Cairo 360 Guide to Cairo, Egypt

Events

Wed 24
  • Taxi El Sahra Ft. Ramy DJunkie at Cairo Jazz Club
    Taxi El Sahra Ft. Ramy DJunkie at Cairo Jazz Club
    Aug 24 10:00 pm to Aug 25 2:00 am - Cairo Jazz Club
    A nostalgic night with Taxi El Sahra featuring Ramy DJunkie awaits, as the Cairo DJ brings the best 90's English and Arabic pop to the...
  • Salalem at the Tap
    Salalem at the Tap
    Aug 24 9:00 pm to Aug 25 3:00 am - The Tap
    Enduring indie-pop group, Salalem, drop by at Maadi for a mid-week performance at the Tap. For reservations, message the Tap on their Facebook page.
  • Funk with Sewwes at the Tap East
    Funk with Sewwes at the Tap East
    Aug 24 10:00 pm to Aug 25 3:00 am - The Tap East
    The Tap East in New Cairo welcomes back DJ Sewwes for a distinctly funky night of music. For reservations, contact the Tap East via Facebook.
  • Mafeesh Sa7ib Fe Bamboo at Bamboo
    Mafeesh Sa7ib Fe Bamboo at Bamboo
    Aug 24 10:00 pm to Aug 25 5:00 am - Bamboo
    Resident DJs 3abkarino, Kiko and Bob lead the charge with some Oriental music at Bamboo with Mafeesh Sa7ib Fe Bamboo. For reservations,...
  • Ladies Night at Vintage Bar & Lounge
    Ladies Night at Vintage Bar & Lounge
    Aug 24 9:00 pm to Aug 25 2:00 am - Vintage Bar & Lounge
    Renaissance Cairo Mirage City Hotel's Vintage Bar & Lounge welcomes Cairo's femme fatales to let their hair down with Ladies Night....
Thu 25
  • Minus T & NeoByrd at the Tap Maadi
    Minus T & NeoByrd at the Tap Maadi
    Aug 25 10:00 pm to Aug 26 3:00 am - The Tap
    The Tap Maadi kicks off a busy weekend with rare appearances from two of the best in Cairo, Minus T and NeoByrd. For reservations, message the Tap...
  • Farah Nasri & DJ Seif Sallam at Hakamoro [Duplicated]
    Farah Nasri & DJ Seif Sallam at Hakamoro [Duplicated]
    Aug 25 9:00 pm to Aug 26 3:00 am - Hakamoro
    Heliopolis bar and restaurant, Hakamoro, kicks off the weekend with belly-dancer extraordinaire, Farah Nasri, who takes to the stage on a night...
  • Screwdriver at Cairo Jazz Club
    Screwdriver at Cairo Jazz Club
    Aug 25 10:00 pm to Aug 26 2:00 am - Cairo Jazz Club
    Cairo Jazz Club kicks off the weekend with an energetic night of music, as Screwdriver take to the stage. For reservations, call 01068804764.
  • Salalem at After Eight
    Salalem at After Eight
    Aug 25 10:00 pm to Aug 26 3:00 am - After Eight
    One of Egypt's most enduring bands, Salalem, bring their distinct indie funk and pop sounds to Downtown Cairo's After Eight. For more...
  • El Nafikha at El Sawy Culturewheel
    El Nafikha at El Sawy Culturewheel
    Aug 25 8:00 pm to Aug 25 10:00 pm - El Sawy Culturewheel
    Unique brass band, El Nafikha (the Blowers), perform at El Sawy Culturewheel's Wisdom Hall. Tickets are 30LE for members and 35LE for...
Fri 26
  • Fairouz T & Omar Sherif at Cairo Jazz Club
    Fairouz T & Omar Sherif at Cairo Jazz Club
    Aug 26 9:00 pm to Aug 27 3:00 am - Cairo Jazz Club
    This weekend's Friday Fever sees Cairo Jazz Club welcome the melodic vocal deep house sets of Fairouz T, as well London-based Egyptian DJ,...
  • Funk Off at The Tap
    Funk Off at The Tap
    Aug 26 9:00 pm to Aug 27 3:00 am - The Tap
    Maadi bar, the Tap, welcomes local five-piece funk band, Funk OFF, for a night of fresh, funky tunes. For reservations, call 01016000558 or...
  • Soraya at Bab El Nil
    Soraya at Bab El Nil
    Aug 21 10:00 pm to Aug 28 2:00 am - Bab El Nil
