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Egypt's arts and culture events of the week: 27 Mar-3 Apr

Among this week's highlights is opening of the Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival, offering many events in central Cairo. Check also artistic offerings taking place elsewhere in the capital, and Alexandria and El-Gouna

Ahram Online , Saturday 26 Mar 2016
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Scroll to the bottom for the list of recommended exhibitions this week

Sunday 27 Mar

Exhibition
LAST DAYS

CAIRO

An exhibition featuring Zizette Sultan’s paintings and Ehsan Nada’s jewellery designs. The exhibition closes 31 March.

Al-Mashrabiya Art, 80 Mohi El-Din Abul Ezz Street, Dokki, Cairo

Music workshop
CAIRO

The Swiss Yves Theiler jazz trio tours Egypt with concerts and workshops. Read more here.

Beit El Harawi, Mohamed Abdou Street, Al-Azhar, Old Cairo, Cairo

Theatre

6pm, 8pm

CAIRO

Labyrinths of Memory, interactive play. Read more here.

Osiris, 2nd floor, 68 Kasr El-Einy Street, entrance from Hassan Morad Street, Garden City, Cairo

Poetry

7pm

CAIRO

Poetry evening titled “The Depiction of Men in Women’s Poetry, a Critical Study.”

Beit El-Shaer (Poetry House), Beit Al-Set Wasila, Mohamed Abdo Street, Old Cairo

Film

7.30pm

CAIRO

Spanish film night, screening of The Exterminating Angel. Read more here.

Cinema El-Fourn, Darb 1718, Kasr El-Shamaa Street, El-Fakhareen, Old Cairo

Theatre
7.30pm
CAIRO

Al-Halal (The Virtuous), a play directed by Mohamed Ibrahim.

Taliaa Theatre, Zaki Tolaimat Hall, Attaba Square, next to the Metro Station, Downtown Cairo

Inshad

8pm

CAIRO

Toqoos El-Somow performance by Samaa troupe.

Wekalet Al-Ghoury, Al-Ghuri Complex, Fatimid Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Jazz musician Ahmed Rabie performs with his band.

Open Air Theatre, Cairo Opera Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
11pm
CAIRO

The Swiss Yves Theiler jazz trio tours Egypt with concerts and workshops. Read more here.

Cairo Jazz Club

197, 26th of July Corridor, Agouza, Cairo

Music

7.30pm

ALEXANDRIA

Nile Troupe for Folk Instruments.

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

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

Aida
May 2013 production of Opera Aida, performed at the Cairo Opera House (Photo: Sherif Sonbol)

Monday 28 Mar
 

Film

3pm, 7pm

CAIRO

Two screenings of Inside Llewyn Davis (2013). Read more here.

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

Theatre

6pm, 8pm

CAIRO

Labyrinths of Memory, interactive play. Read more here.

Osiris, 2nd floor, 68 Kasr El-Einy Street, entrance from Hassan Morad Street, Garden City, Cairo

Exhibition Opening

7pm

CAIRO

Illusion, painting exhibition by Hanafy Mahmoud.

Gallery Misr, 4a Ibn Zinky Street, Zamalek,

Cairo

Dance/Music

7pm

CAIRO

El-Tanoura, traditional troupe performance.

Wekalet Al-Ghoury, Al-Ghuri Complex, Fatimid Cairo

Theatre
7.30pm
CAIRO

Al-Halal (The Virtuous), a play directed by Mohamed Ibrahim.

Taliaa Theatre, Zaki Tolaimat Hall, Attaba Square, next to the Metro Station, Downtown Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Opera Aida. Read more here.

Cairo Opera House, Main Hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

The Swiss Yves Theiler jazz trio tours Egypt with concerts and workshops. Read more here.

El-Gomhouria Theatre

12 El-Gomhoreya Street, Abdeen, Cairo

Film

3pm

ALEXANDRIA

Cinema Club, screening two films (every Monday and Tuesday).

Alexandria Creativity Centre, 1 Horreya Street, Alexandria

Lecture

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Lecture titled "Naguib Mahfouz and Universality."

Alexandria Creativity Centre, 1 Horreya Street, Alexandria

Music
7.30pm
EL-GOUNA

Cairo Symphony Orchestra performs with pianist Magda Amara. Read more.

