Events in Cairo Week Beginning 3rd October 2010

What's New — By Pharaonick on October 4, 2010 at 5:16 pm

There’s a lot of sweet stuff going down in Cairo this week. Here’s a pick of some of the better bitties and bobbies. For fuller listings, check out (also available on your mobile) and

Arbabic pop band Wust El Balad playing at After Eight. 10 pm; minimum charge 60 LE.

The Opera Aida returns to Cairo after an eight year hiatus. It’s being performed at a new open air theatre near the Pyramids, built for the performance by the Cairo Opera House. 8 pm; tickets from 50 to 200 LE; running till 7th October.

Opening event of the Cairo International Circus Festival takes place at al-Genaina Theatre in al-Azhar Park, featuring performances by circuses from Egypt, Italy, Belgium and the UK. The international circus festival – the first of its kind in Egypt – runs till October 23rd at various venues around Cairo, including al-Genaina, Darb 1718, and the Balloon Theatre. 5 pm; park entrance 10 LE. Tune into for schedule updates.

Step Afrika! performing at the Cairo Opera House, an educational dance troupe from Washington DC. 8 pm; tickets 10 – 30 LE.

Street Festival at al-Sawy Cultural Centre, aiming to revive traditional Egyptian street arts commonly associated with moulids, such as oriental dancing, acrobatics, magicians and card sharps. 2 pm; 5 LE.

El Dor El Awwal playing a blend of Jazz at the Cairo Jazz Club. 10 pm; free entry.

Note: Photo taken from flickr Creative Commons, and is by epredator.

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  • Peter Campbell says:

    The information on this website is incomplete and already out of date. If you are going to host this site, save everyone a deal of time by ensuring the information is up to date otherwise whatever credibilty you might have hoped to achieve will be negated

  • Pharaonick says:

    Hi Peter, thanks for your comment. Care to be a little more constructive and point out which information is incorrect, please, so I can find out where I went wrong?

    Except for the minimum charge at After Eight on Mondays, which is actually 100 LE and which I’ve updated in my most recent post, I believe it’s all correct. I will agree that the information is now out of date, since all these listings refer to last week.

    A selection of this week’s events are here:


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