What’s On in Karachi – 5th – 12th February 2015

What’s on in Karachi this week. Whether you’re looking for Movies, Live Entertainment, Art or Shopping Exhibitions, scroll down for the best of what Karachi has to offer this week.

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What’s On in Karachi – 5th -12th February 2015

Highlights include the Karachi Literature Festival at Beach Luxury plus the Hum Masala Family Festival. A string of art exhibitions are also lined up this week, so don’t forget to check those out. Indulge in some chocolate lovin’ at The Cakery’s World Nutella Day celebrations too!

Karachi Literature Festival
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Karachi Literature Festival happening this weekend at Beach Luxury Hotel
The Karachi Literature Festival brings together international and Pakistani writers to showcase writing at its best. Entry is free and open to all.
Visit www.karachiliteraturefestival.org to find out the speakers and schedule for all three days.
Date: 6th, 7th, 8th February 2015
Venue: Beach Luxury Hotel Karachi
6th Feb: 5:00pm to 9:00pm
7th, 8th Feb: 10:00am to 10:00pm
Youth Arts & Literary Exhibition at KLF
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Youth Arts & Literary Exhibition at KLF
Youth Arts & Literary Exhibition would be there at KLF to meet art and literature fanatics. Stop by at our booth to indulge in exciting activities, specially designed to cater to our audience, listen to live music and win our signature giveaways. We would also be accepting live registrations for Y.A.L.E’15.
 Hum Masala Family Festival

HUM TV Masala Family Festival
Lots of food and games at the HUM Masala Family Festival
We invite you and your family to join us for our 2015 6th Hum Masala Family Festival.
Main Highlights–
1.Food Court: Live cooking by Masala Chef’s, one to one interaction with Masala Chefs, variety of cuisines.
2. Kids Area: Fun fill Activities for Kids, circus, play Area
3. Exhibition Halls: Variety of brands showcasing their products
4. Firework Show

Date: Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th February 2015
Time: 10:00am to 10:00pm
Venue: Karachi Expo Center

The OASYS School Spring Carnival 2015
spring carnival OASYS School
Say goodbye to winter at OASYS’s Spring Carnival this Sunday!
A fun filled event for the entire family who can enjoy a range of activities centered around the theme of Spring which include:
• Food Stalls with hospitality lounges and seating arrangements • Photography Booth by O’ Shoot | Mutahir Mahmood Photography • Children activities • Comedy Performance by The Platoon-Improv Comedy group • Art by Saturday Studio • Animal show by Wildlife experience centre
Event only for families.

Date: Sunday 8th February 2015
Time: 10:00am to 8:00pm
Venue: DA Club Zamzama Marriage Lawn, Stadium Lane 3, Khayaban-e-Shamsheer.

Food, Music and Comedy in town this weekend
New Restaurant in town: Mews
new restaurant opening Mews in Karachi
Mews now open for breakfast, lunch and dinner!
We open to public at 8:30 am on the 4th February 2015!
We are welcoming Walk-Ins for Breakfast/ Lunch and for Dinner only. We are doing both Reservations and Walk-Ins (if you choose Dinner reservation the time slots are 8:00 pm and 10:00 pm).
Our land lines are 021-3537MEWS and 021-35376394 for an inquires / reservations etc.
Mews F-42, E-Street, Block 4, Clifton.
Nutella Festival @ The Cakery
world nutella day
Honouring the greatest product to have ever been created, come join us on 5th February at The Cakery to celebrate World Nutella Day ♥
Date: Thursday 5th February 2015
Time: 12:00pm to 11:00pm
Venue: The Cakery, Shop#1, Plot 9C, 33rd Commercial Street, Tauheed Commercial.
Products to expect:
-Nutella Strawberry Cupcakes -Nutella Stuffed Cupcakes
-Ferrero Cupcakes (with oodles of Nutella)
-Nutella Cake (slices)
-Ferrero Rocher Milkshake (with oodles of Nutella)
-Nutella Mousse (cups)
-The Ferrero Brownie (with oodles of Nutella)
-Nutella Tarts
-Nutella Stuffed Sandwiches
-Tub of Nutella-dipped Strawberries

The Great Arc – The Dramatic Tale of How India Was Mapped – A Talk by John Keay

how india was mapped talk by john keay
How India was Mapped by John Keay
Join us at T2F for a talk by British historian, John Keay as he takes us on a journey through the nineteenth century’s most ambitious scientific endeavour.

