It’s a week bursting with an array of events for Karachi. Fashion wise, it’s not peak season but there are couple of fabulous sample sales. Sania Maskatiya is moving to her new flagship store and is having a one-day sample sale on Saturday the 26th in both Karachi and Lahore. There’s some great bargains to be had. The Pink Tree Company is also having their annual sample sale and it’s another great opportunity to snap up some bargains. KAIRI, known for block printing and chunri is having their pop-up exhibition, don’t forget to check them out for unique and timeless pieces at steal prices.

Away from fashion and shopping, there’s lots happening around town. The British Council Library is resuming their bi-monthly writing sessions where you can go seek inspiration from other writers’ work if you’re facing a writer’s block or help someone out with their’s. The Library is also having a Tiny Tales storytelling session for kids on Sunday. PACC is also having their Writer’s Club Launch which is a beneficial event for all the budding writers out there. They’ve invited Mohammad Hanif to kick things off (hello! A chance to show-case your work in front an amazing novelist). Super Savari Express’ Art Attack is sure to nag the art enthusiast in you if the Natasha Shoro exhibition at Koel Gallery doesn’t. If you’re just starting out with make-up or want to brush up on advanced techniques (pun intended), Beyond Beautiful is the way to go.

Saniya Maskatiya Sample Sale

We’ve no idea exactly what will be on sale but last time they had some amazing formals

We’re being a bit naughty sharing this one because it’s not on their social media – it’s a message that went out to clients. Sania Maskatiya’s Karachi store is moving to a gorgeous new flagship location in Block 4 and they’re having a Grand Moving Out Sale – in-store only, but in both Karachi and Lahore.

Date: Saturday 26th January

Time: 11 am – 7 p.m

Venue:  Sania Maskatiya Store, Bukhari Commercial, Karachi and Gulberg, Lahore

The Pink Tree Company Sample Sale

The Pink Tree Company

The best of PinkTree at the most affordable prices! It is the biggest sale of the season. Don’t miss out and head on over to the PinkTree Lounge!

Date; Friday 25th January and Saturday 26th January

Time: 11 am – 8 p.m

Venue:  17-C, 10th Street, KhayabaneShamsheer, Phase 5, DHA, Karachi

Contact: 03018245999 / 03008240062 for details

KAIRI

Mark your calendars for the pop-up by KAIRI, a modern, ethnic brand specialising in block prints and chunri.

Date: 27th January 2019

Time: 2:00 PM

Venue: Zamzama Hockey Stadium, Khadda Market, Karachi

Beyond Beautiful

Beyond Beautiful will be an event that will bring beauty and glamour under one roof for three consecutive days in Karachi. The event will include training sessions, master classes as well as workshops. Get inspired by latest trends, gain information and guidance on products that are relevant to their ethnicity and personal lifestyle.

Date: 25th – 27th  January 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Venue: Marriott Hotel, 9 Abdullah Haroon Road, Karachi

CAP Family Carnival 2019

The Citizens Archive of Pakistan (CAP), a non-profit organisation dedicated to cultural and historic preservation, brings you The CAP Family Carnival 2019 to be held Sunday 27th January 2019 at Beach Luxury Hotel Karachi.

The carnival is a fundraiser to help support CAP’s core projects that include cultural and educational programming for low-income communities in Karachi and Lahore. There’s loads of fun activities for the whole family, especially carnival style games for the kiddies.  There’s also the following events / activities:

1) HERITAGE AWARENESS PROGRAM (Session):
“Heritage Awareness Program”, an interactive session by Pakistan Chowk Community Centre for Little Heritage Activists, encouraging them to observe, understand and enjoy the built heritage of Karachi.

2) HERITAGE: MAKE IT TO OWN IT (Activity):
Design and embellish your Heritage Monumental Bags with “Heritage: Make it to Own it” by Pakistan Chowk Community Centre for a sustainable future of Karachi’s Heritage.

3) KARACHI KA CHAKKAR (Game)
Pakistan Chowk Community Centre presents “Karachi Ka Chakkar”, featuring a manifold of prominent buildings and areas of the Old Town. Come and drive with us through the outstanding Merewether Tower to the famous Wall Street (I.I.Chundrigar) of Pakistan, we guarantee a thrilling, learning experience to explore the distinguished architectural elements and a true essence of heritage. So let’s come together to learn about our long-forgotten heritage and work for its preservation.

4) CHILDREN’S GUIDE TO HERITAGE: (Product)
There is so much to explore and learn about Karachi’s Built Heritage – you just have to know where to look. This book, full of entertaining puzzles, illustrations and interesting facts, playfully educates children about the Heritage of Karachi.

Entry Ticket: Rs. 350 (entry free for kids under 2 years of age)

Tickets are now available at Hobnob, Scream and Easy. You can also purchase tickets on spot!

