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

This week features exciting event for all interests. For the art enthusiasts we have art shows, theatre performances and concerts. For the fashionistas in Karachi, there are numerous exhibitions: Ansab Jehangir Studio x FILIGREE, The West India Company, Saima Anjum, Annus Abrar and Palwashay Hassan. There are also many comedy events happening this week – Comedy International, featuring acclaimed comedian from around the world, and the Khawatoons show. A event not to miss would be the nutritional training seminar by James Largey, such a seminar would provide invaluable information for all the health freaks out there. This is definitely a very happening weekend in Karachi, with something for everyone!

Painting Exhibition “The Human Condition”

A collection of paintings, photography and drawing from five emerging artists, each exploring what it means to be human.
 
Date: 26th to 27th April
Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Venue: Ahmed Pervez Art Gallery – Arts Council Karachi

Comedy Masala International (Karachi) – April 2018

Pakistan’s No. 1 international stand-up comedy show is BACK this April!

This line up is seriously insane, featuring: TOM COTTER (the global breakout star from America’s Got Talent) has been doing comedy for over 30 years, and then there’s KYLE GROOMS (actor/writer for Dave Chappelle) who’s another 25-year comedy veteran, and a beast on stage. Rounding it up is LIZ MIELE, one of the funniest female comics on the USA circuit today, and will be flying into Karachi straight from her ongoing European Tour.

Thu 26 Apr: 9.30pm
Fri 27 Apr: 7.30pm & 9.30pm
Sat 28 Apr: 7.30pm & 9.30pm

Rs. 2,500* per show
CALL: 021 – 3890 9914
*Free ticket delivery

Use your CREDIT / DEBIT CARDS via:
https://bookitnow.pk/event/comedy-masala-international-karachi-april-2018

(NOTE: Tickets MUST be purchased in advance. Self-collection from venue is not allowed)

Escapade Eid – Pop up Exhibit by Annus Abrar

Annus Abrar’s Festive Eid Collection “Escapade” will be showcased for placement of orders. Punctuality will be observed.
No kids allowed. Cash only.
Date: 27th & 28th April, 2018
Time: 1 PM – 6:00 PM on both days
Venue: 4A/2, Main Khayaban-e-Bahria, Phase 5, DHA Karachi
For further details contact on: 03452922060

PalwashayHassan Clothing: Debutantè Exhibition

Summer casuals and everyday clothing line by Palwashay Hassan will be featured at the Debutante Exhibition.

Date: 27th and 28th April

Time: 1PM to 5PM

Venue: House number 87 Khayabane Tariq phase 6 DHA

Blank Canvas – A play by Qaiser Jung

Laaltain Performing Arts Society at IVS presents “Blank Canvas – A play by Qaiser Jung”

Date: 27th April

Time: 6PM to 8PM

Venue: Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture

Drum Circle! at T2F

Is Karachi’s frenzy affecting you? Do you feel exhausted?

Join us for an evening of Drum Circle with Mohsin Kazi and Ibadullah Shaikh!

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, 27th April 2018
Time: 6:30PM – 8:00PM
Place: Faraar Gallery, The Second Floor (T2F)
Entry: Make a Rs. 50 donation to support our artistic endeavours

Jhaanjar Di Paanwaan Chhankaar – Karachi

Jhaanjar Di Paanwaan Chhankaar is a play by Sarmad Khoosat and Kanwal Khoosat.
 
Date: 27th to 29th April
Time: 8:00 PM
Venue: Arts Council of Pakistan – Karachi
Ticket: Rs. 1000

Thailand Return

Finally we are going on holiday to Thailand. And because we’re cheap we’ll talk about it for years. Come watch our show on 27th April Friday, 8-9 PM at The Thotspot-we’ll win you over with our fake Thai accents. All genders are welcome!!!
Entry: Rs.600.

Date: 27th April

Time: 8 PM to 9 PM

Venue: Thotspot

Spring / Eid Exhibition ‘ 18 by Saima Anjum

We invite you to our Spring / Eid Exhibition’18 at Southened Club.
We’ll be showcasing our newest designs for eid and spring . Comfortable fabrics to ease yourself in this heat and make you look standout. Visit us. Hope to see all the lovely ladies .

