Weekend Radar (September 19-21)
Motion Restoration Therapy at Six Senses Spa: Time to soothe those aching muscles! Visit Dr. Chet Collins, an experienced therapist is available to consult on long-term relief solutions from pain and physical discomfort. His method is a combination of soft tissue manipulation and chiropractic techniques.
Call 4425 6999 for more information or reservations.
When: Until September 30, 2013; Where: Six Senses Spa, Sharq Village & Spa
Music & Performing Arts
Sealine Beach Resort African Festival: Discover African culture at the ‘It’s Time for Africa’ festival at Sealine Beach Resort in Mesaieed. This month-long festival will be celebrated on every Saturday of the month. This Saturday, there will be a number of entertainment activities from Sub-Saharan Africa. Entry is priced at QR135 for adults and is free for children under 10 years of age. Tickets are available at the door. Call 4476 5249 for more information. Here’s a nice way to spend time with the family!
When: Saturday, September 21; Where: Sealine Beach Resort
VCU-Q presents My Rock Stars: Volume 1: In homage to traditional African portraiture, Moroccan artist and photographer Hassan Hajjaj will celebrate contemporary pop stars, unsung artists and personal inspirations in his life through a photography series. He uses traditional mats, fabrics and other objects that he has sourced from local markets of Marrakech, his hometown. Entry is free and open to all. For more information, visit the VCU-Q events page.
When: Until October 24, 2013; Where: VCU-Qatar Gallery
Cirque du Soleil Dralion: Watch this group of multicultural acrobats, dancers and performers bring Aspire Arena alive with their fiery performances in Dralion. This production of Cirque du Soleil is a blend of both eastern and western cultures. Read more about the show dates, times and how to purchase tickets through this article on JustHere.
Full Moon Party at The Ritz-Carlton Doha: Minimal House and Progressive Trance music will rev up this evening at The Ritz-Carlton Doha’s Flamingos. Special lighting, a portable cooler and its location by the calm Arabian Sea will add to this Thursday evening’s allure. RSVP to the event on its Facebook page or call 3361 8959.
No cover charge for ladies; for men, it’s QR100, which includes a cocktail.
This is strictly a 21+ event.
Dress code: White/Silver/Casual Wear
When: Thursday, September 19, 2013, 8pm to 2am; Where: Flamingos, The Ritz-Carlton Doha
Asian Underground with DJ Akbar Sami: If your taste in music includes listening to fusion of different sounds and genres, then visit Rancho’s Bar at Grand Regal Hotel to groove to DJ and music producer, Akbar Sami’s mixes. This is strictly a 21+ event.
Dress Code: Smart casual
Men must pay QR 100 for entrance and this includes a complimentary beverage; free entrance and membership for ladies
Call 4409 4615 or 4409 4444 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations or more information.
When: Friday, September 20, 2013, 9pm to 2am; Where: Rancho’s Bar, Grand Regal Hotel
Colors of Mexico: On the occasion of the National Day of Mexico, the Marimba Group from the Science and Art University of the State of Chiapas, Mexico, and the ‘Latinamerican Folklore Ballet in Qatar’ will be performing at Katara. This one’s great whether you’re bringing just yourself, your friends or family. This is going to be one evening of lively Mexican music! Learn more about the event on Katara’s website.
When: Friday, September 20, 2013, 7pm onwards; Where: Katara Drama Theater
German Food Festival & Biergarten: Interested in sampling new cuisines? Give this German Food Festival & Biergarten a try – there’s authentic German food, Bavarian malts and other traditional German fare to choose from. This Friday, there’s a special German brunch. It’s QR395 for all you can eat and drink over the weekend or a special German a la carte menu. Call 7021 8093 for reservations.
When: Until September 28, 2013, 7pm to 1am (weekend); Where: Grand Hyatt Doha
Argentinian Meat Week at Doha Sheraton: Head over to Latino at Doha Sheraton for some fresh charcoal-grilled Argentinian meat and music. A minimum of 180 grams per cut is required and the prices are per gram. Make it a family affair by taking everyone to this buffet. There’s a raffle draw too.
Contact 4485 4071 or email email@example.com for more information.
When: Until September 17, 2013, 7pm onwards; Where: Latino, Doha Sheraton
Lina’s Paris: Cosy interiors and delicious Parisian fare are two of the highlight of the Lina’s Paris experience. Take your date or the entire family for a nice weekend meal at this pleasant new café/restaurant at Ezdan Mall.
Call 4456 8042 for more information or visit the Lina’s Paris Facebook page.
Where: Lina’s Paris, Ezdan Mall, Al Gharaffa
Authentic Italian at La Spiga: Visit W Doha’s spanking new restaurant, La Spiga. This new kid on the block offers authentic Italian cuisine. Call 4453 5135 to reserve a table.
Exhibitions & Workshops
Once Upon a Butterfly by Said Baalbaki: Through 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. For more information, visit Anima Gallery & Lounge’s Facebook page or call 4495 3536.
When: Until November 15, 2013, Saturday-Thursday (10am to 10pm), Friday (2pm-10pm); Where: Anima Gallery, 30 La Croisette, Porto Arabia, The Pearl Qatar
Al Markhiya Gallery: Three painters and graphic artists from three Arab countries – Syria, Lebanon and Iraq will display their works in a unique exhibition at Souq Waqif’s Al Markhiya Gallery. Call 4442 8007 to make an appointment to visit.
When: Until September 28, 2013, Saturday-Thursday – 10am to noon, Friday – 4pm- 10pm (visitors welcome by appointment); Where: Al Markhiya Gallery, Souq Waqif
Fantastic Landscapes at Mathaf: This promises to be a fun afternoon for the kids and families with art works of places around the world by contemporary Arab artists, interactive storytelling sessions and games as well as activities for the entire family. Call 4402 8855 for more information.
When: Friday, September 20, 2013, 3pm to 6pm; Where: Mathaf Museum of Modern Art
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. RSVP to the event on its Eventbrite page.
When: Until October 28, 2013; Where: Katara Art Center, Building 5
Oil Painting Workshop: Want to explore your inner artist? 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 4408 0233 or 4408 0235 for more information. Great fun for families, kids or anyone with an artistic bent of mind!
When: Saturday, September 21, 2013; 5pm to 8pm; Where: Katara Art Studios, Studio 1, Building 19