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Egypt's arts and culture events of the week: 4-11 February

Cairo Int'l Book Fair, The Sleeping Beauty ballet, Japanese drums, Film Implosion! exhibition, are among a few highlights of the week filled with many interesting culture events

Ahram Online , Saturday 3 Feb 2018
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Scroll to the bottom for the list of recommended exhibitions this week

Sunday 4 February

Books

11am

49th Cairo International Book Fair. Running till 10 February

Exhibition Grounds, Nasr City, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Close-Up

Cimatheque, Alternative Film Centre
19a Adly Street, Downtown, Cairo

Exhibition opening
7pm
CAIRO

Hossam Dirar’s hand-painted vintage photographs of Cairo. The exhibition runs until 22 February. Read more here

Soma Art School & Gallery, 3 Al-Adel Abou Bakr Square, 3rd floor, Apt. 9, Zamalek, 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

The Nile Troupe for Folk Instruments, conducted by Abdel-Rahman Al-Shafaai

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

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Abdel Halim Nowera Ensemble for Arab Music commemorates Umm Kalthoum

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Oboe and violin recital with Wessam Ahmed and Lora Virtanen

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

Film
7pm
ALEXANDRIA

"Youssef Chahine Shorts" with lecture by Mohamed El Masry

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

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


Stitching Palestine
Stitching Palestine documentary (Photo: part of promotional material)

Monday 5 February

Books

11am

49th Cairo International Book Fair. Running till 10 February

Exhibition Grounds, Nasr City, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of The Padmaavat

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

Music

7.30pm

CAIRO

Al-Tanoura whirling dervishes perform to live Sufi music

Al-Ghouri Caravansary, Mohamed Abdou St, off Al-Muaaz St and Al-Azhar St, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Bassoon and piano recital with Tamer Fahmy

Cairo Opera House, small  hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Zikr and Sufi night

Makan, Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo

Music

8pm

ALEXANDRIA

El Helaly performance by the Forsan El Sharq Heritage Company

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

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


The Sleeping Beauty Ballet
The Sleeping Beauty Ballet (Photo: fragment from the promotional material)


Tuesday 6 February
 

Books

11am

49th Cairo International Book Fair. Running till 10 February

Exhibition Grounds, Nasr City, Cairo

Film

4pm

CAIRO

Screening of Close-Up

Cimatheque, Alternative Film Centre
19a Adly Street, Downtown, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Law of the Border

Cimatheque, Alternative Film Centre
19a Adly Street, Downtown, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Good Will Hunting

143, Street no. 8, Mokattam, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Mawawil and Gamalat Shiha: traditional music

Makan, Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo

Ballet
8pm
CAIRO

Tchaikovsky’s The Sleeping Beauty ballet by the Balletto del Sud (Italy). Choreography Fredy Franzutti

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Harp, flute and saxophone recital with Amira Hamed, Safaa Abdel Rahman and Moustafa Saeed

Cairo Opera House, small hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
7pm
ALEXANDRIA

Tom Tom band

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Music

8pm

ALEXANDRIA

El Helaly performance by the Forsan El Sharq Heritage Company

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

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

Film Implosion!
Film Implosion! exhibition (Photo: fragment from the promotional material)

Wednesday 7 February
 

Books

11am

49th Cairo International Book Fair. Running till 10 February

Exhibition Grounds, Nasr City, Cairo

Lecture

6pm

CAIRO

Lecture about "The Advent and Early Development of Paper Marbling in the Islamic World"

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

Lecture

6pm

CAIRO

"Conférences Ifao," a lectures cycle by Thomas Kruse, Senior Scientist, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Institute for the Study of Ancient Culture, Vienna.

French Institute of Oriental Archaeology
37 El-Sheikh Aly Youssef st, Cairo

Music
7.30pm
CAIRO

Al-Nafekha quintette for wind instruments

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

Music

7.30pm

CAIRO

Al-Tanoura whirling dervishes perform to live Sufi music

Al-Ghouri Caravansary, Mohamed Abdou St, off Al-Muaaz St and Al-Azhar St, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

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

Makan, Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo

Ballet
8pm
CAIRO

Tchaikovsky’s The Sleeping Beauty ballet by the Balletto del Sud (Italy). Choreography Fredy Franzutti

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

An evening with poetry

Cairo Opera House, small hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
7pm
ALEXANDRIA

Las Encantadoras Melodias Orquesta featuring Mona Burkhardt

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Music

8pm

ALEXANDRIA

Cultural Salon

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

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

Cairo International Book fair
Cairo International Book fair (Photo: Mohammed Saad)

Thursday 8 February
 

Books

11am

49th Cairo International Book Fair. Running till 10 February

Exhibition Grounds, Nasr City, Cairo

Lecture

6pm

CAIRO

Lecture about "Displaying 19th Century Collecting and Travelling in Egypt: An Exhibition of Mrs Goodison and Her Circle"

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

Theatre for children

6.30pm

CAIRO

Puppet theatre play titled Journey Through the Beautiful Times

Cairo Puppet Theatre, Ataba metro station, Azbakeya, Ataba, Cairo

Exhibition opening
7pm

CAIRO

Opening of Film Implosion!, an exhibition dedicated to Swiss experimental cinema. The exhibition continues until 15 February

Medrar, 7 Gamal El Din Abou El Mahasen St. Garden City, 1st Floor, Apt.4, Cairo

Music
7pm
CAIRO

Black Theama band perform their originals with Nubian flare

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

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Concert of Spanish music inspired by flamenco featuring Yekaternia Lebedeva (piano) and Alvaro Guarnido (flamenco dancer)

