It’s the last weekend before Ramadan and things appear to be slowing down before they pick up the pace again. But with a fashion show, musical performances and charitable events, there are still several ways to enjoy the weekend in Qatar. Here are the highlights:
Heya fashion exhibition
The 7th annual Heya Arabian Fashion Exhibition opens to the public this weekend at the Doha Exhibition Center by Katara Cultural Village.
More than 200 exhibitors will be selling their new spring/summer and Ramadan 2015 collections, highlighting the latest trends for abayas, jelabeyas, hijabs and dresses.
The exhibition is open from 1pm to 10pm from June 11 to June 15. The event is open only to women except on Friday, June 12, when husbands can attend with their wives. Children are not allowed. More information about exhibitors and the schedule can be found online here.
Zumba for Nepal
The event, which is being held in collaboration with Qatar Red Crescent, will take place tonight (Wednesday) at the Hamad bin Khalifa University Student Center basketball court.
The timings are 6 to 6:45pm for women and 7 to 7:45pm for women and men. Participants should come prepared to “sweat it off to some great music.” Refreshments will be provided. For more information, see the group’s Facebook page here.
Murder mystery performance
Cluedo Inc., an evening of musical theater full of “intrigue, suspense and hilarity,” will be performed at the Raddisson Blu Hotel tonight at 7:30pm.
The show, which is 1 hour and 15 minutes long and includes a 20-minute interval, is a murder mystery in the spirit of the game Clue, presented by Some Like it Hot Theater Company. Tickets include a three-course dinner, cost QR250 per person and and can be bought online here.
Though the event is listed as only for over-21s, ILoveQatar.net said it is open to younger audience members. However, ID will be required to go to the bar at the hotel.
Spring art exhibitions
For those seeking a respite from the heat, Qatar Museums has five (air-conditioned) spring art exhibitions open around town for the next month or so.
- Marvelous Creatures: Animal Fables in Islamic Art, at the Museum of Islamic Art until July 11;
- Exhibition 555, at the Fire Station until July 14;
- Wael Shawky: Crusades and other stories, at the Arab Museum of Modern Art (Mathaf), until Aug. 16;
- Qajar Women, at the Museum of Islamic Art until June 11 (tomorrow); and
- Ismail Azzam: For Them, at the Qatar Museums Gallery in Katara until Aug. 31.
For more information on the exhibitions and timings, see here.
Qatar Music Academy concert
Ensembles of Arabic and Western students will perform their end-of-the-year concert this weekend at the Qatar National Convention Center.
The Qatar Music Academy’s show will be held from 4:30pm to 5:30pm on Saturday, June 13 and is free and open to all. There will also be light refreshments at the end of the show.
More information about the event can be found here.
What are your plans for the weekend? Thoughts?