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Egypt's arts and culture events of the week: 17-24 September

Film screenings, concerts, theatre plays, dance performances, new exhibition openings ... The week offers a rich selection of artistic events for all tastes, in both Cairo and Alexandria

Ahram Online , Saturday 16 Sep 2017
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Scroll to the bottom for the list of recommended exhibitions this week
 

Sunday 17 September
 

Exhibition

Last day

CAIRO

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

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

Exhibition

Opening
CAIRO

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

Mashrabia Gallery, 8 Champollion Street, 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

Video art

7.30pm

CAIRO

In a Nutshell 3, a selection of videos from the Cairo Video Festival.

Medrar, 7 Gamal El Din Abou El Mahasen Street. Garden City, First Floor, Apt 4

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

Dance
8pm
CAIRO

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

8.30pm

CAIRO

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

Beit El-Sehemi
El-Gamaliya, Al-Muizz Street, 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 Street. off Fouad Street, Raml Station, Alexandria Alexandria

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


Lekhfa album cover
Lekhfa album cover (Photo: part of promotional material)

Monday 18 September

Theatre
7pm
CAIRO

Qabel Lel Eshteaal (Flammable) by El-Anfoushy Theatre Club and Dakar Walad Omran (Dakkar, Omran’s Son) by El-Shatby 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

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of The Salesman.

Magnolia, Leaves of Art
12 Mohamed Anis Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

8pm

CAIRO

Screening of The Wedding.

Balcon Heliopolis
26 Sohag Street, Heliopolis, Cairo

Music
8pm
Cairo

Omar Khairat concert.

Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm
Cairo

Concert celebrating the Islamic New Year with Inshad by Abu Shear band.

Open Air Theatre, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

The Forty Rules of Love.

Al-Gomhoriya Theatre, 12 Al-Gomhouria Street, Abdeen, across from Abdin Palace, Downtown Cairo

Dance/Music

8pm

CAIRO

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

Al-Ghouri Caravansary
Mohamed Abdou Street, off Al-Muaaz Street and Al-Azhar Street, Cairo

Film

8pm

ALEXANDRIA

Short Films: Towards Tenderness (2015), and Foyer (2016).

French Institut, El-Naby Danial Street, off Fouad Street, El-Raml Station, Alexandria

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


CIFCET
Cairo International Festival for Contemporary and Experimental Theatre (Photo: Al-Ahram)


Tuesday 19 September
 

Film

4pm

CAIRO

Screening of One in a Million followed by Chaos, Disorder.

Cimatheque, 19a Adly Street, Downtown Cairo

Exhibition opening

7pm

CAIRO

I Will Defend Myself, photography exhibition by Nadia Mounir. Read our Art Alert here.

Contemporary Image Collective, 22 Abdel Khalek Tharwat, Downtown Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Gate of Departure.

Cimatheque, 19a Adly Street, Downtown Cairo

Theatre
7pm
CAIRO

El-Shabihan (The Lookalikes) by Mostafa Kamel Theatre Club, and Lel Khalf Dir (Make a U-Turn) from Marsa Matrouh.

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

Pianist Nik Bärtsch, performing his solo project "Modular Movements.

Cairo Opera House, Small Theatre, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

Opening of the 24th Cairo International Festival for Contemporary and Experimental Theatre. Read more here.

Cairo Opera House, Main Hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Karaoke Mondays.

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

Theatre

8pm
CAIRO

El-Tagroba El-Denmarkeya play (The Danish Experience).

Falaki Theatre, 14 Falaki Street, Downtown Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Fox Project and Janoubian band.

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

Film
5pm
ALEXANDRIA

Screening of Night and Boy (2015).

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

Wekalet Behna, 1 El-Maronia Church Street, El-Manshia, Alexandria

Film
8pm
ALEXANDRIA

Screening of Ruins (2016, documentary).

