Whats on this week in events and exhibitions from 16th – 22nd of November 2017

Karachi evenings are enjoyed thoroughly when it comes to the winter.  Whether it’s food, activities, get togethers or exhibitions, there is not a dull moment. This weekend, Bloom and  Modeste Abaya’s by Mehreen will be exhibiting their Fall/Winter 2017 collection. When it comes to events, this week kicks off with a Qawwali Mehfil for old school aficionados, a live concert by Khumariyaan, and a movie screening of ‘Becoming Jane’ at the British Council. For  the younger crowd there is a fusion act by the name of Mughal e Funk, a Jazz concert ‘CAR’, Curly Haired Comedy by Akbar Chaudry and a  fun games night with a Ludo challenge.  On a larger scale, there will be Food Republic with a range of delectable cuisines to savour and Colours of Pakistan which will be promoting emerging businesses run by women.

Bloom: Pure and Simple Daily Wear

BLOOM brings its discerning patrons affordable and aesthetically designed everyday wear. Expect easy breezy ensembles making getting ready for the day quick and fuss-free. Price range: Rs.2250 up to Rs.4550

When: Friday, Saturday 17th & 18th November 2017

Where: A8-B2, Navy Housing Scheme, Clifton, Block 9

Timings: 9 am – 5 pm

Modeste Abayas : Fall/Winter 2017 Exhibition

Let’s welcome the winter season in style with the Winter Pret Exhibition by @mehrenem and Modeste Abayas this weekend!

When: Friday, Saturday, Sunday 17th, 18th, 19th November 2017

Where: 66/2, 6th Street off Khayabane Badban (Just off Ghazi)

Timings: 12pm – 5:30 pm

A range of Abayas, with new styles, colours and designs

Mughal-e-Funk

 Salt Arts is proud to present, as part of our Southasia Series, the Karachi premier of Mughal-e-Funk, certainly the hottest Southasian fusion and funk act around. Mughal-e-Funk features the multi-talented Kami Paul on drums, Rufus Shahzad on synth and keys and none other than the classically trained contemporary musician Rakae Jamil on sitar. The music of MeF is an interpretation of stories and mysticism of the Mughal Emperors and thier current day influence of art, music, poetry and literature.

 When: Saturday, 18th November 13, 2017

Where: Allliance Franciase De Karachi

Timings: 9 pm – 11 pm

Mughal-e-Funk, the hottest South Asian Fusion band around

Curly Haired Comedy

Curly Haired Comedy is a standup comedy act by Akbar Chaudry about growing up in Pakistan (specifically Karachi) during the 90s. Its a nostalgic journey of  ding dong, desi dating, moong phalli mein dana nahin and everything in between!!

When: Friday, 17th November 2017

Where: Alliance Franciase De Karachi

Timings:  8 pm – 10pm

What could be better then a laughter filled Friday night!

Outdoor Film Screening: Becoming Jane

 Let’s welcome those chilly winter evenings with a hot cup of coffee and the historical tale of a young girl with big dreams – Jane Austen.This is the story of pre-fame Jane, a girl whose ideas on life were far ahead of her time, where class and society’s norms meant nothing to her, and wanted to marry for love, and not social standing. Disregarding all her “suitable” suitors, Jane meets an Irishman, Tom Lefroy, whose intellect and arrogance intrigue her, causing sparks to fly – Will Jane give into her desires and go after love? Or is the risk of losing family and friends too great?

 When: Sunday, 19th November

Where: British Council Karachi

Timings: 6 pm – 8 pm

A wonderful sunday evening with heart warming movie

 

Game Night: Ludo Challenge

Do you have what it takes to become the ultimate Ludo champion? Come to Game Night and find out! Winner takes a trophy home. For this month’s game night, you must register individually for the event, come and get placed in a team and then compete successfully to take home the prize. Are you game to meet new people, compete in the championship and have a fantastic evening?

 When: Friday, 17th November

Where: British Council Karachi

Timings: 5 pm – 7pm Food Republic

 Your favorite world cuisines right here in Karachi! Surprise your taste buds and awaken your senses to a whole new world of cuisine and culture. Proceeds will go towards the Lady Dufferin Hospital.

 When: Saturday, 18th November

Where: PACC

Timings: 11 am – 10 pm

 

Spend your Saturday with Fun, Food and Frolic!

JAZZ Concert: CAR

C.A.R, consisting of Leonhard Huhn, Christian Lorenzen, Kenn Hartwig and Johannes Klingebiel, is a quest for musical spirituality in the twentytens. Four young musicians transform their musical faith into C.A.R, with flaming empathy they develop a trip-like melange of jazz and electronics, improvisation and experiment, science fiction and film noir, krautrock and cyberpunk.

 When: Tuesday, 21st November

Where: NAPA

Timings: 8 pm – 11:00pm

Qawaali Mahfil

 Subhan Ahmed Nizami is a descendant of the prestigious “Qavvaal Bachon Ka Gharana” of Delhi. Some years after his family migrated to Pakistan, the Manzoor Niazi qavvaali group was formed, featuring cousins Munshi Raziuddin, Ustad Bahauddin Khan, Ustad Manzoor Niazi and Subhan’s grandfather, Ustad Iftikhar Ahmed Nizami.

As the families grew and reached almost 50 members, each Ustad formed his own qavvaali troupe, adding to the wealth of the gharana’s heritage. Ustad Iftikhar Ahmed Nizami, the eldest cousin and the great-great grandson of Ustad Tanrus Khan, was extremely versatile and was blessed with a beautiful voice. His Radio Pakistan concerts were highly sought after performances that people would go out of their way to attend. His son, Ustad Afaq Ahmed Nizami was the family librarian, a specialist of Farsi kalaam, and an exemplary practitioner of classical music.

 When: Sunday, 19th November

Where: T2F

Timings: 8 pm – 10 pm

Khumariyaan : Live in Concert

Khumariyaan was born in the age of Talibanisation, sectarian violence, military operations and neo-imperialist expansions, in the region which is a gateway to Central Asia, in the city of Peshawar. A band of musicians whose tunes are based on their native music, with nuances of other native sounds of the world, Khumariyaan’s focus is to elevate music to the medium of peace.  

 When: Monday, 20th November

Where: T2F

Timings: 7:30pm – 10 pm

Colors of Pakistan 2017

 The Colors of Pakistan series of exhibitions celebrates the spirit of Pakistan and everything that makes it beautiful.  The event will display a coterie of the country’s emerging business organizations led by mostly women, as well as a whole host of Pakistani entrepreneurs marking their footprints in the world of business. Shop artistic crafts, desi couture and made-in-Pakistan cosmetics and beauty products, along with a plethora of such culinary delights as street-food and haute cuisine emanating from all the provinces, communities and cultures of the country.

 When: Sunday, 19th November 2017

Where: Defence Authority Creek Club

Timings: 12 pm – 10 pm

Colours of Pakistan

 

Almas Haider
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