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Egypt's arts and culture events of the week: 21-28 January

The week is very rich in arts and culture events. Check our selection of film screenings, exhibitions, theatre plays, concerts and do not miss the 49th Cairo Int'l Book Fair opening this week

Ahram Online , Saturday 20 Jan 2018
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Scroll to the bottom for the list of recommended exhibitions this week
 

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

ExhibItion

21 Jan- 11 Feb

CAIRO

Paintings by Samir Fouad

Horizon One Hall, Mahmoud Khalil Museum, intersection of Giza St. and Kafur St., 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

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Kolthomiat

Arab Music Institute, 22, Ramsis St., Cairo

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

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

Cairo Creativity Center, Cairo Opera grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre

8.30pm

CAIRO

Al-Seera Al-Holameya, a play based on Hamlet, written by Al-Hassan Mohamed and directed by Mohamed Al-Saghir

Taliaa Theatre, Attaba Square, next to the Metro Station, Cairo

Theatre for children

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Theatre show for children titled A Hunter of the Ghosts

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Theatre for children

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Shiko Amir Al-Ghaba (Shiko: The Prince of the Jungle), a play for children, written and directed by Riham Abdel-Hamid

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

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


Phoenix
Phoenix (Photo: still from the film)

 

Monday 22 January
 

Lecture

6.30pm

CAIRO

A seminar on love from the perspective of philosophy by Ayman Abul-Kheir, religious philosophy scholar at Al-Azhar University

El-Sawy Culturewheel, 26 of July St., Zamalek, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Phoenix. Read our Art Alert here.

17 Hussein Wasef St., Dokki, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of On Body and Soul

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

Music

7.30pm

CAIRO

Classical Arab Singing by Al-Maghnanawateya (The Singers) band

El-Sawy Culturewheel, 26 of July St., Zamalek, Cairo

Music
7.30pm
CAIRO

Zikr and Sufi night

Makan‬, ‪Saad Zaghloul St, Mounira, Cairo

Music
7.30pm
CAIRO

Recital by pianist Mohamed Shams. Read more here

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

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Verdi’s La Traviata, by the Cairo Opera Company and Cairo Opera Orchestra conducted by Nayer Nagui

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Sweet Sound band

Cairo Opera House, small  hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

Zobaida, a musical play by The Choir Project.
(Also on 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

Theatre

8.30pm

CAIRO

Al-Seera Al-Holameya, a play based on Hamlet, written by Al-Hassan Mohamed and directed by Mohamed Al-Saghir

Taliaa Theatre, Attaba Square, next to the Metro Station, Cairo

Theatre for children

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Shiko Amir Al-Ghaba (Shiko: The Prince of the Jungle), a play for children, written and directed by Riham Abdel-Hamid

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


Tuesday 23 January
 

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Loving Vincent

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

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Mulholland Drive

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

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Loving Vincent

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

Lecture

6.30pm

CAIRO

Arabic poetry recital by Mina Safwat.

El-Sawy Culturewheel, 26 of July St., Zamalek, Cairo

Music

7pm

CAIRO

Classical Arab songs by Ali Khairy

El-Sawy Culturewheel, 26 of July St., Zamalek, Cairo

Music
7.30pm
CAIRO

Mawawil and Gamalat Shiha

Makan‬, ‪Saad Zaghloul St, Mounira, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Verdi’s La Traviata, by the Cairo Opera Company and Cairo Opera Orchestra conducted by Nayer Nagui

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Violin and Piano recital by Louba Hammad and Ahmed Kamal

Cairo Opera House, small hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

Zobaida, a musical play by The Choir Project.

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

Theatre

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Storytelling performance ‘Moswadda’. Read more here.

