It may be too hot to do much outdoors these days, but there are still plenty of things happening around town this weekend, including a charity dinner for Nepal, a comedy show, some movie screenings and of course, our Doha News meet-up. Here are the highlights:
As the people of Nepal continue to reel from the aftermath of two devastating earthquakes, three Qatar charities are holding a dinner and auction benefit to raise money for the children affected by the disaster.
The “Night for Nepal” event, which is being organized by Qatar Charity, Educate a Child (EAC) and Reach Out to Asia (ROTA), will be held on Thursday, June 4 at the Grand Hyatt Doha from 6:30 to 9:30pm.
Tickets cost QR500, QR1,000 and QR2,000 a person and covers dinner. They can be bought online here, where QC is also accepting donations for the relief effort.
During the evening, there will be a raffle for free business class airline tickets, performances by Dana Fardan and celebrity pianist Sonja Park and a kids’ fashion show. Finally, Christies of London will conduct an auction during the event to help raise funds.
DFI movie screenings
The Doha Film Institute will hold two screenings of popular Arab films this weekend at Katara Cultural Village, building 16, both starring the late Faten Hamama.
Land of Dreams, about a woman set to move to the US but misplaces her ticket and passport – will run on Thursday, June 4 at 7pm; and Mouths and Rabbits – about a woman who must choose between wealth and love – will be at 7pm on Friday, June 5.
Tickets cost QR35/person and can be purchased online here. Filmmaker and industry journalist Mona Ghandour will attend both screenings and hold a Q&A after the movies.
Doha Players performance
The Doha Players will perform “The Dining Room” at the Qatar National Convention Center this weekend.
The play is set in the dining room of a “well-to-do” family, and comprises of 18 scenes from different households that overlap and intertwine requiring the actors change roles, personalities and ages.
The shows will be held on Thursday, June 4; Friday, June 5; and Saturday, June 6 at 7pm. Tickets cost QR100/person and are available online here.
‘Summer Survival’ meet-up
All are invited to attend Doha News’ fourth annual community meet-up on Saturday. The “Summer Survival” themed event will be held from 4:30pm to 6:30pm at the Marriott Marquis hotel in West Bay.
We’ll be providing you updates on what’s going on with Doha News, soliciting your feedback and raffling off some cool prizes, including a weekend with a Camaro. Finger foods and beverages will be served.
The event is free to attend, but please RSVP here if you’re coming so we know how much food to have on hand!
Blood donation drive
Residents ages 18 to 65 years old who wish to donate blood are asked to bring their Qatar ID. Refreshments will be served. To learn more about the blood donation process in Doha, see here.
For more information on tomorrow’s drive, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 55493413/55849903.
- Show tunes: The Doha Singers, Qatar’s largest amateur choir, will perform a series of Broadway show tunes from popular musicals like The Sound of Music, Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables and West Side Story on Friday, June 5 at the College of North Atlantic Qatar at 7pm. Tickets to the event cost QR75/person and can be booked online here.
- Comedy show: The Chuckle Club will make one last stop in Doha for the season with two shows at the Doha Marriott (Ras Abu Abboud) on Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7. The regional touring monthly comedy club will feature famous comedians Eman Morgan, Ed Gamble and Damo Clarke. The show starts at 7:30pm both nights. Tickets cost QR130/person and can be bought at the door or online here. Attendees must be 21 years or older and bring their passports or QIDs.
- Free concert: A chamber music concert that is free and open to all will be held at the Museum of Islamic Art on Thursday, June 4 at 6pm. The orchestra will play Mozart’s A Musical Joke, and Beethoven’s Septet in E Flat Major. More information can be found on the event’s Facebook page here.
What are your weekend plans? Thoughts?