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Egypt's arts and culture events of the week: 15-22 October

Highlights of the week include the Oufuqy Music Forum, Shnit Short Film Festival, and Tunis Village Festival of pottery and handicrafts. Check our listings of events taking place in Cairo, Alexandria, Fayoum and Damanhour

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

Sunday 15 October

Film
CAIRO

Screening of Wind River
(All times except 7.30)

Zawya, 4 Abdel Hamid Said St. Off Talaat Harb St., Downtown, Cairo

Film

4pm

CAIRO

Screening of Youth of the Beast, part of Cimatheque’s tribute to Seijun Suzuki

Cimatheque, 19a Adly St., Downtown, Cairo

Theatre

7pm

CAIRO

Untangled play. Part of The Show Goes On. Read more here.

AUC Falaki Theatre, 24 Falaki St., Downtown, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Pistol Opera, part of Cimatheque’s tribute to Seijun Suzuki

Cimatheque, 19a Adly St., Downtown, Cairo

Exhibition opening

7pm

CAIRO

Gameel Shafik A Retrospective Exhibition

Gallery Misr, 4A Ibn Zinky St., Zamalek, Cairo

Film

8pm

CAIRO

Screening Motorcycle Diaries (2004)

Room Art Space, 10 Etehaad El-Mohamin St., Garden City, Cairo

Music

8.30pm

CAIRO

The Nile Troupe for Folk Instruments

Beit El-Sehemi
El-Gamaliya, Al-Muizz St., Old Cairo

Film

7.30pm
CAIRO

Screening of Experimental Summer

Zawya, 4 Abdel Hamid Said St. (off Talaat Harb St.), Downtown, Cairo

Film
7.30pm

CAIRO

Screening of The Lebanese Rocket Society

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

Dance

8pm

CAIRO

Flamenco De Madrid Ballet Company from Spain performs “Carmina Burana” ballet

Cairo Opera House main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

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


Argentine bandoneonist Rodolfo Mederos
Argentine bandoneonist Rodolfo Mederos

Monday 16 October

Film
CAIRO

Screening of Wind River

Zawya, 4 Abdel Hamid Said St. (off Talaat Harb St.), Downtown, Cairo

Exhibition

opening

CAIRO

Eve and The music of Color, paintings by Iraqi artists Taha Abdullal

Al-Kahila Art Gallery, 15 El Batal Ahmed Abdel Aziz St., Mohandessin, Cairo

Theatre

7pm

CAIRO

Play titled 45. Part of The Show Goes On. Read more here.

AUC Falaki Theatre, 24 Falaki St., Downtown, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Perfect Strangers

Zamalek Cinema, 13 Shagaret Al-Dur Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Miles Ahead

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

Film

8pm

CAIRO

Danny Malak concert

Yellow Umbrella, Building 2070 (behind Carrefour Maadi), Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Recital by Mahmoud Osman

Cairo Opera House small hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Dance

8pm

CAIRO

Flamenco De Madrid Ballet Company from Spain performs “Carmina Burana” ballet

Cairo Opera House main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Karaoke

8pm

CAIRO

Karaoke Night

Room Art Space, 10 Etehaad El-Mohamin St., Garden City, Cairo

Film

8pm

CAIRO

Screening of After the Storm

Balcon Heliopolis
26 Sohag St., Heliopolis, 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


eve and color
Eve and Music of Color (Photo: part of promotional material for the exhibition)


Tuesday 17 October
 

Film
CAIRO

Screening of Wind River

Zawya, 4 Abdel Hamid Said St. (off Talaat Harb St.), Downtown, Cairo

Film

4pm

CAIRO

Screening of Pistol Opera, part of Cimatheque’s tribute to Seijun Suzuki

Cimatheque, 19a Adly St., Downtown, Cairo

Theatre

7pm

CAIRO

Play titled 45.  Part of The Show Goes On. Read more here.

AUC Falaki Theatre, 24 Falaki St., Downtown, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Gummo

Cimatheque, 19a Adly St., Downtown, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Wind River

Zamalek Cinema, 13 Shagaret El-Dor St., Zamalek, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Kes

ADEF, 143 St. no. 8, Muqattam City, Cairo

Exhibition opening

6pm

CAIRO

Salt of the Earth, exhibition by Mostafa El-Bana

Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre

7pm

CAIRO

Green Light play. Read more here.

Hanager Arts Centre, Cairo Opera Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Dalida, followed by discussion. Part of Dalidays. Read more here.

French Institute, 1 El-Hoqouq El-Frenseya St. (off Kasr El-Eini St.), Mounira, Cairo

Karaoke

8pm

CAIRO

Karaoke Night

Room Art Space, 10 Etehaad El-Mohamin St., Garden City, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Argentine bandoneonist Rodolfo Mederos. Read more here

Cairo Opera House, small hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Dance

8pm

CAIRO

Flamenco De Madrid Ballet Company from Spain performs “Carmina Burana” ballet

Cairo Opera House main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Ala Fekra band

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

Music

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Abdelrahman El-Halwagy concert.

