What’s On in Karachi 31st January to 6th February 2020

Unbelievable how we’re into the second month of 2020 already! Lined up this week is Shah Arts Emporium exhibiting their new collection featuring Kalamkar, Kaani and Jamavar shawls at Ensemble. Social issues are being emphasised in the upcoming Adab Festival along with some ground-breaking books being launched at the Arts Council. The CAP Family Carnival is back – a fundraiser for the Citizens Archive of Pakistan (CAP), a non-profit organisation dedicated to the cultural and historic preservation of Pakistan. Gear up to catch and grill some fish on a lovely winter eve and have a much needed bonding sesh with your kids. All this and more this week!

Shah Arts Shawl Exhibition

#ShahArtsEmporium is exhibiting their new collection featuring Kalamkar, Kaani and Jamavar shawls along with some great discounts at #EnsembleKarachi from the 29th of January till the 2nd of February 2020! 

Drop by and get your hands on this season’s must-haves.

Call on +923012210653 or +923452764393 for any inquiries 

Dates: 29th of January – 2nd of February 2020!

Venue: Ensemble

Adab Festival Pakistan

Adab Festival (AdabFest), will be held from January 31 to February 02 will be formally inaugurated on January 31 at 04 pm, in the Arts Council here. Around 200 speakers/performers would participate at the AdabFest including Iftikhar Arif, Arfa Sayeda Zehra, Kishwar Naheed, Aamer Hussein and others. Relevant social issues are being emphasized in this upcoming Adab Festival and some ground-breaking books are being launched. Inauguration keynote speakers are Amar Jaleel, Asif Saeed Khosa, Francis Robinson, and Maleeha Lodhi while closing keynote speakers are expected Adania Shibli, Noor ul Huda Shah, and Syed Sardar Ali Shah. Adab Festival Director and Kathak dance artist Shayma Saiyid said that Qawwali by Farid Ayaz Qawwal, dance performance and comedy would be an integral part of the event, as the concept of”Adab” is vast and inclusive of such arts.

Dates: 31st January –  2nd February 2020

Time: 4 PM – onwards

Venue: Arts Council

The Story of Australian Aboriginal Art

ArtOne62 presents on the auspicious occasion of National Day of Australia “The Story of Australian Aboriginal Art” – An exhibition of original Aboriginal Art specially brought by GalleryOne62 from Australia.

Opening Reception: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 – 06:00 to 08:00 pm

The exhibition will continue till 31 January 2020, from 11 am to 8 pm (Sunday closed)

Dates: Tuesday, January 28 – 31st January 2020

Time: 06:00 to 08:00 pm

Venue: ArtOne62

CAP Family Carnival 2020

The CAP Family Carnival is back!

Join us for a fun-filled day on 2nd February 2020!

The carnival is a fundraiser for the Citizens Archive of Pakistan (CAP), a non-profit organisation dedicated to the cultural and historic preservation of Pakistan. The carnival will help support CAP’s core projects including cultural and educational programming for underserved communities in Sindh and Punjab.

Tickets are available at the Gate, Ensemble, and Espresso for Rs. 350
E-tickets are available on Yayvo.com/cap1

Free entry for children under 2.

For more information:
Email at [email protected]
Call us at +923322541272

Date: 2nd February 2020

Time: 11 AM – 8 PM

Venue: Beach Luxury Hotel

Behbud Spring Fiesta 2020

*Bigger Bolder and Better*

The long awaited BSF 2020 is a 1 Day event that will be held at Beach Park on Saturday February 1, 2020

It’s Fun for the Whole Family!!! There is Lots and Lots of Shopping, Entertainment, a Quality Food Court, Engaging Stage Activities and a Fun- Filled Kids Area

Date: 1st February 2020

Time: 12 PM – 5 PM

Venue: Beach View Park

Study Circle: Understanding the Postcolonial State (Hamza Alavi)

This series of circles will focus on the works of Pakistani academics and make an attempt to understand the Post-Colonial State

Hamza Alavi was an internationally acclaimed Marxian academic, activist and scholar. We will discuss his seminal text https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nvzy8L2w62JvpB4FrfOZymyqEB19GB-z/view?usp=sharing

SWSG collectively read texts in order to develop a critical understanding of the issues facing our society.

Date: 2nd February 2020

Time: 12:30 PM – 2 PM

Venue: Frere Hall

Qudrat ke Anaasar: Earth Air Water Fire

‘the earth does not belong to man, man belongs to the earth. All things are connected like the blood that unites us all. Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.’
– Excerpts from Chief Seattle’s Letter (1854)

Climate change is among the most pressing global issues, it has become a hot topic in public opinion and media, yet for most people it is still an abstract concept. The effects of climate change call for creative and innovative solutions since it causes resource depletion, population pressure, climate induced migration, urban and rural issues, changes in lifestyle, changing needs, changing cultural values, and so on and so forth.

Faraar Gallery, T2F is pleased to invite you to Qudrat ke Anaasarقدرت کے عناصر Earth.Air.Water.Fire. a group exhibition comprising works of various artists and environmentalist who have showcased their creative response to climate change. Each artist, through various mediums, express diverse perspectives, about the change in the air, water, fire and earth and how it is effecting the local territories.

#ClimateChange #ClimateChangeIsReal #GlobalWarming

Participating Artist:
Aiman Taha Khan
Areeb Tariq
Arsalan Nasir
Tofiq Pasha Mooraj
Summaiya Jillani
ShehreZana Halim
Sumaiya Saiyed
Bilal Danish
Abid Omar
Curated by Shaheen Jaffrani

Opening Reception: Friday, 31st January 2020

Timings: 05:00 PM – 08:00 PM

Location: Faraar Gallery, T2F

Exhibition remains open until Friday, 14th February 2020 between 12 noon to 10 pm everyday.

Forest Fish

Hey Mommies and kids,
Gear up to catch and grill some fish on a lovely winter eve.

Come and spend sometime bonding, catching up, fishing and grilling some yummy-licious fishes with your little ones on our play date “Forest Fish”.
An adventurous, creative and smoky learning experience for kids with their mothers in Candy Club Forest.

Charges : PKR 4700 per mom with one child. *PKR 500 For every additional child.
*Tickets will not be available for purchase at the gate. Get them online before the event.
Register online so we know you’re on your way for a lovely winter Forest fish eve!
Register here:

Date: 1st February 2020

Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Venue: Candy Club, PECHS

Math for Teachers: A Workshop on Scientific Calculators by Casio

REGISTER HERE: https://bit.ly/38F03c7

Overcome challenges in the classroom and use your calculator as a learning tool!

Join us for this exclusive hands-on workshop with Ahmed Saya as we explore basic and advanced tips on teaching with scientific calculators.

Our expert trainer will walk you through the features of the scientific calculator and help you apply them to the mathematics syllabus with new curriculum-based functions that help save time during examinations and reduce chances of error.

Understand your scientific calculator, strengthen teaching practices and become practiced at carrying out various functions in this one-day workshop.

Date: 2nd February 2020

Time: 2 PM – 5 PM

Venue: British Council Library

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