Cairo Weekend Guide: International Jazz Day, Cairo Fashion Festival 4 & the Cairokee Album Tour
The weather has been great this week, but we can’t help but be a little hesitant to celebrate quite yet – we’ve been hurt too many times before by Cairo’s unpredictable weather as summer teases us away of visions of spending weekends by the beach. But while many begin to take advantage of the sunshine and do exactly that, there’s still plenty to see and do right here in Egypt’s capital and this weekend is no different.
On Thursday, Cairo Jazz Cub kicks off the weekend with a huge line up of music for International Jazz Day, including Rami Attallah and Arthur Satyan, while VENT returns with the Opal Tapes Showcase, featuring a host of unique music producers taking the stage.
Cairokee begin their album tour tour at El Sawy Culturewheel following the release of their record, ‘Nas We Nas’, while AUC Downtown's Greek Campus welcomes a host of local performers, including Zap Tharwat and Asfalt, for the Happiness Festival.
Meanwhile, Cairo Fashion Festival returns for its fourth season at Cairo Festival City featuring lots of shopping, runway shows and live entertainment, while DJ Mohasseb takes to the decks at Eat & Barrel for some good old fun in the sun at this week’s edition of Eat to the Beat.
Live music comes courtesy of sultry songstress, Ellie of London, as she takes to the stage at Rooftop Lounge, while veteran Egyptian singer, Hany Shaker, performs a special concert at the Cairo Opera House.
Elsewhere, Heliopolis nightclub, Cavallini, takes a stroll down musical memory lane with Oldies Night, while Peking Lodge in Zamalek welcomes one and all to Karaoke Night. At the other end of the musical scale, Al Ahlam Ensemble present a night of classical Egyptian music at El Gomhouria Theatre in Downtown Cairo, while the Cairo Symphony Orchestra perform a special jazz concert featuring works by G. Gershwin, A. Marquez and J. P. Moncayo at the Main Hall of Cairo Opera House.
New art exhibitions this week include the ‘Bulldozer’ at Downtown’s Mashrabia Gallery, which sees artist, Hany Rashed, utilising manipulated plastic sheets and warped images at, and the ‘Pink & Lamentation’ by Islam Zaher at Gallery Misr.
All of this and more is waiting for you and yours this weekend; for more gigs, parties, exhibitions and event, check out the Cairo 360 events calendar. Happy weekend, y’all!