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A global fair, a Brazilian jazz performance, walk dogs for charity, or go to a Christmas tree lighting – need some help planning your weekend?

Festivals & Performing Arts
Run the World Festival
rtwfestEnd the year with amazing celebrations. This festival will comprise 3 platforms: RTW Village (a global fair with a glimpse into over 30 cultural groups), Youth Got Talent (a competition showcasing performers with different talents such as performing arts, comedy, dance and lots more; PLAY.SPORT (an event where you can play a number of sports and games such as football, foosball etc.); RTW Street (all the street arts and games you can think of such as parkour, graffiti art, skateboarding etc.)
Where:

Katara

When:

December 19 (2pm) to December 21 (2am)

Good for:

Everyone

Events & Exhibitions
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

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

The Moving Postcards Project
katara art centerThe Moving Postcards Project captures changing life in Doha through a series of micro video-loops. On the opening night, project leader Simone Muscolino will explain guests the concept of this interactive project, so be sure to grab a seat.
Where:

Katara Art Centre, Building 5

When:

December 12, 2013-January 11, 2014

Contact:

info@kataraartcenter.com

Good for:

Everyone

Al Dana Green Run 2013
Doha-Bank-Al-Dana-Green-RunIf you are into marathon’s, support the Doha community by participating in this social programme to promote good health, better living and saving the environment.
Where:

Aspire Zone

When:

December 21, noon to 2pm

Tickets:

Register here http://www.dohabank.com.qa/1/db2/en/Personal/AlDanaGreenRun2013Registration.aspx

Contact:

4445 6000

Good for:

Everyone

‘Our Qatar’ Photography Exhibition
Qatar photograpghyThis is a Community Photography Installation project coordinated by Katara Art Studios, which invites all members of the Qatar community to contribute a photo about the way they feel about Qatar and their life in the country to Katara for the purpose of this exhibition. The exhibition will accept photos until its last day, January 18, 2014.
Where:

Katara Gallery 2, Building 18

When:

December 12, 2013 – January 18, 2014

Contact:

44080233/44080235

Good for:

Everyone

Others:

For information on how to participate, refer to guidelines in the link above.

Max Eastley Exhibition
maxeastleyMax Eastley, a renowned British sculptor, artist and musician, will present an exhibition and performance of his new work at Katara. He builds his poetic installations from materials and objects found in Doha as well as from the UK. Doha-based artists can also engage and interact with him through a workshop he will organize.
Where:

Katara Art Centre, Building 5

When:

Until January 25, 2014

Good for:

Everyone

Sheikh Abdullah Bin Jassim: A Leader’s Legacy
Rare artifacts, historic photographs, and original films included in the ‘Sheikh Abdullah Bin Jassim: A Leader’s Legacy’ exhibition will showcase the advent of Qatar’s oil industry, the development of public infrastructure – including educational institutions and hospitals – and the transformation of Doha.
Where:

QMA Gallery, Katara

When:

Until January 30, 2014

Good for:

Everyone

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting
christmaschoirMarriottJoin the hotel in their annual tree lighting ceremony, sing along with the Marriott Christmas choir and enjoy festive drinks and a traditional gingerbread house.
Where:

Lobby at Marriott Doha

When:

Thursday, December 19, 7.30pm

Contact:

4429 8499

Good for:

Everyone

QAWS Sponsored Dog Walk
qawsJoin this festive dog walk sponsored by QAWS. Come dressed in reindeer antlers and Santa hats to help raise funds for this amazing cause. Roasted chestnuts, mince pies, festive music and all of this will be part of this fun event. Dog walkers must leave their dogs at home.
Where:

QAWS

When:

Friday, December 20, 2013, 2pm to 5pm

Price:

Minimum sponsorship amount is QR50

Contact:

contact@qaws.org

Good for:

Everyone

Museums
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

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:

Until January 5, 2014

Good for:

Everyone

Family Friday Tours
Enjoy a tour of the Museum of Islamic Art with expert guides of the museum’s permanent collection. There are two tours for pre-teens (Epic Tales at 5pm) and younger children (Animals Tour at 3pm).
Where:

Museum of Islamic Art

When:

Every Fridays

Price:

Free

Good for:

