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Richard Serra’s exhibition, festivals galore, films from Austria, Germany and Switzerland, a Moulin Rouge theme party or a bonfire by the mangroves – what are you planning to do this weekend?

Festivals & Performing Arts
The First Turkish Festival
turkish festThis festival will promote Turkish culture, history and its modern aspects based on the bonds between Qatar and Turkey. The program will include 4 days of activities to promote Turkish culture, history and its modern features.
Where:

Katara Esplanade, Building 3

When:

April 9 to 12, 10am to 10pm

Good for:

Everyone

Porto Arabia Esplanade
612 x 612 pxEnjoy the magic of a colourful festival along the Porto Arabia Boardwalk at The Pearl, which will dazzle with performances by street musicians, clown acts and other activities. Kids can also enjoy inflatable games, face painting, colouring, tattoos and lots more.
Where:

Porto Arabia Boardwalk

When:

Weekends beginning April 10 to May 17, 6pm to 10pm

Contact:

4495 3876

Good for:

Everyone

Events and Workshops
Souq Waqif Festival
SouqWaqifFestival-3051-0Souq Waqif is organizing a series of events and activities for a weeklong festival which will commence this Thursday. These events include a live stage event of Dora the Explorer, a pony ride, a damah board game competition, traditional music from Yemen, Oman and Qatar as well as activities at Souq Waqif Art Center.
Where:

Souq Waqif

When:

April 10-18, 4pm

Tickets:

Tickets for the Dora the Explorer show: http://tickets.virginmegastore.me/index.php?event_id=2228

Price:

Dora the Explorer show: QR100 to QR800

Good for:

Everyone

Han-Na Chang conducts Tchaikovsky 4
hanna chang-tchaikovskyWatch the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra play Tchaikovsky’s Francesca da Rimini, the Symphonic Fantasy after Dante, Op.32 as well as Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36
Where:

Katara Opera House, Building 16

When:

April 12, 7.30pm

Tickets:

http://tickets.virginmegastore.me/index.php?event_id=2187

Price:

QR75-QR200

Good for:

Everyone

The Inner City by Urban Playground Team
inner cityThe Urban Playground (UPG) Team in Qatar will perform their breathtaking new show, The Inner City, a fusion of fitness, hip-hop and contemporary dance at the Souq Waqif Festival this weekend.
Where:

Souq Waqif

When:

April 10, 5pm to 8pm

Price:

Free

Good for:

Everyone

Exhibitions
Richard Serra exhibits at Al Riwaq
richard serraExperience the ‘Passage of Time’ through American artist Richard Serra’s exhibition at Al Riwaq and his series of seven sculptures and four large drawings titled ‘7’ at QMA Gallery.
Where:

Al Riwaq Doha Exhibition Space and QMA Gallery in Katara

When:

April 10 to July 6

Good for:

Everyone

Etel Adnan in All Her Dimensions
Etel-MathafMathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art in Qatar presents an exhibition of the work of Lebanese-American visual artist, poet, playwright and essayist Etel Adnan in All Her Dimensions that is curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist. Similar to nature consisting of many dimensions, the artistic and literary oeuvre of Etel Adnan contains many different aspects. Through the exploration of this artist’s multidimensionality, the exhibition will highlight the diversity in her work. Providing an extensive overview, the display at Mathaf will include Adnan’s paintings, drawings, leporellos, tapestries, writings and films from the 1960s onwards. [Source: Mathaf]
Where:

Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art

When:

Until July 6, 2014

Good for:

Everyone

Hassan Al Mullah Exhibition
A4_flyer_englishThe many events and unique moments in the life of artist Hassan Al Mullah has been beautifully captured in his works. The experience extends over the spaces between the walls of old houses located near the peaceful Doha Sea and the walls of galleries that celebrated his work in his country and many other countries. [Source: Katara]
Where:

Katara Cultural Village

When:

Until April 30, 10am-10pm

Price:

Free

Good for:

Everyone

Behind the Veil
behind the veilBehind the Veil is a visual study of the women of Arabia, a seminal photographic oeuvre by the ‘grande dame’ of photography, Eve Arnold. Through a close relationship with Sheikha Sana Bint Mana Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the niece of the Ruler of Dubai, Eve Arnold was granted unprecedented access to photograph the Sheikha in her harem.  This trusting connection to Sheikha Sana would result in Arnold’s acclaimed 1971 photographs of the wedding celebrations of her daughter, Sheikha Alia, to the Crown Prince of Dubai, HRH Maktoum bin Rashid.  The wedding lasted three weeks and during this period Arnold covered the commemorative camel race between Sheikh Zaid’s Abu Dhabi camels and Sheikh Rashid’s rival camels from Dubai, the wedding preparations, the guests and the Royal family as they prepare for this momentous occasion. (Source: Katara)
Where:

