Events

Tue 31
  • Gin Meets Burger at the Lemon Tree & Co.
    Gin Meets Burger at the Lemon Tree & Co.
    Mar 31 5:00 pm to Mar 31 8:00 pm - The Lemon Tree & Co.
    Zamalek's the Lemon Tree & Co. invite Cairenes to unwind after work with the Nile-side lounge's trademark gourmet burgers and some...
  • Bam Bam & Friends at VENT
    Bam Bam & Friends at VENT
    Mar 31 10:00 pm to Apr 01 3:00 am - VENT
    Downtown bar/art-space, VENT, welcomes back experimental underground rapper, Bam Bam, alongside Dubzy and Dumbo. No reservations needed.
  • RaShRadio & Hany Must at Cairo Jazz Club
    RaShRadio & Hany Must at Cairo Jazz Club
    Mar 31 10:30 pm to Apr 01 3:00 am - Cairo Jazz Club
    A huge night of live music awaits at Cairo Jazz Club, as two of the most talented singer-songwriters in the city, RaShRadio and Hany Must, take to...
  • R&B Night with DJ Feedo at O Bar
    R&B Night with DJ Feedo at O Bar
    Mar 31 9:00 pm to Apr 01 3:00 am - O Bar
    Head over to Fairmont Nile City's O Bar and catch Cairo's one and only r&b and hip hop master, DJ Feedo. For reservations, call...
  • Onsy & Nataly at Peking Lodge
    Onsy & Nataly at Peking Lodge
    Mar 31 10:00 pm to Apr 01 3:00 am - Peking Lodge
    Singing duo, Onsy & Nataly, kick-off the evening's entertainment at Zamalek's Peking Lodge alongside percussionist, Motasem El...
Wed 01
  • Minus T & Misty at The Tap
    Minus T & Misty at The Tap
    Apr 01 10:00 pm to Apr 02 3:00 am - The Tap
    Catch eclectic DJ, Minus T, spin everything from rock to synth pop at Maadi bar, The Tap. Joining him on the decks for the night is Misty. For...
  • Ahmed Rabie at Cairo Opera House
    Ahmed Rabie at Cairo Opera House
    Apr 01 8:00 pm to Apr 01 11:00 pm - Cairo Opera House
    Credited by many as being one of the figures responsible for kicking off the jazz craze in Egypt, Ahmed Rabie performs at Cairo Opera...
  • DCAF2015: 'The Dream of Shahrazad' Screening at Zawya (Odeon)
    DCAF2015: 'The Dream of Shahrazad' Screening at Zawya (Odeon)
    Apr 01 9:30 pm to Apr 01 11:30 pm - Odeon
    Exploring recent social and political events in Egypt, Turkey and Lebanon through the metaphor of ‘The 1001 Nights’, 'The Dream of...
  • Ladies Night at Cavallini
    Ladies Night at Cavallini
    Apr 01 9:00 pm to Apr 02 3:00 am - Cavallini
    Every Wednesday, Heliopolis Nightclub, Cavallini, invites Cairo's femme fatales for a night dedicated to them. For reservations,...
  • Mosh Hategy Fee Bamboo at Bamboo
    Mosh Hategy Fee Bamboo at Bamboo
    Apr 01 10:00 pm to Apr 02 5:00 am - Bamboo
    Rhetorical questions aside, Bamboo hosts a dusk to dawn party featuring resident DJs 3abkarino, Kiko and Bob. For reservations, call 0237496162.
Thu 02
  • DCAF2015: 8%,  Goldierocks, Oka & Ortega at Greek Campus
    DCAF2015: 8%, Goldierocks, Oka & Ortega at Greek Campus
    Apr 02 9:00 pm to Apr 03 12:01 am - The Greek Campus, 28 Falaki Street, Downtown Cairo
    D-CAF presents a huge night of techno, house and shaabi music, courtesy of a an impressive line-up that features Cairo's own 8%,...
  • Yehya Khalil at Cairo Opera House
    Yehya Khalil at Cairo Opera House
    Apr 02 8:00 pm to Apr 02 11:00 pm - Cairo Opera House
    Egyptian Jazz pioneer, Yehya Khalil, is joined by some of the country's most talented musicians for a special jazz concert in the small hall....
  • We R Somebody at Venue Lounge & Bar
    We R Somebody at Venue Lounge & Bar
    Apr 02 10:00 pm to Apr 03 4:00 am - Venue Lounge & Bar
    Recently launched event series, We R Somebody, sees Cairo duo, DJ Fuzzy and Ayman Nageeb, joined by DJ Bic at Venue Lounge & Bar in Zamalek....
