This weekend we have something for everyone – music lovers can head to Katara or those who like to watch a movie can head to MIA, while others can enjoy the food festival and the fashion show happening this weekend. Read on to pick and choose your activity this weekend!

DFI Movie Screening – Little Women

Doha Film Institute will screen Little Women this weekend at MIA. Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of the 1868 novel is about four young women, each determined to live life on their own terms. The movie has won six nominations at the 92nd Academy Awards.

When: January 23- 25 | 7pm

Where: MIA – Auditorium

For more info, click here



Shop Qatar

A much awaited colourful shopping celebration in the country, Shop Qatar is here. The 25-day festival will give residents and visitors a chance to explore and enjoy Qatar’s diverse retail offering including everything from luxury malls and high-end boutique venues to themed, entertainment-rich shopping centres, as well as authentic souqs and bazaars. Throughout the festival, all participating malls will host free roaming shows and family-friendly entertainment as well as a colourful lights and confetti show every weekend.
For the first time in Doha, the National Tourism Council presents the designer of the stars Nicolas Jebran  the inspiring celebrity designer fashion show
Free entry for all, priority will be given to registered participants.

When:Friday, January 24 | 6pm-8:30pm

Where: Al Hazm Mall

Children’s Fashion Show
When:Friday, January 24 | 2pm
Where: Mirqab Mall

Designed by Qatar
When: Saturday, 25 January 2020
Where: Al Hazm

Chinese Drummers
When: January 25 – 31 | 4:00pm – 8:30pm
Where: Mall Of Qatar, Doha Festival City, Lagoona Mall, Gulf Mall, Landmark, City Center, Hayatt Plaza, Villagio, Al Mirqab, The Pearl, Al Khor Mall

Justice League Parade
When: January 21- 31 | 2pm – 9pm
Where: City Center, Hayatt Plaza, Landmark, Lagoona, Gulf Mall, Doha Festival City, Villagio, Mirqab Mall, Al Khor Mall

Jazz Arabesque
When:Friday, January 24 | 7pm
Where: City Center Doha

For more info, click here



Sonu Nigam Live in Qatar

Popular Bollywood singer Sonu Nigam and his crew of 32 members which includes musicians, dancers and others will perform live in Doha. His collection consists of  Hindi, Bengali, Oriya, Kannada, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, English, Bhojpuri, Urdu, Nepali and Marathi songs. He has sung more than 10,000 songs in his career and has won Indian National Film Award.  The tickets for the show range from QAR 40 to QAR1000

When: Thursday, January 23 | 7:30pm

Where: Asian Town Amphitheater

For tickets and info, click here


“Spanish Artists in Doha” Exhibition

Katara Cultural Village is hosting the ‘Spanish Art in Doha’ exhibition in cooperation with Arts and Cultures Without Borders association, the exhibition will see the participation of 14 Spanish artists and Qatari artist Hessa Kala, who is a member of Art Without Borders.

When: On until January 30 | 10am- 10pm

Where: Building 47, Katara

For more info, click here


Guitar Clinic with Jack Thammarat

Yamaha’s famous Guitarist Jack Thammart and winner of Guitar Idol 2009 competition Jack Thammarat will perform at the Lagoona Mall. Free Entrance

When: Friday, January 24 | 7pm

Where: Music Square, Lagoona Mall.

For more info, click here



New Year Concert 2020

The New Year Concert will follow the Viennese musical tradition that started in Vienna, Austria in 1838, featuring the Austrian composer, Johann Strauss II,  along with various short pieces of polkas and waltzes. The concert will be conducted by Alastair Willis and will feature Waseem Kotoub on solo piano.

When: Saturday, 25 January | 7:30pm

Where: Katara Opera House

For tickets and more info, click here


Philharmonic at the Library: Fauré & Debussy String Quartets

Claude Debussy and Gabriel Fauré were two of the most influential French composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In this month’s Philharmonic at the Library, music enthusiasts will hear a selection of their string quartets. The master pieces will be interpreted by Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra Soloists – Lorena Manescu (Violin), Dmitri Torchinsky (Violin), Andrea Mereutza (Viola) and Christoph Schmitz (Violoncello).

When: Thursday, January 23 | 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Where: Qatar National Library

For more info, click here




Chinese food festival and Culture performance

To celebrate the Chinese New Year Dragon Mart will put on a exhibition of Chinese food and cultural performance. The performances include Dragon dance , Lion dance, Kung fu tea, Chinese musical performance and others. Free Entry!

Where: Dragon Mart Qatar

When: Every Friday & Saturday, until February 7 | 4pm to 10pm

For more info, click here



B Square Mall Winter Bazaar

Winter bazaar at B Square Mall includes homemade local and imported food items and other products.

Where:Bsquare mall

When:Every Thursday & Friday, until May 8 | 4pm to 11.30pm

For more info, click here



“Magnificent Cultures” Exhibition

Katara in cooperation with the embassy of Italy in the State of Qatar presents “Magnificent Cultures” Exhibition By the Italian artist Luigi Ballarin.

Where:Katara; BD 18

When:January 18 – 29 | 10am to 10pm

For more info, click here



MIA Park Bazaar

A weekend market which is a modern take on Qatar’s old souq tradition will have around 50 stalls offering a wide variety of products. The bazaar at Museum of Islamic Art park will have stalls selling ready-to-wear clothes, caps, footwear, shayla, sunglasses, bags, jewellery, watches, cosmetics, fragrances, and other accessories. The stalls representing home-based businesses also sold home display items and sumptuous home-cooked cuisines to the visitors.

When: Until April 25 | Fridays from 2pm to 8pm and Saturdays from 12noon to 8pm

Where: MIA Park

For more info, click here



Metro Street Food – Food Fest

First ever outdoor metro event hosted by Q sports, with combination of food, beverages and a mini golf course setup at the DECC Metro station.

When: Jan 1 – April 2020

Weekdays: 12:30pm – 11pm | Weekends: 2pm to12 midnight

Where: DECC Metro Station

For details, click here



Qatar, India & the Gulf: History, Culture and Society Exhibition

Qatar National library to exhibit connections between India, Qatar and the Gulf over 4,600 years as a part of the Qatar India 2019 Year of the Culture. The exhibition reveals hows this ancient relationship has influenced their history, culture and society in profound and surprising ways.

When: Until February 29 | 3pm to 8pm

Where: Qatar National Library

For details, click here



“It is our right to dream” exhibition

Katara will host “It is our right to dream” exhibition by the sculptor Sabhi Chtioui

When: Until January 18 | 10am – 10pm

Where: Building 47, Katara Cultural Village

For details, click here



Mahaseel Festival

The biggest edition of Mahaseel Festival is going on at Katara with more than 40 stalls to buy vegetables, flowers, honey, dairy and meat products offered by local companies at discounted prices. There is also a large area where children can enjoy inflatables in addition to a giant tent where they can play various computer games such as VR games making the festival a one-stop-shop for families.

When: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays until March 31 | 9am to 9pm

Where: Building 22, Katara

For details, click here


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