Festivals & Performing Arts
Senyar: Pearl Diving & Fishing Competition
Based 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.
April 16 to 19, 10am to 10pm
Porto Arabia Esplanade
Enjoy 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.
Porto Arabia Boardwalk
Weekends beginning April 10 to May 17, 6pm to 10pm
Souq Waqif Festival
Souq 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.
Tickets for the Dora the Explorer show: http://tickets.virginmegastore.me/index.php?event_id=2228
Dora the Explorer show: QR100 to QR800
Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony
Listen 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.
Katara Opera House, Building 16
April 19, 7.30pm (doors open at 6.30pm)
Etel Adnan in All Her Dimensions
Mathaf: 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]
Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art
Mona Hatoum: Turbulence
The 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)
Mathaf: The Arab Museum of Modern Art
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).
Museum of Islamic Art
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.
Museum of Islamic Art
Thursdays and Saturdays, 2pm
Go Pro! Photographers – Fundamentals of Digital Photography Class
This 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.
Absolute Shot, Al Funduk Street, West Bay
Friday Funday at a Lego workshop
Take your kids to a themed Friday Lego workshop, each of which has themes such as Lego Community, Mad Machines, Space Journey and Fantasy Fun.
Smart It locations at Al Waab, West Bay, Gharaffa (http://www.smartit.qa/contactus/locations)
Every Friday (except during the School Holiday period), stay for one hour between 10am and 1pm
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.
WH Smith, Ezdan Mall
Easter Egg Decoration Class
Join an exciting class where you or your kids can get involved in activities such as colouring, music, painting ceramics and lots more during Easter.
April 19, 4pm to 6pm
4486 5201, firstname.lastname@example.org
Richard Serra exhibits at Al Riwaq
Experience 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.
Al Riwaq Doha Exhibition Space and QMA Gallery in Katara
Hassan Al Mullah Exhibition
The 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]
Katara Cultural Village
Until April 30, 10am-10pm
Mythologies: Private Viewing
Unlock the mysteries of ancient relics at the public exhibition that UCL Qatar is organising.
Al Markhiya Galery, Souq Waqif
Until May 20, 7pm-10pm
Chatuchak Weekend Market Brunch at Isaan
For 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.
Isaan, Grand Hyatt Doha
Every Friday, Until April 25, 12.30pm-4pm
70218097 for information or reservations
Ultra-Thursday: Seaside Party/Four Seasons Pier
Welcome the weekend with a relaxing evening chilling out by the Four Seasons Pier while enjoying progressive & house music, beverages and good food.
Four Seasons Doha Pier
April 17, 8pm to 1.15am
This is strictly a 21+ event.