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Cairo Events Guide: November

Cairo Events Guide: November
    written by
    Cairo 360

    The cooling of Cairo’s weather provides
    us with the ability to get out of the house and take part in all of the
    exciting things to do in Cairo…
    without sweating! How glorious is that?

    That being said, you had better put on your dancing shoes and warm up
    your singing voice, because this month is filled with exciting musical
    performances, open mic nights and debuts of local musicians that many of us have never heard of before.
    If live performances aren’t your thing, don’t despair; many other events are on
    the line-up as well.

    November 2nd– 6th: Continuing until
    the 11th of this month, Hamdi
    Attia’s
    exhibit at Al Masar Gallery provides us with the chance to see the
    aesthetics of photojournalism in a different light. It’s also the Riff Band’s eighth anniversary
    on Thursday, November 4th; so dress up and join in their celebration for Jazz
    Cabaret Night
    at Cairo Jazz Club. Project
    Yourself: Open Mic Night
    will take place this month at a brand new location;
    so explore your creative side and watch some of Egypt’s most promising amateur
    talent take the mic. On the same evening, you can catch the breathtaking One
    Homeland
    : poetry and musical performance at El Sawy Culturewheel; inspired
    by Fouad Haddad, one of Egypt’s
    greatest poets.

    November 7th– 13th: Art exhibitions are
    still in abundance this November and promise to provide unique perspectives on
    contemporary subject matter. Hany
    Rashed’s
    exhibition at Articulate Baboon will continue until the 15th,
    where the artist tackles the overlap of pop culture and war. Don’t miss the Bidoun
    Library Exhibition
    at Townhouse Gallery, where you can take the time to
    read your way through the art on display.

    On the 9th, Cairo Jazz Club’s debut
    line-up gets even better with an improvisational performance by the
    Organic Shift
    . Fook
    El Sath Band
    will take the stage at El Sawy Culturewheel on the 11th for a
    night of chilled acoustic tunes.

    November 14th– 20th: As this is the
    long Eid weekend, we figure that many of you will be headed to the beach for
    some sun-worshipping or maybe an adventure in the desert. If you’re stuck in Cairo, we’ve still got
    you covered. The IIC Theatre hosts its regular film nights and on the 14th, you
    can catch The
    Tiger and the Snow
    , where
    director Roberto Benigni and Tom Waits tell the story of famous Italian poet
    Attilio De Giovanni. Check out the debut performance of License
    to Groove
    at the Cairo Jazz Club, bringing a fusion of funk and jazz to the
    stage. It’s your last chance to hit up the Francesc
    Ruiz
    exhibition at CIC; as he takes you on a trip through the streets of Downtown.

    Until the 18th, you can check out an intriguing Human
    Body Exhibition
    at the Cairo Opera House. Back at the Cairo Jazz Club on
    the 19th, DJ
    Slim’s
    debut performance will feature an eclectic mix of electro beats;
    perfect for getting your groove on. Also at the Jazz Club, local rock band Egoz
    take the stage for a little rock & roll on the 20th.

    November 21nd– 27th: If a game of chess
    is up your alley, the Chess
    Festival
    will take place at El Sawy Culturewheel this week; and admission
    is totally free. Until the 30th of November, Safar Khan will host an exhibition
    of the latest paintings by Katherine
    Bakhoum
    . On the 23rd, another debut performance will take place at the Cairo
    Jazz Club: an evening of blues music by Bad
    Mojo
    .

    For a fascinating and beautiful take on traditional Zar music, head
    to Makan to catch the Mazaher
    Ensemble
    on the 24th. Enjoy a night of music and fine weather on the 26th,
    courtesy of legendary jazz musician Fathi
    Salama
    and his band at the Cairo
    Opera House’s Open-Air Theatre. Don’t miss the DEO’s traditional Christmas
    Bazaar
    on the 26th as well for authentic glühwein, bratwurst and lebkuchen.
    If you like your Christmas to be German, this bazaar is not to be missed.

    November 28th– 31st: For her debut
    performance in Cairo and the last of the month at Cairo Jazz Club, Juliet
    Annerino
    will perform a soothing mix of jazz, soul and lounge music on the
    28th. At the Karim
    Francis Gallery
    in Downtown, you can catch the latest exhibition by artist Mohammed
    Taman
    , who explores the interception between the human body and identity.

    On the 30th, head to El Sawy Culturewheel’s wisdom hall for a classical music performance
    by the El
    Sakia String Orchestra
    . The Masterpieces
    Exhibit
    continues at the AUC cultural centre and is filled with beautiful
    artwork by acclaimed painter Margo Veillon.  

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