Egypt's arts and culture events of the week: 28 August - 4 September
Ahram Online, Saturday 27 Aug 2016
This week, many independent venues offer film screenings, with Cannes Film Festival's ACID selection being a highlight. The week also includes other events worth checking out in Cairo, Alexandria, and a theatre play in Minya


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

Sunday 28 August











Music

CAIRO



Citadel Festival for Music and Singing. Check the full programme here.



Mahka Theatre, Saladin Citadel, Cairo.





Music

6pm

CAIRO



Ghona Masri troupe in concert.



Creativity Centre, Cairo Opera House Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo





Lecture

6pm

CAIRO



‘Eid Al-Ahda’s folklore’ by Mostafa Gad.



Beit El-Sehemi
El-Gamaliya, El-Darb El-Asfar Alley, El-Muaaz Street, Cairo





Poetry

7pm

CAIRO



Poetry night celebrating poet Abd El-Moaty Hegazy.



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, performs dances and songs from Upper Egypt on mizmar, tabla and other traditional musical instruments.



Beit El-Sehemi
El-Gamaliya, El-Darb El-Asfar Alley, El-Muaaz St, Cairo





Film
8pm
CAIRO



Screening of Woody Allen's 'Crimes and misdemeanors.'



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





Theatre
8pm
CAIRO



Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, directed by Waleed Hammad. The play runs daily until 31 August



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





Film

8.30pm

CAIRO



A night commemorating late director Mohamed Khan:

Music: Oud performance by George Kazazian,and Hany Shenouda’s El-Shawarea Hawadeet

Speeches: by number of renowned Egyptian directors and actors.

Screening: Khan’s Fares El-Madina (1991)



Cinema Karim, 15 Emad Eddin Street, Downtown, Cairo





Music
8.30pm
CAIRO



Almena and Darwasha



El Genaina Theatre, Al Azhar Park, Salah Salem rd., Cairo





Music
8.30pm
CAIRO



The Nile Troupe for Folk Instruments



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





Music

9pm

CAIRO



Concert by Resalet Salam troupe for spiritual music.



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





Film

8pm

ALEXANDRIA



“Five short films in four days” – screening series of films by Egyptian filmmakers. Day 1: Screening of Aida by Maysoun El-Masry, followed by discussion with the director. The event is part of the 14th Bibliotheca Alexandrina International Summer Festival which runs until 8 September. Check the festival’s complete programme here



Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Auditorium hall, Alexandria





Music

8.30pm

ALEXANDRIA



Music from Here concert with bands Telepoetic and Disorder (Egypt) in cooperation with Goethe Institute in Alexandria. The event is part of the 14th Bibliotheca Alexandrina International Summer Festival which runs until 8 September. Check the festival’s complete programme here



Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Open Air Theatre, Alexandria






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Monday 29 Aug












Exhibition
last days
CAIRO



“Bread II,” a collective art exhibition showcasing different art mediums, including photography, video and installations. The exhibition runs until 31 August.



Darb 1718, Kasr El Sham3 Street, El Fakhareen, Old Cairo, near Mar Girgis Metro Station, Cairo





Music

CAIRO



Citadel Festival for Music and Singing. Check the full programme here.



Mahka Theatre, Saladin Citadel, Cairo.





Film
12pm, 2.30pm, 5pm, 7.30pm, 10pm

CAIRO



Screening of Like a Matchstick



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





Film
7pm
CAIRO



Screening of Scorsese's The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)



Magnolia. Leaves of Art
12 Mohamed Anis Street, Zamalek, Cairo





Film
7.30pm

CAIRO



Screening of Yalla! Underground



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





Film

7.30pm

CAIRO



Screening of Wintry Spring (Rabie Chetwey), a 16-minute Egyptian film directed by Mohamed Kamel, starring Ahmed Kamal and Eman Moustafa. Kamal will be present for a talk after the screening, moderated by film critic Yaqout El-Dib. Read more here



Creativity Centre, Cairo Opera House Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo





Dance/Music

7.30pm

CAIRO



Al-Tanoura Troupe for Cultural Heritage.



