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Egypt's arts and culture events of the week: 20-27 August

As the summer weeks come to an end and we still await news about the new artistic season's offerings, Cairo and Alexandria wrap up the summer festivals and top them with several interesting events. See our selection below

Ahram Online , Saturday 19 Aug 2017
Weekly events
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Sunday 20 August

 

Film
12pm, 2.30pm, 7.30pm

CAIRO

Screening of Hedi

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

Music
4.30pm
CAIRO

Cairokee band

El Sawy Culturewheel
End of 26th of July St, River Hall, underneath the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek

Film
5pm and 10pm

CAIRO

Screening of Perfect Strangers

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

Festival

6pm

CAIRO

Man Fat Adeemo Tah festival for handicrafts and traditional arts, 7th edition. Morocco is the country guest of honor.

Runs daily till 24 August.

Bayt El-Sinnari, Sayeda Zeinab, Cairo

Theatre for children
6.30pm
CAIRO

Snow White play

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

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (Sweden, 2014)

Cimatheque, 19a Adly Street, Downtown, Cairo

Film
8pm

CAIRO

Screening of Lost in Translation

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

Music
8pm
Cairo

Citadel Festival for Music and Singing organised by the Cairo Opera House

Salah ElDin citadel. Salah Salem rd. Cairo

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

Shaman, a play directed by Dalia Hafez and Walid Al-Zorkany

Al-Ghad (Tomorrow) Theatre

Next to Al-Balloon Theatre, Al-Agouza, Tel 02 3304 3187

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

Wahda Helwa (A Beautiful Lady), a monodrama starring Marwa Eid

Salah Abdel-Sabour Hall, Taliaa Theatre,

Attaba Square, Downtown, Cairo

Theatre

9pm

CAIRO

Yaoum An Qatalu Al-Ghenaa (The Day They Killed Singing) starring Yasser Sadeq, Alaa Qouta, Hend Abdel-Halim, directed by Tamer Karam

Zaki Tolimat Hall, Taliaa Theatre,

Attaba Square, Downtown, Cairo

Theatre
9pm
CAIRO

La Mascherata (The Fancy Dress Party), a play based on Alberto Moravia’s novel. Daily except Tuesdays

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

Music
10pm
Cairo

Concert by Mohamed Mohsen.
Event is part of the Citadel Festival for Music and Singing organised by the Cairo Opera House

Salah ElDin citadel. Salah Salem rd. Cairo

Music
8.30pm
ALEXANDRIA

Concert by Ganoub El Wadi.

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

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, open air theatre, Alexandria

Theatre
10pm
ALEXANDRIA

Al-Haram Dah Betaay (This Pyramid is Mine), a play performed by The Comic Theatre Company

Beram Al-Tunsi Theatre

Al-Gaish St, Al Azaritah, Qesm Bab Sharqi, Alexandria Tel (03) 5929960

 

Cairokee
Cairokee (Photo: Al Ahram)

 

Monday 21 August
 

Film
12pm, 2.30pm, 7.30pm

CAIRO

Screening of Hedi

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

Music
4.30pm
CAIRO

Cairokee band

El Sawy Culturewheel
End of 26th of July St, River Hall, underneath the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek

Film
5pm and 10pm

CAIRO

Screening of Perfect Strangers

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

Pantomime
6pm
CAIRO

El-Sakia Mime Festival

El Sawy Culturewheel
End of 26th of July St, underneath the 15th of May Bridge, Wisdom Hall, Zamalek

Talk
7pm
CAIRO

The City Always Wins: Reading and Discussion with Omar Robert Hamilton
 

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

Lecture
7.30
CAIRO

Tales of al-Alandus. Is it a Lost Paradise? Check details at the event’s page

SaharaSafaris Club Roof

Music

7.30

CAIRO

Karaoke Night

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

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Zikr and Sufi night

Makan, 1 Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo

Film

8pm

CAIRO

Screening of The Last Family

Balcon Heliopolis
26 Sohag street, Heliopolis, Cairo

Music
8pm
Cairo

Concert by Wave Jazz band.
Event is part of the Citadel Festival for Music and Singing organised by the Cairo Opera House

Salah ElDin citadel. 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
10pm
Cairo

Concert by Iman Bahr Darwish.
Event is part of the Citadel Festival for Music and Singing organised by the Cairo Opera House

Salah ElDin citadel. Salah Salem rd. Cairo

Film
1pm
ALEXANDRIA

Screening of a documentary about artist Kurt Schwitters

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, arts and multimedia library, Alexandria

Theatre
8.30pm
ALEXANDRIA

Performance of the play Eagle Disappearance, directed by Ahmed Asker. 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

