Cairo Weekend Guide: The Best Gigs, Parties, Exhibitions & Events Across the Capital
Live music is the name of the game this weekend across Egypt’s capital with some familiar and not so familiar faces gearing up for a busy weekend.
Thursday has become a big night at Uptown Cairo; following last week’s HOH gig at 19, the bar is set to kick off the weekend with more live music, but this time courtesy of energetic rockers, Screwdriver.
There’s more live music to sink your teeth into at Cairo Jazz Club, meanwhile, with the Cadillacs set to open the night with their rockabilly stylings, before Vybe take to the stage. Elsewhere, Hisham Blues is the man behind the mic at Fairmont Nile City’s Saigon Restaurant & Lounge, while Spunky Dynamite perform at the Tap East in New Cairo.
Elsewhere, the legendary Yehya Khalil performs at Cairo Opera House, while experimental band, Finrod, take to the stage at Garden City’s ROOM Art Space and, if you’re looking for music leaning towards the more electronic side of things, Korba bar, the Garden, welcomes Pacha Sharm resident, Ouzo.
Meanwhile, the Temple kicks off its weekend with the first of two parties in as many days, with DJ Moneim leading the charge for a night of hip-hop and r&b, while Friday’s Disco at the Temple hosts Toni Vegas.
Other parties on Friday, meanwhile, include a special edition of Sunset that will see Aguizi & Fahim, Richard R. and Hady Tarek to the decks at the Garden Nile Front’s day party. More fun in the sun can be had across the Nile at Eat & Barrel, with DJ Feedo providing the music and Eat to the Beat.
It’s a busy evening at Cairo Opera House, meanwhile, with two of the standout events seeing Marimba player, Nesma Abdel Aziz, and jazz-fusion king, Akram El Sharkawy, perform separate gigs. Away from music altogether, EL Sawy Culturewheel hosts a night of stand-up comedy, with Ali Qandil among those set to take to the stage.
There’s more live music on Saturday, with Wust El Balad winding down the weekend at Cairo Jazz Club and Celebrated chanteuse, Azza Balbaa, returning to Cairo Opera House, while Belgium-based Egyptian DJ, wah.leed, putting the cherry on top of a busy first week for the Tap Eat.
There’s plenty of art to take in, too, with CARAVAN’s annual travelling exhibition – this year called The Key – Ahmed Askalany’s Hippopotamus Amphibious showing at Mashrabia Gallery and Circles in the Sand at Art Talks all waiting.
For More events across Egypt’s capital this weekend, check out the Cairo 360 events calendar.