Egypt's arts and culture events of the week: 7-14 January
Ahram Online, Friday 5 Jan 2018
The week is filled with many new exhibitions worth checking out. This is topped with film screenings, music concerts, theatre plays, ballet, poetry evening and more.


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


Sunday 7 January












Exhibition

Last day

CAIRO



Provocative Product, installations by Eman Ali



Gallery Misr, 4A Ibn Zinky St., Zamalek, Cairo





Film

12pm, 2.30pm, 7.30pm

CAIRO



Screening of Breathe



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





Film

5pm and 10pm

CAIRO



Loving Vincent



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





Puppet Theatre
6.30pm
CAIRO



Play the Game, puppet theatre directed by Hani Ezz Eldin



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





Theatre
7pm
CAIRO



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



The Modern Theatre
Qasr Al-Aini St, Cairo





Theatre

7.30pm

CAIRO



Yom An Qatalo El-Ghenaa (The Day They Killed Singing) play



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





Film
7.30pm

CAIRO



Screening of Ya Omri (104 Wrinkles)



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





Film

8pm

CAIRO



Screening of The Tree of Life (2011)



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





Music
8pm
CAIRO



Arabic Music Heritage Ensemble



Arabic Music Institute, 22 Ramsis St, Downtown, Cairo





Theatre

8pm

CAIRO



Sallem Nafsak (Surrender) play. Read our review here.



Cairo Creativity Center, Cairo Opera grounds, Zamalek, Cairo






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Monday 8 January












Film

12pm, 2.30pm, 7.30pm

CAIRO



Screening of Breathe



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





Film

5pm and 10pm

CAIRO



Loving Vincent



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





Exhibition opening

6.30pm

CAIRO



Colours of India, photography by Mona Abdelkarim



Egyptian Centre for International Cultural Cooperation, 11 Shagaret El Dor St., Zamalek, Cairo





Music
7pm
CAIRO



Wogooh band



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





Film
7pm

CAIRO



Screening of 4 Kings (4 Könige, 2015), director Theresa von Eltz



Goethe Institut, 17 Hussein Wasef St, Messaha, Cairo





Exhibition opening

7pm

CAIRO



Adam, paintings by Souad Mardam Bey



Zamalek Art Gallery, 11 Brazil St., Zamalek, Cairo





Theatre

7.30pm

CAIRO



Yom An Qatalo El-Ghenaa (The Day They Killed Singing) play



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





Music
8pm
CAIRO



Sobhi Bidair and Friends



Cairo Opera House, Small hall, Zamalek, Cairo





Theatre

8pm

CAIRO



Sallem Nafsak (Surrender) play. Read our review here.



Cairo Creativity Center, Cairo Opera grounds, Zamalek, Cairo






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Tuesday 9 January












Film

12pm, 2.30pm, 7.30pm

CAIRO



Screening of Breathe



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





Film

7pm

CAIRO



Screening of Loving Vincent



Zamalek Cinema, 13 Shagaret El-Dor St., Zamalek, Cairo





Film

5pm and 10pm

CAIRO



Loving Vincent



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





Exhibition opening

7pm

CAIRO



A Gift of River and Sea, paintings by Omar Abdelzaher. Read our Art Alert here.



Khan El-Maghraby gallery, 18 Mansour Mohamed St., Zamalek, Cairo





Theatre

7.30pm

CAIRO



Yom An Qatalo El-Ghenaa (The Day They Killed Singing) play



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





Music
8pm
CAIRO



Chamber music concert with Doaa Saber, Alaa Abdalla, Mahmoud Mekhaimar



Cairo Opera House, Small hall, Zamalek, Cairo





Theatre

8pm

CAIRO



Sallem Nafsak (Surrender) play. Read our review here.



Cairo Creativity Center, Cairo Opera grounds, Zamalek, Cairo






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Wednesday 10 January












Exhibition opening

7pm

CAIRO



Paintings by Mohamed El-Mahdy



Ahmed Shawky Museum, 6 Ahmed Shawky St., off Morad St., Nile Cornish, Giza





Exhibition opening

7pm

CAIRO



Solo exhibition of paintings by Yassin Haraz. The exhibition continues until 23 January



Picasso East Art Gallery, InterContinental Semiramis, Corniche El Nil St. Garden City, Cairo





Exhibition opening

7pm

CAIRO



Revival, an exhibition for late artists Nour Al-Youssef. Read our Art Alert here.



