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    Events in Karachi:

    Staying on the Art of Hal Bevan Petman

    “Enjoy the Art of Hal Bevan Petman from private and public collections. This is the first exhibition of Petman's art being displayed at the Mohatta Palace Karachi. Entry fees to Mohatta Palace apply.”

    Tuesday, 10th December – 30th June

    6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

    Mohatta Palace Museum

    International Performing Arts Festival 2020

    “Presenting the NAPA International Performing Arts Festival 2020, bringing together leading local and international performers in an annual celebration of theatre, music and dance, the NAPA International Performing Arts Festival is committed to enriching the cultural life of the city. This year’s festival features exciting and diverse performances from Sri Lanka, Taiwan, England, Bangladesh, Italy, Germany, and domestic plays in Urdu, Sindhi and Punjabi. Ticket Price: Rs.800 general entry/Rs.400 for students. Note: 1) Seats will be available on first come first serve basis, 2) Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of NAPA management, 3) Children under 14 are not allowed. For more information and the schedule of the places, please see NAPA’s page on Facebook.”

    Thursday – Sunday, 5th March – 22nd March

    8:00 PM – 9:30 PM

    The School of Writing, 4th floor, 9-C, South Park Avenue, DHA phase 2

    Life of Strays

    “‘Life of Strays’, a two-person show by Rahat Niazi and Ali Khurshid. Rahat Niazi is a sculptor and a print maker based in Karachi. Art has always held a very crucial role in her life, helping her through her teens to cope with varying emotions. Ali Khurshid is an aspiring athlete, animal rescuer, photographer and entrepreneur based out of Karachi. His photography does not rest in one genre and he uses light to guide his forms coming to life. Curated by Shaheen Jaffrani.”

    Thursday, 5th March – 19th March

    5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

    Faraar Gallery, The Second Floor (T2F), 10-C, Sunset Lane 5, Phase 2 Extension, DHA

    Dhrupad Revival – The Oldest Style of Classical Singing

    “Join us at T2F for Dhrupad Revival with Aliya Rasheed on Tuesday, 10th March at 8:30 PM! Pakistan's only female Dhrupad singer, Aliya Rasheed's shy appearance belies her powerful voice. Rasheed's captivating voice caught the attention of Shubha Surendran, an accomplished master of the surbahar (vocal music in the khayal style) who was conducting workshops at the institute who urged Kazim to send her to the Gundecha Brothers in Bhopal, India, for further training. There, Aliya mastered the Dagar gharana which has just a few practitioners in Pakistan. Entry: Rs. 500/- (Available at Venue).”

    Tuesday, 10th March

    8:30 PM – 9:45 PM

    Faraar Gallery, The Second Floor (T2F), 10-C, Sunset Lane 5, Phase 2 Extension, DHA

    Arieb Azhar & Friends – Farewell to T2F

    “After almost two years of heading T2F, Arieb Azhar is passing on the torch and shifting back to Islamabad. But before going, the ex-ED of T2F will regale us with an evening of Punjabi, Urdu, English and Balkan songs, so come one, come all! Guitar: Zeeshan Mansoor, Percussion: Aziz Qazi. Ticket: Rs.500.”

    Thursday, 12th March

    7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

    Faraar Gallery, The Second Floor (T2F), 10-C, Sunset Lane 5, Phase 2 Extension, DHA

    Epic Mughals by A.Q. Arif at Artciti Gallery

    “The genesis of war is as old as history. Human beings have been fighting for power and supremacy from the moment they began to run out of resources and starve leading to ruthless greed. Accentuating the brave nature of defending warriors, A Q Arif has put together a unique set of aesthetically modelled artworks.”

    Thursday, 12th March

    6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

    Artciti, Plot 36-C, 2nd Floor, Bukhari Commercial Lane 12, Khayabaan-Shujaat, Phase VI, DHA

    Karaoke Thursdays

    “We are expanding the night life scene of Karachi by bringing you Karaoke Thursdays, taking place fortnightly. Just the right way to kick start your weekend. Cover charge: PKR 700.”

    Thursday, 12th March

    8:00 PM – 11:00 PM

    Club432, 5th Commercial Lane, Zamzama Commercial Area, DHA Phase V

    Aik Shaam Aurat Ke Naam

    “Throughout history, in every culture around the world, extraordinary women have pushed society to think bigger, move forward and create. Reading and hearing their stories fills us up with the love of feminine energy which is rising to heal this world. This women’s day join us as we move you with inspirational stories of women who are not only empowering themselves but even the women around them. Fee: PKR 1000, including Coffee and a brownie. Tickets available at gate, to pre-book visit or call 021-35243132/3, 0300 8177335.”

    Friday, 13th March

    8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

    The Story, 42-C, Lane 1, Bukhari Commercial, Phase 6, DHA

    Monthly Book Club – Karachi

    “A book, cookies, tea and great company - and it's all on us. On the second Friday of every month, we bring together learners, leaders, entrepreneurs, and book lovers to our monthly book club at The Hive. Over a round of tea and cookies, we talk about the book, share our views and discuss if and how it applies to our personal and professional lives. Host For The Month: Farees Shah. Farees has spent most of the last decade as Founder/Country Manager of various tech start ups in Pakistan including Daraz, iflix and VavaCars. Farees is passionate about sports and leadership and is a strong believer of lessons from leadership in sport being applied across the world of business.Book of The Month: No Spin (Shane Warne Autobiography).”

    Friday, 13th March

    6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

    The Hive, 1st Floor, M.A. Tabba Foundation, Block 9, Gizri Road

    15X4 Talks: Fossils, Thinking Hats, Science Journalism & Arts

    “Join us on the 14th of March to learn more about Six Thinking Hats, Fossils found in Pakistan, Science Communication and Arts! 15×4 is one of Europe's leading knowledge-sharing community. Our monthly events, organized by knowledge sharing enthusiasts, feature 4 talks of 15 minutes from different fields of science, arts, and technology, followed by Q&A sessions. We aspire to bring science closer to everyone and make knowledge accessible to everyone. For more information, please see the event page on Facebook.”

    Friday, 14th March

    7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

    Faraar Gallery, The Second Floor (T2F), 10-C, Sunset Lane 5, Phase 2 Extension, DHA

    Waging War on Trash

    “Socially Responsive University Education and Student Empowerment in Karachi. As a part of the course Trash in the City, students at Habib University, conducted research and social impact projects. These projects bear relevance to the waste management crisis in Karachi, and to the need to educate and empower people in their engagement with solid waste. Some of the best projects by students: Syeda Zarah Batool, Saffia Saqib Malik, Mishal Birgees Khan, and Humna Saeed, have been chosen, to showcase some of the educational outcome of hands-on and responsive course design, in the field of social development and policy. The session will be co-facilitated by Habib University faculty members, Dr. Severine Minot (Social Development and Policy Dept.) and Dr. Sarah Hasnain (Integrated Sciences Dept). Fee: Rs. 100.”

    Sunday, 15th March

    7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

    Faraar Gallery, The Second Floor (T2F), 10-C, Sunset Lane 5, Phase 2 Extension, DHA

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