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CairoScene Weekend Guide

Here's literally everything worth doing in Cairo over the weekend. You're welcome.

Cairo Events this Weekend

It's not particularly easy managing a career or a home while also trying to have a little fun. Come the weekend, like it or not, if you aren't already on top of shit, with reservations and all, you could easily find yourself lost as to what to do, ending up at sketchy ass parties or having yet another extended ME session. So in an effort to spare you a life with boring weekends, the worst kind of life, we've put together a weekly guide with all the events happening over the weekend, complete with locations, reservation numbers, and everything in between. So without further ado, here's your CairoScene Weekend Guide:


THURSDAY

  
11TH PANORAMA OF THE EUROPEAN FILM

Back for its eleventh edition, the Panorama of the European Film is set to showcase the best of cinema from around Europe, with screenings set to take place in organiser Zawya's new home, Karim Cinema, as well as Zamalek Cinemas. With over 60 films and several workshops and masterclasses, it's the biggest edition yet, with select screenings also happening all across Egypt in cities as far and wide as Alexandria's, Port Said, Ismailia and Gouna and there will also be one-off screenings in Assiout, Damietta, Mansoura, Minya, Qena and Zagazig.
For the full schedule, click here, while you can find out more about the selected films here.


Location: Various venues
Contact: N/A

 


THE DOORS TRIBUTE NIGHT @ CAIRO JAZZ CLUB

 




Jim Morrison led American rock band The Doors came to be regarded as one of the most successful bands in history and most significant of the 60’s psychedelic rock era. This is why CJC is dedicating an entire night paying tribute to them this Thursday 8th, with the help of only the finest musicians in Cairo. Partaking in the very special tribute are George Aboutar, Hany Mustafa, Ahmed Salah, Mohammed Mallawany, Omar Sherif, Omar Magdy, Marwan Wahid, Maged Faltas and Sherif Elias.


Location: 197, 26th July St, Agouza
Contact: 02-33459939




MISTY, DAVID PENN & DEEB JR @ THE TAP WEST

A big night of house awaits at The Tap West in Sheikh Zayed this Thursday, as Misty, David Penn and Deeb Jr take to the stage to kick the weekend off in style.

Location: Galleria 40 Mall. Sheikh Zayed
Contact: 0106 000 0867



ELECTRIC THURSDAY @ CJC 610



This edition of #ElectricThursday is a big one. Oriol Calvo is back at 610 all the way from Ibiza to bring his fresh and energetic deep & tech house beats, with Arrab and Tahawy reigning on the decks to spin their monstrous house beats and showcase some wicked mixing skills!


Location: El Guezira Plaza, Sheikh Zayed
Contact: 0100 811 1330



DEEP HOUSE WITH JOE @ ROOFTOP LOUNGE

 


Rooftop Lounge gets deeeeeep this Thursday night as resident DJ Joe hits the decks with his special brand of deeper than deep Deep House. What a deep night we have to look forward to.


Location: New Garden Palace Hotel, Garden City
Contact: 0106 657 2600



GHANDOKLY @ THE TAP EAST

 


Thursday nights are all about letting loose and forgetting about the hectic work week. What better way to do so than at the Tap East where DJ Ghandokly will get you on the dance floor, breaking a sweat and showing off your awesome dance moves


Location: Stella Compound, New Cairo
Contact: 01060000865




MAZZIKAXELSAT7: ASIA MADANI @ DARB 1718


Sudanese vocalist and percussionist Asia Madani will be performing traditional Sudanese folklore as well as music from various African regions at Darb 1718's monthly music gathering.
Location: Kasr El Sham' St., Behind the Hanging Church, Next to Amr Mosque & Mary Girgis Metro Station, El Fustat
Contact: 02-23610511



HISHAM BLUES @ SAIGON RESTAURANT & LOUNGE


Every Thursday, Fairmont Nile City's Saigon Restaurant & Lounge kicks off the weekend with smooth jazz stylings of local performer, Hisham Blues.


