Another busy, wallet-draining, health-damaging weekend awaits us as Cairo’s bars and clubs show no signs of taking it easy on our haggard and tired bodies. This weekend, we have musical battles, a Turk with nice hair, a Londoner and a hybrid man-bird human, as well as one of the biggest non-nightlife events of the year.
STUDENT DJ 2014 BATTLE: GASER EL SAFTY VS MARWAN AKL @ FAIRMONT NILE CITY
The third battle of this year’s Student DJ sees Marwan Akl go up against a man I have the (dis)pleasure of seeing five days a week, Gaser El Safty at Fairmont Nile City. Eli & Fur headline, with Aly Goede opening. Usually I’d say ‘may the best man win’, but I have to back my boy – go get ‘em Gas-Man.
FRIDAZED: BRUNCH & MUSIC @ THE GARDEN
Fridazed at the Garden sells it self, really: 200LE = unlimited beer, unlimited hotdogs, unlimited beer, unlimited wine and unlimited reasons to wake up a bit earlier than usual on Friday.
AHMET KILIC @ RIVERSIDE
He may look like he belongs on a poster at an Egyptian barber, but Turkish DJ, Ahmet Kilic, has amassed quite a following this year, having featured at several big parties. This weekend, he flies in for a gig at Zamalek’s Riverside.
HOUSE SESSIONS BY NACELLE @ THE TEMPLE
This week’s edition of Nacelle‘s House Sessions welcomes London DJ, Jay Shepheard, who’ll be unleashing his eclectic house and disco sets. Don’t be fooled by his innocent face, he’s a demon on the decks. Nacelle resident, Hisham Zahran, opens.
EL-FIT GRAND FINALE @ SODIC WEST
(Friday + Saturday)
This weekend, Caro’s fittest and buffest will be flocking to SOSIC West for the long-awaited gradnd finale of the El-FIT Challenge. Apart from the competitions, there’s plenty for spectators to see and do, with Egypt’s first sports expo and plenty of other fun/tiring activities.
There’s plenty of other gigs and parties this weekend, as well as plenty of exhibitions, screenings and festivals – check out the Cairo Gossip events calendar for more.