Cairo Weekend Guide: Moulid Mania, Tequila Fiesta & ‘The King is Dead’
‘Tis that wondrous time of the week
when waking up early and engaging something productive comes to a temporary
halt; all kinds of laziness and leisure may ensue for a precious forty eight
hours – yes Cairo, it is the weekend!
Head out this Thursday and
damage some brain cells at House Arrest at O Bar, or at Cairo White Club’s ‘Tequila Fiesta‘. Get down and dirty at Amici
Zamalek, who host an r&b night courtesy of DJ Hook and DJ Mobbz,
or at Sun City Mall’s Cavallini for their weekly LIV event.
If you consider yourself more mature, less belligerent,
human being, there are events for you too. Jazz Mate has a medley of artists
performing this evening, including Michelle Rounds, Rami Atalla and Shady Ahmed,
while Cairo Jazz Club welcomes the Karim Hossam Group and Wust El Balad for a double
header of live music. Comedic duo, High on Body Fat, perform at Photopia, while
witty lyricists, Salalem, are on stage at Downtown’s After Eight.
Beirut hosts internationally
renowned lecturer and fine artist, Brian Conley, this evening for a presentation
titled, ‘The Unlikely Artist’. Another artist, Marwa Arsanio, heads a presentation on Egyptian
magazine ‘Al Hilal’ at the CIC, while Sofia Dasteri exhibits her work at Hanager Arts
Center for a limited time only.
Friday sees some more debauchery in the form of DJ Moneim and Shady Noor, who take to the decks
at Cairo Jazz Club. Across the Nile, Tamarai welcomes all to an 80s and 90s inspired night, while O Bar welcomes DJs Feedo and Hook for some unadulterated r&b
Arabesque’s ‘Moulid Mania‘ promises a full-fledged Oriental
themed evening – complete with dancing bellies and candles on heads –
while nearby in Downtown, you can also catch Talta Talet at After Eight.
The sibling musicians of Double Barrel return to Bikya Nasr City to
perform an original set, while singer-songwriter, Maryam Saleh, takes to the stage at El Sawy
Culturewheel. Sufi, meanwhile, open their doors for a screening of the
documentary Ashes and Snow by Gregory Colbert.
Almaz hosts another edition of its weekly Ladies’ Night, while Deals 2 welcomes all for karaoke night. In one of the most anticipated
events of the weekend, Darb 1718 hosts electronic producer NeoByrd’s new
ablbum,‘The King is Dead’, where the man of the hour will
be joined on stage by Rachael Starr, Ceasar K from Lebanon and Egypt’s Hady
Things are getting grimy at El Sawy Culturewheel as rappers,
Sham MCs and Sony Rahala, break it down in both
English and Arabic. At the other end of the musical spectrum, Cairo Opera House
is holding another live screening from the Met in New York. This time it’s
Now read this very carefully Cairo:
there are many more events this weekend. We just don’t have the time sit and
list them all for you. Check them out on the Cairo 360 events calendar. Go on,
it’s just a click away.