Cairo Weekend Guide: End of Curfew Celebrations in the Capital!
Finally, the weekend we’ve all been waiting for has arrived. The shackles of the curfew have been undone, unleashing party animals and city prowlers from within. With such a celebratory atmosphere in the air, the events calendar has sprung back to life!
This Thursday sees nightlife giant, Tamarai, host a rather kinky Back 2 Basics: Fifty Shades of Night, whilst Roof Bar over in Heliopolis seizes the opportunity with Australian import, DJ Mash Ups. Alchemy hosts another of their cool Shiver events, whilst Cairo Jazz Club invites Wust El Balad to take over the stage. More live music comes courtesy of Ahmed Harfoush, who’ll be performing at the InterContinental Semiramis’ Pane Vino, while Graffiti have DJ Roro in position and O Bar’s Commercial Thursday will be led by DJ Mounir Zakhary and his belly dancing sidekick.
Lastly, Red Bull Music Academy Radio and Nacelle team up for one of the biggest events of the weekend, Quater Tone Frequency, which brings together four top performers from around the Middle East.
Making good use of Friday night, Tamarai is going all night long with The City That Never Sleeps, while byGanz brings back ToyBoys to the ever-popular TeaDance. R&B master, DJ Feedo, returns to O Bar with no minimum, and Otium celebrates with Friday on the Mix, while Car Cafe Club pushes the boat out with a Tequila Night – let’s hope the bouncer’s had a few shots, otherwise, rumour has it you’ll be jumping through hoops to get through the doors.
Saturday sees the return of #Play, while Rooftop venue, Cloudeleven, is spicing things up with the Skyline Dance: Mexican Edition where there’ll be plenty of exotic additions – sombreros, tequila and margaritas, obviously.
Local funk and blues band, Salalem, wind down the weekend at Cairo Jazz Club, whilst Otium host their weekly Ladies’ Night. Elsewhere, local metal band, Darwasha, hit the stage at Falaki Theatre and six-sibling band, Binti, perform an eclectic mix of covers at 100Copies Music Space. Elswhere, monthly open-mic night, Mashrou3 Al Mareekh returns to Darb 1718 and the Amro Salah Trio will headline a gig at El Genaina Theatre that will also feature unique local group, Antiqua, while Darwasha Project are live at Falaki Theatre.
The arts and culture scene is really heating up too, with a number of new, interesting exhibitions gracing the city’s galleries.
Remember, this is only a sneak peak of this weekend’s happenings; be sure to check the Cairo 360 events calendar for more.