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CairoScene Weekend Guide

Here's our line-up of everything worth doing this Thanksgiving Weekend. You're welcome. Again.

Weekend Events in Cairo

The holidays are gaining on us which means whimsical decorations, family gatherings, and chunky sweaters - but what it really means is an excuse to party and stuff our faces. The season of indulgence is upon us, which is why you'll be too busy pulling out your old winter clothes and running away from that automatic cinnamon-scented Glade puff machine your mom sets all around the house. But whether your house looks like Martha Stewart puked all over it or if your house is safe from a mother's HGTV tirade, we all want an excuse to get out of the house this winter and still feel like we have lives even though all the trees around us are dead. So, without further adieu, here's our line-up of everything worth doing this Thanksgiving Weekend. You're welcome. Again.

Thursday Events

Nightlife

ANTHEMS II @ ZIGZAG
ANTHEMS II at ZIGZAG

This Thursday at Zigzag is jam-packed with heavyweight DJs, with Berlin-based Thai national Nakadia, one of the most sucessful female DJs in the world, joined by local talents Abou Samra and Aly Goede.

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

FRACTAL ANNIVERSARY W/ TERRENCE PARKER

Cairo Chaos inducer Fractal back with special one next Thursday- celebrating 3 years of Fractal at an unexplored gem of a venue with none other than the Intangible Records boss, Terrence Parker. With 40 years of DJing under his belt, Parker has cemented himself as a Detroit legend with his uncommon yet masterful turntablist DJ skills and infamous productions on Defected, Carl Craig’s Plant E, his own Intangible and many more. The all nighter will also feature sets from Vent's Ahmed Samy, Tamer Auf as well as a very special guest from Detroit.

Location: Various Venues
Contact: N/A

ELECTRIC THURSDAY @ CJC 610
ELECTRIC THURSDAY at CJC 610

TGIF! End the week right with deep/tech house enthusiast Shawky, Omar Sherif bringing edgy progressive house beats to 610’s decks then mixing master Mohasseb keeping the crowd on their feet with his wicked progressive house sets. Come feel electric with excitement as they bring the house down!

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

THURSDAY @ SASS
THURSDAY at SASS

Kick your weekend off with great food, great cocktails, great music and a heavy helping of sass - guess where? Yep, at SASS.

Location: Imperial Boat, Saray El Gezirah St.
Contact: 01200019979

ELEKTRONIGHT: SHARAM JEY @ THE TAP WEST
ELEKTRONIGHT: SHARAM JEY at THE TAP WEST

Looking for an explosive end to your week? The guru of all things Indie Dance, NuDisco, G-House, Electronica, House is back in Cairo all the way from Germany Sharam Jey in a special performance this Thursday at The Tap West.

Location: Sheikh Zayed Le Caire
Contact: 0106 000 0867

ARMEN V @ THE TAP EAST
ARMEN V at THE TAP EAST

A favourite around all branches of The Tap, DJ Armen V heads East to New Cairo for a night of groovy, oh-so dance-able dance music at The Tap East this Thursday.

Location: Stella Compound
Contact: 01060000865

 

MOBBZ + DNK @ THE TAP MAADI
MOBBZ + DNK at THE TAP MAADI

Weeks' got you beat? End it sweet with beats so neat they'll sweep you off your feet. Now say that ten times fast. Ok really, though-celebrate your long-awaited freedom this Thursday starting with the best hip hop and R&B bangerz performed by Dj Mobbz, and international band DnK coming all the way from Lebanon.

Location: 17 Road, 257
Contact: 010-16000558

NOSTALGIA W/ HARFOUSH @ L'AUBERGE
NOSTALGIA W/ HARFOUSH at L'AUBERGE

Get nostalgic this Thursday and sing-along to HarfousH singing the soundtrack to your childhood. Take a break from the present and treat yourself to a blast from the past with some good food this at L'Auberge for dinner and a show.

Location: 131 Omar Ibn El-Khattab, Almazah, Heliopolis, Cairo Governorate
Contact: 0115 444 1234

THE WOODPECKERS/GLASS ONION @ CAIRO JAZZ CLUB
THE WOODPECKERS/GLASS ONION at CAIRO JAZZ CLUB

The Woodpeckers are picking up their guitars this Thursday and hitting CJC’s stage. The four-piece group will play 60’s/70’s rock covers sparing only The Beatles whom if you’re a fan of, this is your night for sure. The Beatles ultimate cover band, Glass Onion will then perform the the English band’s most iconic hits for the rest of the night.

