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Posted On: 23 August 2020 10:00 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:07 pm

Things to do in Doha: August 23 - August 29, 2020

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Looking for something exciting to do in Doha? We're bringing you a list of activities to keep you occupied over the week ahead. Our weekly "Events in Qatar" feature helps you discover popular local events and it comes out every Sunday, so be sure to keep following ILQ for events updates and information! And, if you want more, visit iloveqatar.net/events.

26 August 2020

Qatar Threat Hunters 2020

The registration for Qatar Threat Hunters 2020 is open. Join the competition now, showcase your passion for Cyber Security.

Details:

Location: Online
Date: 26 August 2020
Time: 11:00 am - 03:00 pm
Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed
Registration: until August 25, 2020 at https://cyberstars.pro/qatar/

Until 26 August 2020

Katara International Chess Tournament 2020


QCA in collaboration with the Cultural Village Foundation - Katara, invites all chess enthusiasts to join and participate in the “Katara International Chess Tournament 2020” Online Bullet Tournament. The tournament will be played in two stages of Bullet Chess on Lichess.org at three different time zones where players are free to join and participate in any time zone they prefer and as many tournaments as they want to take part in.

Details:

Location: The tournament is online.
Date: 24 August 2020 - 26 August 2020
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ticket Purchase: Online
Price: Open for all - It's free!
Phone: +974 30006260
Email: [email protected]

Until 26 August 2020

Summer Camp 2020 by Education City

Join Education City’s Community Family Summer Camp 2020 online along with your children of ages 4 to 12 years old! The summer camp provides a set of fun activities that help you and your family engage both your athletic and creative sides.

Details:

Location: Education City
Date: 16 August 2020 - 29 August 2020
Time: 02:00 pm - 05:45 pm
Ticket Purchase: Online
Price: Onwards - 20QR
Website: https://www.instagram.com/educationcity.qa/

Until 26 August 2020

GREAT Talks 2020 by Mada Center

Under the theme of “Digital Inclusion”, Mada Centre returns to you introducing their third edition of GREAT, through which they will highlight the latest topics in the field of ICT accessibility in Arabic. You can join Mada Center Qatar leading expertise in the field of digital inclusion from the comfort of your home, by registering for the GREAT Talks 2020 event via this link: http://great.mada.org.qa.

Details:

Location: Online
Date: 25 August 2020 - 26 August 2020
Time: 9 am - 4:30 pm
Ticket Purchase: Online
Price: Online registration required - It's free!
Website: https://great.mada.org.qa/registration/

Until 31 August 2020

Katara Novel & Fine art competition

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Painting the cover of the Katara Prize for Arabic Novel 2020 publications includes unpublished novels, published novels, and unpublished novels for boys. The winner of the best cover for each novel will receive USD 500, publishing the winning painting on the cover of the novel and mentioning the artist’s name in the publication. To know more, read HERE!

      Details:

      Location: Qatar
      Date: 18 June 2020 - 31 August 2020
      Time: 08:00 am - 10:00 pm
      Ticket Purchase: Online
      Price: Participation via email - It's free!
      Email: [email protected]

      31 August 2020

      Al-Dhad channel competition by Katara Cultural Village

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      Weekly competition for the content of (Al-Dhad channel - Katara) Youtube channel. To participate, subscribe to the channel. The prize for the competition: 1,000 USD per week.

      Details:

      Location: Qatar
      Date: 18 June 2020 - 31 August 2020
      Time: 08:00 am - 10:00 pm
      Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed
      Price: General entry - It's free!
      Website: https://www.katara.net/whats-on/events/al-dhad-channel-competition

      Until 1 September 2020

      Online art activities by Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art

      Looking for fun activities for your kids! Are your kids interested in art? If yes, then let them join us in Mathaf's summer camp on their Instagram page.

      Details:

      Location: Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art
      Date: 11 August 2020 - 1 September 2020
      Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed
      Price: Online - It's free!
      Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mathafmodern/?hl=en

      Until 3 September 2020

      Made in Qatar Film submissions now open

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      Made in Qatar section is open to narrative or documentary films of any length. The writer, director or producer must be a Qatari national or other holding a valid residence permit in Qatar; or the majority of the film must be shot in Qatar; or the film’s story must revolve around Qatar.