Technische Universität Berlin, Egypt Campus, Mohamed Ibrahim Kamel Street, El-Gouna

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Cairo Symphony
Maestro Ahmed El Saedi [L] (Photo: Sherif Sonbol) and Magda Arama [R] (Photo: Gregor Titze / courtesy of Magda Amara website)


Tuesday 29 Mar
 

Exhibition opening
5pm
CAIRO

Sounds As If, exhibition curated by by Aleya Hamza, part of D-CAF festival which opens on 31 March.

Old French Consulate, Kodak Passageway, Bassiouny Shop, Downtown Cairo

Book Fair

1pm

CAIRO

Spring book fair, with proceeds going to Khatwa organisation, supporting education of Syrian students in Cairo.

NVIC, 1 Dr Mahmoud Azmi Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Seminar
6pm
CAIRO

“Climate Change and its Effect on Development in Egypt,” a seminar by Professor Hesham Beshir.

Greater Cairo Library, 15 Mohamed Mazhar Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Lecture

7.30pm

CAIRO

Lecture celebrating the birthdays of Egypt’s famed poets Biram Al-Tonsi and Sayyed Darwish.

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

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Opera Aida. Read more here.

Cairo Opera House, Main Hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Pantomime

8pm

CAIRO

Three Acts, One Troupe, pantomime performances by Malameh troupe. The performance won the best choreography at the National Theatre Festival 2013/2014.

Hanager Theatre, Cairo Opera Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

3pm

ALEXANDRIA

Cinema Club, screening two films (every Monday and Tuesday).

Alexandria Creativity Centre, 1 Horreya Street, Alexandria

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

Sounds as if
Sounds As If exhibition (Photo: Fragment from the DCAF's visual section promotional material)

Wednesday 30 Mar
 

Film

3pm, 7pm

CAIRO

Two screenings of The Hunt (2012).

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

Dance/Music

7pm

CAIRO

El-Tanoura, traditional troupe performance.

Wekalet Al-Ghoury, Al-Ghuri Complex, Fatimid Cairo

Book discussion
7pm
CAIRO

Writer Mohamed Rasheed will discuss his book, Sharh Kaseed El-Rouh (Explaining the Core of the Soul).

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

Salon
7pm
CAIRO

Mobdeaat (Creative Females), a cultural salon celebrating International Women’s Day. In attendance: writer Reham Al-Haddad, singer Reem Kamal, and Iraqi writer Sara Al-Souhael.

Cairo Opera House, Small Hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre
7.30pm
CAIRO

Al-Halal (The Virtuous), a play directed by Mohamed Ibrahim.

Taliaa Theatre, Zaki Tolaimat Hall, Attaba Square, next to the Metro Station, Downtown Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Concert by Soomer Al-Nasser and his troupe.

Bait El-Oud (Oud House), El Harawy house, 164 Al-Qalaa Street, Al-Qalaa, Cairo
Tel: 02 23901016

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Opera Aida. Read more here.

Cairo Opera House, Main Hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm
ALEXANDRIA

Cairo Opera Company gala concert.

Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre), Alexandria

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

I Am Now Dead
I Am Now Dead (Photo: fragment form the play's promotional material)

Thursday 31 Mar

 

Lecture

6pm

CAIRO

A lecture titled "Quotes and Uses of Middle Kingdom Art During the Thutmosid Period" will be given by Dimitri Laboury. Read more here.

NVIC, 1 Dr Mahmoud Azmi Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

7pm

CAIRO

Gawy band.

Elbet Alwan, 15 Ahmed Heshmat Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

7pm

CAIRO

Concert by Asatezzat Al-Tarrab troupe.

The Beshtak Palace (Qasr Bashtak), Bayn Al-Qasrayn, Moez Street, Islamic Cairo

Theatre
7.30pm
CAIRO

Al-Halal (The Virtuous), a play directed by Mohamed Ibrahim.

Taliaa Theatre, Zaki Tolaimat Hall, Attaba Square, next to the Metro Station, Downtown Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

D-CAF opening concert by Dina El-Wedidi and Khansa Batma. Read more on D-CAF here.

El-Horreya Garden, in front of Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

The Beatles tribute concert by Glass Onion.

