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Egypt's arts and culture events of the week: 10-17 September

With the new season opening, the arts scene returns to its regular dynamism with both Cairo and Alexandria having a lot to offer, including festivals such as Breaking Walls, Premiers Gestes and the Theatre Clubs festival

Ahram Online , Sunday 10 Sep 2017
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Scroll to the bottom for the list of recommended exhibitions this week

Sunday 10 September

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Moondogs

Cimatheque, 19a Adly Street, Downtown, Cairo

Music
7pm
CAIRO

Musion band, led by Mohamed Ibrahim, make the audience see what they hear through blending music with various arts such as marionette, mime, fine art, poetry, monologue, performances, and acting.

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

Dance
8pm
CAIRO

Wailing of The Body (Performance) - Mohamed Shafik. The event is part of Breaking Walls Festival (7 - 17 September). Read more here

Embassy of Switzerland in Cairo
24 Gamal El-Din Abou El-Mahassen, Garden City, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Abdel-Wahab songs performed by the National Arab Music Ensemble.

Arab Music Institute,
22 Ramsis 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
5pm
ALEXANDRIA

Screening of film Schneeweisschen und Rosenrot (1979) directed by Siegfried Hartmann

Goethe-Institut, 10, El-Batalsa Str., Azarita, Alexandria

Film
7pm
ALEXANDRIA

An evening commemorating late film critic and historian Samir Farid. Screening of the short film titled Samir Farid (2013) directed by Mohamed Samir, followed by a discussion with the director and Hassan Samir Farid

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, auditorium hall, Alexandria

Music

8pm

ALEXANDRIA

Cairo Symphony Orchestra: Season Opening Gala. Programme: Chabrier’s "Espana" Rhapsody for Orchestra, Kodaly’s:Dances of Galanta, Liszt’s Dance of the Dead for piano and Orchestra, Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite, Op. 24, Borodin’s Polovtsian Dances.
Soloists: Tadashi Suenaga, piano, A Cappella Choir, Choir Master: Maya Gvineria, Conductor: Ahmed El Saedi

Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre), 22, El Horreya Road (formerly Fouad Street), Alexandria

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Hisham Gabr conducts the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Chamber Orchestra (Photo: Ati Metwaly)

Monday 11 September

Exhibition

Last days

CAIRO

“Masterpieces XVI,” a unique collective exhibition showcases paintings and sculptures. The exhibition ends on 15 September.

Zamalek Art gallery, 11 Brazil St, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre
7pm
CAIRO

Men Al-Alif Ela El-Waw (From A to W) from Assiut
And Mawal El-Wagaa (The Pain Song) by Matay. Theatre Club. The plays are part of the 26th Festival for Egypt's Theatre Clubs (10-22 September)

El-Samer Theatre, Next to the National Circus, Agouza, Cairo
Tel: 02 33475408

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Zikr and Sufi night

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

Film

8pm

CAIRO

Screening of Buster's Mal Heart (2016)

Balcon Heliopolis
26 Sohag street, Heliopolis, Cairo

Dance
8pm
CAIRO

Ignorance is Bliss, an interdisciplinary movement manifestation based on a chain reaction of over 600 written messages that people have left behind for each other. The event is part of Breaking Walls Festival (7 - 17 September). Read more here

Darb 1718
Kasr El Shamaa St. Misr El Kadima, Cairo

Music
8pm
Cairo

Afronubia band

Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, 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

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


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Cyrano de Bergerac (Photo: Still from the film)


Tuesday 12 September
 

Exhibition

Last days

CAIRO

Drawings by children of the Talents Development Centre. Exhibition ends on 14 September

Salah Taher gallery, Cairo Opera Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

4pm

CAIRO

Screening of Moondog

Cimatheque, 19a Adly Street, Downtown, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Fallen Angels’ Paradise

Cimatheque, 19a Adly Street, Downtown, Cairo

Theatre
7pm
CAIRO

El-Otta El-Amya (The Blind Cat) from Damietta and Suez and Raqset El-Damm (Blood Dance) from Mansoura. The plays are part of the 26th Festival for Egypt's Theatre Clubs (10-22 September)

El-Samer Theatre, Next to the National Circus, Agouza, Cairo
Tel: 02 33475408

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Mawawil and Gamalat Shiha

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

Dance
8pm
CAIRO

Condanced Histories: A choreographic and pedagogical one man show about his stories of dance, by Neopost Foofwa. The event is part of Breaking Walls Festival (7 - 17 September). Read more here

Townhouse Gallery
3 Hussein Al Memar St., Cairo

Film
1pm
ALEXANDRIA

Screening of film Amazing Earth (2004)

Arts & Multimedia Library, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

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

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In Anticipation of a Future Need to Know exhibition (Photo: part of promotional material)

Wednesday 13 September
 

Exhibition

Last days

CAIRO

Oil paintings by Abdel-Nasser Al-Saadani. Exhibition ends on 17 September.

