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Egypt's arts and culture recommended events of the week: 14-21 June

With Ramadan starting this week, there is a number of events worth looking into: concerts, exhibitions, film screenings and street art. Check our recommendations below

Ahram Online , Saturday 13 Jun 2015
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Sunday 14 June

 

Film

(last days)

1,3,5,10pm

CAIRO

Screening of Theeb (2014) by Naji Abu Nowar (Film will be screened until Tuesday 16 June).

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

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Short film Sleepless Eyes, by Ahmed Kamel Awad (1972) and My Wife and the Dog, by Said Marzouk (1971)

Cimatheque - Alternative Film Centre

19a Adly Street, Downtown, Cairo

Film

7:30pm

CAIRO

Screening of Saken (2014) by Sandra Madi.

Zawya, 35 Champollion Street, Downtown, Cairo

Music/Dance
8pm
CAIRO

Performance of Osiris, "El Leila El Kebira and Oriental Steps by the Cairo Opera Ballet Company. Cairo Opera Orchestra will be conducted by Sherif Mohie Eldin. The performance is staged on 11, 12, 14 and 15 June.

Cairo Opera House main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm
CAIRO

Neapolitan songs and songs from the musicals. Cairo Opera Company. Piano: Maya Gvineria. Director: Hazem Tayel. The same event will be repeated on 15 June.

Cairo Opera House small hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Standup Comedy
8.30pm
CAIRO

An evening with Mohamed Salem, one of the pioneers of Standup Comedy in Egypt and winner of Best Comedian in the Middle East Award at the Amman Comedian Festival in 2009.

El Sawy Culturewheel, 26th of July Street, Zamalek, Cairo (Word hall)

Street Art
MANSOURA

‘Art of transit’, an initiative by Mahatat for Contemporary Art brings art to the streets of  governorates: The tour is taking place from the 12th until the 16th of June touring Port Said, Damietta, Mansoura and Cairo.

Mansoura

Exhibition

(last days)

7pm

CAIRO

'Hello, I’m An Artist,' paintings by Sara Nabil

The exhibition will run until 16 June.

Medrar, 7 Gamal Al-Din Abou Al-Mahasen Street, Garden City, Cairo


Monday 15 June

Music

8pm
CAIRO

Neapolitan songs and songs from the musicals. Cairo Opera Company. Piano: Maya Gvineria. Director: Hazem Tayel. The same event takes also place on 14 June.

Cairo Opera House small hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music/Dance
8pm
CAIRO

Last performance of Osiris, "El Leila El Kebira and Oriental Steps by the Cairo Opera Ballet Company. Cairo Opera Orchestra will be conducted by Sherif Mohie Eldin. The performance is staged on 11, 12, 14 and 15 June.

Cairo Opera House main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

(last days)

1,3,5,7:30,10pm

CAIRO

Screening of Theeb (2014) by Naji Abu Nowar. Theeb will be screened until 16 June.  

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

Exhibition

(last days)

CAIRO

'Hello, I’m An Artist,' paintings by Sara Nabil

The exhibition will run until 16 June.

Medrar, 7 Gamal Al-Din Abou Al-Mahasen Street, Garden City, Cairo

El Leila El Kebira
El Leila El Kebira (Photo: Bassam Al Zoghby)

 

Tuesday 16 June

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Oud performance by Diab Abou Ziad

Antique Khana, 8 Brazil Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

6pm

CAIRO

The 'Cairo Cats' exhibition includes artwork and crafts inspired by Cairo’s cats, and will fundraise for the Egyptian Society for Mercy to Animals. Exhibition runs until 12 July.

K Project Space, 28 Sheriff Street, Cairo

Film

(last day)

1,3,5,7:30,10pm

CAIRO

Screening of Theeb (2014) by Naji Abu Nowar

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

Exhibition

(last day)

7pm

CAIRO

'Hello, I’m An Artist,' paintings by Sara Nabil

The exhibition will run until 16 June.

Medrar, 7 Gamal Al-Din Abou Al-Mahasen Street, Garden City, Cairo

Street Art
CAIRO

‘Art of transit’, an initiative by Mahatat for Contemporary Art brings art to the streets of  governorates: The tour is taking place from the 12th until the 16th of June touring Port Said, Damietta, Mansoura and Cairo.

