A sprinkling of exhibitions, some book launches and concerts and Coke Fest – it’s another happening week here in Karachi.

Wardha Saleem Year End Clearance Sale

#WardhaSaleem presents her Annual Clearance Sale. Enjoy up to 60% discount on our pret, luxury pret and formal range (only at our flagship store in #Karachi)

Come, pick your favorite outfits at unbelievable prices while stock lasts!

Dates:
Friday, 14th December
11:00AM – 7:00PM
&
Saturday, 15th December
12:00PM – 7:00PM

Location:
Wardha Saleem Design Studio (Flagship Store)
F-180-1, Clifton Block5, Karachi

Contact: 021-35372485, 03002246911

Fatima Sajjid Winter Exhibition

Fatima Sajid’s formal and semi formal exhibition is this weekend. On trend and at the top of everyone’s shopping list this festive season their hand embellished kurta’s complete with gota, embroideries and laces will be available this Saturday at our Winter’18 exhibition.

Date: Saturday, 15th December’18
Time: From 12pm to 6pm
Venue:  112, 16th street khe muhafiz ph6 dha Karachi.

Amna Arshad Winter Exhibition

Amna Arshad is exhibiting her latest collection of luxury pret and smart casuals this weekend.

Date: Saturday, 15th December 2018
Time: 11:30 am – 6 pm
Place:  189/1, Main Kh e Hilal, opposite 29th Street, Phase 6 DHA, Karachi

Block prints by Ormara

Ormara by Musfira A.Salam brings to you it’s latest collection of cotton block prints this winter. We bring to you a lovely collection of pastels and deep colour pallete including some gorgeous block printed chiffon dupattas in various colours. Limited pieces available, we won’t be taking any orders!bPrice range for block prints: 3000-3500. Limited jewellery pieces will be available on sale price. For queries: 0309 2376089

Date: Saturday, 15th December 2018
Time:  12 pm – 2:30 pm
Place:  Neco’s Cafe, Bukhari Commercial

Rogue Spartan Fitness Pop Up

Mark your calendars! Spartan Fitness is dropping new merch on December 15, 2018. Cop your fave pieces from the Rogue Collection: our premium activewear line where fitness meets style. Shop our range of signature hoodies, tees and high performance activewear. Join us at our rooftop pop up for some street beats, slick apparel and everything you need for the Rogue Lifestyle.

Our premium activewear aims to reach out to the community to offer something unique and contemporary. Comprising minimalistic pieces which make an impact, our ultimate goal is to motivate and inspire you to lead a healthier way of life, in pursuit of progress, strength and wellness.

Are you ready to go Rogue?

Date: Saturday, 15th December 2018
Time:  4pm – 10 pm
Place:  Structure Gym Rooftop

Coke Food and Music Festival 2018-19 Karachi

Coke Fest – the festival of food and music – hits Karachi this weekend. It’s all about great food and great beats – all you need to do is bring the groove!

Timings:
14th December, Friday: 3:00 PM – 11:00 PM
15th December Saturday: 01:00 P.M. – 11:00 P.M
16th December, Sunday: 01:00 P.M – 11:00 PM

Tickets Link: www.easytickets.pk/cokefestival
Price: 450 Rupees
NOTE: It’s a family event and you can only enter if accompanied by a female.

An evening of true stories at Koel Cafe

Head to Koel this Sunday for another evening of true stories by The Crows – a relaxed evening where real people share real stories.

Date: Sunday 16th, December 2018
Time: 7 pm
Venue:  Koel Cafe, Block 4, Clifton

SUPERSALT 2018

Salt Arts presents, in collaboration with Chapter 2, SUPERSALT 2018. The legendary Mekaal Hasan Band with a top line up featuring Mekaal Hasan, Kami Paul, Ahsan Pappu, Humera Channa and Anas Alam Khan are all in Karachi and rehearsing for this super set coming up on Saturday night. You want to know about the legacy of Pakistani music, here’s your chance. #saltarts #supersalt2018

Date: Friday 14th, December 2018
Time: 7 pm – 11 pm
Venue:  The Arts Council, Karachi

 

Book Launch: Waqt by Peerzada Salman

Peerzada Salman is a journalist associated with the Dawn media group. He writes on culture, art and literature. He is the author of Bemused, a collection of poems in English; and Karachi, Legacies of Empires, a compilation of his articles on Karachi’s colonial buildings that he wrote for Dawn for four years. His first collection of Urdu poems, Waqt, has just been published and will hit the bookstores soon. Join us for its launch at the Alliance française de Karachi on 14 December 2018 at 6:30 PM.

