What’s On in Karachi 13th February to 19th February 2020

Shall Malik Tabraiz manage to escape from Allan’s master scheme? Find out by witnessing their comeback, as Stage Nomad takes you through the nostalgic ride of Alif Noon at the Arts Council! Attention brides to be: Zaheen Kamran’s launching their Regal Allure – Dusk & Gold jewellery collection. Cinnabon have partnered with Pir Faraz Ali to help you become a better photographer and learn all of the modern skills required at their photography workshop. Head over to the KDSP Carnival 2020 for a day full of thrilling games & activities, celebrity sightings, exciting prizes, delicious food and fun performances. Daachi Arts & Crafts is another fab exhibit to go to: brimming with Pakistani culture and craftsmanship. Join the British Council Library for a night under the stars and experience an open-air cinema as we cosy up to watch a special screening of La La Land – a magical tale about following your heart.

Stage Nomad presents Alif Noon

Inspired from the legendary work of late Kamal Ahmed Rizvi, Allan’s confidence in his abilities to con has still not shaken!
Shall Malik Tabraiz manage to escape from Allan’s master scheme?
Come and witness their comeback, as we take you through the nostalgic ride of Alif Noon!
With a hilarious opening to a heart-warming closing, the contemporary touch to Alif Noon with their witty chemistry and signature bickering, will definitely take you down your memory lane!

Grab your tickets now from:
Hobnob Bakery (B. Abad, New Jauhar, Badar Commercial)
Espresso (Kh e Shahbaz)
Chaaye Khana (Bukhari Commercial)
Agha’s (Clifton)

Or you can order them online from Bookitnow.pk

For details: 0309-7860276

Dates: from 13th February 2020 –  onwards

Time: 8 PM – 9:15 PM

Venue: Arts Council

Karachi Royal Jewellery Exhibit!

All the Brides-to-be..
SAVE THE DATE! We will be debuting our latest Bridal Collection “REGAL ALLURE – Dusk & Gold”, on Saturday 15th February, 2020.
Intricate, handmade, 22k gold plated Statement pieces will be exclusively available for display at our Karachi Exhibition.

Date: 15th February, 2020

Timings: 12PM-9PM

Venue: Sadabahar Hall, MovenPick Hotel.

A Journey towards the Nation’s Heartbeat by Mobeen Ansari

Mobeen Ansari is a photographer, filmmaker & sculptor based in Islamabad, Pakistan. After attaining his bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from National College of Arts, he started working as a photographer, telling stories of Pakistan and its people through his photos, and movies.

He has published two photography books. The first one is called ‘Dharkan: The Heartbeat of a Nation’ which features portraits and stories of iconic people of Pakistan from all walks of life, including personalities like the late Abdul Sattar Edhi, Abida Parveen, Sheema Kermani, Wasim Akram and many others.

Recently Dharkan was re-published in form of its second edition, after a hiatus of 4 years. In this session, Mobeen will talk about the making of the book and experiences of photographing the people starred in the book. He will also talk about how stories of these icons changed and evolved over time, which he has added to the second edition.His second book, called ‘White in the Flag’, is based on lives and festivities of religious minorities of Pakistan.

Mobeen has exhibited in Pakistan and around the world, namely in China, Italy, Iraq, and across the United States. Other than being the author of the above mentioned books, Mobeen has also produced two silent movies. ‘Hellhole’ is a black and white short film, based on the life of a sanitation worker (generally known as gutter cleaners) in Karachi, and ‘Lady of Emerald Scarf’, also a short film, which follows a day in the life of Aziza, a carpet maker and shepherd in Gulmit, a village in Northern Pakistan.

Date: Thursday, 13th February 2020

Time: 07:30 PM – 09:00 PM

Venue: Faraar Gallery, T2F
Entry: Free!

KDSP Carnival 2020


Join us at the KDSP Carnival 2020 for a day full of thrilling games & activities, celebrity sightings, exciting prizes, delicious food and fun performances on Sunday, February 16 from 3 pm to 8 pm at the DHA Sports Club – Moin Khan Academy, Karachi.

Stay connected to this space for updates!

Date: Sunday, February 16th 2020

Time: 3 PM – 8 PM

Venue: DHA Sports Club, Moin Khan Academy, Karachi


Daachi x Karachi

Come to Daachi Arts & Crafts Exhibition this Feb 2020.

Dates: 15th- 16th February 2020

Time: 10 AM – onwards

Venue: Karachi Expo Center. Hall No. 06

Dystopian Storytelling: Fighting Fear with Fiction

Join us at T2F for the screening of ‘Shehr e Tabassum’ on Friday, 14th February 2020 at 7pm at the Faraar Gallery, T2F.

The film’s central question – how much are we willing to sacrifice for the sake of progress and peace – requires serious, honest reflection. But this conversation also runs the risk of being hijacked by internalised biases. This is where dystopian art offers a solution: the staging of a very personal dilemma in an unfamiliar world, a careful balance of distance and familiarity. The panel discussion on Shehr e Tabassum would explore how art can create spaces to have difficult conversations without alienating audiences; of the potentialities of being radical while also maintaining an appeal for mainstream consumption. It would explore the many narrative and visual choices that the short film made to be able to carry out a meaningful critique of powerful institutions.

