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Egypt's arts and culture events of the week: 24-31 December

Last week of the year brings a lot of Christmas and New Year related concerts, films, theatre plays, exhibitions, literary discussions and more. Check our selection below

Ahram Online , Friday 22 Dec 2017
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Sunday 24 December
 

Film

10.45am, 1.15pm, 4pm, 7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Jumanji 2

Zamalek Cinema, 13 Shagaret El Dor Street
Zamalek, Cairo

Film
12pm, 2.30pm, 7.30pm, 10pm

CAIRO

Screening of Loving Vincent

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

Film
5pm

CAIRO

Screening of Only Men Go to the Grave

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

Film for children

6.30pm

CAIRO

Screening of animated film WALL-E (2008)

Art of Seeing Centre,
17 Ameen Zaki Street, Heliopolis, Cairo

Book signing & discussion
7pm
CAIRO

Discussion around a book by Mahmoud El Dabaa titled Arab Culture, Identity and Consciousness

Battana, Yakoubian building, 34 Talaat Harb st, Downtown, Cairo

Theatre
7pm
CAIRO

Sallem Nafsak (Surrender), a play by the students of Actor’s Studio, directed by Khaled Galal. Read more about the play here

Artistic Creativity Centre Theatre, Cairo Opera grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
7.30pm
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.

Beit Al-Seheimi
Al-Muaaz St, Al-Darb Al Asfar Alley, Al-Gamalya District, Cairo

Theatre
8pm
CAIRO

Qawaaid Al-Ashq Al-Arbaain (The Forty Rules of Adoration), a play based on Elaf Shafaq’s novel with dramaturgy by Rasha Abdel-Moneim and directed by Adel Hassan

Al-Salam Theatre
101 Qasr Al-Aini St, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Om El Nour Choir

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

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Heritage Arabic Music Ensemble

Arabic Music Institute, 22 Ramsis St, Downtown, Cairo

Talk
7pm
CAIRO

Monthly meeting of El Sawy Camera Club, with photographer Karim Nabil

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

Theatre
8pm
CAIRO

That Night, a play directed by Mohamed Abdel Khaleq

Hanager Arts Centre, Cairo Opera grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

10pm

CAIRO

Screening of Photocopy

Zamalek Cinema, 13 Shagaret El Dor Street
Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre
8pm
ALEXANDRIA

Obour w Intesar (Crossover and Victory), a play describes the period between 1967 and the victory of 1973 written and directed by Mohamed Al-Khouly

Beram Al-Tunsi Theatre
Al-Gaish St, Al Azaritah, Qesm Bab Sharqi, Alexandria

Loving Vincent
(Photo: still from film Loving Vincent)

 

Monday 25 December
 

Exhibition last days
CAIRO

Everyday Cairo photography exhibition. The exhibition continues until 29 December.

Beit el Sura, Building 30, Street 15, Maadi, Cairo

Film

10.45am, 1.15pm, 4pm, 7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Jumanji 2

Zamalek Cinema, 13 Shagaret El Dor Street
Zamalek, Cairo

Film
12pm, 2.30pm, 7.30pm, 10pm

CAIRO

Screening of Loving Vincent

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

Film
5pm

CAIRO

Screening of The Killing of a Sacred Deer

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

Theatre

7pm

CAIRO

Youm Eltalat Elsa'a 6

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

Music

7.30pm

CAIRO

The Message Team, christmas concert

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

Theatre
7pm
CAIRO

Sallem Nafsak (Surrender), a play by the students of Actor’s Studio, directed by Khaled Galal. Read more about the play here

Artistic Creativity Centre Theatre, Cairo Opera grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Christmas concert with Neveen Allouba

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

Theatre
8pm
CAIRO

That Night, a play directed by Mohamed Abdel Khaleq

Hanager Arts Centre, Cairo Opera grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

10pm

CAIRO

Screening of Photocopy

Zamalek Cinema, 13 Shagaret El Dor Street
Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm
ALEXANDRIA

Alexandria Opera House String Orchestra

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

The Odd Life of Timothy Green
(Still from film The Odd Life of Timothy Green)


Tuesday 26 December
 

Film

10.45am, 1.15pm, 4pm

CAIRO

Screening of Jumanji 2

Zamalek Cinema, 13 Shagaret El Dor Street
Zamalek, Cairo

Film
12pm, 2.30pm, 7.30pm, 10pm

CAIRO

Screening of Loving Vincent

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

Film
5pm

CAIRO

Screening of The Killing of a Sacred Deer

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

Seminar

5.30pm

CAIRO

Hadeth Tuesday, with Islamic Studies specialist Fatima Hussein.

