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Cairo Weekend Guide: Egypt Falls into Autumn

Cairo Weekend Guide: Egypt Falls into Autumn
    written by
    Cairo 360

    Cooler nights mean only one thing in Cairo– it’s time to head to your favourite open-air nightspot for a welcome break
    from blaring ACs and a chance to catch the first autumn breezes.

    Cairo’s art galleries and theatres are back in full swing after a summer
    reprise; so take advantage of your free time this weekend to peruse the season’s debut of exhibitions, workshops,
    concerts and other exciting activities.

    The recent opening of La Gourmandise in Maadi gives us a whole new reason to enjoy an
    afternoon in the suburbs, while the Jazz Club is back to its old crowded,
    festive self with an exciting weekend stage schedule. Super Fly takes the stage with a show of acoustic jazz on Thursday,
    while local band Sahara will play to a full house on Saturday
    night. More music shows include Khaled
    Youssef
    performing Nubian music at the Sawy
    Culturewheel on Thursday evening, while the curiously named rock n’ roll band Karma & Mascara will perform there on Saturday. For a weekend grand
    finale, world-acclaimed opera singer Andrea Bocelli will flaunt his classical vocals to Cairo with a concert at the Giza Pyramids.

    Makan’s open mic-night Project Yourself! has garnered something of a cult following among Cairo’s amateur
    performers; head to the Downtown cultural center to sign up for your seven
    minutes of stage time, or go to support the local talent. The show promises high energy, an intimate and friendly atmosphere and a lot of fun performances.

    Omar Bilbeisi’s colourful graphics show Huroof continues at Articulate Baboon
    Gallery in Designopolis, while Masterpieces
    VIII
    shows works of art by local artist at the Zamalek Art
    Gallery. Ahmed Kamel
    shows a series of photographs and installations at Mashrabia Gallery; so take the
    weekend to expand your artistic horizons.

    While we adore the mercifully dropping
    temperatures during the day, do remember that autumn means that the days of
    weekend beach expeditions are numbered; you may want to take an afternoon  off to
    enjoy a day at one of our favourite swimming pools for one last chance to perfect your summer tan.

    Otherwise, exploit the cooling weather and take a nice, long walk around your neighbourhood- we recommend the Corniches of Maadi, Manial and Garden City, as well as the gardens of Maadi, Sheikh Zayed, Katameya Heights and Zamalek.

    Whatever you get up to, be safe and enjoy!

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