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Egypt's recommended arts and culture events of the week: 30 August - 6 September

The upcoming week is filled with music and film screenings, as well as a number of other cultural events taking place across Cairo and Alexandria. Ahram Online recommends a number of these below:

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Sunday 30 August

 

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Wadjda (Saudi Arabia, 2012).

The film is the first feature to be shot entirely in Saudi Arabia and made by a female Saudi director. Read an interview with the director here.

Townhouse West, Westown Hub, Beverly HIlls, 6th of October City, Cairo

Music
7.30pm
CAIRO

Dance performance and music by the Nile Troupe for Folk Instruments.  

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

Film
7.30pm
CAIRO

Tribute to Nour El-Sherif. Screening of My Wife and the Dog.

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

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Nasser El-Noby's Gameza Band and the Spanish Flamenco dance show by Bella Rosa band, followed by concerts by Azza Balbaa and Ali El-Haggar as part of the Citadel Festival for Music and Singing which runs from 20-31 August. Check the full programme here.

Mahka Theatre, Cairo Citadel

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Jazz with Yehia Khalil, part of the Cairo Opera House Summer Festival. Check the full programme here.

Open Air Theatre, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre

9pm

CAIRO

Layla Min Alf Layla, a play by Egyptian actor Yehia Al-Fakharani and directed by Mohsen Helmi. Performances run daily (except Wednesdays).

Qawmi (National) Theatre, Ataba, Cairo

Music

7:30pm

ALEXANDRIA

Al-Horreya Lel Moseeqa Al-Arabeya band.

Alexandria Creativity Centre, 1 Horreya Road, Alexandria

Music
8:30pm
ALEXANDRIA

Dina El-Wedidi and her band. The concert is part of the 13th edition of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Summer Festival (30 July-4 Sept). See the full programme here.

Open Air Theatre, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

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My Wife and the Dog
‘My Wife and the Dog’ screens at Zawya. (Photo: stil from the film)

Monday 31 August
 

Film
6pm
CAIRO

Screening of Five Broken Cameras (Palestine, 2011) followed by discussion. The film won an Emmy Award for documentary film.

Mesaha, 4 Kawalah Street, ext. of Mohamed Mahmoud Street, in front of Abdeen Palace, Downtown, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Jackie Brown (Quentin Tarantino, 1997)

Magnolia, 8 Ahmed Sabry Street, off Brazil Street, Zamalek, Cairo,

Dance/Music

7pm

CAIRO

El-Tanoura, traditional troupe performance

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

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Concert by Islam Taha and his ensemble

Bait El-Oud (Oud House), El-Harawy House, 164 Al-Qalaa Street, Al-Qalaa, Cairo. Tel 02 23901016

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Piano soloist Eman Shaker performance in the closing of the Cairo Opera House Summer Festival which opened on 23 July.

Open Air Theatre, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8:30pm

ALEXANDRIA

Musician Yehia Khalil will deliver a concert as part of the 13th edition of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Summer Festival (30 July-4 Sept). See the full programme here.

Open Air Theatre, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Theatre

9pm

CAIRO

Layla Min Alf Layla, a play by Egyptian actor Yehia Al-Fakharani and directed by Mohsen Helmi. Performances run daily (except Wednesdays).

Qawmi (National) Theatre, Ataba, Cairo

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Five Broken Cameras
Film 'Five Broken Cameras' screens at Mesaha (Photo: still from the film, part of the film's poster)

Tuesday 1 September
 

Exhibition

Opening

7pm

CAIRO

Sidewalk Stories photography exhibit.

Tahrir Lounge, Goethe Institute, Cairo

Theatre

8:30pm

CAIRO

Baad El-Leil (After the Night) play directed by Khaled Galal.

Artistic Creativity Centre, Cairo Opera House Grounds, Cairo

Theatre

9pm

CAIRO

Layla Min Alf Layla, a play by Egyptian actor Yehia Al-Fakharani and directed by Mohsen Helmi. Performances run daily (except Wednesdays).

Qawmi (National) Theatre, Ataba, Cairo

Dance

8:30pm

ALEXANDRIA

Performance by Ganoub El-Wadi Troupe for Nubian and African Dance. The concert is part of the 13th edition of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Summer Festival (30 July-4 Sept). See the full programme here.

Open Air Theatre, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

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Baad El-Leil
Baad El-Leil (After the Night) theatre play (Photo: Bassam Al Zoghby)

Wednesday 2 September
 

Music

5:30pm and 8:30pm

CAIRO

Concert for Sharmoofers’ new album launch

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

Books

6-6:30pm

CAIRO

Linda Cleary, creative writing instructor, offers book recommendations and helps readers choose what to read.

