What’s On in Karachi – 15th – 22nd January 2015

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What’s On in Karachi – 15th – 22nd January 2015

What’s on in Karachi this week. Whether you’re looking for Movies, Live Entertainment, Art or Shopping Exhibitions, scroll down for the best of what Karachi has to offer this week.

Highlights include the plays ‘Anwar Maqsood ka Dharna’ and ‘A View from them Bridge’, Storytelling sessions at Mohatta Palace and art exhibitions.
Theatre and Film in Karachi

KopyKats presents Anwar Maqsood ka Dharna
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Anwar Maqsood ka Dharna
A play by Dawar and Yasir.
“Anwar Maqsood Ka Dharna” is yet another magnum opus by the master of satire and humour, Mr. Anwar Maqsood, brought to you by KopyKats Productions. This play set in background of the current political instability of the country, the fickleness of the prevalent situation, the accusations against the electoral system and the much talked about very-much-in-fashion “dharney”, this play is all ready to tickle your funny bone.
Date: Wednesday 14th January to Sunday 1st February 2015
Time: 7:15 pm to 10:15 pm
Venue: The Arts Council of Pakistan
For more details contact 0213 8781654
Tickets are available at Butlers Chocolate Cafe, Zamzama boulevard, Karachi.

Anima State: A Film by Hammad Khan

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Anima State

Join us at T2F for a screening of ‘Anima State’, a film that explores the psychological state of Pakistan and its inhabitants.

A masked gunman goes on a killing spree. Is it real or just an indie filmmaker trapped in a nightmare? In present-day Pakistan, a man wrapped in a bandaged mask embarks upon a random killing spree. After shooting eight people dead, he realizes that nobody seems to care about what he is doing. He decides to go onto a live television show with a plan …
Running Time: 80 minutes       Language: Urdu with English Subtitles
Directed and Written by Hammad Khan
Cast: Uns Mufti, Malika Zafar, Omar Khalid Butt

Date: Thursday 15th to Friday 16th January 2015
Time: 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Venue: T2F, 10-C, Sunset Lane 5, Phase 2 Extension, DHA.

‘A View From the Bridge’ – An Arthur Miler play, directed by Mustafa Naqvi

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An Arthur Miller play, ‘A View From the Bridge’
A View from the Bridge is a play by American playwright Arthur Miller, first staged on September 29, 1955 as a one-act verse drama.
The play is set in the 1950’s in Brooklyn. Eddie Carbone along with his wife and niece await the arrival of their relatives from Italy. However things take a dramatic twist upon their arrival. Revolving around the Italian-American family and neighborhood, the story is filled with drama, love, tragedy and just a hit of comedy.
Produced by Shaaref Ali Shah
Directed by Syed Mustafa Abbas Naqvi
Cast: Mustafa Naqvi, Mohaiman Peracha, Ayla Khan, Shanze Hasan, Ujala Farooque, Waleed Jabbar, Abdul Rafay Shoukat
Play will start at 6:45. Complimentary refreshments will be provided. Tickets are available for Rs. 1000 please contact any of the hosts. All proceeds go to Raast Welfare Society, Hunar Ghar Program.

Date: Saturday 17th  and Sunday 18th January 2015
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Venue: PACC

Renaissance Furniture New Store Opening
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Renaissance Furniture
We invite you to our new concept store built with a vision to make it easy for the clients to choose their furniture and visualize their spaces. The layout makes it easy for the clients to choose entire settings for their living, dining, lounge and bedrooms. Providing complete interior solution that can cater to everyone’s taste and requirements.
Date: Friday 16th January 2015
Time: 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Venue: 1C, Bukhari Commercial Lane #8 (adjacent to old location)
Art exhibitions around the city this week
Creative Scripts
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Creative Scripts
A group exhibition of 50 miniature artists in Pakistan. The exhibition will be inaugurated by Professor Bashir Ahmed. Curated by Hira Zubair.
Date: Thursday 15th January to Sunday 25th January 2015
Time: 5:00 pm
Venue: Ejaz Art Gallery

Mudassar Manzoor: I washed the dust of the eyes with blood

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Mudassar Manzoor

Date: Thursday 15th January 2015
Time: 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Venue: Koel Gallery
Exhibition will continue till 26th January 2015.

