Events in Cairo Week Beginning 16th January 2011

Events, What's New — By Pharaonick on January 17, 2011 at 2:42 pm

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

Aida – 140 Years of Fine Art, at the Cairo Opera House. Celebrating the 140th anniversary of the first performance of Aida, there will be performances of the opera, along with an exhibition of posters, photos, costume and jewelry designs. 8:00pm – 50 / 75 / 100 LE. Runs till January 20th.

Cinema du Reel screening at CFCC Mounira. From Sunday 16th to Monday 24th January, CFCC will be showing films that won prizes at the 2010 documentary film festival in Paris. Note that films are screened in their original language, subtitled in French or English. Today’s film is La Quemadura, the story of the filmmaker and his sister trying to flesh out their mother’s disappearance 26 years ago. 7:00pm – free. For a full schedule of screenings, click here. (In French.)

Mazaher Ensemble performing at Makan – ritual healing music, heavy on the arrhythmic percussion, known as Zar. 9:00 pm – 20 LE advance and 30 LE on the door.

Rai masters Sahra playing at After Eight. 10:00pm – minimum charge 100 LE.

Performance for a Cause – musical fusion event at Rawabet Space for Performing Arts (next to the Townhouse Gallery) to raise money for underprivileged women and children in Upper Egypt. Including performances by Hani Mostafa, Mohamed El Deeb, and the JAMM Band. 7:30pm – email or call 0199913088 for tickets.

Electro at Darb 1718 featuring performances by Neobyrd, Polymorph, and Machine Eat Man. 7:30pm – free.

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

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