What’s On in Karachi 10th January to 17th January 2019

Attention, Karachites! Karachi’s got it all for you this week. To burn the calories resulting from the infamous annual Karachi Eat Festival (the main attraction of the week, obviously!), Free fitness demo classes are up for grabs. If cooking is more your thing, Karachi has a chef offering you a cooking class. Get interactive – take the kids along to see the dolphins and give them a unique fishing experience or have their Bob the Builder dream come true. And if that doesn’t excite you then we’re sure the Karachi Laughter Fest or art exhibition by Marium lined up this week, surely will.

Karachi Laughter Fest 2019

Madcap comedy, hilarious political satire, uproarious domestic farce, side-splitting stand-up…Karachi Laughter Fest 2019 has it all!

This year, they have a stellar line-up of Pakistani and international performances: Eleven days, six comic plays, three stand-up shows, and a Dastangoi performance. With more laughs, Karachi Laughter Fest 2019 is bigger and better than ever!

Thursday, 10th January 2019
Haye Mohabaat – Directed by Uzma Sabeen
Friday, 11 January 2019
Haye Mohabaat – Directed by Uzma Sabeen
Saturday, 12 January 2019
Dastangoi – Directed by Zain Nazar
Commedia dell’Arte – Directed by Marco Luly
Sunday, 13 January 2019
The Sequel: Don’t Laugh I’m Serious – Stand-up Comedy by Faheem Azam
Biwi Ho Tu Apni – Directed by Aisha Hassan
Monday, 14 January 2019
Biwi Ho Tu Apni – Directed by Aisha Hassan
Tuesday, 15 January 2019
Aar Paar – Directed by Rauf Afridi
Wednesday, 16 January 2019
Aar Paar – Directed by Rauf Afridi
Thursday, 17 January 2019
Ghanchakar – Directed by S.M. Jameel
Friday, 18 January 2019
Ghanchakar – Directed by S.M. Jameel
Saturday, 19 January 2019
Fil Badi Full Masti: Improv Comedy by Hassaan bin Shaheen
Jungle Mein Mangal Bazaar – Directed by Meesam Naqvi
Sunday, 20 January 2019
Socho Tou Sahi: Stand-up Comedy by Usman Mahzar
Jungle Mein Mangal Bazaar – Directed by Meesam Naqvi
Date: 10th – 20th January 2019

Time: Mentioned above

Venue: NAPA, Old Hindu Gymkhana Building, Karachi

Fear Factors: Living Fearlessly

Want to make decision-making surer and freer from doubt and overthinking? Need a way to de-clutter? Stuck in a rut? Bored and uninterested? Looking for a way to utilize your gifts, rediscover yourself or turn dreams into reality?

Then, you just scrolled to the right place.

In this two-hour session, the first part of this three tier series workshop, you will learn the triggers, development and understanding of fear in the most unconventional sense, learning how to conquer fear. This emotion which inhibits and overpowers the human mind so often can have more to do with the surroundings/perception of ourselves than we associate with this feeling.

Making this event enjoyable, they will make it interactive, have handouts and games for you, including a special appearance by an alternative music artist and meditation instructor Mohsin Kazi who will be leading a drum circle to kick off the event.

Entry: Rs.2000/-

Date: Thursday, 10th January 2019

Time: 07:00 PM – 09:00 PM

Venue: Faraar Gallery, T2F

**They only have capacity for 50 participants, so please come in and sign up at T2F (1pm-6pm) or send them an email at [email protected] for online registrations. First come, first served.**

Karachi Eat Food Festival 2019

Are you guys ready for the biggest Karachi Eat Food Festival yet? The KARACHI EAT is food festival built around the idea of creating a common platform for people who love food.

Date: 11th – 13th January 2019

Time: 4:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Venue: Beach Park, Clifton, Karachi


Living in her own silent world Mariam uses different mediums and colours to speak volumes.
Being a Visual Artist with versatility in her work.
Recalling from the childhood memories and based on the existing experiences. She paints what she sees in surroundings being close to nature her palette reflects rich and vibrant color theme very much pleasant to the viewer’s eye. Her style of work includes impressionism and bold strokes.

