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Egypt's arts and culture recommended events of the week: 28 June - 5 July

This week sees a Ramadan evenings programme at the Cairo Opera House, the Hayy festival at Greek Campus, and inspirational events in Islamic Cairo

Ahram Online , Saturday 27 Jun 2015
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Sunday 28 June

 

Theatre

9:30 pm

CAIRO

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

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

Film

9 pm

CAIRO

As part of its special Ramadan programme ‘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

9 pm

CAIRO

Sayed El Waqt ("Master of Time") 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

9:30 pm

ALEXANDRIA

Cultural Palace Choir, conductor Mahmoud Abou Zeid

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

 

Monday 29 June

 

Music

9 pm

CAIRO

Sheikh Sayed Abdo Shaaban, Zikr and Sufi music night

Makan (Egyptian Center For Culture & Arts), intersection of Saad Zaghloul Street with Mansour Street, Downtown Cairo

Music

9:30 pm

CAIRO

Harpist Manal Mohie El-Din concert as part of the Cairo Opera House Ramadan programme

Open Air Theatre, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre

LAST DAYS

9:30 pm

CAIRO

After the Night play. A performance launched by amateur actors' trained at the Artistic Creativity Centre, directed by Khaled Galal. Read review here

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

Poetry and lecture

9 pm

CAIRO

The night comprises poetry recitals by poets Abdou Al-Zaraa and Amr Al Masri and a poetry recital of the late poet Ahmed Fouad Negm’s poetry.

Misr Al Mahrousa Cultural Cafe, Al Sayyeda Zeinab district, Cairo

Mohamed Abla
Mohamed Abla next to his work. Mashrabiya Gallery. (Photo: Al-Ahram)

 

Tuesday 30 June

 

Music

9 pm

CAIRO

Microbus band will perform at ADEF’s DECA as part of DECA’s Ramadan program.

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

Theatre

9:30 pm

CAIRO

After the Night theatre play. A performance launched by amateur actors' trained at the Artistic Creativity Centre, directed by Khaled Galal. Read review here

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

Performance

9:30 pm

CAIRO

The Egyptian Mawlawiyah will perform as part of the Cairo Opera House Ramadan program.

Open Air Theatre, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
9:30pm
CAIRO

Arabic music concert with Abir Amin and Mahmoud Abdel Hamid

The Beshtak Palace (Qasr Bashtak), Bayn al-Qasrayn, Moez street, Islamic 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.

Music

9:30 pm

CAIRO

Oud concert by oud duo Salam Taha and Osama Hesham

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

Music and storytelling

9:30 pm

ALEXANDRIA

Al-Warsha band perform an amalgam of Sufi songs and storytelling.

Small Hall, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Chatby, Alexandria


Wednesday 1 July

Music

9 pm

CAIRO

Bahtim Arab Music Ensemble.

Misr Al Mahrousa Cultural Cafe, Al Sayyeda Zeinab district, Cairo

Music

9:30 pm

CAIRO

Percussionist Said El Artist will perform as part of the Cairo Opera House Ramadan programme.

Open Air Theatre, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

Last days

CAIRO

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

Mashrabia Gallery, 8 Champollion Street, Downtown, Cairo

Music

10 pm

CAIRO

Concert by Ali El Helbawy.

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

Ghalia Benali
Ghalia Benali (Photo: Bassam Al-Zoghby)

 

Thursday 2 July
 

Ramadan evening

9 pm - 1 am

CAIRO

Mawaweel Festival featuring Mohamed Basheer. On-going activities: Food, bazaar & interactive arts. Cinemania Art Exhibition runs parallel to the festival’s events. See our exhibit review here.

Darb 1718,

Kasr El Sham3 Street, Al Fakhareen, Cairo

Music

9 pm

CAIRO

Open-mic night by Mashrou' El-Mareekh at ADEF’s DECA as part of DECA’s Ramadan programme

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

Music

9:30 pm

CAIRO

Concert by Tunisian singer Ghalia Benali.

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

Music

9:30 pm

CAIRO

Oud concert by oud duet Somar Al Naser and Mina Gamal

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

Music
9:30pm
CAIRO

Arabic music with Dalia Abdel Wehab

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

Music

9:30 pm

CAIRO

Inshad by Mohamed Radi Sharif as part of the Cairo Opera House Ramadan programme.

