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Tour of the museum with your kids, woof stock, a drawathon, chamber music or the aerobatic show. What’s your plan this weekend?

Festivals & Performing Arts
Cuban Jazz with the Elio Vilafranca Quartet
Cuban JazzElio 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)

Price:

No minimum spend or entrance fee

Contact:

4446 0105 for reservations

Good for:

Everyone

Chamber Music
Chamber musicMIA is hosting free concerts by members of the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra every first Thursday until June 2014 in the museum atrium. This Thursday’s musical performance is titled ‘Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 5’.
Where:

Museum of Islamic Art atrium

When:

Thursday (6pm)

Price:

Free

Contact:

44224444

Good for:

Everyone

Qatar Philharmonic School Concerts: Dance with the Orchestra (Arabic)
Conductor Bob Ross and violinist Elizaveta Hesse will play popular symphonies by Henry Purcell, Bach, Tchaikovsky and Max Bruch in this performance. Call Khalid Al Naemi to arrange attendance for schools.
Where:

Qatar National Convention Centre, Auditorium 3

When:

Thursday (11am)

Contact:

Khalid Al Naemi, kalnaemi@qf.org.qa, 4454 8184

Good for:

Everyone

 

Museums
MIA Gallery Walk-In and Family Friday Tours
MIA is offering free-guided tours of the museum’s permanent collections of Islamic art objects, spanning over 1000 years and three continents. The Family Tours include an Animals Tour suitable for younger children and the Epic Tales tour that is ideal for pre-teens.
Where:

Museum of Islamic Art

When:

Walk –in tours on Thursdays and Saturdays (2pm in English and Arabic). Family Tours are every Friday, until December 13, 2013 (3pm - Animals Tour; 5pm - Epic Tales)

Tickets:

No booking required

Price:

Free

Damien Hirst: Relics
damien-hirst1View 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:

44525555

Good for:

Everyone who’d like to view really cool stuff

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:

Until January 5, 2014

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

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:

44424444

Good for:

Everyone

 

Events & Exhibitions
Red Arrows Aerobatic Display
Red ArrowsOne of the world’s premier aerobatic teams, Britain’s famous Red Arrows, will display their aerobatic skills in Qatar as part of a Middle East tour. The performance by the team of nine BAE Hawks includes a combination of synchronised formation aerobatics during the first half, followed by a more dynamic second half.
Where:

Doha Corniche (West Bay end)

When:

Thursday (2.15pm)

Good for:

Everyone

Confusionism - Mahmoud Obaidi
Confusionism- KACThis is the first solo exhibition in Doha by acclaimed Iraqi-Canadian contemporary artist Mahmoud Obaidi. On display are a collection of objects of political significance through which the artist strikes a balance between dark humour and reflections of war and violence.
Where:

Katara Art Centre, Building 5, Katara Cultural Village

When:

Until November 9, 2013 (10am-10pm; Friday – 2-10pm)

Price:

Free Entry

Good for:

Everyone

Kate Terry: Open Forms Exhibition
Kate Teryy - Open FormsThreads, an empty room and Kate Terry. Put them together and you have got what is called the thread installation art. The British artist creatively uses coloured thread to turn an empty space into an extraordinary sight that is nearly invisible at first.
Where:

VCUQ Gallery

When:

Until 24 Dec, 2013

Price:

Free Entry

Contact:

44020555

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:

Until November 19

Price:

Free Entry

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

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

Doha Drawathon
Doha DrawathonHave fun exploring the various techniques of drawing from lines and marks to maps and sketches at the drawing marathon organised by UCL Qatar, Mathaf, MIA, Katara Art Center, Msheireb Arts Center and Bigger. The event will be held at four different locations one after the other. Artists will be present to guide participants.
Where:

The Msheireb Area (10am-1pm), Katara (11am-2pm), MIA (12-3pm) & Mathaf (1pm-4pm)

When:

Saturday

Price:

Free

Contact:

drawathon2013@gmail.com

Good for:

Everyone, especially those who enjoy drawing

How Women Find Work Conference
How Women Find WorkThis is part of a new series started by How Women Work aimed at career-oriented women who want to shape their professional journey. Get insights about Qatar’s job market, get a new and improved CV, be inspired and motivated, and begin your journey of FINDING the right job for you.
Where:

Intercontinental Doha The City

When:

Saturday (9am to 3pm)

Tickets:

http://tickets.virginmegastore.me/index.php?event_id=1717

Price:

QR150

Good for:

Female jobseekers. This is a 21+ event.

