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 iCroc.com (also available on your mobile) and Cairo360.com.
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 iCroc.com for schedule updates.
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.
Note: Photo taken from flickr Creative Commons, and is by epredator.