Oh the joy of a three-day weekend! Temptation may coax us into confining ourselves in the comfort of our own beds, but with so much going on all around the city, it'd be a crime not to break out and enjoy the awesomeness that is Cairo.
This Thursday sees D-CAF move into its final weekend with Dina El Wedidi and Emel Mathlouthi taking to the stage at Kasr El Nil Theatre for a double header of live music. Elsewhere, French production, 'Le Prince Séquestré', will be at Falaki Theatre, and visual arts performance, 'I'm Nobody's Shadow', takes place at Viennoise Hotel.
El Genaina Theatre welcome's Jordanian band, Autostrad, to the stage for an evening of pop-folk and reggae, where local favourites, Shawar3na, will open the evening. El Sawy Culturewheel hosts more local music, with Basata and Zero 50 performing separate gigs, while at Cairo Opera House, El Nour Wel Amal Orchestra offer some classical Arabic music.
The music continues at Cairo Jazz Club with Hassan Ramzy and Crash Boom Bang, while sibling duo, Double Barrel, perform at Sufi. 100Copies Music Space, meanwhile, continues to push the envelope with 'The City the Ghost'; a unique sound installation brought to you by a collaboration between Egyptian and Swiss artists.
In Garden City, the Four Seasons Nile Plaza's newly opened bar and lounge, Graffiti, welcome Vio Cello from Lebanon for some Oriental fusion music, while Alchemy in Dokki invites all to Dash of Mojito Magic, where their latest mojito concoctions will be unveiled.
Start your Friday early with a Rock 'n' Roll Brunch at Graffiti or maybe spend the day shopping at Dandy Mega Mall where Ahmed Harfoush will be serenading shoppers. Alternatively, Artellewa's weekly Fri Day & Night hosts activities for the whole family.
In the evening, American-Egyptian band, The Invisible Hands, are set to perform at 100Copies Music Space.
Get your dancing shoes on and head to Cairo Jazz Club where DJing duo, Fahmy and Samba, return. Elsewhere, Otium will host Délicieux, which sees house DJ, Nuff Said, and hip-hop DJ, Alaa Sharshar, battle it out to see which music genre beginning with the letter 'h' is the best.
On Saturday, Darwasha celebrate their first anniversary at Darb 1718, Neobyrd performs at Virgin Megastores in Citystars, Mashrabiat take to the stage at El Gomhouria Theatre, and, introducing something new, Almaz presents the slickest r&b tracks at Sizzling Saturdays.
Cairo's galleries continue to be busy, with highlights this week including Al Masar Gallery's showcase of a collection that took fifteen years to complete by veteran artist, Taha Hussien, titled 'Latest Works on Paper'. It's also worth catching 'In the Love of Alexandria' by Rabab Nemr at Zamalek Art Gallery.
This is just a snippet of the delights that await you in Cairo this weekend – check out the Cairo 360 events calendar for more.
Happy Weekend, Cairo!