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Egypt's arts and culture events of the week: 18- 25 September

As the new artistic season begins, with it come the festivals: for music, spiritual singing and theatre lovers. The culture events spread across many cities: Cairo, Alexandria, Damanhour, Qanater and Banha

Ahram Online , Saturday 17 Sep 2016
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Sunday 18 September

Exhibition

CAIRO

Roznama exhibition continues till 5 October. Read our review here.

-Medrar, 7 Gamal E- Din Abou El Mahasen St, Garden City.

-Mashrabiya, 8 Champollion St, Downtown.

-Soma Art, 14 Maraashli St, Zamalek

Books
10am-11pm
CAIRO

Rabaa Book Fair. The fair continues until 29 September

El-Rabaa Cultural Centre, Fatimid Cairo, El-Gamaleya, El-Muez Street, next to Aqmar Mosque (tel: 0101 190 6907)

Discussion

5pm

CAIRO

Panel discussion: International Opportunities and Networks for Artists, part of Masafat festival. Read more here.

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

Exhibition Opening

7pm

CAIRO

Spirit of the Places group exhibit

Picasso Gallery, 30 Hassan Assem st., off Brazil st., Zamalek, Cairo

Inshad

7pm

CAIRO

Inshad by Mohamed Atef.

El Sawy Culturewheel - Wisdom hall, end of 26th of July St, Zamalek, Cairo

Film
7pm
CAIRO

Screening of Victor Errice's "El espíritu de la colmena” (Spirit of the Beehive)

Cimatheque,19a Adly Street, Downtown, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of short film All That is Solid​ (2014), and Mohamed Khan’s feature Omar’s Journey (1986), part of Masafat festival.

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

Music

7.30pm

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 St, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

‘Arabic Singing Youth’ concert featuring singers Ahmed Mohsen and Noha Hafez.

The Beshtak Palace (Qasr Bashtak), Bayn El-Qasrayn, Moez St, Islamic Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Omar Khairat

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

 

Ghassan Al-Youssef and Dina Abdel-Hamid
Ghassan Al-Youssef and Dina Abdel-Hamid (Photo: Malak El-Awady)

 

Monday 19 September
 

Exhibition
last days

CAIRO

Contemporary Visions, group exhibition featuring around 70 artworks from 1939 to the present. The exhibition runs until 22 September.

Al-Masar Gallery, 157 B 26 July St, Zamalek, Cairo

Books
10am-11pm
CAIRO

Rabaa Book Fair. The fair continues until 29 September

El-Rabaa Cultural Centre, Fatimid Cairo, El-Gamaleya, El-Muez St, next to Aqmar Mosque (tel: 0101 190 6907)

Discussion

5pm

CAIRO

Panel discussion: Institutes for the Contemporary, part of Masafat festival. Read more here.

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

Music

7pm

CAIRO

Karaoke night.

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

Music

7pm

CAIRO

Bahgat Al-Roh salon featuring poet Mohamed Bahgat and Talaat Harb Cultural Centre’s Choir.

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

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Viva Zalata (1976), part of Masafat festival.

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

Film
7.30
CAIRO

Screening of Andrei Tarkovsky's The Mirror (Zerkalo). Read more here

Magnolia. Leaves of Art
12 Mohamed Anis St, 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

‘Oscar’ play, directed by Samer El-Araby.

El Sawy Culturewheel - Wisdom hall, end of 26th of July St, Zamalek, Cairo

Film
7.30
CAIRO

Screening of Emmanuelle Bercot’s “La tête haute.” Starring Catherine Deneuve, Rod Paradot, Benoît Magimel

Balcon Heliopolis
26 Sohag street, Heliopolis, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Omar Khairat

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

3pm

ALEXANDRIA

Film screenings every Monday and Tuesday.

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

 

The Mirror
(Photo: still from Andrei Tarkovsky's 'The Mirror')


Tuesday 20 September
 

Exhibition

Last days

CAIRO

The Sweetest Haven, by Adam Henein and Bahaa Amer. Exhibition runs until 16 September.

Art Talks, 8 El Kamel Mohamed St, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre

CAIRO

23rd Cairo International Festival for Contemporary and Experimental Theatre runs between 20 and 30 September across several locations. Read more here

Cairo

Books
10am-11pm
CAIRO

Rabaa Book Fair. The fair continues until 29 September

El-Rabaa Cultural Centre, Fatimid Cairo, El-Gamaleya, El-Muez St, next to Aqmar Mosque (tel: 0101 190 6907)

Music

CAIRO

Opening of the Samaa International Festival for Spiritual Music and Chanting, 20-27 September. Check the detailed schedule at the end of the listings.

