Egypt's arts and culture events of the week: 19-26 November
Ahram Online, Friday 17 Nov 2017
This week will see opening of the 39th Cairo International Film Festival. Beyond the festival however, the week offers numerous other events in Cairo and Alexandria


Sunday 19 November












Festival

CAIRO



Cairographie photography festival. Check the programme here



Darb 1718, Kasr El-Shamaa St., Old Cairo





Lecture

6pm

CAIRO



The recovery of French excavations at Medamoud: The city and the temple of Montou, a lecture by Félix Relats-Montserrat, scientific member of IFAO, part of the monthly Archaeology Meetings



French Cultural Institute Madrasset Al-Huquq Al Frinseya St, Mounira, Cairo





Theatre
7pm
CAIRO



Sima Awanta, an Egyptian comedy play written by Noaaman Ashour, directed by Waleed Hammad



AUC, Malak Gabr Theatre, Cairo





TV series

7pm

CAIRO



Screening of Sense8 (Season Two)



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





Music

8pm

CAIRO



The Nile Troupe for Folk Instruments



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





Music
8pm
CAIRO



Egyptian Musical Youth Society concert



Cairo Opera House, open air theatre, Zamalek, Cairo





Music
8pm
CAIRO



Kolthoumiat concert, songs of Oum Kalthoum



Arab Music Institute, 22 Ramses Street, Downtown, Cairo





Film

8pm

CAIRO



Screening of One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest



Room Art Space, 10 Etehad El-Mohamin St., Garden City, 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.



Al-Muaaz St, Al-Darb Al Asfar Alley, Al-Gamalya District, Cairo, (tel 02 2591 3391)





Music

8pm

ALEXANDRIA



Omar Khairat Orchestra



Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre), 22 El-Horreya Road, Alexandria








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Monday 20 November












Music
8pm
CAIRO



Concert by the Talents Development Centre



Arab Music Institute, 22 Ramses Street, Downtown, Cairo





Film

7pm

CAIRO



Screening of Stranger Things: 2 episodes



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





Theatre
7pm
CAIRO



Sima Awanta, an Egyptian comedy play written by Noaaman Ashour, directed by Waleed Hammad



AUC, Malak Gabr Theatre, Cairo





Music

8pm

CAIRO



Karaoke Night



Room Art Space, 10 Etehad El-Mohamin St., Garden City, Cairo





Music
8pm
CAIRO



Piano recital by David Edgar



Cairo Opera House, open air theatre, Zamalek, Cairo





Film

8pm

CAIRO



Screening of Whitney: Can I Be Me (2017)



Balcon Heliopolis
26 Sohag street, Heliopolis, 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



Fabrica presents Al Leila Al Kebeera



El Sawy Culturewheel, River Hall, end of 26th of July St, Zamalek







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Tuesday 21 November












Film

CAIRO



39th Cairo International Film Festival (21-30 November)









Theatre
5pm
CAIRO



Sima Awanta, an Egyptian comedy play written by Noaaman Ashour, directed by Waleed Hammad



AUC, Malak Gabr Theatre, Cairo





Film

7pm

CAIRO



Screening of The Enigma Of Kaspar Hauser



ADEF, 143 Street no.8, Muqattam City, Cairo





TV series

7pm

CAIRO



Screening of Sense8 (Season Two)



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





Music

8pm

CAIRO



Mawawil and Gamalat Shiha present traditional music of the Nile Delta



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





Theatre

8.30pm

CAIRO



Namelessah, a play by Mohammed Hashem and Aya Terzaki. He work is inspired by a Canadian classic play which was featured in the Edinburgh festival in England.



Room Art Space, 10 Etehad El-Mohamin St., Garden City, Cairo








Wednesday 22 November













Film

CAIRO



39th Cairo International Film Festival (21-30 November)









Music

8pm

CAIRO



Zar music and songs by Mazaher Ensemble



Makan, 1 Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, 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-Muaazgomh St and Al-Azhar St, Cairo





Theatre

8.30pm

CAIRO



Namelessah, a play by Mohammed Hashem and Aya Terzaki. He work is inspired by a Canadian classic play which was featured in the Edinburgh festival in England.



