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Egypt's arts and culture events of the week: 22-29 October

We begin a new week filled with many arts and culture events: music, films, exhibitions and more, in Cairo and Alexandria; some events might be rescheduled due to mourning over policemen killed by terrorists on Friday

Ahram Online , Saturday 28 Oct 2017
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*Due to the national mourning that extends to Sunday 22 and Monday 23 October, some cultural institutions have cancelled their activities on those days. It is advised to double check with the institution prior to attending.
 


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


Sunday 22 October

Film

CAIRO

Screenings of Shnit short film festival.

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

Film

4pm

CAIRO

Screening of Gummo.

Cimatheque, 19a Adly Street, Downtown Cairo

Music

6pm

CAIRO

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

Makan 1 Saad Zaghloul Street, Al-Mounira, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Illinois Parables.

Cimatheque, 19a Adly Street, Downtown Cairo

Theatre

7pm

CAIRO

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

AUC Falaki Theatre, 24 Falaki Street, Downtown Cairo

Music

8.30pm

CAIRO

The Nile Troupe for Folk Instruments.

Beit El-Sehemi
El-Gamaliya, Al-Muazz Street, 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 Street, Raml Station, Alexandria

Music/Dance

8pm

ALEXANDRIA

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

Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)
Fouad Street, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria

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


mini theatre festival
The Show Goes On, mini theatre festival (Photo: part of promotional material)

Monday 23 October

Books
4pm
CAIRO

The Silent Book Club: Cairo Chapter.

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

Theatre

7pm

CAIRO

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

AUC Falaki Theatre, 24 Falaki Street, Downtown Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Zikr and Sufi night.

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

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Opera La Traviata by the Cairo Opera Company.

Cairo Opera House, Main Hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

8pm

CAIRO

Screening of Split (2016).

Balcon Heliopolis
26 Sohag Street, Heliopolis, 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

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Do'souka concert. Part of the 6th edition of Oufuqy Music Forum.

Jesuits Centre, 298 Port Said Street, Alexandria

Music/Dance

8pm

ALEXANDRIA

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

Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)
Fouad Street, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria

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


Portrait of Jason
(Photo: still from Portrait of Jason film)


Tuesday 24 October
 

Film

4pm

CAIRO

Screening of The Illinois Parables.

Cimatheque, 19a Adly Street, Downtown Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Portrait of Jason.

Cimatheque, 19a Adly Street, Downtown Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Children of Heaven.

ADEF, 143 Street, No 8, Muqattam City, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Opera La Traviata by the Cairo Opera Company.

Cairo Opera House, Main Hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Mawawil and Gamalat Shiha.

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

Music

6pm

ALEXANDRIA

Alexandria Opera House Children Choir.

Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)
Fouad Street, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria

Music

8pm

ALEXANDRIA

Looperia concert. Part of the 6th edition of Oufuqy Music Forum.

Jesuits Centre, 298 Port Said Street, Alexandria

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

The Illinois Parables
(Photo: still from The Illinois Parables film)

Wednesday 25 October
 

Film

CAIRO

Screenings of Withered Green.

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

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Zar music and songs by Mazaher Ensemble.

Makan, 1 Saad Zaghloul Street, Al-Mounira, 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

Ahmed Rabie band.

Cairo Opera House, Small Hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
9pm
CAIRO

Ali El-Haggar.

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

Music

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Tarbe3a concert. Part of the 6th edition of Oufuqy Music Forum.

30 El-Nabi Daniel Street, Alexandria

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

Looperia
The Looperia project (Photo: still from the YouTube video of Looperia)

Thursday 26 October
 

Film

CAIRO

Screenings of Withered Green.

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

Lecture
6pm
CAIRO

Lecture titled "Literary Bastards, Down-and-Out in Paris, London and Egypt: Waguih Ghali, Albert Cossery, Georges Moustaki".

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

Puppet theatre
7pm
CAIRO

El-Sakia puppet theatre.

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

Music
7.30pm
CAIRO

High Dam and Afronubia concert.

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

Dance
8pm
CAIRO

“The Folklore Ages”: Performance by Al Forsan Al Sharq Heritage Company.

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

Open Mic
8pm

CAIRO

Stand up comedy open mic night.

Darb 1718, Kasr El Sham3 Street, Al Fakhareen, Old Cairo, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Yehia Khalil and his band perform selections of his Jazz arrangements.

Cairo Opera House, Small Hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Mazamer El-Nil band performs folk music from Upper Egypt.

Al Dammah Theatre for Free Arts, 30 Al-Belaasi, Al Balaqsah, Cairo

Music

9pm

CAIRO

The Woodpeckers Trio.

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

Music

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Ahmed Saleh concert. Part of the 6th edition of Oufuqy Music Forum.

