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Red Bull Flugtag for the adrenaline junkies, Pinocchio for the kids, oodles of Halloween fun, music and art around Doha – what will it be for you this weekend?

Festivals & Performing Arts
Red Bull Flugtag
flugtagWatch teams from Qatar who have built human-powered flying machines take off a 6-metre-high flying deck in the hopes of either taking off successfully in flight or diving into the water below. This is an exciting event being held for the first time in Qatar.
Where:

Museum of Islamic Art Park

When:

Friday, November 1, 2013, 1pm to 4.45pm

Good for:

Everyone

Elias and Ghassan Rahbani
rahbani concertLebanese musicians Elias and Gassan Rahbani will be performing live at Katara this weekend. This father and son duo will perform their melodious compositions at the Katara Opera House.  Gassan Rabbani has performed with music sensation Fairuz in the past.
Where:

Katara Opera House, Building 16

When:

October 31, 2013; 8.30pm to 11pm

Tickets:

Available through Virgin Megastores online

Price:

QR100, QR150, QR250

Good for:

Everyone

Cuban Jazz with the Elio Vilafranca Quartet
elioElio Vilafranca is one of the leading Cuban pianists, composers and bandleaders. He won the 2010 Grammy for Best Latin Jazz Album of the Year for his performance, composition and coproduction in the album Things I Wanted To Do by Chembo Corniel. Watch him and his bandmates live at JALC Doha. An a la carte dinner and drinks menu is available.
Where:

Jazz at Lincoln Center, St. Regis Doha

When:

Thursday & Friday (7.30pm, 9pm, 10pm), Saturday (9pm, 10.30pm)

Price:

No minimum spend or entrance fee

Contact:

4446 0105 for reservations

Good for:

Everyone

Pinocchio
PrintTake your kids to see the magical adventures of Pinocchio and Geppetto come alive in a musical performance.
Where:

Al Rayyan Theater, Souq Waqif

When:

http://tickets.virginmegastore.me/index.php?event_id=1791

Tickets:

http://tickets.virginmegastore.me/index.php?event_id=1791

Price:

QR60 (Regular), QR70 (VIP)

Good for:

Everyone, free admission is available for kids below 2 years of age

Royal Circus @ Hyatt Plaza

royal circus
Featuring artists from all over the world including the UK, Russia, Ukraine, Spain, Italy, Ecuador, Uzbekistan, Brazil and Magnolia, the Royal Circus is going to be a fun evening for kids and parents. There will be performances by tigers, white lions, leopards, snakes and more.
Where:

Hyatt Plaza Tent

When:

October 31, 2013; (Two shows – 6.30pm, 9pm)

Tickets:

http://tickets.virginmegastore.me/index.php?event_id=1759

Price:

QR75, QR100, QR200, QR500

Contact:

Hyatt Plaza customer desk - 4499 9666.

Good for:

Everyone

Horrible Histories: Ruthless Romans
horrible historiesGet your kids interested in history by taking them to this exciting new production of Ruthless Romans. This play features evil emperors and gruesome gladiators, all against Rome as a backdrop. Queen Boudicca and Spartacus will also be a part of it.
Where:

Doha College (Al Waab Campus)

When:

Thursday, October 31, 2013; 6pm to 7pm (doors open 5.30pm)

Tickets:

http://tickets.virginmegastore.me/index.php?event_id=1718

Price:

QR90, QR100

Good for:

Everyone, especially families and kids over 5 years

 

Museums
Hajj – The Journey Through Art
hajjItems 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

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 – 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

Museum of Crying Women by Francesco Vezzoli
mus crying womenItalian artist Francesco Vezzoli is presenting portraits of some of the most iconic women of the last century. Some of them include Elizabeth Taylor, Lady Gaga and Joan Crawford, among others.
Where:

QMA Gallery, Building 10, Katara

When:

Until November 30, 2013

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 Art.
Where:

Museum of Islamic Art

When:

Until December 14, 2013

Price:

Free entry

Contact:

4442 4444

Good for:

Everyone

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

Events & Exhibitions
Northern Legacy (Photographic Exhibition)

Northern LegacyBrowse through black and white photos of life and landscapes in Northern England from the 1950s and 60s by English photographer Harold Crompton Robinson.

Where:

Katara, Building 13, Gallery 1

When:

September 19 – November 19

Price:

Free

Good for:

Everyone

Hajj Exhibition

hajjThe photography of pilgrimage in Mecca began in the 1860s. The collection presented is dated 1908/1325 and belongs to Muhammad Husseini, a doctor at the British consul in Jeddah and present the most important steps of the pilgrimage one century ago. Some of the highlights of this include: the Egyptian caravan’s arrival in Jeddah’s harbour; the landing of the mahmal and the kiswa; perceived sites along the way, as Eve’s grave in Jeddah, Turkish forts, Mecca Cherif’s house and several famous characters of this period, as ‘Abd el-Rahman Pacha al-Yusuf, Ottoman Emir of the pilgrimage.

