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Enjoy a rich cinematic experience at Ajyal Youth Film Festival, Get mystified with Adam & Selina, Celebrate Thanksgiving at Sheraton or Shop at the Salam Outlet Sale: What’s your plan for this weekend?

Festivals & Performing Arts
Ajyal Youth Film Festival 2013
Ajyal Youth Film FestivalThe inaugural film festival by Doha Film Institute has begun. A line-up of local and international movies will be showcased throughout the festival promising Doha audience, especially the youth, a rich cinematic experience. The focus for this year is on the highly popular ‘Anime’. Read JustHere’s guide to the film festival for more information.
Where:

Katara Cultural Village

When:

Until 30 November

Tickets:

Available at the Box Office outlets in Katara and City Centre

Price:

Regular tickets – QR25, Premium tickets – QR40

Good for:

Everyone

Warren Wolf Quartet with Akua Allrich
Warren - JALCWarren Wolf is a multi-instrumentalist from Baltimore, MD. His first two records “Incredible Jazz Vibes” and “Black Wolf” are on the M&I label which is based in Japan. Watch him fire up the stage with Jazz vocalist and DC-native Akua Allrich live at JALC. An a la carte dinner and drinks menu is available.
Where:

Jazz at Lincoln Centre, St. Regis Doha

When:

Until 30 November Saturday, Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday – 9pm (First Set), 10:30pm (Second Set); Thursday & Friday – 7:30pm (First Set), 9pm (Second Set), 10pm (Third Set)

Price:

No minimum spend or entrance fee

Contact:

4446 0105 for reservations or e-mail: diningreservations@stregis.com

Good for:

Everyone

Passage to India
Experience the rich cultural diversity and achievements of India during the two-day festival organised by the Indian Cultural Centre (ICC). There will be traditional dance and musical shows as well as other entertainment activities for all age groups. ICC will arrange shuttle bus services on an hourly basis from different destinations in Doha.
Where:

Museum of Islamic Art Park

When:

28-29 November, 3pm-10pm

Price:

Entry fee – QR10

Good for:

Everyone

 

Museums
MIA’s fifth anniversary celebrations
MIA-5MIA turns five this month. As part of the celebrations, the museum is organizing a variety of family friendly activities including workshops, walk-in tours and competitions that will run till for the whole month.
Where:

Museum of Islamic Art

When:

Until 1 Dec

Price:

Free

Good for:

Everyone

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

Good for:

Everyone

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:

Until 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

Past to Present: Art Conservation Conference
Past to PresentThe Orientalist Museum is bringing together Fine Art Conservators from some of the world’s leading museums where they will showcase their work across a range of art disciplines. From sculpture and paintings to textiles and historical architecture, the discussions will provide a fascinating insight into the history of these objects, and the techniques used to restore them to their former glory.
Where:

Museum of Islamic Art auditorium

When:

28 November, Thursday, 12pm-5pm

Price:

Free for public

Good for:

Fine Arts enthusiasts

 

Events
Adam & Selina Mystifiers
Adam&SelinaWidely considered as the world’s most exciting and lethal combinations in magic and illusion, the brother-sister duo is all set to mystify Doha audience with their mind-bending tricks.
Where:

Qatar National Convention Centre

When:

Until 30, November, 7pm (Doors open at 6.30pm)

Tickets:

Available online through Virgin Megastore (http://tickets.virginmegastore.me/index.php?event_id=1706) or at their stores in Villaggio & Landmark.

Price:

Silver – QR250, Gold – QR400, Platinum – QR550, VIP – QR750, VVIP – QR1,500

Good for:

Everyone

Others:

Kids below two years do not require a ticket and seat. They can only be seated on the laps of their parents.

Otaku Cosplay Competition
Otaku competitionCome and watch participants dressed in their favourite anime character from a movie or cartoon, and compete with each other for exciting prizes. Prizes will be awarded for different categories such as best female and best male, best choreography and fan favourite.
Where:

Katara Esplanade, Ajyal Stage, Katara Cultural Village

When:

29 November, Friday, 4pm

Good for:

Everyone

Barney Lets Go! Live on Stage!
BarneyHe’s one of the most loved characters among children. Yes, Barney is coming to town along with his friends, BJ, Riff and Baby bop for a live show at Al Rayyan Theatre. Take your little ones for a treat. The show is in English.
Where:

Al Rayyan Theatre, Souq Waqif

When:

28 November – 2 December Thursday, Friday, Saturday – Shows at 2pn, 5pm and 8pm Sunday and Monday – Shows at 5pm and 8pm

Tickets:

Tickets available at Virgin Megastore or online - http://tickets.virginmegastore.me/index.php?events=all&offset=10

Price:

General – QR150, Silver – QR250, Gold – QR350, VIP – QR500

Good for:

Everyone

Others:

Children below 2 years must buy a ticket. Free entry for children less than 6 months old.

