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Egypt's arts and culture events of the week: 19-26 November

This week will see opening of the 39th Cairo International Film Festival. Beyond the festival however, the week offers numerous other events in Cairo and Alexandria

Ahram Online , Friday 17 Nov 2017
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Sunday 19 November
 

Festival

CAIRO

Cairographie photography festival. Check the programme here

Darb 1718, Kasr El-Shamaa St., Old Cairo

Lecture

6pm

CAIRO

The recovery of French excavations at Medamoud: The city and the temple of Montou, a lecture by Félix Relats-Montserrat, scientific member of IFAO, part of the monthly Archaeology Meetings

French Cultural Institute Madrasset Al-Huquq Al Frinseya St, Mounira, Cairo

Theatre
7pm
CAIRO

Sima Awanta, an Egyptian comedy play written by Noaaman Ashour, directed by Waleed Hammad

AUC, Malak Gabr Theatre, Cairo

TV series

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Sense8 (Season Two)

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

Music

8pm

CAIRO

The Nile Troupe for Folk Instruments

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

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Egyptian Musical Youth Society concert

Cairo Opera House, open air theatre, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Kolthoumiat concert, songs of Oum Kalthoum

Arab Music Institute, 22 Ramses Street, Downtown, Cairo

Film

8pm

CAIRO

Screening of One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

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

Music
8.30pm
CAIRO

The Nile Troupe for Folk Instruments, conducted by Abdel-Rahman Al-Shafaai, performs dances and songs from Upper Egypt on mizmar, tabla and other traditional musical instruments.

Al-Muaaz St, Al-Darb Al Asfar Alley, Al-Gamalya District, Cairo, (tel 02 2591 3391)

Music

8pm

ALEXANDRIA

Omar Khairat Orchestra

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

 

Cairographie photography
Cairographie photography festival at Darb 1718

 

Monday 20 November
 

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Concert by the Talents Development Centre

Arab Music Institute, 22 Ramses Street, Downtown, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Stranger Things: 2 episodes

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

Theatre
7pm
CAIRO

Sima Awanta, an Egyptian comedy play written by Noaaman Ashour, directed by Waleed Hammad

AUC, Malak Gabr Theatre, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Karaoke Night

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

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Piano recital by David Edgar

Cairo Opera House, open air theatre, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

8pm

CAIRO

Screening of Whitney: Can I Be Me (2017)

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

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Fabrica presents Al Leila Al Kebeera

El Sawy Culturewheel, River Hall, end of 26th of July St, Zamalek


Stranger Things
(Photo: still from Stranger Things)


Tuesday 21 November
 

Film

CAIRO

39th Cairo International Film Festival (21-30 November)

 

Theatre
5pm
CAIRO

Sima Awanta, an Egyptian comedy play written by Noaaman Ashour, directed by Waleed Hammad

AUC, Malak Gabr Theatre, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of The Enigma Of Kaspar Hauser

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

TV series

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Sense8 (Season Two)

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

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Mawawil and Gamalat Shiha present traditional music of the Nile Delta

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

Theatre

8.30pm

CAIRO

Namelessah, a play by Mohammed Hashem and Aya Terzaki. He work is inspired by a Canadian classic play which was featured in the Edinburgh festival in England.

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

 

Wednesday 22 November

 

Film

CAIRO

39th Cairo International Film Festival (21-30 November)

 

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Zar music and songs by Mazaher Ensemble

Makan, 1 Saad Zaghloul St, 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 St, off Al-Muaazgomh St and Al-Azhar St, Cairo

Theatre

8.30pm

CAIRO

Namelessah, a play by Mohammed Hashem and Aya Terzaki. He work is inspired by a Canadian classic play which was featured in the Edinburgh festival in England.

