The weekend is almost here and Cairo’s list of events is as enticing as ever with music, culture, live performances and plenty of art exhibitions.
Thursday night kicks off the fun times with Aly & Fila and their Future Sounds of Cairo Show, set to take place at Yasso lounge in Giza. For more live DJs, check out DJ Feedo at Stiletto playing the latest in hip hop and r&b tracks. In the mood for some live music? Head over to Cairo Jazz Club for some rock ‘n’ roll with Jail Birds followed by late night blues with Bad Mojo.
Bikya celebrates its first year anniversary this weekend with a line up of performances by RaSh Radio, Sara Hany, Hany Mustafa and Like Jelly; while Sufi in Zamalek embraces inner tranquillity with authentic Sufi music. El Tanboura Hall also offers some authenticity with a night of mystical Sudanese and Nubian rhythms courtesy of Rango.
On another note, Dr Guy Jobbins lectures at the Netherlands-Flemish Institute on the adaptation to climate change in the Nile Delta.
The music picks up on Friday night with Aki Bergen at another Nacelle night at Yasso lounge while DJ Feedo gives you more hip hop and r&b at Purple and the increasingly popular Arabish House Mafia returns for another night of Arabic music at Opium. Cairo Jazz Club hosts DJ Migo for a night of deep vocal house.
Also, check out Bikya’s second day of celebrations with stand up comedy acts Rami Borei, Noha Kato and Mo Love. ‘Whilst Closely Gazing at the Soup’, an experimental collaboration between Karima Manour and Daria Gusberti, gives its final performance at the Rawabet Theatre in Downtown Cairo.
With the weekend almost over – but not quite – Cairo Jazz Club hosts Foo2 El Soto7 on Saturday, playing a fuse of jazz, Latin and funk accompanied by Arabic vocals.
Bikya’s closing night to its anniversary weekend highlights musical comedy duo High on Body Fat and popular local band, Salalem. Be sure to check out Sufi’s all-day flea market; find anything from books to useful handicrafts.
More live music comes in the form of the Goethe Institute's Music Freedom Day which sees the likes of Ramy Essam, Mariam Saleh, Youssra Hawary and Ramzy Lehner perform.
The ‘Black & White’ exhibition by El Teneen at the Arthropologie, depicting black and white images of old Arabic film stars, draws to an end so make sure to catch it before it’s too late.
Ongoing art exhibitions from previous weeks include ‘La Belle Epoque’ by Katherine Bakhoum at Safar Khan Art Gallery which romanticises and champions oriental culture; travelling Japanese exhibition 'Winter Garden' at Gezirah Art Center and Ali Abdel Mohsen's revolution-themed exhibition at Mashrabia Gallery.
Have a great weekend Cairo!