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Events in Cairo Week Beginning 26th December 2010

Events in Cairo Week Beginning 26th December 2010 December 26, 2010 | What's New | Read More
Here’s my pick of music going down in Cairo this week. For fuller listings, check out iCroc.com (also available on your mobile), the Cairo Live Events Guide, and Cairo360.com. Sunday Cocoon playing jazz standards at the Cairo Jazz Club. 10:30pm; free. Monday Wust El Balad at After Eight. 10:00pm; minimum...

Friday Photo: Zahi Hawass Chasing Mummies

Friday Photo: Zahi Hawass Chasing Mummies December 24, 2010 | Photo Friday | Read More
This photo was sent me by a good friend of mine, Dalia Rabie. Although it’s well out of date, it’s just too fabulous not to share. As you can see, it’s the advert for the History Channel documentary series Chasing Mummies, starring – and that is most definitely the right word...

Cairo’s Zabaleen Hit Hard by Global Economic Crisis

Cairo’s Zabaleen Hit Hard by Global Economic Crisis December 20, 2010 | What's New | Read More
An interesting article by the Daily News Egypt shows how hard communities such as Cairo’s Zabaleen were hit by the global economic crisis. The article boils the continuing struggles of the Zabaleen down to three main points: Lower prices for processed / recycled garbage, caused by the economic crisis...

Events in Cairo Week Beginning 19th December 2010

Events in Cairo Week Beginning 19th December 2010 December 19, 2010 | Events | Read More
Cairo isn’t the most Christmas-y city in the world, but there’s still some good stuff going on this week. And with The Nutcracker at the Opera House and a set Christmas meal at Cairo Jazz Club (complete with Riff Band), you can still get your dose of festive cheer. For fuller listings, check...

Friday Photo: Arabic Calligraphy in the Street of the Tentmakers

Friday Photo: Arabic Calligraphy in the Street of the Tentmakers December 17, 2010 | Photo Friday | Read More
Today’s Friday Photo is of an artist in the Street of the Tentmakers, just south of Bab Zwayla on al-Muizz li-Din Allah street. This market is where artists make colorful applique wall hangings, cushion covers and so on that would traditionally have been used to decorate Arabic tents. Nowadays,...

Ten Tweeps You Should Follow to Find Out What’s Going On in Cairo

Ten Tweeps You Should Follow to Find Out What’s Going On in Cairo December 16, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
If you’re visiting Cairo, you’ll want to know what’s happening in the city. These ten organizations tweet about events you may want to check out. Some of the accounts are still establishing themselves, but are worth following nonetheless. In a later post, I’ll follow up with...

Events in Cairo Week Beginning 7th November 2010

Events in Cairo Week Beginning 7th November 2010 November 8, 2010 | What's New | Read More
Here’s my pick of the best craic going down in Cairo this week. For fuller listings, check out iCroc.com (also available on your mobile), the Cairo Live Events Guide, and Cairo360.com. Note that the 19th Arab Music Festival is still running until November 10th. Sunday Nomads Intercontinental at Cairo...

Friday Photo: Cairo Kids Doing What They Do Best

Friday Photo: Cairo Kids Doing What They Do Best November 5, 2010 | Photo Friday | Read More
Which means, being… naughty? Too strong. Boisterous? Yup, that about covers it. The kids here crack me up. They are a complete handful, and can act somewhat spoiled, but they are so full of energy it’s hard not to warm to them. This group are on their school minibus, which – luckily...

Events in Cairo Week Beginning 31st October 2010

Events in Cairo Week Beginning 31st October 2010 October 31, 2010 | What's New | Read More
Here’s my pick of the best craic going down in Cairo this week. For fuller listings, check out iCroc.com (also available on your mobile), the Cairo Live Events Guide, and Cairo360.com. From 1st November till 10th November the 19th Festival and Conference of Arab Music is taking place at various venues...

Events in Cairo Week Beginning 24th October 2010

Events in Cairo Week Beginning 24th October 2010 October 24, 2010 | What's New | Read More
Here’s my pick of events going down in Cairo this week. For fuller listings, check out iCroc.com (also available on your mobile), the Cairo Live Events Guide, and Cairo360.com. Sunday Italian guitarist Martino de Cesare playing at Cairo Opera House. 8 pm. Monday Tut Ankh Amon the musical at the Cairo...
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