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Explore and Experience: Cairo Weekend Guide

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Explore and Experience: Cairo Weekend Guide
    written by
    Aminah Keevy

    Image credit: Room

    We finally made it to the weekend, everybody. Take a breath. Make the most of your free time and enjoy the various experiences the city has to offer! Attend an art exhibition or a concert — even a masterclass! We’ve outlined it all for you here:

     

    Productions

    Thursday

    Tamer Hosny at Al Manara Arena

    Start the weekend off with a bang! Join Tamer Hosny in singing along to his greatest hits and most popular tunes at the Al Manara Arena on Thursday night. Doors open at 6 pm and tickets start at 350LE.

    Tickets

    Via Platinumlist

    Fiesta Flamenca at Cairo Opera House

    Fan of ballet? Catch the Spanish dance company Ballet Flamenco de Madrid’s performance at the Cairo Opera House on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. The show will take place at the Fountain Theatre at 8 pm. Tickets start at 110LE.

    See which other performances are happening this weekend on the COH Schedule.

    Tickets

    Via Ballet Flamenco de Madrid

    Friday

    Vyrus Band at El Sawy Culturewheel

    Check out Egyptian hard-rock cover band, Vyrus, at the Culturewheel in Zamalek on Friday night. Whether playing as a Metallica Tribute Band or rockin’ and rollin’ to sweet tunes of the 80s and 90s, this group will surely give you an energetic time!

    Skim the other weekend events at the Culturewheel.

    Tickets

    Via Vyrus

    Cairo Sound Tour at D-CAF

    From Swiss group IF Company comes the guided sound tour of Cairo at the Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival. Board the bus and experience the city like never before as artists mix and produce a live, 40-minute music piece out of Cairo’s honks and hollers.

    Admission is free, but registration is required.

    Peruse all events and exhibitions at D-CAF

     

    Via D-CAF

    Saturday

    Corpo Surreal Enchantments at D-CAF

    Witness an eclectic performance by award-winning Sew Flunk Fury Wit, utilising Neo-puppetry, electronica, and contemporary dance. With life-size puppets and human-like creatures, be enchanted by this Danish performing arts group on Saturday or Sunday. Tickets cost 80LE — keep in mind, Fawry payments close 48 hours before the show.

    Tickets

    Via Sew Flunk Fury Wit

    Nightlife

    Thursday

    Mobbz at The Tap Maadi

    Get your groove on with DJ Mobbz at the Tap in Maadi on Thursday! Let loose and dance around to his fun, upbeat set of hip-hop and RnB beats.

    See the full weekend lineup for The Tap Maadi.

    For reservations call 01060000865

    Via DJ Mobbz

    Habiba Azab and Shady Ahmed at Cairo Jazz Club

    Head to CJC for Thursday Night Live! Habiba Azab will start the evening with covers of funk and pop songs, then lead into the album launch of Shady Ahmed’s “Magnolia Mountain”. Don’t miss out!

    See all upcoming events at CJC.

    For reservations, message CJC on Facebook between 12 pm and 8 pm.

    Via Shady Ahmed

    Gouda Bar by Aly Eissa at ROOM Garden City

    Experience the meditative and spiritual interludes of Aly Eissa’s magical oud playing on Thursday at the ROOM Art Space & Cafe in Garden City. Doors open at 8:30 pm for a 9 pm start.

    For more information, check Facebook.

    Find other events happening at ROOM

    Tickets

    Via Aly Eissa

    Friday

    Awe and Arshad at The Tap West

    Bringing groovy techno and melodic house to The Tap West this Friday is AWE and Arshad. Nothing but good vibes from these two!

    See the full weekend lineup for The Tap West.

    For reservations call 01060000867

    Via Arshad

    Bubblegum Kollectiv at Cairo Jazz Club 610

    Feel like walking down Nostalgia Lane? Follow the sound of 90s bops and let it lead you all the way to CJC 610. Bubblegum Kollectiv will be heading Flashback Friday this week — a great way to keep your weekend rolling!

    See all upcoming events at CJC.

    For reservations, message CJC 610 on Facebook between 12 pm and 8 pm.

    Via Bubblegum Kollectiv

    Saturday

    Double Trouble at The Tap East

    Head to New Cairo on Saturday night for some good ole classic rock. Played wonderfully by Double Trouble, you’ll be swayin’ and jammin’ the evening away!

    See the full weekend lineup for The Tap East.

    For reservations call 01060000869

    Via Double Trouble

    Movie Night at ROOM New Cairo

    Feel like watching a quirky Johnny Depp film? Plan for a chill Saturday evening at ROOM Art Space in New Cairo for a community viewing of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The movie will begin at 8 pm. Tickets cost 100LE, with discounts available for groups of 5+.

    For more information, check Facebook.

    Find other events happening at ROOM

    Via IMDb

    Workshops

    Thursday

    ITEX Cairo Masterclass at Cairo International Convention Center

    Have an itch to learn about digital textile printing? Need inspiration or to expand your network? Plan your weekend around the ITEX Masterclass on Thursday and Friday! Listen to speakers, learn new skills, and practice applying them in your next business venture.

    For registration information, visit the ITEX website or call 01060400020

    Via Stitch & Tex Expo

    Piano Workshop at El Sawy Culturewheel

    Available for anyone aged eight and older, the Culturewheel hosts piano lessons each Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Four hour-long classes throughout the month cost a subscription fee of 350LE. To participate, register for a membership or reservation for one-time attendance.

    For more information, visit Facebook

    Via El Sawy Culturewheel

    Sport

    Friday

    Underwater Hockey

    Passionate about water sports? Looking to fulfil your dreams of becoming an aqua-athlete? Try Underwater Hockey in Katameya this Friday. The up-and-coming sport is well worth a try, if not only for the workout.

    Check Facebook for details, and be sure to contact Egypt Underwater Hockey ahead of time.

    Via Atlanta

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