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Egypt's arts and culture events of the week: 17-24 January

This week has many culture events in Cairo and Alexandria, with music events expanding to the Red Sea

Ahram Online , Saturday 16 Jan 2016
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Scroll to the bottom for the list of recommended exhibitions this week

Sunday 17 Jan

Film
CAIRO

Screening of hybrid documentary 'Out on the Street' Read more here.

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

Film
CAIRO

Launch of the French Film Week. Check the programme here.

French Institute, Madrasset Al-Huquq El-Frinseya Street, Cairo

Book signing

7pm

CAIRO

Book signing by Mohamed Khan for his new book, Mokhreg Aala Al-Tareeq (A Director on the Road).

Alef Bookstore, 132 Merghany Street, Heliopolis, Cairo

Book signing

7pm

CAIRO

Signing by Jehane Ragaai of book entitled, The Scientist and the Forger.

Diwan Bookstore, 159, 26th of July Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

8pm

CAIRO

Screening of the Bande De Filles (Girlhood, 2014), with the presence of actresses Karidja Touré and Assa Sylla. The screening is part of the French Film Week programme.

French Institute, Madrasset Al Huquq El Frinseya Street, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Double bass recital: Mohamed Seif El-Yazal and Amr Seif (double basses), Ahmed Adel Esmat (piano).

Small Hall, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8.30pm
CAIRO

The Nile Troupe for Folk Instruments, conducted by Abdel-Rahman Al-Shafaai performs dances and songs from Upper Egypt on mizmar, tabla and other traditional musical instruments.

Beit Al-Sehemi

Al-Gamaliya, Al-Darb Al-Asfar Alley, Al-Muaaz Street, Fatimid Cairo, Cairo

Theatre
9.30pm
CAIRO

Ghaybouba (Coma), a play directed by Shadi Sorour.

The Modern Theatre

Kasr Al-Aini Street, Cairo

Film

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Screening of Moby Dick, celebrating the centenary of Gregory Peck.

Auditorium Hall, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

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

Out on the Street
(Photo: Still from 'Out on the Street')

Monday 18 Jan
 

Exhibition last days


CAIRO

Photography exhibition on Egypt’s natural protectorates (Ras Muhammad, Nabaq, Wadi Rayan, Qaroun Lake, Heitan Valley) by members of Infinity Photography Club. The exhibition runs until 18 January.

Hanager Art Centre, Cairo Opera Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Film
CAIRO

Screening of hybrid documentary 'Out on the Street' Read more here.


Special screening of Girlhood at 7:30pm.

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

Film
CAIRO

French Film Week. Check the programme here.

French Institute, Madrasset Al-Huquq El-Frinseya Street, Cairo

Theatre

7pm

CAIRO

Play titled Forsa will be performed on 18, 20, 21 January. For tickets call: 01008162807

Jesuit Theatre, 15 El-Mahrany Street, off Ramsis Street, behind Coptic Hospital, Al-Faggala, Cairo

Literary forum
7pm
CAIRO

"A Look over Egypt", a forum with poet Farouk Goweida.

Hanager Arts Centre, Cairo Opera House Grounds, Cairo

Music
9pm

CAIRO

Zikr and Sufi night.

Makan, Saad Zaghloul Street, Al-Mounira, Cairo

Music
9.30pm
CAIRO

Al-Tanoura whirling dervishes.

Al-Ghouri Caravansary,

Mohamed Abdou Street, off Al-Moaiz Street with Al-Azhar, Cairo

Film
ALEXANDRIA

French Film Week.

Alexandria’s French Institute, 30 Nabi Daniel Street, Alexandria

Film

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Screening of To Kill a Mockingbird, celebrating the centenary of Gregory Peck.

Auditorium Hall, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

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


Girlhood
(Photo: still from Girlhood)


Tuesday 19 Jan
 

Festival
9am-6pm
19-22 Jan
Gharb Sohail

 

Rou7 (Rouh) Festival featuring music, Nubian storytelling, handcrafts, yoga, meditation.

Gharb Sohail Island

Exhibition last days

CAIRO

A Season in Hell, group exhibition. Exhibition runs until 20 January.

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

Film
CAIRO

Screening of hybrid documentary 'Out on the Street' Read more here.

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

Film
CAIRO

French Film Week. Check the programme here.

French Institute, Madrasset Al-Huquq El-Frinseya Street, Cairo

Book signing
7pm
CAIRO

Signing Ali Wali's book entitled Al-Obour Al-Eqtesadi li Misr (Egypt's Economic Breakthrough).

