‘Tis that wondrous time of the week when waking up early and engaging something productive comes to a temporary halt; all kinds of laziness and leisure may ensue for a precious forty eight hours – yes Cairo, it is the weekend!
Head out this Thursday and damage some brain cells at House Arrest at O Bar, or at Cairo White Club's 'Tequila Fiesta'. Get down and dirty at Amici Zamalek, who host an r&b night courtesy of DJ Hook and DJ Mobbz, or at Sun City Mall’s Cavallini for their weekly LIV event.
If you consider yourself more mature, less belligerent, human being, there are events for you too. Jazz Mate has a medley of artists performing this evening, including Michelle Rounds, Rami Atalla and Shady Ahmed, while Cairo Jazz Club welcomes the Karim Hossam Group and Wust El Balad for a double header of live music. Comedic duo, High on Body Fat, perform at Photopia, while witty lyricists, Salalem, are on stage at Downtown’s After Eight.
Beirut hosts internationally renowned lecturer and fine artist, Brian Conley, this evening for a presentation titled, ‘The Unlikely Artist’. Another artist, Marwa Arsanio, heads a presentation on Egyptian magazine ‘Al Hilal’ at the CIC, while Sofia Dasteri exhibits her work at Hanager Arts Center for a limited time only.
Friday sees some more debauchery in the form of DJ Moneim and Shady Noor, who take to the decks at Cairo Jazz Club. Across the Nile, Tamarai welcomes all to an 80s and 90s inspired night, while O Bar welcomes DJs Feedo and Hook for some unadulterated r&b and hip-hop.
Arabesque's 'Moulid Mania' promises a full-fledged Oriental themed evening – complete with dancing bellies and candles on heads – while nearby in Downtown, you can also catch Talta Talet at After Eight.
The sibling musicians of Double Barrel return to Bikya Nasr City to perform an original set, while singer-songwriter, Maryam Saleh, takes to the stage at El Sawy Culturewheel. Sufi, meanwhile, open their doors for a screening of the documentary Ashes and Snow by Gregory Colbert.
Almaz hosts another edition of its weekly Ladies’ Night, while Deals 2 welcomes all for karaoke night. In one of the most anticipated events of the weekend, Darb 1718 hosts electronic producer NeoByrd's new ablbum,‘The King is Dead’, where the man of the hour will be joined on stage by Rachael Starr, Ceasar K from Lebanon and Egypt’s Hady Tarek.
Things are getting grimy at El Sawy Culturewheel as rappers, Sham MCs and Sony Rahala, break it down in both English and Arabic. At the other end of the musical spectrum, Cairo Opera House is holding another live screening from the Met in New York. This time it's ‘Maria Sturada’.
Now read this very carefully Cairo: there are many more events this weekend. We just don’t have the time sit and list them all for you. Check them out on the Cairo 360 events calendar. Go on, it’s just a click away.