With one weekend left before the end of Ramadan and the Eid holiday, Cairo’s line-up of concerts, festivals and Ramadan menus are pulling out all the stops.
Also this Thursday, the Cairo Opera House will feature a live piano recital by Rasha Yehya. The Saad Zaghloul Cultural Centre will host a show of tannoura dancing, while Tunisian vocalist Emel Mathlouthy promotes her upcoming album release with a concert at El Genaina Theatre.
Friday brings exciting international talent to Cairo, with a much-anticipated concert by singer Natacha Atlas for a grand finale on El Genaina’s Ramadan stage. DC Comics Legend Jim Lee will also be in Cairo for the weekend, hosting a booksigning session and artist’s talk at Maadi’s Kotob Khan bookshop.
Head to Sawy Culturewheel again on Friday evening, where local jazz favourites Eftekesat will perform. Across town, Beit El Suheimi hosts an evening of folkloric tunes by El Nil Group. For a night of food and entertainment, drop by Fairmont Heliopolis’ Meshmeshaya tent for the finale of their Golden Nights evening entertainment, where singer Diab will perform live. Darb 1718 is also wrapping up its Mawaweel series this Friday, with performance by local musician Beshir and a last chance to drop by the arts and crafts bazaar that has been running for the month of Ramadan.
Take Saturday to relax, with a few helpful tips from Cairo 360 on how to keep yourself entertained before fetar. Everyone says that no one does Ramadan quite like Cairo; so take the weekend to tour your favourite tents, fetars and sohours and the company of good friends.