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This Weekend in Cairo: Art, Music and Yoga

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This Weekend in Cairo: Art, Music and Yoga
    written by
    Aminah Keevy

    Cairo is jumping! Let loose and make the most of this weekend because we’ve got a fantastic event list for you all. From art galleries and business summits to movie festivals and cemetery tours, there are various fun activities to choose from. Check out what’s going on in the city from the events listed below:

    Art & Culture

    Thursday
    Dina AbdelNabi Exhibition at Ubuntu Art Gallery

    Catch Dina Abdelnabi’s latest exhibition, “Licorice,” at the Ubuntu Art Gallery in Zamalek or the Museum of Egyptian Modern Art at the Opera House. “Licorice” will be on display until the 11th of December ー visit the gallery from 11 am to 8 pm any day except Friday.

    Via Ubuntu Art Gallery
    Marco at Triumph Plaza Hotel

    Make the most of the cool evening breeze! Spend Thursday night on the Rehanna Rooftop of the Triumph Plaza Hotel with wondrous musician, Marco. The show starts at 9 pm and takes place each Tuesday and Thursday.

    Via Triumph Plaza Hotel
    RiseUp Summit ’21 at The Pyramids

    Get ready to hear from inspiring entrepreneurs and learn about successful startup businesses at the RiseUp Summit this weekend! This year’s summit takes place at the pyramids, and it’s going to be an event to remember! Tickets cost 1000LE, and the programme runs from Thursday through until Saturday.

    For more information and tickets, visit the summit website.

    Via Rise Up Summit
    Friday
    14th Panorama of the European Film at Zawya and Zamalek Cinemas

    Check out this year’s lineup of award-winning feature and documentary films at the Panorama of the European Film! The festival ends on the 26th, so get to the screenings fast!

    See the complete guide of showings here. Tickets cost 50LE to 150LE.

    For more information, visit the event page.

    Via Zawya Cinema
    Saturday
    Tour of Al-Sayida Nafisa Cemetery

    Want to see a unique side of Cairo? Try out the tour of Al-Sayida Nafisa Cemetery where you’ll visit mosques, shrines, mausoleums, and other historical locations. Tickets cost 200LE.

    Registration

    Via Athar Lina

    Concerts

    Thursday
    Tamer Ashour at Future Academy

    Sing and dance along to Tamer Shour’s top hits this Thursday night! Head over to the Future Academy for a night you won’t forget. Tickets cost 200LE.

    Tickets

    For more information, call 01221732300 or 01221732299.

    Via Tickets Mall
    The Greek Beats Downtown

    In honour of the Greek Campus’ 8th anniversary, Dina El-Wedidi, Maryam Saleh, and Nouran Abutaleb will take the stage at the Courtyard for a magical evening of music. The party starts at 7 pm, and tickets cost 250-400LE.

    Tickets

    Via Tickets Mall
    Friday
    JadaL at Family Park

    Make the most of your weekend at Family Park’s Music Arena with Jordanian rock band, JadaL. The show starts at 6 pm and tickets cost 207-507LE.

    Tickets

    Via MetalBell
    Saturday
    Black Theama at El Sawy Culturewheel

    Head to the Culturewheel in Zamalek for an energetic, upbeat night with Black Theama! Enjoy their reggae, hip-hop and R’n’B beats and bops. Tickets cost 140LE, and the show starts at 7 pm (doors open at 6 pm).

    Tickets

    Via Culturewheel

    Nightlife

    Thursday
    Okasha at Kempinski Nile Hotel

    Love jazz? Make your way to the Kempinski Nile Hotel for an evening with Okasha. Vibe along to his covers of iconic jazz hits as you overlook the beautiful Nile! The show starts at 9:30 pm and runs every Thursday.

    Via Kempinski Nile Hotel Cairo
    The Woodpeckers at The Tap East

    In the mood for oldschool rock’n’roll? Build your weekend around The Woodpeckers’ performance at The Tap East on Thursday night.

    For reservations, contact The Tap East or call 01060000869.

    Via The Tap East
    Friday
    Aly Nabeeh at The Tap Maadi

    Bop around to hip-hop and R’n’B beats from Aly Nabeeh at The Tap in Maadi this Friday.

    For reservations, contact The Tap Maadi or call 01060000865.

    Via The Tap Maadi

    Saturday
    Raptor and Issa & Assouad at Cairo Jazz Club

    End your weekend partying with Alexandrian rapper, Raptor, at Cairo Jazz Club! Joined by Xena Elshazli and followed by Issa & Assouad, this Saturday evening will be chocked full of R’n’B and hip-hop jams.

    For reservations, contact CJC or call 01068804764.

    Via CJC

    Workshops

    Thursday
    3D Mosaic at Art Café Sheikh Zayed

    Curious about how to make mosaics? Learn all about the equipment, materials used, and techniques with Mohamed Omran at the Art Cafe in Sheikh Zayed. Classes run each Thursday, and a booking of four sessions costs 1500LE.

    Registration

    For more information, contact Art Cafe or call 01211170729.

    Via Art Café-Egypt
    Friday
    Black Friday Free Trials at Forever Young Dance Studio

    Feel like learning how to dance properly? Head to the Forever Young Dance Studio in New Cairo for the free trial of three different dance classes. Options include Salsa, Tango, and Kizomba. Each session begins at 6 pm and costs 100LE.

    For reservations, contact Forever Young or call 01000047892 / 01023465950.

    Via Forever Young
    Saturday
    Artistic Yoga at Cairo Contemporary Dance Center

    Perfect for intermediate and advanced yogis, channel your inner energy at the CCDC for a night of artistic yoga. Utilise Tai Chi and Hatha yoga flow to choreograph a smooth, elegant movement progression. Classes run on Monday and Saturday from 7-8 pm, and four-hour-long classes cost 700LE.

    Registration

    For more details, visit the event page.

    Via Cairo Contemporary Dance Center

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