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Egypt's arts and culture recommended events of the week: 21-28 June

Cairo and Alexandria brace for a rich cultural week that will include Ramadan evenings in the unique setting of Fatimid Cairo, World Music Day celebrations, concerts by Egyptian and regional musicians, theatre plays and more

Ahram Online , Saturday 20 Jun 2015
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Sunday 21 June
 

Performance & 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 Al-Horreya Street, Heliopolis, Cairo

Music

9pm

CAIRO

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

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

Music

9pm

CAIRO

Chitchat on the Nile film screening

ROOM art space,

10 Etehaad Al-Mohamin st., Garden City, Cairo

Event

9.30pm

CAIRO

‘‘3eish baladi’”: a Ramadan night comprising of a number of theatre performances, photography exhibitions as well as a music event titled ‘Poetry in the Arms of Music’ which brings together Egyptian poet Amin Haddad; singer, composer and oud player Hazem Shaheen, Eskendrella band and artist Doaa Hamza.

The event is organised by Madad, a foundation that aims at supporting culture in Egypt.

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

Music
9.30pm
ALEXANDRIA

Celebrations of World Music Day. Alexandria Opera String Orchestra join by Sharara String Sextet will be conducted by Hassan Sharara. Stars of the evening: young violinists from the Talents Development Centre and Alexandria Youth Orchestra

Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre), Alexandria



Monday 22 June

 

Film
9pm
CAIRO

Screening of “Bab'Aziz: The prince who contemplated his soul.” A 2005 film by Tunisian writer and director Nacer Khemir

Artistic Creativity Centre, Cairo Opera House grounds. See map here. Cairo

Dance/Music
9.30pm

CAIRO

El-Tanoura, traditional troupe performance

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

Sira Helaleya
9.30pm

CAIRO

Sira Helaleya poetry with Sayyed Al-Dawwi. The Sira will take place between 22 and 24 June. Read more about Sira here

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

Theatre
9.30pm
CAIRO

‘Amir Taz’, a theatre play presenting the 14th century’s Mamalouk Emir, his life and history of the palace which houses the play, Amir Taz Palace. Performance is part of the Cultural Development Fund’s series “Theatre for every place”. Amir Taz play is staged between 22 and 27 June.

Amir Taz palace, Al-Darb Al-Ahmar, Cairo

Exhibition

CAIRO

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

Mashrabia Gallery, 8 Champollion Street, Downtown, Cairo

The Master of Time
The Master of Time (Photo: Bassam Al-Zoghby)

 

Tuesday 23 June

Music
9.30pm
CAIRO

Oud duo: Sherif Sobhi and Fady Adel

Bait El Oud (Oud House), El Harawy house, 164 Al-Qalaa st, Al-Qalaa, tel 02 23901016, Cairo

Sira Helaleya
9.30pm

CAIRO

Sira Helaleya poetry with Sayyed Al-Dawwi. The Sira will take place between 22 and 24 June. Read more about Sira here

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

Theatre
9.30pm
CAIRO

‘Amir Taz’, a theatre play presenting the 14th century’s Mamalouk Emir, his life and history of the palace which houses the play, Amir Taz Palace. Check 22 June listings for more details.

Amir Taz palace, Al-Darb Al-Ahmar, Cairo

Theatre
9pm
CAIRO

Master of Time (Sayed El-Waqt) theatre play, a visually impressive story of the 12th century Persian mystic As-Suhrawardī. Performed daily. Read our review here.

Al-Ghad Theatre, next to Baloon Theatre, Agouza, 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.

 

Wednesday 24 June

 

Theatre
9.30pm
CAIRO

‘After the Night’ theatre play. A performance launched by amateur actors' trained at the Artistic Creativity Centre, directed by Khaled Galal. The play will be performed daily between 24 and 30 June. Read review here

Artistic Creativity Centre, Cairo Opera House grounds. See map here. Cairo

Dance/Music
9.30pm

CAIRO

El-Tanoura, traditional troupe performance

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

Sira Helaleya
9pm

CAIRO

Sira Helaleya poetry with Sayyed Al-Dawwi. The Sira will take place between 22 and 24 June. Read more about Sira here

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

Theatre
9.30pm
CAIRO

‘Amir Taz’, a theatre play presenting the 14th century’s Mamalouk Emir, his life and history of the palace which houses the play, Amir Taz Palace. Check 22 June listings for more details

Amir Taz palace, Al-Darb Al-Ahmar, Cairo

Music

9:30pm

CAIRO

Concert by Ali El-Haggar

El-Sawy Culture Wheel, 26th of July Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

CAIRO

Cinemania exhibition: classic Egyptian movie posters. The exhibition opened on 13 June and runs until 31 July. Read more about the exhibition here.

Darb1718, Kasr El Sham3 Street, Al-Fakhareen, Cairo

 

Sira
Sira poet (Photo: Al Ahram)


Thursday 25 June

Event

8pm

CAIRO

World Music Day celebrations: The French Institute brings Dina El-Wedidi and Francois and The Atlas Mountains to the Cairo park. For more information, click here.

Al-Azhar Park, Salah Salem Road, Al-Darassa, Cairo

Music
9.30pm
CAIRO

Oud duo: Eslam Abdel Aziz and Ashraf Awad

Bait El Oud (Oud House), El-Harawy house,  164 Al-Qalaa st, Al-Qalaa, tel 02 23901016, Cairo

Theatre
9.30pm
CAIRO

‘Amir Taz’, a theatre play presenting the 14th century’s Mamalouk Emir, his life and history of the palace which houses the play, Amir Taz Palace. Check 22 June listings for more details.