Where:

Katara Gallery, Building 19

When:

Until October 31, 2013; 10am to 10pm

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

When:

Until end of December 2013; 10am to 10pm

Price:

Free

Good for:

Everyone

Once Upon a Butterfly by Said Baalbaki
once upon a butteflyThrough Once Upon a Butterfly, award-winning Beiruti artist Said Baalbaki showcases his journey, one involving multiple migrations from Beirut to Berlin and onwards, all due to war and unrest at the Anima Gallery & Lounge.
Where:

Anima Gallery, 30 La Croisette, Porto Arabia, The Pearl Qatar

When:

Until November 15, 2013, Saturday-Thursday (10am to 10pm), Friday (2pm-10pm)

Contact:

4495 3536

Good for:

Everyone

Bob Sinclar Live in Doha
bobsinclar1With legendary French DJ Bob Sinclar spinning on the beachfront at Grand Hyatt Doha, your evening promises to be nothing short of spectacular. DJ Almud of Ministry of Sound fame will open for this event.
Where:

Grand Hyatt Doha Beachfront

When:

Thursday, October 31, 2013; 7pm (doors open 6pm)

Tickets:

http://tickets.virginmegastore.me/index.php?event_id=1682

Price:

QR250 (Regular), QR450 (VIP)

Contact:

5523 6997 for reservations

Good for:

This is a 21+ event.

QatarSpeed MotorSport CarShow
Participate in or visit this event where different car enthusiasts will display their automobiles. Free Red Bull, cold beverages and water will be provided.
Where:

Qatar Racing Club, Industrial Area

When:

Friday, November 1, 2013, 3pm to 7pm

Contact:

Twitter: @QtrSkill or email ice.wolf@live.com, Instagram @Qatarsportcar

Good for:

Automobile enthusiasts

Beach Boutique - Ministry of Sound World Tour Doha
beachboutiqueFor a relaxing evening out, chill at the Beach Boutique organized by the InterContinental Doha with music by the Ministry of Sound, Sheldon, Aleebra, XWolf & Steve KZ.
Where:

InterContinental Doha

When:

Thursday, October 31, 2013;

Price:

QR150 (men), Ladies enter free

Contact:

4484 4919

Good for:

This is strictly a 21+ event.

Others:

Dress code: Casual evening and beach chic attire, no sportswear

Desi Bhangra Night
desibhangraFor the best bhangra, desi and Punjabi tracks, go to the Desi Bhangra Night where DJ Lemon will spin his best in this genre and DJ Kamya will play fusion tunes with the dhol.
Where:

Doha Marriott Hotel Beach

When:

Thursday, October 31, 2013, 8pm to 2am

Tickets:

http://tickets.virginmegastore.me/index.php?event_id=1761

Price:

QR50 (ladies), QR100 (gents), QR250 (VIP)

Contact:

4429 8888

Good for:

Singles, Couples

The Dope Party with DJ KYM
dopefridayGroove to the tunes that DJ KYM will spin on this exciting Friday evening.
Where:

Chill Out Pub, Grand Regal Hotel

When:

Friday, November 1, 2013; 8pm to 2am

Tickets:

Available at the door

Price:

QR80 & free membership for ladies, QR100 (men)

Contact:

4409 4600 or 4409 4444

Good for:

This is strictly a 21+ event.

Others:

Dress Code: Smart Casual

 

Films
Al Cinema
al cinema wkd radarLooking for a reliable, well-updated source for cinema listings in Qatar? Visit the Al Cinema website or download Android or iPhone mobile applications.
Food
Turkish Food Festival at Sharq Village & Spa
turkish-sharqGet a taste of the best in Ottoman cuisine at Sharq Village’s Turkish Food Festival with dishes from all over the region.
Where:

Al Liwan Restaurant, Sharq Village & Spa

When:

Until November 1, 2013; 6.30pm to 11pm

Price:

QR250 per person

Contact:

4425 6666 for reservations

Good for:

Everyone

Spanish Day at the Diplomatic Club

spanishday-diplomatic
Chef Antonio Garcia de Quiros Sanchez of Le Grill will stir up a storm of flavours and tastes from tradition Spanish cuisine for a multi-course buffet menu.
Where:

Le Grill, The Diplomatic Club

When:

Every Friday October 25, 2013 onwards; 12 noon to 4pm

Price:

QR 160

Contact:

4484 7412 for reservations, f&b@dclub.com.qa

Good for:

Everyone

After-Wiesn… The Real Oktoberfest of Doha
afterwiesnCelebrate Oktoberfest at InterContinental Doha The City with a fun-filled evening of music, food and drinks. A 9-piece original Bavarian band ‘Harthauser Musi’ will liven up the atmosphere too.
Where:

Al Jawhara Ballroom, InterContinental Doha The City

When:

Thursday & Friday, October 31 and November 1, 2013; 7pm to 1am

Price:

Traditional German buffet – QR222

Contact:

4015 8888

Good for:

Singles, Couples

Melbourne Cup Brunch

melbourne cup brunchShow off your most extravagant hats and attire in this lavish brunch inspired by the Melbourne Cup. The best hat will win one night at a junior suite at Grand Hyatt Doha including breakfast for two and a late checkout. The most colourful outfit will win a massage for two in a couple suite at the hotel’s Jaula Spa plus pool and beach access for a day.

Where:

The Grill, Grand Hyatt Doha

When:

Friday, November 1, 2013; 12.30pm to 4pm

Price:

QR280 (brunch with soft drinks), QR395 (includes special beverages)

Contact:

7021 8093 for reservations

Good for:

Singles, Couples

Thursday Barbecue at The Ritz Carlton Doha
Enjoy cool evenings with an international buffet and additional barbecue. Kids get their special buffet.
Where:

The Lagoon, The Ritz Carlton Doha

When:

Thursdays, 6.30pm to 10.30pm

Price:

QR240 per person (including soft beverages), QR120 (kids 4-12 years), free for kids under 4 years

Contact:

4484 8000

Good for:

Everyone

Halloween
Halloween Party at Champions
westend halloweenShow up with your best costume and you could win a prize at this Halloween spooktacular event. Face painting, shooter specials and a DJ promise to make it a fun evening.
Where:

Champions, Renaissance City Centre Doha

When:

Thursday, October 31, 2013; 7.30pm

Price:

QR100 (includes two house beverages)

Contact:

4419 6100

Good for:

Singles, Couples

Salsa n Candela Halloween Party
salsancandelaCelebrate Halloween Latino style at this Salsa n Candela Halloween party. There will also be a Best Costume Contest. There will be music by DJ Boricua.
Where:

Cigar Lounge, Al Sharq Village Resort & Spa

When:

Thursday, October 31, 2013; 9pm to 1am

Price:

QR85 (includes one beverage)

Contact:

5504 7010

Good for:

This is strictly a 21+ event.

Halloween Party with DJ Nick Warren
nickwarrenJoin DJ Nick Warren for a night filled with music, dance and lots of fun on the occasion of Halloween. The best costume also stands a chance to win a night’s stay at one of Grand Hyatt Doha’s luxurious rooms.
Where:

Grand Hyatt Doha Poolside

When:

Friday, November 1, 2013; 7pm to 2am

Tickets:

http://tickets.virginmegastore.me/index.php?event_id=1762

Price:

QR200 (Regular), QR300 (VIP), QR950 (Hotel room + 2 tickets)

Contact:

44281272/70218096

Good for:

This is strictly a 21+ event.

Halloween Night at the Jazz Club
oryxrotanahalloweenCreative Halloween decorations and a festive atmosphere along with exciting giveaways will be the highlights of this evening.
Where:

Jazz Club, Oryx Rotana Doha

When:

Thursday, October 31, 2013;

Contact:

4402 3333

Good for:

Everyone

The Fright Stuff
Get in the spooktastic spirit of Halloween at Bal Al Baher’s Halloween and dance party. There will be great music, BBQ and drinks to enjoy.
Where:

Bal Al Baher, Hilton Doha

When:

Thursday, October 31, 2013,

Price:

QR185 for all including one welcome drink

Contact:

4423 3333

Good for:

Singles, Couples

Coming Up...
Qatar Philharmonic School Concerts: Dance with the Orchestra
Conductor Bob Ross and violinist Elizaveta Hesse will play popular symphonies by Henry Purcell, Bach, Tchaikovsky and Max Bruch in this performance. Call Khalid Al Naemi to arrange attendance for schools.
Where:

Qatar National Convention Centre, Auditorium 3

When:

Wednesday and Thursday, November 6 (English) and 7 (Arabic), 9 am & 11am respectively

Contact:

Khalid Al Naemi, kalnaemi@qf.org.qa, 4454 8184

Good for:

Everyone

Melbourne Cup Breakfast
melbourn cup bfast - nov 5Watch a live screening of the Melbourne Cup race, one of Australia’s biggest sporting events, along with an Aussie buffet breakfast prepared by guest chef Adrian Ross.
Where:

The Grill, Grand Hyatt Doha

When:

Tuesday, November 5, 2013, 7am to 10.30am

Price:

QR75, champagne for QR40 per glass

Contact:

7021 8093

Good for:

Everyone

 

 

 

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