Egypt's arts and culture events of the week: 11-18 March
Ahram Online, Monday 12 Mar 2018
Festival season continues, while venues in Cairo and Alexandria are active as ever with films, plays and concerts


Sunday 11 March













India by the Nile Festival



A multidisciplinary festival showcasing Indian arts, 6-17 March. Check the full programme here



Cairo, Alexandria, Port Said





Hakawy Festival
CAIRO



The 8th edition of the Hakawy International Arts Festival for Children, 8-13 March. Check the full programme here



Hanager Arts Centre and other venues, Cairo





D-CAF
Festival
CAIRO



The 7th Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival, 8-29 March. Check the full programme here



Several venues across Cairo





Exhibition opening
7pm
CAIRO



The Village and the Legend”, paintings by Mostafa Batt



The Capital gallery, 11 Youssef Kamel (Al-Gezira Al Wosta) St, Zamalek, Cairo





Exhibition opening
7pm
CAIRO



Threads of Gold, paintings by Ahmed Abdel-Gawad



Gallery Grant, 6 El-Gomhoriya St., Abdeen, Cairo





Theatre
7pm
CAIRO



Surrender (Sallem Nafsak), a play directed by Khaled Galal and staged by the students of the Actor’s Studio managed by Galal



Artistic Creativity Centre Theatre, Cairo Opera House grounds, 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





Film

8pm

CAIRO



Screening of The Artist



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





Theatre
8.30pm
CAIRO



Al-Seera Al-Holameya, a play based on William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Directed by Mohamed Al-Saghir



Taliaa Theatre, Attaba Square, next to the Metro Station, Zaki Tolaimat Hall, Cairo






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


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Monday 12 March













India by the Nile Festival



A multidisciplinary festival showcasing Indian arts, 6-17 March. Check the full programme here



Cairo, Alexandria, Port Said





Hakawy Festival
CAIRO



The 8th edition of the Hakawy International Arts Festival for Children, 8-13 March. Check the full programme here



Hanager Arts Centre and other venues, Cairo





D-CAF
Festival
CAIRO



The 7th Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival, 8-29 March. Check the full programme here



Several venues across Cairo





Exhibition last days

CAIRO



Solos in Parallel; One Reality, Two Imaginations”, a duo exhibition of paintings by Mohamed Aboul-Wafa and Mohamed El-Damarawy



ArtsMart,Km28, Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road, before Dandy Mall and behind Total Petrol Station, Cairo





Exhibition last days

CAIRO



A Memoir of Berries”, paintings by Abdel-Wahab Abdel-Mohsen



Cordoba Gallery, 3A, Degla St, Mohandessin, Giza





Film

7pm

CAIRO



Special screening of Darkest Hour



Zamalek Cinema, 13 Shagaret ElDor 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





Standup comedy

8pm

CAIRO



Comedy Night: Laugh at our pain, featuring 6 stand up comedians



Bardo Clubhouse, Building 2, Road 12, Maadi, Cairo





Music
8pm

CAIRO



Piano recital by Moushira Eissa



Main Hall, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo





Music
8pm

CAIRO



Vie Trio Ensemble (Thailand) performs on string instruments.



Small Hall, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo





Music
8pm

CAIRO



Al-Ekhfaa Project band features Mariam Saleh (Egypt), Tamer Abu Ghazaleh (Palestine) and Maurice Louqa (Egypt).



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





Music

8pm

CAIRO



Zikr and Sufi night



Makan, Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo





Theatre
8.30pm
CAIRO



Al-Seera Al-Holameya, a play based on William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Directed by Mohamed Al-Saghir



Taliaa Theatre, Attaba Square, next to the Metro Station, Zaki Tolaimat Hall, Cairo





Music

11am

ALEXANDRIA



Alexandria Opera House Children Choir.



Alexandria Opera House, Alexandria






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


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Tuesday 13 March













Exhibition last days

CAIRO



‘If you rescue me, I'll be your friend forever’ exhibition by May ElShamy. Closes 15 March



ARCADE gallery, 25 Orabi St., off Port Said St., Maadi.





India by the Nile Festival



A multidisciplinary festival showcasing Indian arts, 6-17 March. Check the full programme here



Cairo, Alexandria, Port Said





Hakawy Festival
CAIRO



The 8th edition of the Hakawy International Arts Festival for Children, 8-13 March. Check the full programme here



Hanager Arts Centre and other venues, Cairo





D-CAF
Festival
CAIRO



The 7th Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival, 8-29 March. Check the full programme here



Several venues across Cairo





Film

6pm

CAIRO



Screening of Woman in Dunes (Japan, 1964)



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





Exhibition opening

7pm

CAIRO



Thin Air, group exhibition of 8 amateur artists



Soma gallery, 3 Al Adel Abou Baker, Abu Al Feda, Zamalek, Cairo





Music
8pm

CAIRO



Singer Shaker Abdel-Rehim (Sudan) and his band



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





Music
8pm

CAIRO



Omar Khairat concert



Main Hall, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo





Music & Film

7 pm

CAIRO



May Abdelaziz concert, and screening of Darkest Hour



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





Exhibition opening

7pm

CAIRO



Oil paintings by Hussein Hafez



Palace of Arts, Cairo Opera complex, Zamalek, Cairo





Theatre
7pm
ALEXANDRIA



Henna, an independent theatre production directed by Horeya Al-Daqaq troupe



Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Chatby, Alexandria





Music
8pm
ALEXANDRIA



Vie Trio Ensemble (Thailand) performs on string instruments.



