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What to do in Cairo this Weekend

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What to do in Cairo this Weekend
    written by
    Aminah Keevy

    Image credit: Mansion Global

    Lucky to be free in Cairo this week? It’s the second weekend in November and, wow, do we have a line-up for you! Art exhibitions, musicals, late-night DJs and even a Yu-Gi-Oh! competition! Check out this weekend’s events here:


    Art & Culture

    Khaled Zaki Exhibition at Ubuntu Art Gallery

    After Khaled Zaki’s first instalment in 2018, “Resurrection”, comes his second, “Resurrection: Among the People”. His sculptures are available to visit until the 13th of November!

    For an appointment, call 01002792223 or email

    Via Ubuntu Art Gallery

    Jamal Bassiouni Exhibition at Art Talks Gallery

    Catch Jamal Bassiouni’s journey of self-discovery through his debut solo exhibition, “Birds of Passage”. Available for viewing until the 15th of November!

    For more information, visit Art Talks online.

    Via Art Talks Egypt

    Colour Festival Bazaar at Madinaty Central Park

    Check out the music, activities, entertainment, and vendors available at Central Park in Madinaty throughout the weekend!

    For more information, call 01229999010 or 01229999022.

    Via Colour Festival Bazaar

    Concerts & Productions

    Day with Drummers at El Sawy Culturewheel

    Witness the wonder of this drumming team that includes men, women and children! The party starts at 7:30 pm, and tickets cost 80LE.


    Via Drummers Team

    Sah El Naom at El Sawy Culturewheel

    Head to the Culturewheel on Friday at 6 pm for the production, “Sah El Naom”, presented by Black Stage Troupe. Tickets cost 40LE.


    Via Culturewheel

    Fabrica at El Sawy Culturewheel

    The Fabrica Vocal Academy brings “El Leila El Kebera” to the stage on Saturday evening. This is a musical you don’t want to miss! The show will start at 7:30 pm, and tickets cost 100LE.



    Via Culturewheel


    Jamila & the Other Heroes at Cairo Jazz Club

    To start Thursday night, CJC has Luka and the Watermelons gracing the stage with their upbeat indie-pop tunes! The main event will follow, as Jamila & the Other Heroes bump up the psychedelic desert-funk jams 一 all the way from Berlin! Music begins at 9 pm!

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

    Via Buhne Bleckwerk

    Da Boogiz at The Tap East

    Head to The Tap East on Thursday for a wild night of dancing and goofing around! Get your feet moving to the funk and disco tunes straight from Da Boogiz themselves.

    For reservations, call 01060000869.

    Via The Tap East

    Estabena at Room Garden City

    In the mood for Mediterranean folk music? Check out Estabena at the Room Art Space in Garden City for tunes from Morocco, Egypt, Italy, Greece, Algeria, and France! Doors open at 8:30 pm and the show starts at 9. Tickets cost 150LE.


    Via Room

    The Brunch Bunch at Cairo Jazz Club 610

    Start-off Saturday the right way at CJC610 for brunch at 2 pm! They’ve got Aguizi, Fresh Cakes, and Panda spinning the decks and pumping up the jams all afternoon!

    For reservations, message CJC610 on Facebook between 12 pm and 8 pm.

    Via CJC


    Breaking Barriers at Gusour Cultural Center

    Interested in learning how to talk about and discuss barriers, whether big or small? Take this opportunity to participate in the “Breaking Barriers” workshop at the Gusour Cultural Center in Zamalek. The cost of the three-day workshop is 500LE.

    For more information, call 01012226710.

    Via Gusour Cultural Center

    Violin Workshop at El Sawy Culturewheel

    Curious about playing the violin? You’re in luck! The Culturewheel has classes every Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday through November! The subscription cost is 450LE and includes four hour-long lessons throughout the month.

    For more information, visit Facebook and check out the full list of workshops here.

    Via Culturewheel


    Yu-Gi-Oh! Tournament at Hobby Corner

    Head to the one-stop-shop of international card games and gaming tournaments in Cairo for a Yu-Gi-Oh! tournament this Friday!

    For details, check Facebook or call 01001109541.

    Via Hobby Corner