  • Fabric Night 002 at the Roof
    Fabric Night 002 at the Roof
    Apr 02 8:00 pm to Apr 03 3:00 am - The Roof
    The Swiss Inn Hotel's Rooftop welcomes DJs, Paolo, Your Noise and Shadow, for a night of house music. For more information, click here.
  • Nathalie Saba & Rassef L'bkariya at ROOM Art Space
    Nathalie Saba & Rassef L'bkariya at ROOM Art Space
    Apr 02 8:00 pm to Apr 02 11:00 pm - ROOM Art Space
    Garden City's ROOM Art Space welcomes local band, Rassef L'bkariya, who play alongside prodigiously talented sixteen year-old, Nathalie...
Fri 03
  • Crates & Containers Market at Palm Hills Club
    Crates & Containers Market at Palm Hills Club
    Apr 03 11:00 am to Apr 03 10:00 pm - Palm Hills Club, 6th of October City, Cairo
    Palm Hills Development's first ever pop-up market is set to welcome over fifty exhibitors covering food, fresh produce, fashion and more, with...
  • Our Wedding Carnival: Season Three at InterContinental Semiramis
    Our Wedding Carnival: Season Three at InterContinental Semiramis
    Apr 03 2:00 pm to Apr 05 12:00 am - InterContinental Cairo Semiramis, Garden City, Cairo
    Season three of the annual Our Wedding Carnival is set to be the biggest yet, with hundreds of exhibitiors setting up shop at Garden City hotel,...
  • Funk Off at The Tap
    Funk Off at The Tap
    Apr 03 9:00 pm to Apr 04 3:00 am - The Tap
    Catch local funk band, Funk Off, at Maadi bar, the Tap. For more information, call 01016000558.
  • Zee Festival at Nile University
    Zee Festival at Nile University
    Apr 03 12:00 pm to Apr 03 9:00 pm - Nile University, Sheikh Zayed City
    In collaboration with El Sawy Culturewheel, Arkan, Dunes, Al Korba and Dorra Group, 6th of October City's Nile University hosts the...
  • Ellie of London at Rooftop Lounge
    Ellie of London at Rooftop Lounge
    Apr 03 10:00 pm to Apr 04 3:00 am - Rooftop Lounge
    Sultry songstress, Ellie of London, takes to the stage at Rooftop Lounge in Garden City. For reservations, call 0106 657 2600.
Sat 04
  • Our Wedding Carnival: Season Three at InterContinental Semiramis
    Our Wedding Carnival: Season Three at InterContinental Semiramis
    Apr 03 2:00 pm to Apr 05 12:00 am - InterContinental Cairo Semiramis, Garden City, Cairo
    Season three of the annual Our Wedding Carnival is set to be the biggest yet, with hundreds of exhibitiors setting up shop at Garden City hotel,...
  • Tamer the Guvna at The Tap
    Tamer the Guvna at The Tap
    Apr 04 10:00 pm to Apr 05 3:00 am - The Tap
    Brass Knuckles front-man, Tamer 'the Guvna' Emad, performs a range of rock and acoustic numbers at Maadi bar, the Tap. For more...
  • DCAF2015: 'Today' Screening at Zawya (Odeon)
    DCAF2015: 'Today' Screening at Zawya (Odeon)
    Apr 04 6:30 pm to Apr 04 8:30 pm - Odeon
    Nominated for the Golden Berlin Bear at Berlin International Film Festival, Alain Gomis' African folk tale, 'Today',...
  • DCAF2015: The Library at The Greek Campus
    DCAF2015: The Library at The Greek Campus
    Apr 04 12:00 pm to Apr 04 4:00 pm - The Greek Campus, 28 Falaki St., Downtown Cairo
    Told though the medium of interactive theatre, 'The Library' sees visitors choose books - which represents individuals - to step forwards...
  • Oldies Night at Cavallini
    Oldies Night at Cavallini
    Apr 04 9:00 pm to Apr 05 3:00 am - Cavallini
    Heliopolis nightclub, Cavallini, takes a stroll down musical memory lane with Oldies Night. For reservations, call 0106 119 1100.
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Highlights

