Egypt's arts and culture events of the week: 24-31 December
Ahram Online, Friday 22 Dec 2017
Last week of the year brings a lot of Christmas and New Year related concerts, films, theatre plays, exhibitions, literary discussions and more. Check our selection below


Sunday 24 December












Film

10.45am, 1.15pm, 4pm, 7pm

CAIRO



Screening of Jumanji 2



Zamalek Cinema, 13 Shagaret El Dor Street
Zamalek, Cairo





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

CAIRO



Screening of Loving Vincent



Zawya, 4 Abdel Hamid Said St. Off Talaat Harb St, Downtown, Cairo





Film
5pm

CAIRO



Screening of Only Men Go to the Grave



Zawya, 4 Abdel Hamid Said St. Off Talaat Harb St, Downtown, Cairo





Film for children

6.30pm

CAIRO



Screening of animated film WALL-E (2008)



Art of Seeing Centre,
17 Ameen Zaki Street, Heliopolis, Cairo





Book signing & discussion
7pm
CAIRO



Discussion around a book by Mahmoud El Dabaa titled Arab Culture, Identity and Consciousness



Battana, Yakoubian building, 34 Talaat Harb st, Downtown, Cairo





Theatre
7pm
CAIRO



Sallem Nafsak (Surrender), a play by the students of Actor’s Studio, directed by Khaled Galal. Read more about the play here



Artistic Creativity Centre Theatre, Cairo Opera grounds, Zamalek, 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 Al-Seheimi
Al-Muaaz St, Al-Darb Al Asfar Alley, Al-Gamalya District, Cairo





Theatre
8pm
CAIRO



Qawaaid Al-Ashq Al-Arbaain (The Forty Rules of Adoration), a play based on Elaf Shafaq’s novel with dramaturgy by Rasha Abdel-Moneim and directed by Adel Hassan



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





Music

8pm

CAIRO



Om El Nour Choir



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





Music
8pm
CAIRO



Heritage Arabic Music Ensemble



Arabic Music Institute, 22 Ramsis St, Downtown, Cairo





Talk
7pm
CAIRO



Monthly meeting of El Sawy Camera Club, with photographer Karim Nabil



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





Theatre
8pm
CAIRO



That Night, a play directed by Mohamed Abdel Khaleq



Hanager Arts Centre, Cairo Opera grounds, Zamalek, Cairo





Film

10pm

CAIRO



Screening of Photocopy



Zamalek Cinema, 13 Shagaret El Dor Street
Zamalek, Cairo





Theatre
8pm
ALEXANDRIA



Obour w Intesar (Crossover and Victory), a play describes the period between 1967 and the victory of 1973 written and directed by Mohamed Al-Khouly



Beram Al-Tunsi Theatre
Al-Gaish St, Al Azaritah, Qesm Bab Sharqi, Alexandria






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Monday 25 December












Exhibition last days
CAIRO



Everyday Cairo photography exhibition. The exhibition continues until 29 December.



Beit el Sura, Building 30, Street 15, Maadi, Cairo





Film

10.45am, 1.15pm, 4pm, 7pm

CAIRO



Screening of Jumanji 2



Zamalek Cinema, 13 Shagaret El Dor Street
Zamalek, Cairo





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

CAIRO



Screening of Loving Vincent



Zawya, 4 Abdel Hamid Said St. Off Talaat Harb St, Downtown, Cairo





Film
5pm

CAIRO



Screening of The Killing of a Sacred Deer



Zawya, 4 Abdel Hamid Said St. Off Talaat Harb St, Downtown, Cairo





Theatre

7pm

CAIRO



Youm Eltalat Elsa'a 6



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





Music

7.30pm

CAIRO



The Message Team, christmas concert



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





Theatre
7pm
CAIRO



Sallem Nafsak (Surrender), a play by the students of Actor’s Studio, directed by Khaled Galal. Read more about the play here



Artistic Creativity Centre Theatre, Cairo Opera grounds, Zamalek, Cairo





Music

8pm

CAIRO



Christmas concert with Neveen Allouba



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





Theatre
8pm
CAIRO



That Night, a play directed by Mohamed Abdel Khaleq



Hanager Arts Centre, Cairo Opera grounds, Zamalek, Cairo





Film

10pm

CAIRO



Screening of Photocopy



Zamalek Cinema, 13 Shagaret El Dor Street
Zamalek, Cairo





Music
8pm
ALEXANDRIA



Alexandria Opera House String Orchestra



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






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Tuesday 26 December












Film

10.45am, 1.15pm, 4pm

CAIRO



Screening of Jumanji 2



Zamalek Cinema, 13 Shagaret El Dor Street
Zamalek, Cairo





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

CAIRO



Screening of Loving Vincent



Zawya, 4 Abdel Hamid Said St. Off Talaat Harb St, Downtown, Cairo





Film
5pm

CAIRO



Screening of The Killing of a Sacred Deer



Zawya, 4 Abdel Hamid Said St. Off Talaat Harb St, Downtown, Cairo





Seminar

5.30pm

CAIRO



Hadeth Tuesday, with Islamic Studies specialist Fatima Hussein.



