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
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
Date: 24th and 25th Feb
Time: 12 PM to 6 PM
Venue: C 103, KDA Scheme 1 (Near American School)
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
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
Date: Saturday 24th February 2018
Place: Faraar Gallery, T2F
Entry: Rs500. First come, first served
Chemical Curiosities: 2-Day Workshop at British Council
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
Date: 22nd Feb to 24th Feb 2018
Time: 10 AM onwards
Venue: Arts Council Karachi, M. R. Kayani Road