Egypt's arts and culture events of the week: 21 - 28 February

Ahram Online , Saturday 20 Feb 2016

This week offers a lot of culture events in several cities across Egypt: Cairo, Alexandria, Damietta, Port Said and Mansoura

Weekly events

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

Sunday 21 Feb

Day Trip

9:30am

CAIRO

Visit to Baron Empain Palace, organised by Oshaq El-Moez group. For more info call: 01286000251 - 0101933739

Baron Empain Palace, Heliopolis, Cairo

Film

6pm

CAIRO

The Danish Girl (2015)

Elbet Alwan, 15 Ahmed Heshmat Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition Opening

7pm

CAIRO

Indelible, photography exhibit by Randa Shaath

Gypsum Gallery, 5 Ibrahim Naguib, Ground Floor, Apt 2, Garden City, Cairo

Exhibition Opening

7pm

CAIRO

Horse’s Spectrum, painting exhibition for Mostafa El-Razzaz

Picasso Art Gallery, 30 Hassan Assem Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre

7pm

CAIRO

Saheb El-Somow play.

Al-Ghouri Caravansary, Mohamed Abdou Street, off Al-Moez Street with Al-Azhar, Cairo

Lecture

7pm

CAIRO

Lecture titled ‘A new reading of Ragaa Al-Naqash’s book ‘The Crisis of Egyptian Culture’.’

Om Kalthoum Museum, 1 El-Malek El-Saleh, Roda Island (Manial), tel 02 23631467, Cairo

Discussion

7pm

CAIRO

Nawal El-Saadawy discusses her play Isis

DAAL for Research and Media, 2 Ibrahim Naguib Street, Garden City, Cairo

Theatre
8pm
CAIRO

Qadiat Zal Al-Homar (The Case of the Donkey’s Shadow), a musical comedy featuring Michael Milad, Nancy Nabil and Saber Adel, music by Ahmed Nabil and directed by Mohamed Gabr

Al-A’em Theatre (Floating Theatre)

Abdel-Aziz Al-Soud Street, Al-Manial, near Al-Gamma (Cairo University) Bridge, in front of Salaheddin Mosque

Theatre
LAST DAY

8.30pm

CAIRO

El-Zombi Wa El-Khataya El-Aashra (The Zombie and the Ten Sins), a play written and directed by Tarek Al-Deweri.

El-Hanager Arts Centre, Cairo Opera House grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre

8:30pm

CAIRO

Men El-Qalb lel Qalb (Heart to Heart), a poetic adaptation of The Little Prince by Foad Haddad.

Qawmi (National) Theatre, Ataba, Cairo

Music

8.30pm

CAIRO

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

Beit Al-Sehemi,  Al-Gamaliya, Al-Darb Al-Asfar Alley, Al-Muaaz Street, Old Cairo

Theatre

8.30pm

CAIRO

Men El-Qalb lel Qalb (Heart to Heart), a poetic adaptation of The Little Prince by Foad Haddad.

Qawmi (National) Theatre, Ataba, Cairo

Music
7pm
ALEXANDRIA

Organ Works Concert, BA Youth Orchestra, conductor Shady Abdelsalam, soloist Mahmoud Gamal Eddin. Works by: Bach, Handel and Albinoni.

Saint Marc College, Alexandria

Lecture

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Lecture titled ‘Naguib Mahfouz: A bibliography.’

Freedom Centre for Creativity, 1 El-Horreya Street, Alexandria

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

Danish Girl
Danish Girl
(Photo: still from The Danish Girl)

Monday 22 Feb
 

Film

3, 7 pm

CAIRO

Three Colour Trilogy: White (1994)

Magnolia Leaves of Art, 12 Mohamed Anis Street, off Mohamed Mazhar Street, Zamalek

Lecture

5pm

CAIRO

A lecture on Abu Simbel temples by Bassam Al-Shamaa.

Hanager Arts Center, Cairo Opera grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre

7pm

CAIRO

Gaheem (Hell) play.

El-Sawy Culturewheel, 26 July Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

7pm

CAIRO

Al-Tanoura whirling dervishes.

Al-Ghouri Caravansary, Mohamed Abdou Street, off Al-Moez Street with Al-Azhar, Cairo

Film

7:30pm

CAIRO

Special screening of The Neighbours (Tahani Rached-2009), followed by a discussion. Read more here

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

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

Nile Day: Voices and Stories. Read more here.

Falaki Theatre, AUC Tahrir Square Campus, 24 Falaki Street, Downtown, Cairo

Ballet
8pm
CAIRO

Swan Lake ballet. Read more here

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Bassoon recital with Tamer Fahmy. The evening will also include Nesma Abdel-Aziz, Lamis Ehab and Toka Abdel-Rahim on percussion, David Hales on piano

Cairo Opera House, small hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre

8.30pm

CAIRO

Men El-Qalb lel Qalb (Heart to Heart), a poetic adaptation of The Little Prince by Foad Haddad.

Qawmi (National) Theatre, Ataba, Cairo

Film

3pm

ALEXANDRIA

Cinema Club.

Freedom Centre for Creativity, 1 El-Horreya Street, Alexandria

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Swan Lake
Swan Lake
A scene from Swan Lake, by the Cairo Opera Ballet Company (Photo: Sherif Sonbol)


Tuesday 23 Feb
 

Ballet
11am and 8pm
CAIRO

Swan Lake ballet. Read more here

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Critique

6pm

CAIRO

Photo Critique session, with the judging panel of Marwan Abdel-Alim, Hassan Ahmed and Remon El-Markiz.

