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Egypt's arts and culture events of the week: 5-12 February

8th Cairo Video Festival, arts management seminars, Moroccan films and the ongoing Cairo Intl. Book Fair are among this week's highlights. Check all cultural events taking place in Cairo, Alexandria and Rosetta below

Ahram Online , Monday 6 Feb 2017
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Sunday 5 February
 

Book Fair

CAIRO

The Cairo International Book Fair. Running until 10 February

Exhibition Grounds, Nasr City, Cairo

Film

CAIRO

Screening of I, Daniel Blake

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

Film

4pm

CAIRO

Screening of Japanese film  Battle Royale (2000) by Kinji Fukasu

Cimatheque, 19a Adly Street, Downtown, Cairo

Film

6pm

CAIRO

Moroccan Film Week. Read more here.

Creativity Center, Cairo Opera Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre for children
6.30pm
CAIRO

Cinderella puppet theatre

The Cairo Puppet Theatre, Next to the Al-Attaba Metro Station, Cairo

Film
7pm

CAIRO

Screening of American film Two-Lane Breakup (1971) by Monte Hellman

Cimatheque, 19a Adly Street, Downtown, Cairo

Video Festival

opening

7pm

CAIRO

Start of 8th Cairo Video Festival, for video art and experimental film.

Live video performance by Japanese artist Masayki Kawai.

Rawabet theatre, 10 Nabarawy St, off Champollion St, Downtown. Factory Space, Cairo

Music

7.30pm

CAIRO

Century of Musion band

El Sawy Culturewheel, River Hall, End of 26th of July St, Zamalek, Cairo

Film
7.30pm
CAIRO

Screening of Nostalgia for the Light

Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo, 1 Dr. Mahmoud Azmi Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Fairouz Karawya

El Sawy Culturewheel, River Hall, End of 26th of July St, Zamalek, Cairo

Dance/Music

8pm

CAIRO

El-Tanoura Troupe for Cultural Heritage, whirling dervishes perform to live Sufi music

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

Music

8.30pm

CAIRO

The Nile Troupe for Folk Instruments, conducted by Abdel-Rahman Al-Shafaai

Beit El-Sehemi
El-Gamaliya, Al-Muizz St, Old Cairo

Music

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Ali Al Helbawy concert

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Film
ALEXANDRIA

Cinedelta documentary film festival. Read more here

Alexandria

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


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Tony Manero screening at Cimatheque (Photo: still from Tony Manero)

 

Monday 6 February
 

Book Fair

CAIRO

The Cairo International Book Fair. Running until 10 February

Exhibition Grounds, Nasr City, Cairo

Video festival

CAIRO

8th Cairo Video Festival, for video art and experimental film. Check the programme here.

Various venues.

Art management seminars
CAIRO

Arts management seminars by Cairo’s AFCA. Check the programme here

Supreme Council of Culture, Cairo Opera House grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

CAIRO

Screening of I, Daniel Blake

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

Film

6pm

CAIRO

Moroccan Film Week. Read more here.

Creativity Center, Cairo Opera Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Artist talk

6pm

CAIRO

Talk with Soad Mardam Bey and Yasmine El-Hazek, parallel to their exhibitions at the gallery

Zamalek Art Gallery, 11 Brazil St., Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition opening

7pm

CAIRO

Objects in the Mirror are Closer Than They Appear, by Aya Tarek

Soma Art, 14 Maraashli Street, Zamalek

Cairo, Egypt

Dance/Music

7.30pm

CAIRO

El-Tanoura Troupe for Cultural Heritage, whirling dervishes perform to live Sufi music

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

Film

7.30pm

CAIRO

Screening of Ingrid Bergman in her Own Words (2015)

Balcon Heliopolis, 26 Sohag street, Heliopolis, Cairo

Theatre

7pm

CAIRO

Falsafet El-Hemir (Donkey Philosophy) play

El Sawy Culturewheel, River Hall, End of 26th of July St, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

1pm

ALEXANDRIA

Screening of Underground/On the Surface, followed by a talk with director Salma El-Tarzi. Part of Cinedelta Documentary Film Festival. Read more here

French Institute in Alexandria, Al-Nabi Daniel St., Raml Station, Alexandria

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


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Coppélia ballet performed at the Cairo Opera House in October 2015 (Photo: Bassam Al Zoghby)


Tuesday 7 February
 

Book Fair

CAIRO

The Cairo International Book Fair. Running until 10 February

Exhibition Grounds, Nasr City, Cairo

Video festival

CAIRO

8th Cairo Video Festival, for video art and experimental film. Check the programme here.

Various venues.