Alef Bookstores, 132 Al-Merghany Street, Heliopolis, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Cairo Symphony Orchestra concert. Programme: Cesar Franck’s Sonata for Violin and Piano and Quintet for 2 Violins, Viola, Cella & Piano. Soloists: violinists Hossam Shehata and Yasser Ghoneim, violist Alaa Khalil, cellist Mohamed Salah and pianist Mohamed Saleh.

Main Hall, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Film
ALEXANDRIA

French Film Week.

Alexandria’s French Institute, 30 Nabi Daniel Street, Alexandria

Film

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Screening of Gilda, celebrating the centenary of Glenn Ford.

Auditorium Hall, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

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

Golda
(Photo: still from film Gilda)

Wednesday 20 Jan
 

Festival
9am-6pm
19-22 Jan
Gharb Sohail

 

Rou7 (Rouh) Festival featuring music, Nubian storytelling, handcrafts, yoga, meditation.

Gharb Sohail Island

Film
CAIRO

French Film Week. Check the programme here.

French Institute, Madrasset Al-Huquq El-Frinseya Street, Cairo

Theatre

7pm

CAIRO

Play titled Forsa will be performed on 18, 20, 21 January. For tickets call: 01008162807

Jesuit Theatre, 15 El-Mahrany street, off Ramsis street, behind Coptic Hospital, Al-Faggala, Cairo

Literature
7pm
CAIRO

The weekly gathering of poets and writers.

Word Hall, El-Sawy Culturweheel, 26th of July Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Mazzika x El Sat7 series featuring The Aicha Makeba Project

Kasr El Sham3 Street, Al-Fakhareen, Cairo

Music
9pm

CAIRO

Zar music and songs by Mazaher ensemble featuring Umm Sameh, Umm Hassan and Nour Al-Sab.

Makan, Saad Zaghloul Street, Al-Mounira, Cairo

Music
9.30pm
CAIRO

Al-Tanoura whirling dervishes.

Al-Ghouri Caravansary,

Mohamed Abdou Street, off Al-Moaiz Street with Al-Azhar, Cairo

Film
ALEXANDRIA

French Film Week.

Alexandria’s French Institute, 30 Nabi Daniel Street, Alexandria

Film

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Screening of Pocketful of Miracles, celebrating the centenary of Glenn Ford.

Auditorium Hall, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

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

Aicha Makeba
(Photo: fragment from promotional material of Mazzika x El Sat7 series featuring The Aicha Makeba Project)

Thursday 21 Jan
 

Festival
9am-6pm
19-22 Jan
Gharb Sohail

 

Rou7 (Rouh) Festival featuring music, Nubian storytelling, handcrafts, yoga, meditation.

Gharb Sohail Island

Film
CAIRO

French Film Week. Check the programme here.

French Institute, Madrasset Al-Huquq El-Frinseya Street, Cairo

Music

6pm

CAIRO

Mazzika fel Sharea (Music in the Street). A spontaneous music session in the street where audience is welcome to join the performance.

Huda Shaarawy Street, Downtown Cairo

Theatre

7pm

CAIRO

Play titled Forsa will be performed on 18, 20, 21 January. For tickets call: 01008162807

Jesuit Theatre, 15 El-Mahrany Street, off Ramsis Street, behind Coptic Hospital, Al-Faggala, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Abdelhalim Hafez tribute concert.

MUST Opera House, 6th of October, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Bedouin Jerry Can band. Read more here.

El-Dammah Theatre for Free Arts, 30a El Belaasa Street, Abdeen, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Al-Ahlam (dreams) band features singer Ahlam Ahmed singing classical Arab songs.

Al-Gumhouriya Theatre, 12 Al-Gumhouriya Street, Abdin, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Yehia Khalil’s concert.

Main Hall, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Film
ALEXANDRIA

French Film Week.

Alexandria’s French Institute, 30 Nabi Daniel Street, Alexandria

Film

1pm

ALEXANDRIA

Screening of My Fair Lady (1964).

Arts and Multimedia Library, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Music

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Classic Guitar performance by Shadi Nagy.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Music

8pm

ALEXANDRIA

The Arab Music Heritage Ensemble in a repertoire of classical Arab songs.

Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre), Fouad Street, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria

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

Shadi Nagy
Guitarist Shadi Nagy (Photo: Shadi Nagy facebook page)

Friday 22 Jan
 

Festival
9am-6pm
19-22 Jan
Gharb Sohail

 

Rou7 (Rouh) Festival featuring music, Nubian storytelling, handcrafts, yoga, meditation.

