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Egypt's arts and culture events of the week: 7-14 January

The week is filled with many new exhibitions worth checking out. This is topped with film screenings, music concerts, theatre plays, ballet, poetry evening and more.

Ahram Online , Friday 5 Jan 2018
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Scroll to the bottom for the list of recommended exhibitions this week
 

Sunday 7 January
 

Exhibition

Last day

CAIRO

Provocative Product, installations by Eman Ali

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

Film

12pm, 2.30pm, 7.30pm

CAIRO

Screening of Breathe

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

Film

5pm and 10pm

CAIRO

Loving Vincent

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

Puppet Theatre
6.30pm
CAIRO

Play the Game, puppet theatre directed by Hani Ezz Eldin

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

Theatre
7pm
CAIRO

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

The Modern Theatre
Qasr Al-Aini St, Cairo

Theatre

7.30pm

CAIRO

Yom An Qatalo El-Ghenaa (The Day They Killed Singing) play

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

Film
7.30pm

CAIRO

Screening of Ya Omri (104 Wrinkles)

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

Film

8pm

CAIRO

Screening of The Tree of Life (2011)

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

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Arabic Music Heritage Ensemble

Arabic Music Institute, 22 Ramsis St, Downtown, Cairo

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

Sallem Nafsak (Surrender) play. Read our review here.

Cairo Creativity Center, Cairo Opera grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

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


Salem Nafsak
Director Khaled Galal (centre) with the cast of Surrender (Salem Nafsak) play. (Photo: part of promotional material)

 

Monday 8 January
 

Film

12pm, 2.30pm, 7.30pm

CAIRO

Screening of Breathe

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

Film

5pm and 10pm

CAIRO

Loving Vincent

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

Exhibition opening

6.30pm

CAIRO

Colours of India, photography by Mona Abdelkarim

Egyptian Centre for International Cultural Cooperation, 11 Shagaret El Dor St., Zamalek, Cairo

Music
7pm
CAIRO

Wogooh band

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

Film
7pm

CAIRO

Screening of 4 Kings (4 Könige, 2015), director Theresa von Eltz

Goethe Institut, 17 Hussein Wasef St, Messaha, Cairo

Exhibition opening

7pm

CAIRO

Adam, paintings by Souad Mardam Bey

Zamalek Art Gallery, 11 Brazil St., Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre

7.30pm

CAIRO

Yom An Qatalo El-Ghenaa (The Day They Killed Singing) play

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

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Sobhi Bidair and Friends

Cairo Opera House, Small hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

Sallem Nafsak (Surrender) play. Read our review here.

Cairo Creativity Center, Cairo Opera grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

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


Omar Abdelzaher
Part of artwork by Omar Abdelzaher (Photo: part of promotional material)


Tuesday 9 January
 

Film

12pm, 2.30pm, 7.30pm

CAIRO

Screening of Breathe

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

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Loving Vincent

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

Film

5pm and 10pm

CAIRO

Loving Vincent

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

Exhibition opening

7pm

CAIRO

A Gift of River and Sea, paintings by Omar Abdelzaher. Read our Art Alert here.

Khan El-Maghraby gallery, 18 Mansour Mohamed St., Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre

7.30pm

CAIRO

Yom An Qatalo El-Ghenaa (The Day They Killed Singing) play

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

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Chamber music concert with Doaa Saber, Alaa Abdalla, Mahmoud Mekhaimar

Cairo Opera House, Small hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

Sallem Nafsak (Surrender) play. Read our review here.

Cairo Creativity Center, Cairo Opera grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

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

Swan Lake
Cairo Opera Ballet Company in a scene from Swan Lake. (Photo: courtesy of the Cairo Opera House)

Wednesday 10 January
 

Exhibition opening

7pm

CAIRO

Paintings by Mohamed El-Mahdy

Ahmed Shawky Museum, 6 Ahmed Shawky St., off Morad St., Nile Cornish, Giza

Exhibition opening

7pm

CAIRO

Solo exhibition of paintings by Yassin Haraz. The exhibition continues until 23 January

Picasso East Art Gallery, InterContinental Semiramis, Corniche El Nil St. Garden City, Cairo

Exhibition opening

7pm

CAIRO

Revival, an exhibition for late artists Nour Al-Youssef. Read our Art Alert here.

