Another busy, busy, busy weekend awaits across Cairo with many a phat event taking place in the capital to suit all tastes – whether you’re a day-time-drinking-in-the-sun sort of guy, or a dark-room-full-of-smoke sort of guy. Cairo – it has it all.
BACK IN THE DAZE VOL. II @ DAHABIYA BOAT, CORNICHE EL MAADI
The second edition of LaidDaze‘s Back in the Daze will be held on a boat – not one of those anti-climactic, stationary affairs, but an actual, real, moving boat. Sticklers for Health & Safety might tell you that the mixture of inebriation, proximity to the Nile, and the capacity for human stupidity could lead to disaster. Forget it, you’re ON A BOAT. The event will feature Ellum Audio’s Gardens of God and the homegrown Hassan Abou Alam. Viva boat parties!
CABARET @ THE TEMPLE
Samakmak’s bevvy of bodacious belly-dancers will be the centre of attention at Unfold Events‘ Cabaret. Held at one of Cairo’s most morally ambiguous venue, the Temple, the event hopes to channel the sights and sounds of 50s Cairo. That, or they’ve figured that the only way they can get you to pay 350LE a ticket is by providing belly-dancers – not sure about you but we’re sold.
SALEH AMIN + MINUS T @ VENT
In something akin to 8 Mile – palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy, etc – Saleh Amin announced himself in a blaze of fire when he opened for Noir at Nacelle’s INVENTING last year. Not unlike Mr Mathers, he hit it out of the park and has slowly been making a name for himself. This weekend, he takes to the decks at VENT with the brilliant Minus T also on the bill.
EAT TO THE BEAT FT. DISCO MISR @ EAT & BARREL
Food, cocktails, music and afternoon sunshine – an idiot-proof combination if ever we’ve seen one. This week’s entertainment at Eat & Barrel‘s Eat to the Beat comes courtesy of young, and clearly patriotic, Disco Misr.
THE WESTOWN HUB SPRING FESTIVAL
(Friday – Saturday)
Is it still spring? Irrelevant, fool. All you need to know is that SODIC West’s Westown Hub is marking the end (?) of spring and the beginning of new and exciting prospects as Cairo continues to grow from the inside out. Details are deliberately vague – are you as excited as we are? – but there will be plenty for the whole family to see and do.
JUMIA GEEK @ THE GREEK CAMPUS
Tech-heads rejoice. The Greek Campus is set to host Jumia Geek; Egypt’s first technology festival, where attendees are invited to touch and play with high-tech toys (the best kind of showcase, to be honest). The event will also feature talks from Cairo’s digital elite. Also, that face looks like Dexter from Dexter’s Laboratory. Just sayin’.
HANY RAMZY @ THE TAP
As has become customary, Maadi bar and cave of carnivorous contentment, the Tap, ends the weekend on a laidback note with the talented Hassan Ramzy – the man every girl wants to take home to their parents.
For more parties, gigs and other events, find comfort in the Cairo Gossip events calendar. Whether you’ll find comfort is another story altogether.