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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.



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