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Egypt's arts and culture events of the week: 19-25 February

The week is filled with films and theatre plays worth checking out. Do not miss many other events taking place in Cairo, Alexandria, Damanhour and Luxor

Ahram Online , Monday 19 Feb 2018
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Monday 19 February

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of First They Killed My Father

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

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of The Post

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

Theatre
7pm
CAIRO

Al-Borg (The Tower), an independent production by Mashrou’ Mim theatrical troupe, starring Magy Magdy, Marina Hamdy, Amir Awny, written and directed by Mina Meh

Studio Nasibian Theatre, 15 Al-Mahrani St, Ramsis, Cairo

Music
7pm
CAIRO

An evening with guitar player, composer, songwriter, and painter Ibrahim El-Haddad

Mashrabia, 8 Champollion St, 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

Zikr and Sufi night

Makan, Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo

Theatre
9pm
CAIRO

Edhak Lama Tmout (Die Laughing), a political satirical comedy of two friends living in modern Cairo starring Nabil Al-Halafawi, Mahmoud Al-Guindy, Salwa Othman and others, décor by Mahmoud Al-Gharib, music by Hisham Gabr, written by Lenin Al-Ramly and directed by Esam Al-Sayed

Al-Qawmi (The National) Theatre,
Al-Attaba Square, in front of Attaba Post Office, Cairo

Theatre
7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Awlad Al-Ghadab Wal Hob (Children of Anger and Love), an independent production by Helm troupe, written by Karam Al-Naggar, directed by Mohamed Mekky

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Music

11am

ALEXANDRIA

Alexandria Opera House Children Choir

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

The Post
(Photo: still from film The Post)


Tuesday 20 February
 

Film

4pm

CAIRO

Screening of Tren de Sombras

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

Discussion / architecture
6pm
CAIRO

“Gamal Amer Architecture”, architect Gamal Amer talks about his work

Egyptian House for Architecture
4 Darb Al-Tebana St, Al Darb Al Ahmar, Cairo

Theatre
7pm
CAIRO

Al-Borg (The Tower), an independent production by Mashrou’ Mim theatrical troupe, starring Magy Magdy, Marina Hamdy, Amir Awny, written and directed by Mina Meh

Studio Nasibian Theatre, 15 Al-Mahrani St, Ramsis, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Darkest Hour

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

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Lucky

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

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of The Koumiko Mystery

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

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of The Chorus

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

Discussion / book
7pm
CAIRO

Introduction to historical novels

Cairo Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences
10, Darb El Labbana Street, in front of Al-Refai mosque, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Mawawil and Gamalat Shiha: traditional music

Makan, Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo

Music
8pm

CAIRO

Omar Khairat

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

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Marimba player Nesma Abdel Aziz

Cairo Opera House, small hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

11am

DAMANHOUR

Alexandria Opera House Children Choir

Damanhour Opera House, Damanhour

Theatre
7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Howa wa Heya (He and She), a play directed by Mohamed Abdel-Hady

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Theatre
7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Awlad Al-Ghadab Wal Hob (Children of Anger and Love), an independent production by Helm troupe, written by Karam Al-Naggar, directed by Mohamed Mekky

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

The Merry Widow
(Photo: fragment from The Merry Widow's promotional material)


Wednesday 21 February
 

Conference
11am
CAIRO

Opening session of the Arab and Islamic Heritage Conference

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Discussion / archaeology
6pm
CAIRO

“What are the Humanities? Part 1, Archeology”, Professor Lisa Sabbahy speaks about the field of archaeology to promote the public humanities in Egypt and the Global South.

The American University in Cairo, Mansour Group Lectures Hall
AUC New Cairo Campus

Discussion / film
6pm
CAIRO

Celebrating the sun alignment on the face of Ramsis II, Critic Yasser Mongy introduces the screening of the film “The Eighth Wonder” and talks about the film afterwards

Egyptian House for Architecture
4 Darb Al-Tebana St, Al Darb Al Ahmar, Cairo

Theatre
7pm
CAIRO

Al-Borg (The Tower), an independent production by Mashrou’ Mim theatrical troupe, starring Magy Magdy, Marina Hamdy, Amir Awny, written and directed by Mina Meh

Studio Nasibian Theatre, 15 Al-Mahrani St, Ramsis, Cairo

Discussion

7pm

CAIRO

Cultural Salon: “The Culture of Management and the Management of Culture”, the opera cultural salon hosts professor Sabry Al-Shabrawy.

Cairo Opera House, small hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

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

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

Nasseer Shamma

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

Theatre
7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Howa wa Heya (He and She), a play directed by Mohamed Abdel-Hady

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

The Koumiko Mystery
(Photo: still from the film The Koumiko Mystery)

 

Thursday 22 February
 

Lecture

6pm

CAIRO

Full lecture title: "Max Meyerhof in Egypt - From a Cure to a Lifelong Stay"

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

Theatre
7pm
CAIRO

Al-Borg (The Tower), an independent production by Mashrou’ Mim theatrical troupe, starring Magy Magdy, Marina Hamdy, Amir Awny, written and directed by Mina Meh

Studio Nasibian Theatre, 15 Al-Mahrani St, Ramsis, Cairo

Theatre
7pm
CAIRO

Play: To Kill a Mockingbird

AUC Falaki Theater and Gallery, 24 Falaki Street, Cairo

Music

9pm

CAIRO

Do'souka

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

Music
8pm

CAIRO

Nasseer Shamma

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

Music
8pm
CAIRO

The Merry Widow Operetta by the Cairo Opera Company and Cairo Opera Orchestra conducted by Hisham Gabr

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Semsemeya Fans and Folklore Art Ensemble

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

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Heritage Arab Music Ensemble

