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Egypt's arts and culture events of the week: 15 - 22 November

Though the week is dominated by the Cairo International Film Festival and many other film screenings, Cairo and Alexandria offer many interesting music, theatre and visual arts events. Check them out below

Ahram Online , Saturday 14 Nov 2015
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Sunday 15 Nov
 

Film

CAIRO

37th Cairo International Film Festival. The festival runs till 20 November. Check our recommendations. here.

Cairo Opera House grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

CAIRO

Screening of The Gate of Departure

Hours: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7:30pm, 10pm

Screening of Um Ghayeb at 5 pm

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

Seminar

10am-4:30pm

CAIRO

A two-day seminar celebrating the centenary of Salah Abou Seif and Kamel El-Telmesany, moderated by Malek Khoury and Ali Abou Shady. The seminar is part of the 37th Cairo International Film Festival.

Higher Council of Culture, Cairo Opera House grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Lecture

12:45pm

CAIRO

Following the screening of Our Little Sister, a Q&A session with film critic Tomomi Katsuta will take place. The event is part of the 37th Cairo International Film Festival.

Main Hall, Cairo Opera House grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Aalamat April, directed by Ahmed Maher and starring the iconic Egyptian actress Mohsena Tawfik.

Artistic Creativity Centre, Cairo Opera House grounds, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Walt Disney Night, by Cairo Opera Company performing a selection of soundtracks from Disney movies.

Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition opening

7pm

CAIRO

Human Blog, a painting exhibit by Walid Ebeid

Le Caire Art Contemporain, 2 Al Malek Al Afdal sreet, next to Alfa Market, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Screening of Palestine Stereo

Auditorium Hall, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Film

7:30pm

CAIRO

Screening of Tirza (Rudolf van den Berg, 2010)

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

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

The Lion King
Walt Disney Night (Photo: still from The Lion King)

Monday 16 Nov
 

Film

CAIRO

37th Cairo International Film Festival. The festival runs till 20 November. Check our recommendations here.

Cairo Opera House grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

CAIRO

Screening of The Gate of Departure

Hours: 1pm, 3pm, 7:30pm, 10pm

Screening of Um Ghayeb at 5pm

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

Seminar

10am-4:30pm

CAIRO

Day II of a seminar celebrating the centenary of Salah Abou Seif and Kamel El-Telmesany, moderated by Malek Khoury and Ali Abou Shady. The seminar is part of the 37th Cairo International Film Festival.

Higher Council of Culture, Cairo Opera House grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Lecture

6:30pm

CAIRO

Photographer Karim El Hayawan will deliver a lecture about street photography.

Cinema Palace, 4 El-Salamlek Street, Garden City, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of films produced during Les Ateliers Varans workshop organised by Cimatheque last July. For more info, check the following link.

French Institute, 1 Madraset Al Hoqouq, Mounira, Cairo

Film
7pm
ALEXANDRIA

Screening of Sotto Voce

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Auditorium Hall, Alexandria

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


The Gate of Departure
Photo: Still from The Gate of Departure


Tuesday 17 Nov
 

Film

CAIRO

37th Cairo International Film Festival. The festival runs till 20 November. Check our recommendations here.

Cairo Opera House grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

CAIRO

Screening of The Gate of Departure

Hours: 1pm, 3pm, 7:30pm, 10pm

Screening of Um Ghayeb at 5pm

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

Lecture

2:45pm

CAIRO

Following the screening of Journey to the Shore, a Q&A session with film critic Tomomi Katsuta will take place. The event is part of the 37th Cairo International Film Festival.

Main Hall, Cairo Opera House grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

6:30pm

CAIRO

Screening of 8 ½ (Federico Fellini, 1963)

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

Film
7pm
ALEXANDRIA

Screening of Le Challat de Tunis

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Auditorium Hall, Alexandria

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

 8 ½
(Photo: still from 8 ½)

Wednesday 18 Nov
 

Film

CAIRO

37th Cairo International Film Festival. The festival runs till 20 November. Check our recommendations here.

Cairo Opera House grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

CAIRO

Screening of Atlantic

Hours: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7:30pm, 10pm

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

Panel discussion

12pm

CAIRO

A panel Discussion with Yoshihiko Yatabe and Tomomi Katusta, and moderated by Ahmed Shawki. The panel will discuss Japanese films in this year’s CIFF, and look at the state of Japanese cinema today.

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

Theatre

6pm

CAIRO

The Crucible, a play by Arthur Miller, directed by Frank Bradley and produced by AUC’s Theatre Program.

The play is performed on 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24 November

Malak Gabr Arts Theatre, AUC Center for the Arts,

American University in Cairo, AUC New Cairo Campus

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Singin in the Rain

Teatro El-Maadi, 10 on 200 street, Degla, Maadi, Cairo

Music

7pm

CAIRO

Concert by Metrotone band

Wisdom Hall, El-Sawy Culturewheel, 26 July Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Seven, a documentary play centering on the stories of seven women.

Small Theatre, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Music
7pm
ALEXANDRIA

Jazz concert by Angelica Niescier and the Sublime Quartet

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Auditorium Hall, Alexandria

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

The Crucible
(Photo: artwork from the book cover of The Crucible)

Thursday 19 Nov
 

Film

CAIRO

37th Cairo International Film Festival. The festival runs till 20 November. Check our recommendations here.

Cairo Opera House grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

CAIRO

Screening of Atlantic

Hours: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7:30pm, 10pm

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

Theatre

6pm

CAIRO

The Crucible, a play by Arthur Miller, directed by Frank Bradley and produced by the American University in Cairo’s theatre program.

The play is performed on 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24 November.

