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Thank God It's Friday

International Weavers Festival 

Date: Friday, November 17

Time: 4 PM - 11 PM

Venue: International Convention City Bashundhara – ICCB

Maintaining the legacy of the tremendous success last year, the second International Weavers fest is going to be held at the ICCB open area in Kuril. The event will continue to celebrate, showcase and promote the distinguished weaving arts of the different regions of our country, in addition to the international participants. The event will have amazing music artists and top designers, both local and international. This festival is providing a platform for young designers to showcase their unique talents as well. The gates will open at 4.05 pm, while the exhibition will begin at 6 pm, followed by a fashion show and music concert. Visitors have to register online at

Dhaka Lit Fest 2017

Date: November 16 - 18

Time: 9am- 7pm

Venue: Bangla Academy

The seventh edition of the Dhaka Literary Festival is all set to take place at the Bangla Academy this weekend. 

“The Paris-based Syrian poet, who is 87 now, was delighted to accept our invitation, after he received a warm and heartfelt recommendation about us from his friend Sir VS Naipaul, who opened our festival last year,” said one of the directors of the festival.

This year's international line-up includes two Man Booker Prize-winning authors, Ben Okri and Aravind Adiga, Sir David Hare, Nabaneeta Dev Sen, Lionel Shriver, Shashi Tharoor, William Dalrymple, Esther Freud, Lawrence Osborne. The five shortlisted novelists and their works competing for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2017 are: Anjali Joseph: The Living, Anuk Arudpragasam: The Story of a Brief Marriage, Aravind Adiga: Selection Day, Karan Mahajan: The Association of Small Bombs, Stephen Alter: In the Jungles of the Night.

Wedding and Winter Fashion and Lifestyle Carnival

Date: November 17 –18

Time: 11am-10pm

Venue: Gardenia Grand Hall, House NW(I)-8, Road 51, Gulshan 2

The Association of Fashion Designers of Bangladesh (AFDB) will present the most awaited lifestyle and fashion carnival of the year. Clothes, jewellery, household items, cosmetics, shoes, children's items, food, and all under one roof! The best of designers with their latest collections will be there to welcome winter in style.

Participants will include Reelas, Prem's collection by Diamond World, Cape Town, Polka Drops, Feathers, Azaraaz, Zafreens, Ogaan, KhubSoorty, NS Attires, Eclat Couture, Dhaka Metro, Anaka boutique, Marzan's Closet, Araaz boutique and jewellery, Luscious Couture, Wardrobe by Wardah Asif, Mirella by Samiha. 

Décor and jewellery partners will include Luxe Living, Nemaliblankets, Diamond World, Pretty Woman jewellery, Saphire jewellery, Araaz, Ensemble by NaziaTasmia , Jutis by Trunklane, in addition to Kryolan Bangladesh, Essence of Venus, Madison and Oliver, Adorned Styled deserts by Priyanka Hamid, Food by Chaap Station.


Date: November 17- 28, 2017

Venue: La Galerie, Alliance Francaise

The third edition of 'Joloj' continues the series of exhibitions with a central theme of 'the water around us.' Water is ubiquitous to Bangladesh. To the untrained eye, layers and layers of bricks and concrete, man-made mundane monuments of melancholy may seem arid or 'waterless', but beneath it all, water flows, cascades, swirls and streams and calls out to every person — to wet their feet in it. 

Even the indolent ones cannot help but respond to that call when it's the rainy season, when a limpid pond as if by magic emerges amid greenery, or when thousands and thousands of rivers of Bangladesh make it almost impossible to not embrace water and its beauty. 'Joloj' is an endeavour by artists Bishan Bhakta, Golam Moshiur Rahman Choudhury, Md. Al-Akhir Sarker, and Sadek Ahmed.


Date: NOV 17 - 25

Time: 9am – 4pm

Venue: Satori Meditation Centre Bangladesh, Hs 100, Rd 25, Block A, Banani.

Stefania teaches from the heart and values positive connections with her students. She is a 500-hour certified Vinyasa Yoga Teacher. She has international experience including training and teaching in India, UK and Germany. She has learnt both traditional and modern yoga styles which she combines in her own unique style of teaching. 

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