Things to do in Kuwait this Weekend

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If you’re looking for things to do this weekend, here are some of the things that are taking place:

Thursday
Puss in Boots – The Pantomime
Japanese Speech Contest
Air, Land & Sea – Augmented Reality Experience
Cinemagics Rooftop Movie: A Ghost Story

Friday
Puss in Boots – The Pantomime
Red Bull Car Park Drift Finals
Touch Rugby Tournament
Gifts & Food Fair
AMG Family Seasonal Concert
Book Launch: Modern Architecture Kuwait Volume 2

Saturday
Puss in Boots – The Pantomime
A Better Shot Workshop
Architectural Photowalk & Sketching
Yoga with the 3
Annual Tour: Camel Races
Cinemagics Rooftop Movie: The Killing Fields
Jazz & Jam: The Zaid Nasser Jazz Quartet & The Afterthought

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For a full list of upcoming events click [Here]

Sometimes events get canceled or have details changed so always double check with the organizers.


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Cinemagics Rooftop Movies are Back

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The Cinemagics rooftop screenings are now back again after a long hiatus. During the time off they upgraded a few things including the cinema screen which is now larger than their older inflatable screen. The new screen is also permanently fixed and so will improve the overall image quality of the projected films. They also removed the bulky inflatable couches and replaced them with more compact and comfortable bean bags. This also means their roof can now fit up to 100 people comfortably.

The screenings will be taking place every Thursday and Saturday and are free. I’ve posted the first two movies up on the events page and you can check them out [Here]


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Reminder: Sting Tickets on Sale at 1PM

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Quick reminder, if you want tickets to the Sting concert, they’ll be going back on sale today at 1PM. Here is the [Link]

Goodluck!

Update: Tickets went on sale at 1PM with no drama. The website is functioning fine and 20 minutes after launch and there are still a ton of seats available.


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The Drama of Getting Sting Tickets

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Anyone who tried getting Sting tickets at exactly 1PM probably ran into the same issue I did, both the JACC and Knet payment gateway websites crashed. I must have been one of the first people into the booking page since all the seats were still available. Originally I wanted to get Platinum seats but the max budget me and my friends had set was KD75 a ticket and the Platinum were selling for KD175 which was over our budget. So I quickly scanned the ticket prices and found Silver for KD75 and booked 6 seats in the front row. I then proceeded to the checkout page excited that I had gotten great seats, I filled in my knet details and then nothing. It got stuck on “Processing…”

I had multiple tabs open trying to reload the ticket booking page while my Knet order continued to process. When the booking page popped back up to life for a minute I noticed the seats I had chosen were showing as taken, so I figured I still had a chance for my order to go through. Around 20 minutes later with the JACC site still down, my Knet order timed out with an error. At that point, I kept trying to reload the booking page until it finally came back to life. I tried to book the seats the same seats I had originally picked but they were already taken so got similar ones just a few seats down. It was too intense of an experience.

Regarding ticket pricing, below are the prices of all the tickets that were available for sale:

If the JACC website can’t handle this much traffic they shouldn’t launch all the tickets for all their upcoming events on the same day at the same time. They could have made them available at different points throughout the day instead of all at once so their server could handle the traffic. Hopefully, they’ll consider doing that the next time around. For now, I’m just glad I managed to score some good seats for me and my friends.

Update: Since I published the post they shutdown the ticket booking for Sting (and 7 other events) and kept pushing back the relaunch by an hour. I just checked now and they’ve decided to split up the ticket purchasing for their 8 events into half. The first 4 events will go back on sale in around 5 hours time (at the time I’m writing this) while the second batch of events that includes Sting will go back on sale in 2 days time.


