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Egypt's arts and culture events of the week: 18-25 October

Backstreet Festival, Animated Cinema celebration, music, exhibitions ... Cairo, Alexandria and Damanhour have a lot to offer this week. Check our listings below

Ahram Online , Sunday 18 Oct 2015
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Sunday 18 Oct
 

Workshop

5pm

CAIRO

L'Hijaz Car, a French troupe that fuses oriental Arabic jazz and traditional instruments, will deliver an open workshop as part of this year’s Cairo Jazz Festival. Check the programme here.

GrEEK Campus, 28 Falaki Street, Bab El-Louk, Downtown, Cairo

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

Exhibition opening

7pm

CAIRO

‘SURPLUS! Housing from the Periphery’ by Anthony Hamboussi. Curated by Mohamed Elshahed.

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

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Omar Khairat Concert.
For info call: 16826

Misr Opera House, 6th of October City, Cairo

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

About Lovers, directed by Hani Afifi.

Based on book Tawko Elhamama (The Dove's Collar) by Ibn Hazem, The Andalusian. Performances run until 21 October.

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

Street Art
7pm
ALEXANDRIA
CAIRO

Backstreet Festival runs between 16 and 22 October including troupes from Austria, Bulgaria, Egypt, France, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Kenya, Netherlands, Switzerland, UK and USA. Check the complete programme here.

Alexandria and Cairo

Film
7pm
ALEXANDRIA

Screening of The Birth of a Nation.

Auditorium Hall, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

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

Casa Grande
(Photo: still from Casa Grande film)

Monday 19 Oct
 

Books
CAIRO

Tahrir Bookstore grand reopening.

AUC Tahrir Bookstore, American University in Cairo, Downtown Campus, Cairo

Film
7.30pm
CAIRO

Celebrating the Animated Cinema with films from France and Egypt. The event continues until 22 October.

French Institute in Cairo, Madrasset El-Huquq El-Frinseya Street, Mounira, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Pop and Jazz funk music with Lia Seddio – MarcoLia duo project.

Italian Institute for Culture, 3 El-Sheikh El-Marsafi Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

About Lovers, directed by Hani Afifi.

Based on book Tawko Elhamama (The Dove's Collar) by Ibn Hazem, The Andalusian. Performances run until 21 October.

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

Exhibition

last days
CAIRO

Nawar’s Journey, featuring works by Ahmed Nawar. Exhibition closes 22 October.

Safarkhan Gallery, 6, Brazil Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Inshad

9pm

CAIRO

Inshad by Sheikh Salah El-Azizi.

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

Street Art
ALEXANDRIA
CAIRO

Backstreet Festival runs between 16 and 22 October including troupes from Austria, Bulgaria, Egypt, France, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Kenya, Netherlands, Switzerland, UK and USA. Check the complete programme here.

Alexandria and Cairo

Film
7pm
ALEXANDRIA

Screening of Casa Grande (Brazil).

Auditorium Hall, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

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


Coppelia Ballet
Coppelia Ballet (Photo: fragment form the Cairo Opera House's promotional material)


Tuesday 20 Oct
 

Film
6pm
CAIRO

Celebrating the Animated Cinema with films from France and Egypt. The event continues until 22 October

French Institute in Cairo, Madrasset El-Huquq El-Frinseya Street, Mounira, Cairo

Film

6:30pm

CAIRO

Screening of Trois Couleurs: Blanc (Krzysztof Kieślowski, 1994) at ADEF DECA.

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

Ballet
8pm
CAIRO

“Coppélia” Ballet performed by the Cairo Opera Ballet Company. Cairo Opera Orchestra conducted by Sherif Mohie El-Din

Main Hall, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

About Lovers, directed by Hani Afifi. Based on book Tawko elhamama (The Dove's Collar) by Ibn Hazem, The Andalusian. Performances run until 21 October.

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

Exhibition last days

CAIRO

Exhibition featuring pastel artwork of artist Hayam Abdelbaky. Exhibition closes on 22 October.

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

Music

9pm

CAIRO

Nubian music by Aragide troupe.

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

Street Art
ALEXANDRIA
CAIRO

Backstreet Festival runs between 16 and 22 October including troupes from Austria, Bulgaria, Egypt, France, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Kenya, Netherlands, Switzerland, UK and USA. Check the complete programme here.

Alexandria and Cairo

Film
7pm
ALEXANDRIA

Screening of Los Hongos (Colombia).


 

Auditorium Hall, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Music
8pm
ALEXANDRIA

L’Hijâz’Car quintet.

French Institute in Alexandria, 30, Nabi Daniel Street, Alexandria

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

SURPLUS
(Photo: from ‘SURPLUS! Housing from the Periphery’ exhibition promotional material)

Wednesday 21 Oct
 

Ballet
11am & 8pm
CAIRO

“Coppélia” Ballet performed by the Cairo Opera Ballet Company. Cairo Opera Orchestra conducted by Sherif Mohie El-Din

Main Hall, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Film
6pm
CAIRO

Celebrating the Animated Cinema with films from France and Egypt. The event continues until 22 October.

