Egypt's arts and culture recommended events of the week: 5 - 12 July
Ahram Online, Saturday 4 Jul 2015
Continuing in the Ramadan spirit, religious chants, Mawlawiyah and traditional folkloric troupes, but also independent young musicians, film screenings and poetry evenings


Sunday 5 July













Film

8 pm

CAIRO



Screening of Mai Piu’ Come Prima (Giacomo Campiotti, 2005).



Italian Cultural Institute,

3 El-Sheikh El-Marsafi Street, Zamalek, Cairo





Performance

9 pm
CAIRO



Lewaqt ‘Oza performance by Doum Haky writers troupe.



Doum Cultural Foundation, Cairo Grand Library, 15 Mohamed Mazhar street, Zamalek, Cairo





Performance

9:30 pm

CAIRO



Dances and songs from Upper Egypt performed by the Nile Troupe for Folk Instruments.



Beit Al-Sehemi, Al Muez Street, Cairo





Music
9:30 pm
CAIRO



Arabic music concert with Walid Haidar, Dalia Fouad and Atab Nasr.



The Beshtak Palace (Qasr Bashtak), Bayn al-Qasrayn, Moezz street, Islamic Cairo





Film

9:30 pm

CAIRO



As part of its special Ramadan programme ‘Egyptian Classics in Ramadan’, ROOM will screen the Egyptian film Lesoos Laken Zorafaa (Thieves But Funny).



ROOM Art Space, 10 Etehaad Al Mohamin Street, Garden City, Cairo







Monday 6 July











Storytelling
9 pm

CAIRO



Storytelling performances by Alaa Noaman and Ezzat El-Qershy.



Doum Cultural Foundation, Cairo Grand Library, 15 Mohamed Mazhar street, Zamalek, Cairo





Music
9 pm

CAIRO



Salib Sufi Project, by Salib Fawzi who is both a singer and a theatre actor. His music merges both Coptic and sufi sounds.



Makan - Egyptian Centre for Culture and Arts, at intersection of Saad Zaghloul Street and Mansour street, Downtown Cairo.





Music
9:30 pm
CAIRO



Concert with Ali El Helbawy



Foustat Traditional Crafts Center, 1 El Emam Street, Beside Amr Ibn El Aas Mosque, El Fustat. Metro station: Mar Girgis





Poetry & Music
9:30 pm
CAIRO



Evening with poetry and music. Performance by a group of young poets.



Talaat Harb Cultural Centre, 1 El Sayeda Nafisa Street, Cairo. Tel: 02 23622647





Music
9:30 pm
ALEXANDRIA



The Anfoushi Folklore Troupe



Freedom Center for Creativity, 1 al-Horreya Street, Alexandria






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Tuesday 7 July











Inshad
9.30 pm
CAIRO



Religious Chanting (Inshad) with Ihab Younnes



Beit El-Seheimy, Haret Al-Darb Al-Asfar, Qism El-Gamaleya, Cairo





Inshad
9:30 pm
ALEXANDRIA



Religious chants



Freedom Center for Creativity, 1 al-Horreya Street, Alexandria







Wednesday 8 July











Poetry with music
9 pm

CAIRO



Poetry in the Arms of Music, a performance of poetry by Amin Haddad and Doaa Hamza, and music by Hazem Shaheen.



Doum Cultural Foundation, Cairo Grand Library, 15 Mohamed Mazhar street, Zamalek, Cairo





Music
9.30 pm
CAIRO



Traditional Arabic music concert with Mostafa Ahmed and his band.



The Beshtak Palace (Qasr Bashtak), Bayn al-Qasrayn, Moezz street, Islamic Cairo





Music

9pm

CAIRO



Uss We Lazq concert



Teatro El Maadi, 10, 200 Street, Degla, Maadi, Cairo





Theatre
9:30 pm
CAIRO



Puppet and shadow theatre performance



Talaat Harb Cultural Centre, 1 El Sayeda Nafisa Street, Cairo. Tel: 02 23622647





Theatre

10 pm

CAIRO



Live performance of El-Leila El-Kebeira by Fabrica troupe.



El-Sawy Culture Wheel, 26th of July street, Zamalek





Performance
9:30 pm
ALEXANDRIA



Abu Qir folkloric troupe



Freedom Center for Creativity, 1 al-Horreya Street, Alexandria






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Disclaimer: It is recommended to check with the event's location prior to attending. Due to security instability, some events might be cancelled or postponed.


