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Weekend Roundup: Cool Weather, Cooler Music!
Weekend Roundup: Cool Weather, Cooler Music!
Published On: 25/11/2010
Enough about the season’s refreshing and cool weather; by this point, it’s just plain cold in Cairo- so break out the winter coats! The end of November brings with it the good cheer and cosiness of the Christmas season, and we’ve set to work to bring you all of Cairo’s coming Christmas fairs and bazaars in advance, such as the DEO Christmas Bazaar in Dokki, which promises a reunion of DEO alumni as well as bratwurst, glühwein, lebkuchen and other spicy German Christmas delicacies.

This weekend, we have an exciting mix of art, music and foods lined up for your entertainment.

Screwdriver will bring their good vibes and classic rock covers at the Cairo Jazz Club this Thursday, so be sure to stop by for some weekend celebrations. Sahara Band will perform at After Eight on Thursday as well, while the Sawy Culturewheel will host the launch of the Arterial Network with a performance by Sudanese singer Salma El Asal. For something a little different, try your hand at the Chess Festival, also at the Sawy Culturewheel, which is free of charge and held every day from 4PM to 9PM until December 1st. Enjoy the rich rhythms of Sudanese music with a Rango concert by Mystic Sounds at Downtown’s Tanboura Theatre.

Looking for a culinary adventure? Stop by Mezza Luna to sample their brand-new gourmet pasta dishes for the restaurant’s Verrigni Pasta Event, which continues through the weekend.

This Friday, break out of the wining, dining and dancing box for something a little different, and attend the 350 Earth Project at Wadi Natroun. The event plans to stage a human formation in the shape of a scarab, to be captured by satellite cameras for Egypt to leave its mark. Or head over to the Citadel to attend the 2010 Freedom to Create Award Ceremony, featuring Amr Waked, Hakim and Donia Massoud, among others. Entrance is free.

Later, Salalem band will perform at After Eight, DJ Amir Sharara will take the booth at Cairo Jazz Club, and Eftekesat will bring its acclaimed fusion of oriental instrumentals and contemporary rock n’ roll to the Sawy Culturewheel stage.

Saturday night shows no sign of slowing down musically, with contemporary Egyptian band Basata performing at Sawy Culturewheel, Cairokee playing the Cairo Jazz Club, and an as-yet unannounced resident DJ playing at After Eight for a night of heel-kicking and carpet-tearing.

Get ready for a musical weekend in Cairo, and enjoy!



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