What’s On in Karachi – 7th – 13th November 2014

There’s lots on in Karachi this week and Karachista has the lowdown on it all. 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.

Highlights include fringe live performances at T2F, Akshay Kumar’s new movie The Shaukeens and a HipHop Festival at Port Grand.

Festivals, Live Theatre & Comedy in Karachi this week

Friday 7th November: An open mic session featuring emerging talent at T2F

’s First Fridays

Music, Poetry, Comedy – Karachi’s fringe at T2F on the first Friday of the month

Open Mic is a platform for musicians, poets, and comedians to perform, improvise and experiment in an informal setting.

Performers do not need to pre-register. Just show up with your voice, instruments, and props. Look for our host, Hassaan Bin Shaheen, who will put your name down on the list.

Musicians get 15 minutes/3 songs and everyone else gets 10 minutes.

Registration will commence at 6:45 pm and close at 8:00 pm.
Entry is free. Donations are appreciated!

Date:         Friday 7th November
Time:        6:45 onwards, with performances starting after 8 p.m.
Location: 10-C, Sunset Lane 5, Phase 2 Extension, DHA, Karachi, Pakistan-75500

Saturday 8th November: An international Hip Hop Festival at Port Grand presented by Alliance Francaise and Goethe Institute

Hip Hop Festival at Port Grand

Karachi’s first International Hip Hop Festival will take place at Port Grand. Presented by The Alliance Francaise and Goethe Institute, the event features Pakistani artist Ali Gul Pir and two German hiphoppers YASNYN and FORM.

Date:        Saturday 8th November
Time:       8 p.m
Location: Port Grand

Here’s To The Crazy Ones

Frieha Altaf is a speaker
TiE’s ‘The Crazy Ones’ gathers a bunch of crazy people, from different fields across the nation at one platform, to share their new, different & BIG ideas. Starts in the afternoon, ends in the evening, this event comprises of ten speakers who share their ideas, hands on tools, powerful insights and strategies.

Each speaker gets a chance to speak for about 15-20 minutes. It’s a mix of talks, music, comedy, video & other presentations with a coherent focus on each facet. The event also features an Open Space Activity along with a scrumptious hi-tea. Join us to celebrate the efflux of innovation and creativity taking place at Movenpick Hotel, Karachi

The Crazy Ones features:

Ishrat Husain | Sheema Kermani | Shahzad Nawaz | Frieha Altaf | Javed Jabbar | Khalida Brohi | Mashhood Rizvi | Saad Amanullah | Jawwad Farid | Nadeem Chawhan
Date:         Thursday, November 13, 2014 – 2:00pm – 8:00pm
Location:   Ballroom A, Movenpick Hotel, KarachiPricing:

PKR 4,000 each – TiE Karachi Members
PKR 5,500 each – Non Members (includes TiE Regular Membership)
PKR 3,000 each – Students (Please bring your student ID card along)

30% discount on a group of 5+ participants

Model UN at Karachi University
Think you have what it takes to run the world? Get a taste of international diplomacy at Karachi Universty’s Model UN. Registrations close on 9th November
Movies showing in Karachi this week
Opening this week – The Shaukeens

The Shaukeens

Cast:         Annu Kapoor, Piyush Mishra and Anupam Kher

Synopsis: “The Shaukeens” is a remake of the 1982 released cult-classic comedy film “Shaukeen”. The latest film, much like the original movie, tells the story of three lecherous old men who wants to spice up their old age.

Genre: Comedy


Cast:  Ward Horton, Annabelle Wallis, Alfre Woodard

Synopsis: A couple begins to experience terrifying supernatural occurrences involving a vintage doll shortly after their home is invaded by satanic cultists.

Genre: Horror

Rating: R

Na Maloom Afraad

Cast:  Javed Sheikh, Fahad Mustafa, Mohsin Abbas Haider, Urwa Hocain

Synopsis: Na Maloom Afraad is a story of three reckless poor struggling souls, running after their individual ambitions and desires, brought together by one incident which makes their not so simple life into a thrilling roller coaster ride of numerous ironic twist & turns. The three characters run around in the chaotic city of Karachi bringing out the craziest plan to save their love and lives.

