Another busy weekend beckons for Cairo, with Egypt’s capital set to descend into a veritable hotpot of entertainment thanks to an eclectic few days of events. From boozy brunches and bazaars, to parties and fashion shows, there really is a little something for everyone.
LABYRINTHS CAIRO: MAURICE LOUCA + HELM @ RAWABET THEATRE
As part of international music series, Labyrinths, Cairo’s coolest cats are set to descend on Downtown’s Rawabet Theatre to catch a glimpse of the enigma that is Maurice Louca in his first Cairo gig since returning from a recent European tour, on a night that will also see London musical experimenter, Helm, perform. And then there’s the after-party…
MASSAR EGBARI @ CAIRO JAZZ CLUB
Cairo Jazz Club is set to kick off a busy weekend – one that will see the enduring Cairo bar welcome Disco Masr, Safi and Wust El Balad – with a band that has been on a hottest of hot streaks this year, Massar Egbari. With the release of album Rise & Fall earlier this year cementing their position as one of the best in the country, the Alexandria natives celebrate ten years in the game with a special gig.
EAT TO THE BEAT @ EAT & BARREL
Nothing quite beats the euphoria of fostering a nice lil’ day-drunkenness and you’ll do well to find a more fitting arena to do so than Eat & Barrel‘s weekly boozy brunch, Eat to the Beat, which kicked off a new season just two weeks ago. This week, the Nile-side Giza lounge will play host to cheeky chappies, Aguizi & Fahim.
THE COSTUME ISLAND BY BAZARNA @ FAMILY PARK
(Friday)On a very different note, Rehab City’s Family Park is set to be be the scene for Bazarna‘s latest carnival of dining and entertainment, the Costume Island. With food, drink, music, shopping, children’s activities and other wholesome doings awaiting, there’s plenty of fun to be had. The catch? *Dramatic pause* Costumes.
HOUSE SESSIONS BY NACELLE @ THE TEMPLE
Now in it’s fifth season, Nacelle‘s House Sessions made a triumphant return this month – alongside B-Side and a couple of new concepts – to the delight of of the party series’ loyalists. This weekend, Tito, Hisham and co. have secured the talents of eclectic American music-maker, DJ Three, who headlines an evening that will also see Nacelle favourite, Hisahm Zahran, taking on opening duties.
FASHION ZONE: CAIRO COUTURE COLLECTIONS @ DUSIT THANI LAKEVIEW
(Saturday)It’s a good time to be in the Egyptian fashion industry right now, with fashion-based events aplenty, giving designers platforms and fashion-fiends exposure to a new wave of appreciation of fashion as art. This weekend, Fashion Zone is taking over New Cairo hotel, Dusit Thani Lakeview, for its second Cairo Couture Collections event.
For more events across the capital, check out the Cairo Gossip events calendar.