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June 1, 2019

CITY PULSE: Oh Boy

Karachi

 
June 1, 2019

The Goethe-Institut is screening ‘Oh Boy’, also known as ‘A Coffee in Berlin’, at 11am on June 16 at the Capri Cinema. This German tragicomedy film is a self-ironic portrait of a young Berlin man who drops out of university and ends up wandering the streets. The film deals with the desire to participate in life and the difficulty to find one’s place. Call 021-35661633 for more information.

Taj & Shad Muhammad Niazi

As part of their Ramazan Qavvaali Series, T2F is hosting a night of qavvaali by Taj & Shad Muhammad Niazi from 10pm on June 1 at the Faraar Gallery. Hailing from the Qavvaali branch of the Classical Atrauli Gharana of Khyaal Gayeki, they are among the finest contemporary practitioners of the Kalaam of Hazrat Amir Khusrau and other Sufi poets. Call 021-35389043 for more information.

Economic Future of Pakistan

As part of their Ye Watan Humaara Hai series, T2F is hosting a discussion titled ‘IMF and the Economic Future of Pakistan’ from 4:30pm on June 2 at the Faraar Gallery. With Khurram Hussein as the moderator, the debate will feature Kaiser Bengali, Asad Umar and Dr S Akbar Zaidi as the panellists. Call 021-35389043 for more information.

The Story of Qawwali

The Children’s Literature Festival is hosting a fundraiser titled ‘The Story of Qawwali’, featuring lectures, demonstrations and performances, at 7pm on June 14 at the Pearl-Continental. Call 0336-2413806 for more information.

Mailay

The Goethe-Institut is screening ‘Mailay’, also known as ‘Riff Raff’, at 11am on June 16 at the Capri Cinema. In this short Urdu drama film, a 40-year-old man manoeuvrers one evening in upper-middle class Karachi between the deceptive allure of his social scene and the reality he has at home. Call 021-35661633 for more information.

If You Have A Garden In Your Library - I

The AAN Gandhara Art Space is hosting Saba Khan, Wardha Shabbir, Mahreen Zuberi and Mohsin Shafi’s art exhibition titled ‘If You Have A Garden In Your Library - I’ until June 4. Call 021-35821462 for more information.

Arrival City

The Goethe-Institut is hosting a symposium titled "Arrival City" at the Commune Artist Colony. The symposium aims to understand the complexities of what is means to continuously change homes and identities. The event will be held on Sunday, June 9 at 3pm. Call 021-35661633 for more information.

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