As we transition to the summer Karachi is hosting several captivating events. The Coke Fest, the largest food and music festival of Pakistan gives us an opportunity to enjoy with our family and friends in a different way over the weekend. You can head to the Blocked Spring ’18 exhibition to update your wardrobe or attend the Aks International Minority Festival and various other screenings and talks to further your intellectual repertoire.

Blocked Spring’18 Exhibition

Blocked’s exhibitions are not to be missed. Head on over for a hand block-printed collection of pret and unstitched pieces. Blending artisan skills with modern sensibilities featuring rilli, their signature appliqué , ‘Kingri’ detailing and more.  Expect new blocks, playful patterns and cuts perfect for Spring!

Date: 10th March

Time: 9 AM to 4 PM

Venue: 184, Street 20, Kh e Roomi, Phase 8, DHA.

Rema and Shehrbano’s Spring Exhibition at Ensemble

Rema and Shehrbano’s Spring/Summer 2018 pret exhibition is at Ensemble this weekend showcasing feminine and fun cotton nets, malai, lawn, chikkan, and chikkankari pieces perfect for the upcoming season!

Date: Saturday 10th March

Time: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Address: Ensemble, C-32, E Street, Block 4, Clifton (Ensemble, Karachi)

Nudrat Talha’s Exhibition

We bring to you our gorgeous new collection for hot summer parties!! Delicate,Beautiful embellished shirts intricately detailed to perfection! Elaborate composition of lace,3D flowers,organza n appliques paired with co-ordinated worked pants!

Price range 7500 to 15500

For Queries: 03002678207

Date: 10th March

Time: 1PM to 7PM

Venue: Neco’s Naturals Store and Cafe, Bukhari Commercial

Coke Fest

Coke Fest is happening in Karachi for the first time and we couldn’t be more excited to be part of it! Bringing you a weekend full of entertainment and exciting food options. See you there!

Date: 9th, 10th and 11th March

Time: 12 AM to 12 PM

Venue: Beach Park, Karachi

 

Karaoke Night at The Grid

Bathroom singers will be given the pleasant opportunity to transcend themselves into living room singers.

Entry: 50 Rupees counted as donation.

Date: 9th March

Time: 8:00 PM

Venue: The Grid, 7th Lane Bukhari Commercial

Karachi Accueil & Alliance Française present voice of the Sufis

Enjoy an evening of pure sufi qawwali by Fareed Ayaz and Abu Muhammad in the gardens of Alliance Française de Karachi.

Date: 10 March 2018
Time: Starts 8 PM sharp, please be seated by 7:45 PM
Place: Gardens of Alliance Française de Karachi
Entry: Pre-booking only, Rs 1000/person

Entry restrictive to pre-booking through Karachi Accueil members and Alliance Française de Karachi. Ticket cost Rs 1000. Please Whatsapp on 0300-8242494 for reservation and tickets.

Lyari: A Prison Without Wall

The movie screening will be hosted by Ali Gul Pir.
Entry fee: 300 rupees *All the proceeds will go to the filmmakers*

The film LYARI A PRISON WITHOUT WALL portrays the life of an oldest area of Karachi named “Lyari” specifically emphasizing a family who is trapped between the dilemmas of life i.e. poverty, social injustice and desire. This film shows the struggle of a young footballer and his journey.

This film treats the scenario of a society as a whole highlighting the issues they face.

Date: 11th March

Time: 8 PM to 11 PM

Venue: The Grid, 7th Lane Bukhari Commercial

The Voice of Transgender People in Politics at T2F

The minorities’ rights cannot be achieved unless their voices are equally heard and are act upon in the political platforms of the country. Bindya Rana, well known transgender activist, is a front figure to represent Khawaja Sira community in Pakistani political scene. In past, she had official taken part in the national elections and eager to do so or at least support the idea of other being part of the coming elections in 2018. Bindya along with other will talk about her experiences and the importance of transgender politians in Pakistan.
The talk will be accompanied by a filipino documentary “OUTRUN” that shows the struggles and actions of Asia’s first transgender political party.

Date: 16th March

Time: 5 PM to 7:30 PM

Venue: T2F

Tiny Tales: Podna aur Podni ki Kahani | Karachi

Join us with your young ones at the British Council libraries for a delightful South Asian folktale, Podna aur Podnay ki Kahani with Musharraf Ali Farooqi, a story that has charmed generations of children in the past and continues to do so today.

