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Step into a Winter Wonderland Bazaar, devour unlimited portions of pasta and pizza, laugh yourself silly at a comedy show, take your kids to a storytelling circle – what will be on your agenda this weekend?

Festivals & Performing Arts
24th Doha International Book Fair
If you are mad about books, come to the annual international book fair at the Doha Exhibition Center, which will run for 10 days starting December 4. There will be book, talks and discussions arranged by the British Council and lots more.
Where:

Doha Exhibition Center

When:

December 4 to 14, 2013

Price:

Free entry

Good for:

Everyone

Doha Singers and Doha Community Orchestra presents Magical Memories
doha community orchestraEnjoy a musical repertoire of festive music and sing-along carols for the holiday season in a concert by three of Doha’s most popular amateur musical ensembles – The Doha Singers, Doha Community Orchestra and Doha Wind Orchestra.
Where:

American School of Doha, Fine Arts Theatre (Gate 10)

When:

Saturday, December 7, 4pm

Tickets:

Available at the ASD Central Admin Office

Price:

QR50

Contact:

dohasingerstickets@gmail.com, tickets@dohaorchestra.com

Good for:

Everyone

Han-Na Chang’s Debussy and Ravel-Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra
Han-Na-Chang-at-Absolute-Classic-3-1024x682Watch the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra play a Robert Schumann Symphony as well as those by Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel.
Where:

Aspire Zone, Ladies Club

When:

Friday, December 6, 7.30pm (doors open at 7.10pm)

Tickets:

http://tickets.virginmegastore.me/index.php?event_id=1714

Price:

QR50

Good for:

All above 8 years of age

Others:

Dress code prohibits anyone wearing shorts, beach wear or inappropriate informal attire

Jonathan Batiste and The Stay Human Band
john batisteRaised in New Orleans, Jonathan Batiste hails from a lineage of performers. He brings his unique voice and talent to St. Regis Doha’s Jazz at Lincoln Center.
Where:

Jazz at Lincoln Center, St. Regis Doha

When:

Until December 14, first set begins at 9.30pm

Contact:

4446 0105

Good for:

Everyone

Family Afternoon Jazz Talks
If you have wanted to get up close and in conversation with the terrific musicians who perform at Jazz at Lincoln Center, this Saturday, come along and hear this month’s artists, Jonathan Batiste and The Stay Human Band speak about their experiences and their stories from the world of Jazz.
Where:

Jazz at Lincoln Center, St. Regis Doha

When:

Saturday, December 7, 3pm to 5pm

Price:

Free entry

Contact:

4446 0105 or diningreservations@stregis.com

Good for:

Everyone

Beethoven Septet
beethoven septetThis Thursday night, be captivated by enchanting chamber music with a stunning view of the Doha skyline.
Where:

Museum of Islamic Art Atrium

When:

Thursday, December 5, 6pm

Price:

Free

Contact:

4422 4444

Good for:

Everyone

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

The Things We Make
Learning a new craft is always fun. The MIA is offering kids the chance to learn the art of pottery. They can embark on the Potters Tour Bus and learn to make their own bowls and paint them.
Where:

Museum of Islamic Art

When:

December 11, 4.30pm

Tickets:

RSVP to mmoura@qma.org.qa

Good for:

Kids between the ages of 3 and 5 years

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 Art.
Where:

Museum of Islamic Art

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

Family Friday Tours
MIAEnjoy 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 Friday

Price:

Free

Good for:

Everyone, especially families

Thursday Lates: Mughals and Magnates
End your workweek with a tour of the MIA’s Collection.
Where:

Museum of Islamic Art

When:

Thursday, December 5, 7pm (in Arabic)

Tickets:

RSVP to falhitmi@qma.org.qa

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

FASHIONmadness
fashiondmadnessGet a behind-the-scenes look into the world of fashion and how it works – live photoshoots, how stylists work, how photographers do their job – and in the process, get special tips and tricks from stylists and hair specialists. Many other surprises are in store too: free hair cut and makeup sessions, fashion consulting, free nail bar, free eyebrow design, contests and lots more.
Where:

the Vanity Room, The Pearl

When:

Saturday, December 7, 2pm to 10pm

Good for:

Fashion enthusiasts

The Grand Hyatt Doha’s Winter Wonderland Bazaar Extravaganza
grand hyatt winter wonderland bazaarLindt Santa Chocolates, a children’s winter wonderland play area, Christmas crafts, decorations, photo booth, a roaming dream machine photographer, Christmas nail art, fairy floss and popcorn, lucky raffle prizes…with all of this and more, isn’t this a magical pre-Christmas celebration? To add to the magic, the Sherborne Qatar School Choir and the Doha Singers will have special performances and a Christmas tree lighting will happen at 5pm. All raffle proceeds will be donated to the survivors of typhoon Haiyan. The first 30 ladies to arrive will receive complimentary nail polishes from OPI.
Where:

Grand Hyatt Doha

When:

Friday, December 6, 12 noon to 6pm

Price:

Free entry

Contact:

4448 1234

Good for:

Everyone

Sea Side Comedy with Nemr Abou Nassar
nemrabounassarFor an evening of good humour and fun, watch popular Lebanese comedian Nemr Abou Nassar performing his sidesplitting comic acts by the sea at Grand Hyatt Doha. Food, shisha and cold non-alcoholic beverages will also be available.
Where:

Grand Hyatt Doha

When:

Thursday, December 5, 2013, 9pm (doors open at 7pm)

Tickets:

http://tickets.virginmegastore.me/index.php?event_id=1888

Price:

QR200 (normal), QR250 (Centre), QR350 (Front)

Contact:

5523 6997 or 3361 8959

Good for:

This is an 18+ event. ID to be presented at the door.

The Corsair – A Conversation between History and Fiction
brit council-the corsairAs part of Qatar-UK 2013 festivities, British Council Doha presents The Corsair, a conversation between history and fiction hosted by Abdulaziz Al Mahmoud and Dr. Abdullah Baabood.
Where:

Cultural Zone, UK Stand, Doha Exhibition Center

When:

Friday, December 6, 2013, 6pm to 7pm

Tickets:

RSVP to Bqfp.events@qf.org.qa

Good for:

Everyone

Italian artist Guido Daniele live painting and photo expo
guidodanieleVisit the City Centre to view popular Italian artist Guido Daniele’s live painting and an exhibition of some of his finest works. There will also be an autograph session during the day.
Where:

City Center main activity area

When:

December 4 to 7, 12 noon to 8pm

Good for:

Everyone

Mastaba: Conversations on Art
Are you an art enthusiast or do you like being involved in conversations on art? Mastaba offers a platform for themed conversations on art to take place between members of the Qatar community. This week, artists and all other interested are invited to participate in a discussion on the idea of art and national representation and how art production relates to national identity and the idea of national production in Katara Art Center’s indoor courtyard.
Where:

Building 5, Katara Art Center

When:

Saturday, December 7, 5pm to 6pm

Tickets:

Register at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/mastaba-conversations-on-art-tickets-9551848837

Price:

Free

Good for:

Everyone

“Paving the Way” An Interactive Talk on Artist Development with Rima Kaddisi
artist developmentThis is an excellent talk for aspiring artists who are just starting out. If you are looking to define your direction and work, then join this interactive talk with contemporary art consultant Rima Kaddisi who will address these topics and more. Interactive exercises and discussions will be part of this exercise.
Where:

Building 5, Katara Art Center

When:

Saturday, December 7, 6pm to 7.30pm

Tickets:

Register at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/interactive-talk-artist-development-with-rima-kaddissi-tickets-9222951095

Price:

Free

Good for:

Everyone

Nightlife
Global DJs Mash Up the City
global djsGroove to the best of hip hop, RnB, house and all-time classics featuring three-time world champion DJ, DJ Pro Zieko from Berlin.
Where:

Beach at InterContinental Hotel Doha

When:

Thursday, December 5, 8pm to 2am

Tickets:

http://tickets.virginmegastore.me/index.php?event_id=1949

Price:

QR150, entrance for ladies is free before 10om

Contact:

4484 4919

Good for:

This is strictly at 21+ event. ID must be presented at the entrance.

Food
Market Burger Night
market burger nightChoose 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 Saturday, 6pm to 11pm

Price:

QR110 per person

Contact:

4453 5135 for reservations

Good for:

Everyone

Thursday Barbecue Under the Stars
ritz thursday bbqEnjoy 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:

4484 8512 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:

4453 5135

Good for:

Everyone

Festive Master Class for Mothers and Children @ The St. Regis Doha
festivemasterclassMothers and kids can join celebrity Chef Elias in learning to make some delicious festive treats in the spirit of the holiday season during these exclusive classes.
Where:

Astor Grill, St. Regis Doha

When:

Friday, December 6 for mothers - 10am to 12 noon Saturday, December 7 for children between 4 & 12 years – 10 am to 12 noon

Price:

QR190 (mothers), QR100 (kids)

Contact:

4446 0105

Good for:

Mothers, kids

Art of Colombian Gastronomy
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 Colombian band ‘Kanela Trio’ will spice up the night.
Where:

Latino, Sheraton Doha Resort & Convention Hotel

When:

Until December 9, daily from 7pm

Price:

Buffet – QR190 per person, including one welcome drink

Contact:

4485 4071 for reservations or F&Breservations.Doha@sheraton.com

Good for:

Everyone

Rock & Roll Brunch by Harley Davidson
rock n roll harleyTry the Harley-Davidson JUMPSTART Rider Experience along with great American food, live music and fun outdoor activities at Grand Hyatt’s The Grill this Friday. There’s also a chance to win a night in a Grand Hyatt suite and Harley-Davidson motor-clothes. No previous experience is required. A 20% discount is available for al HOG Qatar Chapter members.
Where:

The Grill, Grand Hyatt Doha

When:

Friday, December 6, 2013, 12.30pm to 4pm

Price:

QR280 (with soft drinks), QR395 (with special beverages)

Contact:

7021 8093 for reservations

Good for:

Everyone, motorbiking enthusiasts

Community
Doha Flea Market
doha flea marketFor food, secondhand, vintage, handcrafted clothing, jewellery, books, toys, CDs and other items, visit the second Doha Flea Market this Friday.
Where:

West End Park (near Grand Mall and Industrial Area)

When:

Friday, December 6, 12 noon to 8pm

Contact:

hello@dohafleamarket.com

Good for:

Everyone

MIA Park Bazaar
Capitalise on the pleasant weather this season and spend some time outdoors at MIA Park looking through different items available on sale at the monthly Bazaar and meet new people in the process too.
Where:

MIA Park, near the Corniche

When:

Saturday, December 7, 12 noon to 8pm

Price:

Free entry

Good for:

Everyone

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.

Coming Up...
Storytelling and Crafts with Maktaba Children’s Library
maktabaChildren between the ages of 4 and 7 years can enjoy a fun-filled afternoon of stories and crafts in a class that will be presented in both English and Arabic.
Where:

Building 5, Katara Arts Center

When:

Sunday, December 8, 2013; 4pm to 5.30pm

Tickets:

Register at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/storytelling-crafts-with-maktaba-childrens-library-tickets-9567343181

Price:

Free

Contact:

4408 0244

Good for:

Children, families with young children

Ornaments: Family Friendly 3D Printing (with Leslie Forehand)
If the idea of presenting your near and dear ones with handmade ornaments, Leslie Forehand will teach you how to create ornaments in this all-ages 3D printing workshop. All you need to bring to the workshop is an iPad and once you register, you will receive instructions on downloading the application that will help you design in 3D.
Where:

Building 5, Katara Art Center

When:

Tuesday, December 10, 2013; 5pm to 6pm

Tickets:

Register at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/ornaments-family-friendly-3d-printing-with-leslie-forehand-tickets-9567477583

Price:

QR175 (payable at Katara Art Center)

Contact:

4408 0244

Good for:

Everyone

Barley and Buns Night on Sundays at Spice Market
spicemkt-bun night-sundaysFancy Southeast Asian cuisine? Every Sunday, on Barley and Buns night, pick any 3 from the range of steamed buns with your favourite filling for QR90 and get Barley cocktails for half the price.
Where:

Spice Market, W Doha

When:

Sunday, December 8, 2013, 7.30pm to 11.30pm

Price:

3 Buns for QR90 and cocktails are at half-price

Contact:

4453 5000

Good for:

Everyone

British Council presents a Panel Discussion on Shakespeare and translation
britishcouncil-shakespeareIn this public program organized by the British Council, watch and listen to a panel discussion on Shakespeare and translation by Patrick Spottiswoode (President of the Shakespeare Theatre Association of America) and Niels Brunse (Danish writer and translator).
Where:

Cultural Zone, UK Stand, Doha Exhibition Center

When:

Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 9am to 11am

Price:

Free

Good for:

Families, everyone

Jack Canfield live in Doha – Transformation Leadership
jackcanfieldWatch popular American success coach Jack Canfield (of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series) offer his advice on how to live up to their potential for their career, life and any of their personal goals.
Where:

W Doha

When:

December 11, 9am to 3.30pm (doors open at 8.30am)

Tickets:

Call 4491 8855 or visit http://tickets.virginmegastore.me/index.php?event_id=1814

Price:

QR3650 (Living the Success Principles) or QR6570 (2-day Workshop Pass)

Good for:

Everyone

Christmas Stockings or Bunting
stockingsbunting-inspstnLearn how to knit your own stockings for Christmas, which you can then fill with goodies and presents. Or you can learn the craft of bunting or making festive decorations. Isn’t this a fun way to get in the spirit of the season?
Where:

Inspiration Station, CESK School, Behind Al Waab Petrol Station

When:

Two sessions on Monday, December 9 - 9am to 12 noon and 5.30pm to 8.30pm

Tickets:

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/pre-reg-christmas-stockings-or-bunting-tickets-9503508249

Price:

QR150 per person

Contact:

3305 7907

Good for:

Everyone

Re-Load Tuesdays at Lava
reloadtuesdays-interconCome in for a great evening of fun, music and socializing on Re-load Tuesday evenings. Music is supported by DJ Shadi, XWolf and Pyrokiss. Teachers receive a 50% discount and it’s an open bar for all crew members.
Where:

Lava, InterContinental Doha

When:

Every Tuesday

Price:

Free entrance

Contact:

4484 4919 for reservations

Good for:

This is strictly a 21+ event.

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