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





Film
8pm
CAIRO



Screening of Mon roi (2015)



Balcon Heliopolis
26 Sohag street, Heliopolis, Cairo





Theatre
8pm
CAIRO



Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, directed by Waleed Hammad. The play runs daily until 31 August



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





Music
8.30pm
CAIRO



The Opeth Tribute



3elbat Alwan15 Ahmed Heshmat St., Zamalek, Cairo





Film

3pm

ALEXANDRIA



Film screenings every Monday and Tuesday.



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





Film

8pm

ALEXANDRIA



“Five short films in four days” – screening series of films by Egyptian filmmakers. Day 2: Screening of Sunflower Lane by Mayye Zayed. Screening will be followed by discussion with the director. The event is part of the 14th Bibliotheca Alexandrina International Summer Festival which runs until 8 September. Check the festival’s complete programme here



Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Auditorium hall, Alexandria





Music

8.30pm

ALEXANDRIA



Andromida band. The event is part of the 14th Bibliotheca Alexandrina International Summer Festival which runs until 8 September. Check the festival’s complete programme here



Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Open Air Theatre, Alexandria






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Tuesday 30 Aug












Music

CAIRO



Citadel Festival for Music and Singing. Check the full programme here.



Mahka Theatre, Saladin Citadel, Cairo.





Film
12pm, 2.30pm, 5pm, 7.30pm, 10pm

CAIRO



Like a Matchstick



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





Puppet Theatre
7.30pm
CAIRO



El Sakia Puppet Theatre presents Abd El Halim Hafez



El Sawy Culturewheel - Wisdom hall, end of 26th of July St, Zamalek, Cairo





Film
8pm
CAIRO



Screening of Syrian shorts



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





Music
8pm
CAIRO



Mawawil Gamalat Shiha & Reda Shiha



Egyptian Center for Culture and Arts - Makan, 1 Saad Zaghloul Street, 11461, El-Dawaween, Cairo (Close to Saad Zaghloul Metro Station)





Theatre
8pm
CAIRO



Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, directed by Waleed Hammad. The play runs daily until 31 August



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





Film

3pm

ALEXANDRIA



Film screenings every Monday and Tuesday.



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





Music
7pm
ALEXANDRIA



The Les Paul Brothers



Teatro Eskendria
25 Fouad Street. Raml Station, Alexandria





Film

8pm

ALEXANDRIA



“Five short films in four days” – screening series of films by Egyptian filmmakers. Day 3: Screening of Tree (10 mins) and ‘Tashkeel’ (12 mins) by Mohamed Mostafa. Screenings will be followed by discussion with the director. The event is part of the 14th Bibliotheca Alexandrina International Summer Festival which runs until 8 September. Check the festival’s complete programme here



Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Auditorium hall, Alexandria





Music

8.30pm

ALEXANDRIA



Hanan Madi performs with the Sound of Egypt orchestra conducted by Ahmed Atef. The event is part of the 14th Bibliotheca Alexandrina International Summer Festival which runs until 8 September. Check the festival’s complete programme here



Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Open Air Theatre, Alexandria






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Wednesday 31 Aug












Music

CAIRO



Citadel Festival for Music and Singing. Check the full programme here.



Mahka Theatre, Saladin Citadel, Cairo.





Film
7.30pm
CAIRO



Screening of Boxing Gym.

Screening is part of Cannes Film Festival's ACID week in Cairo. Check the complete programme here.



Cimatheque,19a Adly Street, Downtown, Cairo





Film
7.30pm
CAIRO



Screening of A Roundabout in my Head.

Screening is part of Cannes Film Festival's ACID week in Cairo. Check the complete programme here.



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





Film
7.30pm
CAIRO



Screening of Swagger.

Screening is part of Cannes Film Festival's ACID week in Cairo. Check the complete programme here.



French Institute, 1 Madraset Al Hoqouq, Mounira, Cairo





Dance/Music

7.30pm

CAIRO



Al-Tanoura Troupe for Cultural Heritage.



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





Theatre
8pm
CAIRO



Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, directed by Waleed Hammad. The play runs daily until 31 August



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





Music
8pm
CAIRO



Feed The Dogs, experimental psychedelic music with Bishoy Goerge



3elbat Alwan15 Ahmed Heshmat St., Zamalek, Cairo





Music
8pm
CAIRO



Mazaher ensemble (Zar Music & Songs).



