What’s On in Karachi: 19th to 25th April

This week is replete with intellectual stimulation and learning in Karachi. With numerous art exhibitions and concerts, this week offers a flight of fancy for Karachi Residents. On 21st April we will also be celebrating World Book Day, thus it is the perfect time to break out the books you’ve had on your reading list and get going.

Carmine Studio Exhibition

Carmine Studio presents their spring and summer collection

Date: 20th and 21st April

Time: 11AM to 6PM

Venue: 55/2, Street 8, Khayabane Badbad, Phase 5, Karachi

First Women Law Conference

We are conducting first women law conference 2018 too highlight the legal problems faced by Pakistani women.

Date: 19th April

Time: 2PM to 6PM

Venue: Arts Council of Karachi, M. R. Kayani Road

Art for Eternity by Iqbal Durrani

Artciti invites you to an exclusive exhibition of paintings by Iqbal Durrani. Visit our gallery on the 19th of April, 2018 to view his outstanding work.

“I paint because I feel it in my blood. What stimulates my spirit and what runs in my arteries, are the nature’s heavenly forms that thrive on this soil amidst water, wind and the sun. From all the gifts of heaven, it is the human figure that I have always felt closer to, owing to its fascinating structure and intelligence. For instance, the dynamic articulation of the female figure, with its graceful movements never seems to tire the eye. Incidentally, an artist’s observation goes much beyond a simple eye contact. It is the feminine beauty of the torso that has intrigued many painters for centuries, and I am no exception.

The nature’s generous improvisations that alter with every passing moment tend to draw attention, igniting my desire to express these wonderful rewards in paints. Amongst the rich flora and fauna, I choose to paint flowers and pigeons, which are either individually depicted or in combination with the human figure. It is the magic of light that makes me perceive the wonderous hues and tints that lie under the surface of the elements that I paint. I develop a sort of connection with the composed subjects to an extent that empathy begins to manifest itself in my work.” – Iqbal Durrani

Date: 19th April

Time: 6PM to 8PM

Venue: Art Citi, 36-C 2nd Floor, Bukhari Lane 13, Khayabane Shujaat

Karachi Haat (Open-air Crafts Centre)

Sindh Indigenous & Traditional Crafts Company’s –
Karachi Haat Open-Air Crafts Centre:
Will be inaugurated and on from 20th-22nd April 2018 at National Museum Of Pakistan, Karachi.
Join us with your family and friends for a fascinating panorama of crafts, cuisine & cultural activities.
Free Entry for all!

Date: 20th to 22nd April

Time: 3PM to 6PM

Venue: National Museum of Pakistan

Behind the Burqa by “Kausar Iqbal”

Artscene Galleries
Presents the exhibition of Miniature Paintings
Behind the Burqa by “Kausar Iqbal”

on Friday 20, April 2018
Opening at 6:00 pm

The Exhibitions Continue till 26th, April

Date: 20th April to 26th April

Time: 6:00PM opening on 20th April

Venue: Art Scene Gallery, Block 4, Clifton

Friday Night Karaoke at The Grid

Karaoke Night at the grid.

Date: 20th April

Time: 7PM to 10PM

Venue: The Grid

MCD Karachi Exhibition

Maira Chinoy Designs presents their Karachi Summer exhibition. Maira Chinoy Designs will be having a pop up show at Ensemble in Karachi! Come check out some beautiful pieces for your home as well as an adorable kids line!

Date: 21st April

Time: 11AM to 8PM

Venue: Ensemble, E street, block 4, Clifton

World Book Day

Date: 21st April

Time: 1PM to 3PM

Venue: Liberty Books, Boat Basin

Keto Food Festival

Alliance Francaise and TeamEventure are co-hosting the first ever Ketogenic lifestyle event in Pakistan… multiple media partners, huge online fanfare… a fantastic opportunity for vendors to reinforce their branding as trendsetters in the Ketogenic food segment.

A night with celebrities, live cooking, scrumptious entrees and innovative Keto menus… this is where the biggest Keto ambassadors & opinion leaders will descend on April 21.

Get a piece of your bulletproof limelight.

Date: 21st April

Time: 3PM to 11PM

Venue: Alliance Francaise, Karachi

Nail the Art

Nail the art will let the little hands work with wood frames to turn it into a master piece.

Date: 21st April

Time: 3PM onwards

Venue: The Grid, Bukhari Commercial

Rhymistan 2.0

Prognostic events and Pkhiphop present Rhymistan 2.0
Prognostic Events brings you a one of a kind HipHop event featuring insanely talented Rappers, b-boys and Beatboxers and EDM artists. Join us to start this summer with the illest rhymes of this season along with eargasmic electronic music by Eridu and Cannabass.

Limited capacity, unlimited hiphop !!

