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5 Apr

TGIF: Your weekend guide to make the most of Karachi & Lahore’s city life

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Welcome to Friday. In preparation for takeoff, please ensure all negative attitudes are properly stowed. On behalf of your captain, welcome aboard. We expect sunshine, concerts, 7UP food fests, books, makeup and home accessories exhibits ahead that you wouldn’t want to miss this weekend. Here’s a complete list:



 

Friday, 05 April 2019 

 

Karachi 

 

1)  Karachi Book Bazaar 

 

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Whether you’re looking for crime-thrillers, romances or novels based on history, you will find something for your liking at this 3-day book bazaar. If that isn’t exciting enough then the rates which are as low as PKR 150 will certainly grab your attention. Be there before your favourite book is sold out!

Entry is free.

Location: Liberty Books Flagship, Clifton

Timings: 12pm-12am

Click here for details.

 

2) 7UP Refest

 

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Did you know that a single plastic product takes up to 1,000 years to decompose? It is high time that we take baby steps towards making our planet healthy, once again thanks to 7UP and WWF, the country’s first ever eco-friendly food and music festival is happening this weekend. Come for the wide variety of food and performances, but most importantly, come for promoting a sustainable lifestyle.

Tickets: PKR 350

Location: Beach View Park, Clifton

Timings: 4pm-11pm

For queries, click here.

 

3) The Wedding Atelier 

 

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We’re already in April which means the wedding season is fast approaching. Before the prices hike further, head over to the wedding extravaganza where you can find bridal wear, jewellery, photographers, expert advice and much more all under one roof.

Entry is free but registration is required.

Location: Pearl Continental

Timings: 1pm-9pm

For details, click here.

 

Lahore 

 

1) 7UP Food Festival 

 

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Of course, food will be the highlight at this festival but performances by renowned artists like Sajjad Ali, Atif Aslam, Abrar ul Haq, Bayaan and more will certainly leave you energized. Munch on your favourite dishes as you do the bhangra with Josh.

Tickets: PKR 400

Location: Etihad Town

Timings: 3pm-11pm

For further details, click here.

 

2) The Last Dance 

 

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Madaari’s first theatrical performance, this psycho-thriller play is about a young man who serves his customers with human meat as all his consumers are cannibals. A metaphorical play which depicts how humans prey on each other for personal gains is surely gruesome yet thought-provoking and definitely not something to miss.

Tickets: PKR 300

Location: Alhamra Arts Council

Timings: 7pm-9:30pm

For information, click here.

 

Saturday, 06 April 2019 

 

Karachi 

 

1) Lulusar Karachi Exhibit 

 

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If you’re a working woman, you should definitely have a look at Lulusar’s extensive and unique collections. Using geometrical shapes for their designs, the brand has ditched the typical prints, keeping outfits light, trendy and truly one-of-a-kind. Join them as they launch their new collection at this exhibit.

Entry is free.

Location: 1-C, Bukhari Commercial, Phase 6

Timings: 11am-10pm

Find details here.

 

2) Thai Food Festival 

 

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If you’re a Thai food lover, you will love this exquisite event. From red Thai curry and soup to pad Thai and more, find the authentic taste of Thailand in Karachi.

Reservations required.

Location: Marco Polo, Pearl Continental

Timings: 7:30pm-11pm

Get details here.

 

3) AKS Festival 

 

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The International Minorities Festival AKS  is celebrating the transgender community of Pakistan with a promising line up of events at this small-scale festival. From panel discussion on the transgender rights movement to live theatrical performance by local trans artistes, this three-day event should certainly be on your list.

Entry is free.

Location: T2F

Timings: 6pm-10pm

For details click here.

 

Lahore 

 

1) Organic Food Fair 

 

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From organically-produced ghee, milk, bread, herbs and spices, get your weekly organic staples at this food fair. You can also find whole meals made by bread, cookies, cakes and more to eat.

Entry is free.

Location: Mall of Lahore

Timings: 1pm-10pm

For information, click here.

 

2) Rotra Music Fest 

 

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A fundraiser concert which will feature some of the most promising artists from Pakistan. Pepsi Battle of the Bands famed Kashmir, Bayaan and Badnaam will unite for the first time for a noble cause to eradicate polio. Join the cause and enjoy your Saturday night.

Tickets: PKR 1000

Location: Alhamra Open Air Theatre

Timings: 4:30 onwards

For queries, click here.

 

Sunday, 07 April 2019 

 

Karachi 

 

1) Bohemian: A fair for creatives 

 

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In an attempt to promote and boost the confidence of local crafters, this annual event is a dream come true for everyone who loves handmade goods. Find notebooks, facial scrubs, fridge magnets and more at the event which believes that happiness is handmade in Spring!

Entry is free.

Location: Royal Rodale

Timings: 12pm-8pm

Click here to find out more.

 

2) Inde’lath Beauty Bash 

 

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Some people say diamonds are a woman’s best friend. Maybe that person never got their hands on the Hourglass Foundation or Laura Mercier Translucent Powder, but you can by visiting this one-day expo. From drugstore to high-end, find all makeup goods here.

Entry is free.

Location: Ocean Mall

Timings: 12pm-11pm

For further information, click here.

 

 

Lahore 

 

1) Daachi Arts & Craft Festival 

 

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Bringing crafters from all over Pakistan, this will be the biggest and most exciting crafter expo you’ll ever attend. Get your hands on handmade scented candles, locally manufactured bags and traditional shoes. Make sure you carry enough cash or better take a card to shop till you drop.

Tickets: PKR 250

Location: Community Centre, Qasr e Noor, Model Town

Timings: 10pm-8pm

For questions, 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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