Egypt's arts and culture events of the week: 20-27 August
Ahram Online, , Saturday 19 Aug 2017
As the summer weeks come to an end and we still await news about the new artistic season's offerings, Cairo and Alexandria wrap up the summer festivals and top them with several interesting events. See our selection below


Sunday 20 August













Film
12pm, 2.30pm, 7.30pm

CAIRO



Screening of Hedi



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





Music
4.30pm
CAIRO



Cairokee band



El Sawy Culturewheel
End of 26th of July St, River Hall, underneath the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek





Film
5pm and 10pm

CAIRO



Screening of Perfect Strangers



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





Festival

6pm

CAIRO



Man Fat Adeemo Tah festival for handicrafts and traditional arts, 7th edition. Morocco is the country guest of honor.

Runs daily till 24 August.



Bayt El-Sinnari, Sayeda Zeinab, Cairo





Theatre for children
6.30pm
CAIRO



Snow White play



Metropol (The Children’s National) Theatre
6 Halim St, the beginning of 26th July, Attaba, Downtown, Cairo





Film

7pm

CAIRO



Screening of A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (Sweden, 2014)



Cimatheque, 19a Adly Street, Downtown, Cairo





Film
8pm

CAIRO



Screening of Lost in Translation



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





Music
8pm
Cairo



Citadel Festival for Music and Singing organised by the Cairo Opera House



Salah ElDin citadel. Salah Salem rd. Cairo





Theatre

8pm

CAIRO



Shaman, a play directed by Dalia Hafez and Walid Al-Zorkany



Al-Ghad (Tomorrow) Theatre

Next to Al-Balloon Theatre, Al-Agouza, Tel 02 3304 3187





Music

8.30pm

CAIRO



The Nile Troupe for Folk Instruments, conducted by Abdel-Rahman Al-Shafaai



Beit El-Sehemi
El-Gamaliya, Al-Muizz St, Old Cairo





Theatre

9pm

CAIRO



Wahda Helwa (A Beautiful Lady), a monodrama starring Marwa Eid



Salah Abdel-Sabour Hall, Taliaa Theatre,

Attaba Square, Downtown, Cairo





Theatre

9pm

CAIRO



Yaoum An Qatalu Al-Ghenaa (The Day They Killed Singing) starring Yasser Sadeq, Alaa Qouta, Hend Abdel-Halim, directed by Tamer Karam



Zaki Tolimat Hall, Taliaa Theatre,

Attaba Square, Downtown, Cairo





Theatre
9pm
CAIRO



La Mascherata (The Fancy Dress Party), a play based on Alberto Moravia’s novel. Daily except Tuesdays



Al-Salam Theatre
101 Qasr Al-Aini St, Cairo





Music
10pm
Cairo



Concert by Mohamed Mohsen.
Event is part of the Citadel Festival for Music and Singing organised by the Cairo Opera House



Salah ElDin citadel. Salah Salem rd. Cairo





Music
8.30pm
ALEXANDRIA



Concert by Ganoub El Wadi.

15th Bibliotheca Alexandrina International Summer Festival (10 July to 26 August)
Check the festival’s programme here



Bibliotheca Alexandrina, open air theatre, Alexandria





Theatre
10pm
ALEXANDRIA



Al-Haram Dah Betaay (This Pyramid is Mine), a play performed by The Comic Theatre Company



Beram Al-Tunsi Theatre

Al-Gaish St, Al Azaritah, Qesm Bab Sharqi, Alexandria Tel (03) 5929960








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Monday 21 August












Film
12pm, 2.30pm, 7.30pm

CAIRO



Screening of Hedi



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





Music
4.30pm
CAIRO



Cairokee band



El Sawy Culturewheel
End of 26th of July St, River Hall, underneath the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek





Film
5pm and 10pm

CAIRO



Screening of Perfect Strangers



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





Pantomime
6pm
CAIRO



El-Sakia Mime Festival



El Sawy Culturewheel
End of 26th of July St, underneath the 15th of May Bridge, Wisdom Hall, Zamalek





Talk
7pm
CAIRO



The City Always Wins: Reading and Discussion with Omar Robert Hamilton




Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo
1, Dr. Mahmoud Azmi St, Zamalek, Cairo





