It’s another fun week in Karachi with an international flavour as Comedy Masala comes back to town and the international 48 Hour Film project screens all the entries from their Karachi competition which took place last weekend. Ammara Khan is bringing her latest collection to Karachi and there’s a slew of Halloween-themed events for kids.

Amber by Ammara Khan at Ensemble Karachi

Ammara Khan’s Fall 2018 Ready to Wear Collection ‘Amber’ will be available exclusively at Ensemble Karachi on October 27, 2018 from 11 AM onward.

Date:  Saturday 27th October

Time: 11 am – 9 pm

Venue:  Ensemble Karachi, C-32 E-street, Clifton, Karachi

48 Hour Film Project Screening

The 48 Hour Film Project is a wild and sleepless weekend in which teams make a movie – write, shoot, and edit – in just 48 hours. It’s an international event that happens all over the world and took place in Karachi last weekend, with 23 teams competing. This Thursday and Friday you can see all the films – and vote for the audience awards!

Date:  Thursday 25th October and Friday 26th October

Time: 7 pm – 9 pm

Venue:  Cinepax, Ocean Mall

Comedy Masala International

Comedy Masala International is back! The visiting comedians are in TOP form and it’s gonna be an excellent show! Catch them Live this weekend in Karachi! Tickets: Rs. 2,500/- Available at PACC from 9.00pm onwards or CALL the ticketing hotline at 021 38909914 to reserve seats

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Thu 25 Oct: 9.30pm
Fri 26 Oct: 9.30pm
Sat 27 Oct: 7.30pm & 9.30pm

Venue: PACC

An evening of true spooky stories

Real stories by real people. The Crows is a space where people come together to share true experiences. Held every two weeks at Koel Cafe, this Sunday’s edition features true spooky stories. Ticket: Rs. 500Get a free drink
20% Off on dinner at #koelCafe, Kids under 12 are not allowed.

Date:  Sunday 28th October

Time: 7 pm

Venue:  Koel Cafe

 

LALS Halloween party!

LALS spooktacular Halloween party is back again! Join us for an amazing time at our annual Halloween Costume party at Lals Dolmen Mall Clifton.  Fun Activities, Games, Face Painting, Trick or Treat Trail, Costume Contest and lots and lots of free candy!!For kids between 2 – 10 years old. Free Admission

Date:  Friday 26th October

Time: 3 pm – 6 pm

Venue:  Lals, Dolmen Mall

Tiny Tales: The Spooky Story Edition

Something creepy is coming to the library this October! Join us on an adventure into the deep dark woods and discover spooky goings-on in the frightening tale of Hansel and Gretel! This classic story follows two children who lose their way and wander into a terrifying forest, where they stumble upon a cottage made of gingerbread, candy and sweet treats. But they soon discover that the house belongs to an evil old witch who captures them and has a devious plan! Will Hansel and Gretel outwit the witch and escape? Find out what happens at this month’s Tiny Tales. The storytelling session will be followed by spooktacular Halloween activities for children! All materials will be provided at the library. This event is suitable for ages 6 to 10 and is open to the public. Registration fee per child (payable at the door) is PKR 300 for non-members, FREE for members. Prior registration is mandatory; walk-ins will not be allowed. All participating children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who has registered for the event. At the time of visit, adults MUST carry their original CNIC, Passport or Library Membership card along with a photo ID for their child, or their Library Membership card.

Date:  Saturday 27th October

Time: 12 pm – 1:30 pm

Venue:  The British Council Library

Make It at the Library: The Creepy Cupcakes and Crafts Class

It’s the spookiest time of the year and we’re getting into the Halloween spirit with fun DIY activities for children. This month, learn how to make frightening jack-o-lanterns and a monstrous set of googly eyes to spook your friends – or head over to our cupcake station to decorate delicious treats with ghastly frosting and more! Put on your favourite costume and join us at the library for some wicked fun as we make spine-tingling Halloween decorations together. This event is for ages 6 to 10 and is open to the public. Registration fee per child (payable at the door): PKR 500 for non-members and PKR 300 for members.

Prior registration is mandatory; walk-ins will not be allowed. To register, please write to us at [email protected] and send us the name and age of the participating child along with the accompanying adult’s full name and CNIC, Passport or Library Membership number. All participating children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who has registered for the event. At the time of visit, adults MUST carry 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, 26 October 2018.

Date:  Sunday 28th October

Time: 12 pm – 1:30 pm

Venue:  The British Council Library

Ballet Performance

Come watch a ballet performance at the Alliance Française de Karachi art gallery on 30 October 2018 from 3:30 to 4:30 PM. Free entry, all welcome.

