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Culture Events: Picks for the weekend

Not sure what to do this weekend? Take a look at our picks, both from venues in and out of the capital, for Thursday through Sunday (12-15 April)

Ahram Online, Wednesday 11 Apr 2012
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Thursday 12 April

'Cultures of Resistance' — Film screening in El-Sawy Culturewheel at 6pm

This film showcases the work of artists, musicians and dancers all over the world who are using their creativity towards peace and justice. Besides the film, 'Cultures of Resistance' is also a network for these activist-artists worldwide.

26 of July Street, Zamalek, Cairo

 

Lecture on art at Gezira Art Centre at 7:30 pm

Artist and art critic Ezzedine Naguib will talk about works by artists Hossam Gharbeya, Suzan Saad, Ramy Dozy and Tamer Sayed.

1 Sheikh El-Marsafy Street, Zamalek, Cairo

 

Syrian Band Tanjaret Daght (Pressure Pot) in El-Cabina at 8pm

Tanjaret Daght (Pressure Pot) pays a visit to Gudran Association's El-Cabina, translating feelings associated with loss, revolution and the humanitarian crisis that Syria faces into musical expression.

11 San Saba Street, behind Cinema Rialto, Mahatet Raml, Alexandria

 

'Mad W Gazr' — Play by Al-Tamy Group in Rawabet Theatre at 8.30pm

Al-Tamy Theatre Group present their 8th production, a collection of the group's personal experiences and stories from the past decade in music and theatre. This performance is part of the Independent Combo initiative.

2 Hussein El-Meamar Street, off Mahmoud Bassiouni Street, Downtown, Cairo

 

DJ Wezza, Okka and Ortega present Shaabi Rap in Radio Theatre at 9pm

After gaining mass popularity during the past year playing their electronically mixed rap music in shaabi (popular) weddings and events, the artists take the stage at Radio Theatre as part of the Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival (D-CAF).

24 Talaat Harb Street, Downtown, Cairo

 

Friday 13 April

Conversation on art at Townhouse Gallery: Iman Issa and Mia Jankowicz at 6pm

As part of visual arts programme of D-CAF, Iman Issa will discuss her recent work, including 'Material', an exhibition presented in Istanbul in 2011.

Townhouse Gallery Factory Space, 22 Abdel Khalek Tharwat Street, 4th floor, Cairo

 

Violin and piano recital the Cairo Opera House at 8pm

Osman El-Mahdy playing solo violin and David Hales on piano team up for an evening including pieces by Händel, Beethoven and Brahms. More info here.

Cairo Opera House, Small Hall, Zamalek, Cairo

 

'The Speaker's Progress' — Play in Falaki Theatre at 8pm

Playing on a Shakespearian theme, and depicting the Arab world's dynamic which led to regional revolt, Kuwaiti writer and director Sulaiman Al-Bassam presents this play as part of D-CAF.

AUC Falaki Campus, 24 Falaki Street, Downtown, Cairo 

 

Anachrony by Nermine Hammam in Safar Khan Gallery

Hand painted photography exhibition depicting the artist's experience in Fayoum with her daughter and her cousin, dancer Karima Mansour. Hammam takes inspiration from nature and the elements around her. Read our interview with Hammam regarding her current and past works here.

6 Brazil Street, Zamalek, Cairo

 

Saturday 14 April

Dahab Festival kicks off at 10am

Promoting Dahab through water sports, art and music, the festival kicks off Saturday and will continue until 20 April. Events include musical performances and art workshops.

Several locations in Dahab, Sinai

 

Cypriot Poet Niki Marangou in El-Cabina at 7pm

The prominent poet will read several of her poems along with a chapter from her novel From Famgusta to Vienna, accompanied by Arabic translation.

11 San Saba Street, behind Cinema Rialto, Mahatet Raml, Alexandria

 

Great German composers at the Cairo Opera House at 8pm

Cairo Symphony Orchestra conducted by Hisham Gabr will perform works by Felix Mendelssohn, Richard Strauss and Johannes Brahms. More info here.

Cairo Opera House, Small Hall, Zamalek

 

'Road to Tahrir' — Exhibition by Mohamed Abla in El-Bab Gallery

Renowned artist Mohamed Abla exhibits a decade-worth of previously censored, controversial, socio-political artworks. Read our review here.

Museum of Egyptian Modern Art, Cairo Opera House Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

 

Sunday April 15

'Chungking Express' — Film screening in Karmet Shawky at 6.30pm

Brought forward by the Ministry of Culture, this 1994 Hong Kong-based film tells the stories of two love struck policemen.

Karmet Ibn Hanie Cultural Centre in Ahmed Shawky Museum, 6 Ahmed Shawki Street, Corniche El-Nil, Giza

 

'The Golden Calf' by Kareem El-Qurity in Al-Masar Gallery

Born in 1982, Kareem El-Qurity represents the Egyptian art movement's fifth generation. The Golden Calf will be the first solo exhibition for the gallery's youngest artist. El-Qurity recreates the story of Apis using the vocabulary of contemporary art.

Baehler's Mansion, 157b 26 July Street, side entrance on Isaac Jacob Street (ground floor) Zamalek, Cairo

 

'The True Story of Mohannad's Death' by Ahmed Sabry in Mashrabia Gallery

With playful and wide-ranging text and caricature images, Sabry presents an exhibition that is both highly entertaining and informative. Read our review here.

8 Champollion Street, Downtown, Cairo

 

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