Seems like Karachi’s fling with spring was quite short-lived, but that’s not going to happen with summer! A sturdy summer wardrobe is mandatory for the Pakistani Woman, and this weekend Sanya Muneer’s exhibition is de rigeur as she is back with a bang with a promising summer collection. In terms of events, Saturday night is locked for the Salt Arts presentation of Hamza Akram Qawwal & Brothers, promising a unique mystical night of Qawwali. For some daytime fun with family and friends, enjoy the Thai New Year Festival, ‘Songran’ with the whole family at ‘The Retreat’. T2F will be running two different events this weekend, a unique ‘ Literary Open Mic’ and an extensive Acting Workshop with renowned TV director, producer and actor Khalid Ahmad.
Sanya Muneer’s Summer Collection Exhibition
SANYA MUNEER’S Summer Collection is here! Come view the collection this weekend, prices start at 6000 rupees. Pieces will be made to order and deliveries will be ready before Eid. Contact us on 03218230257 for further info.
When: Saturday 15th April 2017
Where: 162/1, 42nd Street off Khayabane Bukhair, Phase 6
Timings: 11am to 7 pm
Hamza Akram Qawaal & Brothers
As part of the South Asia Series, Salt Arts presents, Hamza Akram Qawaal and Brothers.These men represent the young voices of Karachi’s space within the realm of Qawaali. They belong to the 26th generation of Qawaals who trace their lineage to Sufi poet, mystic and musician Hazrat Amir Khusro. Hamza who is now the leader of his young troupe says, ‘Keeping the family tradition alive is a necessity, but catering to the modern-day listener is the need of the hour. Qawaali loses its purpose if people don’t get the message.’ In the search for a contemporary view of his own music, he enrolled to study Western musical theory with Pakistani keyboardist and saxophone player Leonard Massey, at the National Academy of Performing Arts in Karachi. Hamza has engaged in multiple cross-border collaborations including the ‘Borderless Skies’ project launched by Mahesh Bhatt, as well as a trance track in collaboration with DJ Damian Lazarus. He currently serves as the music director for upcoming Pakistani film Rangreza, the music for which is yet to be released. Hamza Akram produced and released his first album Sada-e-Sufi in India with the endorsement and support of Times Music India. The brothers reside in Karachi’s Qawaal Galli and perform accross the region.
When: Saturday, 15th April 2017
Where: Alliance Francaise
Timings: 8:30 pm – 11 pm
Celebrate Thai Songkran Festival with some great Thai food, water guns/ balloon fight, water games & gifts, swimming, DJ & much more. Open for Everyone on Saturday, Couples & Family’s on Sunday.
Ticket Price 600 Single & 1000 for Couple. Kids under 7 Free Entry. 50% Ticket Price Reedemable on Food Menu.
When: Saturday, Sunday 15th & 16th April
Where: The Retreat, Clifton Block 2
Timings: 2pm – 12pm
LitLab: T2F’s Literary Open Mic
Come to T2F’s literary open mic this Friday and share your poetry, prose, play, or any other piece of creative writing. You can read your own work, including work-in-progress, or a published piece by someone else that you really like.
When: Friday, 14th April
Timings: 7 pm – 9 pm
Acting Workshops with Khalid Ahmad
With dozens of acclaimed productions under his belt Khalid Ahmad will be conducting acting classes at T2F. He is one of the most respected names in theatre, and this extensive workshop will be a learning experience for both, beginners who have pursued acting as a hobby and have not been formally trained in the discipline, as well as those emerging actors who hope to hone their talent and pursue acting as a serious profession.
Classes will be held twice a week over a period of two months. The course will culminate in a theatre production at T2F, where participants will be given the opportunity to showcase their talent as actors, under the timely direction of Khalid Ahmad himself.
Dates: April 16th – May 28th 2017
Time: Sundays, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM and Thursdays, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Fee: Rs. 15,000
When: Sunday, 16th April – 28th May
Timings: 2 pm – 5 pm