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This Weekend in Lahore: Marching into March

We’ve got The Aurat March happening this weekend in Lahore, and that really sets the tone for the rest of the weekend as well. Other than the initiative, there are movie screenings, musical performances and book readings; all featuring women worth admiring. Here are our top picks for this weekend in Lahore:

aurat march

Aurat March

It’s that time of the year when we raise our wrists and take to the streets! On this International Women’s Day 8th March 2019, the Hum Aurtein Initiative will be marching from Lahore Press Club to Charing Cross and then to Alhamra Arts Council, before congregating at Burney Ground for a few speeches and performances. See you all there.

P.S. Hope you’ve got your posters sorted. The wittier, the better.

picture ghar

Picture Ghar

Picture Ghar is a film and speaker series organized by the students of Cinema Studies, in collaboration with the Gurmani Centre for Languages and Literature to engage critically with Pakistani Cinemas. The first screening will be held at LUMS and will be of Aurat Raj (1979, dir. Rangeela), in anticipation of the upcoming Aurat March.

P.S. What a great way to kick of Aurat March!

entrepreneurial journey

Listen, Learn & Lead

TiE-Lahore Chapter brings its exciting monthly TiE Talk. Dive into it with Naseer Akhtar as he talks about Entrepreneurial Journey: Listen, Learn & Lead. The talk will focus on technology and innovation transforming and stabilizing our economy. The talk will be moderated by Shameel Mazhar, so you’ll get to see us there too.

P.S. Register to attend right now.

live music

Live at The Last Word

Abdullah Siddiqui is an 18-year-old singer-songwriter-producer from Lahore. He creates electronic pop music which has been featured on BBC Radio, Rolling Stone India, and multiple other major online publications. In 2018, he was nominated for a Lux Style Award for Best Emerging Talent. Head on over to The Last Word bookshop for an evening of incredible music.

P.S. Tickets are available at the venue

defiance of the rose

Defiance of the Rose

Annemarie-Schimmel-Haus, Alliance Francaise Lahore & Oxford University Press have organized a book launch of Defiance of the Rose, a translation of Parvin Shakir’s poetry. The launch will open with a reading from the book, this will be followed by a conversation with Naima Rashid, the translator behind this work, and Faiqa Mansab, author of “This House is of Clay and Water”.

P.S. The event is open to all

So start your weekend off by marching for a good cause and close it off with other fun-filled adventures. Godspeed. 

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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