Egypt's arts and culture events of the week: 4-11 February
Ahram Online, , Saturday 3 Feb 2018
Cairo Int'l Book Fair, The Sleeping Beauty ballet, Japanese drums, Film Implosion! exhibition, are among a few highlights of the week filled with many interesting culture events


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

Sunday 4 February











Books

11am



49th Cairo International Book Fair. Running till 10 February



Exhibition Grounds, Nasr City, Cairo





Film

7pm

CAIRO



Screening of Close-Up



Cimatheque, Alternative Film Centre
19a Adly Street, Downtown, Cairo





Exhibition opening
7pm
CAIRO



Hossam Dirar’s hand-painted vintage photographs of Cairo. The exhibition runs until 22 February. Read more here



Soma Art School & Gallery, 3 Al-Adel Abou Bakr Square, 3rd floor, Apt. 9, Zamalek, Cairo





Film

7.30pm

CAIRO



Screening of film Stitching Palestine. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the director Carol Mansour, and the researcher and producer Muna Khalidi



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





Music
7.30pm

CAIRO



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



Beit Al-Seheimi, Al-Muaaz St, Al-Darb Al-Asfar Alley, Al-Gamalya District, Cairo





Music
7.30pm

CAIRO



Omnia Hassan concert



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





Music
7.30pm

CAIRO



Yasser Anwar concert



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





Music

8pm

CAIRO



Abdel Halim Nowera Ensemble for Arab Music commemorates Umm Kalthoum



Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo





Music

8pm

CAIRO



Oboe and violin recital with Wessam Ahmed and Lora Virtanen



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

8pm

CAIRO



Ayoub wa Na’sa (Ayoub and Na’sa), a musical comedy of the Egyptian folklore ballad, written by Ayman Al-Nimr, music by Ahmed Al-Haggar, directed by Ashraf Azaab



Al Balloon Theatre

Agouza, across the street from the Nile, by the 26 July Bridge, Cairo





Film
7pm
ALEXANDRIA



"Youssef Chahine Shorts" with lecture by Mohamed El Masry



Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria






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Monday 5 February











Books

11am



49th Cairo International Book Fair. Running till 10 February



Exhibition Grounds, Nasr City, Cairo





Film

7pm

CAIRO



Screening of The Padmaavat



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





Music

7.30pm

CAIRO



Al-Tanoura 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



Bassoon and piano recital with Tamer Fahmy



Cairo Opera House, small hall, Zamalek, Cairo





Music

8pm

CAIRO



Zikr and Sufi night



Makan, Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo





Music

8pm

ALEXANDRIA



El Helaly performance by the Forsan El Sharq Heritage Company



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






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Tuesday 6 February












Books

11am



49th Cairo International Book Fair. Running till 10 February



Exhibition Grounds, Nasr City, Cairo





Film

4pm

CAIRO



Screening of Close-Up



Cimatheque, Alternative Film Centre
19a Adly Street, Downtown, Cairo





Film

7pm

CAIRO



Screening of Law of the Border



Cimatheque, Alternative Film Centre
19a Adly Street, Downtown, Cairo





Film

7pm

CAIRO



Screening of Good Will Hunting



143, Street no. 8, Mokattam, Cairo





Music

8pm

CAIRO



Mawawil and Gamalat Shiha: traditional music



Makan, Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo





Ballet
8pm
CAIRO



Tchaikovsky’s The Sleeping Beauty ballet by the Balletto del Sud (Italy). Choreography Fredy Franzutti



Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo





Music

8pm

CAIRO



Harp, flute and saxophone recital with Amira Hamed, Safaa Abdel Rahman and Moustafa Saeed



Cairo Opera House, small hall, Zamalek, Cairo





Music
7pm
ALEXANDRIA



Tom Tom band



Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria





Music

8pm

ALEXANDRIA



El Helaly performance by the Forsan El Sharq Heritage Company



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






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Wednesday 7 February












Books

11am



49th Cairo International Book Fair. Running till 10 February



Exhibition Grounds, Nasr City, Cairo





Lecture

6pm

CAIRO



Lecture about "The Advent and Early Development of Paper Marbling in the Islamic World"



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





Lecture

6pm

CAIRO



"Conférences Ifao," a lectures cycle by Thomas Kruse, Senior Scientist, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Institute for the Study of Ancient Culture, Vienna.