Date: Saturday, 28th April

Time: 12PM to 8PM

Venue: Southend Club

Elite Training & Nutrition Seminar with JAMES Largey at MUV

Ladies and Gentlemen

We are SUPER excited to announce a 2 day in-depth Seminar on Training and Nutrition with Coach James Largey all the way from ENGLAND!

AGENDA

Day 1 – Elite TRAINING Seminar
Please arrive at 7:45 a.m. on Day 1 to check in.

(8 a.m.-5 p.m.)

Introduction/Essentials for body transformation
Assessment methods and how it relates to your programming
Movement Patterns
Practical assessments
Training* please wear appropriate clothes and shoes for the practical breakout
Methods of effective program design (Exercises selection, sets, reps, tempo and rest period)
How to design most effective program incorporating considerations around anatomy, biomechanics, lagging body parts, imbalances, goals, experience, psychology, equipment access & goal priority

Day 2 – Elite NUTRITION Seminar
Please arrive at 7:45 a.m. on Day 2 to check in.

(8 a.m.-5 p.m.)

Nutrition Basics
Nutrition Assessment Methods
How to choose the right diet (keto, carb cycling, carb back loading, high carbs, low carbs)
How to structure your diet across 7 days a week
Supplements (what, when and why)
Hormones
Gut health, brain health, digestion
Importance of sleep, rest and recovery

Cost for SINGLE day participation: Rs. 18000/-
Cost for DUAL day participation: Rs. 32000/-

Early bird discount is 10%
Early bird deadline 25th March

Please submit our registration form and we will get back to you with payment details:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/19vPixE7W7QgxZAPXYgCdkDNI6fY3UBQ_r09T1pEG9x0/edit

Date: 28th and 29th April

Time: 9AM to 6PM

Venue: MUV

Sample Sale by The Pink Tree Company

Each PinkTree ensemble has design history – a sample is born and perfected before it makes the cut. We bring these samples to you for the first time at unbelievable prices.

Come get your favourites at the PinkTree Lounge!

Time: 10 am to 8 pm
Date: Saturday, April 28, 2018.
Venue: 17-C, 10th Street, Khayaban-e-Shamsheer, Phase V, DHA, Karachi. ( Labels lane, right next to Angie’s salon)

Ph: 0300-8240062 & 0301-8245999

West India Company’s Eid Pop Up Show

West India Company invites you to its first ever pop up Eid Exhibition at FPL, Dolmen Mall, Clifton, Karachi. Head over this Saturday for some formals and semi formals perfect for Ramadan Iftaris, Eid and those upcoming weddings!

Date: 28th April

Time: 2PM to 11PM

Venue: Fashion Pakistan Lounge at Dolmen Mall Clifton, Karachi

Manzar: An Exhibition of Perspective

Date: 28th April
Venue: SZABIST 154 Campus, Media Studio
Timings: 3:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Entry Ticket: PKR 100

The SZABIST Performing Arts Society invites you to MANZAR: An Exhibition of Perspective, an initiative taken for the first time to bring together Pakistani’s from all around and put their perspective on display so that it is seen, heard and understood.

Our aim is to put on display the work of some of Pakistan’s photographers and artists who’s work has either been overlooked or not given the importance it deserves. Our aim is to give these photographers and artists a platform to put their work on display so that people from all over get a chance to understand what is meant to be understood.

Along with displaying perspectives, we also want to challenge perspectives that need to be changed. We want to highlight perspectives that need to be heard again so that they are understood better. For this reason, Manzar will also include panel discussions with Kami Sid and fellow trans activists, along with another and seperate panel discussion with the athletes that are part of Special Olympics Pakistan.

The exhibition will take place on the 28th of April 2018, at SZABIST 154 Campus, from 3 PM to 9 PM and will be open for everyone in Karachi to attend and even purchase the pictures that are put on display. For ticket bookings, please fill out the following google form

https://goo.gl/forms/x3VBezRLglbIVIyQ2

//*Tickets will be available on the day of the event at 154 Campus

007 TECH Open Mic Meetup Karachi

Share your vision, ideas and experience at
“007 TECH Open Mic Meetup Karachi”
Join us for an evening of expressions, chatters and laughter
Come and showoff what you are best at!
& Get a chance to be showcased on “TECHTV Pakistan”
Learning
Socializing
Mingling
Networking
Ideas sharing
Comedy
JammingHi-Tea
Car Parking

Karachi: Bahria Icon Tower

Day: Saturday, 28th April, 2018
Time: 05:00pm – 07:00pm
Register Now. https://goo.gl/R7GLjv
For any query feel free to contact: Usama Sheikh 0305 3377887

Acroyoga Basics

“It’s kinda fun to do the impossible.” – Walt Disney

An experience like never before sprouting from the heart of Pakistan, we bring to you a class featuring AcroYoga basics in Karachi.