Theatre of St. Joseph Well

Film
4pm
CAIRO

Screening of Victor Errice's "El espíritu de la colmena” (Spirit of the Beehive)

Cimatheque,19a Adly St, Downtown, Cairo

Film
6.30pm
CAIRO

Screening of The Lives of Others (the film is for the audience aged 18+)

ADEF DECA, 143, street 8, Moqattam, Cairo

Storytelling

7pm

CAIRO

‘Bayaeen Kalam’ storytelling performance.

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

Film
7.30
CAIRO

Screening of A Life in Pictures, a documentary about director Stanley Kubrick. Read more here.

Magnolia. Leaves of Art
12 Mohamed Anis St, Zamalek, Cairo

Music / poetry
8pm
CAIRO

Dear Anonymous, poetry and music evening with an Egyptian poet Ahmed Haddad. Read more here.

El Sawy Culturewheel - Wisdom hall, end of 26th of July St, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

3pm

ALEXANDRIA

Film screenings every Monday and Tuesday.

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

Theatre

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

‘Awel Dakka’ play, directed by Monica Joseph. The performance is the product of a children's theatre workshop.

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

Film
7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Screening of The Beautiful World (Le Beau Monde)

Teatro Eskenderia, 25 Fouad St, Raml Station, Alexandria

Theatre
8pm
DAMANHOUR

‘Eamalu Maarouf’, a play performed by Abu E Matameer troup

Damanhour Opera House, Damanhour

 

Kubrick
(Photo: still from Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures)

 

Wednesday 21 September
 

Theatre

CAIRO

23rd Cairo International Festival for Contemporary and Experimental Theatre runs between 20 and 30 September across several locations. Read more here

Cairo

Books
10am-11pm
CAIRO

Rabaa Book Fair. The fair continues until 29 September

El-Rabaa Cultural Centre, Fatimid Cairo, El-Gamaleya, El-Muez St, next to Aqmar Mosque (tel: 0101 190 6907)

Music
5pm
CAIRO

The Samaa International Festival for Spiritual Music and Chanting. Moez street carnival with participation of all the troupes. Check the detailed schedule at the end of the listings.

Moez St, Fatimid Cairo, Cairo

Discussion

5pm

CAIRO

Panel discussion: Communal Experiences in Arts and Music, part of Masafat festival. Read more here.

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

Exhibition opening
7pm
CAIRO

The Contents of the Grocery Bag. The multimedia exhibition runs until 22 October. Read more here

Contemporary Image Collective, 22 Abdelkhalek Tharwat St, Downtown, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Logical Revolts (2012), part of Masafat festival, and OSS 117: Cairo Nest of Spies (2006)

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

Dance/Music

7.30pm

CAIRO

Al-Tanoura Troupe for Cultural Heritage.

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

Discussion

7.30pm

CAIRO

History Lectures: El-Naser Salah El-Din El-Ayouby’s Country

Al-Kotob Khan, 13 road 254, Degla, Maadi, cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Emad Abd ElAziz in concert.

El Sawy Culturewheel - Wisdom hall, end of 26th of July St, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Sheikh Zein ensemble

Al-Gumhouriya Theatre, 12 Al-Gumhouriya St, Abdin, Cairo

Theatre

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Ballet performance in collaboration with Art City Academy.

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

Theatre
8pm
DAMANHOUR

‘Eamalu Maarouf’, a play performed by Abu E Matameer troup

Damanhour Opera House, Damanhour

 

Awtar quartet and Alhadraa
Awtar quartet [L] and Alhadraa [R] (Photos: Awtar and Alhadraa promotional materials)

 

Thursday 22 September
 

Theatre

CAIRO

23rd Cairo International Festival for Contemporary and Experimental Theatre runs between 20 and 30 September across several locations. Read more here

Cairo

Books
10am-11pm
CAIRO

Rabaa Book Fair. The fair continues until 29 September

El-Rabaa Cultural Centre, Fatimid Cairo, El-Gamaleya, El-Muez St, next to Aqmar Mosque (tel: 0101 190 6907)

Film
5pm
CAIRO

Screening of "Hell-Bent in India"

Maulana Azad Centre For Indian Culture, 3, Abu El Feda St, 2nd floor, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

7pm

CAIRO

Sayed Darwish troupe in concert.  

