Cairo Weekend Guide: The May Day, Ten Cities Music Project & More!
You may be tempted to spend the weekend in bed, but as we always say: sleep is for the weak, not for the weekend! From morning to night, this weekend in Cairo boasts a veritable smorgasbord of live music, club nights, exhibitions, bazaars and more!
Elsewhere, the Ten Cities Music Project comes to Cairo with a big night of live electronic music at Rawabet Theatre and DJ Mayounah unleashes her tech-house sounds at this week’s edition of House Arrest at O Bar, while Toyboys & Friends ends the season in style.
Friday starts with a bang at NEWGIZA, where The May Day hosts a full day of fun for the family. With some of the city’s best food vendors, a huge shopping bazaar and plenty of activities for the kids, there’s literally something for everyone – not to mention pony-riding and a Real Madrid Academy Foundation football tournament.
Meanwhile, DJ Feedo makes a second appearance in as many days; but this time at O Bar’s R&B Night. Elsewhere, Y Lounge welcomes DJ Ali to the decks and Car Cafe Club is hosting R&B Ladies’ Night with DJ Pedro and DJ Music Man.
Away from the club scene, Sufi is screening Hollywood fantasy Big Fish and DAAD brings science and art together with the ‘Images of Science’ exhibition, while documentary filmmaker, Raphaelle Ayach, leads the Safarni Children’s Workshop at Artellewa.
Saturday is a busy day for Amici Heliopolis; Breakfast (And Booze) starts off the day, before new all-you-can-eat-and-drink event, Happy Saturday, debuts. We’re back at Graffiti, where DJs Onsy and Nataly span the historical scope of pop music for your listening and dancing pleasure, while Jazz Mate’s The Listening Sessions welcomes Ahmed Hafoush and the Jazz Project for a smooth night of music.
Art is plentiful in the capital, with several new exhibitions having opened this week, including Hala Elkoussy’s ‘Around My Living Room’ at Masharbia Gallery, Riham El Sadany’s ‘Blue Passion’ at Cala Art Gallery and most interestingly, Bar D’O’s The Chalkboard exhibition .
These are just a few of the delights that await you this weekend in Cairo – check out the Cairo 360 events calendar for more!