What’s On in Karachi 31st May – 6th June 2019

This Ramadan has flown by within the blink of an eye and we’re half way through 2019 already! Not many exhibitions happening this week – you’re expected to have sorted out your Eid ensemble by now. If you haven’t then IK wardrobe and ALANI’s jewellery have got you covered for last minute fixes. An interesting discussion is happening over among the DWL Readers’ Club over Islam and the burqa taking feminism in stride – head over to Liberty Books if this discussion floats your boat. Last chance to discover all of Karachi’s hidden gems on the Super Sehri Tour with Super Savari Express. There’s something for the little ones this week too at the British Council Library if you haven’t decided on a summer camp program for them yet: Qissa Kahani – an Urdu storytelling session. Discover how much water Pakistan is in with the IMF deal at T2F with Asad Umar as one of the panelists. All this and much more – it’s an eventful week.

ALANI’s Eid Exhibition

Celebrate Eid with ALANI’s fine jewellery for every occasion.

Date: 2nd June 2019

Time: 3 PM – 9 PM

Venue: Bellagio by Sadaf, Commercial Lane 4, Shahbaz Commercial, Phase VI, DHA

IK’s Eid Exhibition 2019

“IK” Irum & Komal bring to you their Eid Collection. Visit them in store during their exhibit for trendy casuals and semi-formals this Eid.

Date: 31st May 2019

Time: 4 PM – 11 PM

Venue: N’eco’s Cafe, Shaheed-e-Millat

Super Sehri Tour

Join us on an epic trip to rediscover Karachi – The Paris of the East, this Ramadan! On this trip we will visit the Mosques, Mazar and forgotten Public Spaces of this Mega City, that don a whole new look specially for the Holy Month! Top it all off by with a boat ride at sea, and Sehri on a train! Nothing screams Karachi louder than this!

Experience all this and more from the roof of the city’s bedecked minibuses!

A ticket on board costs Rs 2,950/ person on our “Super Sehri” buses. There are group discounts on 10 person bookings & tickets for children under 12 cost 2,550/ person, while infants (3 or below) are complimentary.

Date: 31st May 2019

Time: 9:30 PM – 3:30 AM

Venue: Super Savari Express

Qissa Kahani: Urdu Storytelling with Bakhtawar Mazhar

REGISTER HERE: https://bit.ly/2WruzE3

School’s out! This month, bring your little ones to the library as we re-tell timeless Urdu folktales and classics that have delighted young children for years.

We’re thrilled to have Bakhtawar Mazhar join us to present a reading of Lomri aur Memna – a tale about a clever fox and a sweet little lamb that gets lured away from its herd. Listen to the story to find out about the fate of the lamb, and take part in an exciting activity where your child will get to show off their acting skills!

Qissa Kahani aims to introduce and reacquaint children to Urdu literature with interactive storytelling sessions of the most celebrated children’s stories.

Date: 31st May 2019

Time: 3 PM – 4 PM

Venue: The British Council Library

DWL Karachi Readers’ Club

This month we’ve decided to dip into non-fiction. We’ll be reading, ‘It’s not about the Burqa’, a collection of essays by Muslim women about the contemporary Muslim female experience.

Date: 31st May 2019

Time: 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Venue: Liberty Books (next to BBQ tonite)
Time: 4:30pm

Bazm-e-Aqeedat: Farid Ayaz & Abu Muhammad Qawwal

NAPA is proud to present its annual Ramzan Qawwali:
Bazm-e-Aqeedat: A Spiritual Journey Crowning at Sehri
with Fareed Ayaz, Abu Muhammad Qawwal & Brothers

TICKETS: Rs. 2000/person (includes Sehri meal)
Tickets available at bookitnow.pk and at NAPA.
NAPA Members: Free entry with Membership card

Date: Friday, 31st May 2019

Time: 11:30 pm – 2:30 am

Venue: Zia Mohyeddin Theatre, NAPA

Ramzan Qavvaali Series: Taj Muhammad Shad Muhammad Niazi

T2F is proud to present Ramzan Qavvaali Series with Taj Muhammad Shad Muhammad Niazi!

Hailing from the Qavvaali branch of the Classical Atrauli Gharana of Khyaal Gayeki, Taj and Shaad Mohammed Niazi are amongst the finest contemporary practitioners of Hazrat Amir Khusrau’s kalaam and that of other Sufi poets. The progeny of Moin Niazi, and recipient of the Pride of Performance award, the Niazi troupe has performed widely across the subcontinent, from Pakpattan to Dhaka.

Date: Saturday, 1st June 2019

Time: 10:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Place: Faraar Gallery, T2F
Entry: Rs. 500/- First come, first served at the door

Super Space Savari Ramazan Games Night

Super Savari Express invites you to its exclusive “Super Space SAVARI – Ramazan Games Night” A fun filled and exiciting expeirence to city’s best recreational area offering unlimited rides with our SSE exclusive one day pass.

During the visit, we’ll be exploring the indoor world of Super Space.
Games, Arcade, Rides and much more to make your Ramazan Weekend more exciting!

But wait, there’s more, this tour includes a meal and refreshments as well for a SPECIALLY DISCOUNTED Rs 2,250/-per head!

Date: 1st June 2019

Time: 9 PM – 12:30 AM

Venue: Super Space at Super Savari Express Head Office, near Karachi Gymkhana

Please RSVP at your earliest as only few seats left.
[email protected]

Ye Watan Humaara Hai 3: IMF & the Economic Future of Pakistan

Is there an alternative to an IMF program for Pakistan? Did the government do the right thing by signing onto the current program? Is it realistic to expect that the current government can deliver on its promise that this will be “Pakistan’s last fund program”? What are some of the non economic factors at play as the government sets out to undertake a painful economic adjustment? What will be the fallout on the poor as this program is implemented?

Join us at T2F on Sunday 2nd June for a Panel talk on the Economic Future of Pakistan with leading experts!

Asad Umar
Kaiser Bengali
Dr. S. Akbar Zaidi

Moderator: Khurram Hussein

Date: Sunday, 2nd June 2019

Time: 04:30 PM – 06:30 PM

Venue: Faraar Gallery, T2F
Entry: Free, but make sure to come early!
The debate will also be live screened on Facebook.

Auditions – a Theatre Play!

Guess what Drama Queens?
Drama Queen Productions is back with a bang!
This CASTING CALL is going out to all our dramatically charged Karachi residents!

Come one come all and audition!
A play directed by Ahmed Majeed Agloria & Arman Tejani.

Please fill this form out prior to the audition.

1 – Is willing to take this up as a full time gig
2 – Has time in the months of JUNE – JULY – AUGUST (we understand it’s summer and people have trips planned but we can work around schedules if you were to be selected)
3 – Is fluent in English

On the day:
1 – Please learn a 2-3 minute monologue of your choice – should be contemporary theatre – should be in english
2 – Scripts will be available on site, if you don’t have time to learn – Don’t let this discourage you!

Once you’re time slot is confirmed, please be there on time – punctuality is appreciated and admired.

Looking forward to seeing you all!

Dates: 1st – 2nd June 2019

Time: 3 PM – 4 PM (time slots will be given upon registration)

Venue: Will be disclosed upon registration

Henna sey Eid

TDF Ghar is back with Henna sey Eid!

Dates: 4th – 5th June 2019

Time: 6 PM – onwards

Venue: TDF Ghar

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