Egypt's arts and culture events of the week: 11-18 February
Ahram Online, , Friday 9 Feb 2018
Valentine's celebrations with music, 2B Continued Festival and Lab, drums from Japan, jazz and acrobats from China, folklore from India, are only a few highlights from the rich week


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

Sunday 11 February











Film

4pm

CAIRO



Screening of The Connection



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





Film

4pm

CAIRO



Screening of Araya



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





Film

7pm

CAIRO



Screening of The Post



Zamalek Cinema, 13 Shagaret El-Dor St., 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

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

10pm

CAIRO



Screening of The Commuter



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





Film
7pm
ALEXANDRIA



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



Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria






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Monday 12 February











Film

7pm

CAIRO



Screening of The Other Side of Hope



Magnolia. Leaves of Art
12 Mohamed Anis street, 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



ZJCM Company for Jazz Music (China)



Arab Music Institute, 22, Ramsis St., Cairo





Music

8pm

CAIRO



Chamber Music concert with Rania Omar



Cairo Opera House, small hall, Zamalek, Cairo





Music

8pm

CAIRO



Zikr and Sufi night



Makan, Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo





Film

10pm

CAIRO



Screening of The Post



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





Music
7pm

ALEXANDRIA



Fusion of rap and Oriental singing



Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria





Performance

8pm

ALEXANDRIA



Sichuan acrobats’ company from China



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






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Tuesday 13 February












Film

4pm

CAIRO



Screening of Araya



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





Lecture / architecture
6pm
CAIRO



Lecture about “Architecture and socio-political developments: Downtown Cairo”, held by Mougib El-Rahman M. Abo Amer



CEDEJ, 23, Gamel el Din Abou el Mahasen str, Cairo





Film

7pm

CAIRO



Screening of We Want Roses Too



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





Film

7pm

CAIRO



Screening of The Insult



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





Film

7pm

CAIRO



Screening of The Edge Of Seventeen



ADEF Deca, 143, Street no. 8, Mokattam, Cairo





Music

8pm

CAIRO



Mawawil and Gamalat Shiha: traditional music



Makan, Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo





Dance
8pm
CAIRO



2B Continued Festival and Lab: performances include The Absentee by Ali Khamees, The Honeymoon by Samar and I by Moustafa Khalil. Entry with invitations only



AUC Falaki Theatre 24 Falaki Street, Downtown, Cairo





Music
8pm
CAIRO



Valentine’s Day Feast with Abdel Halim Nowera Ensemble for Arab Music, featuring Medhat Saleh



Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo





Music

8pm

CAIRO



Talents Development Centre concert



Cairo Opera House, small hall, Zamalek, Cairo





Film

7pm

PORT SAID



Screening of Darkest Hour



Zawya Port Said






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Wednesday 14 February












Lecture

6pm

CAIRO



"The Greek Exodus From Egypt," a lectures by Angelos Dalachanis, a fellow of the French School at Athens.



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





Dance
8pm
CAIRO



2B Continued Festival and Lab: performances include The Absentee by Ali Khamees, The Honeymoon by Samar and I by Moustafa Khalil



AUC Falaki Theatre 24 Falaki Street, Downtown, 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





Music

8pm

CAIRO



Folkloric troupe from India’s Rajasthan



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





Music
8pm
CAIRO



Valentine’s day concert with Hani Shaker



Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo





Discussion/ music

8pm

CAIRO



Public Panel



Cairo Opera House, small hall, Zamalek, Cairo





Music
8pm

CAIRO



Mohamed Mohsen



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





Music
7pm

ALEXANDRIA



Valentine's Concert



Teatro Eskendria, 25 Fouad Street. Raml Station, Alexandria





Music

8pm

ALEXANDRIA



Alexandria Opera House String Orchestra and Sweet Sound Band. Conductor: Mounir Nasr Eldin



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





Lecture on music
8pm
DAMANHOUR



Opera Arts Club: music. Speaker: Hisham Gabr



Damanhour Opera House, Damanhour






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Thursday 15 February












Lecture / archaeology

6pm

CAIRO



Lecture about "From Storytelling to Educational Curricula: Towards More Creative Narratives for Archaeological Heritage"



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





Music and film
7pm
CAIRO



Trio Jazz: Noha Fikry - Rami Attallah - Ehab Badr followed by a Cinema Night and screening of Call Me By Your Name



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





Lecture
7pm
CAIRO



Lecture about Tahtib, Egyptian folk dance with a wooden stick



French Institute, 1 Madrasset El Huquq El Frenseya str, off of Kasr El Eini Street, Mounira, Cairo





