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[WEEKEND RADAR] Take your pick: Traditional Dhow Festival at Katara, Jazz at St. Regis, Arabian Horse Show or Barbeque night at The Ritz

Festivals & Performing Arts
Traditional Dhow Festival
Dhow Festival-resizedKatara is back with its Traditonal Dhow Festival! This will be the third year of the festival and is a perfect opportunity to experience the maritime heritage of the country. Over 100 Arabian dhows are on display at the Katara Beach.
Where:

Katara Beach

When:

Until 23 November (Wednesday and Saturday – 9am-10pm; Thursday – 9am-11pm; Friday – 3pm-11pm)

Price:

Free

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

A night from Bohemia – Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra
QPOBe prepared for a musical evening of Bohemian notes as Conductor Gerd Albrecht and Soprano Petra Froese take to the stage at QNCC.
Where:

Qatar National Convention Centre, Auditorium 3

When:

21 November (Thursday), 7.30pm (Doors open 6.45pm)

Tickets:

Available online at Virgin Megastore (http://tickets.virginmegastore.me/index.php?event_id=1689)

Price:

QR50

Good for:

Audience members 8 and above are welcome.

Friday Night Live
The Museum of Islamic Art presents a new musical series. In partnership with local international schools. This Friday guest musical performers from Doha College are all set to enthral audience at MIA Park.
Where:

Museum of Islamic Art Park

When:

22 November (Friday), 7pm-10pm

Price:

Free

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

 

Events
16th Qatar National Purebred Arabian Horse Show
Horse ShowWatch the beautiful Arabian stallions in action this weekend. And if you wish to ride one, you can register for the riding classes offered at the club.
Where:

Qatar & Racing Equestrian Club

When:

22 November (Friday), 3.30pm-8.30pm & 23 November (Saturday), 9am-1pm & 3.30pm-8.30pm

Price:

Free Entry

Good for:

Everyone

Sundown with Aly & Fila
SundownThe Egyptian duo Aly & Fila are here in town to blow your minds off with their superb spin-off from the sound of trance.
Where:

Doha Marriott Hotel, beach side

When:

21 November (Thursday), 4pm-2am

Tickets:

Available online through Virgin (http://tickets.virginmegastore.me/index.php?event_id=1851). Also available at Virgin Megastore in Villaggio & Landmark, Chillies (all branches) & Doha Marriott Hotel.

Price:

Males – QR200, Females – QR100; VIP – QR350

Contact:

For VIP table bookings call Daniel 66552596 or Jacob 66672659

Good for:

This is a 21+ event only.

Others:

Dress code: Smart/cool/chic

Holiday Bazaar
CNAQ-Holiday BazaarChristmas is next month, but the Holiday fever has already begun at CNAQ. Over 80 vendors will be selling clothes, decorations, designer crafts, jewellery, artworks, souvenirs, homemade treats and much more. Go over with your friends and family and pick your favourite festive piece. All proceeds go to charity.
Where:

College of North Atlantic – Qatar

When:

23 November, Saturday (10am-4pm)

Price:

Entry Fee – QR10

Good for:

Everyone

Tina Sani Concert
Tina SaniIf you are a fan of Urdu ghazals or poetry, don’t miss the live performance by renowned Pakistani singer Tina Sani. The event is also a perfect opportunity for you to network with members from your community.
Where:

InterContinental Doha the City

When:

22 November (Friday), 9pm

Tickets:

Available at the Pakistani restaurant Zaoq or call 55490144/66854189/55616996 for bookings.

Price:

QR200 for Pakistan Professionals Forum Qatar members, QR300 for non-members

Good for:

Those who understand Urdu.

Others:

Doors open at 7.30pm; Buffet will be served from 8-9pm

California Tortilla Movember Charity Event
California TortillaA fun charity event to raise funds for men’s health issues. Plus, anyone with a moustache gets food freebies, and men sporting the best moustache get a prize!
Where:

California Tortilla

When:

23 November (Saturday), 1pm-4pm

Good for:

Everyone

Runway Casting Models
behipAre you a UK size 8? Tall? Walk with grace and confidence? Behip is organising a casting for Female Models for The Fashion Exchange programme under the Qatar-UK Cultural Year 2013. The fashion event will feature four very well known designers from the UK. Celebrities and VVIPs will be attending the show.
Where:

Behip Talents & Events

When:

21 November (Thursday), 4pm-6pm

Contact:

kellie@behip-qatar.com

Good for:

Aspiring female models

 

Exhibitions
Noon Reports: Qatar to South Hook
NoonAs part of the Qatar UK Year of Culture, British artist Ben Barbour travelled on the Al Karaana Q-Flex LNG tanker from Ras Laffan, Qatar, to the South Hook terminal in Milford Haven, South Wales, documenting the twenty-day journey through drawing, writing and photography. Relive his expedition through this exhibition.
Where:

Katara Gallery 2 - Building 18

When:

Until 27 November (10am-10pm)

Price:

Free Entry

Contact:

44080000

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

 

Food
Bouzouki music by Dimas Band
Ready for some Greek-style fun? Mykonos is organising two nights of traditional Bouzouki music and dance by Dimas Band with plate smashing! Celebrity Chef ilias Kafalis will take care of your taste buds with an array of Greek and Cypriot delicacies.
Where:

Mykonos lawn, InterContinental Doha

When:

21-22 November (Thursday-Friday), 8pm

Price:

Buffet dinner at QR250

Contact:

For reservations call 44844919

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

Barley & Bun Nights with Chef Peter Lloyd
Barley & BunCelebrity chef Peter Lloyd from W Doha London brings his culinary expertise to Doha with a special Barley & Bun night menu.
Where:

Spice Market, W Doha Hotel

When:

Until 24 November, 7.30pm-11.30pm

Price:

Starts from QR70

Contact:

For reservations, call 44535135

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...
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:

27-30, 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.

Pub Quiz Shehrazad
Form a team of 6, and let the battle of the brains begin. The pub quiz challenge takes place on the last Monday of every month. This Monday, Geordie Andrew will host the contest. Winners will receive vouchers to use the different facilities within the hotel.
Where:

Shehrazad, Radisson Blu Doha

When:

25 November (Monday), 8pm

Price:

Free Entry

Contact:

44281428

Good for:

This is a 21+ event only.

Others:

Registration begins at 6pm

Ajyal Youth Film Festival 2013
Ajyal Youth Film FestivalThe inaugural film festival by Doha Film Institute kick starts next week. A line-up of local and international movies will be showcased throughout the festival promising Doha audience, especially the youth, a rich cinematic experience. Read JustHere’s guide to the film festival.
Where:

Katara Cultural Village

When:

26-30 November

Tickets:

Available at the Box Office outlets in Katara and City Centre

Price:

Regular tickets – QR25, Premium tickets – QR40

Good for:

Everyone

 

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