Weddings, parties and more weddings – nothing like December nights in Karachi but there’s plenty else happening around town too. Amber Gohar is exhibiting her latest collection on Thursday while the Ensemble Holiday Bazaar this weekend brings together some of the best pret, jewellery and home accessories brands with festive collections and holiday season must-haves. The Red Bull Sound Clash between Strings and Ali Azmat is this Saturday at Karachi Gymkhana while there’s art classes at Mohatta Palace, an open mic night at T2F and film screenings at the Alliance Francaise. Time to push the envelope.

Amber Gohar Winter Exhibition

Amber Gohar is exhibiting her latest collection. See yourself through the season in chic ensembles available at her Karachi exhibition on Thursday, December 6th.

Date: Thursday 6th December

Time: 2 – 6 pm

Venue: 152, 24th St, Khayaban-e-Roomi, DHA, Karachi

Ensemble Holiday Bazaar

Our favourite multi-brand store has put together an epic holiday bazaar of festive treats including designer clothing, jewellery, home accessories and more. Head on over to pick up those holiday must-haves for a chic festive season. Participating brands include Esfi Jewels, Rida Chottani, Zeh, Delphi, Hina Mansab Khan, TLM Childrenswear and more!

Date: Saturday 8th December

Time: 11 am – 9 pm

Venue: C32, E-street, Block 4, Clifton

SRSC Charity Exhibition and Sale

The School for Rehabilitation of Special Children is having a charity sale and exhibition featuring block-printed and patchwork home fabrics and sling bags, totes and clutches. Head on over to support this worthy cause.

Date: Saturday 8th December

Time: 11 am – 6 pm

Venue: 107/1 Main Khayaban e Bahria

Contact: 03003518705

Irma Hassan Jewellery

Exquisite Turkish Jewellery Exhibition IA on Friday and Saturday. Includes gorgeous and original pieces like the above cuff.

Date: Friday 7th and Saturday 8th December

Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Venue:6A/2/2 7th Commercial lane phase 4 dha

Children’s Home Store Pop Up

Head to the Children’s Home Store for a fun evening of shopping and sort out all your kids needs and wants! Meet the designers over a cup of tea!

Participating brands:
Busy Li’l Hands
Children’s Home Store
Ghazal Pirzada Creative Studios
Khwaab
Lollipop Lane
Living T
polly and other stories
Periwinkle Accessories
T.Mugs Crafts

Date: Friday 7th December – Saturday 8th December

Time: 11 am – 9.30 pm (Friday start time 4:30 om)

Venue: Children’s Home Store, Main Zamzama

Qaaf by Mina Siddique

Mina Siddique is exhibiting her latest collection of pret and home accessories (tea trays, tables, stools and more) based on her vibrant paintings.

Thursday, December 6th to
Friday, December 7th, 2018

From 12noon to 8pm

Venue: 111, Kh-e-Hilal, Phase 6, Defence Housing Authority, Karachi, Pakistan (In front of Hilal Park)

Nudrat Talha

Nudrat Talha exhibiting her basics and Luxury Pret Fall Winter/18 Collection on Dec 6th. Cotton net,velvet,cotton silk,chiffon’s detailed with beautiful embroideries,foil printing and delicate laces! Perfect for dholki, sageet ,dinners etc.

Price range 2800 – 10800

we will be taking limited orders.Standard size small,Medium,Large,XL will be available.

Cash only
For Queries: 03002678207

Date: 6th dec 2018
Time: 2:30pm – 8:00
Venue :Prince Jewellers & Diamond Arena, next to Ocean Mall

First Fridays Open Mic: December Edition

Join us at Faraar Gallery, T2F on the first Friday of December 2018 for an open mic night featuring Karachi’s emerging talent!
T2F’s First Fridays 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, props or whatever else you may need to get perform. Look for our host who will put your name down on the list – spaces are limited, so first come, first served!

Date: Friday, 7th December 2018
Place: Faraar Gallery, T2F
Time: 06:00 PM – 08:30 PM
Entry: Free, donations much appreciated!

**Registrations start at 6pm, first come first served. All performers get maximum 10 minutes stage time.**

Red Bull Music SoundClash featuring Ali Azmat and Strings

Once-in-a-lifetime show where two musical legends of Pakistan are going head to head against each other for the first time. With Strings set up on one stage and Ali Azmat on the opposite stage, witness the epic clash of genres where YOU, the crowd decides the WINNER. Tickets available at bookme.pk

Date: Saturday 8th December

Time: 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Venue: Karachi Gymkhana

Unplugged Improv with LOLWaalay

If you were to tie the knot with long-form improv via arranged marriage, here is how a rishta aunty would describe it:

‘Long-form improvisation is an unscripted performance of anywhere between 20-90 minutes based off a single audience suggestion. Common elements include monologues, games and series of inter-connected scenes. Long form is much closer to theatre than short form. The final product often appears to be an improvised play. According to a popular improv director, long form is to jazz as short form is to pop’.
What an insightful and eloquent rishta aunty.