Pre-registration at Diwan required.

Diwan Bookstore, Zamalek, Cairo

Lecture

7pm

CAIRO

Scriptwriter Mariam Naoum, director Tamer Mohsen and psychiatrist Ehab El-Kharat will discuss Taht El-Saytara (Under Control), the TV drama series that was screened last Ramadan.

ESDP Cadre School, 5a Abdelsalam Aaref Street, next to Goethe Institute, Downtown, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Yatama El-Zaem (The Chief’s Orphans) by Shafea Shalaby.

2 Kareem El-Dawla Street, Talaat Harb Square, Downtown, Cairo

Theatre

8:30pm

CAIRO

Baad El-Leil (After the Night) play directed by Khaled Galal.

Artistic Creativity Centre, Cairo Opera House Grounds, Cairo

Music

8:30pm

ALEXANDRIA

Tunisian singer Ghalia Benali will deliver a concert as part of the 13th edition of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Summer Festival (30 July-4 Sept). See the full programme here.

Open Air Theatre, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

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Mariam Naoum
Scriptwriter Mariam Naoum (Photo: Alaa Elkamhawi)

Thursday 3 September
 

Theatre

8:30pm

CAIRO

Baad El-Leil (After the Night) play directed by Khaled Galal.

Artistic Creativity Centre, Cairo Opera House Grounds, Cairo

Theatre

9pm

CAIRO

Layla Min Alf Layla, a play by Egyptian actor Yehia Al-Fakharani and directed by Mohsen Helmi. Performances run daily (except Wednesdays).

Qawmi (National) Theatre, Ataba, Cairo

Exhibition

12pm

ALEXANDRIA

Photo Creator photography exhibit

Freedom Centre for Creativity, 1 Horreya Street, Alexandria

Music

8:30pm

ALEXANDRIA

Samaai Band performance as part of the 13th edition of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Summer Festival (30 July-4 Sept). See the full programme here.

Open Air Theatre, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

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Wadjda
Screening of film Wadjda on Sunday 30 Aug (Photo: still from the film)

Friday 4 September
 

Music

7pm

CAIRO

Arageed Nubian festival. The event will feature a Nubian DJ, an exhibit of Nubian crafts, and a henna booth.

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

Music

7pm

CAIRO

London Sound Festival, featuring Mashrou' Laila, Massar Egbari, Sharmoofers, Salalem, Jadal and El-Morabba3 music bands.

The Chinese Gardens, El-Nasr Road, Nasr City, Cairo

Exhibition Opening and Music

7pm

CAIRO

Opening of Inner Peace exhibition, featuring 32 artists from Egypt and around the world. The exhibit runs from 4-12 September.

A multicultural music performance will take place at 7:30pm with jazz, Sufi qawwalis, Indian traditional folk songs, fusion, bhangra, and fusion dance.

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

Exhibition Opening

7:30pm

CAIRO

Rahhala, a photo exhibition by artist Hossam El-Din Mostafa. The exhibition will run until 9 September.

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

Theatre

7:30

CAIRO

Aragoz and Shadow performance for children

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

Performance

8pm

CAIRO

Al-Darb Al-Ahmar Arts School students, aged between eight and 18, will deliver Balalika, a performance of acrobatics, rope walking, juggling and music. UPDATE (2 Sep): This event has been cancelled

UPDATE (2 Sep): This event has been cancelled

Theatre

8:30pm

CAIRO

Baad El-Leil (After the Night) play directed by Khaled Galal.

Artistic Creativity Centre, Cairo Opera House Grounds, Cairo


 

Theatre

9pm

CAIRO

Layla Min Alf Layla, a play by Egyptian actor Yehia Al-Fakharani and directed by Mohsen Helmi. Performances run daily (except Wednesdays).

Qawmi (National) Theatre, Ataba, Cairo

Exhibition

12pm

ALEXANDRIA

Photo Creator photography exhibit

Freedom Centre for Creativity, 1 Horreya Street, Alexandria

Music

8:30pm

ALEXANDRIA

Ghada Shbeir concert at closing ceremony of Bibliotheca Alexandrina Summer Festival which opened on 30 July.

Open Air Theatre, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

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Al-Darb Al-Ahmar Arts School
Al-Darb Al-Ahmar Arts School performs Balalika (Photo: Marwa Morgan)


Saturday 5 September
 

Walking Tour

9am

CAIRO

Walking tour of Islamic Cairo and El-Moez Street organised by Walk Like an Egyptian.

