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What’s Going On in Cairo This Weekend?

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What’s Going On in Cairo This Weekend?
    written by
    Aminah Keevy

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    Entertainment

    Thursday

    Autostrad at El Sawy Culturewheel

    Sing along with Arab Mediterranean Indie band, Autostrad at the Culturewheel on Wednesday and Thursday. With a Jordanian touch, their fusion of reggae, funk, and rock will have you singing along to songs about love and life throughout their set.

    Tickets

    Via Autostrad

    Om Kolthoum Puppet Show at El Sawy Culturewheel

    The El Sakia Puppet Theatre provides educational entertainment centred around strong, historical figures. Catch their tribute to Om Kolthoum this Thursday (or the first Thursday of any month) and experience two ‘live’ songs.

    Tickets

    Via El Sawy Culturewheel

    Saturday

    Black Theama at El Sawy Culturewheel

    Free on Saturday? Join the three-man music group, Black Theama, for a night of reggae, rap, jazz, funk, and even some Nubian tunes!

    Tickets

    Via Black Theama

     

    Nightlife

    Thursday

    Paranoid Eyes and Stigma at ROOM Art Space New Cairo

    Need to add some rock to your life? Egyptian rock band Paranoid Eyes will play Pink Floyd covers and other upbeat jams at the ROOM in New Cairo. Egyptian post-rock band, Stigma will follow with covers of popular artists and original tunes.

    Tickets

    Via Room Art Space & Cafe

    Soda Lake and Amro & The Big Bang Boogie at Cairo Jazz Club

    Tune in on Thursday night for a performance from semi-acoustic cover band, Soda Lake. After their RnB soul and acid jazz contribution to the evening, Amro & The Big Bang Boogie are set to keep the night going with their take on funk, pop, and party beats.

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

    Via Cairo Jazz Club

    AlgoPack and DJ Omar Sherif at Cairo Jazz Club 610

    Keep the party going at CJC 610 on Electric Thursday! Burn some calories via the set put together by AlgoPack and the groovy mix that will follow from DJ Omar Sherif.

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

    Via CJC 610

    Friday

    Paranoid Eyes at ROOM Art Space Garden City

    Couldn’t make it to New Cairo on Thursday? The Pink Floyd tribute band will perform a second time this week, Friday night, in Garden City.

    Tickets

    Via Room Art Space & Cafe

    Amr Austin and Hassan El Far at Cairo Jazz Club

    Get your evening started right with Hassan El Far’s chilled-out tunes. Then dance Friday night away to DJ Amr Austin’s sick beats at his debut CJC performance.

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

    Via Cairo Jazz Club

    MotherFunkers at Cairo Jazz Club 610

    Prepare for a funky Friday with MotherFunkers’ retro disco and pop hits. Then carry the good vibes through the end of the week!

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

    Via MotherFunkers

    Saturday

    Basheer at Cairo Jazz Club

    Need some motivation for the week ahead? Head to CJC on Saturday to experience some folk melodies from Upper Egypt. Basheer will grace the stage at 9 pm.

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

    Via Mohamed Basheer

     

    Workshops & Cultural events

    Thursday

    Camping and Stargazing at Whale Valley

    Spend the weekend camping, hiking, and stargazing like never before in Whale Valley with a group of astronomy enthusiasts! For 700 LE, you get transport, food, camping equipment, and entry into the protectorate.

    For more information, call 01095953019 or visit Facebook.

    Via Ahmad A Sarg

    Saturday

    Portrait Workshop at El Sawy Culturewheel

    Want to up your drawing skills? Register for a membership with the El Sawy Culturewheel and start the portrait workshop every Saturday from 5 pm to 6:30 pm. Participants must be at least 12 years old. The workshop price of 300LE includes four sessions that run through the month.

    For more information, visit Facebook

    Via El Sawy Culturewheel

    Turathna Exhibition at Egypt International Exhibitions Center

    Prefer a more cultural activity? Visit the Turathna Exhibition for Egyptian Heritage at the Egypt International Exhibitions Center in Nasr City. The exhibition featuring handmade crafts from artists all over Egypt runs from the 9th of October through the 15th.

    For more information, visit Facebook.

    Via Turathna Exhibition

     

    Sports

    Friday

    Running at the Opera House

    Ever dreamt of running around the Cairo Opera House? Then, head in that direction this Friday for the opportunity to exercise and meet new people. Meet in front of the main gate at 7:15 am to start the race at 7:30.

    For more information, call 01150300213 or visit Facebook.

     

    Via Opera House

    Bike Ride at the Corniche

    Feel like riding a bike along the corniche this weekend? Get ready to check it off your bucket list and meet on Friday morning at 7! The registration price is 20LE if you own a bike. If you don’t, they’ll lend you one for 85 LE!

    For more information, visit Facebook.

    Via Pdal

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