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Egypt's arts and culture events of the week: 22-29 May

Several interesting film screenings are the highlight of this week. But the cultural scene also offers music events, ballet, exhibitions and seminars. Check our listings for Cairo and Alexandria below

Ahram Online , Saturday 21 May 2016
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Scroll to the bottom for the list of recommended exhibitions this week

Sunday 22 May

Film
CAIRO

3000 Nights by Mai Masri. Screenings at 1pm, 3pm, 5pm and 10pm. Read more about the film here.

Zawya, Behind Odeon Cinema, 4 Abdel Hamid Said, off Talaat Harb Street. Downtown Cairo

Theatre

7pm

CAIRO

Waiting for Godot. Read more here.

Falaki Theatre, Falaki Street, Downtown Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Three Colors: Blue, the first in the film series by Krzysztof Kieślowski.

French Institute, 1 El-Huqooq Street, El-Mounira, Cairo

Film
7.30pm
CAIRO

Cinema Palestine: The Wanted 18.

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

Film
8pm
CAIRO

Coffee and cigarettes, a film by Jim Jarmusch.

ROOM Art Space and Cafe, 10 Etehaad El-Mohamin Street, Garden City, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Engelbert Humperdinck concert. Read more here.

Intercontinental Cairo Semiramis, Garden City, Cairo

Film
7pm
ALEXANDRIA

Animation Film Forum: Alois Nebel, directed by Tomás Lunák (Czech Republic).

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

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

Korea
(Photo: Still from Catch Me, film screened as part of the Korean Film Festival)

Monday 23 May
 

Film
CAIRO

3000 Nights by Mai Masri. Screenings at 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7.30pm and 10pm.

Zawya, Behind Odeon Cinema, 4 Abdel Hamid Said, off Talaat Harb Street. Downtown Cairo

Film

CAIRO

Korean Film festival, running till 26 May. Check the programme here.

Creativity Centre, Cairo Opera Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Three Colors: White, the second in the film series by Krzysztof Kieślowski.

French Institute, 1 El-Huqooq Street, El-Mounira, Cairo

Lecture
7pm
CAIRO

Lecture titled: ‘Profession of faith in the Chronicle of Zuqnīn. An early form of shahāda?’ delivered by András Mércz, researcher of the Avicenna Institute of Middle Eastern Studies (Hungary).

Office of the Hungarian Cultural Counsellor

Balassi Institute, 13 Gawad Hosni Street, 2nd floor, Downtown Cairo

Music/Dance
7.30pm
CAIRO

El-Tanoura whirling dervishes perform to live Sufi music.

El-Ghouri Caravansary, Mohamed Abdou Street, off El-Moaz Street and Al-Azhar Street, Old Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Violin and Harp Recital with Hossam Shehata and Manal Mohei Eldin. Compositions by Donizetti, Spohr, Massenet, Tournier, Faure, Debussy, Omar Khairat.

Cairo Opera House, Small Hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Zikr and Inshad: El-Sheikh Youssef Mohamed Awad

Makan, Saad Zaghloul Street, Al-Mounira, Cairo

Lecture
7pm
ALEXANDRIA

Cinema Lesson: The Documentary Element in Narrative Films. Speaker: Professor Mohamed Kamel El-Kaliouby (the event will be held in Arabic language)

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Auditorium Hall, Alexandria

Music

8pm

DAMANHOUR

Best Songs of Andrea Bocelli and Frank Sinatra

Damanhour Opera House, Damanhour

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Passo a Sud
Passo a Sud (Photo: fragment from Passo a Sud promotional material)


Tuesday 24 May
 

Film
CAIRO

3000 Nights by Mai Masri. Screenings at 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7.30pm and 10pm.

Zawya, Behind Odeon Cinema, 4 Abdel Hamid Said, off Talaat Harb Street. Downtown Cairo

Film

CAIRO

Korean Film Festival, running till 26 May. Check the programme here.

Creativity Centre, Cairo Opera Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Three Colors: Red, the third in the film series by Krzysztof Kieślowski.

French Institute, 1 El-Huqooq Street, El-Mounira, Cairo

Dance

8pm

CAIRO

Passo a Sud dance performance. Read more here.

AUC Falaki Theatre, AUC Downtown Campus, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Arab Tribes from Aswan "Jaafra Music & Songs" with, Sayed Rekabi.

Makan, Saad Zaghloul Street, Al-Mounira, Cairo

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As I Open My Eyes
(Photo: Still from As I Open My Eyes)

Wednesday 25 May
 

Exhibition

Last days

CAIRO

Towards the Unknown by Hady Boraey. Exhibition closes 29 May.

Art Talks, 8 El-Kamel Mohamed Street,

Zamalek, Cairo

Film
CAIRO

As I Open My Eyes by Leyla Bouzid. Screenings at 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7.30pm and 10pm.

Zawya, Behind Odeon Cinema, 4 Abdel Hamid Said, off Talaat Harb Street. Downtown Cairo

Film

CAIRO

Korean Film Festival, running till 26 May. Check the programme here.

