To start off this week is a comedy show lined up at Thotspot – kids not allowed. Esquire’s Coffee is hosting a talk by Jimmy Engineer with regards to his new bio-epic, “In Search of my Master”. An exciting multimedia project is lined up at the Arts Council to show Karachi through the years with “Look at the City from HERE”. Super Savari Express is also hosting their Art Attack tour – discovering the Paris of the East one art piece at a time. And a qawali night to top this all off.
Return of Dirty Comedy: Summer Fling
The wait is over! All those people asking us to do this show again and again after the last few epic nights – here it is!
Karachi is sweltering, the heat is getting to us, naujawan garam chal rahay hain so let’s get together this weekend to blow off some steam for a sweet summer fling.
The stand up comedy rockstars are back at Thotspot this Friday the 14th of June completely uncensored. Needless to say, the show is not for the easily offended. There will be plenty of cursing and sex jokes!
– Akbar Chaudry
– Natalia Gul Jilani
– Shehzad Ghias Sheikh
Tickets Rs. 750 (Early Bird) Rs. 1000 (at the gate)
Call 0331 2160390 for early bird tickets.
Date: 14th June 2019
Time: 8:15 – (roughly for 100 minutes)
Venue: Thotspot (https://goo.gl/maps/S3KaJQcU6S7tmpaM7)
In Search of My Master
Painter and philanthropist Jimmy Engineer’s much-anticipated 600-plus page bio-epic, “In Search of My Master,” compiles the works of the legendary artist, is a joint venture by famous art critic and writer Marjorie Husain, edited by S.M.Shahid.
Published by Pervaiz Iqbal of BBCL in the year 2012, the event of the book launch proved grandest thereby pulling a substantial crowd of ardent fans and corporate giants to celebrate the non-conformist, who cited his challenge against the pre-conceived norm of artistic success based on formal education as one of the drivers behind his innovative realist yet symbolic art.
About the book:
The biopic focuses on the collective artworks of the painter and is divided into several sections. It also covers a section on the artist as a social crusader. The book reflects a painter on the move; displaying traits of a European Renaissance as well as Eastern Miniaturists. The protagonist carrying dual distinction of being an artist extraordinaire with exceptional social service is what makes him a living legend.
Date: 15th June 2019
Time: 5 PM – 7 PM
Venue: Esquires Coffee, ZamZama
Look at the City from Here
After years of putting together numerous visual and multimedia exhibitions on narratives springing up from Karachi, The School of Writing decided to go a mile extra with ‘Look at the City from HERE’.
What’s new this time you ask? We have tried to breathe life into stories. Developed by youth from 12 underrepresented communities from all over Karachi, this exhibition brings to life the stories of people, places, and landmarks. We have added sensory details to stories of optimism and melancholy, so you experience all of Karachi within a room.
Come Look at the City from Here; for ‘here’ is the angle from where it is supposed to be seen, by the inner and the outer eye.
Admission Free and open to public.
Date: 15th June 2019
Time: 3 PM – 9 PM
Venue: Arts Council, M. R. Kiyani Road
Hop On Hop Off Art Attack
Super Savari Express invites you to an exclusive launch tour of Art Attack’ Hop on-Hop off, to showcase the most prominent artists and galleries around the city and learn about them as well!
In this Hop on-Hop off tour we visit around 5 galleries, we visit an artist’s residence to know more about them. We learn about the curators and the gallery themselves and even monuments that come along the way.
Let our two onboard tour guides take you on this artistic journey and exhilirate you. But wait, there’s more, this tour includes lunch and refreshments as well for only Rs. 2750/- Per head.
When: November 24th, 11:30 to 3:30pm
Where: Pick and drop at Xanders ‘E’ street
Please let us know if you are able to attend by emailing us at [email protected]
And Feel free to contact us on :0300-8262007 / 02135681727
Hope to see you there!
Sincerely team Super Savari Express
Date: 15th June 2019
Time: 11:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Venue: Super Savari Express
Qawwali: Taj Muhammad, Shad Muhammad Niazi Qawwal & humnawa
All Pakistan Music Conference, Karachi
is pleased to present:
An evening of traditional qawwali with
Taj Muhammad, Shad Muhammad Niazi & humnawa
Date: Saturday, 15th June, 2019
Time: 8:30 PM – onwards
Venue: Pak-American Cultural Centre (PACC) Auditorium,
Fatima Jinnah Road, Karachi
No cards / no tickets required.
Call 0321 2381236 for details
Sunday Matinee – Oh Boy & Riff Raff
Goethe-Institut Pakistan in collaboration with Capri Cinema brings two amazing films this June.
Oh Boy (Germany) by Jan Ole Gerster and Riff Raff (Pakistan) by Ahmed Arif
Oh Boy is a 2012 German tragicomedy film directed by Jan-Ole Gerster. It is in black-and-white. It is the director’s debut film, and thesis project for the German Film and Television Academy in Berlin. In 2014, the film was released in the US under the title A Coffee in Berlin.
Jan Ole Gerster’s wry and vibrant feature debut A Coffee in Berlin, which swept the 2013 German Oscar Awards, paints a day in the life of Niko, a twenty-something college dropout going nowhere fast. Niko lives for the moment as he drifts through the streets of Berlin, curiously observing everyone around him and oblivious to his growing status as an outsider. Then on one fateful day, through a series of absurdly amusing encounters, everything changes: his girlfriend rebuffs him, his father cuts off his allowance, and a strange psychiatrist dubiously confirms his ’emotional imbalance’. Meanwhile, a former classmate insists she bears no hard feelings toward him for his grade-school taunts when she was “Roly Poly Julia,” but it becomes increasingly apparent that she has unfinished business with him. Unable to ignore the consequences of his passivity any longer, Niko finally concludes that he has to engage with life. Shot in timeless black and white and enriched with a snappy jazz soundtrack, this slacker dramedy is a love letter to Berlin and the Generation Y experience.
Riff Raff by Ahmed Arif
One evening in upper-middle class Karachi, a 40 year old man maneuvers between the deceptive allure of his social scene and the reality he has at home.
Date: 16th June 2019
Time: 11 AM – onwards
Venue: Capri Cinema, M. A. Jinnah Road, Saddar
Digital Illustration Exhibition
Have you ever wondered what our world would look like if women were Free from Fear of harassment and violence? Join us as visual art students from across Pakistan share their vision of a world #FreeFromFear in digitally illustrated posters.
This collection of posters is shortlisted from close to 100 entries received as part of the Free from Fear Digital Illustration Competition launched at leading art institutions including Indus Valley, National College of Arts (NCA), Beaconhouse National University (BNU), Karachi University, COMSATS and many more.
A panel of judges featuring Shehzil Malik, Nigar Nazar and Samar Minallah selected the final winners in our previous exhibition in March.
Date: 17th June 2019
Time: 6 PM – 7:30 PM
Venue: Alliance Francaise de Karachi