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Cartoons, birthdays and books – four fun things to do this week in Doha

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In terms of interesting events, December seems to be giving last month a run for its money. This week alone, there are at least four things that might be fun to check out:

  • Cartoon art. Popular cartoonist Khalid Albaih’s first solo exhibition, “The worst calamity makes one laugh,” opens tonight at Katara from 7 to 9pm. Even if you can’t come tonight, the Romanian-born, Doha-based Sudanese expat’s works will be on display at the Katara Art Center until Jan. 9. More details here.
  • Birthday. On Wednesday (12/12/12), Creative Commons will host its 10-year anniversary at 6pm at the W Doha. The event is open to all, but there is currently a wait list for those who want to attend. The evening will feature numerous local artists who will share their work and celebrate mixing and collaborating, as well as free food. RSVP here.
  • Books! Also on Wednesday, the 23rd International Book Fair will open at the Doha Exhibition Center. The fair will run until Dec. 22 and is always fun to stroll through. No word yet on what the theme will be (last year, Iran was the “guest of honor”). We’ll let you know more details as they come in.
  • Tweetup. Qatar will host an “Arabic Youtube Tweetup” this Saturday, Dec. 15, from 6 to 9pm at the Qatar National Convention Center. The event, part of Google’s Arabic Web Days movement to drive the creation of Arabic digital content, will feature content entrepreneurs from the region. The event will be in Arabic but simultaneous translation in English will be available. Register here.

Stay tuned for a breakdown of what’s happening over the next few weeks in and around National Day.

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Credit: Photo courtesy of Khartoon on Facebook

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