Egypt's arts and culture events of the week: 13-20 September
Ahram Online, Saturday 12 Sep 2015
With the National Theatre Festival ongoing, Cairo is booming with cultural events this week


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


Sunday 13 September













Film

6pm

CAIRO



Screening of the German film Zwischen Welten (Between Worlds) as part of the Goethe Film Week which runs from 12-21 September.



Goethe Institut, 5 El-Bostan Street, Downtown Cairo





Theatre

6pm

CAIRO



Al-Ghareeb (The Stranger), directed by Mahmoud Abdel Aziz.



Zaki Toleimat stage, Al-Talia Theatre, Attaba Square, Downtown Cairo





Music

7:30pm

CAIRO



Dance performance and music by the Nile Troupe for Folk Instruments.



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





Poetry

7:30pm

CAIRO



Poetry night.



Beit Al-Set Wasila, Mohamed Abdo Street, Old Cairo





Film

7:30pm

CAIRO



Screening of Seraa Fel Wadi (Struggle in the Valley) in honour of the late Egyptian actor Omar Sharif.



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





Film

7:30pm

CAIRO



Screeningof La Moakhza (Excuse My French), directed by Amr Salama.



Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo, 1 Dr. Mahmoud Azmi Street, Zamalek, Cairo





Film

8pm

CAIRO



Screening of the German film Süßes Gift - Hilfe als Geschäft (Sweet Poison - Help as a Bargain) as part of the Goethe Film Week which runs from 12-21 September.



Goethe Institut, 5 El-Bostan Street, Downtown Cairo





Theatre

8pm

CAIRO



The Last Supper, directed by Ahmed El-Attar.

The play runs from 12-17 Sept. For ticket info call 01288721446.



AUC Falaki Theatre, 113 Kasr El-Aini Street (on AUC campus), Downtown Cairo





Theatre

8pm

CAIRO



Ahdab Notre Dame (The Hunchback of Notre Dame), directed by Ashraf Hosny.



Masrah Al-Arayes (Cairo Puppets Theatre), Attaba, Downtown Cairo





Theatre

8pm

CAIRO



Farash Egbary, directed by Ahmed Ragaai.



Metropol Theatre, Halim Square, 26 July Street, Downtown Cairo





Film

8pm

CAIRO



Screening of Layla, a collaborative cinematic project by four independent Egyptian filmmakers.



Townhouse Rawabet Theatre, 3 Hussein Al-Memar Street, Cairo





Theatre

10pm

CAIRO



Noata wa men Awel Embareh (Period and Starting Yesterday), directed by Michell Monir.



Miami Theatre, 38 Talaat Harb Street, next to Cinema Miami, Downtown Cairo





Film

CAIRO



Screenings of The Mice Room at 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7:30pm, 10pm.



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





Theatre

6pm

ALEXANDRIA



Leilet El-Qatla (Night of Killers) directed by Islam Wasouf.



Artistic Creativity Centre, Cairo Opera House grounds, Zamalek, Cairo





Film
7pm
ALEXANDRIA



Documentary Film Forum will screen a number of films in memory of the artist Hassan Soliman, including Arabic Calligraphy, Working in the Field, and Hawa Bahary. The screenings are followed by a discussion with the director Daoud Abdel Sayed.



Auditorium Hall, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria






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Monday 14 September












Theatre

6pm

CAIRO



Al-Ghareeb (The Stranger), directed by Mahmoud Abdel Aziz.



Zaki Toleimat stage, Al-Talia Theatre, Attaba Square, Downtown Cairo





Film

6pm

CAIRO



Screening of Sawt Min Al-Toroqat (Sound from the Hallways) as part of the Goethe Film Week which runs from 12-21 September.



Goethe Institut, 5 El-Bostan Street, Downtown Cairo





Theatre

7pm

CAIRO



El-Feel El-Azraq (The Blue Elephant) directed by Ayat Magdy. For ticket info call 01110047340.



