Egypt's arts and culture events of the week: 8 - 15 May
Ahram Online, , Saturday 7 May 2016
From Tagore, church music, and Palestinian films in Cairo to contemporary dance and launch of Tara El-Bahr in Alexandria, this week offers cultural activities for all tastes and generations. Make sure to check them out


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



Sunday 8 May













Symposium

CAIRO



Cairotronica digital arts symposium and festival running till 15 May.



Various venues





Exhibition opening
6pm
CAIRO



The Otherness of Places. The exhibition which features 'Spatial Aesthetics Pre-Master' student works in Architecture and Urban Design at the German University in Cairo.



Kafein, 28 Sharif Street, Abdeen, Cairo





Exhibition opening
6pm
CAIRO



Painting exhibition commemorating Tagore. The exhibition will run until 12 May. The event is part of the Tagore Festival taking place in Cairo between 8 and 12 May. Check the programme here



Museum of Egyptian Modern Arts, Cairo Opera House grounds, Zamalek, Cairo





Film

7.30pm

CAIRO



Screening of The Gatekeepers (Dror Moreh, 2014). Read more here



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





Music

7.45pm

CAIRO



Celebrating 100th birthday of musician Aziz Al-Shawan



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. Check the programme here



Alexandria





Film
7pm
ALEXANDRIA



Documentary Film Forum:

Whispers of the Cities by Kasim Abid (Iraq)



Bibliotheca Alexandrina Lecture Hall, Alexandria





Music
8pm
ALEXANDRIA



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



Sayed Darwish Theatre, Alexandria Opera House, Alexandria






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Monday 9 May













Exhibition last days CAIRO



Painting exhibition by Amal Nasr. The exhibition runs until 11 May.



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





Exhibition opening
10am
CAIRO



The Tagore Book Exhibition which includes books and plays by Tagore translated into Arabic. The exhibition will run until 12 May. The event is part of the Tagore Festival taking place in Cairo between 8 and 12 May. Check the programme here



National Library of Egypt, 121 Cornish El-Nil, Boulaq, Cairo





Film
3pm and 9pm
CAIRO



Sweet Bean by Naomi Kawase (Subtitled in English)



Magnolia- Leaves of Art

12 Mohamed Anis St, Zamalek, Cairo





Theatre
7.30pm
CAIRO



Sakia Monodrama Festival



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





Music/Dance
7.30pm
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





Music
8pm
CAIRO



Piano recital, Marcelle Matta and Piano Ensemble. The event will also include screening of the documentary film Marcelle.



Small Hall, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo





Dance/Music
8pm
CAIRO



Dance Drama 'Shapmochan' performed by Dona Ganguly and her troupe. The event is part of the Tagore Festival taking place in Cairo between 8 and 12 May. Check the programme here



Hanager Arts Centre, Cairo Opera House grounds, Zamalek, Cairo





Dance/Music
9pm
CAIRO



Zikr and Sufi night



Makan, Saad Zaghloul Street, Al-Mounira, 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. Check the programme here



Alexandria





Film
7pm
ALEXANDRIA



Fiction film forum: The Centenary of Dino Risi (1916–2008) with screening of his 1966 film

Treasure of San Gennaro



Bibliotheca Alexandrina Lecture Hall, Alexandria





Film
7pm
ALEXANDRIA



Screening of Atlantic, film directed by

Jan-Willem van Ewijk



Wekalet Behna, Kenisa El-Marounia Street, Orabi Sqaure, El-Mansheya, Alexandia






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Tuesday 10 May













Film
6pm
CAIRO



Screening of Ghare Baire (1984), an Indian Bengali romantic drama directed by Satyajit Ray. The event is part of the Tagore Festival taking place in Cairo between 8 and 12 May. Check the programme here



Hanager Arts Centre, Cairo Opera House grounds, Zamalek, Cairo





Film
7pm
CAIRO



Rescreening of a selection of films from the 7th edition of Cairo Video Festival



Medrar, 7 Gamal El Din Abou El Mahasen St. Garden City, 1st Floor, Apt.4, Cairo





Film
6.30pm
CAIRO



Screening of Reprise. Event is part of Scandanavian film screenings that shed light on those abandoned by society. Read more here



