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This Weekend in Karachi

This Weekend in Karachi: Inspiration in All the Right Places

Welcome back to your one-stop guide to everything that’s happening in your city!

If you’re hoping to end the month right then join me as I try to make this weekend count in a big way. This weekend in Karachi, most of the action is happening at the British Council Library.

I know. I’m just as surprised as you are.

There’s a whole lot to be done and not enough hours in the day to do it. Pick your battles.

This Weekend in Karachi

Nostalgia Nights

Nostalgia Night is back at Koyla Chai and this weekend the theme is 80s Bollywood. A playlist dedicated to the musical stylings of Kishore, Muhammad Rafi, Asha Bhosle, and many other legends. The outdoor seating is perfect for this kind of weather and there are talks of live BBQ to chow down on. You and your crew will have the time of your lives.

P.S. The event is kid-friendly, in case you want to bring your family along.

This Weekend in Karachi

The Crows

The Crows is an initiative that aims to create a safe and inclusive space for individuals from all walks of life to meet, connect and share true life experiences. This time around they’ll be gathering together at Koel Cafe. If you’ve got a story to share, or are looking for sage advice, head on over there and you might just find your new tribe.

P.S. Pre-register to attend since walk-ins will not be entertained.

This Weekend in Karachi

Film Club

The first session of Film Club 2019 will kick off with the screening of award-winning short film, Match Factor– by the talented Maheen Zia. The screening will be followed up by an in-depth discussion about her work and the filmmaking process. The talk and Q/A session will be moderated by Umair Bilal, a documentary filmmaker, and lecturer at Habib University.

P.S. Register to attend.

This Weekend in Karachi

Tiny Tales

Finally, someone’s looking out for the kids. British Council Karachi will be hosting a reading session featuring the heartwarming fable; Giraffes Can’t Dance. The story-telling session will be followed up with an exciting dance challenge where your little ones will team up and perform their own unique moves on the library stage.

P.S. Register to attend since walk-ins won’t be accommodated.

This Weekend in Karachi

Write-In Sessions

Desi Writers’ Lounge is an online collective for South Asian writers, powered entirely by volunteers. They’ll be hosting this session at BCP and novelists, poets, bloggers, and scriptwriters are all welcome. The write-in sessions are for new and experienced writers and aim to develop a strong writing community offline. If you’re looking for inspiration, motivation or maybe even validation, check it out.

P.S. Registrations close tomorrow, so sign up quick.

That right there is a complete rundown of everything happening this weekend in Karachi. There’s no way something on our list won’t tickle your fancy. Whether you’re looking for a solo endeavor or for something the whole gang can enjoy, Karachi has a lot to offer.

Purnea depends on a steady supply of positive affirmations and berry flavored tea in order to continue functioning as an upstanding member of society. An amateur dance-battle enthusiast, she's a woman of many talents, overshadowed only by her mysterious aura. When she's not busy over-analyzing every social interaction she's had over the past 22 years she enjoys curating memes and scrapping sub-par content.

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