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What plans this weekend? An evening of jazz and British films or clean up the beach after an Italian meal.

Music & Performing Arts
Cirque du Soleil Dralion
Untitled-1Multicultural acrobats, dancers and performers will be back for a second consecutive weekend at Aspire Arena 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. It’s sure to be a fun evening out with family, friends or both.
Where:

Aspire Arena

When:

September 26 (6pm, 9.30pm); September 27 (4pm, 7.30pm); September 28 (4pm, 7.30pm)

Price:

QR250 to QR2000

Good for:

Everyone

It's Time for Africa Festival at Sealine Resort
africaThis month-long festival, which allowed families, kids and everyone in Doha more than just a glimpse into African culture, is coming to an end this Friday. Nigerian DJ Jimmy Jatt who is considered an icon for dance music will be spinning his mix for a lively afternoon and evening.
Where:

Sealine Beach Resort, Mesaieed

When:

Friday, September 28, 4pm to midnight

Tickets:

Available at the door

Price:

QR135 for adults; free for children under 11 years of age

Contact:

4476 5249

Good for:

Everyone

Stand Up Comedy Qatar presents Summer SUCQd
SUCQ-Sept26Hola! The comedians at Stand Up Comedy Qatar are back with their sharper wits after the summer and raring to go with a new lineup of jokes and more. If your idea of a Thursday evening includes laughing till you get a bellyache, then don’t miss this show!It’s a completely ‘halal‘ show i.e. the humour’s suitable for all ages, so take your family along too for some good fun.
Where:

Black Box Theatre, Student Center, Education City

When:

Thursday, September 26, 7pm to 10pm

Tickets:

Eventbrite

Price:

QR30

Good for:

Families, children, singles, couples

Dvořák’s New World Symphony
dvorakEnd your weekend on a calm and tranquil note, or notes in this case. The Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra is back for the second show of this season to present Czech composer Antonín Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9 in E Minor. The music, directed by renowned South Korean conductor Han-Na Chang will also have Sayaka Shoji at the violin and will feature compositions by legendary Russian composers, Rachmaninoff and Profokiev.
Where:

Katara Art Studios, Studio 1, Building 19

When:

Saturday, September 28, 2013, 5pm to 8pm

Tickets:

Available on the Virgin Megastore website

Price:

QR75 to QR300

Good for:

Families without young kids, Singles, Couples

Celtic Tenors Live at Radisson Blu
the-celtic-tenors-730x365The popular Irish trio is back in Doha for a one-night performance at Radisson Blue this Thursday.
Where:

Radisson Blu Doha

When:

Thursday, September 26; doors open 7pm, dinner and show begin 8pm

Tickets:

For tickets/reservations, call 4428 1428/44281555

Price:

QR370 (includes three-course dinner with beverages)

Good for:

Singles, couples, families with older kids

Dominick Farinacci Quartet
JALC_Dominick-Farinacci_Home-Page_861x588-6St. Regis’ Jazz at Lincoln Center is presenting an expansive jazz performance by American trumpeter and composer, Dominick Farinacci and his band. He will be performing with Christian Tamburr (piano and vibraphone), John Lumpkin (drums) and Billy Thornton (bass).

The Center’s resident jazz band, Qatalysts, will perform as a prelude to the Quartet’s performance.

Where:

Jazz at Lincoln Center, St. Regis Doha

When:

Thursday & Friday, 7pm to 8.45pm

Tickets:

Call 4446 0106 or email diningreservations@stregis.com for reservations or information.

Price:

QR2500 (VVIP table General Seating and Bar Seats are not available)

Good for:

Singles, couples

Dining
Friday Brunch at La Varenne
brunch la varenneWant to wake up later?Unwind on a weekend without worrying about cooking or groceries on a Friday morning, the exotic brunch at La Varenne could be your go-to place for delectable food and a view that can only be described as poetic. There is a lot to choose from including salads, appetizers, entrees, rotisserie meats, special country bread, desserts and lots more.
Where:

La Varenne, 28th floor, Tornado Tower, West Bay

When:

Fridays noon to 4pm

Price:

QR179 per person

Contact:

44990680 for reservations

Good for:

Everyone, especially families or couples

Friday Brunch at Vine
Experience a stylish brunch at St. Regis’ Vine. You can choose from among a unique variety of local and regional artisan produce along with exclusive beverages.
Where:

Vine, St. Regis Doha

When:

Friday

Price:

QR275 (with soft beverages); QR375 (with grape, grain and sparkling beverages); 50% discount for children between 4 and 11 years; free for children under 3 years

Contact:

4446 0105 for reservations or request a table online

Good for:

Families with kids, couples, singles

German Food Festival & Biergarten
WR_german food festival-septInterested 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.
Where:

Grand Hyatt Doha

When:

Until September 28, 2013, 7pm to 1am (weekend)

Price:

QR395 for all you can eat and drink or a German a la carte menu

Contact:

7021 8093 for reservations

Good for:

Singles, couples, families with older children

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, September 28, 2013, 5pm to 8pm

Tickets:

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

Price:

QR200

Good for:

Families, children, singles, couples

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.
Where:

VCU-Qatar Gallery

When:

September 4 to October 24, 2013

Price:

Free

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 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 Special: A Journey into Miniature for Adults
Get inspired by browsing through the MIA’s special Hajj exhibition and use this inspiration to create your own miniature paintings in this workshop. Two courses are available; one begins on September 28 and the other on September 30.
Where:

Museum of Islamic Art

When:

Course 1 begins September 28; Course 2 begins September 30 - all from 12 noon to 2pm.

