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Cairo Weekend Guide: What’s Happening This Weekend?
    written by
    Nada Wahba

    Arts & Culture

    Thursday

    Sayeda Khalil’s Exhibition at Ubuntu Art Gallery

    Known to draw out correlations between science and technology, and showcasing that in her sculpting work, Sayeda Khalil is displaying her work at the Ubuntu Art Gallery this Thursday! “Let’s Ride a Bike” exhibition starts at 3:00 pm and ends at 8:00 pm.

    For booking call +201002792223 or send an email to info@ubuntuartgallery.com

    Hakim AbouKila’s Exhibition at Ubuntu Art Gallery

    Artists and art enthusiasts are lucky this Thursday! “Middle of Nowhere, Center of Everywhere”, by Hakim AbouKila, is showcased at Ubuntu Art Gallery. If you’re into artwork that carries elements from society, politics, economics and science, this exhibition is for you.

    The exhibition starts at 3:00 pm and ends at 8:00 pm. For booking call +201002792223 or send an email to info@ubuntuartgallery.com

    El NO-Talents 2021 Stand-Up Comedy at El Sawy Culturewheel

    Spend your Thursday laughing your pants off with the talented group El NO-Talents; how ironic! This standup comedy features artists and comedians like Ahmed El Sharkawy, Mohamed Farouk, Mohamed Morgan, Walid Abol Magd, Salah El Daly, Walid Mostafa, Ahmed Hossam and Alaa El Sheikh.

    The event starts at 7.00 pm. Head to this link to book your tickets.

    Christmas Vibes Bazaar at Tivoli Dome

    This Thursday, Tivoli Dome is hosting a Christmas Vibes Bazaar organized by Egy Bazaar. The bazaar will continue until December 25th, and guess what, you can also join them to exhibit your very own brand!

    For more information, call 01014754728.

    Friday

    Samir Fouad’s Exhibition at Picasso Art Gallery

    Mr Worldwide, but make it artsy. Samir Fouad, whose works have been exhibited in over seven countries including Dubai, Kuwait, Italy and Russia, is displaying his art “Lost Times” at an exhibition starting this Friday at Picasso Art Gallery! The exhibition starts from 10:30 am till 9:00 pm except for Sundays.

    For more information, contact them through ‪info@picassogalleryeg.com or call 02 27367544.

    Deena Fadel’s Exhibition at Picasso Art Gallery

    The exhibition titled “The Garden of Isis” by Deena Fadel carries the essence of love and intuition. Deena portrays her artistic vision of a child and their protector through this exhibition. Make sure you don’t miss it!

    The exhibition runs from 11:00 am till 9:00 pm. For more information, get in touch via email ‪info@picassogalleryeg.com or call 02 27367544.

    Christmas Car Meeting 2022 at Park Avenue

    October Tuner is back with its fourth rendition of the Christmas Car Meeting this Friday. Car enthusiasts, get ready to rave and rumble; there are over 150 stance cars waiting for you at Park Avenue, 6th of October at 1:00 pm.

    To book your tickets visit this link. Tickets cost EGP 100.

    Crowd Set & Stand Up Comedy Show at Consoleya

    Another Stand-Up Comedy show, but this one is very different; Improv! Crowd Set, featuring Mina Selim and Walid Khairy, is back for their second show in Downtown Cairo at Consoleya. They’re bringing you an improvisational set that is solely based on their interactions with the audience.

    The show starts at 8:00 pm, and the doors open at 7:00 pm.

    For booking, visit this link, or you can buy your EGP 150 ticket at the door.

    Baron Empain Palace Christmas Celebrations

    Heliopolis’ very own Baron Empain Palace is hosting a Christmas celebration this Friday and Saturday, December 24 and 25. The celebrations include a marching band, carnival games, live music and a Christmas market! The event starts at 3:00 pm and ends at 10:00 pm.