Date: 27th January 2019

Time: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Venue: Beach Luxury Hotel, Karachi

Contact:
[email protected]
03322541272

Writers’ Club Launch

Join PACC at the Lincoln Corner Karachi as they launch their Writers’ Club. The club aims at gathering the aspiring and published writers from all the literary genres and to provide them a supportive environment for learning new skills, sharing success & failures, critique work-in-progress and showcasing their talents through workshops and discussion.

The first session will kick off with a conversation with Mohammed Hanif, writer of A Case of Exploding Mangoes, Our Lady of Alice Bhatti and others. He is a contributing opinion writer for The International New York Times, covers Pakistan, South Asia and Islam.

Date: 25th January 2019

Timings: 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Venue: Liaquat Memorial Library, Karachi

Tiny Tales at the British Council Library

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

We’re ushering in the New Year with fantastic new stories and wonderful activities at the British Council Karachi Library! This month’s edition of Tiny Tales features a heart-warming fable about learning to play to your strengths by Giles Andreae.

Gerald the Giraffe loves to dance, but try as he might, he just cannot fit in with all the other dancers. His legs are too thin and his neck is too long. As the warthogs waltz and the lions tango, he simply cannot keep up. Will Gerald ever be able to be a part of the Jungle Dance? Join us and find out!

We’ll be following up the story-telling session with an exciting dance challenge where your little ones will team up and perform their own unique moves on the library stage!

This event is open to the public and is appropriate for children who’re of ages 5 to 8.

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

Registration fee per participant (payable in cash at the door): FREE for members; PKR 300 for non-members.

If you face any difficulty in registering for this event, please write to us at: [email protected]

All participating children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who must also be registered for the event.

At the time of visit, adults are required to bring their original CNIC, Passport or Library Membership Card along with the participating child’s photo ID or Library Membership Card.

Registration will close on Friday, 25 January 2019.

Date: 25th – 27th  January 2019

Time:  12 noon – 1:30 pm

Venue: The British Council, Karachi

Family Literacy Night – January

Family Literacy Night is an ideal platform for families to come together and celebrate their love for literacy by engaging in reading, writing and storytelling activities.

Date: 25th January, 2019

Timings: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Venue: Lincoln Corners, PACC, Fatima Jinnah Road, Karachi

In order to register for the FLN, click the following link:
https://form.jotform.me/82821984920464

Hop On Hop Off Art Attack

Super Savari Express invites you to an exclusive launch tour of Art Attack’ Hop on-Hop off, to showcase the most prominent artists and galleries around the city and learn about them as well!
In this Hop on-Hop off tour they visit around 5 galleries and an artist’s residence to know more about them. You learn about the curators and the gallery themselves and even monuments that come along the way.
Let their two onboard tour guides take you on this artistic journey and exhilirate you. But wait, there’s more, this tour includes lunch and refreshments as well for only Rs. 2750/- per head.

Date: 26th January2019

Timings: 11:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Venue: Pick and drop at Xanders, ‘E’ Street, Karachi

Let them know if you are able to attend by emailing: [email protected]

Contact: 03008262007 / 02135681727

CHILD and Aggression

There has been a rise in daily episodes of aggressive and hostile behavior that parents, child caregivers, mental health professionals and teachers have been experiencing with children.
This workshop would focus on understanding what goes behind the behavior that has been displayed and how we can manage with the help basic cognitive and behavioral techniques.

Registration fee: Rs 1000/-

Register at: www.kazimadhdtrust.org

Date: 26th January 2019

Timings: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Venue: Kazim Trust, 3rd Floor, Raja Ghazanfar Ali Road, Saddar, Karachi

Contact: 03360805177

An Evening with Ustad Mumtaz Sabzal

All Pakistan Music Conference is pleased to present: an evening with Ustad Mumtaz Sabzal.

Ustad Mumtaz Sabzal is a prime instrumentalist of Pakistan. His forefathers had the pride of introducing Benjo – originally a Baluchi folk instrument (said to have Japanese linkages) to classical music. His grandfather Ustad Khaliq Dad was a shagird of the Gwalior gharana and Ustad Sabzal has been prolifically expanding on the tradition of his ancestors.
Ustad Mumtaz Sabzal will be accompanied by his student Dr Aaron Mulvany on Benjo, Ustad Bashir Khan on tabla and Abdul Karim sahib on dholak.

Date: 26th January, 2019

Timings: 8:30 PM onwards

Venue: PACC, Fatima Jinnah Road, Karachi

Contact: 0321 2381236

Write-in Sessions with DWL at the Karachi Library!

Writing can be a lonely task. Sometimes you need a tribe to help you set goals and deadlines, to share your successes and mistakes – to stay motivated. These sessions will give you a quiet and supportive environment to write in the company of others. Novelists, poets, bloggers and scriptwriters are all welcome.