Date: 11th January 2019

Time: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Venue: Studio Seven , F-42/1, E Street, Block 4, KDA, Karachi

Ambient Yin Yoga by Alina

Relax and unwind your evening with an Ambient Yin Yoga class taught by Alina. Yin yoga is designed with asanas (postures) held for 2-3 minutes at a time to release tension in the muscles, increase flexibility and blood circulation in the joints through stretches and mindful breathing. Bring a friend to enjoy a meditative experience with scented candles and relaxing music.

About the Instructor:
Alina is a certified Bikram, Yin, and Vinyasa teacher at Hot Yoga Naperville, Illinois, US. She makes frequent trips to Karachi and loves to share her practice with local friends and family in her home city. Alina has been a Yogi for over 6 years and has a passion for teaching people of all ages and backgrounds.

Entry: Rs.100/- Donation to T2F

Date: Friday, 11th January 2019

Time: 06:00 PM – 07:00 PM

Venue: Faraar Gallery, T2F

Comedy Scene: Hot Mic Night

‘Hot Mic’ Stand-up Comedy Night on 11th January (Friday),
at T2F! (Tickets available at the venue)

Faheem Azam

1) Faraz Ahmed
2) Sharik Kazi
3) Ammar Zaidi
4) Sana Khan Niazi
5) Kinza Mujeeb
6) Annie Shamim
7) Faisal Imtiaz

‘Hot Mic’ is a curated (family friendly) comedy night where stand-up comics take the stage. Do come, bring your friends and enjoy the show!

Comedy Scene has been organizing such stand-up events for more than two years. We feel a sense of pride in the improved number of talented comedians in Karachi, through the efforts of this platform and others. If you, or someone you know, wants to perform, please drop us a message on Comedy Scene’s Facebook page. We’ll guide you through the process to start your journey in stand-up comedy.

Entry: Rs. 300/-

Date: Friday, 11th January 2019

Time: 08:00 PM – 09:30 PM

Venue: Faraar Gallery, T2F

Active and Engaged Learning for All – Dr. Darryl Yong

About the Talk:
Active learning has been robustly shown to produce better student learning outcomes. In his talk, Dr. Darryl Yong will explore the connection between active learning and flipped classroom instruction (the latter involving having students watch video lectures outside of class and participate in learning activities in class), share research findings from a four-year controlled study on flipped classroom instruction that he conducted with other Harvery Mudd faculty, and focus on the goal of having more equitable learning outcomes for students. Register: https://habib.edu.pk/active_and_engaged_learning/

Date: 11th January  2019

Time: 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM

Venue: Tariq Rafi Lecture Theater, Habib University

Fitness Lab Opening

Launching posture, balance and fitness assessment machine., hosted by Health Enclave Physiotherapy.

Date: 12th January 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Venue: 54/C, 24th Street, Off Khy-e-Tanzeem, Tauheed Commercial Area, Phase V,  DHA, Karachi

The Essence of Being book launch @ Koel Gallery, Karachi

THE ESSENCE OF BEING: Mother-daughter journey
They look forward to their first book launch in Karachi.

Date: 12th January 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Venue: Koel Gallery, F-42/2 Block 4, Clifton, Karachi

Contact: [email protected] 35831292

Sur Ka Safar: An Evening with Ustad Shahid Hamid

Join T2F, for their next Sur Ka Safar series; An evening with Ustad Shahid Hamid accompanied by Abdul Ghani on the harmonium and Yousuf Kerai on the tabla on Saturday, 12th January.

Entry: Rs. 700/-

Date: Saturday, 12th January 2019

Time: 08:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Venue: Faraar Gallery, T2F

Daddy Let’s Build

Daddies & kids!
Gear up for a constructive noon together.

Spend some quality time, bonding, catching up and build using real tools, construct with your little ones and flaunt your creation.

