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Egypt's arts and culture events of the week: 31 July-7 August

With summer at its peak, Cairo, Alexandria, Damanhour, Port Said, Ismailia offer many cultural events. Check them out below

Ahram Online , Saturday 30 Jul 2016
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Sunday 31 Jul
 

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”.

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

Exhibition Opening

7pm

CAIRO
Time Circle, by Amr Hamid Kafein, 28 Sharif Street, Abdeen, Downtown, 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 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

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

CAIRO

Maii Waleed and Zeid Hamdan in concert.

El-Genaina Theatre,

Al Azhar Park, Salah Salem Road, Darassa, Cairo

Film
8.30pm
CAIRO

Jews of Egypt.

Elbet Alwan, 15 Ahmed Heshmat Street, from El-Maraashly Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm
ALEXANDRIA

Abu Shaar troupe. The 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

El Nafikha 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, Open Air Theatre, Alexandria

Jews of Egypt
(Photo: still from Jews of Egypt)

Monday 1 Aug
 

Theatre
CAIRO

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

Numerous theatres in Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

On the eighth death anniversary of late iconic director Youssef Chahine, Cairo Opera House hosts a week-long retrospective for the late director.

Creativity Centre, Cairo Opera House Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Dance/Music

7.30pm

CAIRO

El-Tanoura, traditional troupe performance.

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

Film
8.30pm
CAIRO

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016).

Balcon Heliopolis
26 Sohag Street, Heliopolis, Cairo

Film

3pm

ALEXANDRIA

Film screenings every Monday and Tuesday.

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

Music

8.30pm

ALEXANDRIA

Kathakali dance (India). 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,Open Air Theatre, Alexandria

 

Kathakali
Kathakali performer (Photo: courtesy of MACIC, Cairo)


Tuesday 2 Aug
 

Theatre
CAIRO

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

Numerous theatres in Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

On the eighth death anniversary of late iconic director Youssef Chahine, Cairo Opera House hosts host a week-long retrospective for the late director.

Creativity Centre, Cairo Opera House Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Guitarist Shaker Abdel-Rahman.

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

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Syrian-Swedish singer Faia Younan. Read more here.

Cairo Opera House, Open Air Theatre, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

3pm

ALEXANDRIA

Film screenings every Monday and Tuesday.

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

Music

8pm

ALEXANDRIA

The Egyptian Mawlawiyyah 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

Samaei band (Egypt). 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, Open Air Theatre, Alexandria

Music

8pm

DAMANHOUR

Egyptian singer Mohamed Mohsen. Event is part of the ongoing Cairo Opera House’s summer festival. Check the full programme here.

Damanhour Opera House, Damanhour


Faia
Faia Younan (Photo: still from Faia Younan's song Ghani lel hob, posted on YouTube)

 

Wednesday 3 Aug
 

Theatre
CAIRO

The ongoing National Theatre Festival. Read more here.

Numerous theatres in Cairo

Dance/Music

7.30pm

CAIRO

El-Tanoura, traditional troupe performance.

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

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Kanoun and oud night with Alaa Saber.

Elbet Alwan, 15 Ahmed Heshmat Street, from El-Maraashly Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8.30pm
CAIRO

Dokkan, a Cairo-based experimental music project.

Darb 1718, Kasr El Sham3 Street, Al-Fakhareen, Cairo

Music
9pm
CAIRO

Song recital by Rami Abul-Fotoh.

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

Music
8pm
ALEXANDRIA

Egyptian singer Mohamed Mohsen. 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

Eftekasat band (Egypt) 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, Open Air Theatre, Alexandria

Music

8pm

DAMANHOUR

Egyptian singer Khaled Selim. Event is part of the ongoing Cairo Opera House’s summer festival. Check the full programme here.UPDATE: Please double check with the Cairo Opera House

Damanhour Opera House, Damanhour

Performance

8pm

PORT SAID

Kathakali dance troupe from India

Port Said Cultural Palace, Port Said

 

Youssef Chahine
Youssef Chahine (Photo: Reuters)

 

Thursday 4 Aug
 

Theatre
CAIRO

The ongoing National Theatre Festival. Read more here.

Numerous theatres in Cairo

Lecture

1pm

CAIRO

Professor Heba Mohamed Samir delivers a lecture on the basics of drawing and qualification for art schools.

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

Tel: 02 23622647

Puppet theatre
6pm & 8pm
CAIRO

El Sawy Culturewheel Puppet Theatre show revives the concerts of diva Um Kolthoum playing two of her much-loved songs.

