It’s getting hotter and hotter Cairo, so dust off your best flip-flops and shorts, because summer is coming early this year! We’ve got the best events in Cairo to help you cool down and chill out to this weekend.
This Thursday, we have live music in the form of Cairo favourites Sa7ra at After Eight and rockers Maqam at Bikya Book Café. If you’re looking for great music to chill out to after a long week, then Sofia Gabinus and Michelle Rounds will perform a double-bill at Cairo Jazz Club. Norwegian folk-jazz artist Arild Andersen will perform live at El Sawy Culturewheel, while Tony Kaldas will sing Egyptian covers with a jazz flavour at El Genaina Theatre.
Showing for one night only at Rawabet Theatre, The Tahrir Monologues is a series of monologues written and produced by people who participated in January 25th. The World Revolution Film Series continues at Darb 17 18, and tonight they’re showing the compelling documentary The U.S vs. John Lennon about the former Beatle's transition into a vocal anti-war activist.
The timeless work of the late artist Salah Taher is on display at Zamalek Art Gallery, and is a must see. Art enthusiasts will also be pleased to hear that Nadia El Tantawy’s 'Good Vibrations' exhibition is making waves at Tasche Art Gallery, while Barbara Armbruster’s exhibition at Safar Khan Art Gallery and Samir Rafea & Mahmoud Abdallah's exhibition at Picasso Gallery are definitely worth checking out. Anyone in Heliopolis should check out the hilarious duo of Yasser and Amr Qatamish and their ‘Sarcastic Poem Evening’ at Diwan's Heliopolis branch.
Start your Friday off with the CSA’s Party in the Park for a host of activities at the American Softball League Park in Maadi, or an all-day Pool Party at Sakkara Oasis. Acclaimed French actor Gérard Depardieu's film ‘Danton’ will be screened at Darb 17 18 as part of the World Revolution Film Series.
A new generation of artists are ready to jump onto the scene; check out AUC’s Sharjah Art Gallery with both the ‘Parallel’ Exhibition, and exhibition by the ARTV 470 class. You should also check out Salah El Mur’s unique exhibition at Mashrabia Gallery, which runs until May 31st.
If you fancy a drink and dance, newcomers Soopar Lox will blow you away with their oriental house music at Cairo Jazz Club. Alternatively, favourites Salalem will play their Egyptian funk-rock grooves at After Eight.
With sentiments of the revolution still riding high, Saturday sees El Zohoor Magazine hosting 'The Egyptian Woman after the Revolution' Seminar at El Sawy Culturewheel. Continuing the dictator/revolution theme, the World Revolution Film Series at Darb 17 18 will screen Oliver Stone’s outstanding documentary 'Commandante'; a unique look at Cuban leader Fidel Castro.
Australian artist Damon Kowarsky made an impression on our reviewer with his exhibition at Mashrabia Gallery, and is definitely worth a visit this weekend before the end of its run on Tuesday. We all have work the next day, but end your night on a high note at After Eight with local band Fuego.
Have a great weekend, Cairo!