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Egypt's arts and culture events of the week: 2-9 October

Films, exhibitions, music and theatre. Check arts and culture events of the week in Cairo and Alexandria

Ahram Online , Saturday 1 Oct 2016
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Sunday 2 October
 

Comix
11am-10pm
CAIRO

Cairo Comix Festival runs between 30 September and 2 October. Check the programme here.

The American University in Cairo, Downtown Cairo

Exhibition

CAIRO

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

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

- Mashrabiya, 8 Champollion Street, Downtown Cairo.

- Soma Art, 14 Maraashli Street, Zamalek

Film

CAIRO

Screening of the award-winning Lebanese film Ketir Kebir (Very Big Shot). Read more here. Hours: 12pm, 2.30pm, 5pm, 10pm.

 

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

Poetry

7pm

CAIRO

Poetry night celebrating 6th of October War anniversary.

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

Exhibition opening

7pm

CAIRO

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

Gallery Misr, 4a Ibn Zinky Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

7.30pm

CAIRO

Screening of films produced during the 48-hour film project competition over the past four years.

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

Music

8pm

CAIRO

AndroMidA in concert.

El-Sawy Culturewheel, end of 26th of July Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

8pm

CAIRO

Screening of ‘Laurence Anyways’, directed by Xavier Dolan.

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

Film

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Screening of films from Cannes Short Film Festival 2015

Auditorium Hall, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

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

Cairo Comix
Poster from 3asoutouh (Photo: part of promotional material for Cairo Comics)

Monday 3 October
 

Film

CAIRO

Screening of the award-winning Lebanese film Ketir Kebir (Very Big Shot). Read more here. Hours: 12pm, 2.30pm, 5pm, 7.30pm, 10pm

 

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

Exhibition Opening

7pm

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

Theatre

7pm

CAIRO

‘Habaytek Ya Masr’ play by Ahlam Masr troupe.

El-Sawy Culturewheel, Wisdom Hall, end of 26th of July Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

7pm

CAIRO

Karaoke night.

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

Exhibition Last Days

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 Street, Mohandiseen, Cairo

Film

7.30pm

CAIRO

Screening of Michael Jackson's 'This Is It’, directed by Kenny Ortega.

Magnolia. Leaves of Art
12 Mohamed Anis Street, 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 Arabian Nights: Vol 1 The Restless One (2015).

Balcon Heliopolis
26 Sohag Street, Heliopolis, Cairo

Theatre
8pm
CAIRO

Spartacus ballet. Read more here.

Cairo Opera House, Main Hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Karim Hossam in concert.

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

Music
6pm
ALEXANDRIA

Classical music appreciation sessions: first lecture. Why does classical music matter and introduction to Baroque era. Lecture by Hisham Gabr.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

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


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


Tuesday 4 October
 

Film

CAIRO

Screening of the award-winning Lebanese film Ketir Kebir (Very Big Shot). Read more here. Hours: 12pm, 2.30pm, 5pm, 7.30pm, 10pm

 

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

Theatre

6pm

CAIRO

‘Manamnat Tarikhiyya’ play, directed by Tarek Ragheb.

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

Lecture

6.30pm

CAIRO

Egyptian artist and photojournalist Heba Khalifa to discuss her most recent project ‘Handmade’. Read more here.

Rawabet Theatre, 3 Hussein Al-Meamar Street, Cairo, Egypt

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Bab El-Wadaa.

Osiris,1 Hassan Mourad Street. from Qasr El-Aini, 2nd floor, Garden City, Cairo

Dance

8pm

CAIRO

Cactus Flower dance performance.

AUC Falaki Theatre, 113 Kasr El-Aini Street (AUC campus), Downtown Cairo

Theatre
8pm
CAIRO

Spartacus ballet. Read more here.

Cairo Opera House, Main Hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

3pm

ALEXANDRIA

Film screenings every Monday and Tuesday.

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

Music

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Sefsaffa and Hageen troupes in concert.

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

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

 

Spartacus
Ahmed Yehia as Spartacus in Spartacus ballet by the Cairo Opera Ballet Company, 2014 (Photo: Sherif Sonbol)

 

Wednesday 5 October
 

Film

 

CAIRO

Shnit International Short Film festival, running till 9 October.

Several venues

Theatre

6pm

CAIRO

‘Manamnat Tarikhiyya’ play, directed by Tarek Ragheb.