    Catch belly dancing queen, Soraya, every night this week at Fairmont Nile City's Bab El Nil. For more information and reservations call...
  • Masterpieces XV at Zamalek Art Gallery
    Masterpieces XV at Zamalek Art Gallery
    Aug 10 10:30 am to Sep 30 9:00 pm - Zamalek Art Gallery
    Zamalek Art Gallery's annual summer group exhibition returns for 2016, with more than 70 exclusive paintings and sculptures on show from both...
  • 'Bread II' Art Exhibition at Darb1718
    'Bread II' Art Exhibition at Darb1718
    Jun 14 6:00 pm to Aug 31 11:00 pm - Darb 1718
    As part of this year's Mawaweel Festival, Darb1718 hosts collective art exhibition, Bread II. The exhibition sheds a light on the symbolic...
Sat 27
  • Salalem at Cairo Jazz Club
    Salalem at Cairo Jazz Club
    Aug 27 10:30 pm to Aug 28 3:00 am - Cairo Jazz Club
    Tonight, local favourites, Salalem, bring their unique brand of Oriental pop rock to the CJC stage. Reservations at Cairo Jazz Club are...
  • Soraya at Bab El Nil
    Soraya at Bab El Nil
    Aug 21 10:00 pm to Aug 28 2:00 am - Bab El Nil
    Catch belly dancing queen, Soraya, every night this week at Fairmont Nile City's Bab El Nil. For more information and reservations call...
  • Masterpieces XV at Zamalek Art Gallery
    Masterpieces XV at Zamalek Art Gallery
    Aug 10 10:30 am to Sep 30 9:00 pm - Zamalek Art Gallery
    Zamalek Art Gallery's annual summer group exhibition returns for 2016, with more than 70 exclusive paintings and sculptures on show from both...
  • 'Bread II' Art Exhibition at Darb1718
    'Bread II' Art Exhibition at Darb1718
    Jun 14 6:00 pm to Aug 31 11:00 pm - Darb 1718
    As part of this year's Mawaweel Festival, Darb1718 hosts collective art exhibition, Bread II. The exhibition sheds a light on the symbolic...
Sun 28
  • Masterpieces XV at Zamalek Art Gallery
    Masterpieces XV at Zamalek Art Gallery
    Aug 10 10:30 am to Sep 30 9:00 pm - Zamalek Art Gallery
    Zamalek Art Gallery's annual summer group exhibition returns for 2016, with more than 70 exclusive paintings and sculptures on show from both...
  • 'Bread II' Art Exhibition at Darb1718
    'Bread II' Art Exhibition at Darb1718
    Jun 14 6:00 pm to Aug 31 11:00 pm - Darb 1718
    As part of this year's Mawaweel Festival, Darb1718 hosts collective art exhibition, Bread II. The exhibition sheds a light on the symbolic...
Mon 29
  • Masterpieces XV at Zamalek Art Gallery
    Masterpieces XV at Zamalek Art Gallery
    Aug 10 10:30 am to Sep 30 9:00 pm - Zamalek Art Gallery
    Zamalek Art Gallery's annual summer group exhibition returns for 2016, with more than 70 exclusive paintings and sculptures on show from both...
  • 'Bread II' Art Exhibition at Darb1718
    'Bread II' Art Exhibition at Darb1718
    Jun 14 6:00 pm to Aug 31 11:00 pm - Darb 1718
    As part of this year's Mawaweel Festival, Darb1718 hosts collective art exhibition, Bread II. The exhibition sheds a light on the symbolic...
Tue 30
  • Masterpieces XV at Zamalek Art Gallery
    Masterpieces XV at Zamalek Art Gallery
    Aug 10 10:30 am to Sep 30 9:00 pm - Zamalek Art Gallery
    Zamalek Art Gallery's annual summer group exhibition returns for 2016, with more than 70 exclusive paintings and sculptures on show from both...
  • 'Bread II' Art Exhibition at Darb1718
    'Bread II' Art Exhibition at Darb1718
    Jun 14 6:00 pm to Aug 31 11:00 pm - Darb 1718
    As part of this year's Mawaweel Festival, Darb1718 hosts collective art exhibition, Bread II. The exhibition sheds a light on the symbolic...

