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What’s On in Karachi – 15th February to 21st February 2019

Alliance Française de Karachi is on fire this week – bringing you everything from all-you-need-to-know knowledge on screenwriting and documentary filming to hosting The NauTarang Platform to celebrate traditional, desi music. Speaking of cultural celebrations, the recitation of Ghalib’s poetry at Port Grand and the British Council Library’s Faiz Ahmed Faiz recitation will be right up your street if you’re a heritage enthusiast. As always, Karachi is budding with exhibitions. This week, Ayesha Ellahi showcases her Noir Collection and Sumi.’s is having their Spring Pop Up – quick fix stops to amp up your wardrobe. Thotspot’s comedy night is the way forward if you have a black spot for V-day. And if life hasn’t left you as confused as ever, the Mind-Bending Realities show is worth checking out. Coke Fest is back this weekend – the musical food fest is less crowded than Karachi Eat and is worth a visit. For cricket enthusiasts, PSL is making it’s annual return so pick your team and head over to Koyla Chai for live screening with your friends – a place where you can make all the noise you want and eat all the food you want without anyone from your family picking at you.

Noir Collection by Ayesha Ellahi

Ayesha Ellahi invites you to an exclusive Noir Collection! Stunning statement earrings would be on display too!
Price range: Rs 5000-22000!
Date: 16th February 2019
Time: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Venue: 117/2/1, 9th Street, Khe- Bukhari, Phase 6, DHA, Karachi

Sumi.’s Spring Pop Up!

Sumi. would like to invite you to it’s very first, SPRING POP UP STORE! Sumi.’s Spring2019 line, featuring ready to wear casuals, semi-formals and formals! Get ready to refresh your spring wardrobe! SEE YOU ALL THERE!

Date: 15th & 16th February.

Time: 11:00 AM – 8:30 PM

Venue: Studio 21, F-21/ 1/ A, Block-8, Clifton, Karachi

Coke Fest

The Coke Food and Music Festival 2018-2019 is this weekend with many of our faves including Cloud Naan and Om Nom Bros along with some great music – a great way to spend the weekend with friends and family.

Date: 15th, 16th & 17th February 2019
Time: 1 PM – 11 PM (Friday 3 PM)
Venue: Beach Park Karachi
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Artisanal Pop Up

Drop by and shop for your favorite goodies from
– Amna Fraz
– Artisinal Stoneware
– Chandi
– Clayworks
– Flavours of the Mediterranean by Sehr Hafeez Pirzada
– Ghazal Pirzada Creative Studios
– Hazara Honey
– Martaban
– No whey yogurt
– Pinch & co.
– Printz Charming
– Soaps and Such
– Slice of Life
– Sinful bites
– The Gift Box Company
Date: 16th February 2019
Time: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Venue: Pinch & Co., Park Lane Arcade, Park Lane, Karachi

Mind-Bending Realities with Muhammad Ali

Mind-Bending Realities brings to you the most amazing illusions ever witnessed. Some of you will be amused, some of you will be thrilled, some of you will be stunned but ALL of you will be entertained. This powerful and non-stop experience will keep you in wonderment for the rest of the weekend. The show is packed with back-to-back sophisticated and personalized performances building up to jaw-dropping reveals. Can you identify the pattern? Can you predict the next act? Are you watching closely?
If you are looking for one of Pakistan’s best illusion artist, you will find him performing at T2F! We are very excited to bring this electrifying experience to the people of Karachi.

Date: Friday, 15th February 2019

Time: 08:00 PM – 09:00 PM

Venue: Faraar Gallery, T2F
Entry: Rs.400/-

Mirza Ghalib Port Grand Par

An evening of delight, we are remembering the great poet Mirza Ghalib Port Grand Par! Enjoy a stage play ‘Tamasha Mere Agay’ with Faisal Qazi and Kashif Khan, dance and music performances on Ghalib’s ghazals and iconic videos and dramas on Ghalib.

