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Run for a charitable cause, shop at an arts and crafts market, groove to disco music during brunch, explore the Al Zubarah Archaeological Site or enjoy soulful Italian food: How would you like to spend your weekend?

Events
Qatar National Day Celebrations
Qatar National Day Celebrations are on full swing as the country gears up to celebrate the Qatar National Day on December 18. Read the full list of activities and events that being held across different locations in this JustHere article.
Where:

Katara, Darb Al Saai, Corniche

When:

Until December 18

Good for:

Everyone

Ai Ai Delas Alas Comedy Concert
Phillipines - Comedy ShowBe prepared for a laugh riot as the Comedy Queen of Phillipines, Ai Ai Delas Alas performs live in Doha together with comedian Kim Idol.
Where:

Sheraton Hotel

When:

Friday, December 13; 8pm

Tickets:

Tickets available at the Filipino Community Center (44759322), Corp Executive Hotel (55563183), Lusail Travel Agency (44313854, Pinoy Fiesta (44759322), August Tailor (44410481), Cocina Filipina (55557246), Doha Trendsetter (44415248), Al Haseena Tailor (33867706), La Diva Beauty Saloon (55299944), Al Qumah Filipino Restaurant (55680024), Mega Gonzales Cervantes (66743626)

Price:

General B – QR100, General A – QR150, Gold – QR250, Platinum – QR350, Titanium (with after party access) – QR500

Good for:

Tagalog speakers

Others:

Doors open at 6pm

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

QAWS Save-A-Stray Christmas Quiz Night
qawsTest your trivia skills on this festive night filled with fun and laughter. All proceeds from this event will go towards helping stray and abandoned animals.
Where:

Doha Rugby Club (Marquee)

When:

Thursday, December 12, 8pm (registration at 7.30pm)

Price:

QR50 per person; an additional fee of QR50 per person DRFC Entry Fee applies

Contact:

55396074, qaws.events@gmail.com

Good for:

Everyone

Others:

A team can consist of a maximum of 6 members

Run for a Reason at Aspire
Runners of all abilities and paces are welcome to join this 10K marathon at Aspire. All proceeds from this event will go to Seeing is Believing, a charity organisation nominated by Standard Chartered Bank. This organisation funds the cataract operations, training of eye doctors and a lot more similar initiatives. There’s also a 3km fun run with spot prizes for those who aren’t able or prepared to run 10km.
Where:

Aspire Khalifa Stadium

When:

Saturday, December 13, 7am

Price:

Create a Premier Marathon account to view the prices

Good for:

Everyone

Others:

There will be drink stations every 2km.

Sports Portrait Photography Workshop by Joe McNally
Sports photographyDuring this 5-day workshop, Joe McNally will cover the fundamentals of sports portrait photography with DSLR camera equipment, speed lights and strobes.
Where:

Katara Visual Arts Center, Building 19

When:

December 15-19, 8am to 6pm

Tickets:

To register, email education@katara.net or noof.alsulaiti@katara.net

Good for:

Everyone

Y Village Art & Craft Market
Y villageIf you are looking for locally crafter handicrafts and goods, stop by the Y Village art and craft market. They have a variety of items such as clothing, jewellery, gifts, decorations, cakes and toys and much more on sale.
Where:

Y Village Clubhouse

When:

Friday, December 13, 1pm-4pm

Contact:

alilaslett@gmail.com

Good for:

Everyone

 

Festivals & Performing Arts
Spain and Italy – Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra
spainitaly-philharmonicListen to the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra play the Carmen Suite by Georges Bizet as well as other symphonies by Manuel de Falla and Ottorino Resighi.
Where:

Aspire Zone, Ladies Club

When:

Saturday, December 14, 7.30pm

Tickets:

http://tickets.virginmegastore.me/index.php?event_id=1715

Price:

QR50

Good for:

All those who are 8 years or above

Saladin with Enana Dance Theater
saladinWatch an action-packed tale, told in dance, drama, music and film, of Kurdish Muslim leader Salah ad-Din Yusuf ibn Ayyubi, and his warring adventures.
Where:

Katara Opera House

When:

Thursday, December 12 – 15, 8pm to 11pm (doors open 7pm)

Tickets:

http://tickets.virginmegastore.me/index.php?event_id=1961

Price:

QR75, QR100, QR150, QR500

Good for:

Everyone

 

Nightlife
Sundown with Aly & Fila
aly and filaThis duo of Egyptian DJs – Aly and Fila – are ranked #20 from among 100 DJs worldwide and have played in some of the world’s hottest music festivals. Watch them perform live in Doha this weekend.
Where:

Beach at Marriott Hotel Doha

When:

Thursday, December 12, 4pm (Doors open at 3pm)

Tickets:

http://tickets.virginmegastore.me/index.php?event_id=1851

Price:

QR100 (ladies), QR200 (men), QR350 (VIP)

Contact:

Call Daniel (66552596) or Jacob (66672659)

Good for:

This is strictly a 21+ event.

Ultra Thursday: 2013 Finale Party – Sea Side
last ultra thursdayFor good grilled food, shisha and drinks and great music, visit the final Ultra-Thursday evening this year. There will be great music to groove to and there will be lots of delicious food to enjoy.
Where:

Flamingos, The Ritz Carlton Doha

When:

Thursday, December 12, 8.30pm to 2am

Price:

Free for ladies, QR100 for men

Contact:

33618959 for reservations (limited tables available)

Good for:

This is strictly a 21+ event.

Disco Funk Party
disco funk partyThis promises to be a fun house party with DJ Hughie playing 70s and 80s soul, funk and disco.
Where:

Rocca terrace, Grand Hyatt Doha

When:

Saturday, December 14, 8.30pm to 1am

Tickets:

70218096 for reservations

Price:

QR100

Good for:

This is strictly a 21+ event.

 

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

 

Exhibitions
A Celebration of Al Zubarah’s Inscription on UNESCO’s World Heritage List
ZubarahImmerse yourself in Qatar’s history, tradition and culture as you take a wander into this beautiful heritage site, taste traditional food, learn about pearl diving, listen to traditional music.
Where:

Al Zubarah Archaeological Site

When:

December 13 & 14

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.

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

 

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.

 

Food
Disco Brunch
disco brunchEnjoy special 70s and 80s soul, funk and disco music played by DJ Hughie from London during a relaxing brunch at The Grill.
Where:

The Grill, Grand Hyatt Doha

When:

Friday, December 13, 12.30pm to 4pm

Price:

QR280

Contact:

70218093 for reservations

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...
The Grandmaster by Wong Kar-Wai
grandmasterThis film marks the return of Hong Kong master filmmaker Wong Kar-Wai who mixes martial arts with melancholy melodrama, true to style.
Where:

Katara Drama Theater, Building 16

When:

December 12-17, for times view the website

Tickets:

http://www.dohafilminstitute.com/films/the-grandmaster

Price:

QR35, QR25 (Students with valid ID)

Good for:

PG-15

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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