KutubKhana: Works by Ghulam Mohammad

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KutubKhana: Works by Ghulam Mohammad
“Language paradoxically conveys meaning, and limits communication. I see language as something that leaves behind in its construction, a mass of abstract emotions, feelings and sensations that inform identity” – Ghulam Mohammad (GM)

Date: Friday 16th January to Wednesday 28th January 2015
Time: 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Venue: Sanat Iniative, F-39-1/A, Block IV, Clifton

A Stroll through Ivy’s Garden
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Date: 23rd January 2015
Time: 6:30pm
Venue: Alliance française Art Gallery
“This exhibition is a tribute to my grandmother, Ivy whom unknowingly instilled within me my fascination of flowers, which in turn, has become an almost iconic symbol of life and death for me.” (Eloisa Duncan)
Nida Khurram 2015 Exhibition
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Nida Khurram Exhibition 2015
We’ve got the latest trends for you. One of a kind pieces on demand are back in stock. Drop in for some fun picks. Details include: prints, kimonos, capes, tassles, net lace, and asymmetrical cuts. One day event with attractive price range.
Date: Thursday 15th January 2015
Time: 12:00pm to 10:00pm
Venue: Ellémint PRÊT, 10th Street Khayaban-e-Shamsheer, Phase 5, DHA.
Storytelling Sessions at the Mohatta Palace Museum
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Storytelling at Mohatta Palace
 It’s an exciting month for little ones at the Mohatta Palace Museum!
Join us this January as we bring to life stories from the Arabian Nights. ToffeeTV storyteller is Fawad Khan. Admission is free. Age group 12 to 14 year olds.

Date: Saturday 17th January 2015
Time: 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Venue: Mohatta Palace Museum

Body Talk Movement Workshop
body talk movement workshop
Body Talk
A fun and therapeutic 1 day movement workshop to support connection between the mind & body for a harmonious and balanced self.
Registration is Open for Jan 22nd, and 25th. Investment Rs 4000 (includes all materials & refreshments). Limited spots. Guarantee your place at the workshop: register early.
Admin Chand at T2F will help you register anytime between 12pm – 10pm (except Monday).
Date: 22nd & 25th January 2015
Time: 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Venue: T2F, 10-C, Sunset Lane 5, Phase 2 Extension, DHA.
Karachi Eat 2015
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Karachi Eat 2015
The KARACHI EAT is a food festival built around the idea of creating a common platform for people who love food. From the 23rd, 24th and 25th of Jan 2015, Frere Hall will transform into a foodie wonderland for two days of eating, drinking and entertainment. From the most creative and talented chefs to the street vendors, the KARACHI EAT is a festival which celebrates the full diversity of food that this city has to offer. For Karachites, food is clearly much more then just fuel for the body and through this festival we embrace the pleasures and value of great flavor, giving you the opportunity to taste extraordinary food while being immersed in a complete experience that brings you face to face with the food you eat and people who make it.
Key Features
– Taste Studio – Celebrity Chefs Live and at their best
– Cake off – Compete for the title of ‘Best Pastry chef Karachi Eat 2014’
– Man Vs. Food
– Hospitality Lounges – VIP corporate lounges
– The food (Kiosks – mini cafes – stalls)
– Live acoustic/ jazz bands with surprise celebrity performances
– Children’s activities
Tickets are available at : The Entrance Gate, Aga’s Super Market

Date: 23rd, 24th, 25th January 2015
Time: Fri- 4pm to 11:30pm, Sat & Sun- 11am to 11:30pm
Venue: Frere Hall
Families Only.

