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What’s On in Karachi 14th November to 20th November 2019

Head over to CHS (Children’s Home Store) in ZamZama and check out their interior designs and fashion collabs with local artisan brands – The Holiday Bazaar is definitely worth a visit for some unique, quirky finds. Maria Lakhany’s Monochrome Fiesta is exhibiting at Prince Jewellers this weekend – pick out elegant casuals (pre-order only). Bloque is also exhibiting their festive collection, block prints are a wardrobe staple, after all. This week is also a film junkie’s dream come true. Starting off with Hum Aapas Mein; the story of five families living in Ronaq Manzil. Different from each other in every way, the residents must battle crime, water shortage, trash, encroachment, intolerance AND their neighbours. Then comes a special Karachi viewing of the Creative Interruptions Documentary film Project “Films of the Palestinian Revolution” + Q+A Special Guests (Skype). These are a rare set of films almost lost to the world due to Israeli military action in 1982. And last but not least is DAP’s Chalta Phirta Documentary Festival. All this and much more, this week is loaded with events – from art exhibitions to fashion exhibits to film festivals…

The Holiday Bazaar at CHS

Introducing Interiors | Home | Fashion

Children’s Home Store is growing into home interiors and a fashion hub. Celebrating with us are these amazing brands:

INTERIORS | HOME – Bina Sohail Studio, Zeh Creations, Kallo by ZK, Kreo3, House of Cali, Living T, Colish, Khwaab

FASHION – Haya Lutfullah, Iyana Jewellery Studio, Primary Cosmetics, Haniyah Shariff, Noreen Baig Designs, Salina Cosmetics, Miaasa

Yummy treats available by: Sugar Drizzle & Danny’s Foods

Dates: 15th – 17th November 2019

Time: Friday: 4 PM – 9:30 PM, Saturday & Sunday: 11:30 AM – 9:30 PM

Venue: Children’s Home Store, ZamZama

Maria Lakhany’s Monochrome Fiesta

Maria Lakhany’s exhibiting Monochrome Fiesta, her Autumn/Winter ’19 collection. Elegant casuals and luxe semi-formals, perfect for your autumn wardrobe. Pre-bookings only!

For details: 03322122225, 03212334399

Date: 16th November 2019

Time: 12 PM – 6 PM

Venue: 99, 3rd Street, off Khy-e-Muhafiz, (Rahat), Phase V, DHA

Amna Arshad

Season end sale – get up to 70% off on some of our most coveted pieces. For further information, contact: 03218222897, 03102424209.

Date: 16th November 2019

Time: 11:30 AM – 6 PM

Venue: 189/1, main Khy-e-Hilal, opposite 29th Street, Phase VI, DHA

Samra Humayun’s Exhibition 2019

Dress better with Samra Humayun’s range of basics, smart casuals and semi formals – all ready / made to order at her exhibition this Saturday!

For further information, contact: 03212333211

Date: 16th November 2019

Time: 11:30 AM – 8 PM

Venue: 15/2, main Khy-e-Sehar, Phase VI, DHA

Bloque’s Exhibit

Grab stunning block printed numbers at Bloque’s unstitched Festive Collection exhibit this weekend.

Dates: 15th – 16th November 2019

Time: 4 PM – 8 PM (Friday), 3 PM – 8 PM (Saturday)

Venue: Prince Jewellers, next to Ocean Mall

Wedding Season Exhibition By Mimi Khan

Join us at our exhibition this Saturday to get your hands on unique, elegant formals and semi formals – perfect for this wedding season.
03463154375 (Hira Faisal)

Date: 16th November 2019

Time: 3 PM – 11 PM

Venue: Union Club, PECHS

Hum Aapas Mein – T2F Premiere

Five Families. One Roof. What Could Go Wrong?

Hum Aapas Mein is the story of five families living in Ronaq Manzil. Different from each other in every way, the residents must battle crime, water shortage, trash, encroachment, intolerance AND their neighbors.

