If the weather has got you down this week; never fear, the weekend is here! With live music, several Nile-side parties and much more, this is shaping up to be another great weekend in Cairo.
The unstoppable Salalem are back at After Eight for their weekly Thursday gig, while the boys and gals of the Riff Band have a busy night ahead of them. Celebrating their nine year anniversary, the group will first perform at El Sawy Culturewheel, before moving on to a huge celebratory gig at Cairo Jazz Club.
It might be getting cold and windy by the Nile, but that hasn’t stopped Cairo Expats from putting on another yacht party aboard the SS Solitaire. They might well pass by the Trianon Boat in Giza on their travels, where Yasso Lounge will celebrate its official opening with DJ Samba.
Alongside the Garden City corniche, Club 180 on the Nile Holding boat will host another of its popular Ladies Night, where DJ Suga and Ronal will be providing non-stop r&b and hip-hop tunes.
Today is the last day you’ll be able to catch Greek artist Yorgos Papageorgiou's exhibition at Downtown’s Mashrabia Gallery, while today is also the beginning of something we’ve been very excited about. Yes, it’s time for El Sawy Culturewheel’s annual Chocofest! If you can tolerate the hyperactive children, you should definitely take a steal a quick look at the chocolate market.
Friday always presents us with the dilemma of where to go and what to, and this week is no exception. Cairo Jazz Club welcomes DJ Masters at Funk to the decks, while Buddha Bar host a night of music with DJ Khaled Hussein and songstress Hala. Alternatively, you can head down to Purple where DJ Feedo will bring nothing but pure r&b hits.
We tell you this on the assumption that you won’t have already headed to Ain Sokhna for the Stella Di Mare’s Got Talent finale. We wouldn’t blame you, especially with the Neobyrd and DJ Ramy leading the huge after party.
There’s still plenty to keep you busy hear though, particularly for shopaholics. The Mazeej Festive Bazaar at Seasons Clubhouse will present attendees with some of the latest and freshest bags, accessories, kid’s toys, home textiles, jewellery, furniture and clothing.
Tonight will also see the penultimate night of this year's Arabic Music Festival & Conference at Cairo Opera House continue with performances from Egyptian singers Saad Mohamed Hassan and Khaled Selim, as well as Moroccan singer Kareema El Saqly.
If you’re an early riser, the Rainbow Colour Festival returns with a day full of colourful, crazy fun and a performance by Cairokee at Nile Country Club. Elsewhere, Cairo Opera House continues its ‘The Met: Live in HD' program with a screening of ‘Satyagrah’ from the Met in New York.
If you’re looking to take in some art this weekend, a unique calligraphy exhibition at Cairo Opera House is a sound choice, as is ‘Momentum’; a photography exhibition at Safar Khan Gallery that takes a darker look at the revolution.
There you go, enjoy!