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Egypt's arts and culture events of the week: 24-30 July

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

Ahram Online , Monday 24 Jul 2017
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Sunday 23 July

 

Theatre festival
CAIRO

National Theatre Festival with performances taking place at several venues, between 13 and 27 July

Various venues

Exhibition

CAIRO

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

Hanager Art Center, Cairo Opera Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre

6pm

CAIRO

The One Who Built Egypt, directed by Mohamed Hozayan, performed by Banque Misr Theatre Company

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

7.30

CAIRO

Fatma Adel concert

Mawlana, 19, 26th of July St., Downtown, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Modther Abo El-Wafa Arabic music concert

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

Poetry

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

Strings and Kicks concert

3elbet Alwan: 15 Ahmed Heshmat St., 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

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


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

 

Certain Women
Certain Women film (photo: film still)

 

Monday 24 July

 

Theatre festival
CAIRO

National Theatre Festival with performances taking place at several venues, between 13 and 27 July

Various venues

Exhibition

CAIRO

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

Hanager Art Center, Cairo Opera Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of The Brand New Testament

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

Film

8pm

CAIRO

Screening of Goodbye Berlin (2016)

Balcon Heliopolis
26 Sohag street, Heliopolis, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Karaoke Monday

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

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

Film

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Screening of El-Angel Exterminador (The Exterminating Angel, 1962), Read more here.

Teatro Eskendria, 25 Fouad St., Raml Station, Alexandria


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


Goodbye Berlin
Goodbye Berlin film (photo: film still)


Tuesday 25 July

 

Theatre festival
CAIRO

National Theatre Festival with performances taking place at various venues, between 13 and 27 July

Various venues

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

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Sefsafa band performance

Makan, Saad Zaghloul St., Al-Mounira, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of the film Certain Women, directed by Kelly Reichardt

Cimatheque, 19a Adly Street, Downtown, Cairo

Comedy

8:30pm

CAIRO

Comedy night with stand up performers of the Al-Hezb El-Comedy group

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

Film

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Screening of Las Hurdes. Tierra Sin Pan (Land without Bread, 1933)  Read more here.

Teatro Eskendria, 25 Fouad St., Raml Station, Alexandria

Music

9pm

ALEXANDRIA

Nesma Abdelaziz concert

Sayed Darwish Theatre, Alexandria


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

 

Tristana
Tristana film (photo: film still)

 

Wednesday 26 July

 

Theatre festival
CAIRO

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

Various venues

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

Talk

7pm

CAIRO

Talk with director of photographer Ahmed Beshary

Photopia, 15 Somal St., Heliopolis, Cairo

Games

7pm

CAIRO

Board Games Night with Boards Kingdom

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

Music

7.30pm

CAIRO

Mazaher ensemble: Zar music & songs

Makan, Saad Zaghloul St., Al-Mounira, Cairo

Music
8.30pm
CAIRO

Moroccan artist Oum Al Gheith (“Oum”) concert

El Genaina Theatre, Al-Azhar Park, Salah Salem Rd., 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
9pm

CAIRO

Ali El-Haggar performance

El-Sawy Culture Wheel, Wisdom Hall, 26th of July St., Zamalek, Cairo

Film

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Screening of Viridiana (1961)  Read more here.

Teatro Eskendria, 25 Fouad St., Raml Station, Alexandria

Music
7pm
ALEXANDRIA

Mostafa Rezk concert. Part of the 15th Bibliotheca Alexandrina International Summer Festival (10 July to 26 August)
Check the festival’s programme here

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, open-air theatre, Alexandria

Music
8.30pm
ALEXANDRIA

Screening of film Les Petits Chats, directed by Sherif Nakhla (Arabic dialogue with English subtitles), and followed by a discussion with the director.

Part of the 15th Bibliotheca Alexandrina International Summer Festival

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, small theatre, Alexandria


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

 

Paper Trail group exhibition
Paper Trail group exhibition (Photo: part of promotional material for the exhibition)

 

Thursday 27 July

 

Theatre festival
CAIRO

National Theatre Festival with performances taking place at various venues, between 13 and 27 July

Various venues

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

Leaves of Humanity: Poetry and Music Night, works written and read by Asmaa Abdellatif accompanied by the oud player Mahmoud Adel, and followed by an open discussion.

Magnolia Leaves of Art, 12 Mohamed Anis St., off Mohamed Mazhar St., Ground floor. Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Mounib band performance

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

Music & Poetry
7pm

CAIRO

Leaves of Humanity poetry and music night

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

Music

9pm

CAIRO

The Gypsy Jazz project

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

Music
8.30pm
ALEXANDRIA

Nasser El-Mezdawy concert. Part of the 15th Bibliotheca Alexandrina International Summer Festival (10 July to 26 August)
Check the festival’s programme here

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, open-air theatre, Alexandria

Theatre
8.30pm
ALEXANDRIA

Jacket Pocket play, part of the 15th Bibliotheca Alexandrina International Summer Festival (10 July to 26 August)
Check the festival’s programme here

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, small theatre, Alexandria


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

 

Strawberry Swing Band
Strawberry Swing Egyptian Coldplay tribute band (Photo: Part of promotional material for Strawberry Swing)

 

Friday 28 July

 

Music

7.30pm

CAIRO

Arabish concert

El-Sawy Culture Wheel, Wisdom Hall, 26th of July St., Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8.30pm

CAIRO

Awtar Quartet performance

Bab 18 Art Space
2 Khartoum St., 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

Folk Night with Fatma Adel troupe

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

Music

9pm

CAIRO

Faia Younan concert. Check our Art Alert here.

Chinese Garden, Nasr City, Cairo

Music
8.30pm
ALEXANDRIA

Oud Duo concert

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, small theatre, Alexandria

Music
8.30pm
ALEXANDRIA

Moroccan singer Oum. Read more here.
The event is part of the 15th Bibliotheca Alexandrina International Summer Festival (10 July to 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.

 

Gypsy Jazz Project
The Gypsy Jazz Project band

 

Saturday 29 July

 

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

Film

6pm

CAIRO

One-day Workshop: Acting with Hana Metawea

Osiris,1 Hassan Mourad St., from Qasr El Aini, 2nd floor, Garden City, 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

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Screening of Tristana (1970) by Luis Bunuel

Jesuits Cultural Center, 298 Port Said Street, Cleopatra, Alexandria

Theatre
8.30pm
ALEXANDRIA

A Place with the Pigs play
Event is part of the 15th Bibliotheca Alexandrina International Summer Festival (10 July to 26 August)
Check the festival’s programme here

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Small theatre, Alexandria

Music
8.30pm
ALEXANDRIA

Black Thema band,
Part of the 15th Bibliotheca Alexandrina International Summer Festival (10 July to 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.

 

Sunday 30 July

 

Music

7pm

CAIRO

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

Wekalet El-Ghoury, El-Ghuri Complex, Fatimid 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

Concert by Strawberry Swing band, a Coldplay Tribute band

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

Music
8.30pm
ALEXANDRIA

Azrak Samawy and Wasla Band concerts.

15th Bibliotheca Alexandrina International Summer Festival (10 July to 26 August)
Check the festival’s programme here

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, open air theatre, Alexandria

Nile Troupe for Folk Instruments
The Nile Troupe for Folk Instruments

 

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 to 24 Jul

CAIRO

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

Hanager Art Center, Cairo Opera Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

CAIRO

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

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

 

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