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Egypt's arts and culture events of the week: 18-25 March

While the ongoing Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival provides a large assortment of art this week, do not forget to also check other events taking place in Cairo and Alexandria

Ahram Online , Friday 16 Mar 2018
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Scroll to the bottom for the list of recommended exhibitions this week


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

Workshop for children
1pm
CAIRO

Drawing and artifact workshop for children and special abilities children (All workshops are for free).

Talaat Harb Cultural Centre, Al-Sayyeda Nafissa St, Zeinhom area, 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
4pm
CAIRO

Screening of Taipei Story

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

Film
7pm
CAIRO

Screening of Mercedes

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

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Special screening of Red Sparrow

Zamalek Cinema, 13 Shagaret ElDor st., Zamalek, 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

8pm

CAIRO

Screening of Jules and Jim

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

Music
8pm

CAIRO

Ranim Qoteit and his band in an Arab singing concert

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

Music
8pm
CAIRO

A chamber music concert celebrating the 175th birth anniversary of Edward Grieg featuring Georgian pianist Elena Dzamshvili, pianist Haitham Ibrahim and violinist Hassan Sharara

Cairo Opera House, small hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Italian singer Eugenio Bennato features a concert in the framework of the programme “Italy, Cultures and the Mediterranean”

Cairo Opera House, open air theatre, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

The Talents Development Centre concert

Al-Gumhouriya Theatre
12 Al-Gumhouriya St, Abdin, Cairo

Film

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Restored copy of El-Momiaa (The Mummy) film by Shady Abdel Salam. Screening will be followed by a discussion. Read more here

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Music
8pm

ALEXANDRIA

The Cairo Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Ahmed Al-Saedi performs works by Glinka, Alyabyev, Enescu, Bizet, Gliere and Ravel featuring Armenian soprano Tehmine Zaryan.

Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre), Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria

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


The Mummy
The Mummy, by Shadi Abdelsalam

 

Monday 19 March
 

D-CAF
Festival
CAIRO

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

Several venues across Cairo

Exhibition opening
CAIRO

“Sculpture’s Era”, sculptures by eleven unique artists such as Anas El Alusi, Mohamed El Faioumy, Ammar Shiha and Rawaa El-Degwy

Al Kahila, 15 Al Batal Ahmed Abdel-Aziz St, Mohandiseen, 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

Exhibition

Last days
CAIRO

Two parallel solo exhibitions by Helmy El-Toni and Gamal Meleka. The exhibition closes 24 March. Read more here

Picasso Gallery, 30 Hassan Assem Street, off Brazil Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Workshop for children
1pm
CAIRO

Drawing and artifact workshop for children and special abilities children (All workshops are for free).

Talaat Harb Cultural Centre, Al-Sayyeda Nafissa St, Zeinhom area, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Special screening of Red Sparrow

Zamalek Cinema, 13 Shagaret ElDor st., Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre

7pm

CAIRO

Sawaky Al-Khof (The Waterwheels of Fear), an independent theatrical production by Maganein Al-Fan (Love Art Like Crazy) company, written by Bakry Abdel-Hamid, directed by Abdou Eskandar

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
7.30pm

CAIRO

Yasser Anwar and his band in an Arab heritage singing concert.

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

Music
8pm
CAIRO

The Talents Development Centre’s concert

Cairo Opera House, small hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Zikr and Sufi night

Makan, Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo

Theatre

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Déjà vu, a theatre performance written by Mustafa Al-Nabawy and
Directed by Mustafa Fatoh

Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Chatby, small hall, Alexandria

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


Coconut Hero
Coconut Hero (Photo: still from the film)


Tuesday 20 March
 

D-CAF
Festival
CAIRO

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

Several venues across Cairo

Exhibition opening
CAIRO

“Women of Egypt”, art nouveau styled paintings by Laila Allam. The exhibition runs until 11 April.
 

