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Egypt's arts and culture events of the week: 14-21 January

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

 

Sunday 14 January

 

Film

12pm, 2.30pm, 10pm

CAIRO

Screening of Darkest Hour

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

Exhibition

6pm

CAIRO

Exhibition and seminar by the Heritage Preservation Association

Talaat Harb Culture Center, 1 El-Sayeda Nafisa St., El-Sayeda Zeinab, Cairo

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), Old Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Ali, the Goat and Ibrahim

Egyptian Film Critics Association, 36 Sherif Street, Downtown, Cairo

Poetry

7pm

CAIRO

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

House of Arabic Poetry,

Film

7.30pm

CAIRO

Screening of Foreign Body

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

Exhibition opening

7pm

CAIRO

Paintings by Gamila Zaki

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

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of film Mother (2017)

Elbet Alwan, Villa 7 on El-Morshedy Street, from Laselki Street (behind CarGas Station), Maadi, Cairo

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

Film
9pm

CAIRO

Screening of The Grand Budapest Hotel

Room Art Space & Cafe, 10 Etehaad Al Mohamin st., Garden City, Cairo

Music
8pm
ALEXANDRIA

“Yalla Neghani” concert: Monte Cairo Company

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

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


nour
Nour Al-Youssef exhibition

 

Monday 15 January
 

Film

12pm, 2.30pm, 7.30pm, 10pm

CAIRO

Screening of Darkest Hour

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

Exhibition

6pm

CAIRO

Exhibition and seminar by the Heritage Preservation Association

Talaat Harb Culture Center, 1 El-Sayeda Nafisa St., El-Sayeda Zeinab, Cairo

Theatre
7.30pm
CAIRO

Playback theatre night: an improvisational, interactive form of theatre based on real stories and personal anecdotes provided by the audience at the event. Read more here

Dawar, 13 Adly Street, 3rd Floor, Downtown Cairo

Dance

7.30pm

CAIRO

El-Tannoura heritage troupe

El-Ghoury’s Heritage Arts Creativity Center, 3 Mohamed Abdo St., at the crossroads of Moez St. and Azhar St., El-Ghouria, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of short films: Ayny (My Second Eye) by Ahmad Saleh; Nocturne in Black by Jimmy Keyrouz, Ave Maria by Basil Khalil; The Rifle, The Jackal, The Wolf and the Boy by Oualis Mouaness; and Baheya & Mahmoud by Zaid Abu Hamdan. Read more here

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

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Good Time (2017)

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

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

Zobaida, a musical play by The Choir Project.
(Also runs on 16, 17, 20, 22, 23 January)

Jesuit Cultural Centre, 15 Al-Mahrany St., behind the Coptic Hospital on Ramsis st., 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
Swan Lake Ballet at Cairo Opera House


Tuesday 16 January

 

Film

12pm, 2.30pm, 7.30pm, 10pm

CAIRO

Screening of Darkest Hour

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

Exhibition

6pm

CAIRO

Exhibition and seminar by the Heritage Preservation Association

Talaat Harb Culture Center, 1 El-Sayeda Nafisa St., El-Sayeda Zeinab, Cairo

Lecture

6pm

CAIRO

Lecture on Architecture and positive energy and Zero-Carbon print, by Mawra Dabayeh

House of Architecture, 4 Darb El-Labbana, El-Darb El-Ahmar, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Jeanne D'arc Masrya (Egyptian Jeanne D’arc) by Iman Kamel. Registration required through this form.

CILAS, 10, Darb El Labbana Street, in front of Al-Refai mosque, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Loving Vincent

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

Film

7pm and 10pm

CAIRO

Screening of Loving Vincent

Elbet Alwan, Villa 7 on El-Morshedy Street, from Laselki Street (behind CarGas Station), Maadi, Cairo

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

Zobaida, a musical play by The Choir Project.
(Also runs on 17, 20, 22, 23 January)

Jesuit Cultural Centre, 15 Al-Mahrany St., behind the Coptic Hospital on Ramsis st., 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

 

playback
Playback theatre at Dawar (Photo: part of promotional material for Dawar)

 

Wednesday 17 January

 