Location: Fairmont Nile City, 2005 B Corniche El Nil.
Contact: 02-24619494



PAPER TRAILS II @ GYPSUM GALLERY



Gypsum Gallery teams up with founder of Adsum Art Consultancy once more for the second edition of Paper Trail - a group exhibition that is exclusively devoted to works on paper, bringing together everything from drawings and watercolours, to monoprints and collages.


Location: 5 Ibrahim Naguib, Ground Floor, Apt 2, Garden City
Contact: 02-27351393



ARABIC MOOD FT SAMER GEORGE @ ROOM ART SPACE

Vocalist Nouran AbuTaleb and bassist Samer George team up for a special gig at ROOM Art Space that will see the duo perform some of the biggest Arabic pop hits of the last three decades, but with their own little twist.

Location: 10 Etehaad Al Mohamin St.
Contact: 0111-1188653



MOVE TO THE GROOVE FT BOB MIX @ KEJI

 

Thursday night couldn't have come sooner and Keji's getting us warmed up for the weekend ahead with their Move to the Groove night featuring the talented DJ Bob Mix.

Location: Sunset Boat (Infront of Four Seasons) 139 st. el Nile
Contact: 0109 326 5311

 


AIDA EL AYOUBI & NOUR EL NABY @ EL SAWY

 

Voice of an angel, Aida El Ayoubi, takes to the stage at El Sawy Culturewheel's River Hall for a special performance with the religious chanters and musicians of Nour El Naby. Tickets are EGP 60.

Location: 26th July St., Zamalek
Contact: 02-27368881


DISCO MISR @ ZIGZAG

And so it begins. Zigzag is back, ladies and gentleman, and the Downtown bar is kicking off the season with cheeky Arabic retro mish-mashers, Disco Misr.

Location: 6 Kasr El Nil Street, Downtown ( x Arabesque)
Contact: 01275602411



THURSDAY NIGHT FT. NADER NELSON @ OPIA

 

 

Nader Nelson kicks off the weekend in style at the sky high Opia, with the Egyptian DJ set to serve up a perfect Thursday melange of music.

Location: 1115 Nile Corniche, Sharkas
Contact: 0102 221 8977



FRIDAY

 



MOVEMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL @ HORREYA PARK

 



They're back! The cheeky chappies of Sharmoofers perform their first full concert in nine months at Zamalek's Horreya Park, where they will also be doing their part to raise awareness of men's health issues - hence Movember. Get it? With doors opening at 3PM, a big day awaits, with several food and drink vendors set to set up shop in the park and the Arabic retro tunes of the always dependable Disco Misr set to act as a tasty little appetiser. Tickets are EGP 120. For more info of where and when you can get them, click here.

Location: Beside the Opera House Zamalek
Contact: N/A



LET'S DO BRUNCH FT. SHADY AHMED @ THE TAP WEST

 



This week's Friday brunch at The Tap West comes with a heart side of acoustic music, courtesy of singer-songwriter and guitarist, Shady Ahmed, serenading diners at the Sheikh Zayed bar.

Location: Galleria 40
Contact: 0106 000 0867



BRUNCH N' CHILL @ CJC 610

 

Enjoy brunch this Friday to the voice of vocalist Malak Salama, providing an acoustic backdrop to the bar's delectable menu of treats.


Location: El Guezira Plaza, Sheikh Zayed
Contact: 0100 811 1330


BRUNCH @ MIRAGE CAFÉ

 

 
There's something about the idea of brunch that makes us think mimosas and fancy sun hats, summer dresses and pearl necklaces. Then we remember we're in Egypt. Right. You'll probably be told to 3eesh 3eeshet ahlak, but you should wake up a little later on Fridays, fancy yourself up, and head to Mirage Café. You can do it. Prices start at 295 LE++

Location: Ring Rd. Intersection Of Cairo Suez Rd. 1st Compound
Contact: 02-24115588


DJ AYMAN NAGEEB @ THE TAP EAST

 

Giving the crowd everything from deep house to nu disco, DJ Ayman Nageeb is giving you a Friday that you won't soon forget at the Tap East.

Location: Stella Compound, New Cairo
Contact: 01060000865


FRIDAY FEVER @ CAIRO JAZZ CLUB

 

Sweat your Friday Fever out at Cairo Jazz Club with Squared & Co's techo house beats.

