Last Update 22:7
Saturday, 27 May 2017

Egypt's arts and culture events of the week: 19-26 February

8th Cairo Video Festival and PhotoCairo6 are highlights of the week that also offers many interesting exhibitions, concerts and film screenings

Ahram Online , Saturday 18 Feb 2017
weekly
Share/Bookmark
Views: 2037
Share/Bookmark
Views: 2037

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

Sunday 19 February

Video festival

CAIRO

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

Various venues.

Film
CAIRO

Moug (Waves) at 12pm 5pm, 10pm

I am The People at  2.30pm and 7.30pm followed by Q&A sesison

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

Exhibition
Last days
CAIRO

“Distraction,” an exhibition about boredom and heterotopia featuring artworks from Darb 1718
permanent collection, including photography and paintings. The exhibition closes on 26 February

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

Performance

7pm

CAIRO

Oh, I am so sorry! I didn’t mean to scratch your face, performance by Mohamed Abdelkarim.

Part of PhotoCairo6.

Passage 35: Inside Mahmoud Khalil Museum, 1 Kafour Street, next to Magles El Dawla

Exhibition Opening

7pm

CAIRO

Patience is a Virtue paintings by Rabab Nemr

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

Exhibition Opening

7pm

CAIRO

‘Les souvenirs ne sont pas à vendre’ paintings by Xavier Puigmartì. Read our Art Alert here.

Mashrabia gallery, 8 Champollion street, Downtown, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Dinner at the movies: screening the lesser-known works of celebrated artists such as Charlie Chaplin’s Behind the Screen (1916), Atteyat El Abnoudy’s The Sandwich (1975), and Abel Gance’s La Folie du Docteur Tube (1915), alongside slightly eccentric newsreels and animated works from the underground vaults of history.

Eish + Malh restaurant, Adly Street, Downtown, Cairo

Tel:  01098744014

Film
7pm

CAIRO

Screening of L'amore buio - Dark Love

Italian Cultural Institute, 3 El Sheikh El Marsafi, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition opening
7pm
CAIRO

Rabab Nemr's solo exhibition titled Patience is a virtue

Zamalek Art Gallery, 11, Brazil Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Film
7.30pm

CAIRO

Screening of The Mummy (1932)

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

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Piano recital: David Edgar

Cairo Opera House, small hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Kolthoumiat

Arabic Music Institute, Ramsis Street, 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

Film

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Screening of documentary Drifters

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Music

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Medley Quartet

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Music

8pm

ALEXANDRIA

Talnts Development Centre concert

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

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


2
Cairo Symphony Orchestra, conductor Hisham Gabr, cello soloist Ayman El Hanbouly. Cairo Opera House, 18 May 2013.

 

Monday 20 February
 

Video festival

CAIRO

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

Various venues.

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening program of three films, part of the project For the love of the thing - Memories of “minor” cinema in Tunisia.

Part of PhotoCairo6.

Cimatheque, 19a Adly Street, Downtown, Cairo, Egypt, Cairo

Film
CAIRO

Moug (Waves) at 2.30pm and 7.30pm

I am The People at 12pm 5pm, 10pm

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

Film

12.30pm

CAIRO

Palestine in film series, screening of short films Still Life (2004) and Fatenah (2009)

American University in Cairo, MESC Conference Room # 2175, Road 90, Fifth settlement, Cairo

Exhibition opening

7pm

CAIRO

Egyptian Glimpse, paintings by Sayed Saad El-Din

Al-Kahila Gallery, 15 Al Batal Ahmed Abdel-Aziz St, Mohandessin, Cairo

Music

7.30pm

CAIRO

Nassir Shamma oud concert

El Sawy Culturewheel
End of 26th of July St, under the 15th of May Bridge, wisdom hall, Zamalek

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of French film The Brand New Testament

Magnolia. Leaves of Art: 12 Mohamed Anis 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

Music

7.30pm

CAIRO

Nassir Shamma oud concert

El Sawy Culturewheel
End of 26th of July St, under the 15th of May Bridge, wisdom hall, Zamalek

Film

7.30pm

CAIRO

Screening of Manchester by the Sea

Balcon Heliopolis, 26 Sohag street, Heliopolis, Cairo

Music

11am

ALEXANDRIA

Children’s Chorus

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

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


2
Daughters of the Dust (Photo: Still from Daughters of the Dust)


Tuesday 21 February
 

Video festival

CAIRO

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

Various venues.