French Institute in Cairo, Madrasset El-Huquq El-Frinseya Street, Mounira, Cairo

Lecture

7pm

CAIRO

Anthony Hamboussi in conversation with Charlotte Malterre Barthes, Ahmed Zaazaa, and Nabil El-Hady as part of the ‘SURPLUS! Housing from the Periphery’ exhibition by Anthony Hamboussi. Curated by Mohamed Elshahed.

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

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Celebrating five years of Egyptian Contemporary Music Ensemble with programme that includes performances by Rasha Yehia, Peter Olah, Nesma Abd El-Aziz, Tamer Kamal, Sherif El-Razzaz.

American University in Cairo, Downtown Campus, Cairo

Music

9pm

CAIRO

Zar music by Mazaher Ensemble.

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

Street Art
ALEXANDRIA
CAIRO

Backstreet Festival runs between 16 and 22 October including troupes from Austria, Bulgaria, Egypt, France, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Kenya, Netherlands, Switzerland, UK and USA. Check the complete programme here.

Alexandria and Cairo

Film
7pm
ALEXANDRIA

Screening of La tirisia (Mexico).



 

Auditorium Hall, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

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

Maurice Louca
Maurice Louca (Photo: Courtesy of Nawa Recordings)

 

Thursday 22 Oct
 

Ballet
11am & 8pm
CAIRO

“Coppélia” Ballet performed by the Cairo Opera Ballet Company. Cairo Opera Orchestra conducted by Sherif Mohie El-Din

Main Hall, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Lecture

5:30pm

CAIRO

‘Egyptian Textbooks and Nationalism,’ lecture by Farida Makar.

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

Film
6pm
CAIRO

Celebrating the Animated Cinema with films from France and Egypt. This is the last day of the event that opened on 19 October.

French Institute in Cairo, Madrasset el Huquq el Frinseya street, Mounira, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Maurice Louca and guests present Benhayyi Al-Baghbaghan.

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

Music
8pm
ALEXANDRIA

Harpist Manal Mohie El-Din and her ensemble.

Sayed Darwish Theatre (Alexandria Opera House), Alexandria

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

Balalika
balalika (Photo: courtesy of El-Genaina)

 

Friday 23 Oct
 

Music
Conference
11am
CAIRO

MUZIX Expo: Music exhibition and conference aiming at promoting the music industry. The whole day event that takes place on 23 and 24 October.

GrEEK Campus, American University in Cairo, Downtown, Cairo

MUSIC and THEATRE
3pm
CAIRO

Family event: Cairo Symphony Chamber Orchestra and Per Poc Puppet Theater from Spain will perform Mendelssohn’s Overture and Music to 'Midsummer’s Night Dream.' Conductor of the evening is Ahmed Hamdy.

Main Hall, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Performance

8pm

CAIRO

‘Balalaika,’ by Al-Darb Al-Ahmar Arts School.

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

Ballet
8pm
CAIRO

'Coppélia' Ballet performed by the Cairo Opera Ballet Company. Cairo Opera Orchestra conducted by Sherif Mohie El-Din.

Main Hall, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Street Art
ALEXANDRIA
CAIRO

Backstreet Festival runs between 16 and 22 October including troupes from Austria, Bulgaria, Egypt, France, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Kenya, Netherlands, Switzerland, UK and USA. Check the complete programme here

Alexandria and Cairo

Music
8pm
DAMANHOUR

Harpist Manal Mohie El-Din and her ensemble.

Damanhour Opera House

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

Manal Mohei Eldin
Manal Mohei Eldin (photo: Ahmed El-Koussi)

Saturday 24 Oct
 

Music
Conference
11am
CAIRO

MUZIX Expo: Music exhibition and conference aiming at promoting the music industry. The whole day event that takes place on 23 and 24 October.

GrEEK Campus, American University in Cairo, Downtown, Cairo

Workshop

2pm

CAIRO

Open dance workshop: Ancient Modernity. Registration required.

Ezzat Ezzat Contemporary Dance Studio, 6 Obida Ben Al-Garah Street, off Faisal Street, Giza

Inshad

7pm

CAIRO

Waslat Samaa troupe will perform an array of Inshad songs.

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

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Harpist Manal Mohie El-Din and her ensemble.

Small Hall, Cairo Opera House, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Weekly concert by the Cairo Symphony Orchestra.

Main Hall, Cairo Opera House, Cairo

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

Sunday 25 Oct
 

Exhibition opening
7pm
CAIRO

 

Paintings by Walid Ebeid, a solo exhibition titled 'One Man One Painting.' The exhibition runs until 5 November.

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

Film

7:30pm

CAIRO

A selection of shorts discussing the topic of education.

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

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

EXHIBITIONS this week

 

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 opening
7pm
CAIRO

 

Paintings by Walid Ebeid, a solo exhibition titled 'One Man One Painting.' The exhibition runs until 5 November.

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

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

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