Weekend Radar (March 7 – 9)
French cinema, fashion and fun options galore will make for a fascinating Friday (and Saturday, of course!) this weekend (it’s the weekend, we’re all allowed to get a little silly, right?). All the hot and happening events between March 7 and March 9, right here, right now.
Fashion and Shopping:
See a diverse collection of abayas reflecting ‘60’s themes ‘The Soul of the ’60’s’ by upcoming Qatari designer, FufiStylist-Abaya at the Al Amal Charity Fashion Show supported by The Youth Company and Doha Tweetups on March 7 at Aspire Ladies Gym and Multipurpose Hall. All proceeds from this fashion show will go to Al Amal Hospital for Cancer Research through Qatar Charity. Purchase your tickets at the Virgin Megastore website. Follow their developments on the Al Amal Campaign’s Facebook page.
On Friday, you can browse through luxury used fashion items, or select from unique pieces designed by students at Virginia Commonwealth University-Qatar from 12noon to 6pm at Rocca in Grand Hyatt Doha. All this and more at the Awareness Fashion Fair and Fashion Rocks Qatar 2Chic Party. There’s an after-party beginning at 9pm too. To learn more about this event, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Films & music:
Between March 7 and 13, you can catch some incredibly contemporary French films at the Francophone Cinema Week presented by Katara’s Doha Film Institute. For the complete screening schedule and ticket information, visit the Doha Film Institute’s website.
Starting at 4pm on Friday, you can enjoy live reggae music from famous international Reggae DJs and artists while enjoying the sunset on St. Regis Doha’s private beach. Exotic juice drinks and Caribbean inspired beverages with delicious spicy Caribbean snacks will also be available. Reserve a table at the Reggae Beach Festival at Oyster Bay in St. Regis Doha calling 44460105. Or request a table online at the St. Regis Doha’s website.
Arts & Crafts:
You can learn to draw traditional Islimi motifs in freehand or to construct beautiful classical patterns from across the Islamic world using a compass and a ruler. The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts is offering free workshops in the Traditional Arts. There are also workshops for families with members of all ages. To reserve your spot at any of these workshops, email email@example.com or call the Katara Education team on 4408 0233.
Families can bring their kids aged five to eight in for a day of arts and crafts with Solange Ahdab on Friday at Katara Art Center. The workshop will run from 4pm to 5.30pm.
Sign your kids up for this workshop by calling 4408 0244. Learn more about the exhibition at its page on the Katara website.
Visit Qatar Museum Authority’s ‘Hey’Ya: Arab Women in Sport’ in Katara Cultural Village’s QMA Gallery in Building 10, which features Arab sportswomen from all over the Gulf to North Africa. The exhibition runs from March 7 to June 16, 2013 from Monday through Thursday and Saturday from 9am to 8pm, Friday from 3pm to 9pm. Learn more about this exhibition at its page on the Katara website.
Tee off at the lush green course at Doha Golf Club. Take advantage of the Club’s Qatar Golf Academy’s lessons for non-member kids and adults. You can also practice your hit on the driving range for QR30 for 50 balls. Learn more about the Club at the Doha Golf Club website or through this article featured on Just Here.