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

Ladies, brace yourself for the jam packed weekend of spring/summer clothing exhibitions – choose your favourites and manage your time accordingly. Movie night at Mohatta Palace on Friday shouldn’t be missed and Karachi’s cultural pluralism is celebrated all week with the I Am Karachi! initiative. Scroll down to know all the events to look forward to. Have a great week!
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What’s On in Karachi – 5th – 12th March 2015

Tehrik-e-Niswan’s Tlism 3
Tlism festival of theatre and dance
A week long celebration of Karachi’s cultural pluralism
A festival of Theatre, Dance & Music – to celebrate diversity and promote peace. Click here to view the schedule for the week.
Date: Sunday, 8th March – 14th March 2015
Time: 5:00pm
At: Arts Council of Pakistan
Exchange for Change Exhibition: Crossing Borders
An exploration of the friendships made and the adventures embarked upon by the Participants of the project “Exchange for Change: Pakistan India 2013 – 2015”.
Exchange for Change: Crossing Borders
Exchange for Change is an initiative that aims to improve relations between schools students of two countries
Date: Monday, 9th March – 16th March 2015
Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm
At: Gallery Sadequain, Frere Hall, Fatima Jinnah Road.
For more details click here.

Film & Music

Filmy Fridays @ Mohatta Palace Museum
The Museum invites you to celebrate the many joys and torments of cinema of yore with its first ever film club, ‘Filmy Fridays’.
Filmy Fridays at Mohatta Palace
Come celebrate Pakistani Cinema against the stunning backdrop of Mohatta Palace
With the aim to support and promote the Guddu Film Archive, Filmy Fridays is warming up with what has come to be known as the ‘Golden Era of Pakistani Cinema’; very frankly speaking, seeing Waheed Murad’s face on a 40’X40’ screen is something we are unnecessarily excited about. We hope to laugh, we hope to cry, and we hope to live a little, all to the score of some of the most memorable songs that can still be heard wherever nostalgia raps on windows and knocks on doors.
So! To old souls of all ages and to young souls who need to be taught some serious life lessons: join us for the launch of Filmy Fridays with a screening of Pervaiz Malik’s ‘Armaan’ (1966), on Friday 6th March at 7pm in the gardens of the Museum. We’re looking forward to a star-studded evening; you don’t want to miss it!
Admission by Booking only: 021-35837669, 35374879, [email protected]
Children under 10 are not allowed
Date: Friday, 6th March 2015
Time: 7:00pm
At: Mohatta Palace, 7 Hatim Alvi Road
Travelling Film Southasia: A Festival of South Asian Documentaries
Travelling Film South Asia
A showcase of outstanding documentaries from the region
T2F is excited to present the ninth edition of Travelling Film Southasia 2014 (TFSA), in collaboration with Film Southasia, Kathmandu. The festival is a showcase of outstanding documentaries from the region, produced in the last two years. The films have been selected from 34 documentary and non-fiction films screened in the competitive section of Film Southasia 2013, held in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Date: Saturday, 7th March – Sunday, 8th March 2015
Time: 4:00pm
At: T2F, 10-C, Sunset Lane 5, Phase 2 Extension, DHA
Travelling film south asia
Schedule for the film screenings
Lyceum Presents ‘Music for Peace’ 
The Lyceum, in collaboration with 141 schools and The Citizens Foundation, invites you to join us for a night featuring Arieb Azhar and Tina Sani, devoted to the celebration of life through remembrance of loss and pain, and to channel those feelings to art, music and love for creation.
Tickets available at The Lyceum, Espresso Shahbaz, Necos for Rs 1500. All proceeds go to the 141 Schools Campaign with TCF. Contact us at: [email protected]
lyceum presents music for peace
Join hands for peace this Saturday at The Arts Council
Date: Saturday, 7th March 2015
Time: 7:30pm to 9:30pm
At: Karachi Arts Council, M. R. Keyani Road

Art Exhibitions

An exhibition of miniature paintings by Syed Shah Abdullah Alamee
blossoming art exhibition
Blossoming by Syed Shah Abdullah Alamee
Date: Thursday 5th March – 12th March 2015
Time: 6:00pm to 9:00pm
At: ArtScene Galleries, F-39/1, Block 4, Clifton, Karachi
Inayat & Others
inayat art exhibitions
Works by Suleman Aqeel Khilji
Solo exhibition of works by Suleman Aqeel Khilji curated by Madeline Amelia Clements
Date: Friday, 6th March – 15th March 2015
Time: 5:00pm to 8:00pm
At: Sanat Initiative, F-39-1/A, Block IV, Clifton

