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We are spoilt for choice this weekend, so much to do and so little time

Music & Performing Arts

DJ Debbie de Jong & DJ Passant Live at Rocca Poolside restaurant
debbie de jong roccaGreat music, great food and great fun – all by the poolside. Groove to the beat of Dutch DJ Debbie de Jong and first female Egyptian DJ Passant to keep your Thursday buzz alive.
Where:

Rocca, Grand Hyatt Doha

When:

Thursday, October 3, 2013; 10pm (doors open at 8pm)

Tickets:

http://tickets.virginmegastore.me/index.php?event_id=1676

Price:

Ladies: QR100; Gents: QR150

Contact:

4448 1234

Good for:

Singles, couples - This is strictly a 21+ event.

Rachmaninoff's Paganini Rhapsody
Han-Na-Chang-at-Absolute-Classic-3A night of classical music played Qatar’s very own Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra. Directed by Han-Na Chang and Cristina Ortiz on the piano, the evening’s program will feature a lineup of symphonies by Shostakovich, Rachmaninoff and Mikhail Glinka’s Overture to Ruslan and Lyudmila.
Where:

Katara Opera House, Building 16

When:

Saturday, October 5, 2013; 7.30pm (doors open at 7.10pm)

Tickets:

http://tickets.virginmegastore.me/index.php?event_id=1597

Price:

QR75-QR500

Good for:

Everyone

Jack Eye Jones at La Cigale Hotel
jack eye jonesScottish DJs Jack Eye Jones (Ibiza Sessions) and Jon Mancini (Colours) as well as Aleebra and Roger Choueiry are all set to rock your weekend, join them and many others at Club 7 this Thursday!
Where:

Club 7, La Cigale Hotel

When:

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Price:

Membership is required to enter; QR300 (gents); Ladies can enter for free

Contact:

4428 8665 or 5518 8008 for reservations

Good for:

Singles, Couples

Ultra-Thursday Bavarian Party
qatar beer festCome dressed in traditional Bavarian garb and enjoy beverages, grilled food and shisha. Enjoy all of this in a festive atmosphere. Groovy house music with a German/Bavarian touch played by DJ Karim and DJ W will set the festivities alight.
Where:

Flamingos Sea-Poolside, The Ritz-Carlton Doha

When:

Thursday, October 3, 2013; 8.30pm to 2am

Price:

Males: QR100, this includes one beverage; Free entry for ladies

Contact:

3361 8959

Good for:

Couples, Mixed groups - this is strictly a 21+ event

Oktoberfest Festival at InterContinental Doha
oktoberfest at interconCelebrate Oktoberfest in Qatar in authentic Bavarian style at the InterContinental Doha for the 10th consecutive year with Munich’s famous beverages: oans, zwoa and gsuffa. Oompah band ‘Guat Drauf’ will add the entertainment value to the event.
Where:

InterContinental Doha Hotel

When:

October 2-5, 2013; 8pm to midnight

Tickets:

Available at the hotel lobby from 9am to 9pm

Price:

October 2-5: QR235; October 5: QR170 (Prices include entrance and a sumptuous German buffet)

Contact:

4484 4919

Good for:

Singles, Couple - This is strictly a 21+ event.

Ziad Khoury at Madison Piano Bar
ziad khoury - piano barArab Idol sensation Ziad Khoury will perform live at Madison Piano Bar this Friday. If you are a fan or just want to explore new music, this is your chance.
Where:

Madison Piano Bar, La Cigale Hotel Doha

When:

Friday, October 4, 2013

Price:

QR250 per person (membership is required)

Contact:

4428 8665 or 5518 8008 for reservations

Good for:

Singles, couples

Dem Dohty Friday with DJ Moh
dem dohtyIf a night out on the town with awesome dance music is your thing, head over to Rancho’s Bar this weekend. Groove to the beats of Deejay Moh
Where:

Rancho's Bar, Grand Regal Hotel

When:

Friday, October 4, 2013; 8pm to 2am

Price:

QR100 (gents); QR80 (ladies) (Free membership for ladies)

Contact:

4409 4600/4409 4400 for reservations

Good for:

This is strictly a 21+ event - Singles, Couples

Flamingos Pool Party
flamingosSit back and enjoy the panoramic views of the Arabian Sea and the breeze along with delicious food and beverage options. Take a dip in the pool or simply enjoy a light dinner.
Where:

Flamingos, The Ritz-Carlton Doha

When:

Thursday, October 3, 2013, 8pm to 1.30am

Contact:

4484 8506

Good for:

Singles, Couples

Exhibitions & Workshops
Oil Painting Workshop
Oil-paiting-workshopGet messy, get creative. Put all that creativity to good use by learning the art of oil painting with Egyptian artist Fairouz Al Wakadi. This is open to individuals of any skill level, give it a shot. Each workshop costs QR200 to attend. Call for more information. Great fun for families, kids or anyone with an artistic bent of mind!
Where:

Katara Art Studios, Studio 1, Building 19

When:

Saturday, October 5, 2013, 5pm to 8pm

Tickets:

To register, email education@katara.net or call 4408 0233 or 4408 0235

Price:

