This weekend sees the annual flower show by the Horticultural Society of Pakistan and also the launch of a new play by Shah Shahrabeel at The Arts Council. Wondering where to go shopping for your Spring wardrobe? Check out some hand-embroidered numbers from Lali’s, a sample sale by Sana Rashid or if you’re looking for something casual, check out Sarah Waqas for some breezy, trendy outfits. Discover some of Karachi’s deep-rooted treasures in the form of food with Super Savari Express’ Khana Khazana Tour – your tummy will definitely thank you. British Council’s screening of Dia is certainly something you don’t wanna miss; based on a true story, this newly released film is a take on the stigma and discrimination that’s still attached to mental health problems in our society – something that’s never talked about or understood enough. On a lighter note, this week’s a blast for the kiddos – from heart-warming story-telling sessions to fun activities like making their own fridge magnets and learning how to knit… and lots more!

Twins Apart – an Urdu Musical

STAGE NOMAD PRODUCTIONS proudly presents TWINS APART – An Urdu Musical by Shah Sharahbeel. His productions are always fun and this one has been getting rave reviews! This Urdu adaption of Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers  will be Sharabeel’s sixth musical:
“This will be my first Urdu production and I’d say it’s not exactly adapted from Blood Brothers but rather inspired. I have changed the play to suit local sensibilities,” says Sharabeel.
Get your tickets from https://bookitnow.pk

 Date: 12th February – 17th March

Time: 08:00PM – 11:00 PM

Venue: Karachi Arts Council

68th Pakistan Annual Flower Show 2019

The 68th Pakistan Annual Flower Show 2019 starts on 21st Feb at A.K. Khan Park at Seaview. Organised by the Horticultural Society of Pakistan (HSP) the show is a regular feature of the city’s horticulture scene since 1949. Specialised clubs and societies participating in the show include Ladies Horticultural Club, Floral Art Society, Ikebana International, Ikenobo Study Group, Amateur Gardeners Club, Orchid Society of Pakistan, Pakistan Bonsai Society, Cactus & Succulent Society of Pakistan, Sogetsu Group, World Flower Council of Pakistan Chapter and Tree Club.

Date: 21st to 24th February 2019

Time: 10 am – 11 pm

Venue: A K Khan park, Seaview

Lali’s Spring Exhibition 2019

Intricate, hand embroidered clothes for every occasion!

Date: 23rd – 25th February 2019

Time: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Venue: Phase V, DHA, Karachi

Sarah Waqas Spring Exhibition

Check out Sarah Waqas Spring Exhibition!
Date: 23rd February 2019
Time: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Venue: Dialogue, Bukhari Commercial Area, Lane 1, Phase VI, DHA, Karachi

Diva by Sana Rashid – Sample Sale and Exhibition

Diva by Sana Rashid invites you to our Sample Sale and Exhibition on 23rd Feb 2019 from 11am to 7pm –
💥Up to 50% off on sample pieces
💥New ready to wear collection
💥 Smart casuals, Luxury Pret and Formals

Funny Fortnites with LOLWaalay

If you were to tie the knot with long-form improv via arranged marriage, here is how a rishta aunty would describe it:

‘Long-form improvisation is an unscripted performance of anywhere between 20-90 minutes based off a single audience suggestion. Common elements include monologues, games and series of inter-connected scenes. Long form is much closer to theatre than short form. The final product often appears to be an improvised play. According to a popular improv director, long form is to jazz as short form is to pop’.
What an insightful and eloquent rishta aunty.

Come watch LOLWaalay and friends next Thursday at The Second Floor! Tickets Rs. 300 available at the venue. Show starts at 8.30 PM

Date: Thursday, 21st February 2019
Time: 08:30 PM – 09:45 PM
Venue: Faraar Gallery, T2F
Ticket: Rs.300/-

Sindh Literature Festival

Team SLF feels immense pleasure to announce the 3rd Sindh Literature Festival 2019.

Date: 22nd – 24th February 2019

Time: 5:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Venue: Beach Luxury Hotel, Lalazar, Karachi

Drum Circle with Mohsin Kazi

Is Karachi’s frenzy affecting you? Do you feel exhausted?
Join us for an evening of Drum Circle with Mohsin Kazi!
The exercise of communal drumming is an age old practice of therapy. The physical, emotional, mental, and social healing of the exercise is best experienced than read about. Community, drums, music, movement; need more be said?

Date: 22nd February 2019

Time: 06:30PM – 08:00PM

Venue: Faraar Gallery, The Second Floor (T2F)
Entry: Make a Rs. 50 donation to support our artistic endeavours

Khaana Khazana Food Tour

Hungry?
We’re looking forward to having you on this hop on hop off Food Tasting Experience across Karachi!
From Burns Road’s local Kebab Treasures at Waheed’s, to Dhoraji’s Rainbow Gola Ganda Expeience we’ve got you covered, all while riding in the most decked out and lit minibus you’ll EVER see, Karachi Style!
This and much more awaits, So BOOK NOW, because Karachi’s never tasted THIS GOOD!

