Egypt's arts and culture events of the week: 1-8 May
Ahram Online, Saturday 30 Apr 2016
Dance is the highlight of this week: from the contemporary expressions in the halls and on the streets to India’s classical dance. The events span across Cairo, Alexandria, Fayoum, Beni Suef, Ismailia, Port Said


Sunday 1 May












Oshtoora Festival



Oshtoora music and arts festival. Read more here.



Qaroun Lake, Fayoum





Carnival

CAIRO



Cairo Carnival Spring ‘16



Family Park, El-Rehab city, Fifth Settlement, New Cairo





Music
6pm
CAIRO



Black Theama Spring concert



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





Music
7.30pm
CAIRO



The Nile Troupe for Folk Instruments, conducted by Abdel-Rahman Al-Shafaai, performs dances and songs from Upper Egypt on mizmar, tabla and other traditional musical instruments.



Beit Al-Sehemi,

Al-Gamaliya, Al-Darb Al-Asfar Alley, Al-Muaaz Street, Cairo





Wellbeing seminar
6pm
ALEXANDRIA



Yoga workshop. The event is part of the India by the Nile festival which runs between 23 April and 7 May



Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria





Theatre

7pm

ALEXANDRIA



Theatre performance brought by Al-Qobbari Cultural Palace between 1-4 May



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






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

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Monday 2 May












Oshtoora Festival



Oshtoora music and arts festival. Read more here.



Qaroun Lake, Fayoum





Music

3pm-12am

CAIRO



Music day featuring famed Egyptian singer Mohamed Mounir as well as performances by different bands and DJ (yet to be announced).



Smart Village Conference Center, 6th of October, Cairo





Music/Dance
9pm
CAIRO



Zikr and Sufi night



Makan, Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo





Music/Dance

9.30pm

CAIRO



El-Tanoura whirling dervishes perform to live Sufi music.



El-Ghouri Caravansary, Mohamed Abdou Street, off El-Moaz Street and Al-Azhar Street, Old Cairo





Theatre

7pm

ALEXANDRIA



Theatre performance brought by Al-Qobbari Cultural Palace between 1-4 May



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





Dance
8pm
PORT SAID



India’s Odissi classical dance. The event is part of the India by the Nile festival which runs between 23 April and 7 May. Read more about the Odissi dance troupe here



Ports Said cultural palace, Port Said






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


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Tuesday 3 May












Film

6.30pm

CAIRO



Screening of The Man Without a Past (Aki Kaurismaki, 2002) as part of ADEF DECA’s May programme.



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





Music
8pm
CAIRO



Violin recital by Hossam Shehata



Small Hall, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo





Music

8.30pm

CAIRO



Concert by Moroccan musician Mehdi Nassouli



El-Geneina Theatre, Al-Azhar Park, Salah Salem Road, Cairo.





Music/Dance
9pm
CAIRO



Mawawil and Gamalat Shiha present traditional music of the Nile Delta; Nubian Fadeka, traditional Sudanese music and songs, Al-Jaafra music from Aswan; and traditional music from Eritrea.



Makan, Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo





Theatre

7pm

ALEXANDRIA



Theatre performance brought by Al-Qobbari Cultural Palace between 1-4 May



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





Dance/Music
8pm
ALEXANDRIA



Bollywood Love Story musical. The event is part of the India by the Nile festival which runs between 23 April and 7 May. Read more about this event here



Sayed Darwish Theatre (Alexandria Opera House), Alexandria






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

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Wednesday 4 May












Exhibition opening

7pm

CAIRO



Allegories, a solo exhibition by Akram Fadl. The exhibition will run until 22 May.



Nile Art Gallery, 14 El-Montazah Street, Zamalek, Cairo





Music
8pm
CAIRO



Singing recital by Karma and Hossam



Arab Music Institute, 22 Ramsis St, Cairo





Music/Dance
9pm
CAIRO



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



Makan, Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo





Music/Dance

9.30pm

CAIRO



El-Tanoura whirling dervishes perform to live Sufi music.



