What’s On in Karachi – 7th – 15th January 2015

Karachista Guide to Karachi
What’s On in Karachi – 7th – 15th January 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.

Highlights include the French Bazaar 2015 and CAP’s Children’s Carnival along with a live concert by Umair Jaswal and the LOL waalay’s improv comedy night!

Bazaars and Carnivals in Karachi this week

CAP’s Children’s Carnival 

Children's carnival
Come join us at the Children’s Carnival to raise funds for CAP’s education program in low-income schools!
Spend the day in a fantasy world with exciting carnival rides, jumping castles, rock climbing, trampolines, sumo wrestling, clowns and acrobats, gaming, sports challenge zones, arts and crafts, interactive activities, fun-filled games, delicious food, and so much more!
All proceeds from the Children’s Carnival will directly benefit CAP’s low-income school programs.

Tickets are Rs. 350 and children under 3 enter for free. Tickets are available at Agha’s, Farid’s, and Aman House.

Date: Sunday 11th January 2015
Time: 10:00am to 8:00pm
Venue: Aman House, Fatima Jinnah Road, Opposite Frere Hall’s back entrance.

French Bazaar 2015

the french bazaar 2015
An Annual fund-raising event in collaboration with Alliance française de Karachi. The tickets are for Rs 300/- and will be available at the entrance. Organised by Karachi Accueil.
Date: Sunday 11th January 2015
Time: 11:00am to 7:00pm
Venue: Alliance française Karachi

RPK Carnival & Pet Show

carnival and pet show karachi

A great family day out for you and your pet!Activties include Pet Fashion Show, Pets Competition, Food Stalls, Kids Fun Gala, Pet Adoption Center and lots more!
Visitor Ticket: Rs 299. Pet Registration: Rs 500

Date: Sunday 11th January 2015
Time: 3:00pm to 10:00pm
Venue: Defence Authority Creek Club
For more details contact 0321-3832583

Poetry, Music, Comedy & Storytelling

An Evening with Cat!

An Evening with Cat performance poetry
The Second Floor (T2F) Open Letters and Spoken Stage present: An evening of Performance Poetry and Conversation with Acclaimed Poet and Educator Catherine Brogan.

Cat Brogan won the BBC Edinburgh Fringe Poetry Slam in 2011 and has performed at many festivals including ‘Latitude’, ‘Cheltenham Literary Festival,’ ‘The Edinburgh Book Festival’ and three shows at the ’The Edinburgh Fringe Festival’ She is also a Spoken Word Poetry Educator as part of Peter Kahn’s Groundbreaking Spoken Word Educator Programme.

Date: Wednesday 7th January 2015
Time: 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Venue: The Second Floor

Ticket price: Rs 400
Free chai!

Umair Jaswal Live & Loud in Karachi

Umair Jaswal concert live music
Starting the year 2015 with Mr.Umair Jaswal, Lead vocalist of Qayaas will be performing live at Base Rock Cafe on 8th January 2015.
Maha Ali Kazmi , Gunaah & AYJ (Asfand Yar Junejo) the Beat Boxer would also be performing.
For reservations contact: 03351027357, 03332016116
Ticket price Rs 500. Tickets are available at the venue.
Date: Thursday 8th January 2015
Time: 8:00pm to 11:00pm
Venue: Base Rock Cafe, 16-C, Lane 6, Khyaban-e-Ittehad, Phase 6, DHA

LOL Waalay Improvisational Comedy

improvisational comedy
Get your tickets now for a night of comedy! 3 shows left: 9th, 10th, 11th January!
Tickets available at McDonald’s Seaview, DHA Phase 1, Tariq Road. Espresso Shahbaz.
Date: 9th – 11th January 2015
Time: 8:30pm to 10:00pm
Venue: PACC – 11 Fatima Jinnah Road, Karachi

Storytelling & Sing Along Series – A Day with Nature

storytelling at mohatta palace
 It’s an exciting month for little ones at the Mohatta Palace Museum!
Join us this January as we bring to life stories from the Arabian Nights, sing along with Sania Saeed to songs about nature and go on an adventurous treasure hunt in the gardens of the Museum with three storytelling sessions
Date: Saturday 10th January 2015
Time: 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Venue: Mohatta Palace Museum

Guest storyteller is Sania Saeed. Admission is free. Age group below 12 years.

