What’s On in Karachi 10th October – 16th October 2019

Pomegranate Linen is back with Bed Linen Winter 2019,  featuring a new collection of luxury and essential bed linen, and a brand new customisable monogram collection. Carmine is also introducing their Fall ’19 collection this weekend – head over to buy your autumn wardrobe staples. In honour of World Mental Health Day, join T2F for an interactive session with a panel discussion where you get to connect with different professionals and learn more about keeping yourself healthy and happy. There’s always something for the kids – take them to an interactive story telling session at T2F. All this and more – it’s an eventful week ahead.

Pomegranate Linen: Bed Linen Winter 2019

As the days get shorter and we can *almost* feel that crisp winter chill around the corner, we’re launching a new collection of luxury and essential bed linen, and a brand new customisable monogram collection! Hitting the ‘snooze’ button never felt so good.

Date: 13th October 2019

Time: 12 PM – 6 PM

Venue: Pomegranate Linen

Carmine’s Fall Collection ’19

Carmine’s new Fall Collection ’19 will be on display this weekend. Be sure to get your hands on some of their most coveted pieces.

RSVP: Saraf Rauf (03002187750) & Aymen Ali (03212040150)

Dates: 11th – 12th October 2019

Time: 11 AM – 6 PM

Venue: 55/1, Street 8, Khayaban-e-Badban, Phase V, DHA

Aff Jay (prêt-à-porter)

“Fashion is a language that creates itself in clothes to interpret reality” – Aff Jay

Faryal Jumani – started exporting 16 years ago to various countries and this year her prét store is relaunching for the local market.

Date: 11th October 2019

Time: 5 PM -7 PM

Venue: 42C, Lane Number 1, Bukhari Commercial, Phase VI, DHA


Join us to witness history’s biggest event come alive through a passionate and emotional recital of select prose & poetry by the Dastaan Goee Group. Fawad Khan, Nazar Ul Hasan & Syed Meesam Naqvi, narrate in what promises to be a vivid portrayal of the Waqay-e-Karbala

In collaboration with Bunvat Festival.

Please note that there are NO ENTRY CHARGES, however Nazrana as per the tradition of the mehfil will be appreciated. These can be handed over to the host in an envelope and they will pass it on to the storytellers.
Note: Children below 10 NOT ALLOWED.

Date: 12th October 2019

Time: 9 PM – onwards

Venue: Base Rock Cafe

KehDo – A Suicide Prevention Campaign by Relivenow

As this year’s World Mental Health Day topic is Suicide Prevention, ReliveNow has collaborated with T2F for our suicide prevention campaign ‘Kehdo’ Our aim for this campaign is to spread awareness about mental health and celebrate World Mental Health Day this year by learning about suicide; its causes and prevention. Join us on the 13th October from 3 to 5pm for a 2 hour interactive session with a panel discussion where you get to connect with different professionals and learn more about keeping yourself healthy and happy.

* Dr Qudsia Tariq
* Dr Waseem Ikram Alvi
* Shehzad Ghias
* Aisha AJ

Let’s challenge the stigma and voice ourselves. #Kehdo with ReliveNow. To keep updated and tuned, follow us on Instagram and Facebook and join us in our efforts to make a difference throughout October!

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Registration form link:

Date: Sunday, 13th October 2019

Time: 03:00 PM – 05:00 PM

Venue: Faraar Gallery, T2F
Entry: Free!

Baghbaan Ambassador’s Programme

Become a part of our Baghbaan Volunteer Programme and help us raise funds to enable quality education for more children in Pakistan. Join us on Saturday, 12th October at 10:30 a.m. at the TCF College, Qayumabad.
Register at https://link.tcf.org.pk/2GQenoA

Date: 12th October 2019

Time: 10:30 AM – onwards

Venue: TCF College, Qayyumabad

Thinking Films: The Shining (1980)

Dear Friends, Artists, Cinephiles,

We present to you Thinking Films, a series of film screenings curated to explore storytelling in world cinema. Our selection is not fixated on any one genre or language. Blockbusters, classics, arthouse, experimental and foreign films will all have their day!

The films will be introduced by filmmaker, writer (and unabashed geek) Sabeeh Ahmad and each screening will be followed by an open discussion about the work and its craft.

This week’s offering: The Shining (1980)

Director: Stanley Kubrick
Runtime: 2 hr 26 minutes
Genre: Drama/Horror

Synopsis: Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson), a novelist, signs a contract and agrees to take care of a hotel which has a long, violent past that puts everyone in the hotel in a nervous situation.

