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Cairo Weekend Guide: Live Music, International DJs & Christmas Festivities

Cairo Weekend Guide: Live Music, International DJs & Christmas Festivities
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Cairo 360

Hello Cairo!

As we approach what looks set to be a cold and gusty weekend in Cairo, the city’s bars, clubs, theatres and venues are heating up.

Kicking off the weekend on Thursday, O Bar proudly presents Italian DJ, Angelo Paciotti, at ‘This is Rome’, while Tamarai hosts foxy Greek DJ, Ms. Lefki. Cairo Jazz Club, meanwhile, hosts a double bill of live music, with the Cadillacs and Cold shot, while Saigon Restaurant & Lounge welcomes sultry songstress, Ellie of London, for Disco Divas.

Elsewhere, Alchemy invites one and all for vodka-dedicated night, Shiver, while another edition of Buddha Bar’s Ladies’ Night returns with a nifty little buy-one-get-one-free offer on cocktails.

On a different note, the Egyptian Modern Dance Theatre Company performs ‘Mawlana’ at El Gomhouria Theatre and celebrated Venezuelan musician, Cheo Hurtado, graces the stages of Cairo Opera House, while cultural hub, Darb1718, hosts an eye-opening play about the pains of imprisonment, ‘Once Upon a Time Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow‘.

Getting in the festive spirit, 50A Concept Store hold a weekend of Christmas celebrations and the French Institute host their annual Christmas market, ‘Marche de Noel’.

On Friday, Ibiza DJ and Sahl Hasheesh resident, Axel Fowley, kicks of his Cairo tour at Tamarai, while talented local rapper, Dawsha, hits Downtown’s VENT.

Elsewhere on Cairo’s nightlife landscape, DJs Zalat and Shawky get grimy at Cairo Jazz Club and Amici Heliopolis goes Levantine for Lebanese Treats

More nourishing to the brain, French choreographer, Olivier Dubois, premieres new dance performance, ‘Souls’, at Falaki Theatre, while this week’s screening at Artellewa screen is My Left Foot, starring Daniel Day Lewis.

Rounding off the weekend on Saturday, more local music comes courtesy of  Cherine’s Project and Sahara at Cairo Jazz Club and enigmatic electronic music act, GradTude, at Balcon Lounge. There are more shenanigans at Amici Heliopolis, with jocks-and-cheerleaders party,  Homecoming, while 100Copies Music Space welcomes electronic musician, GAST, to the stage and VENT hosts its first Poetry Slam.

Meanwhile, Palm Hills get festive with a special Christmas Bazaar and Festival, as does the First Mall, offering an exclusive shopping experience at The First Holiday Bling.

Cairo’s artists are out in full force across the city’s galleries, with new exhibitions this week coming in the form of  Khodair El Borsaidy’s calligraphy exhibition at Picasso Art Gallery, ‘The House of Sleep’ at recently opened Gypsum Gallery and ‘Blink 2’ at Medrar. One of the biggest exhibitions of the week comes at Downtown’s CIC; ‘References*: Artists Activating the Archive‘.

Wrap up warm, have a great weekend and check out the Cairo 360 event calendar for more!