Arts & Lifestyle


April 13th – April 15th 2018

The week may end on Friday the 13th  yet there’s way too much happening this weekend for that to get in your way. This weekend’s you have a chances to shop organic, enjoy live music, comedy shows, food, theatre, and learn new things! 1947’s event guide lists down 27 cool events for you to choose from across Lahore, Islamabad and Karachi.

Friday, April 13th, 2018

Organic Market & Spring Exhibit by the Organic Shop and Emporium Mall

Ever wondered, where to find organic food? The Organic Shop is hosting the mega organic market for you to shop for organic dairy products, poultry, whole grains and cereals, homemade chutneys, hygiene products, crafts, and much more; all under one roof!  The market will promote producers of organic goods and is all about healthier food options!

  • When: Friday, 13th April – Sunday, 15th April (11 am – 11 pm)
  • Where: Emporium Mall, Lahore

Cookie Decorating with Royal Icing by My Learning Caravan

My Learning Caravan is back with their unique and fun classes for children. This Friday, they are teaching young learners all about cookie decoration. Children will be taught three levels of cookie decorating, i.e. from basic to advanced level. Get your kids to attend the class for them to learn about decorating sugar cookies like a pro!

  • When: Friday, 13th April (3 pm – 5 pm)
  • Where: My Learning Caravan (104-DD CCA,  First Floor, Phase 4, DHA, Lahore)

International Sufi Conference by Culture Tourism & Antiquities Department Sindh

The provincial culture department will be hosting the fourth International Sufi Conference, this Friday.  The conference aims to highlight the debate on Sufism within Pakistan as well as at the global level. The conference will be an excellent opportunity to learn about our Sufi heritage. Don’t miss!

Peshawari Food Festival by Pearl Continental Karachi

Pearl Continental (PC) hotel will be hosting a Peshawari food festival, this Friday. The festival will offer a unique variety of Peshawari food and some of the most popular dishes from the city. Join them to celebrate the cultural fervour and festivity.

Qavvaali Mahfil: Najmuddin Saifuddin & Brothers by the Second Floor (T2F)

The Qavvai Mehfil is back at T2F, by popular demand. This Friday, Najmuddin Saifuddin & Brothers will be keeping the flame of the Delhi Gharana alive by performing traditional qavvaalis. Discover the romance of Sufism with your friends and family!

  • When: Friday, 13th April (8 pm- 10 pm)
  • Where: T2F (10C, Sunset Lane, Karachi)

Literature Carnival 2018

Literary buffs can enjoy the literature carnival being held at AIOU, this weekend. The carnival will feature a grand Mushaira, ‘Dastan Goi’ and speeches Bait Bazi.  It will also host different activities to promote literature. It’s a chance to meet the writers, authors, columnists, poets, journalists and scholars from all around Pakistan.

Saturday, April 14th, 2018


Comic Conference 16 by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Comedy PTC

Our favourite and Pakistan’s finest comedy troupe “Pakistan Tehreek-e-Comedy PTC” are back! This time they promise their fans the best sketch, stand-up and improv comedy at #Alhamra, Lahore. Book your spot!

  • When: Saturday, 14th April – Sunday, 15th April (7:30 pm- 9:30 pm)
  • Where: Alhamra Arts Council (Mall Road, Lahore)

TLW Kids’ Story Time by the Last Word

Kick-start a lovely weekend with your children at The Last Word’s weekly Story session! This Saturday, Faraze will be reading to your little ones. We are hoping it will be fun!

  • When: Saturday, 14th April (12 pm – 1 pm)
  • Where: The Last Word (30-z Basement, Block Z, DHA, Lahore)

Let Me Hypnotize You? By Life Coaching by GOHAR

If you are in Lahore, then this is the perfectly affordable way to experience hypnosis as this hypnotherapist believes he can hypnotize everyone in attendance! If you have been curious about hypnosis, but hesitant to give it a try, this is an opportunity for an unforgettable experience!

  • When: Saturday, 14th April (3 pm- 6 pm)
  • Where: Daftarkhwan (45-A, Sector XX, Khayaban-e-Iqbal, Phase 3, DHA, Lahore)

Ultimate Comic-Con

Get ready for the Ultimate comic con experience. This one-day event is filled with every element that makes a comic con great; from displays to cosplay. You don’t want to miss out on this one!

Jambro at the Grid

Another weekend, another night of epic jams at the Grid!  This Saturday, Jambro are going for acoustic vibes to create another level of epic!

  • When: Saturday, 14th April (7 pm- 12 am)
  • Where: the Grid (31-C, 7th Lane, Bukhari Commercial Area, Phase 6, DHA, Karachi)

Soo e Daar Chalay by Khalid Ahmad by the Second Floor (T2F)

Looking for a theatre performance?  Faraar Gallery, T2F brings you Soo e Daar Chalay- an Urdu translation of ‘Anitgone; play by Jean Anouilh’ by Khalid Ahmad. The play is a tragedy inspired by Greek mythology from the fifth century B.C. Enjoy this unique tale of defiance with your friends and family!

  • When: Saturday, 14th April – Sunday, 15th April (7:30 pm- 9:30 pm)
  • Where: T2F (10-C, Sunset Lane, Karachi)

Shab e Izhaar- An Evening of Expression by Pakistan Chowk Community Centre
Join the talking circle’s team for an exciting evening of stories, poems, songs, music, and dance. We are expecting some amazing performances!