Hosapeer Theatre, Galaa Street, Downtown Cairo





Film

7pm

CAIRO



Screening of Magnolia (1999), directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. Arabic subtitles available.



Magnolia Leaves of Art,

8 Ahmed Sabry Street, off Brazil Street, Zamalek, Cairo





Poetry

8pm

CAIRO



Book signing of Kol Shayaa Yahdoth Honak (Everything Happens There), by poet and translator Abir El-Feki.



El-Hadara Cinema Center, Cairo Opera House Grounds, Zamalek





Music
8pm
CAIRO



Sound of Egypt Orchestra. Read more about the orchestra here.



Main Hall, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo





Theatre

8pm

CAIRO



Ahdab Notre Dame (The Hunchback of Notre Dame), directed by Ashraf Hosny.



Cairo Puppets Theatre, Attaba, Downtown Cairo





Film

8pm

CAIRO



Screening of Phoenix as part of the Goethe Film Week which runs from 12-21 September.



Goethe Institut, 5 El-Bostan Street, Downtown Cairo





Theatre

8pm

CAIRO



The Last Supper, directed by Ahmed El-Attar.

The play runs from 12-17 Sept. For ticket info call 01288721446.



AUC Falaki Theatre, 113 Kasr El-Aini Street (on AUC campus), Downtown Cairo





Theatre

8pm

CAIRO



Sayed Al-Waqt (Master of Time), directed by Naser Abdel Moneim.



Al-Ghad Theatre, El-Agouza Corniche, next to El-Ballon Theatre, Giza





Theatre

10pm

CAIRO



Hena Antigone (This is Antigone), directed by Tamer Karam.



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





Film

CAIRO



Screenings of The Mice Room at 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7:30pm, 10pm.



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






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Tuesday 15 September












Film

6pm

CAIRO



Screening of the German film Zeit Der Kannibalen (Age of Cannibals) as part of the Goethe Film Week which runs from 12-21 September.



Goethe Institut, 5 El-Bostan Street, Downtown Cairo





Theatre

6pm

CAIRO



Serk Ya Donya (World, it’s a Circus), directed by Mahmoud Omran.



Masrah Al-Arayes (Cairo Puppets Theatre), Attaba, Downtown Cairo





Theatre

8pm

CAIRO



Don Quixote, directed by Osama Mohamed Shafik.



Metropol Theatre, Halim Square, 26 July Street, Downtown Cairo





Film

8pm

CAIRO



Screening of Jack as part of the Goethe Film Week which runs from 12-21 September.



Goethe Institut, 5 El-Bostan Street, Downtown Cairo





Theatre

8pm

CAIRO



Sayed Al-Waqt (Master of Time), directed by Naser Abdel Moenim.



Al-Ghad Theatre, El-Agouza Corniche, next to El-Ballon Theatre, Giza





Theatre

8pm

CAIRO



The Last Supper, directed by Ahmed El-Attar.

The play runs from 12-17 Sept. For ticket info call 01288721446.



AUC Falaki Theatre, 113 Kasr El-Aini Street (on AUC campus), Downtown Cairo





Theatre

8pm

CAIRO



Bela Mokhreg (With No Director), directed by Ahmed Fouad.



Artistic Creativity Centre, Cairo Opera House grounds, Zamalek, Cairo





Theatre

10pm

CAIRO



Paranoia, directed by Mohsen Helmy.



Hanager Theatre, Cairo Opera House grounds, Zamalek, Cairo





Theatre

10pm

CAIRO



Huna Antigone (This is Antigone), directed by Tamer Karam.



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





Film

CAIRO



Screenings of The Mice Room at 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7:30pm, 10pm



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






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Wednesday 16 September












Music festival

5pm

CAIRO



African hands party, featuring Nubian, Sudanese and African performances.