Egyptian Center for Culture and Arts - Makan, 1 Saad Zaghloul Street, 11461, El-Dawaween, Cairo (Close to Saad Zaghloul Metro Station)





Music
8pm
CAIRO



Mazzika x El Sat7: Mostafa Rizk



Darb 1718, Kasr El Sham3 Street, El Fakhareen, Old Cairo, near Mar Girgis Metro Station, Cairo





Music
8pm
CAIRO



Guitar and violin recital by Emad Hamdi and Hassan Sharara



Cairo Opera House, open air theatre, Zamalek, Cairo





Film

8pm

ALEXANDRIA



“Five short films in four days” – screening series of films by Egyptian filmmakers. Day 4: Screening of Har Gaf Sayfan by Sherif El Bendary. Screening will be followed by discussion with the director. The event is part of the 14th Bibliotheca Alexandrina International Summer Festival which runs until 8 September. Check the festival’s complete programme here



Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Auditorium hall, Alexandria





Music

8.30pm

ALEXANDRIA



Bands High Dam and Mina. The event is part of the 14th Bibliotheca Alexandrina International Summer Festival which runs until 8 September. Check the festival’s complete programme here



Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Open Air Theatre, Alexandria






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Thursday 1 September












Books
10am-11pm
CAIRO



Rabaa Book Fair. The fair runs until 15 September



El-Rabaa Cultural Centre, Fatimid Cairo, El-Gamaleya, El-Muez Street, next to Aqmar Mosque (tel: 0101 190 6907)





Music

CAIRO



Citadel Festival for Music and Singing. Check the full programme here.



Mahka Theatre, Saladin Citadel, Cairo.





Puppet Theatre
6pm & 8pm
CAIRO



El Sakia Puppet Theatre presents Om Kalthoum



El Sawy Culturewheel - Wisdom hall, end of 26th of July St, Zamalek, Cairo





Pantomime
6pm
CAIRO



Elsakia 12th Festival for pantomime. The event runs on 1 and 2 September



El Sawy Culturewheel - Word hall, end of 26th of July St, Zamalek, Cairo





Film
7.30pm
CAIRO



Screening of Pauline.

Screening is part of Cannes Film Festival's ACID week in Cairo. Check the complete programme here.



Cimatheque,19a Adly Street, Downtown, Cairo





Film
7.30pm
CAIRO



Screening of Fix Me.

Screening is part of Cannes Film Festival's ACID week in Cairo. Check the complete programme here.



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





Film
7.30pm
CAIRO



Screening of Cosmodrama.

Screening is part of Cannes Film Festival's ACID week in Cairo. Check the complete programme here.



French Institute, 1 Madraset Al Hoqouq, Mounira, Cairo





Music
7.30pm
CAIRO



Arabic Rock Concert with Malaaz and Khayal



El Sawy Culturewheel - river hall, end of 26th of July St, Zamalek, Cairo





Music

8.30pm

ALEXANDRIA



Cairo Celebration Choir conducted by Nayer Nagui. The event is part of the 14th Bibliotheca Alexandrina International Summer Festival which runs until 8 September. Check the festival’s complete programme here



Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Open Air Theatre, Alexandria





Theatre
7.30pm
MINYA



Ayam Safraa, a play performed by The Joker troupe, directed by Bishoi Adel Makram



Dawar El Fnoon - The library, Minya. Call 01226028669 for details






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Friday 2 September












Books
10am-11pm
CAIRO



Rabaa Book Fair. The fair runs between 1 and 15 September



El-Rabaa Cultural Centre, Fatimid Cairo, El-Gamaleya, El-Muez Street, next to Aqmar Mosque (tel: 0101 190 6907)





Pantomime
6pm
CAIRO



Elsakia 12th Festival for pantomime. The event runs on 1 and 2 September



El Sawy Culturewheel - Word hall, end of 26th of July St, Zamalek, Cairo





Music

CAIRO



Citadel Festival for Music and Singing. Check the full programme here.