Clothing Exhibitions

House of Lucknow
Handcrafted chikankari
Date: Friday, 6th March – 7th March 2015
Time: 11:00am to 10:00pm
At: Forty4 Restaurant
clothing exhibition house of lucknow
Handcrafter chikankari
Blocked Spring Exhibition 2015 by Afsheen Numair
Date: Saturday, 7th March 2015
Time: 8:00am to 5:00pm
Address: 184, 20th Street, Kh e Roomi, Phase 8, DHA, Karachi
Designer Afsheen Numair Blocked Textiles
Kingri (hand appliquéd) and block printed jackets by Afsheen Numair
Afsheen Numair is exhibiting her Spring collection this Saturday, 7th March. Her specially handcrafted designs are a breath of fresh of air from all the mundane, repetitive designs we’re sick of in the market.
spring day wear by afsheen numair
Perfect daywear – colours spot on for spring!
block printed day wear by afsheen numair
We’re loving this adorable tiger blocked print shirt – available in pink too.
What’s more? If you’re looking for a matching outfit for your little ones, Afsheen has also got a Blocked for Kids line!
Sarah Anees Spring/Summer 2015
Date: Saturday, 7th March – Sunday 8th March 2015
Time: 1:00pm to 7:00pm
Address: House No. 34, 8th Street, Khayaban-e-Momin, Phase 5, DHA, Karachi
Looking for the perfect ensemble for a evening out? Sarah Anees is previewing her silk and chiffon pret collection this weekend. Orders can also be placed on her wedding wear and formal outfits.
Pastels by Komal Lakhani
Date: Saturday, 7th March 2015
Time: 11:30am
Address: F-92/2, Block 7 Clifton, Opposite Aga Khan Park, Karachi
Designer Komal Lakhani exhibition
Creamy whites and florals make for a pretty semi formal outfit
Designer Komal Lakhani exhibition
Rs 6200 for a kameez with lace work, chikan and colourful detailing
Komal Lakhani’s Spring collections features various fabrics with thread work, pearls and laces. You’ll find affordable, light wear ideal for a casual day out with friends or at the mall along plus some more formal outfits too.
Summer Casuals by Natasha Durrani
Date: Saturday, 7th March 2015
Time: 11:00am to 6:00pm
Address: D-116, East Street 4, Naval Housing Scheme, Zamzama, Karachi
If you’re looking for hassle-free buys for everyday wear, head on over to Natasha Durrani’s exhibition. She’s showcasing light embroidered kurtas and cigarette pants at reasonable prices. Her price range is from Rs 2000 to Rs 4000, making it easier to pick up more than a few day wear outfits.
Designer Natasha Durrani exhibition
Thread work motif
Designer Natasha Durrani exhibition
Simple day wear available at Natasha Durrani’s exhibition

If you can’t find the time this weekend, there are many more exhibitions lined up for next week!

Spring Collection by Ayesha Ellahi
Date: Monday, 9th March 2015
Time: 11:00am to 2:30pm
Expect silk baleros, studded shrugs, digital printed lawn kurtis and wrap arounds in the price range of Rs 4000 to Rs 11000!
Designer Ayesha Ellahi exhibition
Studded silk shrug at Rs 6500
Designer Ayesha Ellahi exhibition
This studded shrug with intricate back detailing is a steal for Rs 6500!
Summer Floral Collection 2015 by Rida Sidra
Date: Saturday, 14th March 2015
Time: 1:00pm to 6:00pm
Address: 45/2, Main Khayaban-e-Sehar, Phase 6, DHA, Karachi. Near Nixor College.
The talented young duo, Rida and Sidra bring to you their Summer Floral Collection. Expect exclusive ensembles of crispy white with stunning embroideries and pearls. Their pieces will add much needed summer fun to your wardrobe. Make sure to grab your favourite design before it’s too late!
Designer Rida Sidra exhibition
Beautiful floral embroidery on one of their pieces
Designer Rida Sidra exhibition
Pearly whites apt for a fresh summer look
Designer Rida Sidra exhibition
Screen printed neon birds add just the right touch for a summer outfit
Designer Rida Sidra exhibition
Intricate floral thread work by Rida Sidra