Others:

There are very few seats left. Hurry!

International Holiday Bazaar
International Holiday BazaarPick up interesting artifacts, clothes and home decor items from around the world at this annual bazaar.
Where:

Grand Hyatt Doha

When:

Saturday (12-8pm)

Tickets:

Available at Columbus Cafe Landmark on November 5 (10am-12pm) and November 7 (10am-12pm)

Price:

At the door – QR20, Advance – QR10

Contact:

55209004

Good for:

Everyone, especially shopping enthusiasts

Woofstock Fun Dog Show 2013
WoofstockHave a dog? QAWS is inviting all pooch owners to register their pet for the Woofstock Fun Dog Show. There are a handful of fun titles that your pets can compete for such as Waggiest Tail, Scruffiest Mutt, Best Puppy, etc. To participate, email your dog’s name, your name and contact details and the classes to be entered to qaws.events@gmail.com. Full details are available on the link above. Alongside the show there will be stalls selling pet Accessories, QAWS & Woofstock merchandise, table top sale, bouncy castle, BBQ, sweets & cakes as well as face-painting booths.
Where:

The football pitch next to QAWS

When:

Friday (2pm-6pm)

Price:

Entry Fee: QR10 per adult; Dog Entry Fee: QR50 per class

Contact:

55396074

Good for:

Everyone, especially dog lovers

Others:

All dogs must be fully vaccinated (proof required) and must be sociable with other dogs.

Working through Autism workshop
This one-day intensive training workshop on Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) is organised by Step by Step Centre in association with Awsaj Academy and Awsaj Teaching and Learning Centre. The workshop will be conducted by Dr Adrienne Robek BCBA-D who will be sharing her extensive knowledge and experience in working with autistic children. Participants will be given presentation handouts and certificates.
Where:

Awsaj Academy Auditorium

When:

Saturday (8am-3pm)

Tickets:

Entrance tickets can be collected from Step By Step Centre between 7:30 am to 12:30 pm.

Price:

QR250

Contact:

55862409/55294547 or email sbssneeds@gmail.com

Good for:

Parents, teachers and therapists

Sunglasses at Night
Sunglasses at NightSunglasses at night? Yes, you read it right. Doha Marriott’s latest beach party comes with a twist, thanks to organisers – LOUD entertainment. Wear your coolest shades, and dance away to the beats of Hungarian DJ Sherezade who is currently voted as #3 World Sexiest Model DJs 2013. The person with the most outrageous pair of sunglasses wins the chance to have their own free champagne VIP table for the night.
Where:

Doha Marriott Hotel Beach

When:

Thursday (6pm-2am)

Tickets:

Available through Virgin Megastores online or at Doha Mariott Hotel reception

Price:

QR200 for males, QR100 for females

Contact:

4429 8888 for reservations or queries. To reserve VIP tables on the beach call Daniel 66552596 or Jacob 66672659

Good for:

21+ party-goers

Others:

Get your sunglasses!

80’s and 90’s Retro Party
Retro partyTravel back to the 80s and 90s as DJ W charts out the greatest Progressive Retro House music and Remixed Classics. Drinks, grilled food, and shisha will be available.
Where:

The Ritz-Cartlon, Doha - seaside

When:

Thursday (8.30pm-2am)

Price:

Cover fee for males is QR100 including one drink (Regular Spirit or Beer); Free entry for females

Contact:

33618959 for table reservations

Good for:

This is a 21+ event. Only couples and mixed group entry policy will be followed.

