Sur Ki Shaam: An evening of Semi-Classical Pieces

Join us on the 18th of August for an evening of Semi Classical Pieces!
Time: 7:30 PM
Entry: Rs. 500 (Tickets available only at the door)

Vocals: Karam Abbas and Waseem Abbas
Tabla: Yousuf Kerai

Karam Abbas Khan belongs to the Gwalior gharana. Son of late Ustad Ahmed Ali Khan and grandson of Ustad Umeed Ali Khan, both classical vocalists of great renown, Karam is committed to continuing his family legacy and finding ways in which to experiment with merging their techniques and styles with that of more contemporary musical forms. Karam has been awarded NIGAR Filmi Award in 2002 and was nominated for best PTV Classical Singer Award in 1997. He has now shifted his focus to grooming his younger brother Waseem, who is proving to be a promising vocalist in his own right.

Yousuf Kerai needs no introduction. He is an avid Mathematician but is mainly known for his Tabla playing here. Yousuf has performed several times at T2F and other places in Pakistan, and leads a brilliant group of some of our finest musicians. He will be doing many other events under this banner.20767987_10155674879673619_2056928315724409414_n

Upsidedown Rainbow presents “No Guns Allowed”

Sunday 15th August 2017 | 6:00PM – 7:00PM20770345_10155676383868619_2110308034916634819_nWelcome to the least violent place on earth hosted by the 5 funniest A level graduates you’ve ever seen, heard and smelled. That’s right we’re so good that we reek of comedic genius. So come check us out at our debut show kindly hosted by T2F and remember no guns allowed!

Tuesday, Aug 15
6-7 pm
Rs. 300
Tickets available at the door.

Omer Wahla aka WheresMySamosa’s Jetlagged Comedy tour.

Sunday 12th August 2017 | 7:30PM – 9:00PM20746368_10155665148868619_1583715301953581271_oOmer Wahla brings his unique brand of Comedy to Pakistan once again. Love, empathy, morals and honor. None of these things
will be talked about during the show. Instead it will be filled with one liners and stories about why Americans still haven’t figured out the concept of a Lota.

 

Saturday,12th August,2017

7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
@T2F
Entry: Rs. 500 (Tickets available only at the gate)

Stumped – A Play

Sunday 19th Augaust 2017 | 8:00PM – 10:00PM20690395_10155659208378619_582529714323072612_oJoin us for an entertaining evening with ‘Stumped’ – a play about the cricket team of a fictional country called Kabristan, a story that involves match fixing, masculinity, national pride, dishonour, good jokes and bad language. Written by Imram Yusuf and translated by Fawad Khan.

‘Stumped’ won the first and only national playwriting competition so far in Pakistan. It was staged in the summer of 2013 at the National Academy of Performing Arts (NAPA), Karachi. The original NAPA production was directed by Zain Ahmed.

Cast:
Sunil Shanker
Rauf Afridi
Bakhtawar Mazhar
Hammad Khan

Date: 19-Aug-2017
Time 8-10pm
Venu: T2F
Ticket: Rs.500

Tickets would be available at T2F’s gate. We have a first come first serve policy; hope to see you all there 😊

All proceeds from the ticket sales are being donated towards T2F’s sustainability for intellectual poverty alleviation.
Find out more: www.t2f/fundraiser.com

Mushaaerah

Date: Sunday, 13th August, 2017

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Join us this August 13th as we welcome Irfan Sattar on his trip to Pakistan. Irfan and his wonderful poet friends will be with us for an evening of Mushaaerah!

Featuring:

Ajmal Siraj | Rasa Chughtai | Imran Shamshad | Khwaja Razi Haider | Shaheer Salar | Irfan Sattar

Date: Sunday, 13th August, 2017
Time: 7:30PM – 9:30PM
Entry: Free (Please support our vision of intellectual poverty alleviation by donating generously).

Book Launch: Kicking up Dust by Azra Abbas

Sunday 20th August 2017 | 7:00PM – 9:00PM

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Kicking up Dust

Azra Abbas
Translated by Samina Rahman

This book is a biography of the author and very skilfully presents a picture of her childhood, juxtaposing childish playfulness with the realities of the urban middle class she lived in. The prose is engrossing because it presents a child’s candid and forthright perspective of the society she is part of. The curiosity of a rebellious child forced to survive in the adult world provides insight for the readers into the mind of a child forced to grow up before her time. A number of the author’s poems, also translated by Samina Rahman, are included in this volume.

AUTHOR DESCRIPTION

Azra Abbas writes poetry in Urdu. After earning her Master’s degree in Urdu at Karachi University, she taught Urdu Literature at a college. In 1981, she published an extended prose poem, Neend ki Musafatain, in the stream-of-consciousness style. Since then, she has published four collections of poetry, her memoirs, a compilation of short stories, and a novel. The writer currently lives in Karachi with her husband, the poet and novelist, Anwer Sen Roy.

