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Experience Hispanic culture, take in a Cuban jazz performance, test ride a Harley or visit a Halloween bazaar – what’s your activity of choice this weekend?

Festivals & Performing Arts
Ecuador Festival
ecuadorExperience a slice of Ecuadorian culture at the Ecuador Festival organized by Katara along with the Ecuador Embassy and Qatar Tourism Authority. Music & dance performances, animated interactive videos, a handicrafts market, activities for kids, parades, film screenings and a food festival will be the highlights of the festival.
Where:

Katara Esplanade, Amphitheater and Building 3

When:

October 22-26, 2013; 5pm to 10pm

Good for:

Everyone

Ballet Scheherazade
scherezadeThe Sofia National Ballet, the first private Bulgarian classical ballet company is presenting a 1001 Nights-inspired performance for the first time in the Middle East.
Where:

Katara Drama Theater, Building 16

When:

October 24-26, 2013; 8pm to 10pm

Tickets:

http://tickets.virginmegastore.me/index.php?event_id=1732

Price:

QR75, QR100, QR200

Good for:

Everyone

NODDY In Toyland
noddyTake your kids to see their favourite characters Noddy and his friends come alive in a musical performance.
Where:

Al Rayyan Theater, Souq Waqif

When:

October 24-26, 2013; 4pm, 7pm (doors open at 6pm)

Tickets:

http://tickets.virginmegastore.me/index.php?event_id=1653

Price:

QR100-QR350

Good for:

Kids, Families

Royal Circus @ Hyatt Plaza
royal circusFeaturing artists from all over the world including the UK, Russia, Ukraine, Spain, Italy, Ecuador, Uzbekistan, Brazil and Magnolia, the Royal Circus is going to be a fun evening for kids and parents. There will be performances by tigers, white lions, leopards, snakes and more.
Where:

Hyatt Plaza Tent

When:

October 24-26, 2013; (Two shows – 6.30pm, 9pm)

Tickets:

http://tickets.virginmegastore.me/index.php?event_id=1752

Price:

QR75-QR300

Contact:

Hyatt Plaza customer desk - 4499 9666.

Good for:

Everyone

Yamativo’s Salsa Dance by the Beach at Grand Hyatt Doha
yamativoIf you’re keen on salsa dancing, here’s an evening worth your time. DJ Dmitri of The Moe Brothers will spin awesome salsa music that you can groove to on the Large Open-Air Dance Floor by the waterfront. A delicious barbecue dinner food station and a good bar will be part of this evening too.
Where:

Grand Hyatt Doha Beach

When:

Thursday, October 24, 2013; 6pm to 2am (Shisha from 6pm to 9pm)

Price:

QR100 (includes one free drink)

Good for:

Singles, Couples

Others:

Dress Code: Beach attire but no swimwear; Qatari law prohibits swimming after dark in the presence of alcohol so activities will remain on land for the evening

Cuban Jazz with the Elio Vilafranca Quartet
Elio_Villafranca_9174_(c)Cynthia Van ElkElio Vilafranca is one of the leading Cuban pianists, composers and bandleaders. He won the 2010 Grammy for Best Latin Jazz Album of the Year for his performance, composition and coproduction in the album Things I Wanted To Do by Chembo Corniel. Watch him and his bandmates live at JALC Doha. An a la carte dinner and drinks menu is available.
Where:

Jazz at Lincoln Center, St. Regis Doha

When:

Thursday & Friday (7.30pm, 9pm, 10pm), Saturday (9pm, 10.30pm)

Tickets:

No minimum spend or entrance fee

Contact:

4446 0105 for reservations

Good for:

Everyone

The Doha Players present ‘An Inspector Calls’ by J.B. Priestley
jb priestley-inspectorcallsAn Inspector Calls is one of JB Priestley’s most popular plays and is also a part of the UK GCSE curriculum, including the IGCSE curriculum for 2015. This Doha Players production of the play is directed by Ian Lacey who has been with the Doha Players since 2006.
Where:

The Black Box Theatre, Student Centre, Hamad bin Khalifa University, Education City

When:

October 22-25, 2013; 23 & 24 (6.30pm), 24 & 25 (7.30pm)

Tickets:

Available at The One (Villaggio & Landmark)

Price:

QR75

Contact:

4447 4911

Good for:

Everyone

Ultra Thursday Halloween Party

ultra thursdayEnjoy great electronic and house music by DJ Karim and DJ W on this Halloween event. There will be good grilled food, shisha and drinks too.

Where:

Flamingos Seaside, The Ritz-Carlton Doha

When:

Thursday, October 24, 2013; 8.30pm to 2am

Price:

Free entrance for ladies, QR100 for gents

Contact:

3361 8959

Good for:

This is strictly a 21+ event – couples and mixed group policy

Others:

Dress Code: Halloween costumes/No swimwear

Museums
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

Hajj Exhibition

hajjThe photography of pilgrimage in Mecca began in the 1860s. The collection presented is dated 1908/1325 and belongs to Muhammad Husseini, a doctor at the British consul in Jeddah and present the most important steps of the pilgrimage one century ago. Some of the highlights of this include: the Egyptian caravan’s arrival in Jeddah’s harbour; the landing of the mahmal and the kiswa; perceived sites along the way, as Eve’s grave in Jeddah, Turkish forts, Mecca Cherif’s house and several famous characters of this period, as ‘Abd el-Rahman Pacha al-Yusuf, ottoman emir of the pilgrimage.

