What’s new in the news
If you blinked really fast you might have missed all this news that is happening in and around the city.
The Doha Film Institute (DFI) has issued a callout for Qatar residents of all ages, nationalities and experience levels to apply to join its database of actors for new film projects.
Qatar-based aspiring and established actors who are interested in roles in locally-produced projects are especially welcome. The deadline for applications is Oct. 1st, and details on how to apply can be found on DFI’s website here.
Music and Nightlife
When:Everyday from 5:30pm to 7:30 pm
Where:Fuego at Shangri La
Cost: Drink prices start at 30QR
Fuego delivers the culinary fire and passion of the Argentine pampas to diners who wish to channel their inner gauchos and paisanas. Lively, fun and engaging, it offers the finest selection of prime beef prepared in the time-honoured traditions of the Argentine grill. The unique dining experience is complemented by Doha’s largest selection of South American wines and the finest Latin-style service. The convivial atmosphere is heightened by a lovely repertoire of Argentine folk music from a professional duo. They perform four 45-minute sets every evening, except Monday evening
Happy Hour at Hunters Grill
When:Saturday to Wednesday from 5pm to 11pm
Where:The Westin Doha
Cost:Selected beverages for 25QR
Hunters Room & Grill offers an upscale, contemporary spin on the traditional grill house, with minimalist décor of leather seats and dark wood tables. Hardwood floors and an open kitchen complete this elegant, no-frills atmosphere where enticing aromas and succulent textures and flavours command centre stage.
When: September 22nd 8pm
Where: Admirals at the Ritz Carlton
The Dunes are four Canadians who came together to play great music, ranging from 50’s classics to present day jams.
Art, Exhibits and Workshops
Pencil Portrait Drawing workshop
When: Sept 25, 26, 27 at 5:00 pm
Where: Katara art studio B19
Cost: 200 QAR
The workshop is designed for males and females starting from 15 years old
The workshop will be presented in English.
Contact: to buy tickets click here
Papier Mache Workshop
When:Sept 23, 24, and 30 4 pm to 8pm
Where:Karara art studio B19
Cost: 50 QR per session
“Papier Mache” Workshop in #Katara Art Studios, Building 19
Contact: For registration: http://ow.ly/IN8O303zGxe
North by Northwest (film) sponsored by Doha Film Institue
When:23 September 4:30 pm
Where: Katara Building No 16
Cost: 35 QR per person
Classic Hitchcock suspense film featuring Cary Grant.
To follow up his dark and brooding ‘Vertigo’ (1958), Alfred Hitchcock delivered the rather more lighthearted ‘North by Northwest’, a romantic thriller centred on a case of mistaken identity. The film provides plenty of room for Cary Grant to showcase his particular brand of comic debonair as he suavely sidesteps one life-threatening situation after the next, all the while smitten by a smouldering Eva Marie Saint.
Nosferatu, A Symphony of Horror
When:Sept 22 7:30 pm
Where:Katara Opera House
Cost: 75- 200QR
Stefanos Tsialis, conductor
Hans ErdmannFW Murnau’s 1922 Film With Orchestra
This concert is part of the Symphony of Films series, in Partnership with Doha Film Institute and the British Council. Children 6 years of age and older may attend any concert with ticket purchase. Family concerts accept all ages. Audience members with inappropriately informal attire including shorts or beach wear will not be seated. Seating begins 20 minutes before performances. Latecomers cannot be seated during the concert. The Philharmonic retains the right to expel anyone disturbing other concert goers.
Al Banuche has an Arabic, Indian food twist with burrito style omelets for QR3!!!
Al Banuche Cafeteria is open daily from 5:30am to 1:00am and can be reached at 4462 2026. It’s cash only and located just off Old Airport Road opposite the Dodge showroom in Al Hilal.
MRA Restaurant and Bakery
- Markhiya branch (Sunday-Wednesday from noon to 3:30pm): QR29/person for an array of mouth-watering curries and sides, salads and desserts.
- Salwa branch: A smaller buffet available on weekdays for QR15; and
- Old Alghanim branch: A small buffet for QR20
The restaurant is open daily from 6am to 11:30am for breakfast; 11:30am to 3:30pm for lunch and 3:30pm to 2am for dinner. It’s closed Fridays from 11:30am to 12:30pm for prayer. The Markhiya branch can be reached at 4442-2074
Amjad Thai Snack
Pad Thai for QR20, includes a generous serving of Thai noodles, grilled chicken or beef and peanut crumbs, topped with green onions.
There are vegetarian options, such as the red curry with vegetables for QR25 (or with beef/chicken for the same price).
Thai Snack’s stir-fried beef with broccoli at QR25 or the chicken cashew nut at QR25.