Open air Theatre, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Music and storytelling

9:30 pm

CAIRO

Warsha troupe will perform their second Ramadan show comprising folk songs and storytelling.

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

Music
9:30pm
CAIRO

Concert with marimba player, Nesma Abdel Aziz

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

Music and puppet show

9:30 pm

CAIRO

El-Sakia Puppet Theatre troupe will perform at El-Sawy Culture Wheel as they revive the music of popular classical Arab singer Umm Kalthoum.

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

Music

10:30 pm

CAIRO

World music night with Eslam El Shaary.

Sufi bookstore, 12 Sayed El Bakry Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

Last Day

CAIRO

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

Mashrabia Gallery, 8 Champollion Street, Downtown, Cairo


Friday 3 July

Stage

9 pm

CAIRO

El-Leila El-Kebeira puppet theatre at after dining at Mashayet Ramadan

Mashayet Ramadan, The district mall, El Nasr Road, Wadi Degla Club (Sheraton), Sheraton Buildings

Music

9 pm

CAIRO

Teslam w Te3eish musical and poetic performance featuring Ahmed Hadad, Dalia El-Gendy, Yousef El-Sherei and Hasan Menilawy.

Cairo Grand Library, 15 Mohamed Mazhar street, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

9 pm

CAIRO

Ney concert by Mohamed Antar and Wael El Sayed.

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

Music

9:30 pm

CAIRO

The Arab Takht Ensemble and Yasser Moawad will perform as part of the Cairo Opera House Ramadan program.

Open air Theatre, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Music and puppet show

9:30 pm

CAIRO

El-Sakia Puppet Theatre troupe will perform at El-Sawy Culture Wheel as they revive the music of popular classical Arab singer Umm Kalthoum.

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

Music

9:30 pm

CAIRO

Concert by Aida El Ayoubi

The Music Tent, Cairo

Theatre
9:30pm
CAIRO

Aragoz and shadow theatre performance

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

Music

9:30 pm

CAIRO

The 2015 Hayy Festival hosts Egyptian singer and songwriter Maryam Saleh and electro-music producer Zeid Hamdan.  

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

The Egyptian Mawlawiyah
The Egyptian Mawlawiyah (Photo: from the Cairo Opera House


Saturday 4 July

Stage

9 pm

CAIRO

Lewaqt ‘Oza performance by Doum Haky writers troupe.

Cairo Grand Library, 15 Mohamed Mazhar street, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

9:30pm

CAIRO

Dina El-Wedidi will perform as part of the Cairo Opera House Ramadan programme.

Open air Theatre, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

9:30 pm

CAIRO

A special Ramadan music night with Baheya band.

Photopia, 15 El Somel Street, Korba, Heliopolis, Cairo

Music

9 pm

CAIRO

Zein Mahmoud and his troupe, Sufi music

ROOM Art space, Dance studio & Cafe

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

Music

9:30 pm

CAIRO

The 2015 Hayy Festival hosts Egyptian accordionist, composer, songwriter and singer Youssra El Hawary.

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


Sunday 5 July

Film

8 pm

CAIRO

Screening of Mai piu’ come prima (Giacomo Campiotti, 2005).

Italian Cultural Institute,

3 El-Sheikh El-Marsafi Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Performance

9pm
CAIRO

Lewaqt ‘Oza performance by Doum Haky writers troupe.

Doum Cultural Foundation, Cairo Grand Library, 15 Mohamed Mazhar street, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

9:30 pm

CAIRO

Singer Ibrahim Rashed will perform as part of the Cairo Opera House Ramadan program.

Open air Theatre, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
9:30pm
CAIRO

Folkloric performance by a troupe from Port Said

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

Poetry
9.30pm
CAIRO

Evening with poetry

Beit El-Shaer (The House of Poetry), beside Beit Al-Harawi, Al-Qalaa, Islamic Cairo

Performance

9:30 pm

CAIRO

Dances and songs from Upper Egypt performed by The Nile Troupe for Folk Instruments.

Beit Al-Sehemi, Al-Muez Street, Cairo

Music
9:30pm
CAIRO

Arabic music concert with Walid Haidar, Dalia Fouad and Atab Nasr

The Beshtak Palace (Qasr Bashtak), Bayn al-Qasrayn, Moezz street, Islamic Cairo

Exhibition

CAIRO

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

Nesma Abdel Aziz
Nesma Abdel Aziz (Photo: Al-Ahram)

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