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Egypt's arts and culture events of the week: 9-16 October

Cairo and Alexandria's cultural scene is booming this week. Check our listings of music events, exhibitions film screenings, book discussions and much more

Ahram Online , Friday 7 Oct 2016
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Scroll to the bottom for the list of recommended exhibitions this week
 

Sunday 9 October
 

Film

CAIRO

Screening of Very Big Shot. Read more here.

Hours: 12pm, 5pm

Zawya, Cinema Odeon, 4 Abdel-Hamid Said St, off Talaat Harb St, Downtown, Cairo

Film

CAIRO

Screening of The Light between Oceans. Read more here.

Hours: 2.30pm, 7.30pm, 10pm

Zawya, Cinema Odeon, 4 Abdel-Hamid Said St, off Talaat Harb St, Downtown, Cairo

Film

 

CAIRO

Shnit International Short Film festival, running till 9 October. Check the programme here.

Several venues

Exhibition opening

7pm

CAIRO

‘A Dream’, an exhibition by artist Wagih Yassa. The exhibition runs until 25 October.

Picasso Art Gallery, 30 Hassan Assem St, Zamalek, Cairo

Poetry

7pm

CAIRO

Poetry evening, presented by Alsamah Abdallah.

Beit El-Shaer (Poetry House), Beit Al-Set Wasila, Mohamed Abdo St, Old Cairo

Puppet theatre/Music

7pm

CAIRO

The Sakia Puppet Theatre troupe revives music of iconic Egyptian singer Abdel-Halim Hafez.

El Sawy Culturewheel - Wisdom hall, end of 26th of July St, Zamalek, Cairo

Inshad

7.30pm

CAIRO

Mawlay band.

El Sawy Culturewheel - River hall, end of 26th of July St, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

7.30pm

CAIRO

Screening of ‘Almanya: Welcome to Germany’, directed by Yasemin Şamdereli.

Darb 1718, Cinema El Fourn, Kasr El Sham3 St, El Fakhareen, Old Cairo, near Mar Girgis Metro Station, Cairo

Music
7pm
ALEXANDRIA

Orgwani and Disorder concert, part of Oufuqy Music Forum.

Fine Arts Museum, Manasha St, Moharam bek, Alexandria

Film
7pm
ALEXANDRIA

Documentary Film Forum: Screening of Armies of the Sun, directed by Shadi Abdel Salam (1974) 40 min
Arabic with English subtitles.

 

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, auditorium hall, Alexandria

Music
8pm
ALEXANDRIA

HOH concert: Hany Adel, Ousso Lotfy and Hany Eldakkak.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, great hall, Alexandria

Scroll to the bottom for the list of recommended exhibitions this week

SHNIT
SHNIT shorts film festival taking place in Cairo among other cities around the world (Photo: part of promotional material by SHNIT)

Monday 10 October
 

Film

CAIRO

Screening of Very Big Shot. Read more here.

Hours: 12pm, 5pm

Zawya, Cinema Odeon, 4 Abdel-Hamid Said St, off Talaat Harb St, Downtown, Cairo

Film

CAIRO

Screening of The Light between Oceans. Read more here.

Hours: 2.30pm, 10pm

Zawya, Cinema Odeon, 4 Abdel-Hamid Said St, off Talaat Harb St, Downtown, Cairo

Exhibition

Last Days

CAIRO

Voyage, a painting exhibit by Alex’n Neple Pham, running till 12 October.

Nile Art Gallery, 14 El Montazah St, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

6pm

CAIRO

Star of the Orient music and visual performance.

Darb 1718, Cinema El Fourn, Kasr El Sham3 St, El Fakhareen, Old Cairo, near Mar Girgis Metro Station, Cairo

Exhibition opening
6.30pm
CAIRO

Alive Memory exhibition, by artist Ibrahim Khatab.

 

Safarkhan Gallery
6, Brazil St, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

7pm

CAIRO

Karaoke night.

