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

The arts and culture scene has a lot to offer during the summer weeks. Check out our selection for Cairo and Alexandria

Ahram Online , Saturday 8 Jul 2017
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Sunday 9 July
 

Theatre for children
6.30pm
CAIRO

Snow White, directed by Mohsen Marzouq

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

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of El Motwahesha (The Wild One), (1971). This is the last film screened as part of the series of films with Soad Hosni.

Hanager Arts Centre, Cairo Opera House grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Um Ghayeb (Mother of the Unborn ) (2014)

Egyptian Film Critics Association , 36 Sherif Street, Downtown, Cairo

Music

8.30pm

CAIRO

The Nile Troupe for Folk Instruments, conducted by Abdel-Rahman Al-Shafaai

Beit El-Sehemi
El-Gamaliya, El-Muezz St., Old Cairo

Theatre
9pm
CAIRO

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

El-Salam Theatre
101 Qasr El-Aini St., Cairo

 

The Forty Rules of Love
The Forty Rules of Love at El-Salam Theatre (Photo: Artistic Theatre House)

 

Monday 10 July
 

Theatre for children
6.30pm
CAIRO

Snow White, directed by Mohsen Marzouq

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

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of There Will Be Blood

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

Film

8pm

CAIRO

Screening of I Am Not Your Negro (2016)

Balcon Heliopolis,
26 Sohag Street, Heliopolis, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Zikr and Sufi Night

Makan, Saad Zaghloul St., Mounira, Cairo

Dance/music

8pm

CAIRO

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

El-Ghouri Caravansary
Mohamed Abdou St, off El-Muezz St. and Al-Azhar St., Cairo

Film

8pm

CAIRO

Meeting with British filmmaker Laila Khan and screening of her two films: The Stolen Water and 6 Cup Chai. Check out our Art Alert for more details.

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

Theatre
9pm
CAIRO

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

El-Salam Theatre
101 Qasr El-Aini St., Cairo

Festival opening
Exhibition/film/ dance/music

Opening of the 15 Bibliotheca Alexandrina International Summer Festival (10 July-26 August)
12pm: Opening Cceremony
Followed by opening of the exhibition
6pm: Screening of Chinese film Genuine Love, directed by Silzati Jakov and Xin Zhang
Small Theater
8pm: Dancing in the Air: Xinjiang Folk Singing and Dancing Performance
Great Hall
Check out the festival’s programme here

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria


Bibliotheca
Audience at the Bibliotheca's plaza --14th Bibliotheca Alexandrina Intl Summer Festival, 2016 (Photo: Butheina Shalan)


Tuesday 11 July
 

Film

6pm

CAIRO

Screening of Omar Sharif films. Read more here.

Hanager Arts Centre, Cairo Opera House grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre for children
6.30pm
CAIRO

Snow White, directed by Mohsen Marzouq

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

Theatre
7pm

CAIRO

Hawwari, a play performed by Counta Company, based on Molière’s The Miser, directed by Ahmed Maher

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

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Khalkhala, a film programme on experimentation in moments of change

Contemporary Image Collective (CIC)
22 Abdel-Khalek Tharwat St., Downtown, 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, Mounira, Cairo

Film
6pm
ALEXANDRIA

Screening of film Where the Dream Begins. The
event is part of the 15th Bibliotheca Alexandrina International Summer Festival (10 July-26 August)
Check out the festival’s programme here.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Small Theatre, Alexandria

Dance
8pm
ALEXANDRIA

Xinjiang Folk Singing and Dancing Performance. The
event is part of the 15th Bibliotheca Alexandrina International Summer Festival (10 July-26 August)
Check out the festival’s programme here.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Great Hall, Alexandria

 

Al Sameteen
Al Sameteen during the general rehearsal in Alexandria (Photo: Mona Abouissa)

 

Wednesday 12 July
 

Film

6pm

CAIRO

Screening of Omar Sharif films. Read more here.

Hanager Arts Centre, Cairo Opera House grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre for children
6.30pm
CAIRO

Snow White, directed by Mohsen Marzouq

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

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Mazaher ensemble: Zar music & songs

Makan, Saad Zaghloul St., Mounira, Cairo

Theatre
9pm
CAIRO

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

El-Salam Theatre
101 Qasr El-Aini St., Cairo

Film
6pm
ALEXANDRIA

Screening of film This Is What Money Is. The
event is part of the 15th Bibliotheca Alexandrina International Summer Festival (10 July-26 August)
Check out the festival’s programme here.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Small Theatre, Alexandria

Dance
8pm
ALEXANDRIA

Xinjiang Folk Singing and Dancing Performance. The
event is part of the 15th Bibliotheca Alexandrina International Summer Festival (10 July-26 August)
Check out the festival’s programme here.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Great Hall, Alexandria

 

Khalkhala
(Photo: from CIC - Contemporary Image Collective's promotional material for the Khalkhala film programme)

 

Thursday 13 July
 

Film

6pm

CAIRO

Screening of Omar Sharif films. Read more here.

Hanager Arts Centre, Cairo Opera House grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre festival
CAIRO

Opening of the National Theatre Festival (13-27 July)

Cairo Opera House, Cairo

Puppet theatre
6.30pm
CAIRO

Sahsah Lama Yangah (When Sahsah Succeeds), with puppets designed by Amir Abdel-Massih, poems by Salah Jahin and directed by Salah El-Sakka.

