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Egypt's arts and culture events of the week: 25 September - 2 October

The international theatre festival, Spartacus ballet, Cairo Comix Festival; music concerts, film screenings, exhibitions... The week offers a lot of cultural activities in Cairo, Alexandria and Port Said

Ahram Online , Saturday 24 Sep 2016
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Scroll to the bottom for the list of recommended exhibitions this week

Sunday 25 Sep

Theatre

CAIRO

23rd Cairo International Festival for Contemporary and Experimental Theatre runs between 20 and 30 September across several locations. Check the programme here

Cairo

Music

CAIRO

Samaa International Festival for Spiritual Music and Chanting, 20-28 September. Check the detailed schedule at the end of the listings.

Several venues

Exhibition

CAIRO

Roznama exhibition continues till 5 October. Read our review here.

-Medrar, 7 Gamal E- Din Abou El Mahasen St, Garden City.

-Mashrabiya, 8 Champollion St, Downtown.

-Soma Art, 14 Maraashli St, Zamalek

Books
10am-11pm
CAIRO

Rabaa Book Fair. The fair continues until 29 September

El-Rabaa Cultural Centre, Fatimid Cairo, El-Gamaleya, El-Muez St, next to Aqmar Mosque (tel: 0101 190 6907)

Book

CAIRO

“The CSA Book Fair,” a book fair organised by Diwan Bookstores, The American University in Cairo (AUC) Book Stores, and Adam Bookshop. The fair runs between 25 and 27 September

Diwan Bookstore
159, 26th of July St, Zamalek, Cairo

Lecture

7pm

CAIRO

A lecture about late iconic Egyptian novelist Naguib Mahfouz.

El-Amir Taz Palace, 27 El-Soufeieh St, Manial, Old Cairo

Poetry/Music

7pm

CAIRO

A celebration of poet Mohamed Soliman’s 70th birthday, presented by poet AlSamah Abdallah. The night will also feature a musical performance.

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

Books

7.30pm

CAIRO

Book-signing event of “El-Bent El-Okhra” and “Lam Akhrog Min Layla”  translated from French by Nora Amin.

Al-Kotob Khan, 13 road 254, Degla, Maadi, cairo

Music

7.30pm

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

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Oshaq El-Nagham troupe conducted by Mohamed Abd El-Sattar in celebration of the memory of late music composer Riad El-Sonbati.

Manasterly Palace, Rhoda Island, next to the Nilometre, Cairo

Film

8pm

CAIRO

Screening of Dancer in the Dark (Lars Von Trier, 2000)

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

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

Pillars of Blood
Pillars of Blood by Iraqi Bodies, on of the plays participating in the 23rd Cairo International Festival for Contemporary and Experimental Theatre (Photo: from Iraqi Bodies website presenting the play Pillars of Blood - iraqibodies.com/)

Monday 26 Sep
 

Theatre

CAIRO

23rd Cairo International Festival for Contemporary and Experimental Theatre runs between 20 and 30 September across several locations. Check the programme here

Cairo

Music

CAIRO

Samaa International Festival for Spiritual Music and Chanting, 20-28 September. Check the detailed schedule at the end of the listings.

Several venues

Books
10am-11pm
CAIRO

Rabaa Book Fair. The fair continues until 29 September

El-Rabaa Cultural Centre, Fatimid Cairo, El-Gamaleya, El-Muez St, next to Aqmar Mosque (tel: 0101 190 6907)

Book

CAIRO

“The CSA Book Fair,” a book fair organised by Diwan Bookstores, The American University in Cairo (AUC) Book Stores, and Adam Bookshop. The fair runs between 25 and 27 September

Diwan Bookstore
159, 26th of July St, Zamalek, Cairo

Poetry

6.30pm

CAIRO

Book-signing event for poet Mohamed Ibrahim’s new release.

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

Music

7pm

CAIRO

Karaoke night.

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

Exhibition opening

7pm

CAIRO

Paper Doll, exhibition by artist Nagat Farouk. The exhibition runs until 6 October.

Al-Kahila art gallery, 15a El-Batal Ahmed Abdel Aziz St, Mohandiseen, Cairo

Film

7.30pm

CAIRO

Screening of Bad Education (Pedro Almodóvar, 2004)

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

Dance/Music

7.30pm

CAIRO

Al-Tanoura Troupe for Cultural Heritage.