El-Sawy Culture Wheel, 26 July Street, Zamalek, Cairo





Theatre

6pm

CAIRO



Sirk Ya Donya (World, it’s a Circus), directed by Mahmoud Omran.



Masrah Al-Arayes (Cairo Puppets Theatre), Attaba, Downtown Cairo





Film

6pm

CAIRO



Screening of Alphabet as part of the Goethe Film Week which runs from 12-21 September.



Goethe Institut, 5 El-Bostan Street, Downtown Cairo





Comics

7pm

CAIRO



Signing of new comic book Garage. Read more about Garage here.



Al-Kotob Khan, 13 Street 254, Degla, Maadi, Cairo





Film

7:30pm

CAIRO



Selection of films screened at Cannes critics’ week between 2010-2014. Check out the full programme here.



Various venues





Dance/Music

8pm

CAIRO



El-Tanoura, traditional troupe performance.



Wekalet Al-Ghoury, Al-Ghuri Complex, Fatimid Cairo





Film

8pm

CAIRO



Screening of Quiero Ser, Raju as part of the Goethe Film Week which runs from 12-21 September.



Goethe Institut, 5 El-Bostan Street, Downtown Cairo





Theatre

8pm

CAIRO



Don Quixote, directed by Osama Mohamed Shafik.



Metropol Theatre, Halim Square, 26 July Street, Downtown Cairo





Theatre

8pm

CAIRO



Akher Rayat Al-Andalus (The Last Flags of Andalus), directed by Mostafa Saaed.



Miami Theatre, 38 Talaat Harb Street, next to Cinema Miami, Downtown Cairo





Theatre

8pm

CAIRO



The Last Supper, directed by Ahmed El-Attar.

The play runs from 12-17 Sept. For ticket info call 01288721446.



AUC Falaki Theatre, 113 Kasr El-Aini Street (on AUC campus), Downtown Cairo





Theatre

8pm

CAIRO



Bela Mokhreg (With No Director), directed by Ahmed Fouad.



Artistic Creativity Centre, Cairo Opera House grounds, Zamalek, Cairo





Theatre

10pm

CAIRO



Paranoia, directed by Mohsen Helmy.



Hanager Theatre, Cairo Opera House grounds, Zamalek





Film

CAIRO



Screenings of The Mice Room at 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7:30pm, 10pm.



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






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Thursday 17 September












Film

6pm

CAIRO



Screening of the film Westen (West) as part of the Goethe Film Week which runs from 12-21 September.



Goethe Institut, 5 El-Bostan Street, Downtown Cairo





Music

6:30pm

CAIRO



Death metal concert featuring Belgian band Aborted and Egyptian Nader Sadek, with guest performances by German band Alkaloid and local band Sallos.



El-Sawy Culture Wheel, 26 July Street, Zamalek, Cairo





Film

7:30pm

CAIRO



Selection of films screened at Cannes critics’ week between 2010-2014. Check out the full programme here.



Various venues





Music

8pm

CAIRO



Premier concert for Mostafa Rizk's Egyptian blues album Bab El-Louq.



Darb 1718, Kasr El-Shamaa Street, El-Fakhareen, Cairo





Film

8pm

CAIRO



Screening of the film Hay (El-Gort) as part of the Goethe Film Week which runs from 12-21 September.



Goethe Institut, 5 El-Bostan Street, Downtown Cairo





Music

8pm

CAIRO



Jazz and operatic performance by Amira Reda



Magnolia Leaves of Art, 8 Ahmed Sabry Street, Zamalek, Cairo





Music

8pm

CAIRO



Drum session with Hany Morgan.



Cairo Culture Centre, 26 July Street, Downtown Cairo





Theatre

8pm

CAIRO



The Last Supper, directed by Ahmed El-Attar.

The play runs from 12-17 Sept. For ticket info call 01288721446.