Part of the 6th edition of Oufuqy Music Forum.

L’Atelier Alexandria, Moharram Bey, Alexandria

Music

8pm

ALEXANDRIA

Yasmine Zaki concert.

Part of the 6th edition of Oufuqy Music Forum.

L’Atelier Alexandria, Moharram Bey, Alexandria

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

windriver
Wind RIver (Photo: Still from the film)

Wednesday 18 October
 

Theatre

7pm

CAIRO

Play titled 45.  Part of The Show Goes On. Read more here.

AUC Falaki Theatre, 24 Falaki St., Downtown, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of A Glass and a Cigarette. Part of Dalidays. Read more here.

French Institute, 1 El-Hoqouq El-Frenseya St., Off Kasr El-Eini St., Mounira, Cairo

Film

7.30pm

CAIRO

Opening of Shnit film festival

Zawya, 4 Abdel Hamid Said St. Off Talaat Harb St., Downtown, Cairo

Music

8pm

CARIO

Wael El-Fashni performance

Bab 18 Art Space, 2 Khartoum St., Heliopolis, Cairo

Music

9pm

CAIRO

Screening of The Sixth Day. Part of Dalidays. Read more here.

French Institute, 1 El-Hoqouq El-Frenseya St., Off Kasr El-Eini St., Mounira, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Zar music and songs by Mazaher Ensemble

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

Games

8pm

CAIRO

Board Games Night with Boards Kingdom

Room Art Space, 10 Etehaad El-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

Music

8pm

ALEXANDRIA

Sherif Ghali and Yassen Mahgoub concert

Part of the 6th edition of Oufuqy Music Forum.

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

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

gypsy jazz
Gypsy Jazz project (Photo: part of promotional material on the band's Facebook page)

Thursday 19 October
 

Film

CAIRO

Screenings of Shnit short film festival

Zawya, 4 Abdel Hamid Said St. (off Talaat Harb St.), Downtown, Cairo

Music

7pm

CAIRO

Flamenco evening

ADEF, 143 Street no.8, Muqattam City, Cairo

Music

7pm

CAIRO

Line up comprised of Abidos Symphony Orchestra, Faironolia band, and an Electronic music concert with DJ Dina El-Gharib. Part of Dalidays. Read more here.

French Institute, 1 El-Hoqouq El-Frenseya St. (off Kasr El-Eini St.), Mounira, Cairo

Music
7pm
CAIRO

Abdelhalim Hafez puppet theatre concert

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

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Arab Takht Ensemble

Al-Gomhoriya Theatre,
12 Al-Gomhouria St., Abdeen (across from Abdin Palace), Downtown, Cairo

Dance
8pm
CAIRO

National Arab Music Ensemble

Cairo Opera House main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Salsabil El Nagham Ensemble for Arab Music and Religious Song

Cairo Opera House open air theatre, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

9pm

CAIRO

Gypsy Jazz project

Room Art Space, 10 Etehad El-Mohamin St., Garden City, Cairo

Music

8pm

ALEXANDRIA

52 Street featuring Tara, concert

Part of the 6th edition of Oufuqy Music Forum.

El-Garage, Jesuit Cultural Center, 298 Port Said St., Cleopatra, Alexandria

Festival

7pm

FAYOUM

7th Tunis Village Festival of pottery and handicrafts

Tunis Village, El-Fayoum

Dance
8pm
DAMANHOUR

‘Alamut Castle’ performance, by Egyptian Modern Dance Theatre Company

Damanhour Opera House

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

petits chats
Les Petits Chats (Photo: courtesy of Sherif Nakhla)

Friday 20 October
 

Film

CAIRO

Screenings of Shnit short film festival

Zawya, 4 Abdel Hamid Said St. (off Talaat Harb St.), Downtown, Cairo

Music
7pm
CAIRO

Black Thema concert

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

Theatre

7pm

CAIRO

Motherline play. Part of The Show Goes On. Read more here.

AUC Falaki Theatre, 24 Falaki St., Downtown, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Religious Song Ensemble

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

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Les Petits Chats

Cairo Opera House main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

9pm

CAIRO

Paranoid Eyes

Room Art Space, 10 Etehaad El-Mohamin St., Garden City, Cairo

Music

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Fatma Adel band.

Part of the 6th edition of Oufuqy Music Forum.

El-Garage, Jesuit Cultural Center, 298 Port Said St., Cleopatra, Alexandria

Music

8pm

ALEXANDRIA

Oud and Percussion concert with Eissa and Ayman

Part of the 6th edition of Oufuqy Music Forum.

