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Egypt's arts and culture events of the week: 28 January - 4 February

The Cairo International Book Fair is the highlight of the week. Check also our selection of film screenings, theatre plays, exhibitions and concerts.

Ahram Online , Friday 26 Jan 2018
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Scroll to the bottom for the list of recommended exhibitions this week

Sunday 28 January

Books

11am

49th Cairo International Book Fair. Running till 10 February

Exhibition Grounds, Nasr City, Cairo

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

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of A Footnote in Ballet History

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

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of The Post, a political thriller directed and produced by Steven Spielberg

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

Film

8pm

CAIRO

Screening of film ‘Her’

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

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

Ayoub wa Na’sa (Ayoub and Na’sa), a musical comedy of the Egyptian folklore ballad, written by Ayman Al-Nimr, music by Ahmed Al-Haggar, directed by Ashraf Azaab

Al Balloon Theatre

Agouza, across the street from the Nile, by the 26 July Bridge, Cairo

Theatre

9pm

CAIRO

Sebony Aghany (Let Me Sing), starring Samir Ghanem, Talaat Zakaria, Tarek Al-Ebiary, Shabaan Abdel-Reheem written by Ahmed Al-Abiary and directed by Abdel-Ghany Zaki

Al-Rehany Theatre

Emad Al-Din St., Downtown, Cairo

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


Magda Saleh
Ballerina Magda Saleh (R) (Photo: Courtesy of Hisham Abdel Khalek)

 

Monday 29 January
 

Books

11am

49th Cairo International Book Fair. Running till 10 February

Exhibition Grounds, Nasr City, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of The Killing of a Sacred Deer

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

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of The Darkest Hour

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

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Chamber music concert: Khaled El Showeikh

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

8pm

CAIRO

Ayoub wa Na’sa (Ayoub and Na’sa), a musical comedy of the Egyptian folklore ballad, written by Ayman Al-Nimr, music by Ahmed Al-Haggar, directed by Ashraf Azaab

Al Balloon Theatre

Agouza, across the street from the Nile, by the 26 July Bridge, Cairo

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


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


Tuesday 30 January
 

Books

11am

49th Cairo International Book Fair. Running till 10 February

Exhibition Grounds, Nasr City, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Loving Vincent

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

Music

7pm

CAIRO

Classical Arab music and songs by Al-Fan Al-Sadik troupe.

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

Exhibition opening

6pm

CAIRO

Hope is a Traveller, paintings by Hady Boraey

Art Talks, 8 El Kamel Mohamed St. Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Omar Khairat and the Cairo Opera Orchestra

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

“Airy music on the piano”: concert with Alaa Yassin

Cairo Opera House, small hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Dance

8pm

CAIRO

El Helaly: performance by the Forsan El Sharq Heritage Company

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

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

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

Cairo Creativity Center, Cairo Opera grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Taksir Sharqi

Makan‬, Egyptian Center For Culture & Arts, ‪Saad Zaghloul St, Mounira, Cairo

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

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

Wednesday 31 January
 

Books

11am

49th Cairo International Book Fair. Running till 10 February

Exhibition Grounds, Nasr City, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Dalida

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

Exhibition

7pm

CAIRO

The Truth About Fiction, a group exhibition with Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme, Bryony Dunne, Mahmoud Khaled, Basim Magdy, Mona Marzouk, Galila Nawar and Setareh Shahbazi

Gypsum Gallery, 5 Ibrahim Naguib, Apt.2, Garden City, Cairo

Film, Magic & Music evening

7pm-12am

CAIRO

7pm: screening of West Beirut
8.30pm: Ma'moun The Magician

9pm: conert by Amro and The Big Bang Boogie

11pm: screening of West Beirut

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

Music
7pm
CAIRO

Nagham Al-Canal music concert conducted by Hossam Hafez.

El-Sawy Culturewheel, 26 of July Stl, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Mazaher Ensemble

Makan‬, Egyptian Center For Culture & Arts, ‪Saad Zaghloul St, Mounira, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Mazeek project performing African fusion music and singing

El-Sawy Culturewheel, 26 of July Stl, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Omar Khairat and the Cairo Opera Orchestra

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Dance

8pm

CAIRO

El Helaly: performance by the Forsan El Sharq Heritage Company

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

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

Ayoub wa Na’sa (Ayoub and Na’sa), a musical comedy of the Egyptian folklore ballad, written by Ayman Al-Nimr, music by Ahmed Al-Haggar, directed by Ashraf Azaab

Al Balloon Theatre

Agouza, across the street from the Nile, by the 26 July Bridge, Cairo

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

Vision of South
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)

Thursday 1 February
 

Books

11am

49th Cairo International Book Fair. Running till 10 February

Exhibition Grounds, Nasr City, Cairo

Music and poetry
6pm

CAIRO

An evening with Mahmoud Alaa

Da House, 7 Mosadaq St, Dokki, Giza

Music

7pm

CAIRO

Journey to the Past: old songs with Salma Mahgoub

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

Film

7.30-11.30pm

CAIRO

Zawya Short Film Festival III (1-3 February)

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

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Violin and piano recital with Yasmine Sami

