What’s On in Karachi – 12th April 2019 – 18th April 2019

The main attraction this week is The Great Food Festival, Karachi 2019, with famous singers like Atif Aslam and TWO (formerly known as Akcent) plus delicious food – this is a brilliant opportunity for those who missed Karachi Eat. To digest the calories, opt for Wheatable’s Cycling Marathon or the Swing Night at T2F. If you like to wind down in a calmer, relaxing way, T2F’s Art Therapy Workshop is the way forward. The role of women in today’s patriarchal society will be debated upon at The Patriarchal event – if that’s something you feel passionate about, don’t miss out on this event. For the kids this week, it’s their chance to interact with and learn more about different animals at The Wildlife Experience Centre. And if you want to brush up on your leadership skills, there’s a brilliant, informative workshop happening, conducted by The Leadership Academy. All this and more this week…

Rhyming Strings with Poets & Puppets

Experience the Kath Putli tamasha in a new way, Lit Talks in collaboration with Thespianz brings Pakistan Travelogues in string puppets. It will be followed by a session on this amazing art of string puppetry!
REGISTER HERE : https://forms.gle/5xETP7a6tzeXJ6tk9

Date: 12th April 2019

Time: 4 PM – 7 PM

Venue: National Incubation Center, NED University

The Great Food Festival Karachi 2019

Here we go people of Karachi. Team Royal Hawks brings biggest food festival of this year with the beast music you can have. Yes, Atif Aslam will be performing live in concert at The Great Food Festival karachi 2019 on 13th April 2019 at Beach Park Clifton Karachi. Be there everyone!
Book your tickets now from: http://bit.ly/RoyalHawks

Dates: 12th – 14th April 2019

Time: 3 PM – 12 AM

Venue: Beach Park, Clifton

Saturday Swing Night

Swing Dance originate in the 1930s taking on different forms: Collegiate Shag, Lindy Hop, Charleston, and Balboa. Today, Lindy Hop is the most popular one left. While fast Lindy Hop is an upbeat and a true test of trust and stamina, the swing dance basic is fun, light-hearted, and quite entertaining. The basic steps (rock step, triple step, and more) will be taught in the first half of the night. The remainder will see music playing and the group swing dancing with each other. But let’s not hog a partner, dance with each other into merriment, and start the first swing scene in Karachi!!

Date: Saturday, 13th April 2019

Time: 06:30 PM – 09:30 PM

Venue: Faraar Gallery, T2F
Entry: Rs.1000/-

Disclaimer: Consent and comfort is of utmost importance. People are encouraged to meet strangers and ask others to dance, but if someone does not want to dance on a song, we request that you respect their decision. Also note that proximity during dance is a mutual decision. Kindly be nice and politely and clearly ask the other to dance and wait for their consent.

**This session is open to 12 males and 12 females so kindly email us at [email protected] to reserve your spot**

Art Therapy Workshop

Art is one of the strongest forms of expression and hence, it is an amazing way of communication. Today, one of the most common outcomes of any individual’s life are immense amount of stress and strain. In light of that, Art therapy can offer a channel to reduce stress and help you deal with anxiety and the exhaustion of everyday life.

Opening avenues to self-awareness, art therapy can lead to a higher level of Emotional Intelligence (EQ) empathy; enabling one to understand one’s own emotions, it assists that individual in understanding others’ emotions as well.

Unlike the misconception that only those who are good at arts can benefit from art therapy, there is no limitation on who can avail this wonderful practice. Anyone who can make a mark on paper is qualified for the session.

This session, inclusive for everyone, will provide an outlet to express their feelings be it anger, euphoria, guilt, frustration, sadness, love or any emotions conceivable.

Date: Saturday, 13th April 2019

Time: 05:30 PM – 08:30 PM

Venue: The Meeting Studio, T2F
Registration Fee: Rs. 1000/-
No. of Participants: 6

**To register Text/Whatsapp on 0321 2117671**

B. Howard Live at Port Grand

Don’t miss Hollywood’s B.HOWARD Live in Concert as he will sing several of his unreleased songs.

