Brilliant things to do in Doha this weekend

Live music, art exhibits, running races and more

Brilliant things to do in Doha this weekend

Acoustic Night
Throw us in front of a bunch of guys with acoustic guitars and we’ll be hooked for hours. Only in this case, you don’t have to throw us. We’re going to walk in to Mix Bar for the Acoustic Night tonight as Jack Daniel’s trio whips out some top tunes. Entrance is free for all and happy hours are on from 5pm until 8pm. Cabin crew gets 50 percent discount all night.
Free entry. Thu, until 2am. Mix Bar, The Westin Doha, Fereej Bin Mahmoud (4492 1555).

An Expression of Now
Until September 15, you can check out Noor Abuissa’s latest exhibition at Qatar Foundation. Her practice is founded on the semantics of geometry and design. Using abstract geometry as her visual language and intuition as her guiding process, Abuissa’s work deconstructs the picture plane into forms and shapes steered by careful use of colour.
Free. Until Sept 15. Sat-Thu 7am-9pm; Fri 1pm-9pm. Multaqa Building, Qatar Foundation (4454 0000).

LEGO Festival
The first-of-its-kind LEGO festival is happening in Doha Festival City and until September 17, the entire family can head over to DFC to check out the six different LEGO activities taking place across four different zones. From photo booths and silent discos to racing LEGO cars and walking through a LEGO zoo, there’s plenty to do. For more details on this exciting event, click here.
Free. Until Sept 17. Doha Festival City,

Summer Sizzle
The Qatar Running Series is hosting a series of races and the next one is this weekend on August 30. All races start at Al Bidda Park and comprise of distances ranging from 3km to 10km. All events will be run on accurately measured short courses with multiple laps and will be restricted to a maximum of 150 participants. The races happen in the evening, so you don’t have to worry about the scorching sun. The fee includes medals, refreshments, photos and other things.
QR110 (registration required). Aug 30, 6.30pm onwards. Al Bidda Park, (for registration).

Watch a contemporary flick at the Museum of Islamic Art this weekend. From August 29 to 31, Doha Film Institute will screen Palme d’Or nominee Yomeddine as a part of Contemporary Releases, a selection of the latest internationally and regionally acclaimed films this month. Directed by Abu Bakr Shawky, this comedy adventure follows Beshay and Obama on an emotional journey across Egypt to search for what is left of their families.
QR35. Aug 29-31, 7pm. Museum of Islamic Art, Corniche,

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