Price:

Free

Good for:

Everyone, particularly adults and even teenagers

Royal Thai Cooking Classes at Grand Hyatt Doha
isaanLove Thai food and want to learn to cook some at home? Grand Hyatt Doha’s Isaan restaurant is offering classes where you can learn to cook unique recipes from royal Thai cuisine.
Where:

Isaan, Grand Hyatt Doha

When:

Saturday, September 28

Price:

QR250 per person (includes the class, lunch and a glass of Vino)

Contact:

4448 1250 for reservations

Good for:

Singles, couples

Cooking Class at Porcini
porcini cooking classLearn to cook Piedmont cuisine at The Ritz Carlton Doha’s Porcini restaurant from its chefs. Piedmont, known for its dishes involved cream sauces and truffles, is one of the most progressive regions in Italy in terms of its cuisine. Lunch will be served during this class too.
Where:

Porcini, The Ritz-Carlton Doha

When:

Saturday, September 28

Price:

QR295

Good for:

Singles, Couples

Cake Decorating Class at Royal Plaza
Tavola at Royal Plaza Mall is offering an Advanced Cake Decorating class. Take a friend and make a fun Saturday out of it!
Where:

Tavola, Royal Plaza Mall, Al Sadd

When:

Saturday, September 28

Price:

QR1200 per person

Contact:

4413 1222 or email tavolarpd@tavola.ae

Good for:

Singles, couples

Writing Fun for Families
Spend an educational Saturday afternoon with your family exploring historic Arabic manuscripts at the MIA. No prior registration is required.
Where:

Museum of Islamic Art

When:

Every Saturday, 1-3pm

Price:

Free

Good for:

Families with kids, Couples

Film
DFI presents Four Weddings and a Funeral
FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERALDoha Film Institute is screening three shows of the popular Hugh Grant-Andy MacDowell-starrer Four Weddings and a Funeralthis weekend this Friday and Saturday.
Where:

Museum of Islamic Art

When:

Friday, September 27 (7pm); Saturday, September 28 (4pm, 7pm)

Tickets:

http://www.dohafilminstitute.com/tickets/buy/festivalfilm/473/7882

Price:

QR35; QR25 (Students)

Good for:

Singles, couples, adults over the age of 15 years

Community
Environment Protection and Clean up our beach
beach cleanupGlobal Under Water Awareness Association (GUWAA) is organizing a community beach clean up day in association with the Ministry of Environment, Poseidon Dive Center, Qatar Divers and Project Aware. Support our community in this initiative to help clean our environment of all the trash we dump into it. Tanks and bags will be provided for each participant.
Where:

Sealine Beach, Old Club Reef

When:

Friday, September 27, begins at 8am

Price:

Free

Good for:

Everyone

Doha Flea Market
doha flea mkltIf vintage, handcrafted items are what you are looking for, then the Doha Flea Market is the place for you. Come by and browse through the variety of items that will be on sale including secondhand clothes, accessories, books, electronics and lots more. Food will also be sold there.
Where:

Swiss-Bel Hotel

When:

Saturday, September 28

Good for:

Everyone

Coming Up...
BBC Symphony Orchestra
bbcIn their first performance in Qatar, the Orchestra will be performing a range of compositions from the greatest British composers over the past 150 years.

The performance will take place at the Opera House at Katara.

Where:

Katara Opera House

When:

September 30 and October 1 - 7.30pm

Tickets:

Available through the Virgin Megastore website

Price:

QR150-QR400

Good for:

Everyone

LOLComic Improv Workshop & Adult Acting classes
The Theatrix Group and SQF Sports in Doha are offering acting workshops for adults and comic improv workshops (LOL comic improvisation workshop) for children above 15 years. Now is the chance to be somebody else, to explore your inner actor! It’s a fun after-school activity for your kids too.
Where:

Al Jazi 1 Compound clubhouse in Gharaffa

When:

LOL Comic Improv workshop (begins Sunday, September 29 - 5.30pm to 7pm); Adult Acting Basics (Monday, September 30 - 5.30pm to 7pm)

Price:

QR600 (10 sessions) - 25% discount for each child in the same family

Contact:

Joel at 6699 5321 or jbadams@fastmail.net or sfqsportsacademy@gmail.com (for Acting classes)

Good for:

Families, Teenagers, Singles, Couples

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