It’s been another long week, but the city that never sleeps will treat you to a host of fun concerts, shows and exhibitions this weekend.
Thursday nights are always great for live music, and this week is no exception. We’re excited about the free concert in Al Azhar Park featuring Cairokee and American country-rocker Amy Loren. Italian songstress Elisa Nocita will perform with the Amro Salah Trio for a night of alternative jazz at Cairo Jazz Club. On top of that, we also have Sa7ra at After Eight to look forward to, as well as Meshwar Band at El Sawy Culturewheel. Egyptian bands Uss w Laz2 and Ashara Gharby haven’t been around for a while, but you can look forward to their gig tonight at El Sawy Culturewheel.
For an alternative dance performance Cairo Opera Ballet Company will present The Pyramids and the Revolution; a ballet inspired by January 25th revolution. The show continues until Saturday. ‘Up on the Roof’'s monthly open-mic night is going from strength to strength, and its back at Darb 17 18 tonight, while ladies will get in for free at the Nile Holding Club’s Summer Bash party.
Several interesting new exhibitions have opened this week; ‘The Contemporaries’ group exhibition is at the Tache Art Gallery, while Dandy Mall is host to an art and photography exhibition showcasing the works of four aspiring female artists. Artist Khaled Sorour's collection of work crossing traditional Egyptian life with pop art is showing at both the Kempinski hotel and Zamalek Art Gallery, and is definitely worth a look.
Start your Friday off with some high-octane action at the the Red Bull Car Park Drift Competition, before choosing any number of gigs to go to. Funk-rockers Salalem will play at After Eight and DJ Nitrate will spin the Cairo Jazz Club decks, while the long-running El Masryeen Band will perform at El Genaina Theatre. Fans of pop-star Ramy Sabry can catch his live concert at El Sawy Culturewheel, while poetry lovers can attend a poetry evening also at El Sawy Culturewheel.
There’s no rest for the wicked, and Saturday will see Salalem performing again, but this time at Cairo Jazz Club, while versatile rock group Klaket and oriental band Sodfa will perform in El Sawy Culturewheel. Fuego are back at after Eight tonight, while local Egyptian musician Hossam Sakr will be at Cairo Opera House.
Saturday is also a big day for Street Music Revolution, who will be holding the fifth edition of this music festival at El Sabaa Omarat Square in Heliopolis. Shopaholics won’t want to miss the Diva Summer Bazaar at the Intercontinental Cairo Citystars; a day of shopping to wind down the weekend. The Maspiro area continues to be a hotbed of conflict, and a new exhibition will start at Darb 17 18, in which artists reflect on how their lives and national identity have been shaped by the influence of the Maspiro television building.
There you go Cairo; plenty to keep you busy. Enjoy!