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Egypt's arts and culture events of the week: 16-23 April

The highlight of this week is the India by the Nile festival bringing India's artistic gems to Egypt. Check the listings bellow for more details about cultural events taking place in Cairo and Alexandria

Ahram Online , Monday 17 Apr 2017
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Scroll to the bottom for the list of recommended exhibitions this week
 

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

Film

8pm

CAIRO

Screening of The Sea Inside

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

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

8pm

CAIRO

Abdel Halim Nowera Ensemble for Arab Music

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

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


artefactum
ARTEFACTUM band at Makan (Photo: part of promotional material for the concert)

 

Monday 17 April
 

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of The World is Big

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

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


horra
Horra, exhibition by Karim Abd El-Malak (Photo: part of promotional material for the exhibition)


Tuesday 18 April
 

Music

7pm

CAIRO

Waslet Sama3 and Identity Band

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

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Everyday life in a Syrian Village by Director Omar Amiralay

Cimatheque, 19a Adly Street, Downtown, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Romanian film Graduation (2016)

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

Music
8pm
CAIRO

ARTEFACTUM Mexican troupe, presenting

music, theater, multimedia, Shakespeare

and Mexican traditions.

Makan, Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Talents’ Development Centre Concert

Arabic Music Institute, Ramsis Street, Downtown, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Chamber Music- Sevtlana Remnikova

Cairo Opera House, small hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Dance

8pm

CAIRO

Uncharted Seas, performance by Aditi Mangaldas Dance Company, the Drishtikon Dance Foundation. Part of India by The Nile Festival

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Lecture

12pm

ALEXANDRIA

Lecture on The Egyptian Characteristic Across Eras, by Dr. Faiza Sakr

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Conference Hall, Alexandria

Dance

7pm

PORT SAID

Dramatic Tales from Mythologies, dance by Vanashree Rao & The Dance Project. Part of India by The Nile Festival

Port Said Cultural Palace, Port Said

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

farewell
The Last Farewell by Hany Rashed (Photo: part of promotional material for the exhibition)

Wednesday 19 April
 

Dance

4pm

CAIRO

Dramatic Tales from Mythologies, dance by Vanashree Rao & The Dance Project. Part of India by The Nile Festival

Ain Shams University, Khalifa El-Maamoun, Cairo

Film

6pm

CAIRO

Screening of Nana. Part of the Dominican film screenings

Cervantes Institute, 20 Boulos Hanna St., Dokki, Cairo

Exhibition

Opening

6.30pm

CAIRO

Horra, an exhibition of paintings by Karim Abdel-Malak

Safarkhan gallery, 6 Brazil St., Zamalek, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Run Lola Run

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

Painting
7pm
CAIRO

Displaying a collection of Hany Rashed’s latest paintings from The Last Farewell Exhibit, with a discussion and demonstration of painting and collage.

Maison 69, 15 Ismail Mohamed St.,, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

7.30pm

CAIRO

Screening of Caribbean Fantasy. Part of the Dominican film screenings

Cervantes Institute, 20 Boulos Hanna St., Dokki, 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
6pm

CAIRO

14th Festival for Short Films

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

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Global Fusion, music concert by Dr. L Sabramaniam. Part of India by The Nile Festival

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Viola & Piano recital- Mohamed Abou Arab, Elena Dzamashvili

Cairo Opera House, small hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre
7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Opera recital, by Christine Magdy (Soprano), Mireille Banoub (Soprano), Mirhan Damir (Soprano), Rafik Kamal (Bass-Baritone), Mina Nabil (Piano)

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

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

les petits chats
Les Petits Chats (Photo: part of promotional material for the concert)

Thursday 20 April
 

Film

4pm

CAIRO

Everyday life in a Syrian Village by Director Omar Amiralay

Cimatheque, 19a Adly Street, Downtown, Cairo

Film

6pm

CAIRO

14th Festival of Short Films

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

Talk

6pm

CAIRO

Talk on Dystopia and Arabic Fiction

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

Film

6.30pm

CAIRO

Screening of Nana. Part of the Dominican film screenings

Cervantes Institute, 20 Boulos Hanna St., Dokki, 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

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Adieu Bonapart, presented by actor and playwright Hassan El-Gueretly, and director and producer Marianne Khoury

French Institute, 1 Madrasset El-Hoqooq St., El-Mounira, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

The Misfortunes of Some by Director Omar Amiralay

Cimatheque, 19a Adly Street, Downtown, Cairo

Exhibition opening

7pm

CAIRO

Under the Sun, paintings by Artist Enas El-Kawa

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

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

The Gentleman Caller play. Check our Art Alert here.

Falaki Theatre, 24 Falaki St., 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

Dance

8pm

CAIRO

Dramatic Tales from Mythologies, dance by Vanashree Rao & The Dance Project. Part of India by The Nile Festival

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Heritage Arab Music Ensemble

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

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Wave Jazz Band

Cairo Opera House, small hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Sphinx Orchestra - Conductor Hany Hassan (Spring Feast Concert)

Cairo Opera House, open air theatre, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8.30pm

CAIRO

Islaam Shaaery and Ayman Mabrook 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

Global Fusion, music concert by Dr. L Sabramaniam. Part of India by The Nile Festival

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Music
8pm
ALEXANDRIA

Talents’ Development Centre of Alexandria Concert (Ballet Class)

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

sea inside
The Sea Inside (Photo: Still from the film)

Friday 21 April
 

Puppet theatre
6.30pm
CAIRO

Cinderella, a children's 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

The Gentleman Caller play. Check our Art Alert here.

