Weekend Radar (June 6-8)
Time to relish a delicious Brazilian barbecue meal. Rodizio at Crowne Plaza Doha – The Business Park dares patrons to eat 2 kgs and you won’t have to pay a dirham for your meal. Or else try the Brazilian barbecue option that is priced at QR265 (all you can eat) and QR299, including beverages. Rodizio is open from 5pm until midnight. Call 4408 7777 for more information or visit the Crowne Plaza Doha’s website.
Exhibitions and Workshops
View some of the region’s most fashionable abayas at the fifth edition of the Hya Abaya exhibition, the Middle East’s largest abaya exhibition at the Doha Exhibition Center. The exhibition, which is open to only women, will run until Sunday, June 9 from 10am through 10pm. Entry to the event is free. Follow the exhibition’s organizers, Qatar Tourism Authority’s tweets, for updates.
Participate in Katara Art Centre’s monthly casual conversation circle Mastaba: Conversations on Culture that’s open to artists and art enthusiasts. This month’s session will be held at Building 5 of the Katara Art Centre on Friday at 6pm and welcomes both English and Arabic speakers. RSVP to the event at this Eventbrite page. Email email@example.com or call 4408 0244 for more information.
Why not learn a new language? How about Arabic? Meet new people and simultaneously learn to converse in Arabic fluently. JustHere suggests some places that offer Arabic courses.
View the collection of photos from participants of the Senyar Festival in April at the Senyar Photography exhibition. The exhibition can be viewed at the Katara Esplanade until 10pm on Saturday. Visit the Katara website for more information on the exhibition.
Music, Movies & Performing Arts
Watch a unique theatre performance by a UK-based percussion group Stomp who rose to fame after their performance in the London 2012 Olympics. Crazy choreography, acrobatics, rhythms and many other visual and audio treats will be available for you to enjoy. The event takes place on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Qatar National Convention Center’s Auditorium at 8pm. Tickets are priced at QR299, QR399, QR599 and QR799 and are available online at the Virgin Megastore website.
Experience an evening at the symphony on Thursday at 6.30pm while losing yourself in a performance of Grieg and Villa-Lobos at the Museum of Islamic Art Atrium. Visit the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra’s website for more information. Tickets to the performance can be purchased at the Katara Opera House’s box office or at the Virgin Megastore outlets at either Landmark or Villaggio.
Watch four international tango Latin professional couples present at least 20 shows English waltz, Viennese waltz, tango, slow fox, quick step and more at the 3rd Qatar International Tango Latino Festival at the Doha Sheraton. This show will run until Saturday, June 8. Tickets are priced at QR265 and QR450 and are available at the Virgin Megastore website or at the Virgin Megastore outlets at Landmark and Villaggio. For more information or for a 10% discount on tickets, call 5599 0200 or visit Tango Qatar’s Facebook page.
The Doha Film Institute is screening Academy Award nominated film Buzkashi Boys at the Museum of Islamic Art on Thursday at 6pm and 7pm and on Friday at 3pm, 4pm, 5.30pm and 7pm. This 29-minute film is also presented in association with the Ferozkoh exhibition of Afghan Art that is currently running at the museum. Tickets for the film are priced at QR15 and are available at the Doha Film Institute website or through the DFI mobile app.
View an exciting performance of Julia Dumna, a dance-drama that portrays the active role of women across different cultures through the ages by highlighting the life of an Arab princess, Julia Dumna. There will be one performance on each night from Thursday through Sunday from 8pm to 11pm at Katara’s Drama Theater in Building 16. Entrance is free, visit the event’s page on Katara’s website.
W Doha Hotel and Residences offers you an amazing room and brunch package for only QR1200. Stay for one night in a lovely room at the hotel (either Thursday or Friday) and enjoy a brunch for two people at Spice Market between noon and 4pm. Visit the W Doha’s website for more information.
Enjoy an afternoon of shopping for quality nearly new shoes, bags, accessories, clothes and home décor organized by Cats in Qatar at Riviera Gardens housing compound near Environment Roundabout from 12 noon to 5pm on Friday. Brands that will be available include Karen Millen, Burberry, Massimo Dutti, H&M, Monsoon, Oasis, Zara, Next etc. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 3393 7645.
Renowned British interior designer Katharine Pooley now has a store in Qatar at the Gate Mall. Visit the store to browse through luxurious yet comfortable contemporary furnishings, including rare European-style pieces too. The Gate Mall is open from 10am through 10pm and from 1pm through midnight on Fridays.
Katara Art Center’s dXb store Pop Up is a great place to find some neat jewellery, limited edition curios, furniture, stationery and other knick knacks designed especially by UAE-based artists and designers. This pop up shop will be up and running at Building 5 at Katara Art Centre until Saturday. Learn more about the shop at Katara Art Centre’s Facebook page.
Beat the cruel summer heat at Grand Hyatt’s Wetbeats Pool Party on Friday at 8pm. Music, a cool swimming pool and DJs Pyrokiss’s and XWolf’s excellent beats to groove to. Tickets are priced at QR150 including one free beverage and will be available at the door. Learn more about the event by visiting the Facebook event page.
Enjoy some fine dancehall and reggae music with DJ Kriss Darlin at the Dhoty Friday evening event at Rancho’s at Grand Regal Hotel in Ras Abu Abboud on Friday from 8pm until 2am. Tickets for ladies at the door will be QR80 including free membership and for men, they are priced at QR100. Dress in smart casuals. Call 4409 4600 / 4409 4444 for more information on the event.
Party at the most exclusive and happening beachside event this weekend at the Pacha beachside event at the Doha Marriott Hotel beach at 8pm, doors open at 7.30pm. Pacha, one of Spain’s most popular clubs is in Doha as part of a world tour. Enjoy good food and beverages while enjoying the music that Pacha Ibiza resident DJ, Juan Diaz, popular DJ from Dubai, Sabrina Terrence as well as Malta’s most popular DJ, Mykill. Tickets are priced at QR200 (ladies), QR250 (men), QR350 (VIP) and QR150 (crew). To reserve tickets or for more information, call 6655 2596 or purchase your tickets online at the Virgin Megastore website.
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