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

French Institute, El-Nabi Daniel Street, off Fouad Street, Raml Station, Alexandria

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

I will defend myself
'I will defend myself' photography exhibition by Nadia Mounir (Photo: part of promotional material for the exhibit)

Wednesday 20 September
 

Theatre

CAIRO

24th Cairo International Festival for Contemporary and Experimental Theatre. Read more here.

Various venues

Books

4.45pm

CAIRO

The Silent Book Club: Cairo Chapter.

NVIC, 1 Dr Mahmoud Azmi Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

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

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

Theatre
7pm
CAIRO

Hekayat Psychobateya (Psychopathic Stories) and Bab El-Farag (The Door to Happiness), both by the Beni Suef 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

Hadra Sufi Inshad band.

Cairo Opera House, Open Air Theatre, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre

8pm
CAIRO

El-Tagroba El-Denmarkeya play (The Danish Experience).

Falaki Theatre, 14 Falaki 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 Street, off Al-Muaaz Street and Al-Azhar Street, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Basma Al-Andalus band.

Arab Music Institute,
22 Ramsis Street, Downtown Cairo

Roundtable
1pm
ALEXANDRIA

Roundtable discussion: Contemporary Cinema of North Africa.

Part of the Premiers Gestes that focuses on the Mediterranean Youth Cinema (16-20 September).

French Institute, El-Nabi Daniel Street, off Fouad Street, Raml Station, Alexandria

Film
8pm
ALEXANDRIA

Screening of A Present from the Past (2015, Documentary).

Closing of the Premiers Gestes that focuses on the Mediterranean Youth Cinema (16-20 September).

French Institute, El-Nabi Daniel Street, off Fouad Street, Raml Station, Alexandria

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

Festival for Theatre Clubs
Festival for Theatre Clubs' promotional material

Thursday 21 September
 

Theatre

CAIRO

24th Cairo International Festival for Contemporary and Experimental Theatre. Read more here.

Various venues

Poetry

5pm

CAIRO

Poetry by Mohamed El-Kafoury.

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

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 Al-Attaba Metro Station

Theatre
7pm
CAIRO

Afrit El-Saada (The Happiness Genie).

Maasat El-Hallag (The Barber’s Tragedy) by Zagazig 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

Books

7pm

CAIRO

Book discussion of The City Always Wins by Omar Robert Hamilton.

NVIC, 1 Dr Mahmoud Azmi Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Puppetry
7pm
CAIRO

Mohamed Mounir concert in puppet theatre.

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

Theatre

8pm
CAIRO

El-Tagroba El-Denmarkeya play (The Danish Experience).

Falaki Theatre, 14 Falaki Street, Downtown Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Abdeen Live concert.

Sufi Bookstore, 12 Sayed El-Bakry Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8.30pm

CAIRO

Do’souka band.

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

Inshad

8pm

CAIRO

Religious Inshad band.

Al-Gomhoriya Theatre, 12 Al-Gomhouria Street, Abdeen, across from Abdin Palace, Downtown Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Rehab Omar Arabic music concert.

Arab Music Institute,
22 Ramsis Street, Cairo

Music
8pm
Cairo

Gala and ballet with Cairo Opera Orchestra.

Cairo Opera House, Main Hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Standup comedy

8pm
CAIRO

Hezb El-Comedy open mic for stand up comedy.

Darb 1718
Kasr El-Shamaa Street. Misr El-Kadima, Cairo

Music

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Nik Bärtsch, performing his solo project "Modular Movements.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Music

8pm

ALEXANDRIA

Alexandria Sports Club Sayed Darwish Chorus, performing on the memorial of Sayed Darwish.

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

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

Friday 22 September
 

Theatre

CAIRO

24th Cairo International Festival for Contemporary and Experimental Theatre. Read more here.

Various venues

Puppetry

3pm

CAIRO

Sakia puppet theatre.

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

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 Al-Attaba Metro Station

Theatre
7pm
CAIRO

Closing party and award ceremony 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

Film
7pm
CAIRO

Focus on Egyptian short films (2000-2009).

Cimatheque, 19a Adly Street, Downtown Cairo

Theatre

8pm
CAIRO

El-Tagroba El-Denmarkeya play (The Danish Experience).

