A sunny few days is teasing us with the promises of better weather as we count down the days to summer, but it fares well for the weekend ahead with Cairo's nightlife venues, theatres and cultural spaces playing host to an eclectic range of events.
On Thursday, Cairo Jazz Club kicks off the weekend with the Arabic indie hits of Lebanese singer Tania Saleh who marks the release of her new album with a special gig, while the Tap, welcomes DJ-come-radio-host-come-wanderlust-follower, DJ Safi – the first of three events at the Maadi bar this weekend.
The Cairo Opera Ballet Company, in collaboration with the Cairo Opera Orchestra, perform the timeless tale of Cinderella at the Main Hall, while El Sawy Culturewheel host the 12th edition of Sakia's Exhibition for Cultural Services.
Rock fans can catch local group The Cadillacs at The Tap, or head over to ROOM Art Space for a roster that features Code Masr and Khayal, while Al Rab3 hosts Underground Revolution; a night of underground music featurinf performances from the likes of Mira Emam, EgyQue and Malaaz.
Meanwhile, acclaimed Iraqi oud player, Naseer Shamma, performs at El Sawy Culturewheel.
Elsewhere, Mashrabiat set the mood with contemporary Egyptian music at El Gomhouria Theatre, while make-up artist and photographer, Zeinab Khashab, discusses the challenges and frustrations of the industry in a lecture titled 'For the Love of the Image' at Photopia.
All of this and plenty more is going on around Cairo this weekend, for the full roundup, visit our event calendar.