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Egypt's arts and culture events of the week: 13-20 September

With the National Theatre Festival ongoing, Cairo is booming with cultural events this week

Ahram Online , Saturday 12 Sep 2015
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Scroll to the bottom for the list of recommended exhibitions this week.


Sunday 13 September

 

Film

6pm

CAIRO

Screening of the German film Zwischen Welten (Between Worlds) as part of the Goethe Film Week which runs from 12-21 September.

Goethe Institut, 5 El-Bostan Street, Downtown Cairo

Theatre

6pm

CAIRO

Al-Ghareeb (The Stranger), directed by Mahmoud Abdel Aziz.

Zaki Toleimat stage, Al-Talia Theatre, Attaba Square, 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

Poetry

7:30pm

CAIRO

Poetry night.

Beit Al-Set Wasila, Mohamed Abdo Street, Old Cairo

Film

7:30pm

CAIRO

Screening of Seraa Fel Wadi (Struggle in the Valley) in honour of the late Egyptian actor Omar Sharif.  

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

Film

7:30pm

CAIRO

Screening of La Moakhza (Excuse My French), directed by Amr Salama.

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

Film

8pm

CAIRO

Screening of the German film Süßes Gift - Hilfe als Geschäft (Sweet Poison - Help as a Bargain) as part of the Goethe Film Week which runs from 12-21 September.

Goethe Institut, 5 El-Bostan Street, Downtown Cairo

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

The Last Supper, directed by Ahmed El-Attar.

The play runs from 12-17 Sept. For ticket info call 01288721446.

AUC Falaki Theatre, 113 Kasr El-Aini Street (on AUC campus), Downtown Cairo

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

Ahdab Notre Dame (The Hunchback of Notre Dame), directed by Ashraf Hosny.

Masrah Al-Arayes (Cairo Puppets Theatre), Attaba, Downtown Cairo

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

Farash Egbary, directed by Ahmed Ragaai.

Metropol Theatre, Halim Square, 26 July Street, Downtown Cairo

Film

8pm

CAIRO

Screening of Layla, a collaborative cinematic project by four independent Egyptian filmmakers.

Townhouse Rawabet Theatre, 3 Hussein Al-Memar Street, Cairo

Theatre

10pm

CAIRO

Noata wa men Awel Embareh (Period and Starting Yesterday), directed by Michell Monir.

Miami Theatre, 38 Talaat Harb Street, next to Cinema Miami, Downtown Cairo

Film

CAIRO

Screenings of The Mice Room at 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7:30pm, 10pm.

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

Theatre

6pm

ALEXANDRIA

Leilet El-Qatla (Night of Killers) directed by Islam Wasouf.

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

Film
7pm
ALEXANDRIA

Documentary Film Forum will screen a number of films in memory of the artist Hassan Soliman, including Arabic Calligraphy, Working in the Field, and Hawa Bahary. The screenings are followed by a discussion with the director Daoud Abdel Sayed.

Auditorium Hall, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Take Shelter
Still from Take Shelter (Photo-courtesy of Zawya)

Monday 14 September
 

Theatre

6pm

CAIRO

Al-Ghareeb (The Stranger), directed by Mahmoud Abdel Aziz.

Zaki Toleimat stage, Al-Talia Theatre, Attaba Square, Downtown Cairo

Film

6pm

CAIRO

Screening of Sawt Min Al-Toroqat (Sound from the Hallways) as part of the Goethe Film Week which runs from 12-21 September.

Goethe Institut, 5 El-Bostan Street, Downtown Cairo

Theatre

7pm

CAIRO

El-Feel El-Azraq (The Blue Elephant) directed by Ayat Magdy. For ticket info call 01110047340.

Hosapeer Theatre, Galaa Street, Downtown Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Magnolia (1999), directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. Arabic subtitles available.

Magnolia Leaves of Art,

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

Poetry

8pm

CAIRO

Book signing of Kol Shayaa Yahdoth Honak (Everything Happens There), by poet and translator Abir El-Feki.

El-Hadara Cinema Center, Cairo Opera House Grounds, Zamalek

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Sound of Egypt Orchestra. Read more about the orchestra here.

Main Hall, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

Ahdab Notre Dame (The Hunchback of Notre Dame), directed by Ashraf Hosny.