Falaki Theatre, 24 Falaki St., 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
7.30pm

CAIRO

Sheikh Ehab Younis recital

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

Music
8pm

CAIRO

Arab Takht ensemble - Yasser Moawad

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

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Akram El Sharkawy concert

Cairo Opera House, small hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Emdan El Nour troupe

Cairo Opera House, open air theatre, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre
7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Jacket Pocket, a play

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Small Hall, Alexandria

Theatre
7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Wall of China, a play

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Great Hall, Alexandria

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

uncharted seas
Uncharted Seas, dance performance (Photo: part of promotional material by India by The Nile)

Saturday 22 April
 

Music

5pm

CAIRO

Concerts by Ali El-Hilbawy, and Hisham El-Gakh, celebrating Earth Day.
Gates close 5.30, performances start at 6.
For ticket info call: 01112277044 / 01143253423

Greek Campus, 28 Falaki St., 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

Cairo Symphony Orchestra

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Live Opera Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin” from Metropolitan Opera

Cairo Opera House, small hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

The Gentleman Caller play. Check our Art Alert here.

Falaki Theatre, 24 Falaki St., Downtown, 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

Music

8pm

CAIRO

El Ahlam Ensemble- Ahlam Ahmed

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

Music

8pm

CAIRO

World music by Swedish band Bazar Blå, and Jazz by Moroccan saxophonist Othman El Kheloufi

El-Genaina Theatre, Al-Azhar Park, Salah Salem, Cairo

Music
8pm

ALEXANDRIA

Uncharted Seas, performance by Aditi Mangaldas Dance Company, the Drishtikon Dance Foundation. Part of India by The Nile Festival

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


dominican
Dominican films at Cervantes Institute

 

Sunday 23 April
 

Film

4pm

CAIRO

The Misfortunes of Some by Director Omar Amiralay

Cimatheque, 19a Adly Street, Downtown, Cairo

Exhibition

5.30pm & 8pm

CAIRO

Gamal El-Sagini retrospective exhibition celebrating the artist’s centennial.

 

Opening will be at 5.30pm at Mahmoud Mohktar Museum, and at 8pm in Zamalek Art Gallery

Mahmoud Mokhtar Museum, 5 El-Tahrir St., Cairo

 

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

Exhibition opening

7pm

CAIRO

Excellencies, a group exhibit by Mohamed Hakim, Mohamed Effat, Toghan Rakha, Sarokhan

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

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Double Projection by Director Omar Amiralay

Cimatheque, 19a Adly Street, Downtown, Cairo

Film

7.30pm

CAIRO

Screening of Khalil Gibran’s The Prophet

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

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

The Gentleman Caller play. Check our Art Alert here.

Falaki Theatre, 24 Falaki St., Downtown, Cairo

Music
8pm

CAIRO

Mervat Wagdy Concert

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

Piano Duo Recital- Yasser Moukhtar, Mahmoud Mekhemar, Iman Nour El Din, Sara Darwish

Cairo Opera House, small hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Gala Concert- Cairo Opera Company, Cairo Opera Orchestra

Cairo Opera House, Main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Kalthoumiat

Arabic Music Institute, Ramsis Street, Downtown, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Cairo Conservatoire Concert

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

Dance

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Dramatic Tales from Mythologies, dance by Vanashree Rao & The Dance Project. Part of India by The Nile Festival

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

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

11 Apr- 21 Apr

CAIRO

A Body, group exhibition of paintings and drawings by students of the American University in Cairo Visual Arts Programme

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

Exhibition

23 Apr- 10 May

CAIRO

Excellencies, a group exhibit by Mohamed Hakim, Mohamed Effat, Toghan Rakha, Sarokhan.

 

Sundays off.

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

Exhibition 12 April -- 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

20 Apr- TBA

CAIRO

Under the Sun, paintings by Artist Enas El-Kawa

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

Exhibition

23 Apr- TBA

CAIRO

Gamal El-Sagini retrospective exhibition celebrating the artist’s centennial.

 

Opening will be at 5.30pm at Mahmoud Mohktar Museum, and at 8pm in Zamalek Art Gallery

Mahmoud Mokhtar Museum, 5 El-Tahrir St., Cairo

 

Zamalek Art Gallery, 11, Brazil Street, 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

12-20 Apr

CAIRO

“Messages,” a retrospective exhibition of paintings and drawings by artist Farid Fadel

Salah Taher Gallery, Cairo Opera Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

12-19 Apr

CAIRO

Oil Paintings by Hoda Said

Ziyad Bakir Hall, Cairo Opera Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

10-20 Apr

CAIRO

“Imagination,” a duo exhibition of paintings by Asmaa Tageddin and Wafaa Al- Nashashibi

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

Exhibition

11 Apr - 4 May

CAIRO

Bronze sculptures by Maged Mikhail

Karim Francis Gallery,

1 El-Sherifein St, 3rd St right off Kasr El-Nil St, Downtown, 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

Exhibition

18 Apr-18 May

CAIRO

An exhibition commemorating the 100th anniversary of veteran artist Sayed Abdel-Rasoul

Mohamed Mahmoud Khalil Museum

On the corner of Giza St and Kafur St, next to the State Council, Cairo

Exhibition

9 -30 Apr

CAIRO

A collective exhibition of paintings by artists including Tasneem El-Meshad, Sherif Abdel-Qader, Salam Yousry, Medhat Mourad, and more.

Note, 12 A Maraashly St, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

19 -30 Apr

CAIRO

Horra, an exhibition of paintings by Karim Abdel-Malak

Safarkhan gallery, 6 Brazil St., Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

12- 25 Apr

CAIRO

Layers of Green, a group exhibition featuring Ahmed Abdallah, Amira Adel, Hoda Ragaa, Mahmoud Sherif, Sabah Naim, and Sayeda Khalil

Ubuntu, 20 Hassan Sabry St, (entrance from Ibn Zinki St), Zamalek, Cairo

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