Weekend Radar (May 30 – June 1)
Films, Music & Performing Arts
British Council and Doha Film Institute are partnering to screen two films – Attack the Block (Thursday and Friday at 7pm) and Wallace and Grommit (Friday and Saturday 4pm). Both films will be screened at the Museum of Islamic Art auditorium. Tickets for Attack the Block are available at the Doha Film Institute website and tickets for Wallace and Grommit are available here or at the Museum of Islamic Art’s DFI ticket outlet.
Experience the magic of the symphony in a performance by the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Han-Na Chang with Julian Quentin on the piano. Weber, Ravel and Shostakovich will be performed on Saturday at 7.30pm at the Qatar National Convention Centre. Tickets are priced at QR50 and are available on the Virgin Megastore website. Learn more about the event on Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra’s website.
Enjoy a nice meal at Grand Heritage Doha’s Blue restaurant. Choose from a list of delectable dishes, including new varieties of maki, from their brand spanking new menu. Call 4445 5555 for more information.
End a perfect day out with a cup of crisp and creamy karak at Teapot in the Bin Omran area. Read JustHere’s review of the little teashop.
Kickstart your weekend with a nice and slow Friday brunch Al Shaheen restaurant at the Doha Sheraton starting at 11am until 4pm. Priced at QR190 (food only) and QR270 with beverages for adults and QR110 for kids, this Mediterranean brunch includes delightful cold and hot dishes as well as interesting selections of meat and seafood accompanied by live entertainment and a play area for kids. You can request a reservation at the Sheraton Doha’s website.
Workshops & Exhibitions
Have you been to the beautiful Ferozkoh – Tradition and Continuity in Afghan Art exhibition at the Museum of Islamic Art yet? There are oodles of traditional Afghan art to appreciate. Entry fee is QR25 (but entrance is free on Mondays and for kids under 16). Visit the Ferozkoh exhibition homepage to learn more.
View traditional and contemporary art from Uzbekistan in Katara’s latest exhibition titled Traditional and Contemporary Art of Uzbekistan at Katara Gallery 13 from 10am through 10pm. Visit the Katara website for more information.
Hamad Medical Corporation, in association with the World Health Organization, is organizing informational workshops and educational activities to raise awareness about the dangers of smoking, tobacco use and means of quitting on the occasion of World No Tobacco Day on May 31. Visit the educational booths at Hamad General Hospital and the Outpatients Department on Wednesday and Thursday and at City Centre on Friday and Saturday. The personnel at the booths will also test carbon monoxide levels in smokers. Call HMC’s Smoking Cessation Clinic at 4439 1177/1217 for more information.
The 4th Annual May Ball organized by the German Business Council Qatar at the Hilton Doha on Friday is a good chance for you to dress up to the nines. Enjoy a four-course exclusive dinner with soft drinks and a raffle draw. The ticket is priced at QR350 and all proceeds from the ticket will go to the German International School Doha. Mohammed Fahad Kamal, a popular face on Qatar’s stand-up comedy circuit will host the evening which will begin at 7pm. Dress code: Lounge suit. Purchase your tickets here.
Enjoy a unique event where water will play a major role in helping you have fun. With water sprays, rain machines, foam machines, water guns and mini tumblers and music by DJ Akbar Sami, and other local DJs at the Pani da Rang 2013 – Water Festival this is going to be an interesting experience. Doors open at 3pm on Friday at Sealine Beach Resort. Tickets are priced at QR100 (presale) and QR150 (at the door) and are available through the Virgin Megastore website. For more information, call 3384 6744 or visit their Facebook page.
Shopping & Contests
The Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum is organizing an exciting social media contest. Visit Olymboutique at Al Riwaq Exhibition space, take a picture of yourself with any item in the space and post them on Instagram with the hashtag ‘#QOSMWN’. The ten most ‘liked’ pictures will win a gift voucher worth QR150. Read more about the contest on this page.
Shop for designer apparel, shoes and accessories and all you can dream of at Salam Stores Mega Week where everything will be marked down 25%. Visit the Salam Stores Facebook page for more information.
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