ROOM Art Space, 10 Etehaad El-Mohamin St, Garden City, Cairo

Book discussion
7pm
CAIRO

Writer Doha Assi will discuss her novel, 104 Al Kahera (104 Cairo).

Alef Bookstore, 33 Geziret Al Arab, Mohandessin, above Club Aldo, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of the documentary 28 Nights and a Poem by Akram Zaatari. Attendees need to register through this link.

Townhouse Rawabet, 3 Hussein El-Memar St, Downtown, Cairo

Theatre

7.30pm

CAIRO

Kalam lel Bei' concert.

El Sawy Culturewheel - Wisdom hall, end of 26th of July St, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

7.30pm

CAIRO

Screening of Tarkovsky's Solaris (1972).

Magnolia. Leaves of Art
12 Mohamed Anis St, Zamalek, Cairo

Film
7.30pm
CAIRO

Screening of Arabian Nights: Vol1 The Restless One (2015).

Balcon Heliopolis
26 Sohag St, Heliopolis, Cairo

Dance/Music

8pm

CAIRO

Al-Tanoura Troupe for Cultural Heritage.

Wekalet Al-Ghoury, Al-Ghuri Complex, Fatimid Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Trio concert by Dalia Farouk (soprano), Doaa Saber (flute) and Mona Wassef (harp). The program includes works by Grieg, Poulenc, Sarmanto, Webber, Debussy, Hasselmans among others.

Cairo Opera House, small hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm
ALEXANDRIA

Fouad and Munib: piano and violin recital.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, great hall, Alexandria

Dance
8pm
ALEXANDRIA

Dance Performance: Cactus Flower.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, small hall, Alexandria

Scroll to the bottom for the list of recommended exhibitions this week


The Light between Oceans
The Light between Oceans screening at Zawya (Photo: Still from the film)


Tuesday 11 October
 

Film

CAIRO

Screening of Very Big Shot. Read more here.

Hours: 12pm, 5pm

Zawya, Cinema Odeon, 4 Abdel-Hamid Said St, off Talaat Harb St, Downtown, Cairo

Film

CAIRO

Screening of The Light between Oceans. Read more here.

Hours: 2.30pm, 7.30pm, 10pm

Zawya, Cinema Odeon, 4 Abdel-Hamid Said St, off Talaat Harb St, Downtown, Cairo

Book discussion
7pm
CAIRO

Writers Amr Kamel and Karim Taha will discuss their book,Ketab Al-Ashrar (Book of the Bad People)

Alef Bookstore, 132 Al-Merghany St, Heliopolis, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Oshaq Al-Nagham (The Melody Lovers) band plays classical Arab songs and music

El Sawy Culturewheel
End of 26th of July St, under the 15th of May Bridge, Wisdom Hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
7pm
ALEXANDRIA

Hageen and Almena, part of Oufuqy Music Forum

French Institute, El Nabi Daniel St. Off Fouad St., Raml station, Alexandria

Scroll to the bottom for the list of recommended exhibitions this week

Very Big shot
Lebanese film Very Big shot screening at Zawya (Photo: Still from the film)

Wednesday 12 October
 

Film

CAIRO

Screening of The Light between Oceans

Hours: 12pm, 2.30pm, 5pm, 10pm

Zawya, Cinema Odeon, 4 Abdel-Hamid Said St, off Talaat Harb St, Downtown, Cairo

Film
6pm
CAIRO

Screening of “The Incomplete Works of Youssef Chahine”: A Talk led by film critic Mohamed El Masry

Cimatheque - Alternative Film Centre, 19a Adly Street, Downtown, Cairo

Film

7.30pm

CAIRO

Screening of The Chorus (Les Choristes)

Magnolia. Leaves of Art
12 Mohamed Anis St, Zamalek, Cairo

Dance/Music

8pm

CAIRO

Al-Tanoura Troupe for Cultural Heritage.