Lecture
7.30
CAIRO



Tales of al-Alandus. Is it a Lost Paradise? Check details at the event’s page



SaharaSafaris Club Roof





Music

7.30

CAIRO



Karaoke Night



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





Music

8pm

CAIRO



Zikr and Sufi night



Makan, 1 Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo





Film

8pm

CAIRO



Screening of The Last Family



Balcon Heliopolis
26 Sohag street, Heliopolis, Cairo





Music
8pm
Cairo



Concert by Wave Jazz band.
Event is part of the Citadel Festival for Music and Singing organised by the Cairo Opera House



Salah ElDin citadel. Salah Salem rd. Cairo





Dance/Music

8pm

CAIRO



El-Tanoura Troupe for Cultural Heritage, whirling dervishes perform to live Sufi music



Al-Ghouri Caravansary
Mohamed Abdou St, off Al-Muaaz St and Al-Azhar St, Cairo





Music
10pm
Cairo



Concert by Iman Bahr Darwish.
Event is part of the Citadel Festival for Music and Singing organised by the Cairo Opera House



Salah ElDin citadel. Salah Salem rd. Cairo





Film
1pm
ALEXANDRIA



Screening of a documentary about artist Kurt Schwitters



Bibliotheca Alexandrina, arts and multimedia library, Alexandria





Theatre
8.30pm
ALEXANDRIA



Performance of the play Eagle Disappearance, directed by Ahmed Asker. Event is part of the 15th Bibliotheca Alexandrina International Summer Festival (10 July to 26 August)
Check the festival’s programme here



Bibliotheca Alexandrina, small theatre, Alexandria





Music
8.30pm
ALEXANDRIA



Memories 3: the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Orchestra, conducted by Mohamed Sead Basha, with soloists Ahmed Harfoush and Dalia Farid. Event is part of the 15th Bibliotheca Alexandrina International Summer Festival (10 July to 26 August)
Check the festival’s programme here



Bibliotheca Alexandrina, open air theatre, Alexandria





Theatre
10pm
ALEXANDRIA



Al-Haram Dah Betaay (This Pyramid is Mine), a play performed by The Comic Theatre Company



Beram Al-Tunsi Theatre

Al-Gaish St, Al Azaritah, Qesm Bab Sharqi, Alexandria Tel (03) 5929960








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Tuesday 22 August












Film
12pm, 2.30pm, 7.30pm

CAIRO



Screening of Hedi



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





Film
5pm and 10pm

CAIRO



Screening of Perfect Strangers



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





Pantomime
6pm
CAIRO



El-Sakia Mime Festival



El Sawy Culturewheel
End of 26th of July St, underneath the 15th of May Bridge, Wisdom Hall, Zamalek





Music

7.30

CAIRO



Karaoke Night



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





Music
8pm
Cairo



Concert by Al Mawlaweya Al Masreya.
Event is part of the Citadel Festival for Music and Singing organised by the Cairo Opera House



Salah ElDin citadel. Salah Salem rd. Cairo





Music

8pm

CAIRO



Mawawil and Gamalat Shiha



Makan, 1 Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo





Theatre

8pm

CAIRO



A play based on George Orwell’s novel Animal Farm



Falaki theatre, 24 Falaki St, Downtown, Cairo





Music
10pm
Cairo



Concert by Nadia Mostafa.
Event is part of the Citadel Festival for Music and Singing organised by the Cairo Opera House



Salah ElDin citadel. Salah Salem rd. Cairo





Film
1pm
ALEXANDRIA



Screening of a documentary about Mahmoud Said



Bibliotheca Alexandrina, arts and multimedia library, Alexandria





Theatre
8.30pm
ALEXANDRIA



Performance of the play Eagle Disappearance, directed by Ahmed Asker.

15th Bibliotheca Alexandrina International Summer Festival (10 July to 26 August)
Check the festival’s programme here



Bibliotheca Alexandrina, small theatre, Alexandria





Music
8.30pm
ALEXANDRIA



Concert by Mohamed Mohsen.

