Urban Decay and more at this one-day show.

Entry is free.

Location: Ocean Mall

Timings: 12pm-11:30pm

Find more here.

 

 

Lahore 

 

1) Live Music Night 

 

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Enjoy the soothing tunes of the violin or get mesmerized in perfect piano rhythms at this live music night. Artists will include guitarists as well. For the love of music and to promote the art, National Music Academy is organizing this free music night.

Entry is free.

Location: National Music Academy, Phase 6 DHA

Timings: 7pm-9pm

Find more here.

 

2) Chanhaa De Paar 

 

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Have you ever witnessed a dance performance based on somebody’s written work? If not, then this is the ideal opportunity to check this off your list of experiences. The famous kathak dancer Nahid Siddiqui will be bringing to life, verses from Anjum Qureshi’s writing. Transcend into a world of mystique.

Tickets: PKR 3000 (Couples: PKR 5000)

Location: Ali Auditorium, Ferozpur Road

Timings: 7:30pm-9:30pm

Get details here.

 

3) Open Mic Night 

 

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Can you dance, sing or are you often called “funnybones”? If you’ve said to any of these, this is your chance to showcase your talent to the world. Mei Kong is not only serving great food but also giving budding artists a platform to prove their mettle this weekend.

Tickets: PKR 1000 (includes dinner and entertainment)

Location: Mei Kong, Faisal Town

Timings: 6pm-9pm

Additional information available here.

 

 

Sunday, April 28, 2019 

 

Karachi

 

1) An Evening of True Stories 

 

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After taking a break from spooky stories, Koel Cafe is bringing back its highly popular ‘True Stories’ night. It could be a story about you meeting your soulmate or a near-death experience, the floor is yours and the night long so, talk about everything and listen to others share similar experiences.

Location: Koel Cafe

Timings: 7pm onwards

For ticket details and more, click here.

 

2) Hijabistan by Sabeen Javeri 

 

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Her debut book Nobody Killed Her garnered her appreciation from both critics and readers and now, her new book Hijabistan is the talk of the town. The book which features short stories of women from different backgrounds and their link between hijab and identities is quite exciting. Get the chance to ask questions from the author at this event.

Entry is free but registration is required.

Location: British Council, near Park Towers

Timings: 5pm-7pm

For registration details, click here.

 

Lahore 

 

1) Open Mic Night: Episode 6 

 

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Lahore is the hub of talented artists. Some of Pakistan’s finest musicians and actors are from Lahore and they truly showcase prowess in whatever they do. To ensure that The Fort City continues to that, this open mic night is providing a platform to all budding artists to showcase their talent to the world. Whether you’re aspiring to be a poet or singer, this stage is your oyster!

Tickets: Vouchers worth PKR 350 and 600 available

Location: The Otus Rooftop

Timings: 7pm-10pm

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.

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