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An explosion of art and creativity in Qatar. What are you checking out this weekend?

Music & Performing Arts
Profokiev’s 3rd Piano Concerto

profokievDmitrij Kitajenko will conduct and Lilya Zilberstein will play the piano to Sergei Profokiev’s Piano Concert No. 3 in C Major. Tchaikovsky’s Capriccio Italien and Rodion Shchedrin’s Carmen Suite will be part of the evening’s program.

Where:

Katara Opera House, Building 16

When:

Saturday, October 12, 2013; 7.30pm (doors open 7.10pm)

Tickets:

http://tickets.virginmegastore.me/index.php?event_id=1598

Price:

QR75-QR300

Good for:

Singles, Couples, Families with older kids

Korean Cultural Week
koreanThis weekend, take some time to explore the fiesta that is Korean culture through traditional Korean film, art, music and dance performances during the Korean Cultural Week in our own backyard of culture and festivity at Katara.
Where:

Katara Drama Theatre, Building 19

When:

Korean Photo Exhibition (Until October 19) - 10am to 10pm; Korean films (October 9 and 10)

Good for:

Everyone

Beach Boutique by Lava & Global DJs
party1Get a chance to see Chris Willis (the vocalist from some of David Guetta’s tracks) LIVE. DJs Aleebra, XWOLF and Steve KZ will accompany. Enjoy a special night out with a glow in the dark theme, awesome music and the cool breeze blowing in from the sea.
Where:

Intercontinental Hotel Doha

When:

Thursday, October 10, 2013; 8pm to 2am

Tickets:

Available at the door

Price:

Ladies: Free; Gents: QR200

Contact:

4484 4919

Good for:

This is a strictly 21+ event; Singles, Couples

Buddha Bar Night at Wahm
buddha barBuddha Bar’s DJ Ravin is back to play some soothing music to create that perfect lounge ambience for you to enjoy.
Where:

Wahm, W Doha

When:

Friday, October 11, 2013; 10pm or 7pm to 10pm

Price:

Entrance is QR200

Contact:

4453 5135

Good for:

This is strictly a 21+ event.

ZADE: An Evening of Solo Piano
zadeA protege of renowned composer David Foster and described by People Magazine as a ‘Piano Prodigy’, Zade will play live in Qatar. If you like to explore different types of music, here is one event that might be sure to impress.
Where:

Al Rayyan Theatre, Souq Waqif

When:

Thursday, October 10, 2013; 8pm

Tickets:

Available at Al Rayyan Theatre (Sunday-Thursday, 5pm to 9pm) and Fifty One East outlets around Doha

Price:

QR100 (students with ID); QR150 (general admission); QR250 (VIP)

Contact:

7013 0701 or email info@frontrow.qa

Good for:

Everyone

ArabesQue Nights
arabesque nightsStars Maroun and Fady will perform the latest Arabic songs live and DJ Imran will mix the best of RnB & Commercial tracks.
Where:

Crystal, W Doha

When:

Saturday, October 12, 2013; 10pm-2am

Price:

Membership required; Gents: QR200, Ladies: QR100, 50% off for airline crew

Contact:

4453 5135 for reservations

Good for:

This is strictly a 21+ event; Single men are not allowed

Others:

Dress Code: Smart Chic

Swingin’ Fridays at Jazz at Lincoln Centre
jalcLet soulful rhythms and foot-tapping tunes of jazz musicians all the way from New York take over you. A la cart food and beverages menu is available.
Where:

Jazz at Lincoln Centre, St. Regis Doha

When:

Every Friday; 7pm-10pm

Tickets:

Request a table online http://upg.starwoodpromos.com/?u=A2C7F3F843E62C1

Price:

Free entry

Contact:

4446 0000

Good for:

Everyone

411 Doha Exclusive @ Crystal
411- dj blissDJ Bliss from Dubai will mix some of the grooviest tunes with a special twist for a lively night out on the town.
Where:

Crystal, W Doha

When:

Friday, October 11, 2013; 10pm to 2am

Price:

Ladies: QR100; Gents: QR200

Contact:

4453 5135 or 3017 7049 for reservations

Good for:

This is strictly a 21+ event.

