Events

Since its beginning in 2010  Kuch Khaas has conducted approximately 2000 events and classes, and numerous art programs. We are the leading cultural and community centre of the country and have contributed significantly in expertise and resources in community building and the promotion of culture, arts, artists and artisans.

Events @ Kuch Khaas

Book Launch – Naima Rashid’s “Defiance of the Rose”

Kuch Khaas is proud to present the book launch of Naima Rashid’s translations of Perveen Shakir’s poetry, titled “Defiance of the Rose”. Joining us on the panel for the launch, author and columnist Harris Khalique, and journalist and TV Host Amber Rahim Shamsi About the Author: Ms Naima Rashid is an author, poet, and literary…

Book Launch – “Land of Beauty, Land of Pain” by Matthew Vaughan

Kuch Khaas organized the book launch of Matthew Vaughan’s “Land of Beauty, Land of Pain”, at Sattar Buksh About the Author:  After graduating from Oxford University, Vaughan has been living in Pakistan for the last eight years, working for a Christian charity, and has experienced great hospitality and beauty in this country. Yet almost all…

“No Fortunes to Tell” by Harris Khalique

Book launch of Harris Khalique’s new book “No Fortunes to Tell”  

Book Launch – Ammar Masood’s “Aap”

Kuch Khaas organized the book launch of Ammar Masood’s new book, titled “Aap”, at Sattar Buksh. “Aap” is a collection of a collection of Ammar Masood’s columns and comments on the literary, cultural, social matters of Pakistan. It delves deep into, and points out, societal aspects prevalent in today’s Pakistan that could not have been…

Book Launch – “Rakaposhi Ke Saaye Mein” by Saad Munawar

Presenting the amazing book launch for Saad Munawar’s “Rakaposhi ke saaye mein”. The book is a story and travel guide based on the adventures of 6 friends who decided to find their way to Rakaposhi – “The Queen of the Mountains”. Featuring some epic scenery and a whole lot of passion, the book launch became…

Book Launch – “Being Pakistani” by Raza Rumi

Kuch Khaas organized the launch of Raza Rumi’s new book “Being Pakistani: Society, Culture & The Arts” on 19th July, 2018. Moderated by Haris Khalique, the panel of speakers included Kishwar Naheed and Ali Dayan Hassan. Here are a few moments from the event.    

PechaKucha Nights Vol 5- Dance:Poetry in Motion

On International Dance Day 2018, Kuch Khaas celebrated this powerful art and medium of expression with not only PechaKucha presentations but also performances by some of the most prominent performers in the country. Featuring amazing performances by Gillian Rhodes, Iftikhar Masih, Imran Nafees, Wahab Shah, Asfandar Anis Khattak, Faizaan Ahab and Suhaee Abro, as well…

British Born But Desi – Spoken Word by Zain Haider Awan

An evening of seamless storytelling and powerful spoken word. We brought you a journey which knows no destination because it’s origins are still in question! Filled to the brim with achari memories, eight legged charpais, heartbreak, pending Facebook fraaandships, passports, and pakoras. Stories that span from GT Road to kingscross and everywhere in between. A…

Double Bajao – Sikandar Ka Mandar & Roots Live!

  Highlights of Double Bajao – Sikandar Ka Mandar & Roots Highlights of an amazing night! Sikandar ka Mandar and Roots rocked! Posted by Kuch Khaas – The Centre for Arts, Culture & Dialogue on Saturday, 24 February 2018 Kuch Khaas presents “Double Bajao!” a live concert by Sikandar Ka Mandar (SKM) and Roots! SKM…

Qawwali Night – Ally Adnan & Ghayoor, Moiz, Mustafa Qawwal

  Kuch Khaas brings you another night of mesmerizing, soulful, trance inducing qawwali. Performed by Ghayoor, Moiz, Mustafa Qawal, direct descendants of Miyan Samat Bin Ibrahim, the very first exponent of Khusrawi Qawwali. Also featuring the noted musicologist Ally Adnan, enlightening us on the history, art, and practice of Qawwali. The event featured a soulful qawwali performance…

Book Launch: Selena and Lara Travel the World

Travel, foreign lands, and Santa Claus! Enough to pique anyone’s curiosity, especially little kids’. A blend of all these and more is Sadia Khan’s book Selena and Lara Travel the World, Lapland, Finland. Why Finland? Because it has thousands of lakes (188,000) !! and 179,500 Islands! It’s also a very sunny land, as in the…

