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Egypt's arts and culture events of the week: 7-14 May

Here comes another week rich in films, music, theatre and visual arts. Check our listings for Cairo and Alexandria below

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

Sunday 7 May

Film

4pm

CAIRO

Screening of Nightfall

Cimatheque, 19a Adly Street, Downtown, Cairo

Film

6pm

CAIRO

Screening of Banat El-Nas (The People’s Girls)

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

Theatre

7pm

CAIRO

Dream Hope Wish Desire, an AUC production directed by Jillian Campana.

For tickets and reservations call:

01221721526 or 02226154191

Gerhart Theatre, AUC New Cairo Campus, Road 90, Cairo

Theatre

7pm

CAIRO

Yom an Qatalo El-Ghenaa (The Day They Killed Singing) play

Zaki Toleimat stage, El-Talia Theatre, Attaba Square, Downtown, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Marco Habib and Friends will present some of the most beautiful old and new Egyptian and foreign songs

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

Film

8pm

CAIRO

Coffee & Film Night: The Act of Killing

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

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Cairo Symphony Orchestra conducted by maestro Ahmed El Saedi, together with A Cappella Choir, will perform Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and W. A. Mozar’s Concerto for Piano and Orchestra. The concert will feature pianist Mohamed Shams, soprano Martina Bortolotti, alto Gala El Hadidi, tenor Alexander Kaimbacher, and bass Reda El-Wakil.

Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

The Talents Development Centre’s concert

Cairo Opera House, open air theatre, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

The National Arab Muisc Ensemble performs songs from the repertoire of the late singer and composer Abdel-Wahab.

Arabic Music Institute, 22 Ramsis St., Downtown, Cairo

Theatre
8pm
CAIRO

Qawaaid Al-Ashq Al-Arbaain (The Forty Rules of Love), a play based on a text by Rasha Abdel-Moneim

Al-Salam Theatre
101 Qasr Al-Aini St, 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

CAIRO

Screening of Civil War

Cimatheque, 19a Adly Street, Downtown, Cairo

Dance

ALEXANDRIA

Nassim El-Raqs 7, dance festival. Check the programme here

Various venues

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


killing
The Act of Killing (Photo: Still from the film)

 

Monday 8 May
 

Music

12pm

CAIRO

Cairo Opera House Labor Day celebrations

Cairo Opera House, small hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Books

6pm

CAIRO

French Professor of Philosophy and Cinema, Marie Claude Bernard will discuss her book La Sortie Au Cinema, Palaces et Cine-Jardins d'Egypte, 1930-1980 (The Cinema Trip, Cinema Palaces and Gardens in Egypt, 1930-1980)

French Cultural Institute
Madrasset Al-Huquq Al Frinseya St, Mounira, Cairo

Theatre

7pm

CAIRO

Dream Hope Wish Desire, an AUC production directed by Jillian Campana.

For tickets and reservations call:

01221721526 or 02226154191

Gerhart Theatre, AUC New Cairo Campus, Road 90, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of The Green Mile

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

Theatre

7pm

CAIRO

Yom an Qatalo El-Ghenaa (The Day They Killed Singing) play

Zaki Tolaimat stage, El-Talia Theatre, Attaba Square, Downtown, Cairo

Film
7pm
CAIRO

Screening of Tagore film. Part of Tagore festival. Check the programme here

Hanager film hall. Cairo Opera House grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

7pm

CAIRO

El-Hanooty play

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

Music

7pm

CAIRO

Emad Abdelaziz concert

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

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

The Women play directed by Sherif Hamdy, adapted from the 391 BCE play Assemblywomen by Aristophanes

Townhouse Rawabet Theatre, 3 Hussein El-Memar 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

A chamber music concert featuring violinist Yasser Al-Serafi

Cairo Opera House, open air theatre, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

8pm

CAIRO

Screening of I, Daniel Blake

Balcon, 26 Sohag street, Heliopolis
Cairo

Theatre
8pm
CAIRO

Qawaaid Al-Ashq Al-Arbaain (The Forty Rules of Love), a play based on a text by Rasha Abdel-Moneim

Al-Salam Theatre
101 Qasr Al-Aini St, Cairo

Dance

ALEXANDRIA

Nassim El-Raqs 7, dance festival. Check the programme here

Various venues

Lecture
6pm

ALEXANDRIA

“The Early 20th Century Music and Modernism: Part II,” the last lecture in the music appreciation series.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

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


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The Forty Rules of Love (Photo: courtesy of Artistic Theatre House)


Tuesday 9 May
 

Film

4pm

CAIRO

Screening of Civil War

Cimatheque, 19a Adly Street, Downtown, Cairo

Theatre

5pm

CAIRO

Dream Hope Wish Desire, an AUC production directed by Jillian Campana.