Date:15th February 2019

Time: 9:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Venue: Port Grand, Karachi


What’s on your mind this Valentines Day? Love will tear us apart? What becomes of the broken hearted? Someone like you? Of course! You know The Khawatoons are here for all of you diljale right? Whether you like to refer to yourself as ab tak kunwaari/single af/naughty at forty/sappily married/whatever the heck it is you like, we say “LUV KI AISI KI TAISI!” Ladies only!

Date: 15th February 2019

Time: 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Venue: The Thotspot, Street 7A, Badar Commercial Area, Phase V, DHA, Karachi
Entry fee: Rs.700

Live PSL Screening

Get Ready for PSL Madness, We will be Screening Live on the Huge Screen!

Date: 15th February 2019

Time: 7:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Venue: Koyla Chai, Block 2, Clifton, Karachi

Leadership Skills with Waqar Ali

Join us to know what are the most necessary skills to become a leader with Waqar Ali, a master trainer from the School of Leadership.

Date: 15th February 2019

Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Venue: Liaquat Memorial Library, Karachi
Register Here:

Documentary | Documentary Making A to Z

Research, shoot & powerful, thought provoking documentary Films | Learn the strategies to effectively market & distribute you films for maximum impact!
An intensive, six-week program offered by beydaarfilmschool Hands on training by an experienced, qualified documentary Director-Producer!
Last date of registration 15th Febuary 2019!
ENROLL NOW! 10 Spaces
For registration & details please call: +92341 3566496

Date: 16th February 2019

Time: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Venue: Alliance Française de Karachi

Stories Untold: On being a parent and a child

Two distinguished psychotherapists Omar Tauseef and Maryam Suheyl have co-created this original one day workshop on parenting. This program has been driven by the question of what they’ve learnt from listening to thousands of hours of raw and honest experiences of individuals. This workshop is designed for both parents who wish to understand the complexities of raising children; as well as for individuals who might have survived difficult families. Omar and Maryam have sifted through thousands of hours of their psychotherapy notes, and combed through hundreds of powerful narratives to derive themes of parenting pitfalls such as over-sharing, neglect, enmeshment etc. and woven these into a one day experiential program. This will feature reflective exercises and delving into deep questions regarding our own suffering as well as the transmission of this to our children.

The program is capped at 40 participants so please register with Hamza at 03360453566 to book a spot.

Date: 16th February 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 AM

Venue: PSTD, 34th Street, off Khy-e-Sehar, Phase V, DHA, Karachi

JOU Reading Group: The Revolutionary Poetry of Faiz Ahmed Faiz

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Join us at the Karachi library as Joy of Urdu Reading Group resumes their monthly reading sessions by discussing the poetry of Urdu literature’s most celebrated author and poet – Faiz Ahmed Faiz.

Ambassador (retd) Attiya Mahmood will read Faiz’s acceptance speech of the Lenin Prize followed by Salma El Morabat who will sing verses from two of the best loved poems which will be translated and explained by Wajid Jawad.

Participate in the engrossing discussion over a cup of tea, as we celebrate and explore the wealth of our language and heritage.

Date: 16th February 2019

Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Venue: British Council Library, Karachi

Book Club: Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

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Our pick of the month is Kevin Kwan’s outrageously funny debut novel, Crazy Rich Asians! This modern-day romance novel is satirical and witty and gives you a peek into a world of unimaginable wealth.

Rachel Chu is a strong and independent woman, happy to accompany her long-time boyfriend, Nick, to a wedding in Singapore. What Rachel doesn’t know is that Nick is the scion of one of Singapore’s richest families and the most eligible bachelor in a network of upper-class families! As Nick’s relatives and ex-girlfriends plot to separate the couple, it seems as though the disparity of their lifestyles will be too much for their relationship. Will true love survive in the face of class and tradition?

If you’ve read the book or seen the blockbuster film, join us to discuss this brilliant novel.

Members can borrow this book from the library, however, our copies are limited and available on a first come first serve basis.

This event is FREE and appropriate for ages 18 and above.

Prior registration is mandatory; walk-ins will not be allowed.

