Arts & Lifestyle


March 30th – April 1st 2018

Make the most of your weekend in Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad with 1947’s editors’ hand-picked selection of what’s on this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Happy Weekend People!

Friday, March 30th 2018

Pecha Kucha Night Biennale Special by Lahore Biennale Foundation Art of Small Talk

Lahore Biennial ends with a Pecha Kucha Night! The theme “Creatives in the City” is purposefully left open-ended to accommodate the variety of disciplines and practices of the presenters. It also plays on the air of art, culture and sharing for the month of the biennial in Lahore. Rejoice the creativity!

  • When: Friday, 30th March (6 pm – 8 pm)
  • Where: Alhamra Arts Council (Mall Road, Lahore)

Daastaangoi by Fawad Khan by Olomopolo Media

Hey all get ready for a phenomenal performance coming your way! OLOMOPOLO Media brings back the extraordinary experience of Daastaangoi by Fawad Khan. Extracts from Talism Hoshruba will be retold as a modern-day dastaan! Enjoy with your friends and family!

  • When: Friday 30th March (7 pm – 9 pm)
  • Where: Olomopolo Media (43-A, Block D, New Muslim Town, Lahore)

Friday Night Karaoke at the Grid

A night full of different performances!  The Grid is back with their regular Friday Night Karaoke. We encourage you to sign up and participate! It’s sure to be a good time.

  • When: Friday, 30th March (7 pm- 10 pm)
  • Where: The Grid (31-C, 7th Lane, Bukhari Commerical Area, Phase 6, DHA, Karachi)

Jambro at Pi & Co.

This event is for music enthusiasts and fans- a night of epic jams presenting talented musicians of the Pi and Co. See you all at the Jam this Friday!!

  • When: Friday, 30th  March (6 pm- 11 pm)
  • Where: Pi and Co. (F-79, 3rd Avenue, Block 5, Karachi)

Qavvaali Mahfil: A Tribute to Munshi Raziuddin by the Second Floor (T2F)

Take a break from the daily drag of 9 to 5 and allow your soul to discover the romance of Sufism! Faraar Gallery, T2F brings you a tribute to Munshi Raziuddin by his grandchildren (sons of Qavvaal Fareed Ayaz) along with brothers and cousins! Belonging to the Qavvaal Bachchon Ka Gharana, this family’s lineage of Qavvaali dates back to more than 700 years.

  • When: Friday, 30th  March (8 pm- 10 pm)
  • Where: The Second Floor (10-C,  Sunset Lane, Karachi)

 Pakistan Afghanistan Pukhtun Festival 2018 by Cultoor – Connecting cultures

Start your weekend with the Pukhtun cultural festival. The three-day event includes modern and traditional Pukhto songs and music, dances, food, crafts, an art exhibition and panel discussions on key issues faced by Pukhtun society today. Celebrate the Pukhtun culture with your family and loved ones!


Stephanie Josine Live by Sattar Buksh Islamabad

Singer-songwriter Stephanie Josine will be performing at Islamabad’s quintessential quirky teahouse Sattar Buksh on Friday. Stephanie has been working with renowned percussionist Allan Smith to bring a Desi vibe to her music, fusing Western pop with drumbeats from around Pakistan. Armaghan “Archie” Shahid accompanies them on bass. Come along and check it out!

  • When: Friday 30th March (7:30 pm – 9 pm)
  • Where: Sattar Buksh Islamabad (A9-Gol Market,Kohsar Road,F7/3, Islamabad)

Aaj Rung Hai by Saad Khan Events

The most sensational voice of Pakistan, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan will be performing live at Bahria Enclave, (Beaconhouse campus), Islamabad this Friday. He is a Pakistani vocalist, essentially of Qawwali, a spiritual music of the Muslim Sufis. Join to play the moment with this legendary singer!

