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What’s On in Karachi: 23rd Feb – 1st March 2018

Its another vibrant week in Karachi with Qawwalis, live theatre, workshops and exhibitions. Sanam Chaudri is at Ensemble this weekend with her spring pret collection while Riffat and Sana and Oyster Collection are having exhibitions of their latest pret around town. Starting towards the end of the week, this week’s must-do is the the annual celebration of Spring at the Seaview Flower show. You can also  tickle your musicality with the Drum Circle or indulge your artistic sensibilities at the Karachi Underground festival.

Seaview Flower Show 2018

The Horticultural Society of Pakistan presents the annual Flower Show 2018. The show will be open for public entry at 6pm on 1st March, and will end at 10pm on 4th March 2018. This annual celebration of spring is a great place to pick up plants and flowers for your garden or home but it’s also a brilliant opportunity to enjoy the floral exuberance of the season – definitely a must for this weekend.

Date: 1st March – 4th March

Time: 6 PM onwards

Place: Seaview Park, Next to McDonalds.

Sanam C Ready-to-Wear Exhibition at Ensemble

Sanam Chaudri brings her Spring Pret collection to Ensemble – expect stylish creations in lace and cotton chikan …. formal and chic outfits that you’ll wear all summer long.

Date: 24th Feb 2018

Time: 11AM to 8 PM

Venue: Ensemble, Karachi

Sana Salman (Riffat & Sana) Exhibition

Sana Salman is bringing her latest Spring collection to Karachi – since her range is not generally available in Karachi, this is a good chance to indulge!

Date: 24th and 25th Feb

Time: 12 PM to 6 PM

Venue: C 103, KDA Scheme 1 (Near American School)

Oyster Collection

Oyster Collection are exhibiting their pretty collection of shirts, shalwars and dupattas – reasonably priced from Rs3,000 to 6,000.

Date: Saturday 24th Feb

Time: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Venue: 64B Main Khayaban e Ittehad Phase 6 DHA – Contact 03008241864

Karachi Underground Film Festival

Alliance Française de Karachi in collaboration with Cinéaste One presents:

Karachi Underground Film Festival

Showcasing alternative cinema of Pakistan, emerging filmmakers powerful shorts are bound to take your senses on a joyride. Come and be part of the new-wave movement.

Date: 23 Feb 2018
Time: 7 to 9 PM
Place: Alliance Française de Karachi art gallery,
Entry: Free entry, all welcome!

Drum Circle at T2F

Is Karachi’s frenzy affecting you? Do you feel exhausted?

Join us for an evening of Drum Circle with Ibadullah Shaikh!

The exercise of communal drumming is an age old practice of therapy. The physical, emotional, mental, and social healing of the exercise is best experienced than read about. Community, drums, music, movement; need more be said?

Date: Friday, 23rd February 2018
Time: 6:30PM – 8:00PM
Entry: Make a Rs. 50 donation to support our artistic endeavours

Qavvaali Mahfil: Hamza Akram at T2F

Join us on Saturday, 24th February for Qavvaali Mahfil with Hamza Akram. Hamza Akram, belongs to the 805 year old “Qavvaal Bachon Ka Gharana” of Delhi and is the grandson of the inimitable qavvaals Munshi Raziuddin from his paternal side and Ustad Bahauddin from his maternal side. Hamza Akram performed in his early days with his uncles, Fareed and Abu Mohammad, who are considered to be the greatest qavvaals today.

Date: Saturday 24th February 2018
Time: 8:00-10:00pm
Place: Faraar Gallery, T2F
Entry: Rs500. First come, first served

Chemical Curiosities: 2-Day Workshop at British Council

This February, join us at British Council Pakistan (Karachi Library) to have fun with chemistry concoctions that fizz, boom and bang!

Get ready to embark on a learning adventure with exciting hands-on #science experiments to help your child learn about how chemistry happens in the world around you — not just in a lab!

Come and discover how the building blocks of our universe act and react and roll up your sleeves to perform some exciting chemical reactions yourself as you learn to think and investigate like a scientist.

Suitable for ages 6 – 12 and is open to the public.
Location: British Council Karachi Library
Date: 24th and 25th February 2018
Time: 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM (on both days)
Registration Fee (payable at the door): PKR 2000 for Non-Members and PKR 1500 for Members.

To register, please email [email protected] with your name, the name and age of your children who will be attending, and your CNIC, Passport or Library Membership number.

Hua Kuch Yoon Play at The Arts Council


Hua Kuch Yoon is a satirical prelude to Sarhay 14 August Say Pehlay

The play is a fictitious account of two love stories, present day and past, depicting the trials & tribulations of lovers caught up in the revolutionary web, between Pakistan and India. With a humorous angle, it looks at how the lives of people can sometimes be effected by two warring countries.

Mishal & Yasin find themselves dead but alive, after a fatal accident, in a strange place where all is possible, barring a few things. After discovering that they must marry to be together, they decide to tie the knot. However, two strange men, Bunta & Janta, advise them to not to get married. “Why?!”, the lovers protest. In response, they are narrated the story of Qurat-ul-Ain & Raja Mahmood, two victims of Jallianwala Bagh, who survived, & their tragic love story. The play chronicles the events of partition & history, merging them in a wonderful journey of nostalgia that is bound to get tears into the eye.

Date: 15th February till 15th March 2018

Time: 7 p.m.

Venue: The Arts Council Karachi, M.R. Kiyani Road, Karachi

10th Karachi Youth Festival

The Karachi Youth Festival is one of Arts Council’s biggest and most awaited event of the year. The annual event is organized to engage and mentor young minds and upcoming talent in various fields and categories. The event involves a varied range of skills that the participants can choose from. These include Singing, Acting, Dancing, Public Speaking, Creative Writing, Painting and Filmmaking etc. The festival aims towards incorporating art and culture with the passion and will of these youngsters who need proper guidance and training to pursue skills and areas of their interest and hopefully excel in it. The focal point of the festival is to help these young individuals in improving and polishing their skills while helping them in discovering their own strengths and abilities.

Date: 22nd Feb to 24th Feb 2018

Time: 10 AM onwards

Venue: Arts Council Karachi,  M. R. Kayani Road


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