Egypt's arts and culture events of the week: 21-28 January
Ahram Online, Saturday 20 Jan 2018
The week is very rich in arts and culture events. Check our selection of film screenings, exhibitions, theatre plays, concerts and do not miss the 49th Cairo Int'l Book Fair opening this week


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


Sunday 21 January












Culture tour

12pm

CAIRO



Story of a Statue: a tour in downtown’s square’s with important sculptures, led by Menna El-Emam



Child Creativity Center (Ainni House), Mohamed Abdou St., El-Darb El-Ahmar, Cairo





Workshop

12pm

CAIRO



Exhibition titled Khat Soghanan (A Little Line) by Anwar El-Fawal, with a calligraphy workshop for children



Beit El-Seheimy Creativity Center, Beit El-Seheimy, Haret El-Darb El-Asfar, Qism El-Gamaleya, Cairo





Talk

1pm

CAIRO



Talk titled Hekayat El-Fenoun El-Gamila, Dafater Melawena, with Sayed Howaidy



Talaat Harb Culture Center, 1 El-Sayeda Nafisa St., El-Sayeda Zeinab, Cairo





Exhibition

6pm

CAIRO



Exhibition and seminar by the Heritage Preservation Association



Talaat Harb Culture Center, 1 El-Sayeda Nafisa St., El-Sayeda Zeinab, Cairo





Exhibition

Opening
7pm

CAIRO



Simple Things, a solo exhibition by Ibrahim El Haddad. The exhibition continues until 28 February



Mashrabia gallery, 8 Champolion street, Downtown, Cairo





ExhibItion

21 Jan- 11 Feb

CAIRO



Paintings by Samir Fouad



Horizon One Hall, Mahmoud Khalil Museum, intersection of Giza St. and Kafur St., Cairo





Music
7pm
CAIRO



Ali El Helbawi



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





Ceremony

7pm

CAIRO



Honoring prominent figures in folk arts



Beit El-Seheimy Creativity Center, Beit El-Seheimy, Haret El-Darb El-Asfar, Qism El-Gamaleya, Cairo





Poetry salon

7pm

CAIRO



Ahmed Abdelmoaty Poetry Salon



House of Arabic Poetry (Beyt El-Set Wassila), Old Cairo





Music

7.30pm

CAIRO



El-Nile Folk troupe, directed by Abdelrahman El-Shafei



Beit El-Seheimy Creativity Center, Beit El-Seheimy, Haret El-Darb El-Asfar, Qism El-Gamaleya, Cairo





Music

8pm

CAIRO



Performances by the Nubian drums band, Egyptian Folk Instruments band, Spanish Flameno and Hassaballah band



El-Ghoury Creativity Center, 3 Mohamed Abdo St., at the crossroads of Moez St. and Azhar St., El-Ghouria, Cairo





Music

8pm

CAIRO



Kolthomiat



Arab Music Institute, 22, Ramsis St., Cairo





Theatre

8pm

CAIRO



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



Cairo Creativity Center, Cairo Opera grounds, Zamalek, Cairo





Theatre

8.30pm

CAIRO



Al-Seera Al-Holameya, a play based on Hamlet, written by Al-Hassan Mohamed and directed by Mohamed Al-Saghir



Taliaa Theatre, Attaba Square, next to the Metro Station, Cairo





Theatre for children

7pm

ALEXANDRIA



Theatre show for children titled A Hunter of the Ghosts



Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria





Theatre for children

7pm

ALEXANDRIA



Shiko Amir Al-Ghaba (Shiko: The Prince of the Jungle), a play for children, written and directed by Riham Abdel-Hamid



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






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


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Monday 22 January












Lecture

6.30pm

CAIRO



A seminar on love from the perspective of philosophy by Ayman Abul-Kheir, religious philosophy scholar at Al-Azhar University



El-Sawy Culturewheel, 26 of July St., Zamalek, Cairo





Film

7pm

CAIRO



Screening of Phoenix. Read our Art Alert here.



