Real Strokes: A Tribute to Artist Shakeel Siddiqui

Shakeel Siddiqui is considered a master of super realism and a celebrated artist of Pakistan. Join us on 6 April 2018 to pay tribute to a legend as we showcase Siddiqui’s finished and unfinished paintings for inspiration to arts students and art lovers everywhere.

Inauguration: 6 PM on Friday, 6 April 2018. The exhibition will continue until 7 April 2018. Gallery hours: 11 AM to 6 PM.
Place: Alliance française de Karachi Art Gallery
Entry: Free entry, all welcome

Shakeel Siddiqui received his Diploma in Fine Art Painting from the Central Institute of Arts and Crafts, Karachi in 1975. He also studied at the Art Students’ League in New York from 1970 to 1972. At the the beginning of his career, he focused on figurative work and portraits in oil on canvas. Later, he moved on to still-life, also in oil on canvas. Since 1979, he has concentrated on super realism, also known as hyper realism. He taught at the Central Institute of Arts and Crafts, Karachi from 1986 to 1989 and at the Dubai International Art Centre from 1992 to 2004. He has had solo exhibitions of his work in Pakistan, the UAE, the UK, Canada and The Netherlands, and participated in numerous group exhibitions around the globe.

Date: 6th and 7th April

Time: 11AM to 6PM

Venue: Alliance Francaise, Karachi

First Fridays Open Mic: April Edition

Join us at Faraar Gallery, T2F on the first Friday of April 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!

All performers get maximum 10 minutes stage time.

Date: Friday, 6th April 2018
Place: Faraar Gallery, T2F
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Entry: Free, Your donations will help us bring you more programs like this.

The Auratnaak Show: Thanda Choola

The Auratnaak Show brings you the best of the best next Friday at The Thotspot, Karachi. There will be some old performers and maybe a new one too-so brace yourselves! Keeping the choola thanda but the jokes garam, WE STRIKE AGAIN!

Time: 8-9 PM
Venue: The Thotspot, Karachi
Tickets: Rs,600 each, available at the entrance
All genders are welcome
No one under 16 should show up
WARNING: Content may be explicit

Dance, Heart, and Mind: Workshop with Suhaee Abro

Lets dance all that we hold back!

Date: 7th April

Time: 5PM to 8PM

Venue: T2F

Oscillations at PI & Co.

Pi & Co. // Music Community in collaboration with Sine Valley present, #Oscillations

Presenting the finest DIY #Musicians & #Producers from the #Indie / #Electronica circuit in Pakistan, join us for our first edition: Oscillations 1.0 as we oscillate between the unique musical styles of our very own homegrown talent featuring:

Natasha Noorani
Rudoh
Danial Hyatt
Alien Panda Jury

Date: Saturday; 7th April 2018
Time: 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Place: Pi & Co. (former Pi Social)
Entry: FREE but Registration is MUST

Romeo & Juliet

Karachi Grammar School’s Drama Council presents the Second Year play

Romeo & Juliet
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In Verona, violence rules.

Two families bear an ancient grudge, and rage flares between them.

In a world where greed, wealth and bitter feuds prevail, two disenchanted children dare to choose love.

Two households.

Two children.

One love.

One fate.

You’ve never seen it like this before
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Friday, 7th April for all other audience and tickets will be available at 3 locations from Monday, 19th March onwards.

It’s NOT okay! Unpacking Sexual Harassment at the Workplace

Girls at Dhabas in collaboration with Qaaf Se Qanoon present – It’s Not Okay: The legal and social implications of sexual harassment at the work place.

Do you know what Pakistan’s law states regarding sexual harassment in the work place? What are your rights, and what resources should your employer provide in effectively dealing with cases of sexual harassment at work? What happens after a case is filed? Most importantly, what even constitutes sexual harassment in legal terms?

Qaaf Se Qanoon will conduct a session unpacking the legal ins and outs of sexual harassment at the workplace. In addition, Dr. Navin G. Haider will share her own experience of fighting a two year long legal battle of sexual harassment against Karachi University Professor Sahar Ansari. Though the verdict earlier this year found Ansari guilty of the charges, Dr. Haider endured many challenges and obstacles on her path to justice. We will listen to her story first hand.

Join us as we attempt to better understand the legal ramifications through the case of one survivor’s navigation of its limitations. Knowledge is, after all, power!

Date: 8th April

Time: 5PM to 6:30PM

Venue: Irtiqa Institute of Social Sciences

Urbanities – art and public space in Pakistan: Book Launch

Urbanities – art and public space in Pakistan: a book launch and conversation on community engagement and public art

The yearlong project “Urbanities – art and public space in Pakistan,” for which the Goethe-Institut Pakistan collaborated with LBF, Vasl Artists’ Association , Marvi Mazhar & Associates, and other partners in 2016, was realized as a critical exploration of the urban and its possibilities by way of individual artistic work and research approaches. A lively exchange of discourse and practice between Germany and Pakistan aimed to enable a broad audience to engage with contemporary art. All three leading artistic positions found themselves tackling questions of community engagement and collective experience which still have an impact until today.

The newly printed publication both documents, evaluates, and advances the initial positions. The conversation will reference the project, present the publication, and continue the exchange with old and new guests and partners.

Date: 8th April

Time: 6:30PM to 8:30PM

Venue: Pakistan Chowk Karachi

Ciné Club at AFK: Milou en Mai

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

THIS WEEK: MAY FOOLS (1990)

An eccentric French family meets in the country for the funeral of their matriarch, which takes place at the same time as the 1968 student revolts in Paris. Even with the latest updates of the riots coming in over the airwaves, the family prefers to focus on petty squabbles and personal matters rather than the current political climate. When the escalating protests leave them no choice but to venture deeper into the wilderness, they become even more removed from social affairs.

Science Ka Adda: Let’s Talk Stress with Dr. Shehnaz Tapal

Did you know that stress is one of the main contributors to weight gain; or that about 80-85% of human illnesses and diseases are partly attributed to stress; or that when we’re stressed, we seem to forget things? No matter how old we are, stress affects us in many different ways.

Join us and Dr. Shehnaz Tapal in an interactive two-hour session at Faraar Gallery, T2F, where we will identify triggers and manifestations of stress, and learn coping strategies to better manage stress in our lives.

About the Speaker
Dr. Shehnaz Tapal, Ed. D, is an education consultant and a teacher of Viniyoga, with over twenty years’ experience of working in the education sector. She is trained in mindfulness-based stress reduction and mindfulness in schools in the US and UK, and has created a series of workshops to help people from all walks of life to manage their stress. Dr. Tapal’s motto, “A calm mind, a relaxed body, and an open heart lead to learning,” guides her teaching in Karachi, where she runs courses that integrate mindfulness and yoga for self-care and overall well-being. She also teaches mindfulness in schools.

Date: Wednesday, 11th April 2018
Time: 07:00 PM – 09:00 PM
Place: Faraar Gallery, The Second Floor (T2F)
Entry: Free, donations encouraged for the continuation of events like this for our community!

Taaza Tareen 10: Bijli, Pani aur Gas

Vasl Artists Association is pleased to invite you to: Bijli, Paani aur Gas.

Date: 7th April

Time: 5PM to 10PM

Venue: TDF Ghar

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