Keep your kids entertained this week with the help of Peter Pan, Tinkerbell and a little magic at The Neverland Carnival. Abortion is considered a taboo in our society, join T2F and their panel of specialists to educate yourself with the rights held every Pakistani woman holds for abortion. NAPA’s Jashn Sahwan Ka: A Festival of Contemporary Theatre continues in full swing, playing Dead End this week. Celebrate Khawatoon’s 3rd anniversary at PACC – they’ll have you roaring with laughter. An eventful week ahead…

Jashn Sahwan Ka: A Festival of Contemporary Theatre

JASHN SAHWAN KA: A Festival of Contemporary Theatre
Four new plays over four weekends.

NAPA’s summer theatre series, Jashn Sahwan Ka features the new generation of theatre stars: talented emerging directors and exciting young actors in contemporary plays on highly relevant topics staged in a fresh and engaging manner.

DATES: 11th July to 4th August 2019. Plays take place on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 8:00 pm
VENUE: Zia Mohyeddin Theatre, NAPA

SCHEDULE:
Lights Out (11th-14th July), directed by Fawad Khan.
Heer Project (18th-21st July), directed by Zain Ahmed
Dead End (25th-28th July), directed by Sunil Shanker
Pooja (1st-4th August), directed by Uzma Sabeen

TICKETS: Rs 800/person (Rs. 400 for students)
For sale online (https://bit.ly/2FuF1AU) or at NAPA

ABOUT THE PLAYS:
DEAD END (25th-28th July):

An adaptation of David Mamet’s masterpiece Glengarry Glenn Ross, Dead End will leave you gasping for air. It makes you laugh, even though you know that his characters are fighting for their lives. The story revolves around real estate agents who are trying to survive in a brutal and competitive market. The salesmen work at a real estate company called Dream Ambassadors, selling property. This is a crucial month: the sales contest is on, and whoever makes the most sales will win a new car. The leads are crucial to achieve this target. But somebody has stolen the leads and everyone is a suspect.

POOJA (1st-4th August): A musical love story: Two best friends fall in love with the same girl. They make a pact that neither will pursue her, but changing circumstances bring her back into their lives. Pooja is a story of love, faith and betrayal in relationships.

Please note: No children under 14.

Happy Third Birthday To The Khawatoons

The Khawatoons, South Asia’s first all-girl improv comedy troupe is back with yet another evening of comedy that is guaranteed to have you doubled over in laughter throughout.

This troupe has spent three years breaking barriers and defying odds to make a name for itself, through blood, sweat, laughter, and tears in a field saturated entirely by men to prove once and for all that women can be funny, too.

Join us on our third anniversary as a troupe as we celebrate the sisterhood, the hard work, the grind, and the strength that is The Khawatoons at our biggest-and funniest-event yet!

Karachi, we’ll see you on the 26th of July at PACC and we’ll show you just how funny women can be.

Lekin pehlay ticket tou khareed lo.

Date: 26th July 2019

Time: 8:30 PM – 10 PM

Venue: PACC

Abortion Rights in Pakistan

There is widespread silence and lack of clarity concerning the topic of abortion in our society, since it often gets equated with the taboo subject of sexual morality.
Join us for a talk at T2F to understand the social, medical and legal views on abortion in Pakistan, while deconstructing the misconceptions and social stigma that are attached to it.

About the Panelists:
Asif Aslam (Moderator): is public health physician by training, he did his MBBS from the Dow Medical College, Karachi in 1984 and Masters in Public Health with concentration in International Health from the Harvard University, USA in 1988. From 1994 to 2014, he served as the Health and Nutrition programme Officer at UNICEF, Karachi with primary responsibility of planning, monitoring and managing Maternal and Child health related interventions in collaboration with the government and NGOs.

Dr. Yasmeen Qazi: is a Medical Doctor with a vast experience in public health field. She has received management trainings from New York, Australia and Germany. She is a well-known Reproductive Health Expert in the country and has remained an active Advocate for women’s health issues through her association with civil societies for more than 25 years. She has served as an Expert on Task Force of various policies and programs and work closely with Donors and NGOs on Reproductive Health matters, in country and internationally.

Dr. Nusrat Shah: is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Jinnah Sindh Medical University (JSMU).

Dr. Agha Xaher Gul: a physician and public health practitioner addressing the issue of the reproductive and sexual health of women and men to help them adopt healthier options so they lead a better life in future.

Date: Friday, 19th of July 2019

Timings: 07:00 PM – 09:00 PM

Venue: Faraar Gallery, T2F
Entry Fee: Rs. 100/- (as minimum contribution)

Techstars Startup Weekend Karachi Youth

Startup Weekend is an immersion event –a unique experience where entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs can discover if their startup ideas are workable. Through Startup Weekend, entrepreneurs get a platform to share their ideas, form diverse teams and launch their startups over the course of a weekend.

*Participants will be selected after being shortlisted. All shortlisted candidates will receive a new registration link on their given email ids to purchase the tickets for the event.

Dates: 18th, 19th & 20th July

Time: 3 PM – 6 PM

Venue: The Nest I/O

Ticket Prices: Rs. 3000
Early Bird Price: Rs. 2500
Early Bird Discount valid till 10th of July

Mic Drop – The Hive’s Open Mic Night

Karachi, are you ready?
Mic Drop is The Hive’s very own open mic night where musicians, comedians, poets, magicians – just performers in general – entertain and amaze us with their talent. We’re expecting a night of laughs, applause and fun!