Amir Taz palace, Al-Darb Al-Ahmar, Cairo

Theatre
9.30pm
CAIRO

‘After the Night’ theatre play. Read 24 June listing for more details. Read review here

Artistic Creativity Centre, Cairo Opera House grounds. See map here. Cairo

Theatre
9pm
CAIRO

Master of Time (Sayed El-Waqt) theatre play, a visually impressive story of the 12th century Persian mystic As-Suhrawardī. Performed daily. Read our review here.

Al-Ghad Theatre, next to Baloon Theatre, Agouza, Cairo

Music

9:30pm

CAIRO

Mawwal by Gamalat Shiha

El-Sawy Culture Wheel, 26th of July Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
9.30pm
ALEXANDRIA

Alexandria Opera Ensemble for Music and Arab Singing

Alexandria Opera House, Sayed Darwish Theatre, Alexandria

 

Friday 26 June

 

Theatre
9.30pm

CAIRO

Aragoz and shadow theatre performance.

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

Music
9.30pm
CAIRO

Arabic music played by Oshak El Nagham Ensemble. Conductor Mohamed Abdel Sattar

Om Kalthoum museum, 1 El-Malek El-Saleh, Roda Island (Manial), tel 02 23631467, Cairo

Music
9.30pm

CAIRO

Arabic music with Aya Abdalla

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

Theatre
9.30pm
CAIRO

'Amir Taz', a theatre play presenting the 14th century Mamalouk Emir, his life and history of the palace which houses the play, Amir Taz Palace. Check 22 June listings for more details.

Amir Taz palace, Al-Darb Al-Ahmar, Cairo

Theatre
9.30pm
CAIRO

'After the Night' theatre play. Check 24 June listing for more details. Read review here

Artistic Creativity Centre, Cairo Opera House grounds. See map here. Cairo

Music

9:30pm

CAIRO

The 2015 Hayy Festival brings the international music project ‘Mina’ by Terez Sliman of Palestine and Portuguese singer Sofia Portugal and musicians Rui Ferreira, Hélder Costa and André Oliveira. The project includes rearrangements of songs from international music heritage.

The Greek Campus, 171 Tahrir Street, Bab El Louk, Cairo

Exhibition

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

Performance
9pm
ALEXANDRIA

Heritage dance troupe: Darawish

Jesuite Cultural Centre, 298 Port Said street, Cleaopatra, Alexandria

Music
9.30pm
ALEXANDRIA

Concert with Dina El Wedidi and her band

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

After the Night
After the Night theatre play (Photo: Bassam Al Zoghby)


Saturday 27 June

Theatre
9.30pm
CAIRO

‘Amir Taz’, a theatre play presenting the 14th century’s Mamalouk Emir, his life and history of the palace which houses the play, Amir Taz Palace. Check 22 June listings for more details.

Amir Taz palace, Al-Darb Al-Ahmar, Cairo

Theatre
9.30pm
CAIRO

'After the Night' theatre play. Check 24 June listing for more details. Read review here

Artistic Creativity Centre, Cairo Opera House grounds. See map here. Cairo

Music

9pm

CAIRO

Mazaj band brings together Syrian oud player Fadi Tiba, Egyptian guitar player Ahmed Al Sayyed and percussion player Touma Al Sarout.

ADEF DECA, Arab Digital Expression Foundation, 143 Street #8, Muqattam City, Cairo

Music

9:30pm

CAIRO

Cairo Symphony Chamber Orchestra will play Ahmed El Saedi’s Prologue, Beethoven’s Triple Concerto in C major Op. 56, Haydn’s Symphony No. 84 in E flat Major, Hob I/84, Dvořák’s Czech Suite Op. 39.

Soloists of the evening are Hossam Shehata on violin, Victoria Kapralova on cello, Yasser Mokhtar on piano.

Conductor: Ahmed El Saedi

Main Hall, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

9.30pm

CAIRO

A concert by Moroccan singer Nabyla Maan who presents a fusion of classic Moroccan songs, Malhoune, Andalusian, Tarab Gharnati and jazz

The Greek Campus, 171 Tahrir Street, Bab El Louk, Cairo

Poetry evening
9pm
ALEXANDRIA

A poetry evening with Fouad Haddad

Horeya Cultural Centre, Alexandria

Music
9.30pm
ALEXANDRIA

A Musical Soiree featuring works by Atteya Sharara

on his first year memorial. BA Chamber Orchestra will be conducted by Hassan Sharara who is also violin soloist of the evening

Bibliotheca Alexandrina conference hall, Small Theatre, Alexandria


Sunday 28 June

Theatre
9.30pm
CAIRO

'After the Night' theatre play. Check 24 June listing for more details. Read review here

Artistic Creativity Centre, Cairo Opera House grounds. See map here. Cairo

Film

9pm

CAIRO

As part of its special Ramadan program ‘Egyptian Classics in Ramadan’, ROOM will screen the Egyptian film Om Al Arousa (Mother of the Bride).

ROOM Art Space, 10 Etehaad Al Mohamin Street, Garden City, Cairo

Theatre
9pm
CAIRO

Master of Time (Sayed El-Waqt) theatre play, a visually impressive story of the 12th century Persian mystic As-Suhrawardī. Performed daily. Read our review here.

Al-Ghad Theatre, next to Baloon Theatre, Agouza, Cairo

Exhibition

CAIRO

23 artists, group exhibition, runs until 15 September

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

Music
9.30pm
ALEXANDRIA

Cultural Palace Choir, conductor Mahmoud Abou Zeid

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria


Dina El Wedidi
Dina El Wedidi (Photo: Shokry Mannaa)

 

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