Written and Directed by: Sabeeh Ahmad
Produced by: Fahim Shad
Runtime: 80 minutes

About the Organization:

Mehrdar Art and Production (MAP) has been touching lives and making impact on local communities since 2012. MAP’s core idea is to promote and support socially sound content that an every day man can connect with.

Khayaal Studios is a film production company that strives to tell stories that matter in a way that moves the audience. Since 2016, the company has produced short films, documentaries and a feature film.

Date: Thursday, 14th November 2019

Time: 05:00 PM – 07:00 PM

Venue: Faraar Gallery, T2F
Entry: Free!

Improv for wellness: harnessing the power of creativity and play

Improv for wellness is a workshop for people interested in using play and creativity to being more present, suspending self-judgment and to connect better with others.

The workshop is for absolute beginners, specially those who deem themselves shy, and follows a process of slowly introducing improv principles and techniques to allow people to get comfortable with silliness, to collaborate with others and wholeheartedly embrace not knowing what happens next.

To register for the workshop:

All payments must be made in advance, to confirm registration:
Name: Hassaan Bin Shaheen
Bank: Faysal Bank
Account #: 0173006900099595

Workshop Details:

Date: 14th November 2019

Time: 7 PM – 9:30 PM

Venue: GMN Studios:,67.068382,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xf006ff79b477704f!8m2!3d24.834194!4d67.068382
Fee: 2000 Rupees

Film and Q+A: Creative Interruptions “Films of the Palestinian

“Our painful colonial past, neocolonial present and the dangerous perspectives for our future converge on the question of Palestine” – Eqbal Ahmad.
Pioneering In The Nuclear Age: An Essay on Israel and the Palestinians, April 1, 1984

Inspired by the work and legacy of Eqbal Ahmad’s life and career, the Eqbal Ahmad Fan Page is excited to announce a special Karachi viewing of the Creative Interruptions Documentary film Project “Films of the Palestinian Revolution” + Q+A Special Guests (Skype). These are a rare set of films almost lost to the world due to Israeli military action in 1982.

The quest for Palestinian Liberation was a central focus in Eqbal Ahmad’s life and work. We are excited to explore this further with the Creative Interruptions Cinema of the Palestinian Revolution Film Project. These are an exceptional films about the Palestinian cause spanning from the late 60s to the aftermath of the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in the early 80’s.

Through this period and beyond, Eqbal was part of the Palestinian movement, at the point of crisis and warning of dangers such as the 1982 invasion. His critical insights were called upon addressing long term strategy, organisation and tactics. Cinema of the Palestinian Revolution allows us to be both part of the movement and moment, engaging with Eqbal’s insights. Exploring in the present the development of culture and preservation of collective memory. This showing is in collaboration with Creative Interruption, Documentary Association of Pakistan and T2F.

During the 1982 invasion of Lebanon, the Israeli military destroyed the Palestinian Film Unit archive and stole its contents. Access is still controlled by the Israeli military and denied to Palestinians. This screening is the product of filmmakers and creative practitioners working to rescue, restore and exhibit Palestinian films from ‘the long 1970s’, including Azza El-Hassan, Dr Bashar Shammout and Kassem Hawal, with Dr Anandi Ramamurthy of Sheffield Hallam University supporting the process, as the lead investigator of Creative Interruptions’ Palestinian strand.

Film Summary and Trailers; these five films all emphasise the production of culture. Zaharat Al Madain highlights the symbolic role of the city of Jerusalem, Palestine In the Eye pays homageto the Filmmaker Hani Jawhareih, Ismail Shammout’s films use music and painting to narrate history and the aims of the liberation movement, and finally Palestinian Identity highlights the intellectual ideas that influenced the PLO’s Arts and Culture Unit and gives witness to the diversity of its cultural productions in the face of settler colonialism.

