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Egypt's arts and culture events of the week: 11-18 February

Valentine's celebrations with music, 2B Continued Festival and Lab, drums from Japan, jazz and acrobats from China, folklore from India, are only a few highlights from the rich week

Ahram Online , Friday 9 Feb 2018
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Scroll to the bottom for the list of recommended exhibitions this week

Sunday 11 February

Film

4pm

CAIRO

Screening of The Connection

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

Film

4pm

CAIRO

Screening of Araya

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

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of The Post

Zamalek Cinema, 13 Shagaret El-Dor St., 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

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

10pm

CAIRO

Screening of The Commuter

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

Film
7pm
ALEXANDRIA

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

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

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


2B Continued Festival
2B Continued Festival, 7th edition

Monday 12 February

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of The Other Side of Hope

Magnolia. Leaves of Art
12 Mohamed Anis street, 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

ZJCM Company for Jazz Music (China)

Arab Music Institute, 22, Ramsis St., Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Chamber Music concert with Rania Omar

Cairo Opera House, small  hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Zikr and Sufi night

Makan, Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo

Film

10pm

CAIRO

Screening of The Post

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

Music
7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Fusion of rap and Oriental singing

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Performance

8pm

ALEXANDRIA

Sichuan acrobats’ company from China

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

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


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


Tuesday 13 February
 

Film

4pm

CAIRO

Screening of Araya

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

Lecture / architecture
6pm
CAIRO

Lecture about “Architecture and socio-political developments: Downtown Cairo”, held by Mougib El-Rahman M. Abo Amer

CEDEJ, 23, Gamel el Din Abou el Mahasen str, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of We Want Roses Too

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

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of The Insult

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

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of The Edge Of Seventeen

ADEF Deca, 143, Street no. 8, Mokattam, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Mawawil and Gamalat Shiha: traditional music

Makan, Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo

Dance
8pm
CAIRO

2B Continued Festival and Lab: performances include The Absentee by Ali Khamees, The Honeymoon by Samar and I by Moustafa Khalil. Entry with invitations only

AUC Falaki Theatre 24 Falaki Street, Downtown, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Valentine’s Day Feast with Abdel Halim Nowera Ensemble for Arab Music, featuring Medhat Saleh

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Talents Development Centre concert

Cairo Opera House, small hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

7pm

PORT SAID

Screening of Darkest Hour

Zawya Port Said

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

Masar Egbari
Massar Egbari release debut album (Photo: Massar Egbari Facebook Page)

Wednesday 14 February
 

Lecture

6pm

CAIRO

"The Greek Exodus From Egypt," a lectures by Angelos Dalachanis, a fellow of the French School at Athens.

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

Dance
8pm
CAIRO

2B Continued Festival and Lab: performances include The Absentee by Ali Khamees, The Honeymoon by Samar and I by Moustafa Khalil

AUC Falaki Theatre 24 Falaki Street, Downtown, 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

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Folkloric troupe from India’s Rajasthan

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

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Valentine’s day concert with Hani Shaker

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Discussion/ music

8pm

CAIRO

Public Panel

Cairo Opera House, small hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm

CAIRO

Mohamed Mohsen

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

Music
7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Valentine's Concert

Teatro Eskendria, 25 Fouad Street. Raml Station, Alexandria

Music

8pm

ALEXANDRIA

Alexandria Opera House String Orchestra and Sweet Sound Band. Conductor: Mounir Nasr Eldin

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

Lecture on music
8pm
DAMANHOUR

Opera Arts Club: music. Speaker: Hisham Gabr

Damanhour Opera House, Damanhour

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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)

Thursday 15 February
 

Lecture / archaeology

6pm

CAIRO

Lecture about "From Storytelling to Educational Curricula: Towards More Creative Narratives for Archaeological Heritage"

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

Music and film
7pm
CAIRO

Trio Jazz: Noha Fikry - Rami Attallah - Ehab Badr followed by a Cinema Night and screening of Call Me By Your Name

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

Lecture
7pm
CAIRO

Lecture about Tahtib, Egyptian folk dance with a wooden stick

French Institute, 1 Madrasset El Huquq El Frenseya str, off of Kasr El Eini Street, Mounira, Cairo