Date: 22nd February 2019

Time: 7:30 PM – 1:30 AM

Venue: Super Savari Express, Room 119, Central Hotel Annexe, Abdullah Haroon Road, Karachi

Game Night: Play Your Hearts Out

Register here: https://bit.ly/2tnqccV
Drop in for a game of cards at this month’s special edition of Game Night!
Join us for an evening of classic card games that will have you shuffling, dealing and tallying scores in no time! Get ready for two hours of fun as you draw your cards and try your luck in exciting games for all ages. From crazy eights to the game of hearts, learn something new or share the games you know with friends and family!
If you play your cards right and beat the competition, you’ll get to take home a prize!
This event is open to the public and is suitable for ages 11 and above.
Prior registration is mandatory; walk-ins will not be allowed.
Registration fee per participant (payable at the door) is PKR 200 for library members and PKR 300 for non-members.

Date: 22nd February 2019

Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

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

Behbud Spring Fiesta

Come one! Come All! The Behbud Spring Fiesta is full of fun activities for the entire family. There’s fantastic shopping including Behbud’s own stalls, Behbud Islamabad and over 100 other stalls. A large Kids’ Area with a variety of games and crafts for kids of all ages and a top notch food court. There will be celebrity appearances, competitions, prizes and much more.
It is Behbud Association Karachi’s signature event…..not to be missed!
As always, all proceeds from our fiesta go to our Behbud projects.

Date: 23rd February 2019

Time: 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Venue: Beach Park, Clifton, Karachi

Violet by Meg Stuart

If you love contemporary dance, we bring for you VIOLET by Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods
We’re very excited to announce that, ‘VIOLET’ will be performed for the very first time on the Asian continent! The tour starts on 13 February in Mumbai, India, with the performance moving city to city. The company then travels onwards to Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, before finishing the tour in Karachi, the largest city in Pakistan.

Date: 23rd February 2019

Time: 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Venue: NAPA – National Academy of Performing Arts

Date with Paint: Canvas Art Therapy with Easel Bay

Register here: https://bit.ly/2STz2xw
We’re collaborating with Easel Bay and N’eco’s café to bring you a spectacular evening where you’ll get to enjoy art, light bites and good company!
In a day and age where human communication is battling with the onslaught of gadgets and social media, here’s an experience you don’t want to miss! Sign-up with a friend, partner, colleague, parent or sibling and paint a canvas together to create wall-worthy art with help from our team. Connect with your favourite person, have a meaningful conversation and a get to create a life-long memory to take home.
No previous art experience is needed.
This event is open to the public and is suitable for ages 18 and above.

Registration fee per pair (payable at the door): PKR 3500 for non-members and PKR 3000 for members.
Prior registration is mandatory; walk-ins will not be allowed. Registrations end of 22nd February 2019.

Date: 23rd February 2019

Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

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

Popular Style’s Launch Of Lawn Vol-2

Popular Style is launching its Lawn Volume 2 Collection which will be available Online & In-Stores. The launching event will be cherished by top personalities of Karachi.

Date: 23rd February 2019

Time: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Venue: Atrium Mall, Saddar, Karachi

3100 Meters Above Sea Level – An IEI Pakistan Documentary

Innovate. Educate. Inspire Pakistan is bringing “3100 Meters Above Sea Level” – a special documentary screening to Karachi in association with T2F (The Second Floor).
Join us to learn about the life in the remote valley of Shimshal, Gilgit Baltistan, where the thirst for knowledge and education exceeds the difficulties faced due to the harsh terrain and weather conditions. You will also get an insight in to how IEI Pakistan aims to implement a School Development Program in the valley in 2019.
Donations towards IEI Pakistan (including books and study material) can also be made at the event. You can also learn more about how you can play an active role in promoting quality education in the remote areas of Pakistan.

Date: 23rd February 2019

Time: 05:00 PM – 06:00 PM

Venue: Faraar Gallery, T2F
Entry: Free, It’s your donations that keep us going!

Beauty Extravagance

Over 4 years into the business and here we are, presenting you with another extravagant beauty exhibition. You will get to see brands first hand and pick items of your own choosing. Few of the many brands include;
Colourpop
Morphe
Nyx
Wet n wild
Nars
Hourglass
Becca
Too Faced
E.l.f
Anastasia Beverly Hills
Tarte
Jeffreestar
And much much more!
And of course! Everything is 100% original.
Trust me, you would want to be a part of this one!

Date: 23rd – 24th February 2019

Time: 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Venue: Ocean Mall, Karachi

KDSP Carnival 2019

Don’t miss out on celebrating the World Down Syndrome Day with KDSP. Join us with your families for an evening of festivities including exciting games and activities, scrumptious food, celebrity sightings and much, much more!