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

Arts & Culture

RADIOHEAD TRIBUTE @ ROOM ART SPACE

Homegrown Radiohead cover band The Bends are taking over ROOM Art Space for a night of their greatest hits and fan favorites. Let's be honest- it's either you're going to belt your heart out to Wonderwall and Creep in your bedroom, or in a cool space with a bunch of other Radioheads, so you might as well.

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

EL WAZIRY @ EL DAMMAH THEATER

Championing the simsimiya-driven sounds of their hometown of Ismailia, the musicians of El Waziry take to the stage for a special performance at El Dammah Theatre.

Location: 30A El Balaqsa St.
Contact: 0100-3171762

OMAR KHAIRAT @ ALEXANDRIA OPERA HOUSE

National treasure Omar Khairat is taking the stage again at the Alexandria Opera House for another one of his legendary performances.

Location: 22 El Horreya Rd.
Contact: 03-4800138
 

AL MAWLAWEYA AL MASREYA @ ELSAWY CULTURE WHEEL

Amer El Tony and his Egyptian Mawlaweya will take you through a journey to the oceans of Sufi recitation and the original Egyptian heritage to discover together the secrets of divine love and the Sufi spirit along with musical rhythms that suit the spiritual status of the presentation, so be prepared for takeoff. The event takes place in El Sawy's Culturewheel's River Hall.

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

ARABIC LANGUAGE CLINIC @ EL SAWY CULTUREWHEEL

An oral and editorial clinic for the treatment of syntactic and morphological warts, typographical vitiligo, gum and oral cavity troubles in pronunciation and several linguistic concepts in a modern way. Led by Mahmoud Mosa, an Egyptian poet who published a group of poetry collections like (Hadith Mosa - Nafs Ma'a Iqaf Eltanfiz) and the poetry collection (Eldiwan), and has lectured in a number of cultural centers about the Arabic language, prosody and literary criticism. Taking place at Word Hall.

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

 

Eats

 

THANKSGIVING PLATE SPECIAL @ EISH & MALH

They got beans. Greens. Potatoes. Tomatoes. Lamb. Rams. YOU NAME IT. Get a head start on your holiday heft and pig out at Eish & Malh's Thanksgiving because how often do we get a whole day dedicated to indulgence?

Location: 20 Adly Street, Ataba
Contact: 0100-3025346

 

Friday Events

Nightlife

ROOFTOP W. LAMACHE

Awaken the Leigh Bowery inside you and embark on a celestial journey through space and time! Dress up like a club kid & get free drinks while Lamache hits the decks and local heroes Duo makes their debut in a club kid extravaganza. This is a private event.

Location: Various Venues
Contact: N/A

SPINNING FRIDAY @ CJC 610

Get spun out this Friday with hip hop masters Mobbz and Flash B Beats at this week's edition of Spinning Friday at CJC 610.

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

SEBZZ B2B ASHMAWY @ CAIRO JAZZ CLUB

Two of Cairo's burgeoning electronic music scene take to the stage at Cairo Jazz Club this Friday, as Sebzz and Ashmawy go back-to-bak for a typically feverish Friday of music.

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

AMRO & THE BIG BANG BOOGIE/FEEDO@ THE TAP WEST

The Tap West is gearing up for the biggest night of the week- the most original cover band around, Amro & The Big Bang Boogie, are taking the stage to give you a few cheerful tunes to get warmed up with before DJ Feedo's  mashups blow up the night.

Location: Sheikh Zayed Le Caire
Contact: 0106 000 0867

MAD DOGS @ THE TAP MAADI

Friday night sees local band, Mad Dogs, bark and snarl their way through a rousing round of rock and blues covers as well as one or two originals to boot.

Location: 17 Road, 257
Contact: 010-16000558

Arts & Culture

CAIRO PHOTO WEEK DAY ONE @ DOWNTOWN CAIRO

Taking place in the heart of Downtown Cairo, Cairo Photo Week invites everyone with a story to share their experience through a lens. The eight-day festival includes workshops, panels, and discussions from photographers and videographers from near and far, and is open to people of all skill levels and ages.  From November 23rd to the 30th.

Location: Downtown
Contact: N/A

PINK FLOYD TRIBUTE @ ROOM ART SPACE

Feeling nostalgic? Then head over to ROOM Art Space for a night of Pink Floyd's greatest hits, played by local progressive rock band Paranoid Eyes.

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

MXS: PROGRESSIVE NIGHT @ DARB 1718

Throw it back to the 70s this weekend with some progressive rock with local bands MEDIC and Paranoia at this Friday's edition of MazzikaxElSat7.

