There’s lots to do this weekend in Karachi. The Hunarmand Crafts Mela 2020 at Arts Council is one of many to visit this weekend, including the SAARC Bazar and OrangeTree Carnival. These are great opportunities for your kids to learn more about Pakistani culture in an innovative way. Join PACC at Liaquat Memorial Library to revive the healthy habit of reading and discussing. get your ideas and words flowing onto the paper with The School of Writing’s The Writer in Me workshop. Have a classic Wednesday night Salt Soiree, on 12th February 2020, with the Maria Unera Trio and a signature Salt Arts sandwich set by producer, Tollcrane. groove to some jazzy tunes this Valentine’s Day Saturday Swing Night Special! (don’t forget to bring your Valentine)
Nostalgia of The Royal Era
Sofia and Ahmad Haroon Khan AHK bring back the nostalgia of the royal era.
This Classic Jewellery is hand-crafted by the famed craftsmen in silver with different alloys and 24 carat gold formation.
An Exhibition of Jewellery inspired by the Royal Courts of the subcontinent;
The Patio, 50/1,Block-4 Clifton, Karachi.Wed 5,Thurs 6,Fri 7.
12 to 9pm.
Dates: 5th – 7th February 2020
Time: 12 PM – 7 PM
Venue: The Patio
SAARC Bazar 2020
SAARC Exhibition is a yearly highlight in Karachi. Look for pret and unstitched fabric including chikankari, handworked outfits by Behbud and natural dyed kurtas. You’ll also find arts and crafts, home accents, jewellery and more from exhibitors like Star Shine Truck Art, Aqsurr, Embelle Textiles, Qajar Jewellery, Razzle Dazzle by Shazia Soomro, from all over Pakistan – loads of high quality products under one roof.
Date: 8th February 2020
Time: 10 AM – 4 PM
Venue: Marriott Hotel
Orange Tree Family Funfair 2020
FAMILY MELA – GRAND BAZAAR 150 BRANDS – DISCOUNTED STALLS 50 PERCENT OFF – BULL RIDE – BOAT RIDE – VR RIDES/GAMES – PETS SHOW – JUMPING CASTLE, SLIDE & PLAY-LAND, FOOD STALLS – HARLEY BIKES GAMES, ACTIVITIES & PRIZES, PHOTO-BOOTH – JAIL – PRAYER AREAS FOR LADIES & GENTS – AND LOTS MORE! TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE ENTRANCE. ATTEND FOR A GREAT TIME AND FOR A GREATER CAUSE!
Date: 9th February 2020
Time: 2 PM – 9 PM
Venue: ZamZama Hockey Stadium
Hunarmand Craft Mela
SITCO invites you to Hunarmand Crafts Mela 2020 at Arts Council of Pakistan, Karachi, from Saturday, 8 Feb. to Sunday, 9 Feb 2020.
Come & join us from 11 am to 9 pm.
Free Entry, Only for Families
Dates: 8th – 9th February 2020
Time: 11 AM – 9 PM
Venue: Arts Council
TCF Ilmathon 2020
Yes, it’s back. After a decade long hiatus we’re bringing back the ILMATHON and it’s bigger and better than ever. Ilmathon 2020 is a celebration of twenty five years of promoting literacy across Pakistan with 1500+ schools. It is a celebration of the community that has supported our mission. A celebration of the students whose lives were changed by the generosity of their fellow Pakistanis. And what better way to celebrate than to engage a community to give back together.
The ILMATHON 2020 is set to take place on Sunday 9th of February, 2020 at Greenwich University.
Tickets cost Rs. 500 per walker, and children under 10 walk for free.
Your ticket is also your fundraising envelope. Your goal is to raise enough money within your circle (friends, family, coworkers) to support one student for one year.
Tickets available now through our official ticketing partner Ticketwala.pk. The ticket link is now up and live.
Tickets also available at:
• Xander’s (All three locations).