French Institute of Oriental Archaeology
37 El-Sheikh Aly Youssef st, Cairo





Music
7.30pm
CAIRO



Al-Nafekha quintette for wind instruments



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





Music

7.30pm

CAIRO



Al-Tanoura 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



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



Makan, Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo





Ballet
8pm
CAIRO



Tchaikovsky’s The Sleeping Beauty ballet by the Balletto del Sud (Italy). Choreography Fredy Franzutti



Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo





Music

8pm

CAIRO



An evening with poetry



Cairo Opera House, small hall, Zamalek, Cairo





Music
7pm
ALEXANDRIA



Las Encantadoras Melodias Orquesta featuring Mona Burkhardt



Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria





Music

8pm

ALEXANDRIA



Cultural Salon



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






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Thursday 8 February












Books

11am



49th Cairo International Book Fair. Running till 10 February



Exhibition Grounds, Nasr City, Cairo





Lecture

6pm

CAIRO



Lecture about "Displaying 19th Century Collecting and Travelling in Egypt: An Exhibition of Mrs Goodison and Her Circle"



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





Theatre for children

6.30pm

CAIRO



Puppet theatre play titled Journey Through the Beautiful Times



Cairo Puppet Theatre, Ataba metro station, Azbakeya, Ataba, Cairo





Exhibition opening
7pm

CAIRO



Opening of Film Implosion!, an exhibition dedicated to Swiss experimental cinema. The exhibition continues until 15 February



Medrar, 7 Gamal El Din Abou El Mahasen St. Garden City, 1st Floor, Apt.4, Cairo





Music
7pm
CAIRO



Black Theama band perform their originals with Nubian flare



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





Music

8pm

CAIRO



Concert of Spanish music inspired by flamenco featuring Yekaternia Lebedeva (piano) and Alvaro Guarnido (flamenco dancer)



Cairo Opera House, small hall, Zamalek, Cairo





Ballet
8pm
CAIRO



Tchaikovsky’s The Sleeping Beauty ballet by the Balletto del Sud (Italy). Choreography Fredy Franzutti



Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo





Music

8pm

CAIRO



El Masriyin band and Future Stars, conducted by Hany Shenouda



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





Music
8.30pm
CAIRO



Las Encantadoras Melodias Orquesta featuring Mona Burkhardt



Elbet Alwan
Villa 7 at El Morshedy st, from Laselki st, (Behind CarGas Station), Maadi, Cairo





Music

9pm

CAIRO



Sada That, an indie/alternative rock band



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






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Friday 9 February












Books

11am



49th Cairo International Book Fair. Running till 10 February



Exhibition Grounds, Nasr City, Cairo





Music

6.30pm

CAIRO



The Bends band



Da House, 7 Mosadaq St, Dokki, Giza





Theatre for children

6.30pm

CAIRO



Puppet theatre play titled Journey Through the Beautiful Times



Cairo Puppet Theatre, Ataba metro station, Azbakeya, Ataba, Cairo





Music
7pm

CAIRO



El Hadra band



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





Film discussion

7pm

CAIRO



Presentation by François Bovier and Adeena Mey of films by Robert Beavers & Gregory Markopoulos. The discussion is part of the Film Implosion!, an exhibition dedicated to Swiss experimental cinema held at Medrar 8-15 February.



Cimatheque, Alternative Film Centre
19a Adly Street, Downtown, Cairo





Theatre
7.30pm

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.



Beit Al-Seheimi, Al-Muaaz St, Al-Darb Al-Asfar Alley, Al-Gamalya District, Cairo





Music

8pm

CAIRO



Harp recital with Mona Wassef



Cairo Opera House, small hall, Zamalek, Cairo





Music

8pm

CAIRO



Awtar Quartet and Michael Onsy on oud



Arab Music Institute, 22, Ramsis St., Cairo





Music

8pm

CAIRO



Religious songs ensemble



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





Stand up comedy
8.30pm
CAIRO



Al Hezb El Comedy Live



Elbet Alwan
Villa 7 at El Morshedy st, from Laselki st, (Behind CarGas Station), Maadi, Cairo





Music

9pm

CAIRO



Pink Floyd tribute night with Paranoid Eyes.



