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 22, 2011

Cinema Updates

Music updates coming later today!

Saturday, October 22, 2011 (two events)

Directed by Guillermo del Toro
Featuring Marisa Paredes, Eduardo Noriega and Federico Luppi

It is 1939, the end of three years of bloody civil war in Spain, and General Franco's right-wing Nationalists are poised to defeat the left-wing Republican forces...

Film Screening "Wholetrain" GRAFFITI FILM at Townhouse Gallery Library, 7:00 PM
Directed by Florian Gaag

This is the story of a crew of four “writers”, who observe the hierarchies, the values, the rules and the codes of the graffiti scene. Night after night they make off for the subway stations of the city, intent on leaving opulent images behind.

English subtitles

Arabic Graffiti – book and project presentation by the author, graffiti writer and cultural organizer Don STONE Karl

Street Art, Design & the Revolution – lecture by, designer, street artist Mohamed Gaber

Graffiti history and culture– Meet & Greet and Q&A with world famous graffiti crew MaClaim

Sunday, October 23, 2011

IL GATTOPARDO (THE LEOPARD) at the Italian Culture Institute, 6:00 PM (rerun at 8:00 PM)
Italy / 1936. Italian with English subtitles.
Directed by Luchino Visconti
Featuring Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon and Claudia Cardinale

The Prince of Salina, a noble aristocrat of impeccable integrity, tries to preserve his family and class amid the tumultuous social upheavals of 1860's Sicily.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

THE BRIGHT STAR at the Open Air Theater, Cairo Opera House, 7:30 PM

Directed by Jane Campion
Featuring Abbie Cornish, Ben Whishaw and Paul Schneider

The drama based on the three-year romance between 19th century poet John Keats and Fanny Brawne, which was cut short by Keats' untimely death at age 25.

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