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Egypt's arts and culture events of the week: 31 Jan-7 Feb

While the Cairo Int'l Book Fair continues, Cairo and Alexandria offer many cultural events: film screenings, theatre plays, exhibitions, independent musicians' concerts, and gems of classical music. Check them out below:

Ahram Online , Saturday 30 Jan 2016
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Scroll to the bottom for the list of recommended exhibitions this week

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

Exhibition Opening

7pm

CAIRO

Sculptures, a group exhibition featuring the work of eight sculptors

Gallery Misr, 4A Ibn Zinky 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

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

Cairo Opera House Quartet
(Photo: part of promotional material for Cairo Opera House Quartet Silver Jubilee)

Monday 1 Feb
 

Books
CAIRO

Cairo International Book Fair

Fair grounds, Madinet Nasr, Cairo

Discussion

3pm

CAIRO

Discussion of the book Hekayat Youssef Idris at the Cairo International Book Fair

Fair grounds, Madinet Nasr, Cairo

Discussion

4pm

CAIRO

Discussion of the book 1980 and Above at the Cairo International Book Fair

Fair grounds, Madinet Nasr, Cairo

Music

4pm

CAIRO

Street drumming jam session

Moez Street, Al-Hussein, Old Cairo

Exhibition Opening

7pm

CAIRO

Egypt Spirit, a group photography exhibition on Egypt featuring 20 photographers.

Lamasat Gallery, 8 Kasr El-Nil Street, Downtown, Cairo

Exhibition Opening

7pm

CAIRO

The Universe group exhibition featuring the work of Anne Quillet, Latifa Youssouf, Mahmoud Menaysy

Art Corner, 12 Sayed Elbakry Street (off Brazil Street), Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Cairo Opera House String Quartet perform Brahms' string sextet in B flat major, and Mendelssohn's octet.

Cairo Opera House, Small Hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

8pm

CAIRO

Screening of 45 Years (2015)

Balcon Heliopolis, 26 Sohag Street, Heliopolis, Cairo

Music

7:30

ALEXANDRIA

Sameteen Troupe (Mute Troupe)

Creativity Center, 1 Al-Horeya Street, Alexandria

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


Rigoletto
Rigoletto staged by the Cairo Opera Company in 2008 (Photo: courtesy of Abdalla Saad)


Tuesday 2 Feb
 

Exhibition

Opening

12pm

CAIRO

Exhibition of puppet-making workshop. The exhibit runs from 2 - 6 Feb

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

Music and performance

6pm

CAIRO

A music performance by Talaat Harb Music Choir followed by a puppet and shadow theatre performance as part of this year’s Cairo International Book Fair.

Fair grounds, Madinet Nasr, Cairo

Film

6:30pm

CAIRO

Screening of ‘12:08 East of Bucharest’ (Corneliu Porumboiu, 2006)

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

Opera

8pm

CAIRO

Opera Rigoletto

Cairo Opera House, 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

Mardam Bey
Souad Mardam Bey exhibition (Photo: Mardam Bey art piece)

Wednesday 3 Feb
 

Talk

1pm

CAIRO

Burying the Quartet and Exhuming Contemporary Alexandria, a talk by Youssef El Chazli

American University in Cairo New Campus, Road 90, 5th Settlement, New Cairo

Theatre

7pm

CAIRO

Al-Motarad (The Pursued) play

Studio Nasebyan Theatre, 15 Maharani Street, Al-Faggala, Ramsis, Cairo

Exhibition Opening

7pm

CAIRO

Life Notes, a painting exhibit by artist George Bahgoury. The exhibit runs till 18 Feb

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

Exhibition Opening

7pm

CAIRO

From Here and There, an exhibition by Weaam El-Masry. The exhibit runs till 20 Feb

Art Lounge, 7 B Ahmed Heshmat Street,1st floor, Apt 2,  Zamalek, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of The End of The Tour (2015), the film is about the five-day interview with writer David Foster Wallace.