Seven Eyes – Live in Islamabad

Performing for the first time in the Capital, Seven Eyes mesmerized the Kuch Khaas audience . This Duo has been enthusiastically received by live audiences across Europe, North America, Brazil and most recently Islamabad. Here is a glimpse into how the night unfolded!  Thank you to the Kuch Khaas Patrons for not letting anything stop them from being part…

Qawwali Night- Ustad Sher Ali Khan and Ustad Mehr Ali Khan

Highlights of Qawwali Night Highlights from a night of mysticism and music. Bravo Mehr Ali & Sher Ali Qawwalii Posted by Kuch Khaas – The Centre for Arts, Culture & Dialogue on Wednesday, 14 June 2017   Ustad Sher Ali Khan and Ustad Meher Ali Khan are two prominent names in Urdu qawwali. The brothers,…

Book Launch – “The Weary Generations” by Abdullah Hussein

Raza Naeem talks about the World Book Day and introduces the book The Weary Generation by Abduallah Hussein. Posted by Bilal Faruk on Sunday, 23 April 2017 Book Launch of “The Weary Generations” (Udaas Naslein) by Abdullah Hussein: Raza Naeem in conversation with writer and critic Harris Khaliquee followed by a question-answer session and book signing.…

Pecha Kucha – Text & Drawing

Pecha Kucha Highlights – Drawing & Text The Pecha Kucha style of presentation has been devised in Tokyo and has been used across the international cities of the world by designers and creatives to showcase projects and share ideas. The Pecha Kucha style is a system of building a presentation of 20 slides for 20…

Mahogany Jones Tour 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NQCdgUgUSE Kuch Khaas had the pleasure of hosting the Mahogany Jones Experience together with U.S. Embassy Pakistan in association with American Voices in-line with the “16 days of activism against gender-based violence”. The tour entailed workshops, concerts, a talk and interactive sessions with college/university students in Karachi, Islamabad and Lahore.

Launch of The Stadium

Kuch Khaas presents the launch ceremony of The Stadium – a new sports arena in Islamabad with performances by Daanish Farhan U. Qureshii and Uzair Jaswal followed by a 7-Aside Footie Tournament. The tournament continued till Sunday, 27th November where the Champions and Best Players were decided!  

Just for Kicks Football Tournament

People say football is a matter of life and death. We think it’d far more SERIOUS than that! Kuch Khaas together with The Stadium brought you a 7-a-Side football tournament at the launch of the brand new sports arena in E-11. The event kicked-off with an opening ceremony and a concert featuring Uzair Jaswal !…

Tribute to Amjad Sabri

Islamabad paid tribute to the Legend Amjad Sabri with a night of Qawwali. A performance by Ustad Fareed Ayaz and Abu Muhammad.

Workshop on Sufi and Contemporary Dance

The U.S. Embassy Islamabad and Kuch khaas jointly organised a two-day workshop on sufi and contemporary dance styles lead by the legendary dance teacher and choreographer Nighat Chaudhry, facilitated by Imran Nafees Siddiqui. This workshop was part of the 14th Annual Daniel Pearl World Music Day Islamabad 2015    

‘NUQTA’ a night of music dance and poetry!

Kuch Khaas in collaboration with the U.S Embassy brought you “NUQTA” A special dance performance with live music and poetry, on the occasion of the 14th Daniel Pearl World Music Days 2015 “Harmony for Humanity”. It was Directed and Choreographed by Nighat Chaudhry, Creative Direction by Imran Nafees Siddiqui, Original Music Score composed by Faheem…

Independence Day Concert 2015

  On the Independence Day, we celebrated with Uzair Jaswal & Lahu live at Kuch Khaas. Watch the first part of the event. Pakistan Zindabad!!!  

Jashn E Azadi Mushaira

Poets have played an instrumental role throughout our journey as a nation, from the likes of Iqbal and Faiz to contemporary poets who are keeping the flame alive today. Celebrating Independence Day with an evening of poetry with a wide range of Poets sharing their work, Presided over by Kishwar Naheed, and moderated by Syed…

Desi Karaoke Night

Our fun filled, family entertainment, karaoke nights are here once again. Here are some highlights from the event.

Game Type Scene: FIFA15 Iftar till Sehri

It’s simple. Start gaming at Iftar…. end somewhere around Sehri. The only question to ask is: “CAN YOU HANDLE IT?”  

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