Over the last few weeks, our schedules have been jam-packed with many exciting events in Cairo, which ranged from the Mawaweel Festival at Darb 1718 to the amazing concerts at Beit Al Harawi and Genaina Theatre. We’ve stuffed our faces, had our fill of tannoura dancing, and are ready to get back into that Cairo night time groove!
Following the Eid weekend, September’s events are no exception to all of the opportunities that we have in Cairo to go out and enjoy ourselves. Check out the highlighted events below and see what tickles your fancy this month.
September 8th -11th: For the rest of this month, Zamalek Art Gallery is exhibiting a collection titled Masterpieces Exhibit VIII, featuring works by prestigious artists including Farouk Hosny and Emad Ibrahim. Local favourites Masters at Funk will bring some Latin house grooves to Cairo Jazz Club on Saturday the 11th, so grab a few friends and celebrate Eid in style. Also on the 11th, DJ Karlos Tadros and DJ Richard R will spin their beats at Stiletto for Shake your Jilloz. If you happen to be in Gouna, party down with JES at Mangroovy beach via Tazkarty.
September 12th-18th: The Cairo Opera House Ballet Company and Ensemble present El Leila El Kebira at the Cairo Opera House from the 13th to the 15th with three separate performances. Ali Abdel Mohsen’s A Voice from the Clouds is sure to set your imagination reeling and is showing at Darb 1718 until the 20th. On the 16th, the Urban Preachers will take the stage at Cairo Jazz Club with a little funk and soul, while Salalem wraps up the weekend at El Sawy Culturewheel on the 17th with some funky Egyptian grooves.
September 19th-25th: Take a peek at Lotfy Abou Sariya’s latest exhibit titled Colours of Civilization at the Picasso Art gallery which starts on the 19th. Also on the 19th is the latest photography exhibit by Ahmed Kamel at Mashrabia in Downtown Cairo. La Revancha Del Tango ballet will perform on Gomhouria Theatre on the 19th. On the 22nd, DJ Amr Hosny will spin his latest beats at Cairo Jazz Club for Boogie Wednesday, so remember to bring your dancing shoes. At El Sawy Culturewheel, enjoy a unique blend of Andalucian music byYorka and Abdel Moneim on the 23rd. For a classy night out on the town, check out the Cairo Symphony Orchestra on the 25th. Also on the 25th, international opera legend Andrea Bocelli will perform live at the Giza Pyramids; so don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity.September 26th-30th: Fresh off their new video clip (which premiered on al Kahera Wal Nas during Ramadan) popular local acoustic rock band Digla will take the stage at the Cairo Jazz Club for another performance on the 28th. Across the bridge that night, the Rasayel Sayed Darwish Group will bring classical music to El Sawy Culturewheel. At Mashrabia Gallery, Ahmed Kamel’s latest photography exhibit is displayed, while a Collective Exhibit at Khan Al Maghraby in Zamalek will display works by Egyptian artists including Hany Mandour and Salah Taher until the 30th. A five-act comedic opera, the Marriage of Figaro Opera will be performed at the Cairo Opera House on the 26th and 27th. Launching on the 30th, the Third Mediterranean Urban Culture Gathering will kick off at El Genaina Theatre with a night of hip-hop music, and will continue throughout the first week of October with interesting performances.