This is always a busy season – not least because wedding season is already in full swing and exam season is about to begin for the bachas – but if you can find time, there’s a lot happening around town.

If you’re suddenly finding yourself short of outfits for the festive season (who isn’t?!), there’s several exhibitions happening this week. Top of my list is the Tehreek e Falah exhibition that sells outfits embroidered by ladies living in a katchi abadi. ALL the profits go to these ladies but not only is for a good cause, the clothes are beautiful and good value for money. House of K is also having a multi brand exhibition over the weekend while there’s also a couple of solo exhibitions. Meanwhile Comedy Masala is back, the Crafter’s Expo is happening on Saturday and there’s a bunch of interesting events at T2F. Do follow us on Insta @karachista1 for glimpses of what’s on around town and send us your pics for a feature!

Tehreek e Falah Charity Exhibition

Tehreek e Falah’s exhibitions feature beautifully embroidered outfits in cotton and silk net, semi-stitched with the sides left open so you can fit it according to your own size. The outfits are super pretty and all the proceeds go to charity.

Date: Saturday 1st  December 2018
Time: 10 am – 5 pm
Location: House Number 4, B2 Street off Khayaban e Ghazi, Behind the Saudi Embassy

Phone:  0334 222 7001

Winter Blosson by House of K

House of K invites you to its second exhibit; Winter Blossom hosted by Mahnoor Khan and Nadia Khan

Join us to shop 15 of the best brands; covering food, fashion and lifestyle

Dates: 1st & 2nd December 2018
Time: 12 pm – 7 pm
Location: D-45, Block 4, Clifton, Karachi

Exhibiting Brands:

1. Interiors by Khan
2. Nadia Khan
3. The Sassy Store
4. Karachi Candle Company
5. Pomegranate Linen
6. Batter & Dough
7. Sketch
8. Chikankari by Andleeb
9. Nada Shah
10. Filigree
11. Haya Lutfullah
12. Creo Home
13. Sana Oriental Carpets
14. Mala Pret
15. Magnolia Design House

Choozy by Maha Sheikh

Maha Sheikh is exhibiting her latest pret collection this Thursday. The collection includes casuals and semi-formals in pretty silhouettes.

Date: Thursday 29th November
Time:  11 am – 5 pm
Location: House No. 41, Khayaban e Jabal, Phase 5, DHA

Ladies only.

Alani Costume Jewellery exhibition

ALANI is exhibiting their beautiful hand-crafted jewels for every occasion.

Dates: December 1st and December 2nd
Time: 1pm – 6pm

Venue: 107/3, 24th Street, Khayaban-e-Muhafiz, Phase 6, DHA
KARACHI, PAKISTAN

The Crafter’s Expo

Beautiful home accessories at The Crafters Expo

The annual exhibition by Karachi’s crafters is back – think of it as a real life version of Etsy. Dozens of entrepreneurs exhibiting handmade products including s include homemakers, design students, rural artisans, low income households, those with disabilities or special needs & hobbyists. Items on sale include everything from artisanal face oils to food, clothes, bedding and stationery. There’s also supplies for crafters and hobbyists including baking equipment and more. Definitely worth checking out.

Date: Sunday 2nd December
Time:  1 pm –  8 pm
Location: Royal Rodale Club, DHA Karachi

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

 

Sur Ka Safar

Join us at T2F, for our next Sur Ka Safar series; An evening of Kathak dance with virtuoso dancer, featuring Farah Yasmeen Shaikh, accompanied by Shehroze Hussain on sitar and Yousuf Kerai on tabla on Saturday, 1st December.

Date: Saturday, 1st December 2018
Time: 08:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Venue: Faraar Gallery, T2F
Entry: Rs. 1000/-

Chinese Class at The Owl’s Nest!

Join us at the The Owl’s Nest cafe as we teach your young ones Chinese!

This week’s topic is: My family!

We’ll be singing songs in Chinese, learning Chinese characters, working on fun worksheets and much more!

We encourage parents to sit and join the learning process with their children.

Date: 1st December 2018
Time: 1:15pm-2:15pm
Charges: Rs.1200

Human Rights through Cinematography

Goethe-Institut Pakistan is supporting Human Rights through Cinematography: Film Festival 2018 in collaboration with United Nations Pakistan.We are showing 6 best films at Goethe-Institut Karachi from 1st to 5th December 2018.

The occasion is the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on the 10th of December 1948 by the UN and this year its the 70th anniversary.This is a joint event by the UN information Centre and the EU in Islamabad, teaming up with several foreign and Pakistani institutions to screen a selection of human rights related films in 10 cities.