Arcade Gallery, 25 Orabi St., Maadi, Cairo





Theatre

7.30pm

CAIRO



Yom An Qatalo El-Ghenaa (The Day They Killed Singing) play



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





Ballet

8pm

CAIRO



Swan Lake ballet. Read more here



Cairo Opera House, Main hall, Zamalek, Cairo






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Thursday 11 January












Film

6pm

CAIRO



Indian Cinema club



Hanager Art Center, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo





Exhibition opening

7pm

CAIRO



Diary of the Ivory Tower, artworks by Nazir Tanbouli and Aliaa El-Gready



Greek Campus Gallery, 28 Falaki St., Downtown, Cairo





Music

7.30pm

CAIRO



Omar Ghali on guitar



Da House, 7 Mosadaq St, Dokki, Cairo





Music

8pm

CAIRO



Mazzika x El-Sat7: Hania Fansa band.



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





Music
8pm

CAIRO



National Arab Music Ensemble



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





Music
8pm
CAIRO



Cromatex Ensemble for Music and Arab Singing



Cairo Opera House, Small hall, Zamalek, Cairo





Ballet

8pm

CAIRO



Swan Lake ballet. Read more here



Cairo Opera House, Main hall, Zamalek, Cairo





Theatre

8pm

CAIRO



Sallem Nafsak (Surrender) play. Read our review here.



Cairo Creativity Center, Cairo Opera grounds, Zamalek, Cairo





Music

9pm

CAIRO



Shahira Welnas ElKhatira band



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





Music

7pm

ALEXANDRIA



Violin and Harp recital, by Mona Wassef and Yasser is Serafy



Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Small hall, Alexandria





Music
8pm
DAMANHOUR



Heritage Arab Music Ensemble



Damanhour Opera House, Damanhour






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Friday 12 January












Talk

5pm

CAIRO



Mona Lisa and the story of Leonardo DaVinci, a lecture by Hend Mosaad



InFocus, Building 9 on 219 St., Maadi, Cairo





Music
8pm
CAIRO



Taksir Sharqi band



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





Ballet

8pm

CAIRO



Swan Lake ballet. Read more here



Cairo Opera House, Main hall, Zamalek, Cairo





Theatre

8pm

CAIRO



Sallem Nafsak (Surrender) play. Read our review here.



Cairo Creativity Center, Cairo Opera grounds, Zamalek, Cairo





Music

9pm

CAIRO



Estabena band



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





Music
8pm
ALEXANDRIA



Heritage Arab Music Ensemble



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






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Saturday 13 January












Music
5pm
CAIRO



An afternoon of drumming: Drum Circle with Rania Amr



Bab 18 Art Space
2 Khartoum Street, Heliopolis, Cairo





Film

6pm

CAIRO



Screening of El-Agiba El-Thamena (The Eighth Wonder) in memory of Hussein Bikar



El-Hanager Art Center, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo





Music

7pm

CAIRO



Mondedalida, Dalida tribute band



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





Open-mic

7pm

CAIRO



Masrou3 Al-Mareekh open mic



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





Film
7pm

CAIRO



Screening of two silent short films -- At Land and A Trip to The Moon -- accompanied by live music with composer and musician Mohamed Nagla. Read our Art Alert here.



Osiris, 1 Hassan Mourad St., from Qasr El Aini, 2nd floor, Garden City, Cairo





Music

7.30pm

CAIRO



Sameh Shaban concert



Da House, 7 Mosadaq St, Dokki, Cairo





Music
8pm
CAIRO



Cairo Symphony Orchestra concert



Cairo Opera House, Small hall, Zamalek, Cairo





Ballet

8pm

CAIRO



Swan Lake ballet. Read more here



Cairo Opera House, Main hall, Zamalek, Cairo





Theatre

8pm

CAIRO



Sallem Nafsak (Surrender) play. Read our review here.