Memories 3: the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Orchestra, conducted by Mohamed Sead Basha, with soloists Ahmed Harfoush and Dalia Farid. Event is 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
10pm
ALEXANDRIA

Al-Haram Dah Betaay (This Pyramid is Mine), a play performed by The Comic Theatre Company

Beram Al-Tunsi Theatre

Al-Gaish St, Al Azaritah, Qesm Bab Sharqi, Alexandria Tel (03) 5929960

 

Hedi
Still from Inhebbek Hedi (Photo: courtesy of Berlinale 2016)


Tuesday 22 August
 

Film
12pm, 2.30pm, 7.30pm

CAIRO

Screening of Hedi

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

Film
5pm and 10pm

CAIRO

Screening of Perfect Strangers

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

Pantomime
6pm
CAIRO

El-Sakia Mime Festival

El Sawy Culturewheel
End of 26th of July St, underneath the 15th of May Bridge, Wisdom Hall, Zamalek

Music

7.30

CAIRO

Karaoke Night

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

Music
8pm
Cairo

Concert by Al Mawlaweya Al Masreya.
Event is part of the Citadel Festival for Music and Singing organised by the Cairo Opera House

Salah ElDin citadel. Salah Salem rd. Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Mawawil and Gamalat Shiha

Makan, 1 Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

A play based on George Orwell’s novel Animal Farm

Falaki theatre, 24 Falaki St, Downtown, Cairo

Music
10pm
Cairo

Concert by Nadia Mostafa.
Event is part of the Citadel Festival for Music and Singing organised by the Cairo Opera House

Salah ElDin citadel. Salah Salem rd. Cairo

Film
1pm
ALEXANDRIA

Screening of a documentary about Mahmoud Said

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, arts and multimedia library, Alexandria

Theatre
8.30pm
ALEXANDRIA

Performance of the play Eagle Disappearance, directed by Ahmed Asker.

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

Concert by Mohamed Mohsen.

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

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, open air theatre, Alexandria

Theatre
10pm
ALEXANDRIA

Al-Haram Dah Betaay (This Pyramid is Mine), a play performed by The Comic Theatre Company

Beram Al-Tunsi Theatre

Al-Gaish St, Al Azaritah, Qesm Bab Sharqi, Alexandria Tel (03) 5929960


Perfect Strangers
(Photo: still from Perfect Stragers)


Wednesday 23 August
 

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Mazaher ensemble: Zar music & songs

Makan, 1 Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Nafekha band performs Arab and Western music on wind instruments

El Sawy Culturewheel
End of 26th of July St, River Hall, underneath the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek

Music
8pm
Cairo

Concert by Sharara sextet.
Event is part of the Citadel Festival for Music and Singing organised by the Cairo Opera House

Salah ElDin citadel. Salah Salem rd. Cairo

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

A play based on George Orwell’s novel Animal Farm

Falaki theatre, 24 Falaki St, Downtown, Cairo

Music
10pm
Cairo

Concert by Khaled Selim.
Event is part of the Citadel Festival for Music and Singing organised by the Cairo Opera House

Salah ElDin citadel. Salah Salem rd. Cairo

Music
8.30pm
ALEXANDRIA

Concert by Andromida.

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

Performance of the play Eagle Disappearance, directed by Ahmed Asker.

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

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, small theatre, Alexandria

Theatre
10pm
ALEXANDRIA

Al-Haram Dah Betaay (This Pyramid is Mine), a play performed by The Comic Theatre Company

Beram Al-Tunsi Theatre

Al-Gaish St, Al Azaritah, Qesm Bab Sharqi, Alexandria Tel (03) 5929960

 

Mahmoud Said
Painting by the late Egyptian artist Mahmoud Said (Photo: Al Ahram collection)

 

Thursday 24 August
 

Theatre

6.30pm

CAIRO

Sahsah Lama Yangah (When Sahsah Succeed), a children play with décor and puppets designed by Amir Abdel-Massih, music composed by Mohamed Fawzi, poems by Salah Jahin and directed by Salah Al-Sakka  

The Cairo Puppet Theatre, Next to the Al-Attaba Metro Station, 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 Afronubia band: Nubian and African songs

El Sawy Culturewheel
End of 26th of July St, Wisdom Hall, underneath the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Concert by Mostafa Amin

El Sawy Culturewheel
End of 26th of July St, River Hall, underneath the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek

Music
8pm
Cairo

Concert by Boghdady band.
Event is part of the Citadel Festival for Music and Singing organised by the Cairo Opera House

Salah ElDin citadel. Salah Salem rd. Cairo

Music

9pm

CAIRO

The Gypsy Jazz Project

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

Music
10pm
Cairo

Concert by Aly El Haggar.
Event is part of the Citadel Festival for Music and Singing organised by the Cairo Opera House

Salah ElDin citadel. Salah Salem rd. Cairo

Film
1pm
ALEXANDRIA

Screening of film The Blind Side (2009), directed by John Lee Hancock

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, arts and multimedia library, Alexandria

Music
8.30pm
ALEXANDRIA

Concert by Dina El Wedidi.

