Things to Do this Weekend in Qatar

An amazing weekend awaits Qatar, as there is something for everyone. Residents can indulge in chocolate, tea & coffee at Al Bidda or head for a musical nite at QNCC or opt for a makeover at DHFC. Which one are you opting for?

Fashion & Beauty Month at Doha Festival City

Doha Festival City is hosting a Fashion & Beauty Month with an array of fashion, beauty, and pampering activities for everyone. Residents can have a one-to-one styling consultation with the in-house fashion stylists and enjoy free make-up application inside the Fashion Bubble.

The Fashion Bubble will host make-up masterclass, skin consultation, and fashion design workshop. Every Friday and Saturday a fashion show will take place by brands available in the mall.

Where: Doha Festival City

When: On till February 28 (10am – 11pm)

For more info, click here

Chocolate Tea Coffee Festival 2019

This is the last weekend for chocolate, tea and coffee lovers to indulge in the second edition of the Chocolate, Coffee and Tea Festival held until February 9, 2019.

Organised by Four and One, the festival will be bringing together more than 90 local and international exhibitors, ready to display and provide free tasting of their finest chocolate, teas and coffee while introducing new products and live competitions.

Where: Al Bidda Park

When: On till February 9 (5pm – 12 midnight)

For more info, click here

Katara Cultural Diversity Festival

This weekend will feature folkloric shows from Morocco.

The festival features an array of cultural performances from different nations around the world and aims to act as bridge between cultures and provide a multicultural harmonious environment.

The festival is free for everyone.

Where: Katara

When: February 8 – 9 (7pm – 9:30pm)

Halal Qatar Festival

With the aim of preserving Qatar’s traditional heritage and culture, the Cultural Village Foundation, Katara, is preparing to launch the eighth edition of Halal (Livestock) Festival.

The nine-day festival, which is one of the largest in the region, includes an array of activities aimed at raising public awareness on the country’s livestock sector.

The festival features a livestock auction on the best breeds of goats and sheep which brings in more varieties for breeders to enhance production.

Where: Katara

When: February 2 -10 (8am – 12pm & 3pm – 10pm)

Naveen Kumar to perform with Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra

Prolific Indian recording artiste Naveen Kumar, known for his collaboration with Academy-Award winning music composer A R Rahman, will be in Doha to headline Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra’s upcoming concert at Qatar National Convention Centre.

A flautist, music composer and singer, Naveen will perform at the concert “Music of Bollywood with Naveen Kumar/Qatar-India Year of Culture 2019” featuring music by well-known Indian and Qatari composers.

The repertoire includes A R Rahman compositions including Theme from Bombay, Cry of Rose (Kadhal Rojave) and Medley of Tollywood and Bollywood as well as Naveen’s compositions Fantasy Flute and Cafe Fluid.

Songs by Qatari composers which will be performed at the show include Dana Alfardan’s Spirit of Thunder, Nasser Sahim’s Four Seasons, and Wael Binali’s The Oryx and the Unicorn from Shafallah Suite.

Ravi’s Music from Chaudhvin Ka Chand, Ilaiyaraaja’s Rakkamma Kaiya Thattu from the movie Thalapathi, and M.M. Keeravani’s Music from Baahubali are among other pieces set to be performed at the show.

Ticket prices range from QR75 to QR200 and can be purchased at Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra’s website.

Where: QNCC’s Al Mayassa Theatre

When: February 8 (7:30pm onwards)

To buy tickets, click here

‘Emotions’ Exhibition

The exhibition showcases the works by Kuwaiti artist Abdallah Al Otaiby titled “Emotions” where Otaiby illustrated some human emotions through artwork.

Where: Katara

When: On till February 20 (10am – 10pm)

For more info, click here

‘4 Visions’ Exhibition

The exhibition titled ‘Visions’ is a collective work of four Pakistani artists Shahla Khan, Mala Wassim, Adnan Siraj and Shazia Bahenji. The artists have expressed many meanings through their paintings describing different visions of people.

Where: Katara

When: On until February 12 (10am – 10pm)

For more info, click here

Monster Maker

Fire Station resident artist Nourbanu Hijazi is organizing an old classic game with a fun twist.

Each participant will take turns drawing monsters on folded sections of a long paper scroll, leaving little information for the next person to see. Once everyone adds their contribution on the scroll, passing it on until it is full, it will then be unfolded to see the creature on it.

Everyone will get to choose different elements of the long monster, and make their own beast sculpture out of air-dry clay and other materials.

Register now as seats are limited.

Where: Fire Station

When: February 2 – 9 (9am – 12pm)

For more info, click here

ArcheoMed 3D exhibition

An interactive 3D exhibition featuring important Unesco World Heritage Sites in the Mediterranean basin and in the Middle East launched at Bin Jelmood House at Msheireb Museums.

The exhibition is formed by panels dedicated to the history of a selection of archaeological wonders from several countries including Italy (Temple of Zeus in Agrigento and Pompeii), Qatar (Al-Zubarah), Morocco (Volubilis), Tunisia (El Jem), Algeria (Djémila), Syria (Krak des Chevaliers), Palestine (Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem), Lebanon (Baalbek), Turkey (Hagia Sophia), Jordan (Petra), Libya (Leptis Magna), United Arab Emirates (Al Ain), Bahrain (Qal’at al-Bahrain) and Egypt (Phile).

Where: Bin Jelmood House at Msheireb Museums

When: On until  March 9

Source: The Peninsula 

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