Egypt's arts and culture events of the week: 17-24 July
Ahram Online, Saturday 16 Jul 2016
With the National Theatre Festival kicking off 19 July, the week offers many plays by local troupes. The upcoming days are also filled with film screenings, concerts and exhibitions across numerous venues across Egypt


Sunday 17 Jul












Exhibition opening
CAIRO



The Second International Biennale of Arab Calligraphy Art. The event opens 17 July and runs until 24 July.



Palace of Arts, Cairo Opera House Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo





Book Fair

10am-8pm

CAIRO



Dokki Book Fair.



Ebda3, 20 Dr El-Sobky Street, 1st floor, Dokki, Giza





Theatre for children
5.30/6.30pm
CAIRO



5.30pm: The Talented Painter, a children play written and directed by Zein Nassar.
6.30pm: Abu Ali, a children play performed by the Puppet Theatre Company.
6.30pm: Ward Wa Yasmin (Roses and Jasmine), a play performed by a group of talents with special abilities produced by the Youth Theatre Company.



International Garden Theatre, Nasr City, Cairo





Music

8pm

CAIRO



Djuki Mala troupe from Australia as part of Cairo Opera House summer festival. Check the full programme here.



Cairo Opera House, Open Air Theatre, Zamalek, Cairo





Theatre

7pm

CAIRO



W Eh Yaani play. Read our Art Alert here.



Falaki Theatre, Falaki Street, American University Campus, Downtown Cairo





Film

7.30pm

CAIRO



Dinner at the Movies. Screening of short films curated by Cimatheque at Eish w Malh restaurant. Reservations are required.



Eish w Malh, 20 Adly Street, Downtown Cairo





Poetry

7.30pm

CAIRO



Poetry night featuring poets Ihab El-Bishbishy, Ihab Khalifa and Nada Imam.



Beit El-Shaer (Poetry House), Beit Al-Set Wasila, Mohamed Abdo Street, Old 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-Muaz Street, Old Cairo





Film

8pm

CAIRO



Screening of Three Colours: White.



Room Art Space, 10 Etehaad El-Mohamin Street, Garden City, Cairo





Film

8.30pm

CAIRO



July Danish Film Night: Silent Heart.



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





Music

8.30pm

CAIRO



Concert by the Nubian troupe for drums and folk instruments and the Indonesian troupe for singing.



Ghouri Dome, 3 Mohammed Abdu Street, Al-Azhar district, Cairo





Theatre
9.30pm
CAIRO



Layla Min Alf Layla (A Night from A Thousand Nights), a play directed by Mohsen Helmi.



The National Theatre,

Al-Attaba Square, in front of Al-Attaba Post Office, Cairo







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Monday 18 Jul












Exhibition
CAIRO



The Second International Biennale of Arab Calligraphy Art. The event opened on 17 July and runs until 24 July.



Palace of Arts, Cairo Opera grounds, Zamalek, Cairo





Book Fair

10am-8pm

CAIRO



Dokki Book Fair.



Ebda3, 20 Dr El-Sobky Street, 1st floor, Dokki, Giza





Theatre for children
5.30/6.30pm
CAIRO



5.30pm: The Talented Painter, a children play written and directed by Zein Nassar.
6.30pm: Abu Ali, a children play performed by the Puppet Theatre Company.
6.30pm: Ward Wa Yasmin (Roses and Jasmine), a play performed by a group of talents with special abilities produced by the Youth Theatre Company.



International Garden Theatre, Nasr City, Cairo





Film

7pm

CAIRO



Screening of Rams. Read our Art Alert here.



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





Dance/Music

7.30pm

CAIRO



El-Tanoura, traditional troupe performance.



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




Theatre
8pm
CAIRO

Al Zombie Wa Al Khataya Al Ashra (Zombie And The Ten Sins), a play written by Tarek El Deweri. Read more here.

Hanager Arts Centre, Cairo Opera House, Cairo




Music

8pm

CAIRO



Eftekasat band as part of Cairo Opera House Summer Festival. Check the full programme here.



Cairo Opera House, Open Air Theatre, Zamalek, Cairo





Music

8pm

CAIRO



Concert featuring Djuki Mala band and El-Nafikha.



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





Theatre
9.30pm
CAIRO



Layla Min Alf Layla (A Night from A Thousand Nights), a play directed by Mohsen Helmi.



The National Theatre

Al-Attaba Square, in front of Al-Attaba Post Office, Cairo





Theatre
9.30pm
CAIRO



Al-Um Al-Shougaa (The Brave Mother), starring Raghda and Mahmoud Al-Guindi, written and directed by Mohamed Omar.



