Things to do in Doha: January 21-26

The week ahead looks exciting and we have proof. We’ve rounded up five not-to-miss events you need to get in your diary now Discuss this article

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Winter Festival 2018
The fifth edition of the Winter Festival is currently taking place at Katara and it’s wonderful. There’s a bunch of activities for the whole family to enjoy, fun games and folkloric shows. You have two days left to catch the action, so run.
Free. Open to public. Runs till January 22, 4pm-9pm. Katara Esplanade, Katara Cultural Village. Schedule: http://www.katara.net/Documents/Katara_Winter%20Festival%202018_Schedule_E.PDF

International Fashion Show
As part of Shop Qatar 2018’s International Week, a fashion show will take place at the Mondrian featuring international designers from Pakistan, Spain, Lebanon and other parts of the world. If you attended the Bollywood Fashion Show, or even caught it on social media, you know how big and exciting this might turn out. Don’t miss it!
Free. Open to public. January 24, 7pm onwards. Mondrian Doha, West Bay Lagoon (4045 5555). Register here: https://www.talentresources.org/fashion-show-registration.

The Last Poster Painter
If you’re not up to a Thursday night party, or a noisy gathering, or even want to spend some quality time by yourself, head over to the Fire Station to watch a free movie. The Last Poster Painter is running as part of the Al Jazeera documentary art film series and is all about the hand-painted movie posters that dominated the streets and art scene of Mumbai a few decades ago.
Free. Open to public. January 25. 8pm (run time 47 minutes). Fire Station Cinema, Civil Defense Roundabout, www.firestation.org.qa.

The Chainsmokers live in Doha
Is there a better way to kick off 2018 than listening to Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart, aka those angels who taught us how to really take a selfie? Just when we thought we were getting good at it, they threw Closer at us. While we can’t get into all of the lyrics, we can tell you to drop all your plans, take the whole gang and watch them light up the stage as part of Shop Qatar 2018’s International Week. The Chainsmokers are performing for the first time in the Middle East – aren’t we just lucky?
QR275 (starting). January 25, 6pm onwards. Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre. Tickets: https://tickets.virginmegastore.me/qa/music/5508/the-chainsmokers.
 
Acoustic Bonfire Night
Have you been secretly craving a night out by the beach with your friends, belting out off-tune songs while your friend skilfully strums his guitar in front of the bonfire? We have good news – not only can your dream come true, but it can also be stress-free and really enjoyable. This is an eight-hour excursion to the Inland Sea – there will be a desert show, acoustic performances, barbecues and (yay) marshmallows by the bonfire.
QR260 (per person). January 26, 2pm-10pm. Inland Sea, 365 Adventures. Tickets: https://www.q-tickets.com/events/Acoustic_Bonefire_Night.

By Shereen D’Souza
Time Out Doha,

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