Highlights

Restaurants

Chicken Fil-A: Can Local Restaurant Compete with the Big Boys of Fast-Food?

Chicken Fil-A: Can Local Restaurant Compete with the Big Boys of Fast-Food?

Remember when we used to order pasta from Tomato Street and sandwiches from Wesaya? Yes, it's been a while since we've seen a new Egyptian fast food chain, which made the arrival of Chicken Fil-A all the more intriguing. There's not much to be said for a fast-food dine-in experience and, let's face it, fast food is all about delivery, so we ordered in. Chicken Fil-A's menu is all about fried chicken sandwiches, with the exception of a dish that brings together grilled chicken with their Flying Rice (15LE-30LE), and they also have a fair amount of sides and desserts. Sadly, however, Chicken Fil-A failed the delivery and customer service test; after receiving the order after an hour and a half, our complaints were met with sarcasm. It wasn't a great start, but we were hoping for better with the food. The sandwiches are largely very similar with just different toppings, so we decided to go classic with the Fil-A Deluxe (28LE) with a side of Hell Fries (19LE). The sandwich came as three pieces of fried chicken strips topped with 'French cheese' and lying over a bed of lettuce, tomato and the restaurant's special sauce, but what was far from what we saw on the menu. The chicken had a very soggy and slightly burnt crust and we couldn't tell what type of 'French' cheese was used, due to how little there was of it, but on the bright side, the chicken was very tender, the bread and the veggies were fresh, and the amount of 'special' sauce – which tasted suspiciously like mayonnaise - was spot on. Coated with Chicken Fil-A's special spices, the fries, meanwhile, were topped with cheddar cheese sauce, slices of jalapeno pepper and hell sauce. We really couldn't feel the presence of the spices due to the overpowering spiciness of the jalapeno and the 'hell sauce', which turned out to be sriracha sauce. As for the cheese sauce itself, it had a good consistency, but it was on the bland side in term of flavours. We also couldn't not go for one of 'Akbar Sandwiches Frakh Fe Mas' (the biggest chicken sandwiches in Egypt); between the The Godzilla (38LE) and The Fil (40LE), we went for the latter. After a rough start, The Fil saved the day. Two pieces of chicken fillet are stuffed with American cheese and served in a soft burger bun, alongside tomato, lettuce, and again their 'special sauce' aka mayo. The quality and the flavours of The Fil are very similar to Hardee's' Big Chicken Fillet, only it's much, much bigger and the layers in the Fil make for a pretty picture. We finished things off with Red Velvet Oreo (15LE) and Watermelon Fil-A Cooler (12LE). The dessert consists of five pieces of deep-fried, red velvet batter-coated Oreo pieces, sprinkled with sugar and served with cream cheese dip. Unfortunately the dough was very dense and chewy, and the cream cheese dip was too thick to be a dip. Somehow, though, the flavours were interesting enough and it just needed better execution. As for the Fil-A cooler, it was simply a can of 7up served with 2 tablespoons of watermelon syrup – the less said about that, the better. Overall, despite its crowd pleasing concept and the potential gap fin the market for local fast-food, it's Chicken Fil-A's poor execution that could see it go the way of Tomato Street and Wesaya.