    Make sure you don’t miss it! Book your tickets by contacting on Instagram, or call them on 01283200398. You can also send an email to reservation@almanfaz.com

    Saturday

    Paint & Sip by The Nile at Sofitel Cairo’s El Kebabgy

    Hurry up and catch the last Paint & Sip of this year by the Nile on Christmas day at Sofitel Cairo’s El Kebabgy Oriental Grill. Grab your favourite drink and join the paint party. You don’t even have to have any experience drawing or painting. They’ll walk you through everything!

    The event starts at 3:00 pm and ends at 5:00 pm. Seats are limited, so make sure you book through their website. Tickets cost EGP 650.

    Nightlife

    Thursday

    Jiggy & The One Four Five at Cairo Jazz Club

    Cairo Jazz Club is bringing all the funk and blues with Jiggy and The One Four Five this Thursday! Jiggy is throwing it back with James Brown songs, and The One Four Five will rock your socks off. Get ready to dance the night away.

    For reservations, send a message on CJC’s Facebook page from 12:00 pm till 8:00 pm.

    Christmas Party at The Tap East

    The Tap East is ready for you this Thursday with a Christmas party, where Gloria Roffael will play House music all night long. Order your favourite drinks and finger food, and get ready to party, from 9:00 pm till 1:00 am. 

    For reservations, send a FB message to The Tap East.

    Friday

    Cairo Jazz Club 610 Jingle Ballers ft BAKIR & AK

    This Friday the Jingle Baller, Bakir and DJ A.K will spice up the stage for this Friday’s party hosted by Cairo Jazz Club 610. The music selection will range from Pop to Hip-hop and RnB.

    The party starts at 8:00 pm. For reservations, send CJC 610’s Facebook page a message between 12:00 pm and 8:00 pm.

    Christmas Party B2B Winter Magic at The Tap West

    The Tap West doesn’t call it Winter Magic for nothing! This Friday, there’ll be a night full of colours of music. The party opens with groovy house music by Back 2 Basics’ resident DJ, Arshad, then, Egypt’s very own international House music artist Abou Samra will weave his awesome tunes. Finally, the night closes with Ibiza’s Veteran, Oriol Calvo’s electronic music.

    For reservations and inquiries, call 01006587769 – 01017121452.

    Coldplay Tribute Strawberry Swing at the Tap East

    Strawberry Swing is playing a tribute to Coldplay, what a night that’ll be! Sway to your favourite band’s music this Friday at The Tap East.

    For more information, call 01060000869.

    Saturday

    Joyful Rising at Cairo Jazz Club

    This Saturday, enjoy a night of Folk music with Basheer and Joyful Rising playing a blend of Middle Eastern, African and Scandinavian Folk music.

    Catch their performance at Cairo Jazz Club by sending a message for reservations from 12:00 pm till 8:00 pm to the CJC Facebook page.

    Bluenotes at The Tap East

    Slow your night down and head to The Tap East for a relaxing night of Blues music by Bluenotes. For reservations, call 01060000869.

    Concerts

    Thursday 

    Cairokee at Zed Park 

    Want to rock out to your favourite Egyptian band with a Christmas spin? Head to Zed Park, Sheikh Zayed this Thursday for a musical night and dance to Cairokee’s popular tunes that will put you right on your feet. 

    To book your ticket, visit this link. Tickets range from EGP 300 to EGP 650, and the concert starts at 6:30 pm.  

    Innervoice Showcase Ft. Savage & Shē / Yamil / A.Salah B2B Sebzz

    The Independent record label, Innervoice is taking over Cairo Jazz Club 610’s stage this Thursday with ground-breaking artists! A. Salah and Sebzz will warm up the stage with their Back-to-Basics songs to get you ready and energized for the rest of the night ahead of you, then, Savage and She segue into deep, melodic Afro soundscapes. Finally, the surprise of the night; Yamil, is delivering high-quality deep house music. 

    For more information and reservation, send CJC 610 a FB message between 12:00 pm and 8:00 pm. 

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