Join us on Wednesday, 16th October at T2F for our latest Thinking Film — “The Shining”

Date: Wednesday, 16th October 2019

Time: 07:00 PM – 09:30 PM

Venue: Faraar Gallery, The Second Floor (T2F)
Entry: Rs. 100/- (Available at Venue)

Horticultural Therapy Workshop

Humans and plants have been in close association for ages. Horticultural Therapy refers to the culture of plants, while therapy refers to a way to cure someone. Hence, Horticultural Therapy may be described as the engagement of a person in gardening and plant based activities, facilitated by an expert, to achieve specific therapeutic goals.

So, how exactly can Horticultural Therapy benefit you? Studies have shown that Horticultural Therapy has extensive benefits for both, physical as well as psychological health. It can help control anxiety and panic attacks and it has shown significant reduction in stress levels among those who are engaged in horticulture.

Horticultural Therapy increases the level of EQ (Emotional Intelligence) and as a result, the participants of the activity deal with others in an empathetic way and it results in improved relationships in personal, social, and professional areas.

In this workshop, participants will be guided as to how they can improve their lives, attain success and happiness and reduce their stress by participating in Horticultural activities in multiple ways.

They will also be provided guidance as to how they can continue the practice on their part independently. The necessary know-how will also be shared about the gardening methods and techniques.

Date: Saturday, 12 October 2019

Time: 4 – 7 PM

Cost: Rs. 1,00 per person (material included)
Venue: Alliance Française de Karachi

To register, contact 0321 2117671 by Whatsapp

Socho Tou Sahi with Usman Mazhar

Whether you’re looking for chuckles, giggles or guffaws, we’ve got you covered! This comedian’s wit and pleasantly effortless delivery along with his rib-tickling observational anecdotes have successfully run at multiple venues in Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad and Dubai. Come on the 11th October 2019 as he talks about the Pakistani pop culture, nostalgia, personal experiences and a lot more rib tickling stories.

Hosted by the people’s favourite Hassaan Bin Shaheen and opening act by the hilariously charming Ali Abdullah, it’s a non-stop 90 minute humorous ride you wouldn’t want to miss.

Date: Friday, 11th October 2019

Timings: 07:30 PM – 09:30 PM

Venue: Faraar Gallery, T2F
Entry: Rs. 600/- (Available at Venue)

Interactive Storytelling Session by The Book Club

The Book Club is coming to T2F for an interactive story telling session. In this session we will be reading “I can be anything, don’t tell me I can’t” by Diane Dillon.

The story of a little girl who embraces the wonders of our world enthusiastically and swats away the inner voice of doubt that tries to undermine her confidence with certainty and charisma.

About the Organization:
The Book Club aims to inculcate in children the habit of reading and help them overcome fear and shyness of speaking up in front of the crowd through discussions, interactive activities and fun games.

Date: Friday, 11th October 2019

Time: 4:00 PM- 5:00 PM

Venue: Faraar Gallery, T2F
Entry: Rs. 650/- (Available at Venue)

***The event is suitable for children of ages 5-8 years***

Alishba’s Digital Art Studio Launch

On 11 October, the International Day of the Girl, we are pleased to invite you to the launch of Alliance française de Karachi‘s beloved French student and accomplished artist Syeda Alishba Amin-ud-Din‘s digital art studio.

Alishba Amin-ud-Din is an artist and a painter focusing mostly on abstract expressionism. Alishba, who has Down syndrome, is very active: she is an engaged student, loves learning French, and enjoys yoga, baking, music, travelling, and reading.

Her first solo art exhibition was held in March 2018 at the Alliance Française de Karachi art gallery. Later that year, The Feminist Library in London exhibited her art work. In January 2019, Alishba was invited to attend the Artrooms Fair in London as a guest artist. She also exhibited her work in London’s Zari Gallery in a solo exhibition that ran for two weeks in May 2019 and was subsequently invited to the British Parliament by Britain’s Shadow Justice Minister, Barrister Imran Hussain.

As an international visual artist with unique abilities, Alishba’s art raises awareness about social issues, particularly highlighting the challenges of girls with disabilities and about environmental challenges.

On this special occasion of the International Day of the Girl, Alishba aims to set an example for other girls to become economically independent, reach their full potential, and go beyond societal limitations.

Date: 11th October 2019

Time: 5 PM – 7 PM

Venue: Alliance Française de Karachi

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