Exhibitions to hit this week

Mehreen Qazafi Exhibition

pakistani fashion exhibition

Chikankari, Parsi embroidery, kantha, phulkari, ralli and jewelry by Mehreen Qazafi.

Date: Wednesday 7th January 2015
Time: 9:00am to 6:00pm
Venue: Grandeur Gallery Zamzama

Saher Qadir’s Winteresque

furniture exhibition
Saher Qadir is having her furniture exhibition this weekend.
Date: Saturday 10th January 2015
Time: 12:00pm to 7:00pm
Venue: A-23-A, Main Sunset Boulevard, DHA, Phase 2
projections art display
We seek images of ourselves in our cities. Artists, curators and creative practitioners will enact their own ephemeral projections in the city. These projections will take the form of luminous moving imagery, urban transference, performance of desires, evocation of memories, and playful engagements with architectural forms, spatial configurations and experiential modes.
Date: 10th January – 7th March 2015
Time: 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Movies showing in Karachi this week

Good Morning Karachi

good morning karachi movie amna ilyas
Now showing: Good Morning Karachi

Cast: Amna Ilyas, Beo Rana Zafar, Saba Hameed, Atta Yaqub

Synopsis: When Rafina begins working at Radiance, Pakistan’s most exclusive salon, she enters a long dreamed but seldom seen world. It is fragmented, evolving culture where the affluent float above the urban masses in a parallel reality. Clients smoke imported cigarettes and reveal sexual conquests, while the lower class women working there face a more open struggle with honour and prosperity. Chance and wilfulness propel Rafina’s rise as a runway and billboard model. As Rafina climbs the social ladder, she is caught between two men with very different visions of Pakistan and the role of women. Arif, a party man, dreams of a better world through political action, but he is moulded by traditionalism that doesn’t account for her dreams. Jamal, urbane and ambitious, is convinced the fashion industry can help women lead Pakistan into the modern world.
Genre: Drama
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
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 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

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

horror daniel radcliffe
Now showing: The Woman in Black 2

The Woman in Black 

Cast: Phoebe Fox, Daniel Radcliffe, Jeremy Irvine

Synopsis: During the London bombings during World War II, school teacher Eve Parkins leads a group of children in evacuation to Cryphin Gifford, a remote village outside of the city. When the group takes up residence at the Eel Marsh House, 40 years after Arthur Kipps investigated the first haunting, Eve soon realizes they are not alone. The longer they stay in the house, the more the awful past of the residence unravels itself and the evil spirit that lurks around them threatens the well-being of the children. With the help of a soldier, Eve does all that she can to protect the children and discover the truth behind the Woman in Black.

Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller

Rating: PG-13

indian movie ugly
Now showing: Ugly


Cast: Rahul Bhat, Ronit Roy

Synopsis: Kali is 10. Her parents Rahul and Shalini are divorced. Kali lives with her mother and her step-father Shoumik, who heads the police detection squad in the city of Mumbai. One particular Saturday, when Kali is out with her father Rahul, she disappears… What follows is an endless series of blame-games and one-upmanship. A dark psychological thriller on the surface, Ugly is an emotional drama within.
Genre: Mystery, Thriller


night at the museum ben stiller robin williams
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

The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies

movie the hobbit
Now showing: The Hobbit

Cast: Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage

Synopsis: “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. The Dwarves of Erebor have reclaimed the vast wealth of their homeland, but now must face the consequences of having unleashed the terrifying Dragon, Smaug, upon the defenseless men, women and children of Lake-town.

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy

Rating: PG-13

maleficent angelina jolie movie
Now showing: Maleficent


Cast: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning

Synopsis:A vengeful fairy is driven to curse an infant princess, only to discover that the child may be the one person who can restore peace to their troubled land.

Genre: Action, Adventure, Family

Rating: PG

Na Maloom Afraad

na maloon afraad pakistani movie
Now showing: Na Maloon 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
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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