Egypt's arts and culture events of the week: 31 Jan-7 Feb
Ahram Online, Saturday 30 Jan 2016
While the Cairo Int'l Book Fair continues, Cairo and Alexandria offer many cultural events: film screenings, theatre plays, exhibitions, independent musicians' concerts, and gems of classical music. Check them out below:


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

Sunday 31 Jan











Books
CAIRO



Cairo International Book Fair



Fair grounds, Madinet Nasr, Cairo





Music

10 am- 6pm

CAIRO



Play it - Music Camp. Three days of condensed musical courses in piano, guitar & violin.



Magnolia Leaves of Art, 12 Mohamed Anis Street, off Mohamed Mazhar Street, Zamalek, Cairo





Festival

11am

CAIRO



Last day of the Puppets Festival which began on 28 January.



Souq El-Fustat, Old Cairo





Exhibition Opening

7pm

CAIRO



The Magic Thread, painting exhibition by Soad Mardam Bey



Zamalek Art Gallery (Venue I), 11 Brazil Street, Zamalek, Cairo





Exhibition Opening

7pm

CAIRO



An introduction to voidness, sculpture exhibition by Nathan Doss



Zamalek Art Gallery (Venue II), 11 Brazil Street, Zamalek, Cairo





Exhibition Opening

7pm

CAIRO



Sculptures, a group exhibition featuring the work of eight sculptors



Gallery Misr, 4A Ibn Zinky Street, Zamalek, Cairo





Music
7pm
Cairo



The Nile Troupe for Folk Instruments



Beit Al-Sehemi, Al-Gamaliya, Al-Darb Al-Asfar Alley, Al-Muaaz Street, Old Cairo





Film

7:30pm

CAIRO



Screening of Knocking On Doors



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





Film

7:30pm

CAIRO



Screening of six shorts which were awarded at the last Shnit Short Film Festival. Doors open at 7 pm.



NVIC - Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo

1, Dr. Mahmoud Azmi Street, Zamalek, Cairo





Music

8pm

CAIRO



Hands On Synesthesia: A multi sensory performance of music, videos and odours by Italian electronic musician and artist, Claudio Curciotti



Darb 1718, Kasr EL Shamaa Street, Al Fakhareen, Old Cairo





Film

7pm

ALEXANDRIA



Screening of Disney’s Fantasia (1940), followed by a talk with maestro Hisham Gabr



Bibliotheca Alexandrina Auditorium Hall, Alexandria





Music

7pm

ALEXANDRIA



The Anfoushi Folklore Troupe



Freedom Centre for Creativity, 1 El-Horreya Street, Alexandria





Music
8pm
PORT SAID



Indian troupe ‘Kalbeliya’ from Rajasthan will perform Folk Dance, led by Eshak Khan



Port Said Cultural Palace, Port Said






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Monday 1 Feb












Books
CAIRO



Cairo International Book Fair



Fair grounds, Madinet Nasr, Cairo





Discussion

3pm

CAIRO



Discussion of the bookHekayat Youssef Idris at the Cairo International Book Fair



Fair grounds, Madinet Nasr, Cairo





Discussion

4pm

CAIRO



Discussion of the book 1980 and Above at the Cairo International Book Fair



Fair grounds, Madinet Nasr, Cairo





Music

4pm

CAIRO



Street drumming jam session



Moez Street, Al-Hussein, Old Cairo





Exhibition Opening

7pm

CAIRO



Egypt Spirit, a group photography exhibition on Egypt featuring 20 photographers.



Lamasat Gallery, 8 Kasr El-Nil Street, Downtown, Cairo





Exhibition Opening

7pm

CAIRO



The Universe group exhibition featuring the work of Anne Quillet, Latifa Youssouf, Mahmoud Menaysy



Art Corner, 12 Sayed Elbakry Street (off Brazil Street), Zamalek, Cairo





Music

8pm

CAIRO



Cairo Opera House String Quartet perform Brahms' string sextet in B flat major, and Mendelssohn's octet.



Cairo Opera House, Small Hall, Zamalek, Cairo





Film

8pm

CAIRO



Screening of 45 Years (2015)



Balcon Heliopolis, 26 Sohag Street, Heliopolis, Cairo





Music

7:30

ALEXANDRIA



Sameteen Troupe (Mute Troupe)



Creativity Center, 1 Al-Horeya Street, Alexandria






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Tuesday 2 Feb












Exhibition

Opening

12pm

CAIRO



Exhibition of puppet-making workshop. The exhibit runs from 2 - 6 Feb



Artellewa, 19 Mohamed Ali El Eseary Street, Ard El-Lewa, Giza





Music and performance

6pm

CAIRO



A music performance by Talaat Harb Music Choir followed by a puppet and shadow theatre performance as part of this year’s Cairo International Book Fair.



