What’s On in Karachi 26th April to 2nd May 2019

May’s starting this week…2019 is whizzing by shockingly fast. A lot is in store to celebrate the transition from April to May this week. Check out the “Self Care Isn’t Selfish” seminar on holistic self care. If learning to breakdance is on your bucket list then T2F have granted one of your wishes this week. We’re always on the hunt for unique home decor pieces; Inlay’s having their exhibit this week. Hakuna Matata is a play date for the entire family – a great way to wind down and learn new skills like origami. And if space and NASA interest you then T2F have invited a NASA engineer to get down to the nitty gritty. All this and much more – a packed week.

Rethinking Self Care: Self Care Isn’t Selfish

Aurat Raaj, in collaboration with Relivenow and Fertility Dost,
invites you to join an open discussion on holistic self care.

Taking time to check-in with yourself and recharge is often considered unnecessary or even selfish. We want to open the dialogue with women about why it’s important.

Watch Raaji’s new animated film, explore our chatbot for better health and join us for an informal discussion to explore different ways of self care.

Our agenda includes a guided meditation and art therapy session that will allow you to step away from everyday problems and think abundantly about yourself.

WHY: De-stress through art therapy. Start the conversation on well being. Network with professionals and entrepreneurs.

Note: The building security would require your NIC at the entrance, please make sure you have it.

Date: 26th April 2019

Time: 4 PM – 6 PM

Venue: 5th floor, Regus Co-working, Dolmen Mall Clifton, Executive Tower

Natasha Humera Ejaz presents: Abhi abhi (Karachi)

Join us on the 26th of April for an unplugged acoustic performance by Natasha Humera Ejaz and the first preview of her new song and video “Abhi abhi”

Attendendance: Rs. 1000/- (at the door)

Admissions on first come first serve basis due to limited seating!

Date: 26th April 2019

Time: 8 PM – 10 PM

Venue: T2F

Zambeel presents Kallu ki Kahaani Ismat ki Zabani

Kallu ki Kahaani Ismat ki Zabaani
Featuring two short stories by Ismat Chughtai: Kallu ki Maa & Kallu (version 2)

About the texts
In Ismat’s repertoire we find certain stories that have been written independently and perhaps at different times of her career, but connect nevertheless through narratives or characters. The Kallu stories presented here fall under this description, in the appearance of the same characters a few decades apart.
Interestingly, it is noted in an anthology of Ismat stories that she wrote two versions of the story titled Kallu. After writing the first version, she presented it to the eminent writer and critic Ali Sardar Jafri for a review. Both she and her peer forgot about this exchange. Preoccupied with the narrative, Ismat proceeded to write this story yet again, forgetting that she had penned an earlier version of it. There are slight shifts in approach and variations in the relationships, but the framework remains the same. Both texts are now printed under the same title, with their respective version number. In this reading, we present the second iteration of Kallu.

Kallu ki Maa: This narrative focuses on Kallu’s mother, her life journey after the death of her husband, and her experiences with her distant rich relatives who relegate her status to a servant in their household.

Kallu (version 2): Kallu / Kaleemuddin returns as Deputy Collector to the family that mistreated him in his childhood.

Date: Saturday, 27th April 2019

Time: 07:30 PM – 08:30 PM

Venue: Faraar Gallery, T2F
Entry: Rs. 500/- (Available at the venue)

Art Therapy Workshop

Art is one of the strongest forms of expression and hence, it is an amazing way of communication. Today, one of the most common outcomes of any individual’s life are immense amount of stress and strain. In light of that, Art therapy can offer a channel to reduce stress and help you deal with anxiety and the exhaustion of everyday life.

Opening avenues to self-awareness, art therapy can lead to a higher level of Emotional Intelligence (EQ) empathy; enabling one to understand one’s own emotions, it assists that individual in understanding others’ emotions as well.

Unlike the misconception that only those who are good at arts can benefit from art therapy, there is no limitation on who can avail this wonderful practice. Anyone who can make a mark on paper is qualified for the session.

This session, inclusive for everyone, will provide an outlet to express their feelings be it anger, euphoria, guilt, frustration, sadness, love or any emotions conceivable.

