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

Festival season continues, while venues in Cairo and Alexandria are active as ever with films, plays and concerts

Ahram Online , Monday 12 Mar 2018
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Sunday 11 March

 

India by the Nile Festival

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

Cairo, Alexandria, Port Said

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

D-CAF
Festival
CAIRO

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

Several venues across Cairo

Exhibition opening
7pm
CAIRO

The Village and the Legend”, paintings by Mostafa Batt

The Capital gallery, 11 Youssef Kamel (Al-Gezira Al Wosta) St, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition opening
7pm
CAIRO

Threads of Gold, paintings by Ahmed Abdel-Gawad

Gallery Grant, 6 El-Gomhoriya St., Abdeen, 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

Film

8pm

CAIRO

Screening of The Artist

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

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


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D-CAF (Photo: part of promotional material)

 

Monday 12 March

 

India by the Nile Festival

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

Cairo, Alexandria, Port Said

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

D-CAF
Festival
CAIRO

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

Several venues across Cairo

Exhibition last days

CAIRO

Solos in Parallel; One Reality, Two Imaginations”, a duo exhibition of paintings by Mohamed Aboul-Wafa and Mohamed El-Damarawy

ArtsMart,Km28, Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road, before Dandy Mall and behind Total Petrol Station, Cairo

Exhibition last days

CAIRO

A Memoir of Berries”, paintings by Abdel-Wahab Abdel-Mohsen

Cordoba Gallery, 3A, Degla St, Mohandessin, Giza

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Special screening of Darkest Hour

Zamalek Cinema, 13 Shagaret ElDor 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

Standup comedy

8pm

CAIRO

Comedy Night: Laugh at our pain, featuring 6 stand up comedians

Bardo Clubhouse, Building 2, Road 12, Maadi, Cairo

Music
8pm

CAIRO

Piano recital by Moushira Eissa

Main Hall, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm

CAIRO

Vie Trio Ensemble (Thailand) performs on string instruments.

Small Hall, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm

CAIRO

Al-Ekhfaa Project band features Mariam Saleh (Egypt), Tamer Abu Ghazaleh (Palestine) and Maurice Louqa (Egypt).

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

Music

11am

ALEXANDRIA

Alexandria Opera House Children Choir.

Alexandria Opera House, Alexandria

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


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'As far as my fingertips take me' performance (Photo: part of promotional material)


Tuesday 13 March

 

Exhibition last days

CAIRO

‘If you rescue me, I'll be your friend forever’ exhibition by May ElShamy. Closes 15 March

ARCADE gallery, 25 Orabi St., off Port Said St., Maadi.

India by the Nile Festival

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

Cairo, Alexandria, Port Said

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

D-CAF
Festival
CAIRO

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

Several venues across Cairo

Film

6pm

CAIRO

Screening of Woman in Dunes (Japan, 1964)

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

Exhibition opening

7pm

CAIRO

Thin Air, group exhibition of 8 amateur artists

Soma gallery, 3 Al Adel Abou Baker, Abu Al Feda, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm

CAIRO

Singer Shaker Abdel-Rehim (Sudan) and his band

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

Music
8pm

CAIRO

Omar Khairat concert

Main Hall, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Music & Film

7 pm

CAIRO

May Abdelaziz concert, and screening of Darkest Hour

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

Exhibition opening

7pm

CAIRO

Oil paintings by Hussein Hafez

Palace of Arts, Cairo Opera complex, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre
7pm
ALEXANDRIA

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

Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Chatby, Alexandria

Music
8pm
ALEXANDRIA

Vie Trio Ensemble (Thailand) performs on string instruments.

Alexandria Opera House, Alexandria

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

 

cactus
Cactus Flower(Photo: part of promotional material)


Wednesday 14 March

 

D-CAF
Festival
CAIRO

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

Several venues across 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

12, 2:30, 5:00, 7:30,10pm

CAIRO

Screenings of Cactus Flower

Zawya, Cinema Odeon, 4 Abdel-Hamid Said Street, off Talaat Harb Street, Downtown, Cairo

Exhibition opening

7pm

CAIRO

Exhibition of works by Esmat Dawstashy and Shawqy Ezzat

Art Corner 2, 12 Sayed Bakry 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

Theatre

7.30pm

CAIRO

The Key to Success play

Hanager Theatre, Cairo Opera Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
7.30pm

CAIRO

Al-Khan band for Arab music and singing, led by Fady Al-Maghraby

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

Music
8pm

CAIRO

Omar Khairat concert

Main Hall, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm

CAIRO

Singing recital by Yasmine Ali

Small Hall, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, 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

8.30pm

CAIRO

Abanoub concert

Elbet Alwan, Villa 7 El Morshidy st, from Laselki st, (Behind CarGas Station), New Maadi, 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

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

 

Artwork by Mehri Khalil
Artwork by Mehri Khalil (Artwork by Mehri Khalil)

 

Thursday 15 March

 

D-CAF
Festival
CAIRO

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

Several venues across 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

12, 2:30, 5:00, 7:30,10pm

CAIRO

Screenings of Cactus Flower

Zawya, Cinema Odeon, 4 Abdel-Hamid Said Street, off Talaat Harb Street, Downtown, 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
8.30pm

CAIRO

DJ and composer Hesham Kharma and his band perform fusions of electronic and string oriental tunes.

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

Music
8pm

CAIRO

The Abdel-Halim Noweira Arab Music Ensemble honours the memory of late composer and singer Mohamed Abdel-Wahab.

