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Kick in the Chinese New Year with a sumptuous meal, learn to carve figures out of chalk, watch a Brazilian film or learn to tango – how would you like to spend your weekend?

Festivals & Performing Arts
Leshtah Festival 2014
leshtahLectures, theatrical presentations, educational workshops for kids and adults and many more surprises to come your way during this unique and interesting festival at Katara.
Where:

Katara Esplanade

When:

January 30 to February 3, 9am to 10pm

Good for:

Everyone

Villaggio Spring Carnival
villaggioTake your kids out for fun activities such as coloring, puppet shows, face painting and much more from 3pm to 9pm during the Spring Carnival at Villaggio.
Where:

Villaggio Mall, Al Waab

When:

January 31 to February 8, 3pm to 9pm

Good for:

Everyone

William Close and Earth Harp
williamcloseWilliam Close, an installation artist, musician and innovator, who has also participated in popular TV show America’s Got Talent, is now bringing his amazing music performances along with his band Earth Harp Collective to Qatar. Close has created over 100 types of unique musical instruments.
Where:

Katara Drama Theater

When:

January 30 February 1, 8pm (doors open 7.30pm)

Tickets:

http://tickets.virginmegastore.me/index.php?event_id=2039

Price:

QR75, QR100, QR200

Good for:

Everyone

Schumann’s Fourth Symphony
schumannListen to Marcel Khalife on the oud along and conductor Rengim Gokman leading the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra in playing Schumann’s Fourth Symphony.
Where:

Katara Opera House, Building 16

When:

Saturday, February 1, 7.30pm

Tickets:

http://tickets.virginmegastore.me/index.php?event_id=1950

Price:

QR75 – QR500

Good for:

Everyone

Doha Jazz 2nd Annual Charity Gala Concert
doha jazzAttend an amazing performance by Doha Jazz. All proceeds from this performance will go towards cancer research.
Where:

W Doha, The Great Ballroom

When:

Saturday, February 1, 7pm

Tickets:

www.dohajazz.com

Price:

QR100

Good for:

Everyone

Souq Waqif Spring Festival
souqwaqifspringfestEnjoy parades, plays, music & entertainment by Arab stars, as well as circus performers, magicians, puppet shows and many other events and performances for kids and adults at this festival.
Where:

Souq Waqif

When:

January 24 to February 6

Price:

Free admission

Good for:

Everyone

Exhibitions
Selâm Mekân
Selâm_MEKÂNThis exhibition by Istanbul native Canan Dagdelen comprises comprehensive installations and two smaller wall objects. Go see this for the artist’s play on concepts such as space and time.
Where:

Katara Gallery, Building 2

When:

January 23 to February 22, 10am to 10pm

Good for:

Everyone

Fathi Hassan: The Depth of Hope

fathihassanEgyptian-Sudanese artist presents his latest exhibition at VCUQ Gallery. In his work, Hassan experiments with the written and spoken word while exploring the theme of ancient languages erased by colonial domination.

Where:

VCUQ Gallery

When:

Until February 27, 4pm

Price:

Free entrance

Contact:

4402 0555 or cmdoherty@qatar.vcu.edu

Good for:

Everyone

Andalusian Curtain – A Solo Show by Jehad Al-Ameri
andalusian curtain-animaView Jordanian artist Jehad Al-Ameri’s works on display in this exhibition.
Where:

Anima Gallery, 30 La Croisette, Porto Arabia, The Pearl

When:

Until February 1, 2014

Contact:

4002 7437 or email art@animagallerylounge.com

Good for:

Everyone

Events and Workshops
Free dance classes and Salsa Night
Get free dance lessons during Salsa Night every Monday throughout February.
Where:

InterContinental Doha The City

When:

Every Monday in February, 8pm to 9pm

Price:

QR65 (gents), free for ladies

Contact:

4015 8888 or doharestaurants@ihg.com

Good for:

Singles, couples

Chalk Sculpture Workshop – “Art of Patience’
chalkLearn to carve figures out of chalk without any instruments and cultivate the art of patience in the process.
Where:

Youth Hub Qatar

When:

February 1, 3pm to 5pm

Tickets:

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/chalk-sculpture-workshop-art-of-patience-registration-10338766529

Contact:

5599 5364

Good for:

Everyone between 14 and 29 years

Tango Night at The Lounge

tangonight-theloungePractice your moves or learn new ones on Tango Nights at The Lounge throughout February.

