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Cairo Weekend Guide: Glass Onion, Dirty Backseat, Dokkan & More…

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Cairo Weekend Guide: Glass Onion, Dirty Backseat, Dokkan & More…
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Cairo 360

The weekend returns and with it comes a spectrum of events that are sure to keep everyone entertained. Check out what Cairo has to offer in the next two days:

Thursday starts with a folk night at El Dammah Theatre where El Tanboura band play some tunes on the simsimeya, and at Darb 1718 as well, where this week’s edition of MazzikaXElSat7 sees Taksir Sharqi taking to the stage. Elsewhere, it’s an Arabic contemporary night at El Sawy Culturewheel, where Egyptian artist Mohamed Mohsen takes to the stage, and at ROOM Art Space with local band Shahira Welnas El Khateera singing various tunes. Meanwhile at Cairo Opera House, Egyptian composer Hany Shnuda and his band, El Masryeen, take to the stage of the Open-Air Theatre, while local duo Fouad and Mounib hit El Gomhoreya Theatre’s stage for a round of original pieces.

The Beatles tribute band, Glass Onion, take to the stage at Cairo Jazz Club this Thursday
(Photo: Glass Onion / Facebook)

When the night gets older, DJ A.K. spins some R&B and hip-hop on the decks of The Tap Maadi as Ramy DJunkie hits The Tap West’s decks for a boogie night, while local DJs Shafei and Richard R. are set to take to decks at Cairo Jazz Club 610 for a round of electronic tunes. It’s a totally different vibe at Cairo Jazz Club that sees The Woodpeckers taking to the stage for a round of 60s rock classics, before Beatles tribute band, Glass Onion, take over.

As for Friday, Mostafa Atef heads to River Hall’s stage at El Sawy Culturewheel for a round of religious chants, String & Kicks take to Bedayat’s stage for an acoustic night, while local band Do’souka play a round of underground numbers at ROOM Art Space. Friday’s edition of Darb 1718’s MazzikaXElSat7 sees The Sinatras covering some classics by Frankie

Garage and post punk band, Dirty Backseat, take to the stage at The Tap Maadi this Friday
(Photo: Dirty Backseat / Facebook)

Elsewhere, Marc Wahba and Azaar hit the decks at Cairo Jazz Club 610 for some funk and dance tunes, while Crash Boom Bang take to the stage at The Tap West for a round of pop/dance tunes, before hip-hop/R&B DJ, Feedo takes over. Electronic music is on the menu at Cairo Jazz Club, courtesy of DJ Tahawy, and at The Tap East, where the duo Aguizi and Fahim hit the decks. Meanwhile at The Tap Maadi, local band Dirty Backseat take play some garage and post punk tunes, before DJ Ahmed Samy takes over.

When Saturday comes, Ahmed Hegazy plays some acoustic tunes at Bedayat, Asia Madani sings some Sudanese folk numbers at ROOM Art Space, while Ali El Haggar performs some of his classics at El Sawy Culturewheel.

Various brunches are taking place across the city this Saturday; at The Tap West, where DJ Teddy plays some R&B and hip-hop tunes; at Cairo Jazz Club 610, where Nour Project and DJ Sebzz take to the stage; at The Tap East, where Hassan Ramzy takes to the stage with his guitar to play various acoustic numbers.  Elsewhere, local band Dokkan play some Arabic contemporary tunes at Cairo Jazz Club, while DJ Sewwes plays a round of funk tunes at The Tap Maadi.

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.