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Egypt's arts and culture events of the week: 9-16 April

Films and music are the highlights of the upcoming week. Check below listings for the events taking place in Cairo and Alexandria

Ahram Online , Saturday 8 Apr 2017
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Scroll to the bottom for the list of recommended exhibitions this week
 

Sunday 9 April
 

Contemporary art festival

CAIRO

D-CAF festival for contemporary art. Check the full programme here.

Falaki Theatre gallery, AUC, Cairo.

Film
12pm, 2.30pm, 10pm

CAIRO

Screening of Ali, the Goat and Ibrahim

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

Film

4pm

CAIRO

Serge Daney: Homage and Retrospective: Screening of Tout va Bien (Just Great)

Cimatheque, 19a Adly Street, Downtown, Cairo

Film

4.30pm

CAIRO

Screening of A Present from the Past

High Cinema Institute, Giza

Film
5pm

CAIRO

Screening of It’s Only the End of the World

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

Music

6pm

CAIRO

Egypt's Al-Nour Wal Amal Orchestra to honour late conductor Ali Osman with concert. Read more here

Al-Nour Wal Amal Association, 16 Abou Bakr El-Seddik Street Heliopolis, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Diaries of a Flying Dog

Cimatheque, 19a Adly Street, Downtown, Cairo

Film
7.30pm

CAIRO

Screening of The Curve

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

Film

7.30

CAIRO

Screening of Ahlam Saghira  (Little Dreams)

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

Film

8pm

CAIRO

Screening of Ida

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

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Heritage Arab Music Ensemble

Arabic Music Institute, Ramsis Street, Downtown, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Fathi Salama concert

Open Air Theatre, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Cairo Conservatoire concert

Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

National Arab Music Ensemble

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

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

Al-Ashq Al-Masmouaa (The Overheard Love), a play directed by Mohamed Allam

Miami Theatre, Maarouf St, Qasr A- Nile, 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

8.30pm

CAIRO

Mona Burkhardt & Las Encantadoras Melodias Orquesta, latin dance and music

Sawy Culturewheel, 26 July St., Zamalek, Cairo

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


Al nour wal amal
Ali Osman Al Haj after one of the concerts of Al Nour Wal Amal Orchestra, Hamburg 2013 (Photo: Ati Metwaly)

 

Monday 10 April
 

Contemporary art festival

CAIRO

D-CAF festival for contemporary art. Check the full programme here.

Falaki Theatre gallery, AUC, Cairo

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Film
12pm, 2.30pm, 7.30pm, 10pm

CAIRO

Screening of Ali, the Goat and Ibrahim

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

Film

4pm

CAIRO

Serge Daney: Homage and Retrospective: Screening of Night and Fog

Cimatheque, 19a Adly Street, Downtown, Cairo

Film
5pm

CAIRO

Screening of It’s Only the End of the World

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

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of The Handmaiden. Read more here

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

Music
7.30pm
CAIRO

Zikr and Sufi night

Makan, Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo

Dance/Music

8pm

CAIRO

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

Al-Ghouri Caravansary
Mohamed Abdou St, off Al-Muaaz St and Al-Azhar St, Cairo

Film

8pm

CAIRO

Screening of Aquarius (2016)

Balcon, 26 Sohag street, Heliopolis
Cairo

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

Al-Ashq Al-Masmouaa (The Overheard Love), a play directed by Mohamed Allam

Miami Theatre, Maarouf St, Qasr A- Nile, Downtown, Cairo

Music
11am
ALEXANDRIA

Alexandria Opera Children Choir

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

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


Hany Rashed
The Last Farewell, by Hany Rashed (Photo: courtesy of Mashrabia gallery)


Tuesday 11 April
 

Contemporary art festival

CAIRO

D-CAF festival for contemporary art. Check the full programme here.

Falaki Theatre gallery, AUC, Cairo

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Film
12pm, 2.30pm, 7.30pm, 10pm

CAIRO

Screening of Ali, the Goat and Ibrahim

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

Film

4pm

CAIRO

Serge Daney: Homage and Retrospective: Screening of Immortal Sargent

Cimatheque, 19a Adly Street, Downtown, Cairo

Film
5pm

CAIRO

Screening of It’s Only the End of the World

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

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of My Father is Still a Communist

Cimatheque, 19a Adly Street, Downtown, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of The Red Turtle

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

Music
7.30pm
CAIRO

Mawawil and Gamalat Shiha present traditional music of the Nile Delta; Nubian Fadeka music;; traditional Sudanese music and songs; Al-Jaafra music; traditional music from Eritrea.