Lecture
6pm
CAIRO

Images of Royal Power: Tutankhamun’s Golden Appliqués

French Institute For Oriental Archaeology, 37 El-Shaikh Ali Youssef, Mounira, Cairo

Exhibition

6pm

CAIRO

Exhibition and seminar by the Heritage Preservation Association

Talaat Harb Culture Center, 1 El-Sayeda Nafisa St., El-Sayeda Zeinab, Cairo

Books
6pm
CAIRO

Meeting with author and artist Walid Taher

Al-Balsam Bookstore,
128 Nile St., Dokki, Cairo

Exhibition opening

7pm

CAIRO

Living Units international group art exhibition. The exhibition continues until 31 January. Read more here

El-Gezira Art Center, 1 Sheikh El-Marsafy St., Next to The Marriot Hotel, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

7pm and 11pm

CAIRO

Screening of Loving Vincent

Elbet Alwan, Villa 7 on El-Morshedy Street, from Laselki Street (behind CarGas Station), Maadi, Cairo

Film
7pm
CAIRO

Cinecima: launch of the cinema club

French Institute, 1 Madrasset El Huquq El Frenseya ,off Kasr El Eini St, Mounira, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of film Get Out

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

Dance

7.30pm

CAIRO

El-Tannoura heritage troupe

El-Ghoury’s Heritage Arts Creativity Center, 3 Mohamed Abdo St., at the crossroads of Moez St. and Azhar St., El-Ghouria, Cairo

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

Zobaida, a musical play by The Choir Project.
(Also runs on 20, 22, 23 January)

Jesuit Cultural Centre, 15 Al-Mahrany St., behind the Coptic Hospital on Ramsis st., Cairo

Ballet

8pm

ALEXANDRIA

Swan Lake ballet. Read more here

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

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

 

helaly
Visions of South, a solo exhibition by Mervat Shazly Helaly.

 

Thursday 18 January

 

Exhibition

6pm

CAIRO

Exhibition and seminar by the Heritage Preservation Association

Talaat Harb Culture Center, 1 El-Sayeda Nafisa St., El-Sayeda Zeinab, Cairo

Lecture

6pm

CAIRO

Virág Pabeschitz - 110 Years of Hungarian Egyptology

Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo
1, Dr. Mahmoud Azmi 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

Yehya Khalil

Cairo Opera House, Small hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Retro band. Read more here

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

Music

8.30pm

CAIRO

Mostafa Rizk and Romantica

Elbet Alwan, Villa 7 on El-Morshedy Street, from Laselki Street (behind CarGas Station), Maadi, Cairo

Film

11pm

CAIRO

Screening of Loving Vincent

Elbet Alwan, Villa 7 on El-Morshedy Street, from Laselki Street (behind CarGas Station), Maadi, Cairo

Film

1pm

ALEXANDRIA

Screening of The Departed (2006) by Martin Scorsese

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Ballet

8pm

ALEXANDRIA

Swan Lake ballet. Read more here

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

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

 

Living Units
Living Units 2 exhibition (Photo: part of promotional material)

 

Friday 19 January

 

Exhibition

6pm

CAIRO

Exhibition and seminar by the Heritage Preservation Association

Talaat Harb Culture Center, 1 El-Sayeda Nafisa St., El-Sayeda Zeinab, Cairo

Music

7pm

CAIRO

Performance by Ibrahim El-Hefnawy band

Umm Kalthoum Museum, El-Rhoda Island, El-Manial, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Heritage Arab Music Ensemble

Arab Music Institute, 22, Ramsis St., Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Yehya Khalil

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

9pm

CAIRO

The Gypsy Jazz Project

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

Music
8pm
ALEXANDRIA

Alexandria Opera Ensemble for Music and Arab Singing

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

Music
8pm
DAMANHOUR

Nesma Mahgoub

Damanhour Opera House, Damanhour

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

 

Baheya & Mahmoud
Baheya & Mahmoud, short film (Photo: part of promotional poster for the film)

 

Saturday 20 January

 

Exhibition

6pm

CAIRO

Exhibition and seminar by the Heritage Preservation Association

Talaat Harb Culture Center, 1 El-Sayeda Nafisa St., El-Sayeda Zeinab, Cairo

Music

7pm

CAIRO

Zekrayaty band, with Ramy Abou El-Fettouh

Talaat Harb Culture Center, 1 El-Sayeda Nafisa St., El-Sayeda Zeinab, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Cairo Symphony Orchestra concert with piano soloist Mohamed Shams. Read more here