Everyone, especially families

Family Walk-In Gallery Tours
Join the MIA’s guides on a tour of the museum. Tours are offered in both English and Arabic.
Where:

Museum of Islamic Art

When:

Thursdays and Saturdays, 2pm

Price:

Free

Good for:

Everyone

Nightlife
Jazz at Lincoln Center Qatar presents Cyrille Aimee
jalc-cyrilleaimeeCyrille Aimee brings her fun hybrid gypsy, jazz and Brazilian style to JALC in Doha. Don’t miss this if you like listening to different kinds of music. A full dinner menu will also be available from 7pm to 11.30pm.
Where:

Jazz at Lincoln Center Qatar, St. Regis Doha

When:

Until January 4, 2014, first set begins at 9pm

Contact:

4446 0105

Good for:

Everyone

In Touch Pre-launch Party
in touchCheck out the newest terrace dancefloor in Doha at this event. Two of Doha’s most amazing DJs, Santiago Vittorelli and Carl Roberts, will be joined by Ed Knowles and they will play some great Deep Funky House and Tech music for everyone to enjoy. Also, for those would prefer to sit down and enjoy the music and relax, the main Rocca venue will serve as a chill lounge.
Where:

Rocca Terrace, Grand Hyatt Doha

When:

Thursday, December 19, 2013, 10pm

Contact:

7021 8096

Good for:

Singles, Couples

Exciting Night Out with DJ Cheriana at Chill Out Pub
dj cherianaCanadian female DJ and vocalist, DJ Cheriana will play retro, rock, commercial dance and house everything in between on this exciting night out.
Where:

Chill Out Pub, Grand Regal Hotel

When:

Thursday, December 19, 2013, 8pm to 2am

Price:

QR100 (men), QR80 (women, includes one free beverage)

Contact:

4409 4600

Good for:

This is strictly a 21+ event.

Others:

Dress code: Smart casuals

Chilled and Unplugged
chilledEnjoy an evening of music and fun with four renowned singers from the Philippines – Sitti Navarro, Duncan Ramos of Southborder and Jinky Vidal with Top Suzara former Original Freestyle Band vocalists.
Where:

Qube, Radisson Blu (December 20), West End Park (December 19)

When:

December 19 - 9.30pm (doors open at 7pm), December 20 -

Price:

QR200 (VIP), QR120 (men), ladies (free before 9.30pm, QR50 after 9.30pm)

Contact:

4428 1783, 7070 7638 for more information

Good for:

This is strictly a 21+ event, membership required.

Food
Rudolph’s Brunch

rudolphbrunchThis early Christmas brunch is dedicated to Santa’s favourite reindeer, Rudolph. For kids, there will be a large playground with bouncy castles, candyfloss, face painting as well as Santa Claus’s little helpers. With music from Avis Ellis and Juan Pestana, this promises to be a fun and festive afternoon.

Where:

The Grill, Grand Hyatt Doha

When:

Friday, December 20, 2013, 12.30pm to 4pm

Price:

QR295, QR450 (with special beverages), QR100 (children)

Contact:

7021 8093

Good for:

Everyone

Thursday Barbecue Under the Stars
Barbeque under the starsEnjoy a warm barbecued meal every Thursday at The Ritz Carlton Doha’s The Lagoon restaurant.
Where:

The Lagoon, The Ritz Carlton Doha

When:

Every Thursday

Price:

QR240 per person

Contact:

44848512 or rc.dohrz.leads@ritzcarlton.com

Good for:

Everyone

Primi, Pizze e Vino
laspiga_primipizzevinonightLa vita is always dolce in the company of all-you-can-eat pasta, pizza and selected wines. Enjoy soul food from La Spiga’s Italian kitchens every Friday at W Doha.
Where:

La Spiga by Paper Moon, W Doha

When:

Every Friday, 12 noon to 4pm

Price:

QR150 per person with a 20% discount on selected vinos

Contact:

44535135

Good for:

Everyone

Coming Up...
Market Burger Night
burger nightsChoose your favourite burger, one side dish and a delicious sundae from the selection. All of this for QR110 per person.
Where:

Market by Jean Georges, W Doha

When:

Every Sunday, 6pm to 11pm

Price:

QR110 per person

Contact:

4453 5135 for reservations

Good for:

Everyone

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