Weekend Radar (August 22 – 24)
Films, Exhibitions & Workshops
DFI present The Thieves: Watch the Doha Film Institute’s latest film screening beginning this weekend,
The Thieves, a star-studded heist film from South Korea directed by Choi Dong Hoon. The film will be screened between August 22 and August 28, 2013. Purchase your tickets at the Doha Film Institute website.
When: Thursday, August 22, 2013, 7pm; Where: Katara Drama Theatre, Building 16
MIA Walk-in Gallery Tours: The Museum of Islamic Arts is offering free guided tours of its galleries in English and Arabic on Thursdays and Saturdays. Learn more about all the exhibits and ask all the questions you have. No prior booking required, just show up at the museum.
When: Every Thursday and Saturday, 2pm; Where: Museum of Islamic Arts
99 Names of Allah: Tunisian graffiti artist Vincent Abadie Hafez will exhibit 99 silkscreen paintings representing the 99 names of Allah along with eight large-scale paintings. His exhibition will also feature a public art graffiti wall over 5 meters long. Visitors can also bring out the inner artists in themselves by writing or drawing or expressing themselves on an ‘expression wall’.
Where: Katara, Building 19, Gallery 1; When: July 11 to August 31, 2013, 10am to 12 midnight
Arabic Calligraphy & Quran, a Shared Journey: Discover the history of Arabic Calligraphy through the personal view of art collector Ibrahim Fakhroo. All exhibits are part of his private collection and mostly comprise of original Qurans, along with some facsimile Qurans that he has gathered in the last few years. Fakhroo has researched his collection for proof and examples on how the development of Arabic is intrinsically connected with the publishing and diffusion of Quran, throughout history.
Where: Katara, Building 22, Gallery 1 & 2; When: July 11 to August 31, 2013, 10am to 12 midnight
Show of Faith: This is a group show exhibition of artists whose works explore notions of their faith. It is especially relevant to the spirit of Ramadan as it aims to stimulate the spirit and also to raise questions about whether being raised or living near Mecca or Medina may affect the spiritual essence of the artist’s work, whether as worshippers themselves or as visitors.
Where: Katara, Building 18, Gallery 2; When: July 11 to August 31, 2013, 10am to 12 midnight
Wanasah Entertainment City: Enjoy a host of entertainment activities, food and shopping for kids and adults at the Wanasa Entertainment City. Learn more about the event at the Wanasah Facebook page.
When: Everyday until September 15, Opens 10am; Where: Doha Exhibition Center
Art of Creating Cocktails: Learn to mix, learn to create delicious cocktail beverages from a team of experts at Habanos at The Ritz Carlton Doha in the ‘Art of Cocktail’ class. The class is priced at QR225 per person, reserve your spot by calling 4484 8504 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Visit The Ritz Carlton Doha’s website to learn more.
When: Friday, August 23, 2013; Where: Habanos, The Ritz Carlton Doha
Weekend Getaway at West End Doha: Enjoy a dip in their 35mm outdoor swimming pool, steam, saunas and breakfast for two and a late checkout, all for only QR695 on any Thursday, Friday or Saturday until December 2013. Present your Qatar ID to avail this. For reservations, call 4419 5666 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit West End Doha’s website for more information.
When: Any Thursday, Friday or Saturday, until December 2013. Where: West End Doha
Recreational Clubs in Qatar: You can now enjoy a relaxing weekend workout, spa treatment or more at a number of clubs around Qatar. Membership is required in most places, but many places offer access to certain facilities to non-members for a nominal fee though. Check out JustHere’s compilation of recreational clubs around Qatar.
Fun for Kids
Aqua Park presents Kids Got Talent: The annual Kids Got Talent show is back in Qatar for the second time at Aqua Park. Watch the talented finalists of this show perform on Saturday at 5pm. The Grand Finale for this event will be held in September. Visit the Aqua Park website for more information.
When: Saturday, August 24, 2013; Where: Aqua Park Qatar