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Egypt's arts and culture events of the week: 4-11 October

The upcoming week offers a feast of cultural activities in both Cairo and Alexandria

Ahram Online , Saturday 3 Oct 2015
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Sunday 4 Oct

 

Garage Sale

11am-8pm

CAIRO

Mashrabia Garage Sale, selling artworks, art books, magazines, posters and postcards, from 1-8 Oct

Mashrabia Gallery, 8 Champolion Street, Downtown, Cairo

Exhibition Opening
6.30pm

CAIRO

‘Gandhi Through the Eyes of Egyptian Cartoonists’ by Egyptian Caricature Society. Exhibition continues until 15 Oct between 10am and 3pm (except Fridays and Saturdays)

Maulana Azad Centre for Indian Culture, 3 Abu El-Feda Street, 2nd Floor, Zamalek

Film

7:30pm

CAIRO

Screening of To Be and To Have (France, 2002)

NVIC, 1 Dr Mahmoud Azmi Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

7:30pm

CAIRO

Nile Folkloric Troupe

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

Poetry

7:30pm

CAIRO

Poetry evening celebrating 6th of October

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

Music
8pm
CAIRO

National Arab Music Ensemble

Main Hall, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Cairo Symphony Orchestra conducted by Ahmed El-Saedi will perform: Beethoven’s Overture “Consecration of the House” Op 123, Brahms’ Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major Op 77 and Sibelius’ Symphony No 5 in E flat major Op 82. Violin soloist Ryu Goto

Alexandria Opera House, Sayed Darwish Theatre, Alexandria

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Samaa sufi chanting troupe, Coptic musical chants in celebration of 6th of October

Wekalet El-Ghoury Arts Centre, 3 Mohamed Abdo Street, El-Ghoria, Cairo, Egypt.

Music
7.30pm
ALEXANDRIA

Alexandria Creativity Centre Choir concert

Alexandria Creativity Centre, 1 Horreya Street, Alexandria

Theatre

9pm

ALEXANDRIA

Raees Al-Gomhouriya Nafso (The President Himself), a play directed by Sameh Bassiouny

Bairam Al-Tonsy Theatre, Abdel Moaty Al-Khayyal Street, in front of Racouda restaurant, Shatby, Alexandria

Scroll to the bottom for the list of recommended exhibitions this week

Gandhi
Gandhi (Photo: fragment of promotional material announcing Gandhi Through the Eyes of Egyptian Cartoonists exhibition opening)

Monday 5 Oct
 

Film
6.30pm
CAIRO

Screening of film Everyday Rebellion. Event if part of the Austrian Cultural Forum’s “Movie Mondays”

1103 Cornish El-Nil (next to Shepheard Hotel), 1st Floor, Garden City, Cairo

Exhibit

Opening

7pm

CAIRO

Colony, a solo exhibit by Shady El-Noshokaty,

5 Oct-25 Nov

Gypsum Gallery, 5 Ibrahim Naguib, Ground Floor, Apt 2, Garden City, Cairo

Dance

7:30pm

CAIRO

Tanoura Dance Troupe

Wekalet El-Ghoury Arts Centre, 3 Mohamed Abdo Street, El-Ghoria, Cairo, Egypt.

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Cairo Opera House Quartet will perform The Beatles’ hits. Read more here

Small Hall, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

3pm

ALEXANDRIA

Cinema Club, screening two films

Alexandria Creativity Centre, 1 Horreya Street, Alexandria

Culture

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Korean Culture in Alexandria party

Alexandria Creativity Centre, 1 Horreya Street, Alexandria

Theatre

9pm

ALEXANDRIA

Raees Al-Gomhouriya Nafso (The President Himself), a play directed by Sameh Bassiouny

Bairam Al-Tonsy Theatre, Abdel Moaty Al-Khayyal Street, in front of Racouda restaurant, Shatby, Alexandria

Scroll to the bottom for the list of recommended exhibitions this week

Tuesday 6 Oct

Film

3pm

ALEXANDRIA

Cinema Club, screening two films

Alexandria Creativity Centre, 1 Horreya Street, Alexandria

Theatre

9pm

ALEXANDRIA

Raees Al-Gomhouriya Nafso (The President Himself), a play directed by Sameh Bassiouny