Waqt is Peerzada Salman’s first collection of Urdu poems. It includes his nazms, ghazals and some three-line poems that he calls seh satri. The poems included in the 100-page collection were written in different phases of the poet’s private and professional life. A few of them represent the time when he was a student of English Literature at the University of Karachi. But most of them were written when he had become a working journalist. They entail subjects ranging from romance to existentialist pangs and from sociopolitical strife to the inescapable reality of death.

Date: Friday 14th, December 2018
Time: 6:30 pm
Venue:  Alliance Francaise

Andaz-e-Bayaan; A Public Speaking Workshop by Maddi Murtaza

Join us for a one day workshop with Maddi Murtaza on the art of public speaking on Sunday, 18th December 2018 from 5pm to 7pm at T2F.

What to expect?
• A highly interactive workshop focusing on Your public speaking challenges
• Tools you can use in everyday life and professional activities.
• Techniques for impromptu as well as prepared speeches.
• Dealing with nerves, anxiety and stage fright
• Enhanced confidence in communication.

Who should attend?
• People who want to overcome inhibitions and improve their general communication & public speaking skills.
• Professionals who are required to deliver presentations; leaders, managers.
• Artists, media personnel, performers who appear in shows, interviews, radio & public gatherings.

About the Speaker:
Maddi Murtaza is a master speaker, trainer and creative director who has spearheaded many creative campaigns for television, print, radio and other digital mediums.
As a trainer and public speaker, Murtaza has worked with students and organisations all over Pakistan and regularly helps people overcoming
In his spare time, Maddi Murtaza can be found songwriting & composing for himself and other artists.

Facebook : http://facebook.com/maddified
Linkedin: http://linkedin.com/in/maddimurtaza
Twitter: @maddimurtaza
Insta : @maddimurtaza

Date: Sunday, 16th December 2018
Time: 05:00 PM – 08:00 PM
Place: Faraar Gallery, T2F
Registration Fee: Rs. 1500/-

**We only have capacity for 40 participants, so please come in and sign up at T2F (1pm-6pm) or send us an email at [email protected] for online registrations. First come, first served.**

Safer is Stronger: Self-Defence Workshop

Personal Security & Self-Defence

Living in the vibrant and chaotic metropolis of Karachi, one can always be more careful about one’s safety.
Join us for a free introductory course in Personal Security Awareness and Self-Defence for both women and men, with master trainers Amir Bukhari and Xenab Ansari. As part of their effort to reach a wider community and spread awareness, Orange Ventures is performing demonstrations to provide wider perspective into their unique workshops which include simulated training that help communities and work spaces become safer, secure and stronger.

Date: Sunday, 16th December 2018
Time: 07:30 PM – 09:30 PM
Place: Faraar Gallery, T2F
Entry: Free, it’s your donations that keep us going!

**Make sure you’re on time; we have capacity for only 30 people hence we will accommodate people on first come first serve basis. **

Qavvaali Mahfil: Ali Brothers

For December’s Qavvaali Mahfil at T2F we’re pleased to present the young sensational Qavvaals 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, 15th December 2018
Time: 08:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Place: Faraar gallery, T2F
Ticket: Rs. 500/-

Book Launch: ‘Iran: A Modern History’ & ‘Sufism in Central Asia’

Join us on Friday, 14th December 2018 at 5:30 pm at the Faraar Gallery, T2F for the launch of ‘Iran: A Modern History’ by Abbas Amanat & ‘Sufism in Central Asia’ by Jo-Ann Gross.

Date: Friday, 14th December 2018
Time: 05:30 PM – 07:30 PM
Place: Faraar Gallery, T2F
Entry: Free; It’s Your Donations that keep us going!

Comedy Scene: Hot Mic Night

‘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!

Date: 14th December, 2018.
Start Time: 8:00 PM

Entry: PKR 300
Venue: T2F
Address: 10-C? Sunset Lane 5, D.H.A Phase II Extension Phase 2
Map: ( https://goo.gl/maps/iQPLgTSBiAF2 )

Note: [[ Ages under 12 are not allowed ]]

Comedy Scene has been hosting 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. Don’t be shy.

Ghazal Night

Join us this Saturday for a Ghazal Night.
Saturday, December 15, 2018
9 pm onwards
Entry Ticket Rs. 300 (Available at TDF Ghar)

Lead vocalist will be Ahmer Amir. He belongs to the Baray Amanat Ali Khan Sahab’s gharana. He has graduated from Arts Council Karachi in Musicology, & currently teaches musical instruments & vocals at CAPA (academy of performing arts).

Author

Salima Feerasta is chief editor of Karachista.com and one of Pakistan's top fashion and lifestyle journalists.

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