Fair grounds, Madinet Nasr, Cairo





Film

6:30pm

CAIRO



Screening of ‘12:08 East of Bucharest’ (Corneliu Porumboiu, 2006)



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





Opera

8pm

CAIRO



Opera Rigoletto



Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo





Film

3pm

ALEXANDRIA



Cinema Club



Freedom Centre for Creativity, 1 El-Horreya Street, Alexandria






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Wednesday 3 Feb












Talk

1pm

CAIRO



Burying the Quartet and Exhuming Contemporary Alexandria, a talk by Youssef El Chazli



American University in Cairo New Campus, Road 90, 5th Settlement, New Cairo





Theatre

7pm

CAIRO



Al-Motarad (The Pursued) play



Studio Nasebyan Theatre, 15 Maharani Street, Al-Faggala, Ramsis, Cairo





Exhibition Opening

7pm

CAIRO



Life Notes, a painting exhibit by artist George Bahgoury. The exhibit runs till 18 Feb



Picasso Art Gallery, 30 Hassan Assem Street, Zamalek, Cairo





Exhibition Opening

7pm

CAIRO



From Here and There, an exhibition by Weaam El-Masry. The exhibit runs till 20 Feb



Art Lounge, 7 B Ahmed Heshmat Street,1st floor, Apt 2, Zamalek, Cairo





Film

7pm

CAIRO



Screening of The End of The Tour (2015), the film is about the five-day interview with writer David Foster Wallace.



Magnolia Leaves of Art, 12 Mohamed Anis Street, off Mohamed Mazhar Street, Zamalek, Cairo





Opera

8pm

CAIRO



Opera Rigoletto



Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo





Film

7pm

ALEXANDRIA



Screening of german film Ostwind (East Wind)



Goethe-Institut Alexandria, 10, El-Batalsa Street, Azarita, Alexandria





Music

7pm

ALEXANDRIA



Ali El-Helbawy concert



Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria





Music

8pm

ALEXANDRIA



Cairo Opera House String Quartet perform Brahms' string sextet in B flat major, and Mendelssohn's octet.



Sayed Darwish Theatre, 22 El-Horreya Road, Raml Station, Alexandria






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Thursday 4 Feb












Theatre

5, 7 pm

CAIRO



Hepta and Sekket Safar, performed back to back with the same ticket purchase.



Hosapeer Theatre, Galaa Street, Downtown, Cairo





Music and puppet performance

6pm

CAIRO



Umm Kalthoum puppet and music show



El-Sawy Culturewheel, 26 July Street, Zamalek, Cairo





Exhibition opening

6pm

CAIRO



Opening of ‘Less Than Important’ exhibition which will run until 25 February.



Saad Zaghloul Cultural Centre, 2 Saad Zaghloul Street, Mounira, Cairo





Film

6:30pm

CAIRO



Day 1 of Zawya’s first Short Film Festival which will run until 7 February. The festival will screen a total of 24 films, which will be followed by Q&A sessions with their filmmakers and which will compete for three awards to be announced in the closing ceremony on 7 February.



Cinema Karim, 15 Emad El Din Street, Downtown, Cairo





Theatre

7pm

CAIRO



Al-Motarad (The Pursued) play



Studio Nasebyan Theatre, 15 Maharani Street, Al-Faggala, Ramsis, Cairo





Theatre

7pm

CAIRO



Had Rayeh Safhety? (Towards My Page?) directed by Reem Hegab. The performance will be staged again on 5 and 6 February. Read more here.



Osiris, 68 Qasr Al-Aini Street, second floor, apartment 23, Garden City, Cairo





Opera

8pm

CAIRO



Opera Rigoletto



Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo





Theatre

1pm

ALEXANDRIA



Night at The Theatre. A programme of plays and performances and music all horror-themed



Abdel Moneim Gaber Theatre, Alexandria





Music

7pm

ALEXANDRIA



Yehia Khalil jazz concert



Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria






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Friday 5 Feb












Theatre

5, 7 pm

CAIRO



Hepta and Sekket Safar, performed back to back with the same ticket purchase.



Hosapeer Theatre, Galaa Street, Downtown, Cairo





Exhibition Opening

6pm

CAIRO



Fragments of a Luminary by artist Omar El-Nagdi. Read our Art Alert here.



Arts Mart, Cairo-Alex Desert Road, Arkan Business Park, Building 1, Office 22, Sheikh Zayed City, Cairo





Film

6:30pm

CAIRO



Day 2 of Zawya’s first Short Film Festival which will run until 7 February. The festival will screen a total of 24 films, which will be followed by Q&A sessions with their filmmakers and which will compete for three awards to be announced in the closing ceremony on 7 February.



Cinema Karim, 15 Emad El Din Street, Downtown, Cairo





Theatre

7pm

CAIRO



Al-Motarad (The Pursued) play



Studio Nasebyan Theatre, 15 Maharani Street, Al-Faggala, Ramsis, Cairo





Theatre

7pm

CAIRO



Had Rayeh Safhety? (Towards My Page?) directed by Reem Hegab. The performance will be staged again on 6 February. Read more here.



Osiris, 68 Qasr Al-Aini Street, second floor, apartment 23, Garden City, Cairo





Music

7pm

CAIRO



The Nights of Wonder, a concert by Andromida band



El-Sawy Culturewheel, 26 July Street, Zamalek, Cairo





Music

7pm

ALEXANDRIA



Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana



Great Hall, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, El-Shatby, Alexandria






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Saturday 6 Feb












Comic Con

12pm

CAIRO



Egypt's 3rd Anime, Game, & Comic Con event



Greek Campus, Downtown, Cairo





Theatre

5, 7 pm

CAIRO



Hepta and Sekket Safar, performed back to back with the same ticket purchase.