Health & Fitness

Nine Quick & Easy Home Remedies That Actually Work

Nine Quick & Easy Home Remedies That Actually Work

Whether it's a sore throat, itchy skin, heartburn or even constipation, pesky daily ailments can really get irritating and most people's first reaction is to reach for our medicine cabinets. But that's not always the best solution. Our bodies can throw us for a loop at any time and the medicine that once worked for us can become ineffective over time or even turn to be the cause of the problem – which is why we recommend going to the kitchen before going to the medicine cabinet. Particular foods are rich in organic healing properties and are also largely inexpensive. So, without further ado, we present you with nine home remedies that are quick and easy to apply. Turmeric as… Antiseptic Known to be packed with curcumin, a chemical that has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant qualities, Turmeric is known in some cultures as a 'holy powder' for its ability to stop bacteria from doubling, thus prevents infections and treating superficial wounds. Apples as…Antacids If you are the type of person who prefers their food spicy or indulges in a hefty meal right before heading to bed, then chances are you will suffer from heartburn. Apples are an excellent remedy to diminish the burning sensation, as they are loaded with pectin, which has the power to absorb stomach acid and restore your pH balance. Sugar as…Hiccup-Stopper Since our bodies can't handle two reflex actions at once – hiccups being one reflex action due to eating too fast – keeping a spoonful of sugar under your tongue for a while will stimulate the saliva – another reflex action – which will make our bodies forget all about the hiccups. Prune Juice as…Laxative Feeling constipated is a common issue that we all suffer from due to unhealthy eating habits, but prune juice can help solve this irritating problem as it contains insoluble fibers that don't dissolve, therefore assisting in pushing waste through the digestive system. Oatmeal as…Eczema Treatment Working as a treatment for eczema as well as chicken pox, insect bites and skin itchiness, oatmeal acts as an excellent natural remedy for skin abnormalities instead of medicines. Just grind a handful of oatmeal and soak it into enough lukewarm water to make a paste that is directly applied to the skin afterwards. Garlic Juice as…Throat Lozenge As strange as it may sound, garlic juice has the power to sooth the throat's inflamed tissue through its antimicrobial qualities. All you need to do is mix five or six pressed garlic cloves into a glass of lukewarm water and drink the juice for a couple of days to feel its effect. Cherries as…Sleeping Aids Recommended to be eaten an hour before bedtime, cherries are a natural source of melatonin which is produced by our bodies to regulate sleep and help in controlling the body's internal clock. A handful of cherries will do the trick for those who suffer from sleeping disorders. Strawberries as…Toothpaste Toothpaste doesn't actually whiten or protect our teeth. Strawberries, however, are a natural and more efficient substitute. Crush the strawberries to form a paste then rub on your teeth gently; leave it for a couple of minutes then wash your mouth. Ginger as… Nausea relief Whether you decided to drink it or chew it, ginger treats the feeling of nausea and prevents vomiting. Thanks to the gingerol chemical found in ginger roots, ginger is an effective home remedy to treat upset stomach.

Cafés

Dixie Cream: Rich Selection, Poor Quality at CFC Branch of Donut Chain

Dixie Cream: Rich Selection, Poor Quality at CFC Branch of Donut Chain

Dessert-dedicated venues have been popping up across Cairo at a huge rate over the last few years; Not only are new venues opening, but existing ones are opening new branches at a rapid pace as they race to prove that they are at the top of the dessert game. Dixie Cream is one of the former, with a new branch opening inside Cairo Festival City at one of the entrances leading to the food court, giving it a unique location catching the attention of visitors going into or out of the area. With a small venue, it boasts a simple seating area best suited for short visits, with a wide variety of sugary options, ranging from their signature donuts, Italian styled gelato and frozen yogurt, to a mix of hot and cold drinks made in-house. After taking a seat at one of the available tables, we noticed that it wasn't clean and had traces of juice and sugar from previous guests and with the absence of tissues we couldn't do anything but wait, only for the waiter to arrive a few minutes later and wipe down the table after we told him about it. We opted for the house special Chocolate glazed donut (11LE), Red Velvet filled donut (16LE) and Mini Apple Fritter (14.70LE), while also ordering a latte (17LE) with hazelnut flavour (7 LE) and a Berry Smoothie (15LE). Unfortunately, the chocolate glazed donut wasn't fresh and had a stale aftertaste; on the other hand, the red velvet filled donut had a creamy white filling which was quite good overpowering the again stale dough. While it would have been better hot, the tender apple fritter was served at room temperature; having a cinnamon-tinted centre and a very subtle apple aftertaste which was almost undetectable, with an overpowering sugar glaze while. The Berry smoothie was refreshing, but very sugary, with an artificial aftertaste rather than a fruity one. As for the Latte, we were brought a double shot of Turkish coffee which was strange but with all the issues that we've had during our visit, we ended up not correcting the waiter and leaving shortly afterwards. Overall, there are a lot of issues that need to be addressed with competitors like Dunkin Donuts and other dessert specialist to contend with, particularly when considering the fact that there is a priority problem (at this branch at least). The staff were happy to talk up a lot of the items, but while neglecting the thing Dixie Cream is most know for – donuts.