Malak Gabr Arts Theatre, AUC Center for the Arts,

American University in Cairo, AUC New Cairo Campus

Film

6pm

CAIRO

Screening of the documentary ‘Berlin Wall: The Story of the Struggle of the Germans’.

Tahrir Lounge at Goethe Institut, 5 Bustan Street, off Talaat Harb Street, downtown Cairo

Theatre

7pm

CAIRO

Seven, documentary play centering on the stories of seven women.

GrEEK Campus, 28 Falaki street, Downtown, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Bedouin Jerry-Can from Sinai-Egypt, part of WANAS 2: Cairo International World Music Festival.

GrEEK Campus, 28 Falaki street, Downtown, Cairo

Music

9pm

CAIRO

Bhangra from India, part of WANAS 2: Cairo International World Music Festival.

GrEEK Campus, 28 Falaki street, Downtown, Cairo

Music

10pm

CAIRO

El Tanbura from Port Said-Egypt, part of WANAS 2: Cairo International World Music Festival.

GrEEK Campus, 28 Falaki Street, Downtown, Cairo

Music

8pm

DAMANHOUR

Jazz concert by Angelica Niescier and the Sublime Quartet.

Damanhour Opera House, Damanhour

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

Angelica Niescier
Angelica Niescier (Photo: courtesy Angelica Niescier and the Sublime Quartet)

Friday 20 Nov
 

Film

CAIRO

Last day of 37th Cairo International Film Festival. Check our recommendations here.

Cairo Opera House grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

CAIRO

Screening of Atlantic

Hours: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7:30pm, 10pm

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

Music

1pm

CAIRO

Funk’N’Pop, music/picnic event

Royal Club Mohamed Aly,

Music

4pm & 7:30pm

CAIRO

Cairokee band celebrating their 12 anniversary with 2 consecutive concerts and on two days.

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

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Yehya Khalil concert

Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Rango from Sudan, part of WANAS 2: Cairo International World Music Festival.

GREEK Campus, 28 Falaki Street, Downtown, Cairo

Music

9pm

CAIRO

Skaka from Palestine, part of WANAS 2: Cairo International World Music Festival.

GREEK Campus, 28 Falaki Street, Downtown, Cairo

Music

10pm

CAIRO

Baynouna from Oman, part of WANAS 2: Cairo International World Music Festival.

GREEK Campus, 28 Falaki Street, Downtown, Cairo

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

Mohamed Shams
Cairo Symphony Orchestra and pianist Mohamed Shams in June 2011 (Photo: Sherif Sonbol)

Saturday 21 Nov
 

Film

CAIRO

Screening of Atlantic

Hours: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7:30pm, 10pm

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

Theatre

5pm

CAIRO

The Crucible, a play by Arthur Miller, directed by Frank Bradley and produced by the American University in Cairo’s theatre program.

The play is performed on 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24 November

Malak Gabr Arts Theatre, AUC Center for the Arts,

American University in Cairo, AUC New Cairo Campus

Music

4pm & 7:30pm

CAIRO

Cairokee band celebrating their 12 anniversary with a weekend of 2 consecutive concerts per day

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

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Cairo Symphony Orchestra conducted by Ahmed El Saedi presents 125 Years commemoration Cesar Frank. Soloist: Mohamed Shams (piano).

Main Hall, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Glass Onion concert, Beatles tribute band.

Open Air Theatre, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Senet from Eretria, part of WANAS 2: Cairo International World Music Festival.

GREEK Campus, 28 Falaki Street, Downtown, Cairo

Music

9pm

CAIRO

Nubanour from Nuba, Egypt, part of WANAS 2: Cairo International World Music Festival

GREEK Campus, 28 Falaki Street, Downtown, Cairo

Music

10pm

CAIRO

Sian James from Wales, UK, part of WANAS 2: Cairo International World Music Festival.

GREEK Campus, 28 Falaki Street, Downtown, Cairo

Music

7:30pm

ALEXANDRIA

Screening of Opera Lulu live from the Metropolitan Opera House of New York.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

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


Lulu
MET Opera screening of Lulu (Photo: MET Opera promotional material)

 

Sunday 22 Nov
 

Film

CAIRO

Screening of Atlantic

Hours: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7:30pm, 10pm

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

Theatre

6pm

CAIRO

The Crucible, a play by Arthur Miller, directed by Frank Bradley and produced by the American University in Cairo’s theatre program.

The play is performed on 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24 November.

Malak Gabr Arts Theatre, AUC Center for the Arts,

American University in Cairo, AUC New Cairo Campus

Film

6pm

CAIRO

Screening of Jews of Egypt part I.

Elbet Alwan, 15 Ahmed Heshmat, from Maraashly Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

7:30pm

CAIRO

Screening of Harag w Maraga (Chaos, Disorder, 2012) by Nadine Khan.

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

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Nesma Abdel Aziz concert.

Open Air Theatre, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
7pm
ALEXANDRIA

Awtar Quarter.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Cairokee
Cairokee (Photo: Butheina Shalan)

EXHIBITIONS this week
 

Exhibition

8 Nov

CAIRO

Women Of My World, an exhibit by Britt Boutros Ghali.

Picasso Art Gallery, 30 Hassan Assem Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

8-25 Nov

CAIRO

Elysee Stairs, painting exhibition by artist Ibrahim Khattab.

Art Lounge Cairo, 37B Ahmed Heshmat Street, 1st floor, Apt 2, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

1-16 Nov

Tawaseen, painting exhibition by artist Mohamed Oraby.

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

Exhibition

18 Oct-10 Nov

CAIRO

Surplus! Housing from the Periphery, featuring photography of Anthony Hamboussi.

Parallel to exhibit are two discussions, one on October 21 at 7pm and the other on November 4 at 7pm.

10 Nabrawy Street, off Champollion 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

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

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