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

Film
7.30pm
CAIRO

Screening of The High Sun (2015)

Balcon Heliopolis
26 Sohag street, Heliopolis, Cairo

Music
8pm
ALEXANDRIA

Eclectic Inside: Piano Recital by Vincenzo Cipriani (Italy)

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, small theatre, Alexandria

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


Bad Education
(Photo: still from Bad Education -Pedro Almodóvar, 2004)


Tuesday 27 Sep
 

Theatre

CAIRO

23rd Cairo International Festival for Contemporary and Experimental Theatre runs between 20 and 30 September across several locations. Check the programme here

Cairo

Books
10am-11pm
CAIRO

Rabaa Book Fair. The fair continues until 29 September

El-Rabaa Cultural Centre, Fatimid Cairo, El-Gamaleya, El-Muez St, next to Aqmar Mosque (tel: 0101 190 6907)

Music

CAIRO

Samaa International Festival for Spiritual Music and Chanting, 20-28 September. Check the detailed schedule at the end of the listings.

Several venues

Book

CAIRO

“The CSA Book Fair,” a book fair organised by Diwan Bookstores, The American University in Cairo (AUC) Book Stores, and Adam Bookshop. The fair runs between 25 and 27 September

Diwan Bookstore
159, 26th of July St, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Jordanian band Al Bait Al 3ashwae (Random House). Read our interview with the band here

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

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Concert featuring Mostafa Rizk and Yehia Nadim.

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

Film

3pm

ALEXANDRIA

Film screenings every Monday and Tuesday.

Freedom Centre for Creativity, 1 El-Horreya Street, Alexandria

Music
8pm
ALEXANDRIA

Transistor Band

French Institute, Alexandria

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

Moliere
A puppet representing Louis XIV of France in 'Moliere', a play from Poland staged in Alexandria in April 2016. The play will participate in the 23rd Cairo International Festival for Contemporary and Experimental Theatre this week. (Photo: Bassam Al Zoghby)

Wednesday 28 Sep
 

Theatre

CAIRO

23rd Cairo International Festival for Contemporary and Experimental Theatre runs between 20 and 30 September across several locations. Check the programme here

Cairo

Books
10am-11pm
CAIRO

Rabaa Book Fair. The fair continues until 29 September

El-Rabaa Cultural Centre, Fatimid Cairo, El-Gamaleya, El-Muez St, next to Aqmar Mosque (tel: 0101 190 6907)

Music
5pm
CAIRO

The Samaa International Festival for Spiritual Music and Chanting. Moez street carnival with participation of all the troupes. Check the detailed schedule at the end of the listings.

Moez St, Fatimid Cairo, Cairo

Lecture
7pm
CAIRO

The 17th Nawal Al-Saadawi Cultural Forum organized by “Nawal Al-Saadawi Institute for Thought and Creativity,” features researcher Ghadeer Ahmed.

Heliopolis Library, Beirut Street, Heliopolis, Cairo

Film

7.30pm

CAIRO

Screening of Kundera's The Unbearable Lightness of Being, directed by Philip Kaufman

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

Dance/Music

7.30pm

CAIRO

Al-Tanoura Troupe for Cultural Heritage.

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

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Osama Hesham in concert.

Bait El-Oud (Oud House), El Harawy house, 164 Al-Qalaa St, Al-Qalaa, Cairo. Tel 02 23901016

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Spartacus ballet to the music of Aram Khachaturian, performed by the Cairo Opera Ballet Company. Read more here

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Lebanese band Adonis in concert. Read more here.

El-Genaina theatre, Al-Azhar Park, Salah Salem Road, El-Darassa, Cairo

Music

8.30pm

CAIRO

Mazaj band as part of Mazzika X El Sat7 musical nights.

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

Music
9pm
CAIRO

Asia Madani from Sudan

Zigzag, 6 Kasr El Nil Street, Downtown ( x Arabesque), Cairo

Film
8pm
Port Said

Screening of Le petit Nicolas. In French with Arabic subtitles

Alliance française de Port-Saïd, 72 Gomhoria st, Port Said

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

Random House
Random House band (Photo: Courtesy of Random House)

Thursday 29 September

 

Theatre

CAIRO

23rd Cairo International Festival for Contemporary and Experimental Theatre runs between 20 and 30 September across several locations. Check the programme here

Cairo

Books
10am-11pm
CAIRO

Rabaa Book Fair. The fair continues until 29 September

El-Rabaa Cultural Centre, Fatimid Cairo, El-Gamaleya, El-Muez St, next to Aqmar Mosque (tel: 0101 190 6907)

Music

7pm

CAIRO

Arabic music concert featuring Mostafa Ahmed and his troupe.

The Beshtak Palace (Qasr Bashtak), Bayn El-Qasrayn, Moez St, Islamic Cairo

Music
7pm

CAIRO

Two shows by Egyptian poet Hisham El-Gakh.

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

Music

7pm

CAIRO

Rock concert by Hossam Karlos and his band.