Alexandria Opera House, Alexandria






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



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Wednesday 14 March













D-CAF
Festival
CAIRO



The 7th Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival, 8-29 March. Check the full programme here



Several venues across Cairo





India by the Nile Festival



A multidisciplinary festival showcasing Indian arts, 6-17 March. Check the full programme here



Cairo, Alexandria, Port Said





Film

12, 2:30, 5:00, 7:30,10pm

CAIRO



Screenings of Cactus Flower



Zawya, Cinema Odeon, 4 Abdel-Hamid Said Street, off Talaat Harb Street, Downtown, Cairo





Exhibition opening

7pm

CAIRO



Exhibition of works by Esmat Dawstashy and Shawqy Ezzat



Art Corner 2, 12 Sayed Bakry 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





Theatre

7.30pm

CAIRO



The Key to Success play



Hanager Theatre, Cairo Opera Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo





Music
7.30pm

CAIRO



Al-Khan band for Arab music and singing, led by Fady Al-Maghraby



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





Music
8pm

CAIRO



Omar Khairat concert



Main Hall, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo





Music
8pm

CAIRO



Singing recital by Yasmine Ali



Small Hall, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, 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

8.30pm

CAIRO



Abanoub concert



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





Theatre
8.30pm
CAIRO



Al-Seera Al-Holameya, a play based on William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Directed by Mohamed Al-Saghir



Taliaa Theatre, Attaba Square, next to the Metro Station, Zaki Tolaimat Hall, Cairo





Theatre
7pm
ALEXANDRIA



Henna, an independent theatre production directed by Horeya Al-Daqaq troupe



Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Chatby, Alexandria






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



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Thursday 15 March













D-CAF
Festival
CAIRO



The 7th Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival, 8-29 March. Check the full programme here



Several venues across Cairo





India by the Nile Festival



A multidisciplinary festival showcasing Indian arts, 6-17 March. Check the full programme here



Cairo, Alexandria, Port Said





Film

12, 2:30, 5:00, 7:30,10pm

CAIRO



Screenings of Cactus Flower



Zawya, Cinema Odeon, 4 Abdel-Hamid Said Street, off Talaat Harb Street, Downtown, 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 for children

7pm

CAIRO



Shams wa Amar, a musical play for children directed by Mahmoud Al-Alfy



Metropol (The Children’s National) Theatre, 6 Halim St, the beginning of 26th July, Attaba, Downtown, Cairo





Music
8.30pm

CAIRO



DJ and composer Hesham Kharma and his band perform fusions of electronic and string oriental tunes.



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





Music
8pm

CAIRO



The Abdel-Halim Noweira Arab Music Ensemble honours the memory of late composer and singer Mohamed Abdel-Wahab.



Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo





Music

8.30pm
CAIRO



Double concert: Sorour band and Hala band



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





Theatre
8.30pm
CAIRO



Al-Seera Al-Holameya, a play based on William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Directed by Mohamed Al-Saghir



Taliaa Theatre, Attaba Square, next to the Metro Station, Zaki Tolaimat Hall, Cairo





Music

9pm

CAIRO



Balqeis concert



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





Music

9pm

ALEXANDRIA



The Alexandria Sporting Club Sayed Darwish Choir honours the 126th memory of late composer Sayed Darwish



Alexandria Opera House, Alexandria






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



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Friday 16 March













India by the Nile Festival



A multidisciplinary festival showcasing Indian arts, 6-17 March. Check the full programme here



Cairo, Alexandria, Port Said





D-CAF
Festival
CAIRO



The 7th Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival, 8-29 March. Check the full programme here



Several venues across Cairo





Film

12, 2:30, 5:00, 7:30,10pm

CAIRO



Screenings of Cactus Flower



Zawya, Cinema Odeon, 4 Abdel-Hamid Said Street, off Talaat Harb Street, Downtown, 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 for children

7pm

CAIRO



Shams wa Amar, a musical play for children directed by Mahmoud Al-Alfy



Metropol (The Children’s National) Theatre, 6 Halim St, the beginning of 26th July, Attaba, Downtown, Cairo





Talk

7pm

CAIRO



Filmmaking Made Simple Talk by Salma ElKashef



Photopia, 15 Somal St., El Korba, Cairo





Music

7pm

CAIRO



Room Grand Experience: The Cairo Big Band ft.
Dalia Farid



Grand Nile Tower hotel, Al Roda Island, Cairo





Music

7.30pm

CAIRO



Omar Khairat concert



The Marquee, Cairo Festival City, 5th settlement, New 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