Art management seminars
CAIRO

Arts management seminars by Cairo’s AFCA. Check the programme here

Supreme Council of Culture, Cairo Opera House grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

CAIRO

Screening of I, Daniel Blake

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

Film

4pm

CAIRO

Screening of American film Two-Lane Breakup (1971) by Monte Hellman

Cimatheque, 19a Adly Street, Downtown, Cairo

Film

6pm

CAIRO

Moroccan Film Week. Read more here.

Creativity Center, Cairo Opera Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Seminar

6pm

CAIRO

Creativity in the Constitution, a talk by Emad Aboghazi and Mahmoud Othman and Hala Lotfy. Organised by the Law and Society Research Unit at the American Univeristy in Cairo

Oriental Hall, AUC Tahrir Campus, Tahrir Square, Downtown, Cairoc

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Oscar nominated Iraninan film The Salesman, by Asghar Farhadi

Zamalek Cinema, 13 Shagaret El Dor Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Film
7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Chiliean film Tony Manero (2008) by Pablo Larrain

Cimatheque, 19a Adly Street, Downtown, Cairo

Exhibition opening

7pm

CAIRO

Fares El-Sharq (Knight of the East) by Kuwaiti artist Mona El-Dewisan

Nile Gallery, 14 Montaza St., Zamalek, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Japanese film Rashomon (1950)

ADEF DECA
143, St no. 8, Muqattam City, Cairo

Music

7pm

CAIRO

Singer Ahmed Mostafa

El Sawy Culturewheel
End of 26th of July St, wisdom hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Performance from the Talent Development Center

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

4pm
Rosetta

Cinedelta documentary film festival. Read more here

Rosetta International Hotel, Rosetta

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

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Still from one of the films screening at NVIC, Best of Shnit (Photo: Part of promotional material by NVIC)

 

Wednesday 8 February
 

Book Fair

CAIRO

The Cairo International Book Fair. Running until 10 February

Exhibition Grounds, Nasr City, Cairo

Video festival

CAIRO

8th Cairo Video Festival, for video art and experimental film. Check the programme here.

Various venues.

Art management seminars
CAIRO

Arts management seminars by Cairo’s AFCA. Check the programme here

Supreme Council of Culture, Cairo Opera House grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

6pm

CAIRO

Moroccan Film Week. Read more here.

Creativity Center, Cairo Opera Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Inshad music by Mahmoud Helal

El Sawy Culturewheel
End of 26th of July St, wisdom hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of The Red Turtle animation film

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

Theatre
7pm
CAIRO

American Buffalo play. Read more here.

Daily till 18 February, except for 11 February.

Gerhart Theatre, American University in Cairo, Road 90, Fifth Settlement, New Cairo

Dance/Music

7.30pm

CAIRO

El-Tanoura Troupe for Cultural Heritage, whirling dervishes perform to live Sufi music

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

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

One Man Show marionette performance by Ahmed Naeem

Osiris,1 Hassan Mourad st. from Qasr El Aini, 2nd floor, Garden City, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Omar Khairat

Cairo Opera House,main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Mazaher ensemble: Umm Sameh, Umm Hassan, Nour el Sabah. (every Wednesday)

Makan, Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo

Theatre

5pm

ALEXANDRIA

Double bill of Hepta and Fi Qalby Othna Ebreya

Abdelmoneim Gaber theatre. Tel: 0100 0369362 / 0120 6335818

Film

4pm
Rosetta

Cinedelta documentary film festival. Read more here

Rosetta International Hotel, Rosetta

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

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I, Daniel Blake (Photo: Still from I, Daniel Blake)

Thursday 9 February
 

Book Fair

CAIRO

The Cairo International Book Fair. Running until 10 February

Exhibition Grounds, Nasr City, Cairo

Video festival

CAIRO

8th Cairo Video Festival, for video art and experimental film. Check the programme here.

Various venues.

Art management seminars
CAIRO

Arts management seminars by Cairo’s AFCA. Check the programme here

Supreme Council of Culture, Cairo Opera House grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

4pm

CAIRO

Screening of Chiliean film Tony Manero (2008) by Pablo Larrain

Cimatheque, 19a Adly Street, Downtown, Cairo

Film

6pm

CAIRO

Moroccan Film Week. Read more here.

Creativity Center, Cairo Opera Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Film
7pm

CAIRO

Screening of French film The Devil, Probably (1977) by Robert Bresson

Cimatheque, 19a Adly Street, Downtown, Cairo

Theatre
7pm
CAIRO

American Buffalo play. Read more here.

Daily till 18 February, except for 11 February.

Gerhart Theatre, American University in Cairo, Road 90, Fifth Settlement, New Cairo

Music

7pm

CAIRO

Abdelhalim puppet theatre concert

El Sawy Culturewheel, End of 26th of July St, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

Theatre performance of Charlie Chaplin’s City Lights. Read more here.

