Things to do this weekend

 10 Mar 2016 - 11:37

Things to do this weekend

Art and sports seems to rule the weekend planner this week. With hopes that the climate remain a pleasant one, there are lots of reasons for you to head out this Friday. 

Shrek The Musical
Based on the DreamWorks blockbuster which has enchanted millions of audiences of all ages form across the world, Shrek The Musical is now set to entertain families in Qatar with its lavish costumes and great music. 

Where: Qatar National Convention Centre

When: March 9-19

Ticket: For tickets - Click here! Tickets are also available in Ticketmaster booths in Carrefour stores in City Center, Villagio and Landmark malls.

California Tortilla Reverse Walk 
According to a popular belief, 100 steps backward is equivalent to 1000 step forward. So this weekend burn those calories and head for a reverse walk at Aspire. For the first time in Qatar, California Tortilla Reverse Walk will be held for the benefit of Qatar Diabetes Association. 
Where: Aspire Zone Doha 
When: March 12; 10am to 5pm 
Details: Click here


Focus: Works from Mathaf Collection, vol. 2

The exhibition features an exhibition of conceptual Emirati artist Hassan Sharif, titled: “Hassan Sharif: Objects and Files”. The exhibition includes a selection of artist archives and object installations from between 1981-1987, during which time Sharif established new, self-imposed systems of repetition, duration and chance in the execution of his work. 
Sharif’s works is showcased alongside four significant and influential artists from across the Arab world, including Faraj Daham (Qatar), Saloua Raouda Choucair (Lebanon), Inji Efflatoun (Egypt) and Farid Belkahia (Morocco).
Each of the five galleries on the ground floor exhibition is dedicated to a pioneering solo artist, touching upon specific themes in their practice and allowing visitors to experience their work through various curatorial interpretations of historical contexts, materials and aesthetics.

Where: Ground floor of Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha
When: Until September 4; 11am-6pm, Fri: 3pm-8pm; Monday closed  
Ticket: Free entry   


Katara QatArt Handmade Market

In mood to shop for handicrafts, then head to Katara as QatART will exhibit their handmade artifacts at Katara Art studios courtyard (Building 19). Participants will present their creativity through workshops held at the market. There will be a wide variety of handcrafts from Qatar-based makers of art, craft and design.

Where: Katara Art Studios Courtyard B19

When: March 11; 3pm to 8pm

Tickets: Free admission 


Arab-Ottoman Classical Music

As part of it’s exchanging of experiences and musical programmes, Qatar Music Academy's Arab Music Department will hold its annual concert at Katara on March 12, 2016.

Where: Katara Cultural Village, Drama Theatre

When: March 12; 4pm

Tickets: Free admission 


Transparent Look Exhibition
Cultural Village Foundation-Katar is organising the first personal exhibition for Qatari artist Maryam Al Sulaiti under the theme Transparent Look, daily from 12pm to 12am.

Where: Katara Art Studio B19
When: On till March 16; 12pm to 12am
Tickets: Free admission 

Symbols of Latin America and the Caribbean  

Katara Art Studio will host documentary photographs representing 11 Latin American countries in five categories namely the country capital, national animal, national plant or flower, national dish and the historical monument.

When: Till March 15 (10 am to 10pm)

Where: Katara Art Studio B19 



Aspire Tennis Cup - Men

You think you are a pro in Tennis, then head straight to Aspire Zone for a match with the young talents in Qatar. Aspire Zone is organising the first edition of Aspire Tennis Cup from 4pm to 8pm. The tournament is open for men - 18 years and above and know how to play the game. Tournament will be held over the course of two weekends (11-12 and 18-19 March).

Where: Outdoor Tennis court near the Ladies Club

When: 11-12 and 18-19 March; 4pm to 8pm

Details: Click here! 


China Art Expo

A major exhibition 'Contemporary Art from China' will open to the public at Qatar Museums Gallery Al Riwaq on monday, March 14. The exhibition will feature 15 contemporary Chinese artists with works including paintings, sculptures, installations, videos and interactive video game design.

Where: Qatar Museums Gallery Al Riwaq

When: March 14 to July 16

Details: Click here


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