Restaurants

Manchow Wok: Tasty Chinese Food at Maadi City Centre

Manchow Wok: Tasty Chinese Food at Maadi City Centre

Chinese cuisine is rich, colourful and full of aromatic flavours, and can be so outside of the confines of 'fine-dining'. Manchow Wok, located inside the Maadi City Centre on the Ring Road, proves as such. Although this food outlet doesn't have its own restaurant, it is situated in a large oasis of tables and chairs shared by all the surrounding food kiosks and is just meters away from where you make your order at the food court. The menu offers such a large variety that it was very difficult to select our food. Offering all the famous staples, from spring rolls and fried chicken wontons to sweet and sour chicken, Manchow Wok also caters for vegetarians and children so it's ideal for the whole family.  In the end we opted for Combo 2 (29LE) which consisted of chicken in black pepper sauce with a choice of rice or noodles, one portion of spicy noodles (16LE), a portion of steamed rice (10LE) and Chicken in Sweet and Sour sauce (38LE). The 'Combo 2' option was pleasing in quantity and even more so in taste with succulent pieces of smoky chicken mixed with chunks of green pepper, all brought together by a rich, thick sauce that possessed a strong flavour of black pepper and spiciness.  This option came with a large heap of soft rice mixed with peas and carrots; a delightful accompaniment. Our favourite, however, was the spicy noodles which were very thick and tender. The dish consisted of more vegetable pieces and had the delicious taste of thick, soy sauce.  Our extra portion of white rice was simple, yet pleasing in quantity. Finally, the Chicken in Sweet and Sour sauce was a wonderful orange-red concoction of sweetness from the pineapple pieces and tangy from the sauce and mixed vegetables. For dessert, we selected one of the more popular items on the menu; Fried Banana in Honey (11LE), which while small in portion, was deliciously sweet and moist from being soaked in honey and warm on the inside. Prices here are a little high but the food is optimum, rich in flavour and generous in quantity. And while restaurants located within malls have a location-based stigma attached to them, Manchow Wok's simple food, variety of options and overall quality. elevates it.

Shopping

Incoco Egypt: Online Cairo Shop for U.S. Nail Appliques Brand

Incoco Egypt: Online Cairo Shop for U.S. Nail Appliques Brand

While many still curse the frivolity and unimportance of social media, in Egypt, the likes of Facebook and instagram have become important platforms for Cairenes with an entrepreneurial spirits to showcase their products. Many have turned to importing merchandise that is not readily available in Egypt, the likes of cosmetics and apparel. "Incoco Egypt" has done just that by offering Cairene nail art fans the infamous "Incoco" nail strips. Stumbling over their Instagram account, we saw in their products an alternative to the hectic and messy process of applying nail polish. We contacted them right away over WhatsApp, chose our favourite colours from those showcased on the account and set up a time and place to meet them and receive our chosen strips. Our purchase consisted of purple 'Royalty' shade (40LE), the red 'Passion' colour (40 LE) and a classic French manicure set (50LE). With a 3-for-2 offer, however, we wound up paying for just 2 of them (90LE in total). Incoco Egypt offers a variety of monotonic shades, as well as an array of different designs, including floral, glittery and duo-toned strips. We received our products on time and were given a brief explanation on how to apply them, as well as a complimentary nail file. The application of the products was, in all honesty, the trickiest part. Each set comes with fourteen nail strips, seven for each hand, so that you have extras to experiment with during the whole trial-and-error process of applying them. Once we got the hang of it, however, the process seemed a lot simpler and, in fact, easier than applying nail polish. The strips fit perfectly on the nails and looked professionally done – well, as professionally as possible considering the intricacy of it all. They also instantly dried up and stayed put on the nails. Due to the fact that they are actually made from nail polish that has been compressed and dried, they looked just as shiny. All in all, the Incoco strips were much more practical than one might think, especially in times when one needs to run out of the door and has no extra minutes to spare lounging around while their nail polish dries up. The price, however, may be a bit a bit steep, especially since they are made for one-time use. Nevertheless, the standard and efficiency of the product and service, in terms of delivering the right products at the right time, makes it worth the extra penny or two.

