Weekend Radar (July 4-6)
Music & Performing Arts
25 Degrees Beach Party: Enjoy an evening of music in a room cooled down to 25 degrees Celsius. DJs Debbie de Jong and Fady Faye, both from Amsterdam will play a combination of Deep House and Tech House to add a pace to this party. This is strictly a 21+ event. Qatar ID or passport required.
Dress Code: Smart Casual/Beach; Where: Grand Hyatt Hotel; When: Thursday, July 4, doors open at 8pm; Tickets: QR100, QR150 and QR200; available at the Virgin Megastore website, or any Virgin Megastore outlet at Landmark or Villaggio malls or at Grand Hyatt Hotel.
Jump Off Reloaded with DJ MFALME: Enjoy a night of reggae, R n B, hip-hop and dance hall with mix master, DJ MFALME. This is strictly a 21+ event. Qatar ID or passport required for membership.
Dress Code: Smart Casual; Where: Ranchos Bar, Grand Regal Hotel; When: Thursday, July 4, 8pm to 2am
Cover charge at the door is QR80 for ladies with free membership and at QR100 for men. For more information, call 4409 4600 or 4409 4444
Jamrock Doha: Jamaican DJ Lady Vee brings the best in Caribbean music along with award-winning DJ Mass Ramli who will play the best in soca, dancehall, reggae and R n B. This is strictly a 21+ event. Qatar ID or passport required.
Dress Code: Smart Casual; Where: Pearl Lounge, Marriott Doha; When: Thursday, July 4, doors open at 8pm
There’s a cover charge of QR125 for men that includes one free beverage. Ladies can enter for free and receive one free drink before 12.30am. For reservations, call 4429 8444 or 6668 2688.
Ultra Thursday Independence Party: Celebrate fourth of July in Qatar at The Ritz Carlton Doha’s Sea-Pool Side party, the season’s closing party. Enjoy Progressive House and Trance music by DJ SheiQ and DJ W.
Where: The Ritz Carlton Doha Pool Side; When: Thursday, July 4, 8pm onwards
There is no cover charge. This is strictly a 21+ event. For more information or reservations, call 5524 7812 or 3361 8959.
Workshops and Exhibitions
Omar Khalifa: “Infinite”: As part of the Qatar-UK Year of Culture 2013, artist Omar Khalifa is presenting a photographic installation project at the Katara which examines the ‘nature of being’. The inspiration for and purpose of this work comes from the artist’s interest in identity, cosmopolitanism and multiculturalism.
Where: Katara; When: Until end of December 2013
Entrance is free. Visit the Omar Khalifa: “Infinite” page on Katara’s website to learn more.
From Qurtuba to Cordoba: The city of Cordoba (Qurtuba in Arabic) in Spain, a World Heritage Site, is known for its culturally rich Arab-Islamic past. It has a number of monuments and sites that are fine examples of Arab architecture in Spain.
In this exhibition presented by Casa Arabe and the Embassy of Spain in Qatar, in association with Katara, you can take a look at monuments, walls, towers, doors and many other interesting examples of Mudejar art, an architectural style inspired by the influences of Al-Andalus in the Iberian Peninsula.
Where: Katara Gallery 1, Building 13; When: June 27 to August 31, 10am to 10pm; Entrance is free. For more information, visit the exhibition’s page on Katara’s website.
The Silk Route by Rashmi Agarwal: To fuel your interest in the arts and crafts, Rashmi Agarwal, a silk painting artist is organizing a workshop in silk painting in the first week of July.
Where: Katara Art Studios; When: July 1 to 8, 5pm to 8pm
Sign up for the workshop by emailing your name and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Katara Education team on 4408 0233 or 4408 0235. The fee for the workshop is QR750 for 8 hours or QR500 for 3 hours. For more information, visit The Silk Route by Rashmi Agarwal page on Katara’s website.
Graffiti Art Workshop: Learn how to create art with those spray cans filled with colour. Attend a public graffiti art workshop organized by artist Vincent Abadie Hafez, an artist in residence at Katara Art Studios who is working on an personal exhibition at Katara Galleries titled ’99 Names of Allah’.
Where: Katara Art Studios; When: July 6 to 11, 8pm to 11pm
This workshop is free. Sign up for this workshop by emailing your name and phone number to email@example.com or call 4408 0233 or 4408 0235. Learn more about this workshop by visiting the Graffiti Art Workshop page on Katara’s website.
Doha Trade Fair 2013: Visit the largest merchandise fair in Qatar where everything from floor rugs to small knick-knacks is available. The fair ends on Saturday, July 6 and is open every day until then from 10am to 10pm at the Doha Exhibition Centre. Visit the Doha Trade Fair 2013 website for more information.
Thursday Seafood Nights: Crossroads Kitchen at Renaissance City Center offers the biggest paella in town along with a host of other seafood specialties such as tiger prawns, oysters, mussels, antipasti, lobster and even fresh sushi. The live Mongolian cooking station along with the live crepe station and a chocolate fountain are also not to be missed. Call 4419 6100 for reservations. The buffet is priced at QR225 (excluding alcohol) and QR285 (including alcohol). Kids between the ages of 7 and 12 years dine at half price and kids 6 years or below can dine for free.
Buddha Bar Night: Listen to popular French-Canadian DJ Nicholas Sechaud live at Wahm at W Doha this Thursday and Friday evening between 10pm and 2am. He is currently resident DJ at the renowned Buddha Bar at Grosvenor House in Dubai. Call 4453 5135 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.