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Cairo Weekend Guide: Photographic Cairo
Cairo Weekend Guide: Photographic Cairo
Published On: 16/12/2010

With just a little over a week to go, the Christmas spirit is keeping our hearts warm, but our tummies should be too; so start your Thursday off with the delicious Fondue night at the Swiss club. Places are limited so make a reservation to ensure that you get a piece of that dipping pleasure.

In need of a heavy dose of culture? Then visit the Viennoise hotel for a completely independent art exhibition called 'Cairo Documenta,' featuring the work of twenty artist that portray the contemporary art scene in Cairo.

As the night rolls on, head to After Eight for a night of dancing with the sweet Rai sounds of local band Sahara. If you’d like a funkier Thursday night, try the Cairo Jazz club for a live performance by Michelle Rounds, who’ll be sure to tug at your heart-strings with her soulful voice.

If you haven't had your share of Christmas bazaars yet, then head to the Christmas Bazaar at Designopolis on Friday for some Christmas carolling, a variety of performances and a visit from Santa as well as fun activities for the kids.

Continue the family day by taking your kids to 'The Invention,' an interactive children’s play by the Alumni Community Theatre at AUC. The play tells the story of three merchants trying to put together a new invention that will make children happy. Haven’t got kids? Don’t be sceptical; this play promises to be fun for all ages.

Whether you're a kid or grown-up, it's always good to learn more about your country, so why not head to the CIC for Townhouse resident Asuncion Molinos's latest exhibition; 'Untitled 3 (WAM) World Museum of Agriculture,' which is aesthetically based on our own Agricultural Museum here in Cairo. 

You can continue the mind expanse with a visit to Townhouse gallery for Hala El Koussy's exhibition 'Myths and Legends Room- First story: The Mount of Forgetfulness.' This video installation makes parallels of history through the short stories of ordinary people.

When it’s time to hit the town, you can head out to enjoy After Eight’s regulars Salalem Band, who will providing you with an exciting night filled with a collection of new and old popular Arabic songs.

Want a folk musical experience? Head over to El Tanboura Hall for the Rango concert, a unique musical night of Sudanese folk music presented by the Mystic Rhythms.

If work has got you busy throughout the week, then this Saturday might be your last chance to get all your Christmas shopping and decorating done. Make sure to check out the Maadi Community Foundation’s Christmas Bazaar for a day of art, culture and shopping of course!

Done with all your shopping? Then how about taking a photographic perspective on Cairo? Head to Artellewa for the exhibition 'One & Multiple,' featuring the photography of local artists Hamdy Reda and Sameh Ismail.

You can also head to Townhouse Gallery for the exhibition 'Refuge in Cairo,' which features the prominent work of Dutch photographer Bas Princen, which promises to be appealing for anyone living in Cairo.

Round your Saturday night up with an eccentric night at the Cairo Jazz club with the sounds of Beshir and his band who will perform a modern take on Egyptian traditional music.

Well Cairo, Christmas is really around the corner; so don’t pass up a chance to experience our local celebrations and make sure that you’re done with all your shopping.

Have a happy weekend, Cairo!



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