Read more about the play here



AUC Falaki Theatre, 113 Kasr El-Aini Street (on AUC campus), Downtown, Cairo





Theatre

8pm

CAIRO



Akher Rayat Al-Andalus (The Last Flags of Andalus), directed by Mostafa Saaed.



Miami Theatre, 38 Talaat Harb Street, next to Cinema Miami, Downtown Cairo





Theatre

10pm

CAIRO



Malabes Dakhleya (Undergarments), directed by Mohamed Adel.



Open Theatre, Cairo Opera grounds, Zamalek, Cairo






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Friday 18 September












Music

6pm

CAIRO



Performance by band Basata.



El-Sawy Culture Wheel, 26 July Street, Zamalek, Cairo





Music

7pm

CAIRO



4th Hip Hop All Stars music festival, featuring Revolution Records, Y Crew, Dragonhell, Afreet and Hatem BeatBox.



El-Sawy Culture Wheel, 26 July Street, Zamalek, Cairo





Film

7:30pm

CAIRO



Selection of films screened at Cannes critics’ week between 2010-2014. Check out the full programme here.



Various venues





Theatre

8pm

CAIRO



Al-Dokhan (The Smoke), directed by Mahmoud Tantawy.



Zaki Toleimat stage, Al-Talia Theatre, Attaba Square, Downtown Cairo





Theatre

8pm

CAIRO



Al-Amir (The Prince), directed by Mohamed Morsy Ibrahim.



Al-Amir Taz Palace, 27 Al-Soufeieh Street, Manial, Old Cairo





Music
8pm
CAIRO



Dimitry Al-Rusi on oud and Mohamed Antar on nay.



Room Art Space, 10, Etihad El-Mohameen Street, Garden City, Cairo





Theatre

10pm

CAIRO



Al-Feel Al-Azraq (The Blue Elephant), directed by Monadel Antar.



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





Theatre

10pm

CAIRO



Malabes Dakhleya (Undergarments), directed by Mohamed Adel.



Open Theatre, Cairo Opera grounds, Zamalek, Cairo






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Saturday 19 September












Theatre

6pm

CAIRO



Qerd Katheef Al-Shaar (Hairy Monkey), directed by Mohamed Salem.



Stage of The Higher Institute for Theatrical Arts, Cairo





Open-mic night

7pm

CAIRO



Mashrou El-Mareekh, an open platform encouraging freedom of expression, hosts an open-mic night.



Darb 1718, Kasr El-Shamaa Street, El-Fakhareen, Cairo





Film

7:30pm

CAIRO



Selection of films screened at Cannes critics’ week between 2010-2014. Check out the full programme here.



Various venues





Music
8pm
CAIRO



Cairo Symphony Orchestra weekly concert. Programme: Ahmed El-Saedi’s Prologue for Symphony Orchestra, Beethoven’s Piano Concerto no. 3, Bizet’s Symphonie en Ut majeur. Piano soloist: Kevin Kenner. Conductor: Ahmed El-Saedi.



Main Hall, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo





Dance/Music

8pm

CAIRO



El-Tanoura, traditional troupe performance.



Wekalet Al-Ghoury, Al-Ghuri Complex, Fatimid Cairo





Theatre

8pm

CAIRO



Al-Dokhan (The Smoke), directed by Mahmoud Tantawy.



Zaki Toleimat stage, Al-Talia Theatre, Attaba Square, Downtown Cairo





Theatre

8pm

CAIRO



Al-Amir (The Prince), directed by Mohamed Morsy Ibrahim.



Al-Amir Taz Palace, 27 Al-Soufeieh Street, Manial, Old Cairo





Theatre

8pm

CAIRO



Baad El-Leil (After the Night), directed by Khaled Galal.



Artistic Creativity Centre, Cairo Opera House grounds, Zamalek, Cairo








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Sunday 20 September












Theatre

6pm

CAIRO



Qerd Katheef Al-Shaar (Hairy Monkey), directed by Mohamed Salem.