Mahka Theatre, Saladin Citadel, Cairo.





Theatre
7pm
CAIRO



Zambalek, a new performance by students at Al-Darb Al-Ahmar Arts School. The performance will be staged on each Friday throughout September. Read more here



El Genaina Theatre, Al Azhar Park, Salah Salem rd., 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





Film
7.30pm
CAIRO



Screening of Age of Panic.

Screening is part of Cannes Film Festival's ACID week in Cairo. Check the complete programme here.



Cimatheque,19a Adly Street, Downtown, Cairo





Film
7.30pm
CAIRO



Screening of Le Challet De Tunis.

Screening is part of Cannes Film Festival's ACID week in Cairo. Check the complete programme here.



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





Film
7.30pm
CAIRO



Screening of Brooklyn.

Screening is part of Cannes Film Festival's ACID week in Cairo. Check the complete programme here..



French Institute, 1 Madraset Al Hoqouq, Mounira, Cairo





Music
8pm
CAIRO



Machine Eat Man live, an electronic music act with the analog synthesizers



ROOM Art Space & Cafe, 10 Etehaad Al Mohamin Street, Garden City, Cairo





Music
9pm
CAIRO



Roswell, an alternative rock band from Beirut



3elbat Alwan15 Ahmed Heshmat St., Zamalek, Cairo





Family day with culture



ALEXANDRIA



Family day across many spaces of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina with activities targeting the youngest audience members and whole families. The event is part of the 14th Bibliotheca Alexandrina International Summer Festival which runs until 8 September. Check the festival’s complete programme here



Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria





Theatre
7.30pm
MINYA



Ayam Safraa, a play performed by The Joker troupe, directed by Bishoi Adel Makram



Dawar El Fnoon - The library, Minya. Call 01226028669 for details






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Saturday 3 September












Books
10am-11pm
CAIRO



Rabaa Book Fair. The fair runs between 1 and 15 September



El-Rabaa Cultural Centre, Fatimid Cairo, El-Gamaleya, El-Muez Street, next to Aqmar Mosque (tel: 0101 190 6907)





Festival
11.45am
CAIRO



Indian Culture Day, featuring Traditional costume show, Nagada show, Pinga show and Indian Food



El Sawy Culturewheel - River hall, end of 26th of July St, Zamalek, Cairo





Film
7.30pm
CAIRO



Screening of Fix Me.

Screening is part of Cannes Film Festival's ACID week in Cairo. Check the complete programme here.



Cimatheque,19a Adly Street, Downtown, Cairo





Film
7.30pm
CAIRO



Screening of Swagger.

Screening is part of Cannes Film Festival's ACID week in Cairo. Check the complete programme here.



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





Film
7.30pm
CAIRO



Screening of Cattle.

Screening is part of Cannes Film Festival's ACID week in Cairo. Check the complete programme here.



French Institute, 1 Madraset Al Hoqouq, Mounira, Cairo





Dance/Music

7.30pm

CAIRO



Al-Tanoura Troupe for Cultural Heritage.



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





Film
8pm
CAIRO



Screening of Patagonian Bones, a documentary by Ricardo Preve



Darb 1718, Kasr El Sham3 Street, El Fakhareen, Old Cairo, near Mar Girgis Metro Station, Cairo





Music

8.30pm

ALEXANDRIA



Tania Saleh. The event is part of the 14th Bibliotheca Alexandrina International Summer Festival which runs until 8 September. Check the festival’s complete programme here



Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Open Air Theatre, Alexandria






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Sunday 4 September











Books
10am-11pm
CAIRO



Rabaa Book Fair. The fair runs between 1 and 15 September



El-Rabaa Cultural Centre, Fatimid Cairo, El-Gamaleya, El-Muez Street, next to Aqmar Mosque (tel: 0101 190 6907)





Exhibition Opening

7pm

CAIRO



Roznama 5, youth group exhibition and competition for creative contemporary art works



-Medrar, 7 Gamal E- Din Abou El Mahasen St, Garden City.

-Mashrabiya, 8 Champollion St, Downtown.

-Soma Art, 14 Maraashli St, Zamalek.





Film
7.30pm
CAIRO



Screening of Le Challet De Tunis.

