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

In this very busy week, numerous artistic festivals fill the stages of many Egyptian cities. Check our listings for more details

Ahram Online , Saturday 3 Mar 2018
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Sunday 4 March

 

Film Festival
CAIRO

Cairo International Women’s Film Festival, 3-9 March

AUC Falaki Theater and Gallery, Downtown Cairo

Film festival
SHARM EL SHEIKH

Sharm El-Sheikh Film Festival, 3-9 March.

Sharm El Sheikh

Exhibition opening
7pm
CAIRO

"Landscapes" exhibition by Xavier Puigmartí. Read more here

Mashrabia Gallery Of Contemporary Art
8, Champollion St. Qasr El-Nil, Cairo

Theatre
7pm
CAIRO

Surrender (Sallem Nafsak), a play directed by Khaled Galal and staged by the students of the Actor’s Studio managed by Galal

Artistic Creativity Centre Theatre, Cairo Opera House grounds, 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

Heritage Arab Music Ensemble

Arab Music Institute, 22, Ramsis St., Cairo

Theatre
8.30pm
CAIRO

Al-Seera Al-Holameya, a play based on William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Directed by Mohamed Al-Saghir

Taliaa Theatre, Attaba Square, next to the Metro Station, Zaki Tolaimat Hall, Cairo

Discussion / film
7pm
ALEXANDRIA

A lecture and discussion of the film Two Days a Year with its director Mohamed Arafa

Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Chatby, Alexandria

Cairo International Women Film Festival
(Photo: artwork from the Cairo International Women Film Festival's poster)

 

Monday 5 March
 

Film Festival
CAIRO

Cairo International Women’s Film Festival, 3-9 March

AUC Falaki Theater and Gallery, Downtown Cairo

Film festival
SHARM EL SHEIKH

Sharm El-Sheikh Film Festival, 3-9 March.

Sharm El-Sheikh

Film
6.30pm
CAIRO

Screening of the documentary film Kinders

Austrian Cultural Forum Cairo, 1103, Corniche El Nil (next to Shepheard Hotel), 1. Stock, Apt. 7, Garden City, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Short Films Night

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

Fabrica band in a love songs concert

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

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Zikr and Sufi night

Makan, Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo

Theatre
8.30pm
CAIRO

Al-Seera Al-Holameya, a play based on William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Directed by Mohamed Al-Saghir

Taliaa Theatre, Attaba Square, next to the Metro Station, Zaki Tolaimat Hall, Cairo

India by the Nile
(Photo: artwork from the promotional material of India by the Nile)


Tuesday 6 March
 

Film Festival
CAIRO

Cairo International Women’s Film Festival, 3-9 March

AUC Falaki Theater and Gallery, Downtown Cairo

India by the Nile Festival

A multidisciplinary festival showcasing Indian arts, 6-17 March. Check the full programme here

Cairo, Alexandria, Port Said

Film festival
SHARM EL SHEIKH

Sharm El-Sheikh Film Festival, 3-9 March.

Sharm El Sheikh

Film

6pm

CAIRO

Screening of Cinema Paradiso

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

Music
7.30pm

CAIRO

Strawberry Swing pop rock Coldplay tribute band

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

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Mawawil and Gamalat Shiha: traditional music

Makan, Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo

Dance

8pm

CAIRO

Folklore and Ages: A dance performance by the Forsan Al Sharq Heritage Company

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

Theatre
7pm
ALEXANDRIA

Henna, an independent theatre production directed by Horeya Al-Daqaq troupe

Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Chatby, Alexandria

Hakawy
Logo of Hakawy festival 2018


Wednesday 7 March
 

Film Festival
CAIRO

Cairo International Women’s Film Festival, 3-9 March

AUC Falaki Theater and Gallery, Downtown Cairo

India by the Nile Festival

A multidisciplinary festival showcasing Indian arts, 6-17 March. Check the full programme here

Cairo, Alexandria, Port Said

Film festival
SHARM EL SHEIKH

Sharm El-Sheikh Film Festival, 3-9 March.

Sharm El Sheikh

Discussion/ film
7pm
CAIRO

Egyptian director and producer Nada Riyadh discusses the French film Cinematiques and the female contribution to the cinematic direction

French Institute, Madrasset Al-Huquq Al Frinseya St, Mounira, 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

Ballet
8pm

CAIRO

Imperial Russian Ballet performs Swan Lake. Read more details here

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Dance

8pm

CAIRO

Folklore and Ages: A dance performance by the Forsan Al Sharq Heritage Company

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

Theatre
8.30pm
CAIRO

Al-Seera Al-Holameya, a play based on William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Directed by Mohamed Al-Saghir

Taliaa Theatre, Attaba Square, next to the Metro Station, Zaki Tolaimat Hall, Cairo

Theatre
7pm
ALEXANDRIA

Henna, an independent theatre production directed by Horeya Al-Daqaq troupe

Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Chatby, Alexandria

DCAF
(Photo: fragment of artwork from D-CAF's promotional material)

 

Thursday 8 March
 

Hakawy Festival
CAIRO

The 8th edition of the Hakawy International Arts Festival for Children, 8-13 March. Check the full programme here

Hanager Arts Centre and other venues, Cairo

Film Festival
CAIRO

Cairo International Women’s Film Festival, 3-9 March

AUC Falaki Theater and Gallery, Downtown Cairo

India by the Nile Festival

A multidisciplinary festival showcasing Indian arts, 6-17 March. Check the full programme here

Cairo, Alexandria, Port Said

D-CAF
Festival
CAIRO

The 7th Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival, 8-29 March. Check the full programme here

Several venues across Cairo

Film festival
SHARM EL SHEIKH

Sharm El-Sheikh Film Festival, 3-9 March.

