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CairoScene Weekend Guide

Here's everything there is to do this weekend, this time with nightlife and art sections for your browsing pleasure.

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Let's get real- no one has the damn time to plan out their weekend. By the time it's Thursday the work-week has already swallowed you whole with no plans lined up to look forward to. And no, binge-watching The Office until you're in a vegetative state doesn't count. Neither does going to the same old café. Nor does buying a bunch of ingredients telling yourself you'll finally try something new and cook this weekend and end up just eating peanut butter out of the jar. Just me?

We know the struggle real so we've laid out another weekend guide, complete with nightlife and arts/culture sections so you can take your pick on exactly what your overworked-heart desires. You're welcome.

THURSDAY 

Nightlife & Parties

 

ELECTRIC THURSDAY @ CJC 610

Cairo Jazz is cranking up the speakers to make sure everyone gets a good listen to Manuel Moreno and Lehar Flexing on the decks and Ashamawy’s dance-inducing oriental mixes so you can start your weekend right.

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

 

 

BACK TO THE FUTURE FT. A.K @ THE TAP MAADI

The Tap Maadi is kicking off the weekend with a bumpy and grindy trip down musical memory lane, with captain for the evening, A.K, rolling out some mighty fine hip-hop and R&B.

Location: 17 Road, 257
Contact: 010-16000558

 

DJ LYON AVAKIAN @ THE TAP EAST

The Tap East in New Cairo kicks off the weekend with a night of pop and commercial hits courtesy of DJ Lyon Avakian and his awesome beats that we just can't get enough of.

Location: Stella Compound
Contact: 01060000865

 

3ALA WA7DA W NOS FT. ANASTASIA @ 24K


24K are having their latest edition of 3ala Wa7da, an event that will rock your socks off with the lebanese Nana Mostafa and her own personal stage belly dancer Anastasia. Dj Tommy's gonna be making sure everyone's dancing with his fire beats.

Location: 25 Ahram Street , Korba
Contact: N/A

 

MOVE TO THE GROOVE FT BOB MOX @ 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

 

HOUSE PARTY: LEMON GARDEN EDITION @ BCA MAADI

After a week of pencil pushing & playing nice, you can finally rip off your ties and kick off your heels for another deliciously degenerate House Party this weekend hosted by Heart Soul & Mind.

Location: 18 Port Said st.
Contact: 02-23580889

 

ELEKTRONIGHT @ THE TAP WEST 

This Thursday at The Tap West, things are about to get real electric with Akladios and Kraak & Smaak taking to the stage to electrify us with their upbeat tones and a night without regrets.

Location: Sheikh Zayed Le Caire
Contact: 0106 000 0867

 

ELECTRONIC NIGHT @ THE GARDEN NILE FRONT

This Thursday, the renowned DJs Dmitry Molosh, Zio and Sagitario are taking The Garden Nile Front with their electronic beats to serve an unforgettable kind of night with their progressive sounds and a night you don't want to miss.

Location: Nile Lounge Boat, El Manial
Contact: 01207001001 /01205507010

Arts & Culture

 

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.

From now up until the 17th.
For the full schedule, click here, while you can find out more about the selected films here.

Location: Various Venues
Contact: N/A

 

FUDDY MEERS @ AUC NEW CAIRO

Memory, truth and violence are just some of the themes in AUC’s new play, Fuddy Meers, a dark comedy written by Pulitzer prize winning playwright David Lindsay- Abaire and directed by Professor Jillian Campana. Showing the 13th, 14th, 15th, 18th & 19th at 7pm-9pm, and the 17th at 5pm-7pm.

Location: Malak Gabr Arts Theater, AUC New Cairo
Contact: N/A

 

 

AL KAFF AL ASWANI @ EL DAMMAH THEATER

The sounds of Aswan are ringing through the El Dammah Theater this Thursday, As the singers and musicians of Mahmoud Eledfawi and Al Kaff Al Aswani take to the stage.

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

 

THE DANCING CANVASES @ MASHRABIA GALLERY

Downtown's Mashrabia Gallery hosts a solo exhibition by Egyptian artist, Nazir Tambouli. The Dancing Canvases sees the Alexandria-born London-based illustrator, print maker, and graffiti artist explore the tensions between dance, movement, photography and movies. This event is ongoing until the 22nd.