1. The Flower of All Cities – (Zahrat Al-Madain), Dir. Ali Siam, 1969, Palestine (7 mins)

2. Palestine in the Eye, Dir. PLO Film Unit/Mustafa Abu Ali, 1976, Palestine (28 mins)

3. The Urgent Call of Palestine, Dir. Ismail Shammout, 1973, Palestine (5 mins)

4. Glow of Memories, Dir. Ismail Shammout, 1972, Palestine (12 mins)

5. Palestinian Identity, Dir. Kassem Hawal, 1984, Palestine (40 mins)

Creative Interruptions explores the artistic expressions of disenfranchised communities that challenge power, and aims to bring attention to the plunder of cultural artefacts by the Israeli military and to put those artefacts into wider circulation. Creative Interruptions Cinema of the Palestinian Revolution Film Project –

Date: Sunday, 24th November 2019

Time: 06:45 PM – 09:00 PM

Location: Faraar Gallery, T2F
Entry: Free!

Nostalgia at Artciti Gallery

Artciti is proud to announce its collaboration with the Overseas Pakistani Artist Fraternity (#ospaf), for its next exhibition called ‘Nostalgia.’

‘Nostalgia’ is a heartfelt tribute to Pakistan by the Pakistani Artists living in UAE. These immensely talented artists have previously exhibited their work overseas, however, this is the first time they will be bringing their work to their homeland Pakistan through Artciti.

Group Show Curated By:
G.N Qazi and Hussain Chandio

Participating Artists:

Bushra Malik
Humaira Hussain
Kiran Salim Shah
Masooma Rizvi
Sanaa Merchant
Shazia Jaffery
Tanya Nasir

Please visit our gallery on the 14th November, 2019 to view their amazing works.

You can also visit our website to view or buy the art online.

Dates: 14th – 16th November, 2019

Time: 6PM – 8PM

Venue: ARTCITI Gallery
2nd Floor, Plot # 36-C,
Bukhari Commercial Lane-13,
Khayaban-e-Shujaat, Phase-VI, DHA, Karachi.

Location Map:

Email: [email protected] Web:

Ph: +9221-35250495, +9221-35250496
Whatsapp: +923362700975

DAP presents Chalta Phirta Documentary Festival

Chalta Phirta Documentary Festival is the latest initiative of Documentary Association of Pakistan (DAP). It is a travelling documentary film festival that is going to 11 Pakistani cities including Karachi, Hyderabad, Jamshoro, Lahore, Multan, Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Islamabad, Quetta, Peshawar, and Gilgit. Through this festival DAP’s aim is to broaden its audience and outreach to cities that are frequently ignored when it comes to the provision of thriving cultural and social events, and to bring home films that gain much critical acclaim internationally, but are not screened locally. The festival is showcasing a new set of documentary films in each of these cities on a bi-annual basis and aims to spark important conversations through them on a national level.

Film screenings will be followed by discussions

At our T2F programme we are excited to bring you some award-winning documentary films that have never been screened publicly in Karachi before. Our line-up includes the Emmy award winning Armed with Faith. Our program is as follows:

Date: Saturday, 16th November 2019
Timings: 07.30 PM to 09.30 PM
Films: Dunkey and The Sinner
Venue: Faraar Gallery, T2F
Ticket: Rs.250/-

Date: Sunday, 17th November 2019
Timings: 04.30 PM to 09.30 PM
Films: A Walnut Tree, Sindhustan and Armed with Faith
Venue: Faraar Gallery, T2F
Ticket: Rs.450/-

Dance by Désformés

Hip-hop and contemporary French dance trio—Dé(s)formé(S)—is coming to Karachi!

Part of the Compagnie Chriki’Z, Dé(s)formé(S)’ choreographic objective is adapting to the places in which it performs. The dance piece can be transformed according to the architecture of the place, its history, or according to the placement of the spectators. We are so thrilled to be welcoming them to the Alliance Française de Karachi on 16 November 2019 as part of their tour in Pakistan.

Date: Saturday, 16 November 2019

Time: 7:30 to 8:30 PM

Place: Alliance Française de Karachi
Entry: Free and open to all and seating on a first come, first served basis

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