Ticket: PKR 300/- per person

(If you want to perform at the open mic night, fill out the form here: https://forms.gle/CjJsev8z48dJ7cMb7)

Date: 19th July 2019

Time: 6 PM – 8 PM

Venue: The Hive, Clifton

Mommy let’s paint

Mommies & kids!
Gear up for an Artistic noon together.Come spend some quality time, bonding, catching up and painting, creating masterpieces with your little ones on our play date “Mommy Let’s Paint”.

Register here:
www.candyclub.pk/registerforplaydate/

Tickets are Rs 2150 per mom with one child. For every additional child it is Rs 350.

*Tickets will not be available for purchase at the gate. Get them online before the event.

btw, daddies, take a breather, book that long delayed movie that you had to watch, or go hit the gym or maybe go hangout with your boys, or just plain catch up on much needed sleep. Let the mommies rule this the Sunday!

Date: 21st July 2019

Time: 4 PM – 6 PM

Venue: Candy Club, PECHS

The Neverland Carnival

REGISTER HERE: https://bit.ly/2GerBtd

Peter, Wendy, Tinkerbell and their friends invite you to the magical world of Neverland, where there are raucous lost boys, feisty fairies and fearful pirates! Join us for an evening that’s bursting with fun games, crafts and plenty of surprises for the whole family!

Come dressed as your favourite Peter Pan character or visit our costume station for a complete transformation into a fairy or scurvy pirate (right down to some truly terrifying tattoos)! Stop by our photo booth and get the entire family to join in the fun and enjoy magical treats as you feast in Neverland throughout the evening.

Try your luck at our wheel of fortune and learn to make a pirate’s telescope or create fairy pendants and charms at Tinkerbell’s jewellery making station. Help us find lost pirate treasure and get to try your hand at other exciting games to win amazing prizes! And that’s not all – we’re showcasing a special Peter Pan puppet show that’ll take you on a roller coaster ride of emotions as we follow the beloved story of the Darling children who sail through the skies to an enchanted land of pirates, crocodiles and lost children.

Hurry to register while slots last!

PROGRAMME:

– Costume Station
– Smee’s Tattoo Parlour
– The Neverland Feast
– Tinkerbell’s Jewellery Making Station
– Pirates only! Trespassers Will Walk the Plank
– Make Your Own Telescope at Skull Rock
– Captain Hook’s Ring Toss
– Feed Tick-Tock the Croc
– Make Your Own Lava Lamp with Pixie Dust
– Spin and Win
– The Peter Pan Puppet Show Find the Pirates’ Lost Treasure

EVENT REGISTRATION:

The event is open to the public and recommended for ages 5 and above.

Registration fee per child (payable at the door) is PKR 800 for non-members and PKR 500 for library members.

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

Date: 21st July 2019

Time: 3 PM – 7 PM

Venue: The British Council Library

Hollywood and Pakistani film makers

A panel discussion to be held on the topic “Challenges & success in the burgeoning Pakistani film industry, and best practices in the United States to assist with the growth”.

The speakers of the panel discussion are the following:

Alix Madigan:
A producer with many successful hits under her name.

Maria Raquel Bozzi:
A senior director of Film Education & International Initiatives at film independent.

Nadeem Mandviwalla:
A successful producer of the Pakistani film industry.

Fizza Ali Meerza:
A Pakistani film producer, and screenwriter best known for making films that tackle socio economic issues.

Sultana Siddiqui:
A Pakistani television director, producer and a businessperson from Karachi.

Please fill up the form below to be a part of the prestigious panel discussion, only registered individuals will be allowed:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdbnx89VLwPFOkz7ioLmdpMOgn4cXiT5ngIopPYnt6VRrwjJw/viewform

Date: 25th July 2019

Time: 5 PM – 7 PM

Venue: Arts Council, Karachi

Happy Third Birthday To The Khawatoons

The Khawatoons, South Asia’s first all-girl improv comedy troupe is back with yet another evening of comedy that is guaranteed to have you doubled over in laughter throughout.

This troupe has spent three years breaking barriers and defying odds to make a name for itself, through blood, sweat, laughter, and tears in a field saturated entirely by men to prove once and for all that women can be funny, too.

Join us on our third anniversary as a troupe as we celebrate the sisterhood, the hard work, the grind, and the strength that is The Khawatoons at our biggest-and funniest-event yet!

Karachi, we’ll see you on the 26th of July at PACC and we’ll show you just how funny women can be.

Lekin pehlay ticket tou khareed lo.

Date: 26th July 2019
Time: 8:30 PM – 10 PM
Venue: PACC

Qavvali Mahfil: Hamza Akram

Join us for a Qavvaali Mahfil, by Hamza Akram on Sunday, 21st July at T2F!

Hamza Akram, belongs to the 805 year old “Qavvaal Bachon Ka Gharana” of Delhi and is the grandson of the inimitable qavvaals Munshi Raziuddin from his paternal side and Ustad Bahauddin from his maternal side. Hamza Akram performed in his early days with his uncles, Fareed and Abu Mohammad, who are considered to be the greatest qavvaals today.

Date: Sunday, 21st July 2019

Time: 07:30 PM – 09:30 PM
Place: Faraar Gallery, T2F
Entry: Rs. 500/- First come, first served at the door

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