What’s On in Karachi – 19th – 26th March 2015

Loads to look forward this long weekend- celebrate Pakistan Day with friends and family at the Youth Arts and Literary Exhibition or at the Family Festival at Port Grand. Elan lawn has been launched so head on over to the retailers to buy your favourite designs! Have a great week

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What’s On in Karachi -19th – 26th March 2015

Family Festivals

Youth Arts and Literary Exhibition 2015

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Spend Pakistan Day at the fun filled Youth Arts & Literary Exhibition at Alliance Francaise

Enjoy two days of patriotism, exhibitions, food, music, drama, performances, theatre, qawalis, dances, and competitions as we celebrate the Pakistan Day with full zeal and spirit this March! Free entry, open to all. Qawali night featuring Amjad Sabri is on Sunday. For more details on this event click here.

Date: Sunday, 22nd to Monday, 23rd March 2015
Time: 12:00pm to 11:00pm
At: Alliance Francaise

Pakistan Day Festival

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Port Grand Pakistan Day Festival

Date: Saturday 21st – Monday 23rd March 2015
Time: 5:00pm to 1:00am
At: Port Grand

Pakistan Day Carnival from 21st – 23rd March is a family festival spread over three days from Saturday – Sunday. This event brings to you a magical experience of fun, activities, food and shopping for everyone! Passes will be available at the entrance.
Activities include: Food Stalls, Handicraft Bazaar, Music Concert, Live street performances, Fireworks, Parades, Grand Circus, Puppet Show and lots more.
For more queries: [email protected]
Bahria Family Festival
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Bahria Town Family Festival
Date: Friday, 20th – Monday, 23rd March 2015
Time: 3:00pm to 10:00pm
At: Bahria Town, Karachi


Basant, fireworks, kids area, food court. For families only, no passes needed.
20th March – RDB and Papu Saeen
21st March – ATIF Aslam and Rabi Per zada
22nd March – Ali Azmat and Komal Rizvi
23rd March – Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
Eats & Beats 2015
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Eats & Beats Kites Festival
A fun filled day out with the family! Ticket Rs 250 per person. Rs 150 for kids below 10 years.
Date: Sunday, 22nd March 2015
Time: 11:00am to 11:00pm
At: Moin Khan Stadium


World Wide Instameet 11
Date: Saturday, 21st March 2015
Time: 4:00pm
At: National Academy of Performing Arts
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Instameet at NAPA
This is the third time we are holding a Worldwide Instagram Meetup in Karachi. With much experience from our previous meetups, this time around we’ve made it bigger and better.
Theme for this year’s Instameet is urban photography and portraiture. The aim is incorporate Karachi in your photos in a creative light. Bring any to all props you like to aid you in taking creative photos. These include but are not limited to umbrellas, masks and glasses etc.
Registration form:
World Wide Instameet: WWIM11 KarachiKitab
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Instameet at Frere Hall
Date: Sunday, 22nd March 2015
Time: 4:00pm
At: Frere Hall
Twittistaan is hosting the World Wide Instameet 11 – #WWIM11KarachiKitab this time in Karachi. Its open for everyone who has passion for creativity, photography and to explore Karachi.
Theme: Relive The Colors Of Your Childhood
So if you’re that 80’s or 90’s kid and miss the park picnics, come join us at Frere Hall this Sunday to relive the colors of your childhood and meet fellow instagrammers who share the same thoughts.