Osana Family Wellness
4 El Nady St, Maadi, 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

Workshop for children
1pm
CAIRO

Drawing and artifact workshop for children and special abilities children (All workshops are for free).

Talaat Harb Cultural Centre, Al-Sayyeda Nafissa St, Zeinhom area, Cairo

Film
4pm
CAIRO

Screening of Mercedes

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

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Special screening of Red Sparrow

Zamalek Cinema, 13 Shagaret ElDor st., Zamalek, Cairo

Discussion / architecture
6pm
CAIRO

Commemoration of the Egyptian architect Hassan Fathi and a discussion of the values of interior design in architectural perspective.

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

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of The Pianist

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

Music
7pm

CAIRO

Adnan Al-Sasa and his Ensemble (Syria) in a religious chanting concert

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

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Umm Al-Nour Orchestra featuring Hanaa Tanyous

Al-Gumhouriya Theatre
12 Al-Gumhouriya St, Abdin, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Special screening of Fifty Shades Freed

Zamalek Cinema, 13 Shagaret ElDor st., Zamalek, Cairo

Film
7pm
CAIRO

Screening of The Commune

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

Theatre

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Koheity band in an Arab singing concert

Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Chatby, main hall, Alexandria

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

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

Wednesday 21 March
 

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

A retrospective exhibition for artist Sabry Mansour (1964 - 2017). The exhibition closes on 26 March.

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

Exhibition

Last days

CAIRO

The Village and the Legend”, paintings by Mostafa Batt. The exhibition closes on 26 March.

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

Workshop for children
1pm
CAIRO

Drawing and artifact workshop for children and special abilities children (All workshops are for free).

Talaat Harb Cultural Centre, Al-Sayyeda Nafissa St, Zeinhom area, Cairo

Music
7pm

CAIRO

Yara Ebaid in an Arab singing concert

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

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

Makan, Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo

Film
7pm
ALEXANDRIA

Screening of Coconut Hero

Goethe-Institut, 10 El-Batalsa St., Azarita, Alexandria

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

Helmy Tony
Helmy El-Touni and Gamal Meleka (Photo: part of promotional material)

Thursday 22 March
 

D-CAF
Festival
CAIRO

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

Several venues across Cairo

Workshop for children
1pm
CAIRO

Drawing and artifact workshop for children and special abilities children (All workshops are for free).

Talaat Harb Cultural Centre, Al-Sayyeda Nafissa St, Zeinhom area, Cairo

Books
6pm
CAIRO

Egyptian author Mansoura Ezzeddin speaks about her newly published short stories collection Ma’wa Al-Gheyab (The Absence Shelter) with Egyptian Journalist Mohamed Shaair.

The Netherlands- Flemish Institute
1 Mahmoud Azmi St, Zamalek, Cairo

Discussion
6pm
CAIRO

“A Woman is a Spring of Creativity”, a grand conversation discussing women as renewable sources of creativity with the Senior of Cultural Programmes Correspondents at the National Radio Station Al-Bernameg, and others.

El Sawy Culturewheel, wisdom hall, end of 26th of July St, Cairo

Music
6pm
CAIRO

The Alexandria Opera House Children Choir celebrates Mother’s Day

Cairo Opera House, open air theatre, 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

Mustafa Atef in an Arab religious chanting concert.     
Wisdom Hall

 

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

8pm

CAIRO

French Lebanese Musician Bashar Mar-Khalifé performs contemporary Electronic Jazz fusion. The same evening will also feature Bit-Tuner, Andro El-Hawy, EL-Sweasy, Teklife, Islam Chipsy and Sadat. The concert is part of the ongoing D-CAF festival (8-29 March). Read more here The Greek Campus
28 Falaki St, Bab Al-Louk, Downtown, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Cairo Opera Company in Gala concert

Al-Gumhouriya Theatre
12 Al-Gumhouriya St, Abdin, Cairo

Music
8pm

CAIRO

Yehia Khalil and his band perform selections of his Jazz arrangements and authentic eastern sounds compositions of his own