The Modern Theatre, Qasr Al-Aini Street, Cairo





Music

1pm

DAMIETTA



Awtar Quartet perform Shahrazad Outside Halls, a street performance organised by Mahatat.



Damietta, Mansoura








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Tuesday 19 Jul












Exhibition
CAIRO



The Second International Biennale of Arab Calligraphy Art. The event opened on 17 July and runs until 24 July.



Palace of Arts, Cairo Opera House Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo





Book Fair

10am-8pm

CAIRO



Dokki Book Fair.



Ebda3, 20 Dr El-Sobky Street, 1st floor, Dokki, Giza





Theatre for children
5.30/6.30pm
CAIRO



5.30pm: The Talented Painter, a children play written and directed by Zein Nassar.
6.30pm: Abu Ali, a children play performed by the Puppet Theatre Company.
6.30pm: Ward Wa Yasmin (Roses and Jasmine), a play performed by a group of talents with special abilities produced by the Youth Theatre Company.



International Garden Theatre, Nasr City, Cairo





Music

8pm

CAIRO



Glass Onion band as part of Cairo Opera House summer festival. Check the full programme here.



Cairo Opera House, Open Air Theatre, Zamalek, Cairo




Theatre
8pm
CAIRO

Al Zombie Wa Al Khataya Al Ashra (Zombie And The Ten Sins), a play written by Tarek El Deweri. Read more here.

Hanager Arts Centre, Cairo Opera House, Cairo




Music
9pm
CAIRO



Mawawil, Gamalat Shiha, traditional music of the Nile Delta, Nubian Fadeka, Sudanese music and songs, music from Awan and Eritrea.



Makan - Egyptian Center for Culture and Arts, 1 Saad Zaghloul Street, El-Dawaween, Downtown Cairo





Theatre
9.30pm
CAIRO



Layla Min Alf Layla (A Night from A Thousand Nights), a play directed by Mohsen Helmi.



The National) Theatre

Al-Attaba Square, in front of Al-Attaba Post Office, Cairo





Music

1pm

MANSOURA



Awtar Quartet perform Shahrazad Outside Halls, a street performance organised by Mahatat.



Mansoura








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Wednesday 20 Jul












Exhibition
CAIRO



The Second International Biennale of Arab Calligraphy Art. The event opened on 17 July and runs until 24 July.



Palace of Arts, Cairo Opera House Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo





Exhibition
CAIRO



Painting by Samir Rafea (1926-2004). Exhibition runs until 3 August.



Picasso Gallery, 30 Hassan Assem, off Brazil St, Zamalek





Seminar
5pm
CAIRO



“The Meeting of Literary Figures,” a seminar.



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





Film

7pm

CAIRO



Screening of The Sea Inside.



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





Dance/Music

7.30pm

CAIRO



El-Tanoura, traditional troupe performance.



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





Theatre
7.30pm
CAIRO



Al-Ansan Al-Tayab (The Good Human), starring Naglaa Younis, Hossam Hamdi and Hani Abdel-Nasser, written and directed by Said Souliman.



Taliaa Theatre, Salah Abdel-Sabour Hall, Al-Attaba Square, next to Al-Attaba Metro Station, Cairo




Theatre
8pm
CAIRO

Al Zombie Wa Al Khataya Al Ashra (Zombie And The Ten Sins), a play written by Tarek El Deweri. Read more here.

Hanager Arts Centre, Cairo Opera House, Cairo




Music

9pm

CAIRO



Mazaher ensemble.



Makan - Egyptian Center for Culture and Arts, 1 Saad Zaghloul Street, El-Dawaween, Downtown Cairo





Theatre
9.30pm
CAIRO



Al-Aatr (The Perfume), a theatre show features singer Nora Nour, with music by Islam Ashraf,

written and directed by Mohamed Allam.



Taliaa Theatre, Zaki Tolimat Hall, Al-Attaba Square, next to Al-Attaba Metro Station, Cairo





Theatre
9.30pm
CAIRO



Al-Um Al-Shougaa (The Brave Mother), starring Raghda and Mahmoud Al-Guindi, written and directed by Mohamed Omar.



The Modern Theatre, Qasr Al-Aini Street, Cairo








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Thursday 21 Jul












Exhibition
CAIRO



The Second International Biennale of Arab Calligraphy Art. The event opened on 17 July and runs until 24 July.



Palace of Arts, Cairo Opera House Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo





Exhibition
CAIRO



Painting by Samir Rafea (1926-2004). Exhibition runs until 3 August.



Picasso Gallery, 30 Hassan Assem, off Brazil St, Zamalek





Music

4pm

CAIRO



Amr Hassan.