Arab Music Institute, 22, Ramsis St., Cairo

Theatre
8.30pm
CAIRO

Forsa Sa'eda (Nice to Meet You), a play starring Ahmed Bedeir, Fatouh Ahmed, Iman Abou-Taleb, Mohamed Al-Sawy, Amr Al-Dimerdash. Music composing and arrangement by Ihab Hamdy, décore by Moustafa Hamed, costumes by Heba Tantawy, written by Salah Araby, directed by Mohamed Gomaa

Al-Salam Theatre
101 Qasr Al-Aini St, Cairo

Theatre
9pm
CAIRO

Edhak Lama Tmout (Die Laughing), a political satirical comedy of two friends living in modern Cairo starring Nabil Al-Halafawi, Mahmoud Al-Guindy, Salwa Othman and others, décor by Mahmoud Al-Gharib, music by Hisham Gabr, written by Lenin Al-Ramly and directed by Esam Al-Sayed

Al-Qawmi (The National) Theatre,
Al-Attaba Square, in front of Attaba Post Office, Cairo

Music

9pm

CAIRO

Jazz Night: Sara Moullablad & Rashad Fahim & Andre Segone

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

Music

8pm

ALEXANDRIA

Talents Development Centre of Alexandria Ensemble

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

Music
8.30pm
ALEXANDRIA

Omar Khairat

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Omar Khairat
Omar Khairat

 

Friday 23 February
 

Music

6pm

CAIRO

Cairo Opera Children Choir

Cairo Opera House, small 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

Music
7pm

CAIRO

Mosad Ozil with the band

Da House, 7 Mosadaq St, Dokki, Giza

Music

7pm

CAIRO

Room Grand Experience: Estabena & The Gypsy Jazz Project

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

Theatre
7pm
CAIRO

Play: To Kill a Mockingbird

AUC Falaki Theater and Gallery, 24 Falaki Street, 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

Religious Song Ensemble

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

Music
8pm
CAIRO

The Merry Widow Operetta by the Cairo Opera Company and Cairo Opera Orchestra conducted by Hisham Gabr

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre
8.30pm
CAIRO

Forsa Sa'eda (Nice to Meet You), a play starring Ahmed Bedeir, Fatouh Ahmed, Iman Abou-Taleb, Mohamed Al-Sawy, Amr Al-Dimerdash. Music composing and arrangement by Ihab Hamdy, décore by Moustafa Hamed, costumes by Heba Tantawy, written by Salah Araby, directed by Mohamed Gomaa

Al-Salam Theatre
101 Qasr Al-Aini St, Cairo

Theatre
9pm
CAIRO

Edhak Lama Tmout (Die Laughing), a political satirical comedy of two friends living in modern Cairo starring Nabil Al-Halafawi, Mahmoud Al-Guindy, Salwa Othman and others, décor by Mahmoud Al-Gharib, music by Hisham Gabr, written by Lenin Al-Ramly and directed by Esam Al-Sayed

Al-Qawmi (The National) Theatre,
Al-Attaba Square, in front of Attaba Post Office, Cairo

Music

8pm

ALEXANDRIA

Abdel Halim Nowera Ensemble for Arab Music commemorates Lela Mourad and Valentine’s

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

Music
8.30pm
ALEXANDRIA

Omar Khairat

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Dance
8pm
LUXOR

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

Luxor Cultural Palace, Luxor

Naseer Shamma
Naseer Shamma, oud virtuoso, performs with the Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Ahmed El Saedi at the Cairo Opera House Small Hall, 22 March 2011. (Photo: Sherif Sonbol)

 

Saturday 24 February
 

Film

4pm

CAIRO

Screening of The Koumiko Mystery

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

Theatre
7pm
CAIRO

Play: To Kill a Mockingbird

AUC Falaki Theater and Gallery, 24 Falaki Street, 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
7.30pm
CAIRO

Puccini’s La Boheme by the Metropolitan Opera: live HD screening

Cairo Opera House, small hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

9pm

CAIRO

Baroque Night: Cairo Guitar Collective & Nada Ayoub

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

Theatre
9pm
CAIRO

Edhak Lama Tmout (Die Laughing), a political satirical comedy of two friends living in modern Cairo starring Nabil Al-Halafawi, Mahmoud Al-Guindy, Salwa Othman and others, décor by Mahmoud Al-Gharib, music by Hisham Gabr, written by Lenin Al-Ramly and directed by Esam Al-Sayed

Al-Qawmi (The National) Theatre,
Al-Attaba Square, in front of Attaba Post Office, Cairo

Music
7.30pm
ALEXANDRIA

Puccini’s La Boheme by the Metropolitan Opera: live HD screening

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Edhak Lama Tmout
Edhak Lama Tmout (Photo: Al Ahram Weekly)

 

Sunday 25 February
 

Film

7.30pm

CAIRO

Screening of The Best of SHNIT Shortfilmfestival!

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

The Merry Widow Operetta by the Cairo Opera Company and Cairo Opera Orchestra conducted by Hisham Gabr

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Fathi Salama

Cairo Opera House, small hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Wahabiat

Arab Music Institute, 22, Ramsis St., Cairo

Theatre
9pm
CAIRO

Edhak Lama Tmout (Die Laughing), a political satirical comedy of two friends living in modern Cairo starring Nabil Al-Halafawi, Mahmoud Al-Guindy, Salwa Othman and others, décor by Mahmoud Al-Gharib, music by Hisham Gabr, written by Lenin Al-Ramly and directed by Esam Al-Sayed

Al-Qawmi (The National) Theatre,
Al-Attaba Square, in front of Attaba Post Office, Cairo

Cairo Guitar Collective
(Photo: promotional material of the Cairo Guitar Collective)


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