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

Book talk: architecture
6pm
CAIRO

Discussion around the book “Complete works by Hassan Fathy” (Egyptian architect, 1900-1989)

Gezira Arts Centre, 1 El Masrafy St, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Loving Vincent

Zamalek Cinema, 13 Shagaret El Dor Street
Zamalek, Cairo

Music

7pm

CAIRO

Oscarizma, concert

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

Theatre
7pm
CAIRO

Sallem Nafsak (Surrender), a play by the students of Actor’s Studio, directed by Khaled Galal. Read more about the play here

Artistic Creativity Centre Theatre, Cairo Opera grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Loving Vincent

Zamalek Cinema, 13 Shagaret El Dor Street
Zamalek, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Frida

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

Theatre
8pm
CAIRO

That Night, a play directed by Mohamed Abdel Khaleq

Hanager Arts Centre, Cairo Opera grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Ballet
8pm
CAIRO

The Nutcracker ballet by the Cairo Opera Ballet Company and the Cairo Opera Orchestra conducted by Nader Abbassi. Read more here

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

10pm

CAIRO

Screening of Photocopy

Zamalek Cinema, 13 Shagaret El Dor Street
Zamalek, Cairo

nutcracker
The Nutcracker ballet (Photo: Sherif Sonbol)

 

Wednesday 27 December
 

Exhibition opening & talk

6pm

CAIRO

Ethiopian photographer Aida Muluneh will give a talk on photography in Ethiopia. Read more here

Darb 1718, Kasr El Shamaa street, El-Fakhareen, Old Cairo, behind the Hanging Church, Cairo

Theatre
8pm
CAIRO

That Night, a play directed by Mohamed Abdel Khaleq

Hanager Arts Centre, Cairo Opera grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8.30pm
CAIRO

Ali El-Haggar concert

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

Ballet
8pm
CAIRO

The Nutcracker ballet by the Cairo Opera Ballet Company and the Cairo Opera Orchestra conducted by Nader Abbassi. Read more here

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm
ALEXANDRIA

Cultural Salon

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

Aida Muluneh
Aida Muluneh, to talk about Photography in Ethiopia at Darb 1718 (Photo: part of promotional material)

 

Thursday 28 December
 

Puppet Theatre
6.30pm
CAIRO

Sahsah Lama Yangah (When Sahsah Succeed), a children play to the poetry by Salah Jahin and directed by Salah Al-Sakka

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

Theatre
7pm
CAIRO

Sallem Nafsak (Surrender), a play by the students of Actor’s Studio, directed by Khaled Galal. Read more about the play here

Artistic Creativity Centre Theatre, Cairo Opera grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

7.30pm

CAIRO

Ali El-Helbawy concert

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

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Yasmin Ali concert

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

Theatre
8pm
CAIRO

That Night, a play directed by Mohamed Abdel Khaleq

Hanager Arts Centre, Cairo Opera grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Wahabiyat

Arabic Music Institute, 22 Ramsis St, Downtown, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Religious songs ensemble

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

Ballet
8pm
CAIRO

The Nutcracker ballet by the Cairo Opera Ballet Company and the Cairo Opera Orchestra conducted by Nader Abbassi. Read more here

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Yehya Khalil

Cairo Opera House, small hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

9pm

CAIRO

Taksir Sharqi band

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

Film
1pm
ALEXANDRIA

Screening of Forrest Gump

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Multimedia library, Alexandria

Film
5.30pm
ALEXANDRIA

Screening of The Mountain Between Us

Raquda Foundation for Art and Heritage, Abdel Aziz Fahmy, Stanly, Alexandria

Storytelling
7pm
ALEXANDRIA

Storytelling evening titled ‘One in the Morning’

Beit Hawadit, Salah Mostafa Al Mesallah Sharq Qesm Bab Sharqi, Alexandria

Music
8pm
ALEXANDRIA

Abou Shaar Brothers ensemble for religious song

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

Frida
(Photo: still from film Frida)