15th Bibliotheca Alexandrina International Summer Festival (10 July to 26 August)
Check the festival’s programme here



Bibliotheca Alexandrina, open air theatre, Alexandria





Theatre
10pm
ALEXANDRIA



Al-Haram Dah Betaay (This Pyramid is Mine), a play performed by The Comic Theatre Company



Beram Al-Tunsi Theatre

Al-Gaish St, Al Azaritah, Qesm Bab Sharqi, Alexandria Tel (03) 5929960







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Wednesday 23 August












Music

8pm

CAIRO



Mazaher ensemble: Zar music & songs



Makan, 1 Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo





Music
8pm
CAIRO



Nafekha band performs Arab and Western music on wind instruments



El Sawy Culturewheel
End of 26th of July St, River Hall, underneath the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek





Music
8pm
Cairo



Concert by Sharara sextet.
Event is part of the Citadel Festival for Music and Singing organised by the Cairo Opera House



Salah ElDin citadel. Salah Salem rd. Cairo





Theatre

8pm

CAIRO



A play based on George Orwell’s novel Animal Farm



Falaki theatre, 24 Falaki St, Downtown, Cairo





Music
10pm
Cairo



Concert by Khaled Selim.
Event is part of the Citadel Festival for Music and Singing organised by the Cairo Opera House



Salah ElDin citadel. Salah Salem rd. Cairo





Music
8.30pm
ALEXANDRIA



Concert by Andromida.

15th Bibliotheca Alexandrina International Summer Festival (10 July to 26 August)
Check the festival’s programme here



Bibliotheca Alexandrina, open air theatre, Alexandria





Theatre
8.30pm
ALEXANDRIA



Performance of the play Eagle Disappearance, directed by Ahmed Asker.

15th Bibliotheca Alexandrina International Summer Festival (10 July to 26 August)
Check the festival’s programme here



Bibliotheca Alexandrina, small theatre, Alexandria





Theatre
10pm
ALEXANDRIA



Al-Haram Dah Betaay (This Pyramid is Mine), a play performed by The Comic Theatre Company



Beram Al-Tunsi Theatre

Al-Gaish St, Al Azaritah, Qesm Bab Sharqi, Alexandria Tel (03) 5929960








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Thursday 24 August












Theatre

6.30pm

CAIRO



Sahsah Lama Yangah (When Sahsah Succeed), a children play with décor and puppets designed by Amir Abdel-Massih, music composed by Mohamed Fawzi, poems by Salah Jahin and directed by Salah Al-Sakka



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





Dance/Music

8pm

CAIRO



El-Tanoura Troupe for Cultural Heritage, whirling dervishes perform to live Sufi music



Al-Ghouri Caravansary
Mohamed Abdou St, off Al-Muaaz St and Al-Azhar St, Cairo





Music
8pm
CAIRO



Concert by Afronubia band: Nubian and African songs



El Sawy Culturewheel
End of 26th of July St, Wisdom Hall, underneath the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek





Music
8pm
CAIRO



Concert by Mostafa Amin



El Sawy Culturewheel
End of 26th of July St, River Hall, underneath the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek





Music
8pm
Cairo



Concert by Boghdady band.
Event is part of the Citadel Festival for Music and Singing organised by the Cairo Opera House



Salah ElDin citadel. Salah Salem rd. Cairo





Music

9pm

CAIRO



The Gypsy Jazz Project



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





Music
10pm
Cairo



Concert by Aly El Haggar.
Event is part of the Citadel Festival for Music and Singing organised by the Cairo Opera House



Salah ElDin citadel. Salah Salem rd. Cairo





Film
1pm
ALEXANDRIA



Screening of film The Blind Side (2009), directed by John Lee Hancock



Bibliotheca Alexandrina, arts and multimedia library, Alexandria





Music
8.30pm
ALEXANDRIA



Concert by Dina El Wedidi.

15th Bibliotheca Alexandrina International Summer Festival (10 July to 26 August)
Check the festival’s programme here



Bibliotheca Alexandrina, open air theatre, Alexandria





Theatre
10pm
ALEXANDRIA



Al-Haram Dah Betaay (This Pyramid is Mine), a play performed by The Comic Theatre Company



Beram Al-Tunsi Theatre

Al-Gaish St, Al Azaritah, Qesm Bab Sharqi, Alexandria Tel (03) 5929960








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Friday 25 August












Theatre

6.30pm

CAIRO



Sahsah Lama Yangah (When Sahsah Succeed), a children play with décor and puppets designed by Amir Abdel-Massih, music composed by Mohamed Fawzi, poems by Salah Jahin and directed by Salah Al-Sakka