Music Library (Ziad Bakir) gallery, Cairo Opera Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Zar music and songs by Mazaher, featuring Umm Sameh, Umm Hassan and Nour Al-Sab

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

Theatre
7pm
CAIRO

El-Otta El-Amya (The Blind Cat) from Damietta and Suez and Lewahdy (Alone) from Port Said. The plays are part of the 26th Festival for Egypt's Theatre Clubs (10-22 September)

El-Samer Theatre, Next to the National Circus, Agouza, Cairo
Tel: 02 33475408

Music
7.30pm
CAIRO

Voice band

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

Exhibition

7pm

CAIRO

Ace of Spades, exhibition by Shatha Al-Deghady and Amado El-Fadni

Soma Art School and Gallery, 14 Maraashli Street, Zamalek

Cairo

Exhibitions

Opening

7pm

CAIRO

-Creativity without Borders, pottery by Tahani Adel in Ahmed Sabry Hall

-China’s Stories, photography by Sara Fouad in Ragheb Ayad hall

-Breathe of Love, oil paintings by Jaidaa Zakaria in Hussein Fawzy hall

Gezira Art Center, 1 Sheikh Marsafy, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre
7.30pm

CAIRO

Win the War or Tell Me a Story, a play directed by Jessica Wallenfels, performed by Sayda Trujillo

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

Music
8pm
Cairo

Guitar Recital by Elhamy Khorshed

Cairo Opera House, open air theatre, Zamalek, Cairo

Dance
8pm
CAIRO

Storming by Nut Dance Company. The event is part of Breaking Walls Festival (7 - 17 September). Read more here

Institut français d’archéologie orientale - IFAO, 37 Al-Cheikh Aly Youssef Str, 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

Al-Hour band performs religious chants

Arab Music Institute,
22 Ramsis St, Cairo

Music
8.30pm
CAIRO

Concert by Dalia Farid and Wadi Music, featuring guest artist Osama Said

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

Film
7pm
ALEXANDRIA

Screening of film Victoria

Goethe-Institut, 10, El-Batalsa Str., Azarita, Alexandria

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

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Moon Dogs (Photo: Still from the film)

Thursday 14 September
 

Exhibition Opening

4pm

CAIRO

Exhibition of installations and discussions by the students of CILAS, as a platform for expression

Cairo Institute of Liberal Arts, 10, Darb El Labbana Street, infront of Al-Refai mosque, Cairo

Puppet Theatre
6.30pm
CAIRO

Sahsah Lama Yangah (When Sahsah Succeeds), a children play directed by Salah Al-Sakka

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

Theatre
7pm
CAIRO

Senet from Luxor and Maqtal Ghagareya (Death of a Gypsy) from Armant. The plays are part of the 26th Festival for Egypt's Theatre Clubs (10-22 September)

El-Samer Theatre, Next to the National Circus, Agouza, Cairo
Tel: 02 33475408

Music
7pm
CAIRO

Religious songs and hymns by Waslet Samaa band

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

Music
7pm
CAIRO

Radiohead Tribute Night by Karma Police

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

Music
7.30pm
CAIRO

Retro band performs songs written by poet Ahmed Haddad

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

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Rami Attallah Acoustic Jazz Trio

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

Music
8pm
CAIRO

The Talents Development Centre’s concert

Arab Music Institute,
22 Ramsis St, Cairo

Music
8pm
Cairo

Yehya Khalil concert

Cairo Opera House, small hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Dance
10pm
CAIRO

REN.Women performance. A poetic discourse between space, restriction and liberation. The event is part of Breaking Walls Festival (7 - 17 September). Read more here

Darb 1718
Kasr El Shamaa St. Misr El Kadima, Cairo

Film
1pm
ALEXANDRIA

Screening of film Cyrano de Bergerac

Arts & Multimedia Library, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Exhibition opening

5pm

ALEXANDRIA

12 edition of First Time group exhibition

Conference Center, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Music

8pm

ALEXANDRIA

Abdel-Wahab songs performed by the National Arab Music Ensemble

Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre), 22, El Horreya Road (formerly Fouad Street), Alexandria

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

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Asia Madani (Photo: still from performance video)

Friday 15 September
 

Exhibition

2 - 8pm

CAIRO

Wanderings: a two-day exhibition of artworks by retiring NVIC administrator Tilly Mulder.

50% of proceeds go to the Girls Running Project.

