From water sports to arts and crafts to cheering on international handball players, things are starting to pick up in Qatar this weekend. Here are the highlights of what’s on around town over the next few days:
Handball Super Globe 2015
Eight of the best international handball teams will compete for the IHF Super Globe this weekend at the Qatar Handball Federation’s Duhail Complex, near Qatar University.
While most of the preliminary and qualifying rounds are done, residents can still catch a bit of the finals action on Thursday, Sept. 10, from 2pm onwards at the venue.
More information and a schedule of events can be found here.
Support some of Qatar’s abandoned furry felines at the Cat Assistance Team’s season-opener fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 12, at the Royal Vet Clinic in Al Waab.
Residents can meet the cats, adopt or foster, or take part in the fundraising market to help the team cover the summer veterinary bills.
Vendors will be selling cat-themed merchandise, clothes and calendars at the market, which will run from 9 to 1pm. For more information, visit the group’s Facebook page here.
Get your creative juices flowing and learn the art of paper mache this weekend at a workshop held at the Katara Art Studios. The two-hour long weekly classes cost QR50 and follow different themes.
This week’s class will focus on newspaper painting on canvas, and is open to children ages seven years and older. For more information and a schedule of events, click here.
Katara Art Studios is also hosting a new series of “end of the week” workshops, each focusing on different arts. This week’s inaugural session will focus on teaching participants the art of silk painting.
The session runs from 5 to 8:30pm, is open to children ages 10 years and older and costs QR200, which is payable at the door. For more information and a schedule of events, see here.
Acclaimed local filmmaker Alex Klim is hosting a two-day filmmaking workshop this weekend, Sept. 11 and 12, at the St. Regis Doha.
The sessions will cover several filmmaking techniques, from basic camera handling to advanced settings, sound recording, lighting, setups and aerial shooting techniques, as well as pre- and post-production.
Introduction to Islam
Qatar’s Cultural Center Fanar is hosting a brief introduction to Islam this weekend on Sept. 11 at the iconic Blue Mosque in Katara.
The event, which will run from 4 to 6:30pm, aims to introduce Islam to the public, and will focus on the role of the mosque in daily life.
Residents looking to broaden their knowledge of Islam are welcome to register for the event by sending their name and number to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, call 4425 0234, 4425 0132, or 7049 2030, or check out their Facebook page here.
- Doha Garden Club opener: The Doha Garden Club is hosting a welcome breakfast this Sunday, Sept. 13, from 9:30am to noon at Holiday Villa, Building 5. The welcome breakfast for the horticultural club will also feature a guest speaker from the public parks department of the Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning. Residents are welcome to attend and can email Marie Barrett here for more information.
- Watersport activities: Cool off this weekend by engaging in some watersport activities at the newly opened Lusail City marina. Residents can try their hand at flyboarding, jetpacking, kitesurfing, kayaking, and waterskiing. Prices start from QR100 for 30 minutes of kayaking and go up to QR900 for one hour of flyboarding, hoverboarding and jetpacking. Reservations can be made onsite or through Facebook here.
- Her Majlis opening: Students and faculty members from various universities in Qatar are opening a new interactive exhibition focusing on over a year’s worth of collaborative research into female majalis. The month-long exhibit, supported by a UREP grant, is hosting its official opening tonight, Sept. 9, from 6 to 10pm at the HBKU Gallery. Following that, the exhibition will be open daily from 7am to midnight on weekdays and Saturday, and from 1pm to midnight on Fridays.
What are your weekend plans? Thoughts?