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





Theatre
7.30pm

CAIRO



An Evening of Playback Theatre by Dawar Playback Theatre Troupe



Dawar, 16 Adly St, 3rd Floor, Downtown, Cairo





Music
7.30pm
CAIRO



Concert by El Hadra



El Sawy Culturewheel
End of 26th of July St, Wisdom Hall, underneath the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek





Music
8pm
CAIRO



Concert by Mounib band



El Sawy Culturewheel
End of 26th of July St, Wisdom Hall, underneath the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek





Music
8pm
Cairo



Concert by Jets band.
Event is part of the Citadel Festival for Music and Singing organised by the Cairo Opera House



Salah ElDin citadel. Salah Salem rd. Cairo





Music
8pm
CAIRO



Inshad by Al Fagr troupe



Al Rabaa Cultural Centre, Fatimid Cairo, next to Al Aqmar mosque, Cairo





Puppet Theatre

8.30pm

CAIRO



“Al-Aragouz wa Khayal Al-Zel” (The Shadow Puppet)



Beit El-Sehemi
El-Gamaliya, Al-Muizz St, Old Cairo





Music

9pm

CAIRO



Concert by Do'souka



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





Music
10pm
Cairo



Concert by Hisham Abbas.
Event is part of the Citadel Festival for Music and Singing organised by the Cairo Opera House



Salah ElDin citadel. Salah Salem rd. Cairo





Music
8.30pm
ALEXANDRIA



Concert by H.O.H.

15th Bibliotheca Alexandrina International Summer Festival (10 July to 26 August)
Check the festival’s programme here



Bibliotheca Alexandrina, open air theatre, Alexandria





Theatre
10pm
ALEXANDRIA



Al-Haram Dah Betaay (This Pyramid is Mine), a play performed by The Comic Theatre Company



Beram Al-Tunsi Theatre

Al-Gaish St, Al Azaritah, Qesm Bab Sharqi, Alexandria Tel (03) 5929960








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Saturday 26 August












Film

4pm

CAIRO



Cult Animation Double-Feature: screening of Alice (Czechoslovakia, 1988) and Perfect Blue (Japan, 1997)



Cimatheque, 19a Adly Street, Downtown, Cairo





Music

5pm
CAIRO



Jadal band. Read more here



The Greek Campus
28 Falaki St., Bab El Louk, Cairo





Dance/Music

8pm

CAIRO



El-Tanoura Troupe for Cultural Heritage, whirling dervishes perform to live Sufi music



Al-Ghouri Caravansary
Mohamed Abdou St, off Al-Muaaz St and Al-Azhar St, Cairo





Music
8pm
Cairo



Concert by marimba player Nesma Abdel Aziz.
Event is part of the Citadel Festival for Music and Singing organised by the Cairo Opera House



Salah ElDin citadel. Salah Salem rd. Cairo





Music
8.30pm
CAIRO



Karkade band



El Genaina Theatre, Al Azhar park, Salah Salem Rd. Cairo





Music

9pm

CAIRO



Concert by Fatma Adel



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





Music
10pm
Cairo



Concert by Medhat Saleh.
Event is part of the Citadel Festival for Music and Singing organised by the Cairo Opera House



Salah ElDin citadel. Salah Salem rd. Cairo





Music
8.30pm
ALEXANDRIA



Concert and closing ceremony of the 15th International Summer Festival.

Check the festival’s programme here



Bibliotheca Alexandrina, great hall, Alexandria





Theatre
10pm
ALEXANDRIA



Al-Haram Dah Betaay (This Pyramid is Mine), a play performed by The Comic Theatre Company



Beram Al-Tunsi Theatre

Al-Gaish St, Al Azaritah, Qesm Bab Sharqi, Alexandria Tel (03) 5929960







Sunday 27 August












Music

8.30pm

CAIRO



The Nile Troupe for Folk Instruments, conducted by Abdel-Rahman Al-Shafaai



Beit El-Sehemi
El-Gamaliya, Al-Muizz St, Old Cairo





Theatre
10pm
ALEXANDRIA



Al-Haram Dah Betaay (This Pyramid is Mine), a play performed by The Comic Theatre Company



Beram Al-Tunsi Theatre

Al-Gaish St, Al Azaritah, Qesm Bab Sharqi, Alexandria Tel (03) 5929960






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