Spring festivals, 29 March - 6 April: Ahram Online recommends
Ahram Online, Wednesday 29 Mar 2017
Ahram Online highlights selections from festivals taking place this week in Cairo, Alexandria and Ismailia

Wednesday 29 March

7pm:Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival (D-CAF)

Dreams and Music Book Launch

Windsor Hotel, 19 Alfi Bey Street, Cairo

8pm:Backstreet Festival

Performance: Copenhagen Drummers feat The Percussion Show (Egypt/Denmark)

Jesuit Cultural Centre, 298 Port Said Street, Cleopatra, Qism Sidi Gabir, Alexandria.

Thursday 30 March

5pm:5th India by the Nile Festival

Bollywood Dance Workshop by Gilles Chuyen

Midan Theatre, Cairo Opera grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

9pm: Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival (D-CAF)

Project 99 (France Lebanon) music concert

Black Box, Greek Campus, 28 Falaki St., Downtown Cairo

7pm: Backstreet Festival

The Fastest Man Alive, performance by Phax Amanda (Sweden)

Jesuit Cultural Center, 298 Port Said Street, Cleopatra, Qism Sidi Gabir, Alexandria.


Friday 31 March

8pm:Jazz Tales Festival

Jazz Concert, Akram El-Sharkawy Group (Egypt) & Huntertones Band (USA)

American University in Cairo (AUC), Tahrir Square Campus, Ewart Hall, Cairo

7pm: Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival (D-CAF)

Mind the Gap (Egypt), a multimedia lecture performance by Hani Sami, Mona Gamil and Dia Hamed

Falaki Theatre, 24 Falaki St., Downtown, Cairo

5pm:Backstreet Festival

Eskenderia- Bivouac (France/Egypt)

Saint Gabriel School, El-Ibrahimiya, Alexandria

Saturday 1 April

2pm:Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival (D-CAF)

Four Disability Street performances from several countries (Ireland, Hungary, Egypt, The Netherlands and UK)

El-Shwaraby St., Downtown, Cairo

7pm:Jazz Tales Festival

Jazz Concert: Akram El-Sharkawy Group (Egypt) & Huntertones Band (USA)

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Great Hall, Alexandria

8.30pm: Backstreet Festival

Performance by The Budapest Marionettes by Bence Sarkadi (Hungary)

French Institute in Alexandria, El-Nabi Daniel St., off Fouad St., Raml Station, Alexandria


Sunday 2 April

7pm:Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival (D-CAF)

Artist talk by Noor Afshan Mirza and Brad Butler on their project Mother Loosen my Tongue

29 Hoda Sharaawi St., First Floor, Downtown, Cairo

Monday 3 April

6.30pm:Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival (D-CAF)

Screening of award winning film Monsieur Lazhar followed by Q&A with playwright Evelyne de la Cheneliere

Zawya, 5 Dr. Abdelhamid Said St., behind Cinema Odeon, Downtown, Cairo

8pm:5th India by the Nile Festival

Food Fiesta! Indian Cuisine with Chef Vikram Udaygiri. Running till 7 April.

Semiramis InterContinental, Nile Corniche, Cairo


Tuesday 4 April

7pm:Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival (D-CAF)

Collecting Practices, a lecture by Clare Davies with a response by Mohamed El-Shahed

Kodak Passageway, 20 Adly St., Downtown, Cairo

4pm: 5th India by the Nile Festival

Folk Music, The Kutle Khan Project

Ain Shams University, Khalifa El-Maamoun St., Cairo

Wednesday 5 April

8pm:Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival (D-CAF)

De la Justice des Poissons (France/Syria) performance

Rawabet Theatre, 10 Nabarawy St., Downtown, Cairo

7pm:5th India by the Nile Festival

Folk Music, The Kutle Khan Project

Ismailia Cultural Palace, Ismailia


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