Arab Digital Expression Foundation, 143 Street, Number 8, Muqattam, Cairo





Storytelling
7.30pm
CAIRO



Open storytelling by amateurs and professionals



ROOM Art Space and Cafe, 10 Etehaad Al Mohamin St., Garden City, Cairo





Music
8pm
CAIRO



Verdi’s opera Un Ballo in Maschera



Main Hall, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo





Dance/Music
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





Dance

ALEXANDRIA



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



Alexandria





Film
7pm
ALEXANDRIA



Fiction film forum: The Centenary of Dino Risi (1916–2008) with screening of his 1974 film

Scent of a Woman



Bibliotheca Alexandrina Lecture Hall, Alexandria






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Wednesday 11 May













Film
CAIRO



Screenings of Palestinian film 3,000 Nights. Read more here



Zawya, Behind Odeon Cinema, 4 Abdel Hamid Said, off Talaat Harb St. Downtown, Cairo





Music/Dance
7.30pm
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





Music
8pm
CAIRO



Cairo Choral Society, conducted by John Baboukis will perform Vivaldi’s Gloria and Durante’s Magnificat. The soloists of the evening are Amira Reda (soprano), Nathalie Mikhail (mezzo-soprano) and Elena Grechenko on piano. Read more here



German Protestant Church, Galaa Street, Boulaq, Cairo (next to the Al-Ahram building), Cairo





Music
8pm
CAIRO



Rabindra Sangeet, also known as Tagore Songs, with music and lyrics written by Tagore: The songs will be performed by renowned Indian singer Shreya Guhathakurta. The event is part of the Tagore Festival taking place in Cairo between 8 and 12 May. Check the programme here



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





Music
8pm
CAIRO



Verdi’s opera Un Ballo in Maschera



Main Hall, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo





Dance/Music
9pm
CAIRO



Zar music and songs by Mazaher



Makan, Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo





Film

6pm

ALEXANDRIA



The Documentary Cinema Salon celebrates Egyptian director Saad Al-Nadeem, with a screening of his film Fal Yashhad Al-Aalam.



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





Film
7pm
ALEXANDRIA



Fiction film forum: The Cut by Fatih Akin (Germany)



Bibliotheca Alexandrina Lecture Hall, Alexandria





Publication launch
7pm
ALEXANDRIA



Launch of Tara El-Bahr, a non-periodic publication of the electronic platform Taralbahr



El Cabina, Cinema Rio Street, next to Moamen, Alexandria






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Thursday 12 May












Film
CAIRO



Screenings of Palestinian film 3,000 Nights. Read more here



Zawya, Behind Odeon Cinema, 4 Abdel Hamid Said, off Talaat Harb St. Downtown, Cairo





Literary seminar
6pm
CAIRO



Seminar on Contemporary Literature: Tagore, Shawky and Mahfouz. The event is part of the Tagore Festival taking place in Cairo between 8 and 12 May. Check the programme here



Supreme Council of Culture, Cairo Opera House grounds, Zamalek, Cairo





Poetry/Music

6pm

CAIRO



A night of poetry and music celebrating the late iconic Egyptian poet Abdel-Rahman El-Abnoudi.



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





Music

7.30pm

CAIRO



Concert by Antikat troupe



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





Music

8pm

CAIRO



The Egyptian Mawlawiyah led by Amer El-Touni



Om Kalthoum museum, 1 El-Malek El-Saleh, Roda Island Manial. Tel: 02 23631467, Cairo





Music
8pm
CAIRO



Khayal Arabian rock concert



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





Music
8pm
CAIRO



Yehya Khalil and his band



Small Hall, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo





Music
8pm
CAIRO



Verdi’s opera Un Ballo in Maschera



Main Hall, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo





Music
8pm
CAIRO



Alexandria Opera Ensemble For Music and Arab Singing



Sayed Darwish Theatre, Alexandria Opera House, Alexandria





Film
7pm
ALEXANDRIA



Fiction film forum: Little England by Pantelis Voulgaris



Bibliotheca Alexandrina Lecture Hall, Alexandria






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Friday 13 May













Film
CAIRO



Screenings of Palestinian film 3,000 Nights. Read more here



Zawya, Behind Odeon Cinema, 4 Abdel Hamid Said, off Talaat Harb St. Downtown, Cairo