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Things to do in Kuwait this Weekend

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Super busy weekend with lots of things going on so check out this weekends list of events below:

Thursday
Exhibition: The Box
Watercolor Exhibition: Yasmin Al-Mutawa
42nd International Book Fair
IGN Convention 2017
Winter Fest
DAI Film Night: Beasts of the Southern Wild
The Divan’s Movie Night – Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust
Modern Heritage Festival: Lena Chamamyan

Friday
42nd International Book Fair
IGN Convention 2017
The End of Year Gift Bazaar
The British Academy of Sport 4th International Basketball Tournament
Fall Festival
Battle of the Bands – Round 2

Saturday
42nd International Book Fair
IGN Convention 2017
Bēhance Kuwait 2017
Al Corniche Winter Bazaar
Guided Tour: Old Kuwait City
BSK Pink Saturday 2017
MarketSpace
Clean Eats Picnic Time
Photographers Bazaar 3
Voices & Verses

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For a full list of upcoming events click [Here]

Sometimes events get canceled or have details changed so always double check with the organizers.


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Sting is Coming to Kuwait

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The popular musician Sting is coming next month to perform in Kuwait. He will be performing at JACC over a period of two days. As if this post tickets are yet to go on sale, according to their website they’ll be on sale on Thursday, November 23rd (tomorrow) at 1PM.

I’d expect the tickets to sell out fast so if you’re interested in getting tickets, you should probably do so as soon as they go on sale. For more information, click [Here]


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Stories of Day & Night

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One of my favorite illustrators who also happens to be a good friend of mine is exhibiting her “Stories of Day & Night” project tonight at Al Makan. Nour Flayhan has been a resident at Al Makan for the past month or so working on this exhibition and it really looks beautiful.

“Stories of Day & Night” is a rewritten illustrated tale of the stars, a realignment, a play on the constellations, a dance of the sun, moons, and stars. So if you’re looking for something to do tonight drop by Al Makan and check it out but the work is going to be on display until the 23rd. For more info, check out Nour’s Instagram account @nouriflayhan


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Things to do in Kuwait this Weekend

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Crazy amount of things to do over this weekend with lots of musical events, two comedy shows and some exhibitions and even a marathon taking place. Check out the full list of events below:

Thursday
Exhibition: The Box
Watercolor Exhibition: Yasmin Al-Mutawa
42nd International Book Fair
#WHATIFITWEREME
Back with IMPROVengeance
Modern Heritage Festival: Eskenderella

Friday
42nd International Book Fair
#WHATIFITWEREME
London Symphony Orchestra – Music of the Twentieth Century (Contemporary)
British Ladies Society Bazaar
Stargazing in Al Salmi Desert
The Warehouse Series Vol.1
Charity Gala Concert
Nemr Stand Up Comedy

Saturday
42nd International Book Fair
#WHATIFITWEREME
Yoga with the 3
Gulf Bank 642 Marathon 2017
Car Museum and House of Mirrors Tour
Guided Tour: Arab Organization Headquarters
Born to Walk
London Symphony Orchestra – Music of the Nineteenth Century (Classical)
Kuwait Jazz Collective

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For a full list of upcoming events click [Here]

Sometimes events get canceled or have details changed so always double check with the organizers.


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Qout Market is Coming Back

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Starting from next month, Qout Market will be starting back up again and go on until March. Last year Qout Market took place at Al Shaheed Park Phase I and this year its going to take place at Al Shaheed Park again, but this time around, it’s going to be in Phase II next to the musical fountain. The first Qout Market should take place on Saturday, December 2nd.

To stay posted on the upcoming markets, you can follow Qout on instagram @qoutmarket


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IMPROV Comedy Night this Thursday!

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The Staged in Kuwait IMPROV Comedy Night is back this Thursday with a show titled “Back with IMPROVengeance”. Their improv nights are one of the best kept secrets in Kuwait (well at least were a secret) and is by far my favorite comedy show in Kuwait. I actually try to go to everyone of them and have been going to them for the past 3 years.

If you’ve never been to any of their shows I highly recommend you do so. For the event flyer and link to tickets, click [Here]


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