Events in Cairo Week Beginning 10th October 2010

Events, What's New — By Pharaonick on October 10, 2010 at 2:13 pm

The Cairo International Circus Festival – mentioned in last week’s post – is still running all this week. Also, the Cairo International Festival for Experimental Theatre is taking place from 10th to 20th October at the Cairo Opera House. (Full details currently unavailable.)

Here are some of the other events worth checking out in Cairo this week. For fuller listings, see (also available on your mobile) and

The Medrar Video Festival for Video Art and Experimental Films takes place at the Goethe Institute, Downtown. Medrar for Contemporary Art aims to support young and emerging artists based in Egypt. The Video Festival consists of a number of short films and installations by artists from all over the world, including from Egypt, Iran, Romania, Singapore and Canada. Admission free; 7 pm (first screening at 8 pm). Runs till 12th October.

Arbabic pop band Wust El Balad playing at After Eight. 10 pm; minimum charge 100 LE.

Hiwar exhibition at Darb 1718 – a dialogue between artists from Egypt, Tunisia and Iraq, utilizing different forms of artistic expression. Free; 7 pm; running 25th September to 30th October.

Bidoun Library Exhibition at the Townhouse Gallery, a collection of books, art and other printed ephemera from the Middle East over the last 50 years. 7 pm ; free; runs till 17th November.

Fire of Anatolia at the Cairo Opera House – a synthesis of folkdance and music that explores Anatolia’s mythological and cultural heritage. 8 pm; tickets from 100 – 300 LE; running 12th to 17th October.

Symbl?ma Percussions performing at the CFCC in Mounira – trio of French percussionists joined by a cellist and a pianist to perform classical, contemporary and world tunes. 8 pm; free.

The Third Sakkia Rock Festival at al-Sawy Culture Wheel – performances by 6 local Rock acts. 7.30 pm; 30 LE.

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

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