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Egypt's arts and culture events of the week: 11-18 October

Cairo Jazz Festival, Alexandria's Backstreet Festival and numerous exhibition openings are among the highlights of the week. Check our listings for the many events taking place in Cairo and Alexandria

Ahram Online , Saturday 10 Oct 2015
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Sunday 11 Oct

Film
4-10pm
CAIRO

Screenings of short films, part of Shnit International Short Film Festival (SHNIT). Screenings take place between 8 and 11 October. 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

Exhibition

Opening

6pm

CAIRO

Vision, a multimedia exhibit with watercolour paintings and bronze wire works, displaying artwork of Nouran Gamal.

Kafein, 28 Sharif Street, Abdeen, Downtown, Cairo

Exhibition

Opening

1pm

CAIRO

Egypt Stereoviews: Underwood & Underwood -- the exhibition will run until 12 Nov, between 10am and 5pm. The Photographic Gallery, Abdel Latif Jameel Hall, AUC New Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

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

Small Theatre, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

7pm

CAIRO

Arabic music concert led by musician Amal Fathy.

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

Exhibition

Opening

7pm

CAIRO

The Last of Domestic Rituals, featuring works by Salah El Mur. The exhibit will be held at Gallery Misr from 11-31 October and at Mashrabia Gallery 11- 19 October.

Gallery Misr,

4A Ibn Zinky Street, Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Nour project and Crash Boom Bang.

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

Festival

4:30pm

ALEXANDRIA

The Egyptian Professions Festival. The event includes several artistic performances and workshops by Egyptian and Senegalese artisans who will exhibit their crafts.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Film
7pm
ALEXANDRIA
Documentary Film Forum, screening of Lost in the Dark. Auditorium Hall, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

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


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


Nour Project
Nour Project at Bibliotheca Alexandrina in 2014 (Photo: Corinne Grassi)

 

Monday 12 Oct


Exhibition

Opening

6pm

CAIRO

Many Rivers to Cross, featuring work of Maged Mekhail

Runs till 15 November.

Art Talks Gallery, 8 El-Kamel Mohamed Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre

6:30pm

CAIRO

‘Sheesh Beesh’ play by Utopia troupe.

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

Inshad

9pm

CAIRO

Inshad by Sheikh Sabry El-Shafei.

Makan – Egyptian Centre for Culture and Arts, 1 Saad Zaghloul Street, at the intersection with Mansour Street, Downtown, Cairo

Festival

9am

ALEXANDRIA

The Egyptian Professions Festival. The event includes several artistic performances and workshops by Egyptian and Senegalese artisans who will exhibit their crafts.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

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 Last of Domestic Rituals
(Photo: courtesy of facebook page announcing opening of The Last of Domestic Rituals exhibition)


Tuesday 13 Oct


Lecture

6pm

CAIRO

A special tribute to Eric Rouleau, journalist and diplomat (1926-2015) in the presence of ambassador

Lakhdar Brahimi and Alain Gresh, editor-in-chief of  Le Monde Diplomatique.

Oriental Hall, AUC Tahrir

Campus, Downtown, Cairo

Storytelling

6pm

CAIRO

Stories and Tales with Shalabieh Al-Hakawatieh.

Cairo Institute for Liberal Arts and Sciences (CILAS), 36 Al-Muiz Al-Din Allah Al-Fatimi Street, Cairo

Film

6:30pm

CAIRO

Screening of Trois Couleurs: Blue (Krzysztof Kieślowski, 1993) at ADEF DECA.

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

Music

6:30pm

CAIRO

Oud playing of folklore songs by musician Mohamed Abou Zeid.

Malaz Massoud, 9010 Maahad El-Gezira Street, from Street 9,  Mokattam, Cairo

Music

7:30pm

CAIRO

Drumming circle with artists Amr Fekry and Bassem Sabry.

Malaz Massoud, 9010 Maahad El-Gezira Street, from Street 9,  Mokattam, Cairo

Music

9pm

CAIRO

Eritrean music by Senet band.