Amir Taz Palace, 27 Al-Soufeieh St, Manial, Cairo

Film/Discussion

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of ‘Heya Fawda’ (Youssef Chahine/Khaled Youssef, 2007) followed by a lecture about late Egyptian actor Khaled Saleh.

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

Theatre

7pm

CAIRO

Pantomime performance titled ‘Ehki Ya Shahrazad’ followed by a play titled ‘Shaytan Gharib’.

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

Music
7.30
CAIRO

Pawel Kuzma, a guitarist from Poland and Esraa Abd Elaziz, a pianist from Egypt. Read more here

St John the Baptist Church -- Corner of Port Said Road and Road 17, Degla, Maadi, Cairo

Theatre
8pm
CAIRO

The Last Supper, a play directed by Ahmed El Attar. Read more here

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

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Trio Karkadé

3elbat Alwan15 Ahmed Heshmat St, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

The Samaa International Festival for Spiritual Music and Chanting. The performances runs between 22 and 25 September across a variety of venues in Cairo, Qanater and Banha cultural palaces. Check the detailed schedule at the end of the listings.

Cairo
Qanater
Banha

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Opening concert of the Cairo Opera season 2016/2017. Conductor: David Crescenzi

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Jazz and rock Kiki band from Japan

Cairo Opera House, small hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8.30pm

CAIRO

Gaka, Sami Baha, Lafawndah, Dawsha, part of Masafat festival. Read more here.

Sherazade club, 3 Alfy St, Downtown, Cairo

Exhibition opening

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Exhibition by artist Mahmoud Hamdy.

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

Music
8pm
ALEXANDRIA

Alexandria Opera Ensemble for Arab Music and Singing

Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre), 22, El Horreya Road (formerly Fouad Street), Alexandria

Music

8pm

ALEXANDRIA

Piano and cello recital with Ghenwa and Mohamed Gabr

Teatro Eskenderia, 25 Fouad St, Raml Station, Alexandria

 

 Ahmed Haddad
Poet and artist Ahmed Haddad (Photo: Ahmed Haddad's Facebook page)

 

Friday 23 September
 

Theatre

CAIRO

23rd Cairo International Festival for Contemporary and Experimental Theatre runs between 20 and 30 September across several locations. Read more here

Cairo

Books
10am-11pm
CAIRO

Rabaa Book Fair. The fair continues until 29 September

El-Rabaa Cultural Centre, Fatimid Cairo, El-Gamaleya, El-Muez St, next to Aqmar Mosque (tel: 0101 190 6907)

Exhibition
last days

CAIRO

Summer collective exhibition: Masterpieces XV.

More than 70 exclusive paintings and sculptures by established artists as well as younger talents. The exhibition runs until 30 September.

Zamalek Art Gallery, 11, Brazil St, Zamalek,

Cairo

Theatre / circus
8pm
CAIRO

Zambalek by Al-Darb Al-Ahmar Arts School. Read more here

El-Genaina Theatre, Al-Azhar Park, Salah Salem road, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Black Code (2015) and Four Lions (2010) , part of Masafat festival.

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

Music
7pm
CAIRO

Alhadraa band and Awtar quartet. Read more here

El Sawy Culturewheel - River hall, end of 26th of July St, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

7pm

CAIRO

Music night featuring singer Noha Fekry, pianist and composer Amro Salah and guitarist Ihab Badr.

ROOM Art Space, 10 Etehaad El-Mohamin St, Garden City, 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

Code Masr band

3elbat Alwan15 Ahmed Heshmat St., Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre
8pm
CAIRO

The Last Supper, a play directed by Ahmed El Attar. Read more here

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

Music
8pm
CAIRO

The Samaa International Festival for Spiritual Music and Chanting. The performances runs between 22 and 25 September across a variety of venues in Cairo, Qanater and Banha cultural palaces. Check the detailed schedule at the end of the listings.

