It seems that Egypt's capital has still to wake from its Ramadan slumber as we await the city's venues to kick into second gear. While this may have something to do with the fact that many have spent the week since the Holy Month came to a close in Sahel and the country's other seaside locales there are still some pretty big, not-to-miss events this weekend.
Thursday sees Cairo Jazz Club welcome electro and tech house DJ, Aly Goede, take to the decks, while Four Seasons Nile Plaza's Graffiti hosts DJ Roro, percussionist Shaaban and violinist Azmy for Getting Loud.
At the other end of the musical scale, the Nubian music of Aragide returns to Makan, while El Dammah Theater welcomes back the unique Rango. In Zamalek, meanwhile, Egyptian singer, Moustafa Hussein, takes to the stage at El Sawy Culturewheel and 3elbt Alwan hosts a night of musical improvisation with 7ewar.
DJ Fuzzy & Ayman Nageeb take to the decks at Cairo Jazz Club on Friday, as Nageeb celebrates his birthday in style, while Garden City's ROOM Art Space hosts one of the more unique events of the weekend, with Christian Stejskal fusing words, music and photography for a special multimedia performance.
Elsewhere, local rock bands, ZombaKASHA, make their Caito debut with a gig at 3elbt Alwan, while the students of Al Darb Al Ahmar Arts School take to the stage at Falaki Theatre for special show, Balalaika.
Meanwhile, El Sawy Culturewheel welcomes Syrian chanting collective, Abo Shaar Brothers, while in Old Cairo, Beit El Suheimi hosts a performance of puppet production El Aragoz we Khayal El Zel (The Clown and the Shadow).
Over at El Sawy Culturewheel, local band 3al Raseef perform, while Egyptian violinist, Rasha Yehia, performs at Cairo Opera House and Falaki Theatre hosts a second night of of Al Darb Al Ahmar Arts School's Balalaika.