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Egypt's arts and culture events of the week: 14-21 May

In Cairo, Alexandria and Damanhour film screenings, theatre dominate the week's events, which also sees exhibition openings and music nights.

Ahram Online , Sunday 14 May 2017
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Scroll to the bottom for the list of recommended exhibitions this week

Sunday 14 May


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

Film

4pm

CAIRO

Screening of Memories of a Private Eye

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

Film

7.30pm

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

Film

7.30pm

CAIRO

Coffee & Film Night: Screening of Wild Tales. Read more here.

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

Dance

8pm

CAIRO

Dance Performance of Alef Layena (Perspectives), directed by Georgia Mova - Silsilah Project, Centre Rézodanse Egypte

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

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


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Opera Aida at the Cairo Opera House (Photo: Al-Ahram)


Monday 15 May


Exhibition

Last days

CAIRO

Margo Veillon retrospective

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

Film

6.30pm

CAIRO

Screening of Off Frame AKA Revolution Until Victory

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

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Stephen King’s It (1990)

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

Music

7.30pm

CAIRO

Karaoke Monday

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

Film

8pm

CAIRO

Arab Film Institute Presentation, a briefing for film professionals interested to know about the Institute’s activities, membership benefits and more.

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

Concert by students of the Talent Development Center

Cairo Opera House, open air theatre, 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

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


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Henna play (Photo: part of promotional material)


Tuesday 16 May
 

Exhibition

Last days

CAIRO

Via Aurelia, sculpture exhibition by Naguib Moein

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

Film

4pm

CAIRO

Screening of 12 Angry Lebanese

Cimatheque, 19a Adly Street, Downtown, Cairo

Film

5pm

CAIRO

Screening of Song of the Sea, followed by discussion and analysis by Mostafa Soufi. Read more about the film here.

Zour Khana, 30 Hassan Basha Assem St., Zamalek, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Taxi Driver

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

Music

7.30pm

CAIRO

Alhoor inshad band

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

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of films by the late documentary filmmaker Hossam Ali, under the topic of War and Its Discontents. Check our Art Alert here.

Cimatheque, 19a Adly Street, Downtown, Cairo

Music

7.30pm

CAIRO

Jazz night with Noha Fekry, Ramy Attallah and Andre Sigone Live

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

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Mawawil and Gamalat Shiha & Reda 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

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


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Hidden Figures (Photo: Still from the film)

 

Wednesday 17 May


Film

6pm

CAIRO

Screening of A Single Man, followed by a discussion

Albawabh, 57 Mosaddak St., El-Dokki, Cairo

Music

6pm

CAIRO

El-Forsa El-Oula (The First Chance) talent show for first timers

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

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of The True Cost, part of an event organised by Fashion Reveolution. Read more here.

Up-Fuse, 105 Al-Banafseg 10 compound, New Cairo, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Four Rooms

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

Poetry

7pm

CAIRO

Poetry evening with Essam Khalifa

Cairo Opera House, small hall Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre

7pm

CAIRO

The Day They Killed Singing play

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

Exhibition opening

7pm

CAIRO

Opening of The Center of Arts with exhibition titled Treasures of Our Art Museums

Center of Arts, 1 Aziz Abaza St., Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Mazaher ensemble: Zar music & songs

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

Theatre

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Henna play, read more here.

The Garage, 298 Jesuit Cultural Center, Port Said St., Cleopatra, Alexandria

Film

5.30pm

El-Minya

Screening of The Edge of Heaven

Solo Cafe, Taha Hussein St., El-Minya

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


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It (Photo: Part of promotional material for the film)

 

Thursday 18 May


Theatre

11am

CAIRO

Abtal Baladna (Heroes of Our Country), a puppet show performed by Misr Theatre Puppets

Grand Nile Tower

Corniche Al-Nil, Garden City, Tel 16826

Film

4pm

CAIRO

Screening of films by the late documentary filmmaker Hossam Ali, under the topic of War and Its Discontents. Check our Art Alert here.

Cimatheque, 19a Adly Street, Downtown, Cairo

Film

5pm

CAIRO

Screening of The Book Thief, followed by a discussion.

Registration for attendance through this form.

Dar El-Kelma bookstore, 5 Ghernata St., Roxy, Cairo

Film

5pm

CAIRO

Screening of Hidden Figures.

For attendance call: 01090267793

Mishkah, 11 Kholosy St., Abdelaziz El-Soud St., El-Manial, Cairo

Lecture

6pm

CAIRO

Thursday Lecture: Dreams and Hallucinations in Mamluk Literature: The Delight of the Souls in Hashish and Wine of Taqī al-Dīn Abū l-Tuqā al-Badrī (d. 894/1489) by Danilo Marino

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

Music

7.30pm

CAIRO

Radwan Syrian traditional band concert

Sawy Culturewheel, El-Hekma Hall, 26 July St., Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre

7pm

CAIRO

The Day They Killed Singing play

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

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of a collection of short films by Hossam Ali under the theme of Life in Egypt

Cimatheque, 19a Adly Street, Downtown, Cairo

Theatre
7pm
CAIRO

Anta Fein Ya Qamar (Where are you 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

Opera

8pm

CAIRO

Opera Aida

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

National Arabic Music Ensemble

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

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

Egyptian Fantasia play, directed by Michael Tadros

Malak Opera Theatre

9 A Khalig Al-Khour St, Azbekiya district, Ramses, Tel 0122 3417152

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-Moez St, Old Cairo

Theatre

9.30pm

CAIRO

Ahlan Ramadan playa comic play starring cinema and TV star Mohamed Ramadan. Read more about the play here.