Magnolia Leaves of Art, 12 Mohamed Anis Street, off Mohamed Mazhar Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Opera

8pm

CAIRO

Opera Rigoletto

Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Screening of german film Ostwind (East Wind)

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

Music

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Ali El-Helbawy concert

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Music

8pm

ALEXANDRIA

Cairo Opera House String Quartet perform Brahms' string sextet in B flat major, and Mendelssohn's octet.

Sayed Darwish Theatre, 22 El-Horreya Road, Raml Station, Alexandria

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

Nathan Doss
Nathan Doss exhibition (Photo: fragment from the promotional material)

Thursday 4 Feb
 

Theatre

5, 7 pm

CAIRO

Hepta and Sekket Safar, performed back to back with the same ticket purchase.

Hosapeer Theatre, Galaa Street, Downtown, Cairo

Music and puppet performance

6pm

CAIRO

Umm Kalthoum puppet and music show

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

Exhibition opening

6pm

CAIRO

Opening of ‘Less Than Important’ exhibition which will run until 25 February.

Saad Zaghloul Cultural Centre, 2 Saad Zaghloul Street, Mounira, Cairo

Film

6:30pm

CAIRO

Day 1 of Zawya’s first Short Film Festival which will run until 7 February. The festival will screen a total of 24 films, which will be followed by Q&A sessions with their filmmakers and which will compete for three awards to be announced in the closing ceremony on 7 February.

Cinema Karim, 15 Emad El Din Street, Downtown, Cairo

Theatre

7pm

CAIRO

Al-Motarad (The Pursued) play

Studio Nasebyan Theatre, 15 Maharani Street, Al-Faggala, Ramsis, Cairo

Theatre

7pm

CAIRO

Had Rayeh Safhety? (Towards My Page?) directed by Reem Hegab. The performance will be staged again on 5 and 6 February. Read more here.

Osiris, 68 Qasr Al-Aini Street, second floor, apartment 23, Garden City, Cairo

Opera

8pm

CAIRO

Opera Rigoletto

Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre

1pm

ALEXANDRIA

Night at The Theatre. A programme of plays and performances and music all horror-themed

Abdel Moneim Gaber Theatre, Alexandria

Music

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Yehia Khalil jazz concert

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

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

Carmina Burana
(Photo: fragment from Carl Orff's Carmina Burana promotional material)

Friday 5 Feb
 

Theatre

5, 7 pm

CAIRO

Hepta and Sekket Safar, performed back to back with the same ticket purchase.

Hosapeer Theatre, Galaa Street, Downtown, Cairo

Exhibition Opening

6pm

CAIRO

Fragments of a Luminary by artist Omar El-Nagdi. Read our Art Alert here.

Arts Mart, Cairo-Alex Desert Road, Arkan Business Park, Building 1, Office 22, Sheikh Zayed City, Cairo

Film

6:30pm

CAIRO

Day 2 of Zawya’s first Short Film Festival which will run until 7 February.  The festival will screen a total of 24 films, which will be followed by Q&A sessions with their filmmakers and which will compete for three awards to be announced in the closing ceremony on 7 February.

Cinema Karim, 15 Emad El Din Street, Downtown, Cairo

Theatre

7pm

CAIRO

Al-Motarad (The Pursued) play

Studio Nasebyan Theatre, 15 Maharani Street, Al-Faggala, Ramsis, Cairo

Theatre

7pm

CAIRO

Had Rayeh Safhety? (Towards My Page?) directed by Reem Hegab. The performance will be staged again on 6 February. Read more here.

Osiris, 68 Qasr Al-Aini Street, second floor, apartment 23, Garden City, Cairo

Music

7pm

CAIRO

The Nights of Wonder, a concert by Andromida band

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

Music

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana

Great Hall, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, El-Shatby, Alexandria

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

Omar El Nagdi
Omar El Nagdi art piece "Photo: Arts Mart"

Saturday 6 Feb
 

Comic Con

12pm

CAIRO

Egypt's 3rd Anime, Game, & Comic Con event

Greek Campus, Downtown, Cairo

Theatre

5, 7 pm

CAIRO

Hepta and Sekket Safar, performed back to back with the same ticket purchase.