Register here:

Tickets are Rs 1500 per dad with one child. For every additional child it is Rs 500.

*Tickets will not be available for purchase at the gate. Get them online before the event.

Date: 13th January 2019

Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Venue: Candy Club, 251-A, Block 6, PECHS, Karachi

Sea, The Dolphins

A place where kids experience something new – life at Sea.

Yes, a voyage toward the main Arabian Sea where you also witness the dancing dolphins – a experience so unique – the staff will help the kids to catch some fish.

Choose to do something different on a Sunday and have a one-of-a-kind experience to turn your moments into unforgettable memories.

Featuring a bountiful food, live sea food station and unlimited soft drinks offering, signature Oceanic-
Cruising Time 3 hours
Brunch / Hi Tea (Sea Food Menu Onboard)
Unlimited Soft Drinks
Soft Music
Fishing Experience
Ideal locations for photographers
*Parents don’t forget to grab your complimentary upgrade.

Adult @ 4,000/-
Child @ 2,500/- (Age 7 to 12)
Kids under 6 years are the VIP’s and parents get upgrade to lounges. + Compliments on the House + Priority Pass.

Date: 13th January 2019

Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Venue: Oceanic, Pak-China Harbour, Opposite Manora Island, Karachi

Contact: 0304 2488401

Qavvali Mahfil: Ali Akbar Razi s/o Munshi Raziuddin

For their first Qavvaali Mahfil of 2019, T2F is proud to present Qavvaal Ali Akbar Razi, the youngest son of the legendary musician and scholar Ustad Munshi Raziuddin Qavvaal, belonging to the original household of Qavvaali – the “Qavvaal Bacchon ka Gharaana”.
Ali Akbar Razi received his early training in music from his illustrious father, and has toured extensively, first with his father and later with his celebrated brothers, Farid Ayaz and Abu Muhammad Raziuddin. Ali Akbar Razi has also released his debut album of Sufi Ghazal by the name of Teri Yaad and introduced new compositions into his traditional Qavvaali heritage.

Entry Rs. 500/-

Date: Sunday, 13th January 2019

Time: 07:30 PM – 09:30 PM

Venue: Faraar Gallery, T2F

“Ladies On Fire”- a comedy theater play

Green Veins is ready to bring another Comedy “Ladies on Fire” We are back, once again enroll you in the laughter exercise with a memorable leisure time accompanied by the finest young artists of K-Town.

Date: 13th January 2019

Time: 4:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Venue: Pakistan American Cultural Center, 11, Fatima Jinnah Road, Karachi

Cooking Class with Chef Iqbal Shah

Join Cooking Class with renowned Chef Iqbal Shah at LalQila Karachi.
Females only and and certificates will be awarded.
Fee: Rs.1200/=
Buffet Lunch will be served
Dishes: Cream Of Spinach Soup , Malai Reshmi Chicken , Fish Chili Orange, Coconut or Anday ka halwa.
For Registration: https://goo.gl/Y73nbf
For payment choose any method.
1) Visit LalQila Karachi from 10 am to 11:30 pm and get your ticket.
2) Rider will collect payment from your doorstep on request.

Date: 14th January 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Venue: LalQila Restaurant, Karachi

Contact: 111-525-745, 0321-2719000, 0321-2219000, 0335-0525745

Demo Week: Free Fitness Classes – Zumba Boxfit Pilates Power Yoga Circuit Factory & more

Join them for FREE fitness classes from Monday, January 14th to Friday,18th January!

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM – ZUMBA – Sarah Makki
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM – Power Yoga – Kamila Adnan

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM – BoxFit – Anum

7:15 PM – 8:00 PM – HIIT Circuit Factory – Zainab

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM – ZUMBA – Tayaba

6:15 PM – 7:00 PM – Pilates – Maryam

All classes are strictly ladies only.

Attend ALL free trial classes and get the chance to win a Studio Class Package.

Date: 14th – 18th January 2019
Time: Mentioned above
Venue: Karachi Ladies Club, D-134, Block 5, Clifton


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