Photo festival

CAIRO

PhotoCairo6: Shadows of the Imperceptible, exhibitions, and performative events at various venues. Running till 23 March.

Various Venues.

Film
CAIRO

Moug (Waves) at 12pm 5pm, 10pm

I am The People at  2.30pm and 7.30pm

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

Film

4pm

CAIRO

Screening of Let the Fire Burn

Cimatheque, 19a Adly Street, Downtown, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of My Heart Only Beats for Her

Cimatheque, 19a Adly Street, Downtown, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Open Your Eyes (1997)

18+

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

Lecture

7.30pm

CAIRO

Lecture by Dina Ebeid titled An Archive of Feelings: Mental Health and the Politics of Emotions in Post-2011 Egypt

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

Music
7.30pm

CAIRO

Jafra songs with Sayed Rekab

Makan, Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo

Music

7.30pm

CAIRO

Nassir Shamma oud concert

El Sawy Culturewheel
End of 26th of July St, under the 15th of May Bridge, wisdom hall, Zamalek

Music
8pm

CAIRO

Mohamed Adel’s compositions

Cairo Opera House, small hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

11am

Damanhour

Children’s Chorus

Damanhour Opera House, Damanhour

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

2
Drifters (Photo: Still from Drifter)

Wednesday 22 February

 

Video festival

CAIRO

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

Various venues.

Photo festival

CAIRO

PhotoCairo6: Shadows of the Imperceptible, exhibitions, and performative events at various venues. Running till 23 March.

Various Venues.

Culture

4pm - 7pm

CAIRO

El-Sakia exhibition for culture services, bringing different international cultures through performance, food and other elements

El Sawy Culturewheel
End of 26th of July St, under the 15th of May Bridge, wisdom hall, Zamalek

Exhibition

Opening

7pm

CAIRO

Light Fall paintings by artist Danielle Gendary

Gypsum Gallery, 5 Ibrahim Naguib, Ground Floor, Apt 2, Garden City, Cairo

Music
7.30pm

CAIRO

Zar music and songs by Mazaher, featuring Umm Sameh, Umm Hassan and Nour Al-Sab

Makan, Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, 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

Culture

4pm - 7pm

CAIRO

El-Sakia exhibition for culture services, bringing different international cultures through performance, food and other elements

El Sawy Culturewheel
End of 26th of July St, under the 15th of May Bridge, wisdom hall, Zamalek

Forum

8pm

CAIRO

Public forum on the Egyptian woman and folkloric culture

Cairo Opera House, small hall, Zamalek, Cairo

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

2
Rusalka Opera (Photo: fragment from the promotional material on the event Facebook page)

Thursday 23 February
 

Video festival

CAIRO

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

Various venues.

Photo festival

CAIRO

PhotoCairo6: Shadows of the Imperceptible, exhibitions, and performative events at various venues. Running till 23 March.

Various Venues.

Film

4pm

CAIRO

Screening of My Heart Only Beats for Her

Cimatheque, 19a Adly Street, Downtown, Cairo

Culture

4pm - 7pm

CAIRO

El-Sakia exhibition for culture services, bringing different international cultures through performance, food and other elements

El Sawy Culturewheel
End of 26th of July St, under the 15th of May Bridge, wisdom hall, Zamalek

Lecture

6pm

CAIRO

Lecture by Fekri Hassan: Early Egypt-climate, chaos, and civilization

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

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Daughters of The Dust

Cimatheque, 19a Adly Street, Downtown, Cairo

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

The Last Supper, directed by Ahmed El-Attar

Falaki Theatre, 24 Falaki Street, Downtown Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Janan band concert

