If you haven’t migrated to the North Coast this weekend like the rest of Egypt , congratulations! We’re here to help keep things interesting inside the city. We’d hate to see a perfectly good, relatively traffic-free weekend go to waste; so here we go.
Head to Makan’s Project Yourself open mic event this Thursday to show off your talents, and don’t forget to visit the Cairo Jazz Club for an evening of dance floor fun with DJ Masters at Funk on Friday, with a Saturday performance of alternative music by Sahara. For more music, band Massar Egbari is in town from Alex for a live performance at Al Geneina Theatre on Friday – or if you’re feeling sophisticated, artsy and intellectual, catch artist Juan Carlos Noria’s exhibit at Articulate Baboon Art Gallery before it wraps up on the 11 th. For evening revelling, catch DJ Ramsi Lehner and DJ Kicksy for a night of innovative grooves for Cinky Beats at the Thai Orchid.
The weekend means time to relax at last – so drop by the Conrad pool for a lazy day of lounging and sun – we’ve been recently and quite liked it, so stay tuned for our upcoming review. We’re especially excited about the Burger Craze promotion at Fairmont Nile City ’s Napa Grill, an excellent place for a hearty weekend lunch, with specialty burgers featured weekly.
If you’re feeling a bit more ambitious this weekend, we’ve got you covered. In the interest of keeping Cairo as decked out and fresh looking as our beautiful site, we’ve done our homework and devised some ingenious ways to stock your closet so you can hit Cairo’s weekend scene in style, without over-burdening your wallet.
Of course, most Cairenes are making a beeline for the beach once the final work whistle blows – and so are many of our favourite establishments, from boutiques to lounges (Loolies, Indigo and Tamarai, to name a few). Tamarai NC 151 kicks off Sahel season with duo DJ Samba and DJ Fahmy, premiering some exciting new material from Samba’s very own Electrum Records. Mercedes Benz Star Lounge is hosting Serge Devant and special guests for an invitation-only open bar evening of celebration.
The North Coast isn’t the only hip beach destination around! If you must get out of town, don’t forget to consider a trip to El Gouna, where newly-opened lounge C looks promising for some beach-side night life. Also on offer is a Thursday Hip Hop and R&B night at Moods, featuring DJ SPIN, Ministry Of Sound, HedKandi and DJ Dev!L.
Whatever you decide to do, have a fabulous weekend!