The Cairo Puppet Theatre, next to Attaba metro station, Cairo

Theatre for children
6.30pm
CAIRO

Snow White, directed by Mohsen Marzouq

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

Puppet theatre

7pm

CAIRO

Al-Aragouz wa Khayal Al-Zel (The Shadow Puppet)

Talaat Harb Cultural Centre, 1 El-Sayeda Nafisa St., Cairo

Dance/music

8pm

CAIRO

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

El-Ghouri Caravansary
Mohamed Abdou St., off El-Muezz St. and Al-Azhar St, Cairo

Theatre
9pm
CAIRO

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

El-Salam Theatre
101 Qasr El-Aini St., Cairo

Music

9pm

CAIRO

Mohamed Sami live

ROOM Art Space & Cafe, 10 Etehaad El-Mohamin St., Garden City, Cairo

Music
6.30pm

ALEXANDRIA

Asrar Band

Teatro Eskendria,
25 Fouad Street, Raml Station, Alexandria

Music
8.30pm
ALEXANDRIA

Concert by Tarek El Naser, Jordan. The event is part of the 15th Bibliotheca Alexandrina International Summer Festival (10 July-26 August).
Check out the festival’s programme here.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Great Hall, Alexandria

 

omar sharif
Omar Sharif in Lawrence of Arabia

 

Friday 14 July
 

Film

6pm

CAIRO

Screening of Omar Sharif films. Read more here.

Hanager Arts Centre, Cairo Opera House grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre festival
CAIRO

National Theatre Festival with performances taking place across several stages, between 13 and 27 July

 

Puppet theatre
6.30pm
CAIRO

Sahsah Lama Yangah (When Sahsah Succeeds), with puppets designed by Amir Abdel-Massih, poems by Salah Jahin and directed by Salah El-Sakka

The Cairo Puppet Theatre, next to Attaba metro station, Cairo

Theatre for children
6.30pm
CAIRO

Snow White, directed by Mohsen Marzouq

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

Music
8pm

CAIRO

Singer May Abdel Aziz

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

Music
8.30pm

CAIRO

Tuqa Taher Live

Bab 18 Art Space,
2 Khartoum Street, Heliopolis, Cairo

Puppet theatre

8.30pm

CAIRO

Al-Aragouz wa Khayal Al-Zel (The Shadow Puppet)

Beit El-Sehemi
El-Gamaliya, El-Muezz St., Old Cairo

Theatre
9pm
CAIRO

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

El-Salam Theatre
101 Qasr El-Aini St., Cairo

Music

9pm

CAIRO

Pink Floyd tribute night with Paranoid Eyes

ROOM Art Space & Cafe, 10 Etehaad El-Mohamin St., Garden City, Cairo

Music
7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Chikatura, electronic and rock music solo project

Teatro Eskendria
25 Fouad Street, Raml Station, Alexandria

Music
8.30pm
ALEXANDRIA

Concert by Hanan Magdy. The event is part of the 15th Bibliotheca Alexandrina International Summer Festival (10 July-26 August).
Check out the festival’s programme here.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Great Hall, Alexandria

 

Havarie
(Photo: still from film Havarie)

 

Saturday 15 July
 

Theatre festival
CAIRO

National Theatre Festival with performances taking place across several stages, between 13 and 27 July

 

Theatre for children
6.30pm
CAIRO

Snow White, directed by Mohsen Marzouq

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

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Havarie

Cimatheque, 19a Adly Street, Downtown, Cairo

Music
7pm

CAIRO

Waslet Sama3 band

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

Dance/music

8pm

CAIRO

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

El-Ghouri Caravansary
Mohamed Abdou St., off El-Muezz St. and Al-Azhar St, Cairo

Music
8.30pm
CAIRO

Double bill concert with Egyptian bands: Bahiyya and Sefsafa

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

Theatre
9pm
CAIRO

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

El-Salam Theatre
101 Qasr El-Aini St., Cairo

Music
8.30pm
ALEXANDRIA

Gala Concert: Bibliotheca Alexandrina Orchestra, conducted by Nayer Nagui, with soloists Mona Wasef (harp) and Israa Abdel Aziz (piano).
The event is part of the 15th Bibliotheca Alexandrina International Summer Festival (10 July-26 August)
Check out the festival’s programme here.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Great Hall, Alexandria

 

Bahiyya Band
Bahiyya Band (Photo: from Bahiyya band's promotional material)

 

Sunday 16 July
 

Theatre festival
CAIRO

National Theatre Festival with performances taking place across several stages, between 13 and 27 July

 

Theatre for children
6.30pm
CAIRO

Snow White, directed by Mohsen Marzouq

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

Music

8.30pm

CAIRO

The Nile Troupe for Folk Instruments, conducted by Abdel-Rahman Al-Shafaai

Beit El-Sehemi
El-Gamaliya, El-Muezz St., Old Cairo

Theatre
9pm
CAIRO

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

El-Salam Theatre
101 Qasr El-Aini St., Cairo

Music
8.30pm
ALEXANDRIA

Hawas Band. The event is part of the 15th Bibliotheca Alexandrina International Summer Festival (10 July-26 August).
Check out the festival’s programme here.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Open Air Theatre - Plaza, Alexandria

Asrar band
Asrar band (Photo: from the Asrar band's promotional material)

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