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

With the National Theatre Festival kicking off 19 July, the week offers many plays by local troupes. The upcoming days are also filled with film screenings, concerts and exhibitions across numerous venues across Egypt

Ahram Online , Saturday 16 Jul 2016
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Sunday 17 Jul
 

Exhibition opening
CAIRO

The Second International Biennale of Arab Calligraphy Art. The event opens 17 July and runs until 24 July.

Palace of Arts, Cairo Opera House Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Book Fair

10am-8pm

CAIRO

Dokki Book Fair.

Ebda3, 20 Dr El-Sobky Street, 1st floor, Dokki, Giza

Theatre for children
5.30/6.30pm
CAIRO

5.30pm: The Talented Painter, a children play written and directed by Zein Nassar.
6.30pm: Abu Ali, a children play performed by the Puppet Theatre Company.
6.30pm: Ward Wa Yasmin (Roses and Jasmine), a play performed by a group of talents with special abilities produced by the Youth Theatre Company.

International Garden Theatre, Nasr City, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Djuki Mala troupe from Australia as part of Cairo Opera House summer festival. Check the full programme here.

Cairo Opera House, Open Air Theatre, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre

7pm

CAIRO

W Eh Yaani play. Read our Art Alert here.

Falaki Theatre, Falaki Street, American University Campus, Downtown Cairo

Film

7.30pm

CAIRO

Dinner at the Movies. Screening of short films curated by Cimatheque at Eish w Malh restaurant. Reservations are required.

Eish w Malh, 20 Adly Street, Downtown Cairo

Poetry

7.30pm

CAIRO

Poetry night featuring poets Ihab El-Bishbishy, Ihab Khalifa and Nada Imam.

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

Film

8pm

CAIRO

Screening of Three Colours: White.

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

Film

8.30pm

CAIRO

July Danish Film Night: Silent Heart.

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

Music

8.30pm

CAIRO

Concert by the Nubian troupe for drums and folk instruments and the Indonesian troupe for singing.

Ghouri Dome, 3 Mohammed Abdu Street, Al-Azhar district, Cairo

Theatre
9.30pm
CAIRO

Layla Min Alf Layla (A Night from A Thousand Nights), a play directed by Mohsen Helmi.

The National Theatre,

Al-Attaba Square, in front of Al-Attaba Post Office, Cairo


Eftekasat
Eftekasat

 

Monday 18 Jul
 

Exhibition
CAIRO

The Second International Biennale of Arab Calligraphy Art. The event opened on 17 July and runs until 24 July.

Palace of Arts, Cairo Opera grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Book Fair

10am-8pm

CAIRO

Dokki Book Fair.

Ebda3, 20 Dr El-Sobky Street, 1st floor, Dokki, Giza

Theatre for children
5.30/6.30pm
CAIRO

5.30pm: The Talented Painter, a children play written and directed by Zein Nassar.
6.30pm: Abu Ali, a children play performed by the Puppet Theatre Company.
6.30pm: Ward Wa Yasmin (Roses and Jasmine), a play performed by a group of talents with special abilities produced by the Youth Theatre Company.

International Garden Theatre, Nasr City, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Rams. Read our Art Alert here.

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

Dance/Music

7.30pm

CAIRO

El-Tanoura, traditional troupe performance.

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

Theatre
8pm
CAIRO
Al Zombie Wa Al Khataya Al Ashra (Zombie And The Ten Sins), a play written by Tarek El Deweri. Read more here. Hanager Arts Centre, Cairo Opera House, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Eftekasat band as part of Cairo Opera House Summer Festival. Check the full programme here.

Cairo Opera House, Open Air Theatre, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Concert featuring Djuki Mala band and El-Nafikha.

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

Theatre
9.30pm
CAIRO

Layla Min Alf Layla (A Night from A Thousand Nights), a play directed by Mohsen Helmi.

The National Theatre

Al-Attaba Square, in front of Al-Attaba Post Office, Cairo

Theatre
9.30pm
CAIRO

Al-Um Al-Shougaa (The Brave Mother), starring Raghda and Mahmoud Al-Guindi, written and directed by Mohamed Omar.

The Modern Theatre, Qasr Al-Aini Street, Cairo

Music

1pm

DAMIETTA

Awtar Quartet perform Shahrazad Outside Halls, a street performance organised by Mahatat.

Damietta, Mansoura

 

play
(Photo: Still from W Eh Yaani? play's trailer)


Tuesday 19 Jul
 

Exhibition
CAIRO

The Second International Biennale of Arab Calligraphy Art. The event opened on 17 July and runs until 24 July.

