Around K-Town: A round-up of what’s happening in the city this weekend

From a night of Qawwali to a day trip to Makli, we’ve got you covered


KARACHI: The weekend is upon us. We’ve made a list of fun things you can do (You’re welcome).

Check out some upcoming events:

1. Write-in Sessions with DWL

The British Council is hosting a ‘write-in’. The Desi Writers’ Lounge write-ins at the British Council Karachi Library allow you to write in the company of others in a quiet and supportive environment, according to their event page.

Date & Time:  Saturday, May 25 | 2 PM – 4 PM

Address:   British Council Karachi, near Park Towers Clifton

More details here:

 

2. Eid Art Show

Eternal Art Archive and Salmis is hosting the Eid Art Show, featuring Eternal Art Archive’s full collection, furniture by Salmis, home accessories, candles, cushions and more.

Date & Time:  Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26 | 12 PM – 12 AM

Address: 10-C Stadium Lane 1 off Khe Shamsheer Phase 5, Karachi

 

3. Ramzan Qavvaali

T2F is hosting a Ramzan Qavvaali Series with Subhan Ahmed Nizami!  Subhan Ahmed Nizami is a descendant of the prestigious “Qavvaal Bachon Ka Gharana”, which is the original family/household of Qavvali music, founded in Delhi by the students of the Sufi saint Hazrat Amir Khusro in the 14th century, according to their post.

Date & Time:  Saturday, May 25 | 10:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Address: Faraar Gallery, T2F

More details here:

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T2F is proud to present Ramzan Qavvaali Series with Subhan Ahmed Nizami! Subhan Ahmed Nizami is a descendant of the prestigious “Qavvaal Bachon Ka Gharana”, which is the original family/household of Qavvali music, founded in Delhi by the students of the Sufi saint Hazrat Amir Khusro in the 14th century. Some years after the family migrated to Pakistan, the Manzoor Nizami 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 performances were highly sought after concerts 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. After his father, Ustad Afaq Ahmed Nizami’s passing in 1999, Subhan Ahmed Nizami, barely 18, formed his own qavvaali group to continue the legacy of his forefathers. In addition to performing in Pakistan, Subhan Ahmed Nizami’s qavvali troupe has taught the art of qavvaali to French students of ethnomusicologist, Martina Catella and performed to sold-out audiences at international festivals. Date: Saturday, 25th May 2019 Time: 10:00 PM – 12:00 AM Place: Faraar Gallery, T2F Entry: Rs. 500/- First come, first served at the door

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4. Mast Qalandar Sindh Tour

Interested in a day trip out of Karachi? Super Savari Expresses promises a day in the “Rome of Sindh”. The tour will be of Makli, Kheenjar and Thatta!

Date & Time:  Sunday, May 26 | 7 AM – 7 PM

Address: Room 119, Central Hotel Annexe, Abduallah Haroon Road, Karachi

More details here:

 

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