30 El-Nabi Daniel Street, Alexandria

Music

8.30pm

ALEXANDRIA

Noiztatic & Latēfall concert. Part of the 6th edition of Oufuqy Music Forum.

30 El-Nabi Daniel Street, Alexandria

Music

8pm

ALEXANDRIA

Alexandria Opera Ensemble for Music and Arab Singing honours the memory of late singer Mohamed Fawzy performing selections of his best songs.

Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)
Fouad Street, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria

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

Withered Green
Still from Withered Green (Photo: courtesy of Dubai International Film Festival)

Friday 27 October
 

Film

CAIRO

Screenings of Withered Green.

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

Film
7pm
CAIRO

Indian Film Festival, 27 Oct-2 Nov.

Hanager Cinema, Hanager Arts Centre, Cairo Opera Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition opening
7.30pm
CAIRO

Solo show by Ahmed Morsi. The exhibition continues until 2 December.

Gypsum gallery, 5 Ibrahim Naguib, Ground Floor, Apt 2, Garden City, Cairo

Dance
8pm
CAIRO

“The Folklore Ages”: Performance by Al Forsan Al Sharq Heritage Company.

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

Music

8pm

CARIO

Acoustic Night With Nour Khan.

Bab 18 Art Space, 2 Khartoum Street, Heliopolis, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Rania Yehya and her band.

Cairo Opera House, Small Hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8.30pm

CAIRO

Rami Attallah Trio.

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

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Ali El Helbawi concert.

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

Music

8pm

ALEXANDRIA

Yehya Khalil.

Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)
Fouad Street, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria

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

High Dam
High Dam band (Photo: part of promotional material from High Dam's Facebook page)

Saturday 28 October
 

Film

CAIRO

Screenings of Withered Green.

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

Exhibition
11am
CAIRO

Art Treasures from the Mashrabia Gallery Collection.

Mashrabia Gallery, 8, Champollion Street, Downtown Cairo

Film

4pm

CAIRO

Screening of Portrait of Jason.

Cimatheque, 19a Adly Street, Downtown Cairo

Film
7pm
CAIRO

Indian Film Festival, 27 Oct-2 Nov.

Hanager Cinema, Hanager Arts Centre, Cairo Opera Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Things to Come.

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

Theatre

7pm

CAIRO

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

AUC Falaki Theatre, 24 Falaki Street, Downtown Cairo

Dance
8pm
CAIRO

“The Folklore Ages”: Performance by Al Forsan Al Sharq Heritage Company.

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-Muazz Street and Al-Azhar Street, Cairo

Music

9pm

CAIRO

Object Obscure / Disorder concert.

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

Music

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

BA Orchestra, BA Youth Orchestra, BA Symphonic Choir conducted by Nayer Nagui. Programme:
Beethoven’s Egmont” Overture and Symphony No. 9 Op. 125 "Choral".

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

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


Object Obscure
(Photo: still from the Object Obscure band's concert posted on YouTube)

Sunday 29 October

Film

CAIRO

Screenings of Withered Green.

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

Film
7pm
CAIRO

Indian Film Festival, 27 Oct-2 Nov.

Hanager Cinema, Hanager Arts Centre, Cairo Opera Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

7.30pm

CAIRO

Screening of We Are Egyptian Armenians.

Darb 1718, Kasr El-Sham3 Street, Al-Fakhareen, Old Cairo, Cairo

Music

8.30pm

CAIRO

The Nile Troupe for Folk Instruments.

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

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Flute and harp recital with Reham Fayed and Mona Wassef.

Cairo Opera House, Small Hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Echoes From a Somber Empire by Werner Herzog (1990).

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria


We Are Egyptian Armenians
(Photo: fragment from the poster of the documentary We Are Egyptian Armenians)

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
27 Oct-2 Dec
CAIRO

Solo show by Ahmed Morsi.

Gypsum Gallery, 5 Ibrahim Naguib, Ground Floor, Apt 2, Garden City, 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 Street, Mohandessin, Cairo

Exhibition
21 Oct-4 Nov
CAIRO

Art Treasures from the Mashrabia Gallery Collection.

Mashrabia Gallery, 8, Champollion Street, Downtown Cairo

Exhibition

9-28 Oct

CAIRO

Psychological Games, paintings by Sahar Al-Amir.

Ubuntu Gallery, 20 Hassan Sabry Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

15 Oct-12 Nov

CAIRO

Gameel Shafik A Retrospective Exhibition.

Gallery Misr, 4a Ibn Zinky Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

Until 26 Oct

CAIRO

I Will Defend Myself, photography exhibit by Nadia Mounir.

CIC, 22 Abdel Khalek Tharwat, Downtown Cairo

Exhibition

17 Sep-26 Oct

CAIRO

The White Smoke, a solo exhibition by Ahmed Sabry.

Mashrabia Gallery, 8 Champollion Street, Downtown Cairo

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