Others:

Dress Code: Smart Chic

D'Illusion & The Guardians Present - Techtronic!!
techtronicLots of progressive, tech house and techno music by DJs Eskie, Archima and RushN. Happy Hour is from 6.30pm to 9.30pm (50% off on all beverages).
Where:

Gokulam Park Doha

When:

Until October 10, 2013

Price:

Entry fee QR50 for gents after 9pm; Ladies enter for free

Contact:

4470 8822/8833/8855 for reservations

Good for:

This is strictly a 21+ event

Exhibitions & Workshops
Damien Hirst: Relics
damien hirstView the largest retrospective of Damien Hirst’s work so far, including the famous shark in the tank, the diamond-encrusted skull and the spot and spin paintings. Read some cool facts about Hirst and his work in this piece by JustHere.
Where:

Al Riwaq Exhibition Hall

When:

October 10, 2013 – January 30, 2014; Monday – Thursday, Saturday & Sunday: 9am to 8pm; Fridays: 2pm to 8pm; Closed on Tuesdays

Price:

Free

Contact:

4452 5555

Good for:

Everyone who’d like to view really cool stuff

Logos Hope: The Floating Book Fair
logos hopeThe world’s largest floating book fair will soon dock at Doha this weekend and will be here for nearly 10 days. Meet the ship’s volunteers who come from different parts of the world and browse through 5,000 different book titles for adults, teenagers, kids on a range of different subjects. It is a great opportunity to get your kids interested in books as well. Food and drinks will be available at a cafe onboard the ship. On October 16, the ship will host a special Ladies morning from 9am to 12 noon and it will reopen for everyone in the afternoon.
Where:

Logos Hope Ship, Berth # 8, Doha Port

When:

October 11-20, 2013; 2pm to 10pm

Tickets:

Entrance: QR2

Good for:

Everyone

Museum of Crying Women by Francesco Vezzoli
crying womenItalian artist Francesco Vezzoli is presenting portraits of some of the most iconic women of the last century. Some of them include Elizabeth Taylor, Lady Gaga and Joan Crawford, among others.
Where:

QMA Gallery, Building 10, Katara

When:

Until November 30, 2013

Good for:

Everyone

Hajj – The Journey Through Art
hajjItems that explore the routes of pilgrims through the Hajj pilgrimage, including the rituals depicted through art, will be on display at the Museum of Islamic Art. Explore your spiritual side through this exhibition, the first of its kind to be held in a Muslim country.
Where:

Museum of Islamic Art

When:

October 9, 2013 – January 5, 2014

Price:

Free entry

Good for:

Everyone

Arts & Crafts Workshops at Inspiration Station
insp stnThis weekend, Inspiration Station is offering a Felt Puppet-making (Thursday) and Silk Painting (Saturday) classes. Each class usually consists of between 5 to 10 students.
Where:

Inspiration Station, Al Waab

When:

Thursday & Saturday, October 10 & 12, 2013

Tickets:

http://www.eventbrite.com/org/4151813671?s=18137673

Price:

QR150 (Felt Puppets); QR500 (Silk Painting – extended morning workshop)

Contact:

3305 7907

Good for:

All adults interested in creative activities

selâm MEKÂN – Exhibition by Canan Dağdelen
selamThe focal point of Turkish artist Canan Dağdelen’s work is architecture and in this exhibition, she explores the concepts of settling down, of social affiliation, permanent order and finding a place for oneself by defining them in architectural terms.
Where:

Katara Gallery 2, Building 18

When:

Until October 20, 2013; 10am to 10pm

Good for:

Everyone

Art Life Workshop
art life workshop ricardoLearn about the art of painting including with light, singing colours and new materials in a workshop by Ricardo Paulo.
Where:

Katara Art Studios, Building 19

When:

Thursday, October 10, 2013; 5pm to 8pm

Price:

QR300 per person

Contact:

4408 0233 to reserve a spot

Good for:

Everyone

Collage Designer’s Collection
collage exhibitionAre you interested in shopping for vibrantly coloured and intricately patterned readymade clothes and unstitched dress material from India and Pakistan? The featured outfits will mostly consist of exclusive designed pret, fabrics and the latest lawn prints. Visit the exhibition to view these exclusive collections.
Where:

Al Mirqab II Compound – Club House, Al Waab

When:

Friday & Saturday, October 11 & 12; 1pm-9.30pm & 9.30am-9.30pm, respectively

Contact:

5500 8121/6634 7855

Good for:

Women

Once Upon a Butterfly by Said Baalbaki
once upon a butteflyThrough Once Upon a Butterfly, award-winning Beiruti artist Said Baalbaki showcases his journey, one involving multiple migrations from Beirut to Berlin and onwards, all due to war and unrest at the Anima Gallery & Lounge.
Where:

Anima Gallery, 30 La Croisette, Porto Arabia, The Pearl Qatar

When:

Until November 15, 2013, Saturday-Thursday (10am to 10pm), Friday (2pm-10pm)

Contact:

4495 3536

Good for:

Everyone

Art of Cocktail Class
Learn to mix and create exciting drinks with the team at Habanos.
Where:

Habanos, The Ritz-Carlton Doha

When:

Friday, October 11, 2013; 5pm to 7pm

Price:

QR225 per person

Contact:

4484 8506 or email

Good for:

Singles, Couples, Adults over 21 years of age

Oil Painting Workshop
Oil-paiting-workshopGet messy, get creative. Put all that creativity to good use by learning the art of oil painting with Egyptian artist Fairouz Al Wakadi. This is open to individuals of any skill level, give it a shot. Each workshop costs QR200 to attend. Call for more information. Great fun for families, kids or anyone with an artistic bent of mind!
Where:

