The first exhibitions of spring are starting to pop up – Umaima Mustafa is exhibiting her collection Kaya and Sumaira Khanani is exhibiting her luxury pret. The last of Karachi Laughter Fest ought to be enough to digest all the food from Karachi Eat last week. We’re parWith all the 10 Year Challenge pictures circulating around social media, Karachi has been extra (as always) and is show-casing what Karachi was like 60 years ago; courtesy of TDF Ghar. We are glad Pakistanis are finally breaking the stigma around seeking help and if you’re someone who has gone through a divorce or is going through one, be sure to attend the support group meet-up at the British Council Library. After all the buzz over the Marie Kondo Netflix series, get a chance to read the book and discuss it with like-minded cleaners at the British Council Library Book Club event – you’re surely gonna take away tips from the Marie Kondos of Karachi. And for the kids, an exciting pet show is lined up and a theatrical version of The Gruffalo.

KAYA by Umaima Mustafa

A woman who glows between the shadows and light of a forest; strong and wise. KAYA.

Date: 19th January 2019

Time: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Venue: F-20, Block 4, Old Clifton, Karachi

Sumaira Khanani Luxury Pret

Beautiful luxury pret from a fairly new designer – pretty designs and immaculate finishing so definitely worth a look.

Date: 19th January 2019

Time: 2 pm onwards

Venue: Prince Jewellers near Ocean Mall

Karachi Laughter Fest 2019

 

Madcap comedy, hilarious political satire, uproarious domestic farce, side-splitting stand-up…With more laughs, Karachi Laughter Fest 2019 is bigger and better than ever!

Thursday, 17 January 2019
20:00-22:00
Ghanchakar – Directed by S.M. Jameel
This hilarious play is a farce of mistaken identities and small lies that balloon in to big confusions! A couple of friends, a job that is not what it seems, a wife and a beautiful model…can they keep the job, save the marriage and find that elusive happy ending?
Friday, 18 January 2019
20:00-22:00
Ghanchakar – Directed by S.M. Jameel
Saturday, 19 January 2019
18:00-20:00
Fil Badi Full Masti: Improv Comedy by Hassaan bin Shaheen
Fil Badi Full Masti is Qaumi Coup’s improv show, directed by Hassaan bin Shaheen with an all-star cast performing some of improv’s most popular games and formats. With music, theatre, comedy and audience interaction and a whole lot of gimmicks and storytelling techniques, this show brings you comedy that’s totally in the moment.

20:00-22:00
Jungle Mein Mangal Bazaar – Directed by Meesam Naqvi
Directed by Meesam Naqvi, this hilarious and critically acclaimed political farce centers on direct action by housewives against inflationary supermarket prices and struggles of their husbands who face unemployment and political crisis.
Sunday, 20 January 2019
18:00-20:00
Socho Tou Sahi: Stand-up Comedy by Usman Mahzar
20:00-22:00
Jungle Mein Mangal Bazaar – Directed by Meesam Naqvi

Dates: 19th – 20th January 2019

Time: Mentioned above

Venue: NAPA, Old Hindu Gymkhana Building, Karachi

Karachi in the 1950s and All That Jazz

A bustling city with trams, cycle rickshaws and people walking to and fro on clean streets lined with beautiful buildings. A gateway to Asia, Karachi was the earliest stopover for many European flights.

With an active nightlife and a flourishing economy, Karachi was the hub of entertainment with numerous clubs, hotels, beaches and cinemas.

Join as they celebrate the history of our city and reminisce the Karachi of the 1950s in an exhibition featuring the music, cinemas, eateries, and much more from that era!

Date: starting from Saturday, January 19th, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM (closed on Mondays)

Venue: TDF Ghar, M. A. Jinnah Road, Karachi

Follow google maps for directions
https://goo.gl/maps/qj428upNTVw
For further details, contact: 03018447051

Save Family, Save Soceity

A first time ever event to handle family and social problems in a lighter way.