Where:

Katara Gallery, Building 19

When:

Until October 31, 2013; 10am to 10pm

Good for:

Everyone

Museum of Crying Women by Francesco Vezzoli
mus 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

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

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

Health & Fitness
Khalifa Stadium Run Around
khalifa stadiumVisit the iconic Khalifa Stadium and join the 5km run on its track and other parts of the stadium.
Where:

Khalifa Stadium, Aspire Zone

When:

Thursday, October 24, 2013; 7pm

Tickets:

Register at http://www.aspirezone.qa/events/FunRun2013/funrunRegistration.aspx

Price:

QR30

Good for:

Everyone over 16 years of age

El Clásico Big Screen Experience - Seaside
elclasicoIn this biggest derby of Spanish football, Barcelona will battle Real Madrid. Watch the game on 24 square metre projected screen with special audio production. Doors open at 6pm for some tracks to be spun by DJ W before the match.
Where:

The Lagoon Restaurant, The Ritz Carlton Doha

When:

Saturday, October 26, 2013; 6pm to 10pm

Tickets:

http://clasico.iloveqatar.net/

Price:

QR150 (Regular – includes live cooking stations); QR250 (VIP – includes VIP seating, live cooking stations and shisha)

Contact:

3361 8959

Good for:

This is strictly a 21+ event.

Films
Al Cinema
al cinema wkd radarLooking for a reliable, well-updated source for cinema listings in Qatar? Visit the Al Cinema website or download Android or iPhone mobile applications.
DFI presents Man On Wire
manonwireMan On Wire is an award-winning thrilling documentary about how Philippe Petit walked a tightrope illegally rigged between the New York World Trade Center’s twin towers in August 1974 – 400 metres above the ground and his consequent arrest.
Where:

Museum of Islamic Art auditorium

When:

Thursday and Friday, October 24 & 25, 2013; Thursday (7pm), Friday (4pm, 7pm)

Tickets:

http://www.dohafilminstitute.com/films/man-on-wire or at the DFI ticket outlet at the Museum of Islamic Art

Price:

QR35 (general admission), QR25 (students with ID)

Good for:

Everyone

Events & Exhibitions
VCU-Q presents My Rock Stars: Volume 1
my rockstarsIn 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

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

Qatar Camping Expo 2013
qatar camping expoCamping season having resumed this month, this exhibition may be of interest to all individuals and families who enjoy camping outdoors. Information and tools for setting up camps, latest tools and gadgets and information on dune bashing, kite flying, camping safety, first aid and how to be an eco-friendly camper will be showcased.
Where:

Doha Exhibition Center

When:

October 23-25, 2013; 4pm to 10pm

Contact:

4441 7082

Good for:

Everyone

INFDEX (11th International Furniture and Design Exhibition)
infdexIf you like interior design and decoration, learning about furniture and design, then this is an interesting trade fair to go to. Exhibitors from various countries including Turkey, Egypt, India, USA, Lebanon, UAE and others. The exhibition will feature many ethnic, classic and modern furniture including work from up and coming designers from around the world.
Where:

Doha Exhibition Centre

When:

October 23-26, 2013; (Friday 4pm to 10pm, Other days – 10am to 1pm & 4pm to 10pm)

Contact:

4465 0211 or infdex@qatar-expo.com

Good for:

Designers, Manufacturers and decision makers in the industry

Community
Freaky Friday – Halloween Bazaar @ CESK Preschool
freakyfridayCESKPreschoolAttend a fun Halloween Bazaar which will have fun activities, workshops for Swarovski jewellery-making, treat bags, crochet sculls, and hand puppets. There will also be homemade food and drinks, nail art, Halloween photo booth.
Where:

CESK Preschool, Behind Al Waab Petrol Station

When:

Friday, October 25, 2013; 2pm to 7pm

Contact:

4413 5675

Good for:

Everyone, especially families with kids

Great Hispanic Fair 2013
great hispanic fairFor a glimpse into the cultures of different Hispanic groups in Qatar, visit this fair organized by members of the Spanish Speaking Ladies Group. Members and their families will display and sell traditional food and crafts. Other attractions include raffles, silent auctions, kids’ activities as well as traditional music and dance performances throughout the day.
Where:

American School of Doha’s High School Gym

When:

Saturday, October 26, 2013; 11.30am to 6.30pm

Tickets:

Email Andrea Gonzalez at andre99_00@yahoo.com or call 33168537

Price:

QR25 per person; kids under 12 enter free

Good for:

Everyone

The Harley Davidson Qatar Open House and Charity Parade

harleyHarley Davidson MENA, in support of the UN World Food Programme, is organizing a charity parade of Harley motorbikes at their dealership in Doha. There will be food and other fun activities as well as a chance to take some of the bikes out for test ride as well.

