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Egypt's arts and culture events of the week: 14-21 August

Open air concerts provide much needed refreshment on a summer evening in Cairo or Alexandria. In parallel, both cities this week offer many other cultural events across many venues

Ahram Online , Saturday 13 Aug 2016
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Sunday 14 August
 

Theatre

6pm

CAIRO

Zay El-Nas play, directed by Hani Afifi.

Creativity Centre, Cairo Opera House Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre

6.30pm

CAIRO

Page Number 13. Check our Art Alert here.

Hosapeer Theatre, off Galaa Street, Downtown Cairo

Seminar
6.30pm
CAIRO

“The 26th Nawal Al-Saadawi Gathering,” a seminar by writer and intellectual Professor Nawal Al-Saadawi. The event also features a discussion of Professor Israa Montasser’s book, Al-Maraa Wa Al-Siraa Al-Nafsi (Women and Psychological Conflict).

Heliopolis Library, Beirut Street, Heliopolis, Cairo

Discussion

7pm

CAIRO

Cultural salon.

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

Poetry

7pm

CAIRO

Poetry night on the occasion of the 35th anniversary of Salah Abd El-Sabour’s death. The night will feature a number of established poets including Ahmed Abd El-Moaty Hegzay, Mohamed Soliman, Ahmed Megahed, Abd El-Hakam El-Aalami.

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

Film

7.30pm

CAIRO

Sunday Screening: Love, Theft and Other Entanglements.

Zawya, Cinema Odeon, 4 Abdel-Hamid Said Street, off Talaat Harb Street, Downtown, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Mona Burkhardt, Granada, with El-Melodias Encantadoras Orquesta.

Open Air Theatre, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Film
8.30pm
CAIRO

August Danish Film Night: screening of A Hijacking.

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

Music
8.30pm
CAIRO

The Nile Troupe for Folk Instruments, conducted by Abdel-Rahman Al-Shafaai, performs dances and songs from Upper Egypt on mizmar, tabla and other traditional musical instruments.

Beit El-Sehemi
El-Gamaliya, El-Darb El-Asfar Alley, El-Muaaz Street, Cairo

Music

8.30pm

ALEXANDRIA

Massar Egbari in concert. 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

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

Page Number 13
(Photo: Still from the Page Number 13 trailer)

 

Monday 15 Aug
 

Film

2pm

CAIRO

Film screening for children.

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

Theatre

6pm

CAIRO

Zay El-Nas play, directed by Hani Afifi.

Creativity Centre, Cairo Opera House Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Dance/Music

7.30pm

CAIRO

Al-Tanoura Troupe for Cultural Heritage.

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

Theatre
7.30pm
CAIRO

Nubet Sahayan (An Awakening Turn), a play performed by Utopia Theatre Company, written by Utopia Company and directed by Mohamed Hafez.

El-Sawy Culturewheel
End of 26th of July Street, under the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Fouad and Mounib concert.

Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

8pm

CAIRO

Screening of Son of Saul (2015).

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

Egyptian singer Ali El-Helbawy in concert. 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

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


Son of Saul
(Photo: from Son of Saul poster)


Tuesday 16 Aug
 

Theatre

6pm

CAIRO

Zay El-Nas play, directed by Hani Afifi.

Creativity Centre, Cairo Opera House Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Talk

6pm
CAIRO

Talk: 'Role of Art in the Environment: The Way of Yodogawa Technique,' curated by Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art

The Japan Foundation Cairo Office, 5th Fl., Cairo Centre Bldg., 106 Kasr Al-Aini Street, Garden City, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Jaafra music by Arab tribes from Aswan.

1 Saad Zaghloul Street, 11461, El-Dawaween, Cairo (Close to Saad Zaghloul Metro Station)

Film

3pm

ALEXANDRIA

Film screenings every Monday and Tuesday.

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

Film
7pm
ALEXANDRIA

Screening of Nuovo Cinema Paradiso.

El-Cabina, Cinema Rio Street, Alexandria (tel: 0111 793 8219)

Music

8.30pm

ALEXANDRIA

Omar Khairat accompanied by the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Orchestra. 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, Great Hall, Alexandria

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

From Rags to Riches
Cover photo of 'From Rags to Riches' project, curated by Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art. Talk about ‘Role of Art in the Environment: The Way of Yodogawa Technique’ will take place this week

Wednesday 17 Aug
 

Music

CAIRO

Opening of Citadel Festival for Music and Singing, with concert by Les Petits Chats. Check the full programme here.

Mahka Theatre, Saladin Citadel, Cairo.

Theatre

6pm

CAIRO

Zay El-Nas play, directed by Hani Afifi.

Creativity Centre, Cairo Opera House Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Book signing
7pm
CAIRO

Writer Omar Ewais will sign his book, 6 Rekhter (6 Richter).

Diwan Bookstore

159, 26th of July Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Seminar
7pm
CAIRO

'The Psychology of Creativity and its Effect on Society,' a seminar by Professor Shaker Abdel-Hamid and poet Al-Sayed Hassan.

Greater Cairo Library
15 Mohamed Mazhar Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Dance/Music

7.30pm

CAIRO

Al-Tanoura Troupe for Cultural Heritage.

