In these pages you will hopefully find interesting tips on how to take advantage of Cairo's many cultural opportunities, with particular attention to live events. Cairo Live Events Guide does not pretend to be exhaustive but will try to cover main events open to the public.

This is a private, independent, nonprofit endeavour. This blog was started in August 2008 by Cairowanderer who has been running it solo up to May 2011. Since then Cairene Beat contributes as well to the blog. If you have any comment, tip, or information you think might be relevant for the blog, please write to or

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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Cinema Updates

Saturday, October 1, 2011

SOPHIE'S CHOICE at the Jesuit Center, 6:30 PM
English with Arabic subtitles. Entrance Free.

USA / 1982

Directed by Alan J. Pakula
Featuring Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Peter MacNicol.

Sophie is the survivor of Nazi concentration camps, who has found a reason to live in Nathan, a sparkling if unsteady American Jew obsessed with the Holocaust.

Screened at the Jesuit Center's "Gameat El Nahdet El Alamea wel Thaqafiya"
15 Mahrani street, behind the Jesuit School, Faggala
close to Shohadaa metro stop

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

SOLITARY MAN at the Open Air Theater at Cairo Opera House, 7:30 PM
English with Arabic subtitles.

Directed by Brian Koppelman, David Levien
Featuring Michael Douglas, Susan Sarandon, Jesse Eisenberg.

A car magnate watches his personal and professional life hit the skids because of his business and romantic indiscretions.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

“Exit Through the Gift Shop” (2010) at the Townhouse Library, 7:00 PM

Directed by Banksy

A film about an amateur French film maker who obsessively tries to document the making of street art by world renowned graffiti artists such as Shepard Fairey, Invader, and Banksy, claiming his end goal being the creation of a documentary on street art, when in fact he has no intention in doing so. Not only does he follow them during late hours of the night while climbing buildings to leave their outspoken marks, but he also befriends them and learns their craft. Inspired by the risky life and impact of street life, Terry Guetta, starts his own line of work under the stage name “Mr Brainwash” as Banksy himself edits and creates “Exit Through the Gift Shop”.

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