H.E.A.T Challenge Bootcamp
April 1-30: 8:30 PM everyday
With the fitness industry approaching its all time peak in this city, it’s evident that more and more individuals are interested in actualising their physical potential and becoming the best versions of themselves. Presented by internationally certified fitness trainers from Allenamento Funzionale Italia in Italy, HEAT Bootcamp is the hottest fitness initiative in town. Currently taking place every evening 7 days a week through the month of April, these Italian Trainers will give you focused, high intensity training to improve your overall athleticism.
Lead Trainer Claudio De Michele is a renowned trainer and performance athlete who truly understands the science of movement. He has teamed up with professional AFI Coaches Mirko Esposito and Federica Scognamiglio and former pro-footballer turned personal trainer Gabrielle. Together, they will conduct their bootcamp at the classic venue of Rahat Stadium. If you’re ready to train your fundamentals and push all limits of speed, agility, strength and endurance, buy your pass ASAP or call 03136688889 for more details.
Scuba Adventures Pakistan
All of April – Book in Advance
Scuba Adventures Pakistan are leaders in the training of non-divers and specialise in giving certified divers more tools and comprehensive training to evolve their skillset and self-reliance as a diver under the guidelines of the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI).
With highly professional staff and regularly serviced equipment that ensures the purist of breathing air, Scuba Adventures offer you all aspects of Scuba Diving as well as water sports services.
They currently have a number of programs that cater to any group size and diving proficiency. Their special summer package is a 6 hour day trip, open every day of the week. It involves a group of 10 or more making use of a comfortable hut, a range of water tubing boats, kayaks, stand up paddles and speed boat rides. All their facilities, boats and equipment are of premium quality.
This April, they will be offering add-ons until September to get you into diving. The TRY DIVES program is in a pool, with a certified PADI instructor. It will have you ready and raring to go for scuba exploration in the sea. Call 0300-8249406 for more details and an authentic Scuba Experience.
Tranquil Motions by Marcel Odenbach
April 6-17: Monday to Saturday at 10AM-6PM
Stop by at the Alliance Francaise in Clifton to catch a remarkable exhibition from one of Germany’s truly acclaimed multimedia makers Marcel Odenbach. The exhibition is a 3-decade compilation of his cornerstone creations on paper and video. Each exhibit merges into the next with a panoramic feel, as viewers move from earlier works made with the existing technology of the time to intricate installations in the form of large projections. With about 10 video installations and numerous paper works, Odenbach’s work has political force. All his aesthetic considerations, through collage, video, drawing or performance, reflect on profound social concerns: from the perpetual reconfigurations of historical narratives to current issues of justice, migration and freedom of expression. In collaboration with the Goethe Institut Pakistan and print media partners ADA- ARCHITECTURE DESIGN ART, this exhibition pays homage to an important figure in the discourses of contemporary political art.
Super Savari Express
Every Sunday from 7 AM – 7 PM
The advent of express minibus tours in Karachi has been a set of wholly positive enterprises for the city. The tours have inspired countless citizens to re-acquaint themselves with their heritage and cultural sites. So far, the enthusiasm for citywide tours is still going strong. This month, you have a chance to travel even further, outside of Karachi and into the interior, with the original trend-setting minibus – the Super Savari Express.
Makli is considered by many as the ‘Rome of Pakistan’ – an area with the grand tombstones of Sufi Saints and royalty. The site remains an elaborate testament to the Sindhi Civilizations of centuries long gone. With the pristine Keenjhar lake and the bordering town of Thatta, this trip will be an eye-opening, memorable experience that will have you out of Karachi early morning and back before nightfall. If you want an early Sunday start, ensure your authentic tourism experience in Sindh by making a booking with Super Savari Express.
New Memories – Moeen Faruqi
April 9-23 (Everyday except Sunday) 11AM-8PM
Moeen Faruqi is a well known, uniquely talented artist and profound thinker with a knack for capturing the alienating nature of existing as a prisoner to society.
His work consists of narrative portraits, with spacey landscapes and disturbing forms. They depict people left behind the times, trapped in fragile facades, suffering from the estrangements of reality.
There is a strange irony in his works. They are representative of the urban paradoxes subjected upon the inhabitants of a city of chaos. Definitely stop by at this thought provoking exhibition to see Moeen Faruqi’s excellent range of art – the show continues until April 23rd at Koel Gallery. If you’re interested in the fantastic art exhibitions currently on throughout Karachi, make sure to check out our in-depth write up on Art Exhibitions in Karachi this April.
Mangal Madness: Comedy Showcase
April 16th Onwards: Every Tuesday at 8:15PM
The MAD School’s weekly stand-up comedy show is back! Bringing you the best comedians in the city, Mangal Madness is here to showcase local talent and lighten up the start of your week. Hosted by hilarious comedians like Akbar Chaudry, this Tuesday show always delivers. Tickets are available at the venue, so definitely don’t miss out! You can also at 0331 216 0390 to reserve your seats!
Every Sunday from 8:30 AM – 12 PM:
The Jalebi Express is a relatively newer local tourism initiative. Its aim has been to encourage enthusiasm and individual interactions with our cultural heritage sites across the city. The Jalebi Express minibus departs every Sunday at 8am for a citywide tour that ensures an authentic Karachi experience. If you’re interested in an alternative sightseeing service and want to start your Sunday on the fast track, call 03008JALEBI for more details.
The 2nd Floor (T2F)
The T2F community provides a unique space to promote open dialogue and novel experiences. They regularly host a variety of events ranging from exhibitions to workshops to screenings. Below are two upcoming workshops you can attend this April:
Rhythmic Saturdays: Guitar Classes by Hassam Ajaz
Basic Guitar Classes: Every Sunday at 12:30
Intermediate Guitar Classes: Every Saturday at 12:30
Every Saturday (intermediate) and Sunday (basic), the T2F will help you hone your skills on the guitar. Dependent on your level, you can choose to join the Saturday class or Sunday class. Hassan Amjaz has been a part of over 100 live music performances, specialising in contemporary and classical genres of rock. He is proficient in the 10 stringed Banjo and the Ukulele, and is an expert guitarist. He will help beginners on Sunday, focusing on intro level theory, basic scales and chords, rhythm, timing techniques and much more. On Saturday, he will be assisting adept guitar players take their knowledge and skills to another level, through more advanced theory classes, advanced chord constructions, techniques to electrify your flow as a lead guitarist and much more. Whatever level you’re currently at, take this opportunity to hone your craft!
Taichi and Chi Gong: The Cosmic Dance of Energy
Starts April 3-24th: Every Wednesday and Saturday at 5PM
This Martial Arts workshop is an opportunity to learn effective techniques of self defense while focusing on achieving a profound internal balance. Martial arts training has been an age-old channel of healing for the body and the soul, and is used for self-improvements mentally and physically. For more details on these exciting classes, you can read our in-depth write-up on Taichi & Chi Gong: A Martial Arts Workshop.
Karachi’s Farmers Market:
Every Sunday from 9AM – 1PM @ Haque Academy (Defence)
Every Sunday from 2:00PM – 5:00PM @ Veritas Learning Center (PECHS)
The Karachi’s Farmers Market is offering consumers the chance to meet the producers of organic products directly. As a health-oriented community raising awareness about the benefits of organic products, they’ve already made their mark in the city. Now running every Sunday at two different venues, this initiative is successfully promoting natural products and supporting the efforts of organic farmers. If you want more details, read our blog on the Karachi Farmers Market: Local Organic Produce.