Things to do this weekend

 17 Mar 2016 - 10:52

Things to do this weekend
An exhibit at the What About The Art Exhibition 

Another exciting weekend is here. And again there are loads of events scheduled to happen. Which one are you excited about? 

What About The Art? Contemporary Art From China

An exhibition from 15 contemporary Chinese artists curated by internationally acclaimed New York based Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang, presented in the context of Qatar China 2016 Year of Culture. After his solo exhibition at Mathaf in 2011, Cai Guo-Qiang returns to Qatar to present an exhibition featuring 15 contemporary Chinese artists and collectives working in a variety of media. Artworks exemplifying each and every artist’s unique artistic language and methodology will be displayed in individual galleries, a curatorial approach further highlighting the distinctive creative pursuit of each individual participant. Artists: Hu Xiangqian, Hu Zhijun, Xu Bing, Jenova Chen, Li Liao, Jennifer Wen Ma, Zhou Chunya, Yang Fudong, Liang Shaoji, Wang Jianwei, Xu Zhen,Liu Xiaodong, Liu Wei, Huang Yongping, Sun Yuan & Peng Yu.

Where: QM Gallery Al Riwaq  
When: Until July 16
Time: Sunday to Wednesday 10.30am to 5.30pm | Thursday and Saturday 12pm to 8pm | Friday 2pm to 8pm | Tuesdays holiday
Tickets: Free entry

Grand Prix of Qatar 

Staring today at Losail International Circuit, the opening round of Commercial Bank Grand Prix of Qatar will begin today. The event runs from 6pm to 10pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Where: Losail International Circuit 
When: March 17-20 
Tickets and details: Click here!    

Qatar International Food Festival 

Qatar International Food Festival (QIFF), adding a new urban feel to the long-awaited annual event. The 12 food trucks will feature at the QIFF satellite experience in The Pearl-Qatar.
Museum of Islamic Art Park will have the Snack Court which will feature popular eateries, cafes and restaurants. The Cuisine Court will include fine-dining creations by chefs from the country’s hotels, at prices ranging between 5-35 QAR, as well as High Tea by the Bay. And, in the Culture Court, Chinese and Qatari cuisine will come together in an area dedicated to celebrating the Qatar-China 2016 Year of Culture. A new area dubbed The Market Court will be introduced in which delicacies and special ingredients will be on sale.
Festival participants can also look forward to the return of the popular A Taste of Business Class (Dinner in the Sky) by Qatar Airways. Additionally, QIFF will offer new entertainment experiences this year, designed for the whole family. Singers, as well as regional and international music bands, will take part in the festival’s entertainment shows, which can be attended free of charge by all visitors. A daily fireworks display will take place throughout the festival.

Where: MIA Park, at Katara Cultural Village and The Pearl-Qatar 
When: March 22-28
Ticket: QR5-35 for most items. (A Taste of Business Class – Dinner in the Sky is priced QR500 per person)

Animal Park

An Animal Park featuring 15 animals, including animatronic dinosaurs, mammoth and King Kong, has opened besides the Qatar Sport Club in West Bay. With the gigantic animals moving and creating sounds, the park also have a kids’ arena which features entertainment and rides.

Where: Beside the Qatar Sport Club in West Bay 
When: Until April 2
Time: 4pm to 11pm and on Saturday from 10am to 11pm
Ticket: QR15 for children and QR25 for adults; QR10 per ride for two to five minutes.

Open Morning for IB Middle Years Programme 

Doha families with children aged 10+ who are interested in finding out more about IB programme,   ACS Doha International School is hosting an open morning. Middle and High School Principal Dale Taylor and International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme coordinator Trevor Furness will introduce the benefits of the programme. A delicious brunch will be included.

Where: ACS Doha International School, Al Gharaffa 

When: March 19,2016; 9:30am to 11:30am 

Details: Register here 
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