Divorce rate going high in Pakistan, we need your suggestions. Discussion on Husband and Wife Relations, in a comic way.

Kids’ Issues:
– Drugs
– Relationships
– Social Media
– Educational Issues

Get them fixed in this session, may be you and your spouse are busy with other tasks.

Date: 19th January 2019

Time: 1:30 PM -6:00 PM

Venue: Avari Towers, Fatimah Jinnah Road, Karachi

Hafta Itvaar Art Bazaar 2019

Hafta Itvaar Art Bazaar is a two-day party held at T2F that celebrates ther cross-cultural, inter-disciplinary cultural activities based around an open Art Bazaar showcasing, promoting and selling the work of diverse artists and craftspeople! Multiple activities will be taking place throughout the weekend inside the Faraar Gallery on the ground floor, the Café on the 1st floor,  open air Rooftop, and even spilling out on the Streets around our building! Make sure to dress warm, and be prepared to make random friendships while you walk up and down and around their building chasing after your favourite event or Art activity. Watch this space over the coming days for more details about their program because the party never stops at T2F!

Date: Saturday, 19th January 2019 & Sunday, 20th January 2019

Time: 03:30 PM – 09:30 PM

Venue: The Second Floor, T2F
Entry: Rs.100/-

Aurat Chai Baithak

An event open to all women. The baithak will be an open discussion on Aurat Haq. Join them to find out more about Aurat Haq, how to be a member and a discussion on patriarchy and women’s rights.

Date: 19th January 2019

Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Venue: Frere Hall, Civil Lines, Karachi

Storytime Magic – The Gruffalo

By popular demand, Storytime Magic returns to Footsteps Preschool, this time with the ever-so-terrible Gruffalo!

Storytime Magic is an interactive storytelling session, where children will spend an enchanting Saturday morning, immersing themselves in learning through imagination and play.

The children will:
– Be introduced to a brand new story (The Gruffalo) through a theatrical performance
– Engage in role-play and enactment of their favourite characters and dramatic performances of the story
-Enjoy science experiments, cooking activities, sensory exploration and outdoor games all inspired by the story
-Get their hands busy making craft work to take home!

*Snacks will be provided

Join them for an unforgettable morning of fun, laughter and discovery through popular literature!

Ages: 3 to 7 years
Charges: Rs.2000

Date: 19th January 2019

Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Venue: Footsteps Preschool (C-128, Clifton Block 2, Karachi)

To register, call us at 0300-8226986.
(Registration will be confirmed upon payment)

Support Group for Women: Separated and Divorced Women

This month, British Council Library is bringing you a peer-led support group for women who’re separated or divorced.

Divorce is a very difficult and overwhelming life event. Going through a divorce or a separation can be hurtful and scary, but the added element of shame can make one feel rejected, isolated and marginalised.

Divorce takes courage – it is not a failure.

Join them to help build a strong community that stops putting blame on those who must separate or divorce. Meet women with similar circumstances as we talk about standing up against society’s pressures and how to cope with the emotional roller coaster of a broken marriage.

This session is for women only, ages 18 and above.

Registration fee per participant (payable at the door): PKR 400 for non-members and PKR 200 for members.

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

If you face any difficulty in registering for this event, please write to them at: [email protected]

All participants are required to bring their original CNIC, Passport or Library Membership Card to the event.

Registration will close on Friday, 18 January 2019.

Date: 19th January 2019

Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Venue: British Council Library, Shahrah-e-Iran, Clifton, Karachi

Book Club: The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

Register here: https://bit.ly/2skLyXW

Rounding up an entire month of positive lifestyle adjustments with ‘The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up’ by Marie Kondo; a book that has left the lives of many of its millions of readers altered forever.

Kondo’s tried and tested ‘Konmari MethodTM’ has helped her clients lose weight, improve relationships, gain confidence and quit dead end jobs. Her book is so much more than a guide to decluttering your home; it is an entire philosophy of appreciating and nurturing a healthier attitude towards material possessions. She suggests that dramatic change in one’s surroundings can result in dramatic changes in lifestyle and perspective, helping people process their past.