1st December, 7pm: The Cleaners (Hans Block, Moritz Resisewieck, Germany, Brazil)

2nd December: 7pm: Zahida (Seemab Gul, Pakistan)
7:30pm: 17 and sentenced to die (Asim Rafiqui,JPP, Pakistan)
8pm: Dunkey following European dream (Syed Hassan Zaidi, Pakistan, Serbia,Italy)

3rd December, 7pm: Freedom for the wolf (Rupert Russel, Germany)

4th December, 7pm: What the wind took away (Helin Celik,Martin Klingenböck,AT,TR)

5th December, 7pm:Stranger in paradise (Guido Hendrikx,Netherlands)

Comedy Masala International

The popular International Stand-Up Comedy Show is back with its last show in 2018:

“We’re back with a brand-new line up, and we’ve literally saved the best for last. This line up is magically good and hysterical. We’ve got none other than KYLE GROOMS as the main act – Kyle’s been featured on P.DIDDY’S BAD BOYS OF COMEDY and was also an Actor & Writer for DAVE CHAPPELLE! Kyle is simply brilliant. Supporting Kyle is New York comedy club regular ROB RYAN, who in the past year appeared on TV show “Gotham Comedy Live”. Rob headlined Comedy Masala in Singapore this past September and was awesome! Now he’s gonna do it again in Karachi. Rounding up the opening acts is hugely talented GABRIEL RUTLEDGE – winner of BOTH the prestigious Seattle International Comedy Competition and The Laughing Skull Comedy Festival Atlanta. Gabriel’s TV appearances include Comedy Central and ‘Laughs on Fox’.

So please start making plans for 29 Nov – 01 Dec. Comedy Masala International is gonna end this year on a massive high!! See you in a few weeks : )

Cheers xx
UMAR”

~~TICKETING INFO~~

There are FOUR shows to choose from –

Thu 29 Nov: 9.30pm
Fri 30 Nov: 9.30pm
Sat 01 Dec: 7.30pm
Sat 01 Dec: 9.30pm

Tickets:
Rs. 2,500* per show (free ticket delivery to your doorstep)
CALL: 021 – 3890 9914

**PLEASE NOTE**

– The show is in ENGLISH only.
– MATURE AUDIENCE ONLY. Strong language & adult content. Children under 16 will not be admitted.
– Tickets must be purchased in advance.
– Each show features the SAME line up (Kyle Grooms, Rob Ryan, Gabriel Rutlege & Umar Rana)
– Running time: 100mins (no break).
– Guests are requested to reach the venue 15mins before the start.
– No food & drinks are allowed inside the venue.
– Private security guards are NOT allowed inside the venue.
– Photography / videography is NOT allowed during the show.

Comedy Night 2 with LoL Waalay

Karwan-e-Hayat (NGO) is hosting a fundraising event Comedy Night 2 with LoL Waalay (Improvisational Comedy Troupe) featuring Ali Gul Pir, Akbar Chaurdy, Zubair Tariq, Sannan Wastani, Aadi Adeal and M. Kumail.

The funds generated from this event will be utilized for the treatment of mentally ill patients who cannot afford treatment.

Event Details: Sunday, 2nd December 2018, at FTC Auditorium, Karachi (Gates open 7:30pm, Show time: 8:00pm) For details please contact Haris Khan 0323-2001734

Tickets are available at Agha’s Supermarket. Espresso (Shahbaz & Tipu Sultan)
You can also book your tickets online at Happening.pk
Ticket price: Rs.1,500 each.

Don’t miss the show & buy your tickets now as limited seats are available.
Sponsor: Getz Pharma
E-Ticketing Partner: Happening.pk
Radio Partner: CityFM89

Dance mandala with Alizeh

A one-day, walk-in workshop. Dance Mandala is a method of moving meditation that encourages authentic self-expression, cultivating bliss, and stillness. Through free-form movement, music, and gentle guided instruction, participants are exposed to motion that confronts the rigidity and tension of their own bodies.

About the instructor:
Alizeh Valjee holds a BA. in Psychology & Religion from Mount Holyoke College; an Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling from CPPD, UK; and is a certified freeform movement meditation facilitator. Valjee is the co-founder of CareForHealth and Taskeen, the Karachi-based mental and emotional health initiatives, teaches yoga and meditation classes at AQ Fitness, and also runs her own private practice as a therapist.

Date: Monday, 3rd December 2018
Time: 07:00 PM – 08:00 PM
Place: The Second Floor (T2F)
Entry: Free; It’s Your Donations that keep us going!

**We only have capacity for 30 participants, so please sign up at the door from 6:30pm. First come, first served.**
*GATE WILL BE CLOSED AT 7PM SHARP*

Childhood behaviour workshop

Some times it is hard to decipher what are children are trying to tell us. We sometimes wish our children could articulate what they need or want clearly and a parent’s job would be as simple as providing. But it’s never that simple is it? Join us for an interactive session with developmental psychologist Areej Jaffrani and learn how to read and interpret children’s signals to help them grow into secure adults.

Date: Saturday, 1st December 2018
Time:  10 am – 12 noon
Venue: Necos Cafe

 

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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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