What’s On in Karachi: 8th June – 14th June

For those of you who have been procrastinating all through Ramzan and haven’t gone out and gotten your festive Eid joras yet, this week’s exhibitions: Umaima Mustafa and Nargis Hafeez are perfect for last minute outfit grabs. You can also hit up the jewelry exhibition by Allure to get fun accessories to accentuate your Eid outfits. As Ramzan wraps up this year, the T2F Qavvali series also comes to a closure. Hope you have a great week!

Umaima Mustafa End of Season Sale

Visit Umaima Mustafa’s end of season sale for your last minute Eid grabs.

Date: 9th June
Time: 2PM to 5PM
Venue: Umaima Mustafa Studio
Contact:  ‭0300 0212332‬

‘Late Lateef’ Eid Exhibtion – Nargis Hafeez

Aligned with the summer season vibes, our latest Eid Exhibition includes Pastel, Lace, Chiffon and Silk shirts with light embroidery and a host of different types of cuts. Late Lateef is for the last minute Eid shoppers and there are a lot of us! ?. Prices start as low as Rs 5000. (Ladies Only)

Date: 11th June
Time: 12PM to 6PM
Venue: House 58 B/1, 9th Lane, Khayaban-e-Badar DHA, Karachi
Contact: 0300 8254529

Allure By MHT Exhibition In Karachi

This Eid, dress to impress in Elan Official’s latest ready-to-wear formal collection “Nuit de fête”, paired with our eclectic jewels to make statement like never before.

Our exquisite jewelery will be available at Maison Élan- Karachi on Saturday, the 9th of June.

Date: 9th June
Time: 11AM to 5PM
Venue: Maison Elan, Karachi

PotPourri XXXI

In 2008, PotPourri 1 was a collection of works from our gallery artists in our newly opened space.
Ten years on, Potpourri 31 celebrates the soft opening of our extended space with an exciting collection of over 200 artworks showcasing our curatorial intent, covering the whole spectrum of art practices

Date: 9th June
Time: 2PM to 8PM
Venue: ArtChowk Gallery, Karachi

Ramzan Qavvaali Series: Abdullah Niazi

Abdullah Manzoor Niazi Qavvaal belongs to the Qavvaal Bachchon Ka Gharana of Delhi. He is the eldest son of Ustad Manzoor Niazi of the Manzoor Niazi Qavvaal party. He led the Qavvaal Group formed with his brothers after the demise of his father, and in 2015, he branched out with his sons Waqas, Fahad and Saad supporting him. His performance style is steeped in Amir Khusro’s Kalaam (verses) from the classical Chishtiya Qavvali tradition. Abdullah Niazi carries the qavvaali performance with a command and virtuosity rarely found in contemporary Qavvaals capturing Khusro’s poetry and its musical emotionality in all its subtlety and intensity. As an accomplished Qavval, Abdullah Niazi is able to perform all the various styles of Pakistani/North Indian Classical music including Thumri, Kafi, Ghazal, Tarana ets. He has performed in South Africa, USA, Canada, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, UAE, India, Bangladesh, Srilanka, Muscat & other countries. Abdullah Niazi also received the International Mystic music Sufi Festival Award in 2007 and the ARY QTV Award in 2010.

Date: Saturday, 9th June 2018
Time: 10:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Place: Faraar Gallery, T2F
Entry: Rs. 500/- First come, first served at the door

Faith and Feminism in Pakistan with Afiya S. Zia

Afiya S. Zia’s recent book covers the deeply contested themes that have challenged women’s movements in Pakistan in recent years. The ‘war on terror’, Muslim women’s agency and piety, allegations against liberal/secular feminisms, and the role of capitalism and it’s collusion with religion and the development industry in sapping women’s secular autonomy are some themes covered in this book. Afiya documents Pakistani working women’s resistance to such challenges and discusses candidly the limits of current politics while pointing to future possibilities for progressive movements.

Join us at T2F for a discussion with experts Afiya Zia, Maleeha Zia and Farieha Aziz who talk about ‘Faith and Feminism in Pakistan; Religious Agency or Secular Autonomy?’ on Sunday, 10th June at 8pm!

Date: Sunday, 10th June 2018
Time: 08:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Place: Faraar Gallery, The Second Floor (T2F)
Entry: Free; Your donations will help us bring you more programs like this.


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