Palace of Arts, Cairo Opera House Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Book Fair

10am-8pm

CAIRO

Dokki Book Fair.

Ebda3, 20 Dr El-Sobky Street, 1st floor, Dokki, Giza

Theatre for children
5.30/6.30pm
CAIRO

5.30pm: The Talented Painter, a children play written and directed by Zein Nassar.
6.30pm: Abu Ali, a children play performed by the Puppet Theatre Company.
6.30pm: Ward Wa Yasmin (Roses and Jasmine), a play performed by a group of talents with special abilities produced by the Youth Theatre Company.

International Garden Theatre, Nasr City, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Glass Onion band as part of Cairo Opera House summer festival. Check the full programme here.

Cairo Opera House, Open Air Theatre, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre
8pm
CAIRO
Al Zombie Wa Al Khataya Al Ashra (Zombie And The Ten Sins), a play written by Tarek El Deweri. Read more here. Hanager Arts Centre, Cairo Opera House, Cairo

Music
9pm
CAIRO

Mawawil, Gamalat Shiha, traditional music of the Nile Delta, Nubian Fadeka, Sudanese music and songs, music from Awan and Eritrea.

Makan - Egyptian Center for Culture and Arts, 1 Saad Zaghloul Street, El-Dawaween, Downtown Cairo

Theatre
9.30pm
CAIRO

Layla Min Alf Layla (A Night from A Thousand Nights), a play directed by Mohsen Helmi.

The National) Theatre

Al-Attaba Square, in front of Al-Attaba Post Office, Cairo

Music

1pm

MANSOURA

Awtar Quartet perform Shahrazad Outside Halls, a street performance organised by Mahatat.

Mansoura

 

Rams
(Photo: Still from Rams)

 

Wednesday 20 Jul
 

Exhibition
CAIRO

The Second International Biennale of Arab Calligraphy Art. The event opened on 17 July and runs until 24 July.

Palace of Arts, Cairo Opera House Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition
CAIRO

Painting by Samir Rafea (1926-2004). Exhibition runs until 3 August.

Picasso Gallery, 30 Hassan Assem, off Brazil St, Zamalek

Seminar
5pm
CAIRO

“The Meeting of Literary Figures,” a seminar.

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

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of The Sea Inside.

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

Dance/Music

7.30pm

CAIRO

El-Tanoura, traditional troupe performance.

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

Theatre
7.30pm
CAIRO

Al-Ansan Al-Tayab (The Good Human), starring Naglaa Younis, Hossam Hamdi and Hani Abdel-Nasser, written and directed by Said Souliman.

Taliaa Theatre, Salah Abdel-Sabour Hall, Al-Attaba Square, next to Al-Attaba Metro Station, Cairo

Theatre
8pm
CAIRO
Al Zombie Wa Al Khataya Al Ashra (Zombie And The Ten Sins), a play written by Tarek El Deweri. Read more here. Hanager Arts Centre, Cairo Opera House, Cairo

Music

9pm

CAIRO

Mazaher ensemble.

Makan - Egyptian Center for Culture and Arts, 1 Saad Zaghloul Street, El-Dawaween, Downtown Cairo

Theatre
9.30pm
CAIRO

Al-Aatr (The Perfume), a theatre show features singer Nora Nour, with music by Islam Ashraf,

written and directed by Mohamed Allam.

Taliaa Theatre, Zaki Tolimat Hall, Al-Attaba Square, next to Al-Attaba Metro Station, Cairo

Theatre
9.30pm
CAIRO

Al-Um Al-Shougaa (The Brave Mother), starring Raghda and Mahmoud Al-Guindi, written and directed by Mohamed Omar.

The Modern Theatre, Qasr Al-Aini Street, Cairo

 

Fan
Shah Rukh Khan (Photo: still from 'Fan')

 

Thursday 21 Jul
 

Exhibition
CAIRO

The Second International Biennale of Arab Calligraphy Art. The event opened on 17 July and runs until 24 July.

Palace of Arts, Cairo Opera House Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition
CAIRO

Painting by Samir Rafea (1926-2004). Exhibition runs until 3 August.

Picasso Gallery, 30 Hassan Assem, off Brazil St, Zamalek

Music

4pm

CAIRO

Amr Hassan.

