Weekend Radar (August 1-3)
Ramadan tents: The final week of Ramadan is almost here. Take advantage of this time to explore the culinary options that some of the finest hotels in town have laid out for you. JustHere offers you details of some of the most beautiful Ramadan tents around Doha.
Charity: Get in touch with your benevolent side. In the spirit of Ramadan, take some time to give generously to those in need. Here is JustHere’s list of charity organizations that are working this Ramadan.
Activities at Aspire Zone: This weekend, Aspire Zone is organizing a fun set of activities for families including mini golf, mini-bowling as well as game stalls, face painting, musical chairs and many others. There will be musical stage performances along with a pantomime show and a mascot show. A stand-up comedian, clown/juggler and a beatboxer will provide additional entertainment.
Call 4447 6786 for more information or visit the Aspire Zone Facebook page for updates.
When: Thursday, August 1 – 2, 2013, 8.30pm to midnight; Where: Aspire Zone Foundation Tent
Exhibitions & Workshops
Prince’s School of Traditional Arts: Katara Art Studios is running a series of workshops on the exploring Islamic patterning and its use in traditional arts and architecture. Workshops are open to families as well as to anyone over the age of 5 years. Workshops will be of three types – Family workshops, Geometric Design workshops and Manuscript Illumination workshops.
Students may attend multiple sessions. To sign up for the workshops, either call 4408 0233 or 4408 0235 or email the Katara Education Team at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the event’s page on Katara’s website for a schedule and other information.
From Qurtuba to Cordoba: The city of Cordoba (Qurtuba in Arabic) in Spain, a World Heritage Site, is known for its culturally rich Arab-Islamic past. It has a number of monuments and sites that are fine examples of Arab architecture in Spain.
In this exhibition presented by Casa Arabe and the Embassy of Spain in Qatar, in association with Katara, you can take a look at monuments, walls, towers, doors and many other interesting examples of Mudejar art, an architectural style inspired by the influences of Al-Andalus in the Iberian Peninsula.
Where: Katara Gallery 1, Building 13; When: June 27 to August 31, 10am to 10pm; Entrance is free. For more information, visit the exhibition’s page on Katara’s website.
Million Dots artwork display: This public artwork display by artist Sabah Arbili is inspired by the number of dots in the Quran. Visitors will be encouraged to intervene on a 7-metre long large canvas by placing ‘dots’ collaboratively with the artist and other members of the public.
Where: Katara Art Studios Courtyard, Between Buildings 16 and 18; When: July 11 to August 11, 2013.
Nafahat Al-Eman Lectures: Eminent lecturers and scholars will address topics related to Ramadan along with the benefits of fasting. Learn more about the lectures at the Katara website.
Where: Katara Main Mosque; When: July 9 to August 27, 2013; 9.30pm to 11.30pm
Forever Now Art Exhibition at Mathaf: View the works of five artists from Mathaf’s Permanent Collection. This exhibition examines the artists’ interaction with their immediate environments, histories and cultures in search of new vocabularies to express their changed realities in response to cycles of rupture and continuity. Visit Mathaf during their opening hours to learn more. More information is available on their website.
Hey’ya Women in Sport Exhibition: Have you visited the QMA’s Hey’ya: Arab Women in Sport exhibition at Katara’s QMA Gallery yet? Read about why it is worth going to in JustHere’s review of the exhibition.
When: Everyday 9am to 8pm; Where: Building 10, QMA Gallery in Katara.