Wekalet Al-Ghoury, Al-Ghuri Complex, Fatimid Cairo

Film
8pm
CAIRO

Open ceremony of the 20th National Film Festival. The festival runs until 20 October

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

El-Khan troupe

El Sawy Culturewheel - Wisdom hall, end of 26th of July St, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Beatles X El Sat7: Obladi trio

Darb 1718, Kasr El Sham3 St, El Fakhareen, Old Cairo, near Mar Girgis Metro Station, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Piano and violin recital by Fouad and Mounib

El Sawy Culturewheel
End of 26th of July St, under the 15th of May Bridge, Wisdom Hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Books

11am-11pm

ALEXANDRIA

Book fair, 12-21 October  

Bayt El Kotob, Zahran Roshdi st, Alexandria (tel 01067274880, 03-5822660)

Music
7pm
ALEXANDRIA

Xndria Records, part of Oufuqy Music Forum

French Institute, El Nabi Daniel St. Off Fouad St., Raml station, Alexandria

Scroll to the bottom for the list of recommended exhibitions this week

Massar Egbari
Massar Egbari during release of their debut album (Photo: Massar Egbari Facebook Page)

Thursday 13 October
 

Book discussion
7pm
CAIRO

Writer Doha Assi will discuss her novel, 104 Al Kahera (104 Cairo).

Alef Bookstore, 33 Geziret Al Arab, Al Mohandesseen, above Club Aldo, Cairo

Poetry
7.30pm
CAIRO

Ay Kalam Bas Tamam (Any Kind of Talk but Alright), an evening of poetry by Poet Walaa Farouq

El Sawy Culturewheel
End of 26th of July St, under the 15th of May Bridge, Word Hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Violin recital by Omar Akl

El Sawy Culturewheel
End of 26th of July St, under the 15th of May Bridge, Wisdom Hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm

CAIRO

Sherif El-Shazly & Sheva, with opening act by Youssef Alimam

ROOM Art Space, 10 Etehaad El-Mohamin St, Garden City, Cairo

Film
8pm
CAIRO

Screenings of the films participating in the 20th National Film Festival. The festival runs between 12 and 20 October

Cairo Opera House, small hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

Omar Akl concert

El Sawy Culturewheel - Wisdom hall, end of 26th of July St, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Ahmed Rabie band

Cairo Opera House, open air theatre, Zamalek, Cairo

Dance
8pm
CAIRO

The Perfect; dance performance by Forsan El Sharq for Heritage Dance Company. The performance runs between 13 and 16 October.

Al-Gomhoriya Theatre,  12 Al-Gomhouria Street, Abdeen, across from Abdin Palace, Downtown, Cairo

Books

11am-11pm

ALEXANDRIA

Book fair, 12-21 October  

Bayt El Kotob, Zahran Roshdi st, Alexandria (tel 01067274880, 03-5822660)

Music
7pm
ALEXANDRIA

Violin and harp recital

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Music
8pm
ALEXANDRIA

National Arabic Music Ensemble

Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre), 22, El Horreya Road (formerly Fouad Street), Alexandria

Scroll to the bottom for the list of recommended exhibitions this week

Time of My Life
(Photo: still from Time of My Life film)

Friday 14 October
 

Music

4pm

CAIRO

Two concerts by Masar Egbari

El Sawy Culturewheel - Wisdom hall, end of 26th of July St, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

4.30pm

CAIRO

Star of the Orient musical and visual performance

El-Genaina Theatre, El-Azhar Park, Salah Salem road, El-Darassa, Cairo

Theatre

7pm

CAIRO

Battle of Plays, Tristo vs Toctonic

Heliopolis Library, 42 Orouba street, Beirut street, Heliopolis, Cairo

Film
8pm
CAIRO

Screenings of the films participating in the 20th National Film Festival. The festival runs between 12 and 20 October

Cairo Opera House, small hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music and magic

8pm

CAIRO

Music, magic & card tricks with Tamer El-Badihy

Magnolia. Leaves of Art
12 Mohamed Anis St, Zamalek, Cairo

Dance
8pm
CAIRO

The Perfect; dance performance by Forsan El Sharq for Heritage Dance Company. The performance runs between 13 and 16 October.

