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Egypt's arts and culture events of the week: 24 -31 January

This week culture events cover many cities: Cairo, Alexandria, Ismailia, Port Said, Dahab. The week's distinctive features are the Cairo Intl Book Fair and abundance of dance performances by Egyptian and international troupes

Ahram Online , Saturday 23 Jan 2016
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Scroll to the bottom for the list of recommended exhibitions this week

Sunday 24 Jan

Exhibition

last days

CAIRO

Formal Spectres (4X6) photography exhibition by Mohamed Ezz. Exhibition runs until 25 January

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

Film
CAIRO

Screening of Youth

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

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

Film

7:30pm

CAIRO

Screening of The Misfortunates (Felix Van Groeningen, 2009). Doors open at 7 pm.

NVIC - Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo

1, Dr. Mahmoud Azmi Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

7:30pm

CAIRO

Angham Al-Sharq troupe

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

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

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

Youth
(Photo: still from film Youth)

Monday 25 Jan
 

Exhibition

last days

CAIRO

Al Omneyat Al-Moagala wa Al-Helm Al-Morawegh (Postponed Wishes and The Elusive Dream). Exhibition runs until 28 January

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

Exhibition

last days

CAIRO

Between Reality and Dream painting exhibit by Bahaa Amer. Exhibition runs until 28 January

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

Exhibition
last days


CAIRO

Egypt is Beautiful, painting exhibit by Effat Hosny. Exhibition runs until 29 January

Picasso Art Gallery, Zamalek

Film
CAIRO

Screening of Youth

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

Music
22-25 Jan
DAHAB

Dahab Festival “Safe and Sound” featuring numerous independent bands

Dahab, Red Sea

Music

7pm

CAIRO

Al-Tanoura whirling dervishes

Al-Ghouri Caravansary,Mohamed Abdou Street, off Al-Moez Street with Al-Azhar, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Concert by Eftekasat band

Elbet Alwan, 15 Ahmed Heshmat Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

3pm

ALEXANDRIA

Cinema Club

Freedom Centre for Creativity, 1 El-Horreya Street, Alexandria

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


Eftekasat
Eftekasat band (Photo: Eftekasat facebook page)


Tuesday 26 Jan
 

Film
CAIRO

Screening of Youth

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

Film

6pm

CAIRO

Screening of a selection of films

Hanager Arts Centre, Cairo Opera grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

6:30pm

CAIRO

Screening of ‘Me and Earl and The Dying Girl’ (Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, 2015)

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

Film

3pm

ALEXANDRIA

Cinema Club

Freedom Centre for Creativity, 1 El-Horreya Street, Alexandria

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

Me and Earl and The Dying Girl’
(Photo: still from 'Me and Earl and The Dying Girl’)

Wednesday 27 Jan
 

Books
CAIRO

Opening of the Cairo International Book Fair

Fair grounds, Madinet Nasr, Cairo

Culture Salon
7pm
CAIRO

Culture salon with Hassan Kami

Cairo Opera House, small hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Short films screening. Read more here.

Darb 1718, Kasr EL Shamaa Street, Al Fakhareen, Old Cairo

Music

7pm

CAIRO

Al-Tanoura whirling dervishes

Al-Ghouri Caravansary,Mohamed Abdou Street, off Al-Moez Street with Al-Azhar, Cairo

Poetry

7pm

CAIRO

The Wednesday salon with poet Mohamed Ahmed Bahgat

Artistic Creativity Centre, Beit El-Seheimy, Haret El-Darb El-Asfar, Qism El-Gamaleya, Cairo

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

Performance titled A Sculptor’s Dream, by the Egyptian Modern Dance Theater Company.