Stage of The Higher Institute for Theatrical Arts, Cairo





Film

6pm

CAIRO



Screening of City of Sounds as part of the Goethe Film Week which runs from 12-21 September.



Goethe Institut, 5 El-Bostan Street, Downtown Cairo





Film

7:30pm

CAIRO



Selection of films screened at Cannes critics’ week between 2010-2014. Check out the full programme here.



Various venues





Film

7:30pm

CAIRO



Screening of Entre les Murs (The Class) directed by Laurent Cantet, a Palme D’Or winner at Cannes in 2008.



Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo, 1 Dr. Mahmoud Azmi Street, Zamalek, Cairo





Theatre

8pm

CAIRO



Bahga; a line up of 9 musical monologue performances.



Rawabet Theatre, 10 Nabrawy Street, off Champollion Street, Downtown Cairo





Performance

8pm

CAIRO



The Egyptian Mawlawiyah.



River Hall, El-Sawy Culture Wheel, 26 July Street, Zamalek, Cairo





Concert

8pm

CAIRO



African Export, a night of capoeira and music.



El Rab3, 1 Rahba El-Aid Street, Al-Gamaliyya, Cairo





Theatre

8pm

CAIRO



Baad El-Leil (After the Night), directed by Khaled Galal.



Artistic Creativity Centre, Cairo Opera House grounds, Zamalek, Cairo





Film

8pm

CAIRO



Screening of the film The Mulberry House as part of the Goethe Film Week which runs from 12-21 September. Read more about the film here.



Goethe Institut, 5 El-Bostan Street, Downtown Cairo






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Exhibitions this week











Exhibition

6 Sept-10 Oct

CAIRO



By Those Who Are Present by photographers Assem Hendawi, Maged Abou El-Dahab and Osama El Wardani.



Townhouse Gallery, 10 Nabarawy Street, off Champolion Street, Downtown Cairo





Exhibition

3-18 Sept

CAIRO



Crystal Angels, a painting exhibition by artist Ghada El-Naggar. The exhibition is open daily from 10am to 11pm, except Sundays.



Art Corner, 12 Sayed El-Bakri Street, Zamalek, Cairo





Exhibition

12 Sept

CAIRO



Mere Real Things, exhibition by Ayman Ramadan.



Townhouse West, Westown Hub, Beverly Hills, Sheikh Zayed, Cairo





Exhibition

17-30 Sept

CAIRO



Felucca exhibition by photographer Galal El-Missary and artist Samah Imam.



Egyptian Centre for International Cultural Cooperation, 11 Shagaret El-Dor Street, Zamalek, Cairo





Exhibition

5-30 Sept

CAIRO



Roznama 4, a contemporary group art exhibition and competition.

Runs until 30 September at Medrar and CIC.



CIC, 22 Abdel Kahek Tharwat Street, Downtown Cairo





Exhibition

CAIRO

23 Aug - 21 Sept



Art Intersections, a group exhibition displaying the gallery’s collection of artworks of late, modern and contemporary Egyptian artists. The exhibit runs until 21 September.



Al-Masar Gallery, Ground Floor, Building Number 157b, 26 July Street, Zamalek, Cairo

(Enter via side entrance on Isaac Jacob Street)





Exhibition
CAIRO
until mid-Sept



Art Lounge gallery offers an end of the season group exhibition by 23 artists.



Art Lounge, 37b Ahmed Heshmat Street, Zamalek, Cairo





Exhibition
CAIRO
until end Sept



Collective exhibition Masterpieces XIV, with works by several renowned Egyptian artists.



Zamalek Art Gallery, 11, Brazil Street, Zamalek, Cairo





Exhibition

CAIRO
until end Sept



The Summer Collection of Safarkhan 2015, with works by a number of Egyptian artists including El-Hussien Fawzi, the late Salah Abdel Kerim, and Mahmoud Afifi.



Safarkhan Gallery, 6 Brazil Street, Zamalek, Cairo








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