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

Read about Cairo Live Events Guide on The Daily News Egypt

Monday, October 3, 2011

Updates on Events: PechaKucha, Movie and Open Mic

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The first PechaKucha Night will take place Goethe Institute's Tahrir Lounge, Downtown, 6:30 PM.
Presenttions will cover political, urban and social issues...

Speakers so far are:
- Injy El Abd (Collage)
- Mohamad Ezz Aldine (Photography/ CARE Egypt)
- Ahmed Hazem (Social Networking)
- Mona Shahien (Tahrir Lounge)
- Mohamad El Moshir (Graffiti/Caricature)
- Marwa Morgan (Photography)
- Ahmed Abdel Fatah (Photography/ Tahrir Square)
- Tasniem Seliem (Computers + Kids + Books)
- Ahmad Nady (creative illustration)

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”.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Up On The Roof – Open Stage Night at Darb 1718, 8:00 PM

Up on the Roof is an Arts Residency Cairo (ARC) event in association with Darb 1718. The bi monthly Open Stage Night is a creative platform for both established and emerging artists using either Arabic or English language.

Performances include live poetry, spoken word, stand-up comedy, narratives, music, script reading and dance. Each act will be a maximum of 7 minutes and at times a longer guest spot for an invited artist. This is a space to try out new material and take risks as well as present shaped work.

Donation of 10 LE on entrance

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