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Egypt's arts and culture events of the week: 25 March - 1 April

Ahram Online recommends events this week, between film, exhibitions, music and theatre

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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

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

Film

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

CAIRO

Screenings of Cactus Flower

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

Film

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

CAIRO

Screenings of The Florida Project

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

Film

5pm

CAIRO

Screenings of Kiss Me Not

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

Film
4pm
CAIRO

Screening of Losing Ground

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

Film
7pm
CAIRO

Screening of The Five Obstructions

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

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Loving Vincent

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

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Redoutable

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

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


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The Florida Project (Photo: still from the film)

 

Monday 26 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

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

CAIRO

Screenings of The Florida Project

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

Film

5pm

CAIRO

Screenings of Kiss Me Not

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

Theatre

6.30pm

CAIRO

Waslet Samaa inshad concert

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

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of The Breadwinner

Magnolia, 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

The Cairo Opera Ballet Company and the Cairo Opera Choir present “Bolero” and “Carmina Burana” ballets choreographed by Erminia Kamel and directed by Abdel-Moneim Kamel.

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Violin and piano recital led by Yasser Al-Serafy.

Cairo Opera House, small hall Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

A concert features Tunisian singer and dancer Ghalia Binali.

Cairo Opera House, open air, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

The Arab Music Heritage Ensemble concert.

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

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Zikr and Sufi night

Makan, Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo

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


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Ghalia Benali (Photo: part of promotional material)


Tuesday 27 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

Exhibitions by Soheir Osman, Hend El-Falafly, and Attyat Sayed in different halls. Closing on 28 March.

Gezira Arts Centre, 1 Al-Sheikh Al-Marsafi St, Zamalek

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

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

CAIRO

Screenings of The Florida Project

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

Film

5pm

CAIRO

Screenings of Kiss Me Not

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

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Darkest Hour

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

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of The Sacrifice

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

Music
7pm

CAIRO

Latino Zaman band led by Hekmat performs Egyptian classics and Latin beats fusions.

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

Music
8pm
CAIRO

The Cairo Opera Ballet Company and the Cairo Opera Choir present “Bolero” and “Carmina Burana” ballets choreographed by Erminia Kamel and directed by Abdel-Moneim Kamel.

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

The Talents Development Centre’s concert.

Cairo Opera House, small hall, Zamalek, Cairo

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

 

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D-CAF festival (Photo: part of promotional material)


Wednesday 28 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

Sculpture’s Era: a group exhibition of sculptures by eleven artists. Closing on 29 March

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

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
8.30pm

CAIRO

Ali Al-Haggar and his band monthly 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

Music
8pm
CAIRO

The Cairo Opera Ballet Company and the Cairo Opera Choir present “Bolero” and “Carmina Burana” ballets choreographed by Erminia Kamel and directed by Abdel-Moneim Kamel.

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Saghera A’la Al-Hob (Too young for love) operetta performed by the Opera Children Choir.

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

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

 

shady
Shady El-Qaseer

 

Thursday 29 March

 

D-CAF
Festival
CAIRO

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

Several venues across Cairo

Comedy
7.30pm
CAIRO

‘Dehket Yaani Albaha Mal’ Stand-up comedy night

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

Books

6pm

CAIRO

Discussion of ‘La Ahad Yartha Le Qetat ElMadina’ (No one pities the city’s cats) between its author Mohamed El Hajj, and writer Ahmed Nagy.

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
8pm

CAIRO

Concert by Arabish band

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

A Religious Chanting Ensemble.

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

Music
8pm
CAIRO

The Cairo Opera Ballet Company and the Cairo Opera Choir present “Bolero” and “Carmina Burana” ballets choreographed by Erminia Kamel and directed by Abdel-Moneim Kamel.

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

Shady Al-Qasser and Friends band perform live music and singing.  

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

Music

8pm

ALEXANDRIA

Alexandria Opera Company for Arab Music and Singing concert.

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

Music

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Children Choir performs in a concert mastered by Rodica Ocheseanu.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

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

 


 

Friday 30 March

 

Film
3pm
CAIRO

Screening of Twin Peaks - Season Two marathon

Cimatheque Alternative Film Center, 19a Adly 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

7pm

CAIRO

Concert featuring Sherif ElShazly ft. Cosmic Architects and Balqies

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

Music

7pm

CAIRO

Ali El-Helbawy concert

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

Music

7.30pm

CAIRO

Concert by Adonis band

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

Film
8pm
CAIRO

Screening of Twin Peaks - Season Two marathon

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

Do’souka concert

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

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

 


 

Saturday 31 March

 

Film
4pm
CAIRO

Screening of The Five Obstructions

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

Film
7pm
CAIRO

Screening of The War Game

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

Poetry

7pm

CAIRO

Poetry by Manal Lotfy

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

Music

7pm

CAIRO

El-Hadra, inshad concert

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

8pm

CAIRO

Manal Mohie El-Din harp concert

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

Music

8.30pm

CAIRO

Egybadour concert

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

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


 

Sunday 1 April

 

Exhibition

Last Days

CAIRO

Landscapes, painting exhibition by Xavier Puigmarti

Mashrabia gallery, 8 Champolion street, Downtown, Cairo

Lecture

12.30 - 2.30pm

CAIRO

Lecture titled ‘Desert Road Archaeology and Heritage Development’ by Dr. Heiko Riemer – Prehistory Archaeologist

Ministry of Antiquities, 3 El-Adel Abu Bakr 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
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

 

 

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- 11 Apr
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

7 - 28 Mar
CAIRO

Exhibitions by Soheir Osman, Hend El-Falafly, and Attyat Sayed in different halls.

Gezira Arts Centre, 1 Al-Sheikh Al-Marsafi St, Zamalek

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

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

19-29 Mar CAIRO

Sculpture’s Era: a group exhibition of sculptures by eleven artists

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

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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