The write-in sessions are for new and experienced writers and aim to develop a strong writing community offline. Writers must bring their own laptop or notebook, whichever medium they are comfortable with, and write with fellow writers. There is no requirement of sharing work with others but you are welcome to discuss your writing if you feel you need help or direction. This is an opportunity to share knowledge and passion for stories and writing, and to find inspiration with fellow writers.

Participation fee: PKR 200 for non-members; FREE for members

All participants are required to bring their original CNIC, Passport or Library Membership Card to the event.

Registrations for the upcoming session will close on Friday, 25 January 2019.

Date: 26th January 2019

Timings: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

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

Darbuka Night

Special night of traditional Arabic & Turkish beats: drumming & Darbuka together in their special lounge. All this along with complementary refreshments.

Date: 26th January 2019

Timings: 9:00 PM onwards

Venue: The Retreat, D-2, Block 2, Clifton, Karachi

For reservation, contact: 03202828280

Mahfil-e-Mosique

Team Jaag Naujawaan invites you all to witness the mesmerizing night of Sufism “mahfil-e-mosique” by Sabri Brothers. Let the rhythm of soulful devotional music rule your mind at the Qawali Night. Join them for a night of relaxation and spiritual enlightenment. Indulge in exquisite delicacies and experience the dynamic Pakistani culture and music.

Date: 26th January 2019

Timings: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Venue: Pavillion End Club, Rashid Minhas Road, Gullistan-e-Jauhar, Karachi

Orange Tree Family Funfair 2019

Fundraiser for deserving students’ education and healthcare. More than 160 students are studying in the best schools and colleges under the Orange Tree Program.

Date: 27th January 2019

Timings: 2:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Venue: Zamzama Hockey Stadium, Khadda Market, Karachi

 

Karachi Farmers Market (PECHS edition)

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

Entry is free, see you there!

Date: 27th January 2019

Timings: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Venue: Veritas Learning Circle, 38-C, Block 6, PECHS, Karachi

 

Film Club: Screening and Discussion with Maheen Zia

Join the British Council Library as they kick-off this year’s first Film Club session with the award-winning short, Match Factor – a powerful story about an Iraqi who finds himself the key suspect in a manhunt led by German police.

They’re delighted to be collaborating with Pakistani filmmaker, Maheen Zia to bring you a screening and an in-depth discussion where she’ll tell us all about her work and the film-making process. The talk and Q/A session will be moderated by Umair Bilal, a documentary filmmaker and lecturer at Habib University.

The library Film Club is an excellent platform for media students and film-lovers to meet, watch acclaimed documentaries and indie films, exchange ideas and chat with local and international filmmakers.

Take part in the session over a refreshing drink and popcorn at the library!

About the film:

Match Factor is about power, prejudice and the strength of trust. Ahmed, a young football player from Iraq comes to Berlin to participate in the FIFA Charity Match. When he disappears from his hotel, a search for him is mounted as a possible case of defection. Brigitte, a young policewoman is on patrol duty when she comes across him.

Date: 27th January 2019

Timings: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

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

Transcending Boundaries @ Koel Gallery

NATASHA SHORO: Transcending Boundaries – Solo exhibition at Koel Gallery, opening reception.

Date: 28th January – 7th February 2019

Time: 5:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Venue: Koel Gallery, F-42/2 Block 4, Clifton, Karachi

Contact: [email protected] or 35831292

Night of Ideas: Facing the Present

For the first time ever, Karachi is participating in Night of Ideas to be held at the Alliance Française de Karachi, simultaneously, with similar La Nuit des Idées events in cities around the world. Guests from diverse backgrounds—intellectuals, researchers, artists, performers, filmmakers—will gather to discuss the theme all in cities around the world, from Paris to Karachi and beyond.

The focus question for Night of Ideas under the broad theme of “Facing the Present” will be: Who is better equipped to deal with the challenges of our time—intellectuals or artists?

The highlight of the evening will be a friendly but dynamic public debate where we will invite prominent artists and intellectuals to face off on this question in pithy 7-minute TED-style talks (not a panel discussion!). How are our intellectuals and artists using their work to address the various challenges of our present and future? Each will make the case for why their medium is so well-suited to facing our time. In the end, the audience will vote on who has won the debate, and how both sides can join forces to work together in finding solutions that benefit everyone.

In addition to the main debate, the evening will feature short film screenings, a story sharing exhibit from The Citizens Archive of Pakistan OHP and Peeru’s Cafe, Lahore, and a concert by the Tarz Group

Date: 31st  January 2019

Timings: 6:00 PM -10:00 PM

Venue: Alliance Française de Karachi

Entry: Free entry, open to all

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