  • When: Friday 30th March (6 pm – 9 pm)
  • Where: Bahria Enclave Islamabad

Saturday, March 31st 2018

A Talk with Marvia Malik – Pakistan’s 1st Transgender Newscaster by Olomopolo Media

Go Green Welfare Society and OLOMOPOLO jointly holds Marvia Malik’s first public talk since her debut at Kohenoor News. The talk will be followed by Go Green Welfare Society’s volunteers paying tribute to the unsung heroes of transgender community; Come and show your support!

  • When: Saturday, 31st March (7:30 pm- 9 pm)
  • Where: Olomopolo Media (43-A, Block D, New Muslim Town, Lahore)
  • For invites, please email with your cell phone number, number of invites and full name.

Holi by Olomopolo Media

This Friday, celebrate the colours and vitality of spring with OLO people. Get to know the story behind Holi, grab your crew and have a blast at this super fun cultural event!

  • When: Saturday, 31st March (4 pm- 6 pm)
  • Where: Olomopolo Media (43-A, Block D, New Muslim Town, Lahore)

Surrealism in Art and Design – Open Call for Artists by Balcony 105

How Salvador Dali did come up with a melting watch in the “Persistence of Memory”? This Saturday, imagine the unimaginable at the Art Series Vol.3 – Surrealism in Art and Design workshop.  Selected artists and designers shall give a digital presentation about their work! The presentations will be followed by a Q&A session in an intimate setting, followed by a networking session with the artists and designers.

  • When: Saturday, 31st March (2 pm- 4 pm)
  • Where: Balcony 105 (Street 26, DHA Phase 1, 7-F, Lahore)
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Mulaqaat- Meet for a Cause

‘For A Cause’ brings to you its 9th Meetup titled, “Ay Humsafar” centred on what sets us apart and what brings us together? They will be talking about the similarities and differences between the genders to enhance gender understanding! This one sounds an interesting and fun event to check out!

  • When: Saturday, 31st March (6:30 pm- 8:30 pm)
  • Where: Food Culture (99-K Commercial Area, Phase 1, DHA, Lahore)

Women Entrepreneurship Conference ’18 by Change Mechanics

WECON (Women Entrepreneurship Conference) is coming to Lahore with an amazing lineup of activities. This will be a great opportunity to learn and network with the Gurus of Entrepreneurship. Be inspired by the amazing female entrepreneurs shaping our world.

Dinner & Music with Modou Touré by Côte Rôtie and Alliance française de Karachi

Alliance Française de Karachi and Côte Rôtie bring you a dinner and concert with Franco-Senegalese singer Modou Touré this Saturday!  Book your spot!

  • When: Saturday, 31st March (8:45 pm- 11:45 pm)
  • Where: Cote Rotie (Alliance Francaise, Plot/St-1, Block and Kehkashan, Clifton, Karachi)

Salt Shaker 14: Khumariyaan by Salt Arts

Karachi is the hub of live music – Salt Arts presents a series of curated audio visual showcases; opening with musical act Khumariyaan- the band of musicians hailing from Peshawar. Explore the past and present of live music during Karachi’s golden age. Celebrate the urban heritage of Karachi!

  • When: Saturday 31st March (9 pm – 11:30 pm)
  • Where: Beach Luxury Hotel (Lalazar, Karachi)

Mehfil-E-Zauq by the Hive at Islamabad

The Hive Islamabad presents “Mehfil-E-Zauq” by Ustad Sultan Fateh Ali Khan. Join them to pay tribute to the great legendary artists like Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Mehdi Hassan, Ustad Amanat Ali Khan and more!

  • When: Saturday, 31st March (7 pm – 8:30 pm)
  • Where: The Hive at Islamabad (1st Floor, Plot 14E, Manzoor Plaza, Block D, Blue Area, Fazle Haq, Islamabad) 

The Force That Drives You by Pecha Kucha Islamabad and Kuch Khaas

“The Force That Drives You” brings you an exciting volume of Pecha Kucha nights where you get to talk about your love for the vintage cars!  If your car is more than just a vehicle for you, then head out to Café Garage this Saturday, and share your journey of restoring a banged up vintage car to its former glory.

