Music Collage_courtesy e7gezly Music Collage_courtesy e7gezly

What to do around Cairo this week

Mon, Apr. 17, 2017
Cultural Calendar
(April 16-22)

Pink babies and giant flies

Experience Hany Rashed’s contemporary paintings as Mashrabia Art Gallery displays his works in the exhibition The Last Farewell. Rashed’s art is colorful and somewhat surreal, with previous exhibitions showing portraits of blue and green people with their heads sliced in half. Rashed is considered one of the most important contemporary artists in Egypt, and he has previously exhibited in London, Vienna and Paris.
Runs until April 20, open daily (except Friday) between 11am and 8pm at Mashrabia Art Gallery.

Last Farewell_courtesy Mashrabia Gallery
Last Farewell_courtesy Mashrabia Gallery




Music Collage festival in Zamalek

Head to the green area near the Opera House in Zamalek for the one-day festival Music Collage. The lineup includes Wust el balad, Sharmoofers, Islam Chipsy, Disco Masr and DJ fabric—a mix between underground music, Arabian shaabi beats and heavy house. You don’t have to worry about going hungry as several food and beverage stands will be present, along with mobile phone charging booths.
April 21, 1-11pm at El Horreya Park in Zamalek • Ticket price is LE 250 at the door

Music Collage_courtesy e7gezly
Music Collage_courtesy e7gezly



Sakia film festival

In its 14th edition, the El Sakia festival for short featured films will be held on April 19-20. The open call for contributors began in the middle of February, will films submitted no longer than 45 minutes. The winners will take home a prize of LE 3,000, while the judging committee will also give out awards, including best actress and actor.
April 19-20, 6-9pm at the Sawy Culture Wheel, Zamalek • Ticket price is LE 25


sakia film fest_courtesy Sakia Culture Wheel
sakia film fest_courtesy Sakia Culture Wheel



Swedish tunes in Cairo
The Swedish trio Bazar Blå have played together for the past 20 years, offering instrumental music that mixes the traditional Swedish instrument nyckelharpa with percussions and bass-guitar, making their music appealing to an international audience.
April 22, 8pm at El Genaina Theater • Ticket price is LE 30

Bazar Bla-courtsey Swedish band
Bazar Bla-courtsey Swedish band


Endless sushi night
Every Sunday and Wednesday Sushi Bar at the JW Marriott hotel in New Cairo throws an all-you-can-eat sushi night. For LE 250 guests can savor delicious maki rolls and tasty nigiri, while sipping refreshing green tea.
Every Sunday and Wednesday, 6-10pm at JW Marriott Hotel Cairo

Sushi Bar_courtesy JW Marriott Hotel
Sushi Bar_courtesy JW Marriott Hotel













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