El-Ghouri Caravansary, Mohamed Abdou Street, off El-Moaz Street and Al-Azhar Street, Old Cairo





Theatre

7pm

ALEXANDRIA



Theatre performance



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





Dance/Music
8pm
ALEXANDRIA



Bollywood Love Story musical. The event is part of the India by the Nile festival which runs between 23 April and 7 May. Read more about this event here



Sayed Darwish Theatre (Alexandria Opera House), Alexandria





Dance
8pm
ALEXANDRIA



Alice in Wonderland -- Choreography and Staging: Lucien Arino and Georgia Moffa



Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexndria





Dance
8pm
ISMAILIA



India’s Odissi classical dance. The event is part of the India by the Nile festival which runs between 23 April and 7 May. Read more about the Odissi dance troupe here



Ismailia cultural palace, Ismailia






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Thursday 5 May












Children Theatre
6pm and 8pm
CAIRO



Puppet theatre: Swan Lake, directed by Shoukri Abdallah



The Cairo Puppet Theatre, Next to the Al-Attaba Metro Station, Cairo





Music
7pm
CAIRO



Event titled Classics from Near and Far will feature Cairo Guitar Collective performing works by Tito Puente, Rahbani Brothers (Fairouz), Sayed Darwish, Domenico Scarlatti and more



Ewart Memorial Hall, AUC Downtown, Cairo





Music
7pm
CAIRO



Organ music: Organist Marie Sophie Goltz will play works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy and Max Reger.



German church in Boulak, Galaa street, next to Al Ahram building. Downtown. Cairo





Music
8pm
CAIRO



Piano recital by Amany Mounir and Omnia Ezzeddin.



Small Hall, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo





Music

8pm

CAIRO



Concert by Rania Yehia and her troupe



Om Kalthoum museum, 1 El-Malek El-Saleh, Roda Island (Manial), tel 02 23631467, Cairo





Music
8pm
CAIRO



Waheed Mamdouh, Guitar Night with String Quartet



Open Air Theatre, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo





Dance
8pm
CAIRO



Fursan Al-Sharq lil Turaath wa Al-Raqs Al-Hadith (Knights of the Orient for Heritage and Modern Dance) company presents “Al-Waly” (The Prefect) show.



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





Music
8pm
CAIRO



Massar Egbary band



River Hall, El-Sawy Culturewheel, 26th of July street, Zamalek, Cairo





Theatre
8.30pm
CAIRO



The Culturewheel Puppet Theatre show revives the concerts of late diva Oum Kalthoum, performing two of her best songs.



Wisdom Hall, El-Sawy Culturewheel, 26th of July street, Zamalek, Cairo





Dance
5pm
ALEXANDRIA



Opening of Nassim el Raqs festival. The event will run until 10 May offering an on-site choreographic and interdisciplinary art practices across Alexandria



Shalalat Garden, Children Area, Alexandria





Lecture

7pm

ALEXANDRIA



Lecture about late novelist Mohamed Iqbal



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





Music

7pm

ALEXANDRIA



Piano recital by Taghrid Sameh



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






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

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Friday 6 May












Children Theatre
6pm and 8pm
CAIRO



Puppet theatre: Swan Lake, directed by Shoukri Abdallah



The Cairo Puppet Theatre, Next to the Al-Attaba Metro Station, Cairo





Theatre

7.30pm

CAIRO



Puppet and shadow theatre performance.



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





Dance
8pm
CAIRO



Fursan Al-Sharq lil Turaath wa Al-Raqs Al-Hadith (Knights of the Orient for Heritage and Modern Dance) company presents “Al-Waly” (The Prefect) show.



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





Theatre
8.30pm
CAIRO



The Culturewheel Puppet Theatre show revives the concerts of late diva Oum Kalthoum, performing two of her best songs.



Wisdom Hall, El-Sawy Culturewheel, 26th of July street, Zamalek, Cairo





Dance
8pm
ALEXANDRIA



India’s Odissi classical dance. The event is part of the India by the Nile festival which runs between 23 April and 7 May. Read more about the Odissi dance troupe here



Sayed Darwish Theatre (Alexandria Opera House), Alexandria





Dance

ALEXANDRIA



Nassim el Raqs festival. The event will run until 10 May offering an on-site choreographic and interdisciplinary art practices across Alexandria. The detailed programme and locations to be announced soon



Alexandria






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

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Saturday 7 May












Music
8pm
CAIRO



Cairo Symphony Orchestra conducted by Ahmed El Saedi will perform “Dvořák Festival II“: Aziz El Shawan’s Overture to Isis and Osiris, Mendelssohn’s Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in E minor op.64, Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8 in G major op. 88. Soloist of the evening is Lidia Baich



Main Hall, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo





Music/Dance

9.30pm

CAIRO



El-Tanoura whirling dervishes perform to live Sufi music.