Bairam Al-Tonsy Theatre, Abdel Moaty Al-Khayyal Street, in front of Racouda restaurant, Shatby, Alexandria

Scroll to the bottom for the list of recommended exhibitions this week

The Beatles
(Photo: fragment from the Cairo Opera House Quartet concert's promotional material)

Wednesday 7 Oct
 

Exhibition

Opening

7pm

CAIRO

Exhibition featuring pastel artwork of artist Hayam Abdelbaky. The exhibition runs till 22 Oct

 

Ubuntu Gallery, 20 Hassan Sabry Street, from Ibn Zinky Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

Opening

7pm

CAIRO

Exhibition commemorating 100 year birth anniversary of Egyptian director Salah Abu Seif.

 

Hanager Centre, Cairo Opera Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

7:30pm

CAIRO

Wednesday Salon for Folklore

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

Music
7pm
ALEXANDRIA

Rhapsody Duo: Cello and piano classical music recital

Geothe Institute, 10 El-Batalsa Street, Azarita, Alexandria

Music

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Benghany Le Bokra (We sing for Tomorrow) Festival, celebrating 6th of October

Alexandria Creativity Centre, 1 Horreya Street, Alexandria

Theatre

9pm

ALEXANDRIA

Raees Al-Gomhouriya Nafso (The President Himself), a play directed by Sameh Bassiouny

Bairam Al-Tonsy Theatre, Abdel Moaty Al-Khayyal Street, in front of Racouda restaurant, Shatby, Alexandria

Scroll to the bottom for the list of recommended exhibitions this week

Russian Folk Arts Ensemble
Russian Folk Arts Ensemble (Photo: fragment from the performance's promotional material)

Thursday 8 Oct
 

Exhibition Last Days

6 Sept-10 Oct

CAIRO

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

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

Garage Sale

11am-8pm

CAIRO

Mashrabia Garage Sale, selling artworks, art books, magazines, posters and postcards, from 1-8 Oct

Mashrabia Gallery, 8 Champolion Street, Downtown, Cairo

Film
4-10pm
CAIRO

Screenings of short films, part of Shnit International Short Film Festival (SHNIT). Screenings take place between 8-11 Oct. Read more here  

Goethe Institute, 5 El-Bustan Street, Downtown, Cairo

Film

6pm

CAIRO

Qabila 3rd Annual Film Festival. Runs from 8-10 Oct

Ewart Memorial Hall and Falaki Theatre, AUC Tahrir Campus, Tahrir Square, Downtown, Cairo

Music

6pm

CAIRO

Performance by Wahm Arabic Music Troupe, celebrating 6th of October

Talaat Harb Culture Centre, Sayeda Nafisa Street, Zeinhom, in front of Fathy Sorour Complex, Cairo

Film

6pm

CAIRO

Documentaries and short films screening part of 9th National Festival for Egyptian Cinema

Hanager Arts Centre, Cairo Opera Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo.

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Feature films screening part of 9th National Festival for Egyptian Cinema

Small Theatre, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of two films by Brazilian director Lara Lee: K2 and the Invisible Footmen, and Life is Waiting: Referendum and Resistance in Western Sahara

Dabr 1718, Kasr El-Sham3 Street, Al-Fakareen, Cairo

Dance
8pm
CAIRO

Russian Folk Arts Ensemble: Younost

El-Gomhoreya Theatre, 12 El-Gomhoreya Street, Abdeen, Cairo

Literature

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

World Literature Salon holding a lecture titled: The influence of Arabic Literature on Latin American Literature

Alexandria Creativity Centre, 1 Horreya Street, Alexandria

Music

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Performance by Mostafa Kamel Musical Group, celebrating 6th of October

Alexandria Creativity Centre, 1 Horreya Street, Alexandria

Exhibition

Opening

12pm

ALEXANDRIA

Exhibition featuring photography and oil painting by artist Marah Shahin.