Date: Thursday 5th February 2015
Time: 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Venue: T2F, 10-C, Sunset Lane 5, Phase 2 Extension DHA

A Night of Sufis
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Enjoy a night of Qawwali with Farid Ayaz at The Palm
Come join us at the Night of Sufis featuring Farid Ayaz , Abu Muhammad Qawwal & Bros. with a new taste of modern trance with Qawwali. Music enlightens one’s soul and listening to your favorite artist live is a treat for your life. Farid Ayaz, Abu Muhammad Qawwal & Bros. are Pakistani musicians, who are well known for their Qawwalis and are devotional musicians of the Muslim Sufis. They are famous all over the world for their contribution towards Sufi music and the South Asians enjoy listening to them.
General Tickets are Rs. 1000, VIP Tickets Rs. 2000 and children under 3 enter for free.

Date: Saturday 7th February 2015
Time: 9:00pm
Venue: The Palm Diamond Marquee
Call: 0312 0096941

The Platoon presents ‘Reporting for Duty’

the platoon improvised comedy
The Platoon reports for duty
The Platoon working in collaboration with 141schools.org, an organisation that aims to build schools in memory of the lives of the children lost in the unfortunate incident of Peshawar. Featuring multiple scenes, interwoven characters and compelling story-telling. Come join the experience and do good for a project that aims to show the strength of us a nation.
*All profits from the show will go to 141schools.org

Date: Saturday 7th February 2015
Time: 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Venue:  T2F, 10-C, Sunset Lane 5, Phase 2 Extension DHA

Shoe Sales and Clothing Exhibitions

Samia & Azmay Shahzada Annual Clearance Sale
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Annual sale on Samia & Azmay shoes
Annual sale on Samia & Azmay Shahzada shoes. One day event only.
Date: Saturday 7th February 2015
Time: 10:00am to 8:00pm
Venue: Kohinoor Hall, Pearl Continental Hotel

Anum Salik Bonjour 2015 Exhibition

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Anum Salik clothing exhibition

Date: Saturday 7th February 2015
Time: 12:00pm to 5:00pm

* Swaroski Crystal work
* Hand Embroidered ensembles
* Digital Printing smart Short shirts
* Exclusive Button Motifs
Price Range: Rs 2000 – Rs 7000.
Art Exhibition around town this week
Mirroring Fantasy
art exhibition mirroring fantasy
Art Exhibition: Mirroring Fantasy
“I went to live and work in the inner city of Lahore for the same reasons that many people have gone there before me: fascinated by the lives of women of entertainment and the culture they bred in the area. But living there taught me about relationships to people who seemed more and more like myself. I drew the area where we all lived from the rooftop where I sat each evening. I have painted our collective memories and the lost fantasies of films that were once and still part of my visual repertoire.” -Manganhar.
Date: Thursday 5th – 12th February 2015
Time: 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Venue: Canvas Gallery D40/1A, Block 4, Kehkashan, Clifton

Tracing The Void

art exhibition tracing the void indus valley school karachi
Art Exhibition: Tracing the Void
Sajjad Ahmed from Pakistan and Sonya Schoenberger from Germany have been investigating individual and national identity in the light of the nation’s history in their separate art practices.
Tracing the void brings these two artists together where they recollect memories through objects and stories of people, reflecting on the present state of existence in light of our today and yesterday highlighting certain questions; What baggage were we born with and what have we accumulated along the way, in our lifetimes? How far have we moved on? What have we become?

Date: Wednesday 4th – 10th February 2015
Time: 4:30pm to 7:00pm

Venue: Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture Gallery

Speaking in Tongues – Curated by Amin Gulgee and Zarmeené Shah

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Amin Gulgee curates ‘Speaking in Tongues’
An exhibition of installation, new media and sculptural works by 25 national artists, curated for the Karachi Literature Festival 2015.
Date: Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th February 2015
Time: 9:00am to 9:00pm
Venue: Karachi Literature Festival, Beach Luxury Hotel
Dialogue: Abstraction
art exhibition dialogue abstraction
Art Exhibition: Dialogue: Abstraction
Dialogue: Abstraction focuses on the works of Abdullah Qureshi and Ali Sultan, by initiating a conversation on painting & thus facilitating a space for the artists to address shared questions.
The two painters worked together for a period of three weeks, engaging in a visual discourse, responding to ideas of colour, form and space within their practices. This exhibition is the outcome of this dialogue.

