Where to go and what to do this weekend in Qatar
Check out our top picks for Things to Do in Qatar from August 4 to 5, 2022 below.
Note: Events are subject to change as per the organizers. Follow the COVID-19 measures in place to ensure yours and others' safety.
August 18, 2022 - Thursday
1- ZWARA SECOND EDITION: DOHA DREAMS POP-UP EXHIBITION
Zwara is a fluid programme that seeks to spark creativity and collaboration against the backdrop of Qatar’s creative landscape. Held yearly, it’s an invitation for creatives to explore exhibitions, archives and collections and then respond to a design brief, showcasing the importance of storytelling and experimentation in design.
For this second edition, the participating designers were invited to explore the themes, culture and moments featured in the recent exhibition Christian Dior Designer of Dreams. Each designer was then tasked with reimagining the luxury and aesthetics reflected in Dior’s work through their own lens.
Dates: Ongoing until August 31, 2022
Location: M7, 1s Floor, Creative Learning Space
Saturday - Thursday 10:00AM to 8.00PM
Friday 1:30PM to 8.00PM
Across Borders, a pop-up exhibition by Fashion Design alumna Lauren Morell will take place at M7, a center for innovation and entrepreneurship in design, fashion, and tech in the Msheireb district of Doha, from August 6 to August 30.
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of U.S. and Qatar diplomatic relations, this exhibition is funded by US Embassy in Doha.
Across Borders aims to:
Recreate traditional and environmentally friendly garments.
Promote sustainable living and cultural exchange by revisiting the process of textile production.
Highlight similarities between indigenous American cultures and Qatari culture.
Date: Ongoing till August 30, 2022
Time: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Location: QC HUB, M7 - Ground floor
August 19, 2022 - Friday
1- QRS Summer Sizzler 2022 - Race 2
Beat the summer heat and join us for a 4-race Track Challenge at the Aspire Dome Indoor running track!
QRS Summer Sizzler is a series of timed races. The events range from 15-minute & 30-minute races. Athletes can run unlimited loops of the 200m track within the stipulated time limit. Each event will be restricted to a maximum of 100 participants.
Date: August 19, 2022
Time: 8:30AM Onwards
Location: Aspire Dome Indoor Running Track
Prices: Adults (120QAR) and Juniors (60QAR)
Ticket Booking: www.q-tickets.com
2- Abeer Al-Tamimi: Beyond the Rules
This solo exhibition dives into artist Abeer Al-Tamimi[MOU1] ’s interest in human interaction and behaviour. During her residency at Cité International des arts in Paris, the artist wanted to interact with as many people as possible to answer questions such as why we behave the way we do? And can we control our behaviours and emotions?
What Al-Tamimi discovered was that people are entitled and live in a bubble that invokes negative behaviour. While we are programmed to follow and respect the cultural rules, traditions, and way of life we were born into or are accustomed to, we do not often see other realities, which diminishes our growth in all aspects.
Date: Ongoing until September 24, 2022
Saturday - Thursday 9:00AM to 7:00PM
Friday 1:30PM to 7:00PM
Location: Gallery 3, Fire Station
August 20, 2022 - Saturday
1- BEAST (ENGLISH)
A recently widowed Doctor and his two teenage daughters travel to a South African game reserve to spend some family time together. However, their journey of healing is soon turned into a fearsome fight for survival with a distraught lion.
Watch this amazing action packed family thriller now showing at Qatar Cinemas near you.
Book your tickets now at www.q-tickets.com
2- Artists' Gathering
In collaboration with Doha Art Hub, Mathaf invites you to join this weekly gathering for artists.
The gatherings will provide opportunities to:
- Meet different artists in your community and familiarise yourself with their artworks
- Hold open discussions around important news in the art world
- Have firsthand access to information regarding upcoming art-based events in Doha
- Watch artists live painting
Date: Throughout the year
Tiiming: Saturday from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Location: Mathaf, Arab Museum of Modern Art