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Concert by El Dor El Awal group

French Institut in Alexandria, 30 Nabi Daniel Street, Alexandria

Music
8pm
ALEXANDRIA

Indian troupe ‘Kalbeliya’ from Rajasthan will perform Folk Dance, led by Eshak Khan

Sayed Darwish Theatre, Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria Alexandria

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

India
Indian troupe from Rajasthan (Photo: courtesy of MACIC)

Thursday 28 Jan
 

Books
CAIRO

Cairo International Book Fair

Fair grounds, Madinet Nasr, Cairo

Festival

11am

CAIRO

Puppet Festival which runs between 28-31 January.

Souq El-Fustat, Old Cairo

Music

6pm

CAIRO

Musician Mahmoud Moawad and his troupe celebrate the 25th of January Revolution anniversary.

Talaat Harb Cultural Centre, 1 El Sayeda Nafisa Street, Cairo. Tel: 02 23622647

Lecture

6pm

CAIRO

Visual Translations of Nationalist Discourse: Shady Abdel Salam’s El-Momiya Revisited. A lecture by Sandrine Gamblin, assistant professor of Political Science, and director of the Middle East Studies Center, at AUC.

NVIC - Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo

1, Dr. Mahmoud Azmi Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Open-mic performance

6:30pm

CAIRO

An open-mic performance by Mashrou’ El-Mareekh El Soghanan

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

Theatre

7pm

CAIRO

Sekket Safar play, written and directed by Waleed Talaat

Masr El-Gedida Library, 42 Al-Arouba Street, Cairo

Music

7:30pm

CAIRO

Performance by Hania Fansa, featuring Khaled El Agaty

Sufi Bookstore, 12 Sayed El Bakry Street, Zamalek

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

Performance titled A Sculptor’s Dream, by the Egyptian Modern Dance Theater Company

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Marimba player Nesma Abdel Aziz and her band

Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Noubanour, Nubian music troupe

El-Dammah theatre, 30 A El Belaasa Street, Abdeen, Downtown, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Indian troupe ‘Kalbeliya’ from Rajasthan will perform Folk Dance, led by Eshak Khan

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

Theatre
7pm
ALEXANDRIA

Hamlet dance performance. Directed and choreographed by Monadel Antar

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Music

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Piano recital by Tarek Refaat

Freedom Centre for Creativity, 1 El-Horreya Street, Alexandria

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

Nesma Abdel-Aziz
Nesma Abdel-Aziz (Photo: Al Ahram)

Friday 29 Jan
 

Books
CAIRO

Cairo International Book Fair

Fair grounds, Madinet Nasr, Cairo

Music

10 am- 6pm

CAIRO

Play it - Music Camp. Three days of condensed musical courses in piano, guitar & violin

Magnolia. Leaves of Art

12 Mohamed Anis Street, off Mohamed Mazhar Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Festival

11am

CAIRO

Day 2 of the Puppets Festival which began on 28 January and runs until 31 January

Souq El-Fustat, Old Cairo

Music

7pm

CAIRO

Guitar and Saxophone night by Mina Nashat and Hisham Mohy

Art Lounge Cairo

37 B Ahmed Heshmat street,1st floor, ap.2, Zamalek, Cairo

Inshad

7pm

CAIRO

Al-Hadra troupe

Al-Rab3 Cultural Centre, Al-Moez Street, Al-Gamaliyya, Cairo

Theatre

7pm

CAIRO

Puppet and shadow theatre performance

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

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Egyptian songs by Belal El-Sheikh

Al-Gomhoriya Theatre,  12 Al-Gomhouria Street, Abdeen, across from Abdeen Palace, Downtown Cairo

Theatre
7pm
ALEXANDRIA

Hamlet dance performance. Directed and choreographed by Monadel Antar

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Music
8pm
ISMAILIA

Indian troupe ‘Kalbeliya’ from Rajasthan will perform Folk Dance, led by Eshak Khan

Ismailia Cultural Palace, Ismailia

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

Souad Mardam Bey
(Photo: fragment from Souad Mardam Bey's new exhibition promotional material)