Makan – Egyptian Centre for Culture and Arts, 1 Saad Zaghloul Street, at the intersection with Mansour Street, Downtown, Cairo

Exhibition last days
CAIRO

‘Gandhi Through the Eyes of Egyptian Cartoonists’ by Egyptian Caricature Society. Exhibition continues until 15 Oct between 10am and 3pm. Read more about the exhibition here.

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

Festival

9am

ALEXANDRIA

The Egyptian Professions Festival. The event includes several artistic performances and workshops by Egyptian and Senegalese artisans who will exhibit their crafts.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Film

3pm

ALEXANDRIA

Cinema Club, screening two films.

Alexandria Creativity Centre, 1 Horreya Street, Alexandria

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


Senet Band
Senet Band (Photo: courtesy of Senet Band facebook event)

 

Wednesday 14 Oct


Lecture

6pm

CAIRO

‘Birth certificate versus CV/timeline of Bab Zuwayla’ by Nairy Hampikian.

Megawra hub, 17 Amin Zaki Street, Ard El-Golf, Megawra Al-Khalifa, Cairo

Music and puppet show

7pm

CAIRO

El-Sakia Puppet Theatre troupe will perform some of the iconic Abdel-Halim Hafez’s songs.

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

Music

7pm

CAIRO

Concert by Cairokee. For tickets call: 01092977424

Al-Gazeera Academy, 9 Al-Mokattam Street, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Pianola band.

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

Music

9pm

CAIRO

Mazaher ensemble.

Makan – Egyptian Centre for Culture and Arts, 1 Saad Zaghloul Street, at the intersection with Mansour Street, Downtown, Cairo

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


Cairokee
Cairokee bands perform during the 13th Bibliotheca Alexandrina Summer Festival in July 2015 (Photo: Butheina Shalan)

 

Thursday 15 Oct


Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of 500 Days of Summer.

9 Mokhles Al Alfi Street, from Ismail Al Kabbani Street, from El-Tayaran Street, Nasr City, Cairo

Music

7pm

CAIRO

Cairo Jazz Festival. Check the programme here.

Greek Campus, 28 Falaki Street, Bab El Louk, Downtown Cairo

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

500 Days of Summer
(Photo: still from film 500 Days of Summer)


Friday 16 Oct
 

Music

12pm

CAIRO

Old is Cool Festival, fundraising to send children in need to school.

Music line up features: Salalem, Abstract and Nesma Mahgoub.

Aquarium Grotto Garden, Zamalek, Cairo

Family event
1.30pm
CAIRO

Austria Meets Egypt festival in Cairo. Read more here.

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

Music

2pm

CAIRO

Workshop: introduction to Jazz by Samy Ibrahim, part of Cairo Jazz Festival.

Greek Campus, 28 Falaki Street, Bab El Louk, Downtown, Cairo

Theatre

5pm

CAIRO

‘Tekonsh Sekket El Salama’ play by Mohamed Ali.

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

Music

7pm

CAIRO

Cairo Jazz Festival. Check the programme here.

Greek Campus, 28 Falaki Street, Bab El Louk, Downtown, Cairo

Music

9pm

CAIRO

Drum Circle.

Cairo Culture Centre, 26 July Street, Cairo, Egypt, Cairo

Street Art
7pm
ALEXANDRIA

Backstreet festival runs between 16 and 22 October including troupes from Austria, Bulgaria, Egypt, France, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Kenya, Netherlands, Switzerland, UK and USA.

Alexandria (exact locations to be advised)

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


Backstreet festival
Backstreet festival (Photo: fragment from the festival's promotional material)

 

Saturday 17 Oct


Music

2pm

CAIRO

Workshop: Percussion and Different Time Signatures by Hany Bdeir, part of Cairo Jazz Festival.

Greek Campus, 28 Falaki Street, Bab El Louk, Downtown, Cairo

Music

3pm

CAIRO

Youth talent show, part of Cairo Jazz Festival.

Greek Campus, 28 Falaki Street, Bab El Louk, Downtown, Cairo

Theatre

6pm

CAIRO

‘Al-Kitab Al-Aswad’ play by Crazy Team troupe, directed by Magdy Lamei.

