There are wedding dresses to browse, skateboarding tricks to admire, and a plethora of new skills to learn in Doha this weekend. Here’s our pick of what to do in and around the city.
Saying “I do” soon, or simply love all things glamorous and bridal? If so, head to the 7th International Wedding Exhibition and Fashion Show at QNCC this weekend.
The three-day show, which features planners, designers, and jewelers, starts on June 18, and it’s open from noon to 10pm. The exhibition is initially for women-only, and runs from noon to 3pm, after which it opens to everyone. Admission is free.
BMX and skateboarding competition
Catch Qatar’s best BMX riders and skateboarders at the Aspire Zone (Pitch 6) this weekend from 6 to 9pm.
The three-day extreme sports show, starting on June 19, will feature skateboarding workshops for children, and demonstrations from over 15 of the best athletes in the country.
The final day, June 21, will see professional skateboarders compete in a showdown for the title.
An introduction to Islamic art
On June 21, the Qatar Museums Authority will hold an introduction course on Islamic art. The lesson, which runs from 10am to 5pm, will teach both theory and practice, giving participants an opportunity to learn geometry, calligraphy, and Islimi (floral design).
Three talented Indian musicians will be performing at the Al Ghazal Club on June 20 at 6:30pm.
Appearing in Doha for the first time are playback singers Gayathri, Anwar Sadath and Keerthana. While the event is free, entry passes must be reserved.
Call +974 5542 6213, +974 7069 4883, or +974 7772 2296 for reservations or find more information on ILoveQatar.net here.
The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts Workshops will held at Katara Cultural Village this weekend.
The workshops, which are being held from June 16 to 29, offer introductions to Geometric Design, Illumination, and Arabic Kufic Script. They’re being held at the Katara Art Studios (Building 19) from 2 to 10:30pm daily.
Most sessions are only open to adults aged 16 and over, but family workshops for children ages five and older and their parents are also being held. Email [email protected] or call +974 4408 0233 or +974 4408 0235 to register or see here for more details.
- Contradiction: Join photographer Rashed Al-Mohannadi at Katara this weekend for a journey through his exhibition. His work will be on display at Building 19, Katara, from June 16 to 23. Admission is free and open to the public from 10am to 10pm.
- Barrio Fiesta at Sealine Beach Resort: Join the Filipino community as they celebrate Philippine Independence Day belatedly on June 20 from 11am onwards. The event will feature plays, dance and authentic Filipino delicacies. With prior booking, tickets cost QR100 and are available at Sealine, Movenpick Hotel, and Gerry’s Grill. This covers a QR50 food and beverage voucher redeemable at Sealine during the event. Tickets at the gate will cost QR150. To reserve your seat, call +974 5576 8954. Visit the Facebook page for more details.
- How To Take A Million Dollar Photo: Photographers can hone their skills on June 21 with this workshop organized by FotoArabia at the Youth Hub from 5-7 pm. The workshop will focus on the elements of award-winning photographs, techniques for approaching subjects from a commercial angle, and the world of commercial stock photography. Admission is free and open to the public, but prior knowledge of photography is required. Interested participants can sign up here. You must bring your own camera and three original photos printed on 13 x 18 cm paper to the event.
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