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Egypt's arts and culture events of the week: 16-23 October

Check our listings of music events, exhibitions and film screenings happening this week

Ahram Online , Sunday 16 Oct 2016
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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 St, Giza

Film

7.30pm

CAIRO

Screening of Time of my Life (2012).

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

Film

8pm

CAIRO

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

Artistic Creativity Centre, Cairo Opera House grounds, 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 St, 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

Film

7.30pm

CAIRO

Mohamed Khan Tribute: Screening of Hind and Kamilia's Dreams (1989) with French Subtitles.

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

Film

8pm

CAIRO

Screening of Chaplin (1992).

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

Music

8pm

ALEXANDRIA

Wust El Balad band.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, great hall, Alexandria

     

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


Mohamed Khan
Late Egyptian director Mohamed Khan. (Photo: Courtesy of Cairo International Film Festival)

 

Monday 17 October


Film

11am

CAIRO

Screening of a documentary film series titled ‘Rigal Min Zahab: Abtal October’  (Men of Gold: October War’s heroes).

Talaat Harb Cultural Centre, 1 El-Sayeda Nafisa St, Cairo. Tel: 02 23622647.

Lecture

12pm

CAIRO

A lecture titled ‘October War Victories’ for school children. Delivering the lecture will be writer Mohamed El-Shafei.

Talaat Harb Cultural Centre, 1 El-Sayeda Nafisa St, Cairo. Tel: 02 23622647.

Film

7.30pm

CAIRO

Mohamed Khan Tribute: Screening of Supermarket (1990) with French Subtitles.

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

Film

3pm

CAIRO

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

Artistic Creativity Centre, Cairo Opera House grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Crafts

7.30pm

CAIRO

Opening of the 9th Annual Festival for Traditional Crafts.

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

Dance/Music

7.30pm

CAIRO

Al-Tanoura Troupe for Cultural Heritage.

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

Film

3pm

ALEXANDRIA

Cinema Club, screening two films (every Monday and Tuesday).

Alexandria Creativity Centre, 1 Horreya St, Alexandria

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


Love Aborted
Still from Love Aborted. (Photo: Courtesy of Cimatheque's Facebook page)


Tuesday 18 October


Film

3pm

CAIRO

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

Artistic Creativity Centre, Cairo Opera House grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

4pm

CAIRO

Screening of Love Aborted (Syria/France, 1985).

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

Music/Drawing

7pm

CAIRO

Sketch & JAM / Music Sketching Workshop.

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

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening a Compilation of Archival Pieces #3: Musicals, Commercials, and Propaganda.

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

Crafts

7.30pm

CAIRO

Day 2 of the 9th Annual Festival for Traditional Crafts.

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

Film

7.30pm

CAIRO

Mohamed Khan Tribute: Screening of Knight of the City (1992) with French Subtitles.

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

Film

3pm

ALEXANDRIA

Cinema Club, screening two films (every Monday and Tuesday).

Alexandria Creativity Centre, 1 Horreya St, Alexandria

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


Sketch & JAM / Music Sketching Workshop.
Sketch & JAM / Music Sketching Workshop's poster. (Photo: Fragment from promotional material)

 

Wednesday 19 October


Film

3pm

CAIRO

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

Artistic Creativity Centre, Cairo Opera House grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Crafts

7.30pm

CAIRO

Day 3 of the 9th Annual Festival for Traditional Crafts.

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

Dance/Music

7.30pm

CAIRO

Al-Tanoura Troupe for Cultural Heritage.

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

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Mazzika x El-Sat7: Crimson Pathway - RockBute.

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

Books

6.30pm

ALEXANDRIA

Discussion of a short story collection titled ‘Taakol Al-Tayr Min Ra’so’ .

Alexandria Creativity Centre, 1 Horreya St, Alexandria

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


Crimson Pathway
Crimson Pathway band. (Photo: Fragment from promotional material)

 

Thursday 20 October


Film

4pm

CAIRO

Rescreening of Compilation of Archival Pieces #3: Musicals, Commercials, and Propaganda.

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

Poetry/Music

7pm

CAIRO

A poetry and music evening titled ‘Awraq October’  by poet Fouad Haggag.  

Talaat Harb Cultural Centre, 1 El-Sayeda Nafisa St, Cairo. Tel: 02 23622647.

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Found Footage from the late 1960s and the early 1970s.

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

Crafts

7.30pm

CAIRO

Last day of the 9th Annual Festival for Traditional Crafts.

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

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Nile Project concert. Read more here.

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

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


Nile Project
Nile project. (Photo: Fragment from promotional material)

 

Friday 21 October


Film

4pm

CAIRO

Rescreening of Found Footage from the late 1960s and the early 1970s.

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

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Sound of Egypt Orchestra: Hollywood in Cairo. Read more about the orchestra here.

Cairo Opera House, small hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

6pm

CAIRO

Vibe V.1, featuring bands Autostrad, Masar Egbari, Sharmoofers.

El-Hurreya park, Zamalek, Cairo.

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Tribute to Mohamed Khan: A Dinner Date (1981).

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

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screenings of 48 hours film festival.

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

Music by Do’souka.

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

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Michael Bolton live concert.

RMC theatre, Cairo Fair ground, Nasr City, Cairo

Music

9pm

CAIRO

Panorama launch party x Habibi Funk from Germany.

Zigzag, 6 Kasr El-Nil St, Downtown, Cairo, Egypt

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


Sound of Egypt Orchestra
Ahmed Atef conducts the Sound of Egypt Orchestra in a 2015 concert at the Cairo Opera House (Photo: Zafar Azimov, courtesy of Ahmed Atef)

 

Saturday 22 October


Film

4pm

CAIRO

Screening a Compilation of Archival Pieces #4: Foreign Documentaries, Egyptian Newsreels from 1960s - 1890s.

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

Music

6pm

CAIRO

Concert by Al-Samateen troupe.

Talaat Harb Cultural Centre, 1 El-Sayeda Nafisa St, Cairo. Tel: 02 23622647.

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Ali Badrakhan’s The Hunger (1986)

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

Dance/Music

7.30pm

CAIRO

Al-Tanoura Troupe for Cultural Heritage.

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

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


Do’souka
Do’souka (Photo: Fragment from promotional material)

 

Sunday 23 October


Film

4pm

CAIRO

Screening a Compilation of Archival Pieces #4: Foreign Documentaries, Egyptian Newsreels from 1960s - 1890s.

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

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Ali Badrakhan’s The Hunger (1986).

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

Film

7.30pm

CAIRO

Screening of Decor, followed by Q&A with director Ahmed Abdalla.

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

Poetry/Music

7pm

CAIRO

Poetry night celebrating colloquial poetry.

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

Concert featuring Nubian troupe for drums and folk instruments and Hassaballah troupe.

Qubbat Al-Ghouri (Al-Ghouri Dome), Al-Azhar, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Best Songs of Andrea Bocelli & Frank Sinatra

Cairo Opera Company

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


Decor
Still from Decor.


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 St, Giza

Exhibition

12 Oct -25 Oct

CAIRO

Life in Motion by Nevine Farghaly.

Ubuntu Gallery, 20 Hassan Sabry St, from Ibn Zinky 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

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 St, 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 St, Downtown, Cairo.

Exhibition

11 Oct - 7 Nov

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

Zamalek Art Gallery, 11, Brazil St, Zamalek,

Cairo


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