Mandwa Screens: 1973 Comedy “Rangeela Aur Munawwar Zaree by Lok Virsa

Rangeela or Munawwar Zareef? It is time for both at Mandwa Film Club. The Club is screening “Rangeela Aur Munwwar Zareef”, this Saturday.  A memorable classic from 1973, the film revolves around the two main characters of Rangeela and Munwwar Zareef, who while being kings of comedy genre, bring a social dilemma to the silver screen!  We look forward to seeing you at Mandwa Film Club to enjoy this classic from 1973 Pakistani cinema.

  • When: Saturday, 31st March (4 pm –7 pm)
  • Where: Lok Virsa (Shakarparian, Islamabad)

Sunday, April 1st 2018

Girls on Bikes Rally by the Mad Hatters

This Sunday, the Mad Hatters will be joining Girls at Dhabas on their third annual bike rally in Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad, and so should you! Join them on a fine Sunday evening for a cycle rally through your city to meet fellow biking behenz and reclaim the street!

  • When: Sunday, 1st April (4:30 pm – 6 pm)
  • Where: Lahore
  • For details, visit: here

  Haryali Market by Haryali Entrepreneurs Market

Haryali entrepreneurs market is all about cleaner healthier food options and lots of women entrepreneurs bringing other amazing stuff. You can get your hands on organic chicken, honey, spices, oils, homemade desserts, hygiene products, crafts, and much more!

Pakistan Vs West Indies T20 Series

After hosting a successful PSL final, the national stadium Karachi will be the host to the t20 series between Pakistan and West Indies! World cricket stars, including Shahid Afridi, Darren Sammy, Andre Fletcher, Mohammad Amir, Jason Mohammad and others will descend in Karachi and brighten up the Sunday for cricket lovers!

Full Moon | Golden Beach, Camping, Music by Mooroo & Ifran Ali

Plan a Full Moon camping excursion to the beautiful Golden Beach (Virgin), Hingol National Park, this weekend! This full moon excursion, away from the city involves, camping at a virgin beach, sightseeing & musical performance by Taimoor Salahuddin aka Mooroo & Irfan Ali Taj.

  • When: Saturday, 31st March – Sunday, 1st April
  • Where: Royal Tourism Pakistan (Shop SB 08 Block 2, Gulshan-e-Iqbal besides Jubilee Insurance, Karachi)
  • For detailed itinerary visit: here

Photography Picnic by Talha Ghouri Photography

If you are into architectural photography, experience this outdoor photography workshop featuring a one-day Excursion cum Architectural Photography Trip to THATTA. Time to take out your cameras and make most of the Sunday!

Islamabad Spring Health, Shopping & Food Festival by Sakafat-The Colours of Culture

Spend an eventful Sunday with your family at spring health shopping and food festival! There are activities planned for every family member; kids games, food, live music, and much more!

  • When: Sunday,April 15 (10 am – 10 pm)
  • Where: Lok Virsa Museum (Garden Avenue, Shakarparian Road, Islamabad)

Seven Sessions Calligraphy with Rasheed Butt by Hast o Neest Islamabad

Hast o Neest Institute brings you a calligraphy workshop spanned over seven-session on Thursday, Saturday, and Mondays! Start this Sunday, by experiencing an introductory session with a calligraphy master of Pakistan – Ustad Rasheed Butt – sharing the more than 1000 year history of this sacred art form, his personal life-journey as a calligraphy master and initiating the student to the aesthetics of calligraphy via the decorative kufic style.

  • When: Sunday, April 1 (4 am – 7 pm)
  • Where: Hast o Neest Islamabad (Kutab Khana Safia Rafiq, House 5-A, Street 2, F-8/3, Islamabad)
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