Weekend Radar (May 02-04)
Have you sampled Argentinian cuisine before? If not, you can head over to the newly opened Patagonia restaurant opened at The Pearl-Qatar. Located at 31 La Croisette Porto Arabia, the restaurant offers sumptuous signature dishes which include empanadas, premium meat cuts and the well known dulce del leche with special menus for Argentinean pizzas and beverages. Patagonia is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. Call 40022121 or 70656000 for reservations.
Fancy something spicy maybe? Taj Rasoi at Doha Marriott is holding the Awadhi Food Festival. There will be a selection of vegetarian and non-vegetarian kebabs to choose from, the spices and aroma of which will take you back to India. Check out their Facebook page for more details.
When the weather’s so good these days, all you want to do is grab a book, head to the beach, lie down and read. Click here to know you can find a good book in Qatar. You may also want to read how books have enriched the life of JustHere reader and Qatar resident Shelley Knipe.
Qatar Animal Welfare Society is holding a Shelter Open Day on May 3 from 10am to 6pm. It’s a wonderful opportunity to meet our cute little furry friends and help them find new homes before the shelter shuts down. Visit the QAWS Facebook page for more information.
22 artists, 13 nationalities – but all based in Doha – are having their works exhibited at the Recreation Centre in Qatar Foundation. The third Annual International Artists Doha Exhibition runs with a theme ‘Between Cultures’ and showcases a wide range of styles from realism to abstract. More details can be found on their Facebook page.
Let your children try their hands or rather “legs” with football. Qatar Foundation has started their ‘Passport to Passion’ weekend sessions that will be held from 3pm to 6pm in various locations around Doha to engage the local community in a variety of football activities and coaching sessions. This weekend (3-4 May) it’s at Aspire Park. Children between five and 15 years of age are invited to attend the session to improve their footballing skills. Click here to read more.
If you are a football enthusiast, the Heir Apparent Cup finals should definitely be on your calendar. Hosts Al Sadd will face Lekhwiya in the finals that kicks-off at 6:45pm on May 4 at Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium. Click here to buy tickets. Visit QFA’s official website to learn more.
This Thursday, DFI is screening ‘Skateistan – Four Wheels and a Board in Kabul’ at the MIA auditorium in conjunction with Ferozkoh: Tradition and Continuity in Afghan Art, a temporary exhibition at MIA. The film revolves around the founders of Afghanistan’s first skate school and their attempts to transform the community of war-torn Kabul with skateboards and a love for the street. Click here to watch the trailer.
There’s a super sale going on at Home Centre – upto 50% off on all items. The ofer lasts till 11th May, so make sure you visit any of the three branches this weekend. Home Centre is at Al Asmakh Mall in All Sadd, City Centre and in the HBK Tower near Jaidah Flyover.
Rocca’s annual White Party is back again this year on May 2 at Grand Hyatt. Wear your best white number, and hit the dance floor as Resident DJ Santiago Vittorelli spins the latest chartbusters. Those dressed in white from head to toe get a free entry otherwise pay QR50. Look up the Facebook page fore more details.
Entalek EcoAdventures is organising a snorkel trip this Saturday. The group leaves at 7am from Landmark mall. They are also running their first paddle board tour this Saturday at 2pm. Call Steve 30266711 or Boyd 33116249 to sign up.