Makan, Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Flute and harp recital, with Riham Abbas and Mona Wassef

Cairo Opera House, small hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Puccini's opera Tosca performed by the Cairo Opera Company and Cairo Opera Orchestra

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre
7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Play ‘The Gentleman Caller’

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

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

Tosca
Opera Tosca by the Cairo Opera Company, Cairo Opera Choir and Cairo Opera Orchestra. (Photo: Sherif Sonbol)

Wednesday 12 April
 

Contemporary art festival

CAIRO

D-CAF festival for contemporary art. Check the full programme here.

Falaki Theatre gallery, AUC, Cairo

Film

4pm

CAIRO

Serge Daney: Homage and Retrospective: Screening of Too Early, Too Late

Cimatheque, 19a Adly Street, Downtown, Cairo

Seminar

6pm

CAIRO

"The Hassan Fathi Architecture from a different Perspective," a seminar by Professor of Architecture Ahmed Sedqi

Beit Al Sinary
Mong Ally, Behind Al Saneya Secondary School, Al Sayeda Zeinab Square, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Léon: The Professional

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

Exhibition opening
7pm
CAIRO

Doa Aly & Islam Zaher: Remnants of Enchantment

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

8pm

CAIRO

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

Al-Ghouri Caravansary
Mohamed Abdou St, off Al-Muaaz St and Al-Azhar St, Cairo

Film
8pm

CAIRO

Screening of A Present from the Past

Sawy Culturewheel, Wisdom Hall, 26 July St., Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Puccini's opera Tosca performed by the Cairo Opera Company and Cairo Opera Orchestra

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Hanan Mady recital

Cairo Opera House, small hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

10pm

CAIRO

ZigZagLive: Omrr/Abadir and Onsy

Zigzag, 6 Kasr El Nil, Cairo

Film
7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Screening of Hin und weg (Tour de Force)

Goethe-Institut,
10, El-Batalsa Str., Azarita, Alexandria

Theatre
7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Play ‘The Gentleman Caller’

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Culture salon
8pm
ALEXANDRIA

Culture salon

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

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

Glass Onion and Awtar Quartet
Glass Onion and Awtar Quartet

Thursday 13 April
 

Contemporary art festival

CAIRO

D-CAF festival for contemporary art. Check the full programme here.

Falaki Theatre gallery, AUC, Cairo

Film

4pm

CAIRO

Screening of My Father is Still a Communist

Cimatheque, 19a Adly Street, Downtown, Cairo

Puppet theatre
6.30pm
CAIRO

Cinderella, a children play written by Ahmed Zaki and directed by Lotfy Al-Sayed

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

Children theatre
7pm
CAIRO

Anta Fein Ya Qamar (Where are your Moon?), a play written by Hatem Azab, directed by Hassan Saad

Metropol (The Children’s National) Theatre, 6 Halim St, the beginning of 26th July, Attaba, Downtown, Cairo

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

Al-Ashq Al-Masmouaa (The Overheard Love), a play directed by Mohamed Allam

Miami Theatre, Maarouf St, Qasr A- Nile, Downtown, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Puccini's opera Tosca performed by the Cairo Opera Company and Cairo Opera Orchestra

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Beatles tribute with Glass Onion and Awtar Quartet in Cairo. Read more here

Cairo Opera House, open air theatre, Zamalek, 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

8pm

CAIRO

Bedouin Jerry-Can band from Sinai

El Dammah Theater
30 A El Belaasa St, Abdeen,Downtown, Cairo

Theatre
7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Play ‘The Gentleman Caller’

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Music
8pm
ALEXANDRIA

Alexandria pera Ensemble for Arab Music and Singing

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

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

Ali, The Goat and Ibrahim
Ali, The Goat and Ibrahim (Photo: courtesy of DIFF)

Friday 14 April
 

Puppet theatre
6.30pm
CAIRO

Cinderella, a children play written by Ahmed Zaki and directed by Lotfy Al-Sayed

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

Children theatre
7pm
CAIRO

Anta Fein Ya Qamar (Where are your Moon?), a play written by Hatem Azab, directed by Hassan Saad

Metropol (The Children’s National) Theatre, 6 Halim St, the beginning of 26th July, Attaba, Downtown, Cairo