Theatre
7.30pm
CAIRO



Macarona Playback Theatre



Dawar, 16 Adly St, 3rd Floor, Wust El Balad, Cairo





Stand up comedy

7.30pm

CAIRO



“Skip Ad” stand-up comedy featuring: Islam Amin, Tawfik El Menshawy, Hossam Khaled, Ahmed Essam, Mohamed Kamatcho, Waleed El Tourkey and Muaz Abd El Salam



Da House, 7 Mosadaq St, Dokki, Giza





Music
7.30pm
CAIRO



Malaaz band



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





Dance
8pm
CAIRO



2B Continued Festival and Lab: performances include The Absentee by Ali Khamees, The Honeymoon by Samar and I by Moustafa Khalil



AUC Falaki Theatre 24 Falaki Street, Downtown, Cairo





Music

8pm

CAIRO



Yehia Khalil concert



Cairo Opera House, small hall, Zamalek, Cairo





Music
8pm
CAIRO



Valentine’s day feat with the National Arab Music Ensemble, featuring Ali El Haggar



Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo





Music

9pm

CAIRO



Dalia Younis performs singles’ on Valentine’s day



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





Music
7pm

ALEXANDRIA



Concert featuring Ali Mohamed Ali on keyboard and Amira Shaaban on cello



Teatro Eskendria, 25 Fouad Street. Raml Station, Alexandria





Music
7pm
ALEXANDRIA



Nubiat



Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria





Music

8pm

ALEXANDRIA



Alexandria Opera Ensemble for Music and Arab Singing: commemoration of Leila Mourad and Gamil Aziz



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






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Friday 16 February












Music
4pm & 7.30pm
CAIRO



Masar Egbari



El-Sawy Culturewheel, 26 of July St, river hall, 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





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



Nogoum El Tarab Ensemble for Music and Arab Singing featuring Moustafa Ahmed



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





Music

8pm

CAIRO



Violin recital with Sami Ibrahim



Cairo Opera House, small hall, Zamalek, Cairo





Music

8pm

CAIRO



Emad El Sharouni concert



Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo





Music
7pm
ALEXANDRIA



Al Mawlaweya Al Masreya



Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria





Music

8pm

DAMANHOUR



Alexandria Opera Ensemble for Music and Arab Singing: commemoration of Leila Mourad and Gamil Aziz



Damanhour Opera House, Damanhour






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Saturday 17 February












Film

4pm

CAIRO



Screening of We Want Roses Too



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





Literature
7pm
CAIRO



Townhouse Salons series: an evening with writer Amr Ezzat. The talk will be moderated by writer and journalist Nael El Toukhy



Townhouse Rawabet, 6 El Nabrawy Street, Downtown, 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 conducted by Nayer Nagui presents Jazz Inspiratons in classical music. Programme: Shostakovitch Jazz suite no. 2, Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue and Bernstein's Symhponic Dances from West Side Story. Piano soloist: Ratko Delorko



Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo





Music

8pm

CAIRO



Heritage Arab Music Ensemble



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





Music

9pm

CAIRO



Flamenca: music evening



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





Film
7pm
ALEXANDRIA



Screening of Salata Baladi, a film by Nadia Kamel



Jesuit Cultural Center, 298 Port Said Street, Cleopatra, Alexandria





Music
7pm

ALEXANDRIA



BA Orchestra conducted by Mohamed Saad Basha performs programme titles Memories. Featuring Ahmed Harfoush and Dalia Farid



Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria





Music

8pm

DAMANHOUR



Wave Jazz band



Damanhour Opera House, Damanhour






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Sunday 18 February











Film

7.30pm

CAIRO



Screening of Napolislam (Language: Italian with English subtitles)



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

8pm

CAIRO



Mona Burkhartd presents Spanish folklore



Cairo Opera House, small hall, Zamalek, Cairo





Music

8pm

CAIRO



Kolthomiat



Arab Music Institute, 22, Ramsis St., Cairo





Music

8pm

ALEXANDRIA



Wave Jazz band



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
3-28 Feb CAIRO



Solo exhibition by Farouk Hosni, artist and former minister of culture



Picasso East Art Gallery, Villa(39) El -Narges(3) 5th Settlement 90st., 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

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. Read our review of the exhibition here



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

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

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

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

4 Feb - tba

CAIRO



Le Caire 1801, by Hosam Dirar



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






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