Five things to do in Qatar this weekend: October 29-31

Five things to do in Qatar this weekend: October 29-31

Qatar Living
By Qatar Living

If you are in the same boat as us and wondering what to do with some extra time on your hands, why not consider the following recommendations.

We have assembled a list of events happening this weekend for you to explore.

Make sure to take all necessary precautions outlined by MoPH such as wearing protective masks, downloading the Ehteraz application, and maintaining social distancing while you are outside.

1. Al Sikka ‘Gourmet Street’

Dates: October 28-31,2020

Where: Msheireb Downtown Doha

Time: 4:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Are you craving some ice cream?

The theme is different every year for Al Sikka 'Gourmet Street', this year's event is featuring a variety of ice cream flavors.

From coconut ice cream to cotton candy ice cream, Al Sikka has got it all.

Entry is free for all.

2. Mawater Qatar

Dates: November 15, 2020

Where: National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ)

Time: Saturday to Thursday: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm, Friday: 1:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Want to take a trip back in time?

Mawater Qatar is taking place at the NMoQ until November 15, 2020. The exhibition showcases twelve vehicles commonly used by the public in Qatar between the 1950s and 1990s.

These vehicles tell the story of everyday life through the lens of transportation.

You will be required to show Ehteraz ‘Green’ health code and wear a face mask all the time.

3. Artists in the time of COVID-19- Part 2

Dates: Until November 7, 2020

Where: Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum

Time:

Sunday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Monday to Thursday: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Friday: 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Saturday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Entry: Book your tickets online

Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum launched the community project, “Artists in the time of COVID-19” exhibition last April.

During the last few months, FBQ Museum received an impressive variety of artworks by Qatar’s creative community where artists expressed their feelings during the COVID-19 pandemic in a creative and expressive way.

This three-month exhibition is now open for the public at FBQ Museum’s contemporary art space, The White Majlis, where art lovers and museum visitors can elevate their tour with an exceptional experience and inspiring pieces of art.

All the exhibitions feature paintings, videos, prints, photographs, collage art, and sculptures. There will also be a space dedicated to young artists.

The last admission to the museum collection is 60 minutes before closing and the cafe and gift shop are 30 minutes before closing time.

4. ‘In Downtown’ exhibition

Dates: Until November 10, 2020

Where: Msheireb Downtown Doha

Time: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm

Located at Sikkat Wadi Msheireb, the ‘In Downtown’ exhibition features dozens of artworks by 17 important contemporary artists in Qatar which reflects the country’s vibrant art scene and dynamic art community.

5. Exhibitions at Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art

Dates: August 2 to November 30, 2020

Where: Education City, Qatar Foundation

Time: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm

Entry: Book your tickets online  

Three unique exhibitions await you at Mathaf Museum!

- Yto Barrada: My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nougat 

This exhibition brings together photographs, films, sculptures, prints, and fabric works that focus on threads of regeneration and growth in social and geological transformation.

- Huguette Caland: Faces and Places 

This exhibition features seven decades of paintings, drawings, caftans, smocks, and sculptures, including never-before-exhibited paintings, and the first caftan Caland created.

- Lived Forward: Art and Culture in Doha from 1960-2020

 This exhibition looks at generations of artists, intellectuals, and cultural activists who played a major role in activating Doha’s cultural scene.

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