The World Cup is dominating the weekend in Cairo, which means its slim pickings for those who don’t enjoy watching an hour and a half of grown, sweaty men running around in shorts and long socks. Skip the first one if you are indeed one of these people.
WORLD CUP 2014: BRAZIL VS. CROATIA @ BAB EL NIL
(Thursday)Everyone seems pretty excited and you can catch the opening game at Fairmont Nile City‘s Bab El Nil. Predictions? I’m backing Brazil. Because they have nice beaches n’ stuff.
Fairmont Nile City’s Saigon welcomes back resident jazz diva, Ellie of London, for another night of live music. Don’t look into her eyes – you’ll get lost and your life will become a constant pursuit of getting her attention via social media. It happened to me.
DJ MISTY & DJ MADLOU @ CAIRO JAZZ CLUB
(Friday) Big, fat blowout of a double-header this weekend at Cairo Jazz Club as DJ Misty and that nice fella from Alexandria, MadLou play back-to-back.
MR. KORDY @ VENT
(Friday)Egyptian underground rapper, Mr. Kordy, takes to the stage at VENT this weekend and, despite his mean appearance, is actually a big sweetie whose hobbies outside if hip-hop include souvenir mugs. None of that is true.
RECOVERY SATURDAYS @ THE GARDEN
(Saturday)Whether you’re celebrating or drowning your sorrows, the Garden has your back with Recovery Saturdays. I’ll be doing the latter.
Check out the CG events calendar for more parties, gigs and other semi-interesting things to do across Cairo this weekend.