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

The National Theatre Festival is a highlight this week for Cairene audiences, while Alexandrians can look forward to the Bibliotheca Alexandrina International Summer Festival

Ahram Online , Saturday 23 Jul 2016
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Sunday 24 July
 

Exhibition
CAIRO

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

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

Children's theatre
5:30/6:30pm
CAIRO

5:30pm: The Talented Painter, a children's play written and directed by Zein Nassar.
6:30pm: Abu Ali, a children's 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

Performance of play Saheb El-Somow.

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

Theatre
9pm
CAIRO

El-Fanar ("The Lighthouse"). The play is part of the ongoing National Theatre Festival. Check Ahram Online’s recommendations and the full programme here.

Zaki Toleimat stage, El-Talia Theatre, Attaba Square, Downtown Cairo

Poetry

7:30pm

CAIRO

Poetry night celebrating the memory of Helmy Salem.

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

Music

7:30pm

CAIRO

The Nile Troupe for Folk Instruments, conducted by Abdel-Rahman Al-Shafaai.

Beit El-Sehemi,  El-Gamaliya, El-Darb El-Asfar Alley, El-Muez Street, Old Cairo

Theatre

8:30pm

CAIRO

Performance of play Hekaya Masreya.

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

Film

8:30pm

CAIRO

Screening of Middle of Nowhere, part of Darb 1718’s July American Film Night.

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

Theatre
9:30pm
CAIRO

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

The Modern Theatre, Qasr El-Aini Street, Cairo

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

Gamila
Gamila theatre play, performed during the National Theatre Festival (Photo: Bassam Al Zoghby)

Monday 25 July
 

Exhibition

Last days

CAIRO

Encoding, an exhibition by Hoda Ragaa Hosam Elsawah and Noura Seif. The exhibition runs until 30 July.

Soma Art, 14 Maraashli Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

Last days

CAIRO

Summer Collection, group exhibition. The exhibition runs until 30 July.

Art Corner, 12 Sayed El-Bakry Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Atelier
6:30pm
CAIRO

The Atelier Seminar Series explores the arts of drawing and sculpting introduces artist Samar Kamal.

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

Discussion

6:30pm

CAIRO

Writer’s club, discussing El-Alam Men Manzour Gharbi ("The World From The West’s Perspective"), by Abdelwahab El Messiry.

Dawaer El-Tawafoq, 64 El-Bostan Street, Cairo

Dance/Music

7:30pm

CAIRO

El-Tanoura, traditional troupe performance.

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

Music
8pm
CAIRO

El Nafeekha, a brass quintet.

El Sawy Culturewheel, River Hall, 26 July Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre
9pm
CAIRO

Helm Leilat Seif ("A Midsummer Night's Dream"). The play is part of the ongoing National Theatre Festival. Check Ahram Online’s recommendations and the full programme here.

Gomhouriya Theatre, 12 El-Gomhouria Street, Abdeen, across from Abdeen Palace, Downtown Cairo

Film

3pm

ALEXANDRIA

Film screenings every Monday and Tuesday.

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

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


el basaseen
El- Basaseen -- The Watchmen (Photo: Bassam Al Zoghby)


Tuesday 26 July
 

Music

6pm

CAIRO

Performance by Osama El-Hady band.

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

Theatre

7pm

CAIRO

Performance of play Saheb El-Somow.

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

Exhibition
opening
7pm
CAIRO

Three-day exhibition Al-Waqt Al-Masy, featuring the most notable artworks that were produced during the painting workshop by the artist Ahmed Sabry. Read Ahram Online's Art Alert on the exhibition here.

 

Medrar Gallery, 7 Gamal El-Din Abou El-Mahasen Street, Apartment 4, Floor 1, Garden City, Cairo

Theatre
8pm
CAIRO

El-Sawy Culturewheel Puppet Theatre presents Mohamed Mounir.

El Sawy Culturewheel, River Hall, 26 July Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Jazz concert. Event is part of the ongoing Cairo Opera House’s summer festival. Check the full programme here.

Cairo Opera House, Open Air Theatre, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre
9pm
CAIRO

Helm Leilat Seif ("A Midsummer Night's Dream"). The play is part of the ongoing National Theatre Festival. Check Ahram Online’s recommendations and the full programme here.

Gomhouriya Theatre, 12 El-Gomhouria Street, Abdeen, across from Abdeen Palace, Downtown Cairo

Film

3pm

ALEXANDRIA

Film screenings every Monday and Tuesday.