ADEF DECA, 143, street 8, Moqattam, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Concert featuring Egyptian singer and songwriter Nathalie Saba.

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

Music

8.30pm

CAIRO

Hisham Kharma in concert.

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

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Recital by Ahmed Shamma

Cairo Opera House, small hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Spartacus ballet to the music of Aram Khachaturian, performed by the Cairo Opera Ballet Company. Read more here

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm
ALEXANDRIA

The Abdel-Halim Noweira Arab Music ensemble, conducted by Salah Ghoubashi in a repertoire of Umm Kulthoum songs.

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

Spartacus
Spartacus ballet by the Cairo Opera Ballet Company (Photo: Sherif Sonbol)

Friday 30 September
 

Comix
11am-10pm
CAIRO

 

Cairo Comix Festival runs between 30 September and 2 October

The American University in Cairo, Downtown, Cairo

Theatre / circus
8pm
CAIRO

Zambalek by Al-Darb Al-Ahmar Arts School. Read more here

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

Theatre

7.30pm

CAIRO

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

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

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Yehya Khalil

Cairo Opera House, small hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

The Arab Music Heritage Ensemble in a repertoire of classical Arab  songs.

Al-Gumhouriya Theatre, 12 Al-Gumhouriya St, Abdin, Cairo

Theatre
8pm
CAIRO

Closing ceremony of the 23rd Cairo International Festival for Contemporary and Experimental Theatre and the closing play Ya Sem (Egypt)

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
9pm
CAIRO

Code Masr, an Egyptian oriental rock band

3elbat Alwan15 Ahmed Heshmat St., Zamalek, Cairo

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

Adonis
Adonis band (Photo: Fragment from Adonis promotional material)

Saturday 1 October
 

Comix
11am-10pm
CAIRO

 

Cairo Comix Festival runs between 30 September and 2 October

The American University in Cairo, Downtown, Cairo

Poetry

6pm, 9pm

CAIRO

Two shows by Egyptian poet Hisham El-Gakh.

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

Dance/Music

7.30pm

CAIRO

Al-Tanoura Troupe for Cultural Heritage.

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

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Cairo Symphony Orchestra weekly concert: Tchaikovsky's Great Symphonies. Cairo Symphony Orchestra, conducted by maestro Philippo Arlia

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Sharkiat Fathy Salama

Cairo Opera House, small hall, Zamalek, Cairo

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


Cairo Comix
Cairo Comix Festival (fragment form the Cairo Comix promotional material on the Facebook)

Sunday 2 October

Comix
11am-10pm
CAIRO

 

Cairo Comix Festival runs between 30 September and 2 October

The American University in Cairo, Downtown, Cairo

Exhibition opening

7pm

CAIRO

Windows, exhibition by artist Dina El-Gharib. The exhibition will run until 20 October.

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

Music
8pm
ALEXANDRIA

Tchaikovsky's Great Symphonies. Cairo Symphony Orchestra, conducted by maestro Philippo Arlia

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

The Contents of the Grocery Bag
The Contents of the Grocery Bag exhibition (Photo: Part of The Contents of the Grocery Bag exhibition's promotional material on Facebook)

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

2-20 Oct

CAIRO

Windows, exhibition by artist Dina El-Gharib.

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

Exhibition

26 Sep-6 Oct

CAIRO

Paper Doll, exhibition by artist Nagat Farouk.

Al-Kahila art gallery, 15a El-Batal Ahmed Abdel Aziz St, Mohandiseen, 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 Bryone Dunne

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

Exhibition

4 Sep - 4 Oct

CAIRO

Roznama 5, youth group exhibition and competition for creative contemporary art works.  

-Medrar, 7 Gamal E- Din Abou El Mahasen St, Garden City.

-Mashrabiya, 8 Champollion St, Downtown.

-Soma Art, 14 Maraashli St, Zamalek.

Exhibition

10 Aug- 30 Sep

CAIRO

Summer collective exhibition: Masterpieces XV.

More than 70 exclusive paintings and sculptures by established artists as well as younger talents

Zamalek Art Gallery, 11, Brazil Street, Zamalek,

Cairo

Exhibition

12 Aug- 30 Sep

CAIRO

“Art for All,” a group exhibition of paintings and sculptures by Abdel-Nasr Sheha, Omar Al-Nagdi, Mustafa Rahma, Fathi Afifi, Esmat Dawastashy, Mervat Refaat and Neven Al-Sisi.

Salama gallery, 36 Ahmed Oraby St, Mohandeseen, Cairo

Samaa festival
Complete programme of the Samaa International Festival for Spiritual Music and Chanting (Photo: from the website of the Samaa International Festival for Spiritual Music and Chanting)

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