Falaki Theatre, 24 Falaki Street, Downtown Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Violin and Piano recital by Yasmine Samy

Cairo Opera House, small hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Omar Khairat

Cairo Opera House,main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre

5pm

ALEXANDRIA

Double bill of Hepta and Fi Qalby Othna Ebreya

Abdelmoneim Gaber theatre. Tel: 0100 0369362 / 0120 6335818

Music

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Aqsa Alwasat band

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Music

8pm

ALEXANDRIA

Coppelia Ballet. Read more here.

Alexandria Opera House, 22 Al Mesallah Sharq st, Qesm Al Attarin, Alexandria

Theatre

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

The Women, a play in cooperation with the Swedish Institute in Alexandria, directed by Sherif Hamdy

Alexandria Creativity Centre, 1 Horreya Street, Alexandria

Film

4pm
Rosetta

Cinedelta documentary film festival. Read more here

Rosetta International Hotel, Rosetta

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

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The 8th Cairo Video Festival is organised by Medrar with support from the American Embassy, DEDI (Danish Egyptian Dialogue Institute), Japan Foundation, Yunus Emre Turkish Cultural Center and Pro Helvetia (Photo: Fragment from promotional material)

Friday 10 February
 

Book Fair

CAIRO

The Cairo International Book Fair. Running until 10 February

Exhibition Grounds, Nasr City, Cairo

Video festival

CAIRO

8th Cairo Video Festival, for video art and experimental film. Check the programme here.

Various venues.

Theatre

3.30pm, 5pm

ALEXANDRIA

Fi Qalby Othna Ebreya at 3.30pm, and Hepta at 5pm

Abdelmoneim Gaber theatre. Tel: 0100 0369362 / 0120 6335818

Festival

4pm

CAIRO

I Ka Doly Volume 5, nubian festival

El Sawy Culturewheel, River Hall, End of 26th of July St, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

6pm

CAIRO

Moroccan Film Week. Read more here.

Creativity Center, Cairo Opera Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre
7pm
CAIRO

American Buffalo play. Read more here.

Daily till 18 February, except for 11 February.

Gerhart Theatre, American University in Cairo, Road 90, Fifth Settlement, New Cairo

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

Theatre performance of Charlie Chaplin’s City Lights. Read more here.

Falaki Theatre, 24 Falaki Street, Downtown Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Eman Shaker and Friends

Cairo Opera House, small hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Alexandria Opera for Arabic Music and Song

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Andromida rock band

Al-Gomhoriya Theatre,  12 Al-Gomhouria Street, Abdeen, across from Abdin Palace, Downtown, Cairo

Music

8pm

ALEXANDRIA

Coppelia Ballet. Read more here.

Alexandria Opera House, 22 Al Mesallah Sharq st, Qesm Al Attarin, Alexandria

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

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Painting by Aya Tarek, part of her exhibition at Soma gallery (Photo: part of promotional material by Soma)

Saturday 11 February
 

Video festival

CAIRO

8th Cairo Video Festival, for video art and experimental film. Check the programme here.

Various venues.

Film

6pm

CAIRO

Moroccan Film Week. Read more here.

Creativity Center, Cairo Opera Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

7pm

CAIRO

Cinemania concert

The Marquee, Cairo Festival City, Cairo

Exhibition opening

7pm

CAIRO

Friendly Beings painting exhibition by Emad Abo Grain

Asfour El-Nil, 23A Ismail Mohamed St., Zamalek, Cairo

Dance/Music

7.30pm

CAIRO

El-Tanoura Troupe for Cultural Heritage, whirling dervishes perform to live Sufi music

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

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

Theatre performance of Charlie Chaplin’s City Lights. Read more here.

Falaki Theatre, 24 Falaki Street, Downtown Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Cairo Symphony Orchestra

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Fouad and Mounib band

Al-Gomhoriya Theatre,  12 Al-Gomhouria Street, Abdeen, across from Abdin Palace, Downtown, Cairo

Film
ALEXANDRIA

Cinedelta documentary film festival. Read more here

Alexandria

Music

8pm

ALEXANDRIA

Chamber Orchestra with Sweet Sound band

Alexandria Opera House, (Sayed Darwish Theatre), Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria

Music

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

BA Orchestra Symphonic Concert, conducted by Hisham Gabr

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

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


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Moroccan film Zineb, A Rose of Aghmat (Photo: still from Zineb, A Rose of Aghmat)

 

Sunday 12 February
 

Video festival

CAIRO

8th Cairo Video Festival, for video art and experimental film. Check the programme here.

Various venues.

Film

4pm

CAIRO

Screening of French film The Devil, Probably (1977) by Robert Bresson

Cimatheque, 19a Adly Street, Downtown, Cairo

Film

6pm

CAIRO

Moroccan Film Week. Read more here.