Alexandria Creativity Centre, 1 Horreya Street, Alexandria

Theatre

9pm

ALEXANDRIA

Raees Al-Gomhouriya Nafso (The President Himself), a play directed by Sameh Bassiouny

Bairam Al-Tonsy Theatre, Abdel Moaty Al-Khayyal Street, in front of Racouda restaurant, Shatby, Alexandria

Scroll to the bottom for the list of recommended exhibitions this week

Eftekasat band
Eftekasat band (Photo: Eftekasat facebook page)

Friday 9 Oct
 

Theatre
10am, 2pm, 6pm
CAIRO

Aladdin performance. For details call: 01094444273-4-5

MUST Opera House, 6th of October

Music

12pm

CAIRO

Pool party with music from Aïsha Devi, Danse Noire DJ, Ahmed Samy and $$$TAG$$$ DJ

Sakkara Country Club, Sakkara Touristic Road, Giza

Film
4-10pm
CAIRO

Screenings of short films, part of Shnit International Short Film Festival (SHNIT). Screenings take place between 8-11 Oct. Read more here  

Goethe Institute, 5 El-Bustan Street, Downtown Cairo

Film

6pm

CAIRO

Documentaries and short films screening part of 9th National Festival for Egyptian Cinema

Hanager Arts Centre, Cairo Opera Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo.

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Feature films screening part of 9th National Festival for Egyptian Cinema

Small Theatre, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Lecture

6pm

CAIRO

Lecture on late actor Omar El-Sharif titled Lost but not Forgotten

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

Theatre

7:30pm

CAIRO

Aragoz and Shadow performance

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

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Percussion performance by Groovecussion

Elbet Alwan, 15 Ahmed Heshmat Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
7.30
ALEXANDRIA

Maquam band concert (free entry)

Jesuits Cultural Centre, 298 Port Said Street, Cleopatra, Alexandria

Performance
8pm
ALEXANDRIA

El-Hezb El-Comedy

Conference Centre, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Music
8pm
ALEXANDRIA

Eftekasat new album release concert

Small Hall, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Music
8pm
ALEXANDRIA

Alexandria Opera Ensemble for Music and Arab Singing

Sayed Darwish Theatre (Alexandria Opera House), 22 El-Horreya Road (formerly Fouad Street), Alexandria

Theatre

9pm

ALEXANDRIA

Raees Al-Gomhouriya Nafso (The President Himself), a play directed by Sameh Bassiouny

Bairam Al-Tonsy Theatre, Abdel Moaty Al-Khayyal Street, in front of Racouda restaurant, Shatby, Alexandria

Scroll to the bottom for the list of recommended exhibitions this week

Cairo Symphony Orchestra
Cairo Symphony Orchestra (Photo: courtesy of the Cairo Opera House)

Saturday 10 Oct
 

Theatre
10am, 1.30pm, 5pm
CAIRO

Aladdin performance. For details call: 01094444273-4-5

MUST Opera House, 6th of October

Garage Sale

11am-8pm

CAIRO

Mashrabia Garage Sale, selling artworks, art books, magazines, posters and postcards, from 1-8 Oct

Mashrabia Gallery, 8 Champolion Street, Downtown, Cairo

Film
4-10pm
CAIRO

Screenings of short films, part of Shnit International Short Film Festival (SHNIT). Screenings take place between 8-11 Oct. Read more here  

Goethe Institute, 5 El-Bustan Street, Downtown, Cairo

Lecture

6pm

CAIRO

Lecture on late actor Omar El-Sharif titled Lost but not Forgotten

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

Film

6pm

CAIRO

Documentaries and short films screening part of 9th National Festival for Egyptian Cinema

Hanager Arts Centre, Cairo Opera Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo.

