11 things to do in Doha this March

Laughter Factory, 60s music, Simpsons seminars, couscous fiesta and more

11 things to do in Doha this March

Silentò at Crystal Lounge
Famous rapper and YouTube phenomenon Silentò is bringing some pop culture to the Crystal Lounge this month with a performance that is sure to include his viral hit Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae). The Atlanta-based songwriter shot to fame after uploading the catchy song accompanied by his signature dance moves to the online video channel, and has since gone on to perform across the world, as well as releasing new singles.
March 2. 10pm-late. Crystal Lounge and Bar, W Doha Hotel & Residences, West Bay (04 4453 5000). Call for ticket prices.

The Laughter Factory

This month, Angelo Tsarouchas, otherwise known as The Funny Greek, comes back to the Middle East. Rounding off the comedy triple bill are Mark Maier and rising star Matt Rees.
QR140. March 14-18. 8pm. Grand Hyatt Doha, West Bay Lagoon. Tickets available at www.thelaughterfactory.com (4448 1280).

Shanghai Club on Wednesdays

Ladies, head on over the Shanghai Club on Wednesdays for free-flowing bubbles at the venue’s new ladies night.
Every Wednesday. 5.30pm-1am. Shanghai Club, Shangri-La Hotel Doha, West Bay (4429 5295).

Sixties themed night

Dig out your grooviest outfits and get ready for the Grand Hyatt’s ’60s Night. With tribute band Just Beatles (the real thing are pictured, left) taking you back in time for the evening, there’ll be prizes for the best dressed and the dancer with the grooviest moves.
QR10. March 23. 7.30pm. Grand Hyatt Doha, tickets at www.aliveentertainment.me (4448 1018).

CHI Al Shaqab equestrian event

Al Shaqab will play host to some of the greatest riders in the world at the CHI Al Shaqab equestrian event. Riders will be put through their paces with show jumping and dressage competitions, and if you need a break from watching horses jump there will also be a festival area with food courts, games, falcon handling and henna painting.
QR35 (adult), QR15 (children). March 2-4. 9.30am-5pm. Al Shaqab. Tickets available at www.q-tickets.com.

Secrets of the Simpsons

Simpsons writer Mike Reiss is presenting a series of cartoon clips and behind the scenes stories so you can see for yourself what goes into the making of this long-running sitcom.
QR280 (adults), QR180 (children under 15), ticket price includes dinner. 7.30pm-9.30pm, March 5. Shangri-La Hotel Doha. Tickets available at American Chamber of Commerce in Qatar offices, West Bay.

Anima Art

Spend an afternoon strolling around Anima Gallery this month and get your culture fix with its new exhibition, Paratopia. Lebanese artist Charbel Samuel Aoun found inspiration in the conflict between cities and nature, and uses materials like cement and pine needles to create his urban landscapes. Dystopian.
Free entry. Mar 6-Jun 6, Sun-Thu 10am-7pm. Anima Gallery, La Croisette, The Pearl-Qatar (4002 7437).

Relax and Rejuvenate

Pamper yourself at the newly opened SPA InterContinental, with discounts on all listed treatments and 20 percent off specially designed SPA packages. The offers are valid throughout March, so why not go for a few treatments and enjoy a totally stress-free month?
30 percent off à la carte treatments, 20 percent off SPA packages. Sun-Thu 10am-4pm. InterContinental Doha, West Bay Lagoon (4484 4060).

All you can eat Couscous fiesta

Eat as much of the many different couscous flavours of the North African countries as you can at Al Dirwani’s Thursday buffet. Served alongside other traditional appetisers and desserts from the region, and accompanied by a live oud player.
QR100 including soft drinks. Thu 7pm-11.30pm. Adagio Premium West Bay (4403 8888).

Four Seasons Friday Brunch

Start the weekend off in a leisurely fashion with a relaxed brunch at the Four Seasons. The extended live stations in Elements, Arabica and Il Teatro will keep your plate full, but if you’ve got a sweet tooth be sure to leave some room for the Chocolate Cellar, a room full of desserts.
QR340 (regular brunch), QR440 (sparkling brunch). Fri 12:30pm-4:30pm. Four Seasons Hotel Doha (4494 8600).

Spanish week

Join specialist Chef Angel Zapata-Martin as he introduces a week-long menu of authentic Spanish food and wine. He’s also hosting cooking classes.
Prices vary. Sat-Wed noon-midnight, Thu-Fri noon-2am. March 14-25. Cooking class QR150. 9am-noon. March 19-25. The Cellar, Oryx Rotana Doha, Umm Ghuwaylina (4402 3333).

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