Open Air Theatre, Cairo Opera Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Concert in memory of Abdel-Halim Hafez

by Khaled Selim and Selim Sahab orchestra. Read more here.

MUST Opera House, 6th of October, Cairo

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

Helm Plastic (Plastic Dream) play.

Hanager Arts Centre, Cairo Opera Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre
9.30pm
CAIRO

Housh Badiaa (Badiaa’s Courtyard), starring Intesar, Ehab Fahmi and Shams, written by Anwar Abdallah and directed by Yasser Sadek.

The Comedy Theatre, Cairo

Tel: 02 2368 4047

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

DCAF
DCAF festival opens this week (Photo: fragment from DCAF promotional material)

Friday 1 Apr
 

Music

7.30pm

CAIRO

AndrOmidA, Pink Floyd tribute band, performing songs from the albums Animals and The Wall.

Sawy Culturewheel, 26 July Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre
7.30pm
CAIRO

Al-Halal (The Virtuous), a play directed by Mohamed Ibrahim.

Taliaa Theatre, Zaki Tolaimat Hall, Attaba Square, next to the Metro Station, Downtown Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Opera Aida. Read more here.

Cairo Opera House, Main Hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Konouz Ensemble for Arabic Music.

El-Gomhouria Theatre

12 El-Gomhoreya Street, Abdeen, Cairo

Theatre
8pm
CAIRO

I Am Now Dead play.

Hanager Arts Centre, Cairo Opera Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre
8pm
CAIRO

Numax Fagor Plus (Spain). Performance is part of D-CAF festival.

AUC Falaki Theatre, Downtown Cairo

Theatre
9.30pm
CAIRO

Housh Badiaa (Badiaa’s Courtyard), starring Intesar, Ehab Fahmi and Shams, written by Anwar Abdallah and directed by Yasser Sadek.

The Comedy Theatre, Cairo
Tel: 02 2368 4047

Music
7pm
ALEXANDRIA

The Swiss Yves Theiler jazz trio tours Egypt with concerts and workshops. Read more here.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Small Hall,

Alexandria

Music
8pm
ALEXANDRIA

Les Petits Chats.

Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre), Alexandria

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

Inside Llewyn Davis
(Photo: Still from Inside Llewyn Davis)

Saturday 2 Apr
 

Music
7pm
CAIRO

Madama Butterfly opera, MET Opera HD Live screening.

Cairo Opera House, Small Hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre
7.30pm
CAIRO

Al-Halal (The Virtuous), a play directed by Mohamed Ibrahim.

Taliaa Theatre, Zaki Tolaimat Hall, Attaba Square, next to the Metro Station, Downtown Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Omar Khairat concert.

River Hall, El-Sawy Culturewheel, 26th July Street, Zamalek

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Cairo Symphony Orchestra performs Giulio Cesare in Egitto (in Concert Form).

Cairo Opera House, Main Hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre
8pm
CAIRO

Numax Fagor Plus (Spain). Performance is part of D-CAF festival.

AUC Falaki Theatre, Downtown Cairo

Theatre
9.30pm
CAIRO

Housh Badiaa (Badiaa’s Courtyard), starring Intesar, Ehab Fahmi and Shams, written by Anwar Abdallah and directed by Yasser Sadek.

The Comedy Theatre, Cairo
Tel: 02 2368 4047

Music
7pm
ALEXANDRIA

Madama Butterfly opera, MET Opera HD Live screening.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Small Hall

Alexandria

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


The Exterminating Angel
(Photo: Still from The Exterminating Angel, part of Spanish Film Night)

 

Sunday 3 Apr
 

Music

6pm

CAIRO

The Nile Choir.

Greek Campus, Mohamed Mahmoud Street, Downtown Cairo

Film

7.30pm

CAIRO

German film night, screening of Age of Cannibals (2014).

Cinema El-Fourn, Darb 1718, Kasr El-Shamaa Street, El-Fakhareen, Old Cairo

Film

7.30pm

CAIRO

Screening of Desert Haze (2014).

NVIC, 1 Dr Mahmoud Azmi Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre
7.30pm
CAIRO

Al-Halal (The Virtuous), a play directed by Mohamed Ibrahim.

Taliaa Theatre, Zaki Tolaimat Hall, Attaba Square, next to the Metro Station, Downtown Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Heritage Music Ensemble.

