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

Summer continues to offer a lot of cultural activities in Cairo and Alexandria. Check our selection below

Ahram Online , Saturday 15 Jul 2017
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Sunday 16 July
 

Theatre festival
CAIRO

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

 

Theatre

6pm

CAIRO

Lambo, directed by Mohamed Al-Malaki, performed by Port-Said Cultural Palace Company

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

Theatre for children
6pm
CAIRO

Pinocchio, by Mohamed Ahmed performed by the Faculty of Arts Company, Helwan University

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

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Beyt El-Ghenaa Youth concert: with Ahmed Hassan

The Beshtak Palace (Qasr Bashtak), Bayn El-Qasrayn, Moez street, Islamic Cairo

Poetry

8pm

CAIRO

Colloquial Poetry Night, featuring group of poets

Beit El-Shaer (Poetry House), Beit Al-Set Wasila, Mohamed Abdo Street, Old Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of The Night and the Kid by David Yon

Cimatheque, 19a Adly Street, 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

Theatre
9pm
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
7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Praed: psychedelic shaabi band from Beirut

Teatro Eskendria
25 Fouad Street. Raml Station, Alexandria

Music
8.30pm
ALEXANDRIA

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

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Open Air Theatre - Plaza, Alexandria

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

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1980s exhibition at Soma Gallery (Photo: Part of promotional material)

Monday 17 July

Theatre festival
CAIRO

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

 

Exhibition Opening

12pm

CAIRO

Art from North Sinai, organised by the Cultural Development Fund. Ongoing till 24 July.

Hanager Art Center, Cairo Opera Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre for children
6pm
CAIRO

Pinocchio, by Mohamed Ahmed performed by the Faculty of Arts Company, Helwan University

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

Theatre

6pm

CAIRO

Lambo, directed by Mohamed Al-Malaki, performed by Port-Said Cultural Palace Company

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

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Youth

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

Film

8pm

CAIRO

Screening of The Olive Tree

Balcon Heliopolis
26 Sohag street, Heliopolis, Cairo

Music

8pm

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

Music

8pm

CAIRO

AfroNoubia concert

3elbet Alwan: 15 ِِAhmed Heshmat St, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Piano Night with Giorgia Mineo

Teatro Eskendria
25 Fouad Street. Raml Station, Alexandria

Music
8.30pm
ALEXANDRIA

The Singers band
Event is part of the 15th Bibliotheca Alexandrina International Summer Festival (10 July-26 August)
Check the festival’s programme here

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Open Air Theatre - Plaza, Alexandria

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


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The Olive Tree (Photo: still from the film)


Tuesday 18 July
 

Theatre festival
CAIRO

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

 

Exhibition

CAIRO

1980s: A group exhibition of works from the 80s by Adel El-Siwi, Mohamed Abla, Nazli Madkour, Omar El-Fayoumi, Samir Fouad Ibrahim.

Runs until 20 September. Daily except Friday, from 12pm to 9pm

Soma Art School & Gallery, 14, Mohamed El-Maraashli St., Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition opening
7pm
CAIRO

Opening of Do It, a multimedia group exhibition of 6 artists with a theme of nostalgia and re-inspecting the past

Townhouse Gallery,  6 El-Nabarawy St., Downtown, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of The Night and the Kid by David Yon

Cimatheque, 19a Adly Street, Downtown, Cairo

Music
7.30pm
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

Inshad

8pm

CAIRO

Sultan El-Arfeen Inshad operette, with Ahmed Soliman

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

Music

9pm

CAIRO

Hassan Ramzy and Khaled Al Agaty concert

3elbet Alwan: 15, Ahmed Heshmat St, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8.30pm
ALEXANDRIA

El Dor El Awal band.
Event is part of the 15th Bibliotheca Alexandrina International Summer Festival (10 July-26 August)
Check the festival’s programme here

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, open air theatre, Alexandria

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

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Paper Trail Exhibition at Gypsum Gallery 1980s exhibition at Soma Gallery (Photo: Part of promotional material)

Wednesday 19 July
 

Theatre festival
CAIRO

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

 

Theatre

6pm

CAIRO

Cinema 30, directed by Mahmoud Gamal and performed by the Faculty of Commerce Company, Ain Shams University

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

Theatre for children
6pm
CAIRO

The Ambassador, directed by Ahmed Al-Salamony, performed by Al-Fayoum Theatre Club Company

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

Music

7.30pm

CAIRO

Mazaher ensemble: Zar music & songs

Makan, Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo

Culture Salon

8pm

CAIRO

Culture Salon on Om Kahlthoum and Abdelwahab titled Leqaa El-Sehab (Meeting of the Clouds)

Om Kahlthoum Museum, Rhoda Island, El-Manial, 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

Rock music by Janan band

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

Film
8.30pm
ALEXANDRIA

Screening of Cairo Drive by Sherief Elkatsha.

TATA wise monkeys, 5 Abdel Hamid El abady St, Roushdy
Alexandria

Music
8.30pm
ALEXANDRIA

Music Cocktail, the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Orchestra, with violin soloist and conductor Khaled Shewikh.
Event is part of the 15th Bibliotheca Alexandrina International Summer Festival (10 July-26 August)
Check the festival’s programme here

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, open air theatre, Alexandria

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

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Cairo Drive (Photo: Still from the film)

Thursday 20 July
 

Theatre festival
CAIRO

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

 

Theatre

6pm

CAIRO

Cinema 30, directed by Mahmoud Gamal and performed by the Faculty of Commerce Company, Ain Shams University

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

Theatre for children
6pm
CAIRO

The Ambassador, directed by Ahmed Al-Salamony, performed by Al-Fayoum Theatre Club Company

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

Poetry

7pm

CAIRO

Poetry evening with Ahmed Said El-Daisty, Wael Gamal, Sayed Salem and Ahmed Mohamed Aly

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

Music

7pm

CAIRO

Choral concert celebrating 23 July Revolution

Al-Amir Taz Palace, 27 Al-Soufeieh Street, Manial, Old Cairo

Music

7pm

CAIRO

Mawlweya Masreya concert, Arabic music with Amer El-Touni

El-Sawy Culturewheel, 26 of July St, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre
7.30pm

CAIRO

Playback Theater with Macarona Troupe

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

Standup comedy
8pm

CAIRO

“Al Leila Al-Kebira Awi” (The Very Big Night), a new stand-up comedy show featuring six performers

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

Music

8pm

CAIRO

In-Fusion night: Nouran Abutaleb & Mariz Momtaz.