El Sawy Culturewheel
End of 26th of July St, under the 15th of May Bridge, wisdom hall, Zamalek

Music

8pm

CAIRO

La Traviata opera

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Yehia Khalil jazz concert

Cairo Opera House,small hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Inshad concert

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

Exhibition Opening

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Faces in The City, photography exhibit showcasing the result of a workshop titled Amkena 2 (Places 2)

The Jesuit Culture Center, 298 Port Said Street, Cleopatra, Alexandria

Music

8pm

ALEXANDRIA

Performance by Alexandria Opera band for Arabic Music and Singing

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

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

2
Scene from The Last Supper directed by Ahmed El-Attar. (Photo: Moustapha Abdel-Ati)

Friday 24 February
 

Video festival

CAIRO

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

Various venues.

Photo festival

CAIRO

PhotoCairo6: Shadows of the Imperceptible, exhibitions, and performative events at various venues. Running till 23 March.

Various Venues.

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

The Last Supper, directed by Ahmed El-Attar

Falaki Theatre, 24 Falaki Street, Downtown Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

La Traviata opera

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Shomooa band, with Said Othman

Arabic Music Institute, Ramsis Street, Downtown, Cairo

Music

8.30pm

CAIRO

HanyMust concert

ROOM Art Space & Cafe, 10 Etehaad Al Mohamin st, Garden City, Cairo

Theatre

8.30pm

CAIRO

“Al-Aragouz wa Khayal Al-Zel” (The Shadow Puppet), a free public performance by clowns in Al-Muizz Street, presented by Wamda and directed by Nabil Bahgat

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

Music

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Mohamed Yousef and Reem Ezz Eldin Concert

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Music

8pm

DAMANHOUR

Performance by Alexandria Opera band for Arabic Music and Singing

Damanhour Opera House, Damanhour

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

2
Waves (Photo: Still from Waves)

Saturday 25 February
 

Video festival

CAIRO

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

Various venues.

Photo festival

CAIRO

PhotoCairo6: Shadows of the Imperceptible, exhibitions, and performative events at various venues. Running till 23 March.

Various venues.

Theatre
7pm
CAIRO

Met Opera Live screening, Opera Rusalka. Read more here.

Malak Gabr theatre, American University in Cairo, Road 90, Fifth Settlement, New Cairo

Film

7.30pm

CAIRO

Screening of Death on The Nile

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

The Last Supper, directed by Ahmed El-Attar

Falaki Theatre, 24 Falaki Street, Downtown Cairo

Music/theatre

8pm

CAIRO

Electro-fusion concert by Gladious, and playing The Killer game.

Elbet Alwan, 15 Ahmed Heshmat St., Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Cairo Symphony Orchestra, with pianist Ramzi Yassa, conducted by Hisham Gabr

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre
8pm
CAIRO

Met Opera Live screening, Opera Rusalka. Read more here.

Cairo Opera House, small hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Mashrabiyat band with Sayed Refai

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

Music

8.30pm

CAIRO

Concert by Nomades Intercontinental band from France

ROOM Art Space & Cafe, 10 Etehaad Al Mohamin st, Garden City, Cairo

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


2
Artwork by Xavier Puigmarti (Photo: courtesy of Mashrabia)

 

Sunday 26 February
 

Video festival

CAIRO

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

Various venues.

Performance

7pm

CAIRO

Oh, I am so sorry! I didn’t mean to scratch your face, performance by Mohamed Abdelkarim.

Part of PhotoCairo6.

Passage 35: Inside Mahmoud Khalil Museum, 1 Kafour Street, next to Magles El Dawla

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Daughters of The Dust

Cimatheque, 19a Adly Street, Downtown, Cairo

Forum

7pm

CAIRO

Public forum on Women who served Egypt

Cairo Opera House, small hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

La Traviata opera

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Wahabiyat concert

Arabic Music Institute, Ramsis Street, 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

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

Exhibition

16 Feb- 23 Mar

CAIRO

PhotoCairo6: Shadows of the Imperceptible. Read more here.