When the king steals the tiny Podni bird from her home, it does not seem likely that the little Podna bird could do anything to rescue her from the powerful king’s palace. However, the king underestimates the resourcefulness of the Podna, who sets out to rescue his Podni against all odds.

There will be a picture story book with an audio recording and a game based on the story so that this tale can be enjoyed thoroughly by the young participants.

The event is FREE and open to the public. It is appropriate for children between the ages 5 – 9. Participating children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

To register, please email [email protected] with your name, the name and age of participating children, and your CNIC or Library Membership number.

At the time of visit, adults MUST carry their original CNIC, Passport or Library Membership card along with a photo ID for their child, or their Library Membership card.

Date: Sunday, March 11, 2018

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Venue: British Council Karachi Library

Lighting-a dance piece by Anna Konjetzky

For the NAPA International Theatre & Music Festival 2018, Goethe-Institut Pakistan invites Anna Konjetzky again this year to perform for the 2nd time in Pakistan!

Lighting-a dance piece by Anna Konjetzky

“Lighting,” the igniting, torching, kindling, is the title of Anna Konjetzky’s dance piece in which the choreographer fixates the audience’s gaze on the bodies of the nine dancers on a bare stage. Nine dancers who form a flurrying, pulsating mass in which the pressure seems to increase constantly. Inspired by the numerous pictures of protest movements round the globe, “Lighting” simply investigates that spark, that moment of collapse, of discharge.
Konjetzky’s dance piece is thus getting progressively more intense and dense; the mass subtly builds more and more power, energy and pressure. A diffuse, uncontrollable process is set in motion and climaxes in the head of the spectators. “The title Lighting is for me double-faced because the object and the subject partake in an active process. If I set something on fire, the action does not stay under my control but creates a ‘burning’ object that continues on its own, independent from my control.” (A. Konjetzky)
Choreography: Anna Konjetzky
Music: Sergej Maingardt
dance: Viviana Defazio, Sahra Huby, Michele Meloni, Quindell Orton and 5 dancers from Karachi
lightdesign: Barbara Westernach

www.annakonjetzky.com

Tickets available at the venue.
*First come first serve basis

Date: 16th March

Time: 8PM to 10PM

Venue: NAPA, Old Hindu Gymkhana Building

Apricot Groves – Film Screening

Aks International Minorities Festival presents: Apricot Groves
Apricot Groves tells the story of Aram, an Iranian Armenian who has been living in America since childhood and has fallen in love there with an Armenian girl. With the help of his older brother, he returns to Armenia to ask her father for permission to marry her. What appears to be a simple story, however, becomes a moving meditation on the themes of secrecy and identity. In this confrontation between the constraints of tradition and the freedom of love, love has already won, but not without tragedy and sacrifice to appease its demands. Iranian director Pouria Heidary Oureh constantly challenges his audience to explore the film that addresses so many complex issues in its modest running time, but never loses sight of the simple humanity of its characters.

Date:  16th March

Time: 8 PM to 10 PM

Venue: T2F

Body Flow Asana Clinic

“Yoga is not a workout, it is a work in” – The Fresh Quotes

Due to an increasing interest from all you yogis and yoginis, we are bringing a new program called the #BodyFlowAsanaClinic!
The Asana Clinic is an extension of our most successful yoga program, #BodyFlow by #Mantahaa.
The program will include the following:

1) Basics of Ashtanga Sequence
2) Arm Balance Training
3) BodyFlow AsanaClinic
Our goal is to keep Yoga practice simple for the novice while still being challenging and fun for the experts.
This workshop is especially great for people who want to start yoga (i.e. no prior experience).
The purpose of Asana Clinic are as following: • Uncover new information on common misalignments, work on the technical refinement of poses.
• Develop awareness of core muscular engagement during your classes.
• How to follow up on verbal cues during a yoga class.

How to join you may ask? Simply REGISTER YOURSELF for Body Flow Asana Clinic by Call / WhatsApp on:
0321 1228550

Date: 11th March

Time: 5 PM to 7 PM

Venue: 2nd Floor, 49-C, 5th Lane Bukhari Commercial

 

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