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Things to do in Doha: November 22 - November 28, 2020

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Enjoy not one, but two drive-in cinemas, a number of art exhibitions and also a fashion exhibition this week in Qatar? Which of these are you definitely going to do? Do click on https://www.iloveqatar.net/events to keep yourself updated with what's going on around you and to know about all the wonderful events happening in Qatar. Here are some of them in store for you this week.

Until 23 November 2020

Ajyal Film Festival 2020

Ajyal Film Festival 2020
Image Credit: Ajyal Film Festival 2020

The Ajyal Film Festival returns through a hybrid edition with a variety of events taking place both online, and physically under the highest precautionary safety measures. The signature events are all back with an incredible selection of world cinema, the acclaimed Made in Qatar programme, the Ajyal Creativity Hub featuring Geekdom, Ajyal Tunes and the Ajyal Talks series. There’s also an exciting new Ajyal Drive-in Cinema in Lusail and this year’s intriguing multimedia exhibition is entitled ‘Outbreak’.

Tickets are now on sale! Click HERE to buy them!

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Until 31 March 2021

Torba Farmers Market 2020

Torba Farmers Market 2020
Image credit: Torba Farmers Market 2020

Torba operates a seasonal farmers market in Ceremonial Court at Education City. The Torba Farmers Market is a mainstay in the event calendar, attracting thousands of visitors each weekend. The market runs from November to March each year and features local fresh produce, artisan products and gourmet handmade food. It’s a great place for coffee and breakfast, as well as a spot of shopping.

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Until 1 December 2020

17th edition of HEYA Arabian Fashion Exhibition

Heya Arabian Fashion Exhibition 2020
Image credit: Heya Arabian Fashion Exhibition 2020

The exhibition is part of Qatar National Tourism Council’s efforts to support domestic tourism and diversify local events. HEYA will take place under the umbrella of QNTC, and will be organised by Qatar Business Events Corporation (QBEC), a subsidiary of QNTC which now oversees all operations at DECC. QNTC’s Qatar Clean programme for hygiene and cleanliness will be implemented along with DECC’s precautionary and safety measures. These follow best practices in business events both locally and globally, assuring a safe experience for exhibitors and visitors alike.

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Until 28 November 2020

The European Drive-In Film Festival

The European Drive-In Film Festival
Image credit: The European Drive-In Film Festival

A first-of-its-kind festival experience in Qatar straight out of the 1950s, guests can drive to, park up, and watch the movie in an outdoor venue with a large screen. Open to all residents and citizens of Qatar, the festival will provide a safe cinematic experience as all precautionary health and safety including social distancing measures will be adhered to. Each day will host three screenings. The tickets will be free-of-cost and on a first come first serve basis and guests can buy their tickets online booking tool.

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Until 22 November 2020

Enclosed Realities at the Fire Station Museum

Enclosed Realities at the Fire Station Museum
Image Credit: Qatar Museums

Enclosed Realities showcases the artist’s exploration of our perception of reality and its limitations using abstract colours. As a choreographer, Puppin frames the action of colour in a very unique and unexpected way, amplifying or shrinking different aspects of the painting, investigating perception and reality.

Details:

  • Location: Gallery 3, Fire Station
  • Date: 5 November 2020 - 22 November 2020
  • Time: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed
  • Price: General entry - It's free!
  • Website: https://www.firestation.org.qa/

Until 30 November 2020

"The Republic of Color" Exhibition

"The Republic of Color" Exhibition
Image Credit: Katara Cultural Village

Katara will hold "The Republic Of Color" exhibition in cooperation with the Embassy of the Dominican Republic in Qatar.

Details:

  • Location: Building 47, Gallery 1
  • Date: 4 November 2020 - 30 November 2020
  • Time: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed
  • Phone: +974 4408 0000
  • Website: http://www.katara.net

Until 30 November 2020

Applications open for Fashion Trust Arabia 2020

Applications open for Fashion Trust Arabia 2020
Image Credit: Fashion Trust Arabia

Fashion Trust Arabia is an annual non-profit organization that aims to provide financial support and business support as well as international recognition to the dynamic fashion designers in the MENA region. Fashion Trust Arabia launched in September 2018 under the patronage of H.H. Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser as Honorary Chair and co-Chairs H.E. Sheikha Al-Mayassa bint Hamad Al-Thani and Tania Fares (Founder of Fashion Trust). FTA is the only initiative of its kind operating in the Arab world, dedicated to finding and nurturing talented designers.

Applications are open to designers in the below womenswear categories:

  • Evening Wear
  • Ready-to-Wear (RTW)
  • Accessories (Shoes/Bags)
  • Jewelry (Fine Jewelry/Fashion Jewelry)
  • Debut Talent (MENA Fashion Design Graduates and Students 2019-2021)

Winners of these categories will receive a financial grant up to $200,000 for key areas of business development.

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Until 30 November 2020

Lived Forward: Art and Culture in Doha from 1960 - 2020

Lived Forward: Art and Culture in Doha from 1960 - 2020
Image Credit: Mathaf


A part of the series "Focus: Works from Mathaf Collection", this exhibition showcases works of artists, intellectuals, journalists, and cultural activists who played a major role in the city's cultural scene for more than half a century. It documents the experiences and knowledge of those generations as well as highlights the work of key artists of the past and present, with paintings, photography, video, and installations.

