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Cairo Weekend Guide: Live Music, New Party Series & New Art

Cairo Weekend Guide: Live Music, New Party Series & New Art
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Cairo 360

Hello Cairo!

A three-day weekend beckons and the gods have gifted us with warmer weather. If ever there was a time to shake off the inevitable temptation of weekend idleness, it's now. Although, staying in bed and watching something on a laptop is also pretty sweet, actually. Whatever the case, there are plenty of parties, gigs and exhibitions across Cairo!

On Thursday, a new series of parties titled CIVILIZATION Live debuts at Omar Khayyam boat featuring Carlos & Vega and Coyu on headlining duties, while the Brass Knuckles take over Cairo Jazz Club stage with explosive rock tunes.

VENT resident, Ahmed Samy, takes to the decks with Zeina for a night of house and techno, while Fairmont Nile City’s O Bar host the deep house sets of Ihab Saleh. Also at Fairmont Nile City, Napa Grill welcomes seafood lovers for another extravagant Seafod Festival buffet, while belly-dancer, Leila, performs at Bab El Nil and Noha Taha leads a night of live music at Saigon Restaurant & Lounge.

Zamalek’s Riverside kicks off the weekend with resident DJ Tamer Hegazy, while Bamboo hosts Bamboo Night into the wee hours of the morning with residents Kiko, Bob and 3bkarino.

Alchemy lures the crowd with its special daiquiri recipes at Forbidden Nectar and local band, Screwdriver, perform at Garden City’s Rooftop Lounge.

On Friday, VENT host the mainstream music night, SUPsidy, on a Friday to eliminate excuses, while DJs Shenzo and Tahawy play everything from indie dance to tech house at Cairo Jazz Club.

Riverside hosts another edition of Riverdeep with DJs SHawky and Ahmed Eid, while O Bar welcomes DJ Mido Maher for a night of nu disco and progressive house.

Meanwhile, it’s Hip Hop Night at Amici Zamalek and Vintage Bar & Lounge welcomes the shameless for Karaoke Night.

Egyptian songstress, Lana, brings her vocal talents to Saigon Restaurant & Lounge while Alchemy hosts the gallery of master painter and expressionist Hala ElSharouny.

On Saturday, CJC welcomes back Basheer for a Nubian-inspired weekend closer, while Bamboo celebrate Lebanese Love with DJs Aly and Kiko. Also, Amici invites you to leave the city behind at their Oriental Night.

New art this week comes at Mohandiseen's Al Kahila Art Gallery, where joint exhibition, Dilemma, sees the work of sculptor, Ammar Sheha, and painter, Tasneem El Meshad, exhibited. Other notable exhibitions worth checking out include Souad Mardam Bey's Playing with No Toys at Zamalek Art Gallery, Nada Baraka's Fractals at Mashrabia Gallery and Makan's exhibition at Karim Francis Gallery.

For more events this weekend, check out the Cairo 360 events calendar.

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