Where:

The Lounge, Kempinski Residences & Suites Doha

When:

Monday, February 3, 8.30pm

Contact:

4405 3325

Good for:

Singles, couple

Save-A-Stray Quiz by QAWS
qawssaveastrayTake some friends along for the first quiz night organized by QAWS. Participate in and enjoy a themed quiz based on 2013 trivia. There will be prizes, a cash bar and a raffle.
Where:

Doha Rugby Football Club (DRFC)

When:

January 30, team registration at 7.30pm, quiz at 8pm

Tickets:

Teams must pre-register by email qaws.events@gmail.com

Price:

QR50 per person + additional QR50 DRFC entrance fees, maximum 6 members per team

Contact:

Qaws.events@gmail.com or 5539 6074

Good for:

This is strictly a 21+ event.

Capturing History: Introduction to Oral History
shJassimLegacyParticipate in a unique 2-hour workshop to learn about the importance of Oral History in films at the new National Museum and their role in preserving cultural heritage. Participants can also learn how to create their own oral histories through creative activities.
Where:

QMA Gallery (Katara, Building 10)

When:

February 1, 2pm to 4pm (English), 5pm to 7pm (Arabic)

Contact:

laldorani@qma.org.qa

Good for:

Everyone

MIA Park Bazaar
mia park bazaarWhether it’s new or used books, furniture, clothes, other trinkets or even food you’re looking for, visit the MIA Park Bazaar to explore what different folks are selling or simply for some fresh air and socializing.
Where:

Museum of Islamic Arts Park

When:

Saturday, January 31, noon

Good for:

Everyone

 

Museums
Radiant: A Photographic Exploration of the MIA
radiantThe Museum of Islamic Art, in partnership with East Wing (an international platform for photography in Qatar), presents ‘Radiant’, a contemporary photographic exhibition featuring artworks by German artist Antje Hanebeck. The eleven handmade ‘photogravure’ prints on display are her photographic interpretations of the space and architecture of the iconic MIA building.
Where:

Museum of Islamic Art Doha

When:

Until March 29

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 Friday

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

Films
DFI Brazil Cinema Showcase – Central Station
dfibrazilcentralstationThis film is being screened at the MIA as part of the Qatar Brazil Year of Culture 2014. Dora, a jaded retiree, writes letters for the illiterate at Rio de Janeiro’s Central Station. When a terrible accident befalls one of her customers, Dora’s life is dramatically changed as she takes nine-year-old Josue under her wing and accompanies him on the search for his long-lost father. This beloved multi-award-winning film is a moving tale of the harshness of life and the kindness of the human heart. (Source: DFI)
Where:

Museum of Islamic Art Auditorium

When:

January 30 and 31, 7pm

Tickets:

http://www.dohafilminstitute.com/pages/mia-tickets

Price:

QR35, QR25 (students with valid ID)

Good for:

Everyone

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.
R&R
New Year, New You – Detox Package at Remede Spa
remedespaStart the new year with a body scrub and wrap that will renew your body as you get rid of accumulated toxins. Enjoy a 30 minutes scrub and a 60-minute detoxifying body wrap.
Where:

Remede Spa, St. Regis Doha

When:

All January

Price:

QR800

Contact:

4446 0300 or remedespa.doha@stregis.com

Good for:

Adults

Weekend Getaway in West Bay
westend-weekendgetawayFor a relaxing weekend, enjoy a breakfast for two at Crossroads Kitchen, access to City Center Mall, steam and saunas at Renaissance City Center Hotel Doha. Present your GCC residence permit.
Where:

Renaissance City Center Hotel Doha

When:

Any Thursday, Friday or Saturday until April 30, 2014

Price:

QR795

Contact:

4419 5666 or rhi.dohbr.reservation@renaissancehotels.com for reservations

Good for:

Families, couples

Nightlife
Karaoke at Hive
Sing your heart out at Hive every Tuesday in February. The best singer stands a chance to drink free from 8pm until midnight.
Where:

Hive, InterContinental Doha The City

When:

Every Tuesday throughout February

Price:

QR25 for selected beverages

Contact:

4015 8888

Good for:

This is strictly a 21+ event.