Cairo Opera House, Small hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Hazem Shaheen

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

CAIRO

Wahabiat

Arab Music Institute, 22, Ramsis St., Cairo

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

Zobaida, a musical play by The Choir Project.
(Also runs on 22, 23 January)

Jesuit Cultural Centre, 15 Al-Mahrany St., behind the Coptic Hospital on Ramsis st., Cairo

Music

9pm

CAIRO

Amir Morzak band

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

Music

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Pano recital: Amir Awad

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Performance
7pm
ALEXANDRIA

Performance titled We Need To

Jesuit Cultural Center,
298 Port Said Street, Cleopatra, Alexandria

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


Mohamed Shams
L: Mohamed Shams (Photo: Zafar Azimov / courtesy Mohamed Shams) R: Mohamed Shams performs at the New York public library auditorium in November 2014 (Photo: courtesy of the artist)

 

Sunday 21 January

 

Culture tour

12pm

CAIRO

Story of a Statue: a tour in downtown’s square’s with important sculptures, led by Menna El-Emam

Child Creativity Center (Ainni House), Mohamed Abdou St., El-Darb El-Ahmar, Cairo

Workshop

12pm

CAIRO

Exhibition titled Khat Soghanan (A Little Line) by Anwar El-Fawal, with a calligraphy workshop for children

Beit El-Seheimy Creativity Center, Beit El-Seheimy, Haret El-Darb El-Asfar, Qism El-Gamaleya, Cairo

Talk

1pm

CAIRO

Talk titled Hekayat El-Fenoun El-Gamila, Dafater Melawena, with Sayed Howaidy

Talaat Harb Culture Center, 1 El-Sayeda Nafisa St., El-Sayeda Zeinab, Cairo

Exhibition

6pm

CAIRO

Exhibition and seminar by the Heritage Preservation Association

Talaat Harb Culture Center, 1 El-Sayeda Nafisa St., El-Sayeda Zeinab, Cairo

Exhibition

Opening
7pm

CAIRO

Simple Things, a solo exhibition by Ibrahim El Haddad. The exhibition continues until 28 February

Mashrabia gallery, 8 Champolion street, Downtown, Cairo

Music
7pm
CAIRO

Ali El Helbawi

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

Ceremony

7pm

CAIRO

Honoring prominent figures in folk arts

Beit El-Seheimy Creativity Center, Beit El-Seheimy, Haret El-Darb El-Asfar, Qism El-Gamaleya, Cairo

Poetry salon

7pm

CAIRO

Ahmed Abdelmoaty Poetry Salon

House of Arabic Poetry (Beyt El-Set Wassila), Old Cairo

Music

7.30pm

CAIRO

El-Nile Folk troupe, directed by Abdelrahman El-Shafei

Beit El-Seheimy Creativity Center, Beit El-Seheimy, Haret El-Darb El-Asfar, Qism El-Gamaleya, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Performances by the Nubian drums band, Egyptian Folk Instruments band, Spanish Flameno and Hassaballah band

El-Ghoury Creativity Center, 3 Mohamed Abdo St., at the crossroads of Moez St. and Azhar St., El-Ghouria, Cairo

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

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

Cairo Creativity Center, Cairo Opera grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre for children

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Theatre show for children titled A Hunter of the Ghosts

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

 

Ahmed Elshaer
Hybrid Spaces, solo exhibit for artist Ahmed Elshaer (Photo: part of promotional material)

 

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 - 24 Jan

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

14 Jan - 1 Feb

CAIRO

Hybrid Spaces, multimedia exhibition by Ahmed El-Shaer. Read our Art Alert here.

Medrar, 7 Gamal El-Din Abou El-Mahasen St., Garden City, 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

13 - 17 Jan

CAIRO

Sawa Shop: Showcasing paintings by Aida Khalil

Townhouse Gallery, 6 El-Nabarawy St., Downtown, 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

Retro
(Photo: fragment from the Retro band's promotional material)

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