El Gomhouria Theatre

12 El-Gomhoreya Street, Abdeen, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Abdel Halim Nowera Ensemble for Arabic Music.

Cairo Opera House, Main Hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Yves Theiler Jazz Trio
Yves Theiler Jazz Trio (Photo: from the trio's promotional material)

EXHIBITIONS this week

Exhibition

23 Mar-7 Apr

CAIRO

Four exhibitions: Paintings by Marek Batroski, Sculpture by Mohamed Isaac, Painting by Walid Nayef, and multimedia exhibit by Heba Hany

Gezira Art Centre, 1 Sheikh Marsafy Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

28 Mar-14 Apr

CAIRO

Illusion, painting exhibition by Hanafy Mahmoud

Gallery Misr, 4a Ibn Zinky Street, Zamalek,

Cairo

Exhibition

9-29 Mar

CAIRO

Etching Tales, drawing exhibition by Shaimaa Kamel and Mostafa Rabie.

Townhouse West, Westown Hub, Beverly Hills, Sheikh Zayed, Cairo

Exhibition

13 Mar-3 Apr

CAIRO

Exhibition by Farouk Hosny.

Gallery Grant, 6 El-Gomhoria Street, Abdeen, Cairo, Egypt

Exhibition

6 Mar-3 Apr

CAIRO

Zakerat Fanan (An Artist’s Memory) painting exhibit by Hussein Youssef Amin.

El-Masar Gallery, 157b, 26th of July Street, ground floor, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

13 Mar-14 Apr

CAIRO

Hippopotamus Amphibious, sculpture exhibition by Ahmed Askalany.

Mashrabia Gallery, 8 Champolion Street, Downtown Cairo

Exhibition

10-31 Mar

CAIRO

Naema’s Office is Bleeding 2, group collage exhibition.

Medrar, 7 Gamal El-Din Abo El-Mahassen Street, Garden City, Cairo

Exhibition

14 Mar-TBA

CAIRO

Works by Mounir Canaan.

Ofok Gallery, 1 Kafour Street, Giza

Exhibition

15 Mar-TBA

CAIRO

Works by Sabah Naim.

Safar Khan Gallery, Brazil Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

15 Mar-10 Apr

CAIRO

Circles in the Sand, a painting exhibition by Sayed Saad El-Din. Read more here.

Art Talks, 8 El-Kamel Mohamed Street. Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

15 Mar-TBA

CAIRO

Caravan 2016: The Key, a travelling visual arts exhibition. Read more about Caravan here.

Nile Art Gallery, 4 El-Montazah Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

15 Mar-9 Apr

CAIRO

Act 1: The Roof, photography exhibition by Cairo Bats collective. Read more here.

CIC, 22 Abd El-Khalek Tharwat Street, Downtown Cairo

Exhibition

12-31 Mar

CAIRO

An exhibition featuring Zizette Sultan’s paintings and Ehsan Nada’s jewellery designs.

Al-Mashrabiya Art, 80 Mohi El-Din Abul Ezz Street, Dokki, Cairo

Exhibition

13 Mar-2 Apr

CAIRO

‘Ramifications,’ an exhibition by artist Samir Fouad.  Check our art alert here.

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

Exhibition

25 Feb-5 Apr

CAIRO

Indelible, photography exhibit by Randa Shaath. Read more here.

Gypsum Gallery, 5 Ibrahim Naguib, ground floor, Apt 2, Garden City, Cairo

Exhibition

18 Feb-TBA

CAIRO

Spirit Inspiration, sculpture exhibition by Houreya El-Sayed.

Hungarian Cultural Counsellor, Balass Institute, 13 Gawad Hosni Street, 2nd floor, Downtown Cairo

Exhibition

2 Mar-TBA

CAIRO

Accepting the Other, by Safeya Qabbani.

Nile Art Gallery, 14 El-Montazah Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

21 Feb-5 April

CAIRO

Indelible, a photography exhibition by renowned photographer and photojournalist Randa Shaath.

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

Exhibition

10 Mar-TBA

CAIRO

Sweepings II, drawing exhibition by Hassan Fedawy.

Wekalet Behna, 1 Keneesa Maroniya Street, Mansheya, Alexandria

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