Sign up here to volunteer: https://goo.gl/forms/clKLNmmiqSAuboUn1

Date: 24th February 2019

Time: 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Venue: DHA Sports Club – Moin Khan Academy, Phase VIII, DHA, Karachi

Karachi Farmers Market (PECHS edition)

Hello healthy eaters of Karachi! Come have some makai ki roti and sarson ka saag with us.
We have started our second market (the original one being in Phase 8, DHA, on Sunday mornings), and are looking for people to come and encourage our local farmers, chefs, and producers of organic and natural products.

Entry is free, see you there!

Date: 24th February 2019

Time: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Venue: Veritas Learning Circle, PECHS, Karachi

Tiny Tales: Guess How Much I Love You

Register here: https://bit.ly/2MY6Q7j

For this month’s storytelling session, we’re reading Sam McBratney’s heart-warming story about the special kind of love that’s between a parent and child.

Little Nutbrown Hare wants to show his daddy how much he loves him. Is it as high as he can reach? Or as far as he can jump? But Big Nutbrown Hare can always reach higher and jump farther. Finally, Little Nutbrown Hare thinks he’s found a way to show his love that simply can’t be beaten. Join us with your little ones to find out exactly what it is!

We’re following up the storytelling session with a DIY crafts activity to help children create fridge magnets with beautiful messages for their loved ones. Your little ones will be coming up with their own heartfelt declarations that they can share with the family.
All materials will be provided at the library.
This event is open to the public and appropriate for ages 5 to 10.

Registration fee per child (payable at the door): PKR 200 for members and PKR 400 for non-members.
Prior registration is mandatory; walk-ins will not be allowed.

Date: 24th February 2019

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Venue: British Council, Karachi

In the Loop: A Knitting Workshop for Children

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

This month, get your hands on some chunky yarn and knit your very own bookmark at the library!
Learn how to hold your knitting needles, create knots and patterns, add new colours and start your very first knitting project! Our in-house expert will share her top tips and have you knitting independently in no time.
Make a beautiful bookmark and get to take home a set of knitting needles to keep for your next creative project.
Note: All materials will be provided by the library.

This event is open to the public and is suitable for ages 11 to 17.
Registration fee per participant (payable at the door) is PKR 400 for non-members; PKR 200 for members.
Prior registration is mandatory; walk-ins will not be allowed.

Date: 24th February 2019

Timing: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Venue: British Council Library, Karachi

Film Club: Screening and Discussion with Hamza Bangash

Register here: https://bit.ly/2Syj5NO

This month, we’re screening a powerful short film that explores mental illness.

Hamza Bangash’s psychological thriller, Dia is a thought provoking story about a vulnerable and troubled young woman whose life is on a downward spiral as she struggles with a mental illness. Based on a true story, this newly released film is a take on the stigma and discrimination that’s still attached to mental health problems in our society.

Mariam is a sensitive law student preparing for her final year exams. She lives with her overbearing mother and younger brother in a middle class neighbourhood in Karachi. As Mariam’s exams draw nearer, her mother urges her to consider an arranged marriage. Mariam, who is in a secret relationship online, refuses. With the clock ticking, her romance takes a dark twist, revealing the extremes that Mariam will go to keep her relationship alive.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with the cast of Dia and the filmmaker himself! Join us for an engaging discussion with Hamza Bangash and actors Nida Khan and Bakhtawar Mazhar who will talk about the making of the film, the intriguing characters and about mental health in our society.

The panel discussion and audience Q/A session will be moderated by Umair Bilal, a documentary filmmaker and lecturer at Habib University.

Come and take part in the session over a refreshing drink and snacks at the library.

This event is open to the public and is suitable for ages 16 and above.

The registration fee per participant (payable at the door) is PKR 300 for members and PKR 500 for non-members.
Prior registration is mandatory; walk-ins will not be allowed.

Date: 24th February 2019

Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Venue: British Council, Karachi

Dekho Karachi (City Tour)

KHUSHAMDEED!
Join us on an epic trip to rediscover Karachi – The Paris of the East. Experience the heritage, culture, diversity & a lot more right from the roof of the city’s bedecked minibuses!

Date: 24th February 2019

Time: 7:45 AM – 1:00 PM

Venue: Super Savari Express, Room 119, Central Hotel Annexe, Abdullah Haroon Road, Karachi

Ciné Club at AFK: Mes Provinciales

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

Date: 26th February 2019

Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Venue: Alliance Française de Karachi
Entry: Free entry, open to all

Peace Yoga with Farzana – Free Trial Class

Feeling stressed/tired/fatigued – Come try out our Peace Yoga Class.
In our Peace Yoga class, we work to release the stress and tension that tends to build up over the week by taking extra time to work through postures. We also work with the breath to help slow down a busy mind. Quick massage and facial exercises are also included in this class!

Date: 27th February 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Venue: Karachi Ladies Club, D-134, Block 5, Clifton, Karachi

 

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