Jesuit Cultural Centre, 298 Port Said St., Cleopatra, Alexandria

Theatre for children

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Shiko Amir Al-Ghaba (Shiko: The Prince of the Jungle), a play for children, written and directed by Riham Abdel-Hamid

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

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

Moswadda
Moswadda storytelling performance (Photo: part of promotional material)

Wednesday 24 January
 

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Dunkirk

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

Music
7.30pm
CAIRO

Zar music and songs by Mazaher, featuring Umm Sameh, Umm Hassan and Nour Al-Sab

Makan‬, ‪Saad Zaghloul St, Mounira, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Ali El-Haggar concert

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

Dance

8pm

CAIRO

Ahmose, performed by the Egyptian Modern Dance Theatre Company, directed by Mahmoud Mostafa

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

Theatre

8.30pm

CAIRO

Al-Seera Al-Holameya, a play based on Hamlet, written by Al-Hassan Mohamed and directed by Mohamed Al-Saghir

Taliaa Theatre, Attaba Square, next to the Metro Station, Cairo

Music

8pm

ALEXANDRIA

Alexandria Opera House String Orchestra

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

Exhibition opening

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Therese Antoine sculpture exhibition, with concert by violinist Hossam Shehata and pianist Mohamed Shams.

Institut Francais in Alexandria, 30 El-Nabi Daniel St., Alexandria

Theatre for children

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Shiko Amir Al-Ghaba (Shiko: The Prince of the Jungle), a play for children, written and directed by Riham Abdel-Hamid

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

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

Mulholland Drive
(Photo: still from film Mulholland Drive)

Thursday 25 January
 

Poetry

5pm

CAIRO

Evening with four poets: Walaa Farouq, Marwa Al-Gamal, Mo’men Adly and Zahran Al-Halabi

 

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

Music
7pm
CAIRO

Mawlawiya Masriya troupe, led by Sufi chanter Amer El-Toni

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

Puppets
7pm
CAIRO

Abdelhalim Hafez’ songs at the Puppet Theatre

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

Music

7pm

CAIRO

Paranoid Eyes band

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

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Villa 69

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

Music
8pm

CAIRO

Ahmose, performed by the Egyptian Modern Dance Theatre Company, directed by Mahmoud Mostafa

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

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Talents Development Center concert

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre

8.30pm

CAIRO

Al-Seera Al-Holameya, a play based on Hamlet, written by Al-Hassan Mohamed and directed by Mohamed Al-Saghir

Taliaa Theatre, Attaba Square, next to the Metro Station, Cairo

Theatre for children

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Shiko Amir Al-Ghaba (Shiko: The Prince of the Jungle), a play for children, written and directed by Riham Abdel-Hamid

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

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

Do
Do'souka band performs at ROOM Art Space & Cafe (Photo: ROOM Art Space & Cafe facebook page)

Friday 26 January
 

Music

7pm

CAIRO

Egyptian Project concert

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

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of The Killing of a Sacred Deer

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

Theatre for children

7.30pm

CAIRO

Al-Aragouz wa Khayal Al-Zel (The Shadow Puppet theatre)

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

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Fan Ensemble: Yehia Abdel Halim

Arab Music Institute, 22, Ramsis St., Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Pianist Iman Shaker 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

Theatre

8.30pm

CAIRO

Al-Seera Al-Holameya, a play based on Hamlet, written by Al-Hassan Mohamed and directed by Mohamed Al-Saghir

Taliaa Theatre, Attaba Square, next to the Metro Station, Cairo

Music

9pm

CAIRO

Do’souka band

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

Music
7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Symphonic Concert: Mozart Birthday Anniversary
BA Orchestra, conductor: George Kolta, soloist:
Wessam Amin (oboe)

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, great hall, Alexandria

Music
7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Aqsa Alwasat band

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Music

8pm

ALEXANDRIA

The Oriental Percussion Ensemble

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

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

The Killing of a Sacred Deer
(Photo: still from film The Killing of a Sacred Deer)

Saturday 27 January
 

Books

11am

49th Cairo International Book Fair. Running till 10 February

Exhibition Grounds, Nasr City, Cairo

Music/Film

7pm

CAIRO

Concert by Telepoetic followed by screening of Ashes and Snow

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

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Cairo Symphony Orchestra

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Screening of Puccini’s Tosca. Metropolitan opera live HD transmission

