Cairo’s nightlife scene can be a bit one-note at times, but whether by luck or design, there are weeks where there are more gigs and parties than one bank account or one liver can handle. This week is one of them, with Cairo Jazz Club, Nacelle and the Garden among the venues waiting.
OUM @ CAIRO JAZZ CLUB
You’ll be hard-pressed to find an artist in the region quite like OUM; the soulful French-Moroccan singer has performed in Cairo before, but there’s an electricity in the run-up to her Cairo Jazz Club gig on the back of her latest album release and rumour has it that her hair-piece is taller than it’s ever been – don’t miss out.
URBAN SUNDAY FT. AMR HOSNY @ THE TAP
With plenty of years underneath his belt, Amr Hosny‘s cheeky grin is as cheeky is ever and he could mix most Cairo DJs under the proverbial table. This week, the Godfather gets cheeky at the home of cheek itself, the Tap, for another edition of the Maadi bar’s Urban Sunday.
GASER + OUZO @ CAIRO JAZZ CLUB
Many a house-accustomed ear might not quite ‘get’ Gaser El Safty‘s tech stylings, but there’s a reason that he was named Student DJ 2014 winner. This week, he returns to Cairo Jazz Club on a line-up that will also include Pach Sharm resident and veteran DJ, Ouzo.
ISMAEL @ VENT
Cairo producer, ISMAEL, impressed at an otherwise pedestrian D-CAF this year and the KIK and Wetrobots member is back at his home away from home, VENT, for another big night of music at the Downtown bar/art-space.
STEVE WONDER BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION FT. AHMED HARFOUSH @ SAIGON
Stevie Wonder celebrates his 65th birthday this week and Fairmont Nile City are celebrating the legendary musician’s birthday with a special night at Saigon Restaurant & Lounge with the help of Cairo’s own king of crooning, Ahmed Harfoush – he does a killer rendition of I Just Called to Say I Love You.
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE LIVE @ THE GARDEN
(Tuesday & Wednesday)
It’s buy one beer, get one beer free at Korba bar, the Garden, this Tuesday and Wednesday as grown men chase a ball around a field to get to a final and win a trophy of some sort. That’s but one beer, get one free. Only kidding, we love football – Juve-Barca final? We called it.
B-SIDE BY NACELLE @ CAIRO CAPITAL CLUB
The eternal struggle of whether House Sessions or B-Side is better has threatened to split Nacellians worse than Henry VIII split the Church because of his insatiable appetite for women way back when. Whatever your penchant, we can all agree that DJ wah.leed and DJ Flash B add fuel to the B-Side fire at CCC this week.
For more parties, gigs and other miscellaneous events in this hotpot of random called Cairo, check out the CG events calendar.