Al-Gomhoriya Theatre,  12 Al-Gomhouria Street, Abdeen, across from Abdin Palace, Downtown, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Mexican music with soprano Jessica Loaiza

Cairo Opera House, open air theatre, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm

CAIRO

Shereen Abdo goes Jazzy

ROOM Art Space, 10 Etehaad El-Mohamin St, Garden City, Cairo

Theatre

8.30pm

CAIRO

Puppet and shadow theatre performance, scripted and directed by Nabil Bahgat.

Beit El-Seheimy, Haret El-Darb El-Asfar, Qism El-Gamaleya, Cairo

Books

11am-11pm

ALEXANDRIA

Book fair, 12-21 October  

Bayt El Kotob, Zahran Roshdi st, Alexandria (tel 01067274880, 03-5822660)

Music
7pm
ALEXANDRIA

Tarbiea Band

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Music
8pm
ALEXANDRIA

Hoda Hosny Ensemble

Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre), 22, El Horreya Road (formerly Fouad Street), Alexandria

Scroll to the bottom for the list of recommended exhibitions this week

Star of the Orient
Star of the Orient performance (Photo: part of promotional material by El-Genaina Theatre)

Saturday 15 October
 

Exhibition

Last days

CAIRO

Hall of Art, an exclusive exhibition with works by over 15 renowned artists, including Omar El-Nagdy, George Bahgoury and Omar Abdel Zaher among others. The exhibition runs until 17 October.

ABn’G World, 2 Taha Hussain Street, Ismail Mohamed Building, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre

7pm

CAIRO

Battle of Plays, Tristo vs Toctonic

Heliopolis Library, 42 Orouba street, interesting Beirut street, Heliopolis, Cairo

Dance/Music

8pm

CAIRO

Al-Tanoura Troupe for Cultural Heritage.

Wekalet Al-Ghoury, Al-Ghuri Complex, Fatimid Cairo

Film
8pm
CAIRO

Screenings of the films participating in the 20th National Film Festival. The festival runs between 12 and 20 October

Cairo Opera House, small hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Dance
8pm
CAIRO

The Perfect; dance performance by Forsan El Sharq for Heritage Dance Company. The performance runs between 13 and 16 October.

Al-Gomhoriya Theatre,  12 Al-Gomhouria Street, Abdeen, across from Abdin Palace, Downtown, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Cairo Symphony Orchestra: Tchaikovsky’s Great Symphonies. Symphony no. 5 in E minor. The concert will also include Ahmed El Saedi’s Prologue for Full Orchestra and Ibert’s Flute Concerto. Conductor: Nayden Todorov, soloist: Mina Ghobrial.

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Orange Blossom

El-Genaina Theatre, Al-Azhar Park, Salah Salem road, El-Darassa, Cairo

Books

11am-11pm

ALEXANDRIA

Book fair, 12-21 October  

Bayt El Kotob, Zahran Roshdi st, Alexandria (tel 01067274880, 03-5822660)

Music
7pm
ALEXANDRIA

Family concert: BA Orchestra conducted by Mohamed Saad Basha will perform Favorite Classics

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Scroll to the bottom for the list of recommended exhibitions this week


Cairo 104
Book by Doha Assy "Cairo 104" (Photo: courtesy of Doha Assy)

Sunday 16 October

Exhibition

Last days

CAIRO

Return to The Factory, and exhibition by Fathi Afifi. Exhibition runs until 18 October

Ofok Gallery, Mohamed Mahmoud Khalil Museum, 1 Kafour street, Giza

Film

7.30pm

CAIRO

Screening of Time of my Life (2012)

Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo, 1 Dr. Mahmoud Azmi Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Film
8pm
CAIRO

Screenings of the films participating in the 20th National Film Festival. The festival runs between 12 and 20 October

Cairo Opera House, small hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Dance
8pm
CAIRO

The Perfect; dance performance by Forsan El Sharq for Heritage Dance Company. The performance runs between 13 and 16 October.