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

-Saad Zaghloul Culture Centre, 2 Saad Zaghloul street, downtown, Cairo

Exhibition

19 Feb- 16 Mar

CAIRO

‘Les souvenirs ne sont pas à vendre’ paintings by Xavier Puigmartì. Read our Art Alert here.

Mashrabia gallery, 8 Champollion street, Downtown, Cairo

Exhibition

18 - 28 Feb

CAIRO

The Violent Silence of a New Beginning, group multimedia exhibit

Bayt El-Sinnari, Sayeda Zeinab, Cairo

Exhibition

18 Feb- 9 Apr

CAIRO

Temporal Semiotics, an audiovisual exhibition by Malak Yacout

Townhouse Gallery, 6 El Nabrawy Street, Downtown, Cairo

Exhibition

18 - 25 Feb

CAIRO

The Art of Exploration, digital paintings by artist Tarek AbdelKawi, illustrating Omar Samra’s experience of record mountain climb in Antarctica.

Caravanserai Art Space, 15 Ahmed Heshmat st. 2nd floor., Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

20- 28 Feb

CAIRO

Abyss, embroidery sculptures by French Artist Julie de Pierrepont

Soma Art, 14 Maraashli Street, Zamalek

Cairo, Egypt

Exhibition

18- 23 Feb

CAIRO

At Work, featuring artwork by Batool Al Daawi

And Karim El Hayawan in collaboration with Adam Abdel Ghaffar.

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

Exhibition

22 Feb- 1 Apr

CAIRO

Light Fall paintings by artist Danielle Gendary

Gypsum Gallery, 5 Ibrahim Naguib, Ground Floor, Apt 2, Garden City, Cairo

Exhibition until 21 Feb
CAIRO

The Cache, sculptures by Hassan Kamel

Museum of Modern Egyptian Art, Al-Bab Selim Hall, Cairo Opera House Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

20 Feb- 2 Mar

CAIRO

Egyptian Glimpse, paintings by Sayed Saad El-Din

Al-Kahila Gallery, 15 Al Batal Ahmed Abdel-Aziz St, Mohandessin, Cairo

Exhibition until 28 Feb
CAIRO

A retrospective exhibition by Georges Bahgory

Picasso East
Villa no.39, El Narges 3, 5th Settlement-90 St., Infront of Lake View Compound-New Cairo

Exhibition
Until 20 Feb
CAIRO

“Paris Through Egyptian Eyes,” a photography exhibition on the French capital Paris by Ashraf Effat.

French Institute
Heliopolis, 5 Chafik Al-Dib St, Ard Al-Golf< Cairo

Exhibition
Until 26 Feb
CAIRO

“Distraction,” an exhibition about boredom and heterotopia featuring artworks from Darb 1718
permanent collection, including photography and paintings.

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

Exhibition

15Feb - 23Mar

CAIRO

“15 Women Photographers”, group exhibition

The Photographic Gallery, The American University in Cairo, New Cairo Campus, Abdul Latif Jameel Hall, Plaza Level, Cairo

Exhibition until 5 Mar
CAIRO

A pop-up exhibition by Rania Atef and Akeel Khreef, two of the participating artists in the From Rags to Riches project.

Kodak Passageway, 20 Adly St, in front of the Synagogue, Downtown, Cairo

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

18 Feb- 1 Mar

CAIRO

Love Exhibition, group exhibition exploring the concept of Love

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

Exhibition
19 Feb tba

CAIRO

Patience is a Virtue  paintings by Rabab Nemr

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

Exhibition

23 Feb- 16 Mar

ALEXANDRIA

Faces in The City, photography exhibit showcasing the result of a workshop titled Amkena 2 (Places 2)

The Jesuit Culture Center, 298 Port Said Street, Cleopatra, Alexandria

For more arts and culture news and updates, follow Ahram Online Arts and Culture on Twitter at @AhramOnlineArts and on Facebook at Ahram Online: Arts & Culture 

Short link:

 

Email
 
Name
 
Comment's
Title
 
Comment
Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.

Latest

© 2010 Ahram Online.