Cairo
Qanater
Banha

Theatre

6pm

ALEXANDRIA

Eswed (Black), a play directed by Tarek Nader. Read more here

Teatro Eskenderia, 25 Fouad street, Raml Station, Alexandria

Music
8pm
ALEXANDRIA

Alexandria Opera String Orchestra will perform works by Mozart and Beethoven. Conductor Ahmed Atef, violin soloist Hassan Sharara. Read more here

Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre), 22, El Horreya Road (formerly Fouad Street), Alexandria

 

The Last Supper
Scene from The Last Supper directed by Ahmed El-Attar. (Photo: Moustapha Abdel-Ati)

 

Saturday 24 September
 

Theatre

CAIRO

23rd Cairo International Festival for Contemporary and Experimental Theatre runs between 20 and 30 September across several locations. Read more here

Cairo

Books
10am-11pm
CAIRO

Rabaa Book Fair. The fair continues until 29 September.

El-Rabaa Cultural Centre, Fatimid Cairo, El-Gamaleya, El-Muez St, next to Aqmar Mosque (tel: 0101 190 6907)

Music

4pm & 7.30pm

CAIRO

Two concerts featuring Egyptian band Cairokee.

El Sawy Culturewheel - River hall, end of 26th of July St, Zamalek, Cairo

Performance

7pm

CAIRO

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

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

Dance/Music

7.30pm

CAIRO

Al-Tanoura Troupe for Cultural Heritage.

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

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Hossam Sakr ensemble for Sufi singing

Al-Gumhouriya Theatre, 12 Al-Gumhouriya St, Abdin, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

The Samaa International Festival for Spiritual Music and Chanting. The performances runs between 22 and 25 September across a variety of venues in Cairo, Qanater and Banha cultural palaces. Check the detailed schedule at the end of the listings.

Cairo
Qanater
Banha

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Cairo Symphony Orchestra weekly concert

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Musiphoria band

Cairo Opera House, open air theatre, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Dina Abdel Hamid and Ghassan El-Youssef: oud recital. Read more about the duo here

Cairo Opera House, open air theatre, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Jordanian band Random House and Palestinian musician Tamer Abu Ghazaleh. Read more here.

El-Genaina Theatre, Al-Azhar Park, Salah Salem road, Cairo

Theatre
8pm
CAIRO

The Last Supper, a play directed by Ahmed El Attar. Read more here

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

Music
8pm
ALEXANDRIA

Inaugural concert of the 2016/2017 season: the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Orchestra will be conducted by Hisham Gabr, featuring Polish soprano Jadwiga Kirschanek. Read more here

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, great hall, Alexandria

 

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Chamber Orchestra
Bibliotheca Alexandrina Chamber Orchestra (Photo: courtesy of Bibliotheca Alexandrina)

 

Sunday 25 September
 

Theatre

CAIRO

23rd Cairo International Festival for Contemporary and Experimental Theatre runs between 20 and 30 September across several locations. Read more here

Cairo

Books
10am-11pm
CAIRO

Rabaa Book Fair. The fair continues until 29 September.

El-Rabaa Cultural Centre, Fatimid Cairo, El-Gamaleya, El-Muez Street, next to Aqmar Mosque (tel: 0101 190 6907)

Lecture

7pm

CAIRO

A lecture about late iconic Egyptian novelist Naguib Mahfouz.

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

Poetry/Music

7pm

CAIRO

A celebration of poet Mohamed Soliman’s 70th birthday, presented by poet AlSamah Abdallah. The night will also feature a musical performance.

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

Music
7.30pm
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 St, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

The Samaa International Festival for Spiritual Music and Chanting. The performances runs between 22 and 25 September across a variety of venues in Cairo, Qanater and Banha cultural palaces. Check the detailed schedule at the end of the listings.

Cairo
Qanater
Banha

Film
8pm
CAIRO

Screening of a Spanish film Salvador (2006). Read more here

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

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Oshaq El-Nagham troupe conducted by Mohamed Abd El-Sattar in celebration of the memory of late music composer Riad El-Sonbati.

Manasterly Palace, Rhoda Island, next to the Nilometre, Cairo

Theatre
8pm
CAIRO

The Last Supper, a play directed by Ahmed El Attar. Read more here

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

Film
7pm
ALEXANDRIA

Animation Film Forum: screening of the animated movie “Up” (2009), directed by Pete Docter. English dialogue. Subtitled in Arabic

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, auditorium hall, Alexandria

Samaa festival
Complete programme of the Samaa International Festival for Spiritual Music and Chanting (Photo: from the website of the Samaa International Festival for Spiritual Music and Chanting)

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