Jack and the Beanstalk
Jack & the BeanstalkDoha Players is celebrating its 40th annual pantomime with the theatrical performance of the popular British fairy tale – Jack and the Beanstalk.
Where:

Qatar National Theatre

When:

28 November, Thursday, 7pm 29 November, Friday, 2.30pm and 7pm 30 November, Saturday, 2.30pm

Tickets:

Available at The One at Landmark and Villaggio

Price:

QR75

Contact:

44474911

Good for:

Everyone

Qatar Mile
Qatar MileThe Festival of Speed is back again this year. During Qatar Mile, participants compete along the airstrip for the top spot in different categories. The prize money for the fastest car is QR20,000 and for a bike is QR15,000. Registration is open until 28th November at Qatar Racing Club.
Where:

Al Khor Airstrip

When:

29-30 November, 9am-5pm

Price:

Free entry

Good for:

Everyone

‘Kick for a Cause’ match – Philippines Vs Nepal
As part of the ongoing fundraise initiatives for typhoon victims in the Phillipines, a friendly football match between Doha-based football clubs of the Philippines and Nepal after the match between Al Ahli Club and Al Wakra Club. Free transportation is available, with pick-up points at Quality Hyper Market, Al Attiyah Market and at the Bank Street (Tarbar Gate); departure is at 12.30pm.
Where:

Al Arabi stadium

When:

29 November, Friday, 5pm

Price:

Free Entry

Contact:

Ram Hari – 5583619, Sameer Khatri – 66640241 or Nabin Gurung - 70602862

Good for:

Everyone

Others:

A cultural show by the Phillipine International School in Qatar will be at 2pm.

 

Exhibitions
Art Gallery by Morilza Ramos
Art Gallery by Morilza RamosThe exhibition will present the original works of Brazilian artist Morilza Ramos for the first time in Doha. Her authentic and gracefully painted panels are inspired by contemporary and classical themes.
Where:

Katara Gallery 1 - Building 18, Katara Cultural Village

When:

Until 1 December, 10am-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

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

 

Films
Charity screening of ‘A Shout from Within’
Charity screeningAjyal Film Festival, with the support of the Philippine Embassy, and the Qatar and Philippine School of Doha, is organising a charity screening of the film ‘A Shout from Within’ to raise funds for the victims of the recent Typhoon Haiyan. Shot in the Philippine School of Doha, the story revolves around eight students from the Filipino community in Qatar – all from different family backgrounds, all with personal struggles to overcome.
Where:

Katara Cultural Village, Sony Open-Air cinema

When:

28 November, Thursday, 10pm

Price:

Free

Good for:

Everyone

Others:

Seating is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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
Thanksgiving at Latino
Thanksgiving - SheratonCelebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends with a South American twist. Enjoy selection buffet with mouth-watering turkey and ‘all you can eat’ carving station.
Where:

Latino - South American Restaurant, Sheraton Doha Resort & Convention Hotel

When:

28 November, Thursday

Price:

QR190 for buffet

Contact:

For enquiries & reservations, call 44854071 or email: F&Breservations.Doha@sheraton.com

Good for:

Everyone

Thursday Barbeque
BarbecueThe Barbecue nights includes an International buffet and additional BBQ stations. There’s a special buffet corner for kids too.
Where:

The Lagoon Garden, The Rtiz-Carlton Doha

When:

Every Thursday, 6.30pm-10.30pm

Price:

QR240 including soft beverages; QR 120 for kids aged 4 -12 years old; Kids under the age of 4 can dine for free.

Contact:

For reservations, contact +974 4484 8512 or via email: rc.dohrz.leads@ritzcarlton.com

Good for:

Everyone

Spice and Ice Nite
Goa’s top band Lynx along with DJ Venky will perform some chart topping numbers while guests can gorge on delicious food.
Where:

Radisson Blu Hotel

When:

29 November, Friday, 8pm-1am

Tickets:

Available at Caffe Zaffran in The Center mall

Price:

QR175 for adults, QR75 for children between 5-10 years, Free entry for kids below 5 years.

Contact:

Johnny 77955522, Joaquim 33441401 or Aarti 55387133

Good for:

Everyone, especially those who enjoy Goan music

Others:

Goa’s top band Lynx along with DJ Venky will perform some chart topping Goan numbers while guests can gorge on delicious food.

