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Cairo Weekend Guide: Exhibitions, Openings and Dancing!

Cairo Weekend Guide: Exhibitions, Openings and Dancing!
    written by
    Cairo 360

    You had better be ready for an eventful weekend
    this time around; so prepare to face the joyful Cairo traffic as
    you’ll be driving all over the city to get to what’s planned over the next three days!

    Kick your Thursday off with the Mazen
    Ismail exhibition
    at the Mashrabia Gallery in Downtown Cairo. Today is your last chance
    to view the artist’s posthumous collection of innovative sculptures and drawings, which are on display for the first time since his death in
    2006.

    Follow up your night of culture with one of
    our featured Cairo
    International Film Festival flicks; Another
    Year
    , showing at Renaissance Nile City Cinema. The Mike Nichols film navigates through a year in the ups
    and downs of a married couple and is sure to make you appreciate
    the simpler things in life. 

    Feeling over-cultured already? No worries,
    it’s time to let the noodle rest for a while and get dancing to the sounds of
    DJ Amir Sharara at Purple’s Spark Night Vol 2. Doors close at 1AM or when they
    fill up; so go ahead and make a reservation if you’re really keen.

    As Friday rolls around, you’ll be happy to
    hit Cairo’s
    somewhat empty streets and head over to Designopolis for the Alphabet furniture
    launch
    at the Ebony and Ivory store. The new show room is open starting 2PM,
    but cocktails are served from 7PM to 9PM; so try to time it just right.

    Zamalek and Downtown dwellers that love
    their lazy Fridays can avoid a long drive and head over to the Townhouse
    Gallery after a late lunch for an exceptional video installation by London-based artist Susan
    Hefuna
    .

    If you didn’t get your fill of dancing on
    Thursday, make sure to catch Pacha Club resident DJ Ouzo on Friday night at the
    Cairo Jazz Club. This DJ will send you fumbling across the dance floor in
    search for a buddy to groove to his electro beats.

    The Christmas spirit should have hit you by
    now but in case it hasn’t you need to make your way to the Fairmont Nile Towers, where they’ll be holding a Christmas tree lighting event complete this Saturday with
    carols, festive drinks and snacks. Of course, Santa Claus will be making an
    appearance to get you in a jolly mood for the holiday season.

    Revved up for Christmas already? Good, you can head over to the Christmas Bazaar at Maadi
    Overstock
    , where you’ll be able to find some amazing deals to help with the
    overwhelming Christmas gift list.

    Top your Saturday off with an enchanting
    night at the Cairo Opera House by catching the five-act grand
    opera Don Carlos. The opera is based on the turmoil of Carlos, prince of
    Asturias after his betrothed Elisabeth of Valois is married off
    to another suitor; his father.

    If opera isn’t your thing head over to the
    Cairo Jazz Club for a night of Latin, oriental jazz fusion performed by Tony
    Kaldas
    , who promises to bring a new twist to both popular and classical hits.

    With
    so much going on this weekend, you may have trouble staying put in one part
    of Cairo; so buck up and get ready for a hectic couple of days. 

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