El-Ghouri Caravansary, Mohamed Abdou Street, off El-Moaz Street and Al-Azhar Street, Old Cairo





Theatre
7pm
ALEXANDRIA



A joined performance by Hs Hs Clowns from Egypt and and Clowns Without Borders from France



Jesuit Cultural Center, 298 Port Said St, Cleopatra, Alexandria





Dance

ALEXANDRIA



Nassim el Raqs festival. The event will run until 10 May offering an on-site choreographic and interdisciplinary art practices across Alexandria. The detailed programme and locations to be announced soon



Alexandria





Dance
8pm
BENI SUEF



India’s Odissi classical dance. The event is part of the India by the Nile festival which runs between 23 April and 7 May. Read more about the Odissi dance troupe here



Beni Suef cultural palace, Beni Suef






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


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Sunday 8 May












Film

7.30pm

CAIRO



Screening of The Gatekeepers (Dror Moreh, 2014)



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





Music

7.45pm

CAIRO



Celebrating 100th birthday of musician Aziz Al-Shawwan



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





Music

8pm

CAIRO



A night of spiritual music by the Indonesian Inshad troupe.



Qubbat Al-Ghouri (Al-Ghouri Dome), Al-Azhar, Cairo





Music

8.30pm

CAIRO



The Nile Troupe for Folk Instruments, conducted by Abdel-Rahman Al-Shafaai, performs dances and songs from Upper Egypt on mizmar, tabla and other traditional musical instruments.



Beit Al-Sehemi,

Al-Gamaliya, Al-Darb Al-Asfar Alley, Al-Muaaz St, Cairo





Dance

ALEXANDRIA



Nassim el Raqs festival. The event will run until 10 May offering an on-site choreographic and interdisciplinary art practices across Alexandria. The detailed programme and locations to be announced soon



Alexandria






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EXHIBITIONS this week












Exhibition

4-22 May

CAIRO



Allegories, a solo exhibition by Akram Fadl.



Nile Art Gallery, 14 El-Montazah Street, Zamalek, Cairo





Exhibition

24 Apr- 15 May

CAIRO



Paintings by Hisham Abdallah



Picasso Art Gallery, 30 Hassan Assem st., off Brazil street, Zamalek, Cairo





Exhibition

27 Apr- 11 May

CAIRO



Painting exhibition by Amal Nasr



Art Lounge, 37 B Ahmed Heshmat Street,,1st floor, ap.2, Zamalek, Cairo





Exhibition

9 Apr- 6 May

CAIRO



Max Vityk Retrospective



Arts Mart, at KM28 on the Cairo-Alex Desert Road before Dandy Mall, behind Total Petrol Station





Exhibition

16 Apr- 3 May



Works by late Armenian-Egyptian cartoonist and caricaturist Alexander Saroukhan



Al-Masar Gallery, 157 B, 26th of July Street, Ground floor, Zamalek, Cairo





Exhibition

11 Apr- 31 May

CAIRO



Log In, a group exhibition about social media.



Darb 1718, Kasr El Shamaa street, El-Fakhareen, Old Cairo, behind the Hanging Church and Amr Mosque





Exhibition

11 Apr - 9 May

CAIRO



Time Intermezzo, by Wael Darwish in venue 1, and Ahmed Abdel Tawab in venue 2



Zamalek Art Gallery, 1 Brazil Street, Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt





Exhibition

11 Apr- 4 May

CAIRO



Sculpture exhibition by Sarkis Tossoonian and Alfons Louis



Safar Khan Art Gallery, 6 Brazil Street, Zamalek, Cairo





Exhibition

12 Apr - 3 May

CAIRO



Renee, painting exhibit by Guirguis Lotfy



Art Talks, 8 El Kamel Mohamed Street, Zamalek, Cairo





Exhibition

13 Apr-18 May

CAIRO



Indelible, a photography exhibition by renowned photographer and photojournalist Randa Shaath. Read more here.



The Photographic Gallery, Abdul Latif Jameel Hall, Plaza Level, AUC, New Cairo





Exhibition

20 - 4 Jun

CAIRO



Chronic, a multimedia exhibition by CIC that comprises the 2nd chapter of If Not For That Wall



CIC, 22 Abdel Khalek Tharwat St., Downtown, Cairo





Exhibition

20 Apr- 24 May

CAIRO



Binary is False Idol, digital artwork by Setareh Shahbazi



Gypsum Gallery, 5 Ibrahim Naguib, Ground Floor, Apt 2, Garden City, Cairo





Exhibition

21 Apr- tba

7pm

CAIRO



Sixth edition of Special Art Salon



Saad Zaghloul Cultural Center, 2 Saad Zaghloul street, Downtown, Cairo





Exhibit/Books 24 Apr- 23 May

ALEXANDRIA



7th BA International Biennale for the Artist’s Book, showcasing artworks created by 73 artists from 12 different countries.



Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria






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