Cairo Opera House, small hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Ballet
8pm
CAIRO

Tchaikovsky’s The Sleeping Beauty ballet by the Balletto del Sud (Italy). Choreography Fredy Franzutti

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

El Masriyin band and Future Stars, conducted by Hany Shenouda

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

Music
8.30pm
CAIRO

Las Encantadoras Melodias Orquesta featuring Mona Burkhardt

Elbet Alwan
Villa 7 at El Morshedy st, from Laselki st, (Behind CarGas Station), Maadi, Cairo

Music

9pm

CAIRO

Sada That, an indie/alternative rock band

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

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

Hossam Dirar
Part of artwork by Hossam Dirar (Photo: part of promotional material)

Friday 9 February
 

Books

11am

49th Cairo International Book Fair. Running till 10 February

Exhibition Grounds, Nasr City, Cairo

Music

6.30pm

CAIRO

The Bends band

Da House, 7 Mosadaq St, Dokki, Giza

Theatre for children

6.30pm

CAIRO

Puppet theatre play titled Journey Through the Beautiful Times

Cairo Puppet Theatre, Ataba metro station, Azbakeya, Ataba, Cairo

Music
7pm

CAIRO

El Hadra band

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

Film discussion

7pm

CAIRO

Presentation by François Bovier and Adeena Mey of films by Robert Beavers & Gregory Markopoulos. The discussion is part of the Film Implosion!, an exhibition dedicated to Swiss experimental cinema held at Medrar 8-15 February.

Cimatheque, Alternative Film Centre
19a Adly Street, Downtown, Cairo

Theatre
7.30pm

CAIRO

Al-Aragouz wa Khayal Al-Zel (The Shadow Puppet), a free public performance by clowns in Al-Muaaz Street, presented by Wamda and directed by Nabil Bahgat.

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

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Harp recital with Mona Wassef

Cairo Opera House, small hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Awtar Quartet and Michael Onsy on oud

Arab Music Institute, 22, Ramsis St., Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Religious songs ensemble

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

Stand up comedy
8.30pm
CAIRO

Al Hezb El Comedy Live

Elbet Alwan
Villa 7 at El Morshedy st, from Laselki st, (Behind CarGas Station), Maadi, Cairo

Music

9pm

CAIRO

Pink Floyd tribute night with Paranoid Eyes.

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

Music

8pm

ALEXANDRIA

Japanese drums company Kodo (Japan)

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

Music

8pm

DAMANHOUR

El Helaly performance by the Forsan El Sharq Heritage Company

Damanhour Opera House, Damanhour

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

Japanese Drums
Japanese Drums (Photo: fragment from the promotional material)

Saturday 10 February
 

Film

4pm

CAIRO

Screening of Law of the Border

Cimatheque, Alternative Film Centre
19a Adly Street, Downtown, Cairo

Film discussion
7pm

CAIRO

Open conversation with artist Urs Breitenstein at Medrar and screening his personal work and collection of works by Werner von Mutzenbecher & André Lehmann. The discussion is part of Film Implosion!, an exhibition dedicated to Swiss experimental cinema.

Medrar, 7 Gamal El Din Abou El Mahasen St. Garden City, 1st Floor, Apt.4, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of The Connection

Cimatheque, Alternative Film Centre
19a Adly Street, Downtown, Cairo

Music

7pm

CAIRO

Opera l’Elisir d’Amore: HD Live screening from the Metropolitan Opera

Cairo Opera House, small hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

7.30pm

CAIRO

Al-Tanoura whirling dervishes perform to live Sufi music

Al-Ghouri Caravansary, Mohamed Abdou St, off Al-Muaaz St and Al-Azhar St, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Cairo Symphony Orchestra

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Performance

8pm

CAIRO

Sichuan acrobats’ company from China

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

Music
7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Opera l’Elisir d’Amore: HD Live screening from the Metropolitan Opera

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Music

8pm

ALEXANDRIA

Nesma Mahgoub concert

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

Music

8pm

DAMANHOUR

El Helaly performance by the Forsan El Sharq Heritage Company

Damanhour Opera House, Damanhour

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


Mona Wassef
Harpist Mona Wassef (Photo: Mona Wassef's Facebook page)

Sunday 11 February

Film

4pm

CAIRO

Screening of The Connection

Cimatheque, Alternative Film Centre
19a Adly Street, Downtown, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Withered Green

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

Music
7.30pm

CAIRO

The Nile Troupe for Folk Instruments, conducted by Abdel-Rahman Al-Shafaai

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

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Japanese drums company Kodo (Japan)

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Guitar recital with Emad Hamdy

Cairo Opera House, small hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Abdel Halim Nowera Ensemble for Arab Music commemorates Morsy Gameel Aziz

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

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Talents Development Centre concert

Arab Music Institute, 22, Ramsis St., Cairo

Film
7pm
ALEXANDRIA

Screening of Cairo Station (Bab el Hadid, 1958) by Youssef Chahine

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Music

8pm

ALEXANDRIA

Cairo Symphony Orchestra

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

Bab el Hadid
Photo: still from Bab El Hadid (Cairo Station)

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
8-15 Feb CAIRO

Film Implosion!, an exhibition dedicated to Swiss experimental cinema.

Medrar, 7 Gamal El Din Abou El Mahasen St. Garden City, 1st Floor, Apt.4, 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 4-22 Feb
CAIRO

Hossam Dirar’s hand-painted vintage photographs of Cairo. Read more here

Soma Art School & Gallery, 3 Al-Adel Abou Bakr Square, 3rd floor, Apt. 9, 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

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

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

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