The first weekend of 2017 is shaping up to be a big one in the realm of nightlife. Kicking off the year as they mean to go on, Cairo bars and clubs are laying out a buffet of the finest Egypt has to offer, with everyone from Aly Goede to Massar Egbari set to perform this weekend, while Saturday will see several venues celebrate Coptic Christmas with special events.
ANTHEMS @ ZIGZAG
Baher Eid (Photo: Baher/Facebook)
The new year brings a new concept kicking off at Zigzag. Audiovisual show, Anthems, is curated by local favourite, Abou Samra, and the inaugral edition is set to welcome one of the best in the game, Baher, to the stage.
MINUS T + ALY GOEDE @ THE TAP MAADI
It’s not often we get to see Tarek ‘Minus T‘ Abou El Fetouh live in action these days, but the versatile DJ is set to take to the stage at The Tap this weekend, with Aly Goede also helping to kick-off the weekend at the Maadi bar.
AKLADIOS + KIDMIMS; + ANIS @ THE TAP EAST
kidmims; (L) and Akladios (R)
Over in New Cairo, meanwhile, The Tap East has a tasty line-up of its own, with DJing femme fatales, Akaldios and kidmims; set to take to the stage for back-to-back sets, on a night that will also see Anis take to the stage.
FABRIC + SPECIAL K @ CAIRO JAZZ CLUB
DJ Fabric (Photo: DJ Fabric/Facebook)
Friday Fever at Cairo Jazz Club welcomes back a man that has been conspicuous in his absence from the Mohandiseen bar, DJ Fabric, who shares deck-time with the increasingly popular Special K.
AGUIZI & FAHIM + A-SQUARED @ ZIGZAG
Aguizi & Fahim (L) and A-Squared (R)
Day two of a busy weekend at Zigzag sees the Downtown bar welcome two of the country’s hottest DJ double acts in the form of Aguizi & Fahim and A-Squared.
CHRISTMAS WITH MOBBZ @ THE TAP MAADI
DJ Mobbz (Photo: DJ Mobbz/Facebook)
The Tap Maadi marks Christmas and the weekend with a night of hip-hop and r&b courtesy of rising connoisseur of all things phat, DJ Mobbz. Hip-hop is also on the menu over at the other Tap…
CHRISTMAS WITH A.K. @ THE TAP EAST
Yes, following a big week that saw The Tap East hosts the first Nacelle B-Side of the year, New Cairo will be ringing to the sound of hip-hop, too, with the bar welcoming DJ A.K. for its own special Christmas party.
CHRISTMAS PARTY TAKE II @ WUNDER KIND
Disco Misr (Photo: Disco Misr/Facebook)
The newest bar in Cairo ends the first weekend of 2017 with another of the country’s hottest DJ duos, Disco Misr, whose quirky retro Arab mixes play perfectly into the hips of the might”s other entertainment, belly-dancer, Anastasia.
MASSAR EGBARI @ THE GARDEN NILE FRONT
Hany El Dakkak of Massar Egbari
Usually a playground of the city’s DJ’s, The Garden Nile Front in Manial is marking Christmas with possibly its biggest live music booking, Alexandrian band, Massar Egbari.
For more events across the capital this weekend, keep the Cairo Gossip events calendar close.
By Kalam El Qahaira