Art & Music

A Journey Through the Music of South Asia
Join us at T2F as Yousuf Kerai and Shehroze Hussain present the enchanting world of rhythm and melody in South Asian music. Entry Rs 500.
This event is a fundraiser for the Ayesha Chundrigar Foundation (ACF), a non-profit organization rescuing and rehabilitating stray injured animals and working with other marginalized communities that society normally ignores.
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A Journey through the Music of South Asia at T2F
Date: Friday, 20th March 2015
Time: 7:30pm to 9:00pm
At: T2F, 10-C, Sunset Lane 5, Phase 2 Extension, DHA
Detritus from Exploded Stars
detritus from exploded stars art exhibition
Works by Khalil Chishtee exhibiting at Sanat Initiative
Works by Khalil Chishtee, Curated by Nafisa Rizvi
Date: Friday, 20th March – 4th April 2015
Time: 5:00pm to 8:00pm
At: Sanat Initiative, F-39-1/A, Block 4, Clifton
Coexisting Contrast – A.S. Rind Exhibition
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Coexisting Contrast
ARTCITI invites you to an exhibition featuring two very different styles of paintings by the famous A S Rind.
Along with his current technique, Rind is now introducing his unique contemporary art.
Date: Saturday, 21st March 2015
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
At: Art Citi, Plot 36-C, 2nd Floor, Office #2, Bukhari Lane 3, Khayban-e-Shujaat, Phase 6, DHA
The Art of Music – A Parallel Universe
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The Art of Music – one day workshop
Music is not about knowing the instruments. Music is the science that connects us with nature.
A one-day workshop, lead by learned individuals, you can attend to know how music and its genres work psychologically and why we like what we like. Plus, you will be trained to play basic music then and there! Get ready to learn music as science!
Registration fees – 600/- per person. Contact 03233338478 for getting registered.
Date: Saturday, 21st March 2015
At: Dotzero, Dilkusha Forum, Tariq Road
Sneak Peek into Planet Psychology – Coming Together for a Positive Cause
psychology workshop karachiDate: Sunday, 22nd March 2015
Time: 11:00am to 6:00pm
At: Dotzero, Dilkusha Forum, Tariq Road
The two day workshop will cover several areas ranging from clinically diagnosing various mental health, emotional or behavioural disorders to working in non-clinical practice environments such as research and even business. Cognitive psychology, behavioural psychology and Social psychology will be the main focus. There will be activities to test your mental awareness by renown Psychologists. The workshop will have an interactive session with the speakers following the Q and A session where you can speak about the most sensitive issues in your life.
BENEFITS: Interactive and learning sessions, Q/A round, Activities(Mind testing), Lunch, High tea, Certification, Networking
Per participant investment: 2,000 PKR/-     Group: 1500 PKR/-    (Discount available for early birds)

Fashion, Clothing & Jewellery

Elan Lawn 2015 launches today

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Elan Lawn 2015 available nationwide today!

Elan’s much awaited Lawn collection is available from today. Many of the designs are sold out on the website. But here are the list of retailers that are stocking Elan Lawn. Make sure to hit them before they all run out!


Hina Mirza Lawn Spring/Summer 2015 Exhibition

Date: Thursday, 19th March 2015
Time: 11:00am to 5:00pm
At: 69/2, 9th Lane, Khayban-e-Badr, Phase 6, DHA

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Retro Lawn by Hina Mirza
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Retro Lawn by Hina Mirza
Showcasing our limited Edition Digital Printed Retro Lawn RTW Tunics and digital printed organza silk dupattas.
Also available:
-Our casual plain and printed Malia tunics
-Swiss Voil screen printed tunics
-Chiken Cigarette Pants
-Lace semi-formal Tunics
-Khaddar cotton screen printed tunics
-Cigarette, skinny and culotte bottoms.
Please Note this is an one day event and there will be NO PREVIEWS, doors will open at 11am sharp (this is a ladies only event). Please make sure you arrive early on the exhibition day to avoid disappointment. Price Range: Rs.1500- Rs.8000. No Refunds . No Exchanges . No orders
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Retro Lawn by Hina Mirza

PinkTree Summer & Resort Collection 2015

This spring The PinkTree blooms in Karachi at The East End While sipping their famous refreshing coolers by East End Cafe, view and pick up:
pinktree summer resort collection 2015* Evening formals.
* Breezy Georgette tunics in pastels
* Evening silk jackets in jewel tones and
* Crisp cotton jumpers to keep you cool during sweltering summer.
Date: Thursday, 19th March 2015
Time: 10:00am to 10:30pm
At: The East End, CC2, Block 8, Clifton

Adorned with delicate embroideries and intricate applique with hints of sparkle, the numbers are sure to lure you into packing for leisure sojourns abroad, And if that’s not enough, a capsule collection of resort-wear is also on offer to make your beach trips sexier.