Cairo Creativity Center, Cairo Opera grounds, Zamalek, Cairo





Music

9pm

CAIRO



Music with Balqeis



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





Music

7pm

CAIRO



BA Orchestra with soloist: Mohamed Seif El Yazal (Contrabass), conductor and oboe soloist: Ahmed Farag



Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Small hall, Alexandria





Music
8pm
DAMANHOUR



“Yalla Neghani” concert: Monte Cairo Company



Damanhour Opera House, Damanhour






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Sunday 14 January












Exhibition

Opening
7pm

CAIRO



Visions of South, a solo exhibition by Mervat Shazly Helaly. Read more here . The exhibition continues until 1 February



Picasso Art Gallery, 30 Hassan Assem st., off Brazil St. Zamalek, Cairo





Music
7pm
CAIRO



Moog El Ba7r band



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





Poetry

7pm

CAIRO



Poetry evening: with Salah El-Lakany, Fouad Taman, Heba Essam, presented by Rasha El-Fawal



House of Arabic Poetry (Beyt El-Set Wassila)





Exhibition opening

7pm

CAIRO



Paintings by Gamila Zaki



Picasso Gallery, 30 Hassan Assem St., Brazil, Zamalek





Music
8pm

CAIRO



Religious Song Ensemble



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





Music
8pm
CAIRO



Sharara sextet



Cairo Opera House, Small hall, Zamalek, Cairo





Theatre

8pm

CAIRO



Sallem Nafsak (Surrender) play. Read our review here.



Cairo Creativity Center, Cairo Opera grounds, Zamalek, Cairo





Music
8pm
ALEXANDRIA



“Yalla Neghani” concert: Monte Cairo Company



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

8 Dec - 15 Feb

CAIRO



Cairo Art Fair III



ArtsMart, km28 Cairo-Alex Desert Road, behind Total gas station, before Dandy mall, Cairo





Exhibition

8 - 13 Jan

CAIRO



Colours of India, photography by Mona Abdelkarim



Egyptian Centre for International Cultural Cooperation, 11 Shagaret El Dor St., Zamalek, Cairo





Exhibition 8 Jan - tba

CAIRO



Adam, paintings by Souad Mardam Bey



Zamalek Art Gallery, 11 Brazil St., Zamalek, Cairo





Exhibition

10 Jan- 10 Feb

CAIRO



Revival, an exhibition for late artists Nour Al-Youssef. Read our Art Alert here.



Arcade Gallery, 25 Orabi St., Maadi, Cairo





Exhibition

10 - 20 Jan

CAIRO



Paintings by Mohamed El-Mahdy



Ahmed Shawky Museum, 6 Ahmed Shawky St., off Morad St., Nile Cornish, Giza





ExhibItion 10-23 Jan

CAIRO



Solo exhibition of paintings by Yassin Haraz.



Picasso East Art Gallery, InterContinental Semiramis, Corniche El Nil St. Garden City, Cairo





Exhibition

27 Dec- 13 Jan

CAIRO



Winter exhibition



Ubuntu Gallery, 20 Hassan Sabry St, El-Zamalek, Cairo





Exhibition

11 - 30 Jan

CAIRO



Diary of the Ivory Tower, artworks by Nazir Tanbouli and Aliaa El-Gready



Greek Campus Gallery, 28 Falaki St., Downtown, Cairo





Exhibition Until 24 Jan

CAIRO



Exhibition of paintings by Mounir Eskander



Picasso East Art Gallery, Villa(39) El -Narges(3) 5th Settlement 90st. in front of Lake View, New Cairo





Exhibition Until 24 Jan

CAIRO



Exhibition of sculptures by Tamer Ragab and paintings by Mahmoud Mareey, inspired by the Islamic art



Picasso East Art Gallery, Villa(39) El -Narges(3) 5th Settlement 90st. in front of Lake View, New Cairo





Exhibition

Till 12 Jan CAIRO



Hall 1: The Colorful Tones, paintings by Effat Hosny

Hall 2: paintings by Mohamed Tammam



Picasso Gallery, 30 Hassan Assem St., Brazil, Zamalek





Exhibition

14 Jan - 1 Feb

CAIRO



Visions of South, a solo exhibition by Mervat Shazly Helaly. Read more here



Picasso Art Gallery, 30 Hassan Assem st., off Brazil St. Zamalek, Cairo





Exhibition

14 Jan - tba

CAIRO



Paintings by Gamila Zaki



Picasso Gallery, 30 Hassan Assem St., Brazil, Zamalek





Exhibition

9 - 20 Jan

CAIRO



A Gift of River and Sea, paintings by Omar Abdelzaher. Read our Art Alert here.



Khan El-Maghraby gallery, 18 Mansour Mohamed St., Zamalek, Cairo





Exhibition

17 Dec - 7 Jan

CAIRO



Provocative Product, installations by Eman Ali



Gallery Misr, 4A Ibn Zinky St., Zamalek, Cairo






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