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





Theatre for children
5.30/6.30pm
CAIRO



5.30pm: The Talented Painter, a children play written and directed by Zein Nassar.
6.30pm: Abu Ali, a children play performed by the Puppet Theatre Company.
6.30pm: Ward Wa Yasmin (Roses and Jasmine), a play performed by a group of talents with special abilities produced by the Youth Theatre Company.



International Garden Theatre, Nasr City, Cairo





Film
6pm
CAIRO



Launch of the Maulana Azad Centre for Indian Culture (MACIC) Film Club and screening of film Fan, a Bollywood blockbuster starring Shah Rukh Khan. Read more here.



MACIC, 2nd floor, 3 Abu El-Feda Street, Zamalek, Cairo





Theatre

7pm

CAIRO



Saheb El-Somow play.



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





Lecture

7.30pm

CAIRO



Esmaa Wa Earaf lecture by musician Hany Shenouda.



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





Theatre
7.30pm
CAIRO



Rasmy, Fahmi, Nazmi, a comedy written and directed by Ahmed Al-Abiari and starring Riham Said, Talaat Zakariya and Tarek Al-Abiari.



Al-Rihany Theatre

17 Emad Eddin Street, Al-Azbakiya, Cairo





Theatre
7.30pm
CAIRO



Al-Ansan Al-Tayab (The Good Human), starring Naglaa Younis, Hossam Hamdi and Hani Abdel-Nasser, written and directed by Said Souliman.



Taliaa Theatre, Salah Abdel-Sabour Hall, Al-Attaba Square, next to Al-Attaba Metro Station, Cairo





Music

8pm

CAIRO



Mido Beshir and Mn El-Ganoub.



Elbet Alwan, 15 Ahmed Heshmat Street, Zamalek, Cairo





Theatre
9.30pm
CAIRO



Layla Min Alf Layla (A Night from A Thousand Nights), a play directed by Mohsen Helmi.



The National) Theatre

Al-Attaba Square, in front of Al-Attaba Post Office, Cairo





Theatre
9.30pm
CAIRO



Al-Aatr (The Perfume), a theatre show features singer Nora Nour, with music by Islam Ashraf,

written and directed by Mohamed Allam.



Taliaa Theatre, Zaki Tolimat Hall, Al-Attaba Square, next to Al-Attaba Metro Station, Cairo





Theatre
9.30pm
CAIRO



Al-Um Al-Shougaa (The Brave Mother), starring Raghda and Mahmoud Al-Guindi, written and directed by Mohamed Omar.



The Modern Theatre, Qasr Al-Aini Street, Cairo





Music

10pm

CAIRO



The Elite Concert: Omar Khairat and Angham.



Cairo International Conference Centre, Nasr City, Cairo








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Friday 22 Jul












Exhibition
CAIRO



The Second International Biennale of Arab Calligraphy Art. The event opened on 17 July and runs until 24 July.



Palace of Arts, Cairo Opera House Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo





Theatre for children
5.30/6.30pm
CAIRO



5.30pm: The Talented Painter, a children play written and directed by Zein Nassar.
6.30pm: Abu Ali, a children play performed by the Puppet Theatre Company.
6.30pm: Ward Wa Yasmin (Roses and Jasmine), a play performed by a group of talents with special abilities produced by the Youth Theatre Company.



International Garden Theatre, Nasr City, Cairo





Theatre

7pm

CAIRO



Saheb El-Somow play.



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





Theatre
7pm
CAIRO



Sah El-Noum (Wake Up), a satirical comedy performed by Utopia Theatre Company, directed by Mohamed Hafez.



Rawabet Theatre

3 Hussien El-Meamar Street, ext. of Mahmoud Basiouny Street, from Talaat Harb Square, Downtown Cairo





Theatre

7.30pm

CAIRO



Puppet and shadow theatre performance, scripted and directed by Nabil Bahgat.



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





Theatre
7.30pm
CAIRO



Al-Ansan Al-Tayab (The Good Human), starring Naglaa Younis, Hossam Hamdi and Hani Abdel-Nasser, written and directed by Said Souliman.



Taliaa Theatre, Salah Abdel-Sabour Hall, Al-Attaba Square, next to Al-Attaba Metro Station, Cairo





Music
8pm
CAIRO



Concert with Sherif El-Shazly from Kayan and Mohamed Sa'eed Sheva from Cosmic Architects.



ROOM Arts Space, 10 Etehaad Al-Mohamin Street, Garden City, Cairo





Theatre

8pm

CAIRO



El-Leila El-Kebira.