Come watch LOLWaalay unplugged and friends next Thursday at The Second Floor! Tickets Rs. 300 available at the venue. Gates open at 7 45 PM. Show starts at 8 PM.

Bari Sattarvien: Urs – e – Mubarak by Saami Brothers

Join us at T2F for ‘Bari Sattarvheeñ Shareef’ the Urs celebration of Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya, Mehboob – e – Elahi, with a special performance by the Saami Brothers! According to Sufi tradition, the death anniversary of a saint is an event to rejoice when union is achieved with the Divine.

Muhammad Nizamuddin Auliya, also known as Hazrat Nizamuddin, was a Sufi saint of the Chishti Order and arguably one of the most famous Sufis in the Indian Subcontinent.

About the Performers:
The Saami Brothers were trained in classical music and the art of qavvaali under the rigorous tutelage of Munshi Raziuddin Khan and their father, Ustad Naseeruddin Saami. Keeping the flame of the Qavvaal Baccha Gharana alive, the Saami Brothers are well versed in a number of languages, and weave various genres of eastern classical music beautifully into their qavvaali performances.

Date: Saturday, 8th December 2018
Time: 07:30 PM – 09:30 PM
Place: Faraar Gallery, T2F
Entry: Rs. 800/- First come, first served at the door

Concert – Niels Klein – Tubes & Wires

Clarinetist Niels Klein has been challenging conventional genre boundaries for years and has made a name for himself as a composer and leader of various formations. His quartet Tubes & Wires explores the tension between naturally and electronically created sounds with all the four experienced jazzers reveal their specific background.

Portrait Making Art Class at Mohatta Palace

Mohatta Palace Museum is organising a two days PORTRAIT MAKING ART CLASS on the 6th and 7th December 2018 from 3 to 6 PM at the Museum. Limited seats available. Register your name before 5th December 2018. Fees will be charged at Rs. 2500 per participant to include art materials.
Those above the age of 12 years will be eligible.
For more details please contact 021 35837669, 03463923113. Email: [email protected]

Film Screening: 2 Films on Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali

All Pakistan Music Conference, Karachi & Alliance Française de Karachi present2 Films on Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali:
Nusrat, La Dernier Prophete  &  Nusrat has left the building… but when?

Date: Saturday, 8 December 2018
Time: 8:30 pm sharp
Place: Alliance Française (French Cultural Centre), Near 3 Talwaar, Clifton, Karachi
Entry: Free entry, all welcome! No tickets required.
Details: Call +92 321 2381236

Nusrat, La Denier Prophete
Director: Giuseppe Asaro
Runtime: 60 mins
Summary:
Nusrat, La Dernier Prophete is a film on Nusrat’s leading role as an ambassador of world music by including segments of concert footage, from shows for college students in Berkeley, California, to a gathering of Sufis in Pakistan. A Voice from Heaven was screened at the L.A. /AFI film festival.

Nusrat has left the building… but when?
Director: Farjad Nabi
Runtime: 20 mins
Summary:
Nusrat has Left the Building… But When? is a film made on the metamorphic career of the late Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, the famous sufi qawwali singer from Pakistan. The film departs from the popular version of Nusrat and goes back to his early roots in pure sufi music before and after he exploded on the international scene. Nusrat’s metamorphosis from a genuine popular artiste to a mass produced exotica of the east, left behind many disillusioned listeners and devotees in its wake.

Ciné Club at AFK: Lumière d’été

Join us at the Ciné Club at the Alliance Française de Karachi every Tuesday to enjoy a French film with English subtitles!

Time: 6:30 to 8 PM
Entry: Free entry, open to all

11 Dec 2018: Lumière d’été

A shimmering glass hotel at the top of a remote Provençal mountain provides the setting for a tragicomic tapestry about an obsessive love pentangle, whose principals range from an artist to a hotel manager to a dam worker. Scripted by Jacques Prévert and Pierre Laroche, the film was banned from theaters for the duration of the occupation for its dark portrayal of the hedonistic excesses of the ruling class. Today, it is often singled out as Jean Grémillon’s greatest achievement.

 

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