Location: 8 Champollion St.
Contact: 02-25784494

 

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. This event is ongoing until the 22nd.

Location: 8 Champollion St.
Contact: 02-25784494

 

CARNAVAL FT BAKHOUM @ SAFARKHAN ART GALLERY

Safar Khan proudly presents the talented Egyptian-French artist Katherine Bakhoum under the theme Le Carnaval, with her paintings representing a celebration of movement and dance. This event is ongoing until the 20th.

Location: 6 Brazil St.
Contact: 02-27353314

  

WALID TAHER TRAVEL BOOKS EXHIBITION @ AUC

The Graphic Design Program invites you to attend Walid Tahers Travel Books Exhibition Sharjah Art Gallary, At AUC The American University in Cairo, New Cairo. 

Location: 5th Settlement
Contact: 02-26151000

 

'CHAOS, DISORDER' SCREENING @ KMT HOUSE

 




Kicking off its new monthly outdoor cinema series, KMT House in Maadi welcomes one and all for a screening of Egyptian indie film, Chaos, Disorder. Nadine Khan's 2012 film tells of a love triangle, set in a community that is seemingly cut off from the outside world, as two men in their early twenties vie for the affections of a woman. By an open discussion with Khan, which will be moderated by film critic Ramy Abdel Razek. The screening will be followed by To attend the screening, RSVP here.

Location: 73, Street 15
Contact: 0101 664 9967

 

YEHYA KHALIL @ CAIRO OPERA HOUSE

Legendary composer and musician, Yehya Khalil, returns to Cairo Opera House, for a special gig in the Small Hall.

Location: El Borg Gezira
Contact: 02-27390188

 

 

MAZZIKAXELSAT7: ILA FAYROUZ @ DARB 1718
A Tribute night for the Legendary and timeless Fairouz, where Darb 1718 presents to you number of the musical gems Fayrouz has given us, composed by Rahbani brothers and Ziad Rahbani. With the voice of Nouran Abutaleb, Bass with Samer George and Clarinet with Mostafa Saeed and Hany Bedair on Percussion.

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

 

FRIDAY

Nightlife & Parties

 

CRAIG DAVID @ UPTOWN CAIRO

 
Samsung is inviting you to join us at Uptown Cairo on Friday for the unfolding the new Galaxy A7 (2018) and its new Triple Camera feature. For this exciting night with none other than UK Garage super star, the returning RnB lothario and one of the most exciting performers of our generation, Craig David! The Rise & Fall star is on the rise again with his incredible new gig TS5, bringing you the intimate feel of a house party by singing and mixing all your favorite tracks from the past decade! To spice things up even more, the notorious DJunkie will be adding his own flavor and his own beats to the decks. This is a private event.

Location: Mukkattam Hills
Contact: N/A

 

 

SPINNING FRIDAY @ CJC 610

Get little wild this Friday as DJ Feedo takes the decks to spin the hottest hip hop and RnB beats! So get your swag on and join for a booty-shakin' good time!

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

 

FRIDAY FEVER @ CAIRO JAZZ CLUB

Ruling the decks this Friday are two DJs to watch out for, Ahmed Eid and Jordanian talent Kitchen Crowd! We kick start with Ahmed Eid’s absorbing tech house beats followed by Kitchen Crowd’s hot deep grooves till the late hours of the night!

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

 

THEATER OF DREAMS: CLUB NIGHTS @ ZIGZAG

The Theater of Dreams flagship series Club Nights is back for its second season! Special bonus: it’s also Theater of Dreams founder Mahmoud Zidan’s birthday bash! You know what that means, its time to put dancing shoes and kick the Cairo party season into full effect! On music duties for this special occasion are Badr, a b2b set from Fayek and Hafez, and a killer closing from Jimmy!

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

 

UNFAMILIAR: CAIRO EDITION

Showcasing the best of up-and-coming female talent, Unfamiliar comes to Cairo, with a hearty line-up featuring DJs, Zeina and Malak Helmy, a live set by Hania Shalaby and the visual mindfuckery of VJ Noushka. Venue will be revealed to those who RSVP via the Unfamiliar Facebook Inbox.

