Featured image via Samer George – Facebook.
Here comes the weekend again, Check our guide and get your plans sorted. Needless to say, Cairo has got what it takes to keep you entertained during the couple of days when we can finally take a breath before another tedious week begins.
Thursday begins with a classical music night at El Sawy Culturewheel, courtesy of Egyptian composer and pianist Omar Khairat, and another at Cairo Opera House, which hosts a ballet performance entitled Fire of Georgia. It’s an Oriental music night at Arab Music Institute, where El Haramlek take to the stage for some tunes, while ROOM Art Space Garden City welcomes Egyptian bassist and composer Samer George, who’s launching his new album All You Need is Bass.
When the gets older, DJ Armen V takes to the decks at The Tap East to play some pop tunes, DJunkie serves a groovy night at The Tap Maadi, while this edition of CheeseBalls at The Tap West sees DJs A.K. and Mobbz, taking to the decks. Elsewhere, Kitchen Crowd and Ahmed Eid are on the menu at Cairo Jazz Club 610, while it’s all about R&B and hip-hop at Cairo Jazz Club, where NOVO takes to the stage before Issa & Assouad take over the decks.
When Friday comes, three Sufi nights take place across the city; one at El Sawy Culturewheel, courtesy of Amer El Touni and El Mawlaweya El Masreya; another at Alrab3, where Tawasheeh is on the menu; the third is nowhere else but Darb 1718, where Sheikh Zein Mahmoud takes to the stage. Elsewhere, Gusour Cultural Centre hosts a Mime night, which showcases the fruits of Ahmed Bora’e’s workshop, Masar Egbary take to the stage for a round of Arabic rock tunes at the Merryland Park, while Mohammed Sawah plays on stage at ROOM Art Space Garden City.
As the small hours’ approach, Disco Misr and A.K. take to the decks at Cairo Jazz Club 610 for a groovy night, The Disc Jockeys spin some melodic tunes at The Tap East, while DJ Feedo Spins some R&B and hip-hop on the decks at The Tap West. The Tap Maadi welcomes BlacRok on the stage for a round of rock tunes, while Mohasseb takes over at Cairo Jazz Club.
As for Saturday, Cairo Opera House pays homage to German composer Beethoven, while El Gomhoria Theatre honours the late Egyptian composer, Baleegh Hamdy. While Mario Saied takes his oud to the stage at ROOM Art Space for a round of tunes, anyone can grab a drum and join Gusour Cultural Centre’s Drum Circle, led by percussionist Mustafa Bakkar.
Later on, Hamed El Sayeh plays some acoustic tunes at The Tap East, El Dor El Awal play a round of contemporary Arabic tunes at Cairo Jazz Club, Tonic Quartet play some jazz at The Tap West, while The Tap Maadi serves another jam night. Cairo Jazz Club 610 closes the weekend with Wall of Sound, which this time around sees Homeshake, J!N, and Mmmalak taking care of the music.
Check the whole lot on the Cairo 360 Events page for more things to do, and places to go!