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, November 19, 2011

Cinema Updates

Saturday, November 19, 2011

THE SHINING at the Jesuit Cultural Center, 6:30 PM
Directed by Stanley Kubrick
Featuring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall and Danny Lloyd

A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.

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

Sunday, November 20, 2011 (2 events)

IL PICCOLO DIAVOLO at the Italian Institute of Culture, Zamalek, 6:00 PM (8:00 PM)
Directed by Roberto Benigni 1988/ Italy
Featuring Walter Matthau, Roberto Benigni and Stefano Antonucci
Italian with English subtitles

Father Maurice, a priest living in a residential college for priests in Rome, is called out one day to "exorcise" the devil from someone. The devil turns out to be in the form of a fun-loving man called Giuditta. What Father Maurice doesn't know is that this type of devil will turn his life around

STEVE+SKY at the Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo, Zamalek, 7:00 PM
Directed by Felix Van Groeningen
Dutch with English subtitles

‘Steve+Sky’ tells the story of Steve – a not so bright small time crook/drug dealer recently released from prison – and Sky – a somewhat naive, banana-split loving prostitute. After several chance encounters, they finally officially meet through a mutual acquaintance – Steve's ex-cellmate. Their ensuing relationship is anything but smooth as they both struggle to find their place in life. The juxtaposition of the bleached reality of everyday life with the bright neon lights of the night reflects the ups and downs of this young couple's stormy love affair.

‘Steve+Sky’ is Felix Van Groeningen’s first feature film. He didn’t only direct, but also wrote the script himself. ‘Steve+Sky’ won the Plateau award for Best Belgian Movie and Best Soundtrack in 2004.

NVIC Address: 1, Mahmoud Azmi Str (, Zamalek, Egypt, 11211

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

THE YOUNG VICTORIA at the Cairo Opera House Open Air Theater, 7:30 PM
Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée
Featuring Emily Blunt, Rupert Friend, Paul Bettany.
Ireland / 2009. Runtime: 105 min
English with Arabic subtitles.

A dramatization of the turbulent first years of Queen Victoria's rule, and her enduring romance with Prince Albert.

Wednesday November 23 to Tuesday November 29, 2011.
4th Panorama of the European Film. While the list of films is out, the schedule is still to be announced online.

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