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

Theatre
7pm
ALEXANDRIA

Women Talk: a storytelling performance

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria


Whitney: Can I Be Me
(Photo: still from Whitney: Can I Be Me)


Thursday 23 November

 

Film

CAIRO

39th Cairo International Film Festival (21-30 November)

 

Theatre
5pm and 8pm
CAIRO

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, performed by Atelier El Masrah theatre team, Faculty of Fine Arts
 

AUC Falaki Theatre, 113 Kasr El-Aini Street (on AUC campus), Downtown, Cairo

Music

7pm

CAIRO

Dorgy Band

AlRabaa (Alrab3), Cultural Center, 3 El-Sananiry alley, off El-Moez street, Gammaliyah, Cairo

Theatre

7pm

CAIRO

Botchan, a play written by Japanese author Natsume Soseki adapted and directed by Sherif Hamdi

Rawabet Theatre
Hussein Meaamar St, off Mahmoud Bassiouni, next to Townhouse, Downtown, Cairo

Theatre
7.30pm
CAIRO

Bardo Presents a Playback Theatre Performance by “Mashroo Gueran” (Neighbors to be)

Bardo Clubhouse
2 road 12, Maadi, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Verdi’s opera Il Trovatore, by the Cairo Opera Company. Read more here

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

The Arab Music Heritage Ensemble in a repertoire of classical Arab songs.

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

Music

9pm

CAIRO

Estabena band

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

Music

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Yehya Khalil concert

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

 

Cairo International Film Festival
(Photo: promotional material of the 39th Cairo International Film Festival)

 

Friday 24 November
 

Film

CAIRO

39th Cairo International Film Festival (21-30 November)

 

Food festival
3-5pm
CAIRO

Chocolate festival, 24-30 November

El Sawy Culturewheel, 26 of July street, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre
5pm and 8pm
CAIRO

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, performed by Atelier El Masrah theatre team, Faculty of Fine Arts
 

AUC Falaki Theatre, 113 Kasr El-Aini Street (on AUC campus), Downtown, Cairo

Puppet theatre
6.30pm
CAIRO

Sahsah Lama Yangah (When Sahsah Succeed), a children play

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

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Concert by Mohamed El Shami

Arab Music Institute, 22 Ramses Street, Downtown, Cairo

Puppet theatre
8.30pm
CAIRO

“Al-Aragouz wa Khayal Al-Zel” (The Shadow Puppet), a free public performance by clowns in Al-Muaaz Street, presented by Wamda and directed by Nabil Bahgat.

Al-Muaaz St, Al-Darb Al Asfar Alley, Al-Gamalya District, Cairo, (tel 02 2591 3391)

Music

9pm

CAIRO

The Gipsy Jazz Project

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

 

Il Trovatore
Il Trovatore (Photo: Sherif Sonbol)

 

Saturday 25 November
 

Film

CAIRO

39th Cairo International Film Festival (21-30 November)

 

Food festival
3-5pm
CAIRO

Chocolate festival, 24-30 November

El Sawy Culturewheel, 26 of July street, Zamalek, Cairo

Film
5pm-9pm
CAIRO

Children’s Film Festival

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

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Romeo and Juliette Symphonie Dramatique, for soloists, Choir and Orchestra, with the participation of the Panamanian Mezzo-Soprano Maria Cecilia Prado

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Hosam Sakr Ensemble for Sufi Singing

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

Music

9pm

CAIRO

Rolled Up Sleeves band

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

Theatre
6pm
ALEXANDRIA

Performance for children

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

 

Um Ghayeb
(Photo: Still from Um Ghayeb)

 

Sunday 26 November
 

Film

CAIRO

39th Cairo International Film Festival (21-30 November)

 

Food festival
3-5pm
CAIRO

Chocolate festival, 24-30 November

El Sawy Culturewheel, 26 of July street, Zamalek, Cairo

Film
7pm
CAIRO

Zawya Program: screening of Um Ghayeb

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

TV series

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Sense8 (Season Two)

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

Music

8pm

CAIRO

The Nile Troupe for Folk Instruments

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

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Andromida band

El Sawy Culturewheel, River Hall, end of 26th of July St, Zamalek

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Verdi’s opera Il Trovatore, by the Cairo Opera Company. Read more here

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Wahabiat

Arab Music Institute, 22 Ramses Street, Downtown, Cairo

Music
8.30pm
CAIRO

The Nile Troupe for Folk Instruments, conducted by Abdel-Rahman Al-Shafaai, performs dances and songs from Upper Egypt on mizmar, tabla and other traditional musical instruments.

Al-Muaaz St, Al-Darb Al Asfar Alley, Al-Gamalya District, Cairo, (tel 02 2591 3391)

Theatre
6pm & 8pm
ALEXANDRIA

Performance for children

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria


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