Movies showing in Karachi this week

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Now showing: The Gambler

The Gambler

Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Michael Kenneth Williams, Alvin Ing, Jessica Lange

Synopsis: Jim Bennett is a risk taker. Both an English professor and a high-stakes gambler, Bennett bets it all when he borrows from a gangster  and offers his own life as collateral. Always one step ahead, Bennett pits his creditor against the operator of a gambling ring  and leaves his dysfunctional relationship with his wealthy mother in his wake. He plays both sides, immersing himself in an illicit, underground world while garnering the attention of Frank, a loan shark with a paternal interest in Bennett’s future. As his relationship with a student deepens, Bennett must take the ultimate risk for a second chance…
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Rating: R
trash movie
Now showing: Trash


Cast: Rooney Mara, Martin Sheen

Synopsis: A contemporary thriller set in the third world, about three boys who scrape a living picking through rubbish mounds. One day they discover a leather bag, whose contents plunge them into a terrifying adventure, pitting their wits against corruption and authority to put right a terrible wrong.

Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama

Planes 3D

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Now showing: Planes 3D

Cast: Dane Cook, Stacey Keach

Synopsis: A cropdusting plane with a fear of heights lives his dream of competing in a famous around-the-world aerial race.

Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Rating: PG

Good Morning Karachi

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Now showing: Good Morning Karachi

Cast: Amna Ilyas, Beo Rana Zafar, Saba Hameed, Atta Yaqub

Synopsis: When Rafina begins working at Radiance, Pakistan’s most exclusive salon, she enters a long dreamed but seldom seen world. It is fragmented, evolving culture where the affluent float above the urban masses in a parallel reality. Clients smoke imported cigarettes and reveal sexual conquests, while the lower class women working there face a more open struggle with honour and prosperity. Chance and wilfulness propel Rafina’s rise as a runway and billboard model. As Rafina climbs the social ladder, she is caught between two men with very different visions of Pakistan and the role of women. Arif, a party man, dreams of a better world through political action, but he is moulded by traditionalism that doesn’t account for her dreams. Jamal, urbane and ambitious, is convinced the fashion industry can help women lead Pakistan into the modern world.
Genre: Drama
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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Cast: Megan Fox, Will Arnett, William Ficktner

Synopsis: When a kingpin threatens New York City, a group of mutated turtle warriors must emerge from the shadows to protect their home.

Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy

Rating: PG-13

Taken 3 movie showing
Now showing: Taken 3

Taken 3

Cast: Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen,

Synopsis: Liam Neeson returns as ex-covert operative Bryan Mills, whose reconciliation with his ex-wife is tragically cut short when she is brutally murdered. Consumed with rage, and framed for the crime, he goes on the run to evade the relentless pursuit of the CIA, FBI and the police. For one last time, Mills must use his “particular set of skills,” to track down the real killers, exact his unique brand of justice, and protect the only thing that matters to him now – his daughter.
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
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Now showing: PK


Cast: Amir Khan, Anushka Sharma, Sushant Singh, Sanjay Dutt, Boman Irani,

Synopsis: The film will be a satire on Hindu gods and godsmen.

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Rating: PG-13

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Now showing: Tevar


Cast: Arjun Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha, Manoj Bajpayee

Synopsis: A Kabaddi player rescues a young woman from an unwanted marriage and hides her in his home.

Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller

The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies

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Now showing: The Hobbit

Cast: Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage

Synopsis: “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. The Dwarves of Erebor have reclaimed the vast wealth of their homeland, but now must face the consequences of having unleashed the terrifying Dragon, Smaug, upon the defenseless men, women and children of Lake-town.

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy

Rating: PG-13


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Now showing: Penguins of Madagascar

Penguins of Madagascar

Cast: Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Christopher Knights

Synopsis: Super spy teams aren’t born…they’re hatched. Discover the secrets of the greatest and most hilarious covert birds in the global espionage biz: Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private. These elitists of the elite are joining forces with a chic undercover organisation, The North Wind. Led by handsome and husky Agent Classified (we could tell you his name, but then…you know). Together, they must stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine, from destroying the world as we know it.

Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Rating: PG

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