Weekend Radar (February 28 – March 1)
The performing arts seem to be raging this weekend. There’s music, theatre performances,
film screenings and so much. Also, join your fellow-Doha community members in different
community events. There’s so much for you to do between February 28 and March 2:
Sunday, March 3 is a holiday for all financial institutions in Qatar. Read more here.
Watch three people will take all of Shakespeare’s 37 plays and 1,222 characters and
condense them into a 97-minute performance of the Complete Works of William Shakespeare
(Abridged) on Thursday and Friday at the Qatar National Theatre. You can purchase your
tickets at The One in Landmark Mall or Villaggio (cash only). Details are available here.
The World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA) Qatar is giving you a chance to show
off your talents at its auditions with a chance to win a ticket to Hollywood, a US$130,000
scholarship and a career contract. Show them what you have on Thursday, Friday and
Saturday between 5.30 and 7.30pm at Mirqab Boutique Hotel at Souq Waqif. The event is
discussed at length here.
On March 2, watch Jonas Kaufmann as Parsifal in Richard Wagner’s final masterpiece,
Parsifal The Met Live in HD. Parsifal is the innocent who finds wisdom in François
Girard’s new vision for Wagner’s final masterpiece. His fellow Wagnerian luminaries
include Katarina Dalayman as the mysterious Kundry, Peter Mattei as the ailing Amfortas,
Evgeny Nikitin as the wicked Klingsor, and René Pape as the noble knight Gurnemanz.
Daniele Gatti conducts. Get your tickets here.
Attend the Friendship Festival at the American School of Doha on Friday
between 12 noon and 5 pm. Beautiful Palestinian embroideries and handicrafts, chocolates,
Turkish delight, fresh homemade baked goods by the students, perfumes and much more will
be available for sale. A group of IB students who will organize the Palestine Children’s
Relief Fund (PCRF) for their charity project will also be present.
Visit the next MIA Park Bazaar on Saturday from 12 noon to 7pm at the Museum of Islamic
Art Park to meet fellow residents of Doha and see the unique handmade crafts, food,
clothes and other items they are selling.
As part of Kulluna, Hamad Medical Corporation will be running free check-ups for parents
to help them fit their car seats in Katara from 9 am until midnight. Interested families
may make an appointment by calling Rachel Morris at 5561 1072. HMC technicians will also
be present to advise families on the right types of car seats to buy. Learn more here.
Are you interested in sampling a new local delicacy? Try margoog, available at
Mishwar Al-Khaleej, a humble shop in south Khalifa Town at the heart of Ghaza. Maybe this
will help you decide.
For the first time in FIM Motocross World Championship history is this sporting
championship being organized in the Middle East. Watch this mega event take place at the
Losail Motocross Track on Friday and Saturday. Tickets for the FIM Motocross World
Championship 2013 are priced at QR. 100 and are available at kiosks in Villaggio and at
the ticket centre at Losail International Circuit. Children under 11 years of age enter
for free. Discover more by clicking here.
Wouldn’t it be nice to drive to a nearby park on a sunny weekend morning to enjoy a
nice picnic spread or a book and some music? Drive down to Busamra Park on South Street
near D-Ring Road.