Thai Snack is located on Al Mirqab Al Jadeed St. and open daily from 10am to 2:30pm and 5pm to 10:30pm except for Fridays, when it’s open from noon to 2:30pm and 5pm to 10:30pm. Thai Snack can be reached at 4432-9704 and credit cards are accepted.
Ramen goodness for only QR15.
The gimbap, a Korean-style sushi, for QR15.
sweet and crispy chicken or the garlic chicken, each QR35
Korean dumplings are QR15 and seem to be a hit with kids.
Tofu House is located on Al Jazeera St. in Bin Mahmoud and is open daily from 11am to 10pm.
Takeaway is available and the restaurant can be reached at 4435-9678.
Filipino fried chicken!
breakfast chicken tocino, which consists of chunks of grilled chicken and garlic rice plus two fried eggs and a cup of coffee, all for QR25.
Max’s spring-fried chicken, for QR24 includes a smattering of sweet potato fries.
The spicy chicken fried rice comes in a huge serving for QR21.
Chicken patty burgers with cheese and chips QR25
caramel bars. Made with sweetened condensed milk at Max’s, you can buy a huge boxed caramel bar for QR23.
Max’s is located on Al Difaaf St. in Al Sadd (4444-6297) and in Al Muntazah on B-Ring Road next to The New House Complex (4412-6297). The restaurant is open from 10am to 11pm daily except Fridays, when it’s open from 8am to 11:30am and 1pm to midnight.
Weekly Dance Classes
When: Every Monday Starting September 19th
Where:Doha Rugby Club, Al Waab
Cost: prices and times vary
Solo /Style line instruction
Age: Under 10s Price:QAR 40 Time: 3pm to 4pm
Age: Teens Price QAR 40 Time 5pm to 6pm
Age: Adults Price QAR 50 Time 7pm to 8pm
Age: Adults Price QAR 50 Time 8pm to 9pm
New weekly dance classes for adults & children at Doha Rugby Club styles include ballroom latin country funk American smooth stage/jazz disco Instructed by Yvonne Dunn of Doha Dance. She is a world renowned dance instructor who also is the head coach of Team GB for World Dance Sport Country Games.
Website: Dance Doha
Contact: Tel: 30809098 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Best International Standup Comedy
When:September 19th and 20th 8pm to 10 pm
Where:Grand Hyatt Doha
Cost: 140 QR
Meet Top Business Schools – QS World MBA Tour Doha
When: Sept 24 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
The Deets : The QS World MBA Tour is designed to be a comprehensive day that can give you the competitive advantage to make your application a success.
Discover your perfect MBA program by speaking with admissions representatives from top international business schools, attend interactive info-sessions, learn how to ace the GMAT at our preparation workshop, network with Alumni from Top Business Schools and much more..
Arrive early to get complimentary copy of the QS Top MBA Career Guide – the world’s largest read Bi-Annual MBA Publication. (The first 100 attendees on the day)
Qsports Academy programs
When:September 18th 3pm to 7:30 pm
Where:Unit # 201, Building # 332 Street #61 & Quis Bin Abdullah Street
Near Aziz Petrol Station Salwa Road
Cost:prices vary based on program
Registration is now open for the 4th edition of QSports Academy programs. Kid(s) ages 3-18 to learn their favorite sport in a structured format. With training provided by professional coaches, the QSports academies are currently offering 9 disciplines including Football, Basketball, Swimming, Cricket, Gymnastics, Kickboxing/Thai-boxing, Mix Martial Arts, and more. Each academy runs for 8-10 weeks (2 session per week). QSports academies are conducted mostly after school from 3:00 PM – 7:30 PM with some classes conducted on weekends as well. Adults can also join in our adult swimming, Lacrosse or basketball program. The very small kids from ages 2-5 can learn valuable skills in the Toddler sports program. More details on the website.
By: Venture Gulf Training Centre
When:SAT, SEP 24 AT 9:00 AM
Where: Chamber of Commerce and Industry غرفة تجارة و صناعة قطر – P.O.Box No.402, Ad Dawhah, Doha
Teaching Personal Safety Skills to Children and Youth
Children face challenging situations every day at home, at school, online, and in their communities. Sometimes, adults are aware of these issues. Often, they are not. VGTC teaches children positive, practical, and effective ways to think, move, and speak to stay safe in challenging personal safety situations. Working with children and trying to see the world through their eyes informs everything we do.
Safety Skills for Kids
These are social skills people of all ages use to build safe, positive experiences with people everywhere they go. Safety skills for kids include:
How to be and act aware, calm, and confident
How to take charge
How to get help
How to set clear and appropriate boundaries
How to stop unwanted teasing
How to protect themselves from name-calling and hurtful words
Contact: Register here.