Events in Cairo Week Beginning 19th December 2010

Events — By Pharaonick on December 19, 2010 at 5:43 pm

Cairo isn’t the most Christmas-y city in the world, but there’s still some good stuff going on this week. And with The Nutcracker at the Opera House and a set Christmas meal at Cairo Jazz Club (complete with Riff Band), you can still get your dose of festive cheer. For fuller listings, check out (also available on your mobile), the Cairo Live Events Guide, and

Until the 22nd December, al-Sawy Culture Wheel is hosting a Chocofest! Activities include art workshops, puppet shows and music, all themed around chocolate, from 5 pm each evening. Entrance is 15 LE for non-members and 12 LE for members.

Al-Wazza, one of the first groups to play reggae in Cairo, with a comeback gig at the Rawabet Space for Performing Arts, next to the Townhouse art gallery. 8:00 pm.

Wust El Balad playing at After Eight. 10:00 pm; free entry but 100 LE minimum charge.

Crash Bang Boom celebrate their second anniversary of covering funk, rock and roll, and pop, at the Cairo Jazz Club. 10:30 pm; free.

Ghassan El Yousef and Dina Abd El Hamid – both teachers at Cairo’s Oud school – playing a duet at Sawy Culture Wheel. 8:00 pm; 10 / 15 LE.

The Nutcracker comes to the Cairo Opera House. 8:00 pm. Also playing 26th to 29th December.

Christmas Eve, yay! Eskenderella are playing a commemorative concert at Sawy Culture Wheel. 8:30 pm; 15 LE.

Christmas day, even yay-er! To celebrate, the Riff Band are playing at the Cairo Jazz Club, where there will be a festive set menu, and all profits are being donated to the orphan charity SOS Children’s Villages, Egypt. 10:30 pm; free.

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

Tags: Christmas, Events, going out, music, Nightlife

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