QR200 per person

Good for:

Families, children, singles, couples

Trifold works by the security women at Education City
trifoldView the work of six security women and self-taught Modular Origami artists from Education City. You can also purchase these creations.
Where:

The Saffron Hall, VCUQatar

When:

Until October 10, 2013

Price:

Free

Good for:

Everyone

Grand Mela (Family Festival)
grand melaEnjoy an afternoon of delicious South Asian (desi) food, live music, prizes, activities & games for kids, stalls selling different things and lots more.
Where:

Al Wakra Stadium

When:

Thursday, October 3, 2013; 4pm to midnight

Tickets:

At the entrance

Price:

QR5

Contact:

7795 3000

Good for:

Everyone

 

Northern Legacy (Photographic Exhibition)
Northern LegacyBrowse through black and white photos of life and landscapes in Northern England from the 1950s and 1960s by English photographer Harold Crompton Robinson.
Where:

Katara, Building 13, Gallery 1

When:

September 19 - November 19, 2013

Price:

Free

Good for:

Everyone

Omar Khalifa: Infinite
omar khalifaAs part of the Qatar-UK Year of Culture 2013, artist Omar Khalifa is presenting a photographic installation project at the Katara, which examines ‘the nature of being’. The inspiration for and purpose of this work comes from the artist’s interest in identity, cosmopolitanism and multiculturalism.
Where:

Katara Cultural Village

When:

Until end of December 2013; 10am to 10pm

Price:

Free

Good for:

Everyone

Standalone Tools by Rhys Himsworth
Qatar-based artist Rhys Himsworth is showcasing his installations that draw on new and obsolete technology that interact with changes of information online. His work explores themes of surveillance, technological independence, and communication through computer-controlled machines that evoke emotional depth and response.
Where:

Katara Art Center, Building 5

When:

Until October 28, 2013

Tickets:

RSVP at https://standalonetoolskac.eventbrite.com/

Price:

Free

Good for:

Everyone

Steel and Gold: Historic Swords exhibition
steel and goldSee some of the finest swords dating from the 9th to the 20th centuries at the Steel and Gold: Historic Swords exhibition at the Museum of Islamic Arts.
Where:

Museum of Islamic Arts

When:

Until December 14, 2013

Price:

Free entry

Contact:

4442 4444

Good for:

Everyone

 

Dining
Friday Mediterranean Brunch at Al Shaheen restaurant
al shaheenEnjoy a Mediterranean brunch in style with an array of hot and cold dishes including meat, fish and plenty of desserts, all of this complemented by a gorgeous view of the Arabian Gulf. Your kids can enjoy playing in the Kids Area and you can enjoy live entertainment with your meal.
Where:

Al Shaheen restaurant, Sheraton Doha Hotel

When:

Fridays; 11am to 4pm

Price:

QR190 (food only); Kids: QR110; QR270 (free flowing alcoholic beverages and soft drinks)

Contact:

4485 4444

Good for:

Families, Singles, Couples

Garden Brunch at Grand Hyatt Doha
flamingosWith the weather cooling down, wouldn’t it be nice for a nice outdoor meal? Sit on the terrace at The Grill, enjoy some delicious beverages as well as DJ Santiago’s music adding to the ambience.garden brunch
Where:

The Grill, Grand Hyatt Doha

When:

Friday, October 4, 2013; 12.30pm to 4pm

Price:

QR280 (with soft beverages) or QR395 (with an unlimited flow of various drinks)

Contact:

7021 8093

Good for:

Everyone

Grand Mussels Brunch at InterContinental Doha
grand mussels brunchIf you’re craving mussels, get an unlimited supply of them along with draught beer at the Belgian Cafe at the InterContinental Doha.
Where:

Belgian Cafe, Intercontinental Doha

When:

Fridays, 12.30pm to 3.30pm

Price:

QR275 for unlimited mussels and a beverage

Contact:

4484 4919

Good for:

Singles, Couples

 

Health, Fitness & Sports
'QPW' Qatar Pro Wrestling
sep qpwWatch contestants wrestle it out for the QPW Belt over three nights this weekend. The wrestlers for this event include Carlito, Big V, Alofa, Bobby Lashley, Matt Cross, Johnny Moss, Shehab Al Mossa, Rene Dupre, Michael Kovac, Chris Raaber, Chris Masters and others.
Where:

Hyatt Plaza Tent

When:

October 3-5, 2013; 8pm

Tickets:

http://tickets.virginmegastore.me/index.php?event_id=1635

Price:

QR100-QR750 (admission free for kids below 2 years of age)

Contact:

5016 1530 for more information

Good for:

Families, Singles, Couples

Kayaking, Paddling and a visit to the Mangroves
EntalekKayak (44 of 77)If you like spending time in the wild outdoors of Qatar, join the group at Entalek to take you through late afternoon/moonlight paddling and kayaking trips across the mangrove plantations. Entalek offers a variety of trips and activities of which some even include camping, bonfires and BBQ. Call Entalek to enquire about the best program for you.
Where:

Al Thakhira Mangrove Plantation

When:

Friday and Saturday, October 4 and 5, 2013

Tickets:

http://www.bookeo.com/entalek

Price:

QR200 and above

Contact:

Call Steve at 3023 3207

Good for:

Singles, Couples, Families with older kids

Others:

Note: Bookings are only confirmed for the trips if you receive a confirmation email or text message from Entalek.