Date: Saturday, 27th April 2019

Timings: 05:30 PM – 08:30 PM

Venue: The Meeting Studio, T2F
Registration Fee: Rs. 1000/-
No. of Participants: 6

**To register Text/Whatsapp on 0321 2117671**

Beauty Extravagance Khi ’19

Karachi ♥
You asked for it and we obliged. Bringing you yet another makeup and jewellery event right before Ramadan to get all your eid shopping done in time .
Like usual , we will have a list of prestigious brands ranging from drugstore to High end so there’s something for everyone 🙂
Mark your calenders for April 27th . Lets make this another successful event, In Sha Allah.
List of Brands include
Juvia’s place
House of Lashes
Wet n wild
Urban Decay
BH cosmetics
Real Techniques
Sephora favorites
Colored Raine
Dose of colors
Victoria’s secret
Fenty Beauty
Lime crime
Bath & Body Works
Lime Crime
LA girl
Huda Beauty
And so much more

Date: 27th April 2019

Time: 12 PM – 11:30 PM

Venue: Ocean Mall

Hakuna Matata

A Play Date for the Family to enjoy making origami crafts, building your own pizzas, learning to make animals with clay and painting ceramic robots and toys. Experience the Summer Fun, sip on some lemonade and sign up to our Summer Camp!!

Date: 27th April 2019

Time: 4 PM – 6 PM

Venue: Mudpie Studio

Shehzad’s new Dirty Comedy Show

Ramazan say pehley saray naye ganday lateefay sun lay at this one night extravaganza. One night full of fahashi and debauchery. This show is definitely not for the easily offended! Tamam dirty shows bachon kee pohanch say durr rakhay.

Tickets only Rs 600 since I will be trying a lot of new material.

Call 0322 2001909 for early bird (500) tickets.

Opening Act: Natalia Gul Jilani

Show duration: Roughly 75 minutes

Tickets available at the gate!

Date: 26th April 2019

Time: 8:30 PM – 10 PM

Venue: Thotspot, Badar Commercial

An evening of true stories

Real stories by real people.
A space where people come together to share true experiences.

Date: 28th April 2019

Time: 7 PM – onwards

Venue: Koel Cafe

Fruit Festival – 2019

Welcome to the most scrumptious seasonal fruits to freshen up your mood by raw fruits, juices, shakes, cookies, chaat etc.

Do not miss the chance to have a pre-Ramazan boost to your health with variety of dates, date cookies, date shakes & many more.

Kids fun activities & music would be the added features.

Date: 28th April 2019

Time: 5 PM – 11 PM

Venue: The Royal Rodale

Fitting into Your Skin

Using creative expression as a tool to facilitate embodied healing we aim to bring together art, writing, somatic movement and dance in a customized process to help you find flow towards feeling safe and express yourself fully. No prior creative experience is needed.

This workshop is meant to help you to nurture comfort, self-acceptance and confidence as you learn what it feels like to be your authentic self. The aim of this workshop is to provide support and space to heal: for you to counter any negativity that has left you torn, unloved and unfit in your own skin. It is a step towards building a new relationship with yourself which only begins to emerge as we integrate experiences of freedom and joy into the organic expression of your truth, so that the impact of this work carries with you beyond this workshop and into your everyday life.

Consider this as a journey designed to help you build back your self-worth and emotional resilience while developing your core inner strength to navigate through the challenges that arise in life. It will help you explore parts of yourself with kindness, and will assist you through the inner work.

Treat this workshop as a safe, nonjudgmental space where you can explore your inner-self freely and grow in every aspect of your life.

Date: Sunday, 28th April 2019

Time: 12:00 PM – 04:00 PM

Venue: The Second Floor (T2F)
Registration Fee: Rs. 2000/-

Age Limit: 19+

***The workshop is open to 10 participants. We have a first come, first served policy, please come in and sign up at T2F (between Monday – Friday | 1pm-6pm) or send us an email at [email protected]***

In Conversation with Sabyn Javeri, author of Hijabistan

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

This month, we’re thrilled to have acclaimed author, Sabyn Javeri join us to discuss Hijabistan, her provocative new book of short stories that explores the link between the hijab and identity. Join us for an exclusive evening with the author where she will be in conversation with writer and critic, Hamna Zubair, and will later read an excerpt and sign copies for the audience.