Dandy Mega Mall, Kilometer 28, Cairo-Alex Desert Road, next to Smart Village, Cairo





Theatre

8pm

CAIRO



22 Taaer (22 Birds).



Hosapeer Theatre, off Galaa street, Downtown, Cairo





Music

8pm

CAIRO



Concert by Sherif El-Shazly from Kayan and Mohamed Saeed Sheva from Cosmic Architects.



Room Art Space, 10 Etehaad El-Mohamin Street, Garden City, Cairo





Music

8pm

CAIRO



Massar Egbari concert.



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





Theatre
9.30pm
CAIRO



Al-Aatr (The Perfume), a theatre show features singer Nora Nour, with music by Islam Ashraf,

written and directed by Mohamed Allam.



Taliaa Theatre, Zaki Tolimat Hall, Al-Attaba Square, next to Al-Attaba Metro Station, Cairo





Theatre
9.30pm
CAIRO



Rasmy, Fahmi, Nazmi, a comedy written and directed by Ahmed Al-Abiari and starring Riham Said, Talaat Zakariya and Tarek Al-Abiari.



Al-Rihany Theatre

17 Emad Eddin St, Al-Azbakiya, Cairo





Theatre
9.30pm
CAIRO



Al-Um Al-Shougaa (The Brave Mother), starring Raghda and Mahmoud Al-Guindi, written and directed by Mohamed Omar.



The Modern Theatre, Qasr Al-Aini Street, Cairo





Music
5pm
ALEXANDRIA



Karakeeb, Meshwar. Al-Mina bands.



MVP Sports Academy,

Hilton Green Plaza, Alexandria








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Saturday 23 Jul












Exhibition
CAIRO



The Second International Biennale of Arab Calligraphy Art. The event opened on 17 July and runs until 24 July.



Palace of Arts, Cairo Opera House Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo





Theatre for children
5.30/6.30pm
CAIRO



5.30pm: The Talented Painter, a children play written and directed by Zein Nassar.
6.30pm: Abu Ali, a children play performed by the Puppet Theatre Company.
6.30pm: Ward Wa Yasmin (Roses and Jasmine), a play performed by a group of talents with special abilities produced by the Youth Theatre Company.



International Garden Theatre, Nasr City, Cairo





Theatre
7pm
CAIRO



Sah El-Noum (Wake Up), a satirical comedy performed by Utopia Theatre Company, directed by Mohamed Hafez.



Rawabet Theatre

3 Hussien El Meaamar Street, ext. of Mahmoud Basiouny Street, from Talaat Harb Square, Downtown Cairo





Theatre
7.30pm
CAIRO



Rasmy, Fahmi, Nazmi, a comedy written and directed by Ahmed Al-Abiari and starring Riham Said, Talaat Zakariya and Tarek Al-Abiari.



Al-Rihany Theatre

17 Emad Eddin Street, Al-Azbakiya, Cairo





Dance/Music

7.30pm

CAIRO



El-Tanoura, traditional troupe performance.



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





Theatre
9.30pm
CAIRO



Al-Um Al-Shougaa (The Brave Mother), starring Raghda and Mahmoud Al-Guindi, written and directed by Mohamed Omar.



The Modern Theatre, Qasr Al-Aini Street, Cairo








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Sunday 24 Jul












Exhibition
CAIRO



The Second International Biennale of Arab Calligraphy Art. The event opened on 17 July and runs until 24 July.



Palace of Arts, Cairo Opera House Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo





Exhibition
CAIRO



Painting by Samir Rafea (1926-2004). Exhibition runs until 3 August.



Picasso gallery, 30 Hassan Assem, off Brazil St, Zamalek





Theatre for children
5.30/6.30pm
CAIRO



5.30pm: The Talented Painter, a children play written and directed by Zein Nassar.
6.30pm: Abu Ali, a children play performed by the Puppet Theatre Company.
6.30pm: Ward Wa Yasmin (Roses and Jasmine), a play performed by a group of talents with special abilities produced by the Youth Theatre Company.



International Garden Theatre, Nasr City, Cairo





Theatre

7pm

CAIRO



Saheb El-Somow play.



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





Poetry

7.30pm

CAIRO



Poetry night celebrating the memory of Helmy Salem.



Beit El-Shaer (Poetry House), Beit Al-Set Wasila, Mohamed Abdo Street, Old 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-Muaz Street, Old Cairo





Theatre

8.30pm

CAIRO



Hekaya Masreya play.



Ghouri Dome, 3 Mohammed Abdu Street, Al-Azhar district, Cairo





Theatre
9.30pm
CAIRO



Al-Um Al-Shougaa (The Brave Mother), starring Raghda and Mahmoud Al-Guindi, written and directed by Mohamed Omar.



The Modern Theatre, Qasr Al-Aini Street, Cairo






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