 

Film
Metro Manila (a Katara-DFI presentation)
metro manilaMetro Manila, a crime drama filmed in the Philippines, is being screened by the Doha Film Institute. It received the Audience Award at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and is now being submitted to receive the Best Foreign Language Film.
Where:

Katara Drama Theatre, Building 16

When:

October 3-8, 2013; 8pm

Tickets:

http://www.dohafilminstitute.com/films/metro-manila

Price:

QR35; QR25 (students with valid ID)

Good for:

Families (children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult); Singles; Couples

 

Coming Up...
Alessandro Safina with Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra Live
alessandrosafinaWatch Italian romantic pop opera singer Alessandro Safina perform live in Doha at the Qatar National Convention Centre.
Where:

Qatar National Convention Centre

When:

Tuesday, October 8, 2013; 8.30pm (doors open at 7pm)

Tickets:

http://tickets.virginmegastore.me/index.php?event_id=1681 or email booking@mpremiere.com; info@mpremiere.com

Price:

QR250 - QR790

Contact:

3322 1729/ 971-50-768-6418

Good for:

Families, Singles, Couples

Confusionism by Mahmoud Obaidi
KAC-mahmoud_invitation_full_square_thing_2_resize_for_mailchimpAdding to Doha’s buzzing art scene will be renowned contemporary Iraqi-Canadian artist Mahmoud Obaidi is presenting his first solo exhibition Confusionism in Qatar. It features a collection of objects imbued with political significance that balance dark humour and reflections on both universal and specific references to war and violence.
Where:

Katara Art Center, Building 5

When:

October 6-9, 2013; Opening reception at 6pm on October 6

Tickets:

RSVP at http://confusionismkac-es2.eventbrite.com/?rank=9

Price:

Free

Contact:

4408 0244 for more information

Good for:

Everyone

The Foster's Laughter Factory at Shehrazad
Enjoy being in peals of laughter at The Foster’s Laughter Factory. Three stand-up comedians Rainer Hersch, Otiz Cannelloni and Danny ‘Slim’ Gray will present over 2 hours of club stand-up, from The Comedy Store in London.
Where:

Shehrazad Sports Bar, Radisson Blu Doha

When:

Monday and Tuesday, October 7 & 8, 2013; 8pm (doors open at 5pm)

Price:

QR140 per person (includes one beverage)

Contact:

4428 1555 for reservations

Good for:

Singles, Couples

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. Read some cool facts about Hirst and his work in this piece by JustHere.
Where:

Al Riwaq Exhibition Hall

When:

October 10, 2013 - January 30, 2014; Monday to 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

Aperitivo under the stars with the Sommeliers
aperitivoFour sommeliers from one of the oldest winegrowers FORCHIR from the Italian town of Friuli Venezia Giulia will be in town with some of their latest selections. Sample some quality aperitifs while enjoying some eats that will be paired to perfection by the sommeliers.
Where:

The Living Room at Flamingos, The Ritz-Carlton Doha

When:

Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 6.30pm to 10.30pm

Price:

QR300 per person

Contact:

4484 8525 for reservations or email rc.dohrz.leads@ritzcarlton.com

Good for:

This is strictly a 21 event

Quiz Night at Champions
championsAre you a champ at trivia? Then get yourself registered for six rounds of a quiz that will have ten questions each on different topics: sport, music and general knowledge. The winner of the quiz will receive a QR5000 cash prize; there will also be various prizes throughout the evening. Crack open that encyclo…err…Wikipedia now!
Where:

Champions Sports Bar, Renaissance City Center Doha

When:

Monday, October 7, 2013; 5pm to 7pm (Registration), Quiz begins at 7.30pm

Price:

No registration fee

Contact:

4419 6100 for more information

Good for:

Singles, Couples, all above the age of 21 years

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:

October 6, 2013 - January 5, 2014

Good for:

Everyone

Hajj: The Journey Through Art
hajj-markupItems that explore the routes of pilgrims through the Hajj pilgrimage, including the rituals depicted through art, will be on display at the Museum of Islamic Art. Explore your spiritual side through this exhibition, the first of its kind to be held in a Muslim country.
Where:

Museum of Islamic Art

When:

October 9, 2013 - January 5, 2014

Price:

Free entry

Good for:

Everyone

The Art of Spanish Gastronomy
Sheraton-spanish-weekFrom a menu created by Chef Pepe Sanchez Giron, treat your palate to food from different regions of Spain everyday. There will also be a raffle draw for guests through which they stand a chance to win 2 air tickets to Spain.
Where:

Latino Restaurant, Sheraton Doha

When:

October 7-13, 2013; From 7pm

Price:

QR190 (including one welcome drink)

Contact:

44854071 or email f&breservations.doha@sheraton.com

Good for:

Everyone

 

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