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Events Guide: This Weekend in Cairo

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Events Guide: This Weekend in Cairo
    written by
    Aminah Keevy

    Image credit: Olton Travel

    From ballet to Billie Eilish, there’s something for everyone in Cairo this weekend! With a whole bunch of art exhibitions and small-production performances going on, coupled with the beautiful weather, there’s no reason for your weekend not to be packed to the brim 一 if you want it to! Check out our event guide here:

     

    Art & Culture

    “Back to Egypt” at Gezira Art Center

    Make your way to Zamalek to view the photo exhibition titled “Back to Egypt: a Brazilian Collection of Photographs.” The photos, from 19th-century Egypt, serve as a celebration of the 150th anniversary of Emperor Dom Pedro II’s first visit to Egypt in 1871. The exhibition will remain open until the 30th of November.

    Via The Embassy of Brazil in Cairo 

    Hicham Rahma Exhibition at Picasso Art Gallery

    Appreciate abstract art? Head to the Picasso Art Gallery in Zamalek for Hicham Rahma’s latest exhibition, “Lunar Carnival.” Catch a glimpse of his work now through to the end of the month!

    Contact the gallery via email at info@picassogalleryeg.com or call 02 27367544.

    Via Picasso Art Gallery

    Concerts & Productions

    Thursday
    Hawas at Zamalek Theatre

    Don’t miss Hawas in Zamalek on Thursday for a night of progressive themes and catchy melodies! The show starts at 7 pm, and tickets cost 150LE.

    Tickets

    Via Tickets Mall

    “Clôture de L’amour” at Rawabet Art Space

    Interested in love stories? What about break-ups? Get the inside, personal view of both through Pascal Rambert’s play, “Clôture de L’amour.” The play will run at the Rawabet Art Space, downtown, through to the 21st. The performance begins at 8 pm, and tickets cost 150LE.

    Via Rawabet Art Space

    Swan Lake Ballet at Cairo Opera House

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    Enjoy classical ballet? Check out the Cairo Opera House this week for an astounding performance of the beautiful Swan Lake by the St. Petersburg Ballet Company. The show runs on Thursday and Friday and begins at 8 pm on both evenings. Tickets cost 160LE and doors open at 7 pm.

    Tickets

     

    Via Tickets Mall

    Downtown Comedy Night at Egyptian Center for Culture & Arts

    Laughter truly is the best medicine. Why not head downtown for stand-up comedy night? They’ve got a great lineup! The laughs start at 8 pm, and tickets cost 100LE.

    Via Downtown Stand-Up Comedy

    Saturday
    “Haramiea El Jebna” at El Sawy Culturewheel

    Be entertained by “The New Faces” as they present the play, “Haramiea El Jebna”. The show starts at 6 pm, and tickets cost 40LE.

    Tickets

    Via Culturewheel

    Amer Eltouni at El Sawy Culturewheel

    Get in the mood with Sufi soundwaves as Amer Eltouni graces the Culturewheel stage in Zamalek on Saturday night. The show starts at 7 pm, and tickets cost 50LE.

    Tickets

    Via Culturewheel

    Nightlife

    Thursday
    The Woodpeckers & Gravity at Cairo Jazz Club

    Take your Thursday night to Cairo Jazz Club and jam out with The Woodpeckers for some rock hits from the ’60s and ’70s! Then, stick around for funk, soul, and pop tunes from Gravity and Omar Emara.

    For reservations, message CJC on Facebook.

    Via CJC

    Billie Eillish Tribute at Room Garden City

    Make your way to the ROOM Art Space & Cafe in Garden City to dance and sing along to all your favourite Billie bops! The show starts at 9 pm and doors open at 8:30 pm! Tickets cost 150LE.

    Tickets

    Via Room Art Space

    Friday
    Strawberry Swing at The Tap East

    Get your dancing shoes on and head to The Tap in New Cairo for an upbeat evening of enjoying Coldplay’s top records with popular tribute band, Strawberry Swing!

    For reservations, call 01060000869.

    Via The Tap East

    Saturday
    Zeal at Room New Cairo

    Head to the ROOM Art Space & Cafe in New Cairo for a bumpin’ night of rock n roll. Zeal hits the stage at 9 pm, and doors open at 8:30 pm. Tickets cost 150LE.

    Tickets

    Via Room Art Space

    Workshops

    Full Moon Sound Bath Meditation at Osana

    Curious about sound therapy? Osana Family Wellness will host a 2-hour long session on Friday beginning at 7 pm. The workshop will incorporate meditation and relaxation through the use of instruments such as wave drums and gongs. The session costs 350LE.

    Check out Facebook for more details.

    Registration

    Via Osana

    Sport

    Yalla Agala Ride at Moaaz Street

    Want to start your Friday with some exercise? Make your way to Heliopolis for a 7:30 am bike ride with Yalla Agala. Check out the beautiful setting and make new friends 一 registration costs only 10LE! If you need a bike, you can rent one for an additional 30LE.

    Ticket info

    Via Yalla Agala

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