Cafés

Bel Gelato: Authentic Italian Gelato in Heliopolis

Bel Gelato: Authentic Italian Gelato in Heliopolis

Operating for just under a year, Bel Gelato has very quickly made itself a favourite in Heliopolis. The light-as-air Italian delicacy, offered in an abundance of flavours at Bel Gelato, has a light, fluffy consistency to differentiate it from conventional ice cream. Whereas ice cream tends to be more on the dense, creamy side, good quality gelato needs to retain an equally rich flavour within a wispier consistency. Located just off of one of Heliopolis' most distinctive main streets, Bel Gelato's huge deep blue sign is hard to miss. The venue itself is not tremendously spacious, with a single table to boast, yet is brightly lit and immaculately polished. Greeting us with a welcoming smile and a quick chat about the place, our server quickly explained the flavours available during the time of our visit. With both fruity and creamy flavours, Bel Gelato offers upwards of twenty different  options to choose from, that come in small (15LE), medium (25LE) and large (30LE) sizes, either in a cup or a cone. Of the fruit flavours, we found the Tropical Cocktail, Passion Fruit Mango, Wild Strawberries and Cinnamon Green Apple to be the most intriguing, with some of the other peculiur flavours including, Oreo, Pistachio, Hazelnut, Coffee and Jelly Cola - true story. One of the types that immediately caught our attention, however, was the Carpicof flavour; a blend of pistachio, coffee and caramel that we found a tad too strong in taste, with all the distinctive flavours clashing somewhat. Finally deciding on a couple of flavours, we went for a small scoop of Tiramisu and another of Stracciatella. The former tasted like a frothier, more frozen version of the traditional Italian dessert, whereas the latter was a blend of cream with crunchy bits of Belgian chocolate. Both were equally as rich in flavour, with minimal sugar and quality ingredients. Bel Gelato also offers more Italian delicacies than just plain gelato including Bombolone (10LE) - basically the Italian version of a sugar-dusted stuffed donut - as well as Panino Gelato (25LE) - gelato-topped brioche bread - and Italian pie, Crostata (15LE-35LE). All in all, Bel Gelato was everything we hoped it would be, thanks to its use of quality ingredients, as well as its cheery staff who managed to both be casually friendly and professional at the same time. We'll definitely be heading back over there to get over whatever is left of our late blooming winter blues.

