As far as events in Karachi go, perhaps the most anticipated event in this city of foodies is set to take place this week. Karachi Eat 2016 will be held at Frere Hall all weekend. The festival is an extravaganza of all things food-related, featuring everything from strawberry samosas to churros. This year, the festival is focusing on bringing together Karachi’s finest street vendors. Old favourites like Churros & Choc, Chapli Kabab House and Spoonful will also be returning.
Lyceum will be celebrating the launch of their very own improvisational comedy troupe “LyProv” with a show that is open to the public for a nominal ticket price. The show will feature three troupes and is bound to be a riot.
If you’re in the mood for something more serious, Is Saye Kay Parcham Talay has come to Karachi with their first show being held at T2F. The show will feature artwork by Ali Imani and will include the screening of Saadat Munir’s documentary “Chupan Chupai”.
Film buffs can look forward to another great French classic as the Alliance Française Ciné Club’s Les Grand Classiques series continues. This week, they will be screening Henri-Georges Clouzot’s The Assassin at Number 21.
Karachi Eat 2016
The Karachi Eat is a food festival built around the idea of creating a common platform for people who love food. From the 22nd, 23rd and 24th of Jan 2016, Frere Hall will transform into a foodie wonderland for 3 days of eating, drinking and entertainment. From the most creative and talented chefs to the city’s finest street vendors, the Karachi Eat is a festival which celebrates the full diversity of food that this city has to offer.
For Karachites food is clearly much more then just fuel for the body and through this festival we embrace the pleasures and value of great flavour, giving you the opportunity to taste extraordinary food while being immersed in a complete experience that brings you face to face with the food you eat and people who make it.
Tickets are available at the entrance gate.
Ticket: Rs. 250/-
Where: Frere Hall, Fatima Jinnah Road
When: 22nd-24th January
Timings: Friday- 4:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday- 12:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.
Launch of LyProv- Showcase Performance
The Lyceum would like to invite all of you to the launch of Lyceum’s improvisational comedy troupe, LyProv. The showcase performance will feature three different improvisational comedy troupes playing Improv games.
We are looking forward to welcoming all of you to a evening of fun and laughter.
Tickets are available at The Lyceum, between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. A valid CNIC or school ID is required for entry to the event.
Ticket: Rs. 200/-
Where: The Lyceum School, 78 Clifton, II Talwar, Clifton
When: 23rd January
Timings: 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Talay at T2F
The fifth and final show of Is Saye Kay Parcham Talay (ISKPT), which started in Lahore in November 2015, is titled “Talay”. The word Talay is loaded with connotations referencing being beneath society’s judging gaze to being lower in the great social and economic ladder. It is a word used much to signify class, place and identity.
Here, two artists: Ali Imani and Saadat Munir use varying media to illustrate themes of connectivity, understanding and dialogue, the founding elements of this three month long project.
Ali Imani uses elements of architecture and interior design to highlight how both can be used as tools of exclusivity and inclusivity. For Talay, Ali Imani will re-interpret one of societies most pieces of furniture: the sofa, turning it into a device that encourages both connectivity and conversation.
Saadat Munir, who currently resides in Denmark, explores the lives of the marginalized and misunderstood through the lens of a camera. We will be screening his documentary, Chupan Chupai: Hide and Seek, which investigates the lives of those in the Pakistani queer community, in particular Pakistani transgenders, who despite their long historical presence within South Asia still face a great deal of prejudice.
Where: T2F, 10-C, Sunset Lane 5, Phase 2 Extension, D.H.A
When: 24th January
Timings: 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Film Screening- L’Assassin Habite Au 21
As part of their Les Grands Classiques movies series, the Alliance Française Ciné Club will be screening Henri-Georges Clouzot’s L’Assassin Habite Au 21 (The Assassin at Number 21). The film follows Inspector Vorobechik (‘Wens’ for short), who is assigned the case of a serial killer who leaves a business card on his victims: Monsieur Durand. Wens’s mistress, actress Mila Malou, determines to get publicity for herself by helping him. Learning that Durand is one of the eccentric tenants of a boarding house at No. 21 Avenue Junot, Wens takes a room in the guise of a Protestant minister; only to be followed by Mila who hardly seems like a minister’s wife! Suspects are arrested, but while each is in jail, there’s another murder…
Where: Conference Hall, Alliance Française, Near Teen Talwar, Clifton
When: 26th January
Timing: 6:30 p.m.
Contact: 021-35873402, 021-35862864