17 Hussein Wasef St., Dokki, Cairo





Film

7pm

CAIRO



Screening of On Body and Soul



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





Music

7.30pm

CAIRO



Classical Arab Singing by Al-Maghnanawateya (The Singers) band



El-Sawy Culturewheel, 26 of July St., Zamalek, Cairo





Music
7.30pm
CAIRO



Zikr and Sufi night



Makan‬, ‪Saad Zaghloul St, Mounira, Cairo





Music
7.30pm
CAIRO



Recital by pianist Mohamed Shams. Read more here



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





Music

8pm

CAIRO



Verdi’s La Traviata, by the Cairo Opera Company and Cairo Opera Orchestra conducted by Nayer Nagui



Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo





Music

8pm

CAIRO



Sweet Sound band



Cairo Opera House, small hall, Zamalek, Cairo





Theatre

8pm

CAIRO



Zobaida, a musical play by The Choir Project.
(Also on 23 January)



Jesuit Cultural Centre, 15 Al-Mahrany St., behind the Coptic Hospital on Ramsis st., Cairo





Theatre

8pm

CAIRO



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



Cairo Creativity Center, Cairo Opera grounds, Zamalek, Cairo





Theatre

8.30pm

CAIRO



Al-Seera Al-Holameya, a play based on Hamlet, written by Al-Hassan Mohamed and directed by Mohamed Al-Saghir



Taliaa Theatre, Attaba Square, next to the Metro Station, Cairo





Theatre for children

7pm

ALEXANDRIA



Shiko Amir Al-Ghaba (Shiko: The Prince of the Jungle), a play for children, written and directed by Riham Abdel-Hamid



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






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


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Tuesday 23 January












Film

7pm

CAIRO



Screening of Loving Vincent



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





Film

7pm

CAIRO



Screening of Mulholland Drive



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





Film

7pm

CAIRO



Screening of Loving Vincent



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





Lecture

6.30pm

CAIRO



Arabic poetry recital by Mina Safwat.



El-Sawy Culturewheel, 26 of July St., Zamalek, Cairo





Music

7pm

CAIRO



Classical Arab songs by Ali Khairy



El-Sawy Culturewheel, 26 of July St., Zamalek, Cairo





Music
7.30pm
CAIRO



Mawawil and Gamalat Shiha



Makan‬, ‪Saad Zaghloul St, Mounira, Cairo





Music

8pm

CAIRO



Verdi’s La Traviata, by the Cairo Opera Company and Cairo Opera Orchestra conducted by Nayer Nagui



Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo





Music

8pm

CAIRO



Violin and Piano recital by Louba Hammad and Ahmed Kamal



Cairo Opera House, small hall, Zamalek, Cairo





Theatre

8pm

CAIRO



Zobaida, a musical play by The Choir Project.



Jesuit Cultural Centre, 15 Al-Mahrany St., behind the Coptic Hospital on Ramsis st., Cairo





Theatre

8pm

CAIRO



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



Cairo Creativity Center, Cairo Opera grounds, Zamalek, Cairo





Theatre

7pm

ALEXANDRIA



Storytelling performance ‘Moswadda’. Read more here.



Jesuit Cultural Centre, 298 Port Said St., Cleopatra, Alexandria





Theatre for children

7pm

ALEXANDRIA



Shiko Amir Al-Ghaba (Shiko: The Prince of the Jungle), a play for children, written and directed by Riham Abdel-Hamid



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






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

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Wednesday 24 January












Film

7pm

CAIRO



Screening of Dunkirk



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





Music
7.30pm
CAIRO



Zar music and songs by Mazaher, featuring Umm Sameh, Umm Hassan and Nour Al-Sab



Makan‬, ‪Saad Zaghloul St, Mounira, Cairo





Music

8pm

CAIRO



Ali El-Haggar concert



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





Dance

8pm

CAIRO



Ahmose, performed by the Egyptian Modern Dance Theatre Company, directed by Mahmoud Mostafa



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





Theatre

8.30pm

CAIRO



Al-Seera Al-Holameya, a play based on Hamlet, written by Al-Hassan Mohamed and directed by Mohamed Al-Saghir



Taliaa Theatre, Attaba Square, next to the Metro Station, Cairo





Music

8pm

ALEXANDRIA



Alexandria Opera House String Orchestra



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





Exhibition opening

7pm

ALEXANDRIA



Therese Antoine sculpture exhibition, with concert by violinist Hossam Shehata and pianist Mohamed Shams.