      Details:

      Location: Qatar
      Date: 19 July 2020 - 3 September 2020
      Time: Ticket Purchase: Online
      Price: Online application - It's free!
      Website: www.dohafilminstitute.com/filmfestival/submit-a-film

      Until 1 November 2020

      Picasso’s Studios at The Fire Station

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      Your artistic mind can rejoice now as Qatar Museums reopened the Fire Station and unveiled the special exhibition Picasso’s Studios in the Garage Gallery. The exhibition features 108 extraordinary artworks by Pablo Picasso selected from the unparalleled collection of the Musée national Picasso in Paris, including paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, and ceramics. On view through November 1, 2020, the innovative exhibition traces the evolution of Picasso’s epoch-making art by presenting it in eight distinct galleries, representing the series of studios where he worked throughout his career. Read more details HERE!

      Details:

      Location: Fire Station Gallery
      Date: 1 July 2020 - 1 November 2020
      Time: 09:00 am - 03:00 pm
      Ticket Purchase: Online
      Website: https://visit.qm.org.qa

      Until 30 November 2020

      Huguette Caland: Faces and Places

      Featuring a journey through six decades and three continents, Faces and Places is Huguette Caland's largest solo museum exhibition to date. Huguette Caland was the daughter of the first president of the Republic of Lebanon. The exhibition features her paintings, drawings, caftans, smocks, and sculptures and evokes Caland's journey through Beirut, Paris, and California, encompassing the "faces and places that inform her rich oeuvre, all while highlighting the predominant theme in her work, the line."

      Details:

      Location: Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art
      Date: August 2 - November 30, 2020
      Book your ticket here: https://visit.qm.org.qa/arab-museum-of-modern-art#tkttb-exhibition

      Until 30 November 2020

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

      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
      Exhibition dates: August 2 to November 30, 2020
      Book your ticket here: https://visit.qm.org.qa/arab-museum-of-modern-art#tkttb-exhibition

      Until 30 November 2020

      Yto Barrada: My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nougat

      Currently displayed at Mathaf is Yto Barrada's exhibition composed of photographs, films, videos, sculptures, prints, and fabric works that focus on "threads of regeneration and growth in social and geological transformation". The works highlight the importance of the vernacular in processes of decomposition and revival, drawing on histories of nation-building and post-independence strategies of resistance in social and domestic life. An award-winning artist who has also held numerous solo exhibitions internationally, Moroccan-French artist Yto Barrada’s work engages with self-education, architecture, paleontology, botany, and modernist histories, in order to explore forms of knowledge production.

      Details:

      Location: Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art
      Exhibition dates: August 2 to November 30, 2020
      Book your ticket here: https://visit.qm.org.qa/arab-museum-of-modern-art#tkttb-exhibition

      Until 31 December 2020

      "Femmes à la mode" virtual exhibition at Katara

      Watch artist Surabhi's paintings come to life at the virtual exhibition "Femmes à la mode", presented by Cultural Village Foundation – Katara.

      Details:

      Location: Virtual exhibition
      Date: 16 August 2020 - 31 December 2020
      Time: 08:00 am - 10:00 pm
      Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed
      Price: Virtual exhibition - It's free!
      Website: https://www.katara.net/whats-on/events/the-virtual-exhibition-femmes-a-la-mode

      Until 31 December 2020

      The Virtual Exhibition "Heritage" by Katara Cultural Village

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      Cultural Village Foundation – Katara presents the virtual exhibition "Heritage" by the Qatari Artist Hassan Bu Jassum. Heritage is originality and history, and it has multiple aspects of art and culture. Katara presents the virtual exhibition “Heritage” to document the inveterate patrimony and to revive the past that still exist in the memories, and to retrieve this remembrance through paintings to be a witness of that important part of history.

      Details:

      Location: The exhibition is virtual.
      Date: 6 July 2020 - 31 December 2020
      Time: 08:00 am - 10:00 pm
      Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed
      Price: General entry - It's free!
      Website: www.katara.net

      Until 10 April 2021

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

      The Museum of Islamic Arts has opened an exhibition entitled A Falcons 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: 4422 4444
      Website: https://www.qm.org.qa/en