Samina Rahman studied English Literature and Politics at the Universities of Punjab and Cambridge respectively. She taught at the Quaid-i-Azam University and University of the Punjab before getting together with a group of like-minded women to establish the Lahore Grammar School in 1979, where she still works. She is also a founding member of Women’s Action Forum (WAF), and has sat on the boards of numerous educational and women’s rights organizations including Society for the Advancement of Education (SAHE), Aurat Foundation, Dastak, and Simorgh. Ms Rahman has written on education, literature, history, and women’s issues. Her English translations of Urdu fiction and poetry have been published in various anthologies at home and abroad.

First Fridays: Open Mic Night

20597547_10155642355913619_4403573676944889611_nJoin us at T2F on the first Friday of August 2017 for an open mic session featuring emerging talent.

T2F’s First Fridays Open Mic is a platform for musicians, poets, and comedians to perform, improvise and experiment in an informal setting.

Performers do not need to pre-register. Just show up with your voice, instruments, and props. Look for our host, Nadir Shehzad Khan, who will put your name down on the list.

Musicians get 10 minutes/2 songs and everyone else gets 10 minutes.

Registration will commence at 6:30 pm and close at 8:00 pm.

Karachi AcroYoga Master Class 03

Sunday 6th August 2017 | 5:00PM – 7:00PM

“Its kinda fun to do the impossible” – Walt Disney

Presenting an experience like no other, once again we bring to you a FREE Master Class showcasing AcroYoga in Karachi. In this class, we will go over the baics we learnt in the first two classes and attempt to take it up a notch to keep things simple yet exciting.

Step 1: Register for the class at https://goo.gl/forms/wB2xMUssaaQxZITk1
Step 2: Bring yourself (and a friend). If you don’t have a partner, we will assign you one.
Step 3: Let loose of your inner child and fly!

AcroYoga involves partners (a minimum of two individuals), one being a base and the other a flyer. We assure you that at this class, your body will have done things that it has never done before.

Beginners are welcome
*no prior yoga experience required
*flexibility is not a pre-requisite
*being super fit is not essential.

Join us on 6th of August and train yourself to become stronger and more flexible with the #KarachiAcroYoga team.

For further details contact:
Ajlaan: 0300-2700263
Dhanak: 0334-3456077

*DISCLAIMER*
– Participants are liable for their own safety. #KarachiAcroyoga does not take any liability for injuries or accidents that may occur during the class. Acroyoga is a form of acrobatics which requires balance, patience and time. If you fall, we will help you get back up :).
– Please be responsible for your own belongings
– Rights of admission reserved

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Date: Sunday, August 6th, 2017
Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Venue: The Second Floor (T2F), Karachi
Entry: Free! (Donations are appreciated)

Goonj (Echo) – A solo dance performance by Suhaee Abro

Thursday 27th July 2017 | 7:30PM – 8:30PM

Goonj – Echo is a solo dance performance by Suhaee Abro. With original music by Sarah Sarhandi (London, U.K) and Ahsan Bari (Karachi, Pakistan)

Suhaee Abro began training at age seven from the acclaimed Sheema Kermani. Abro specialises in Bharatanatyam and also choreographs and performs in other dance genres. She has been performing since age eight, and has performed in Pakistan, India, China, Nepal, Germany and Italy. She is the dance director of Nritaal, a critically-acclaimed dance and music group. She has also acted in Television for eleven years, and been featured in music videos and documentaries. She has taught dance and movement to children and adults at The Neemtree School of Music, The Second Floor (T2F) and privately, and conducted dance therapy workshops. Abro is the founder, director and producer of the dance festival ‘Raqs Mein Hai Sara Jahan – Dancing Away Differences’ which has been held in 2013, 2014 and 2016 in Karachi. Currently she is studying contemporary dance at the Nuova Officina Della Danza in Torino, Italy while continuing to perform internationally.

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A Solo dance performance by
suhaee abro
ECHO گونج

Date: July 27th, 2017
Time: 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Venue: The Second Floor (T2F), Karachi
Tickets: RS. 500 per person, available on the venue

An epidemic of unsafe abortions: Are doctors fulfilling their duty-of-care?

Thursday 20th July 2017 | 7:00PM – 9:00PM

We invite you to attend a panel session being held at T2F by Marie Stopes Society, titled: An epidemic of unsafe abortions: Are doctors fulfilling their duty-of-care?”. The panelists include an esteemed nucleus of key members from academia, healthcare, law and the media, including the likes of Dr. Sadiah Pal (leading gynecologist), Sarah Malkani (Lawyer based in Karachi) and Dr. Asif Aslam Farrukhi (Dean – School of Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences at Habib University), amongst others.

We are grateful for your support and look forward to your participation as a key member of the audience.

Save the Date

Date: Thursday 20th July 2017
Venue: The Second Floor (T2F)
Time: 7:00PM – 9:00PM
Entry: Free! (Please support our vision of intellectual poverty alleviation by donating generously)