After a pretty lame and tame week of events across Cairo’s bars and clubs, the weekend has arrived with plenty up its proverbial sleeve – yes, in this metaphor, the weekend is a human being, possibly wearing a long-sleeved tee of some sort. Said sleeve is chockablock with naughty and nice parties that will help you forget – just what the doctor ordered. In this metaphor, my doctor is my dealer.
STUDENT DJ 2014 BATTLE MAIE EL SABI VS MIKE @ FAIRMONT NILE CITY
The second battle of this year’s Student DJ competition sees the only woman left in the competition, Maie El Sabi go up against Mike. Opening for this brutal battle of the sexes is the unique Fulltone, with female duo, ME & her, headlining. God speed, ladies.
BACK 2 BASICS: THE REUNION @ FAIRMONT NILE CITY
I wouldn’t like to be Fairmont staff this weekend. A mere hours after things wrap up at Student DJ, Back 2 Basics are moving in for the Reunion – a day party that will see Cairo Gossip favourites, Mohasseb and SHawky, head a line-up that also includes Ouzo and Abou Samra.
GOES SAILING @ THE GOLDEN BOAT
Ahoy. The Fulltone boys are going to have to get up bright and and early for this year’s Goes Sailing, where they’re be joined by Tamer Auf, Ahmed Samy and $$$TAG$$$ for a mammoth ten-hour party aboard the Golden Boat in Maadi. Bring your own fishing rods.
HOUSE SESSIONS BY NACELLE @ THE TEMPLE
I have mixed feeling about House Sessions – it gives meaning to otherwise flat Fridays, but it pretty much takes over my weeked when you factor in recovery time. This weekend, Nacelle favourites, Aly Bahgat and Baher, are the I’m holding accountable for ruining my weekend.
AFTERHOURS 002 W/AHMED SAMY @ VENT
Because sleep is for the weak, VENT‘s nocturnal nurturer of nice noises, Ahmed Samy, is starting his Saturday morning on Friday night – if you know what I mean. That’s assuming he doesn’t fall into the water and float down to Aswan at Goes Sailing.
There’s plenty more parties and gigs across Cairo’s bars and clubs this weekend – check out the Cairo Gossip events calendar for more.