Hosapeer Theatre, Galaa Street, Downtown, Cairo

Film

6:30pm

CAIRO

Day 3 of Zawya’s first Short Film Festival which will run until 7 February.  The festival will screen a total of 24 films, which will be followed by Q&A sessions with their filmmakers and which will compete for three awards to be announced in the closing ceremony on 7 February. The film lineup has yet to be announced.

Cinema Karim, 15 Emad El Din Street, Downtown, Cairo

Theatre

7pm

CAIRO

Had Rayeh Safhety? (Towards My Page?) directed by Reem Hegab. Read more here.

Osiris, 68 Qasr Al-Aini Street, second floor, apartment 23, Garden City, Cairo

Theatre

7pm

CAIRO

El-Leila El-Kebeira performance

 

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana

Ewart Hall, The American University in Cairo, Tahrir square Downtown Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Phone Tone Generator & Pedals. Artist Hassan Khan gives a improvised performance

Balcon Heliopolis, 26 Sohag Street, Heliopolis, Cairo

Poetry

5pm

ALEXANDRIA

Poetry recital by Amr Hassan

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Flute and Harp recital by Reham Fayed, Mona Wassef

Cairo Opera House Small Hall, Zamalek, Cairo

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


George Bahgoury
George Bahgoury exhibition (Photo: fragment from the promotional material)

 

Sunday 7 Feb
 

Film

6pm

CAIRO

Film screenings as part of the Annual Film Association 42nd edition

Artisitc Creativity Centre, Cairo Opera Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

6:30pm

CAIRO

Last day of Zawya’s first Short Film Festival which will run until 7 February.  The festival will screen a total of 24 films, which will be followed by Q&A sessions with their filmmakers and which will compete for three awards to be announced in the closing ceremony on 7 February. The film lineup has yet to be announced.

Cinema Karim, 15 Emad El Din Street, Downtown, Cairo

Exhibition Opening

7pm

CAIRO

Russian Classics. A drawing exhibition by artist Lena Ashraf illustrating classic Russian works of literature

Russian Culture center, 127 Al Tahrir Street, Dokki, Cairo

Music

7:30pm

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

Hands On Synesthesia
(Photo: fragment from Hands On Synesthesia promotional material)

EXHIBITIONS this week
 

Exhibition 4-25 Feb

CAIRO

‘Less Than Important’ exhibition featuring work by artists Amanda KM, Anna Katharina Scheidegger, Huda Lutfi, Mohamed Ezz El-Din, Mohamed Saidy,

and Sandrine Pelletier

Saad Zaghloul Cultural Centre, 2 Saad Zaghloul Street, Mounira, Cairo

Exhibition

1 - 15 Feb

CAIRO

The Universe, group exhibition featuring the work of Anne Quillet, Latifa Youssouf, Mahmoud Menaysy

Art Corner, 12 Sayed Elbakry Street (off Brazil Street), Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

1 - 12 Feb

CAIRO

Egypt Spirit. A group photography exhibition on Egypt featuring 20 photographers.

Lamasat Gallery, 8 Kasr El-Nil Street, Downtown, Cairo

Exhibition

7 - 10 Feb

CAIRO

Russian Classics. A drawing exhibition by artist Lena Ashraf illustrating classic Russian works of literature

Russian Culture center, 127 Al Tahrir Street, Dokki, Cairo

Exhibition

30 Jan- 9 Feb

CAIRO

Cairo Saturday Walks, a collective photography exhibition with 50 amateur and professional artists. The exhibit will be held at Photopia and Markaz.

Photopia, 15 Somal street, Korba, Heliopolis, Cairo

&

Markaz, 4 Omaret El Yamany Street, 1st Floor, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition Opening

31 Jan- 18 Feb

CAIRO

Sculptures, a group exhibition featuring the work of 8 sculptors

Gallery Misr, 4A Ibn Zinky Street, Zamalek, Cairo

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

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


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