Screening is part of Cannes Film Festival's ACID week in Cairo. Check the complete programme here.



Cimatheque,19a Adly Street, Downtown, Cairo





Film
7.30pm
CAIRO



Screening of Iranian programme.

Screening is part of Cannes Film Festival's ACID week in Cairo. Check the complete programme here.



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





Film
7.30pm
CAIRO



Screening of Noor.

Screening is part of Cannes Film Festival's ACID week in Cairo. Check the complete programme here.



French Institute, 1 Madraset Al Hoqouq, Mounira, 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 El-Sehemi
El-Gamaliya, El-Darb El-Asfar Alley, El-Muaaz St, Cairo





Film
7.30pm
CAIRO



Screening of Brooklyn.

Screening is part of Cannes Film Festival's ACID week in Cairo. Check the complete programme here.



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





Music
8pm
CAIRO



Tania Saleh, accompanied by Egyptian oud player, singer and composer Hazem Shaheen. Read more here



El Genaina Theatre, Al Azhar Park, Salah Salem rd., Cairo





Film
8pm
CAIRO



September German Film Night: Taste the Waste



Darb 1718, Kasr El Sham3 Street, El Fakhareen, Old Cairo, near Mar Girgis Metro Station, Cairo





Music
8.30pm
CAIRO



The Nile Troupe for Folk Instruments



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





Theatre

8pm

ALEXANDRIA



Until Proven the Opposite, a play directed by Mohamed Osama Ata



Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Small hall, Alexandria





Music

8.30pm

ALEXANDRIA



Palestinian folklore band. The event is part of the 14th Bibliotheca Alexandrina International Summer Festival which runs until 8 September. Check the festival’s complete programme here



Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Open Air Theatre, Alexandria






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EXHIBITIONS this week












Exhibition
ongoing
CAIRO



Permanent exhibition of the handicraft centre’s products, including pottery, brass artworks and jewellery.



Al-Ghouri Caravansary
Imam Mohamed Abdou St, off Al-Moaiz St with Al-Azhar, Cairo





Exhibition
ongoing
CAIRO



A permanent exhibition of the centre’s ceramic, brass, jewellery and khayameya products.



Ceramic and Traditional Handicrafts Centre
1 Al-Imam St, behind Amr bin Al-Aas Mosque, Al-Fustat, Old Cairo





Exhibition

4 - 18 Sep

CAIRO



Roznama 5, youth group exhibition and competition for creative contemporary art works



-Medrar, 7 Gamal E- Din Abou El Mahasen St, Garden City.

-Mashrabiya, 8 Champollion St, Downtown.

-Soma Art, 14 Maraashli St, Zamalek.





Exhibition

10 Aug- 30 Sep

CAIRO



Summer collective exhibition: Masterpieces XV.

More than 70 exclusive paintings and sculptures by established artists as well as younger talents



Zamalek Art Gallery, 11, Brazil Street, Zamalek,

Cairo





Exhibition

7 Aug - 22 Sep

CAIRO



Contemporary Visions, group exhibition featuring around 70 artworks from 1939 to the present.



Al-Masar Gallery, 157 B 26 July street, Zamalek, Cairo





Exhibition

16 Jun - tba

CAIRO



Summer Collection 2016



Art Corner, 12 Sayed El-Bakry street, Zamalek, Cairo





Exhibition
until 31 Aug
CAIRO



“Bread II,” a collective art exhibition showcasing different art mediums, including photography, video and installations.



Darb 1718, Kasr El Sham3 Street, El Fakhareen, Old Cairo, near Mar Girgis Metro Station, Cairo





Exhibition

30 May-16 Sep

CAIRO



The Sweetest Haven, by Adam Henein and Bahaa Amer



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





Exhibition

12 Aug- 30 Sep

CAIRO



“Art for All,” a group exhibition of paintings and sculptures by Abdel-Nasr Sheha, Omar Al-Nagdi, Mustafa Rahma, Fathi Afifi, Esmat Dawastashy, Mervat Refaat and Neven Al-Sisi.



Salama gallery, 36 Ahmed Oraby St, Mohandeseen, Cairo






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