Arts & Lifestyle


Monday 7th May - Friday 11th May, 2018

Want to know what’s good this week in Lahore, Karachi, and Islamabad? If a good laugh, dance and a slice of cake tickles your fancy, you’re in for a treat!

Lahore 7th May – 11th May 2018

Banana Hasana – standup comedy by Olomopolo Media

Faraz is often described as a stand-up genius, billionaire, and playboy philanthropist. After a successful performance in Karachi last weekend, he has come to entertain Lahore!  He has been doing standup comedy for the past three years. He will be doing a Pakistan tour covering Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad with his standup comedy special “BANANA HASANA”. Expect a crazy hour of rib-tickling comedy as he unfolds about his stories of going bananas!

  • When: Monday, May 7 (7 pm – 10 pm)
  • Where: Olomopolo Media (43-A, Block D, New Muslim Town, Lahore)

Reading Circle 23rd Meetup – Ladies Only by A Piece of Cake and For a Cause

Begin your week with some thought-provoking literature at the Reading Circle’s 23rd Meet-up.  This week top up on a little brain food by checking out some of their favourite female authors and poets. Well, what are you waiting for? Pop into “A Piece of Cake” (it’s super cute) to get your fill of lit and lattes!

  • When: Tuesday, May 8 (10:30 am – 12:30 pm)
  • Where: A Piece of Cake (5X, Street 15, Sector Market Block X, Phase III, DHA. Lahore)

Degree Show’18 by Kinnaird College for Women

The Fine Arts Department of Kinnaird College are organising the annual design degree show, where the determination of young artists will be on display. This year’s show will be featuring a new generation of creative talent from Kinnaird’s young graduates! Miss it and miss out.

  • When: Tuesday, May 8 – Thursday, May 10 (3:30 pm – 6:30 pm)
  • Where: Alhamra Arts Council (Mall Road, Lahore)

Solo Calligraphy exhibition by Asif Ghazali by Hamail Art Galleries

Hamail Art Gallery is showcasing the latest work of Asif Ghazali in a solo exhibition. The exhibition will include calligraphy paintings! The exhibition will be a treat for the art lovers of Lahore!

  • When: Thursday, May 10 – Monday, May 14 (7 pm – 8:30 pm)
  • Where: Hamail Art Galleries (67 C-1, Off M.M Alam Road. Opp. KFC Gulberg III, Lahore)

Jhoke Saraiki Mela by ‎Saraiki Poetry

Saraiki culture is a combination of Indus Valley culture and Persian with strong Sindhi influence! The culture has a vibrant history along with its language and traditions. There is a long list of famous Saraiki poets whose work is commendable. This Friday, Alhamra is hosting Saraiki Mela to celebrate the rich literature! Enjoy an evening of poetry by Sachal Sar Mast, Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai and Ghulam Farid!

Karachi 7th May – 11th May 2018

Dance Mandala with Alizeh by the Second Floor (T2F)

Kickoff your week with Alizeh at Dance Mandala, organised by the Second Floor. Dance Mandala is a method of moving meditation that encourages authentic self-expression! Alizeh Valjee is a certified freeform movement meditation facilitator. Experience this unique form of therapy to let loose!

  • When: Monday, May 7 (7 pm – 8 pm)
  • Where: T2F (10-C, Sunset Lane, Karachi)

Thinking Films: What’s Up, Doc? by The Second Floor (T2F)

T2F is hosting a series of Thinking Films. This Tuesday, it will be screening“What’s Up, Doc?” The film is a screwball comedy film created by Warner Brothers as a homage to the comedy films of the 1930s, including Bringing Up Baby and Bugs Bunny. The film screening will be followed by a group discussion!

  • When: Tuesday, May 8 (7 pm – 8:40 pm)
  • Where: T2F (10-C, Sunset Lane, Karachi)

Making History by Sanat Initiative
Sanat Initiative brings you another amazing art exhibition. Making History is a collection put together by a group of enterprising artists from Karachi. The collection is a cross-generational view on history. Experience unique and elusive historical masterpieces that colour our landscape.

  • When: Tuesday, May 8 (5 pm – 8 pm)
  • Where: Sanat Initiative (F-39 1/A, Block IV, Clifton, Karachi)

The Film Quiz by Imaan Faruqui and The Grid

Shoutout to the film enthusiasts in Karachi! Participate in the first film quiz being held at the Grid, this Wednesday! You can participate either as a team or individually! There will be four rounds and, a picture round and the level of difficulty increases with each round! Brush up your facts and get ready for an entertaining movie trivia!

  • When: Wednesday, May 9 (8 pm – 10 pm)
  • Where: The Grid (31-C, 7th Lane, Bukhari Comm. Area, Phase 6, DHA, Karachi)

Dracula – Karachi Chapter by Happy Owl Productions

After an unbeaten run in Lahore, team Dracula has come to Karachi! Dracula is a classic tale of love, loss, and redemption! Experience this theatrical extravaganza including some thrilling performances and state-of-the-art graphics on stage! Buckle up yourself for a one-of-a-kind experience!

Islamabad 7th May – 11th May 2018

ISB Readers’ Club May meetup by Desi Writers Lounge

The book lovers at Islamabad Reader’s Club will be reflecting on Fredrik Backman’s A Man Called Ove in their May meetup. Ove is a grumpy old Swedish man, who seems to deal with his inner sadness by unleashing bitterness on his neighbours. Billed as a heartwarming tale, A Man Called Ove will make for some much-needed feel-good reading! Grab your copy now and join them for a fun, interactive session over tea and snacks!

  • When: Wednesday, May 9 (5:30 pm- 7 pm)
  • Where: Behbud Café (School Road, Super Market, F-6 Markaz, Islamabad)

Youth Convention by Project Jugnu – Promoting Inclusive Society

Youth Convention is being held at PNCA in collaboration with Alliance Francaise and Kingdom of Netherlands. The convention will highlight the role of youth in the national development and provide them an opportunity to share their experiences and  showcase their talent.  Join them to appreciate and support the youth of Pakistan!

60 Second Intl. Film Festival – Islamabad by 60 Second Intl. Film Festival

The 60 Seconds International Film Festival 2018 is kicking off with some rollicking tunes and some films that will surely rock your socks off. Whether you want to check this year’s dynamic film entries, listen to some interesting discussions, jam out to some tunes or make that transition from bathroom singer to a performer – the event has something for everyone!

  • When: Friday, May 11 (6 pm – 9 pm)
  • Where: Café Garage (Off Margalla Road, E-11/4, behind Afzal Zakia’s Marquee, Islamabad)

Housefull – A comedy Theatre by Verita Xtreme Entertainment

Verita Xtreme Entertainment in collaboration with Jang Media Group presents Housefull- a comedy theatre adaptation of Punjabi Film. Enjoy the colours of drama and comedy!


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