NVIC, 1 Dr. Mahmoud Azmi Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Puppet Theatre
6.30pm
CAIRO

Sahsah Lama Yangah (When Sahsah Succeeds), a children play directed by Salah Al-Sakka

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

Theatre
7pm
CAIRO

El-Ard El-Wahshy (The Beastly Performance) from Shebin El-Kom and Ana we Ehna we Kolena (Me, us, and all of us) from Ismailia. The plays are part of the 26th Festival for Egypt's Theatre Clubs (10-22 September)

El-Samer Theatre, Next to the National Circus, Agouza, Cairo
Tel: 02 33475408

Dance
8pm
CAIRO

REN.Women performance. A poetic discourse between space, restriction and liberation. The event is part of Breaking Walls Festival (7 - 17 September) Read more here

Darb 1718
Kasr El Shamaa St. Misr El Kadima, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Concert by Mostafa Rizk

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

Music
8.30pm
CAIRO

Concert by Gypsy Jazz Project

Elbet Alwan, 15 Ahmed Heshmat St., Zamalek, 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

Asia Madani: Sudanese Folklore Night

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

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

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Wanderings exhibition by Tilly Mulder (Photo: part of promotional material)

Saturday 16 September
 

Festival
CAIRO

Breaking Walls Festival (7 - 17 September). Read more here

TBA

Exhibition

2 - 8pm

CAIRO

Wanderings: a two day exhibition of artworks by retiring NVIC administrator Tilly Mulder.

50% of proceeds go to the Girls Running Project.

NVIC, 1 Dr. Mahmoud Azmi Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

4pm

CAIRO

Screening of Fallen Angels’ Paradise

Cimatheque, 19a Adly Street, Downtown, Cairo

Exhibition

Opening

4pm

CAIRO

Culture in Color: two-day painting exhibition by Farah Shoukry

Hanager Arts Center, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Closed Doors

Cimatheque, 19a Adly 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

Theatre
7pm
CAIRO

El-Khanzeer (The Pig) by El-Gezira Theatre Club and Bab El-Fetouh (El-Fetouh Gate) from Ghazl El-Mahalla. The plays are part of the 26th Festival for Egypt's Theatre Clubs (10-22 September)

El-Samer Theatre, Next to the National Circus, Agouza, Cairo
Tel: 02 33475408

Dance
8pm
CAIRO

Ignorance is Bliss, an interdisciplinary movement manifestation based on a chain reaction of over 600 written messages that people have left behind for each other. The event is part of Breaking Walls Festival (7 - 17 September). Read more here

Darb 1718
Kasr El Shamaa St. Misr El Kadima, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

The Flying Concert: Fathy Salama Ft. DAAS

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

Music

8.30pm

CAIRO

Open Mic Night

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

Music
7.30pm
ALEXANDRIA

Sacred Classical Arias Concert: Mozart, Haendl, Vivaldi, Mascagni, Gounod, Mahler, Rossini and others. Performed by sopranos Mirhan Damir, Christine Magdy and Mireille Banoub, mezzo Mariam El Tabbakh, bass-baritone Rafik Kamal and Mina Nabil Hanna on the piano

Jesuits Church, 298 Port Said st, Alexandria

Film
8pm
ALEXANDRIA

Screening of the French documentary Nuit eclare nuit by Laurent Thivolle. The event is part of the Premiers Gestes that focuses on the Mediterranean Youth Cinema (16-20 September)

French Institute, El Nabi Daniel St. Off Fouad St., Raml station, Alexandria Alexandria

Music

ALEXANDRIA

Event is cancelled -- Season Opening Concert: BA Chamber orchestra, conducted by Hisham Gabr. Programme: Rossini’s  Overture to L'Italiana in Algeri, Brahms’ Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op.56 and Schubert’s Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major, D. 485

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, great hall, Alexandria Event is cancelled

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


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Yahia Khalil (Photo: part of promotional material)

 

Sunday 17 September
 

Festival
CAIRO

Breaking Walls Festival (7 - 17 September). Read more here

TBA

Exhibition

Opening
CAIRO

“The White Smoke,” a solo exhibition by Ahmed Sabry

Mashrabia gallery, 8 Champollion St, Downtown, Cairo

Film

4pm

CAIRO

Screening of Closed Doors

Cimatheque, 19a Adly Street, Downtown, Cairo

Exhibition

Opening

7pm
CAIRO

In The Anticipation of a Future Need to Know, video installations by Ash Moniz

Townhouse Factory Space, 6 El Nabrawy Street, Downtown, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of One in a Million followed by Chaos, Disorder