Arcade Gallery, 25 Orabi St., Maadi, Cairo

Theatre

7.30pm

CAIRO

Yom An Qatalo El-Ghenaa (The Day They Killed Singing) play

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

Ballet

8pm

CAIRO

Swan Lake ballet. Read more here

Cairo Opera House, Main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

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

Nour Al-Youssef
Part of artwork by Nour Al-Youssef (Photo: part of promotional material for the exhibtion)

Thursday 11 January
 

Film

6pm

CAIRO

Indian Cinema club

Hanager Art Center, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition opening

7pm

CAIRO

Diary of the Ivory Tower, artworks by Nazir Tanbouli and Aliaa El-Gready

Greek Campus Gallery, 28 Falaki St., Downtown, Cairo

Music

7.30pm

CAIRO

Omar Ghali on guitar

Da House, 7 Mosadaq St, Dokki, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Mazzika x El-Sat7: Hania Fansa band.

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

Music
8pm

CAIRO

National Arab Music Ensemble

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

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Cromatex Ensemble for Music and Arab Singing

Cairo Opera House, Small hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Ballet

8pm

CAIRO

Swan Lake ballet. Read more here

Cairo Opera House, Main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

Sallem Nafsak (Surrender) play. Read our review here.

Cairo Creativity Center, Cairo Opera grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

9pm

CAIRO

Shahira Welnas ElKhatira band

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

Music

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Violin and Harp recital, by Mona Wassef and Yasser is Serafy

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Small hall, Alexandria

Music
8pm
DAMANHOUR

Heritage Arab Music Ensemble

Damanhour Opera House, Damanhour

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

At Land
(Photo: stills from two films -- At Land, and A Trip to The Moon -- screened at Osiris

Friday 12 January
 

Talk

5pm

CAIRO

Mona Lisa and the story of Leonardo DaVinci, a lecture by Hend Mosaad

InFocus, Building 9 on 219 St., Maadi, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Taksir Sharqi band

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

Ballet

8pm

CAIRO

Swan Lake ballet. Read more here

Cairo Opera House, Main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

Sallem Nafsak (Surrender) play. Read our review here.

Cairo Creativity Center, Cairo Opera grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

9pm

CAIRO

Estabena band

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

Music
8pm
ALEXANDRIA

Heritage Arab Music Ensemble

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

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

Loving Vincent
(Photo: still from film Loving Vincent)

Saturday 13 January
 

Music
5pm
CAIRO

An afternoon of drumming: Drum Circle with Rania Amr

Bab 18 Art Space
2 Khartoum Street, Heliopolis, Cairo

Film

6pm

CAIRO

Screening of El-Agiba El-Thamena (The Eighth Wonder) in memory of Hussein Bikar

El-Hanager Art Center, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

7pm

CAIRO

Mondedalida, Dalida tribute band

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

Open-mic

7pm

CAIRO

Masrou3 Al-Mareekh open mic

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

Film
7pm

CAIRO

Screening of two silent short films -- At Land and A Trip to The Moon -- accompanied by live music with composer and musician Mohamed Nagla. Read our Art Alert here.

Osiris, 1 Hassan Mourad St., from Qasr El Aini, 2nd floor, Garden City, Cairo

Music

7.30pm

CAIRO

Sameh Shaban concert

Da House, 7 Mosadaq St, Dokki, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Cairo Symphony Orchestra concert

Cairo Opera House, Small hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Ballet

8pm

CAIRO

Swan Lake ballet. Read more here

Cairo Opera House, Main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

Sallem Nafsak (Surrender) play. Read our review here.

