New Year’s Eve is all but here and, as seems to be the case every year, the majority of us have yet to decide where and how we’re going to mark the end of 2015, in the hope that someone else will step forward and make a decision, leaving you to tag along without bothering yourself with the practicalities of it all. In the meantime, bars in Cairo are taking it easy in the run-up to NYE, but there are a few tasty events t sink your teeth into at the likes of Cairo Jazz Club and Riverside.
JAZZING BY THE RIVER @ RIVERSIDE
It’s been a big year for Riverside; one that has seen the Zamalek venue evolve into a very different beast to what it was when it launched. The entertainment has been a cornerstone of that change, none more so than the gigs of Ahmed Harfoush, who returns this week for Jazzing by the River.
STAND-UP COMEDY SHOW + LIKE JELLY @ CAIRO JAZZ CLUB
That man Steve Kandel is at it again, this time at Cairo Jazz Club, though, and with an army of fellow funnymen. Following the stand-up show is a band that are just as proficient at inciting giggle-fits, Like Jelly.
SAY WHAAAT?! @ CAIRO JAZZ CLUB
Wednesday at Cairo Jazz Club have largely been built on hip-hop and r&b, with popular series, Say Whaaat?!, being chief protagonist. This week, the man to take the reins is none other than DJ Feedo.
OR IF YOU HAPPEN TO BE IN GOUNA ALREADY….
SOOPAR LOX + SAFI @ AURORA
Things are understandably chill across Cairo as mentioned, but if you’re spending New Year’s in Gouna there are some tasty pre-NYE parties to keep you going until Thursday, one of which sees Soopar Lox and Safi perform at Aurora.
LAIDDAZE: PILLOW TALK @ CLUBHOUSE, GOUNA
The second comes courtesy of the music-buffs at Laiddaze, who are ending a big year for them with unique three-piece act, Pillow Talk, and a host of local talent in the form of Baher, Sebzz and Omar El Sabh.
For more events across Cairo – and beyond – this week, as well as this year’s NYE malarkey, check out the Cairo Gossip events calendar.