Events in Cairo Week Beginning 17th October 2010

What's New — By Pharaonick on October 17, 2010 at 7:47 pm

One word this week: Kylie! OK, so there is some other stuff going on. The Cairo Jazz Mania Festival is running at the Citadel until the 19th, with performances by Jazz bands from around the world. Entrance is free, and the shows are meant to start at 7 pm.

The Cairo International Festival for Experimental Theatre is still running till 20th October at the Cairo Opera House. See events section for the schedule.

For fuller listings of all these events, check out (also available on your mobile) and

If you missed them last week at the CFCC, Symbl?ma Percussions are performing at the Cairo Opera House – trio of French percussionists joined by a cellist and a pianist to perform classical, contemporary and world tunes. 8 pm.

Solidarity of Sounds charity event at the Cairo Jazz Club – collaboration with Italian NGO Voica World featuring performances by Italian Jazz-Folk fusion artist Paolo Palopoli and Jordanian Rock band Salam. All proceeds go to charity, and donations on the night are welcome. 10 pm; free.

Nass Makan performing a fusion of traditional music styles from Egypt and Sudan at Makan. 9.00 pm; 30 LE on the door, 20 LE in advance.

Taxi performing contemporary Egyptian songs at al-Sawy Culture Wheel. 8.30 pm; 10 / 15 LE.

Kylie Minogue playing at the Pyramids. Yep, you heard that right: apparently Kylie is going to be playing at Enigma Magazine’s 10 year anniversary. It’s OK – tickets only cost 3000 LE. Starts 8 pm.

Penultimate night of the Cairo International Circus Festival, with performances by Lebanese troupe Circuna, a Dutch troupe, and Swiss act Starbugs – who claim to be the “most uncool Hiphoppers in Switzerland.” Al-Genaina Theatre in al-Azhar Park. 7 pm; free, plus park entrance.

Closing night of the Cairo International Circus Festival, so you simply gotta be there! It’s taking place on al-Muizz li-Din Allah street just north of Khan al-Khalili, and – amongst other acts – is featuring the amazing French performers Les Trois Points de Suspension. 5 pm; free.

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

Tags: circus, music, Nightlife, what's on


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