New ballet classes start at the Alliance Française de Karachi in November 2018 for adults and kids. Get the details here: http://afkarachi.com/ballet

Date:  Tuesday 30th October

Time: 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Venue:  Alliance Francaise

Drum Circle with Mohsin Kazi

Drum Circle Karachi pic. via The Karachi Walla

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: Friday, 26th October 2018
Time: 06:30PM – 08:00PM
Place: Faraar Gallery, The Second Floor (T2F)
Entry: Make a Rs. 50 donation to support our artistic endeavours

*We have limited drums available this time , which will be used on a first come first served basis, participants are encouraged to bring their personal equipment to this session*

Jambro Jamathon at T2F

The Jambro Jamathon is a series of jam sessions, hosted in collaboration with the best Jam Spaces of Karachi, featuring musicians from the Jambro community, which also include the most talented musicians from the music industry of Pakistan. This is your chance to get connected to the vibrant jam culture of the city, where the music is always real and spontaneous!

Limited jamming slots will be available on merit and first come first served basis.

Date: Thursday, 25th October 2018
Time: 05:30PM – 09:30PM
Entry Ticket: Free for all who have a profile on Jambro App. Rs.300 for all others.

Sur ka Safar: The Essence of Rajasthan

Join us at Faraar Gallery, T2F, for the latest performance in our Sur Ka Safar series, featuring Sagheer Ahmed on vocals, accompanied by Ashiq Ali on tabla and dholak on Saturday, 27th October 2018.

About the Performers:
Sagheer Ahmed first learned music from Ustad Chand Khan of the Jaipur gharana. He also learned from Ustad Mubarak Ali Khan and Ustad Allauddin Khan. His training was in classical vocals and with time, he was drawn towards rendering semi-classical forms such as thumri, dadra, and ghazals and also started to include folk songs and geets into his repertoire. Sagheer has been performing on radio, television, and in live shows for the last fifteen years, which also include performances in India. He is an ardent follower of the ghazal maestro, the late Ustad Mehdi Hasan (also of Rajasthani decent), who has greatly influenced his vocal rendition and style. In this performance Sagheer will be focusing on presenting the Rajasthani folk and semi-classical compositions.
Accompanying him on tabla and dholak will be the widely acclaimed maestro, Ashiq Ali. Ashiq Ali has been working as a dholak and tabla player for the last 35 years, playing for radio, television and live performances. He learnt the basics of music and tabla playing from his father, Ustad Chand Khan, and later from the well-known tabla player, Omar Khan. He has performed with great artists such as ghazal legends Mehdi Hasan and Ghulam Ali, classical vocalist Hussain Baksh Gullo and sufi icon, Abida Parveen. However, the work that catapulted Ashiq Ali’s career into the mainstream market was with the Pakistani pop group, Junoon, wherein the dholak and tabla grooves provided by him became the identifying feature of many of their hit songs. In this performance Ashiq Ali will demonstrate the distinctive rhythmic style of accompaniment in Rajasthani folk.

Date: Saturday, 27th October 2018
Time: 08:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Place: Faraar Gallery, The Second Floor (T2F)
Entry: Rs 700. First come, first served at the door

Music Sunday Bazar

Do you have an Old Guitar at Home that you have outgrown and want to Sell but don’t know where to go?? Looking for Authentic Buyers? Are you Someone whose looking for a Place to Buy/Sell/Exchange your New/Used/Old Musical Instrument at a Great Price??? Want to know about the Latest trends and Innovative New Accessories in Music ??
(Guitar, Violin, Tabla, Harmonium, Keyboard, Harp, Drum Kit, Mic-Stand, Cables, Amplifiers, Mixers, Stands, Guitar Straps, Guitar Picks, etc) For the First Time EVER in Pakistan! Stars Club Introduces, “Music Sunday Bazar” A Place where you can Buy | Sell | Exchange your Music Gear (i.e. Instruments, Stands, Cables, Mics, etc) Connecting Major Brands with relevant people as well as Local Vendors/Wholesalers.

Location: Stars Club

Day & Time: Every Sunday from 12:00pm – 5:00pm

For Further Inquiries, Call NOW at 0344-1078277

The Grand Beauty Expo

Hosted by the Desi Wedding Diaries, this multi-brand exhibition at the Royal Rodale Club will feature beauty brands and more!

Date:  Sunday 28th October

Time: 11 am – 7 pm

Venue:  Royal Rodale Club

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Salima Feerasta is chief editor of Karachista.com and one of Pakistan's top fashion and lifestyle journalists.

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