Cairo Weekend Guide: Paranoid Eyes, Bal Qeis, DJunkie & More…arts arts & culture cairo city city life Culture egypt Egyptians event events gigs music paranoid Eyes rock night Tawasheeh trending weekend weekend guide
Summer is getting hotter every day; while its best spent somewhere outside of the city by the sea, it’s still fun here in the capital, thanks to the many venues that know how to keep us entertained on weekends. Here’s a glimpse of what’s going on in Cairo in the next few days:
Thursday starts with a rock night at Darb 1718, where Paranoid Eyes take to the stage for a round of Pink Floyd covers, followed by Rolled-Up Sleeves, who serve covers fromMaroon 5, Linkin Park,and the likes. It’s a Mediterranean folk music night at ROOM Art Space Garden City, courtesy of Estabena, while El SawyCulturewheelhosts a Sufi night that sees El Mawlaweya El Masreya taking to the stage.
This Thursday, Taksir Sharqi takes to the stage at Goethe Institute in Cairo
(Photo: Taksir Sharqi / Facebook)
This edition of Goethe Institute’s monthly event, Shubbak El Fann, welcomes two local bands to the stage; TaksirSharqi for a host of Egyptian folk tunes, and Sohba for a number of contemporary Arabic numbers.
Speaking of the genre, Bel Qeis will play a round of songs on her oud at The Tap West before DJ Ouzo takes to the decks. But it’s a totally different beat at The Tap Maadi, where All That Junk night sees DJunkie taking to decks for some R&B and hip-hop tracks, while DJ Armen V is set to spin some pop hits at The Tap East. The Beatles lovers can head to Cairo Jazz Club, where local cover band Glass Onion is set to take to the stage for various classics.
When Friday comes, Do’souka takes to the stage at ROOM Art Space Garden City for a round of Arabic underground songs, NohaFekry Jazz Quartet play some songs at ROOM Art Space New Cairo, while percussionist Mustafa Bakkar leads the beat at AfriCairo’sDrum Circle.
The Tap Maadi’sCheeseballs features DJ Bakir who takes to decks for a round of all-time favourites, The Tap West welcomes DJ Doggy Dogg, and DJ Mobbz for an R&B and hip-hop night, while it’s all about house music at The Tap East, where DJ Ayman Nageeb takes to the decks. Cairo Jazz Club sees DJ Moenes, as well as Aguizi& Fahim, for a round of progressive house tunes.
If you happen to be a football fan, Algeria play Senegal in the AFCON final, you can catch the game at Conrad Cairo’s Jayda Nile Terrace.
As for Saturday, Tawasheeh chant some religious tunes at Alrab3, Asyad El Zar serves a number of folk tunes at El Dammah Theater, Orien-Trio bring various sounds from the orient at Darb 1718, while jazz band,Circle of Four are on the menu at ROOM Art Space Garden City.
When the night grows older, Hamed El Sayeh takes to the stage at The Tap Maadi for an acoustic night, The Funk Concerto features AWE at The Tap East, while it’s jam night at The Tap West. This edition of Cairo Jazz Club’s Saturday L’Oriental sees Mazeek taking to the stage to for a round of songsthat merges African beats with Oriental vibes and world music sounds.
That’s not all, folks; check the Cairo 360 Events page for more things to do and places to go this weekend.