Cairo Opera House, small hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre
8.30pm

CAIRO

Forsa Sa'eda (Nice to Meet You), a play directed by Mohamed Gomaa

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

Music

9pm

CAIRO

Nick Mazzarella and Tomeka Reid Duo

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

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

Weekly events
Orchestra in Art (Photo: part of promotional material)

Friday 23 March
 

D-CAF
Festival
CAIRO

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

Several venues across Cairo

Workshop for children
1pm
CAIRO

Drawing and artifact workshop for children and special abilities children (All workshops are for free).

Talaat Harb Cultural Centre, Al-Sayyeda Nafissa St, Zeinhom area, 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

Dance
7.30pm
CAIRO

Dawar Dance Jam: A Night of Freestyle Dance

Dawar for Arts and Development, 16 Adly St, 3rd Floor, Downtown, Cairo

Theatre
7.30pm

CAIRO

Ghazal Al Banat (Flirtation of The Girls), a big comedy and musical show from the theatrical heritage of theatre icon Naguib Al-Rihany, written and directed by Mohamed Sobhy.

Sama Sonbol 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

Music
8.30pm
CAIRO

The United Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Nader Abbassi, will feature tenors Hany Andelzaher, Ragaa Eldin, and Amr Medhat

ArtsMart gallery, Km 28, Cairo-Alex Desert Road, before Dandy Mall and behind Total Petrol Station, Cairo

Theatre
8.30pm

CAIRO

Forsa Sa'eda (Nice to Meet You), a play directed by Mohamed Gomaa

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

Music

9pm

CAIRO

Asia Madani: Sudanese Folklore Night

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

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

Zar
Mazaher ensemble featuring Umm Sameh (Photo: still from Ahram Online video "Musical ensemble play traditional zar music" on You Tube)

Saturday 24 March
 

D-CAF
Festival
CAIRO

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

Several venues across Cairo

Workshop for children
1pm
CAIRO

Drawing and artifact workshop for children and special abilities children (All workshops are for free).

Talaat Harb Cultural Centre, Al-Sayyeda Nafissa St, Zeinhom area, Cairo

Film
4pm
CAIRO

Screening of The Commune

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

Exhibition opening
7pm
CAIRO

“The Dinner”, a group exhibition featuring works by  Ashraf Raslan, Asmaa El-Dessouky, Sabah Naim

Dai, 14 Al-Hrar St, off Al-Batal Ahmed Abdel-Aziz, Mohandeseen, 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

9pm

CAIRO

Ezz Elostool concert

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

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


Bachar Mar-Khalifé
Bachar Mar-Khalifé (Photo: still from YouTube)

 

Sunday 25 March
 

D-CAF
Festival
CAIRO

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

Several venues across Cairo

Workshop for children
1pm
CAIRO

Drawing and artifact workshop for children and special abilities children (All workshops are for free).

Talaat Harb Cultural Centre, Al-Sayyeda Nafissa St, Zeinhom area, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

NVICinema Shorts: screening of Dear Animal

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

Asia Madani
Asia Madani performs on 3alganoob's final night (Photo: Mohamed Medhat)

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 20 Mar - TBA
CAIRO

“Women of Egypt”, art nouveau styled paintings by Laila Allam. The exhibition runs until 11 April.
 

Osana Family Wellness
4 El Nady St, Maadi, 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

16-24 Mar CAIRO

Two parallel solo exhibitions by Helmy El-Toni and Gamal Meleka

Picasso Gallery, 30 Hassan Assem Street, off Brazil Street, 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

Exhibition
24 Mar - TBA
CAIRO

“The Dinner”, a group exhibition featuring works by  Ashraf Raslan, Asmaa El-Dessouky, Sabah Naim

Dai, 14 Al-Hrar St, off Al-Batal Ahmed Abdel-Aziz, Mohandeseen, Cairo

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