Weekend Radar (May 16-18)
Music & Performing Arts
Global DJs is bringing Paul Van Dyk to work his magic at the last beach party of the season on Thursday at the InterContinental Doha. Welcome the summer with great music, people and the beach form 8pm to 2am. Tickets are priced at QR200 (Regular) and QR350 (VIP). Get yours at the Virgin Megastore website.
Popular Egyptian singer, Tamer Hosny, will perform live in Doha on Friday at Al Gassar Ballroom. Tickets are priced at QR750, QR1000, QR1500 and QR2000. All ticket packages include dinner and soft beverages. Purchase your tickets at the Virgin Megastore website or stores or at the Al Gassar Resort sales office. Call 4424 4817 0r 7780 1214 for more information.
Enjoy an evening at the symphony during the Schumann Piano Concerto on Saturday between 7.30pm and 9pm at the Opera House in Katara. Purchase your tickets for the event on the Virgin Megastore website.
Workshops & Exhibitions
Interested in taking control of your life and following through to your goals? Attend the Vision Boards workshop on Thursday organized by the Art of Abundant Living. The workshop hours are 9am to 11am and 5.30pm to 7.30pm. Learn more on the Art of Abundant Living website.
Dreaming of a wedding with all the magic, flowers and all things nice? Consider visiting iWed 2013, where you can meet and network with other people from the global wedding industry and learn about all the latest trends and developments in the sector. The exhibition runs from Thursday to Sunday at the Doha Exhibition Center. Visit the iWed 2013 Expo website to learn more.
Do you take a keen interest in fragrances? The Perfumery Exhibition Qatar will feature brands, perfumery, and ingredient intelligence and the opportunity to meet different industry voices, including marketers, management, perfumers and analysts. This will run from Thursday through Sunday at the Doha Exhibition Centre from 4pm to 10pm. Visit the White Hands Qatar website to learn more.
View original creations by the graduating class of VCU-Qatar’s BFA and MFA programs at VCU-Q’s Saffron Hall & Gallery. Visit VCU-Q’s website for more information.
Brazilian portrait artist Harding Meyer is exhibiting his latest collection of portraits at Building 18 at Katara Art Centre. The subjects of his portraits are people of different nationalities who are not famous but appear in the media. The exhibition is open from 10am to 10pm. Learn more about the exhibition on the Katara website.
Katara, in collaboration with Qatar Photographic Society, is running a World Press Photography exhibition to support photojournalism and to inspire an understanding of the world and its people. The photos are on display at Katara Gallery in Building 18 from 10am to 10pm. Visit the Katara website to learn more.
Qatar Visual Arts Center is displaying the works of Omani artist Moosa Omar along with the participation of Qatari artists Hassan El-Mulla and Maryem Al-Moussa at Katara’s Gallery 2 in Building 18. Visit the Katara website for further information.
Visit Cats in Qatar’s weekly Open Day hosted by Dr. Faris Al Timimi’s Clinic on Saturday at Katara in West Bay between 12noon and 4pm. You can buy Cats in Qatar merchandise, choose from a variety of second-hand books, magazines and DVD collection. They will also have a bake sale, so there’s no excuse not to visit! Visit the Cats in Qatar website for more information.
See some of the finest swords dating from the 9th to the 20th centuries at the Steel and Gold – Historic Swords exhibition at the Museum of Islamic Arts. Call 4422 4444 or visit the Museum of Islamic Art’s Facebook page for more information.
In celebration of International Museum Day, Qatar Museums Authority will hold a public conference highlighting the theme this year – ‘Museums (memory + creativity) = social change’. For a schedule of events, visit the Qatar Museums Authority website.
Qatar Charity is organizing an exhibition titled ‘Pain and Hope’ exhibition to raise funds and awareness about the suffering of the Syrian people at the Doha Exhibition Center through photographs and video footage. This exhibition will run from Wednesday through Sunday. Qatari and Syrian families will display and sell food and handicrafts.
Authentic Turkish delicacies await you at the Turkish Week at Aramede restaurant at Crowne Plaza Doha – The Business Park. For QR170 per person, you can enjoy traditional Turkish food from 6pm to 11pm. Call 4408 7777 for reservations.
Savour the flavours of Italy at Medi at The Village during their ‘The Village Goes Italian’ festival. Chef Salvatore Salis, who has been specially flown in from Italy will prepare an El Mercado style dinner buffet (QR155) and dishes for a set menu lunch at QR 95. For reservations, visit The Village’s website or call 4444 4700.
Enjoy a nice comfy armchair and a flavourful hand-rolled cigar in the sophisticated ambience at Habanos at the Ritz-Carlton on Thursday and Friday. For more information, call 4484 8504 or email email@example.com.
Relish a special four-course menu that includes lobster-based dishes by Michelin chef Gilles Bosquet at St. Regis Qatar’s Opal by Gordon Ramsay from 6pm to 11pm. The menu is priced at QR750 and QR1100 with the sommelier’s selection. For more information, call 4446 0105 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sit back and enjoy a nice Friday afternoon brunch with live jazz music by the Doha Jazz performers at the W Doha. The experience is priced at QR360 per person including alcohol and QR 290 including selected alcoholic beverages.
Jazz at Lincoln Center presents Family Jazz Afternoons every Saturday between 3pm and 5pm. The performance is priced at QR178 and at QR88 for children between the ages of 4 and 11 years. Call 4446 0105 for reservations.
Experience the magic of the Arabian nights with delicious Arabian food at the 1001 Arabian Feast Night at Mawasem at the Hilton Doha from 7pm to 10.30pm. The meal is priced at QR190 including unlimited soft drinks. Call 4423 3333 for reservations and more information.
Basketball fans, be part of the first FIBA Asia Championship for men and women organized by the Qatar Olympic Committee at Villaggio Mall from 3pm to 9pm on Wednesday and Thursday. For more information, visit the Championship’s Facebook page.
Enjoy the range of fun activities organized across Doha by the Qatar Football Association and its sponsors in celebration of the Emir Cup 2013. On Saturday, attend the final match between Al Sadd Sports Club and Al Rayyan Sports Club at Khalifa International Stadium beginning at 6.45pm (doors open at 3pm). Visit Souq Waqif, Landmark or Villaggio for more information or visit the Qatar Football Association website for more information. Read JustHere’s post to know more.
If your kids are between the ages of five and fifteen, bring them to Al Wakra Park on Friday and Saturday between 3pm and 6pm to learn about the basics of soccer from professional trainers as part of the Passport to Passion series. The Passport to Passion series is a collaborative effort between Qatar Foundation and FC Barcelona. Read more about the event at the Qatar Foundation website.
Shop for elegant womenswear at The Gate mall’s newest tenant store – Temperley London. The Gate is open throughout the week from 10am until 10pm.
For unique and limited edition jewellery, furniture and stationery designed by UAE-based artists and designers, visit the dXb Pop-Up Shop at Building 5, Katara Art Center. Visit Katara Art Center’s Facebook page for more information.
Enjoy a gorgeous Friday afternoon at the Grand Hyatt Doha’s Summer Water Party. The party will run between 2pm and 8pm at the Grand Hyatt Beach. Attractions include water slides, water surprises, beach volleyball, as well as food and drinks. All for a QR150 entrance fee. This is strictly a 21+ event. Visit the organizer Low Frequency’s website or Facebook page for more information.