5 things to do in Doha from July 8-14
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Celebrate the stars
Check out the Tanabata Star Festival, the story of two young lovers who meet only on the seventh day of the seventh month on a bridge formed across the Milky Way. In Japan it’s tradition to write messages on strips of paper and hang them on bamboo plants, and Sakura adds a special sushi and teppanyaki menu for QR220.
Sat 7-27, Sakura, Radisson Blu Hotel Doha. Call 4428 1428
Pretend it’s winter
Bundle up and head into a winter wonderland at Pearl Lounge! For one night, the club transforms with ice-sculptures, artificial snow, special beverage promotions and surprise performances. Entrance is free, from 9pm onwards. Membership required.
Thurs 12, Pearl Lounge, Doha Marriott. Call 4429 8444 after 5pm.
The Olympics through Media exhibition hosts a series of free lectures, each at 8pm. Dr. Christian Wacker kicks it off with ‘The Early Years of the Modern Olympic Games’ on July 11, with Dr. Kelly Knez presenting ‘Woman, Media & Olympic Games’ on July 18, and Dr. Marcia De Franceschi Neto rounding it off with ‘Brazil Goes Olympic (Rio 2016)’ on July 25.
Wed 11, QMA Gallery, Building 10, Katara Cultural Village. www.qma.com.qa
Mix it up
Shake it up and learn the tricks of the best summer drinks from the Habanos team at this month’s Art of Cocktail Class. Best of all you get to drink your school supplies. QR225 per person, from 4pm-6pm. Reservation required.
Fri 13, Habanos, The Ritz-Carlton Doha. Call 4484 8000
Kick a ball
Play some soccer every Saturday at the Ritz! Coach Ousama trains the little ones while Captain Mathias practices with the adults, teaching grownups of all skill levels how to play. Kids sessions start at 3.30pm, adults at 4.30pm.
Sat 14, The Ritz-Carlton Doha. Call 4484 8000
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