From princesses to breakdancing to Broadway musical songs, there is no shortage of things to check out around town over the next few days. Here are our picks:
Disney on Ice
Everyone’s favorite childhood princesses are back on ice in a new show at the Qatar National Convention Center from May 27 to 30. The 2.5 hour Princesses and Heroes show features several Disney favorites like Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast and Snow White, in addition to new characters like the cast of Frozen and Tangled.
The show opens tonight with a 7pm performance, followed by two shows tomorrow at 3:30 and 7pm, Friday at 3 and 7pm, and three shows on Saturday at 11am, and 3 and 7pm.
The show’s organizers have just added another show at 11am on Friday, dubbed the “Family Friday Show.” More VIP and Royal seats will be available for this show, and families attending during this time are entitled to a 25 percent discount for Gold, Silver and Bronze tickets.
Tickets for the performances can be bought online here, and cost between QR150 and QR2,000. Children under the age of two years old are not required to have a ticket if they sit on their parents’ laps, and those under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
Champ of the Camp
UPDATE: This event has been canceled:
Due to unforeseen circumstances, screenings of 'Champ of the Camp' have been cancelled. We'll email ticket buyers to refund them.#Qatar
— Doha Film Institute (@DohaFilm) May 27, 2015
The Doha Film Institute is hosting a screening of Champ of the Camp, a film that follows a group of migrant workers as they compete in a Bollywood singing and trivia competition held across Dubai’s numerous labor camps.
According to DFI, which partly funded the film, the documentary is “at once funny, heart-wrenching, and full of beautiful songs, (and) alternates between the X Factor style suspense of the competition and the gritty reality of the labor environment, introducing us along the way to memorable characters who might be on their way to fame.”
Screenings will be held on Thursday and Friday at 7pm at the Museum of Islamic Art Auditorium. Tickets cost QR35 per person and are available from noon to 8pm and from 2 to 8pm on Thursday and Fridays at the MIA DFI Ticket booth, or online here. Both screenings will be followed by Q&A sessions with the film’s director Mahmoud Kaabour.
Red Bull breakdancing competition
Watch local breakdance enthusiasts compete for a chance at the Red Bull BC One Cypher world title on May 28 from 7 to 9pm at the Gate Mall.
The event, which will be held on the 3rd floor of Tower 2, will see breakdancers compete in a one-on-one style dance battle. Winners from the Qatar leg of the competition will go on to compete in the MENA final in Egypt on Sept. 19.
Regional champions will then fly to Italy for the Red Bull BC One World Final later this year. Interested dancers should call 6600 4820 before 10pm tonight (Wednesday) to register. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page here or the Red Bull BC Facebook page here.
From Broadway to Doha
The Doha Singers, Qatar’s largest amateur choir, will perform a series of Broadway show tunes from popular musicals like The Sound of Music, Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables and West Side Story tonight, May 27, from 8pm onwards at the Grand Hyatt Hotel.
Tickets to the event cost QR100/person and can be booked online here.
The admission fee includes one complimentary drink, and the show is open to residents ages 21 and over. A second show will be held at 7pm on June 5 at the College of North Atlantic Qatar.
Local dance group Salsa n Candela is hosting a beginners dance session from 8 to 9pm this Friday, May 29, at the Hilton Hotel Eforea Spa.
The session costs QR60/person and is payable at the door.
For more information, visit the group’s Facebook page here.
Embrace Doha Session
Local cultural integration group Embrace Doha is hosting two sessions this weekend in an attempt to help expats in the country understand local customs and traditions.
The first, called Embrace Qatari Culture, is an interactive Q&A session with young Qataris, and will be held from 7 to 9pm at the Al Jasra Boutique Hotel at Souq Waqif.
Interested attendees can register for the event online here. Tickets cost QR150/person, are payable at the door and include a light dinner following the session.
The second event is a legal session with Qatari lawyer Meshal Al Sulaiti, who will field questions on local laws about property, tax and labor issues.
The event will be held on May 30 from 6 to 8pm at the Al Najada Boutique Hotel at Souq Waqif. Tickets to the event can be reserved online here, and cost QR200 per person. For more information and contact details, visit the Embrace Doha website here.
See My Doha Photography Exhibition
Popular Instagram feed See My Doha, which showcases the best submissions of local photography, is hosting its first exhibition starting today, May 27, at the Souq Waqif Art Center.
The exhibition will feature winning photographs across several categories, and an overall winner will be judged by a panel during the opening ceremony today. The exhibition is open from 8am to 10pm daily.
- Dynamic Wood Workshop: Upgrade your craftsmanship this weekend at a workshop at the Katara Art Studios (Building 19). Sessions will be held from 6 to 8pm from May 26 to 28. The workshop costs QR400/person, and interested participants are requested to reserve their seats by emailing [email protected] or by calling 4408 1357/ 4408 0233.
What are your plans for the weekend? Thoughts?