What’s on this week in Karachi: Events and Exhibitions 27th October – 2nd November

This weekend Karachites have quite a lot to look forward to! Nargis Hafeez and Mahvish Hassan will be exhibiting their exclusive winter collection for 2016.  The perfect opportunity for those looking for bespoke pieces to stock up for the winter wedding season or to pick up some handcrafted pieces to accentuate your wardrobe. Hurry fast and grab your tickets for Jimmy Khan’s Live performance in Karachi ! Enjoy a night out with friends, and live it up with  a rocking musical experience. Jimmy’s music is a breath of fresh air as he uniquely combines the use of gutair, ukulele, ghungroos, ubass, cajone, harmounium and vocals. For those looking for a different type of musical experience,then Dholi Taro may be the place for you! Join in with Ibadullah Sheikh as he explores the therapeutic powers of communal drumming. With Halloween in full swing, stock up on all the goodies by trick-o-treating your way to LAL’s Halloween party. Take part in many fulfilled activities, and  dress up in your best costume and you may win a prize for the best dressed. On Saturday evening, T2F hosts a discussion about the artistic endeavour of art outside the place it has been enshrined for, as compared to the gallery, and how this effects new creation methods. The following speakers will be addressing the event: Abdul Jabbar Gull, Durriya Qazi, Zahra Malkani, Shahana Rajani.

1.Nargis Hafeez Preview Fall/Winter 2016

Look out for veteran designer Nargis Hafeez’s exclusive winter collection, which will be unveiled this weekend. If you are looking for a luxurious ensemble, this is the place to go.

When: Saturday, 29th October

Where: 58 b/1, 9th lane , khe bane badar, phase 5 DHA

Timings: 12 am to  6 pm

A luxurious collection for winter 2016
A luxurious collection for winter 2016

2. Mahvish Hasan Autumn/Winter 2016 Collection

Be the first to view Mahish Hasan’s exclusive autumn/winter collection 2016. Showcasing the finest collection of casual wear, including digital print tunics & silk scarves to hand-crafted formal wear. You also get a chance to grab some of the designers pieces from her last exhibition at a 50% discount. Don’t miss this chance to update your winter wardrobe.

When: Saturday 29th October to Sunday 30th October

Where: 12B/2, 1st South Street, Phase 2, DHA

Timings: 12pm to 7pm

Mahvish Hassan
Exclusive handcrafted pieces by Mahvish Hassan

3.Jimmy Khan Live

All set to rock Karachi this week, get ready to tune into Jimmy Khan from Lahore. Get your tickets before they run out, and tap to the beats of retro pop and folk tunes.

In July 2011 Jimmy made his debut with the single “Pehla Pyar”. In 2014, he joined Coke Studio, with his band ‘Jimmy Khan & The Big Ears’, performing their debut song “Nadiya” featuring Rahma Ali with Jimmy as the vocalist. Jimmy has also made his foray into mainstream cinema, his latest single ‘Baarish’ featured in the blockbuster ‘Ho Mann Jahan’ and has two more songs in Mehreen Jabbar’s  upcoming film ‘Dobara Phir Se’.

When: Saturday 29th October

Where: Sattar Buksh

Timings: 9 pm to 11:30pm

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From Lahore to Karachi: Jimmy Khan Life

4.Dholi Taro: Drum Circle with Ibadullah Sheikh

Looking for a way to escape the  how to deal with the stress of  living in Karachi? Join in with Ibadullah Sheikh, a facilitator at Taskeen (mental health initiative), to explore the therapeutic powers of communal drumming. Learn how to nurture you physical, emotional, and social sensitivities through an age old practice of therapy.

When: Friday, 28th October 2016

Where: T2F

Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Drum away your stress with Dholi Taro!
Drum away your stress with Dholi Taro!

5. LALs Halloween Party

For a spooky time, head on over to LAL’s this weekend. Kids can dress up and enjoy an evening filled with activities, games, face painting, free treats and best of all, candy! Be creative in your costume, as you could be the lucky one to win the costume contest! For kids ages 2-8 years old.

When: Friday, 28th October

Where: LALs

Timings: 3pm to 6pm

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Yummy treats at LAL’s Halloween Party

6.The Art as City, The City as Art: Changing Spaces

Karachi Biennale invites you to discuss how the re-centering of public art discourse from the gallery to the street level is consistent with the site-specific turn and the critical positions against institutional exhibition spaces emerging in contemporary art practices in recent times.

Speakers: Abdul Jabbar Gull, Durriya Qazi, Zahra Malkani, Shahana Rajani

When: Saturday, 29thOctober

Where: T2F

Timings: 5 pm to 7pm

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A discussion at T2F

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