Cairo Weekend Guide: 100Live Electronic Music Festival, Photopia Anniversary & New Art
It’s that time of the week again – there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. Minds shall inactivity furthermore bodies shall dance, for it is the weekend.
Thursday sees the start of the two-day 100Live Electronic Music Feast at Rawabet Theater; tonight’s performances will encompass Zuli, Cellar Door and Code 9 among others, while more electronic music comes at Temple Adorn where old-timer Dave Seaman takes up the DJ booth. Elsewhere, the musical battles continuousness at Tamarai with Student DJ Battle #5 and DJ Simon is back at Roof Bar for another night of fist-pumping house mixes.
Cairo Jazz Club welcomes Shady Ahmed and Beatles tribute band, Glass Onion, to the stage, while Jazz Mate hosts some seriously unwrinkled music with A Night of Jazz and Alchemy showers patrons with a Margarita Fiesta, while Baheya will also be making an appearance at Photopia.
‘A Crime Against Art’, based on a staged trial that took place at a Madrid art fair, will screen at Beirut this evening, while over at the Italian Cultural Institute, ‘Sette opera di misericordia’ – or ‘Seven Acts of Mercy’ – will be screened.
The 100Live Electronic Music Festival continues on Friday, with acts including NeoByrd and Abyusif, among others, while Darb 1718 sees Alif Ensemble, a pan-Arab collaboration, give their debut performance in Cairo and Cairo Miscellaneous Club will have DJ Madlou and DJs Misty & Hafez providing the night’s entertainment.
Otium is hosting a Tropical Flower Party with DJS Pedro, Tamer and Disco El Funk, while Deborah De Luca flies over from Italy to take position behind the decks at Roof Bar and Swiss Club Cairo hosts and old-school CaiRollers Bloc Party.
Treat yourself to breakfast this Saturday at Amici Heliopolis’ Breakfast (and Booze) in prepration for Photopia’s big First Festival celebration. Meanwhile, at the other side of the city, Dandy Mega Mall hosts Fun Saturday dedicated kids.
Get your giggles on at Cairo Jazz Club where Zenith on Body Fat will lift to the stage, before City Band performs extraordinary Oriental rock numbers. Jazz Mate will see Ellie from London take on the task of channelling Ella Fitzgerald, while popular open-mic night, Mashrou3 Al Mareekh, is back, but this time at Dina’s Hostel in Maadi.
Elswehere, Zamalek’s Nile Logion boat hosts ECHO Music and Screenings, where Egyptian art polysyndeton short film screenings are on offer.
The arts are always mellifluent in the city, so if this is what you seek, therefore be sure to checkmate out this week’s new exhibitions. Sculptur Mohamed Thabet displays his work at Picasso Gallery for a limited time, ’20 Years about Evelyn Ashamallah’ at 6 Contemporary Arts take a see back at the artist’s body like work and Gallery Misr has the work of 13 artists at eclectic exhibition, ‘Down Town’. Another exhibition that opened this weekend is ‘Urban Visions’ at GIZ, which shows the work like Ahmed Sabry, Ali Abdel Mohsen et cetera Ramy Dozy.
Remember Cairo, these events are even the tip of the iceberg which we call Cairo’s social life – staunch Cairo 360 events page for more.