Theatre
8.30pm
CAIRO



Al-Seera Al-Holameya, a play based on William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Directed by Mohamed Al-Saghir



Taliaa Theatre, Attaba Square, next to the Metro Station, Zaki Tolaimat Hall, Cairo






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



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Saturday 17 March













D-CAF
Festival
CAIRO



The 7th Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival, 8-29 March. Check the full programme here



Several venues across Cairo





India by the Nile Festival



A multidisciplinary festival showcasing Indian arts, 6-17 March. Check the full programme here



Cairo, Alexandria, Port Said





Film

12, 2:30, 5:00, 7:30,10pm

CAIRO



Screenings of Cactus Flower



Zawya, Cinema Odeon, 4 Abdel-Hamid Said Street, off Talaat Harb Street, Downtown, Cairo





Film

7pm

CAIRO



Screening of Wonder



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





Theatre
8.30pm
CAIRO



Al-Seera Al-Holameya, a play based on William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Directed by Mohamed Al-Saghir



Taliaa Theatre, Attaba Square, next to the Metro Station, Zaki Tolaimat Hall, Cairo






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


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Sunday 18 March













D-CAF
Festival
CAIRO



The 7th Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival, 8-29 March. Check the full programme here



Several venues across Cairo





Film

12, 2:30, 5:00, 7:30,10pm

CAIRO



Screenings of Cactus Flower



Zawya, Cinema Odeon, 4 Abdel-Hamid Said Street, off Talaat Harb Street, Downtown, Cairo





Film

7.30

CAIRO



Screening of My Father is Still a Communist



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





Film

7pm

ALEXANDRIA



Restored copy of El-Momiaa (The Mummy) film by Shady Abdel Salam.



Bibliotheca Alexandrina, 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

7-28 Mar

CAIRO



Three exhibitions by Soheir Osman (graphics and textiles and printing), Hend El-Falafly (paintings), and Attyat Sayed (oil and pastel paintings)



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





Exhibition

Until 28 Mar

CAIRO



Rites of Passage, installation exhibition by Yasmine El-Meleegy



Townhouse Factory Space, 10 Nabarawy St, off Champollion St, Downtown, Cairo





Exhibition

13 - 19 Mar

CAIRO



Oil paintings by Hussein Hafez



Palace of Arts, Cairo Opera complex, Zamalek, Cairo





Exhibition

11 Mar - 1 Apr

CAIRO



Threads of Gold, paintings by Ahmed Abdel-Gawad



Gallery Grant, 6 El-Gomhoriya St., Abdeen, Cairo





Exhibition

11-25 Mar

CAIRO



The Village and the Legend”, paintings by Mostafa Batt



The Capital gallery, 11 Youssef Kamel (Al-Gezira Al Wosta) St, Zamalek, Cairo





Exhibition

4 - 26 Mar

CAIRO



Alexandria 3000: The City of Wisdom, Joy and Eternity. A group exhibition by Farghali Abdel-Hafez, Aya El-Fallah, Adel Mostafa, Carelle Homsy, and more.



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





Exhibition

14 Mar - tba

CAIRO



Exhibition of works by Esmat Dawstashy and Shawqy Ezzat



Art Corner 2, 12 Sayed Bakry Street, Zamalek, Cairo





Exhibition

11 - 31 Mar

CAIRO



Baraka, exhibition of paintings by Mehri Khalil.

Fine Lines, exhibition by ElHusseiny Aly and Nehad Saeed.

Read our Art Alert here.



Ubuntu Gallery, 21 Hassan Sabry St., Zamalek, Cairo





Exhibition

13 Feb - tba
CAIRO



Thin Air, group exhibition of 8 amateur artists



Soma gallery, 3 Al Adel Abou Baker, Abu Al Feda, Zamalek, Cairo





Exhibition

14 Feb- 22 Mar
CAIRO



Emile Béchard: An Orientalist in Nineteenth Century Cairo”, an exhibition organised by The Photographic Gallery with The Rare Books and Special Collections Library.



The Photographic Gallery, AUC New Cairo Campus, Road 90, New Cairo (Tel: 02 2615 3318)





Exhibition

5 - 26 Mar
CAIRO



A retrospective exhibition for artist Sabry Mansour (1964 - 2017)



Mr and Mrs Mohamed Mahmoud Khalil Museum, On the corner of Giza St and Kafur St, next to the State Council, Giza





Exhibition

4 - 14 Mar
CAIRO



A mural by Taha Orani



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





Exhibition

7 Mar - 18 Apr

CAIRO



A New Commission for an Old State, by Mahmoud Khaled



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





Exhibition

3 Mar - 17 Apr

CAIRO



Burullus and Rashid, the art of Abstract with May Othman



InFocus, building 9, St., 219, Maadi, Cairo





Exhibition

9 Mar - 5 Apr

CAIRO



Landscapes, painting exhibition by Xavier Puigmarti



Mashrabia gallery, 8 Champolion street, Downtown, Cairo









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