What’s On in Karachi 17th October to 23rd October 2019

Power walk for Pinktober 2019 in support of the Shaukat Khanum Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign. Remember to donate – any proceeds will go towards breast cancer – something that affects more and more people everyday. On a lighter note, Shehzad Ghias Shaikh’s new show format where he discusses social issues and the happening of the week with stand up comedy infused into it. Grab your hands on elegant, non-tacky abayas over at Modeste Abayas’ Shatha Collection exhibit. Learn more about Korea with the Korean Culture Day, hosted by the Arts Council. Two film screenings happening this week; one at the OG Capri Cinema, “Closer to God” by Annette Berger and Jawad Sharif’s Indus Blues – the forgotten music of Pakistan at Alliance Francaise de Karachi.

Pinktober Walk

In support of Shaukat Khanum Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign.

Distance : 5km

Registration: Donation for Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital https://shaukatkhanum.org.pk/bca-2019/

*Special Event
“Pinktober” The month of October is breast cancer awareness month. The color pink is associated with breast cancer awareness. So, October is also referred to as Pinktober, in honor of breast cancer awareness.

Date: October 19′ 2019

Starting Time: 6:45 AM
Meeting Time: 6:30 AM

Venue: McDonald’s Seaview, Karachi

Saima Rahim

Mixing mild modernity with oriental style 
Visit our soft launch and collection reveal on the 18th of October, this coming Friday at 4pm!

Date: 18th October 2019

Time: 4 PM – onwards

Venue: F80/3, Block 7, Clifton


Modeste Abayas brings you The Shatha Collection with mirror work and rich embroidery.

Dates: 21st – 23rd October 2019

Time: 11 AM – 5 PM

Venue: 66/2, 6th Street, off Khy-e-Badban, Phase V, DHA

For more information: 03332442237

Film Screening “Indus Blues”

All Pakistan Music Conference, Karachi
Alliance Francaise, Karachi

Indus Blues
-The forgotten music of Pakistan
Saturday, 19th October, 2019
8:30 pm sharp
At the Alliance Francaise (French Centre), Karachi

Indus Blues is the story of the struggle of indigenous musicians and craftsmen of Pakistan, who are barely surviving in an indifferent society. Filmmaker Jawad Sharif takes you on a journey across Pakistan in search of disappearing folk musical instruments.

No cards / No tickets required.
Call 0321 2381236 for details
Entry Free

Date: Saturday, 19th October, 2019

Time: 8:30 pm sharp

Venue:  Alliance Francaise (French Centre), Karachi

Film Screening – “Closer to God” by Annette Berger

A fascinating Swiss documentary about two Pakistani men. One is a dervish, undertaking a life-long pilgrimage, the other is the custodian of a centuries-old musical tradition. The film follows the men as they visit impressive holy sites, as well as in their everyday conversations, and provides a beautiful, sideways look at Pakistani society. It will be followed by Q&A with the crew and director of the film.

To register yourself for this event, send your details to [email protected]

Date: 19th October 2019

Time: 11 AM – onwards

Venue: Capri Cinema, Karachi

Korean Cultural Day 2019

North Jeolla Province is a treasure trove of artistic history, and is home to a thousand years of artistic tradition. Jeollabuk-do Provincial Institute for Korean Traditional Performing Arts is an organization which belongs to North Jeolla Province and consists of 135 artists from Korean classical opera groups, dance groups and orchestral groups. Jeollabuk-do Provincial Institute for Korean Traditional Performing Arts is Korea’s No. 1 traditional art institute with 120 annual performances as well as dozens of overseas performances

For passes and other queries call on the number below:

Date: 17th October, 2019

Time: 7:30 PM – onwards

Venue: Arts Council of Pakistan Karachi

Live and Uncensored with SGS

Part stand up comedy, part rant and part real talk – Live and Uncensored is Shehzad Ghias Shaikh’s new show format where he discusses social issues and the happening of the week with stand up comedy infused into it. The show is strictly 18+ as the rant part of the show employs strong language and curse words.

Get Shehzad’s hot take on all the happenings and get ready for some jokes you didn’t know you needed. We have let the comedian off the leash and there is nothing off limits anymore.

Shehzad Ghias Shaikh is the host of the podcast, The Pakistan Experience, and one of the foremost stand up comedians of Pakistan. Shehzad has had two one man specials at the Broadway Comedy Club in New York and multiple national tours in Pakistan.

Date: Friday, 18th October 2019

Time: 08:00 PM – 09:30 PM

Venue: Faraar Gallery, T2F
Entry: Rs. 500/- (Available at Venue)

Dungeons & Dragons

Fantasy table-top Role-Playing with Daastan Geeky
Table-top role-playing is an experience that provides you with an immersive fantasy world to interact with, to become an elven bard unleashing the ballads that tame the most ferocious of dragons, or a Captain of a Starship exchanging quantum phaser fire with the evil galactic empire or the private investigators unravelling the return of the Ancient Ones.

And all this is limited by nothing but your imagination. If you can imagine it you can play it.

Table-Top role-playing is also therapeutic, provides a fun social interactive way to get rid of stress, and being a collaborative group activity allows you to push your boundaries with team skills, public speaking, collaborative storytelling and most important make friends. Sparks the creativity that has been lying dormant in your mind, unleash the inner hero. Your Journey starts now.

Date: Every Thursday

Time: 06:30 PM – 08:30 PM

Venue: T2F Cafe
Entry: Rs.350/-

**We have limited capacity for 12 participants. Contact on this number 0333-2288224 to register your spot**

The Writer in Me! – October, 2019

Do you shy away from writing, but know that a writer lives within you? In this hands-on creative writing workshop, you will write, share, have fun, and start to overcome your fear of writing.


Date: 19th October, 2019

Time: 2:30 – 5:30 PM

Venue: The School of Writing, 4th Floor, 9-C, DHA Phase II Ext. South Park Avenue, Karachi.
Suitable for ages 16 and above.

In order to register for this workshop, kindly click: https://goo.gl/forms/ceKgo5iA1W22ENP33

4th PMA Literature Festival 2019

Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) is organizing 4th PMA Literature Festival in October 2019. For Registration in debate and essay competitions visit our website and send your videos @ [email protected]

Date: 23rd October 2019

Time: 9 AM – 7 PM

Venue: PMA House

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