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

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Mazaher Ensemble.

1 Saad Zaghloul Street, 11461, El Dawaween, Cairo (Close to Saad Zaghloul Metro Station)

Theatre
8pm
CAIRO

Karakeeb Al-Sahara…Goya (The Junk of the Witches…Goya), directed by Hisham Ali.

Balloon Theatre
Agouza, Salah Jahin Hall, Cairo

Music

8.30pm

CAIRO

Mazzika x El-Sat7, Sorour Project. Check our Art Alert here.

Darb 1718, Kasr El Shamaa Street, El-Fakhareen, Old Cairo, behind the Hanging Church and Amr Mosque

Music

9.30pm

CAIRO

Concert featuring Hany Must, Farida El-Gueretly and Yasmine Samy.

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

Books

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Discussion of the short story collection ‘Fatma Taiesh Al-Helm’ (Fatma Lives the Dream) by novelist Mohamed Abbas Ali.

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

Music

8.30pm

ALEXANDRIA

Omar Khairat accompanied by the Bibiotheca Alexandrina Orchestra. 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, Great Hall, Alexandria

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

citadel
(Photo: part of promotional material for the Citadel festival for Music and Singing)

Thursday 18 Aug
 

Music

CAIRO

Citadel Festival for Music and Singing. Check the full programme here.

Mahka Theatre, Saladin Citadel, Cairo.

Film

5pm

CAIRO

Screening of Bollywood film 'Bang Bang!' Followed by the discussion. Free entry, by registration only. Email: macic@indembcairo.com

Maulana Azad Centre for Indian Culture, 3 Abul Feda Street, 2nd floor, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre

6pm

CAIRO

Zay El-Nas play, directed by Hani Afifi.

Creativity Centre, Cairo Opera House Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Concert by Banat Nour Eskendereya troupe for Arabic music.

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

Book signing
7pm
CAIRO

Writer Amr Al-Guindi will sign his book, Entehar bi Ra’ehat Al Koronfol (Suicide with a Scent of Cloves).

Diwan Bookstore

159, 26th of July St, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre
8pm
CAIRO

Karakeeb Al-Sahara…Goya (The Junk of the Witches…Goya), directed by Hisham Ali.

Balloon Theatre
Agouza, Salah Jahin Hall, Cairo

Theatre
9.30pm
CAIRO

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

El-Rihany Theatre
17 Emad Eddin Street, El-Azbakiya, Cairo

Music
7pm
ALEXANDRIA

Mohamed Tarek live performance.

Teatro Eskendria, 25 Fouad Street, Raml Station, Alexandria

Books

7.30pm

ALEXANDRIA

Discussion of ‘Sho’araa Al-Fusha Fi Al-Eskendereya’ by writer Mokhtar Attia.

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

Music

8.30pm

ALEXANDRIA

The Jets Band in concert. 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

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

soror
Sorour Project (Photo: Part of promotional material)

Friday 19 Aug
 

Music

CAIRO

Citadel Festival for Music and Singing. Check the full programme here.

Mahka Theatre, Saladin Citadel, Cairo.

Theatre

6pm

CAIRO

Zay El-Nas play, directed by Hani Afifi.

Creativity Centre, Cairo Opera House Grounds, 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

CAIRO

Concert by Peace of Sound, an acoustic duo featuring guitarist and vocalist Tarek El-Assi and pianist and vocalist Silver Caplazi.

Magnolia Leaves of Art, 12 Mohamed Anis Street, off Mohamed Mazhar Street, Ground Floor, Apt No 4, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre
8pm
CAIRO

Karakeeb Al-Sahara … Goya (The Junk of the Witches …Goya), directed by Hisham Ali.

Balloon Theatre
Agouza, Salah Jahin Hall, Cairo

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

Lost and Found by Al-Darb Al-Ahmar Arts School (DAAS) students. Check our Art Alert here.

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

Theatre
9.30pm
CAIRO

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

El-Rihany Theatre
17 Emad Eddin Street, El-Azbakiya, Cairo

Music
7pm
ALEXANDRIA

Ahmed Hawary (Keko) live performance.

Teatro Eskendria, 25 Fouad Street. Raml Station, Alexandria,

Music

7.30pm

ALEXANDRIA

A play for children. 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

8.30pm

ALEXANDRIA

Qarar Ezala band in concert. 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

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

Love, Theft and Other Entanglements
(Photo: Still from Love, Theft and Other Entanglements)

Saturday 20 Aug
 

Music

CAIRO

Citadel Festival for Music and Singing. Check the full programme here.

Mahka Theatre, Saladin Citadel, Cairo.

Exhibition
last days
CAIRO

A group exhibition showcases 40 paintings by 20 artists tackling Egypt and the features of its people as a main theme. The exhibition runs until 24 August.

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

Theatre

5pm & 7pm

CAIRO

Fi Qalby Ontha Ebreyya (A Jewish Woman in my Heart) Check our Art Alert here.

Hosapeer Theatre, off Galaa Street, Downtown Cairo

Theatre

7pm

CAIRO

‘Mawteni’ theatrical performance.

