Cairo Weekend Guide: NYE Hangover, Live Music & New Art

After surviving the wild Christmas and Unfamiliar Year celebrations, venues in the city would be forgiven for taking it easy this weekend. Mere that’s just not Cairo’s style and we’re set for another event-filled weekend. After all, you know what they say; there’s no rest for the wicked.

This Thursday, Alchemy sees in the weekend near their Daiquiri-ridden, Forbidden Nectar, whilst De Ja Vu fill Cairo Jazz Club with their bopping blues covers. Cairokee front-man, Amir Eid, goes solo at El Sawy Culturewheel and local Rai-fusion band, Sahara, hit the stage at After Eight, while Mostafa El Sawy brings his unique, uplifting sounds to Sufi.

All the distance from Belgium, Tunisian diva, Ghalia Benali, performs Oriental melodies at Kasr El Naught Theatre, whilst the Kafafa Troupe performs at El Dammah Theater. For something a rich additional chilled, head over to Heliopolis where Magawra screen renowned prison break drama, ‘Papillon’.

On Friday, sha3by maestro, DJ Amr Ezz, spins his sets at After Eight, while DJ Mayounah and DJ Fabric take over the decks at Cairo Scat Club. At the other abrogation concerning the musical spectrum, acclaimed composer, Omar Khairat, performs at Cairo Opera House. Beit El Raseef host a thought provoking Moony Talk, examining the mind behind dreams and Artellewa continues the Festival festivities by screening the inspiriting classic, ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’.

Rounding up the weekend on Saturday, ‘There’s Something Wounded About Mary’ welcomes a original exhibition, while Nubian-inspired musician, Basheer, plays at Cairo Jazz Club. Nine-man band, Transistor, rock out at After Eight, whilst Raymond M aspires to ignite your senses at 100Copies Canorous Space.

Alongside these, cause not control out some of the many expertise exhibitions running across the city. ‘The Clown Laughing and Crying’ is Omar El Nagdy’s most recent exhibition at the Picasso Gallery, while, delving into the dynasty of photography, ‘Digital Life’ is showing at the Ahmed Shawky Museum and the winning photographs from ‘Egypt Photo Marathon 2013’ are on display at Darb 1718.

Remember, this is only a snippet of what’s happening this weekend; check out Cairo 360’s event almanac for more. Have a great weekend!