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

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, open air theatre, Alexandria

Theatre
10pm
ALEXANDRIA

Al-Haram Dah Betaay (This Pyramid is Mine), a play performed by The Comic Theatre Company

Beram Al-Tunsi Theatre

Al-Gaish St, Al Azaritah, Qesm Bab Sharqi, Alexandria Tel (03) 5929960

 

The Blind Side
(Photo: still from The Blind Side)

 

Friday 25 August
 

Theatre

6.30pm

CAIRO

Sahsah Lama Yangah (When Sahsah Succeed), a children play with décor and puppets designed by Amir Abdel-Massih, music composed by Mohamed Fawzi, poems by Salah Jahin and directed by Salah Al-Sakka  

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

Theatre
7.30pm

CAIRO

An Evening of Playback Theatre by Dawar Playback Theatre Troupe

Dawar, 16 Adly St, 3rd Floor, Downtown, Cairo

Music
7.30pm
CAIRO

Concert by El Hadra

El Sawy Culturewheel
End of 26th of July St, Wisdom Hall, underneath the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Concert by Mounib band

El Sawy Culturewheel
End of 26th of July St, Wisdom Hall, underneath the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek

Music
8pm
Cairo

Concert by Jets band.
Event is part of the Citadel Festival for Music and Singing organised by the Cairo Opera House

Salah ElDin citadel. Salah Salem rd. Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Inshad by Al Fagr troupe

Al Rabaa Cultural Centre, Fatimid Cairo, next to Al Aqmar mosque, 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

Concert by Do'souka

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

Music
10pm
Cairo

Concert by Hisham Abbas.
Event is part of the Citadel Festival for Music and Singing organised by the Cairo Opera House

Salah ElDin citadel. Salah Salem rd. Cairo

Music
8.30pm
ALEXANDRIA

Concert by H.O.H.

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

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, open air theatre, Alexandria

Theatre
10pm
ALEXANDRIA

Al-Haram Dah Betaay (This Pyramid is Mine), a play performed by The Comic Theatre Company

Beram Al-Tunsi Theatre

Al-Gaish St, Al Azaritah, Qesm Bab Sharqi, Alexandria Tel (03) 5929960

 

Dina El-Wedidi
Dina El Wedidi (Photo: Mostafa Abdel Aty)

 

Saturday 26 August
 

Film

4pm

CAIRO

Cult Animation Double-Feature: screening of Alice (Czechoslovakia, 1988) and Perfect Blue (Japan, 1997)

Cimatheque, 19a Adly Street, Downtown, Cairo

Music

5pm
CAIRO

Jadal band. Read more here

The Greek Campus
28 Falaki St., Bab El Louk, 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 marimba player Nesma Abdel Aziz.
Event is part of the Citadel Festival for Music and Singing organised by the Cairo Opera House

Salah ElDin citadel. Salah Salem rd. Cairo

Music
8.30pm
CAIRO

Karkade band

El Genaina Theatre, Al Azhar park, Salah Salem Rd. Cairo

Music

9pm

CAIRO

Concert by Fatma Adel

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

Music
10pm
Cairo

Concert by Medhat Saleh.
Event is part of the Citadel Festival for Music and Singing organised by the Cairo Opera House

Salah ElDin citadel. Salah Salem rd. Cairo

Music
8.30pm
ALEXANDRIA

Concert and closing ceremony of the 15th International Summer Festival.

Check the festival’s programme here

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, great hall, Alexandria

Theatre
10pm
ALEXANDRIA

Al-Haram Dah Betaay (This Pyramid is Mine), a play performed by The Comic Theatre Company

Beram Al-Tunsi Theatre

Al-Gaish St, Al Azaritah, Qesm Bab Sharqi, Alexandria Tel (03) 5929960


Sunday 27 August
 

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
10pm
ALEXANDRIA

Al-Haram Dah Betaay (This Pyramid is Mine), a play performed by The Comic Theatre Company

Beram Al-Tunsi Theatre

Al-Gaish St, Al Azaritah, Qesm Bab Sharqi, Alexandria Tel (03) 5929960

Nesma Abdel Aziz
Nesma Abdel Aziz (Photo: Al Ahram)

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