Creativity Centre, Cairo Opera Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition opening
7pm
CAIRO

Living Units touring exhibition. Curated by Lina Osama, the exhibition shows art by nine international artists from Egypt, Austria, Romania and Serbia. On 27 and 29 May there will be seminars about the exhibition and it’s artistic concept.

Nile Art Gallery 14 El-Montazah Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre

7pm

CAIRO

Waiting for Godot. Read more here.

Falaki Theatre, Falaki Street, Downtown Cairo

Music/Dance
7.30pm
CAIRO

El-Tanoura whirling dervishes perform to live Sufi music.

El-Ghouri Caravansary, Mohamed Abdou Street, off El-Moaz Street and Al-Azhar Street, Old Cairo

Dance/Music
8pm
CAIRO

Zar music and songs by Mazaher.

Makan, Saad Zaghloul Street, Al-Mounira, Cairo

Music
8pm
ALEXANDRIA

Music of the Greeks.

Sayed Darwish Theatre, Alexandria

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

Eyes of a Thief
Khaled Abol Naga in film Eyes of a Thief (Photo from the film's poster)

Thursday 26 May
 

Exhibition

Last days

CAIRO

Painting exhibition by Soad Abdelrassoul and Kamala Ibrahim. Exhibition closes 29 May.

Art Lounge, 37b Ahmed Heshmat Street,1st floor, Apt 2, Zamalek, Cairo

Film
CAIRO

As I Open My Eyes by Leyla Bouzid. Screenings at 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7.30pm and 10pm

Zawya, Behind Odeon Cinema, 4 Abdel Hamid Said, off Talaat Harb Street. Downtown Cairo

Film

CAIRO

Korean Film festival, running till 26 May. Check the programme here.

Creativity Centre, Cairo Opera Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Lecture

6pm

CAIRO

Lecture titled Aesthetic Citizenship, or the Work of Palestinian Contemporary Visual Art in Israel, by Kiven Strohm.

NVIC, 1 Dr Mahmoud Azmi Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre

7pm

CAIRO

Waiting for Godot. Read more here.

Falaki Theatre, Falaki Street, Downtown Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Eskenderella and Amin Haddad.

El-Sawy Culturewheel, 26 July Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Ballet
8pm
CAIRO

Cinderella ballet by the Cairo Opera Ballet Company. Read more here.

Cairo Opera House, Main Hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Singer Angham.

MISR Opera House, 6th of October City

Exhibition opening
7pm
ALEXANDRIA

Extended: An exhibition of works by the 3rd year of the Fine Arts department in Alexandria.

French Institute in Alexandria, 30 Nabi Daniel Street, Alexandria

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

Waiting for Godot
(Photo: part of promotional material for Mostafa Khalil's Waiting for Godot at Falaki Theatre)

Friday 27 May
 

Film
CAIRO

As I Open My Eyes by Leyla Bouzid. Screenings at 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7.30pm and 10pm.

Zawya, Behind Odeon Cinema, 4 Abdel Hamid Said, off Talaat Harb Street. Downtown Cairo

Exhibition

Last days

CAIRO

Matigi, exhibition by Sayed Arafat. Read more here. Exhibition closes 31 May.

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

Exhibition / seminar
6pm
CAIRO

Seminars about the Living Units touring exhibition and its artistic concept.

Nile Art Gallery 14 El-Montazah Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Puppet theatre

7.30pm

CAIRO

Puppet and shadow theatre performance.

Beit Al-Sehemi,

Al-Gamaliya, Al-Darb Al-Asfar Alley, Al-Muaaz Street, Cairo

Ballet
8pm
CAIRO

Cinderella ballet by the Cairo Opera Ballet Company. Read more here.

Cairo Opera House, Main Hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Pianist Amr Selim.

Open Air Theatre, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

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

Men El-Qalb lel Qalb
Photo from the final rehearsals of the play Men El-Qalb lel Qalb (Photo: Soha Elsirgany)

Saturday 28 May
 

Film
CAIRO

As I Open My Eyes by Leyla Bouzid. Screenings at 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7.30pm and 10pm.

Zawya, Behind Odeon Cinema, 4 Abdel Hamid Said, off Talaat Harb Street. Downtown Cairo

Books

4pm

CAIRO

Book discussion of The Road Less Traveled.

Meshka, 35 Abaza Street, off El-Hegaz Street, El-Mahkama Square, Heliopolis, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

The Tale of the Clouds and the Nile by the Nile Choir.

Falaki Theatre, Falaki Street, AUC Downtown Campus, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Cairo Symphony Orchestra presents Mozartiana: Ahmed Madkur’s Texture for Large Orchestra, Mozart’s Violin Concerto in A major, K 219 and Mahler’s Symphony No 4 in G major. Soloists of the evening: violinist Abdel Hamid El Showeikh and soprano Mona Rafla. Conductor: Ernest Hoetzl.

Cairo Opera House, Main Hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music/Dance
9.30pm
CAIRO

El-Tanoura whirling dervishes perform to live Sufi music.