Location: Various Venues
Contact: N/A

 

CRASH BOOM BANG/DOGGY DOGG/MOBBZ @THE TAP WEST

Crash Boom Bang is opening up this Friday at the Tap West with a few upbeat covers to start off fast before DJ Doggy Dog and DJ Mobbz enter the house  to put a cherry on top of this delightful night with their Hip Hop and R&B tunes.

Location: Sheikh Zayed Le Caire
Contact: 0106 000 0867

 

SEATTLE: A NIRVANA TRIBUTE @ ROOM ART SPACE

This band of brothers is throwing ROOM Art Space back to the 90's. Seattle is playing the all of Nirvana's original releases and MTV Unplugged sets, so show up in your best grunge get-up and use this excuse to wear guyliner. We know you want to.

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

 LA FIESTA FT FILEX @ KEJI

Keji is serving up a night of partying and fiestas where you'll get to dance until you drop to the beats of bar favourite, DJ Filex with a couple of drinks to top off your Friday night.

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

 

MOHSEN KAMEL @ THE TAP EAST

Never shying away from giving up-and-comers the spotlight, Friday sees The Tap East in New Cairo welcome DJ Mohsen Kamel for a night of house.

Location: Stella Compound
Contact: 01060000865

 

Arts & Culture

 

EMAN SHAKER & THE FRIENDS @ CAIRO OPERA HOUSE

Seasoned singer, Eman Shaker, takes to the stage alongside her ever-changing group, The Friends, for a night of classic English,  French and Arabic songs.

Location: El Borg Gezira
Contact: 02-27390188

 

BRUNCH N' CHILL @ CJC 610

Do brunch to the rock and roll covers of local band Blitz in an acoustic performance this Friday you don't wanna miss.

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

 

 

MOROCCO TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY @ BEIT EL SURA

Beit El Sura is having their second international Travel Photography Workshop, this time in Morocco where for 9 days you can get some serenic shots of the people, the oceans, the mountains, and the daily Moroccan life with professional photographer and isntructor Ahmed Hayman and in collaboration with Destination 31 and Join the Tribe.
Fees are EGP 3,600 for four sessions.

For more information check their page.

Location: Building 30, Street 15, Maadi Al Sarayat
Contact: 0102 204 3555

 

FRIDAY BRUNCH @ THE TAP WEST

It's brunch o'clock, and there's no better way to eat your delicious breakfast/lunch than to the background of some fine melodies to get your morning/afternoon set in motion. Omar and Hany will be blessing our ears for brunch this Friday at The Tap West.

Location: Sheikh Zayed Le Caire
Contact: 0106 000 0867

 

RANIA SHAALAN @ SUFI BOOKSTORE ZAMALEK

Using the timeless poetry of the likes of Salah Jaheen and Ahmed Fouad Negm, musician Rania Shaalan, performs a soothing acoustic set at Sufu Bookstore in in Zamalek.

Location: 12 Sayed El Bakry St.
Contact: 02-27381643

 

 

SATURDAY

Nightlife & Parties

 

SATURDAY L'ORIENTAL @ CAIRO JAZZ CLUB

A high-energy Electro Shaabi night is ahead of us this Saturday 17th! Served up by our most trusted Shaabi maestros, Sadat and Islam Chipsy! A genre homegrown right here in Cairo in the not-so-distant past, it’s one that never fails to uplift and create waves!

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

 

MOSTAFA RIZK @ UNDERGROUND

Underground is bringing us jazz with a twist courtesy of Aswani musician Mostafa Rizk who'll be infusing our Saturdays with a dose of fusion blues.  

Location: 23 B Syria street
Contact: 0100 339 8000

 

DJ AKM @ THE TAP EAST

Are you ready for some disco funk? No one does it better than AKM who'll be blowing up the Tap East this weekend with some house that'll get your blood boiling, and as the night goes on he's going to crank up the volume because there ain't no party but an AKM party.

Location: Stella Compound
Contact: 01060000865

 

SEWWES @ THE TAP MAADI

 Sewwes is back at it and getting us into the funk this Saturday at the Tap Maadi where we'll bidding the weekend a dance-filled farewell. 

