Events in Cairo Week Beginning 24th October 2010

What's New — By Pharaonick on October 24, 2010 at 12:51 pm

Here’s my pick of events going down in Cairo this week. For fuller listings, check out (also available on your mobile), the Cairo Live Events Guide, and

Italian guitarist Martino de Cesare playing at Cairo Opera House. 8 pm.

Tut Ankh Amon the musical at the Cairo Opera House – Austrian musical depicting the life of Egypt’s most famous pharaoh, performed by the Cairo Opera Orchestra and Ballet Company. 8 pm; tickets 75 LE – 200 LE. Runs till 28th October.

Hiroshima Japanese Film Festival at the Artistic Creativity Centre in the Cairo Opera House grounds. Two award-winning Japanese films exploring the effect and legacy of the Hiroshima atomic bomb. 4 pm; free. Japanese Film Festival runs October 24th to 27th.

Legendary Egyptian singer Ali El-Haggar performing at al-Sawy Culture Wheel. 9 pm; 35 – 40 LE.

The renowned Fathy Salama Percussion Fusion performing at Cairo Jazz Club. 10.30 pm; free.

MARED Music and Arts Festival at al-Genaina Theatre in al-Azhar Park. Festival organised by the Egyptians Against Religious Discrimination Group, featuring arts and crafts, poetry, music, exhibitions (including caricatures and photography) and a performance by Clowns Without Borders. 12 pm – 10 pm; free (plus park entrance). Sadly, this event has been cancelled as of 28th October.

Instead, check out the Mado acoustic project at al-Sawy Culture Wheel – performance of contemporary and classical Arabic songs, including songs written by masters such as Sayed Darwish, Fairouz and el-Sheikh Imam. 8:30 pm; 10 LE.

Skin Deep Halloween Spooktacular at Cairo Jazz Club – funk and dancefloor tunes to celebrate the ghosties and ghoulies. 10.30 pm; free.

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

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