Nightlife

Four Singers, Four Belly-Dancers, Four Big Eid Nights at Cairo Marriott Hotel

Four Singers, Four Belly-Dancers, Four Big Eid Nights at Cairo Marriott Hotel

As one of the most unique hotels in Egypt's capital, Cairo Marriott Hotel proved to be one of the most popular spots for fetar and sohour this Ramadan. So much so that the hotel's uber popular yearly tent, Som3a Basha, has extended its run till July 10th, offering some unique street-style food and kitsch-traditional take on the already quite inherently kitschy kheima concept. But that hasn't interfered with the hotel's grand Eid plans, which span over all four days at the Empress Show Lounge. Starting at midnight, each night will see entertainment in the form of live music courtesy of Hamada El Leithy, Tarek El Sheikh and Amir Abdallah, with the legendary Saad El Soghayar wrapping things up on Saturday alongside Abdallah, who makes a second performance. In addition, each night will also see a belly-dancer taking to the stage, including Dina and Sofia – see full schedule below. Wednesday 6th: Hamada El Leithy (Singer) / Sahar (Belly-dancer) Thursday 7th: Tarek El Sheikh / Sofia Friday 8th: Amir Abdallah / Dina Saturday 9th: Saad El Sogahayar & Amir Abdallah / Thria For more information and reservations, call 02-2728-3000. 

Shopping

Life Hacks: 8 Supermarket Foods You Can Use For Something Other Than Eating

Life Hacks: 8 Supermarket Foods You Can Use For Something Other Than Eating

Our kitchens are packed with foods that have so much more use than for eating. That might be a strange idea in itself, but some are even more useful as powerful tools to use around the house than they are in cooking - people often forget that the food properties that are either have a negative or positive impact on our bodies, also effect other things. From fashioning an ant killer solution out of pepper, to using mayonnaise as a moisturiser, here are eight foods whose uses around the house are just as effective as they are on your plate. Peanut Butter as...Glue Remover Besides acting as a source of vitamin E, magnesium and potassium, peanut butter is also a great gum and glue remover. Just let it sit for a few minutes on any gum or glue covered surface and its natural oils will help in loosening the sticky texture and easily wash it all away. Cayenne Pepper as...Ant Repellent Ants hate the smell of cayenne peppers, so the next time you find a line of ants marching at home, just sprinkle the pepper around them. You can also make a cayenne pepper solution where you pour hot water on a couple of sliced cayenne peppers then leave for 24 hours before you remove the peppers and use the solution. Coffee grounds as...Odor Remover Whether its your hands or your clothes, coffee grounds can kill malodorous smells by simply rubbing some ground coffee on your hands or placing them near the source of the bad smell and it will absorb the odors right away and leave a pleasant smell of coffee. Ketchup as...Polisher Love it or hate it on your food, ketchup can be used to polish copper and silverware and accessories. By applying ketchup in smooth and circular motions and letting it sit there for a couple of minutes before wiping it off with a wet cloth, your flatware will look good as new. Eggs as...Hair Conditioner Being an essential ingredient in baking and cooking, eggs play multiple roles outside of the kitchen as well. Egg yolks make for efficient hair masks that moisturise your hair as well as preventing hair-loss, whereas the whites mixed with honey make excellent facial masks that help in tightening and toning the skin. Olive Oil as...Lubricant Olive oil can be used as a lubricant for squeaky and creaky hinges, simply because of its slippery texture. It can also be useful in polishing furniture by mixing two parts olive oil with one part lemon juice and gently rubbing the solution in circular motion with a cloth for a polished look. Lemon Juice as...Cleaner Lemon juice is an excellent replacement for cleaners for its antibacterial and antifungal properties. Make your own lemon juice cleaner and spray it on top of dirty spots then let it sit there for a couple of minutes before washing it off with a damp piece of cloth. Mayonnaise as...Moisturiser It's beach season in Egypt and so sunburn is an issue that many will face. A quick and easy solution is gently rubbing mayonnaise over your sunburn; it will cool your skin as it acts as a natural skin moisturiser.