For tickets and reservations call:

01221721526 or 02226154191

Gerhart Theatre, AUC New Cairo Campus, Road 90, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Victoria

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

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Babylon

Cimatheque, 19a Adly Street, Downtown, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

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

Makan, Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo

Dance
8pm
ALEXANDRIA

Chitrangada dance drama by Dancers’ Guild. Part of Tagore festival. Check the programme here

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

Dance

ALEXANDRIA

Nassim El-Raqs 7, dance festival. Check the programme here

Various venues

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

 

 

Wednesday 10 May
 

Books
6.30pm

CAIRO

A lecture on Writer Khaled Khamisi’s book Stories of Journeys

Heliopolis Library
Beirut Street, Heliopolis, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Dogtooth

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

Lecture

7pm

CAIRO

Public lecture: Women who served the nation

Cairo Opera House, small hall Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre

7pm

CAIRO

Dream Hope Wish Desire, an AUC production directed by Jillian Campana.

For tickets and reservations call:

01221721526 or 02226154191

Gerhart Theatre, AUC New Cairo Campus, Road 90, Cairo

Theatre

7pm

CAIRO

Yom an Qatalo El-Ghenaa (The Day They Killed Singing) play

Zaki Toleimat stage, El-Talia Theatre, Attaba Square, Downtown, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Mazaher ensemble, Zar music

Makan, Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo

Theatre
8pm
CAIRO

Qawaaid Al-Ashq Al-Arbaain (The Forty Rules of Love), a play based on a text by Rasha Abdel-Moneim

Al-Salam Theatre
101 Qasr Al-Aini St, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

AfriCairo band performs songs from some of the greatest artists such as Abdel-Wahab, Um Kolthoum, Sayed Darwish; led by the singer Yasser Anwar.

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

Dance

ALEXANDRIA

Nassim El-Raqs 7, dance festival. Check the programme here

Various venues

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

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Homeland: Iraq Year Zero (Photo: part of promotional material for the film)

Thursday 11 May
 

Film

4pm

CAIRO

Screening of Babylon

Cimatheque, 19a Adly Street, Downtown, Cairo

Lecture

6pm

CAIRO

Thursday lecture: Harry Potter and translating fiction

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

Puppet Theatre
6.30pm
CAIRO

Cinderella, a children play directed by Lotfy Al-Sayed

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

Theatre

7pm

CAIRO

Dream Hope Wish Desire, an AUC production directed by Jillian Campana.

For tickets and reservations call:

01221721526 or 02226154191

Gerhart Theatre, AUC New Cairo Campus, Road 90, Cairo

Theatre

7pm

CAIRO

Yom an Qatalo El-Ghenaa (The Day They Killed Singing) play

Zaki Toleimat stage, El-Talia Theatre, Attaba Square, Downtown, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Memories of a Private Eye

Cimatheque, 19a Adly Street, Downtown, Cairo

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

Shakespeare’s Ghosts play

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

A chamber music concert by Amany Mounir

Cairo Opera House, small hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Elhamy Khorshid concert

Cairo Opera House, open air theatre, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Al-Enshad Al-Dini troupe in a repertoire of religious songs

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

Music

8pm

CAIRO

After ten years of absence, singer Eslam Taher returns to sing on the stage of El Sawy Culturewheel where his first concert was in 2007

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

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Rock musical Leila. Read more here

The Marquee Theatre, Cairo Festival City, Ring Road, Fifth Settlement, New Cairo

Dance
8pm
CAIRO

Chitrangada dance drama by Dancers’ Guild. Part of Tagore festival. Check the programme here

Arab Music Institute, 22 Ramses Street, Downtown, Cairo

Film

8pm

CAIRO

The Open Mic night

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

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Chamber Orchestra, Symphonic concert conducted by Hisham Gabr

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Music
8pm

ALEXANDRIA

Alexandria Opera for Arabic 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

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In The Presence of the Animal, exhibition by Adel El-Siwi (Photo: courtesy of Mashrabia gallery)

Friday 12 May
 

Music
2pm
CAIRO

The Cairo Celebration Choir (CCC), conducted by Nayer Nagui, will perform Gioachino Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle. Read more here

Cairo Opera House Main Entrance Lobby, El Gezira, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

3pm and 10 pm

CAIRO

Screening of Homeland: Iraq Year Zero

Cimatheque, 19a Adly Street, Downtown, Cairo

Puppet Theatre
6.30pm
CAIRO

Cinderella, a children play directed by Lotfy Al-Sayed

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

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

7pm

CAIRO

Yom an Qatalo El-Ghenaa (The Day They Killed Singing) play

Zaki Toleimat stage, El-Talia Theatre, Attaba Square, Downtown, Cairo

Dance
7.30pm
CAIRO

"Rituranga - play of seasons" by the Indian community. Part of Tagore festival. Check the programme here

Hanager Cinema, Cairo Opera grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre
8pm
CAIRO

Qawaaid Al-Ashq Al-Arbaain (The Forty Rules of Love), a play based on a text by Rasha Abdel-Moneim

Al-Salam Theatre
101 Qasr Al-Aini St, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Talent Development Center concert

Cairo Opera House, main hall Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Chamber music concert by Rania Omar

Cairo Opera House, small hall Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Rock musical Leila. Read more here