Come & experience a day filled with style, conversations and lots & lots of laughter.
Nadia Farooqui Annual Spring Exhibition
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Nadia Farooqui Annual Spring Exhibition
Date: Friday, 20th – Saturday, 21st March 2015
Time: 11:00am to 7:00pm

At: 1C, Lane 6, Bukhari Commercial Area, Phase 6, DHA

Karachi Spring Exhibition

zaheen kamran fine silver jewellery
Zaheen Kamran Fine Silver Jewellery exhibition


Zaheen Kamran – Fine Silver Jewellery will be showcasing her latest SPRING 2015 Collection at Fashion Pakistan Lounge (FPL) next to Nishat Store, 1st Floor, Dolmen Mall, CLIFTON, KARACHI.
Dont miss the chance to get your hands on the wide variety of finest traditional, ethnic and contemporary jewellery pieces.

Date: Friday, 20th – Saturday, 21st March 2015
Time: 3:00pm to 11:00pm
At: Fashion Pakistan Lounge, 1st Floor, Dolmen Mall, Clifton

Farida Hasan Spring Pret Collection

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Farida Hasan Pret Collection

Semi Formal Cotton Collection by Farida Hasan

Date: Saturday, 21st March 2015
Time: 12:00pm to 9:00pm
At: Ensemble Karachi

Spring/Summer Exhibition 2015

Spring/Summer Exhibition 2015. More than 60 designs to choose from. Ranging from Chikankari kurtas to Silk tunics. Crisp Cottons to Flowy Chiffons. We have something for everyone.
Price Range: Rs 1,900 – Rs 6,500.
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Spring/Summer Exhibition

Date: Saturday 21st – Sunday 22nd March 2015
At: 54/1, Main 26th Street, Phase 5, DHA, opposite KFC.
Contact: 0331-6678613

Chic’n’Kari Karachi Exhibition

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Chic’n’kari exhibition

Expect a variety of stitched and unstitched apparel of hand embroidery, patch work kantha, block print and lots more!

Date: Saturday 21st Marchi 2015
Time: 12:00pm to 7:00pm
At: Forty4, F-44/2, Block 4, Scheme 5, Clifton

Grandeur Designer Exhibition: Mehreen Qazafi, Ainee & Bushra, Masuma, Eina Alvi

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Grandeur designers exhibition
An exhibition of smart casuals, semi formal and formal collection by four graduates of Indus Valley showcasing under one roof.

Date: Tuesday, 24th March 2015
Time: 10:00am to 8:00pm
At: Grandeur Art Gallery, 15C, Lane 1, Main Zamzama Boulevard, Phase 5, DHA

Accessorise and Monsoon Kids Reopens in Dolmen Mall


Accessorize & Monsoon Kids reopening on March 21st at Dolmen Mall Clfton & offering a 20% opening day discount on all your shopping.