Sights & Travel

Ocean Diva Catamaran Sailing Tours: Living the Red Sea Good Life in El Gouna

Ocean Diva Catamaran Sailing Tours: Living the Red Sea Good Life in El Gouna

You know those rap videos full of hot models cavorting in bikinis and spilling champagne on a sailboat? Well, we got to reenact this, except minus the hot models part, when we tried Ocean Diva's Catamaran Sailing boat trip from El Gouna's Abu Tig Marina. At 350LE per adult (and around 125LE per child over the age of 3), the daily boat trips aren't cheap, but they do offer heaps of sailing and snorkeling fun for all ages. The large and distinctly red boat offers two trips to the Red Sea snorkeling spot of Dolphin House: a full day from 9AM to 5PM with snorkeling and a light sandwich meal included, or a shorter afternoon trip from 2.30PM to 5PM with beer, wine, champagne and canapes. Three guesses which option we aspiring rap video models went for. Located less than an hour away from the Abu Tig Marina, Dolphin House is a cluster of reefs in the Red Sea known for dolphin spotting (duh) and colorful fish. Although dolphin spotting isn't guaranteed, we had such a good time snorkeling around the reefs that we completely forgot about them. Once the boat docks at the reef, you get around 90 minutes to snorkel, and we were lucky enough to spot parrot fish, napoleon fish, squid and blue spotted sting rays close to the boat. Even better, the spot was easy enough for children and first-time snorkelers to navigate easily without panic. Once back on the boat, we were offered canapes of mini-pies and salmon pancakes, and a glass of local bubbly each. Setting back to El Gouna, we enjoyed the remains of the sunny day sitting on the trampoline front section of the boat, which is great fun as you can lie down and watch the water directly below you. Judging by the diverse collection of fellow sailors – tipsy twenty-something-year-olds chugging beer and dancing to electronic muaic, veiled grandmothers, newlywed couples and large families – it was clear that the trip was fun for everyone included, although honestly we could have done without the loud music blaring through our ears and echoing around the sea all day long. Although more expensive than the Mahmeya boat trips (250LE per person without the buffet meal), the Dolphin House boat trip was undeniably fun without a boring moment, and safe enough for kids of all ages to try. Also, the endless refills of booze didn't hurt. For more information, please contact Ocean Diva Catamaran on Facebook. (Photos courtesy of Ocean Diva Catamaran on Facebook)

Books

Seven Bestsellers You Probably Didn’t Know Were Ghostwritten...

Seven Bestsellers You Probably Didn’t Know Were Ghostwritten...

In the world of literature, one might well consider ghostwriters as unsung heroes, stepping in to write, contribute or, sometimes, carry the legacy of a deceased author, famous politician or celebrity while the work carries the name of someone else. The 'ghostwriter' has a simple job - make sure this piece of work is of a publishing standard. But more often than not, there are other, less straightforward reasons. From 007, to some of the world's most influential politicians' biographies, to some classic oldies – here is a look at seven published books which you probably didn't know were ghostwritten.... The Man with the Golden Gun by Ian Fleming The infamous author behind 007, Ian Fleming, published over ten novels following Bond and his adventures. However, Fleming died when he was just done with the The Man with the Golden Gun's first draft. Comic novelist, Kingsley Amis (pictured above) – himself a huge Bond fan – stepped in at the request of Fleming's publisher. Though reports differ on how much of his contributions made into the book, he did eventually go on to make a contribution to the series under a pseudonym with Colonel Sun. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas The epic novel portraying the adventures of the Musketeers of the Guard isn't solely the work of renowned writer Alexandre Dumas. The French author, Auguste Maquet (pictured above), contributed greatly to the plot and to the writing process – something that drove Maquet to drag Dumas to court for authorial recognition. Hard Choices by Hilary Clinton Politicians have tended to employ the services of ghsotwriters of the year; which is exactly what Hillary Clinton, former United States Secretary of State and presumptive presidential nominee, did with her memoir Hard Choices. Clinton turned to her speechwriter, Ted Widmer (pictured above), along with two former state department assistants. Girl Online by Zoe Sugg 26 year-old YouTuber and Vlogger, Zoe 'Zoella' Sugg (pictured above) published her first young adult novel Girl Online back in 2014 which broke the records for the highest first-week sales. Rumour has it that the romance and drama novel was ghostwritten by the young-adult novelist Siobhan Curham and Amy Alward who is Sugg's editor. Profiles in Courage by John F. Kennedy The book that won John F. Kennedy a Pulitzer Prize, Profiles in Courage was long assumed to be the work of the former US president. Kennedy had always maintained that it was all his work, but after his death, his speechwriter, Ted Sorenson (pictured above), was revealed to have ghostwritten it. Open by Andre Agassi Renowned tennis player and eight-time Grand Slam champion, Andre Agassi, wrote his autobiography Open , tapping into his deepest secrets and explained how he grew to resent the game and the world of fame; except that Agassi didn't actually write the book- it was Pulitzer Prize winner, novelist and journalist, J.R. Moehringer. Goosebumps: The Scarecrow Walks at Midnight by R.L. Stine Bestselling children and young adult horror fiction series, Goosebumps: The Scarecrow Walks at Midnight, was actually a collaboration between the talented R.L. Stine and several ghostwriters. As the novel grew popular, demands for new series and sequels were increasing which made Stine resort to working with other authors to be able to produce more than one book per year.

