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Cairo Weekend Guide: Janan, Soul M, MESKA & More…
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    The weather has been very unkind this week, but it seems like luck will be on our side during the weekend; the temperatures are set to be higher, which will work well for all the plans we are making. No plans? Worry not, check some of what Cairo’s offering for the weekend, and get going.

    Thursday sees local comedian Mohammed Heniedy returning to the stage for a performance called 3 Ayam X Sahel at Media City’s Movenpick Hotel. As for movie screenings, Dawar hosts Tarsem Singh’s 2006 Fantasy Drama, The Fall, while Cima screens Peter Farrelly’s Golden Globe Award Winner comedy-drama, Green Book.

    When it comes to music events, El Kaff El Aswany take to the stage for a round of Nubian tunes at El Dammah Theatre, Janan play Arabic pop/rock songs at ROOM Art Space, and Mazziga present a number of Oriental fusion beats at El Sawy Culturewheel’s River Hall.

    Thursday sees local band The Cadillacs taking to the stage at Cairo Jazz Club for a round of rock & roll numbers
    (Photo: The Cadillacs / Facebook)

    Elsewhere, DJ Lyon Avakian plays some pop tunes at The Tap East, DJ Soul M spins some hip-hop and R&B at The Tap Maadi, while The Cadillacs take to the stage for a round of rock & roll numbers at Cairo Jazz Club, before MESKA take over with a list of EDM/electro-pop tunes. More electronic music comes with Disco Misr, and ABD taking to decks at The Tap West, while A-Squared, & Amigos play a round of house tunes on Cairo Jazz Club 610’s decks, featuring none other than DJ Gawdat.

    On Friday, A Pink Floyd tribute night is set to take place at ROOM Art Space, where local band Gravy Train take to the stage, while it’s all about contemporary Arabic music at El Sawy Culturewheel, where Mai Mustafa, and Ezzat Mohammed take to the stage.

    Friday sees Crash Boom Bang delivering some pop songs at Cairo Jazz Club 610
    (Photo: Crash Boom Bang / Facebook)

    Elsewhere, it’s a rock and blues night at The Tap Maadi, where Mad Dogs play a round of originals and covers on the stage. R&B and hip-hop are on the menu at The Tap West, courtesy of DJ A.K, who will take to decks after Crash Boom Bang deliver some pop songs, and it’s hip-hop and R&B at Cairo Jazz Club 610 as well, where DJ Feedo takes to decks on a night called Block Party. House music will be served at Cairo Jazz Club, where Hassan El Far, and Omar Sherif take to decks, and at The Tap East too, where DJ Kamal spins some tunes. 

    As for Saturday, Cairo Opera House’s Main Hall hosts a night called Italian Flair, where the Cairo Opera Orchestra plays a round of classical pieces by famous Italian composers, while El Sawy Culturewheel’s River Hall welcomes Egyptian songster Ali El Haggar to the stage for a number of his classics. Meanwhile, at ROOM Art Space, Alan Bishop takes to the stage for a round of experimental rock tunes.

    When the night grows older, TATA spins some funk and disco beats at The Tap Maadi, DJ Teddy takes over for some hip-hop and R&B numbers at The Tap West, while this edition of Cairo Jazz Club’s Saturday L’Oriental sees local band El Dor El Awal taking to the stage for a round of contemporary Arabic tunes.

    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.