Date: Monday 9th – 23rd February 2015
Time: 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Venue: Suite 102, First Floor, Clifton Centre, Schon Circle.

Hybrid II
art exhibition hybrid II
Art Exhibition: Hybrid II
A Collaborative Exhibition – Atif Khan & Damon Kowarsky
Date: Thursday 12th February 2015
Time: 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Venue: Gandhara-Art Space, F-65/2, Kehkashan, Clifton, Block 4

Movies on this week in Karachi

movie paddington
Now showing: Paddington


Cast: Hugh Bonneville , Sally Hawkins , Julie Walters , Jim Broadbent

Synopsis: From the beloved novels by Michael Bond and producer David Heyman (“Harry Potter”), “Paddington” tells the story of the comic misadventures of a young Peruvian bear who travels to the city in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone, he begins to realise that city life is not all he had imagined – until he meets the kindly Brown family who read the label around his neck that says “Please look after this bear. Thank you,” and offer him a temporary haven. It looks as though his luck has changed until this rarest of bears catches the eye of a museum taxidermist.

Genre: Action, Comedy, Family

Rating: PG

movie transformers 4 mark wahlberg
Now showing: Transformers 4

Transformers 4

Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor

Synopsis: A mechanic and his daughter make a discovery that brings down Autobots and Decepticons – and a paranoid government official – on them.

Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Rating: PG-13

the spongebob movie
Now showing: The Spongebob Movi

The Spongebob

Cast: Antonio Banderas, Clancy Brown, Slash

Synopsis: SpongeBob goes on a quest to discover a stolen recipe that takes him to our dimension, our world, where he tangles with a pirate.

Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Rating: PG

movie roy arjun rampal ranbir kapoor
Now showing: Roy


Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez, Arjun Rampal

Synopsis: A love triangle revolving around the lives of a filmmaker, a thief and their mutual love interest.

Genre: Action, Drama, Romance

movie shamitabh amitabh bachchan
Now showing: Shamitabh


Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Dhanush, Akshara Haasan

Synopsis: “Shamitabh” is a film about the birth of a big star and the smoke screen that was created to fulfil a dream.

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller

movie bollywood hawaizaada
Now showing: Hawaizaada


Cast: Mithun Chakraborty, Ayushmann Khurrana, Pallavi Sharda

Synopsis: The film which is based on the life on an Indian scientist Shivkar Bapuji Talpade, who is credited to have constructed India’s first unmanned plane is the tale of the hardships that he went through on the journey to discover. Also the film is set in the pre-independence era of Bombay of 1895.

Genre: Biography, Drama, Fantasy

welcome to london movie sabeeka imam
Now showing: Welcome to London

Welcome to London

Cast: Asad Shan, Sabeeka Imam, Tim Hibberd, Aliakbar Campwala, Javed Khan, Sandeep Garcha, Rob Thorne, Musa Ahmet, Greg Kwolski, Dave Reeve

Synopsis: Welcome to London is a British romantic thriller produced, written, directed and starring Asad Shan. Set and filmed in the United Kingdom, the film tells the story of Jai, a young Punjabi man from Delhi who leaves his debt-ridden family in India to fulfill his dream of a brighter future. With luck on his side and a budding romance on the undergrounds of London city, Jai is on his way up until things start to take an unfortunate turn. The film combines elements of crime, drama and romance. 3

Genre: Romance, Thriller, Drama

seventh son movie julianne moore
Now showing: Seventh Son

Seventh Son

Cast: Jeff Bridges, Ben Barnes, Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington, Olivia Williams and Julianne Moore

Synopsis: In a time of enchantments when legends and magic collide, the sole remaining warrior of a mystical order travels to find a prophesied hero born with incredible powers, the last Seventh Son. Torn from his quiet life as a farmhand, the unlikely young hero embarks on a daring adventure with his battle-hardened mentor to vanquish a dark queen  and the army of supernatural assassins she has dispatched against their kingdom.

Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Rating: PG-13

movie dolly ki doli sonam kapoor
Now showing: Dolly ki Doli

Dolly ki Doli

Cast: Sonam Kapoor, Rajkummar Rao, Pulkit Samrat

Synopsis: The movie centres around different weddings where the bride, Dolly, is a young con who marries men from different religions and runs away with their wealth. Her entire family is full of conmen and conwomen. After conning quite a few number of rich men, she gets media attention, who label her as “looteri dulhan”. A cop Robin Singh decides to chase and catch Dolly. When she tries to con Delhi boy Manjot, her lover who is also one of her victims enters the scene. Dolly manages to fool everybody once again. Meanwhile her fake brother is actually in love with her.

Genre: Comedy

blackhat chris hemsworth
Now showing: Blackhat


Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Viola Davis, William Mapother

Synopsis: A man is released from prison to help American and Chinese authorities pursue a mysterious cyber criminal. The dangerous search leads them from Chicago to Hong Kong.

Genre: Action, Crime, Drama

Rating: R

into the woods meryl streep anna kendrick chris pine
Now showing: Into the Woods

Into the Woods

Cast: Anna Kendrick, Meryl Streep, Chris Pine

Synopsis: A witch tasks a childless baker and his wife with procuring magical items from classic fairy tales to reverse the curse put on their family tree.

Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Rating: PG

johnny depp gywneth paltrow
Now showing: Mortdecai


Cast: Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow, Evan McGregor, Olivia Munn

Synopsis: Juggling some angry Russians, the British Mi5, his impossibly leggy wife and an international terrorist, debonair art dealer and part time rogue Charlie Mortdecai (Johnny Depp) must traverse the globe armed only with his good looks and special charm in a race to recover a stolen painting rumored to contain the code to a lost bank account filled with Nazi gold.

Genre: Action, Comedy

Rating: R

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Now showing: The Gambler

The Gambler

Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Michael Kenneth Williams, Alvin Ing, Jessica Lange

Synopsis: Jim Bennett is a risk taker. Both an English professor and a high-stakes gambler, Bennett bets it all when he borrows from a gangster  and offers his own life as collateral. Always one step ahead, Bennett pits his creditor against the operator of a gambling ring  and leaves his dysfunctional relationship with his wealthy mother in his wake. He plays both sides, immersing himself in an illicit, underground world while garnering the attention of Frank, a loan shark with a paternal interest in Bennett’s future. As his relationship with a student deepens, Bennett must take the ultimate risk for a second chance…
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller

Rating: R

indian movie Tevar arjun kapoor
Now showing: Tevar


Cast: Arjun Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha, Manoj Bajpayee

Synopsis: A Kabaddi player rescues a young woman from an unwanted marriage and hides her in his home.

Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller

Taken 3 movie showing
Now showing: Taken 3

Taken 3

Cast: Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen,

Synopsis: Liam Neeson returns as ex-covert operative Bryan Mills, whose reconciliation with his ex-wife is tragically cut short when she is brutally murdered. Consumed with rage, and framed for the crime, he goes on the run to evade the relentless pursuit of the CIA, FBI and the police. For one last time, Mills must use his “particular set of skills,” to track down the real killers, exact his unique brand of justice, and protect the only thing that matters to him now – his daughter.
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
movie Big Hero 6
Now showing: Big Hero 6

Big Hero 6

Cast: Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, Jamie Chung

Synopsis: The special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.

Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure

Rating: PG

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Now showing: Night at the Museum

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

Cast: Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Owen Wilson

Synopsis: Get ready for the wildest night at The Museum ever as Larry (Ben Stiller), spans the globe uniting favorite and new characters while embarking on an epic quest to save the magic before its gone forever.

Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family

Rating: PG

PK amir khan anushka sharma
Now showing: PK


Cast: Amir Khan, Anushka Sharma, Sushant Singh, Sanjay Dutt, Boman Irani,

Synopsis: The film will be a satire on Hindu gods and godsmen.

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Rating: PG-13

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