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Weekend Guide: Christmas Bazaars, Traverse Summit & More!

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Weekend Guide: Christmas Bazaars, Traverse Summit & More!
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This weekend is set to be a very exciting one, especially for teens and art enthusiasts! With December fast approaching, many among us are tending to our holiday shopping, so Christmas bazaars are finally back. There’s also no shortage of extraordinary art exhibitions – between painting, sculpture, photography, and so much more. High schoolers will also be thrilled to know that the Traverse Summit is back. But if you would rather sit back and relax with some friends, CJC and ROOM Art Space have got your back with live music that will lift your spirit.




The Vow Screening at Ahimsa 

Overlooking the Nile, Ahimsa is hosting their signature Movie Night Under The Stars with a screening of The Vow. Make sure to grab their Feteer bites, and a few friends and don’t miss out. 

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Unsilencing Palestine: Photo Exhibition Opening 

Zamalek’s NVIC (Nederlands-Vlaams Instituut in Cairo) invites you to attend the opening of their latest exhibition, Unsilencing Palestine on Thursday. Photographed by Sary Zananiri, an artist, cultural historian, and Middle East heritage specialist, the exhibition will give you a glimpse of Palestinian history. 

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Pomegranate Dream & Natalia Bichara at CJC 

Fulfil your indie night dreams at CJC this Thursday in a night full of beautiful vocals by the Pomegranate Dream cover band and the Nathalie Bichara Sade tribute. 

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Bahga Pottery Fair at Malaz Art Space

Maadi’s Malaz Art Space announced its very first pottery fair taking place from Thursday to Saturday. 

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City of the Dead: 30 Years Back Exhibition 

City of the Dead is a photography exhibition hosted by Photopia that goes on until the 20th of December. The art shows the historic City of the Dead with photographs dating back to 1933. The exhibition aims to show the area in a time when only 120 thousand people inhabited it, long before buildings and huts overran the cemeteries. You are invited to indulge in one of the oldest cemeteries in the world, as curated by Photopia.

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Traverse ‘23 

ISpark’s Traverse is back with a new edition of its signature high schoolers summit. Open for both parents and high school students, Traverse will be hosting talks, workshops, and an exhibition in collaboration with multiple universities. The launch event takes place at Hydeout New Cairo on Thursday & Friday. 

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2023 Christmas Bazaar at DEO 

Organised by the German Christmas Bazaar committee, enjoy the Christmas vibes at DEO this Friday with their freshly baked gingerbread, and Christmas carols this Friday from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.

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Polaris Jam at Room Art Space Garden City 

Polaris Jam’s Wissam Sultan and Ramy Nabil will be taking the stage at Room Art Space this Friday in their Garden City branch. The Rock and Roll duo will start at 8:00 pm, so make sure not to miss out. 

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Something Else Exhibition at Cairo Citadel 

Darb 1718’s “Something Else” exhibition will make its way to the Salah El Din Citadel this Friday for its third edition and runs until December 23. Hosting multiple photography and art exhibitions, make sure not to miss it!

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Green Farmers Market at Galleria40 

In support of Egypt’s local brands, Galleria 40 invites you to explore farm-fresh produce, and delicious food at their seasonal Green Farmers Market. Discover the best of what our region has to offer and support the talented artisans and farmers of our community.

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Al Hadra at Sawy Cultural Wheel 

Al Hadra will bring their Sufi tunes to Zamalek’s iconic Sawy Cultural Wheel for a spiritual night this Saturday. 

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Unbound Harmony: Freedom in Three Voices by Tam Gallery 

“Unbound Harmony: Freedom in Three Voices” is a group exhibition by Hassan Abdel Ghany, Lina Mowafy, and Mohamed El Sharkawy. The opening reception takes place on Saturday, November 11th at 6:00 PM in Tam Gallery in their Abu Rawwash branch. Showcasing Egypt through their eyes, the three photographers take you on an exploration trip to the heart of Egyptian culture. 

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Nos Darba & Soul Roots at CJC 

Nos Darba and Soul Roots will be taking CJC by storm on Saturday with fun vibes and an international music blend by the diverse national bands. 

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Egybadour Band at Arab Music Institute

The Arab Music Institute will host Egybadour to perform live, organised by the Cairo Opera House. Get ready for a night full of authentic Egyptian tunes. 

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