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  • Halloween in Cairo: Eight Parties to Get Your Freak-On At

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    That time of year has arrived again; yes, Halloween fever has hit Cairo and the city’s bars and clubs are embracing this, the mother of all non-occasions, with their usual hubbub and not even the fact that October 31 has landed on a Monday has stopped them.

    Halloween events are plentiful, but here are eight of the best.

    THE PLAY PEN @ CAIRO JAZZ CLUB

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    Cairo Jazz Cub rarely, nay, NEVER miss out on an occasion and Halloween is no different – in fact, CJC’s Halloween shindigs are the stuff of legend. This year, there’s a typically playful side to the ghoulish proceedings, with CJC favourite, Mohasseb, and gruesome twosome, Aguizi & Fahim, set to provide the music, while the night’s best costume shall be handsomely rewarded – so dress to impress.

    ROCKSTAR ZOMBIES BANDAOKE @ THE TAP MAADI

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    After debuting the concept last Halloween to great acclaim, The Tap Maadi is doing things a little differently once more with another edition of Rockstar Zombies Bandaoke – karaoke but with a live band. Local band, Electric Picnic, will be doing the honours of trying to make the inevitable butchering of classing songs a little more bearable, while resident DJ, Teddy Adel, is also in action.

    HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHT @ BUS STOP

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    Bus Stop has quietly been catering to the discerning residents of New Cairo for the last year or so, booking some of the best city’s top acts in the process. This Halloween, the floor has been given to Boom Events, whose Halloween Horror Night is shaping up to be quite the affair, with a huge line-up of DJs, some mighty fine prizes for the best costumes and much more awaiting.

    HALLOWEEN MONSTERS @ GRAFFITI

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    If we were to focus on foot-traffic rather than social media presence, for example, into account then no one could argue that Four Seasons Nile Plaza’s Graffiti is one of the most popular venues in the city – fact. This Halloween, the bar and lounge is going all out, with an ice cream sundae of a night that will feature bellydancer, Oxana, as the cherry on top.

    SOMETHING WICKED @ ROYAL MAXIM PALACE KEMPISNKI

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    New Cairo hotel (that’s ‘a hotel in New Cairo’, not ‘a new hotel in Cairo’) The Royal Maxim Palace Kempinski is marking the occasion with a distinctly five-star spin; Something Wicked is set to host the likes of  DJs Karem Gamal, PROOF and Madkour, who are the highlight of a packed line-up for a night of all things naughty.

    SCARY RIVER @ RIVERSIDE

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    Things are taking a distinct turn for the spooky over at Riverside this Halloween and you can count on it being one of the rowdiest parties of the night – it’s just the Riverside way. Leading the charge at the Zamalek venue’s festivities is one of Cairo’s hottest DJ duos, Gawdat, who will be joined by Riverside’s resident DJ and percussionist, Firas, for the night’s entertainment.

    HALLOWEEN AT @ STAGE ONE

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    Stage One is one of the more unique bars in Cairo – as in, when you say the word ‘exclusive’ it really does apply. For example photos and coverage are hard to come by – god only knows what happens behind those doors. Whatever the case, Conrad Cairo has kept things with an Oriental tint, with singer Mohamed Chahine and bellydancer Oxana making up the line-up

    HALLOWEEN @ AFTER EIGHT

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    You’ve got to hand it to the folk at After Eight – it might not be the coolest bar in Cairo, but it’s lasted longer than most. This isn’t the place to speculate as to why, but this Halloween, DJs Tommy and MoroViTcH are the men charged with the music. All you have to do is show up in costume, with prixes awaiting the best.

    There’s a spattering of non-Halloween events across the city too, which you can find on the Cairo Gossip event calendar, but largely, resistance is futile.
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    By Kalam El Qahaira

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