Cimatheque, 19a Adly Street, Downtown, Cairo

Theatre
7pm
CAIRO

7+ Ashbah Kamel Nagafa (7+ Ghosts of Kamel Nagafa) and Washm El-Ghayeb (The Absent’s Tattoo), both from Suez. The plays are part of the 26th Festival for Egypt's Theatre Clubs (10-22 September)

El-Samer Theatre, Next to the National Circus, Agouza, Cairo
Tel: 02 33475408

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Arabic Rock Concert with Malaaz

El Genaina Theatre, Al Azhar Park, Salah Salem Road, 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
5pm
ALEXANDRIA

Screenings of short movies. The event is part of the Premiers Gestes that focuses on the Mediterranean Youth Cinema (16-20 September)

Wekalet Behna, 1 Al Kanesa Al Maronya, Al Mansheyah Al Kubra, Qism El-Mansheya, Alexandria

Film
7pm
ALEXANDRIA

Screening of Muito Romântico (2016), directed by Melissa Dullius and Gustavo Jahn, followed by a discussion with the directors

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, auditorium hall, Alexandria

Film
8pm
ALEXANDRIA

Screening of the Tunisian film Akher Wahed Fina (The last one of us). The event is part of the Premiers Gestes that focuses on the Mediterranean Youth Cinema (16-20 September)

French Institute, El Nabi Daniel St. Off Fouad St., Raml station, Alexandria 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

13 Sept- 4 Oct

CAIRO

Ace of Spades, exhibition by Shatha Al-Deghady and Amado El-Fadni

Soma Art School and Gallery, 14 Maraashli Street, Zamalek

Cairo

Exhibition

14 - 16 Sept

CAIRO

Exhibition of installations and discussions by the students of CILAS, as a platform for expression

Cairo Institute of Liberal Arts, 10, Darb El Labbana Street, in front of Al-Refai mosque, Cairo

Exhibition

16 - 17 Sept

CAIRO

Culture in Color: two-day painting exhibition by Farah Shoukry

Hanager Arts Center, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

10-14 Sept

CAIRO

Drawings by children of the Talents Development Centre

Salah Taher gallery, Cairo Opera Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

10-30 Sept

CAIRO

“Wings of Mexico,” two wings of bronze created by Mexico's world-renowned contemporary artist Jorge Marin

Palace of Arts, Cairo Opera Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

7-20 Sept

CAIRO

An exhibition showcases 40 paintings created by children

Talaat Harb Cultural Centre, 1 Al-Sayeda Nafisa St, Zeinhom, in front of Fathi Sorour Compound, Cairo

Exhibition

10-17 Sept

CAIRO

Oil paintings by Abdel-Nasser Al-Saadani

Music Library (Ziad Bakir) gallery, Cairo Opera Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

12-24 Sept

CAIRO

“Twenty Plus: Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor,” an exhibition of sculpture and painting by an array of promising artists from Cairo, Alexandria and Luxor

Khan Al Maghraby, 18 Al-Mansour Mohamed St, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

13- 27 Sept

CAIRO

-Creativity without Borders, pottery by Tahani Adel in Ahmed Sabry Hall

-China’s Stories, photography by Sara Fouad in Ragheb Ayad hall

-Breathe of Love, oil paintings by Jaidaa Zakaria in Hussein Fawzy hall

Gezira Art Center, 1 Sheikh Marsafy, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

17 Sep- 26 Oct

CAIRO

“The White Smoke,” a solo exhibition by Ahmed Sabry

Mashrabia gallery, 8 Champollion St, Downtown, Cairo

Exhibition

Ending TBA

CAIRO

“Art for All,” a group exhibition of paintings by the likes of Georges Bahgory, Gihan Raaouf, Essmat Dawestashi, Effat Hosny, Abdel-Aal Hassan, Ayman Salah Taher, Mohamed Al-Tarrawi, Nagwa Al-Ashri, Fatemah Refaat

Salama gallery, 36 Ahmed Oraby St, Mohandeseen, Cairo

Exhibition

17 Sep - 1 Oct
CAIRO

In The Anticipation of a Future Need to Know, video installations by Ash Moniz

Townhouse Factory Space, 6 El-Nabrawy Street, Downtown, Cairo

Exhibition

Ending TBA

CAIRO

“UBUNTU Revisited,” the gallery is exhibiting a selection of pieces from its personal collection by a range of different artists

Ubuntu gallery, 20 Hassan Sabry St, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

Ends 15 Sept

CAIRO

“Masterpieces XVI,” a unique collective exhibition showcases paintings and sculptures

Zamalek Art gallery, 11 Brazil St, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

14 Sep- 7 Oct

ALEXANDRIA

12 edition of First Time group exhibition.

Fridays and Saturdays off.

Conference Center, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Update 13 September 2017

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