What’s On in Karachi 22nd August – 28th August 2019

A couple of plays lined up this week, promising to put on theatre like you’ve never seen before – Dastaan for the adults over at PACC and Zoo Play at NAPA to entertain the kids. The British Council Library is also putting up an Urdu Qissa Kahani, take your kids along to engage them in stories you were told as a child too. Head over to Cote Rotie for an evening full of music – Salt Soiree, The Monsoon Edition. And enjoy a little yoga on the side with the trial session being offered at PACC. It’s an eventful week.

Zoo Play (Children’s Theatre)

Directed by Rauf Afridi
Ages: 4-15 years
Language: Urdu

Friday-Sunday, 30th August-1st September, 7 pm-8 pm.

TICKETS: Rs 500.
Buy online (https://bookitnow.pk/event/zoo-play)
Call/Whatsapp for reservation: 0333-2118263
Tickets also available at NAPA on performance days.

Dates: 26th August – 1st September 2019

Time: 7 PM – 8 PM

Venue: Zia Mohyeddin Theatre, NAPA


Theatre like you have never seen before.

Date: 25th August 2019

Time: 3 PM – 11 PM

Venue: PACC

Salt Soiree 32: Southasia Ensemble – The Elusive Monsoon Edition

The elusive monsoon, every year – forever.

The Southasia Ensemble was co-curated by Salt Arts and Ahsan Bari Music back in the monsoon of 2016, as an ever evolving orchestra of ideas tied to our collective memory of music as Southasians. To date the Ensemble has performed multiple times in Pakistan and the UK, exploring the soundscapes and the musical emotions of this region.

The 2019 Monsoon line up features:


As always doors open at 8.30PM, seating is on a first come, first served and communal basis. Pre-bookings only. The evening includes dinner and a hot/cold drinks bar. This event will close at midnight.

Rs.5000 per person
Guests under 18 not allowed
Box Office: 0316.2882880/021.35296345
Photo ID verification on booking and entry
Rights of admission reserved

Date: 27th August 2019

Time: 8:30 PM – 11:30 PM

Venue: Cote Rotie

Copperplate Calligraphy Workshop with Daudpota Art

First time in Karachi!
Learn to write the mesmerizing traditional English calligraphy script in this beginners’ workshop.

This course is designed for the complete beginner, who will be given basic knowledge from scratch. So come join in to learn, in a relaxing, fun environment!

The participants will be taught about:

– Calligraphy Art supplies (will be provided) – Preparing, handling and using them
– The basic strokes of the script
– Formation of Miniscules (Small letters)
– Formation of Majuscules (Capital letters)
– Writing your name and a few sentences

Supplies include:
* Straight nib holder
* 2 Flex Nibs
* Ink pots with Indian Ink and preparing solution
* Guidelines sheets – 10
* Tracing paper sheets -5
* Basic stationary

After this session, participants will have good knowledge of the script and techniques to later practice more and improve their grip on the script.

Facebook page: Www.facebook.com/AbDaudpArt
Instagram link: https://www.instagram.com/abdaudpart/
YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2sl4RgSzE2uCBmS2L-z-lw

Date: Sunday 25th August 2019

Time: 01:00 PM – 04:00 PM

Venue: The Meeting Studio, T2F
Registration: Rs. 1800/- (including calligraphy supplies)
Age Group: 18 +

**Contact 0334-3030343 (Whatsapp) to register yourself**

Qissa Kahani: Chalak Khargosh by Krishan Chandar

REGISTER HERE: https://bit.ly/2zg06Md
Come on over to the library with your little ones as we re-tell timeless Urdu folktales and classics that have delighted young children for years. Join us for this month’s session, as we read the tale Chalak Khargosh by Krishan Chandar.

This children’s story is about a rabbit (khargosh) who yearns to learn the necessary survival skills to make it in the jungle. Soon the rabbit meets a wise old witch who gives him a series of things to do in order to stay safe from all the other animals. Will he succeed? Find out at this month’s storytelling session for children.

Qissa Kahani is a library programme that aims to introduce and reacquaint children to Urdu literature with interactive storytelling sessions of the most celebrated children’s stories.

Date: 24th August 2019

Time: 12 PM – 1 PM

Venue: British Council Library

Introduction to Yin Yang Yoga

Join us in Free Session of Introduction of Yin Yang Yoga by Fareesa Naqvi.
As you know Health is wealth and Yoga is most efficient and reliable way of fitness. So join us in our free session of Yin Yang Yoga

Date: 22nd August 2019

Timing: 5pm to 6pm

Venue: Lincoln Corner, Pakistan American Cultural Center

For Registration Contact: 021-35212918, 021-35215305, 021-35212945, 0333-2322040, 0334-3543006

Make It at the Library: Back to School Special

REGISTER HERE: https://bit.ly/2Ze5i1m

Ready to head back to school? Start your school year in style with a fabulous backpack that you’ve designed yourself!

This month, let us help you jazz up your school bag as we decorate it using fabric paints, beads and more. Whether you like it simple or love some bling, stand out from the crowd with a beautifully decorated backpack this school year!

Bring your own bag or take a new one from us as we personalise it with our range of art material at the library.

Date: 25th August 2019

Time: 1 PM – 3 PM

Venue: British Council Library

Ciné Club at AFK: In the Courtyard

Join us at the Ciné Club at the Alliance Française de Karachi every Tuesday to enjoy a French film with English subtitles!
Entry: Free entry, open to all

Antoine quits his rock band, takes a job caring for an old building in Paris, and develops a close friendship with a recently retired woman.

Date: 27th August 2019

Time: 6:30 PM – 8 PM

Venue: Alliance Francais de Karachi

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