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





Book talk: architecture
6pm
CAIRO



Discussion around the book “Complete works by Hassan Fathy” (Egyptian architect, 1900-1989)



Gezira Arts Centre, 1 El Masrafy St, Zamalek, Cairo





Film

7pm

CAIRO



Screening of Loving Vincent



Zamalek Cinema, 13 Shagaret El Dor Street
Zamalek, Cairo





Music

7pm

CAIRO



Oscarizma, concert



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





Theatre
7pm
CAIRO



Sallem Nafsak (Surrender), a play by the students of Actor’s Studio, directed by Khaled Galal. Read more about the play here



Artistic Creativity Centre Theatre, Cairo Opera grounds, Zamalek, Cairo





Film

7pm

CAIRO



Screening of Loving Vincent



Zamalek Cinema, 13 Shagaret El Dor Street
Zamalek, Cairo





Film

7pm

CAIRO



Screening of Frida



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





Theatre
8pm
CAIRO



That Night, a play directed by Mohamed Abdel Khaleq



Hanager Arts Centre, Cairo Opera grounds, Zamalek, Cairo





Ballet
8pm
CAIRO



The Nutcracker ballet by the Cairo Opera Ballet Company and the Cairo Opera Orchestra conducted by Nader Abbassi. Read more here



Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo





Film

10pm

CAIRO



Screening of Photocopy



Zamalek Cinema, 13 Shagaret El Dor Street
Zamalek, Cairo






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Wednesday 27 December












Exhibition opening & talk

6pm

CAIRO



Ethiopian photographer Aida Muluneh will give a talk on photography in Ethiopia. Read more here



Darb 1718, Kasr El Shamaa street, El-Fakhareen, Old Cairo, behind the Hanging Church, Cairo





Theatre
8pm
CAIRO



That Night, a play directed by Mohamed Abdel Khaleq



Hanager Arts Centre, Cairo Opera grounds, Zamalek, Cairo





Music
8.30pm
CAIRO



Ali El-Haggar concert



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





Ballet
8pm
CAIRO



The Nutcracker ballet by the Cairo Opera Ballet Company and the Cairo Opera Orchestra conducted by Nader Abbassi. Read more here



Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo





Music
8pm
ALEXANDRIA



Cultural Salon



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






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Thursday 28 December












Puppet Theatre
6.30pm
CAIRO



Sahsah Lama Yangah (When Sahsah Succeed), a children play to the poetry by Salah Jahin and directed by Salah Al-Sakka



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





Theatre
7pm
CAIRO



Sallem Nafsak (Surrender), a play by the students of Actor’s Studio, directed by Khaled Galal. Read more about the play here



Artistic Creativity Centre Theatre, Cairo Opera grounds, Zamalek, Cairo





Music

7.30pm

CAIRO



Ali El-Helbawy concert



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





Music

8pm

CAIRO



Yasmin Ali concert



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





Theatre
8pm
CAIRO



That Night, a play directed by Mohamed Abdel Khaleq



Hanager Arts Centre, Cairo Opera grounds, Zamalek, Cairo





Music
8pm
CAIRO



Wahabiyat



Arabic Music Institute, 22 Ramsis St, Downtown, Cairo





Music

8pm

CAIRO



Religious songs ensemble



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





Ballet
8pm
CAIRO



The Nutcracker ballet by the Cairo Opera Ballet Company and the Cairo Opera Orchestra conducted by Nader Abbassi. Read more here



Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo





Music
8pm
CAIRO



Yehya Khalil



Cairo Opera House, small hall, Zamalek, Cairo





Music

9pm

CAIRO



Taksir Sharqi band



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





Film
1pm
ALEXANDRIA



Screening of Forrest Gump



Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Multimedia library, Alexandria





Film
5.30pm
ALEXANDRIA



Screening of The Mountain Between Us



Raquda Foundation for Art and Heritage, Abdel Aziz Fahmy, Stanly, Alexandria





Storytelling
7pm
ALEXANDRIA



Storytelling evening titled ‘One in the Morning’