El-Garage, Jesuit Cultural Center, 298 Port Said St., Cleopatra, Alexandria

Dance
8pm
DAMANHOUR

‘Alamut Castle’ performance, by Egyptian Modern Dance Theatre Company

Damanhour Opera House

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

medley quartet project
Medley Quartet Project (Photo: part of promotional material for Oufuqy Music Forum)

Saturday 21 October
 

Film

CAIRO

Screenings of Shnit short film festival

Zawya, 4 Abdel Hamid Said St. Off Talaat Harb St., Downtown, Cairo

Exhibition
11am
CAIRO

Art Treasures from the Mashrabia Gallery Collection

Mashrabia Gallery, 8, Champollion St. Downtown, Cairo

Film

3pm

CAIRO

Kid’s Day: film screenings and activities for children

Cimatheque, 19a Adly St., Downtown, Cairo

Theatre

7pm

CAIRO

Motherline play. Part of The Show Goes On. Read more here.

AUC Falaki Theatre, 24 Falaki St., Downtown, Cairo

Exhibition opening

7pm

CAIRO

Hall 1: Paintings by Ibrahim Ghazala

Hall 2 : Paintings by Wagih Yassa

Picasso Gallery, 30 Hassan Assem St. (off Brazil St.), Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Abdel Halim Nowera Ensemble for Arab Music

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

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Cairo Symphony Orchestra

Cairo Opera House main hall, 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

Music

9pm

CAIRO

Live Improv musical night: Maurice Louca / Maurizio Abate with Praed

Room Art Space, 10 Etehaad El-Mohamin St., Garden City, Cairo

Music

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Shahira Welnas ElKhatira concert

Part of the 6th edition of Oufuqy Music Forum.

El-Garage, Jesuit Cultural Center, 298 Port Said St., Cleopatra, Alexandria

Music

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Medley Quartet Project concert.

Part of the 6th edition of Oufuqy Music Forum.

El-Garage, Jesuit Cultural Center, 298 Port Said St., Cleopatra, Alexandria

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


plays
The Show Goes On, theatre festival (Photo: part of promotional material for the plays)

 

Sunday 22 October
 

Film

CAIRO

Screenings of Shnit short film festival

Zawya, 4 Abdel Hamid Said St. (off Talaat Harb St.), Downtown, Cairo

Film

4pm

CAIRO

Screening of Gummo

Cimatheque, 19a Adly St., Downtown, Cairo

Music

6pm

CAIRO

Nass Makan: a music event combining the different Egyptian music cultures to form a new and unique sound.

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

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Illinois Parables

Cimatheque, 19a Adly St., Downtown, Cairo

Theatre

7pm

CAIRO

Motherline play. Part of The Show Goes On. Read more here.

AUC Falaki Theatre, 24 Falaki St., Downtown, Cairo

Music

8.30pm

CAIRO

The Nile Troupe for Folk Instruments

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

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Funoon Ensemble for Arab Music, conducted by Mohamed El Nagar

Cairo Opera House, open air theatre, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Bells from the Deep by Werner Herzog (1993)

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Music

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Jacqueline George concert

Part of the 6th edition of Oufuqy Music Forum.

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


pistol opera
Pistol Opera (Photo: still from the film)

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

16 - 26 Oct

Eve and The music of Color, paintings by Iraqi artists Taha Abdullal

Al-Kahila Art Gallery, 15 El Batal Ahmed Abdel Aziz St., Mohandessin, Cairo

Exhibition
21 Oct- 4 Nov
CAIRO

Art Treasures from the Mashrabia Gallery Collection

Mashrabia Gallery, 8, Champollion St., Downtown, Cairo, Egypt

Exhibition
28 Sep- 10Oct
CAIRO

Modern Miracles, an exhibition by David Degner and curated by Alexandra Stock

MASQ - Maq‘ad of Sultan Qaitbey, Darb-Elsaqia St. (behind Qaitbay Mosque), Manshiet Nasser, Cairo

Exhibition

9 - 28 Oct

CAIRO

Psychological Games, paintings by Sahar Al-Amir

Ubuntu Gallery, 20 Hassan Sabry St., Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

15 Oct- 12 Nov

CAIRO

Gameel Shafik A Retrospective Exhibition

Gallery Misr, 4A Ibn Zinky St., Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

1 - 20 Oct

CAIRO

Hall 1: My World, paintings by Britt Boutros Ghali

Hall 2: Crossroad, paintings by Mohamed Ardash

Picasso Gallery, 30 Hassan Assem St. (off Brazil St.), Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

Until 26 Oct

CAIRO

I Will Defend Myself, photography exhibit by Nadia Mounir

CIC, 22 Abdelkhalek Tharwat, Downtown, Cairo

Exhibition

1 - 19 Oct

CAIRO

A Green House, animation exhibition by Marwan El-Gamal

Medrar for Contemporary Art, 7 Gamal El Din Abou El Mahasen, 1st floor, Apt. 4, Garden City, Cairo

Exhibition

17 Sep- 26 Oct

CAIRO

The White Smoke, a solo exhibition by Ahmed Sabry

Mashrabia Gallery, 8 Champollion St., Downtown, Cairo

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