Movies on this week in Karachi

Mcfarland USA movie poster kevin costner
Now showing: McFarland USA
McFarland, USA
Cast: Kevin Costner, Maria Bello, Ramiro Rodriguez
Synopsis: A cross country coach in a small California town transforms a team of athletes into championship contenders.
Genre: Sport, Drama
Rating: PG
hey bro movie poster
Now showing: Hey Bro
Hey Bro
Cast: Ganesh Acharya, Maninder Singh, Nupur Sharma, Hanif Hilal
Synopsis: Hey Bro is a comedy action drama film that depicts the journey of an innocent man from a small village in Rajasthan to Mumbai in search of his twin brother & mother  separated from him at birth.
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
jalaibee movie poster
Now showing: Jalaibee
Cast: Danish Taimoor, Ali Safina, Zhalay Sarhadi
Synopsis: Jalaibee is an upcoming Pakistani drama thriller film directed and written by Yasir Jaswal, produced by Eman Syed. It is about the intertwined stories of numerous relatable characters who are all struggling with their problems, and who somehow connect on a unifying level.
Genre: Action, Thriller
dirty politics movie poster
Now showing: Dirty Politics
Dirty Politics
Cast: Malaika Sharawat, Jackie Sharoff, Anupum Kher, OM Puri
Genre: Romance, Drama
focus movie poster will smith
Now showing: Focus
Cast: Will Smith, Margot Robbie
Synopsis: In the midst of veteran con man Nicky’s latest scheme, a woman from his past – now an accomplished femme fatale – shows up and throws his plans for a loop.
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Rating: R
Indian movie Ab Tak Chhappan 2
Now showing: Ab Tak Chhappan 2
Ab Tak Chappan 2
Cast: Nana Patikar, Vikram Ghokle
Synopsis: Saadhu Aagashe is back and taking the count beyond chappan with Ab Tak Chappan 2. The sequel of the much applauded film has the Home Minister Janardhan Jagirdar along with Chief Minister Anna Saheb pledging to eradicate the menace caused by underworld don Rawale who is operating from Bangkok and don Rauf Lala who is operating from Mumbai. Knowing that the `Gandhian` approach won`t tackle the problem, the Encounter Squad is back to bring justice. A reluctant Saadhu, due to his son`s insistence, agrees to join forces and do what he does best, remove the pests of the society for good, no pun intended. But will an encounter squad with a clean slate manage to eradicate the menace? At what price would peace be got? Will peace ever come?
Genre: Romance, Drama
kindsman the secret service colin firth
Now showing: Kingsman: The Secret Service

Kingsman: The Secret Service

Cast: Colin Firth, Michael Caine, Taron Egerton
Synopsis: A veteran secret agent takes a young upstart under his wing.
Genre: Action, Comedy, Adventure
Rating: R

jupiter ascending movie channing tatum mila kunis
Now showing: Jupiter Ascending (3D)

Jupiter Ascending (3D)

Cast: Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis
Synopsis: In a bright and colorful future, a young destitute caretaker gets targeted by the ruthless son of a powerful family who lives on a planet in need of a new heir, so she travels with a genetically engineered warrior to the planet in order to stop his tyrant reign.
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Rating: PG-13
indian movie badlapur
Now showing: Badlapur


Cast: Varun Dhawan, Yami Gautam, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Huma Qureshi
Synopsis: Badlapur is a crime dark drama with an interesting game of taking action and responsibility, of being able to — and not being able to — forgive and make sacrifices.The film delivers top-notch thriller, which gives a little imagination of how a happy man’s life changes into an unstable emotional state, and the twist becomes the part of formula.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller

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
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 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

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
movie penguins of madagascar
Now showing: Penguins of Madagascar
Penguins of Madagascar

Cast: Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Christopher Knights
Synopsis: Super spy teams aren’t born…they’re hatched. Discover the secrets of the greatest and most hilarious covert birds in the global espionage biz: Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private. These elitists of the elite are joining forces with a chic undercover organisation, The North Wind. Led by handsome and husky Agent Classified (we could tell you his name, but then…you know). Together, they must stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine, from destroying the world as we know it.
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Rating: PG
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