Location: 197, 26th July St., Agouza
Contact: 02-33459939



TEATRO @ SAIGON LOUNGE

  


Get ready for a trippy night every Friday at the always classy Saigon Lounge with mind illusionist Moustapha Berjaoui who's gonna have you thinking you had more drinks than you actually had.

Location: 02-24619494
Contact: Fairmont Nile City, 2005 B Corniche El Nil.



NILE CRUISE @ LE DECK

 


Take a much-needed Nile-cruise in the fresh fall air at Cairo's favorite deck, Le Deck with dinner served from chefs Laurent Peugeot and Jordan Prot.

Location: 3 Magles Qeyadet El Thawra St. Inside Sofitel Cairo El Gezirah Hotel
Contact: 02-27373737




CIRCLE OF TRUST FT. JULIET FOX @ ZIGZAG

 


New party series, Circle of Trust, kicks off at DOwntown's Zigzag in style, with German techno specialist, Juliet Fox, headlining a night that will also see local favourites, Abou Samra and Jimmy, also on the line-up.

Location: 6 Kasr El Nil Street, Downtown
Contact: 01275602411

 



ALEXANDRIAN DREAM @ MASHRABIA ART GALLERY

Head down to Mashrabia Art Gallery for a group exhibition featuring the works of an All-Alexandrian cast, featuring Ahmed Senbel, Hany El Sayed, Mohamed Abo El Magd, and many others.

Location: 8 Champollion St., Downtown
Contact: 02-25784494



BLITZ @ THE TAP MAADI


Formerly known as Bluezophrenia, the Red Hot Chili Peppers tribute band Blitz is giving the crowd a treat on Friday that'll have them forgetting about the work week with some awesome alternative rock tunes.

Location: 17 Road, 257, Maadi
Contact: 010-16000558



SATURDAY



DJ BEDAZZLE @ THE TAP WEST

 

DJ Bedazzle is ready for some dazzling tunes this Saturday to finish off the weekend in style, don’t miss him at The Tap West.
Location: Galleria 40, Sheikh Zayed
Contact: 0106 000 0867



DJ TEDDY @ THE TAP WEST

 


Bar favourite, DJ Teddy, wraps up a typically busy weekend at The Tap West in Sheikh Zayed with a night of...well, a little bit of everything - commercial, electronic, maybe even a bit of hip-hop.


Location: Galleria 40, Sheikh Zayed
Contact: 0106 000 0867




KASHOUTY @ THE TAP EAST

 

 

Go all out this Saturday and get your party on with DJ Kashouty who's sure to have you dancing to a little bit of everything at the Tap East because the weekend doesn't have to end until Sunday.

Location: Stella Compound, New Cairo
Contact: 01060000865 

 

For more happenings all around Egypt, follow up with our Events Section.


Todays Events
   Electric Thursday   @ CJC  610
Bars
Date: 11/15/2018
Time: 10:00pm - 2:00am
Venue: Cairo Jazz Club 610
11th Panorama of the European Film
Film
Date: 11/15/2018
Time: 10:30am - 12:0am
Venue: Cairo
Deep House with Joe @ Rooftop Lounge
Clubs
Date: 11/15/2018
Time: 10:00pm - 4:00am
Venue: Rooftop Lounge Garden City
The Dancing Canvases @ Mashrabia Gallery
Exhibitions
Date: 11/15/2018
Time: 11:00am - 9:30pm
Venue: Mashrabia Art Gallery
Alexandrian Dream @ Mashrabia Art Gallery
Exhibitions
Date: 11/15/2018
Time: 11:00am - 8:00pm
Venue: Mashrabia Art Gallery
Hisham Blues @ Saigon Restaurant & Lounge
Bars
Date: 11/15/2018
Time: 9:00pm - 2:00am
Venue: Saigon Restaurant and Lounge
Paper Trails II @ Gypsum Gallery
Exhibitions
Date: 11/15/2018
Time: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Venue: Gypsum Gallery
Something Else II - Off Biennale
Culture
Date: 11/15/2018
Time: 2:00pm - 8:00pm
Venue: Cairo