 

Coming Up...
Colombian Gastronomy Week at Latino
Colombian gastronomyVisiting Chefs Antonuela Ariza and Eduardo Martinez are offering guests a unique Colombian Gastronomy experience with an array of lip-smacking Colombia dishes. Resident Colomian band ‘Kanela Trio’ will spice up the night.
Where:

Latino - South American Restaurant, Sheraton Doha Resort & Convention Hotel

When:

3-9 December, daily from 7pm

Price:

Buffet – QR190 per head

Contact:

For enquiries & reservations call 44854071 or email: F&Breservations.Doha@sheraton.com

Good for:

Everyone

Punchline Comedy Show
Punchline Comedy ClubThe Punchline Comedy Club is bringing stand up comedians Daniel Towne, Wayne Deakin and Dave Johns to Doha for a night of laughter.
Where:

Hilton Doha

When:

3 December, Tuesday, 9pm

Tickets:

Available at Hilton Doha reception or online http://www.itp.net/tickets/qatar/

Price:

Ticket - QR150 or QR300 with pre show dinner and drink

Good for:

This is a 21+ event only.

Others:

Dinner will be served at 7.30pm; doors open at 8pm

 

Nightlife
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:

28 November, 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

Relight my Fire!
Disco night - RoccaGrand Hyatt is celebrating the official opening of the new covered terrace at Rocca with a night of disco hits and dance floor classics. The guest with the most creative disco outfit will win a one-night weekend stay for two at Grand Hyatt including breakfast in bed and late check out.
Where:

Rocca, Grand Hyatt Doha

When:

29 November, Friday, 8pm

Contact:

Call 70218096 for table reservations.

Good for:

This is a 21+ event only.

Shake the Globe
Crowne Plaza - Shake the GlobeDJs Sam World, Baz and KayJay will set the dance floor on fire with an electrifying mix of soulful deep house, electro, boom box modern and traditional hip hop to classic music.
Where:

Crowne Plaza Doha – The Business Park

When:

28 November, Thursday, 8pm-2am

Tickets:

Available at the Hotel’s reception or at the door.

Price:

Regular - QR100 for males, free entrance for females; QR50 for cabin crew

Contact:

55162293 for VIP packages

Good for:

This is a 21+ event only.

Others:

Dress Code: Dress to impress. (No shorts, hats, flip flops or short tops)

Candan Erçetin live performance
Candan ErcetinCandan Erçetin from Turkey will perform live in Doha for the first time. Don’t miss this if you are a fan of Turkish music.
Where:

The Great Room, W Doha

When:

28 November, Thursday, 10pm

Tickets:

Available at W Doha, call 44535135

Price:

QR750 (including a three course dinner and selected beverages)

Good for:

This is a 21+ event only.

Others:

Dinner will be served at 8pm

 

R&R
Doha Marriott Spa Event
Doha Marriott SpaThe Doha Marriott Spa is offering an evening of guilt-free self-indulgence where guests and visitors can sample a selection of spa highlights. The evening will include demonstrations; complimentary treatments such as consultations, back, neck and shoulder massage, and nail, file and polish, 20% discount vouchers on all products purchased.
Where:

The Doha Marriott Hotel Spa

When:

28 November, Thursday, 6pm

Contact:

44298520

Good for:

Everyone

Others:

The event is open for men and ladies.

 

Shopping
Salam Outlet Sale
Salam Outlet saleSalam Stores is holding its first outlet sale! Get significant discounts off a range of designer wear for men, women and kids. Brands include Temperley London, Polo Ralph Lauren, Hugo Boss, Givenchy, Just Cavalli, Canali, Paul & Shark, Moschino, La Martina, Paul Smith, Diesel and many more.
Where:

The Gate Mall, first floor

When:

Until 5 December, 10am-10pm

Good for:

Everyone

Sale Exhibition
crowne plaza saleGet up to 80% off on a wide selection of apparels, perfumes, accessories, gifts and more.
Where:

Crowne Plaza Doha, Al Manar Ballroom

When:

29 November, Friday, 1pm-9pm; 30 November, Saturday, 10am-9pm

Good for:

Everyone

Holiday festival 2013
Holiday Festival 2013In preparations with the Holiday Season, don’t miss the two-day international bazaar this weekend. There will be over 40 exhibitors from all around the world selling myriad of items from fashion and accessories, to home decor, health and beauty products, arts and crafts, all under one roof.
Where:

Diamond Hall, Holiday Villa

When:

29-30 November, 11am-8pm

Good for:

Everyone

Car Boot Sale
Park house SchoolIf you don’t know what to do with you old clothes or accessories, the Car Boot Sale is the perfect opportunity to dispose off items and make extra money. Book a stand for QR100. Food and refreshments will be available.
Where:

Park House English School

When:

30 November, Saturday, 9.30am-12pm

Price:

Entry Fee – QR5

Contact:

Michelle – 55844589 or Sarah - 66728541

Good for:

Everyone

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