AcroYoga? What is this you ask? Here, we combine acrobatics with yoga. Oooh sounds exciting! How do we do that?

Simple:
Step 1: Register for the class at
https://goo.gl/forms/Q2LrwC2K7fzauOIj1
Step 2: Bring yourself. If you don’t have a friend who has registered with you, we will assign you one.
Step 3: Let loose of your inner child and fly!

AcroYoga involves partners (a minimum of two individuals), one being a base and the other a flyer. We assure you that by the end of this class, your body will have done things it has never done before.

Can you do it? Of course you can! No pre-requisites. A pinch of confidence and a spoonful of energy is all you need!

*no prior yoga experience required
*flexibility is not a pre-requisite
*being super fit is not required. Beginners welcome

Join us on 28th of April and train yourself to become stronger and more flexible with #KarachiAcroYoga team.

Workshop Cost: PKR 1,500

For further details contact:
Ajlaan: 0300-2700263
Dhanak: 0334-3456077
Aroon: 03102172720

*DISCLAIMER*
Those who wish to attend the masterclass will be liable for their own safety. We do not take any liability for injuries or any kind of accidents that may occur. Acroyoga is a form of acrobatics which requires balance, patience and time. If you fall, we will help you get back up :).
Please be responsible for your own belongings.

Stories n Pjs

It’s time to grab your most comfy pjs and head to the most owlsome place in town!

We are having an Pajama Party/Storytelling session on 28th April and we have loads of fun stuff planned for all your little ones. To make it more fun : Dress up in your pjs please:)

Register now! It’s from 6.30 to 8 pm and charges are Rs.1750.
This includes unlimited playtime and a yummy kid’s meal!
Age group is 3 to 7

registration for the story telling – 03125036544 and 03352144500, 03125036544

Date: 28th April
Time: 6PM to 8PM
Venue: Owl’s Nest Cafe

Science Ka Adda: Evolution by Saad Shafqat

Charles Darwin who died in April 1882 was a naturalist and biologist known for his theory of evolution and the process of natural selection. Join us on Saturday, April 28 at 7pm to participate in the latest series of Science ka Adda: Evolution, a talk by Saad Shafqat where he explores the theories suggested by Darwin. Irrefutable scientific evidence establishes biological evolution through natural selection, first comprehensively articulated by Charles Darwin in 1859, as the best explanation for the diversity of life on Earth. This talk will present the ideas of evolution in a manner accessible to non-experts.

About the speaker
Saad Shafqat is professor of neurology at Aga Khan University. He holds a PhD in neurobiology from Duke and specialised as a neurologist from Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. An academic author as well as a published creative writer, Saad has several scientific papers as well as his two books to his credit. His upcoming novel “Tightrope”, a hospital drama set in Karachi with echoes of #metoo, will be published by Bloomsbury later this year.

About Science Ka Adda:
Science Ka Adda is a platform for debate and discussion about science and how it impacts our lives. Conducted by specialists from various different backgrounds and disciplines, Science Ka Adda has addressed topics that range from ‘The Search For Extraterrestrial Intelligence’ to ‘Tools for Disease Eradication’.

Date: Saturday, 28th April 2018
Time: 07:00 PM – 09:00 PM
Place: Faraar Gallery, The Second Floor (T2F)
Entry: Free; Your donations will help us bring you more programs like this.

Joy of Urdu Reading Group at the Library

At this month’s Joy of Urdu Reading Group we will read and discuss the work of legendary Urdu writer, Intizar Hussain.

Joy of Urdu founder, Zarminae Ansari will introduce the session followed by a reading from Intizar Hussain’s short story Khachway by Asif Aslam Farrukhi.

Participate in the engrossing discussion over a hot cup of tea from the library’s café, as we celebrate and explore the wealth of our language and heritage.