Tickets from Feteera in Zamalek, and Sami Amin stores in Heliopolis and Maadi. For more info call: 0122 233 8202

Meeting point infront of Qubbet El-Ghuoury, 111 Al Azhar Street, Al-Ghoureya, Cairo

Music

5:30pm

CAIRO

Walls of Death Vol 6 - Demise of Sins, death metal concert featuring the bands Crescent, Al-Azif, Hecate, Bovem and Ethereal Credence

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

Film

6pm

CAIRO

Screening of Coming Out (East Germany, 1989). The film is part of Gheir Cinema programme, running between 22 August and 12 September.

Ikhtiyar for Gender studies, 222 El-Geish Street, El-Abassia, Cairo

Exhibition

Opening

7pm

CAIRO

Roznama 4 contemporary art exhibition and competition.

Runs till 30 September at Medrar and CIC

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

Dance/Music

8pm

CAIRO

El-Tanoura, traditional troupe performance

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

Theatre

8:30pm

CAIRO

Baad El-Leil (After the Night) play directed by Khaled Galal.

Artistic Creativity Centre, Cairo Opera House Grounds, Cairo

Theatre

9pm

CAIRO

Layla Min Alf Layla, a play by Egyptian actor Yehia Al-Fakharani and directed by Mohsen Helmi. Performances run daily (except Wednesdays).

Qawmi (National) Theatre, Ataba, Cairo

Exhibit

12pm

ALEXANDRIA

Photo Creator photography exhibit

Freedom Center for Creativity, 1 Horreya Street, Alexandria

Ghada Shbeir
Ghada Shbeir performs on 4 September (Photo: courtesy of Ghada Shbeir)

Sunday 6 September
 

Exhibition

Opening

7pm

CAIRO

Roznama 4 contemporary art exhibition and competition.

Runs till 30 september at Medrar and CIC

CIC, 22 Abdel Kahek Tharwat Street, Downtown Cairo

Music

7:30pm

CAIRO

Dance performance and music by the Nile Troupe for Folk Instruments.  

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

Theatre

8:30pm

CAIRO

Baad El-Leil (After the Night) play directed by Khaled Galal.

Artistic Creativity Centre, Cairo Opera House Grounds, Cairo

Theatre

9pm

CAIRO

Layla Min Alf Layla, a play by Egyptian actor Yehia Al-Fakharani and directed by Mohsen Helmi. Performances run daily (except Wednesdays).

Qawmi (National) Theatre, Ataba, Cairo

Music

9pm

CAIRO

Toqoos Al-Somow, by Samaa Sufi group and Taraneem church group.

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

Roznama
Roznama 4 (Photo: Roznama promotional material)

RECOMMENDED EXHIBITIONS
 

 

   

Exhibition

CAIRO

4-9 Sept

Rahhala, a photo exhibition by artist Hossam El-Din Mostafa.

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

Exhibition

CAIRO

5-30 Sept

Roznama 4, group contemporary art exhibition and competition.

Runs till 30 September at Medrar and CIC.

CIC, 22 Abdel Kahek Tharwat Street, Downtown, Cairo

Exhibition

CAIRO

23 Aug-21 Sept

Art Intersections, a group exhibit displaying the gallery’s collection of artworks of late, modern and contemporary Egyptian artists. The exhibit runs till 21 September.

Al-Masar Gallery, 157b, 26th of July Street, side entrance on Isaac Jacob Street, Ground Floor, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition
CAIRO
until mid-Sept

Art Lounge gallery offers an end of the season group exhibition by 23 artists.

Art Lounge, 37b Ahmed Heshmat Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition
CAIRO
until end Sept

Collective exhibition Masterpieces XIV, with works by several renowned Egyptian artists.

Zamalek Art Gallery, 11, Brazil Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

CAIRO
until end Sept

The Summer Collection of Safarkhan 2015, on display works by a number of renowned Egyptian artists including El-Hussien Fawzi, the late Salah Abdel Kerim, and Mahmoud Afifi.

Safarkhan Gallery, 6 Brazil Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition
ALEXANDRIA
28 Aug-11 Sept

Wekalet Nehna (We Agency), a video installation by Spanish-Lebanese artist inresidence Nadia Hotait. The work is created by photographs and footage in Wekalet Behna;s archive. The exhibit opens daily from 3-10 pm, Saturdays, from 12-4 pm, wtith Sundays off. 1 Kenesa

1 Kenesa Moroneya street, Mansheya, Alexandria

Exhibition

ALEXANDRIA

from 27 August until 1 September

Exhibit in parallel to Alexandria International Film festival.

Alexandria Creativity Centre, 1 Horreya Road, Alexandria

Safarkhan
The Summer Collection of Safarkhan 2015 (Photo: courtesy of Safarkhan)


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