Genre: Comedy, Thriller

Happy New Year

Cast:  Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Abhishek Bachchan,

Synopsis: ‘Happy New Year’ is the ultimate underdog story where a team of ‘losers’, win the love of millions in their quest to pull off the biggest diamond heist ever!!

Genre: Comedy

Rating: U


Cast:  Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman

Synopsis: April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank and his five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Out-numbered, out-gunned, and with a rookie soldier thrust into their platoon, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.

Genre: Action, Drama, War

Rating: R

Dracula Untold

Cast:  Luke Evans, Dominic Cooper, Sarah Gadon

Synopsis: As his kingdom is being threatened by the Turks, young prince Vlad Tepes must become a monster feared by his own kingdom in order to obtain the power needed to protect his own family, and the families of his kingdom.

Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy

Rating: PG-13

Super Nani

Cast:  Rekha, Sharman Joshi, Randhir Kapoor

Synopsis: A sixty-something selfless grandma is worth as much as a kitchen mop to her selfish family. But her foreign-returned grandson transforms her into a woman of substance, in Pygmalion style.

Genre: Drama

Rating: U

John Wick

Cast:  Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen

Synopsis: An ex-hitman comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him.

Genre: Action, Thriller

Rating: R

The Judge

Cast:  Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga

Synopsis: Big city lawyer Hank Palmer returns to his childhood home where his father, the town’s judge, is suspected of murder. Hank sets out to discover the truth and, along the way, reconnects with his estranged family.

Genre: Drama

Rating: R



Art Exhibitions in Karachi this week
Happily Ever After by Muhammad Ali

“ A RAINBOW OF YOUR OWN ” by Muhammad Ali at Canvas Gallery

Muhammad Ali thinks of himself as an artist of the senses who likes to manipulate, coax, create and render whole metaphysical and literal worlds of fantasy. He wants to create art that doesn’t simply begin and end with a particular body of work, but that includes his whole being; physical and spiritual.

Date: November 6th – 15th 2014, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m 
( Excluding Sunday )

Sheherezade Alam at Koel

“A PILGRIMAGE WITH PORCELAIN” by Sheherezade Alam at Koel Gallery
Date: November 6th – 14th 2014, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m 
( Excluding Sunday )

Fashion: Sales & Exhibitions in Karachi this week
Discounts at Al Karam Studio this weekend

“US” by FABAROUGE presents their latest collection for the upcoming party season plus casuals kurtis for winter. Price range: from Rs3,500

Date : 10th November, Monday 2014
Time: 11am – 6 pm
Venue: 33-B/1 khayaban e baharia phase 5 DHA
Contact: +923342216200, +923332162915

Mango Mid-Season Sale – 30% off selected items at all Mango outlets until 9th November 2014

Date: 1st – 9th November 2014
Venue: All Mango outlets in Pakistan

Shopping Fever at Al Karam Studio – Flat 25% off at Al Karam Stores throughout the weekend

Zari Faisal Pop-up Shop  (www.zarifaisal.com ) at Ensemble One on Saturday- Sunday, Nov 8 -9, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Dolmen Mall, Clifton – Karachi.

Showcasing the latest  smart/casual kurtas for the busy working woman on the go! You will find funky digital print headscarves, scarves in heavy duty neons and tribals on display as well. A range of work accessories, from lap top bags to neon satchels, and over sized totes all available for the fashionable woman.

Date: Saturday- Sunday, Nov 8 -9, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Venue: Ensemble One, Dolmen Mall Karachi

Khaadi Sale

50% off selected items at all Khaadi outlets

Date:  Saturday 8th November onwards

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Salima Feerasta
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Salima Feerasta is chief editor of Karachista.com and one of Pakistan's top fashion and lifestyle journalists.

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