Cairo Opera House, small hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

National Arab Music Ensemble

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Magic

8pm

CAIRO

Mind Reading Show, with illusionist Amr Khaled

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

Music

9pm

CAIRO

Rolled Up Sleeves band

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

Music

8pm

ALEXANDRIA

Alexandria Opera Ensemble for Music and Arab Singing commemorates Umm Kalthoum

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

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

Ayoub wa Na’sa (Ayoub and Na’sa), a musical comedy of the Egyptian folklore ballad, written by Ayman Al-Nimr, music by Ahmed Al-Haggar, directed by Ashraf Azaab

Al Balloon Theatre

Agouza, across the street from the Nile, by the 26 July Bridge, Cairo

Theatre

9pm

CAIRO

Sebony Aghany (Let Me Sing), starring Samir Ghanem, Talaat Zakaria, Tarek Al-Ebiary, Shabaan Abdel-Reheem written by Ahmed Al-Abiary and directed by Abdel-Ghany Zaki

Al-Rehany Theatre

Emad Al-Din St.,, Downtown, Cairo

Music
7pm

ALEXANDRIA

High Dam Band: African Magic

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

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)

Friday 2 February
 

Books

11am

49th Cairo International Book Fair. Running till 10 February

Exhibition Grounds, Nasr City, Cairo

Drumming
6pm and 7pm
CAIRO

A drumming circle with Mostafa Bakkar

Gusour Cultural Centre, 5 Michel Lotf Allah Street, behind Mariott hotel (inside All Saints’ Cathedral) Zamalek, Cairo

Film

7.30-11.30pm

CAIRO

Zawya Short Film Festival III (1-3 February)

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

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Chamber music concert with Mohamed Hamdy

Cairo Opera House, Small hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Heritage Arab Music Ensemble

Arab Music Institute, 22, Ramsis St., Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Manal Mohie Eldin on harp

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

Theatre

9pm

CAIRO

Sebony Aghany (Let Me Sing), starring Samir Ghanem, Talaat Zakaria, Tarek Al-Ebiary, Shabaan Abdel-Reheem written by Ahmed Al-Abiary and directed by Abdel-Ghany Zaki

Al-Rehany Theatre

Emad Al-Din St.,, Downtown, Cairo

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

Ayoub wa Na’sa (Ayoub and Na’sa), a musical comedy of the Egyptian folklore ballad, written by Ayman Al-Nimr, music by Ahmed Al-Haggar, directed by Ashraf Azaab

Al Balloon Theatre

Agouza, across the street from the Nile, by the 26 July Bridge, Cairo

Storytelling for children
6pm
ALEXANDRIA

Story telling in English

Dyarna, Kinderland Nurseryy, Fakhr El-Deen, Smouha, Alexandria

Music
7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Malaaz band

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Music

8pm

ALEXANDRIA

El Hadra Ensemble for Sufi singing

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

Music

8pm

DAMANHOUR

Alexandria Opera Ensemble for Music and Arab Singing commemorates Umm Kalthoum

Damanhour Opera House, Damanhour

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

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

Saturday 3 February
 

Books

11am

49th Cairo International Book Fair. Running till 10 February

Exhibition Grounds, Nasr City, Cairo

Film

7.30-11.30pm

CAIRO

Zawya Short Film Festival III (1-3 February)

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

Music
8pm

CAIRO

Fabrica performs gold classics

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

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Cairo Symphony Orchestra

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

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

Ayoub wa Na’sa (Ayoub and Na’sa), a musical comedy of the Egyptian folklore ballad, written by Ayman Al-Nimr, music by Ahmed Al-Haggar, directed by Ashraf Azaab

Al Balloon Theatre

Agouza, across the street from the Nile, by the 26 July Bridge, Cairo

Music
7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Flute and Piano recital with Kholoud Sharara and David Edgar

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

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


High Dam band
High Dam band (Photo: Ahram Online)

 

Sunday 4 February
 

Books

11am

49th Cairo International Book Fair. Running till 10 February

Exhibition Grounds, Nasr City, Cairo

Film

7.30pm

CAIRO

Screening of film Stitching Palestine. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the director Carol Mansour, and the researcher and producer Muna Khalidi

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

Music
7.30pm

CAIRO

Omnia Hassan concert

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

Music
7.30pm

CAIRO

Yasser Anwar concert

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

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

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

Cairo Creativity Center, Cairo Opera grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

Ayoub wa Na’sa (Ayoub and Na’sa), a musical comedy of the Egyptian folklore ballad, written by Ayman Al-Nimr, music by Ahmed Al-Haggar, directed by Ashraf Azaab

Al Balloon Theatre

Agouza, across the street from the Nile, by the 26 July Bridge, Cairo

Manal Mohei Eldin
Manal Mohei Eldin (photo: Ahmed El-Koussi)

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

31 Jan- 28 Feb

CAIRO

The Truth About Fiction, a group exhibition with Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme, Bryony Dunne, Mahmoud Khaled, Basim Magdy, Mona Marzouk, Galila Nawar and Setareh Shahbazi

Gypsum Gallery, 5 Ibrahim Naguib, Apt.2, Garden City, Cairo

Exhibition

30 Jan- 25 Feb

CAIRO

Hope is a Traveller, paintings by Hady Boraey

Art Talks, 8 El Kamel Mohamed St. Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

3- 28 Feb

CAIRO

Artworks by Farouk Hosny

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

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

4 Feb - tba

CAIRO

Le Caire 1801, by Hosam Dirar

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

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