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

Theatre for children
5.30/6.30pm
CAIRO

5.30pm: The Talented Painter, a children play written and directed by Zein Nassar.
6.30pm: Abu Ali, a children play performed by the Puppet Theatre Company.
6.30pm: Ward Wa Yasmin (Roses and Jasmine), a play performed by a group of talents with special abilities produced by the Youth Theatre Company.

International Garden Theatre, Nasr City, Cairo

Film
6pm
CAIRO

Launch of the Maulana Azad Centre for Indian Culture (MACIC) Film Club and screening of film Fan, a Bollywood blockbuster starring Shah Rukh Khan. Read more here.

MACIC, 2nd floor, 3 Abu El-Feda Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre

7pm

CAIRO

Saheb El-Somow play.

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

Lecture

7.30pm

CAIRO

Esmaa Wa Earaf lecture by musician Hany Shenouda.

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

Theatre
7.30pm
CAIRO

Rasmy, Fahmi, Nazmi, a comedy written and directed by Ahmed Al-Abiari and starring Riham Said, Talaat Zakariya and Tarek Al-Abiari.

Al-Rihany Theatre

17 Emad Eddin Street, Al-Azbakiya, Cairo

Theatre
7.30pm
CAIRO

Al-Ansan Al-Tayab (The Good Human), starring Naglaa Younis, Hossam Hamdi and Hani Abdel-Nasser, written and directed by Said Souliman.

Taliaa Theatre, Salah Abdel-Sabour Hall, Al-Attaba Square, next to Al-Attaba Metro Station, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Mido Beshir and Mn El-Ganoub.

Elbet Alwan, 15 Ahmed Heshmat Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre
9.30pm
CAIRO

Layla Min Alf Layla (A Night from A Thousand Nights), a play directed by Mohsen Helmi.

The National) Theatre

Al-Attaba Square, in front of Al-Attaba Post Office, Cairo

Theatre
9.30pm
CAIRO

Al-Aatr (The Perfume), a theatre show features singer Nora Nour, with music by Islam Ashraf,

written and directed by Mohamed Allam.

Taliaa Theatre, Zaki Tolimat Hall, Al-Attaba Square, next to Al-Attaba Metro Station, Cairo

Theatre
9.30pm
CAIRO

Al-Um Al-Shougaa (The Brave Mother), starring Raghda and Mahmoud Al-Guindi, written and directed by Mohamed Omar.

The Modern Theatre, Qasr Al-Aini Street, Cairo

Music

10pm

CAIRO

The Elite Concert: Omar Khairat and Angham.

Cairo International Conference Centre, Nasr City, Cairo

 

Awtar
Awtar Quartet (Photo: courtesy of Awtar Quartet)

 

Friday 22 Jul
 

Exhibition
CAIRO

The Second International Biennale of Arab Calligraphy Art. The event opened on 17 July and runs until 24 July.

Palace of Arts, Cairo Opera House Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre for children
5.30/6.30pm
CAIRO

5.30pm: The Talented Painter, a children play written and directed by Zein Nassar.
6.30pm: Abu Ali, a children play performed by the Puppet Theatre Company.
6.30pm: Ward Wa Yasmin (Roses and Jasmine), a play performed by a group of talents with special abilities produced by the Youth Theatre Company.

International Garden Theatre, Nasr City, Cairo

Theatre

7pm

CAIRO

Saheb El-Somow play.

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

Theatre
7pm
CAIRO

Sah El-Noum (Wake Up), a satirical comedy performed by Utopia Theatre Company, directed by Mohamed Hafez.

Rawabet Theatre

3 Hussien El-Meamar Street, ext. of Mahmoud Basiouny Street, from Talaat Harb Square, Downtown Cairo

Theatre

7.30pm

CAIRO

Puppet and shadow theatre performance, scripted and directed by Nabil Bahgat.

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

Theatre
7.30pm
CAIRO

Al-Ansan Al-Tayab (The Good Human), starring Naglaa Younis, Hossam Hamdi and Hani Abdel-Nasser, written and directed by Said Souliman.

Taliaa Theatre, Salah Abdel-Sabour Hall, Al-Attaba Square, next to Al-Attaba Metro Station, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Concert with Sherif El-Shazly from Kayan and Mohamed Sa'eed Sheva from Cosmic Architects.

ROOM Arts Space, 10 Etehaad Al-Mohamin Street, Garden City, Cairo

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

El-Leila El-Kebira.

Dandy Mega Mall, Kilometer 28, Cairo-Alex Desert Road, next to Smart Village, Cairo

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

22 Taaer (22 Birds).

Hosapeer Theatre, off Galaa street, Downtown, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Concert by Sherif El-Shazly from Kayan and Mohamed Saeed Sheva from Cosmic Architects.

