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Cairo Weekend Guide: Cairo Bites, The Wanton Bishops, Ali Qandil & More…

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Cairo Weekend Guide: Cairo Bites, The Wanton Bishops, Ali Qandil & More…
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Cairo 360

Here comes another weekend promising a spectrum of events that will put a smile on every face. Here’s a glimpse of what’s going on in the city:

Thursday starts with a movie night at ADEF DECA that hosts the screening of Phone Booth, a ballet performance entitled Giselle at Cairo Opera House, and a stand-up comedy at El SawyCulturewheel, courtesy of Egyptian comedian Ali Qandil.

Elsewhere, it’s a Frankie tribute night at ROOM Art Space, where The Sinatras head to the stage, an contemporary Arabic music night at The Marquee, served by Mohammed El Sharnouby, while this edition of Darb 1718’s MazzikaXElSat7 sees British-based Australian guitarist Ben Eaton taking to the stage for a round of tunes.

Lebanese band The Wanton Bishops take to Cairo Jazz Club’s stage this Thursday
(Photo: The Wanton Bishops / Facebook)

It’s a rock & roll, and blues night at Cairo Jazz Club, where local band Blitz take to the stage alongside Lebanese band The Wanton Bishops, as well as DJ Monsieur Mansour. Soul M takes care of The Tap Maadi’ship-hop and R&B night, while DJ Hashem, and Hassan Abou Allam deliver a pop, rock, and indie night.

Friday brings the annual food festival, Cairo Bites, which takes place for two days at New Cairo’s Family Park. The day also sees the kick-off of Goethe Institute in Cairo’s film Week, as well as Gusour Cultural Center’s weekly bodypercussion session, led by George Wahib.

This Friday, Nouran Aboutaleb takes to ROOM Art Space’s stage alongside Samer George
(Photo: Nouran Aboutaleb / Facebook)

When it comes to music, Nouran Aboutaleb & Samer George head to ROOM Art Space’s stage for a round of all-time favourites, El Hadra chants some religious songs at El SawyCulturewheel, Hisham Kharma plays a round of original pieces at Al Burouj Cultural Hub, while Hossam Hosny brings some of his 90’s pop hits to 3elbt Alwan.

When the night grows older, DJ Mohsen Kamel spins some house tunes at The Tap East, Mobbz, and Doggy Dogg drop some R&B and hip-hop beats at The Tap West, DJ Azaar serves funk and disco at The Tap Maadi, while Sebbz and Ouzo play back-to-back at Cairo Jazz Club, as part of Hey DJ ’s closing ceremony. On the other side of the musical spectrum, Cairo Jazz 610’s shaaby night sees El Sawareekh, Ahmed Sheeba, and Mahmoud El Leithy making their ways to the stage.

The Marquee sees Yehia El Fakharany’s return to the stage with King Lear
(Photo: The Marquee / Facebook)

As for Saturday, 9 Adly Street hosts a stand-up comedy night that brings a round of local comedians to the stage, ROOM Art Space welcomes Circle of Four to play some jazz, while Dammah Theater sees Asyad El Zar serving some heavy Zar beats on stage. Elsewhere, Cairo Opera House hosts a classical night called Panorama, Gusour Cultural Center screens Risen, while The Marquee hosts King Lear, the Shakespearean classic, starring Yehia El Fkharany.

Have we mentioned that Saturday happens to be a dry night; it marks the middle of the Islamic month of Sha’ban, so try to party as hard as you can on Thursday and Friday. However, you can still enjoy a late night dry night at The Tap Maadi.

That’s just the tip of the iceberg, check the Cairo 360 Events page for more things to do and places to go this weekend.