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

FIlm

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Screening of The Diving Bell and The Butterfly.

The Cabin, Saint Saba Street, off Horreya Street, El-Raml Station, Alexandria

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

Al Waqt Al Masy exhibition
(Photo: Fragment from promotional material of Al Waqt Al Masy exhibition)

Wednesday 27 July
 

Exhibition
CAIRO

Three-day exhibition Al-Waqt Al-Masy, featuring the most notable artworks that were produced during the painting workshop by the artist Ahmed Sabry. Read Ahram Online's Art Alert on the exhibition here.

Medrar Gallery, 7 Gamal El-Din Abou El-Mahasen Street, Apartment 4, Floor 1, Garden City, Cairo

Theatre
CAIRO

The ongoing National Theatre Festival. Check Ahram Online’s recommendations and the full programme here.

Numerous theatres in Cairo

Atelier
5pm
CAIRO

“The Literary Meeting,”an open seminar.

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

Poetry

7pm

CAIRO

The cultural salon hosts poet Mohamed Ahmed Bahgat.

Talaat Harb Cultural Centre, 1 El-Sayeda Nafisa Street, Cairo.

Tel: 02 23622647

Dance/Music

7:30pm

CAIRO

El-Tanoura, traditional troupe performance.

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

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Dokkan, part of Mazzika Fi Al-Sath ("Music on the Roof") concerts.

Darb 1718

Kasr El-Shamaa Street, El-Fakhareen, Old Cairo, near Mar Girgis Metro Station

Music
8pm
ALEXANDRIA

Cairo Opera Company and Cairo Opera Orchestra conducted by Mohamed Saad Basha. Event is part of the ongoing Cairo Opera House’s summer festival. Check the full programme here.

Alexandria Opera House, Alexandria

Music

8:30pm

CAIRO

Shady Ahmed and Ousso feat. Tarek Abdulkawi.

Elbet Alwan, 5 Ahmed Heshmat Street, Zamalek, Cairo

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

Nesma Abdel Aziz
Nesma Abdel Aziz

Thursday 28 July
 

Exhibition
Last day
CAIRO

Three-day exhibition Al-Waqt Al-Masy, featuring the most notable artworks that were produced during the painting workshop by the artist Ahmed Sabry. Read Ahram Online's Art Alert on the exhibition here.

Medrar Gallery, 7 Gamal El-Din Abou El-Mahasen Street, Apartment 4, Floor 1, Garden City, Cairo

Theatre
CAIRO

The ongoing National Theatre Festival. Check Ahram Online’s recommendations and the full programme here.

Numerous theatres in Cairo

Theatre

11:30am

CAIRO

Hikayat Athareyya, a puppet and shadow theatre performance.

Children's Creativity Centre, Beit El-Eini, behind Al-Azhar Mosque, Cairo

Discussion

6pm

CAIRO

Discussion titled Contemporary Iran’s Identity Crisis.

Bayt El-Sinnari, Sayeda Zeinab, Cairo

Theatre

7pm

CAIRO

Performance of play Saheb El-Somow.

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

Performance

7pm

CAIRO

El-Sameteen troupe conducted by Reda Abd El-Aziz.

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

Theatre
7pm
CAIRO

The Egyptian Mawlawiya troupe, led by Sufi singer Amer Al-Toni, performs Sufi dances and songs.     

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

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Iman Bahr Darwish. Event is part of the ongoing Cairo Opera House’s summer festival. Check the full programme here.

Alexandria Opera House, Alexandria

Music

8:30pm

CAIRO

Saleeb Sufi Project. Read more here.

El-Genaina Theatre, Al-Azhar Park, Salah Salem Road, Darassa, Cairo

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

Marcel Khalife
Marcel Khalife (Photo: Al Ahram)

Friday 29 July
 

Theatre
CAIRO

The ongoing National Theatre Festival. Check Ahram Online’s recommendations and the full programme here.

Numerous theatres in 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

8pm

CAIRO

Qatf El-Kaserat ("Picking Minors"), directed by Ereiny Samir. Read more here.

Heliopolis Library Theatre, 42 Orouba Street, Heliopolis, Cairo

Music

8:30pm

CAIRO

Concert featuring Egyptian singer and songwriter Maryam Saleh and electronic music producer Zeid Hamdan. A second concert is scheduled for Saturday 30 July. Read more here.