Institut Francais in Alexandria, 30 El-Nabi Daniel St., Alexandria





Theatre for children

7pm

ALEXANDRIA



Shiko Amir Al-Ghaba (Shiko: The Prince of the Jungle), a play for children, written and directed by Riham Abdel-Hamid



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






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

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Thursday 25 January












Poetry

5pm

CAIRO



Evening with four poets: Walaa Farouq, Marwa Al-Gamal, Mo’men Adly and Zahran Al-Halabi





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





Music
7pm
CAIRO



Mawlawiya Masriya troupe, led by Sufi chanter Amer El-Toni



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





Puppets
7pm
CAIRO



Abdelhalim Hafez’ songs at the Puppet Theatre



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





Music

7pm

CAIRO



Paranoid Eyes band



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





Film

7pm

CAIRO



Screening of Villa 69



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





Music
8pm

CAIRO



Ahmose, performed by the Egyptian Modern Dance Theatre Company, directed by Mahmoud Mostafa



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





Music
8pm
CAIRO



Talents Development Center concert



Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo





Theatre

8.30pm

CAIRO



Al-Seera Al-Holameya, a play based on Hamlet, written by Al-Hassan Mohamed and directed by Mohamed Al-Saghir



Taliaa Theatre, Attaba Square, next to the Metro Station, Cairo





Theatre for children

7pm

ALEXANDRIA



Shiko Amir Al-Ghaba (Shiko: The Prince of the Jungle), a play for children, written and directed by Riham Abdel-Hamid



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






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

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Friday 26 January












Music

7pm

CAIRO



Egyptian Project concert



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





Film

7pm

CAIRO



Screening of The Killing of a Sacred Deer



Elbet Alwan, Villa 7 on El-Morshedy Street, from Laselki Street (behind CarGas Station), Maadi, Cairo





Theatre for children

7.30pm

CAIRO



Al-Aragouz wa Khayal Al-Zel (The Shadow Puppet theatre)



Beit El-Seheimy Creativity Center, Beit El-Seheimy, Haret El-Darb El-Asfar, Qism El-Gamaleya, Cairo





Music

8pm

CAIRO



Fan Ensemble: Yehia Abdel Halim



Arab Music Institute, 22, Ramsis St., Cairo





Music
8pm
CAIRO



Pianist Iman Shaker 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





Theatre

8.30pm

CAIRO



Al-Seera Al-Holameya, a play based on Hamlet, written by Al-Hassan Mohamed and directed by Mohamed Al-Saghir



Taliaa Theatre, Attaba Square, next to the Metro Station, Cairo





Music

9pm

CAIRO



Do’souka band



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





Music
7pm

ALEXANDRIA



Symphonic Concert: Mozart Birthday Anniversary
BA Orchestra, conductor: George Kolta, soloist:
Wessam Amin (oboe)



Bibliotheca Alexandrina, great hall, Alexandria





Music
7pm

ALEXANDRIA



Aqsa Alwasat band



Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria





Music

8pm

ALEXANDRIA



The Oriental Percussion Ensemble



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






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

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Saturday 27 January












Books

11am



49th Cairo International Book Fair. Running till 10 February



Exhibition Grounds, Nasr City, Cairo





Music/Film

7pm

CAIRO



Concert by Telepoetic followed by screening of Ashes and Snow



Elbet Alwan, Villa 7 on El-Morshedy Street, from Laselki Street (behind CarGas Station), Maadi, Cairo





Music
8pm
CAIRO



Cairo Symphony Orchestra



Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo





Music

8pm

CAIRO



Screening of Puccini’s Tosca. Metropolitan opera live HD transmission



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





Theatre

8.30pm

CAIRO



Al-Seera Al-Holameya, a play based on Hamlet, written by Al-Hassan Mohamed and directed by Mohamed Al-Saghir



Taliaa Theatre, Attaba Square, next to the Metro Station, Cairo





Music

9pm

CAIRO



Strawberry Swing, Coldplay tribute band



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





Theatre

7pm

ALEXANDRIA



Huna Aleskenderia, play



Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria





Music

8pm

ALEXANDRIA



India’s Republic Day concert



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






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


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Sunday 28 January












Exhibition

Opening

7pm

CAIRO



Paintings by Samir Fouad



Horizon One Hall, Mahmoud Khalil Museum, intersection of Giza St. and Kafur St., Cairo





