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Pearl diving competition, photography workshop, flying Korean kites or decorating Easter eggs – what are you choosing to do this weekend?

Festivals & Performing Arts
Senyar: Pearl Diving & Fishing Competition
senyarBased on its strategy to revive the ancient heritage of Qatar and the traditions and customs of the ancestral marine life, The Cultural Village foundation Katara Launches the third edition of the pearl diving and fishing competition (Senyar), as the beach management in Katara has received registration applications for this traditional competition from 10 until 27 March. The second edition of the pearl diving and fishing contest (Senyar) organized last year witnessed a high and intense in the competition of the Qatari youth, as the number of participants reached to 350 sailors navigating in traditional ships, from Fasht in Sealine area (south of Mesaieed) until they return to Katara Beach after they competed for four consecutive days during the pearl diving and fishing trip.
Where:

Katara Esplanade

When:

April 16 to 19, 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

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

Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony
tchaikovskyListen to the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra perform Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 in E Minor conducted by Han-Na Chang and with Lilya Zilberstein on the Piano.
Where:

Katara Opera House, Building 16

When:

April 19, 7.30pm (doors open at 6.30pm)

Tickets:

http://tickets.virginmegastore.me/index.php?event_id=2200

Price:

QR75-200

Good for:

Everyone

Museums
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

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

Events
Korea-Qatar Culture Show

korea-qatarThe Embassy of Korea, in celebration of the 40th anniversary of celebrating the diplomatic relations between Qatar and the Republic of Korea is organizing a culture show as well as a Kite Flying event this weekend. There will be music, dance and lots more to enjoy.

Where:

April 17 (Qatar National Convention Centre), 18 (Museum of Islamic Art Park), 19 (Katara)

When:

April 17 to 19; 17 (7.30pm), 18-19 (4.30pm)

Price:

Free

Good for:

Everyone

Korean Kite Flying
korean kite flyingBeautiful kites of different from Korea will be flown in Doha skies by experienced Korean kite masters.
Where:

Katara Esplanade

When:

April 19, 10am to 5.30pm

Good for:

Everyone

QAWS Save-a-Stray Quiz Night
qawsShow your support for animals by participating in this fun quiz event organized by Qatar Animal Welfare Society. Form teams of 6 members and email QAWS to participate or sign up at the door.
Where:

Doha Rugby Football Club Marquee

When:

April 17, registration begins at 7.30pm, quiz begins at 8pm

Tickets:

Pre-register for the event at qaws.events@gmail.com

Price:

QR50 at the door (additional QR50 club entrance fee)

Contact:

5539 6074

Good for:

This is strictly a 21+ event.

Bunny Fun in Strata
bunny funFor a smashing Easter celebration, visit Strata for tasty beverages and a magnificent view from the 55th floor along with great music by DJ Jared McCulloch, XWOLF, Jade Rox and Steve KZ.
Where:

Strata, InterContinental Doha The City

When:

April 18, 9pm

Tickets:

At the door

Price:

QR100 (includes 1 beverage)

Contact:

4015 8888

Good for:

This is strictly a 21+ event.

Workshops
Go Pro! Photographers – Fundamentals of Digital Photography Class
gorpro-beginner-main-photoThis is a great course for photography enthusiasts at the beginner level. Some things that will be covered in this course include Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO settings, White Balance, Auto-focus points, Rules of composition and a lot more. The course is split into 4 sessions spanning 2 hours each.
Where:

Absolute Shot, Al Funduk Street, West Bay

When:

April 19, 10am

Tickets:

At the door

Price:

QR1000

Contact:

7769 9955

Good for:

Beginners

Friday Funday at a Lego workshop
friday fundayTake your kids to a themed Friday Lego workshop, each of which has themes such as Lego Community, Mad Machines, Space Journey and Fantasy Fun.
Where:

Smart It locations at Al Waab, West Bay, Gharaffa (http://www.smartit.qa/contactus/locations)

When:

Every Friday (except during the School Holiday period), stay for one hour between 10am and 1pm

Good for:

Ages 4 to 9 years

Storytelling & Crafts
Take your kids to listen to some exciting stories in Arabic and English. There will also be an arts & crafts session for them to enjoy.
Where:

WH Smith, Ezdan Mall

When:

April 19, 4pm

Contact:

70730081, sara@maktabaqatar.org

Good for:

Kids, families

Easter Egg Decoration Class

easterJoin an exciting class where you or your kids can get involved in activities such as colouring, music, painting ceramics and lots more during Easter.

Where:

Arts & Crafts Doha

When:

April 19, 4pm to 6pm

Tickets:

http://www.artsandcrafts-doha.com/

Price:

QR100

Contact:

4486 5201, arts-crafts@live.com

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

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

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

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

Nightlife
Ultra-Thursday: Seaside Party/Four Seasons Pier
ultra thursdayWelcome the weekend with a relaxing evening chilling out by the Four Seasons Pier while enjoying progressive & house music, beverages and good food.
Where:

Four Seasons Doha Pier

When:

April 17, 8pm to 1.15am

Contact:

3361 8959

Good for:

This is strictly a 21+ event.

Sports & Outdoors
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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