Al-Gomhoriya Theatre,  12 Al-Gomhouria Street, Abdeen, across from Abdin Palace, Downtown, Cairo

Music

8.30pm

CAIRO

The Nile Troupe for Folk Instruments, conducted by Abdel-Rahman Al-Shafaai, performs dances and songs from Upper Egypt on mizmar, tabla and other traditional musical instruments.

Beit El-Sehemi, El-Gamaliya, El-Darb El-Asfar Alley, El-Muaaz St, Cairo

Books

11am-11pm

ALEXANDRIA

Book fair, 12-21 October  

Bayt El Kotob, Zahran Roshdi st, Alexandria (tel 01067274880, 03-5822660)

Film
7pm
ALEXANDRIA

Fiction Film Forum: Kurdish-Asian Cinema
Screening of film The Road, directed by Serif Gӧren and Yilmaz Güney (Turkey, 1982) 114 min
Turkish and Kurdish with Arabic subtitles

 

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, auditorium hall, Alexandria

Music
8pm
ALEXANDRIA

Wust El Balad band

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, great hall, Alexandria

Trio
Trio concert by Dalia Farouk (soprano), Doaa Saber (flute) and Mona Wassef (harp)

EXHIBITIONS this week
 

Exhibition
ongoing
CAIRO

Permanent exhibition of the handicraft centre’s products, including pottery, brass artworks and jewellery.

Al-Ghouri Caravansary
Imam Mohamed Abdou St, off Al-Moaiz St with Al-Azhar, Cairo

Exhibition
ongoing
CAIRO

A permanent exhibition of the centre’s ceramic, brass, jewellery and khayameya products.

Ceramic and Traditional Handicrafts Centre
1 Al-Imam St, behind Amr bin Al-Aas Mosque, Al-Fustat, Old Cairo

Exhibition

3 Oct - 18 Oct

CAIRO

Return to The Factory, and exhibition by Fathi Afifi

Ofok Gallery, Mohamed Mahmoud Khalil Museum, 1 Kafour street, Giza

Exhibition 10 Oct - 10 Nov
CAIRO

Ibrahim Khatab "Alive Memory"

Safarkhan Gallery
6, Brazil St., Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

28 Sep - 28 Oct

CAIRO

When Art Becomes Liberty: The Egyptian Surrealists (1938 - 1965)

Palace of Arts, Cairo Opera House grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

28 Sep - 12 Oct

CAIRO

Voyage, a painting exhibit by Alex’n Neple Pham

Nile Art Gallery, 14 El Montazah St., Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

1 Oct - 30 Nov

CAIRO

Sculpture Now, a collective sculpture exhibition featuring over 45 artists

Darb 1718, Kasr El-Shamaa, El-Fakhareen, Cairo

Exhibition

3 Oct - 17 Oct

CAIRO

Hall of Art, an exclusive exhibition with works by over 15 renowned artists, including Omar El-Nagdy, George Bahgoury and Omar Abdel Zaher among others.

ABn’G World, 2 Taha Hussain Street, Ismail Mohamed Building, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

2 - 20 Oct

CAIRO

Windows, exhibition by artist Dina El-Gharib.

Gallery Misr, 4A Ibn Zinky St., Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

9 - 25 Oct

CAIRO

‘A Dream’, an exhibition by artist Wagih Yassa.

Picasso Art Gallery, 30 Hassan Assem St, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition
22 Sep- 22 Oct
CAIRO

The Contents of the Grocery Bag. The multimedia exhibition runs until 22 October. Read more here

Contemporary Image Collective, 22 Abdelkhalek Tharwat St, Downtown, Cairo

Exhibition

25 Sep - 9 Nov

CAIRO

They Usually Lie Around a Grotto, by Bryony Dunne. Read more here.

Townhouse Factory, 10 Nabarawy street, off Champolion street, Downtown, Cairo.

Exhibition

11 Oct - tba

Gazbia Sirry: Art is my life. A retrospective. Read more here.

Zamalek Art Gallery, 11, Brazil Street, Zamalek,

Cairo

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