Nightlife

Red Onion: Maadi Bar Hasn't Changed One Bit, For Better & For Worse

Red Onion: Maadi Bar Hasn't Changed One Bit, For Better & For Worse

When it comes to Cairo nightlife, there's an increasing variety of bars, clubs and pubs to choose from. There are, however, staples that have become second homes to nocturnal Cairenes; venues that have been there for what feels like forever; ones that you can turn to when experimenting with the newer venues is just too much of a hassle. For Maadi residents, the Red Onion has been one such place. Looking quite small and demure from the outside, the bar and restaurant is located on one of Maadi's quieter side streets and is almost easy to miss. Stepping inside, you find yourself in a stuffy, dimly-lit space with off-white walls and several small tables occupied by loud crowds. A rather confusing and loud playlist does nothing to compliment what looks to be a traditional Mediterranean theme that the interior design is trying almost too hard to portray. Ragheb Alama sings his heart out on one of his 2007 tracks followed by Usher's infamous 'Yeah' – you get the picture. A waiter scurries amongst the clouds of smoke filling the air and is immediately by our side ready to take our order. When asked for menus, he simply said "we offer everything, just shoot" – a rather odd and quite perplexing response. Not actually wanting to order food, we dismissed the waiter's peculiar answer. Whereas a can of regular soda will set you back 13LE, a Stella beer will cost you 20LE – it doesn't make sense, but little in Cairo ever does. While cocktail prices vary, they do so within reason. We opted for a Tequila Sunrise (30LE) and a whiskey and Coke (69LE). Our drinks came within a few minutes accompanied by a small bowl of salted popcorn and another of Lupini beans, which were devoured within minutes and were, sadly, not refilled throughout the night. The Tequila Sunrise was very peachy and refreshing, while the whiskey and Coke had a surprisingly large serving of whiskey – we aren't complaining. Service wise, the waiters are quite efficient and you can always spot one standing somewhere nearby. The drinks arrived swiftly and were of sufficient quality, as well as comparatively very low prices. All in all, Red Onion has retained its satisfactory level of service and its interior hasn't changed at all. The loud crowds and even louder, outdated background music can, however, be a tad unsettling especially if you're simply looking to unwind after a long day. To compare the Red Onion with Cairo's more modern bars would be unfair, however; this is one nightlife spot that very much relies on a steady stream of regulars. You can by all means enjoy a night there, just don't expect five-star anything. Or four-star anything for that matter.

Arts & Culture

Ubuntu Art Gallery: 'The Spirit of Civilization' by Refki Al Razzaz

Ubuntu Art Gallery: 'The Spirit of Civilization' by Refki Al Razzaz

While many lament Zamalek as an island of sidewalk-encroaching loiterers, many forget that it is also home to some of Cairo's most active and prolific galleries. One such example is often overshadowed by its more established peers: Ubuntu Art Gallery. Filling the walls of the gallery right now is Refki Al Razzaz exhibition, The Spirit if Civilization – the name alone inspires ones imagination. We imagined a number of paintings taking inspiration from Egyptian folklore, but what we found was a much larger amalgamation of historical civilizations throughout time, all embodied in oil paintings of different sizes. In one painting, Al Razzaz draws on the Assyrian civilization, showing with a mythical creature with a raised tail drawn in the foreground, while the background consisted of shapes resembling an ancient language. Deeper into the background are palm trees painted with striking hot colours, contrasting the earthy colours used in the rest of the painting. While the description of the painting may sound erratic and unusual – it's true that words can never really do art justice – the piece flows consistently as the artist creates a natural amalgamation of imagery, drawing on the symbolism, and at times ambiguity of, ancient iconography and folklore. Some of Al Razzaz's smaller pieces are just as striking. In other paintings, however, Al Razzaz deviates from this approach in slightly using more modern elements, like one piece which shows woman drawn in stripped down geometric form. It's just one of the pieces that resembles Picasso's cubist style, specifically in the way in Al Razzaz depicts the female form. In one painting, three women are shown standing with arms linked as if in some kind of dance or skip and a turquoise figure that resembles a primitive drawing of an Ancient Egyptian boat. Al Razzaz's approach is an interesting and unique one that demands that you pay attention to its detailing. Said approach – from the moment of interpretation of inspiration or source, to its subsequent interpretation onto canvas – is like a metaphorical collage, but one that begins its fusion in the mind of the artist first and foremost. In theory, it could well have made for messy, disorientating pieces, but the end result is, in fact, is a graceful and effortless collection of work.