Falaki Theatre, 14 Falaki Street, Downtown Cairo

Music
7.30pm
CAIRO

Charisma band.

Al-Rabaa Cultural Centre, Fatimid Cairo, next to Al-Aqmar Mosque, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Tarab Zaman band, with Mohamed Ated Imam.

Al-Gomhoriya Theatre, 12 Al-Gomhouria Street, Abdeen, across from Abdin Palace, Downtown, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Talent Development Centre concert.

Arab Music Institute,
22 Ramsis Street, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Golden Bell Orchestra, from China.

Cairo Opera House, Main Hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Andromeda band.

Cairo Opera House, Open Air Theatre, Zamalek, Cairo

Puppet Theatre

8.30pm

CAIRO

“Al-Aragouz wa Khayal Al-Zel” (The Shadow Puppet theatre).

Beit El-Sehemi
El-Gamaliya, Al-Muizz Street, Old Cairo

Music

9pm

CAIRO

Paranoid Eyes: the Magic Spell, Pink Floyd tribute.

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

Music

8pm

ALEXANDRIA

Arseani dance and music band, from Georgia.

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

Nik Bärtsch
Pianist Nik Bärtsch (Photo: Cairo Opera House's promotional material)

Saturday 23 September
 

Theatre

CAIRO

24th Cairo International Festival for Contemporary and Experimental Theatre. Read more here.

Various venues

 

El-Bashbory (Ultimate Music, Poetry & Art Day).

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

Film

4pm

CAIRO

Screening of Gate of Departure.

Cimatheque, 19a Adly Street, Downtown Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

On artists’ films: video & cinema language, a programme curated by Ahmed Shawky Hassan.

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 Street, off Al-Muaaz Street and Al-Azhar Street, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Cairo Symphony Orchestra.

Cairo Opera House, Main Hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre

8pm
CAIRO

El-Tagroba El-Denmarkeya play (The Danish Experience).

Falaki Theatre, 14 Falaki Street, Downtown Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Lekhfa album launch. Read more here.

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

Music

9pm

CAIRO

The Gypsy Jazz project.

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

Music
8pm
ALEXANDRIA

Alexandria Opera String Orchestra condcted by Hisham Gabr. Piano soloist: Elena Dzamashvili.

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


The Gate of Departure
Still from film The Gate of Departure. (Photo: Courtesy of MAD Solutions)

 

Sunday 24 September
 

Theatre

CAIRO

24th Cairo International Festival for Contemporary and Experimental Theatre. Read more here.

Various venues

Film
4pm
CAIRO

Focus on Egyptian short films (2000- 2009).

Cimatheque, 19a Adly Street, Downtown Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Mother of the Unborn (Um Ghayeb).

Cimatheque, 19a Adly Street, Downtown Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Inshad concert by Adnan El-Sasa.

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

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Arseani dance and music band, from Georgia.

Cairo Opera House, Main Hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Kalthoumiyat (Um Kalthoum songs).

Arab Music Institute,
22 Ramsis Street, Cairo

Film
7pm
ALEXANDRIA

Screening of We Are Egyptian Armenians.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Auditorium Hall, Alexandria

Music
8pm
ALEXANDRIA

Alexandrian Arab Music Nights, with maestro Ehab Abdelrahman.

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


Um Ghayeb documentary
(Photo: Still from Um Ghayeb)

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 Street, off Al-Moaiz Street 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 Street, 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

16-17 Sept

CAIRO

Culture in Colour: Two-day painting exhibition by Farah Shoukry.

Hanager Arts Centre, Cairo Opera House, 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 Street, 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 Street, 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 Centre, 1 Sheikh Marsafy, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

17 Sep-26 Oct

CAIRO

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

Mashrabia Gallery, 8 Champollion Street, 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 Street, 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 Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

14 Sep-7 Oct

ALEXANDRIA

12 edition of First Time group exhibition.

Fridays and Saturdays off.

Conference Centre, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria


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