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Cairo Weekend Guide: DJunkie, Gravy Train, Karakeeb & More…

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Cairo Weekend Guide: DJunkie, Gravy Train, Karakeeb & More…
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Cairo 360

Featured image (Karakeeb / Facebook)


This edition is probably one of our most diverse guides so far, packed with so many fun activities, from the moment you wake up till the late hours of the night. Whatever your interests may be, there’s a big chance you’ll find it right here. History, movie, art, music, comedy -you name it! So, let’s check out this weekend’s agenda together.

Thursday starts with El SawyCulturewheel’s 4th Photography Exhibition with works of various artists. For the history fans, we have a walk down memory lane with ‘Princess Fawzia: The Duality of Egyptian Womanhood Through Western and Egyptian Eyes’ Exhibition, at AUC New Cairo, and the‘Naguib Mahfouz B’ Khitm El Nisr’ Exhibition at the Naguib Mahfouz Museum. As for the art lovers, check out the‘The Collector’s Eye VI’ Exhibition at Ubuntu Gallery.

In the beginning of the evening, El Sawy resumes with its entertainment-packed agenda with the 2-day Documentaries Festival, as well as a double puppetry show, featuring the iconic Om Kalthoum. As we move later on into the night, enjoy Ladies Night at 24K Lounge with DJs Tamer Fouda, Craft, Kareem Zadd, and Tommy, new sounds from Techno to Brazilian Bass, Bass House, and G-House. DJunkie will also be making an appearance at The Tap East to play his coolest mixes of hip-hop and R&B hits.

Friday brings us ‘Summer Bass’ night at Palm Beach ElSokhna for an epic and versatile musical night, hosting Massar Igbari, Disco Masr, and Sharmoofers. In Cairo, at Zamalek’s Gusour Cultural Centre, enjoy the drum circles with your friends or head over for some laughs at AfriCairo for a Stand-Up Comedy night.

Gravy Train is set to take to the stage for a round of Pink Floyd classics at The Tap Maadi this Friday
(Gravy Train / Facebook)

After enjoying a Black & White Band performance at the Cairo Opera House, or an Amy Whitehouse Tribute Night at ROOM Art Space Garden City; we have DJ STZ at The Tap East with his house rhythms, Gravy Train at The Tap Maadi with a round of Pink Floyd classics, and finally The Homies at Cairo Jazz Club 610, playing some hip-hop and R&B hits.

Saturday concludes the weekend on a musical key. After completing the morning events, you can check out the “nocturnal” activities, such as Mustafa El Nesr’s Arabic songs at El Sawy Culturewheel; the 200th birth anniversary of pianist, Clara Schumann, at the Cairo Opera House with the Cairo Symphony Orchestra; Karakeeb’s funky and humorous Arabic infused grooves at Cairo Jazz Club. You can show your instrumental skills off at The Tap Maadi, where a jam night takes place. Dirty Backseat will also be making an appearance at ROOM Art Space Garden City for some synth-punk, electronica, and other contemporary musical styles. 

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.