Cairo Puppets Theatre, Attaba, Downtown Cairo

Film

8pm

CAIRO

Screening of Phoenix as part of the Goethe Film Week which runs from 12-21 September.

Goethe Institut, 5 El-Bostan Street, Downtown Cairo

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

The Last Supper, directed by Ahmed El-Attar.

The play runs from 12-17 Sept. For ticket info call 01288721446.

AUC Falaki Theatre, 113 Kasr El-Aini Street (on AUC campus), Downtown Cairo

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

Sayed Al-Waqt (Master of Time), directed by Naser Abdel Moneim.

Al-Ghad Theatre, El-Agouza Corniche, next to El-Ballon Theatre, Giza

Theatre

10pm

CAIRO

Hena Antigone (This is Antigone), directed by Tamer Karam.

Al-Gomhoriya Theatre,  12 Al-Gomhouria Street, Abdeen, across from Abdeen Palace, Downtown Cairo

Film

CAIRO

Screenings of The Mice Room at 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7:30pm, 10pm.

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

Mulberry House
(Photo: Still from The Mulberry House)

Tuesday 15 September
 

Film

6pm

CAIRO

Screening of the German film Zeit Der Kannibalen (Age of Cannibals) as part of the Goethe Film Week which runs from 12-21 September.

Goethe Institut, 5 El-Bostan Street, Downtown Cairo

Theatre

6pm

CAIRO

Serk Ya Donya (World, it’s a Circus), directed by Mahmoud Omran.

Masrah Al-Arayes (Cairo Puppets Theatre), Attaba, Downtown Cairo

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

Don Quixote, directed by Osama Mohamed Shafik.

Metropol Theatre, Halim Square, 26 July Street, Downtown Cairo

Film

8pm

CAIRO

Screening of Jack as part of the Goethe Film Week which runs from 12-21 September.

Goethe Institut, 5 El-Bostan Street, Downtown Cairo

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

Sayed Al-Waqt (Master of Time), directed by Naser Abdel Moenim.

Al-Ghad Theatre, El-Agouza Corniche, next to El-Ballon Theatre, Giza

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

The Last Supper, directed by Ahmed El-Attar.

The play runs from 12-17 Sept. For ticket info call 01288721446.

AUC Falaki Theatre, 113 Kasr El-Aini Street (on AUC campus), Downtown Cairo

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

Bela Mokhreg (With No Director), directed by Ahmed Fouad.

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

Theatre

10pm

CAIRO

Paranoia, directed by Mohsen Helmy.

Hanager Theatre, Cairo Opera House grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre

10pm

CAIRO

Huna Antigone (This is Antigone), directed by Tamer Karam.

Al-Gomhoriya Theatre, 12 Al-Gomhouria Street, Abdeen, across from Abdeen Palace, Downtown Cairo

Film

CAIRO

Screenings of The Mice Room at 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7:30pm, 10pm

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

Still from The Mice Room
(Photo: Still from The Mice Room)

 

Wednesday 16 September
 

Music festival

5pm

CAIRO

African hands party, featuring Nubian, Sudanese and African performances.

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

Theatre

6pm

CAIRO

Sirk Ya Donya (World, it’s a Circus), directed by Mahmoud Omran.

Masrah Al-Arayes (Cairo Puppets Theatre), Attaba, Downtown Cairo

Film

6pm

CAIRO

Screening of Alphabet as part of the Goethe Film Week which runs from 12-21 September.

Goethe Institut, 5 El-Bostan Street, Downtown Cairo

Comics

7pm

CAIRO

Signing of new comic book Garage. Read more about Garage here.

Al-Kotob Khan, 13 Street 254, Degla, Maadi, Cairo

Film

7:30pm

CAIRO

Selection of films screened at Cannes critics’ week between 2010-2014. Check out the full programme here.

Various venues

Dance/Music

8pm

CAIRO

El-Tanoura, traditional troupe performance.

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

Film

8pm

CAIRO

Screening of Quiero Ser, Raju as part of the Goethe Film Week which runs from 12-21 September.

Goethe Institut, 5 El-Bostan Street, Downtown Cairo

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

Don Quixote, directed by Osama Mohamed Shafik.