Join other like-minded readers to discuss this de-cluttering bible over coffee and some snacks.

Copies of the book are available for members in the library on a first-come, first-serve basis; the e-book is available through the British Council’s digital library, in the E-books and Audio Books resource.

This event is free and open to the public. It is appropriate for ages 18 and above.

Prior registration is mandatory; walk-ins will not be allowed. If you face any difficulty in registering for this event, please write  at [email protected]

Registration will close on Friday, 18 January 2019.

Date: 19th January 2019

Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Venue: British Council Library, Shahrah-e-Iran, Clifton, Karachi

Date with Paint

This New Year, experience something new with your better half!
A Couple’s Painting Session, along with a wholesome meal by Neco’s.
You get a large canvas and all paint supplies!
Rs. 6000/- per couple.
Register now at 03100883339.

Limited seats, unlimited fun!

Date: 19th January 2019

Time: 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Venue: Neco’s Natural Store and Cafe, 8C, Lane 1, Bukhari Commercial Area, Phase 6, DHA, Karachi

ERDC Workshop: Concept & Storytelling

Join them in a one-day workshop on ‘CONCEPT & STORYTELLING’ & understand the craft behind storytelling & conceptualization & how it serves as the foundation for script writing. This workshop will be conducted by ‘Khurrum Khan’. Follow the link to register: https://goo.gl/BKPniC

Date: 19th January 2019

Time: 9:00 AM- 1:30 PM

Venue: ERDC Branch Office, PECHS, Karachi

PBWRP Literary Fiesta

PBWRP (Pakistan’s Bloggers, Writers, Readers and Poets) aims to promote English and Urdu literature in Pakistan by helping nurture young talent and giving them a platform to express their love for the written word. Many Bloggers, Writers and Poets from all across the country share their poetry and prose pieces with the Facebook group on a daily basis and gain positive feedback along with an opportunity to grow as individuals in a positive and conducive environment. The writers also get a unique chance to part of a learning, motivational community

The PBWRP Literary Fiesta is geared towards bringing writers from all across the country closer together through a competitive event with highly respected judges and guests belonging to the Pakistani literary scene. The participants in poetry and prose categories were lauded and the winners were given prizes for their brilliant pieces and manner of delivery. Following the success of the last Literary Fiesta, the PBWRP has organized a second grand event to be held in the month of January 2019. This time they are going to be graced with the presence of true literary giants as guests and audience members. If you are a reader or writer do join their group and attend this event to learn with fun and win exciting giveaways.

Date: 20th January 2019

Time: 2:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Venue: Movenpick Hotel, Club Road, Karachi

Register here: https://bit.ly/2M2zHHb

Last Heritage Walk Karachi of the Season

Join to explore the historic treasure, to enable in protecting, preserving the Old Town.

Date: 20th January 2019

Time: 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Venue: Pakistan Chowk

Family Funfest & Pet Show

Get ready to join the FUN!
Shutterup360 is arranging a Family Fun-Fest. The festival showcases:
🔶 Kite Festival
🔶 Pet Show
🔶 Pet Show Competition
🔶 Painting Competition
🔶 Jumping Castle
🔶 Rides for kids
🔶 Face Painting
🔶 Cartoon Characters
🔶 Food Stalls
🔶 Clothes Stalls
🔶 Jewelry Stalls
🔶 Selfie Booth
🔶 Photography
🔶 Videography

For Stalls Booking:
Rehana Hanif Gabrani
0333-3439712, 0300-2612355

For Pet’s Registration:
https://goo.gl/forms/4UIWqdjv44COYsKk2
Noman Khan
0311-8241533

Date: 20th January 2019

Time: 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Venue: Sir Adamjee Institute, Hussainabad Street, Karachi

Google Map Link: https://maps.app.goo.gl/Am3yt

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