Beit Hawadit, Salah Mostafa Al Mesallah Sharq Qesm Bab Sharqi, Alexandria





Music
8pm
ALEXANDRIA



Abou Shaar Brothers ensemble for religious song



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






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Friday 29 December












Photography talk
5pm
CAIRO



Everything You Can Imagine is Real, an interactive talk about how to put imagination into execution and
bring fantasy to life through Fine Art, Conceptual and Fashion Photography, by Adel Essam and Henar Sherif



Photopia, 15 Somal St, El Korba, Heliopolis, Cairo





Puppet Theatre
6.30pm
CAIRO



Sahsah Lama Yangah (When Sahsah Succeed), a children play to the poetry by Salah Jahin and directed by Salah Al-Sakka



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





Pantomime
5pm

CAIRO



Pantomime performance by Mostafa Hazeen and Malameh troupe



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





Theatre
7pm
CAIRO



Sallem Nafsak (Surrender), a play by the students of Actor’s Studio, directed by Khaled Galal. Read more about the play here



Artistic Creativity Centre Theatre, Cairo Opera grounds, Zamalek, Cairo





Music
7pm
CAIRO



Al Mawlaweya El Masreya, with Amer El Tony



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





Music
7.30pm
CAIRO



Hisham Kharma concert



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





Theatre
8pm
CAIRO



That Night, a play directed by Mohamed Abdel Khaleq



Hanager Arts Centre, Cairo Opera grounds, Zamalek, Cairo





Music

8pm



Concert by El Masreyeen and the Future Stars. Conductor: Hany Shenouda



Cairo Opera House small hall, Zamalek, Cairo





Music

8pm

CAIRO



Awtar ensemble



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





Music

9pm

CAIRO



Tijan band



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





Ballet
8pm
CAIRO



The Nutcracker ballet by the Cairo Opera Ballet Company and the Cairo Opera Orchestra conducted by Nader Abbassi. Read more here



Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo





Music
4pm & 7.30pm
ALEXANDRIA



Massar Egbari



Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria






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Saturday 30 December












Film
5pm
CAIRO



Screening of The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012)



Gusour Cultural Center, Michel Lotf Allah St, inside All Saint's Cathedral, Zamalek, Cairo





Theatre
7pm
CAIRO



Sallem Nafsak (Surrender), a play by the students of Actor’s Studio, directed by Khaled Galal. Read more about the play here



Artistic Creativity Centre Theatre, Cairo Opera grounds, Zamalek, Cairo





Music
7pm
CAIRO



Hisham El-Gakh concert



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





Theatre
8pm
CAIRO



That Night, a play directed by Mohamed Abdel Khaleq



Hanager Arts Centre, Cairo Opera grounds, Zamalek, Cairo





Ballet
8pm
CAIRO



The Nutcracker ballet by the Cairo Opera Ballet Company and the Cairo Opera Orchestra conducted by Nader Abbassi. Read more here



Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo





Music

8pm



Christmas Concert with Walt Disney Cartoon and Mohamed Helmy



Cairo Opera House small hall, Zamalek, Cairo





Music
8pm
ALEXANDRIA



Concert by the Talents Development Centre of Alexandria



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






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Sunday 31 December











Music
6pm
CAIRO



Pianist Eman Shaker and friends: "Music & Songs" featuring Ihab Shawi. The evening will be a celebration of Christmas and New Year Eve with waltzes, tangos and Christmas carols



Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo





Theatre
7pm
CAIRO



Sallem Nafsak (Surrender), a play by the students of Actor’s Studio, directed by Khaled Galal. Read more about the play here



Artistic Creativity Centre Theatre, Cairo Opera grounds, Zamalek, Cairo





Theatre
7pm
CAIRO



Forsa Saaida (Nice to Meet You), a play directed by Mohamed Gomaa



The Modern Theatre
Qasr Al-Aini St, Cairo





Music

8pm

CAIRO



Piano and violin evening with Fouad and Mounib



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





Theatre
8pm
CAIRO



That Night, a play directed by Mohamed Abdel Khaleq



Hanager Arts Centre, Cairo Opera grounds, Zamalek, Cairo





Music
8pm
CAIRO



Kolthomiat



Arabic Music Institute, 22 Ramsis St, Downtown, Cairo





Music
7pm
ALEXANDRIA



Christmas concert: Bibliotheca Alexandrina Orchestra conducted by Sherif Mohie Eldin featuring mezzo soprano Farah ElDibany.



Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria





Music
8pm
ALEXANDRIA



Gala concert: New Year celebration with the Cairo Opera Company



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





Music
8pm
DAMANHOUR



Yasser Soliman ensemble for music and singing



Damanhour Opera House






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