Arts & Lifestyle


Monday 16th April - Friday 20th April, 2018

Want to know what’s on this week in Lahore, Karachi, and Islamabad? Browse our list of local events and activities happening this week.

Lahore 16th April –20th April 2018

The Circus at Emporium Mall

Dear Lahore, it’s time to get all the thrills, chills and laughter you can ever want with acrobats, unicyclists, jugglers, clowns, tall walkers, the daredevil daggers & balancing acts. Get ready to shop, eat and have fun at The Circus, being held this week at the Emporium Mall.

  • When: Tuesday, April 17 – Monday, April 23 (3 pm – 9 pm)
  • Where: Emporium Mall (Johar Town, Lahore)

Reading Circle 22nd Meet up by For a Cause

Ladies! The reading circle meetup is back to nourish our minds with some fantastic literature and beautiful perspectives, this Tuesday. Read and reflect in the amazing ambience of Kickstart Café. We are hoping that this will be a wonderful reading session!

  • When: Tuesday, April 17 (11 am – 1 pm)
  • Where: Kickstart Café (1st Floor, Al-Hafeez suites, 69 B/2, Gulberg III, Lahore)

All Pakistan Science Fest 2.0 by UET Science Society

Got a project and wanted to exhibit? Need motivation with a thrill of music and songs?? Well, you’re at right forum then.  UET Science Society is hosting “All Pakistan Science Fest-2018” where you can showcase your experiments with some flair! Be the early bird and get yourself registered!

  • When: Monday, April 16 – Tuesday, April 17 (8 am – 9 pm)
  • Where: UET Science Society (UET, G.T Road, Lahore)

Dracula by Happy Owl Productions

Experience a theatrical extravaganza and relive the classic “DRACULA” a tale of love, loss and redemption as Happy Owl Productions brings together a show never seen before!  Introducing state of the art graphics on stage, this drama thriller promises romance, music, dances action and much more! Buckle up yourself for a one-of-a-kind experience!

  • When: Thursday, April 19 – Sunday, April 22 (7 pm – 9 pm)
  • Where: Alhamra Arts Council (Mall Road, Lahore)

Media De Gala’18 by NMG – Nuces Media Group

It’s time to put your photography, videography and artistic skills to the test. The annual all Pakistan Media De Gala will be held at Fast, this Friday.  The gala will feature competitions including logo designing, product shoot, short filming, gaming, AD MAD, and much more! So, what are you thinking for?? Pick up your cameras, get registered, and have fun.

  • When: Friday, April 20 (10 am- 10 pm)
  • Where: Fast University Lahore (852-B Milaad Street, Faisal Town, Lahore)

Karachi 16th April – 20th April 2018

Art Studio  by Alliance française de Karachi

AFKarachi brings an exciting one-day art workshop where you can learn pencil drawing, watercolour and acrylic on canvas with Fizza Saleem! She is a Pakistani painter who has been instructing for almost a decade. She has been showcased in numerous national and international art exhibits. She will be teaching you all about aesthetic qualities & an understanding of the elements of Art & Design in concept and execution.

Awami Theater Festival 2018 by Arts Council of Pakistan Karachi

Gear up Karachi! Awami Theatre Festival is being held in Arts Council of Karachi starting this Monday, where multiple theatre dramas will be held to entertain the people of Karachi. Renowned theatre stars and comedians such as Shakeel Siddiqui, Rauf Lala & Saleem Afridi will perform in the festival. Enjoy the colours of drama and comedy!

Open Mic- Your Story is Not over Yet; by Ramaq Foundation and Pakistan Chowk Community Centre
Pakistan Chowk Community Centre is paying a tribute to late Amy Bleuel by hosting an interactive awareness session cum open mic! As participants you will have an opportunity to speak your mind, tell your stories and read out what you deem important to your hearts. Come out and speak!

Ciné Club at AFK: À peine j’ouvre les yeux by Alliance française de Karachi

The Ciné Club at the Alliance Française de Karachi is screening “as I Open My Eyes” this Tuesday!  The movie reflects on a few months before the revolution in Tunisia. It shows the life of an 18-year-old Farah who has a passion for life and sings in a political rock band. Her mother, knowing the dangers of Tunisia, wants her to pursue a career as a doctor. Explore the journey of a young woman struggling against family and society!  Enjoy this eccentric French drama with snacks!

Outsiders – Urban subcultures in Germany and Pakistan by Goethe-Institut Pakistan

Goethe-Institut Pakistan in collaboration with Amin Gulgee Gallery is presenting “Outsiders”.  The exhibition is a curated event series that showcases the intense flurry of cultural activity that was the ‘Brilliant Dilletantes’ subculture in 1980s Berlin and across Germany, curated by Mathilde Weh and Leonhard Emmerling.

  • When: Monday, April 16 – Monday, April 30 (5 pm – 8 pm)
  • Where: Amin Gulgee Gallery (ST-2A, Clifton Block 3, Karachi)

Islamabad 16th April– 20th April 2018

Bollywood Dance workshop at the Hive

Get your groove on and sway to the beat of the latest Bollywood songs! Slip on your dancing shoes and join Faisal Irfan (a dance enthusiast and a certified trainer) for an exciting session at the Hive!  Be prepared to set the dance floor ablaze!

  • When: Wednesday, April 18 – Friday, April 20 (7 pm – 8 pm)
  • Where: The Hive at Islamabad (1st Floor, Plot 14E, Manzoor Plaza, Block D, Blue Area, Islamabad)

Islamabad Readers’ Club April meet by Desi Writers Lounge

The book lovers at Islamabad Reader’s Club will be obsessing over Patrick Suskind’s Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, in their April meetup.  Billed as a “literary historical fantasy” novel, Perfume’s chief concern is the sense of smell. The 1985 novel has received critical acclaim and also remained on the international bestseller list for many years. Grab your copy now and join them for a fun, interactive session over tea and snacks!

  • When: Wednesday, April 18 (5:30 pm – 7 pm)
  • Where: Behbud Café (School Road, Super Market, F-6 Markaz, Islamabad)

‘Jamil Naqsh’ at Tanzara gallery

This Thursday, head out to Tanzara Gallery where the works of one of Pakistan’s most respected artists Jamil Naqsh will be on display. Naqsh is an artist of eminent stature who is the best known contemporary artist from Pakistan, and also well-established internationally. The exhibition will be a treat for the art lovers of Islamabad!

  • When: Thursday, April 19 (3 pm – 10 pm)
  • Where: Tanzara Gallery (Saidpur Village, Islamabad)

Spring with sitar by Kafe Kaam

Kafe Kaam is dedicated to the struggles of women with cultural & physical disabilities. This Friday, the kafe is hosting an evening for those who love soulful music, believe in the power of passion and want to support those women social entrepreneurs who are genuinely self-made! If you are one, be there!

  • When: Friday, April 20 (6:30 pm- 9 pm)
  • Where: Kafe Kaam (F-8 Markaz, 1st Floor, al-Babar Centre, Islamabad)


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