Exhibition last days

CAIRO



Paintings by Hisham Abdallah. The exhibition runs until 15 May



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





Music

7.30pm

CAIRO



Puppet and shadow theatre performance



Beit Al-Sehemi,

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





Music
8pm
CAIRO



Basata Band celebrate their 8th anniversary



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





Music
8pm
CAIRO



Violin and harp recital with Yasser El Serafi (violin) and Mona Wassef (harp). The evening will include compositions by Granados, Khachaturian, Saint-Saëns, A.Piazzolla, and N.Hess.



Small Hall, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo





Music
8pm
CAIRO



Verdi’s opera Un Ballo in Maschera



Main Hall, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo





Book discussion
7pm
ALEXANDRIA



Discussion with Raouf Mosaad on his latest novel Flower of Silence



El Cabina, Cinema Rio Street, next to Moamen, Alexandria





Music
8pm
ALEXANDRIA



Yehya Khalil and his band



Bibliotheca Alexandrina Conference Center, Great Hall, Alexandria






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Saturday 14 May













Film
CAIRO



Screenings of Palestinian film 3,000 Nights. Read more here



Zawya, Behind Odeon Cinema, 4 Abdel Hamid Said, off Talaat Harb St. Downtown, Cairo





Exhibition last days

CAIRO



Indelible, a photography exhibition by renowned photographer and photojournalist Randa Shaath. Read more here. The exhibition runs until 18 May



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





Music
8pm
CAIRO



Muzikestra, an acapella/beat-box vocal band



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





Music
8pm
CAIRO



Cairo Symphony Orchestra conducted by Hisham Gabr will perform Aziz El-Shawan’s Intermezzo from Anas Al-Wegoud, Rachmaninov’s Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 1, Dvořák’s Symphony No. 7. The soloist of the evening is Wael Farouk.



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





Music
8pm
ALEXANDRIA



The Bibliotheca Alexandrina Chamber Orchestra will perform The Four Seasons by Vivaldi with conductor and soloist Khaled El-Showeikh.



Bibliotheca Alexandrina Conference Center, Great Hall, Alexandria








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Sunday 15 May













Film
CAIRO



Screenings of Palestinian film 3,000 Nights. Read more here



Zawya, Behind Odeon Cinema, 4 Abdel Hamid Said, off Talaat Harb St. Downtown, Cairo





Film

7.30pm

CAIRO



Screening of Trip Along Exodus. Read more here



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





Music
8pm
CAIRO



Sobhi and Friends



Small Hall, 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)



Sayed Darwish Theatre, Alexandria Opera House, Alexandria





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







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EXHIBITIONS this week













Exhibition

8 May - tba

CAIRO



Return of the Soul, by Salah Enani



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





Exhibition

10 - 29 May

CAIRO



Towards the Unknown by Hady Boraey



Art Talks, 8 El-Kamel Mohamed Street,

Zamalek, Cairo.





Exhibition

8 - 31 May

CAIRO



Dialogue, group exhibition by Alaa Abo El-Hamad, Eiad Oraby, and Mahmoud Khatab



Le Caire Art Contemporain, 2 El-Malek El-Afdal st., next to Alfa Market, Zamalek, Cairo





Exhibition

8 - 22 May

CAIRO



The Collector’s Eye 2, displaying a collection of paintings and sculptures by more than 20 Egyptian artists from private collections.



Ubuntu, 20 Hassan Sabry Street, entrance from Ibn Zinky street, Zamalek, Cairo





Exhibition

15 May- 12 Jun

CAIRO



The Blue Door, by Amina El-Demerdash



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





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

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

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

28 Apr- 12 May

CAIRO



Nymphomania, by Shaimaa Sobhy



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





Exhibition

20 Apr- 12 May

CAIRO



People, by Abdelwahab Abdelmohsen



Ofok Gallery, 1 Kafour street, Giza





Exhibition

20 Apr - 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





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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