Weekend Radar (April 11-13)
Sports & Fitness:
Participate in or be a spectator at the Red Bull Fortress Challenge 2013, the hottest cross-country endurance mountain biking competition in Doha. This will take place in Film City Fort at Zekreet (west coast of Qatar) on Friday. Call 6600 4820 to register or email email@example.com. Or visit the event website for more information.
Feeling adventurous? Try the Basic Ashtanga Yoga and Shakti Pranayama on Thursday at 6.30pm or a Spinning Class on Friday/Saturday at 10.30am at the Ritz Carlton. All classes are priced at QR50 for non-members and are complimentary for members. Call 4484 8173/83 to book yourself a spot.
Do you live in Doha? Want to escape the daily grind and settle into a weekend of complete relaxation and bliss? Take advantage of the Locals Weekend Package at the Renaissance Doha City Center Hotel. The Weekend Package includes a complimentary upgrade to a Deluxe Corner Room, a full buffet breakfast for two at Crossroads Kitchen and a late check-out to enjoy their 35m outdoor pool, steam and saunas. Priced at QR695 per night, this offer can be availed by presenting your Qatari residence permit. Call 4419 5666 for reservations.
Food & Dining:
To celebrate the Hanami Festival (Cherry Blossom Festival) Sakura at the Radisson Blu Doha is offering a special Sushi set menu for QR182 and a Teppenyaki set menu for QR200 until April 21. Call 4428 1555 for reservations.
Music, Performing Arts & Festivals:
R&B sensation, Akon is performing live in Doha at the Intercontinental Doha on Friday. Doors open at 8pm. Tickets are priced at QR250 (regular), QR300 (at the door), and QR 450 (VIP). Tickets can be purchased at Virgin Megastore outlets in Landmark or Villaggio malls or Crepaway. They are also available online at the Virgin Megastore website
Visit Katara to experience the colourful happenings at the African Festival. There’s live music, games, food and lots more to entertain you. It runs everyday until Saturday from 4-10pm. Visit the Katara website for more details.
Experience the magic of tone poem through Richard Strauss’ very own Alpine Symphony at Katara Opera House Building 16. For more information, visit the event page on the Katara website.
Take yourself, your kids or your family out for a comfortable afternoon at Rumailah Park (or Al Bidda Park). With a nice view of the Corniche on the other side, the park has kiosks, small restaurants, a rollerblading track and a play area for kids. Read this article on JustHere to learn more.
Parenting & Kids:
Trying to get your children involved in some fun but educational activities. All that talk about kids being impressionable, put it to the test; get them to try these new learning activities featured in this article from JustHere.
Doha Film Institute’s 48-hour filmmaking challenge is back again! This time’s challenge is however to make a documentary in 48 hours starting April 11 to April 13, 2013.
Form a team of two or four. Choose a topic from the list of local stories that DFI will provide and make your award-winning documentary. Two best films will be chosen by the judges from DFI and the public via Youtube to be screened during DFI film screening in the future as well as in the DFI booth at the Al Jazeera International Documentary Film Festival that will be held later this month.
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