Escape from the killer heatwave this weekend by fortifying yourself (with alcoholic supplies obvs) in the best dark, dusky, and, most importantly, air-conditioned spaces this thriving capital city has to offer. Whether you’re looking for a rave, a beautiful violinist, an African-themed night to reconnect you to the continent, or a genuinely funny comedian – this weekend has a bountiful collection to offer. If ever there was time for an ice-cold beer…
WE R SOMEBODY FT. DJ FUZZY & AYMAN NAGEEB @ RIVERSIDE
We’ve been seeing DJ duo, Fuzzy and Aymen Nageeb, more on more on Cairo’s nghtlife scene and their event series, We Are Somebody, has been setting up shop all over town. Next stop – Riverside in Zamalek.
HANINE EL ALAM @ GŬ BAR
Gŭ Bar loves violins and this weekend, Lebanese violin vixen, Hanine El Alam takes to the stage, for what promises to be a unique live performance.
RIVERDEEP FT. NADER TAHAWY & I.SALEH @ RIVERSIDE
The second big night at Riverside in as many days comes courtesy of one of the most underrated DJs in Cairo, Nader Tahawy, and the up-and-coming I.Saleh, who are the men in charge of the music at another edition of Riverdeep.
AFRICAN NIGHT W/ HAWIDRO @ CAIRO JAZZ CLUB
Local eight-man band/small musical army, Hawidro have been in the game for some time and are finally getting the attention their unique and quirky talents deserve. This Saturday sees the Afro-fusion group end the weekend at Cairo Jazz Club on a high-note.
STEVE KANDEL + SHADY AHMED @ THE TAP
Comedian Steve Kandel kicks things off at Maadi bar, the Tap, before acoustic maestro, Shady Ahmed, takes up his usual end-of-week, late-night slot.
If by some extreme chance, nothing on this list has whet your appetite – check out Cairo Gossip’s event calendar for more of what our clubs and bars have to offer you this weekend. Find your port in this very sandy storm.