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

After surviving the wild Christmas and New Year celebrations, venues in the ghetto would be forgiven for taking it easy this weekend. But that’s just not Cairo’s style and we’re series for another event-filled weekend. After all, you cognize what they say; there’s no sessile for the wicked.

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

All the way from Belgium, Tunisian diva, Ghalia Benali, performs Oriental melodies at Kasr El Nil Theatre, whilst the Kafafa Troupe performs at El Dammah Theater. For something a crumb more chilled, cephalic over to Heliopolis where Magawra screen known stir 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 Jazz Club. At the other end of the musical spectrum, acclaimed composer, Omar Khairat, performs at Cairo Opera House. Beit El Raseef host a trifle provoking Fiction Talk, examining the psychology behind dreams and Artellewa continues the Christmas festivities by screening the inspiriting classic, ‘It’s a Sensational Life’.

Rounding jump the weekend on Saturday, ‘There’s Something Bloody About Mary’ welcomes a new 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 Music Space.

Alongside these, why not check out some about the many art exhibitions flowing across the city. ‘The Clown Laughing and Crying’ is Omar El Nagdy’s most recent exhibition at the Picasso Gallery, while, delving into the realm of photography, ‘Digital Life’ is showing at the Ahmed Shawky Museum and the on top 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 public Cairo 360’s event calendar for more. Have a great weekend!