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Feast on authentic paella, get acquainted with Chinese culture, go to a classical music performance or learn to mix some snazzy cocktails – what do you plan to do this weekend?

Festivals & Performing Arts
Chinese Celebration at Katara
chinesecelebrationLearn about Chinese culture by getting a first-hand experience of activities, orchestra performances, traditional dances and handicrafts. Also, taste authentic Chinese tea.
Where:

Katara Drama Theatre

When:

January 9-11, 8pm (doors open at 7.30pm)

Tickets:

https://tickets.virginmegastore.me/index.php?event_id=2010

Price:

QR50

Good for:

Everyone

Mischa Maisky Plays Don Quixote
mischa-maisky-2Watch Han-Na Chang and Mischa Maisky, the conductor and cello soloist team perform together with the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra at Katara this weekend. Kai Vogler and Giovanni Pasini will play the violin and the viola, respectively.
Where:

Katara Opera House, Building 16

When:

January 11, 7.30pm (doors open 7.10pm)

Tickets:

https://tickets.virginmegastore.me/index.php?event_id=1948

Price:

QR75 to QR500

Good for:

Everyone

Chamber Music at Museum of Islamic Art: MAias Alyamani’s Offstage
maias alyamaniWatch this release concert for violinist MAias Alyamani’s new album Offstage. Alyamani and other members of the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra will sign the album after the concert.
Where:

Museum of Islamic Arts Atrium

When:

Thursday, January 9, 6pm

Price:

Free entrance

Good for:

Everyone

Exhibitions
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

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

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

Museums
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
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
Art of Cocktail Class
Learn to mix exciting cocktail beverages with the Habanos team.
Where:

Habanos, The Ritz-Carlton Doha

When:

Saturday, January 11, 5pm to 7pm

Price:

QR225 per person

Contact:

4484 8506 for reservations and information

Good for:

Singles, couples

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

Fitness & Sports
Round 1: Arabian Drag Racing League
qrcWatch cars battle it out at the Racing Zone. This exciting event will also include ADRL fanzones, VIP fanzones, car shows, kids go-kart, stunt show, family area and a majlis.
Where:

Qatar Racing Club

When:

January 8, 9, 10, 4.30pm

Contact:

3392 9190 or info@qrczone.com

Good for:

Everyone, racing enthusiasts

Nightlife
Buddha Bar Night
For a relaxing night out, Wahm offers relaxation by a poolside lounge along with beats by DJ Ravin.
Where:

Wahm, W Doha

When:

January 10, 10pm to 2am

Contact:

4453 5323

Good for:

This is strictly a 21+ event.

Jazz at Lincoln Center Qatar presents Omar Sosa Quartet
jazzalcLet Sosa’s energetic and original jazz performances fused with his native Afro-Cuban roots carry you away into an alternate realm. Dinner is also available at these performances from 7pm to 11.30pm.
Where:

Jazz at Lincoln Center Qatar, St. Regis Doha

When:

Until January 26, first set begins at 9pm

Price:

Entrance is free but there is a minimum spend of QR150 per person on weekdays or QR300 per person on weekends.

Contact:

4446 0105

Good for:

Everyone

Events and Workshops
Mastaba: Conversations on Art
kacA monthly themed discussion for/by artists and art enthusiasts (in English and Arabic). Mastaba is a space for themed conversations on art that are open for all to join. This month’s theme will be around Art and Science marking the subject of our exhibition series, which began with Rhys Himsworth and will continue throughout new exhibitions for the coming months.
Where:

Katara Art Center, Building 5

When:

Saturday, January 11, 6pm to 7pm

Tickets:

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/mastaba-conversations-on-art-tickets-9936162329

Price:

Free

Good for:

Everyone

The Writing Exchange
Creatives looking to express and develop their ideas and inspiration: Come and share your writing with a like-minded group. There will be interactive and engaging exercises – led by Bob Marcacci – to bring out your inner creative writer.
Where:

Katara Art Center, Building 5

When:

Saturday, January 11, 5pm to 6pm

Tickets:

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-writing-exchange-tickets-9863688558

Price:

Free

Good for:

Adults, university age and up

Al Khor Fly-in event
alkhorflyinOrganized by the Al Khor Fly-In committee and the Qatar Flying Club, this event aims to educate and inspire the youth about the art of flying. Light aircraft owners and regional flight clubs will also attend the event.
Where:

Al Khor Air Field, 31km north of Doha, east side of Al Khor coastal road

When:

January 10 and 11, 9am to 4.30pm

Contact:

4472 3490

Good for:

Everyone

Coming Up...
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:

January 15, 4pm

Price:

Free entrance

Contact:

4402 0555 or cmdoherty@qatar.vcu.edu

Good for:

Everyone

Workshop: Learn to make your own Custom Dressmakers Dummy
inspstn-customdressmkrsThis is the first in a series of garment construction classes that will run every Wednesday morning and evening.
Where:

Inspiration Station, Behind Al Waab gas station

When:

Wednesday, January 15, 9am to noon or 5.30pm to 8.30pm

Tickets:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pre-reg-custom-dress-dummy-tickets-10001533857

Price:

QR200 per person

Contact:

3305 7907

Good for:

Everyone

Rose Issa: Crossing Boundaries
roseissaListen to a lecture by Rose Issa, a curator, writer and producer who has championed visual art and film from the Arab world and Iran for nearly 30 years.
Where:

VCUQ Atrium

When:

January 15, 6pm

Price:

Free entrance

Good for:

Everyone

Punchline Comedy Club
punchlineJoin funnymen Phil Butler, Alex Boardman and Jonny Awsum in an evening of laughter and entertainment.
Where:

Hilton Doha

When:

Tuesday, January 14, 7pm

Tickets:

http://www.itp.net/tickets/qatar/

Price:

QR150 (show only), QR300 (show and dinner)

Contact:

4423 3333

Good for:

This is strictly a 21+ event.

Nasta'liq Calligraphy Course for Women
When Persia became part of the Islamic World it adopted the traditional Naskh script as its official writing. Hassan Farisi, from Iran, developed the more decorative Nasta’liq by combining elements from Naskh, Ruq’ah and Thuluth scripts. Join this course to explore and learn about this historic script.
Where:

Museum of Islamic Art

When:

Every Monday, January 6 to April 28, 5pm to 8pm

Contact:

haahmed@qma.org.qa

Good for:

Open to all above 18 years of age.

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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