Cairo Weekend Guide: Mada Market Place, Live Music & Lots of Exhibitions!
With summer rapidly approaching and the small hints of spring fleeting as quickly as they came, it’s time to leave your house and take up some new activities. Luckily, we have just that.
On Thursday, Jordanian band, and self proclaimed chameleons of music, Za'ed Na'es make their debut on the CJC stage, while this week’s edition of Riverdeep features the talents of Italian duo JazzyFunk and Cairo favourite, Mohasseb.
9-man New Age group Musiphoria blend their unique influences at Zamalek’s Sufi Bookstore, while Alchemy puts together some tasty sangria for Scarlet’s Vintage Brew.
Heliopolis night club, Cavallini, hosts a night of no-nonsense commercial house music, and across town, residents DJs 3bkarino, Kiko and Bob dish out more house tunes at Bamboo Night
Al Mawlaweya Al Masreya put on an exquisite song and dance performance at El Sawy Culturewheel, while Rawabet Theater hosts a special performance of Three White Soldiers— based on a story archive put together by Anders Paulin and Johan Forsman.
On Friday, Fitbox hosts Pole Fitness Egypt’s—ladies only—Launch Event, featuring special guest instructor Marina Kostrova, meanwhile, CJC kicks off the night with a special edition of House Obsessions featuring an all-ladies line up that includes Mayounah, kidmims; and Akladios.
Chez Jean Claude hosts a special day of food and fun for the whole family, while Ali El Helbawy brings his unique brand of spiritual music to El Sawy Culturewheel.
Cavallini channels all things Levant for the outlandish Lebanese Night, while Vintage bar & Lounge invites the brave and shameless for a fun Karaoke Night.
The Cairo Opera Ballet Company teams up with the Cairo Opera Orchestra for a special rendition of the Don Quixote ballet at the Cairo Opera House, while Arts-Mart host the opening night of Abdelwahab Abdelmohsen’s exhibition ‘Transcending Spaces’.
On Saturday, CJC mixes thing up with African Night featuring Hawidro and Us We Lazq, while Cavallini ends the weekend with a bit of nostalgia at Oldies Night.
Mada turn Downtown’s Greek Campus into a vibrant Market Place of food, art and fashion, while the Cairo Symphony Orchestra perform works by Olivier Messiaen, Friedrich Gulda and Dmitri Shostakovich at the Cairo Opera House.
Nazir Tanbouli exhibits a collection of water colour paintings titled ‘Remains of Old Albums’ at Art Lounge Cairo, while Katherine Bokhoum explores the magic and nostalgia of her childhood in Egypt in an exhibition titled ‘Magic of the Orient’ at Safar Khan Art Gallery.
Zamalek Art Gallery features two different exhibitions; ‘Helwa Ya Baladi’ by Rabab Nemr, exploring nautical elements ingrained in her heart from growing up by the sea, and ‘The Cycle’ by Kamal El Feky, a journey through man’s life represented by bronze sculptures.
All of this and more is going on around Cairo this weekend, for the full list, check out our event calendar – here.