Others:

Dress code: Casual

Jade Rox at 7
Jade Rox at 7La Cigale’s resident DJ Roger Choueiry and gets together with DJ Jade Rox for an electrifying mix of beats and tunes.
Where:

Club 7, La Cigale Hotel Doha

When:

Thursday

Contact:

44288665/55188008 for reservations

Good for:

This is a 21+ event.

Grand Diwali Bash
Diwali BashThe Indian festival of lights known as Diwali is already over, but the celebrations are definitely not. Party hard to the beats of the dhol and popular Bollywood chartbusters.
Where:

Crowne Plaza

When:

Friday (Doors open at 9pm)

Tickets:

At the door

Price:

QR150 at the door, VIP tickets – QR200, VVIP – QR500

Contact:

70666744 for VIP and VVIP table reservations

Good for:

This is a 21+ event.

Others:

Don’t miss the fireworks!

 

 

 

 

Films
DFI Film screening: Le Grand Voyage
DFI screeningDirected by Ismael Ferroukhi, the movie revolves around a father and son who are forced to journey together to Mecca despite having nothing in common. Making their way from the South of France, through to Saudi Arabia, the journey becomes a test of their relationship.  The screening is part of the “Hajj – The Journey Through Art” exhibition curated by the Museum of Islamic Art.
Where:

DFI Film screening: Le Grand Voyage

When:

Thursday & Friday (7pm)

Tickets:

Available online or at the MIA DFI ticket outlets. http://www.dohafilminstitute.com/pages/mia-tickets

Price:

QR35, for students – QR25

Contact:

44200505

Good for:

Viewers 15 years and above.

Others:

The movie will be played in French/Arabic with English subtitles.

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.

 

Food
Nights By the Piano
Nights by the PianoIf dining with music is your kind of thing, head over to the Spice Market. Gifted Pianaist, called Mr. K is belting out melodies from Jazz and classical, to pop, rock, blues and R&B.
Where:

Spice Market, W Doha Hotel & Residences

When:

Until November 15 (8.30pm to midnight)

Contact:

44535135 for reservations

Good for:

Everyone

Kebab Sutra
With two kebab specialty chefs -Raj Kumar Sarki and Pramod Kumar-on board, be ready for a mouth-watering festival of kebabs and rotis. On the menu are a mix of vegetarian and non-vegeterian kebabs, all prepared with a blend of Indian spices.
Where:

Lifestyle Restaurant, Barwa Village, Wakrah

When:

November 9-23 (6.30pm-11.30pm)

Good for:

Foodies

 

Coming Up...
Storytelling & Crafts with Maktaba Children's Library
Enroll your kids for a fun-filled afternoon of stories and crafts. The event will be in both English and Arabic and is suitable for children aged 4-7 years.
Where:

Katara Art Centre

When:

November 10, 2013 (4pm - 5:30pm)

Tickets:

To register: http://maktabanovemberkac.eventbrite.com/

Price:

Free

Contact:

44122610

Good for:

Children aged 4-7 years

Jazz in the Park
Jazz in the parkMIA has partnered with Jazz at Lincoln Center Doha for a series of free world-class jazz concerts in MIA Park. Immerse yourself in the catchy tunes that Warren Wolf plays for the night.
Where:

MIA Park

When:

13 November (7-8pm)

Price:

Free

Contact:

44224444

Good for:

Everyone

Movember SUCQD
sucqposternovemberBe ready for some fun and laughter as “hairy” comedians come on stage for this month’s show, aptly titled “Movember SUCQD”. In case you are wondering, Movember is an annual month-long event held in November where men grow moustaches to raise awareness about prostate cancer and other cancers affecting men.
Where:

Black Box Theatre, Student Centre, Education City

When:

November 10. 2013 (7.30pm; Doors open 6.30pm)

Tickets:

http://sucqmovember.eventbrite.com/

Price:

QR35 on reservation; QR50 at the door

Contact:

info@halalbilal.org

Good for:

Anyone with a sense of humour

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