Movies on this week in Karachi

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel movie poster
Now showing: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Cast: Maggie Smith, Richard Gere, Bill Nighy
Synopsis: As the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has only a single remaining vacancy – posing a rooming predicament for two fresh arrivals – Sonny pursues his expansionist dream of opening a second hotel.
Genre: Romance, Drama, Comedy
Rating: PG
NH 10 movie poster anushka sharma
Now showing: NH10

Cast: Anushka Sharma , Neil Bhoopalam
Synopsis: NH10 is an upcoming Indian thriller film which tells the story of a young couple whose road trip goes awry after an encounter with a group of violent criminals. The film`s title refers to the 403 km long National Highway 10 that starts from Delhi, passes through Haryana via Bahadurgarh, Rohtak, Hisar, Fatehabad, Sirsa and ends at the Pakistan border in Punjab.
Genre: Action, Drama, Adventure
devdas movie poster shah rukh khan
Now showing: Devdas

Cast: Shah Rukh Khan , Aishwarya Rai ,Madhuri Dixit , Jackie Shroff ,Kirron Kher
Synopsis: Devdas is a 2002 Indian romantic drama film directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and based on the 1917 Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay novella Devdas. This is the third Hindi version and the first film version of the story in Hindi done in colour.The film follows Devdas (Shah Rukh Khan), a wealthy law graduate, who returns from his studies in London to marry his childhood sweetheart, Paro (Aishwarya Rai). However, the rejection of this marriage by his own family sparks his descent into alcohol, ultimately leading to his emotional deterioration.
Genre: Romantic, Drama
chappie movie poster hugh jackman
Now showing: Chappie

Cast: Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver, Sharito Copley
Synopsis: After being kidnapped by two criminals during birth, Chappie becomes the adopted son in a strange and dysfunctional family. Chappie is preternaturally gifted, one of a kind, a prodigy. He also happens to be a robot.
Genre: Action, Thriller, Sci-Fi
Rating: R
cinderella movie poster
Now showing: Cinderella

Cast: Lily James, Richard Madden, Helena Bonham Carter
Synopsis: A live-action retelling of the classic fairy tale about a servant step-daughter who wins the heart of a prince.
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Rating: PG
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Now showing: The Theory of Everything
The Theory of Everything

Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones
Synopsis: A look at the relationship between the famous physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife. More a more detailed review click here.
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Rating: PG 13
jalaibee movie poster
Now showing: Jalaibee
Cast: Danish Taimoor, Ali Safina, Zhalay Sarhadi
Synopsis: Jalaibee is an upcoming Pakistani drama thriller film directed and written by Yasir Jaswal, produced by Eman Syed. It is about the intertwined stories of numerous relatable characters who are all struggling with their problems, and who somehow connect on a unifying level.
Genre: Action, Thriller
focus movie poster will smith
Now showing: Focus
Cast: Will Smith, Margot Robbie
Synopsis: In the midst of veteran con man Nicky’s latest scheme, a woman from his past – now an accomplished femme fatale – shows up and throws his plans for a loop.
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Rating: R
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Now showing: Kingsman: The Secret Service

Kingsman: The Secret Service

Cast: Colin Firth, Michael Caine, Taron Egerton
Synopsis: A veteran secret agent takes a young upstart under his wing.
Genre: Action, Comedy, Adventure
Rating: R
movie paddington
Now showing: Paddington


Cast: Hugh Bonneville , Sally Hawkins , Julie Walters , Jim Broadbent
Synopsis: From the beloved novels by Michael Bond and producer David Heyman (“Harry Potter”), “Paddington” tells the story of the comic misadventures of a young Peruvian bear who travels to the city in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone, he begins to realise that city life is not all he had imagined – until he meets the kindly Brown family who read the label around his neck that says “Please look after this bear. Thank you,” and offer him a temporary haven. It looks as though his luck has changed until this rarest of bears catches the eye of a museum taxidermist.
Genre: Action, Comedy, Family
Rating: PG
the spongebob movie
Now showing: The Spongebob Movi

The Spongebob

Cast: Antonio Banderas, Clancy Brown, Slash
Synopsis: SpongeBob goes on a quest to discover a stolen recipe that takes him to our dimension, our world, where he tangles with a pirate.
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Rating: PG
movie Big Hero 6
Now showing: Big Hero 6

Big Hero 6

Cast: Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, Jamie Chung
Synopsis: The special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure
Rating: PG

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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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