Cairo Weekend Guide: Cairo International Book Fair, The Sounds of Music, BEN UFO & More!
A big weekend awaits across Cairo, with the cold weather finally beginning to subside. Whether you’re looking for live music, art or theatre, there’s plenty to see and do across the capital.
On Thursday, VENT kicks off the weekend with its biggest booking of the year, BEN UFO – Resident Advisor’s #7 in 2014 Top 100 DJs – while Cairo Jazz Club host the signature indie sounds of Abo Wel Shabab, as well as local rockers, Us We Lazq.
At Fairmont Nile City’s O Bar, Dr K and DJ IRMA gear up for a night of deep house and Noha Taha brings her vocal talents to Saigon Restaurant & Lounge, while the Seafood Festival returns at Napa Grill.
Zamalek restaurant-turned-nightlife-spot, Peking Lodge, hosts an apparently Funky Night featuring Hisham Blues, Motasem El Assiouty, and DJ Mo Ayad, while Dokki bar, Alchemy, invites you to start the weekend with a Margarita Fiesta,
On Friday, you can start your day with Eat & Barrel’s special brunch, while later in the night, Cairo Jazz Club hosts the Hip Hop and R&B debut of DJ Moneim and Riverside hosts another edition of Riverdeep featuring Tunisian DJ Haze-M and the Awadi Brothers on opening duties.
Speaking of Cairo Opera House, fans of musicals will have to wait no longer, as two-night run of The Sounds of Music kicks off.
This week saw the 46th Cairo International Book Fair kick off at Cairo International Convention Centre; catch it before it ends!
In terms of art, new exhibitions this week include Kareem Helmy’s ‘Suspended Destinies’ at Gallery Misr and Arts-Mart’s group exhibition, 'The Artists of Tomorrow’. Other notable exhibitions worth checking out include ‘Lust in Wonderland’ at Art Talks and 'Back to Origins: Futuropolis III' at Saad Zaghloul Centre.
This is just a snapshot of the events across the capital this weekend – check out the Cairo 360 events calendar for more!