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Cairo Weekend Guide: Gameboy Music, Le Marche XXXIII & More!

Cairo Weekend Guide: Gameboy Music, Le Marche XXXIII & More!
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Cairo 360


As we move
into a wet, cold weekend, there are few things more comforting and warming than
a jam-packed Cairo 360 weekend guide. As always, there’s plenty to keep you
busy, with a host of gigs, parties, exhibitions and more.

We kick off
Thursday with one of the more interesting events of the weekend at the Nasr
City branch of Bikya, where Fayek Helmi, aka TheSkyis256k, will be armed with
nothing more than a Gameboy as he serves up a night of inventively peculiar chiptune

Amici favourite, DJ Mad Lou, is in control at the Zamalek branch for vocal
house night, Deep Shifting, while comedy-music duo, High on Body Fat, get
things started at Cairo Jazz Club before Screwdriver‘s mix of blues, funk and
rock hits see the night out. Thursday at O Bar means it’s time for another
riveting edition of House Arrest, where this week,
DJ Klady & DJ
George Knox
are serving up the music.

Zamalek bookshop, Sufi, hosts another Sufi Whirling performance, courtesy of
Amer El Tuni, while Adam Miller, Shady Ahmed and Rashad Fahim combine their
considerable jazz powers for a performance at Jazz Mate.

Cairo Opera
House begins a two-day run of Mozart’s ‘The Magic Flute’ tonight and will also
host a performance by Egyptian jazz pioneer, Yehia Khalil, while beloved musician
and composer, Omar Khairat, will perform at
6th of October City’s
MUST Opera House.

Friday sees
Shady Ahmed return to the stage once more this weekend, as he performs first at
new Maadi restaurant, Rocks, then at Al
Kotob Khan – also in Maadi – as part of his ‘It Might Get Mellow‘ tour which
marks the release of new album, Life is
Hard For Those Who Dream
. Just down the road – figuratively speaking –
Bikya Maadi is revving up for a performance from Baheya Band.

Cairo Jazz
Club welcomes DJ Misty and DJ Hafez for a night of hard-driving house, while the
Cadillacs strut their knee-knocking 50’s and 60’s sounds at Jazz Mate and Talta
perform at After Eight.

Sufi will
be screening Russian film, The Return,
while Darb 1718 welcome Cairo’s most talented for another night of Mashrou3 Al

More local talent is on show on Saturday, with multi-talented singer-songwriter, Dina El
performing live at Sufi and El Dor El Awal and Ashara Gharby forming the
line-up at Cairo Jazz Club.

Meanwhile Nūn
Center’s Farmers Market returns, providing the freshest of produce, while Almaz
in Mohandiseen hosts another Ladies’ Night and community group, Motafa2eloon
meet at Bikya Nasr City for an open discussion and workshop.

Having started on Wednesday, furniture and interior design
convention, Le Marche XXXIII, continues into the weekend at the Cairo International
Convention Center in Nasr City, where the county’s best designers are
showcasing their latest pieces.

New art this week comes courtesy of Darb 1718; EU funded
project, Mashrou3 Hagar: (Art Empowers!), sees the work of several young
artists showcased after participating in weeks of workshops and info sessions.

These are just a few of the parties, gigs and exhibitions
taking place in Cairo over the next three days, so take a peek at the Cairo 360
calendar for more and have a great, and hopefully dry, weekend.