Arafat Mazhar is the writer and director of Shehr e Tabassum. He is also the founder of Puffball Studios, the production house that made Shehr e Tabassum.

Haseeb Rehman is the Lead Animator for Shehr e Tabassum.

Rasti Fraooq is the co-producer and co-writer for Shehr e Tabassum. She also voiced multiple characters in the film.

Puffball Studio is an interdisciplinary team of Pakistani artists, designers, writers, musicians, illustrators, actors and content creators who specialize in storytelling, music, animation and meaningful design.

Date: Friday, 14th February 2020

Time: 07:00 PM – 08:30 PM

Place: Faraar Gallery, T2F
Entry: Rs. 400/- (Available at Venue)

Uzma Aslam Khan’s The Miraculous True History of Nomi Ali

Novelist Uzma Aslam Khan will present her newest book, The Miraculous True History of Nomi Ali, a work of historical fiction that took her over twenty-six years to complete. Set in the British penal colony of the Andaman Islands (“Kala Pani”) during the freedom movement and the Second World War, when the islands were occupied by the Japanese, Nomi Ali is not merely about lives that are accidentally overlooked or forgotten. It is about lives that are deliberately deleted from historical “truth”—lives from present-day Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, and Myanmar (then Burma), as well as indigenous islanders, all caught in the crossfires of a double occupation of pre-Partition India. They are lives that historically privileged perspectives have deemed unworthy of remembrance, but that, through this fictional retelling, have powers of their own: of empathy and fury, imagination and love.

Khan will speak on her defiance of traditionally accepted histories, her research, and ultimately, her rejection of the “facts” she meticulously collected, in favor of a fiction that feels true. She will also speak on the book’s resonance with today, in the context of mass deportations, hate politics, and heightened fear of the “other.”

The event includes a reading, Q & A, and book signing. All proceeds benefit T2F.

About the Author:
Visit her at http://uzmaaslamkhan.blogspot.com
and/or follow her: @uzmaaslamkhan_writer

Date: Saturday, 15th February 2020

Time: 07:30 PM – 08:30 PM

Venue: Faraar Gallery, T2F
Entry: Free!

Love is in the Air: An Outdoor Movie Night at the Library

REGISTER HERE: https://bit.ly/2SbdLwY

Do you dare to dream? This February, come on over for a special screening of La La Land – a magical tale about following your heart.

Join us for a night under the stars and experience an open-air cinema as we cosy up to watch the Oscar-winning musical at the Karachi Library.

Sit back and immerse yourself in the film with fresh pop-corn and hot chocolate from our in-house cafe!


Winner of six Academy Awards, La La Land is the story of a musician (Ryan Gosling) and an actress (Emma Stone) pursuing their dreams in LA – and finding each other in a vibrant celebration of hope, dreams, and love.

• Runtime: 128 minutes
• Watch the trailer here: https://bit.ly/2uSHEKE


• Prior registration is mandatory and walk-ins will not be allowed.
• This event is FREE and for ages 18 and above.
• All participants are required to bring their original CNIC, Passport or Library Membership card to the event.

Registration will close on Friday, 14 February 2020.

Date: 15th February 2020

Time: 7 PM – 9 PM

Venue: British Council Library

Qavvali Mahfil: Umair Ali

For February’s Qavvaali Mahfil at T2F we’re pleased to present the young sensational Qavvaal Umair Ali & Rameez Ali

Qavvaal Ali Brothers belong to the Hapur Gharana which originally began as a Gharana of classical Dhrupad music and later also branched out in Qavaali; in fact some Qavvaals of the Hapur Gharana also became ‘Khadim’ (Caretaker) Qavvaals at the Dargah of Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya in Delhi. Like many Qavvaals of Karachi, Umair Ali and Rameez Ali have also emerged from the famous Qavaali Mohalla (neighborhood), located in the shoe market area off Nishtar road. Their forte is in Persian Kalaam of Hafiz, Jami, Amir Khusro, Shah Niaz Be-Niaz and others. Shadi Khan and Murad Khan were two notable ancestors of Umair Ali Rameez Ali, who belonged to the court of the last emperor of the Mughal dynasty Bahadur Shah Zafar.

Date: Saturday, 16th February 2020

Time: 07:30 PM – 09:30 PM

Place: Faraar Gallery, T2F
Ticket: Rs. 500/-

Photography Workshop at Cinnabon

We’ve partnered with Pir Faraz Ali to help you become a better photographer and learn all of the modern skills required to take and share more beautiful images.

Pir Faraz Ali is based in Karachi and is inspired by nature — chai is life. He is an avid traveler and photographer who is trying to portray a positive image of Pakistan through his work.

Faraz will be instructing you on the following topics:
• How to be a Pro at Mobile Photography
• Photography Rules and Composition
• Photography Tips and tricks
• Editing Photos on the Phone

To register for the workshop, please visit our Cinnabon Bakery & Cafe in DHA, Karachi. The registration fee is Rs. 950 and includes a complimentary Regular Coffee and Minibon Roll.

Capacity is limited to 20 participants, so please register soon!

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/wZ5bVWnMpFrLDinL8

You may learn more about Faraz through the links below:

Date: 16th February 2020

Time: 4 PM – 6 PM

Venue: Cinnabon, Shahbaz Commercial


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