Room Art Space, 10 Etehad El-Mohamin St., Garden City, Cairo





Theatre
7pm
ALEXANDRIA



Women Talk: a storytelling performance



Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria







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Thursday 23 November













Film

CAIRO



39th Cairo International Film Festival (21-30 November)









Theatre
5pm and 8pm
CAIRO



Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, performed by Atelier El Masrah theatre team, Faculty of Fine Arts




AUC Falaki Theatre, 113 Kasr El-Aini Street (on AUC campus), Downtown, Cairo





Music

7pm

CAIRO



Dorgy Band



AlRabaa (Alrab3), Cultural Center, 3 El-Sananiry alley, off El-Moez street, Gammaliyah, Cairo





Theatre

7pm

CAIRO



Botchan, a play written by Japanese author Natsume Soseki adapted and directed by Sherif Hamdi



Rawabet Theatre
Hussein Meaamar St, off Mahmoud Bassiouni, next to Townhouse, Downtown, Cairo





Theatre
7.30pm
CAIRO



Bardo Presents a Playback Theatre Performance by “Mashroo Gueran” (Neighbors to be)



Bardo Clubhouse
2 road 12, Maadi, Cairo





Music
8pm
CAIRO



Verdi’s opera Il Trovatore, by the Cairo Opera Company. Read more here



Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo





Music
8pm
CAIRO



The Arab Music Heritage Ensemble in a repertoire of classical Arab songs.



Al-Gomhoriya Theatre, 12 Al-Gomhouria Street, Abdeen, across from Abdin Palace, Downtown, Cairo





Music

9pm

CAIRO



Estabena band



Room Art Space, 10 Etehad El-Mohamin St., Garden City, Cairo





Music

7pm

ALEXANDRIA



Yehya Khalil concert



Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria








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Friday 24 November












Film

CAIRO



39th Cairo International Film Festival (21-30 November)









Food festival
3-5pm
CAIRO



Chocolate festival, 24-30 November



El Sawy Culturewheel, 26 of July street, Zamalek, Cairo





Theatre
5pm and 8pm
CAIRO



Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, performed by Atelier El Masrah theatre team, Faculty of Fine Arts




AUC Falaki Theatre, 113 Kasr El-Aini Street (on AUC campus), Downtown, Cairo





Puppet theatre
6.30pm
CAIRO



Sahsah Lama Yangah (When Sahsah Succeed), a children play



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





Music
8pm
CAIRO



Concert by Mohamed El Shami



Arab Music Institute, 22 Ramses Street, Downtown, Cairo





Puppet theatre
8.30pm
CAIRO



“Al-Aragouz wa Khayal Al-Zel” (The Shadow Puppet), a free public performance by clowns in Al-Muaaz Street, presented by Wamda and directed by Nabil Bahgat.



Al-Muaaz St, Al-Darb Al Asfar Alley, Al-Gamalya District, Cairo, (tel 02 2591 3391)





Music

9pm

CAIRO



The Gipsy Jazz Project



Room Art Space, 10 Etehad El-Mohamin St., Garden City, Cairo








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Saturday 25 November












Film

CAIRO



39th Cairo International Film Festival (21-30 November)









Food festival
3-5pm
CAIRO



Chocolate festival, 24-30 November



El Sawy Culturewheel, 26 of July street, Zamalek, Cairo





Film
5pm-9pm
CAIRO



Children’s Film Festival



Darb 1718
Kasr El Shamaa St. Misr El Kadima, Cairo





Music
8pm
CAIRO



Romeo and Juliette Symphonie Dramatique, for soloists, Choir and Orchestra, with the participation of the Panamanian Mezzo-Soprano Maria Cecilia Prado



Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo





Music
8pm
CAIRO



Hosam Sakr Ensemble for Sufi Singing



Al-Gomhoriya Theatre, 12 Al-Gomhouria Street, Abdeen, across from Abdin Palace, Downtown, 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

9pm

CAIRO



Rolled Up Sleeves band



Room Art Space, 10 Etehad El-Mohamin St., Garden City, Cairo





Theatre
6pm
ALEXANDRIA



Performance for children



Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria








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Sunday 26 November












Film

CAIRO



39th Cairo International Film Festival (21-30 November)









Food festival
3-5pm
CAIRO



Chocolate festival, 24-30 November



El Sawy Culturewheel, 26 of July street, Zamalek, Cairo





Film
7pm
CAIRO



Zawya Program: screening of Um Ghayeb



Darb 1718
Kasr El Shamaa St. Misr El Kadima, Cairo





TV series

7pm

CAIRO



Screening of Sense8 (Season Two)



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





Music

8pm

CAIRO



The Nile Troupe for Folk Instruments



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





Music

8pm

CAIRO



Andromida band



El Sawy Culturewheel, River Hall, end of 26th of July St, Zamalek





Music
8pm
CAIRO



Verdi’s opera Il Trovatore, by the Cairo Opera Company. Read more here



Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo





Music
8pm
CAIRO



Wahabiat



Arab Music Institute, 22 Ramses Street, Downtown, 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.



Al-Muaaz St, Al-Darb Al Asfar Alley, Al-Gamalya District, Cairo, (tel 02 2591 3391)





Theatre
6pm & 8pm
ALEXANDRIA



Performance for children



Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria







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