Date: 16th February 2019

Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Inspire the Child, Transform the World

The way we raise our children sets the precedence for the rest of their lives. It helps mold and shape them and unleash their potential for later on in life. Like every child, every parent is different and has a different parenting style. And while there aren’t any rules for raising children, there are some qualities shared by all good parents that you should keep in mind.
Inspire your Child, Transform the World is a 2-hour seminar facilitated by Sohail Zindani that will literally transform your perspective on ‘How-To’ of parenting. You’ll not only learn practical strategies of Transformative Parenting but will also get to learn how to have a better relationship with your kids in the digital era.


For complete program details, click the link below:

Register here:

For more details, please contact us at: [email protected] or 92-331-3317321.

Date: 16th February 2019

Time: 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Venue: Marriott Hotel, Karachi

Screenwriting | How To Write For Screen

Is writing your passion? Want to write screenplay for film? This is your chance to become a successful screenwriter. Register yourself at beydaarfilmschool’s six-week intensive program to learn the art of writing for the screen. From the initial Concept to a powerful FeatureFilm Script!
Hands on training by an experienced, qualified Feature Film Writer!
10 Spaces Only!
For registration & details, please call +9241 3566496
Date: 16th February 2019
Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Venue: Alliance Française de Karachi

Qavvali Mahfil: Zafar Niazi & Masood Niazi

In line with our tradition of introducing new Qavvaals to Karachi audiences, for our next Mehfil e Qavvaali we are proud to present two young scions of the renowned Atroli Gharana, the grandsons of Moin Niazi, Pride of Performance Pakistan. Zafar & Masood Niazi learnt from their father Ghous Muhammad Niazi s/o Moin Niazi and have recently started performing at select gatherings.

Date: 16th February 2019

Time: 07:30 PM – 09:30 PM

Venue: Faraar Gallery, T2F
Entry: Rs.500/-

The NauTarang Platform

The NauTarang Platform
Featuring the students of Ustad Mumtaz Sabzal and Ustad Ghulam Khusro:
* Yasir Raees & Noor Khan Zaheer (Vocal)
*Mehak Rashid (Vocal)

Date: 16th February 2019

Time: 8:30 PM to 10:00 PM

Venue: Alliance Française de Karachi
Entry: Free entry, all welcome!
Contact: 0321 2381236

Rhythmic Saturdays: Intermediate Guitar Classes with Hassam Ajaz

Learn how to refine the art of playing a guitar in just 3 months with Hassam Ajaz! This workshop will teach intermediate guitar lessons to players who are already familiar with the instrument, as well as material for advancing techniques and learning specialised topics. Join us every Saturday at T2F starting February 16, 2019 from 12:30pm – 1:30pm to master the craft!
Course Outline:
Chapter 1: Advance Guitar Technique
Chapter 2: Advance Chord Construction
Chapter 3: The Essential Blues

Date: Saturday, 16th February, 2019 to Saturday 4th May, 2019

Time: 12:30 PM – 01:30 PM

Venue: The Second Floor (T2F)
Registration Fee: Rs. 12,000/- (for three months)
Age Group: Teenagers and Adults

***The workshop is open to 25 students maximum. We have a first come, first served policy, please come in and sign up at T2F (between Monday – Friday | 1pm-6pm) or send us an email at [email protected]***

Laughter in the Port | Hello Hello Bol Ke

Get ready for a heavy dose of laughter with Pakistan’s celebrated drama artists coming to Port Grand performing “Hello Hello Bol ke”, Comedy stage play written & presented by Rauf Lala & Shakeel Siddiqui.

Date: 17th February 2019

Time: 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Venue: Port Grand, Karachi

Modeste Abayas

You are invited to an exhibition of a brand new collection of Modeste Abayas , the Feb Festy Ensemble 2019.
Prices will range from Rs5500 – Rs9000. Ladies only!

Date: 18th, 19th and 20th February 2019

Time: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Venue: 66/2, 6th Street, off Khy-e-Badban, DHA, Karachi
Contact: 03332442237 -Whatsapp only

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