Al Azhar Park, Salah Salem Road, Darassa, Cairo

Music
8pm
ALEXANDRIA

Marimba player Nesma Abdel Aziz. Event is part of the ongoing Cairo Opera House’s summer festival. Check the full programme here.

Alexandria Opera House, Alexandria

Music
8:30pm
ALEXANDRIA

Marcel Khalife concert. The event opens the 14th Bibliotheca Alexandrina International Summer Festival which runs until 8 September. Check the festival’s complete programme here.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

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

Salib Sufi
Still from Saleeb Sufi's 2014 performance at El-Genaina Theatre (Photo: YouTube)

Saturday 30 July
 

Theatre
CAIRO

The ongoing National Theatre Festival. Check Ahram Online’s recommendations and the full programme here.

Numerous theatres in Cairo

Music

8:30pm

CAIRO

Maryam Saleh and Zeid Hamdan concert.

El-Genaina Theatre, Al-Azhar Park, Salah Salem Road, Darassa, Cairo

Poetry/Music

7pm

CAIRO

Celebrating the anniversary of the 23 July Revolution with a night of poetry and music.

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

Dance/Music

7:30pm

CAIRO

El-Tanoura, traditional troupe performance.

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

Film

12pm

ALEXANDRIA

Screening of Pinocchio as part of the Cinema for Children programme.

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

Music
8pm
ALEXANDRIA

Amdan El-Nour troupe. Event is part of the ongoing Cairo Opera House’s summer festival. Check the full programme here.

Alexandria Opera House, Alexandria

Music
8:30pm
ALEXANDRIA

Basata band. The event is part of the 14th Bibliotheca Alexandrina International Summer Festival which runs until 8 September. Check the festival’s complete programme here.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

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


Katf Al Kaserat
(Photo: from Katf Al Kaserat play's promotional material)

 

Sunday 31 July
 

Theatre
CAIRO

The ongoing National Theatre Festival. Check Ahram Online’s recommendations and the full programme here.

Numerous theatres in Cairo

Lecture

7pm

CAIRO

The cultural salon holds a lecture titled “Poetry and Music in Our Lives”.

El-Amir Taz Palace, 27 El-Soufeieh Street, Manial, Old Cairo

Poetry

7:30pm

CAIRO

A poetry night with established poet Ahmed Abd El-Moaty and a number of young poets.

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

Music

7:30pm

CAIRO

The Nile Troupe for Folk Instruments, conducted by Abdel-Rahman Al-Shafaai.

Beit El-Sehemi,  El-Gamaliya, El-Darb El-Asfar Alley, El-Muez Street, Old Cairo

Music
8pm
ALEXANDRIA

Abu Shaar troupe. Event is part of the ongoing Cairo Opera House’s summer festival. Check the full programme here.

Alexandria Opera House, Alexandria

Music

8:30pm

CAIRO

A night of spiritual music with Resalet Salam troupe.

Qubbat Al-Ghouri (Al-Ghouri Dome), Al-Azhar, Cairo

Music
8:30pm
ALEXANDRIA

El Nafeekha band. The event is part of the 14th Bibliotheca Alexandrina International Summer Festival which runs until 8 September. Check the festival’s complete programme here.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Basata
Basata band (Photo: Event Facebook page)

EXHIBITIONS this week
 

Exhibition
26-28 July
CAIRO

Three-day exhibition Al-Waqt Al-Masy, featuring the most notable artworks that were produced during the painting workshop by the artist Ahmed Sabry. Read Ahram Online's Art Alert on the exhibition here.

Medrar Gallery, 7 Gamal El-Din Abou El-Mahasen Street, Apartment 4, Floor 1, Garden City, Cairo

Exhibition

3 July - 3 Aug

CAIRO

Works by Samir Rafi.

Picasso Art Gallery, 30 Hassan Asem Street, off Brazil Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

29 May- 30 July

CAIRO

Encoding, an exhibition by Hoda Ragaa Hosam Elsawah and Noura Seif.

Soma Art, 14 Maraashli Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

30 May- 16 Sept

CAIRO

The Sweetest Haven, by Adam Henein and Bahaa Amer.

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

Exhibition

15 June - 30 July

CAIRO

Summer Collection, group exhibition.

Art Corner, 12 Sayed El-Bakry Street, Zamalek, Cairo

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