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This Weekend in Lahore: LLF is Coming to Town

This weekend in Lahore is going to be one to write home about. Famous festivals, insightful talks, and hard-hitting documentaries are just some of what you can look forward to. With winter slowly slipping through our fingers, this perfect balance of outdoors afternoons and cozy evenings is all you need. Read ahead for all the details:

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Lahore Literary Festival

Lahore Literary Festival is kicking off on the 22nd and will have you beaming this entire weekend. This year the lineup includes Leila Aboulela, Ayesha Jalal, Anissa Helou, Jamal Mahjoub, and many more. Prepare to witness some of the greatest minds of our time to discuss evolving socio-political, economic and social frameworks in this celebration of diverse literary traditions.

P.S. Detailed schedules are available on the official LLF2019 website

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Being

BEING, by Hisham Malik, is a blend of documented footage and music videos. The docufilm takes an intersectional approach towards depicting the experiences of the Pakistani Trans and Queer community. The screening will be followed by a Q & A session with the team behind the film.

P.S. The event is open to all

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A Documentary

Another day, another exclusive screening by Olomopolo Media. The director of “A Documentary” takes us deep into the world of the hijra (transgender) community in Pakistan. This poignant narrative dives into the good, the bad, and the ugly, of this misunderstood microcosm.

P.S. Open to all, above the age of 18 that is

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Rethinking Displacement

In this two-day symposium, hosted at the Lahore University of Management Sciences, researchers, activists, and policymakers come together to discuss the exacerbated displacement of the urban working class in the name of infrastructural development. An art exhibition, featuring local artists, on urban change and its experience, will run parallel to the panel discussions.

P.S. Register to attend here

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Ludo with Latté

What better way to spend your winter afternoon than enjoying a steaming cup of latté with the family-favorite board game Ludo? The National History Museum is providing you the best spot in the city for some Sunday family fun. The weather calls for this – begs even.

P.S. The event is open to all

Now isn’t that just the most delightful lineup you’ve ever seen? It’s tempting to spend the entirety of the weekend at Alhamra, but try to give other things a chance too. Mostly, have fun.

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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