Metropol Theatre, Halim Square, 26 July Street, Downtown Cairo

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

Akher Rayat Al-Andalus (The Last Flags of Andalus), directed by Mostafa Saaed.

Miami Theatre, 38 Talaat Harb Street, next to Cinema Miami, Downtown Cairo

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

The Last Supper, directed by Ahmed El-Attar.

The play runs from 12-17 Sept. For ticket info call 01288721446.

AUC Falaki Theatre, 113 Kasr El-Aini Street (on AUC campus), Downtown Cairo

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

Bela Mokhreg (With No Director), directed by Ahmed Fouad.

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

Theatre

10pm

CAIRO

Paranoia, directed by Mohsen Helmy.

Hanager Theatre, Cairo Opera House grounds, Zamalek

Film

CAIRO

Screenings of The Mice Room at 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7:30pm, 10pm.

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

Hallways
(Photo: Still from Sound from the film Hallways)

 

Thursday 17 September
 

Film

6pm

CAIRO

Screening of the film Westen (West) as part of the Goethe Film Week which runs from 12-21 September.

Goethe Institut, 5 El-Bostan Street, Downtown Cairo

Music

6:30pm

CAIRO

Death metal concert featuring Belgian band Aborted and Egyptian Nader Sadek, with guest performances by German band Alkaloid and local band Sallos.

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

Film

7:30pm

CAIRO

Selection of films screened at Cannes critics’ week between 2010-2014. Check out the full programme here.

Various venues

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Premier concert for Mostafa Rizk's Egyptian blues album Bab El-Louq.

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

Film

8pm

CAIRO

Screening of the film Hay (El-Gort) as part of the Goethe Film Week which runs from 12-21 September.

Goethe Institut, 5 El-Bostan Street, Downtown Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Jazz and operatic performance by Amira Reda

Magnolia Leaves of Art, 8 Ahmed Sabry Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Drum session with Hany Morgan.

Cairo Culture Centre, 26 July Street, Downtown Cairo

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

The Last Supper, directed by Ahmed El-Attar.

The play runs from 12-17 Sept. For ticket info call 01288721446.

Read more about the play here

AUC Falaki Theatre, 113 Kasr El-Aini Street (on AUC campus), Downtown, Cairo

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

Akher Rayat Al-Andalus (The Last Flags of Andalus), directed by Mostafa Saaed.

Miami Theatre, 38 Talaat Harb Street, next to Cinema Miami, Downtown Cairo

Theatre

10pm

CAIRO

Malabes Dakhleya (Undergarments), directed by Mohamed Adel.

Open Theatre, Cairo Opera grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Fragment of Paranoia
(Photo: Fragment of Paranoia's poster)

Friday 18 September
 

Music

6pm

CAIRO

Performance by band Basata.

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

Music

7pm

CAIRO

4th Hip Hop All Stars music festival, featuring Revolution Records, Y Crew, Dragonhell, Afreet and Hatem BeatBox.

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

Film

7:30pm

CAIRO

Selection of films screened at Cannes critics’ week between 2010-2014. Check out the full programme here.

Various venues

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

Al-Dokhan (The Smoke), directed by Mahmoud Tantawy.

Zaki Toleimat stage, Al-Talia Theatre, Attaba Square, Downtown Cairo

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

Al-Amir (The Prince), directed by Mohamed Morsy Ibrahim.

Al-Amir Taz Palace, 27 Al-Soufeieh Street, Manial, Old Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Dimitry Al-Rusi on oud and Mohamed Antar on nay.

Room Art Space, 10, Etihad El-Mohameen Street, Garden City, Cairo

Theatre

10pm

CAIRO

Al-Feel Al-Azraq (The Blue Elephant), directed by Monadel Antar.

Al-Gomhoriya Theatre,  12 Al-Gomhouria Street, Abdeen, across from Abdeen Palace, Downtown Cairo

Theatre

10pm

CAIRO

Malabes Dakhleya (Undergarments), directed by Mohamed Adel.

Open Theatre, Cairo Opera grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Akher Rayat Al-Andalus
(Photo: Fragment of Akher Rayat Al-Andalus’ poster)

Saturday 19 September
 

Theatre

6pm

CAIRO

Qerd Katheef Al-Shaar (Hairy Monkey), directed by Mohamed Salem.

