Events in Karachi you can’t miss (July 14th-20th)

Look forward to a week full of entertainment and art with a number of events ready to kick off in different parts of the city. People who love all things creativity must visit The Indie Art & Craft Show scheduled to take place on Sunday where many craftsmen from the city will be exhibiting their creations. Hear stand-up comedian Ali Gul Pir talk about all things Saaein with Akbar Chaudhry at T2F and witness Pakistan’s first all-girls comedy troupe “The Khwatoons” at Thotspot. Avail your chance to get a free portrait by photographer, Rizwan Thakkar who will be capturing portraits for his Instagram project. Read more to find out about other events taking place in the city this week.

1. The Indie Art and Craft Show

Indie art show

An art & craft show where hobbyists, independent artists, crafters and creative folk come together. They come from all over Pakistan to exhibit their best work and handmade products, to represent themselves, to create product awareness, to market their brands, to connect & network with fans, build clientele, and of course… have the time of their lives in the process!

If you have original work, are a creative spirit and produce novel things, we’d love to welcome you to participate with us.

When: 17th July

Where: The Royal Rodale Complex

Timings: 12-8 PM

2. Launch of “The Khwatoons”


Pakistan’s first all girls comedy troupe” The Khawatoons” presents to you their first ever improv show! Yes, you read that right. They’re all girls. Doing comedy. Live. FOR EVERYONE. Kab se socha tha barey ho kar improv karein ge!

Meet The Khawatoons:

Faiza Saleem
Amafah Mubashir
Rabiya Hamid
Sana Ahmed Khan
Natalia Gul Jillani
Sadia Khatri
Jay Kay
Laraib Asdaf

Don’t worry, only the top five will be performing on the 23rd. Not the whole family. Scene drag nai karna yaar!

When: 23rd July

Where: Thotspot

Timings: 8-8:30 PM

Ticket: Rs. 400

3. Curly Haired Conversations with Ali Gul Pir

interview ali gul pir

An interview series like no other! Join Akbar Chaudhry as he grills Ali Gul Pir about all things Saeen. For this one time, YOU can be the Taroo Maroo, sitting inconspicuously in the audience, indulging voyueristically!

Think The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon meets Between Two Ferns as Graham Norton and Conan smile approvingly from a distance, much like proud parents of a Fullbright Scholar or of someone who has managed to land a spouse with a US passport.

SO mark your calendars! By which we really mean add this date to Google Calendars. Unless you’re old school and are actually in the practice of circling or crossing dates on a physical calendar sent to you by a pharmaceutical company. Then by all means mark it.

When: 15th July

Where: T2F

Timings: 8:30 PM

4. Karachi Book Bazaar

Karachi book bazaar

Visit The Basement (Liberty Books, near BBQ tonight) and browse through over 3000 books priced as low as Rs.150!

Spend your weekend in the company of good books, fellow book lovers and some great tunes from the 90’s! We look forward to seeing you there.

When: 15th – 17th July

Where: Liberty Books (Near bbq tonight)

Timings: 12-11 PM

5. Free Portrait Session 

Free Portrait Session

Get your PORTRAITS TAKEN FREE by Rizwan Takkhar on his visit to Pith for his Instagram Captive Autonomy project.

Participants will sit back in an armchair and talk as Rizwan photographs them. He will then post two pictures of every participant on his Instagram account.

Please note that this is a non-commercial (free) art project. Portraits shall be done on a first come basis.

Girls at Dhaabas

When: 15th July

Session 1: 11 AM – 11 PM

Session 2: 3 – 5 PM

6. Fondant Cake Decorating Workshop

fondant cakes workshop

A fondant cake decorating workshop will be conducted by cake artist, Ayesha Baseem from Ayesha’s Cakes, where you can learn basics and professional of decorating cakes with fondant.
Students will take home their cakes made by them in the workshop.
Workshop Structure:
~Fondant Making (Demo will be given and recipe provided)
~Covering cake with fondant
~Tips & tricks of working with fondant
~Cosmetics themed cake
~Modelling with fondant (Molding cosmetics)
~Using cutters/plungers
~All students will be provided with a cake, icing, fondant, packaging etc.
~Students will make their own individual cosmetics themed cake and take their creations home.
~Students will be guided with basics as well as professional techniques.

When: 16th July

Where: Emerald Tower

Timings: 3:30 – 7 PM

7. The Undergraduate Art Affair 2016

undergraduate art fair

For the first time in Karachi, Alliance Française is organizing an exhibition of artworks by undergraduate students. Students are welcome to submit their artworks. A survey show proposed by Alliance Française and organized by Zainab Abdul Hussain, Zainab Sheikhbhoy and Mariam Khan (Interns – Students at Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture)

When: 23rd July – 1st August

Where: Alliance Francaise de Karachi

Timings: 5 PM

8. Free Boxing Class – Ladies Only!

Karachi Ladies Club

A free boxing class is being arranged free of cost for ladies by trainer Anum Qambrani, who is also a Sindh Boxing Champion. Don’t forget to attend this to break a sweat this and to learn the tactics of the sport from the best.

When: 14th July

Where: Karachi Ladies Club

Timings: 5:30 PM

9. Atif Aslam Live in Concert! | Sounds of the Sea

atif aslam - concert

Catch Atif Aslam and other musicians live in concert for a fun-filled and exciting weekend. The celebrated singer will be performing all his hit numbers while spreading the magic of his voice.

Passes are available at:
DHA Golf Club (members) | Forum (9pm -12am) | Paf-kiet city campus (9am – 2:30pm) | | Home Delivery

When: 23rd July

Where: DHA Golf Club

Timings: 8 – 11 PM




Karachista Staff
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