Halloween weekend is here, and with it comes a frenzied search for the coolest costumes to parade around in at one of the many Halloween house parties taking place around Cairo this Thursday and Friday.
For a chance to flaunt your best fancy costume, book your 50LE-ticket to the Swiss Club’s Thursday Halloween bash, featuring music, dancing and Halloween getups. Also on Thursday, Cairo Jazz Club holds its Thursday Night Live series with Fathy Salama’s cool percussion fusion.
For a culturally sophisticated way to wind up the week, Tut Ankh Amon, the musical is playing at the Cairo Opera House stage on Thursday. For some light-hearted entertainment, head to the AUC new campus for the MAL comedy festival hosted by Arabs Gone Wild’s Ronnie Khalil and featuring local comedic talent. Thursday also kicks off Townhouse Gallery’s Speak, Memory Symposium at Rawabet Theatre, where guests will gather to celebrate and discuss the art of preserving cultural memory.
For a festive Friday afternoon, Cairo Art Village hosts a Halloween Craft Day for families and children with a spooky Halloween theme. For some swankier night-time activities, check out the Nike Air event at Tamarai on Friday night, featuring live entertainment by Star Academy graduate Lara Skandar. For more casual merry-making, Cairo Jazz Club presents a night of house music by DJ KZ.
If you are looking for an out-of-town adventure, the Characters of Egypt Festival will take place in scenic Marsa Alem from October 29th to the 31st, showcasing Egypt’s vibrant cultural heritage and featuring vibrant entertainment.
On Saturday night, Skin Deep will take the stage at the Cairo Jazz Club for a Halloween party that is curiously named Halloween Bananas.
So grab your candy corn, Dracula cape and fake vampire teeth, and enjoy your Halloween weekend, Cairo!