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

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Massar Egbari concert.

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

Theatre
9.30pm
CAIRO

Al-Aatr (The Perfume), a theatre show features singer Nora Nour, with music by Islam Ashraf,

written and directed by Mohamed Allam.

Taliaa Theatre, Zaki Tolimat Hall, Al-Attaba Square, next to Al-Attaba Metro Station, Cairo

Theatre
9.30pm
CAIRO

Rasmy, Fahmi, Nazmi, a comedy written and directed by Ahmed Al-Abiari and starring Riham Said, Talaat Zakariya and Tarek Al-Abiari.

Al-Rihany Theatre

17 Emad Eddin St, Al-Azbakiya, Cairo

Theatre
9.30pm
CAIRO

Al-Um Al-Shougaa (The Brave Mother), starring Raghda and Mahmoud Al-Guindi, written and directed by Mohamed Omar.

The Modern Theatre, Qasr Al-Aini Street, Cairo

Music
5pm
ALEXANDRIA

Karakeeb, Meshwar. Al-Mina bands.

MVP Sports Academy,

Hilton Green Plaza, Alexandria

 

The Zombie and The Ten Sins
The Zombie and The Ten Sins (Photo: Al Ahram)

 

Saturday 23 Jul
 

Exhibition
CAIRO

The Second International Biennale of Arab Calligraphy Art. The event opened on 17 July and runs until 24 July.

Palace of Arts, Cairo Opera House Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre for children
5.30/6.30pm
CAIRO

5.30pm: The Talented Painter, a children play written and directed by Zein Nassar.
6.30pm: Abu Ali, a children play performed by the Puppet Theatre Company.
6.30pm: Ward Wa Yasmin (Roses and Jasmine), a play performed by a group of talents with special abilities produced by the Youth Theatre Company.

International Garden Theatre, Nasr City, Cairo

Theatre
7pm
CAIRO

Sah El-Noum (Wake Up), a satirical comedy performed by Utopia Theatre Company, directed by Mohamed Hafez.

Rawabet Theatre

3 Hussien El Meaamar Street, ext. of Mahmoud Basiouny Street, from Talaat Harb Square, Downtown Cairo

Theatre
7.30pm
CAIRO

Rasmy, Fahmi, Nazmi, a comedy written and directed by Ahmed Al-Abiari and starring Riham Said, Talaat Zakariya and Tarek Al-Abiari.

Al-Rihany Theatre

17 Emad Eddin Street, Al-Azbakiya, Cairo

Dance/Music

7.30pm

CAIRO

El-Tanoura, traditional troupe performance.

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

Theatre
9.30pm
CAIRO

Al-Um Al-Shougaa (The Brave Mother), starring Raghda and Mahmoud Al-Guindi, written and directed by Mohamed Omar.

The Modern Theatre, Qasr Al-Aini Street, Cairo

 

Sherif el-Shazly with Sheva
Sherif el-Shazly with Sheva (Photo: concert promotional material)

 

Sunday 24 Jul
 

Exhibition
CAIRO

The Second International Biennale of Arab Calligraphy Art. The event opened on 17 July and runs until 24 July.

Palace of Arts, Cairo Opera House Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition
CAIRO

Painting by Samir Rafea (1926-2004). Exhibition runs until 3 August.

Picasso gallery, 30 Hassan Assem, off Brazil St, Zamalek

Theatre for children
5.30/6.30pm
CAIRO

5.30pm: The Talented Painter, a children play written and directed by Zein Nassar.
6.30pm: Abu Ali, a children play performed by the Puppet Theatre Company.
6.30pm: Ward Wa Yasmin (Roses and Jasmine), a play performed by a group of talents with special abilities produced by the Youth Theatre Company.

International Garden Theatre, Nasr City, Cairo

Theatre

7pm

CAIRO

Saheb El-Somow play.

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

Poetry

7.30pm

CAIRO

Poetry night celebrating the memory of Helmy Salem.

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

Theatre

8.30pm

CAIRO

Hekaya Masreya play.

Ghouri Dome, 3 Mohammed Abdu Street, Al-Azhar district, Cairo

Theatre
9.30pm
CAIRO

Al-Um Al-Shougaa (The Brave Mother), starring Raghda and Mahmoud Al-Guindi, written and directed by Mohamed Omar.

The Modern Theatre, Qasr Al-Aini Street, Cairo

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