Sharm El Sheikh

Lecture
10am

CAIRO

The Annual Coptic Heritage Day presenting a number of lectures by scholars and professors from The Coptic Studies Programme in Bibliotheca Alexandrina supervised by Head of the programme Doaa Bahieddin.  

Beit Al-Sennari
Al Komi, Al Hanafi, El-Sayeda Zainab, 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 for children

7pm

CAIRO

Shams wa Amar, a musical play for children directed by Mahmoud Al-Alfy

Metropol (The Children’s National) Theatre, 6 Halim St, the beginning of 26th July, Attaba, Downtown, Cairo

Music
7pm
CAIRO

Opera Aida by the Cairo Opera Company, Cairo Opera Orchestra

Sound and Light theatre, Pyramids of Giza, Cairo

Music
7.30pm

CAIRO

Abu-Shaar Brothers troupe from Syria performs Sufi chants

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

Music
8pm

CAIRO

Hany Mustafa and his band perform English and Arabic songs

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

Dance

8pm

CAIRO

Folklore and Ages: A dance performance by the Forsan Al Sharq Heritage Company

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

Music
8pm

CAIRO

Concert commemorating the 7th anniversary of Japan earthquake and tsunami

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Ballet
8pm

CAIRO

Imperial Russian Ballet performs Swan Lake. Read more details here

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre
8.30pm
CAIRO

Al-Seera Al-Holameya, a play based on William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Directed by Mohamed Al-Saghir

Taliaa Theatre, Attaba Square, next to the Metro Station, Zaki Tolaimat Hall, Cairo

Music

9pm

CAIRO

Natalie Saba

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

Sharm El Sheikh
(Photo: artwork from the Sharm El Sheikh Film Festival's poster)

 

Friday 9 March
 

Hakawy Festival
CAIRO

The 8th edition of the Hakawy International Arts Festival for Children, 8-13 March. Check the full programme here

Hanager Arts Centre and other venues, Cairo

Film Festival
CAIRO

Cairo International Women’s Film Festival, 3-9 March

AUC Falaki Theater and Gallery, Downtown Cairo

India by the Nile Festival

A multidisciplinary festival showcasing Indian arts, 6-17 March. Check the full programme here

Cairo, Alexandria, Port Said

D-CAF
Festival
CAIRO

The 7th Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival, 8-29 March. Check the full programme here

Several venues across Cairo

Film festival
SHARM EL SHEIKH

Sharm El-Sheikh Film Festival, 3-9 March.

Sharm El Sheikh

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 for children

7pm

CAIRO

Shams wa Amar, a musical play for children directed by Mahmoud Al-Alfy

Metropol (The Children’s National) Theatre, 6 Halim St, the beginning of 26th July, Attaba, Downtown, Cairo

Music
7pm
CAIRO

Opera Aida by the Cairo Opera Company, Cairo Opera Orchestra

Sound and Light theatre, Pyramids of Giza, Cairo

Music

7pm

CAIRO

Noha Fekry Jazz concert

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

Ballet
8pm

CAIRO

Imperial Russian Ballet performs Swan Lake. Read more details here

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

HD broadcast of the Metropolitan Opera’s Semiramide

Cairo Opera House, small hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre
8.30pm
CAIRO

Al-Seera Al-Holameya, a play based on William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Directed by Mohamed Al-Saghir

Taliaa Theatre, Attaba Square, next to the Metro Station, Zaki Tolaimat Hall, Cairo

Music
8pm
ALEXANDRIA

HD broadcast of the Metropolitan Opera’s Semiramide

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Swan Lake
Swan Lake ballet: Anton Ploom in the role of Prince Siegfried and Anastasia Lomachenkova as Odette/Odile (Photo: still from Anton Ploom's YouTube channel)

 

Saturday 10 March
 

Hakawy Festival
CAIRO

The 8th edition of the Hakawy International Arts Festival for Children, 8-13 March. Check the full programme here

Hanager Arts Centre and other venues, Cairo

India by the Nile Festival

A multidisciplinary festival showcasing Indian arts, 6-17 March. Check the full programme here

Cairo, Alexandria, Port Said

D-CAF
Festival
CAIRO

The 7th Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival, 8-29 March. Check the full programme here

Several venues across 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

Theatre
8.30pm
CAIRO

Al-Seera Al-Holameya, a play based on William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Directed by Mohamed Al-Saghir

Taliaa Theatre, Attaba Square, next to the Metro Station, Zaki Tolaimat Hall, Cairo

Music

9pm

CAIRO

Voice and bass concert

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

Xavier Puigmartí
Work by Xavier Puigmartí, part of "Landscapes" exhibition. (Photo: courtesy of the Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art)

 

Sunday 11 March
 

Hakawy Festival
CAIRO

The 8th edition of the Hakawy International Arts Festival for Children, 8-13 March. Check the full programme here

Hanager Arts Centre and other venues, Cairo

India by the Nile Festival

A multidisciplinary festival showcasing Indian arts, 6-17 March. Check the full programme here

Cairo, Alexandria, Port Said

D-CAF
Festival
CAIRO

The 7th Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival, 8-29 March. Check the full programme here

Several venues across 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


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