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Egypt's arts and culture events of the week: 10-17 July

In the first week after Ramadan, we wait for summer festivals to kick off. Meanwhile, cultural institutions in Cairo and Alexandria offer numerous events revolving around music, dance and film

Ahram Online , Saturday 9 Jul 2016
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Sunday 10 Jul
 

Film

8.30pm

CAIRO

Screening of Berlin Babylon.

Darb 1718, Kasr El- Shamaa Street, El-Fakhareen, Cairo

Film

8pm

CAIRO

Screening of Blue by Krzysztof Kieslowski.

Room Art Space, 10 Etehaad El-Mohamin Street, Garden City, Cairo

 

Monday 11 Jul
 

Music
6pm
CAIRO

Nubian cultural celebrations.

Hanager Arts Centre, Cairo Opera House Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of White God. Read more here.

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

Theatre

7pm

CAIRO

Torab El-Mas play.

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

Dance/Music

7.30pm

CAIRO

El-Tanoura, traditional troupe performance.

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

Film
6pm
ALEXANDRIA

Screening of film Ali (2001), a biographical sports drama film written, produced and directed by Michael Mann.

Tarah El-Bahr Cinema Club, Azarita, Alexandria (tel 0114 046 6676)

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Mado (Taxi band).

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

Music
8pm
ALEXANDRIA

Mawlay Ensemble.

El Kal3a Art Centre, 15 Aly Basha Zou El-Fakar, Kafr Abdou, Alexandria


blue
(Photo: Still from Blue)


Tuesday 12 Jul
 

Music
6pm
CAIRO

Nubian cultural celebrations.

Hanager Arts Centre, Cairo Opera House Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Conference
6pm
CAIRO

“What is Papyrology”: a seminar about the history of papyrology

French Institute, Mounira, Cairo

Music
7.30pm
CAIRO

Sorour band.

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

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Arab tribes from Aswan (Jaafra music and songs with Sayed Rekabi).

Makan – Egyptian Centre for Culture and Arts, Saad Zaghloul street, El-Dawaween, Cairo

 

 

Wednesday 13 Jul
 

Music
6pm
CAIRO

Nubian cultural celebrations.

Hanager Arts Centre, Cairo Opera Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Lecture

6.30pm

CAIRO

A lecture by award-winning photographer Manar Gad, organised by the Photography Forum and moderated by photographer Mohamed Hesham.

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

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Once Upon a Time in Anatolia.

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

Festival

7pm

CAIRO

The second edition of the festival that aims to revive Darb El-Sabaa area. Featuring an exhibition and shows by El-Tanoura troupe and The Nile Troupe for Folk Arts.

El-Sayeda Nafisa, Cairo

Dance/Music

7.30pm

CAIRO

El-Tanoura, traditional troupe performance.

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

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Mazaher (Zar music and songs).

Makan – Egyptian Centre for Culture and Arts, Saad Zaghloul street, El-Dawaween, Cairo


sorour
Sorour (Photo: part of the band's promotional material)

 

Thursday 14 Jul
 

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Egyptian blues with Mostafa Rizk.

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

Music
7pm
ALEXANDRIA

Sefsafa band.

Teatro Eskendria, 25 Fouad Street. Raml Station, Alexandria

Music
8pm
ALEXANDRIA

Battle of The Bands lead by Sharmoofers.

Qaitbay Citadel, Alexandria

 


Friday 15 Jul

 

Music
5pm
CAIRO

"Eat and listen": Zap Tharwat, Asfalt, Amir Yousef and Hatem Beatbox.

The Greek Campus, 28 Falaki Street, next to American University in Cairo, Bab El-Louk, Cairo

Music
7pm
CAIRO

El-Hadra band.

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

Music
8pm
CAIRO

A night of classical, tango and Arabic music with Egypt's Awtar Quartet. Read more here.

Al-Rabaa Cultural Centre, Fatimid Cairo, El-Gamaleya, El-Moez Street, next to Aqmar Mosque (tel: 0101 190 6907)

Exhibition opening

8pm

ALEXANDRIA

Mazg Tani exhibition featuring artwork by nine artists.

Janaklees for Visual Arts, 10 Hussein Hesab Street, Latin Quarter, Alexandria

Theatre
8.30pm
ALEXANDRIA

Bibliotheca Alexandrina puppet theatre troupe performs “Tsi Tsi”.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

 

sharmoofers
Sharmoofers (Photo: part of promotional material)

 

Saturday 16 Jul
 

Open Mic

7pm

CAIRO

Mashrou3 Al Mareekh, open mic event.

Darb 1718, Kasr El- Shamaa Street, El-Fakhareen, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Where Do We Go Now? By Nadine Labaky.

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

Dance/Music

7.30pm

CAIRO

El-Tanoura, traditional troupe performance.

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

Music
8pm
CAIRO

El-Khan Band performs Arabic music.

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

Theatre
8.30pm
ALEXANDRIA

Bibliotheca Alexandrina puppet theatre troupe performs “Tsi Tsi”.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Film
ALEXANDRIA

Screening of Son of Saul. For more info, contact the Alexandria Atelier: tel 03 4860526

Alexandria Atelier, Alexandria

 

 

Sunday 17 Jul
 

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of a Danish film titled Silent Heart.

Darb 1718, Kasr El- Shamaa Street, El-Fakhareen, Cairo

Dance
8pm
CAIRO

Australian performers: Djuki Mala -- Indigenous dance from Australia.

Cairo Opera House Open Air Theatre, Zamalek, Cairo


where do we go now
(Photo: Still from Where Do We Go Now?)

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