Besides the usual spectacular fun to be had out and about in
excited about the opening of a new nightspot for those seeking a distinguished
cocktail and a little sophistication: Floor 10 Jazz Bar at the
Kempinski Nile Hotel held its grand opening last Tuesday, complete with chocolate
fountains, cocktails, live entertainment and to-die-for appetisers.
For your weekend dose of fabulous arts and culture, a few exciting exhibits are currently being shown, including Doll at the Gezirah Art Center, Hiwar at Darb 17 18 and the Bidoun Library Exhibition at the Townhouse Gallery. Thursday is the last chance to attend the 4th Cairo Video Festival at the Goethe Institute, which celebrates the contemporary art form of the short film from the Netherlands to Pakistan. Have popcorn and balloons at the ready for a series of shows by the Cairo International Circus Festival at El Genaina Theatre.
On Thursday, catch Taxi Band performing at the Cairo Jazz Club or head to Sawy Culturewheel for the kick off of the 3rd Sakia Rock Festival where local rock bands will share the stage for a lively weekend line-up.
On Friday, the legendary Julio Igelsias performs at the pyramids sound and light show stage as part of his ‘Starry Night’ tour. Nacelle is back after a summer hiatus with an evening of house and dance tunes at Stiletto Lounge, while DJ Mad Lou will be holding down the dance floor at Cairo Jazz with his club music play lists.
Saturday is shaping up to be a classic night of jazz, with Tony Kaldas performing his Oriental fusion jazz music at Cairo Jazz Club, and the Jazz Mania Festival at the Citadel featuring Pyramids Jazz Band, Alejandro David Falcon Rodriguez, and local favourite Michelle Rounds.
Happy weekend, Cairo!