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

Theatre

8.30pm

CAIRO

Al-Seera Al-Holameya, a play based on Hamlet, written by Al-Hassan Mohamed and directed by Mohamed Al-Saghir

Taliaa Theatre, Attaba Square, next to the Metro Station, Cairo

Music

9pm

CAIRO

Strawberry Swing, Coldplay tribute band

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

Theatre

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Huna Aleskenderia, play

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Music

8pm

ALEXANDRIA

India’s Republic Day concert

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

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 28 January
 

Exhibition

Opening

7pm

CAIRO

Paintings by Samir Fouad

Horizon One Hall, Mahmoud Khalil Museum, intersection of Giza St. and Kafur St., Cairo

Music/Film

7pm

CAIRO

Concert by Egyptian Project followed by screening of Loving Vincent

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

Exhibition

Opening

7pm

CAIRO

Differences, paintings by Mahmoud Khatab, Hala Al-Sharount and Adham Badawy

Al-Kahila Gallery, 15 Al-Batal Ahmed Abdelaziz St.,Mohandessin, 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

Wahabiat

Arab Music Institute, 22, Ramsis St., Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Georges Kazazian

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

Theatre

8.30pm

CAIRO

Al-Seera Al-Holameya, a play based on Hamlet, written by Al-Hassan Mohamed and directed by Mohamed Al-Saghir

Taliaa Theatre, Attaba Square, next to the Metro Station, Cairo

Living Units
Living Units 2 exhibition (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

Until 27 Jan

CAIRO

A Lob Book Diaries, paintings by Ashraf Raslan

Cordoba Gallery, 3A Degla St. Mohandessin, Cairo

Exhibition

21 Jan- 28 Feb

CAIRO

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

Mashrabia gallery, 8 Champolion street, Downtown, Cairo

Exhibition

14 Jan - 8 Feb

CAIRO

Paintings by Zeinab Amer

Ebdaa Gallery, Ismail Mohamed St., Zamalek, Cairo

ExhibItion

15 Jan- 28 Feb

CAIRO

Warm Hearts, drawings and oil paintings by ophthalmologist Farid Fadel exploring the cultures of Nubia and Malawi

Egyptian Center for International Cultural Cooperation, Shagaret El-Dur St., Zamalek, Cairo

ExhibItion

14 Jan - 3 Feb

CAIRO

Memories, paintings by Fatema Lotfy and Mohamed Dessouky

Gallery Grant, 6 Al-Gomhouriya St., Abdeen, Cairo

ExhibItion

17 Jan- 31 Jan

CAIRO

Living Units II: Recessive Genes. An international group exhibition. Read our Art Alert here.

El-Gezira Art Center, 1 Sheikh Al-Marsafi St., Zamalek, Cairo

ExhibItion

28 Jan- 8 Feb

CAIRO

Differences, paintings by Mahmoud Khatab, Hala Al-Sharount and Adham Badawy

Al-Kahila Gallery, 15 Al-Batal Ahmed Abdelaziz St.,Mohandessin, Cairo

Exhibition

10 Jan- 15 Feb

CAIRO

Echoes of Past Visions, drawings by late artist Alexander Saroukhan

Al-Masar Gallery, Behler’s Mansion, 157b on 26 July St., Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

21 Jan- 11 Feb

CAIRO

Paintings by Samir Fouad

Horizon One Hall, Mahmoud Khalil Museum, intersection of Giza St. and Kafur St., Cairo

Exhibition

3 Jan-  2 Feb

CAIRO

A Date with the Pioneers, duo painting exhibition  by late artists Salah Abdelkerim and Kamal Khalifa

Safarkhan Gallery, 6 Brazil St., Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

11 - 24 Jan

CAIRO

Metal and granite sculptures by Houreya Al-Sayed

Soma Art Gallery, 14 Maraashli St., Zamalek, 2nd floor, Apt 4, 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

 

-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

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

Souad Mardam Bey
Adam and Eve, a painting by Souad Mardam Bey, part of her solo exhibition "Adam" at Zamalek Art Gallery (Photo: courtesy of the Zamalek Art Gallery)

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