You will also witness the first live fusion ever of Pakistan and Hollywood on this stage.

B.Howard is a top charted artist & a multi platinum producer for AKON, Ne-Yo, Vanessa Hudgens, Jason Derulo, Miguel, Latoya Jackson etc.

So HURRY UP all you pop music lovers, before you miss out on the chance of a lifetime!

Date: 13th April 2019

Time: 6 PM – 12 AM

Venue: Port Grand

The Patriarchal Bargain

Kya aurat aurat ki dushman hai?

Confusion about why women often act against the interests of other women, despite feminist assumption of a universal sisterhood, can be clarified by unpacking an often overlooked, but important concept in feminist theory called patriarchal bargain. Come join us to discuss the concept of Patriarchal Bargain which helps us understand why people tend to think that “women are women’s worst enemies.”

Grounded on Turkish feminist economist Deniz Kandiyoti’s theory on Patriarchal Bargain or Negotiating with Patriarchy where she examines two systems of male dominance under patriarchy, one a modified form of classic patriarchy from Sub-Saharan Africa and the other she terms classic patriarchy from Middle-East, South and East Asia.


A short magazine article on patriarchal bargain:

A link to the reading by Deniz Kandiyoti:

Date: 14th April 2019

Time: 2 PM – 4 PM

Venue: Frere Hall

Wheatable Cycling Marathon

Being healthy and fit isn’t a fad or a trend, it’s a lifestyle.

Come and join the Wheatable Cycling Marathon as we celebrate the Health Week on 14th of April 2019. Cycling is mainly an aerobic activity, which helps your heart, blood vessels and lungs all get a workout. You will breathe deeper, perspire and experience increased body temperature, which will improve your overall fitness level. This Marathon caters to all levels of cyclists with different cycling challenges to choose from.

The event also features your favorite celebrities and fitness trainers whom you can meet first-hand and get tips and tricks on how to keep fit. Come meet and adopt a Healthy Lifestyle!

Start your day bright and early and indulge in a delicious breakfast on the house.

Ride Formats to choose from:
20 KM Marathon (Professional Level)
15 KM Group Marathon (All Age Cyclists)

Meet Up: Dolmen Mall Clifton @ 6:00 am Sharp
20KM Marathon (Professional Level) Starts @ 6:15am
15KM Group Marathon (All Age Cyclists) Starts @ 6:30am

Prize Distribution for Professional Level 20KM: @8:30 am

Participating Cycling groups:
– Spartan – https://www.facebook.com/SpartanFitnesspk/
– Cycologists – www.facebook.com/groups/cycologists
– SP Riders – https://www.facebook.com/spriders.pk/
– Chain Reaction – https://www.facebook.com/chainreactionpakistan/

Please note:
– Cycles are available for Free at the venue on first come first served basis.
– Admins for the event will assist and guide you with safety and precautionary measures along with the route.

See you there!

Date: 14th April 2019

Time: 6 AM – 10 AM

Venue: Dolmen Mall, Clifton

Spring Break Camp

The Wildlife Experience Center brings yet another fun filled one day “Spring Break Camp” Our camp is unique from others by incorporating special needs and typically developing children in an inclusive play environment. This allows all children to grow together and learn from each other.

Camp Details:
This unique nature based spring break camp is based on crazy hands on experiences. At this camp your little one will make some furry friends. The interaction with real animals encourages social and cognitive development in kids, making them overcome their fears, develop self confidence and instills empathy in them. This camp will bring out the naturalist in your little one.

Activities Includes:
Interactive Session with Animals
Petting, Feeding and Bathing
Painting with Vegetables
Egg Shell Flower Collage
Bubbles Art
Rainbow Sand Art
And much more…

We promise to provide a unique and unforgettable time for your children.

Age Group: 1 to 12 Years
Charges: 1500/- per Child.
(One Parent must accompany and is for Free)
30% discount on 3rd sibling.