The Marquee Theatre, Cairo Festival City, Ring Road, Fifth Settlement, New Cairo

Music

8.30pm

CAIRO

Do'souka Live at Room

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

Music

8.30pm

CAIRO

Basata band concert

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

Music

8pm

DAMANHOUR

Alexandria Opera for Arabic Music and Singing

Damanhour Opera House, Damanhour

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

nassim
Nassim El-Raqs 7 (Photo: part of promotional material for the festival)

Saturday 13 May
 

Film

3pm and 10 pm

CAIRO

Screening of Homeland: Iraq Year Zero

Cimatheque, 19a Adly Street, Downtown, Cairo

Theatre

7pm

CAIRO

Yom an Qatalo El-Ghenaa (The Day They Killed Singing) play

Zaki Toleimat stage, El-Talia Theatre, Attaba Square, Downtown, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Cairo Symphony Orchestra

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Met Live screening of The Knight of the Rose by Richard Strauss

Cairo Opera House, small hall Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre
8pm
CAIRO

Qawaaid Al-Ashq Al-Arbaain (The Forty Rules of Love), a play based on a text by Rasha Abdel-Moneim

Al-Salam Theatre
101 Qasr Al-Aini St, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Rock musical Leila. Read more here

The Marquee Theatre, Cairo Festival City, Ring Road, Fifth Settlement, New Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

The Cairo Celebration Choir (CCC), conducted by Nayer Nagui, will perform Gioachino Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle. Read more here

Basilique Cathedrale, Heliopolis, 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

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


tagore
Rabindranath Tagore (Photo: Reuters)

 

Sunday 14 May
 

Film

4pm

CAIRO

Screening of Memories of a Private Eye

Cimatheque, 19a Adly Street, Downtown, Cairo

Film

6pm

CAIRO

Screening of A Present from the Past followed by a Q&A with director Kawthar Younis

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

Music

6pm

CAIRO

Cairo Opera House Children's Choir

Cairo Opera House, small hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre

7pm

CAIRO

Yom an Qatalo El-Ghenaa (The Day They Killed Singing) play

Zaki Toleimat stage, El-Talia Theatre, Attaba Square, Downtown, Cairo

Music

7.30pm

CAIRO

Arabic music concert with Abo Khadra Wa Asrar El-Gamal

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

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Omar Khairat orchestra

Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Arabic Music Heritage ensemble

Arabic Music Institute, 22 Ramsis St., Downtown, Cairo

Theatre
8pm
CAIRO

Qawaaid Al-Ashq Al-Arbaain (The Forty Rules of Love), a play based on a text by Rasha Abdel-Moneim

Al-Salam Theatre
101 Qasr Al-Aini St, 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

CAIRO

Screening of Angry Lebanese

Cimatheque, 19a Adly Street, Downtown, 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

7 - 25 May

CAIRO

A new beginning, paintings by Dina Targam

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

Exhibition

30 Apr - tba

CAIRO

Kintsugi, group exhibition of photography by Karim Hayawan, Nelly El Sharkawy, and Nour Kamel with embroidery by Mariam Faried

Soma, 14 Maraashli St., 2nd floor, Apt 4, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

3 - 18 May

CAIRO

Margo Veillon retrospective

Cordoba Gallery, 3A Degla St., off Al-Furat St., from Gamaeat Al-Dowal, Al-Mohandesin, Cairo

Exhibition

23 Apr- 18 May

CAIRO

Via Aurelia, sculpture exhibition by Naguib Moein

Gallery Misr, 4A Ibn Zinky st., Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

27 Apr - 31 May

CAIRO

In the Presence of the Animal, paintings by Adel El-Siwi

Mashrabia gallery, 8 Champollion street, Downtown, 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

23 Apr- 23 May

CAIRO

Shorouk, paintings by Mohamed Dessouki

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

Exhibition

3 - 31 May

CAIRO

Ghost Cars of Cairo, Photography by Steve Double

Arcade Gallery, 25 Orabi St., Maadi, Cairo

Exhibition

30 Apr- 12 June

CAIRO

Out of Print, a collaborative initiative with Cairo Hackerspace which invites the public to present ideas to be 3-D printed. Registration through this form.

From 4pm to 8pm daily.

Townhouse Factory space, 6 El-Nabarawy St., Downtown, Cairo

Exhibition

3 - 8 May

CAIRO

Mojarad Khutut (Just Lines) painting exhibition by Nagat Farouk

Hanager Art Center, Cairo Opera Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

29 Apr- 25 May

CAIRO

Earth Memory, sculptures by two artists, Said Badr and Ayman Al-Semary

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

30 Apr- tba

CAIRO

The Sun Daughter,” paintings by Akila Riyad

Nile Art Gallery, 14 Kamal Al-Tawil St, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

3 May - 22 June

CAIRO

Imagined Life in a Museum Vitrine: Chapter 4 of If Not for That Wall longterm series of exhibitions by CIC

Featuring works by Ala Younis, Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme, Hossam Ali, Maha Maamoun

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

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