Gharb Sohail Island

Music
22-25 Jan
DAHAB

Dahab Festival “Safe and Sound” featuring numerous independent bands.

Dahab, Red Sea

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Oud Duo: Ghassan El-Youssef and Dina Abdelhamid.

Small Hall, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Inshad

8pm

CAIRO

Inshad, religious chants. Conductor: Alaa Abdel Salam

Main Hall, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre
8.30pm
CAIRO

Al Aragouz Wa Khayal Al Zel (The Shadow Puppet & Qarakoz show) We Will Come Right to the Audience…Free Theatre."

Beit Al-Sehemi,

Al-Gamaliya, Al-Darb Al-Asfar Alley, Al-Muaaz St, Old Cairo

Music

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Maktoub band.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

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

Maktoub
Maktoub band (Photo courtesy of Maktoub band)

Saturday 23 Jan
 

Exhibition

last days

CAIRO

Years of Love exhibit for artist Farahat Zaki. Exhibition runs until 24 January.

Salah Taher Hall, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
22-25 Jan
DAHAB

Dahab Festival “Safe and Sound” featuring numerous independent bands.

Dahab, Red Sea

Music

7pm

CAIRO

Maktoub band.

ROOM Art Space, 10 Etehad El-Mohamin Street, Garden City, Cairo

Music
7pm
ALEXANDRIA

BA Orchestra, conductor: Christoph Mathias Mueller. Programme: C. P. E. Bach: Symphony no. 3 in F Major H. 665, W. A. Mozart: Symphony No. 29 K.201, J. Haydn: Symphony No. 85 in B flat Major “The Queen”

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

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


Yehia Khalil
Yehia Khalil (Photo: Al Ahram)

 

Sunday 24 Jan
 

Music
22-25 Jan
DAHAB

Dahab Festival “Safe and Sound” featuring numerous independent bands.

Dahab, Red Sea

Music

7pm

CAIRO

Al-Awela Balady performs in memory of 25 January.

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

Music
8.30pm
Cairo

The Nile Troupe for Folk Instruments, conducted by Abdel-Rahman Al-Shafaai.

Beit Al-Sehemi,  Al-Gamaliya, Al-Darb Al-Asfar Alley, Al-Muaaz Street, Old Cairo

Music

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Album signing of Music From Here by bands from Alexandria. Read more here.

Goethe Institut, 10 El-Batalsa Street, Azarita, Alexandria

Theatre

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Fando and Lis, written by Fernando Arrabal and directed by Mohamed Abdel Kader.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

EXHIBITIONS this week
 

Exhibition

15-25 Jan

CAIRO

Exhibition of Mohamed Abla's Competition for Painting and Drawing.

Greek Campus, 28 Falaki Street, Downtown Cairo

Exhibition

13-24 Jan

CAIRO

Years of Love exhibit for artist Farahat Zaki.

Salah Taher Hall, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

20 Jan-11 Feb

CAIRO

Americo Lozano and Evaristo Baschenis.

Open from 10am to 4pm from Sunday through Thursday.

Italian Culture Institute in Cairo, 3 Sheikh Marsafy Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

10-28 Jan

CAIRO

Egypt is Beautiful for artist Effat Hosny.

Picasso Gallery, 30 Hassan Assem Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

10-28 Jan

CAIRO

Al Omneyat Al-Moagala wa Al-Helm Al-Morawegh (Postponed Wishes and The Elusive Dream)

Le Caire Art Contemporarian, 2 El-Malek El-Afdal Street, beside Alfa Supermarket, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

12-25 Jan

CAIRO

Formal Spectres (4X6) photography exhibition by Mohamed Ezz

Artellewa, 19 Mohamed Ali El-Eseary Street, Ard El-Lewa, Cairo

Exhibition

15-18 Jan

CAIRO

Photography exhibition on Egypt’s natural protectorates (Ras Muhammad, Nabaq, Wadi Rayan, Qaroun Lake, Heitan Valley) by members of Infinity Photography Club.

Hanager Art Centre, Cairo Opera Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

10-28 Jan

CAIRO

Between Reality and Dream painting exhibit by Bahaa Amer.

Le Caire Art Contemporain, 2 El-Malik Fadel Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

7-29 Jan

CAIRO

Egypt is Beautiful, painting exhibit by Effat Hosny.

Picasso Art Gallery, Zamalek

Exhibition Opening

10-30 Jan

CAIRO

Scattering and Gathering painting exhibit by Sahar Alamir.

Ubuntu Art Gallery, 20 Hassan Sabry Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

9 Dec-20 Jan

CAIRO

A Season in Hell, group exhibition.

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

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