 

Friday 29 December
 

Photography talk
5pm
CAIRO

Everything You Can Imagine is Real, an interactive talk about how to put imagination into execution and
bring fantasy to life through Fine Art, Conceptual and Fashion Photography, by Adel Essam and Henar Sherif

Photopia, 15 Somal St, El Korba, Heliopolis, Cairo

Puppet Theatre
6.30pm
CAIRO

Sahsah Lama Yangah (When Sahsah Succeed), a children play to the poetry by Salah Jahin and directed by Salah Al-Sakka

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

Pantomime
5pm

CAIRO

Pantomime performance by Mostafa Hazeen and Malameh troupe

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

Theatre
7pm
CAIRO

Sallem Nafsak (Surrender), a play by the students of Actor’s Studio, directed by Khaled Galal. Read more about the play here

Artistic Creativity Centre Theatre, Cairo Opera grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
7pm
CAIRO

Al Mawlaweya El Masreya, with Amer El Tony

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

Music
7.30pm
CAIRO

Hisham Kharma concert

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

Theatre
8pm
CAIRO

That Night, a play directed by Mohamed Abdel Khaleq

Hanager Arts Centre, Cairo Opera grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

Concert by El Masreyeen and the Future Stars. Conductor: Hany Shenouda

Cairo Opera House small hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Awtar ensemble

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

Music

9pm

CAIRO

Tijan band

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

Ballet
8pm
CAIRO

The Nutcracker ballet by the Cairo Opera Ballet Company and the Cairo Opera Orchestra conducted by Nader Abbassi. Read more here

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
4pm & 7.30pm
ALEXANDRIA

Massar Egbari

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Massar Egbari
Massar Egbari

 

Saturday 30 December
 

Film
5pm
CAIRO

Screening of The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012)

Gusour Cultural Center, Michel Lotf Allah St, inside All Saint's Cathedral, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre
7pm
CAIRO

Sallem Nafsak (Surrender), a play by the students of Actor’s Studio, directed by Khaled Galal. Read more about the play here

Artistic Creativity Centre Theatre, Cairo Opera grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
7pm
CAIRO

Hisham El-Gakh concert

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

Theatre
8pm
CAIRO

That Night, a play directed by Mohamed Abdel Khaleq

Hanager Arts Centre, Cairo Opera grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Ballet
8pm
CAIRO

The Nutcracker ballet by the Cairo Opera Ballet Company and the Cairo Opera Orchestra conducted by Nader Abbassi. Read more here

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

Christmas Concert with Walt Disney Cartoon and Mohamed Helmy

Cairo Opera House small hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm
ALEXANDRIA

Concert by the Talents Development Centre of Alexandria

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

Eman Shaker
Eman Shaker (Photo: Eman Shaker's facebook page)

Sunday 31 December

Music
6pm
CAIRO

Pianist Eman Shaker and friends: "Music & Songs" featuring Ihab Shawi. The evening will be a celebration of Christmas and New Year Eve with waltzes, tangos and Christmas carols

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre
7pm
CAIRO

Sallem Nafsak (Surrender), a play by the students of Actor’s Studio, directed by Khaled Galal. Read more about the play here

Artistic Creativity Centre Theatre, Cairo Opera grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre
7pm
CAIRO

Forsa Saaida (Nice to Meet You), a play directed by Mohamed Gomaa

The Modern Theatre
Qasr Al-Aini St, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Piano and violin evening with Fouad and Mounib

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

Theatre
8pm
CAIRO

That Night, a play directed by Mohamed Abdel Khaleq

Hanager Arts Centre, Cairo Opera grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Kolthomiat

Arabic Music Institute, 22 Ramsis St, Downtown, Cairo

Music
7pm
ALEXANDRIA

Christmas concert: Bibliotheca Alexandrina Orchestra conducted by Sherif Mohie Eldin featuring mezzo soprano Farah ElDibany.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Music
8pm
ALEXANDRIA

Gala concert: New Year celebration with the Cairo Opera Company

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

Music
8pm
DAMANHOUR

Yasser Soliman ensemble for music and singing

Damanhour Opera House

photocopy
Photocopy (Photo: still from the film's teaser)


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