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





Music

8pm

ALEXANDRIA



Japanese drums company Kodo (Japan)



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





Music

8pm

DAMANHOUR



El Helaly performance by the Forsan El Sharq Heritage Company



Damanhour Opera House, Damanhour






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Saturday 10 February












Film

4pm

CAIRO



Screening of Law of the Border



Cimatheque, Alternative Film Centre
19a Adly Street, Downtown, Cairo





Film discussion
7pm

CAIRO



Open conversation with artist Urs Breitenstein at Medrar and screening his personal work and collection of works by Werner von Mutzenbecher & André Lehmann. The discussion is part of Film Implosion!, an exhibition dedicated to Swiss experimental cinema.



Medrar, 7 Gamal El Din Abou El Mahasen St. Garden City, 1st Floor, Apt.4, Cairo





Film

7pm

CAIRO



Screening of The Connection



Cimatheque, Alternative Film Centre
19a Adly Street, Downtown, Cairo





Music

7pm

CAIRO



Opera l’Elisir d’Amore: HD Live screening from the Metropolitan Opera



Cairo Opera House, small hall, Zamalek, Cairo





Music

7.30pm

CAIRO



Al-Tanoura 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



Cairo Symphony Orchestra



Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo





Performance

8pm

CAIRO



Sichuan acrobats’ company from China



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





Music
7pm

ALEXANDRIA



Opera l’Elisir d’Amore: HD Live screening from the Metropolitan Opera



Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria





Music

8pm

ALEXANDRIA



Nesma Mahgoub concert



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





Music

8pm

DAMANHOUR



El Helaly performance by the Forsan El Sharq Heritage Company



Damanhour Opera House, Damanhour






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Sunday 11 February











Film

4pm

CAIRO



Screening of The Connection



Cimatheque, Alternative Film Centre
19a Adly Street, Downtown, Cairo





Film

7pm

CAIRO



Screening of Withered Green



Egyptian Film Critics Association, 36 Sherif Street, Downtown, Cairo





Music
7.30pm

CAIRO



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



Beit Al-Seheimi, Al-Muaaz St, Al-Darb Al-Asfar Alley, Al-Gamalya District, Cairo





Music

8pm

CAIRO



Japanese drums company Kodo (Japan)



Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo





Music

8pm

CAIRO



Guitar recital with Emad Hamdy



Cairo Opera House, small hall, Zamalek, Cairo





Music

8pm

CAIRO



Abdel Halim Nowera Ensemble for Arab Music commemorates Morsy Gameel Aziz



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





Music

8pm

CAIRO



Talents Development Centre concert



Arab Music Institute, 22, Ramsis St., Cairo





Film
7pm
ALEXANDRIA



Screening of Cairo Station (Bab el Hadid, 1958) by Youssef Chahine



Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria





Music

8pm

ALEXANDRIA



Cairo Symphony Orchestra



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
8-15 Feb CAIRO



Film Implosion!, an exhibition dedicated to Swiss experimental cinema.



Medrar, 7 Gamal El Din Abou El Mahasen St. Garden City, 1st Floor, Apt.4, 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 4-22 Feb
CAIRO



Hossam Dirar’s hand-painted vintage photographs of Cairo. Read more here



Soma Art School & Gallery, 3 Al-Adel Abou Bakr Square, 3rd floor, Apt. 9, 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

31 Jan- 28 Feb

CAIRO



The Truth About Fiction, a group exhibition with Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme, Bryony Dunne, Mahmoud Khaled, Basim Magdy, Mona Marzouk, Galila Nawar and Setareh Shahbazi



Gypsum Gallery, 5 Ibrahim Naguib, Apt.2, Garden City, Cairo





Exhibition

30 Jan- 25 Feb

CAIRO



Hope is a Traveller, paintings by Hady Boraey



Art Talks, 8 El Kamel Mohamed St. Zamalek, Cairo





Exhibition

3- 28 Feb

CAIRO



Artworks by Farouk Hosny



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





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

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






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