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this weekend in karachi

This Weekend in Karachi: Living Outside Language

This weekend in Karachi promises something for everyone. From DIY projects, mentorship opportunities, to plays, performances, and exhibitions, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

this weekend in karachi


Looking to pick up a new language? Farsi may just be right for you! Start learning the basics of Persian this weekend with poet Hijaz Naqvi. If you’re committed to learning, you’ll brave the entirety of the three month course like a champ!

P.S. This course is limited to ten participants, so act fast!

this weekend in karachi


Big Arundhati Roy fan? Surprise surprise – aren’t we all? IVS Gallery hosts this event full of wonder and philosophical musings, using The Ministry of Utmost Happiness as a starting point for further discussion. Chock-full of performances and narrations, this event examines the limitations and strengths of language and the role that it plays in defining the human condition.

P.S. The event is also co-hosted by Goethe-Institut Pakistan and Vasl Artists’ Association

this weekend in karachi


Cursing, sex jokes and extraordinary antics define the comedy of Shehzad Ghias. To get your yuks this weekend in Karachi, you must attend this hour-long improv performance. You may want to leave your little ones at home for this.

P.S. Not for the faint of heart!

this weekend in karachi


TDF Ghar is back doing what they do best: retelling Karachi’s history. This day-long exhibition spans multiple weeks, and promises to take audiences through Karachi’s journey “from a small fishing village, to a thriving megatropolis”. After all, you gotta know history to make history!

P.S. Tickets are only Rs. 100 a pop!

this weekend in karachi


No man is an island, just like no writer is an… well… island. Join the Desi Writers’ Lounge at the British Council this Saturday for a 2 hour writing session along with other participants. If this doesn’t get your creative juices flowing, nothing will.

P.S. Tickets are just for Rs. 200.

So where will this weekend in Karachi lead you? We’d love to tag along too!

Shameel finds himself being careless when trying to be carefree and eating nuggets when he wants to be fat-free. He’s an ‘overall picture’ kinda guy even though he seems to want to micromanage people taking out the trash. You’ll probably find him starry-eyed in the conference room, still explaining a ‘revolutionary’ idea that was shot down last week.

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