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

Theatre
7.30pm
CAIRO

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

El-Rihany Theatre
17 Emad Eddin Street, El-Azbakiya, Cairo

Dance/Music

7.30pm

CAIRO

Al-Tanoura Troupe for Cultural Heritage.

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

Theatre
Time tba

CAIRO

'El-Oum Al-Shogaa' (The Brave Mother), a play starring actress Raghda, actor Mahmoud Al-Guindi, directed by Mohamed Omar.

Miami Theatre
Maarouf, Qasr Al-Nil, Downtown, Cairo

Performance
7pm
ALEXANDRIA

A storytelling performance by Yasser Fawzi.

Teatro Eskendria, 25 Fouad Street. Raml Station, Alexandria,

Music

7.30pm

ALEXANDRIA

A play for children. 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

8.30pm

ALEXANDRIA

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Orchestra conducted by Khaled El-Showeikh. 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

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


lost and found
From the performance of Lost and Found in April 2014. (Photo: Bassam Al Zoghby)

 

Sunday 21 Aug
 

Music

CAIRO

Citadel Festival for Music and Singing. Check the full programme here.

Mahka Theatre, Saladin Citadel, Cairo

Exhibition
last days

 

CAIRO

A Summer Exhibition, featuring the work of three artists: Youssry Dessouki, Hussein Fathy, Mai Grace. The exhibition runs until 24 August.

Ubuntu Gallery, 20 Hassan Sabry Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Poetry

7pm

CAIRO

Poetry night celebrating poet Ahmed Suweilam’s State Encouragement Award.

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

Music

7pm

CAIRO

Pharaonic music concert under the supervision of Khairy El-Malt.

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

Film

8.30pm

CAIRO

Screening of Short Term 12. Check our Art Alert here.

Cinema El-Fourn, in Darb 1718, Kasr El-Shamaa, El-Fakhareen, Cairo

Music
8.30pm
CAIRO

The Nile Troupe for Folk Instruments, conducted by Abdel-Rahman Al-Shafaai, performs dances and songs from Upper Egypt on mizmar, tabla and other traditional musical instruments.

Beit El-Sehemi
El-Gamaliya, El-Darb El-Asfar Alley, El-Muaaz Street, Cairo

Theatre

9pm

CAIRO

‘Hikaya Masriyya’ performance by El-Haqeeba Theatre.

El-Ghouri Caravansary, Mohamed Abdou Street, off Al-Moez Street with Al-Azhar, Cairo

Theatre
Time TBA

CAIRO

'El-Oum Al-Shogaa' (The Brave Mother), a play starring actress Raghda, actor Mahmoud Al-Guindi, directed by Mohamed Omar.

Miami Theatre
Maarouf, Qasr Al-Nil, Downtown, Cairo

Music

8.30pm

ALEXANDRIA

The Wave Jazz 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

Short
(Photo: Still from Short Term 12)

EXHIBITIONS this week
 

Exhibition
ongoing
CAIRO

Permanent exhibition of the handicraft centre’s products, including pottery, brass artworks and jewellery.

Al-Ghouri Caravansary
Imam Mohamed Abdou Street, off Al-Moez Street with Al-Azhar, Cairo

Exhibition
ongoing
CAIRO

A permanent exhibition of the centre’s ceramic, brass, jewellery and khayameya products.

Ceramic and Traditional Handicrafts Centre
1 Al-Imam Street, behind Amr bin Al-Aas Mosque, Al-Fustat, Old Cairo

Exhibition

11 - 19 Aug

CAIRO

'The First Step,' paintings by Raheel Hassan Haddad. The works are displayed in Earth and Word Halls.

El-Sawy Culturewheel
End of 26th of July Street, under the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

3 - 24 Aug

CAIRO

A Summer Exhibition, featuring the work of three artists: Youssry Dessouki, Hussein Fathy, Mai Grace.

Ubuntu Gallery, 20 Hassan Sabry Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition
until 24 Aug
CAIRO

A group exhibition showcases 40 paintings by 20 artists tackling Egypt and the features of its people as a main theme.

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

Exhibition

31 Jul- tba

CAIRO

Time Circle, by Amr Hamid.

Kafein, 28 Sharif Street, Abdeen, Downtown Cairo

Exhibition
until 31 Aug
CAIRO

'Bread II,' a collective art exhibition showcasing different art mediums, including photography, video and installations.

Darb 1718, Kasr El-Sham3 Street, El-Fakhareen, Old Cairo, near Mar Girgis Metro Station, Cairo

Exhibition

30 May-16 Sep

CAIRO

The Sweetest Haven, by Adam Henein and Bahaa Amer.

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

Exhibition
CAIRO

12 Aug- 30 Sep

“Art for All,” a group exhibition of paintings and sculptures by Abdel-Nasr Sheha, Omar Al-Nagdi, Mustafa Rahma, Fathi Afifi, Esmat Dawastashy, Mervat Refaat and Neven Al-Sisi.

Salama Gallery, 36 Ahmed Oraby Street, Mohandeseen, Cairo

Time circle
(Photo: fragment from artwork by Amr Hamid, part of "Time Circle" exhibition)

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