Cairo Creativity Center, Cairo Opera grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

9pm

CAIRO

Music with Balqeis

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

Music

7pm

CAIRO

BA Orchestra with soloist: Mohamed Seif El Yazal (Contrabass), conductor and oboe soloist: Ahmed Farag

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Small hall, Alexandria

Music
8pm
DAMANHOUR

“Yalla Neghani” concert: Monte Cairo Company

Damanhour Opera House, Damanhour

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


Mervat Shazly Helaly
Fragment of a painting by Mervat Shazly Helaly, part of the solo exhibition titled Vision of South at Picasso Art Gallery (Photo: courtesy of Picasso Art Gallery)

 

Sunday 14 January
 

Exhibition

Opening
7pm

CAIRO

Visions of South, a solo exhibition by Mervat Shazly Helaly. Read more here . The exhibition continues until 1 February

Picasso Art Gallery, 30 Hassan Assem st., off Brazil St. Zamalek, Cairo

Music
7pm
CAIRO

Moog El Ba7r band

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

Poetry

7pm

CAIRO

Poetry evening: with Salah El-Lakany, Fouad Taman, Heba Essam, presented by Rasha El-Fawal

House of Arabic Poetry (Beyt El-Set Wassila)

Exhibition opening

7pm

CAIRO

Paintings by Gamila Zaki

Picasso Gallery, 30 Hassan Assem St., Brazil, Zamalek

Music
8pm

CAIRO

Religious Song Ensemble

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

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Sharara sextet

Cairo Opera House, Small hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

Sallem Nafsak (Surrender) play. Read our review here.

Cairo Creativity Center, Cairo Opera grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm
ALEXANDRIA

“Yalla Neghani” concert: Monte Cairo Company

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

Souad Mardam Bey
Fragment from a painting by Souad Mardam Bey

 

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

8 Dec - 15 Feb

CAIRO

Cairo Art Fair III

ArtsMart, km28 Cairo-Alex Desert Road, behind Total gas station, before Dandy mall, Cairo

Exhibition

8 - 13 Jan

CAIRO

Colours of India, photography by Mona Abdelkarim

Egyptian Centre for International Cultural Cooperation, 11 Shagaret El Dor St., Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition 8 Jan - tba

CAIRO

Adam, paintings by Souad Mardam Bey

Zamalek Art Gallery, 11 Brazil St., Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

10 Jan- 10 Feb

CAIRO

Revival, an exhibition for late artists Nour Al-Youssef. Read our Art Alert here.

Arcade Gallery, 25 Orabi St., Maadi, Cairo

Exhibition

10 - 20 Jan

CAIRO

Paintings by Mohamed El-Mahdy

Ahmed Shawky Museum, 6 Ahmed Shawky St., off Morad St., Nile Cornish, Giza

ExhibItion 10-23 Jan

CAIRO

Solo exhibition of paintings by Yassin Haraz.

Picasso East Art Gallery, InterContinental Semiramis, Corniche El Nil St. Garden City, Cairo

Exhibition

27 Dec- 13 Jan

CAIRO

Winter exhibition

Ubuntu Gallery, 20 Hassan Sabry St, El-Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

11 - 30 Jan

CAIRO

Diary of the Ivory Tower, artworks by Nazir Tanbouli and Aliaa El-Gready

Greek Campus Gallery, 28 Falaki St., Downtown, Cairo

Exhibition Until 24 Jan

CAIRO

Exhibition of paintings by Mounir Eskander

Picasso East Art Gallery, Villa(39) El -Narges(3) 5th Settlement 90st. in front of Lake View, New Cairo

Exhibition Until 24 Jan

CAIRO

Exhibition of sculptures by Tamer Ragab and paintings by Mahmoud Mareey, inspired by the Islamic art

Picasso East Art Gallery, Villa(39) El -Narges(3) 5th Settlement 90st. in front of Lake View, New Cairo

Exhibition

Till 12 Jan CAIRO

Hall 1: The Colorful Tones, paintings by Effat Hosny

Hall 2: paintings by Mohamed Tammam

Picasso Gallery, 30 Hassan Assem St., Brazil, Zamalek

Exhibition

14 Jan - 1 Feb

CAIRO

Visions of South, a solo exhibition by Mervat Shazly Helaly. Read more here

Picasso Art Gallery, 30 Hassan Assem st., off Brazil St. Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

14 Jan - tba

CAIRO

Paintings by Gamila Zaki

Picasso Gallery, 30 Hassan Assem St., Brazil, Zamalek

Exhibition

9 - 20 Jan

CAIRO

A Gift of River and Sea, paintings by Omar Abdelzaher. Read our Art Alert here.

Khan El-Maghraby gallery, 18 Mansour Mohamed St., Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

17 Dec - 7 Jan

CAIRO

Provocative Product, installations by Eman Ali

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

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