Contact 03323722139

Date: 14th April 2019

Time: 10 AM – 1 PM

Venue: The Wildlife Experience Center (Nazimabad Block 1)


A rapturous evening of music and poetry featuring Sufi Kalaam performed by Ali Shahbaz, Poetry Recitation by Neel Ahmed and Classical Sitar recital by Ritika Dhanja.

Ali Shahbaz is a ghazal and sufi singer who acquired fame as the 1st runner-up of the 2018 Nesfruta Funkaar campaign.

Ritika Dhanja, who was also a part of Nesfruta Funkaar, is Pakistan’s first female sitar player to have gained major acclamation.

Neel Ahmed is an acclaimed contemporary poetess from the younger literary circles of Pakistan. She is actively involved in promoting Urdu poetry amongst the youth and her works have been acknowledged by writers such as Aslam Chishti and Jagdish Prakash.

Date: Sunday, 14th April 2019

Time: 07:30 – 09:30 PM

Venue: Faraar Gallery, The Second Floor (T2F)
Entry: Rs. 1000/- First come, first served at the door

Thinking Films: Short Film Sceening

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, we bring to you three short films by young, visionary filmmakers from Karachi.

‘Rani’ (2018)
Duration: 14 minutes
Director: Hammad Rizvi
Producer: Akbar Allana, Sara Siddiqui
Synopsis: Set in the heart of Karachi, Rani is the unique story of a transgender Pakistani woman who sets out to take care of an abandoned baby. Despite the many challenges she faces, Rani is determined to do the right thing.

‘Aap ka Order Aa Gaya Hai’ (2019)
Duration: 7 minutes
Director: Hassaan Islam
Synopsis: A man runs out of coffee. Already late for work, he must now go through the day without it.

‘Mauj Bay Harkat Si’
Duration: 18 minutes
Director: Sibtain Shabbir
Synopsis: A ten year old boy is caught between caring for his paralyzed sister and making her experience the world as he does.

Date: Wednesday, 17th April 2019

Time: 07:00 PM – 09:00 PM

Venue: Faraar Gallery, The Second Floor (T2F)
Entry: Free; It’s Your Donations that keep us going!

Funny Fortnites with LOLWaalay

After 6 years and many hundreds of shows later, we, the LOLWaalay will depart from our signature short-form style and bring you some never before seen improvised, experimental long-form! Also, in addition to our act, we will feature some of our funny friends as well!

If you were to tie the knot with long-form improv via arranged marriage, here is how a rishta aunty would describe it:

‘Long-form improvisation is an unscripted performance of anywhere between 20-90 minutes based off a single audience suggestion. Common elements include monologues, games and series of inter-connected scenes. Long form is much closer to theatre than short form. The final product often appears to be an improvised play. According to a popular improv director, long form is to jazz as short form is to pop’.
What an insightful and eloquent rishta aunty.

Date: Thursday, 18th April 2019

Time: 08:30 PM – 09:45 PM

Venue: Faraar Gallery, T2F
Ticket: Rs.300/-

Leadership Academy

Leadership Academy™ provides you with one full day of immersive experience with arguably the most disruptive voices on leadership. Thought-provoking, unconventional, stimulating and inspirational, this program teaches you the philosophies and tools Sohail Zindani consistently uses to create immediate impact and compel lasting, positive change in leadership acumen. You will learn what makes us do the things we do, how to influence yourself and others, and how to step into any situation and make a difference in the quality of not
only your life, but the lives of others.

Fee Schedule:
Individual Delegates (1-3 Participants) – PKR 15,000/- (+ 13% SST)
Team Delegates (4-9 Participants) – PKR 13,000/- (+ 13% SST)
Corporate Delegates (10+ Participants) – PKR 10,000/- (+ 13% SST)

The program will be held at Karachi Marriott Hotel on April 18, 2019.
For registration and details, please contact us at [email protected] or call 0335-0327788.

Download program brochure: http://bit.ly/LeadershipAcademy_by_SohailZindani

Date: 18th April 2019

Time: 9 AM – 5 PM

Venue: The Marriott

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