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

Al-Ashq Al-Masmouaa (The Overheard Love), a play directed by Mohamed Allam

Miami Theatre, Maarouf St, Qasr A- Nile, Downtown, Cairo

Music
8pm

CAIRO

El Nafeekha band

Sawy Culturewheel, Wisdom Hall, 26 July St., Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm

CAIRO

Song recital by Diaa Ezz Eldin

Arabic Music Institute, 22 Ramses St, Downtown Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Talents Development Centre concert

Cairo Opera House, small hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8.30pm

CAIRO

Yasmine El Baramawy live

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

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Puccini's opera Tosca performed by the Cairo Opera Company and Cairo Opera Orchestra

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre
7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Play ‘The Gentleman Caller’

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

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

The Handmaiden
Still from The Handmaiden

Saturday 15 April
 

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

Al-Ashq Al-Masmouaa (The Overheard Love), a play directed by Mohamed Allam

Miami Theatre, Maarouf St, Qasr A- Nile, Downtown, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Cairo Symphony Orchestra

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Talents Development Centre concert

Cairo Opera House, small hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

8pm

CAIRO

Screening of Sultan (India). Part of the ongoing India by the Nile festival

Porto Cairo Mall, Ring road, First Settlement, New Cairo

Dance/Music

8pm

CAIRO

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

Al-Ghouri Caravansary
Mohamed Abdou St, off Al-Muaaz St and Al-Azhar St, Cairo

Theatre
7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Play ‘The Gentleman Caller’

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

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


The Red Turtle
Still from The Red Turtle

 

Sunday 16 April
 

Exhibition

Last days

CAIRO

The Last Farewell, by Hany Rashed. The exhibition runs until 20 April. Check our Art Alert here.

Mashrabia gallery, 8 Champollion street, Downtown, Cairo

 

Soma, 14 Mohamed El-Maraashli St., Zamalek,Cairo

Film

6pm

CAIRO

Screening of Silsila (India). Part of the ongoing India by the Nile festival

Porto Cairo Mall, Ring road, First Settlement, New Cairo

Music
8pm

CAIRO

Musion band

Sawy Culturewheel, Wisdom Hall, 26 July St., Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

Al-Ashq Al-Masmouaa (The Overheard Love), a play directed by Mohamed Allam

Miami Theatre, Maarouf St, Qasr A- Nile, Downtown, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Violin and piano recital with Yasser Elserafi and Yasser Mokhtar

Cairo Opera House, small hall, Zamalek, 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

Lecture
7pm

ALEXANDRIA

"An aspect of the history of Cinema Invention"
A lecture by the researcher Mohamed Hashem Abdelsalam

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

 Hin und weg
Still from Hin und weg

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 12 Apri -- TBA
CAIRO

Doa Aly & Islam Zaher: Remnants of Enchantment

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

Exhibition

3 Apr - 15 May

CAIRO

Halfway Through the Thread, group exhibition focused on textile work. Read more here.

Darb 1718, Kasr El-Shamaa St., Old Cairo

Exhibition

2 - 14 Apr

CAIRO

Vespa, paintings by Wael Hamdan

Art Corner, 12 Sayed Bakry St., Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

19 Mar- 15 Apr

CAIRO

Egypt Resumes Giving, paintings by Farghali Abdelhafiz

Sculpture and Sketches by Abdel-Aziz Saab

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

Exhibition

30 Mar - 16 Apr

CAIRO

A Face of Egypt, paintings by Bahgoury. Curated by Picasso East Art Gallery

Intercontinental Cairo Semiramis, Nile corniche, Garden City, Cairo.

Tel: +20(2)27988000

Exhibition

19 Mar- 20 Apr

CAIRO

The Last Farewell, by Hany Rashed. Check our Art Alert here.

Mashrabia gallery, 8 Champollion street, Downtown, Cairo

 

Soma, 14 Mohamed El-Maraashli St., Zamalek,Cairo

Exhibition
25 Mar- 13 Apr
CAIRO

Paintings by Nazli Madkour

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

Exhibition

9 Mar - 12 Apr

CAIRO

Group Exhibition, with works by Ahmed Askalany

Ali Abdel Mohsen, George Azmy, Hany Rashed, Mohamed Wahba, Muhammad Mustafa, Seba Ali

Arcade, 25 Orabi St., Maadi, Cairo

Exhibition

1 - 23 Apr

CAIRO

‘Buzzing’, paintings by Salah El-Meligy, and ‘Stages’, sculptures by Hassan Kamel

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

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