• N’Eco’s Natural Store And Cafe (Both Locations)
• Espresso (Tipu Sultan Road and Shaheed-E-Millat Road)
• Dunkin Donuts Tipu Sultan Road
Date: 9th February 2020
Time: 3 PM – 8 PM
Venue: Greenwich University
Lets Read Together!
Do you like reading? Do you like discussing?
Join us as we revive the healthy habit of reading and discussing at Lincoln Corner Karachi.
We will be reading articles from our favorite US magazines and sharing its summary, take-away and excerpts with each other in this one and a half hour session.
We want to revive our community of reader and thinkers so if you are one, we welcome you to sign up and join us.
Register Here: https://forms.gle/6dvyr7gytPJYX7Kx9
Date: February 10, 2020
Time: 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Venue: Lincoln Corner, Liaquat Memorial Library, Stadium Road
The Writer in Me
Are you passionate about writing and want to overcome your fear of writing? This workshop will get your ideas and words flowing onto the paper. Our aim is to bring out that writer in you by teaching you different genres and writing techniques. We even have a Chai Samosa break!
FEE: Rps-1,200/ only
AGE GROUP: 16 years and above
*AN EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT of 10% for anyone who registers till 25th January 2020.
To register for this workshop click on the link below:
Date: Saturday, 8th February, 2020
Time: 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Venue: The School of Writing, 4th Floor, 9-C, South Park Avenue, Phase II Ext., DHA
Love Story Night
The Jungle presents
Love – Storytelling Night
Hosted by The Story Cafe
The theme for February is Love: the strongest emotion that has been keeping this world together. The best way to celebrate love is by sharing your love story with us. The dramatic the better. We have an amazing line up of storytellers who will share their stories after which we set the stage open for whoever wants to share.
Cover charge: PKR 1000/- includes coffee and a Brownie.
We have a huge heart but unfortunately a limited capacity so get your tickets NOW at Ticket Wala PK
Date: 7th February 2020
Time: Gates open at 8 PM
Storytelling 8 30 PM – 10 30 PM
Venue: The Story Cafe
Valentines Special: Saturday Swing Night
Come groove to some jazzy tunes this Valentine’s Day Saturday Swing Night Special!
Bring your valentine, bring your friend, bring anyone who you would like to dance with and enjoy the spring yet chilly weekends of February. But most importantly, have a good time!
Swing Dance originated in the 1930s taking on different forms: Collegiate Shag, Lindy Hop, Charleston, and Balboa. Today, Lindy Hop is the most popular one left. While fast Lindy Hop is an upbeat and a true test of trust and stamina, the swing dance basic is fun, light-hearted, and quite entertaining. The basic steps (rock step, triple step, and more) will be taught in the first half of the night. The remainder will see music playing and the group swing dancing with each other. But let’s not hog a partner, dance with each other into merriment, and start the first swing scene in Karachi!
*No Pre-registrations this time, walk-in registrations will start from 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM and will be given on first come first serve basis*
Disclaimer: Consent and comfort is of utmost importance. People are encouraged to meet strangers and ask others to dance, but if someone does not want to dance on a song, we request that you respect their decision. Also note that proximity during dance is a mutual decision. Kindly be nice and politely and clearly ask the other to dance and wait for their consent.
**This session is open to 15 males and 15 females**
Date: Saturday, 8th February 2020
Time: 06:30 PM – 09:30 PM
Venue: Faraar Gallery, T2F
Registration Fee: Rs.1000/-
Mixed Media Artology Workshop Vol V
Join us as we take you through a series of textures, pigments and layers at a mixed media workshop to help you destress, play with color, and rediscover your own creative side.
Our Mixed Media Artology workshops are increasingly popular by professionals, students, moms, the elderly, and even children. Art is unanimously considered therapeutic and eases one to unwind, recollect themselves, and of course create. Join us and create something which represents YOU.