Ladies Night at the Pearl Lounge
pearllounge-ladiesnightGroove to beats by female DJs Karen and Sham de Funk as well as DJ Yaser from The Pearl. Ladies arriving between 9am and 1am will get free beverages.
Where:

Pearl Lounge, Marriott Doha

When:

February 3, 9pm

Contact:

4429 8888

Good for:

This is a strictly 21+ event.

Ultra-Thursday – Dance Reflections – Chinese New Year
ultrathursdayChineseritzDance or chill out at this new indoor/outdoor seaside tent while celebrating the Chinese New Year Eve.
Where:

Sea Side Tent, The Ritz-Carlton Doha

When:

Thursday, January 30, 8pm to 2am

Price:

QR100 (gents), free entrance for ladies

Contact:

3361 8959

Good for:

This is strictly a 21+ event.

Shake the Globe II
shake the globeKick off the weekend with an evening of music, fun and drinks at Crowne Plaza Doha.
Where:

Crowne Plaza – The Business Park

When:

January 30, 8pm to 2am

Tickets:

At the door

Price:

QR100, free entrance for ladies before midnight

Contact:

7070 7048

Good for:

This is strictly a 21+ event.

Aiza Seguerra and Gloc9 in Doha
starsFilipino music star Aiza Seguerra and rapper Gloc9 will perform in Doha this weekend in a family-friendly concert at West End Park.
Where:

West End Park

When:

January 31, 6pm

Price:

QR39-QR129

Contact:

5016 1530

Good for:

Everyone

Food
Grammy Awards Brunch
grammy awards brunchEnjoy the first red carpet brunch of the year with the Grammy Awards Brunch. Also view the latest collection glamorous gowns and outerwear by LAS Fashion at the ‘Once Upon a Time’ exhibition. The best-dressed lady could win a custom couture gown worth upto QR5000.
Where:

The Grill, Grand Hyatt Doha

When:

Friday, January 31, 12.30pm to 4pm

Contact:

3000 7513

Good for:

Everyone

Taste of Singapore
taste of singaporeExperience the flavours of Singaporean cuisine prepared by Chef Lloyd from Spice Market London during a special festival.
Where:

Spice Market, W Doha

When:

January 30 to February 6, 6pm to 11.30pm

Price:

QR250 per person

Contact:

4453 5135

Good for:

Everyone

Karak and Chapati
karakandchipati-grandhyattUnwind with a cup of freshly brewed karak, chapati or flavoured shisha every evening during February.
Where:

Grand Hyatt Doha

When:

February 1 to 28, 11am to 5pm, after 5pm at Al Maha Lounge

Contact:

4448 1234

Good for:

Everyone

Chinese New Year Brunch Late Brunch
marriottbrunch-chineseEnjoy a special Chinese-themed brunch with music by DJ Kinky D.
Where:

Doha Marriott Hotel

When:

January 31, 6.30pm to 11.30pm

Price:

QR390 per person

Contact:

4429 8499

Good for:

Everyone

Others:

Dress code: Flip flop chic

Chinese New Year at InterContinental Doha
coral chinese new yearSavour the taste of authentic traditional Chinese food such as dumplings, chow mein, sticky rice cake and cuisines from other Asian continents.
Where:

Coral, InterContinental Doha

When:

Thursday, January 30

Price:

QR295 per person

Contact:

4484 4919

Good for:

Everyone

Year of the Horse celebration at Chi’Zen
Celebrate Chinese New Year with Chef Eddie Burburan’s special preparations for the occasion in a four-course set menu.
Where:

Chi’Zen, Radisson Blu Doha

When:

January 31, 7pm

Price:

QR199 per person

Good for:

Everyone

Chinese New Year at Hakkasan
Hakkasan offers a package comprising food and beverages for a minimum of 4 people on the occasion of Chinese New Year. Enjoy traditional delicacies in the restaurant’s relaxing ambience.
Where:

Hakkasan, St. Regis Doha

When:

January 31, 7pm

Price:

QR588 (package for minimum of 4 people)

Contact:

4446 0170

Good for:

Everyone

Chinese New Year at Four Seasons Doha
On the occasion of the Chinese New Year, Nusantao Sea Kitchens will offer a special menu featuring pan-Asian specials. The restaurant’s open kitchen will feature sushi bar, tandoor oven, satay grill, tawa griddle, dumpling steamers etc. The New Year will commence with a brunch comprising a selection of traditional appetizers, soups, entrees and desserts. These will be available for lunch and dinner through the course of the festival.
Where:

Nusantao Sea Kitchens, Four Seasons Doha

When:

January 31 to February 6

Price:

QR200 per person

Contact:

4494 8888

Good for:

Everyone

Chinese New Year at Trader Vic’s
Celebrate Chinese New Year through the month of February at Trader Vic’s with a brunch buffet featuring a selection of Chinese delicacies right from appetizers to desserts and everything in between.
Where:

Trader Vic’s, Hilton Doha

When:

Throughout February

Price:

QR175 per person, QR350 for couples

Contact:

4423 3333

Good for:

Everyone

Barbecue Nights at Majlis
bbq nights at majlis GHFor delicious barbecued food and flavoured shisha, visit Majlis’ poolside terrace every Saturday until February 26.
Where:

Majlis, Grand Hyatt Doha

When:

Saturday, February 1 to 26, 7pm

Price:

QR250 per person

Contact:

7798 2400

Good for:

Everyone

wkRadar title=”Ecuadorian Food Festival” where=”The Diplomatic Club’s Pool Area” when=”January 21 to 31, 7pm to midnight” price=”QR170 excluding beverages” contact=”4484 7412 or f&b@dclub.com.qa” website=”www.thediplomaticclub.com” goodfor=”Everyone”]ecuadorian food festFor 10 days, The Diplomatic Club will offer a buffet of delicious authentic Ecuadorian cuisine by chefs Andre Obiol and Juan Naranjo, come by and experience the flavours of a new cuisine.[/wkRadar]

Moroccan Tajine Nights
moroccantajine-grand hyattSavour authentic Moroccan Tajine dishes during this special Moroccan Tajine Nights week at Grand Hyatt Doha.
Where:

Majlis, Grand Hyatt Doha

When:

Every Thursday night January 16 to 31, 6pm to midnight

Contact:

7798 2400

Good for:

Everyone

Barbecue Night Under the Stars at Coral
bbqnight-coralintercondohaA warm barbecue is a great end to a relaxing Friday. Coral’s Friday night barbecues will feature mouth-watering meat cuts, poultries and sausages cooked on live stations along with a sushi bar, an international and seafood buffet and entertainment by Tony Akkari.
Where:

Coral, InterContinental Doha

When:

Every Friday, 7pm to 11.30pm

Price:

QR195 per person

Contact:

4484 4919

Good for:

Everyone

La Vita e Bella – Italian Brunch at Rocca
roccaitalianbrunchFeast on Italian delicacies at this charming brunch at Rocca.
Where:

Rocca, Grand Hyatt Doha

When:

Every Friday, noon to 3.30pm

Price:

QR295 (including all you can drink Vino and Birra)

Contact:

7021 8096

Good for:

Everyone

Saturday Family Fun Day and Brunch
Come in and spend your Saturday afternoon with good unlimited food, fun and games for the kids at The Village.
Where:

Medi, The Village restaurant

When:

Every Saturday, 10am to 3pm

Price:

QR179 per person, QR95 (kids under 12 years)

Contact:

4444 4700 or 4444 6601

Good for:

Everyone

Friday Brunch at La Varenne
lavarennebunrchIf an afternoon of sumptuous French food is what you’re looking to indulge in, La Varenne is the place to come to on Friday afternoons. A menu that changes every week will feature salads, starters, rotisserie meats, main dishes, special country bread, and desserts.
Where:

La Varenne, Tornado Tower, 28th floor

When:

Every Friday, noon to 4pm

Price:

QR179 per person

Contact:

4496 0680

Good for:

Everyone

Market Jazz Brunch
marketbrunchEvery Friday, Market by Jean Georges features a spread of the most delicious food. Come and enjoy an afternoon of indulgence and relaxation in the calming atmosphere.
Where:

Market by Jean Georges, W Doha

When:

Every Friday, noon to 4pm

Price:

QR380 (including specialty drinks), QR290 (including soft drinks)

Contact:

4453 5135

Good for:

Everyone

Paella with Pepe
paellaSavour delicious Paella prepared by Chef Pepe while overlooking the sea in the relaxing interiors of The Living Room. Photo courtesy: Amara Photos
Where:

The Living Room, The Ritz-Carlton Doha

When:

Every Saturday, noon to 4pm

Contact:

4484 8000

Good for:

Everyone

Friday Brunch at Spice Market
spice mkt brunchEnjoy delicious South East Asian street food-style fare along with soothing music by the Doha Jazz band.
Where:

Spice Market, W Doha

When:

Every Friday, noon to 4pm

Price:

QR290 per person (includes selected beverages), QR380 per person (includes specialty beverages)

Contact:

4453 5135

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

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

Coming Up...
Cinderella Ballet

cinderellaA ballet composed by Sergei Profokiev, Cinderella is based on the fairy tale by Charles Perrault.

Where:

Katara Drama Theater, Building 16

When:

Wednesday, February 5 to 8, 4pm to 5pm and 7pm to 8pm

Tickets:

http://tickets.virginmegastore.me/index.php?event_id=2047

Price:

QR50, QR75

Good for:

Everyone

Curry Nights at Isaan
Every Monday in February you can enjoy a variety of all-you-can-eat curry dishes with a selection of beef, chicken, fish, mussels or vegetables.
Where:

Isaan, Grand Hyatt Doha

When:

Every Monday between February 3 and 24, 7pm to 11pm

Price:

QR75 per person

Contact:

4448 1234

Good for:

Everyone

Cocktail classes at Dunes
cocktail classesLearn to mix cocktails with celebrity mixologist Anita Strother at Dunes. Enjoy the cocktails along with some finger food.
Where:

Dunes, Grand Hyatt Doha

When:

Every Tuesday from February 4 to 28, 5pm to 7pm

Price:

QR200

Contact:

7021 8094

Good for:

Singles, couples

Football coaching by Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim (SFQ) Academy

SFSQ-footballclassesThis is a great opportunity for teenage boy to learn or improve their skill and technique in football. Sessions are organized to run every week and will include passing, dribbling, teamwork, shooting drills as well as mini-football games.

Where:

Al Jazi Village II, Al Gharaffa

When:

Every Tuesday, 5.45pm to 6.45pm

Price:

QR50 per class per term + QR100 registration fee for new SFQ Academy members

Contact:

4486 6293, 3317 9266, info@sportsacademy.com

Good for:

12-15 year-old boys

Italian Night at Coral
wednesday-italiannightcoralinterconChoose from your favourite antipasti, salads and desserts along with a pasta and pizza live cooking station, sushi bar and an international and seafood buffet.
Where:

Coral, InterContinental Doha

When:

Every Wednesday, 7.30pm onwards

Price:

QR225 per person

Contact:

4484 4919

Good for:

Everyone

Lava Ladies Night
lava ladies night-mondayMusic will be provided by Sam World and DJ Baz. Happy Hour is from 8pm to 10pm with a 50% discount on all food and drinks. There will also be unlimited free beverages for ladies from 10pm until late.
Where:

Lava, InterContinental Doha

When:

Every Monday

Price:

Entrance is free

Contact:

4484 4919

Good for:

Ladies and Couples only! This is strictly a 21+ event.

Re-load Tuesdays at Lava
reloadtuesdays-lavaWith music by DJ Shadi, Pyrokiss and X Wolf, enjoy a night out at the InterContinental Doha’s Lava with 50% off on beverages and food for all teachers and an open bar for cabin crew.
Where:

Lava, InterContinental Doha

When:

Every Tuesday, 8pm to 10pm

Price:

Entrance is free

Contact:

4484 4919

Good for:

Ladies, couple and mixed groups only. This is strictly a 21+ event.

All you can eat Sushi and Sashimi
tuesdaymarriott-sushisashimiEnjoy delicious sushi and sashimi prepared by chefs at Asia Live every Tuesday.
Where:

Asia Live, Doha Marriott

When:

Tuesdays, 6.30pm to 11.30pm

Price:

QR165 per person with free mocktails

Contact:

4429 8499 for reservations

Good for:

Everyone

Market Burger Night
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 Sunday, 6pm to 11pm

Price:

QR110 per person

Contact:

4453 5135 for reservations

Good for:

Everyone

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