Theatre
7.30pm
CAIRO

Macarona Playback Theatre

Dawar, 16 Adly St, 3rd Floor, Wust El Balad, Cairo

Stand up comedy

7.30pm

CAIRO

“Skip Ad” stand-up comedy featuring: Islam Amin, Tawfik El Menshawy, Hossam Khaled, Ahmed Essam, Mohamed Kamatcho, Waleed El Tourkey and Muaz Abd El Salam

Da House, 7 Mosadaq St, Dokki, Giza

Music
7.30pm
CAIRO

Malaaz band

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

Dance
8pm
CAIRO

2B Continued Festival and Lab: performances include The Absentee by Ali Khamees, The Honeymoon by Samar and I by Moustafa Khalil

AUC Falaki Theatre 24 Falaki Street, Downtown, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Yehia Khalil concert

Cairo Opera House, small hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Valentine’s day feat with the National Arab Music Ensemble, featuring Ali El Haggar

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

9pm

CAIRO

Dalia Younis performs singles’ on Valentine’s day

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

Music
7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Concert featuring Ali Mohamed Ali on keyboard and Amira Shaaban on cello

Teatro Eskendria, 25 Fouad Street. Raml Station, Alexandria

Music
7pm
ALEXANDRIA

Nubiat

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Music

8pm

ALEXANDRIA

Alexandria Opera Ensemble for Music and Arab Singing: commemoration of Leila Mourad and Gamil Aziz

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

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

Mohamed Mohsen
Mohamed Mohsen (Photo: Al-Ahram Arabic)

Friday 16 February
 

Music
4pm & 7.30pm
CAIRO

Masar Egbari

El-Sawy Culturewheel, 26 of July St, river hall, 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

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

Nogoum El Tarab Ensemble for Music and Arab Singing featuring Moustafa Ahmed

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

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Violin recital with Sami Ibrahim

Cairo Opera House, small hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Emad El Sharouni concert

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
7pm
ALEXANDRIA

Al Mawlaweya Al Masreya

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Music

8pm

DAMANHOUR

Alexandria Opera Ensemble for Music and Arab Singing: commemoration of Leila Mourad and Gamil Aziz

Damanhour Opera House, Damanhour

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

Yehia Khalil
Yehia Khalil (Photo: Al-Ahram Weekly)

Saturday 17 February
 

Film

4pm

CAIRO

Screening of We Want Roses Too

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

Literature
7pm
CAIRO

Townhouse Salons series: an evening with writer Amr Ezzat. The talk will be moderated by writer and journalist Nael El Toukhy

Townhouse Rawabet, 6 El Nabrawy Street, Downtown, 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 conducted by Nayer Nagui presents Jazz Inspiratons in classical music. Programme: Shostakovitch Jazz suite no. 2, Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue and Bernstein's Symhponic Dances from West Side Story. Piano soloist: Ratko Delorko

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Heritage Arab Music Ensemble

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

Music

9pm

CAIRO

Flamenca: music evening

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

Film
7pm
ALEXANDRIA

Screening of Salata Baladi, a film by Nadia Kamel

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

Music
7pm

ALEXANDRIA

BA Orchestra conducted by Mohamed Saad Basha performs programme titles Memories. Featuring Ahmed Harfoush and Dalia Farid

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Music

8pm

DAMANHOUR

Wave Jazz band

Damanhour Opera House, Damanhour

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


Hady Boraey
Hope is a Traveler exhibition by Hady Boraey (Photo: Soha Elsirgany)

Sunday 18 February

Film

7.30pm

CAIRO

Screening of Napolislam (Language: Italian with English subtitles)

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

8pm

CAIRO

Mona Burkhartd presents Spanish folklore

Cairo Opera House, small hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Kolthomiat

Arab Music Institute, 22, Ramsis St., Cairo

Music

8pm

ALEXANDRIA

Wave Jazz band

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

Napolislam
(Photo: Fragment from the poster of film Napolislam)

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
3-28 Feb CAIRO

Solo exhibition by Farouk Hosni, artist and former minister of culture

Picasso East Art Gallery, Villa(39) El -Narges(3) 5th Settlement 90st., 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

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. Read our review of the exhibition here

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

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

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

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

4 Feb - tba

CAIRO

Le Caire 1801, by Hosam Dirar

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

Farouk Hosni
Former culture minister and artist Farouk Hosny at the exhibition opening (Photo: Ayman Barayez)

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