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

Film

7.30pm

CAIRO

Screening of ‘Au hasard Balthazar’, directed by Robert Bresson.

Magnolia, Leaves of Art
12 Mohamed Anis Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Dance/Music

7.30pm

CAIRO

Al-Tanoura Troupe for Cultural Heritage.

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

Dance

8pm

CAIRO

Cactus Flower dance performance.

AUC Falaki Theatre, 113 Kasr El-Aini Street (AUC campus), Downtown Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Karakeeb 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

Theatre
8pm
CAIRO

Spartacus ballet. Read more here.

Cairo Opera House, Main Hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Film/Lecture

6pm

ALEXANDRIA

Documentary film salon, presented by director Ahmed Fouad Darwish.  

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

Music

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

AlHadraa troupe in concert.  

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

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

Windows
Windows exhibition by Dina El Gharib (Photo: fragment of artwork posted on Facebook as the exhibition's promotion)

Thursday 6 October
 

Film

 

CAIRO

Shnit International Short Film festival, running till 9 October.

Several venues

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Concert celebrating iconic musician Refaat Garana

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

Puppet theatre/Music
6pm

CAIRO

The Sakia Puppet Theatre troupe brings back the sounds of Egyptian icon Umm Kalthoum and her full band.

El-Sawy Culturewheel, Wisdom Hall, end of 26th of July Street, Zamalek, Cairo

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

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

Friday 7 October
 

Film

 

CAIRO

Shnit International Short Film festival, running till 9 October.

Several venues

Puppet theatre

3pm

CAIRO

The Sakia Puppet Theatre troupe presents ‘Aghla Min Al-Zahab’ and ‘Al-Tefl Al-Moageza’.

El-Sawy Culturewheel, Wisdom Hall, end of 26th of July Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

5pm

CAIRO

Film screening on the occasion of the 6th of October War anniversary.

Artistic Creativity Centre, Cairo Opera House Grounds, Zamalek, 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

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

Heba Khalifa
Cairo’s Townhouse Rawabet hosts Egyptian artist and photojournalist Heba Khalifa on Tuesday 4 October. (Photo: Fragment from promotional material)

Saturday 8 October
 

Film

 

CAIRO

Shnit International Short Film festival, running till 9 October.

Several venues

Music
6pm
CAIRO

New York's Metropolitan Opera new season opens with Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde. Read more here.

Cairo Opera House, Main Hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

7pm

CAIRO

Inshad by Waslet Samaa.

El-Sawy Culturewheel, River Hall, end of 26th of July Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Dance/Music

7.30pm

CAIRO

Al-Tanoura Troupe for Cultural Heritage.

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

Music

7.30pm

CAIRO

Celebrating 6th of October War anniversary with Showayyet Fan troupe.

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

Open-mic night

7pm

CAIRO

Mashrou3 Al-Mareekh.

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

Music
6pm
ALEXANDRIA

New York's Metropolitan Opera new season opens with Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde. Read more here.

Bibiotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

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


Tristan und Isolde
Tristan und Isolde (Photo: Met Opera promotional material)

Sunday 9 October

Film

 

CAIRO

Shnit International Short Film festival, running till 9 October.

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 Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Poetry

7pm

CAIRO

Poetry evening, presented by Alsamah Abdallah.

Beit El-Shaer (Poetry House), Beit Al-Set Wasila, Mohamed Abdo Street, 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 Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Inshad

7.30pm

CAIRO

Mawlay band.

El-Sawy Culturewheel, River Hall, end of 26th of July Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

7.30pm

CAIRO

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

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

Theatre

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Atelier, directed by Sherif Abbas.

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

Music
8pm
ALEXANDRIA

 

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

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

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 Street, off Al-Moez Street 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 Street, behind Amr Bin Al-Aas Mosque, Al-Fustat, Old 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 Street, 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 Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

18 Sep - 5 Oct

CAIRO

Spirit of the places by artist Reda Abd El-Salam.

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

Exhibition

9 - 25 Oct

CAIRO

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

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

Exhibition

21 Sep - 5 Oct

CAIRO

The Collector’s Eye.

Ubuntu Gallery, 20 Hassan Sabry Street, 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 Street, 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 Street, 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 El- Din Abou El-Mahasen Street, Garden City

- Mashrabiya, 8 Champollion Street, Downtown Cairo.

- Soma Art, 14 Maraashli Street, Zamalek.

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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