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Catch a Charlie Chaplin film, browse through stuff at the MIA Park Bazaar, relax with some homemade karak or simply visit art exhibitions at museums before they end – what are you planning for the first weekend of the year?

Festivals & Performing Arts
Shams W Qamar
shamsShams W Qamar (Sun and Moon), a play by playwright Wajdi Shaya, will be performed at Katara this weekend. Popular Lebanese actors Assi Al Halani and Nadine Al Rassi will perform in leading roles.
Where:

Katara Opera House, Building 16

When:

January 3 to 5, 8pm to 10pm (doors open 7.30pm)

Tickets:

http://tickets.virginmegastore.me/index.php?event_id=2002

Price:

QR150, QR200, QR300, QR500

Good for:

Everyone

Moroccan Handicraft Week
moroccan handicraft weekDiscover and learn about the Maghreb’s rich culture. Craftsmen and artists will present their calligraphy, singing, folklore and more at this fascinating event.
Where:

Building 3, Katara

When:

Until January 5, 2014, 2pm to 11.30pm

Good for:

Everyone

Films
The Kid by Charlie Chaplin
the kidThe Kid was Charlie Chaplin’s first full-length feature film and is considered one of his best works so far. Chaplin plays the Little Tramp who finds an abandoned baby in an alley and takes him in his care. As the child grows older, he becomes Chaplin’s partner in crime, assisting him in his scams. The twist comes when child welfare services attempt to take the boy away. Watch the film to find out what happens after.
Where:

Katara Drama Theatre, Building 16

When:

Thursday & Friday, January 2 (10am) and 3 (4pm)

Tickets:

http://www.dohafilminstitute.com/tickets/buy/festivalfilm/574/8148

Price:

QR35 or QR25 (price for students)

Good for:

Everyone

Meet the team of Salahadin
Salahadin FilmWatch a screening of the trailer of Salahadin, a series that is based on the early life of Salahadin and how he rose to power in the 12th century and won back Jerusalem from the Crusaders. This is also a meet & greet session with the cast and crew of the film who are here on a brief visit.
Where:

Katara, Building 18

When:

January 3, 6pm to 9pm

Good for:

Everyone

DFI presents Fruitvale Station
dfi-fruitvale stnDirected by Californian Ryan Coogler, Fruitvale Station is the story of Oscar Grant, a 22-year old African-American male who was shot dead at the San Francisco transit system on New Year’s Day in 2009 and whose death shook the entire San Francisco Bay Area to its core. This film is presented to you by the Doha Film Institute.
Where:

Katara Drama Theatre, Building 16

When:

January 2 to 7 (different times)

Tickets:

http://www.dohafilminstitute.com/tickets/buy/festivalfilm/572/8156

Price:

QR35, QR25 (students)

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.
Exhibitions
Qatar My Country
qmcThis unique exhibition gives you a chance to view rare photos of Qatar between the 1950s and the 1990s and its growth since then.
Where:

The Gate Mall

When:

Until January 12, 2014, 10am to 10pm

Good for:

Everyone

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.
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:

4452 5555

Good for:

Everyone who’d like to view really cool stuff

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:

Until January 11, 2014

Contact:

info@kataraartcenter.com

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:

Until 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

 
Events
MIA Park Bazaar
mia bazaarSample different cuisines, view or buy all kinds of different and interesting things being sold by people from Doha. Don’t miss this community event that happens every first Saturday of the month.
Where:

Museum of Islamic Art Park

When:

January 5, Noon to 7pm

Good for:

Everyone

 
Museums
Hajj: The Journey Through Art
hajjThis MIA-curated exhibition, in collaboration with the British Museum, takes visitors on a journey exploring and illuminating the Muslim pilgrimage of Hajj. It presents artworks from MIA and objects from Qatari collections, many of which have never before been displayed in public.
Where:

Museum of Islamic Art

When:

Until January 5

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 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

Health, Fitness & Sports
Qatar ExxonMobil Open 2014
exxon mobilWatch some of the world’s top tennis players such as Nadal, Ferrer, Gasquet and others in action this season in Qatar at the ExxonMobil Open 2014.
Where:

Qatar Tennis & Squash Complex

When:

December 30, 2013 to January 4, 2014

Tickets:

At the ticket outlets at Qatar Tennis & Squash Complex and City Center, Landmark, Lagoona and Villaggio malls

Price:

Between QR25 and QR500

Contact:

4440 9666

Good for:

Everyone

Food
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

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

R&R
Homemade cup of karak
Sip on some delicious karak, you can make it at home too. Do you want to know? Read on for the recipe.karak
Visit Abu Dhalouf Park
AbuDhaluf-9811One of the nicest parks in Qatar lies on the lip of the sea in the northern town of Ruwais. If you can’t decide between the beach, a park or a barbecue, you don’t have to at Abu Dhalouf Park you can have them all, and a boat ride too. You don’t even need a four-wheel drive to access it.
Where:

Al Ruwais, Shamal District

Good for:

Everyone

 
Coming Up...
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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