Location: Kasr El Sham' St., Behind the Hanging Church, Next to Amr Mosque & Mary Girgis Metro Station, El Fustat
Contact: 02-23610511

 

Eats

BRUNCH N' CHILL @ CJC 610

Sit back and relax this Tuesday and enjoy the smooth voices of Samer George and songstress Natalie Bichara at this week's edition of Brunch n' Chill.

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

BRUNCH FT. DANNY MALAK @ THE TAP WEST

It's time to get rid of that blistering hangover with another serving of some delicious sangria and have a few nibbles at the Tap West's Friday Brunch with none other than Danny Malak bringing a few of his acoustic tunes to help sooth that hangover.

Location: Sheikh Zayed Le Caire
Contact: 0106 000 0867

JAZZY BRUNCH W/ HARFOUSH @ ANDIAMO

Free bouchon, open wine and beer, good food, and live Jazz. What more could you ask for? Jazz up your Friday with HarfousH at Andiamo Pizza Garden & Bar Lake House branch on Friday 23rd.

Location: 66, Omar Ebn El Khattab Street
Contact: 01005509948

 

Saturday Events

Nightlife

EL DOR EL AWAL @ CAIRO JAZZ CLUB

You can take a band out of a first floor apartment, but you can't take the first floor apartment out of the band. Yes, Cairo Jazz Club ends w typically busy weekend with the a mix of east and west as talented musicians of El Dor El Awal take to the stage.

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

SEWWES + TATA @ THE TAP MAADI

Bar favourite, Sewwes, is back at The Tap Maadi and is set to get all kinds of funky alongside TATA for the send-off into the new work-week.

Location: 17 Road, 257
Contact: 010-1600055

KASHOUTY @ THE TAP EAST

Quickly becoming a bar favourite, local DJ, Kashouty, is back behind the decks at The Tap East, cocked locked and ready to unload plenty of pop hits.

Location: Stella Compound
Contact: 01060000865

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: Sheikh Zayed Le Caire
Contact: 0106 000 0867

Arts & Culture

 

ONE-DAY POTTERY WORKSHOP @ DARB 1718

Every Saturday between the May 18th and July 28th, Darb 1718 is hosting one-day pottery workshops under the watchful eye of Director of the Foustat Traditional Crafts Centre, Abdelhakim Sayed, that will introduce participants to the basics of pottery. 

Fees for the one-day workshop: EGP 150 Including the materials used and each apprentice will get the pottery he made in the workshop.

Location: Kasr El Sham' St., Behind the Hanging Church, Next to Amr Mosque & Mary Girgis Metro Station, El Fustat
Contact: 02-23610511

WUST EL BALAD @ EL SAWY CULTUREWHEEL

You're probably only going there to stare at Hany Adel... but nevertheless, Wust El Balad never grow old, and Adham El Saeid, Ahmed Omran, Ahmed Omar, Asaad Nessim, Ehab "Bob" Abdel Hameed, and Mohammed "Mizo" Gamal Al Din, will be giving El Sawy's River Hall a whole new level of fangirling. Their lyrics, melodies, and whole look is just irresistible. They're basically One Direction if 1D actually had a D. 

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

 

Eats

 

BRUNCH W/ LOS COMPADRES & S.NAKHLA @ MANTIS

Put the boogie in brunch this Saturday at Mantis's brunch and boogie! Come shake your hips and sing along to Los Compadres' groovy Latin tunes, followed by S. Nakhla who will send you off dancing into the night!

Location: 9 Rostom St., Cairo, Egypt, 11511
Contact: 01001788807

HIP HOP THANKSGIVING BRUNCH @ UNICORN GARDEN

Yup. You heard that right. "Hip hop Thanksgiving brunch". Honestly, come just so you can say that you did. Organized by Alia Abdelrahman, this brunch brings together good food, good music, and a great view- this funky juxtaposed mix of an event is one you don't want to miss. 

Location: 28 Falaki St., Jameel Rooftop, The Greek Campus
Contact: 0122 856 8877

LUNCH BANQUET @ MAKAR FARMS

Think of juicy low and slow roasted brisket meat, wrapped around warm home-made bread, mouth-watering choices of sauces including homemade mustard, Onion Fig jam and BBQ sauce... If you've been drooling while reading this, then you won't want to miss out on our next farm lunch prepared by the dream duo, chefs Omar Marsafy and Mariem Magdy (from Mamushka)! Adding a new flare to Makar's usual farm banquets, this time you'll be able to get the chance to create your own sandwiches using the multiple yummy home-made ingredients. 

Location: Abu Sir, Al Badrashin, Giza Governorate
Contact: 0122 389 5208

 

Head over to the CairoScene Events Calendar for more things to do this weekend.


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