Katara Art Gallery 2, Building 18

When:

Until April 12, 10am to 10pm

Good for:

Everyone

Woven Relations: Solo Exhibition by Mohamed Abou El Naga
A series of photomontage and mixed media works documenting people’s reflections while using the carpet as a symbol of cultures, societies, and identities.
Where:

Main Gallery, Katara Art Center, Building 5

When:

March 11 to April 12

Good for:

Everyone

Finding History in the Future: Design Exhibition by Aisha Al-Sowaidi
WebAn exhibition of design objects by the Doha-based designer that explores the nostalgia and the traces of time. Drawing on subjective childhood memories of an altogether different city of Doha, the objects designed draw on experimentation with materials, behaviors and senses.
Where:

Concept Space, Katara Art Center, Building 5

When:

Until April 12

Good for:

Everyone

Mythologies: Private Viewing
UCLUnlock the mysteries of ancient relics at the public exhibition that UCL Qatar is organising.
Where:

Al Markhiya Galery, Souq Waqif

When:

Until May 20, 7pm-10pm

Price:

Free Entry

Contact:

44423099/44428007/44423099

Good for:

Everyone

Museums
Mona Hatoum: Turbulence
mona hatoumThe exhibition Mona Hatoum: Turbulence brings to the forefront the diversity of Mona Hatoum’s work over the last 30 years. Curated by Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath of Art Reoriented, the exhibition’s premise builds on the artist’s topical work Turbulence (2012), a 4 x 4 metre square composed of thousands of glass marbles laid directly onto the floor. Placed exactly at the centre of the exhibition, this installation lies at the heart of a linear but non-chronological trajectory whereby a number of unexpected juxtapositions echo the complexity through which the artist has managed to challenge, and at times disturb, our experience of the ordinary. (Source: Qatar Foundation)
Where:

Mathaf: The Arab Museum of Modern Art

When:

Until May 18, 2014

Contact:

4402 8855

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

Food
Chatuchak Weekend Market Brunch at Isaan
IsaanFor an authentic an spicy Thai-special brunch, head to Isaan every Friday. Chefs will be at your service to help choose cuisine from various live cooking stations and market-like stalls.
Where:

Isaan, Grand Hyatt Doha

When:

Every Friday, Until April 25, 12.30pm-4pm

Price:

Starts from QR250

Contact:

70218097 for information or reservations

Good for:

Everyone

Films
PERSPEKTIVE KINO: New Films from Austria, Germany and Switzerland
Perspective Kino BO Graphics-01In partnership with the Austrian, German and Swiss Embassies in Doha, the Doha Film Institute presents Perspektive Kino. Curated by the Institute, the Four-film series brings recent German-language cinema to Doha in a spirit of cultural exchange and the celebration of cinematic excellence. The films being screened as part of this series are: Barbara, The Wall, The Little Ghost and The Beekeeper. (Source: DFI)
Where:

Katara Drama Theater, Building 16

When:

April 10-12, 8pm

Tickets:

http://www.dohafilminstitute.com/pages/katara-dfi-cinema-tickets

Price:

QR35, QR25 (with valid student ID), or QR80 (for the entire Kino ticket package)

Good for:

Everyone

The World of Goopi and Bagha
world of goopiGoopi, a singer, and Bagha, a drummer, are expelled from their villages, when their communities can no longer bear their out-of-tune music. The two bump into each other in a forest, where they perform together. Pleased, the ghost of the forest grants them four wishes. Goopi and Bagha make their wishes carefully, then seek refuge in the Shundi kingdom. When the king receives a warning of an imminent attack, Goopi and Bagha use their musical talent to avert war. A delightful animation from India featuring wonderful folk tunes. (Source: DFI)
Where:

Katara Drama Theater, Building 16

When:

April 10 (10am) – by invitation only, and April 11 (4pm)

Tickets:

http://www.dohafilminstitute.com/pages/katara-dfi-cinema-tickets

Price:

QR35, QR25 (with valid student ID)

Good for:

Everyone

Nightlife
Cuban Nights at Dunes (Noches Cubana)
noches cubanaIt’s a Cuban fiesta the whole week at Grand Hyatt. Choose from a variety of handmade Habanoscigars and premium single malts while you sit back and enjoy an exclusive Cuban jazz performance by Yani La Cubana & Juan.
Where:

Dunes, Grand Hyatt Doha

When:

April 4-12, 7pm-10pm

Contact:

70218094

Good for:

This is strictly a 21+ event

Moulin Rouge Theme Party Night at JALC
moulin rougeDominick Farinacci and band will enliven the Parisian spirit at a glamorous night of cabaret and can-can.
Where:

Jazz at Lincoln Center Doha, St. Regis Doha

When:

April 10, 11, 9.30pm to 2am

Contact:

4446 0105, diningreservations@stregis.com

Good for:

Singles, couples

Salsa Night
salsa nightLatin music lovers, dance the evening away. Entrance fee entitles you to one beverage.
Where:

Cigar Lounge, Sharq Village and Spa

When:

April 10, 9pm to midnight

Price:

QR85 per person

Contact:

4425 6666

Good for:

Singles, couples

Corona on the beach
corona It’s a day of sports with a twist. Participate in a range of sporting activities, while DJs keep you entertained. Plus, there’s buckets of Corona that will be served.
Where:

InterContinental DOha

When:

April 11, Friday, 11.30am-8pm

Price:

QR50 for men, free entry for ladies

Contact:

44844919

Good for:

This is strictly a 21+ event.

Ferry Corsten @ Global DJs
ferry corstenFerry Corsten is known to have revolutionised the dance music genre. Join in the magic as he performs this Thursday evening with Global DJs.
Where:

Club 7, La Cigale Hotel

When:

April 10, Thursday, 9pm

Tickets:

At the door, Virgin Megastore, Crepaway & La Cigale Hotel

Price:

QR200

Contact:

44288665 or 55188008

Good for:

This is strictly a 21+ event. Club 7 membership required.

Sundowner Sessions
sundownersSundowner Sessions @Al Dana is Doha’s ultimate waterfront lounge experience. A relaxed atmosphere, casual dress code and no need for memberships or entrance fees, head to the terrace to enjoy hot tunes, Arabian sunsets and icy cold signature Sundowner drinks. (Happy Hour: 4pm to 7pm) With DJ Carl Roberts and special guest appearances each week, grab your friends and head down to The Terrace @Al Dana Restaurant, pull up a beanbag and soak up Doha’s only Friday Sundowner Sessions.(Source: Sundowner Sessions)
Where:

The Terrace at Al Dana Restaurant, Sharq Village and Spa

When:

Every Friday, 4pm to 1am

Tickets:

Free entrance

Contact:

4425 6666

Good for:

This is strictly a 21+ event.

Sports & Outdoors
Bonfire Night by Paddle Qatar
bonfire nightIf you are interested in adventure this weekend, Paddle Qatar is organizing a bonfire night. Activities planned for the evening are African drumming, slacklining, fire spinning (poi), mangrove night kayaking, BBQ.
Where:

Al Thakhira Beach

When:

April 11-12, 5pm to 8am

Tickets:

http://paddleq.checkfront.com/reserve/

Contact:

info@paddleqatar.com, 5540 0895

Good for:

Everyone

Dinner with Shoaid Akhtar & Nuwan Zoysa
doha 6Are you a cricket fan? Here’s your chance to dine, chat and interact with two cricket superstars, Shoaib Akhtar and Nuwan Zoysa.
Where:

Zaoq restaurant

When:

April 9, 9pm

Tickets:

http://www.q-tickets.com/Qsports-live-in-doha.aspx

Price:

QR160

Contact:

admin@qsports.qa or call 44642515

Good for:

Everyone

The Pearl-Qatar Triathlon
Mar1 Pearl triathalonThis event begins with the Lido Venezia beach front swim, followed by a bike course and the final sprint at the colorful Venetian-inspired precinct of Qanat Quartier. The course ends at the event ground back at the beach.
Where:

Lido Venezia beach front, Qanat Quartier, The Pearl, Qatar

When:

April 11, Friday, 6.30am

Good for:

Everyone

Philippine Azkals VS Nepal National Team
azkals_0Watch Phillipines Azkals battle it out with Nepal’s National team in this friendly football match. There will be a special performance from former MOJOFLY lead vocalist Kitchie Nadal.
Where:

Al Arabi Stadium

When:

April 11, Friday, 3.30pm

Price:

Free entry

Contact:

4441-4148 / 5505-1802

Good for:

Everyone

Aspire Lake Community Kayaking
kayakingWant to try your hand in kayaking? Entalek is organising an introductory kayaking course covering basic paddle skills. Instructors who will teach you how to be safe on the water and how to maneuver your craft.
Where:

Aspire Lake

When:

10am-3pm

Tickets:

To register, click here: http://www.aspirezone.qa/events/AspireKayaking/registration.aspx?SportId=1

Price:

Free

Good for:

Participants aged 14 years and above

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