Health & Fitness

Mohamed Al Sagheer: Men's Department at Zamalek Branch Botches Haircut

Mohamed Al Sagheer: Men's Department at Zamalek Branch Botches Haircut

For a man in Cairo, getting a haircut is something of a terrifying prospect. You risk all manner of calamities such as fauxhawks, excessive gel and god only knows what else. Luckily, more and more high-end options for males are cropping up, and what better place is there to test out than Cairo mainstay, Mohammed Al Sagheer. On walking into the popular Zamalek branch, you will be immediately greeted by well turned out doormen. The men's section is on the first floor, but that won't prevent the elevator attendant from shepherding you into their glamorous little box. When approaching the desk, the receptionists are more than polite, offering refreshments and asking if you wanted to see a specific stylist. The stylist leads you round the corner to where the seats and wash basins are. You are given the choice of whether you want hot or cold water, and the fragrant shampoo makes for a pleasant experience. However, the chairs for the basin are not adjustable, which may leave the more vertically gifted amongst you uncomfortably contorted. The stylist will then lead you the seat in front of the mirror and ask what you want.  The request was simple; a faded short back and sides, and a simple trim on the curly top; not an unusual or difficult request. However, instead of fading the lower sections, the stylist simply shaved it all one level on the sides, and applied a very rudimental fade to the back section. Instead of a trim, he took about a millimetre off of the front section of the hair. At this point, you will be directed back for a second wash, and then return to the seat for styling. Usually when you get a haircut, the stylist asks you how you brush your hair, and what, if any product you use. Instead, this stylist added a very heavy wax without as much as a word. The application was heavy-handed, uneven and left the final hairstyle looking rather greasy. When met with requests to trim the top further, he refused, instead trying to reassure this reviewer that it looked fine and then simply walked away. For 70 L.E., it's reasonably priced, but the customer service on this occasion left plenty to be desired. It wasn't until later in the day when the awful product was washed out that the full disaster became clear. It looked like a mess without being professionally styled and coiffed, with lower sections of the top still being far too long and the shaved back being noticeably uneven. The moral of the story? Be very clear, very firm and don't take no for an answer.

Sights & Travel

Cairo Inn: Affordable Hostel Perfectly Located in Downtown Cairo

Cairo Inn: Affordable Hostel Perfectly Located in Downtown Cairo

Cairo is such a vast city with so many things to see and do, sometimes, to get the most out of your visit, you have to stay right in its heart, and a surprisingly cheap and perfectly situated hotel/hostel to do so is Cairo Inn. A magnanimous mixture of a hostel and a home, Cairo Inn features comfortable rooms, clean and spacious bathrooms and a delicious hearty breakfast delivered to your door. Whether you are arriving from another city in Egypt or from another country entirely, Cairo Inn will cater for your needs. If you arrive via airport, their friendly staff will arrange for one of their drivers to meet you at the arrivals terminal and drive you to the hotel at no extra cost, the only catch being that you have to stay a minimum of three nights.  We were greeted by a pleasant old Egyptian man who spoke some English and was happy to point out a few of the sights during the twenty minute drive to the hotel and then went on to assist us with our luggage. Cairo Inn's location is fabulous for sightseers and those who wish to get a humongous whiff of Egyptian culture. Only a few minutes away is the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities; the glorious Nile and many delightful restaurant, bars and cafes.  For anything further out of the city centre, Cairo has a mixture of transportation options ranging from the metro system, buses and taxis, and the people at Cairo Inn are glad to help. The staff at Cairo Inn circulates throughout the week, but we've found them all to be polite, friendly and ready to go that extra mile for the guests.  We were a group of four and had booked one single room and one triple which we were escorted to within minutes of our arrival.  The price when booked on www.hostelworld.com worked out at 100LE per night for the single room and 150LE per night for the triple room. Inside the rooms was much nicer than we had anticipated considering the low prices. The rooms are all fully air-conditioned, spacious and decorated a lot like a typical Egyptian home with small bedside lamps, floral bed covers and pictures hanging on the walls.  The beds are comfortable and spacious, but the covers and sheets did have an odd musky smell to them.  On the plus side, there is a large flat screen television on the wall of each room, with a broad range of channels in both Arabic and English. Both of the rooms in which we checked into had a bathroom with a shower that never failed to provide hot water; there were also several colourful towels neatly presented plus soap and shampoo in built-in dispensers.  It's the overall style of everything inside that makes it different to the regular hotels, like the floral curtains and bedcovers, the bathroom towels which were pink, green and purple with soap to match and also the balconies were equipped with a table and two comfortable chairs which were again in that homey, floral design.  We found this to be a nice touch as we could enjoy our breakfast on the balcony overlooking the busy Talaat Harb Square. In regards to cleanliness at Cairo Inn, a lovely old lady comes and cleans the rooms every day, and changes the sheets and towels upon request. Another perk offered by Cairo Inn is the free breakfast every morning which you can have delivered to your door, or if you fancy mixing with other travellers then you can eat out on the balcony in the common room.  It is a delicious, healthy breakfast with plenty to keep you going for those sight-seeing adventures around Cairo. One person's meal includes four slices of toast; dairy lee cheese triangles, butter, jam, one yoghurt, a bowl of cornflakes served with a jug of warm milk plus a drink of your choice whether it be coffee, tea or juice. Finally, it must be noted that Cairo Inn extends its services to beyond its walls as they have a Tours desk where guests can book excursions to see some of Egypt's top sights including a trip to the pyramids costing 200LE.  They also have a package tour to Luxor and Aswan which Cairo Inn arranges as a package costing $350; this includes a stay in a hotel, flights and the tour itself. The biggest downside of Cairo Inn is also its biggest advantage. While being in the heart of Downtown Cairo can be exhilarating, don't underestimate how loud it can get, especially with intense rush hour traffic.