El-Ghouri Caravansary, Mohamed Abdou Street, off El-Moaz Street and Al-Azhar Street, Old Cairo

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


Cinderella
Anja Ahcin as Cinderella and Ahmed Yehia as The Prince in Cairo Opera Ballet Company's performance of Prokofiev's 'Cinderella' ballet. (Photo: Bassam Al-Zoghby)

 

Sunday 29 May
 

Film
CAIRO

As I Open My Eyes by Leyla Bouzid. Screenings at 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7.30pm and 10pm.

Zawya, Behind Odeon Cinema, 4 Abdel Hamid Said, off Talaat Harb Street. Downtown Cairo

Exhibition

6pm

CAIRO

Nature Reserves and Protected Areas of Egypt.

El-Hanager Centre, Cairo Opera Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition / seminar
6pm
CAIRO

Seminars about the Living Units touring exhibition and its artistic concept.

Nile Art Gallery 14 El-Montazah Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Film
7.30pm
CAIRO

Cinema Palestine: Eyes of a Thief.

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

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Harfoush and Rula Zaki with the Nile Symphony Orchestra.

Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8.30pm

CAIRO

Tamer Abu Ghazaleh concert.

Falaki Theatre, Falaki Street, AUC Downtown Campus, Cairo

Film
7pm
ALEXANDRIA

Screening of Kieślowski’s Three Colors trilogy: Blue, White, Red. On 29 May the screening will present first part of the trilogy: Blue. 30 and 31 May will screen White and Red respectively.

French Institute in Alexandria, 30 Nabi Daniel Street, Alexandria

The Tale of The Clouds & The Nile
(Photo: fragment form the promotional material of The Tale of The Clouds & The Nile)

EXHIBITIONS this week
 

Exhibition
22 May-2 Jun

CAIRO
My Favorite Things, exhibition by Hind Samir, Norhan Alaa, Marwa Saad. Mashrabia Gallery, 8 Champollion Street, Downtown Cairo

Exhibition
24 May-5 Jun

CAIRO
Manifestations, by Fadwa Ramadan and Fathi Aly . Messadi Gallery, 32 Bahgat Aly Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition
22 May-TBA

CAIRO
The annual General Exhibition. Palace of Arts, Cairo Opera Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition
17 May-TBA

CAIRO
Exhibition by Sareya Sidky. Picasso Gallery, 30 Hassan Assem Street, off Brazil Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition
25 May-TBA

Living Units touring exhibition.

Nile Art Gallery 14 El-Montazah Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

29 May-TBA

CAIRO

Nature Reserves and Protected Areas of Egypt.

El-Hanager Centre, Cairo Opera Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition
21 May-21 June
CAIRO

Sunshines: a group exhibition featuring six female artists: Reem Saad, Fadwa Ramadan, Maha George, Mervat Shazly, Nadia Tawfeek and Hala Shafaey.

Gallery Grant, 6 El-Gomhoria Street, Abdin, Cairo

Exhibition

17-31 May

CAIRO

Matigi, exhibition by Sayed Arafat. Read more here.

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

Exhibition

15-29 May

CAIRO

Painting exhibition by Soad Abdelrassoul and Kamala Ibrahim.

Art Lounge, 37b Ahmed Heshmat Street, 1st floor, Apt 2, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

8 May-5 Jun

CAIRO

Return of the Soul, by Salah Enani.

Al-Masar Gallery, 157b, 26th of July Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

10-29 May

CAIRO

Towards the Unknown by Hady Boraey.

Art Talks, 8 El-Kamel Mohamed Street,

Zamalek, Cairo.

Exhibition

8-31 May

CAIRO

Dialogue, group exhibition by Alaa Abo El-Hamad, Eiad Oraby, and Mahmoud Khatab.

Le Caire Art Contemporain, 2 El-Malek El-Afdal Street, next to Alfa Market, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

15 May-12 Jun

CAIRO

The Blue Door, by Amina El-Demerdash in venue I

From Egyptian Land, by Ayman Saadawy in venue II.

Zamalek Art Gallery, 1 Brazil Street, Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt

Exhibition

20 Apr-4 Jun

CAIRO

Chronic, a multimedia exhibition by CIC that comprises the 2nd chapter of If Not For That Wall.

CIC, 22 Abdel Khalek Tharwat Street, Downtown Cairo

Exhibition

20 Apr-24 May

CAIRO

Binary is False Idol, digital artwork by Setareh Shahbazi.

Gypsum Gallery, 5 Ibrahim Naguib, Ground Floor, Apt 2, Garden City, Cairo

Exhibition
19 May-TBA
ALEXANDRIA

Collective Exhibition "What is the worst discussion in the world?"

Jesuits Cultural Centre in Alexandria

298 Port Said Street, Cleopatra, Alexandria

Exhibition
26 May-TBA
ALEXANDRIA

Extended: an exhibition of works by the 3rd year of the Fine Arts department in Alexandria.

French Institute in Alexandria, 30 Nabi Daniel Street, Alexandria

Exhibit/Books 24 Apr-23 May

ALEXANDRIA

7th BA International Biennale for the Artist’s Book, showcasing artworks created by 73 artists from 12 different countries.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

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