Where:

Event begins with a gathering at Silver Café in Al Sadd at 2pm

When:

Friday, October 25, 2013; 2pm onwards

Contact:

4463 2429

Good for:

Singles, Couples, Automobile enthusiasts

Food
Cooking class – Puglia Cuisine at The Ritz Carlton Doha
pugliaLearn to cook special delicacies from the Puglia region in Southern Italy from the chefs at Porcini. The cooking class will be followed by a coffee break and lunch at noon.
Where:

Porcini restaurant, The Ritz Carlton Doha

When:

Saturday, October 26, 2013; class begins at 10am

Price:

QR295

Contact:

4484 8514 to reserve a spot

Good for:

Singles, Couples

Salsa Week at Flying Carpet
salsa weekTry out healthy Mexican specialties at a lunch buffet at The Flying Carpet. The selection of dishes changes everyday, so you will have something new to try each time you visit during the week.
Where:

Salsa Week at Flying Carpet

When:

Until Thursday, October 24, 2013; 12 noon to 3.30pm

Price:

QR175

Contact:

4446 5600

Good for:

Everyone

Turkish Food Festival at Sharq Village & Spa

turkish-sharq
Get a taste of the best in Ottoman cuisine at Sharq Village’s Turkish Food Festival with dishes from all over the region.
Where:

Al Liwan Restaurant, Sharq Village & Spa

When:

Until November 1, 2013; 6.30pm to 11pm

Price:

QR250 per person

Contact:

4425 6666 for reservations

Good for:

Everyone

Cucina’s Formaggi Fiesta
cucinaChef Massimilliano at Cucina includes all Italian cheeses including mozzarella, asiago, pecorino and parmiggiano in his signature Italian dishes – ricotta cannelloni, insalata formaggi, pear and gorgonzola risotto, and cheese fondue with meatballs and polenta pieces for dipping.
Where:

Cucina, Renaissance City Center Hotel Doha

When:

Until October 27, 2013

Contact:

4419 6100

Good for:

Everyone

Spanish Day at the Diplomatic Club
spanishday-diplomaticChef Antonio Garcia de Quiros Sanchez of Le Grill will stir up a storm of flavours and tastes from tradition Spanish cuisine for a multi-course buffet menu.
Where:

Le Grill, The Diplomatic Club

When:

Every Friday October 25, 2013 onwards; 12 noon to 4pm

Price:

QR 160

Contact:

4484 7412 for reservations, f&b@dclub.com.qa

Good for:

Everyone

Coming Up...
Vino, Paint and Tapas Night
Find yourself a comfortable spot and discover your inner artist along with some delicious tapas and vino.
Where:

Picasso’s, Radisson Blu Doha

When:

October 29, 2013, 7pm onwards

Price:

QR190

Contact:

4428 1555 for reservations

Good for:

Singles, Couples

Chateau Grand Larose - Bordeaux Supper
Meet one of the most prominent Bordeaux grape producers, Chateau Grand Larose and learn about the region along with a five-course bespoke lunch menu prepared by Michelin-starred Grand Chef Gilles Bosquet and a Bordeaux selection.
Where:

Opal by Gordon Ramsay, St. Regis Doha

When:

October 29, 2013

Price:

QR995

Contact:

4446 0106 to reserve a spot as space is limited

Good for:

Singles, Couples

Trick-or-Treat Bags Workshop by Inspiration Station
reversible bagsNeed a unique bag or one to simply pick up your treats during Halloween? You can learn to make one yourself at this workshop with spooky-themed fabric on one side and another fabric that’s great for casual use on the other. This is a beginner-level workshop.
Where:

Inspiration Station, Behind Al Waab Petrol Station

When:

Sunday, October 27, 2013; 9am to 12 noon

Tickets:

Register at https://is-tort-bags.eventbrite.com/

Price:

QR150

Contact:

3305 7907

Good for:

Anyone with an interest in arts & crafts; Families

Pub Quiz at Shehrazaad
Gather a group of 6 and let host Geordie Andrew take you through his pub quiz challenge. There are fantastic prizes to be won.
Where:

Shehrazaad, Radisson Blu

When:

October 28, 2013

Price:

Free entrance

Contact:

4428 1428

Good for:

Singles, Couples

Strip Pieced Tumbling Blocks Workshop by Inspiration Station
tumblingblocksLearn to create the Tumbling Blocks patchwork design using strip piecing, which takes all the fuss of creating inset seams. All tools and materials are provided to make a cot-size quilt top.
Where:

Inspiration Station, Behind Al Waab Petrol Station

When:

Tuesday, October 29, 2013; 9am to 12 noon

Tickets:

Register at http://is-tumbling-blocks.eventbrite.com/

Price:

QR300

Contact:

3305 7907

Good for:

Anyone with an interest in arts & crafts; Families

 

 

 

 

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