Details:

  • Location: Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art
  • Date: 2 August 2020 - 30 November 2020
  • Time: 09:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Ticket Purchase: Online
  • Price: Resident - 25QR Visitor - 50QR
  • Website: http://www.mathaf.org.qa/en/visit

Until 5 December 2020

Glimpse of Nature at the Fire Station Museum

Glimpse of Nature at the Fire Station Museum
Image Credit: Qatar Museums

Glimpse of Nature, organised and curated by Saida Ali Al-Khulaifi, Amal Zeyad Ali and Maha AlSubaey, explores nature as both a vessel and medium for creativity through a diverse range of practices and processes presented by current and past members of the Fire Station: Artist in Residence Programme.

Works by May Almannai, Aisha Al-Muhannadi, Fatma Alnaimi, Naila Al-Thani, Amena Al-Yousef, Nourbanu Hijazi, Michael Perrone, Mariam Rafehi, Guillaume Rouseré and Titika Stamouli draw inspiration from nature, using objects from the natural world as art materials.

Details:

  • Location: Gallery 4, Fire Station
  • Date: 5 November 2020 - 5 December 2020
  • Time: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed
  • Price: General entry - It's free!
  • Website: https://www.firestation.org.qa/

Until 10 December 2020

'Outbreak' exhibition by Doha Film Institute

Outbreak Exhibition
Image credit: Doha Film Institute

In collaboration with Doha Film Institute, Msheireb Properties proudly present this year’s thought-provoking multimedia exhibition, featuring the work of 24 local artists and centering around the theme of ‘Outbreak’. Join them at Sikkat Wadi Msheireb from Thursday 19th of November until 10th of December 2020, from 10 AM till 10 PM and on Friday from 2 PM till 10 PM.

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Until 15 December 2020

The Food Lab at Al Messila Resort & Spa

The Food Lab at Al Messila Resort & Spa
Image Credit: Al Messila Resort & Spa

The Food Lab at Al Messila Resort & Spa is for anyone looking for a fun class to learn and share their love for food. It is held at a unique venue, with a minimum of 4 to a maximum of 8 people. Classes can be customised to your needs. Hop on this chance to learn and cook with Michelin-starred celebrity Chef Pino Lavarra.

The different cooking class options are:

  • Wok & Roll / Sushi
  • Cooking with the Stars / Michelin- starred recipes by Pino Lavarra
  • The Maharaja / Traditional Indian recipes
  • Go Green / Vegan & Organic cuisine
  • Sweet & Treats / Pastry
  • The icing on the cake / Pastry Artist

Upon request:

  • Kids cooking classes
  • Virtual cooking classes in cooperation with a prestigious culinary school in Europe

Classes start on the 10th of November.

Details:

  • Location: Al Messila Resort & Spa
  • Date: 10 November 2020 - 15 December 2020
  • Price: Starting at QR 300 per person
  • Phone: +974 4445 0000

Until 31 December 2020

Mangrove Kayaking Eco.Adventure & Discover Wildlife - Purple Island

Mangrove Kayaking Eco.Adventure & Discover Wildlife - Purple Island
Image Credit: Aqua Sports

Nestled along the coast near Al Khor is a vast and beautiful mangrove forest, the best way to access the forest is by kayak. We will take you through the network of channels that have been carved out by tidal action. The area supports a lot of birdlife and is a favourite destination for nature lovers. Sunset is a perfect time to see the birds and listen to the sounds of the forest. Suitable for families and those looking for a relaxed easy paddle taking in the greenery and birdlife of the nature reserve.

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Until 3 January 2021

Antiquities from The al-Sabah Collection at NMOQ

Antiquities from The al-Sabah Collection at NMOQ
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The National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ) will reopen its permanent galleries and unveil the landmark exhibition, Splendours of the Ancient East: Antiquities from The al-Sabah Collection, in its Temporary Exhibition Gallery. Drawn from the extraordinary holdings assembled in Kuwait by Sheikh Nasser Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah and Sheikha Hussa Sabah al-Salem al-Sabah, more than 170 objects provide a sweeping overview of the artistic and material culture of the ancient world, while also revealing new insights into the roots of Islamic art.

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Until 31 March 2021

Tasty Street Qatar at Katara Cultural Village

Tasty Street Qatar at Katara Cultural Village
Image Credit: Tasty Street

Enjoy eating at over 30 food kiosks here at Tasty Street Qatar being organised at Katara Cultural Village. The food festival runs until March 2021.

Find out more here: https://www.iloveqatar.net/dining/foodieNews/what-to-expect-tasty-street-katara-cultural-village-doha-qatar

Details:

  • Location: Al Gannas, Cultural Village Foundation – Katara
  • Date: 3 October 2020 - 31 March 2021
  • Time: 03:00 pm - 11:59 pm
  • Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed
  • Price: As per your order
  • Website: https://www.instagram.com/tasty.street.qa/

Until 10 April 2021

A Falcon’s Eye Exhibition - Tribute to Sheikh Saoud Al-Thani

A Falcon’s Eye Exhibition - Tribute to Sheikh Saoud Al-Thani
Image Credit: Qatar Museums


The Museum of Islamic Arts has opened an exhibition entitled "A Falcon's Eye: Tribute To Sheikh Saoud Al-Thani". The exhibition showcases more than 300 outstanding artworks from prehistoric fossils and Egyptian antiquities to Orientalist paintings and masterpieces of the history of photography in a spectacular display following the concept of ancient (Renaissance) “cabinet of curiosities” reflecting Sheikh Saoud’s fascination with both natural history and the art world.

Details:

  • Location: Museum of Islamic Art
  • Date: 2 August 2020 - 10 April 2021
  • Time: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Ticket Purchase: At the door
  • Price: QID holder & Children below 16 - It's free; Students and groups of 25+ - 25QR; Non-QID holders - 50QR
  • Phone: +974 4422 4444
  • Website: https://www.qm.org.qa/en