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Feature films screening part of 9th National Festival for Egyptian Cinema

Small Theatre, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Rehearsals open to public

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

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Cairo Symphony Orchestra conducted by Andreas Spörri will play Beethoven’s Choir Fantasy, Op 80 and Symphony No 9 in D minor, Op 125. Soloists of the evening are: pianist Sarah Ayoub, sopranos Iman Moustafa and Mona Rafla, alto Jolie Faizy, tenors Walid Korayem and Amr Medhat, bass Ashraf Seweilam. The concert will be joined by A Cappela Choir with Maya Gvineria as Choir Master

Main Hall, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Film
7pm
ALEXANDRIA

Screening of 1998 film The Prince of Egypt

Jesuits Cultural Centre, 298 Port Said Street, Cleopatra, Alexandria

Music
8pm
ALEXANDRIA

Horn and Piano Recital with Wiener Duo: pianist Johanna Horny and horn player Roland Horvath. The evening will include compositions by Johann Strauss, W A Mozart, F Liszt, M Mussorgsky, Tarek Nasr, Mohamed Abdel Wahab, among others

Small Theatre, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Theatre

9pm

ALEXANDRIA

Raees Al-Gomhouriya Nafso (The President Himself), a play directed by Sameh Bassiouny

Bairam Al-Tonsy Theatre, Abdel Moaty Al-Khayyal Street, in front of Racouda restaurant, Shatby, Alexandria

Scroll to the bottom for the list of recommended exhibitions this week

The Prince of Egypt
The Prince of Egypt (Photo: film's promotional material)

Sunday 11 Oct
 

Film
4-10pm
CAIRO

Screenings of short films, part of Shnit International Short Film Festival (SHNIT). Screenings take place between 8-11 Oct. Read more here  

Goethe Institute, 5 El-Bustan Street, Downtown, Cairo

Theatre
6pm
CAIRO

Aladdin performance. For details call: 01094444273-4-5

MUST Opera House, 6th of October

Film

6pm

CAIRO

Documentaries and short films screening part of 9th National Festival for Egyptian Cinema

Hanager Arts Centre, Cairo Opera Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo.

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Feature films screening part of 9th National Festival for Egyptian Cinema

Small Theatre, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm
ALEXANDRIA

Ghalia Benali concert

Sayed Darwish Theatre (Alexandria Opera House), 22, El-Horreya Road (formerly Fouad Street), Alexandria

Theatre

9pm

ALEXANDRIA

Raees Al-Gomhouriya Nafso (The President Himself), a play directed by Sameh Bassiouny

Bairam Al-Tonsy Theatre, Abdel Moaty Al-Khayyal Street, in front of Racouda restaurant, Shatby, Alexandria

Ghalia Benali
Ghalia Benali (Photo: Karim el Hayawan)

EXHIBITIONS this week
 

Exhibition

6 Sept-10 Oct

CAIRO

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

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

Exhibition

7-22 Oct

CAIRO

Exhibition featuring pastel artwork of artist Hayam Abdelbaky

Ubuntu Gallery, 20 Hassan Sabry Street, from Ibn Zinky Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition
4-15 Oct

CAIRO

‘Gandhi Through Eyes of Egyptian Cartoonists’ by Egyptian Caricature Society. Exhibition opens on 4 Oct at 6.30pm and continues until 15 Oct. Opening hours between 10am and 3pm (except Fridays and Saturdays)

Maulana Azad Centre for Indian Culture, 3 Abu El Feda St, 2nd floor, Zamalek

Exhibition

1-22 Oct
CAIRO

Nawar’s Journey, featuring works by Ahmed Nawar

Safarkhan Gallery, 6, Brazil Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

5 Oct-25 Nov

CAIRO

Colony, a solo exhibition by Shady El-Noshokaty

Gypsum Gallery, 5 Ibrahim Naguib Street, Ground Floor, Apt 2, Garden City, Cairo

Exhibition

1-20 Oct

CAIRO

3 Tales, painting exhibition featuring works by Ahmed Saber, Lina Osama and Rasha Amin

Art Lounge, 37b Ahmed Heshmat Street,1st Floor, Apt 2, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

8-17 Oct

12pm

CAIRO

Exhibition featuring photography and oil painting by artist Marah Shahin

Alexandria Creativity Centre, 1 Horreya Street, Alexandria

Exhibition

7-16 Oct

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Exhibition commemorating 100th birth anniversary of Egyptian director Salah Abu Seif

Hanager Centre, Cairo Opera Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Colony
(Photo: Part of promotional material for Colony exhibition)

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