Katara Art Studios, Studio 1, Building 19

When:

Saturday, October 12, 2013, 5pm to 8pm

Tickets:

To register, email education@katara.net or call 4408 0233 or 4408 0235

Price:

QR200

Good for:

Families, children, singles, couples

Northern Legacy (Photographic Exhibition)
Northern LegacyBrowse through black and white photos of life and landscapes in Northern England from the 1950s and 60s by English photographer Harold Crompton Robinson.
Where:

Katara, Building 13, Gallery 1

When:

September 19 – November 19

Price:

Free

Good for:

Everyone

Omar Khalifa: “Infinite”
omar khalifaAs 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; 10am to 10pm

Price:

Free

Good for:

Everyone

Standalone Tools by Rhys Himsworth
Qatar-based artist Rhys Himsworth is showcasing his installations that draw on new and obsolete technology that interact with changes of information online. His work explores themes of surveillance, technological independence, and communication through computer-controlled machines that evoke emotional depth and response.
Where:

Katara Art Center, Building 5

When:

Until October 28, 2013

Tickets:

RSVP at: https://standalonetoolskac.eventbrite.com/

Price:

Free

Good for:

Everyone

Steel and Gold – Historic Swords exhibition
steel and goldSee 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.
Where:

Museum of Islamic Arts

When:

Until December 14, 2013

Price:

Free entry

Contact:

4442 4444

Good for:

Everyone

Adel Abdessemed: L’âge d’or
Adel-Abdessemed-age-orAlgerian artist Adel Abdessemed is presenting a new exhibition titled ‘L’âge d’or’ which comprises many of his recent works including drawings, paintings, sculptures and videos. Many of these have been created especially for this exhibition. Abdessemed is known for his use of various materials, and he usually employs them in provocative ways: camel bones, gold, salt, brass, gum and terracotta. Visit Mathaf for a unique experience.
Where:

Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Ground floor and Atrium

When:

October 6, 2013 – January 5, 2014

Good for:

Everyone

VCU-Q presents My Rock Stars: Volume 1
In homage to traditional African portraiture, Moroccan artist and photographer Hassan Hajjaj will celebrate contemporary pop stars, unsung artists and personal inspirations in his life through a photography series. He uses traditional mats, fabrics and other objects that he has sourced from local markets of Marrakech, his hometown. Entry is free and open to all. For more information, visit the VCU-Q events page.
Where:

VCU-Qatar Gallery

When:

September 4 to October 24, 2013

Price:

Free

Good for:

Everyone

 

Dining
Spicy Pickle Sandwich Company (NEW RESTAURANT)
Spicy_Pickle_American_Food_Franchise_Middle_EastAs the name suggests, Spicy Pickle offers specialty sandwiches such as piadinas (Italian street food sandwiches) and paninis with interesting names like B-L-A-S-T, Yard Bird, Englishman etc. While sandwiches are their primary offerings, they also have pizzas, soups and salads on their menu. Side dishes include a serving of fruit (either slices of fresh orange and apples) or salads (either coleslaw, broccoli or pasta) and all food comes with a side of a spicy pickle. They also have some breakfast options on their menu.
Where:

Entrance of Tower 3, The Gate Mall

When:

This week (11am-5pm); Weekend (11am-5pm)

Good for:

Everyone

German Garden
german gardenTraditional Bavarian delicacies such as schnitzel, various types of sausages, leberkaese and even apple strudel will be available in a sumptuous buffet. A raffle draw with a chance to win a two-night stay at the airport hotel in Munich might be tempting too.
Where:

Poolside at Doha Marriott

When:

October 8 – 15, 2013; 6.30pm-11.30pm

Price:

QR139

Contact:

4429 8499 for reservations or email dinemarriottdoha@marriott.com

Good for:

Everyone

The Art of Spanish Gastronomy
Sheraton-spanish-weekFrom a menu created by Chef Pepe Sanchez Giron, treat your palate to food from different regions of Spain everyday. There will also be a raffle draw for guests through which they stand a chance to win 2 air tickets to Spain.
Where:

Latino Restaurant, Sheraton Doha

When:

October 7 – 13, 2013; From 7pm

Price:

QR190 (including one welcome drink)

Contact:

44854071 or email f&breservations.doha@sheraton.com

Good for:

Everyone

 

 

Coming Up...
Bavarian Festival

bavarian fest-ritzcarltonMark the beginning of the season with traditional Bavarian food, festivities and entertainment at The Lagoon Garden.

Where:

The Lagoon Garden, The Ritz-Carlton Doha

When:

October 16-19, 2013; 7pm to midnight

Price:

QR250 for the buffet (does not include alcoholic beverages)

Contact:

4484 8000

Good for:

Everyone

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