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Culture Events: Picks for the weekend

Not sure what to do this weekend? Stand-up comedy, African music, opera and short films are among the exciting things to do both inside and outside the capital from Thursday through Sunday (3-6 May)

Ahram Online, Thursday 3 May 2012
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Thursday 3 May

 

Tropfest Arabia at Jesuits Centre in Cairo at 7pm

One of two film workshops by Tropfest Arabia, organisers of one of the largest short film festivals for amateurs. Workshops will include basic information on filmmaking as well as requirements for Tropfest submissions. More info here.

5 Mahrani Street, Faggala, Cairo

 

Tunisian Ensemble at Jesuits Cultural Centre (JCC) in Minya at 8pm

Part of the Spring Festival, Dima Dima from Tunisia will perform their eclectic mix of western and eastern genres and traditional sounds. Free admission.

Jesuits Cultural Centre, El-Hommeyaat Street, Ard El-Moulid, Minya City

 

Panel Discussion on future of culture at Ewart Hall at 8pm

Part of the Spring Festival, a panel discussion moderated by Dina Abdel Rahman will discuss a 'Future Manifesto'. The discussion will be attended by artists from Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Yemen. Free admission.

Ewart Hall, AUC, Downtown Campus, 113 Kasr El-Aini Street, Cairo

 

Last days of The Golden Calf exhibition at Al-Masar Gallery

Latest collection by a young artist Karim El-Qurity includes multimedia pieces that carry socio-political and religious undertones. Read the exhibition review here.

Al-Masar Gallery, Baehler's Mansion, 157b, 26 July Street, Zamalek, Cairo

 

Friday 4 May

 

Tropfest Arabia in Jesuits Centre in Alexandria at 7.30pm

One of two film workshops by Tropfest Arabia, organisers of one of the largest short film festivals for amateurs. Workshops will include basic information on filmmaking as well as requirements for Tropfest submissions. More info here

298 Port Said Street, Cleopatra, Alexandria

 

Favourite scenes from operatic gems at the Cairo Opera House at 8pm

This is one of the two evenings that include arias from famous operas performed by the soloist singers from the Cairo Opera Company. With Cairo Opera Choir, Choir Master: Aldo Magnato; Director: Abdallah Saad; and Cairo Opera Orchestra conducted by Nayer Nagui. More info here  According to information on 4 May afternoon, this concert is cancelled.

Cairo Opera House main hall, El-Gezira, Zamalek, Cairo

 

Tunisian Ensemble at El-Genaina Theatre at 8pm

Part of the Spring Festival, Dima Dima from Tunisia will perform their eclectic mix of western and eastern genres and traditional sounds. Free admission.

Al-Azhar Park, Salah Salem Road, Darassa, Ciro

 

Saturday 5 May

 

AfriCairo Festival at El Sawy Culturewheel at 4pm

Hoping to enrich communication lines between African people, AfriCairo is a day of African music, dance, food and handcrafts.

River Hall at El Sawy Culturewheel, 26 July Street, Zamalek, Cairo

 

Stand Up comedy at AUC new campus at 5.30pm and at 9pm

Two consecutive shows of the stand-up comedy with Bassem Youssef, Maz Jobrani, Michael Winslow, Dean Edwards, Angelo Tsarouchas, Mohamed Salem and Peter Zarief

Bassily Auditorium, AUC new campus, New Cairo

 

Magda Emara plays Schumann at the Cairo Opera House at 8pm

Renowned Egyptian pianist Magda Emara will perform Schumann: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in A minor, with the Cairo Symphony Orchestra conducted by Andreas Sporri. The evening will also include Rossini's Overture to The Silken Ladder and Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 3 in A minor “Scottish”

Cairo Opera House main hall, El-Gezira, Zamalek, Cairo

 

Zapp 4 concert at Prince Taz Palace at 8pm

Part of the Spring Festival, a virtuoso string quartet from the Netherlands, Zapp 4 will invite audiences to their fusion of experimentation, improvisation and musical fantasy. Free admission.

27 Seyoufeya Street, off Saleeba Street, Khalifa

 

Sunday 6 May

 

Opening of exhibition Dust at Townhouse Gallery at 7pm

Xenia Nikolsaya’s Dust is both a photographic exhibition exploring Egypt’s abandoned architectural heritage, and a publication of texts and images. The exhibition will be accompanied by “Tracing Time” symposium on 12 May.

10 Nabrawy Street off Champollion street Downtown

 

Short Films Forum at Bibliotheca Alexandrina at 7pm

Screening of four films that took part in the Student Film Competition at Cannes 2010. Total duration of four films 86 minutes. All films are subtitled in English. Free entry.

Auditorium Hall – Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Chatby, Alexandria

 

Egypt Above All exhibition at the Museum of Modern Egyptian Art

Museum of Modern Egyptian Art at the Cairo Opera House grounds will host Ramzy Mustafa. This exhibition is "an invite to all, showcasing the importance of developing Egypt through fine arts." More details here.

Museum of Modern Egyptian Art, Cairo Opera House Grounds in El-Gezira, Zamalek, Cairo

 

 

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