If you’re looking to unwind this weekend, there are a number of exciting events you can be a part of. Visit T2F for an evening of two theatrical performances and “Philosophy 101” – an interesting discussion on Islamism, Anarchism and Liberalism. All male Comedy Troupe “Lol Walay” are all set to tickle that funny bone with a fresh new gig. Salt Arts brings a night of fun and relaxation “Salt Soiree – Live Music and Dinner” for people looking to relax after a whirlwind week at work. Grab your tickets for “Lysa” – a play by Make Believe Productions which will be performed at the Arts Council this week and witness the most awaited music clash between Ali Azmat and Uzair Jaswal at the Red Bull Sound Clash 2016. Read on to know more about the events happening in the city this week.
1. An Evening of Two Plays
The Second Floor (T2F) presents ‘An Evening of Two Plays’ running for consecutive performances this weekend.
Elegy for a Lady by Arthur Miller
Duration: 45 mins (approx)
Cast: Khalid Ahmad & Joshinder Chaggar
Elegy for a Lady is a one-act play by Arthur Miller. Miller’s “Elegy” is a philanderer’s conversation with his conscience — and his heart — even if it takes the form of a man confessing all to a shopkeeper. A haunting and evocative study of loss, and the pain of love and rejection, by one of our theater’s master writers.
‘Mernay se Pehlay Jannat’ by Bee Gul
Duration: 45 mins (approx)
Cast: Khalid Ahmad & Bakhtawar Mazhar
Bee Gul is a Pakistani screenwriter and director. Bee Gul’s stories often deal with themes of reality & identity. Hypocrisy is the underlying theme, involving bitter love & conservative values. In ‘Mernay se Pehlay Jannat’, Gul centers her story on an ailing old man whose hostility towards his family changes with the arrival of a young maid by the name of Jannat Bibi.
When: 20th – 21st August
Timings: 7 – 11 PM
Entry: Rs. 500 per person
2. Salt Soiree – Live Music and Dinner
Salt Soirée is designed for those of us who work late hours, rushing meeting to meeting all day – need a moment to unwind? Entertain a client? Perhaps a quick night out with your significant other? Some vintage Karachi feels, perhaps good old-fashioned dinner and music? In bed at midnight, kind of night out?
Make a reservation, and head over to Salt Soirée, at Cote Rotie for a beautiful gourmet buffet and some fine jazzy lounge music. Ft. The Ashley Clements Trio
We have limited capacity, to reserve your spot, please pay the full amount at Côte Rôtie – guests will be allowed in on verification of the paid receipt. We will not be able to accommodate walk-in guests. Thank you for your cooperation.
When: 24th August
Where: Cote Rotie
Timings: 9 – 11:30 PM
Entry: Rs. 3000 per person
For reservations, call: 0316-2882880
3. Philosophy 101 series: Liberalism, Islamism and Anarchism
Join us as we open up the Philosophy 101 series with a panel discussion titled: ‘Conversations between Friends or Foes?’ Liberalism, Islamism, and Anarchism’.
On this panel, Arsalan Khan and Omar Shaukat will jointly reflect on the relationship between Islamism, liberalism and other left trajectories of political thought, especially anarchism. The panelists will not only highlight the similarities between these perspectives but also discuss how, despite their differences and disagreements, Islamism and liberalism can both lead to an anarchist politics for our times.
When: 18th August
Timings: 7:30 – 9:30 PM
Entry: Rs. 100
4. United We Lol
When the powers of Earth, Fire, Wind, Water and Heart combine they create Captain Planet. However, when the powers of Akbar, Kumail, Aadi, Osama and Zubair combine, they create the LOL Waalay.
The original troupe has been united after a short break to bring you a rib tickling, entertaining and hilarious night.
When: 19th August
Where: Business Executive Center, Clifton, Block 8 – behind Agha’s Store
Timings: 8:30 – 10 PM
Entry: Rs. 400 (on venue)
5. Lysa – A play by Make Believe Productions
Make Believe Productions is proud to bring to you ‘Lysa’ – an original play written and directed by Noor Mian and produced by Sardar Shahnur Babar Chauhan and Syed Kumail Raza.
Come and be a part of our mesmerizing night of drama and suspense. Theater which focuses not just on comedy but tries to follow the footsteps of famous playwrights who would try to instill a thrill for drama into the lives of the viewers. Not only will you be attending this event as entertainment and get a beautiful experience of theater, but you will also be donating to a cause.
All proceeds from Lysa are going towards a child sexual abuse organisation by the name of KONPAL.
Syed Kumail Raza
When: 18th – 20th August
Where: Alliance de Francaise
Timings: 8 – 9:15 PM
6. Red Bull Sound Clash 2016
Are you ready to witness a once-in-a-lifetime clash of generations between Ali Azmat and Umair Jaswal?
2 stages. 4 rounds. Only 1 winner. Who will it be?
Witness the showdown between these two powerhouse voices at the Red Bull Sound Clash 2016 and pick whose side you’re going to be on.
When: 27th August
Where: Expo Center
Timings: 7-11:30 PM
7. Titans Autographs & Memoribilia – Exhibition
You are cordially invited to the Titans Autographs & Memorabilia Exhibition!
Now displaying unique pieces from the ‘Brace Yourself’ collection of the legendary athletes and musicians around the world.
When: 26th August – 28th August
Where: Pearl Continental Karachi
Timings: 10 AM – 10 PM
8. Day Excursion to Hingol National Park, Kund Malir Beach & More
Your chance to get out of the daily hassles of the city, relax for a day and witness some breathtaking scenic views.
Hingol National Park covers an area of 1,650 square kilometres and is the largest National Park in Pakistan. Hingol National Park is located along the Makran coast in southwestern Balochistan Province.
250+ Kms from Karachi via Makran Coastal Highway
When: 21st August
Where: Rover Adventure Club
Timings: 3-8 PM
Ticket: Rs. 2499