Al-Haram Theatre

174 Al-Haram St, next to Al-Arish St, Giza, for information and reservation call 16826

Salon

8pm

DAMANHOUR

Culture Salon on the antiquities and monuments in Damanhour

Damanhour Opera House, Damanhour

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


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Song of the Sea (Photo: Still/ courtesy of Zawya)

 

Friday 19 May


Art

1pm

CAIRO

Deca decoration free workshop

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

The Day They Killed Singing play

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

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

Egyptian Fantasia play, directed by Michael Tadros

Malak Opera Theatre

9 A Khalig Al-Khour St, Azbekiya district, Ramses, Tel 0122 3417152

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Amm Mohamed, saxophone

Elbet Alwan, 15 Ahmed Heshmat St., Zamalekl, 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

Shady Moenes concert

Sawy Culturewheel, El-Hekma Hall, 26 July St., Zamalek, Cairo

Opera

8pm

CAIRO

Opera Aida

Cairo Opera House, main hall Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Talent Development Center concert

Cairo Opera House, small hall Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Ahmed Rabie band

Cairo Opera House, Open air theatre, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Greek music concert

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

Music

8.30pm

CAIRO

The Art of Maqam Concert, featuring Ney player and composer Mohamed Antar accompanied by Russian Oud player Dimitry

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

Music

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

A. Vivaldi: The Four Seasons, by BA Orchestra  Violin Soloist and Conductor: Khaled El Showeikh

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, alexandria

Music

8pm

DAMANHOUR

Kalthoumiyat, concert of Om Kalthoum songs

Damanhour Opera House, Damanhour

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


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Tickling Giants (Photo: Part of promotional material for the film)

 

Saturday 20 May


Film

4pm

CAIRO

Screening of a collection of short films under the theme of Life in Egypt

Cimatheque, 19a Adly Street, Downtown, Cairo

Exhibition opening

7pm

CAIRO

Exhibition of works by artist Weaam El-Masry between 1999 and 2017

Easel and Camera, Dreamland Golf Club,  next to Hilton Dream, Alwahat Road, 6th of October, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of contemporary Arab short films

Cimatheque, 19a Adly Street, Downtown, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Tickling Giants. Read more about the film here.

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

Theatre

7pm

CAIRO

The Day They Killed Singing

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

Music

7.30pm

CAIRO

Samar El-Husseiny concert

Sawy Culturewheel, El-Hekma Hall, 26 July St., Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

Egyptian Fantasia play, directed by Michael Tadros

Malak Opera Theatre

9 A Khalig Al-Khour St, Azbekiya district, Ramses, Tel 0122 3417152

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Munich Rhythm group, with Choral A Capella

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Soiree band, with Yasser Soliman

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

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

ALEXANDRIA

Greek music concert: Tribute to Mimis Plessas

Sayed Darwish theatre, Alexandria

Poetry

8pm

DAMANHOUR

Abo Shear Brothers poetry band

Damanhour Opera House, Damanhour

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


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Part of artwork by Weaam El-Masry (Photo: part of promotional material for the exhibition)


Sunday 21 May


Books

6pm

CAIRO

Discussion of Latifa Al Zayyat’s book The Open Door

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

Music

6pm

CAIRO

Opera Aida

Cairo Opera House, main 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

El-Fan El-Assil Chorus

Sawy Culturewheel, 26 July St., Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Bedaa Saat fel Yom (A Few Hours in the Day), by Kombars theatre troupe. Performed also on 22 May.

Hosapeer Theatre, 56 El-Teraa El-Bolakeya St., Off Galaa St., Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Kalthoumiat, Om Kalthoum Songs

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


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Wild Tales (Photo: still from the film)


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

13 May- 13 Jun

CAIRO

Out of the Box, group sculpture exhibition

Picasso East, Villa 39, El-Narges 3 compound, 5th settlement, New Cairo, Cairo

Exhibition 20 May- 2 Jun

CAIRO

Exhibition of works by artist Weaam El-Masry between 1999 and 2017. Runs till 2 June.

Easel and Camera, Dreamland Golf Club,  next to Hilton Dream, Alwahat Road, 6th of October, 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

Untill 27 May

CAIRO

Artists of Tomorrow, group exhibition

Arts-Mart

Km 28 Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road, Abu Rawash, 6th of October, Tel 0100 0773860

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

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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