Date: 21st April

Time: 6PM to 12AM

Venue: The Grid

Lyari on the Rise- Book Launch


Lyari on the Rise refers to the time (2015-2017) when the social order was established in Lyari. The book unveils all those blurred aspects of Lyari which were intentionally veiled by the media.

Umair Razzaq is a Lyari based writer. He is a final year student of English Literature at Benazir Bhutto Shaheed University Lyari. Umair is famous for his media critique on biased reporting about Lyari issues.Currently working for an English weekly “Social Track” and engaged in youth advocacy as a citizen journalist.

Date: Saturday, 21st April 2018
Time: 6:30pm
Venue: Pakistan Chowk Community Centre

Sur Ka Safar: Usman Anees

Join us at Faraar Gallery, T2F, for the latest performance in our Sur Ka Safar series, featuring Usman Anees, accompanied by Yousuf Kerai on the tabla.

About the performer
Usman Anees started learning the piano at the age of 8 from his father Ijaz Anees. He gave his debut performance at the age of 12 at the Marriot Hotel. In subsequent years, he gave solo recitals at many different venues in Pakistan, including the Goethe Institut, the Alliance Francaise, and The Arts Council and has been invited to play for the consul generals of the British, German and Italian embassies. He has also appeared in duet concerts with distinguished international artists. He has appeared many times on national TV and reviewed in the newspaper by leading critics of Western Classical Music. His European debut took place in Berlin when he played at the prestigious Mendelssohn Remise to a standing ovation. In 2016, he did a studio recording of the complete 32 piano sonatas of Ludwig Van Beethoven.

Usman got his qualification from the Trinity College of Music by finishing his Fellowship degree there in the field of music composition. He has composed extensively for various mediums, ranging from solo piano music to symphonies and an opera. His works have been played by American and German artists in various countries.

In this performance Usman will present a solo piano recital followed by some fusion work with tabla player, Yousuf Kerai.

Date: Saturday, 21st April 2018
Time: 7:30–9:00 PM
Place: Faraar Gallery, The Second Floor (T2F)
Entry: Rs 500. First come, first served at the door.

Open Mic at TDF Ghar

Calling all musicians, singers, comedians, poets…. Present your best at Open Mic Night at TDF Ghar. For participation please inbox.

Date: Sunday, April 22, 2018
Time: 7 pm onwards
Venue: Entry Ticket Rs. 200 (Available at TDF Ghar)

Art Exhibition: Intangible Realities

Intangible Realities is being exhibited at the #AFKarachi art gallery to showcase artist Khadijah Azhar’s work which is an amalgamtion of the conscious, subconscious and the unconscious vocabulary that houses itself in the human mind. Through figurative portrayal or the abstract of the intangible imagery within, the language of emotion and the human mind is one that never ceases to amaze with the ebb and flow of each passing day.

Date: 24-26 April 2018
Time: 11 AM to 7 PM
Place: Alliance française de Karachi Art Gallery
Entry: Free entry, all welcome

Ciné Club at AFK: Le Nouveau

Join us at the Ciné Club at the Alliance Française de Karachi every Tuesday to enjoy a French film with English subtitles!


Benoit’s first week in his new school is not going the way he hoped. He is bullied by Charles’s band and the popular crowd. The only students to welcome him with kindness are “nerds”. Fortunately, there is also Johanna, a pretty Swedish girl whom Benoit befriends and falls in love with.

Date: 24th April

Time: 6:30 to 8 PM

Venue: Alliance Francaise, Karachi

Folding Shadows

‘Folding Shadows’ an exhibition curated by Alia Bilgrami feature works of 3 artists, Hadia Moiz, Babur Gull & Sarah Ahmad. Exhibition opens on Wednesday, 25th April and continues till 3rd May, 2018.

Folding Shadows brings together three artists who play with the viewer’s perception of three-dimensionality. They experiment with paper, metal and Perspex, not only as surfaces to work on, but materials to work with when constructing their pieces. Babar Gull uses origami figures – an art of precision, and one that is normally considered sculptural. Instead of conforming, he uses them as the subject matter for his beautifully rendered drawings, creating minimalist pieces on a flat plane. Hadia Moiz layers sheets of Perspex to create patterns, repetition and tonal variation. Layering is the primary focus in her practise – a tactile way of confronting reality and attempting to untangle it through her pieces. Originating as an experience with nature, its energy and visual wonders, Sarah Ahmad’s detailed monochromatic work contemplates the innermost human condition and the outermost mysteries of the universe, and how it is all interconnected. Conceptually, all three artists’ work flows in different directions, however when viewed collectively, they fuse strikingly through their use of geometric forms and patterns, linear mark making, scoring and folding shadows that meet at the point of execution.

Date: 25th April to 3rd May

Time: till 8PM

Venue: Koel Art Gallery

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