Music/Film

7pm

CAIRO



Concert by Egyptian Project followed by screening of Loving Vincent



Elbet Alwan, Villa 7 on El-Morshedy Street, from Laselki Street (behind CarGas Station), Maadi, Cairo





Exhibition

Opening

7pm

CAIRO



Differences, paintings by Mahmoud Khatab, Hala Al-Sharount and Adham Badawy



Al-Kahila Gallery, 15 Al-Batal Ahmed Abdelaziz St.,Mohandessin, Cairo





Music

7.30pm

CAIRO



El-Nile Folk troupe, directed by Abdelrahman El-Shafei



Beit El-Seheimy Creativity Center, Beit El-Seheimy, Haret El-Darb El-Asfar, Qism El-Gamaleya, Cairo





Music

8pm

CAIRO



Wahabiat



Arab Music Institute, 22, Ramsis St., Cairo





Music

8pm

CAIRO



Georges Kazazian



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





Theatre

8.30pm

CAIRO



Al-Seera Al-Holameya, a play based on Hamlet, written by Al-Hassan Mohamed and directed by Mohamed Al-Saghir



Taliaa Theatre, Attaba Square, next to the Metro Station, Cairo






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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 - 24 Jan

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

14 Jan - 1 Feb

CAIRO



Hybrid Spaces, multimedia exhibition by Ahmed El-Shaer. Read our Art Alert here.



Medrar, 7 Gamal El-Din Abou El-Mahasen St., Garden City, 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

Until 27 Jan

CAIRO



A Lob Book Diaries, paintings by Ashraf Raslan



Cordoba Gallery, 3A Degla St. Mohandessin, Cairo





Exhibition

21 Jan- 28 Feb

CAIRO



Simple Things, a solo exhibition by Ibrahim El Haddad. The exhibition continues until 28 February



Mashrabia gallery, 8 Champolion street, Downtown, Cairo





Exhibition

14 Jan - 8 Feb

CAIRO



Paintings by Zeinab Amer



Ebdaa Gallery, Ismail Mohamed St., Zamalek, Cairo





ExhibItion

15 Jan- 28 Feb

CAIRO



Warm Hearts, drawings and oil paintings by ophthalmologist Farid Fadel exploring the cultures of Nubia and Malawi



Egyptian Center for International Cultural Cooperation, Shagaret El-Dur St., Zamalek, Cairo





ExhibItion

14 Jan - 3 Feb

CAIRO



Memories, paintings by Fatema Lotfy and Mohamed Dessouky



Gallery Grant, 6 Al-Gomhouriya St., Abdeen, Cairo





ExhibItion

17 Jan- 31 Jan

CAIRO



Living Units II: Recessive Genes. An international group exhibition. Read our Art Alert here.



El-Gezira Art Center, 1 Sheikh Al-Marsafi St., Zamalek, Cairo





ExhibItion

28 Jan- 8 Feb

CAIRO



Differences, paintings by Mahmoud Khatab, Hala Al-Sharount and Adham Badawy



Al-Kahila Gallery, 15 Al-Batal Ahmed Abdelaziz St.,Mohandessin, Cairo





Exhibition

10 Jan- 15 Feb

CAIRO



Echoes of Past Visions, drawings by late artist Alexander Saroukhan



Al-Masar Gallery, Behler’s Mansion, 157b on 26 July St., Zamalek, Cairo





Exhibition

21 Jan- 11 Feb

CAIRO



Paintings by Samir Fouad



Horizon One Hall, Mahmoud Khalil Museum, intersection of Giza St. and Kafur St., Cairo





Exhibition

3 Jan- 2 Feb

CAIRO



A Date with the Pioneers, duo painting exhibition by late artists Salah Abdelkerim and Kamal Khalifa



Safarkhan Gallery, 6 Brazil St., Zamalek, Cairo





Exhibition

11 - 24 Jan

CAIRO



Metal and granite sculptures by Houreya Al-Sayed



Soma Art Gallery, 14 Maraashli St., Zamalek, 2nd floor, Apt 4, 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



-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

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






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