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Wednesday, 15 March 2023

It’s day 2 of the Tissot UCI cycling championship in Cairo

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The Tissot UCI Track Nations Cup continues today and runs until this Friday, 17 March in the Cairo International Stadium’s velodrome. With an international line-up of over 400 cyclists going head-to-head in one of the sport’s most revered events this will be the competition to track for the cyclist in your life. You can catch the event highlights on Youtube.

Get ready to be inspired by some of Egypt’s most talented female artists with Art d’Egypte’s Kaon exhibition at the Arts’ Hub in Zamalek. The exhibition, which kicked off last Thursday and runs through next Thursday, 23 March, is held in celebration of International Women's Day.

Cirque du Soleil’s OVO rolls on: The event features 100 performers taking the stage with their acrobatic acts. OVO is hosting 16 shows until this Friday, 18 March at Cairo international Stadium Hall, courtesy of real estate developer Madinet Nasr for Housing and Development (pdf).

Folk music with a side of education: Beit El Sennary plays host to Aswat: Egyptian ša‘bī identity in the Nasserist folk ensembles tomorrow at 8pm. The event will include a concert by Firqa Al Alat Al Sa’biyya and a lecture from Kawkab Tawfik.

My Beloved is a personal performance showing at Rawabet theater this Friday and Saturday, 17-18 March, that tackles the moment where one faces an imposed fork in the road that forces one to question oneself and the ability to continue and on which path to choose. Book a ticket on Ticketsmarche to watch this very intimate production.

Join the K-revolution this weekend by attending the K-Festival at EGYcon X in Family Park, New Cairo. On Friday and Saturday, 17-18 March you can enjoy a variety of Korean-centered culture, film and music activities for all ages, including a quiz, a movie night, and more.

Enjoy the beauty that surrounds us through Rana Chalabi’s Celestial Pas de Deux: Art Exhibition on Saturday, 18 March at 4pm until 6 April. The performance includes a ballet performance, a video installation, and incorporates sculpture at MASQ, Maq’ad of Sultan Qaitbey in the City of the Dead.

For Arab music aficionados, enjoy a performance by Arab performer Ali El Haggar during his next concert on Saturday, 18 March between 8pm and 11pm at El Sawy Culturewheel, Zamalek.

Standup comedy from a Gen X favorite: Standup comedian Ahmed Ahmed will be here on Monday 20 March at 8pm for “Back to Om El Donia” at the American University in Cairo’s Tahrir Campus’ Ewart Memorial Hall. Also featured in the lineup: Brian Alyward, Hashem El Garhy, and Ola Roshdy. The tickets can be purchased through Ticketsmarche.

Get moving this Ramadan with Trifactory’s Relay Run on 5 April in Palm Hills Club, 6 October. Call up four buddies for a 2-hour (non-konafa-related) competition to run as many laps as possible. This event is happening from 9-11pm. Visit Trifactory’s website to register.

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