As Egypt slowly descends into chaos, fear and denial, the horrible events of the weekend has left a distinctly sour taste in my mouth – I think they call it sobriety. Whatever the case, Cairo’s bars & clubs are understandably hesitant to continue service as normal, which makes me hesitant to get up in the morning.
So this edition of the future Pulitzer prize-winning ‘Things to Do in Cairo’ series is a little different – but not too different.
CHECK OUT ONE OF THE BIGGEST LITERARY EVENTS IN THE MIDDLE EAST
I don’t often like to venture out to Nasr City – the streets are just way to wide for me out there. But with the 45th edition of Cairo International Book Fair in full swing, I’ve been forced to reconsider my disdain for anything that is more than a 5LE cab ride away.
ESCAPE THE CITY FOR THE LOVE OF ARTSahl Hasheesh is quickly becoming the go-to Read Sea destination, partly due to its constant stream of weird and wonderful events. The Art of the World symposium is set to welcome over 60 artists from across the world for some live painting and pretentious gallery-like chitchat.
TALK POLITICS WITH BAHER EID & ALY BCairo Jazz Club has reeled Nacelle residents, Baher Eid and Aly B, for an in-depth open discussion about the state of our great nation – and nothing else. Because doing, saying or thinking anything else would be unpatriotic.
CREATE EXISTENTIALIST PARADOX BETWEEN EGYPT & FONDUE
Have you ever dipped a piece of bread into a vat of molten cheese and thought of Nietzsche? Yeah, me too – like, literally all the time.
DOWNLOAD BYT2EBED 3ALIAWith everyone and their mothers getting banged up these days, this potentially brilliant, but equally potentially useless, app is almost as handy in these situations as a wasta. Find out more here.
There are plenty more ‘maybe’ events on the Cairo Gossip events calendar – but call ahead in case of closures. Stay safe, Cairo.