Events and Exhibitions in Karachi this week

This weekend, has a good mix of events for the young and old. Fresh off the ramp, be the first to check out Sania Maskatiya’s new collection, ‘August Dream’  from the PFDC Loreal Paris Bridal. For the first time, the design house will be showcasing a Men’s collection and couples can choose for harmonious outfits on their big day. Shells & Dots, will also be holding its exclusive launch this weekend, showcasing  a collection with traditional craftsmanship with a modern twist.

Start the weekend off early with Natasha Beyg an upcoming Pakistani solo artist. Natasha and her troupe of musicians will be performing a soulful selection of urdu, punjabi and english song, What better way to spending a Saturday night then to dancing the night way to the beats of Edward Maya? This Romanian Dj, composer, and performer will have you moving to his tunes.

If your looking for a good laugh, then don’t miss Faiza Saleem and her gang, ‘The Khawatoons’ performing on Friday night. The is group made up girls from different professions and walks of life come together to entertain you in a stand up comedy act. Faiza Saleem, uses comedy as platform to encourage women to stand up for themselves and challenge pre-conceived notions that dictate their lives.

For children there are some great events happening this weekend.  ScienceFuse presents an exciting science show at the T2F, giving kids a great learning opportunity. In lieu of Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday celebration, the British council library will be running a creative writing workshop for all budding authors,

1.Sania Maskatiya’s – ‘August Dream’

The House of Sania Maskatiya, showcases their fall/winter bridal and trousseau collection – ‘August Dream’ at PFDC L’Oreal Paris Bridal this week. Be the first to order from this exclusive collection, promising the modern day bride an ensemble that illumninates ethereal elegance and sophistication. Don’t leave the groom behind, as Maskatiya will be showcasing menswear for the first time in this collection.

Where: Sania Maskatiya Flagship store, 4C 6th Bukhari Commercial

When: Friday, 30th September

Timings: 11:00 am onwards

August Dream
August Dream by Sania Maskatiya

2. Shells & Dots – Exclusive Launch

Siddiqua Fado presents her exclusive collection this weekend. Eloquently crafted with love and artistry, Shells & Dots promises classy attire for your wardrobe. Bringing together eastern craftsmanship with modern creativity, be the first to don their outfits.

When: Friday 30th September, and Saturday 1st October

Where: 11A/2, 1st sunset street, Defense Phase 2 ext

Timings: 11am to 6pm

Exclusive Launch of Shells & Dots
Exclusive Launch of Shells & Dots

3.Natasha Beyg – Live in Concert

Join in to celebrate the journey of Natasha Beyg, a young Pakistani female vocalist. Beyg, is an emerging solo artist who came to be known with her performance as part of the Sounds of Kolachi line up. Her performance will be complemented by the musical talents of Waqas Husain on sitar, Saif Abbas Rizwan on bass, Sameer Baig on acoustic guitars, Alishan Lakhani on drums and Sarwan Shah on lead guitar. Natasha is now an emerging solo artist, who performs a soulful selection of urdu, punjabi and english songs

When: Thursday, 29th September

Where: Sattar Buksh, F73/1 Clifton Block 4

Timings: 9:00pm-11:30pm

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Natasha Beyg, a Pakistani solo artist

4. Oblivion Live with Edward Maya

Let your hair down this weekend with the talented Romanian DJ, musician, performer and composer Edward Maya. Maya’s, first song ‘Stereo Love’ took the world by storm in 2009, becoming a hot favourite for nightclubs. Come and re-live the moment and revive the party scene at Greennwhich university.

When: Friday 30th September

Where: Greenwhich University

Timings: 8:30pm-12:00am

Edward Maya at Greenwich University
Edward Maya in concert

5. The Khawatoons presents: For Fatties, with Love

Karachi’s first all-girls comedy troupe, will have you rolling in fits of laughter this Saturday.  Recently gaining lots of popularity over the past year, Faiza Saleem and her gang tackle all sorts of patriarchal norms in South Asian society.

When: Friday, 30th September

Where: Thotspot, 1C Street 7A, Badar Commercial Area, DHA Phase 5 extension

Timings: 8:00 pm – 9 pm

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Faiza Saleem with her troupe

6. Science Fuse presents Incredible Forces: A science show

Experience science in action, and foster the joy of learning through hands-on activities and experiments. Join in for an hour long show and explore the world of forces with fun demonstrations about motion, fire and rockets. All that you learn in the classroom will be brought to life at this show. A great way to build up science literacy and engage young learners as well as adults! This event is meant for children (9-12 years only, accompanied with their parents or max 2 adults)

When: Friday, 30th September

Where: T2F

Timings: 6:30 pm – 7:45pm

Science Fuse presents an exciting science show
Science Fuse presents an exciting science show

7. Roald Dahl’s splendiferous 100th Birthday

All those budding writers out there, please don’t miss this opportunity to redefine your creative skills! Sophia Balagamwala and Ayesha Tariq will be instructing a two- day story writing and illustration workshop this weekend at the British Council library. The two-day workshop will explore the works of Roald Dahl, live drawing demonstrations and discussions.

Ayesha is a Karachi-based writer, illustrator, comedienne and improv artist. Sophia Balagamwala is a visual artist and curator at the Citizens Archive of Pakistan, and the illustrator of From Karachi, With Love.

When: Saturday 1st October to Sunday 2nd October

Where: British Council Karachi

Time: 11am- 2pm

Registration fee for non-members: PKR 1000 per participants (online pre-registration required, payment on site)

Free for Library members

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Creative writing workshop for all budding authors

 

Almas Haider
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