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This Weekend in Karachi: The Final Sprint

This weekend in Karachi is perhaps your last chance at pretending like it’s winter. Blink and you’ll miss it. How about you just let us walk you through it? There are two major festivals for book lovers lined up, two workshops for those trying to evolve, and one very exciting play. Five experiences that you cannot miss:

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Sindh Literature Festival

The Third Sindh Literature Festival will be a 3-day event. Come celebrate the rich culture of Sindh, rooted in rich literary tradition and magical story-telling. Text content, visual installments, panel discussions, music, and performances. Explore Sindhi identity through a socio-economic, political and cultural lens. The complete lineup is available on their Facebook page.

P.S. The event is open to all

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Qissa Khawani Bazar

A cultural extravaganza straight from the streets of Peshawar, Qissa Khawani Bazar is dedicated to the celebration of Peshawar’s history, folk literature, cuisine, and culture. There will be renditions of oral history, traditional music and myriad art forms that the language lends itself to.

P.S. Tickets will be available at the gates

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The Art of Questioning

The one day workshop is specifically geared for teachers and students, but others are also welcome to attend. Parents are actually encouraged. The purpose is to open the floor to a productive and insightful discussion on phrasing questions in a respectful manner and responding to tough questions appropriately. I’m all for self-growth, so I’d recommend that you guys check this out.

P.S. Register to attend

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In the Loop

How about knitting yourself a fancy muffler before winter is well and truly over? Okay, let’s start off easy with a knit bookmark. Learn how to hold your knitting needles, create knots and patterns, add new colors and start your very first knitting project. The in-house expert will share her top tips and have you knitting independently in no time.

P.S. The event is for children 11-17, register to attend

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Twins Apart

With musical adaptations such as Moulin Rouge, Phantom of the Opera and Bombay Dreams to his name, director Shah Sharabeel is all set to return to the world of theatre after four years. Twins Apart, the upcoming Urdu musical, is his sixth musical. Inspired by Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers, the production is a family-friendly experience. Don’t miss out on this one.

P.S. Tickets are available at the venue

It’s time to head out to the streets this weekend, before winter bows out. Hopefully, this curated list has given you a nudge in the right direction, i.e, out the door.

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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