Stage of The Higher Institute for Theatrical Arts, Cairo

Open-mic night

7pm

CAIRO

Mashrou El-Mareekh, an open platform encouraging freedom of expression, hosts an open-mic night.

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

Film

7:30pm

CAIRO

Selection of films screened at Cannes critics’ week between 2010-2014. Check out the full programme here.

Various venues

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Cairo Symphony Orchestra weekly concert. Programme: Ahmed El-Saedi’s Prologue for Symphony Orchestra, Beethoven’s Piano Concerto no. 3, Bizet’s Symphonie en Ut majeur. Piano soloist: Kevin Kenner. Conductor: Ahmed El-Saedi.

Main Hall, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Dance/Music

8pm

CAIRO

El-Tanoura, traditional troupe performance.

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

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

Al-Dokhan (The Smoke), directed by Mahmoud Tantawy.

Zaki Toleimat stage, Al-Talia Theatre, Attaba Square, Downtown Cairo

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

Al-Amir (The Prince), directed by Mohamed Morsy Ibrahim.

Al-Amir Taz Palace, 27 Al-Soufeieh Street, Manial, Old Cairo

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

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

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

 

Hay
(Photo: Still from film Hay)

 

Sunday 20 September
 

Theatre

6pm

CAIRO

Qerd Katheef Al-Shaar (Hairy Monkey), directed by Mohamed Salem.

Stage of The Higher Institute for Theatrical Arts, Cairo

Film

6pm

CAIRO

Screening of City of Sounds as part of the Goethe Film Week which runs from 12-21 September.

Goethe Institut, 5 El-Bostan Street, Downtown Cairo

Film

7:30pm

CAIRO

Selection of films screened at Cannes critics’ week between 2010-2014. Check out the full programme here.

Various venues

Film

7:30pm

CAIRO

Screening of Entre les Murs (The Class) directed by Laurent Cantet, a Palme D’Or winner at Cannes in 2008.

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

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

Bahga; a line up of 9 musical monologue performances.

Rawabet Theatre, 10 Nabrawy Street, off Champollion Street, Downtown Cairo

Performance

8pm

CAIRO

The Egyptian Mawlawiyah.

River Hall, El-Sawy Culture Wheel, 26 July Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Concert

8pm

CAIRO

African Export,  a night of capoeira and music.

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

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

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

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

Film

8pm

CAIRO

Screening of the film The Mulberry House as part of the Goethe Film Week which runs from 12-21 September. Read more about the film here.

Goethe Institut, 5 El-Bostan Street, Downtown Cairo

Respire
Still from Respire (Photo- Courtesy of Zawya)

Exhibitions this week

Exhibition

6 Sept-10 Oct

CAIRO

By Those Who Are Present by photographers Assem Hendawi, Maged Abou El-Dahab and Osama El Wardani.

Townhouse Gallery, 10 Nabarawy Street, off Champolion Street, Downtown Cairo

Exhibition

3-18 Sept

CAIRO

Crystal Angels, a painting exhibition by artist Ghada El-Naggar. The exhibition is open daily from 10am to 11pm, except Sundays.

Art Corner, 12 Sayed El-Bakri Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

12 Sept

CAIRO

Mere Real Things, exhibition by Ayman Ramadan.

Townhouse West, Westown Hub, Beverly Hills, Sheikh Zayed, Cairo

Exhibition

17-30 Sept

CAIRO

Felucca exhibition by photographer Galal El-Missary and artist Samah Imam.

Egyptian Centre for International Cultural Cooperation, 11 Shagaret El-Dor Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

5-30 Sept

CAIRO

Roznama 4, a contemporary group art exhibition and competition.

Runs until 30 September at Medrar and CIC.

CIC, 22 Abdel Kahek Tharwat Street, Downtown Cairo

Exhibition

CAIRO

23 Aug - 21 Sept

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

Al-Masar Gallery, Ground Floor, Building Number 157b, 26 July Street, Zamalek, Cairo

(Enter via side entrance on Isaac Jacob Street)

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, with works by a number of Egyptian artists including El-Hussien Fawzi, the late Salah Abdel Kerim, and Mahmoud Afifi.

Safarkhan Gallery, 6 Brazil Street, Zamalek, Cairo

 

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