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Weekend with culture in Cairo, Alexandria: 11-13 August

Summer evenings are refreshing when infused with artistic and cultural activities. Ahram Online highlights a few events that will take place this weekend

Ahram Online , Thursday 11 Aug 2016
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Thursday 11 August

Opening of The First Step exhibition at El-Sawy Culturewheel

The exhibition runs until 19 August and features paintings by Raheel Hassan Haddad.

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

Rango band at Al-Mastaba Centre for Egyptian Folk Music, 9pm

Al-Mastaba Centre for Egyptian Folk Music
30A Al-Balaqsa Street, Abdeen, Downtown, Cairo

Oud virtuoso Naseer Shama at Freedom Centre for Creativity, 7pm

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

Zig Zig play at Jesuits Cultural Centre, 8pm

Read our interview with director Laila Soliman here.

Jesuits Cultural Centre in Alexandria, 298 Port Said Street, Cleopatra, Alexandria

Zig Zig
Zig Zig directed by Laila Soliman (Photo: Ruud Gielens)

Friday 12 August

Personal Portfolio exhibit by Heba Khalifa at In Focus, 6pm

In Focus, Building 9, Street 219, Maadi, Cairo

Zay El-Nas play at Creativity Centre, 6pm

Creativity Centre, Cairo Opera House Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Puppet and shadow theatre performance at Beit El-Seheimy, 7.30pm

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

Black Theama band at Bibliotheca Alexandrina, 8.30pm

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

Black Theama
Black Theama (Photo: Butheina Shalan)

Saturday 13 August

Page Number 13 at Hosapeer theatre, 6.30pm

Check our Art Alert here.

Hosapeer theatre, off Galaa Street, Downtown Cairo

Screening of ‘Fairuz’ documentary at Magnolia Leaves of Art, 7pm

Check our Art Alert here.

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

Al-Tanoura Troupe for Cultural Heritage at Wekalet Al-Ghoury, 7.30pm

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

Birthday of a Marionette at Bibliotheca Alexandrina, 8pm

The performance is by a theatre dance company from Egypt. Director and choreographer: Mohamed Abdel Sabour. 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

Lebanese diva Fairouz performs at the annual festival of Beiteddine in the Chouf region on 31 July 2001 (Photo: AFP)

Check our complete listings of arts and culture events for this week:

Egypt's arts and culture events of the week: 7-14 August

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