Hosapeer Theatre, Galaa Street, Downtown, Cairo





Film

6:30pm

CAIRO



Day 3 of Zawya’s first Short Film Festival which will run until 7 February. The festival will screen a total of 24 films, which will be followed by Q&A sessions with their filmmakers and which will compete for three awards to be announced in the closing ceremony on 7 February. The film lineup has yet to be announced.



Cinema Karim, 15 Emad El Din Street, Downtown, Cairo





Theatre

7pm

CAIRO



Had Rayeh Safhety? (Towards My Page?) directed by Reem Hegab. Read more here.



Osiris, 68 Qasr Al-Aini Street, second floor, apartment 23, Garden City, Cairo





Theatre

7pm

CAIRO



El-Leila El-Kebeira performance







Music

8pm

CAIRO



Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana



Ewart Hall, The American University in Cairo, Tahrir square Downtown Cairo





Music

8pm

CAIRO



Phone Tone Generator & Pedals. Artist Hassan Khan gives a improvised performance



Balcon Heliopolis, 26 Sohag Street, Heliopolis, Cairo





Poetry

5pm

ALEXANDRIA



Poetry recital by Amr Hassan



Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria





Music

8pm

CAIRO



Flute and Harp recital by Reham Fayed, Mona Wassef



Cairo Opera House Small Hall, Zamalek, Cairo






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Sunday 7 Feb












Film

6pm

CAIRO



Film screenings as part of the Annual Film Association 42nd edition



Artisitc Creativity Centre, Cairo Opera Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo





Film

6:30pm

CAIRO



Last day of Zawya’s first Short Film Festival which will run until 7 February. The festival will screen a total of 24 films, which will be followed by Q&A sessions with their filmmakers and which will compete for three awards to be announced in the closing ceremony on 7 February. The film lineup has yet to be announced.



Cinema Karim, 15 Emad El Din Street, Downtown, Cairo





Exhibition Opening

7pm

CAIRO



Russian Classics. A drawing exhibition by artist Lena Ashraf illustrating classic Russian works of literature



Russian Culture center, 127 Al Tahrir Street, Dokki, Cairo





Music

7:30pm

CAIRO



The Nile Troupe for Folk Instruments, conducted by Abdel-Rahman Al-Shafaai



Beit Al-Sehemi, Al-Gamaliya, Al-Darb Al-Asfar Alley, Al-Muaaz Street, Old Cairo






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EXHIBITIONS this week












Exhibition 4-25 Feb

CAIRO



‘Less Than Important’ exhibition featuring work by artists Amanda KM, Anna Katharina Scheidegger, Huda Lutfi, Mohamed Ezz El-Din, Mohamed Saidy,

and Sandrine Pelletier



Saad Zaghloul Cultural Centre, 2 Saad Zaghloul Street, Mounira, Cairo





Exhibition

1 - 15 Feb

CAIRO



The Universe, group exhibition featuring the work of Anne Quillet, Latifa Youssouf, Mahmoud Menaysy



Art Corner, 12 Sayed Elbakry Street (off Brazil Street), Zamalek, Cairo





Exhibition

1 - 12 Feb

CAIRO



Egypt Spirit. A group photography exhibition on Egypt featuring 20 photographers.



Lamasat Gallery, 8 Kasr El-Nil Street, Downtown, Cairo





Exhibition

7 - 10 Feb

CAIRO



Russian Classics. A drawing exhibition by artist Lena Ashraf illustrating classic Russian works of literature



Russian Culture center, 127 Al Tahrir Street, Dokki, Cairo





Exhibition

30 Jan- 9 Feb

CAIRO



Cairo Saturday Walks, a collective photography exhibition with 50 amateur and professional artists. The exhibit will be held at Photopia and Markaz.



Photopia, 15 Somal street, Korba, Heliopolis, Cairo

&

Markaz, 4 Omaret El Yamany Street, 1st Floor, Zamalek, Cairo





Exhibition Opening

31 Jan- 18 Feb

CAIRO



Sculptures, a group exhibition featuring the work of 8 sculptors



Gallery Misr, 4A Ibn Zinky Street, Zamalek, Cairo





Exhibition
31 Jan- 29 Feb

CAIRO



The Magic Thread, painting exhibition by Soad Mardam Bey



Zamalek Art Gallery (Venue I), 11 Brazil Street, Zamalek, Cairo





Exhibition

31 Jan- 29 Feb

CAIRO



An introduction to voidness, sculpture exhibition by Nathan Doss



Zamalek Art Gallery (Venue II), 11 Brazil Street, Zamalek, Cairo





Exhibition

20 Jan- 11 Feb

CAIRO



Americo Lozano and Evaristo Baschenis.

Open from 10am to 4pm from Sunday through Thursday.



Italian Culture Institute in Cairo, 3 Sheikh Marsafy Street, Zamalek, Cairo







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