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8.30pm
CAIRO

Double concert: Sorour band and Hala band

Elbet Alwan, Villa 7 El Morshidy st, from Laselki st, (Behind CarGas Station), New Maadi, 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

Balqeis concert

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

Music

9pm

ALEXANDRIA

The Alexandria Sporting Club Sayed Darwish Choir honours the 126th memory of late composer Sayed Darwish

Alexandria Opera House, Alexandria

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

 

india
India by the Nile (Photo: part of promotional material)

 

Friday 16 March

 

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

12, 2:30, 5:00, 7:30,10pm

CAIRO

Screenings of Cactus Flower

Zawya, Cinema Odeon, 4 Abdel-Hamid Said Street, off Talaat Harb Street, Downtown, 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

Talk

7pm

CAIRO

Filmmaking Made Simple Talk by Salma ElKashef

Photopia, 15 Somal St., El Korba, Cairo

Music

7pm

CAIRO

Room Grand Experience: The Cairo Big Band ft.
Dalia Farid

Grand Nile Tower hotel, Al Roda Island, Cairo

Music

7.30pm

CAIRO

Omar Khairat concert

The Marquee, Cairo Festival City, 5th settlement, New 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

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

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

 

chepraka
Chepraka dance performance, part of D-CAF festival (Photo: Bassam Al Zoghby)

 

Saturday 17 March

 

D-CAF
Festival
CAIRO

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

Several venues across 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

12, 2:30, 5:00, 7:30,10pm

CAIRO

Screenings of Cactus Flower

Zawya, Cinema Odeon, 4 Abdel-Hamid Said Street, off Talaat Harb Street, Downtown, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Wonder

Osiris,1 Hassan Mourad st. from Qasr El Aini, 2nd floor, Garden City, 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

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


balqeis
Balqeis performance at Room (Photo: part of promotional material)

 

Sunday 18 March

 

D-CAF
Festival
CAIRO

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

Several venues across Cairo

Film

12, 2:30, 5:00, 7:30,10pm

CAIRO

Screenings of Cactus Flower

Zawya, Cinema Odeon, 4 Abdel-Hamid Said Street, off Talaat Harb Street, Downtown, Cairo

Film

7.30

CAIRO

Screening of My Father is Still a Communist

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

Film

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Restored copy of El-Momiaa (The Mummy) film by Shady Abdel Salam.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

 

 

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

7-28 Mar

CAIRO

Three exhibitions by Soheir Osman (graphics and textiles and printing), Hend El-Falafly (paintings), and Attyat Sayed (oil and pastel paintings)

Gezira Art Center, 1 Al-Sheikh Al-Marsafi St, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

Until 28 Mar

CAIRO

Rites of Passage, installation exhibition by Yasmine El-Meleegy

Townhouse Factory Space, 10 Nabarawy St, off Champollion St, Downtown, Cairo

Exhibition

13 - 19 Mar

CAIRO

Oil paintings by Hussein Hafez

Palace of Arts, Cairo Opera complex, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

11 Mar - 1 Apr

CAIRO

Threads of Gold, paintings by Ahmed Abdel-Gawad

Gallery Grant, 6 El-Gomhoriya St., Abdeen, Cairo

Exhibition

11-25 Mar

CAIRO

The Village and the Legend”, paintings by Mostafa Batt

The Capital gallery, 11 Youssef Kamel (Al-Gezira Al Wosta) St, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

4 - 26 Mar

CAIRO

Alexandria 3000: The City of Wisdom, Joy and Eternity. A group exhibition by Farghali Abdel-Hafez, Aya El-Fallah, Adel Mostafa, Carelle Homsy, and more.

Zamalek Art Gallery, 11 Brazil St., Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

14 Mar - tba

CAIRO

Exhibition of works by Esmat Dawstashy and Shawqy Ezzat

Art Corner 2, 12 Sayed Bakry Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

11 - 31 Mar

CAIRO

Baraka, exhibition of paintings by Mehri Khalil.

Fine Lines, exhibition by ElHusseiny Aly and Nehad Saeed.

Read our Art Alert here.

Ubuntu Gallery, 21 Hassan Sabry St., Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

13 Feb - tba
CAIRO

Thin Air, group exhibition of 8 amateur artists

Soma gallery, 3 Al Adel Abou Baker, Abu Al Feda, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

14 Feb- 22 Mar
CAIRO

Emile Béchard: An Orientalist in Nineteenth Century Cairo”, an exhibition organised by The Photographic Gallery with The Rare Books and Special Collections Library.

The Photographic Gallery, AUC New Cairo Campus, Road 90, New Cairo (Tel: 02 2615 3318)

Exhibition

5 - 26 Mar
CAIRO

A retrospective exhibition for artist Sabry Mansour (1964 - 2017)

Mr and Mrs Mohamed Mahmoud Khalil Museum, On the corner of Giza St and Kafur St, next to the State Council, Giza

Exhibition

4 - 14 Mar
CAIRO

A mural by Taha Orani

Picasso Gallery, 30 Hassan Assem St., off Brazil St., Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

7 Mar - 18 Apr

CAIRO

A New Commission for an Old State, by Mahmoud Khaled

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

Exhibition

3 Mar - 17 Apr

CAIRO

Burullus and Rashid, the art of Abstract with May Othman

InFocus, building 9, St., 219, Maadi, Cairo

Exhibition

9 Mar - 5 Apr

CAIRO

Landscapes, painting exhibition by Xavier Puigmarti

Mashrabia gallery, 8 Champolion street, Downtown, Cairo

 

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