City Life

Cairo Weekend Guide: Cochlea's Lastbreath, DJs City & Lots of Live Music

Cairo Weekend Guide: Cochlea's Lastbreath, DJs City & Lots of Live Music

Go to Sahel or stay in Cairo? It's a question many have been asking themselves all summer – and the answer is usually to go to Sahel. But Cairo has its own thing going this summer and this weekend proves exactly that. The parties are plentiful this Thursday and we start at the Tap East in New Cairo, where the versatile Minus T makes a welcome return. Meanwhile, at its sister venue, the Tap Maadi, DJ Teddy is the man tasked with kicking off the weekend. Elsewhere, DJ Fuzzy brings his deep and tech house sets to the Garden Nile Front in Maadi and hip-hop head,DJ Feedo, takes to the decks at Royal Maxim Palace Kempinski's 3AM, while one of the highlight music events of the weekend for the pure music lover comes in the form of the return of Lastbreath. This edition of Cochlea's perennial event sees Ahmed Samy and John Damien take to the stage at Garden City's Rooftop Lounge. If live music is more your game, Cairo Jazz Club are kicking off the weekend Bluezophrenia and Salalem perform at Downtown's After Eight, while Hisham Blues is live at Fairmont Nile City's Saigon Restaurant & Lounge. At the opposite end of the musical scale, meanwhile, El Dammah Theater hosts Mazameer El Nile. Friday is a busy day for 3AM with two events on the board. First, starting at 4PM, DJs City takes over, with a total of 14 DJs set to perform. Later on in the evening, meanwhile, another edition of Blend awaits, bringing together Oriental and House music. Elsewhere, hip-hop is the name of the game at the Tap East, courtesy of DJ Fat Sam, while Cairo Jazz Club's Friday Fever sees Special K take to the decks with his trademark deep, tech and progressive house sets. Meanwhile, live music comes courtesy of Basheer at After Eight, Spunky Dynamite at the Tap Maadi and Riham Mustafa at Saigon Restaurant & Lounge. There's plenty of Oriental flavour to Friday's events, too, with increasingly popular belly-dancer, Nancy, returns to Hakamoro, while the Garden Nile Front hosts belly-dancer, Ranem, and DJ Hany Khalil at Fel Genena Oriental Night. Saturday is a little more hushed, but there are some solid live music events, including Ahmed Omar's return to Cairo Jazz Club and Shady Ahmed at the Tap Maadi. Elsewhere, the Tap East is closing their weekend with a night of funk courtesy of DJ Sewwes, while DJ Tommy takes After Eight on a trip down musical memory lane with a night of oldies. Though many of Cairo's galleries are still in hibernation, Zamalek Art Gallery's annual Masterpieces summer collection is now on show, as is a huge group exhibition at Picasso Gallery. These are just a few of the events across Egypt's capital this weekend – check out the Cairo 360 events calendar for more.
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