Date: 29th April
Time: 4PM to 6PM
Venue: British Council Library, Clifton Karachi

People’s Poetry as People’s History: The Role of Habib Jalib

Join us as we pay tribute to the renowned revolutionary poet Habib Jalib on 29th April at Faraar Gallery, T2F.
The talk focuses on the long career and role of the Pakistani revolutionary resistance poet Habib Jalib (1928-1993) as people’s historian by virtue of the fact that Jalib’s revolutionary resistance poetry covers the entire postcolonial epoch in Pakistan from the 1950s right until the restoration of democracy in the country in the 1990s, post-Zia-ul-Haq. One can retell the entire – hitherto marginalized – people’s history of Pakistan merely by reading Jalib’s poems sequentially and understanding not only the context in which they were written but also the struggles that they represented. For example, the meaning of the struggle for Pakistan and the debates over character of the new state, whether religious or secular in the early 1950s; the democratic struggles against Pakistan’s first military dictatorship of Ayub Khan in the 1960s; the struggle of East Pakistanis, which would later culminate in the independence of Bangladesh in the 1960s; the Zulfikar Ali Bhutto years as well as the struggle for Baloch people’s rights, both in the 1970s; the dictatorship of the Zia years and the pro-democracy movement against his regime in the 1980s; and the return of democracy under Benazir Bhutto’s first government in the 1990s. Interestingly though Jalib’s poetry is unique in this respect, he and his poetry was, and continues to be denounced, dismissed or ignored as ‘agitational poetry’, thus not worthy of poetic merit by critics and elite poets from both the left and right. The talk will be based on original translations from the Urdu of some of Jalib’s eminent poems as well as largely unknown or ignored poems to retell the people’s history of Pakistan and focus on people’s poetry as people’s history; and as tribute for the oppressed and narratives of the marginalized on the occasion of Jalib’s 90th birth anniversary (2018), and for truth in dangerous and bad times.

Date: Sunday, 29th April 2018
Time: 06:00 PM – 08:00 PM
Place: Faraar Gallery, The Second Floor (T2F)
Entry: Free; Your donations will help us bring you more programs like this.

Musical Evening: Markus & Shahzad

Join us on 30 April at #AFKarachi to enjoy a concert where Eastern qawwali tradition meets electro-European accents in a musical collaboration between Pakistani Qawwal Shahzad Santoo Khan and French electronic music maestro Markus Oud.

The mesmerizing harmonic landscape of traditional qawwali comes together with psychedelic keyboards and cyber-poetic, supercharged groove battery. The result is sensual, unexpected and fanciful.

Date: 30 April 2018
Time: 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Place: Alliance française de Karachi
Entry: Rs. 500. Buy tickets from our reception, at the door on the day of the event or online https://bit.ly/2qM58Mp. Free entry for current students and members of Alliance Française de Karachi.

EID Exhibition 2018 – Ansab Jehangir & Filigree

We are thrilled to bring to you a wide array of our signature Eid collection in partnership with FILIGREE who will be showcasing an exclusive range of their handcrafted Kundan and Meena jewellery at our exhibit while we enjoy some refreshing and rejuvenating blends by TEAZURO.

Date: 1st May
Time: 12 PM to 6 PM
Venue: Ansab Jehangir Studio

Salt Soirée 23 Ft. Irfan Ali Taj

Salt Arts presents Salt Soirée 23 Ft. Irfan Ali Taj:

This unique artist brings to the city the sounds of the mountains. Hailing from Chitral, Taj is a singer and songwriter, and an ace Rabaab player; a complex string instrument that naturally creates the spaces and echoes of the mountainous terrain. His music and his raw vocal tone; in the gentlest ways resonates with the notion of Southasian love. Irfan is currently based in Karachi, and travels back to his land often. Do not miss this beautiful edition of the Salt Soiree, as we bring to Karachi sounds of the region. We believe Karachi is the hub of contemporary Southasia music.

Genre: Contemporary Folk / Jazz & Blues

Wednesday, 2nd May 2018
9.00 – 11.00PM Sharp
Rs. 4000 per person / Limited Seats – Book Now
The evening includes a beautiful dinner buffet, hot and cold drinks.

Doors open at 8.30PM Sharp
Seating will be on a first come, first served basis
Box Office: 0316-2882880 / 021-35296345
Guests under 18 not allowed

Exhibition by Sahar Ali

Date: Monday, 30th April

Time: 10 AM to 6PM

Venue: Pranzo (D 151, Block 5 Clifton – Behind BBQ Tonight)

 

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