Manial, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Concert by Ahmed Ali El Haggar

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

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Arab tribes from Aswan perform traditional Jaafra music and popular poetry.

Makan - Egyptian Center for Culture and Arts, 1 Saad Zaghloul St. El Dawaween, Downtown, Cairo


Wednesday 17 June

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Sunstroke, by Mohamed Khan (1980)

Cimateque - Alternative Film Centre, 19a Adly Street, Downtown, Cairo, Egypt

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Launch of Abdullah Miniawy’s new project “Five Electronic Plays”. The performance includes five theatrical texts, improvised, recited or sung.

Medrar for Contemporary Art, 7 Gamal El Din Abu El Mahasen St., 1st floor, apt. 4, Garden City

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Mozart's Grand Mass in C Minor K427 to be performed by the Cairo Celebration Choir for Soloists, Double Choir and Orchestra.

Soloists: sopranos Dima Bawab and Dina Iskander, tenor Hisham Elguindy, bass baritone Reda Elwakil. Conductor: Nayer Nagui.

The concert will be repeated on 18 June at the Basilique Cathedrale, Heliopolis. Check 18 June listing.

All Saints Cathedral, Zamalek -- behind Marriott hotel

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Omar Khairat concert

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

CAIRO

'What are You Doing, Object?' group exhibit by Gypsum Gallery and Nile Sunset Annex, presenting works by 13 artists: Doa Aly, Ahmed Badry, Mounir Canaan, Dina Danish, Malak Helmy, Iman Issa, Mahmoud Khaled, Hassan Khan, Kareem Lotfy, Mona Marzouk and Sarah Samy. The exhibition runs until 7 July.

Gypsum Gallery, 5 Ibrahim Naguib Street, ground floor, Apt 2, Garden City, Cairo.

Theeb
Photo: Still from film Theeb

 

Thursday 18 June

Exhibition

7pm

CAIRO

23 artists, group exhibition, runs until 15 September

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

Music
8.30pm
CAIRO

Mozart's Grand Mass in C Minor K427 to be performed by the Cairo Celebration Choir for Soloists, Double Choir and Orchestra.

Soloists: sopranos Dima Bawab and Dina Iskander, tenor Hisham Elguindy, bass baritone Reda Elwakil. Conductor: Nayer Nagui.

The concert also takes place on 17 June at the All Saints Cathedral, Zamalek. Check 17 June listing.

Basilique Cathedrale, Heliopolis


Friday 19 June

Exhibition

7pm

CAIRO

‘Tales for Reem’, paintings by Mohamed Abla. The exhibition runs until 2 July.

Mashrabia Gallery, 8 Champollion Street, Downtown, Cairo

Exhibition

The 36th General Exhibition: Group exhibit of fine artists organised by the Visual Arts Sector.

Palace of Arts, Opera Grounds

Jaafra
Traditional Jaafra musicians (Photo: Makan facebook)

 

Saturday 20 June
 

Music

9:30pm

CAIRO

Cairo Symphony Orchestra conducted by Nayer Nagui will perform Borodin’s Overture and Polvtsian Dances from Opera Prince Igor, Mozart’s Concerto No. 3 for Horn and Orchestra in E-flat Major K. 447, R. Strauss’ Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra in D Major and Corigliano's “The Red Violin” Chaconne for Violin and Orchestra

Main Hall, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

12am-8pm
except Sundays

CAIRO

Cairo Art Fair brings 700 works by 80 Egyptian artists

Arts Mart, behind Total gas station, Cairo-Alex desert road, 6th of Otober (Cairo)

 


Sunday 21 June

Performance and talk

7:30pm

CAIRO

Violinist and photographer Christian Stejskal will combine storytelling, photography and playing the violin to talk about his 7000km journey on foot from his birth land in Vienna to Cairo's Al Zabaleen neighborhood.

 

The performance will be followed by a talk in which Stejskal will discuss his photography approach. (Registration required).

Maseera studio, 63 El Horreya Street, Heliopolis, Cairo

Music

9pm

CAIRO

The Egyptian quartet Awtar Quartet will perform the Western and Arabic classical music

El Rab3, 1 Rahba El Aid Street, Al-Gamaliyya, Cairo

Cairo Celebration Choir
Cairo Celebration Choir rehearses for the Mozart's Great Mass in C minor performance (Photo: Miriam Benyamein)

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