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Cairo Weekend Guide: Dance and Discover

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Cairo Weekend Guide: Dance and Discover
    written by
    Aminah Keevy

    Image credit: Egyptian Streets

    We’ve got another weekend coming up, and thankfully, it’s a long one! Take extra time to relax and venture out into the city to see what’s going on. Here is a glimpse at what Cairo has to offer over the next few days:


    Art & Culture

    Omar Abdel Zaher at Safarkhan Art Gallery

    In his first solo exhibition, “Once Upon a Time”, Omar Abdel Zaher brings the spirit of rural living to life. Originating from Aswan, Abdel Zaher’s works will be on display in Zamalek at the Safarkhan Art Gallery from the 20th of October to the 7th of November.

    Working hours: 10 am to 9 pm (Closed on Sundays)

    Contact via phone: +20 227353314

    Via Safarkhan Art Gallery

    Cairo International Art District

    For the last month and until the 27th of October, Art D’Égypte has been curating an “art district” in downtown Cairo. Exhibitions include all sorts of contemporary art, from paintings and sculptures to video art and holograms!

    Check out Facebook or Art D’Égypte for details.

    Via Daily News Egypt

    Concerts & Productions


    Strawberry Swing at Zamalek Theatre

    Love Coldplay? Experience the wonder with one of the best tribute bands in the Middle East, Strawberry Swing, this Thursday night! Tickets cost 150LE, and the show starts at 7 pm!


    Via Egyptian Streets

    Mostafa Atef at El Sawy Culturewheel

    Celebrate the long weekend by singing along to Mostafa Atef’s spiritual and joyous melodies.

    Tickets cost 50LE, and the show starts at 7:30 pm!


    Via Mostafa Atef


    Cairokee at Hyde Park

    Head to New Cairo this Friday for Cairokee’s live performance at Hyde Park! Sing, dance, and keep the party going with the beloved band.


    Via Cairokee

    “Memories of a Lord” at Falaki Theatre

    Three actors and a troupe of dancers take the stage at the AUC Cultural Center this Friday to present an intriguing tale of loss and leadership. Tickets cost 100LE, and the show starts at 8 pm!

    See Facebook for more details.


    Via D-CAF



    Standup Comedy at ROOM Garden City

    Standup starts this Thursday at 9 pm at the Room Art Space in Garden City. Performed by Mina Selim and Walid Khairy, this show will be interactive and entertaining! Tickets cost 150LE, and doors open at 8:30 pm.


    Via Room

    Mobbz at The Atrium

    For his first show at The Atrium in Maadi, DJ Mobbz will be performing his popular beats and bops this Thursday! So head to the bar to start your weekend off on the right foot!

    For more details and other events, follow The Atrium.

    Via The Atrium


    Mofu and Dou at Cairo Jazz Club

    This week’s Closed Circuit has a great lineup for you guys! Starting with upbeat tunes from DJ Mofu, DJ Dou will keep the party going to make sure everyone stays on their feet! The party starts at 8 pm.

    See the rest of the weekend lineup online.

    For reservations, message CJC on Facebook between 12 and 8 pm.

    Via Cairo Jazz Club


    The Cairo Big Band Society at The Tap East

    Round off the weekend in New Cairo as you jam and swing to the jazz tones of the Cairo Big Band Society.

    See the rest of the weekend lineup online.

    For reservations, call 01060000869.

    Via Cairo Big Band



    Jewelry Making and Design at Art Cafe

    From this week until November 17th, up your jewellery game by attending the design and production workshop at Art Cafe in Maadi or Sheikh Zayed. Classes run each Wednesday for three hours, for a total of five sessions. The total program costs 1750 LE.

    For more details and other classes, see Art Cafe.

    Via Art Cafe


    Belly Dance Workshop at Cairo Contemporary Dance Center

    Need to work on your belly moves? This is your shot! Beginner Belly Dancing classes take place every Wednesday from 7:30 to 9 pm at the CCDC. Choose to do one lesson for 200LE or four for 700LE.

    See Facebook for more details.

    Via CCDC