Bab 18 Art Space, 2 Kahrtoum St., Heliopolis

Music
8.30pm
CAIRO

Egyptian Project featuring young performers from Al Darb Al Ahmar Arts School (DAAS)

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

Music

9pm

CAIRO

Shereen Abdo Project live

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

Seminar

5.30pm

ALEXANDRIA

An evening on Korean Culture, in parallel to the Korean Film Festival

Alexandria Creativity Centre, 1 Horreya Street, Alexandria

Exhibition

6pm

ALEXANDRIA

Korean Embroidery and Calligraphy, in parallel to the Korean Film Festival

Alexandria Creativity Centre, 1 Horreya Street, Alexandria

Film

6.30pm
ALEXANDRIA

Korean Film Festival opening. Runs until 26 July.

Alexandria Creativity Centre, 1 Horreya Street, Alexandria

Music
8.30pm
ALEXANDRIA

Massar Egbari band.
Event is part of the 15th Bibliotheca Alexandrina International Summer Festival (10 July-26 August)
Check the festival’s programme here

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, open air theatre, Alexandria

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

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The Night and the Kid (Photo: Still form the film)

Friday 21 July
 

Theatre festival
CAIRO

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

 

Exhibition

CAIRO

Art from North Sinai, organised by the Cultural Development Fund. Ongoing till 24 July.

Hanager Art Center, Cairo Opera Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

10am

CAIRO

Open Day for Children, featuring Cartoon films and artistic workshops

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

Music
8.30pm

CAIRO

May AbdelAziz: Acoustic Night

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, Al-Muizz St, Old Cairo

Music

9pm

CAIRO

Do'souka Live

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

Music
8.30pm
ALEXANDRIA

Ebn El Balad band.
Event is part of the 15th Bibliotheca Alexandrina International Summer Festival (10 July-26 August)
Check the festival’s programme here

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, open air theatre, Alexandria

Music
8.30pm
ALEXANDRIA

Hani Shaker.
Event is part of the 15th Bibliotheca Alexandrina International Summer Festival (10 July-26 August)
Check the festival’s programme here

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, great hall, Alexandria

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

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Praed duo (Photo: Still from performance video)

Saturday 22 July

Theatre festival
CAIRO

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

 

Exhibition

Until 6 Sep
CAIRO

Paper Trail: Group exhibition featuring 150 works by 12 artists on paper. Runs till 6 Sep. Check  our Art Alert here.

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

Poetry and music

7pm

CAIRO

Poetry Salon celebrating 23 July Revolution with poet Mohamed Bahgat and Talaat Harb Choir

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

Film
7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Certain Women (2016) directed by Kelly Richard

Cimatheque, 19A Adly str., 5th floor, Apt 28/29, 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
8.30pm
ALEXANDRIA

Nasser El Noby and Gemiza.
Event is part of the 15th Bibliotheca Alexandrina International Summer Festival (10 July-26 August)
Check the festival’s programme here

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, open air theatre, Alexandria

Music
8.30pm
ALEXANDRIA

Oud duo.
Event is part of the 15th Bibliotheca Alexandrina International Summer Festival (10 July-26 August)
Check the festival’s programme here

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, small hall, Alexandria

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


Sunday 23 July

Theatre festival
CAIRO

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

 

Exhibition

CAIRO

Small Artworks III, group exhibition.

Daily from 10am to 8pm till 31 August

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

Music

7pm

CAIRO

Port Said Folk Troupe and Port Said Children troupe for Traditional Arts performance in celebration of 23 July Revolution

Wekalet El-Ghoury, El-Ghuri Complex, Fatimid Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Modther Abo El Wafa Arabic music concert

The Beshtak Palace (Qasr Bashtak), Bayn El-Qasrayn, Moez street, Islamic Cairo

Culture Salon

8pm

CAIRO

Ahmed AbdelMoaty Salon, brings together poets and critics

Beit El-Shaer (Poetry House), Beit Al-Set Wasila, Mohamed Abdo Street, Old 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

Strings and Kicks concert

3elbet Alwan: 15, Ahmed Heshmat St, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8.30pm
ALEXANDRIA

May Abdel Aziz.
Event is part of the 15th Bibliotheca Alexandrina International Summer Festival (10 July-26 August)
Check the festival’s programme here

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, open air theatre, 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

Until 20 Sep

CAIRO

1980s: A group exhibition of works from the 80s by Adel El-Siwi, Mohamed Abla, Nazli Madkour, Omar El-Fayoumi, Samir Fouad Ibrahim.

Runs until 20 September. Daily except Friday, from 12pm to 9pm

Soma Art School & Gallery, 14, Mohamed El-Maraashli St., Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

Until 6 Sep
CAIRO

Paper Trail: Group exhibition featuring 150 works by 12 artists on paper. Check our Art Alert here.

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

Exhibition

17 - 24 Jul

CAIRO

Art from North Sinai, organised by the Cultural Development Fund. Ongoing till 24 July.

Hanager Art Center, Cairo Opera Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

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