Creativity Center, Cairo Opera Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition opening

7pm

CAIRO

Once, painting exhibition by Mohamed Abla, opening the new gallery Arcade

Arcade, 25 Orabi St., Maadi, Cairo

Theatre
7pm
CAIRO

American Buffalo play. Read more here.

Daily till 18 February, except for 11 February.

Gerhart Theatre, American University in Cairo, Road 90, Fifth Settlement, New Cairo

Film
7pm

CAIRO

Screening of German film Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974) by Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Cimatheque, 19a Adly Street, Downtown, Cairo

Film

7.30pm

CAIRO

NVICinema Shorts: The Best of Shnit. Screening five international shorts, with a Q&A session with Wael Omar

Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo, 1 Dr. Mahmoud Azmi Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Emad Hamdy guitar recital

Cairo Opera House, small hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Yakaranda, German band

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Youth Egyptian Music Society, chamber music performance

Arabic Music Institute, Ramsis Street, Downtown, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Nogoom El-Tarab band with Mostafa Ahmed

Al-Gomhoriya Theatre,  12 Al-Gomhouria Street, Abdeen, across from Abdin Palace, Downtown, Cairo

Music

8.30pm

CAIRO

The Nile Troupe for Folk Instruments, conducted by Abdel-Rahman Al-Shafaai

Beit El-Sehemi
El-Gamaliya, Al-Muizz St, Old Cairo

Music

8pm

ALEXANDRIA

Cairo Symphony Orchestra Valentine’s day concert

Sayed Darwish (Alexandria Opera House), Alexandria

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Cinedelta documentary film festival (Photo: Part of promotional material for Cinedelta)

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 St, off Al-Moaiz St 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 St, behind Amr bin Al-Aas Mosque, Al-Fustat, Old Cairo

Video festival

5 - 28 Feb

CAIRO

8th Cairo Video Festival, for video art and experimental film. Check the programme here. -Medrar for Contemporary Art, 7 Gamal El Din Abou El Mahasen St., 1st Floor, Apartment 4, Garden City, Cairo
- 29 Hoda Shaarawy St., 3rd Floor, Downtown, Cairo

Exhibition

6 - 17 Feb

CAIRO

Objects in the Mirror are Closer Than They Appear, by Aya Tarek

Soma Art, 14 Maraashli Street, Zamalek

Cairo, Egypt

Exhibition

11 - 25 Feb

CAIRO

Friendly Beings painting exhibition by Emad Abo Grain

Asfour El-Nil, 23A Ismail Mohamed St., Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

12 - 28 Feb

CAIRO

Once, painting exhibition by Mohamed Abla, opening the new gallery Arcade

Arcade, 25 Orabi St., Maadi, Cairo

Exhibition

7 - 23 Feb

CAIRO

Fares El-Sharq (Knight of the East) by Kuwaiti artist Mona El-Dewisan

Nile Art Gallery, 14 Montaza St., Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

28 Jan- 17 Feb

CAIRO

Nostalgia, paintings by Reda Abdelrahman, and Onshoda Al-Baqaa, sculpture by El-Sayed Abdo

Dai Gallery, 14 Al-Ahrar St., from Batal Ahmed St., Mohandesin, Cairo

Exhibition
12 Jan- 6 Feb

CAIRO

Dawn Portraits, paintings by Huda Lutfi

Gypsum Gallery, 5 Ibrahim Naguib, Apt.2, Garden City, Cairo

Exhibition
13 Jan - tba

CAIRO

Art From The Heart, group exhibition

Art Cafe, 10b Road 11, Maadi, Cairo

Exhibition
15 Jan- 5 Feb

CAIRO

Mazaj painting exhibition by Mostafa Rahma

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

Exhibition
15 Jan- 16 Feb

CAIRO

Slow War, by Ali Abdel Mohsen. Check our Art Alert here.

Mashrabia Gallery, 8 Champolion St., Downtown, Cairo

Exhibition
15 Jan- tba

CAIRO

Ishtar Hymns, paintings by Iraqi artist, Taha Abdulaal

Gallery Grant, 6 El-Gomhouriya St., Abdeen, Cairo

Exhibition
15 Jan- 14 Feb

CAIRO

Let’s Talk, by Souad Mardam Bey and Rollercoaster by Yasmine El-Hazek

Zamalek Art Gallery, 11 Brazil St., Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

9 Dec - 15 Feb

CAIRO

The Cairo Art Fair II

ArtsMart, Km 28, Cairo-Alex Desert Rd., behind Total gas station, Cairo

Exhibition

17 Jan- 10 Feb

CAIRO

Ra’as Baladi M’aa Asal Eswed (Belly Dancing With Molasses), paintings  by Mohamed Taman

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

Exhibition

25 Jan- 5 Feb

ALEXANDRIA

Photography exhibition titled ‘Egypt Again’. Running till 5 February.

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

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