Check out an art exhibition, movies at Al Thuraya Planetarium, go paddling and more this week! Our Things To Do listing comes out every Sunday at 10 am, so do check it out. For more events around you, visit iloveqatar.net/events!
Note: Here are the latest COVID-19 restrictions in Qatar effective 8 January 2022. Kindly check with the respective event hosts before booking or participating.
As per COVID-19 restrictions set by the government, please make sure to abide by the precautionary measures such as wearing a mask, physical distancing, showing your Ehteraz green status, and frequent hand washing.
Book lovers - this event for you! The Doha International Book Fair is back! It is considered a prominent cultural event with wide participation of Arab and foreign publishing houses. As many as 37 countries will participate in the book fair. The number of direct publishers reached 430, while the number of agencies is 90.
Expand your learning through this book fair. The exhibition will introduce the latest and most recent publications that reflect human’s creative and reflective knowledge across all fields. Will you be attending?
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This is a fun and exciting event for kids! The Museum of Islamic Art's galleries are full of illustrations of birds but although they are closed, you can still see them online with the, in this workshop. Discover the Museum of Islamic Art's (MIA) collection of bird illustrations. Look at the variety of birds in Islamic art, learn about their habitats and make a bird feeder to help the birds in Qatar survive the winter and encourage them to come to your space. To book, please email [email protected].
Art lovers rejoice as a new exhibition has been unveiled! Ektashif - Turkey 2021 is an Art Exhibition by a group of Qatari Artists: Ali Al Kuwari, Muna Al Bader, Naeema Al Hail, Mashael Al Hejazi, Zainab Al Shibani, and Ahmed Al Ali, inspired by their trip to Turkey discovering important historical landmarks of Istanbul and traditional Islamic art techniques. Will you be going?!
Designers take note as a new and exciting program is here! For this year’s Zwara Program, M7 is looking to redefine the role of fashion in Qatar’s society. They are inviting emerging designers from all fields to explore and produce garments, textiles, or accessories, drawing inspiration from the exhibition as well as from local creatives and global design experts whom they will be exposed to during this program.
Your work will be displayed at a pop-up site at M7. For more information, go to Zwara Program Open Call.
Don't miss out on the ongoing Al Thuraya Planetarium shows that are scheduled until 28 January 2022. You can scan the code on the image to register for your preferred show through the planetarium site.
Love filmmaking? Participate in the Short Film Competition by Qatar Museums. The competition highlights Qatar’s extraordinary museums and allows filmmakers to express and share the city’s most notable cultural aspects and their potential to create an inspiring, global impact that makes Doha stand out as the 2021’s Capital of Culture in the Islamic World.
Want to do something fun in Qatar this week? Why not go paddling? This tour will offer you insights into the architecture, history and exhibits of The Museum of Islamic Art. The tours by AquaSports Qatar are led by an experienced kayaking guide and certified lifeguard and due to the sheltered paddling area at the MIA Park is safe and easy for all ages (although swimming skills are a must). Click here to know more about this tour.
Do you love visiting art exhibitions? Explore this one by Kader Attia, brought to you by Qatar Museums. This exhibition reflects on silence through works that provoke an appreciation of postcolonial trauma and the process of psychiatric ‘repair’. Are you ready for this one of a kind experience?
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