THANK GOD IT'S FRIDAY
Naveed's Comedy Club
Date: Wednesday, 12 August
Venue: Alliance Française, AFD
Naveed's Comedy Club (NCC) is going to organise their acclaimed stand-up comedy show at Alliance Française de Dhaka this August.
Their shows at AFD are always houseful and the crowd cannot seem to get enough of it! Comedians Naveed Mahbub and Co. are all set to rock the stage of AFD Auditorium. Initiated in 2010 by Naveed Mahbub who has performed in countries all over the world and is the host of his eponymous comedy show on NTV– the Naveed Mahbub Show, Naveed's Comedy Club is the first ever stand-up comedy club in Bangladesh. This show is a closed event; please contact AFD reception to secure your seating.
Film Screening: Town of Runners
Date: Wednesday, 12 August
Time: 6pm - 8pm
Venue: EMK Centre, House 5, Road 16 (New) 27 (Old), 9th Floor, Midas Centre, Dhanmodi
On the occasion of the International Youth Day, USAID Bangladesh, Women and Girls Lead Global (WGLG) and EMK Centre will jointly organise the screening of "Town of Runners" under the "Gender Seminar and Women of the World Film Series".
Long-distance running is a way of life in the Arsi region of Ethiopia. In a country well acquainted with poverty, famine and war, world-beating athletes are a source of intense pride. Many of the world's greatest runners hail from Bekoji, a small remote town in the Southern Highlands. In the Beijing Olympics, runners from the town won all four gold medals in the long distance track events–more medals than most industrialised countries.
Town of Runners is a feature documentary about three young runners from Bekoji keen to follow in their heroes' footsteps, as they move from school track to national competition and from childhood to adulthood. Set against the background of the seasonal rhythms of this farming region, and the impact of increased urbanisation and globalisation on agriculture the film shows rural young Africans striving to make their own future. Entry is free, subject to preregistration here: goo.gl/bzXYyV
URL: Watch film trailer and learn more about the film http://www.townofrunners. com/#sthash.DuhyZdQf.dpuf
Colliding Worlds - a show by The Armeen Musa Band
Date: Thursday, 13 August
Venue: EMK Centre, House 5, Road 16 (New) 27 (Old) , 9th Floor, Midas Centre, Dhanmondi
EMK Happy Hour presents an evening of music with The Armeen Musa Band. Armeen has teamed up with guitarist Kaartik (of Bangla fame), Dhaka's favourite and incredible pianist Saad Chowdhury, Ashraf on bass (previously from Locomotive) Shihab Chowdhury on drums (award winning lyricist and drummer from New York) and Airtel Buzz Studio famed Ariba Chowdhury and Jannat ul Ferdous - two young Rabindra Sangeet singers on backing vocals. Together they will present the songs of the album "Simultaneously" as well as some of Armeen's older tracks.
Tickets: Tk.100. Entry is free for EMK Centre and American Centre Members upon showing ID card; tickets will be available at EMK Centre before the event.
10th Ascent Corporate 5-A-Side Soccer Cup -2015
Date: 14-22 August
Venue: Scholastica, Plot 2, Road 8 & 9, Sector 1, Uttara Model Town
Since its Inception in 2006, the Ascent 5-A-Side Indoor Soccer Cup has drawn hundreds of corporates and with them thousands of corporate professionals . This event has given the corporate world the platform to breathe, play and have fun from their exhausting work schedules and it is the perfect forum to bond with fellow employees, network outside the formal corporate atmosphere and build lasting friendships and connections.
Entry fee: Tk 30,000 per team.