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This Weekend in Karachi: Plays and Displays

There’s no escaping the artistic soul of the City of Lights. This weekend in Karachi is a testament to that, with multiple exhibitions, plays, and workshops happening over the weekend. Whether you want to observe or immerse, let this convenient little list help you make up your mind.

basera

Basera

This weekend, Koel Gallery will be hosting a group exhibition featuring the works of three prominent artists. The event will showcase art by Nazia Akram, Omar Kasmani and, Nabahat Lotia. The mediums of these three artists a widely different, from ceramics to photography and everything in between. This should be interesting.

P.S. The exhibition ends on the 13th of February

synthetic forms

Synthetic Forms

Full Circle Gallery will be hosting a solo exhibition this weekend. The artist in focus is Mazhar Qureshi, known for working within the mediums of acrylics and oil on canvas. Qureshi’s art is primarily abstract, though he sometimes delves into still art forms. The exhibition will continue till the 10th of February so there’s barely any time left. Don’t miss it.

P.S. Take time to explore the rest of the gallery too!

samoondi

Samoondi

The play is performance art based on ‘Sur Samoondi’ written by the eminent Sindhi Sufi – Shah Bhittai. Employing the allegory of sailing and the challenges of gyres, cyclones, and high tide, Bhittai has sought to illustrate the arduous path of spiritual enlightenment. The performance will feature Fringe Karachi Repertory which is a collective of theatre graduates and practitioners.

P.S. Entry is free but seats will be limited

tere ishq nachaya

Tere Ishq Nachaya

The event will be unique Sufi music and dance performances based on Bagh-o-Bahar: Qissa-ye Chahār Darvēsh (The Tale of the Four Dervishes), a collection of allegorical stories written by the 13th-century Persian poet, Amir Khusro. The performance has been choreographed by the famous Kathak dancer, Farrukh Darbar. Sounds like a magical night.

P.S. This is one for the fam

documentary

Art of Documentary

So you’ve got a story to tell? Or perhaps there’s a visual you want to share. If you find your artistic expression limited by photography and text, you definitely want to sign up for this workshop. The 6-week intensive workshop is being held at the Alliance Française de Karachi and will cover every aspect of documentary filmmaking, from A-Z.

P.S. Sign up ASAP

That right there is a complete list of everything in Karachi that deserves your time and attention. Book a spot, sign up, register- do whatever you have to do to make it happen.

Purnea depends on a steady supply of positive affirmations and berry flavored tea in order to continue functioning as an upstanding member of society. An amateur dance-battle enthusiast, she's a woman of many talents, overshadowed only by her mysterious aura. When she's not busy over-analyzing every social interaction she's had over the past 22 years she enjoys curating memes and scrapping sub-par content.

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