Things to do: August 1-7

Qatar summer festival, House of Afrika, go to Gondolania and more Discuss this article

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New York restaurant promotion
August 1-August 15
New York City restaurants participate in Restaurant Week every year. The Anvil Rooms is extending this to two weeks in August. You can get a three-course menu for lunch for $25 (QR91) and at dinner for $38 (QR138).
Lunch is from noon-3pm, early dinner from 5.30pm-7pm. The Anvil Rooms, Tornado Tower, West Bay (4499 0685).

Summer Festival
August 1-31
So it’s a month of festivities and although the finer details STILL haven’t been announced at the time of print, we do know that the Summer Festival will bring a month of shopping discounts at participating shopping malls and that most of the activities will take place at Entertainment City, in Lusail, or the QNCC. This includes many activities for children, a mini fair trade, live stage shows, and live ticketed shows.
Look online for more details. Entertainment City, Lusail (4459 2111), www.qatarsummerfestival.qa.

Enjoy some art
Various end dates
August still isn’t the most rocking of months, unless you have a penchant for box sets and sweating, so it may be worth getting a little cultured. Ongoing exhibitions include the “For Them” exhibition by Ismael Azzam, with portraits of painters and sculptors who have made a significant contribution to Arab art until August 31. Katara Gallery, Katara Cultural Village. Qajar Women could potentially be of interest and is on for another year.
Museum of Islamic Art, Corniche (4422 4444). And Wael Shawky’s film series based on literature and historical narratives is exciting. MATHAF, Education City (4402 8855).

Go to Gondolania
Ongoing
It’s our Beat the Heat issue, so what better opportunity to do fun stuff indoors? Ideal for children, families and adults, there is a plethora of things to do and enjoy. An ice-rink, go-karting, ten-pin, theme park, cinema and food outlets await. Our pick this month... the ice-rink in the centre of Villaggio, with our desire to cool down.
Villaggio Shopping Mall, Al Wabb Street, nr Aspire Zone (4450 7873).

House of Afrika
August 6
It’s back again at Strata with guest DJ Heavy K ‘the Drumboss’ performing on one of the city’s most interesting music nights. It is QR100 entry charge and you can groove away to the beats of the guest DJ and enjoy the chic vibe.
Strata, InterContinental Doha The City, West Bay (4015 8888).

By Time Out Doha staff
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