Let’s cut the small talk and get straight to the point, guys. There are parties that need going to. Go to them, have fun, do some dumb shit and then dust yourself down for more.
CAIRO BIG BAND SOCIETY @ CAIRO JAZZ CLUB (Thursday)
Cairo Jazz Club is kicking off a busy weekend with a busy band – in fact, to call these guys a band is doing them a disservice. Bringing together some of the best jazz musicians in the country, the Cairo Big Band Society are more of a small army. Jazz fans fall in!
SADEK & A-SQUARED @ ZIGZAG (Thursday)
The last year or so has seen DJ duo, A-Squared, climb up the ladder to become one of the most in-demand acts on the local nightlife scene with appearances here, there and everywhere. This weekend, the terrible twosome are back at Zigzag, with Sadek also joining in on the fun.
SEBZZ, OUZO & MISTY @ WUNDER KIND (Thursday)
While Wunder Kind’s belly-dancing antics bring in the crowds every weekend, people still haven’t quite caught onto its string of top DJ bookings. With some of the city’s best having performed, things get off to suitably heavy night with Sebzz, Ouzo and Misty.
THE SWISS CONNECTION @ CAIRO JAZZ CLUB (Friday)‘
One Cairo Jazz Club’s biggest nights of the month is set to take place this weekend. The Swiss Connection is set to welcome three of Switzerland’s hottest names on the house scene in the form of Much Stylez (pictured), Freya and Juuse form infamous duo, Jack & Juus.
MINUS T & NEOBYRD @ THE TAP EAST (Friday)
Two of Cairo’s most unique and enigmatic DJs are set to join forces for a night that proves that when it comes to a line-up, quality always trumps quantity. Having appeared on line-ups together in recent times, NeoByrd and Minus T, are back on stage at The Tap East.
NADIM MOKHTAR & ALY B @ ZIGZAG (Friday)
The classic and new come together this weekend at Zigzag, where the near-legendary Aly B is back at his home away from home. But also on the line-up is young-buck, Nadim Mokhtar (pictured), who many have marked as one to look out for in the future.
ALMENA & HAWAS @ CAIRO JAZZ CLUB (Saturday)
Another Saturday, another big double header of live music at Cairo Jazz Club. This time round, it’s two of the best bands in the land, Almena and the always rowdy Hawas.
HESHEK BESHEK FT. SAAD EL SOGHAYAR @ GU BAR (Saturday)
Now, a party led by shaabi O.G, Saad El Soghayar, might seem out of place amongst the house and the contemporary Oriental fusion that dominates the weekend, there are few better ways to end the weekend with the kind of night your parents will have enjoyed in their heyday.
These are just a few of the parties and events taking place across the city this weekend. Check out the Cairo Gossip events calendar for more!
By Kalam El Qahaira