Location: 17 Road, 257
Contact: 010-16000558

 

AHMED NAZMI @ THE TAP WEST

Time to get in tune with our cultural identity with some jazzy oriental tunes as Ahmed Nazmi takes us through his exquisite world of music with his new released music. Head over to The Tap West this Saturday to hear music from his latest album release, 'Shams.'

Location: Sheikh Zayed Le Caire
Contact: 0106 000 0867

 

Arts & Culture

 

ONLINE AFRICAN FILM FEST. @ CAIRO OPERA HOUSE
Cinewax is coming to Egypt's most prestigious art venue, Cairo Opera House, to launch the 1st online film festival for African films. Do it for the culture and grab a ticket to watch the most incredible unknown films the continent has to offer with fellow movie buffs.

Location: El Borg Gezira
Contact: 02-27390188

 

CINEMANIA @ THE MARQUEE

After a massive success Last season, Cinemania is once again set to sweep us into a night full of our favorite soundtracks! On Saturday 17th of November. Egypt's most talented artists will take us for a walk through Hollywood's most iconic milestones this season.

Location: Cairo Festival City 
Contact: 02 26905171

 

SCRIPT WRITING W/ WESSAM SOLIMAN @ STUDIO ZAT

Learn the language of script & drama construction from seasoned script writer Wessam Soliman. Submit your idea for a short film to info@studiozat.com with the subject "Script Writing Workshop with Wessam Soliman", and fill in the online application at: http://www.studiozat.com/wessamworkshop.html

Location: 22 El Khalifa El Ma'amoun St.
Contact: 0100-2158883

 

BRUNCH N' CHILL FT. BAKIR @ CJC 610

It’s time for another one of Cairo Jazz Club 610's weekly Brunch n’ Chill sessions this Saturday! Indulge in their finger-lickin’ brunch menu alongside their signature cocktails in a great atmosphere. Bakir will take charge of the decks to spin some funk tunes to keep the spirits up and the vibes on point!

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

 

MAZZIKAXELSAT7: THE SINATRAS @ DARB 1718

Sinatra cover band The Sinatras and violinist Mina Younan are jamming at this week's edition of Darb 1718 MazzikaxElSat7 for a night of throwbacks.

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

 

LET'S DO BRUNCH @ THE TAP EAST

Switch it up this weekend by heading over to The Tap East for a Saturday brunch where you'll get to start your day just right by indulging in delicious food and cocktails. 

Location: Stella Compound
Contact: 01060000865

 

FUNKY DISCO BRUNCH @ ALIBI

Saturdays are made for Brunch. Bring your squad for an exceptional brunch, funky music, and a great view with performances by Azaar, George Kamal, and Nour Fahmy.

Location: Imperial Boat
Contact: 0122 144 9449

 


Todays Events
'Tanagra'  @ Art Corner  Zamalek
Exhibitions
Date: 12/17/2018
Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Venue: Art Corner Gallery
Return of the Birdie ft. Aguizi & Fahim @ CJC
Bars
Date: 12/17/2018
Time: 10:00pm - 3:00am
Venue: Cairo Jazz Club
Monday Selections Ft. Cocoon @ CJC 610
Clubs
Date: 12/17/2018
Time: 10:00pm - 3:00am
Venue: Cairo Jazz Club 610
'Roaming Birds' @ Art Talks
Exhibitions
Date: 12/17/2018
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Venue: Art Talks
The Nile & Musée du Caire @ Mashrabia Gallery
Exhibitions
Date: 12/17/2018
Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Venue: Mashrabia Art Gallery
Sewwes  @The Tap East
Bars
Date: 12/17/2018
Time: 10:00pm - 3:00am
Venue: The Tap East
Accordion Dinner   @ Le Méridien
Dining
Date: 12/17/2018
Time: 8:00pm - 11:30pm
Venue: Le Méridien Cairo Airport Hotel
Hany Rashed @   Gypsum Gallery
Exhibitions
Date: 12/17/2018
Time: 11:00am - 8:00pm
Venue: Mashrabia Art Gallery