Christmas Day might be over, but that doesn’t mean the celebrations are. As per every Thursday, we have for you the best events to make the third, fourth and fifth days of Christmas special. Queue ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas Song’ – hit it!
Thursday sees Cairo’s best musicians come out to play, starting at Cairo Jazz Club, where 60’s inspired rockers, the Cadillacs, kick the evening off, before Election take centre stage with their own brand of funk and soul.
Elsewhere, former Kravin front-man, Shady Ahmed, performs an acoustic set at Sufi in Zamalek, while the Amro Salah Trio and Noha Fekry bring jazz to the stage of El Sawy Culturewheel. That’s not all at El Sawy Culturewheel, as contemporary Egyptian singer, Mado, marks the release of a new album with a special performance.
Cairo’s gaudier venues are also serving up entertainment, as silky-voiced jazz singer, Ahmed Harfoush, performs at Saigon Restaurant and Lounge at the Fairmont Nile City, and soul diva, Michelle Rounds, is live at Kempinski Nile’s Jazz Bar.
If you’d rather begin the weekend with a bang, DJ Fahmy and DJ Samba will occupy the DJ booth at Fairmont Nile City’s O Bar at the for another edition of House Arrest, while Berytus Pub in Mohandiseen host a special Christmas edition of Ladies’ Night and Eureka Café and Restaurant invite all for Karaoke Night.
Jazz Mate welcomes all for a night of festive post-Christmas entertainment, as singer Noha Fekry, pianist Rami Atalla, bassist Ehab Badr and drummer Ahmed Hesham come together to perform at A Christmas Jazz Night, while more Christmas cheer comes courtesy of the Saint Augustinus Choir at El Gomhouria Theatre and New Ramses College’s special Erfashy Christmas Carols and Bazaar event.
Saturday offers an eclectic range of events, with the Intercontinental Cairo Citystars hosting a day-long Agora Bazaar. Other alternative entertainment comes in the form of El Sawy Culturewheel’s latest Stand Up Comedy Night, while No Comment continue to impress and exasperate in equal measure, with their unique modern-shaabi music at After Eight.
Resurging nightlife hotspot, Arabesque, invites DJ Dina El Ghareeb for a night of everything from 90's classics to Latin pop, while Almaz’s Ladies Night and Deals 2’s Karaoke Night are set to make a racket in Mohandiseen.
There’s also plenty of art to enjoy around the city, including ‘The Journey' by Marwa Adel at Safar Khan Gallery, which ends on Saturday, and Zamalek Art Gallery’s Gamal Al Sagini Exhibition, which ends on Monday. Elsewhere, Agouza-based gallery and culture centre, Beirut, continues to exhibit 'What Does a Drawing Want?'
This is just a snapshot of this week’s events in Cairo; check the Cairo 360 events calendar for more and have a great weekend!