It’s another weekend and we have yet another weekend guide to ensure that there’s no precious time spent wasted on those two little days off from the working week.
As always, Thursday is jam packed with great music so here we go! The 100 Live Electronic Music Festival is kicking off its two day run and will see great performances by Animal Strabisme, Worm Holes, Wetrobots ft Bosaina, Hidden Orchestra and more. Cairo Jazz Club hosts one and only local Beatles tribute band Glass Onion as El Genaina Theatre welcomes reggae band Tout Ard from Palestine.
Having impressed crowds at Cairo Jazz Festival this year, Ahmed Nazmi and Basel Rajoub are back at Makan for an evening of oriental and Afro music. For some more oriental sounds, oud player Hassan Hamed will be at Sufi, Sayed El Shaer gives a Folkloric performance at El Sawy Culturewheel, Cairo Opera House hosts popular Egyptian group Basata Band in the Open Air Theatre and across the Nile, in Downtown Cairo, Salalem are sure to please the crowds of After Eight with their funky satirical music.
One another note, there are a couple of interesting lecture to attend; Coptic history is the order of the day at the Netherlands-Flemish Institute while Alaa El Aswany will be in El Sawy Culturewheel discussing the revolution and its aftermath.
The music continues at full force this Friday where the 100 Live Electronic Music Festival sees its second day of performances with Ramsi Lehner, Kareem Lotfy and DNB, among others. A night of dancing is definitely an option tonight with DJ Ouzo coming to Cairo Jazz Club all the way from Pacha Sharm while DJ Feedo will head another night of hip-hop O Bar. Elsewhere, Cairo White Club is outdoing itself with a mishmash of DJs including DJ Ebbo, Mostafa Ashraf, Karim Ezzat and Dr Wahba.
Over by the Nile, shaabi singer Ahmed Adaweya will perform at Opium while versatile Egyptian band Lel We Ein will be fusing the old with the new at After Eight. El Sawy Culturewheel hosts two special concerts by progressive Arabic rock band Azraq Samawy and revered jazz musician Yehia Khalil.
For a special musical performance, head over to the Cervantes Institute in Dokki for Paraguayan beauty Daiana Ferreira Da Costa.
Still have some energy left? Then stick around El Sawy Culturewheel and show support for Cairo 360 Arabic’s Assistant Editor and his band Profile who are set to perform in the River Hall.
Another good way to unwind is to hit some art galleries, as Cairo’s are brimming with exhibitions these days. While most are around till July and even August, such as ‘The Summer Collective Exhibition’ at Safar Khan and ‘Encounter’ at Tache Art Gallery, the clock is ticking on ‘The Missing Pieces’ at Mashrabia Gallery and ‘Group Exhibition’ at Cala Art Gallery – which are set to end early next week.
So Cairo, there you have it; everything you need to navigate through the weekend. Enjoy!