Saturday 30 Jan
 

Books
CAIRO

Cairo International Book Fair

Fair grounds, Madinet Nasr, Cairo

Music

10 am- 6pm

CAIRO

Play it - Music Camp. Three days of condensed musical courses in piano, guitar & violin

Magnolia. Leaves of Art

12 Mohamed Anis Street, off Mohamed Mazhar Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Festival

11am

CAIRO

Day 3 of the Puppets Festival which began on 28 January and runs until 31 January

Souq El-Fustat, Old Cairo

Music
12 noon
CAIRO

Indian troupe ‘Kalbeliya’ from Rajasthan will perform Folk Dance, led by Eshak Khan

Book Fair grounds. Nasr City, Cairo

Film

6pm

CAIRO

Screening of Capitaine Conan by director Bertrand Tavernier

French Institute, Heliopolis, Cairo

Music

7pm

CAIRO

Al-Tanoura whirling dervishes

Al-Ghouri Caravansary,Mohamed Abdou Street, off Al-Moez Street with Al-Azhar, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Cairo Symphony Orchestra conducted by Mina Zikri will perform: Beethoven’s Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major op. 61,  Ramz Sami’s Dancing on Ember and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 in F minor op. 36. Soloist: Hassan Sharara, violin

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Metropolitan Opera HD live screening of Puccini’s Turandot

Cairo Opera House, small hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Performance by music composer Shady Moenes

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

Music

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Concert by Hisham El-Gakh

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Music
8pm
ALEXANDRIA

Metropolitan Opera HD live screening of Puccini’s Turandot

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

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


A Sculptor’s Dream
A Sculptor’s Dream (Photo: fragment for the performance's promotional material)

 

Sunday 31 Jan
 

Books
CAIRO

Cairo International Book Fair

Fair grounds, Madinet Nasr, Cairo

Music

10 am- 6pm

CAIRO

Play it - Music Camp. Three days of condensed musical courses in piano, guitar & violin.

Magnolia. Leaves of Art

12 Mohamed Anis Street, off Mohamed Mazhar Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Festival

11am

CAIRO

Last day of the Puppets Festival which began on 28 January.

Souq El-Fustat, Old Cairo

Exhibition Opening

7pm

CAIRO

The Magic Thread, painting exhibition by Soad Mardam Bey

Zamalek Art Gallery (Venue I), 11 Brazil Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition Opening

7pm

CAIRO

An introduction to voidness, sculpture exhibition by Nathan Doss

Zamalek Art Gallery (Venue II), 11 Brazil Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
7pm
Cairo

The Nile Troupe for Folk Instruments

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

Film

7:30pm

CAIRO

Screening of Knocking On Doors

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

Film

7:30pm

CAIRO

Screening of six shorts which were awarded at the last Shnit Short Film Festival. Doors open at 7 pm.

NVIC - Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo

1, Dr. Mahmoud Azmi Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Hands On Synesthesia: A multi sensory performance of music, videos and odours by Italian electronic musician and artist, Claudio Curciotti

Darb 1718, Kasr EL Shamaa Street, Al Fakhareen, Old Cairo

Film

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Screening of Disney’s Fantasia (1940), followed by  a talk with maestro Hisham Gabr

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Auditorium Hall, Alexandria

Music

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

The Anfoushi Folklore Troupe

Freedom Centre for Creativity, 1 El-Horreya Street, Alexandria

Music
8pm
PORT SAID

Indian troupe ‘Kalbeliya’ from Rajasthan will perform Folk Dance, led by Eshak Khan

Port Said Cultural Palace, Port Said

EXHIBITIONS this week
 

Exhibition
31 Jan- 29 Feb

CAIRO

The Magic Thread, painting exhibition by Soad Mardam Bey

Zamalek Art Gallery (Venue I), 11 Brazil Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

31 Jan- 29 Feb

CAIRO

An introduction to voidness, sculpture exhibition by Nathan Doss

Zamalek Art Gallery (Venue II), 11 Brazil Street, Zamalek, 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

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

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

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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