About the Instructor
Varah Musavvir holds a background in design, and is a graduate from Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture. With over 16 years of experience, creating, making and exploring mediums, another 8 years of workshops & classes under Firefly in addition to academic institutions, she is all set to welcome you to a world of color and beautiful chaos.
Varah is the pioneer of the Ultimate Crafter’s Workshop for paper crafters in Pakistan. She also boasts representation for Prima Marketing Inc as their first Art Educator from Pakistan.
Hammer & Smith is a design studio focusih on leather craft. The lounge space is open to entrepreneurs to connect, interact and utilize for their endeavors and workshops.
Workshop Charges will include:
all materials to create the mixed media shadow box such as wooden shadow box, color sprays, pigments, pastes, brushes, embellishments, art ingredients, and tools to create with. Majority are imported.
Snacks and refreshments served as a spread include savory and dessert along wth tea and coffee
A certificate and participant badge is a little memento to take home.
To be paid in full to confirm a spot.
Seats cannot be transferred or refunded.
Seat is canceled if no show by 12.20 pm.
Date: 8th February 2020
Time:12 PM – 3 PM
Venue: Hammer & Smith
Salt Soiree 35: MARIA UNERA + TOLLCRANE
OPENING SEASON 2020
Salt Soiree 35 Ft. Maria Unera + Tollcrane
8.30PM – 11.30PM
Join us for a classic Wednesday night Salt Soiree, on 12th February 2020, with the Maria Unera Trio and a signature Salt Arts sandwich set by producer, Tollcrane.
Bring the one you love.
Call to book: 0316.2882880/021.35296345
Photo ID verification on booking and entry
Seating is outdoors on a first come, first served and communal basis.
The evening includes dinner and hot/cold drinks.
This event will close at midnight.
Guests under 18 not allowed
Date: 12th February 2020
Time: 8.30PM – 11.30PM
Venue: Cote Rotie
SALT NIGHTS : FAKE SHAMANS
SEASON 2020 opens with FAKE SHAMANS
Oriental melodies, tribal shamanistic percussion describe best the sound of the Lahore duo Fake Shamans, who have collaborated with Djs across the globe including: Behrouz (Do Not Sit) Einmusik (Einmusika Recordings) // Kaiser Souzai (Ballroom Records) // Supernova (Lapsus Music) // Mat Joe (Katermukke) // David Delgado (Body Parts) and the pioneer himself; Nick Muir (Bedrock).
Boasting releases on Lump Records, Wildfang Music, Crossings and Akbal Music, they also run their own record label by name of Fake Rituals.
Join us for Salt Nights with this hot duo, on Saturday, February 8th at the Beach Luxury Hotel. Expect a salty sea breeze and swaying palms. This is an outdoor event, from 7.30PM – 11.30PM. Food and drinks will be available for sale at the pool bar.
HOW TO BOOK:
SALT ARTS BOX OFFICE: 0305-2672030
Call/Whatsapp for details with names and NIC numbers of guests / NIC verification on booking and entry. This event is open to couples, and women audiences only. Guests under 18 are not allowed.
Limited Capacity / Rights of sales and admission reserved
Date: 8th February 2020
Time: 7:30 PM – 11:30 PM
Venue: Beach Luxury Hotel
Movie Monday: The Help
The Help recounts the story of young white woman and aspiring journalist Eugenia “Skeeter” Phelan. The story focuses on her relationship with two black maids, Aibileen Clark and Minny Jackson, during the Civil Rights Movement in 1963.
In an attempt to become a legitimate journalist and writer, Skeeter decides to write a book from the point of view of the maids, exposing the racism they are faced with as they work for white families. Black domestic workers in 1960s America were referred to as “the help”, hence the title of the putative journalistic expose, the novel and the film.
Date: Feb 10, 2020
Time:4 :00 pm sharp
Venue: Lincoln Corner Karachi, Liaquat Memorial Library, Stadium Road.