Set in Pakistan and the UK, Hijabistan is a collection of short stories that revolves around women from different backgrounds with their attire as the centrepiece of their struggles and triumphs. One woman uses her hijab to help her steal, another uses it to assert her identity in a foreign land. One finds battle lines drawn across her faith, the other finds them drawn across her body. Despite all their differences however, they are united by the all-encompassing veil that either crushes or shelters them.

After her electrifying debut, Sabyn Javeri once again turns comfortably held notions on their head and uses her fiction to add to the debate about the veil that has been raging both at home and abroad.

Don’t miss this chance to discuss one of the hottest new books on Pakistan’s literary scene, and have your questions answered by the author herself!

Copies of the book will be available for sale at the event.

Date: 28th April 2019

Time: 5 PM – 7 PM

Venue: The British Council Library

Bboying – Breakdance Workshop with Taishi

About the Workshop:
Aiming to promote the culture of hip-hop, T2F presents to you its first ever “Bboying Breakdance Workshop” organized by Bboy Taishi. In the three-hour long workshop, you will get familiar with the basics of the dance form and beginner steps and different modes of expression.

Date: Sunday, 28th April 2019

Time: 05:00 PM – 08:00 PM

Venue: Faraar Gallery, T2F
Registration: Rs.1000/-

***The workshop is open to 30 students maximum. We have a first come, first served policy, please come in and sign up at T2F (between Monday – Friday | 1pm-6pm) or send us an email at [email protected]***

Science Ka Adda: Overview of Kennedy Space Center

Meet NASA’S Avionics Engineer, Hibah Rahmani

Join us at T2F on 29th April to learn about NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, their rockets and Launch Service Programs, and a wide-ranging introduction to Space Exploration and the Field of Aeronautics.

Hibah Rahmani likes to encourage young people, especially girls, to “stay focused and dream big.” That’s the philosophy she has followed since growing up in Kuwait and looking up at the night sky in awe of the moon and stars. Today, Rahmani is an avionics and flight controls engineer in NASA’s Engineering and Technology Directorate, helping launch rockets from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.


Date: Monday, 29th April 2019

Time: 07:00 PM – 09:00 PM

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

Kabutar: A traveling exhibition between five countries

Kabutar (pigeon in English) is a bird which has been used for ages as a symbol or messenger of hope and peace. Pigeons were trained as a method of communication by ancient Persians who started the art of training the birds. Besides Persians, Romans also used pigeon posts to aid their military over 2000 years ago.

An art collector once told me after appreciating my work, “You are part of our home, we all know you through your piece, you are there.”

When artists send their work to other territories, beyond boundaries, they send a piece of themselves. Cultural exchange programs promote diversity and communication between different nations. Artists’ work differs in different localities and regions because of the different ways we experience our lives due to circumstances. We are riding in more or less similar boats but in different oceans, hence every ocean has its serenity and storms.

Participating artists:

Italy: Alberto Magrin, Angela Vinci, and Cristiana De Marchi
Pakistan: Farrukh Shahab, Aqeel Solangi, and Hina Tabassum
The Netherlands: Daniel Ploeger, Hans Overvliet, and Jorie Kerottier
France: Frédéric Develay and Denise Fréchet
Turkey: Eda Emirdag, Cansu Eragin, and Sezen Tonguz

Date: 29th April 2019

Time: 10 AM – 5 PM

Venue: Alliance Française de Karachi

Ciné Club at AFK: L’Atelier

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

30 April 2019: The Workshop
Olivia, a well-known Parisian novelist, runs a writing workshop with a group of young people in La Ciotat, in the South of France. She is particularly intrigued by Antoine, a taciturn and not very sociable, young man. Antoine makes writing proposals that others consider shocking, and becomes the “black sheep” of the group.

Date: 30th April 2019

Time: 6:30 PM – 8 PM

Venue: Alliance Française de Karachi


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