Thursday 9 July











Poetry & Music
9 pm
CAIRO



Performance of poetry and music. Poetry by Amin Haddad, Bayram El-Tunsi, Fouad Haddad, Salah Jaheen, Ahmed Haddad, etc.



Masr Gedida Library, Al-Arouba, Cairo





Theatre

9 pm

CAIRO



Al-Kotla wa Al-Faragh (The Clump and the Vacuum) by the Bani Mazar independant troupe.



Doum Cultural Foundation, Cairo Grand Library, 15 Mohamed Mazhar street, Zamalek, Cairo





Music

9 pm

CAIRO



Yousra El-Hawari will perform at ADEF’s DECA in the closing of DECA’s Ramadan programme.



ADEF DECA, Arab Digital Expression Foundation, 143 Street #8, Muqattam City, Cairo





Music
9.30pm
CAIRO



Traditional Arabic music concert with Mohsen Farouk and his band.



The Beshtak Palace (Qasr Bashtak), Bayn al-Qasrayn, Moezz street, Islamic Cairo





Music

10 pm

CAIRO



Sufi chants by Zain Mahmoud.



Sufi bookstore, 12 Sayed El Bakry Street, Zamalek, Cairo





Music
9:30 pm
CAIRO



Talaat Harb Cultural Centre Choir will perform Arabic music.



Talaat Harb Cultural Centre, 1 El Sayeda Nafisa Street, Cairo. Tel: 02 23622647





Music

10 pm

CAIRO



The Blowers, all brass ensemble playing jazzy renditions of old Egyptian songs.



Westown Hub, SODIC West, Sheikh Zayed







Friday 10 July











Music

10 pm

CAIRO



A concert by Moroccan band Ensemble Ibn Arabi.



Cairo University, Cairo, Giza





Music
9.30 pm
CAIRO



Raoudha Abdallah (Tunisia) will perform at the Greek Campus. Event is part of the Hayy Festival.



The Greek Campus, American University in Cairo, 171 Tahrir St, Bab El Louk, Cairo





Theatre
9.30 pm
CAIRO



Puppet and shadow theatre performance.



Beit El-Seheimy, Haret Al-Darb Al-Asfar, Qism El-Gamaleya, Cairo





Theatre

10 pm

CAIRO



Aladdin live on stage.



Misr University For Science & Technology Opera House, 26th of July Mehwar, Next to Dar El Foad Hospital, 6th of October





Music

9 pm

CAIRO



Ahmed Adaweya performance. (Dining-in required)



Mashayet Ramadan, The District Mall, Sheraton, Heliopolis





Music
9:30 pm
ALEXANDRIA



Arabic music with Moustafa Kamel



Freedom Center for Creativity, 1 al-Horreya Street, Alexandria






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Saturday 11 July











Poetry & Music
9:30 pm
CAIRO



Performance of poetry and music. Poetry by Amin Haddad, Bayram el-Tunsi, Fouad Haddad, Salah Jaheen, Ahmed Haddad, etc.



El Sawy Culturewheel, 26th of July street, Zamalek, Cairo





Music
9.30pm
CAIRO



Lebanese singer Oumeima Khalil will give a concert at the Greek Campus as part of the Hayy festival. Read more here.



The Greek Campus, American University in Cairo, 171 Tahrir St, Bab El Louk, Cairo





Exhibition opening

CAIRO



Colour photography exhibit, featuring the juried works of 9 photographers, and the winners Photopia’s monthly competition. The exhibit will run for 10 days.



Photopia, 15 Somal Street, Heliopolis, Cairo







Sunday 12 July











Film

9 pm

CAIRO



Screening of La Mafia Uccide Solo d’Estate (Pif, 2013).



Italian Cultural Institute,

3 El-Sheikh El-Marsafi Street, Zamalek, Cairo





Inshad
9.30pm
CAIRO



Religious Chanting (Inshad) with Ahmed Abdallah.



The Beshtak Palace (Qasr Bashtak), Bayn al-Qasrayn, Moezz street, Islamic Cairo





Film

9:30 pm

CAIRO



As part of its special Ramadan programme Egyptian Classics in Ramadan, ROOM will screen Eshaat Hob (Rumor of Love).



ROOM Art Space, 10 Etehaad Al Mohamin Street, Garden City, Cairo






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Disclaimer: It is recommended to check with the event's location prior to attending. Due to security instability, some events might be cancelled or postponed.

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