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Cairo Weekend Guide: Talks, Concerts and Charity
Cairo Weekend Guide: Talks, Concerts and Charity
Published On: 10/03/2011

Hello Cairo!

This weekend is not only going to be a chance to give back to the community but it’ll also prove to be a treat for the political enthusiast in you!

Tonight at 7PM, catch talks by Ibrahim Eissa, acclaimed journalist and editor-in-chief of Al Dustor newspaper at the Shorouk Bookstore in Zamalek, while award-winning authors Bahaa Taher and Sahar El Mogy will have a book-signing session at Diwan’s Zamalek branch.

If you feel like mixing charity with consumption, head to the Fairmont Nile City's 'For the Love of Egypt' event at the Magenta Terrace, where a surpre line-up of bands will play live while you enjoy drinks, food and shisha, with proceeds going to Tawasool NGO, a charity working with the families of January 25th martyrs.

Speaking of live music, the Cairo Jazz Club will feature Egyptian rock-fusion band Wust El Balad tonight, so head down after work for their witty lyrics and improvised songs.

As Friday rolls around, you’ve still got a chance to give back, literally. Head to Sawy Culturewheel on Friday for the event ‘Give Back: Developing Egypt,’ organised by the Egyptian Junior Business Association, the event aims to introduce the public to as many NGOs as possible in order to help the Egyptian community.

Still feel like contributing? Head to the Zamalek Art Gallery for their ‘Mother Egypt’ exhibition, where a collection of artwork by some of Egypt's most acclaimed artists will be on sale, with proceeds going to charity.

Sticking with the patriotic theme, you can also go to Rawabet Theatre where they’re having a revolution poetry festival and poets from all around Egypt will be performing their art.

If you want a break from it all you can head to the Cairo Jazz Club for a night of electronic music by DJ Amr Hosny, we can definitely guarantee that to be a politics free night.

On Saturday morning, head to City View’s Le Lido Clubhouse, on the Alexandria desert road, for their ‘In the Love of Egypt’ festival. This charity event will host a number of fund raising activities for both grownups and kids, like a book fair, sale of baked goods and much more.

Feeling uninspired? Visit the Maadi Library on Saturday for a lecture by Yasser Fathy entitled ‘The Six Circles.’ This program is 'a breakthrough model for personal development and change' and Yasser will be there to answer questions and talk about the program.

If you want to try something completely new, head to the Townhouse gallery for their exhibition ‘The Popular Show.’ This exhibition was open for public submission and will be displaying all collected art by amateurs and professionals alike.

Kick back, relax and end your weekend with a drink at the Cairo Jazz club while enjoying a live performance by local band Cairokee, who bring their Egyptian rock fusion every time.

Have a great weekend Cairo!



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