City Life

Cairo Weekend Guide: D-CAF2015, Sound Chemistry & Stand-Up Comedy

Cairo Weekend Guide: D-CAF2015, Sound Chemistry & Stand-Up Comedy

Hello Cairo, What a beautiful weekend this is looking! The sun is shining, the birds are singing - no, wait. That's the sound of unnecessary car horns. Whatever the case, there's plenty to see and do across the capital this weekend. On Thursday, the Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival, D-CAF2015, hosts its latest live music event with Denmark Based DJ, Why Be, and local rapper, Abyusif, performing at Sherazade. Meanwhile, DJ Hady Tarek's Sound Chemistry welcomes Gaser and Mohey from the Besworx Record Label at Venue Lounge & Bar. Elsewhere, live music at Cairo Jazz Club comes courtesy of award-winning musician Fathy Salama & Sharkiat, while Maadi bar, the Tap, features a night with the Mowafi brothers, Timmy & Wally, titled Horrible DJs. Aly B takes over Downtown's VENT with his trademark techno sets, while Garden City's rooftop lounge welcomes Lina Marwan to the decks. Unique oriental brass band, the Blowers, gear up for performance at ROOM Art Space, as Alchemy celebrates all things Mexico at a Tequila Tale of Silver & Gold. On Friday, Back 2 Basics celebrates its second anniversary with a huge day party at Fairmont Nile City and CJC welcomes Kidmims; and Shenzo for a night of deep house tunes, while Riverside hosts this week's edition of Riverdeep with Tahawy and Shaggy. Tamer Auf is set to play a decidedly funky set at the Tap, while Aya Metwalli takes over ROOM Art Space. Vintage Bar & Lounge invites one and all to its Karaoke Night, while Cavallini channels all things Levant for Lebanese Night. Zamalek's Peking Lodge hosts the talented and smooth violin player Nasser Morali, while the Cairo Opera House welcomes the Moscow Ballet for a special on-ice rendition of the Nutcracker. On Saturday, the Tap hosts a night of giggles and stand-up comedy courtesy of Steve Kandel, while CJC enlists the oriental pop rock talents of Salalem. Two film screening are happening at Zawya-a Chilean/French documentary drama titled Nostalgia for the Light, and a Chinese drama titled Still Life- as part of D-CAF2015, as well as a unique group art exhibition titled Great Ticks From Your Future at the French Consulate. 'This is an Exhibition about Shoes' sees a cobbler explore the fine line between art and design through the medium of a shoe at the Townhouse Gallery. New art galleries this week include the 'Remembering Mahmoud Said' exhibition at Safar Khan Art Gallery as well as the 'Silence of Music' exhibition by Syrian artist Suheil Baddour. All of this and more is happening this weekend, to check it all out, visit our event calendar here.
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Win! Group Dinner at Ayadina Lebanese Restaurant!
Win! Group Dinner at Ayadina Lebanese Restaurant!