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

Music/Dance

7.30pm

CAIRO

Performance by the the Egyptian Mawlawiyah troupe.

Beit Al-Sehemi,  Al-Gamaliya, Al-Darb Al-Asfar Alley, Al-Muaz Street, Old Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Bahiyya band in concert.

Elbet Alwan, 15 Ahmed Heshmat Street, from El-Maraashly Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm
ALEXANDRIA

Egyptian singer Khaled Selim. 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

Syrian-Swedish singer Faia Younan. The event is part of the 14th Bibliotheca Alexandrina International Summer Festival which runs until 8 September. Read more here and check the festival’s complete programme here.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Open Air Theatre, Alexandria

Performance

8pm

ISMAILIA

Kathakali dance troupe from India

Ismailia Cultural Palace, Ismailia

 

Good Bye, Lenin!
(Photo: fragment from Good Bye, Lenin! film poster

 

Friday 5 Aug
 

Theatre
CAIRO

The ongoing National Theatre Festival. Read more here.

Numerous theatres in Cairo

Film
6pm
CAIRO

The Cane Reviews, Youtube show: a live show reviewing the films and screening parts of them.

Elbet Alwan, 15 Ahmed Heshmat Street, from El-Maraashly Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

7.30pm

CAIRO

Ali El-Helbawy concert

Sawy Culturewheel, 26 July street, Zamalek, 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

Music
8pm
ALEXANDRIA

Tunisian singer Ghali Benali. 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

Egyptian singer Hani Shaker. 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, Open Air Theatre, Alexandria

Music

8pm

DAMANHOUR

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

Damanhour Opera House, Damanhour

 

Aqsa Alwasat
Aqsa Alwasat concert in Janaklees Studio (Photo: Aqsa Alwasat Facebook page)

 

Saturday 6 Aug
 

Theatre
CAIRO

The ongoing National Theatre Festival. Read more here.

Numerous theatres in Cairo

Comics

6pm

CAIRO

Garage comic magazine issue#1 release and book signing. Check our Art Alert here.

Fountain Area, American University in Cairo, Tahrir Square, Downtown, Cairo

Theatre

6pm

CAIRO

The magician, puppet and shadow theatre performance.

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

Performance

7pm

CAIRO

Kathakali dance troupe from India

Cultural Palace, El Golf Area, Heliopolis, Cairo

Dance/Music

7.30pm

CAIRO

El-Tanoura, traditional troupe performance.

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

Music

8.30pm

CAIRO

Bahgaga and El-Nafikha in concert.

El-Genaina Theatre,

Al Azhar Park, Salah Salem Road, Darassa, Cairo

Music
8pm
ALEXANDRIA

Al Ajial band. 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

Concert conducted by Selim Sahab (Egypt). The event is part of the 14th Bibliotheca Alexandrina International Summer Festival which runs until 8 September. Check the festival’s complete programme here.UPDATE: The event is cancelled

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Open Air Theatre, Alexandria

Music

8.30pm

ALEXANDRIA

Aqsa Alwasat band (Egypt) 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, Small Theatre, Alexandria

Music

8pm

DAMANHOUR

Tunisian singer Ghali Benali. Event is part of the ongoing Cairo Opera House’s summer festival. Check the full programme here.

Damanhour Opera House, Damanhour

 

Selim Sahab
Maestro Selim Sahab (Photo: Bibliotheca Alexandrina facebook event page)

 

Sunday 7 Aug
 

Theatre
CAIRO

The ongoing National Theatre Festival. Read more here.

Numerous theatres in Cairo

Poetry

7pm

CAIRO

Poetry night featuring poets Mostafa Abd El-Meguid Selim, Mohamed Saad Bayoumi, Maher Mahran, Al Dowa Mohamed Al Dowa.

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
8.30pm
CAIRO

Screening of Goodbye Lenin. Check our Art Alert here.

Darb 1718
Kasr El Sham3 Street, Al Fakhareen, Cairo

Lecture

6.30pm

ALEXANDRIA

A discussion of Iman Younes’ story collection ‘Khobz Loqmet Ga’ea’, the discussion will be moderated by novelist Mohamed Abd El-Wareth.

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

Music

8.30pm

ALEXANDRIA

‘Music from here’ concert with bands Soot Fel Zahma and Wasla (Egypt) concert in cooperation with Goethe Institute in Alexandria. 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, Open Air Theatre, Alexandria

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