What’s happening in Qatar in this week
It’s almost the weekend! Have you planned your schedule yet?
Here are some of the things to include in your ‘to-do list’: attend a fashion gala for a cause, watch a concert and magical performances, check out a bridal show, join a festive market, and get to know all the World Cup mascots! Enjoy the weekend!
The Nutcracker: The Enchanted Prince Circus Musical
Oct 27 (Thurs) 5:30pm, Oct 28 (Fri) 3:30pm / 7:30pm, Oct 29 (Sat) 1pm / 5:30 pm: Lusail Multipurpose Hall
Three magical nights begin tomorrow as the story of ‘The Nutcracker: The Enchanted Prince’ unravels live on stage, promising amazing set design and video projections, extravagant costumes, and stunning performances.
The show is based on the exciting storyline of the world-famous writer Ernst Hoffmann’s ‘The Nutcracker and the Mouse King’. Bring the whole family and witness the magic unfold! Ticket from QR145 at QTickets, TixBox, and Virgin.
EMERGE Art & Fashion Exhibition
Until October 29, 2022: Katara – Building 1
The exhibition is part of fashion icon Naomi Campbell’s global initiative ‘EMERGE’, in partnership with Qatar Creates.
The works of renowned artists from Africa and the diaspora, ranging from paintings, sculpture, ceramics, textiles, photography, and design are on display for public viewing.
Go visit Katara and support the next generation of creative talents from developing regions. No entry fee.
EMERGE: Naomi Campbell’s Couture Fashion Charity Show
October 28, 2022 at 6pm – 7:30pm: Ceremonial Court, Education City
Naomi Campbell’s ‘Fashion for Relief’ charitable organization brings to Qatar her latest global initiative ‘EMERGE’ Couture Show, with over 1,000 VIP guests from across the worlds of fashion, entertainment, arts and business expected to attend the charity event.
This charity project will see award-winning designers led by world-renowned fashion houses such as Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana, Burberry, and many more, which aims to create new apprenticeships, after-school programs, and university programs centered on creative and alternative industries, such as general education, fashion, technology, art, sustainable innovations, and agriculture.
Reserve a seat now as few tickets are left. Standing areas are free of charge.
FIFA World Cup Mascot Exhibition at City Center Mall
Until December 20, 2022
City Center Mall, West Bay
The adventurous, fun and curious La’eeb is joined by all the previous FIFA World Cup mascots at the City Center mall. Owned by Qatari collector Mohammed Abdullateef, the mascots embodied every World Cup host nation, representing one or more aspects of each country, such as its flora, fauna, or costumes.
Get to know these iconic mascots ahead of the much-awaited football tournament- La’eeb and the gang are waiting for you! It’s free to see them.
‘Art Mill Museum 2030’ Exhibition
Until March 30, 2023: Saturday to Thursday 10am to 5pm / Friday 2pm – 7pm
Qatar Flour Mills Warehouse – Corniche (‘From Flour to Art’)
Al Najada Heritage House #15 – Al Najada District, Old Doha (‘The Museum’s Garden’)
The ‘Art Mill Museum’ is due to open in Qatar in 2030, and this exhibition offers visitors a sneak peek into what will become one of the world’s leading museums of modern and contemporary art.
The special preview exhibition will introduce the concept of the museum, the architectural project, and the garden design. Contemporary artists have been commissioned to create films and photographs highlighting the parallels between the former flour mill and the future museum.
The exhibition is on view in two locations, each venue presenting different aspects of the development of the Art Mill Museum. Call 4452 5555 for further details. Book your tickets here.
Angham Live in Qatar!
October 28, 2022 at 8pm: Katara Amphitheatre
Considered one of the best female singers in Egypt and the Arab world, Angham will perform live at the Katara Amphitheatre on Friday.
Known for her soft voice, wide vocal range and romantic style, Angham is set to serenade you with her mesmerizing voice. The age limit is 12 and above and ticket price starts from QR550.
‘Forever Valentino’ Exhibition
October 28, 2022 – April 1, 2023: M7, Msheireb Downtown Doha
Qatar Museums and Maison Valentino bring ‘Forever Valentino’ to M7 Qatar. A major perspective exhibition that pays homage to its founder Valentino Garavani, ‘Forever Valentino’ is Maison’s largest exhibition to date and its first presentation in the Middle East.
The exhibition features over 200 Valentino Haute Couture pieces and pret-à-porter outfits including rarely-seen ensembles designed for the likes of Elizabeth Taylor, Jacqueline Kennedy, and, more recently, Zendaya.
The exhibition will also include ensembles from the private collection of HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, a long-standing client of Valentino. Get your tickets here.
‘Lusail Museum: Tales of a Connected World’
Until April 1, 2023: QM Gallery Al Riwaq
The exhibition is a preview of the vision for the new Lusail Museum, its architectural design, and its world-class collection of art.
It features an immersive, interactive digital trail, combining modern and traditional arts, showcasing 247 objects, many drawn from Qatar Museums’ vast collection of paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs, rare texts, and decorative arts.
A regular ticket costs QR50. One Pass Holder and children aged 16 and below can enter free of charge. Get your tickets here.
Fall Festive Market at Doha Sports Park
October 29, 2022 at 10am – 5pm: Doha Sports Park, Doha Golf Club, West Bay
Bring your family, friends, and pets to a fun-filled Festive Market this Friday!
Over 50 vendors will display their handmade and artisanal products of all kinds, along with food stalls and a variety of kids’ activities. The entry fee is QR25 for adults and free for kids under 12. WhatsApp the organizer for inquiry.
The Bazaar Bridal Show
Until October 29, 2022, at 10am – 10pm: Luxury Galleria, Mall of Qatar
This 5-day event is a celebration of all things bridal – from wedding dresses and bridal makeup to flower arrangements and wedding gifts!
There will be talks from leading beauty experts and event designers on how to curate ‘a perfect wedding’, masterclasses for bridal make-up and hairstyles, workshops, and catwalks. Free admission.