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

Music

7pm

CAIRO

Cairo Jazz Festival. Check the programme here.

Greek Campus, 28 Falaki Street, Bab El Louk, Downtown, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of 2 Automnes 3 Hivers (2 Autumns 3 Winters, 2013).

Institut Francais d’Egypte, 5 Chafik El-Dib Street, Ard El-Golf, Heliopolis, Cairo

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

About Lovers, directed by Hani Afifi.

Based on book Tawko elhamama (The Dove's Collar) by Ibn Hazem, The Andalusian.

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

Street Art
7pm
ALEXANDRIA

Backstreet festival runs between 16 and 22 October including troupes from Austria, Bulgaria, Egypt, France, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Kenya, Netherlands, Switzerland, UK and USA.

Alexandria (exact locations to be advised)

Music
8pm
ALEXANDRIA

 

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Chamber Orchestra conducted by Hisham Gabr will perform Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8 in F Major Op. 93, Rossini’s Overture to La Scala Di Seta and Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 5 in D Major. The violin soloist of the evening is Ahmed Tarek. Read more here.

Great Hall, Alexandria Conference Center, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

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


Bibliotheca Alexandrina Chamber Orchestra
Musicians from the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Chamber Orchestra in 2014 (Photo: courtesy of Bibliotheca)

 

Sunday 18 Oct


Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of ‘Ibnak National Am International’ (Noha El-Hennawy- 2013).

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

Music

7pm

CAIRO

Cairo Jazz Festival. Check the programme here.

Greek Campus, 28 Falaki Street, Bab El Louk, Downtown, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Omar Khairat Concert.
For info call: 16826

Misr Opera House , 6 October City, Cairo

Film
7pm
ALEXANDRIA
Fiction Film Forum, screening of The Birth of a Nation. Auditorium Hall, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Street Art
7pm
ALEXANDRIA

Backstreet festival runs between 16 and 22 October including troupes from Austria, Bulgaria, Egypt, France, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Kenya, Netherlands, Switzerland, UK and USA.

Alexandria (exact locations to be advised)


The Birth of a Nation
(Photo: Still from the film The Birth of a Nation)


EXHIBITIONS this week
 

Exhibition
11Oct-12Nov
CAIRO
Egypt Stereoviews: Underwood & Underwood -- the exhibition will be open between 10am and 5pm. The Photographic Gallery, Abdel Latif Jameel Hall, AUC New Cairo

Exhibition

11-19/31 Oct

CAIRO

The Last of Domestic Rituals, featuring works by Salah El Mur. The exhibit will be held at Gallery Misr from 11-31 October and at Mashrabia Gallery 11- 19 October.

Gallery Misr,

4A Ibn Zinky Street, Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt

Mashrabia Gallery, 8, Champolion Street, Downtown, Cairo.

Exhibition

12 Oct-15 Nov

CAIRO

Many Rivers to Cross, featuring work of Maged Mekhail.

Art Talks Gallery, 8 El Kamel Mohamed Street. Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

11 Oct-28 Nov

CAIRO

Vision, a multimedia exhibit with watercolor paintings and bronze wire works, displaying artwork of Nouran Gamal.

Kafein, 28 Sharif Street, Abdeen, 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 the Eyes of Egyptian Cartoonists’ by Egyptian Caricature Society. Exhibition opens on 4 Oct at 6.30pm and continues until 15 October. Opening hours between 10am and 3pm (except Fridays and Saturdays).

Maulana Azad Centre for Indian Culture, 3 Abu El Feda Street, 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 titled 'Colony-Latitude' by Shady El-Noshokaty. Read more here.

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, 37 B Ahmed Heshmat Street,1st floor, ap.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 100-year anniversary of the birth of Egyptian director Salah Abu Seif.

Hanager Centre, Cairo Opera Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo


Ahmed Nawar
Fragment of artwork from Nawar’s Journey, exhibition featuring works by Ahmed Nawar, at Safarkhan (Photo courtesy of Safarkhan facebook event)

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