Mazaak Tha – Stand-up Comedy Show by Eventesia

“MAZAAK THA” will be featuring three finest comedians of Pakistan along with a brilliant, energetic host-Faheem Azam!  The lineup includes Usama Khan Ghauri (the new sensation), Usman Mazhar (a man of many talents), and Waqar Siddiqui (the stand-up guy).  This one promises to be a roller coaster ride! Save the date.

LRBT Fundraiser: Immortal Melodies by Tina Sani

LRBT is the largest NGO of Pakistan fighting blindness in the country.  This Saturday, they are hosting a fundraising event featuring the melodious “Tina Sani”.  The funds will be used for the treatment of Cataract, Glaucoma, Retinal and Corneal diseases!  Come and show your support!

Managing Anxiety with Improv Skills by Theatre Wallay
Theatre Wallay is hosting an Improvisational Theater this Saturday to help you manage your anxiety. The performances will have spontaneity! Bring your friends to have a fun evening!

  • When: Saturday, 14th April (5 pm – 8 pm)
  • Where: The Farm-TW Studio (School Road, Off Korang Road, Banigala, Islamabad)

Archery Workshop for Beginners by Shaheen Archery Club Islamabad

Good news Islamabad! You can gain hands-on experience in the ancient sport by attending archery workshop at Shaheen Archery Club this weekend. The workshop is for beginners who have a passion for learning archery shooting. Come try it out!

  • When: Saturday, 14th April (11:30 am – 12:30 pm)
  • Where: Shaheen Adventures Pakistan (Office#22, 2nd Floor, Al-Rehmat Mall, Sector G-11 Markaz, Islamabad)

Art for Change – Islamabad Exhibition by Discovering New Artists (DNA)

DNA is hosting 4th Art for Change – International Child Art Exhibition where 150 children’s artworks will be displayed to encourage their artistic skills and out-of-the box thinking. Join to encourage young artists from various backgrounds and across Pakistan.

  • When: Saturday, 14th April – Monday, 16th April (2 pm – 8 pm)
  • Where: Nomad Gallery at The Farm (School Road, Off Korang Road, Banigala, Islamabad)

Mandwa Screens: Shabnam and Nadeem starrer “Dillagi(1974)”

Mandwa Film Club is calling all Pakistani cinema enthusiasts to join them for the screening of Nadeem and Shabnam starrer classic from the year 1974. “Dillagi” is a most beloved romantic film of its era starring the two popular leading stars opposite each other.

  • When: Saturday, 14th April (4 pm –7 pm)
  • Where: Lok Virsa (Garden Avenue, Shakarparian Road, Islamabad)

Sunday, April 15th, 2018

Meet the Cast of JDPC by Olomopolo Media and the Last Word

JDPC will be playing in a week, but before you head to see it, you may want to brush up on who’s who in this large ensemble cast. Head out to the Last Word coming Sunday for a meet-and-greet with the cast of Jhaanjar Di Paanwaan Chhankaar, a new play directed by Sarmad Khoosat!

  • When: Sunday, 15th April (4 pm – 6 pm)
  • Where: The Last Word (30-z Basement, Block Z, DHA, Lahore)

Moseeqi ka Suroor by Shahi Baithak

Enjoy an exclusive musical performance of Abeer Hussain- a talented upcoming musician, along with the mouth-watering food of Old Lahore! So let’s celebrate and support Pakistan!

  • When: Sunday, 15th April (8 pm- 10 pm)
  • Where: Shahi Baithak (Delhi Darwaza, Lahore)

Charity Event by EFP

EFP is an NGO supporting the transgender community! This Sunday, they are hosting a charity event including activities for all age-groups. Enjoy a fun-filled evening while supporting a great cause. Your donation can help educate and empower transgenders!

  • When: Sunday, 15th April (2 pm- 10 pm)
  • Where: Alhamra (Qaddafi Stadium, Lahore)

Shadi Mubarak – A Comedy Theatre Play by Green Veins

Fancy a laugh? Whatever your sense of humour you’ll find this show to have you in stitches. Based on the typical social issue, the play will surely lighten up your day!

LOLWaalay-LOLshedding Special by Ali Gul Pir & Akbar Chaudry

Say no to load-shedding but yes to LOL-shedding! Power companies may be suffering at the hands of SSGC, but LOLWaalay always have a surplus of LOLZ. Join them this Sunday, for a night of megawatt madness!

Improv on the Farm by Theatre Wallay

Theatre Wallay brings another exciting event-an improv performance! The performers will collaboratively create a story and scene spontaneously based on audience suggestions! Time to laugh out loud!

  • When: Sunday, 15th April (6:30 pm –8 pm)
  • Where: The Farm-TW Studio (School Road, Off Korang Road, Banigala, Islamabad)

Shaam E Gazal With Ustaad Ghulam Ali

Renowned Pakistani ghazal maestro Ghulam Ali will be performing live at NIH, Islamabad. Don’t miss the chance to see this legend perform live!

  • When: Sunday, 15th April (6 pm – 10 pm)
  • Where: NIH, Islamabad

Atif Aslam Live In Islamabad (PTTSL) by Pakistan Table Tennis Super League

For the music lovers and fans of Atif, come along for a memorable night on Sunday, at Jinnah Sports Stadium, Islamabad. The event is full of exciting performances of the best local musicians, and singers! Get your tickets now!

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