Photopia, 15 Somal Street, Heliopolis, Cairo

Film

6.30

CAIRO

Screening of Child’s Pose (Calin Peter Netzer, 2013)

Arab Digital Expression Foundation (ADEF DECA), 143 Street 8, Muqattam City, Cairo

Storytelling

8pm

CAIRO

Open Storytelling Night

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

Theatre

8.30pm

CAIRO

El-Zombi Wa El-Khataya El-Aashra (The Zombie and the Ten Sins), a play written and directed by Tarek Al-Deweri.

El-Hanager Arts Centre, Cairo Opera House grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

3pm

ALEXANDRIA

Cinema Club.

Freedom Centre for Creativity, 1 El-Horreya Street, Alexandria

Theatre

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Mohamed Mekky.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

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Midsummer Night
Midsummer Night's Dream
Midsummer Night's Dream (Photo: fragment from the play's promotional material)

Wednesday 24 Feb
 

Exhibition Opening

7pm

CAIRO

A Hidden Message, group exhibition of 10 artists.

Art Lounge, 37B Ahmed Heshmat Street, 1st floor, apt 2, Zamalek, Cairo

Discussion

7pm

CAIRO

Opera Culture Salon with critic Ezz El-Din Naguib.

Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

7pm

CAIRO

Al-Tanoura whirling dervishes.

Al-Ghouri Caravansary, Mohamed Abdou Street, off Al-Moez Street with Al-Azhar, Cairo

Music

7pm

CAIRO

Arabic music concert to celebrate late iconic singer Om Kolthoum.

Beit Al-Sehemi,  Al-Gamaliya, Al-Darb Al-Asfar Alley, Al-Moez Street, Old Cairo

Music

7pm

CAIRO

A music concert by Osama Hisham and his troupe.

Bait El Oud (Oud House), El Harawy house, 164 Al-Qalaa Street, Al-Qalaa, tel 02 23901016, Cairo.

Ballet
8pm
CAIRO

Swan Lake ballet. Read more here

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre

8.30pm

CAIRO

El-Zombi Wa El-Khataya El-Aashra (The Zombie and the Ten Sins), a play written and directed by Tarek Al-Deweri.

El-Hanager Arts Centre, Cairo Opera House grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8.30pm

CAIRO

Mazaher Ensemble, Zar music performance

Egyptian center for Culture and Arts - Makan, 1 Saad Zaghloul Street, El Dawaween, Cairo.

Theatre

8:30pm

CAIRO

Men El-Qalb lel Qalb (Heart to Heart), a poetic adaptation of The Little Prince by Foad Haddad.

Qawmi (National) Theatre, Ataba, Cairo

Theatre

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Mohamed Mekky

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

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

Youssra El-Hawary
Youssra El-Hawary
Youssra El-Hawary and band performing in Oufuqy Music Festival in Alexandria 2013 (Photo: Rowan El Shimi)

Thursday 25 Feb
 

Lecture

6pm

CAIRO

‘Othering: The Oracle of Delphi and the Question of Interpretation’ by Pavlos Kavouras.

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

Music

7pm

CAIRO

A concert by Mostafa Hussein and his troupe.

Al-Ghouri Caravansary, Mohamed Abdou Street, off Al-Moez Street with Al-Azhar, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Angham concert

Sound and Light Theatre, Giza pyramids

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Musiphoria band performance

Elbet Alwan, 15 Ahmed Heshmat Street,  Zamalek, Cairo

Ballet
8pm
CAIRO

Swan Lake ballet. Read more here

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8:30pm

CAIRO

Youssra El-Hawary concert. Read more here

Greek Campus, 28 Falaki Street, Downtown Cairo

Ballet

7pm

CAIRO

Horeya Center Ballet troupe of children, lead by Zizette

Horreya Creativity Center, 1 Horreya Street, Alexandria

Theatre

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Tram El-Raml musical play

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Seminar

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Three Attempts to Approach Hassan Khan

El Cabina, 11 San Saba Street, behind Cinema Rialto, El-Raml station, Alexandria

Dance
PORT SAID

"Dance in transit," street performance of contemporary dance. Read more here

Port Said, location and time TBA

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Dance in Transit
Dance in Transit
Mahatat's Dance in Transit (Photo: courtesy of Mahatat for contemporary art)

Friday 26 Feb
 

Music

7pm

CAIRO

Omar Khairat concert

El-Sawy Culturewheel, 26 July Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre

7pm

CAIRO

Masra7ak (Your Theatre). People are invited to participate in a one-day improvised performance. Actors and amateurs are welcome for participation, as well as audiences who only wish to watch.

Magnolia Leaves of Art, 12 Mohamed Anis Street, off Mohamed Mazhar Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre

7.30pm

CAIRO

Puppet and shadow theatre performance.

Beit Al-Sehemi,  Al-Gamaliya, Al-Darb Al-Asfar Alley, Al-Muaaz Street, Old Cairo

Ballet
8pm
LAST SHOW IN CAIRO

Swan Lake ballet. Read more here

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

Qessa Bassita Gedan (A Very Simple Story) play, translated from the Russian text by Maria Lado

Heliopolis Library, 42 Orouba Street, Heliopolis, Cairo

Music

6pm

ALEXANDRIA

Musical Evening with Neveen Mahmoudy (violin) and Amir Awad (piano)

Atelier Alex, 6 Victor Bassili Street, Al Pharaana Al Azarita, Alexandria

Music

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Massar Egbari concert

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Seminar

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Three Attempts to Approach Hassan Khan

El Cabina, 11 San Saba Street, behind Cinema Rialto, El-Raml station, Alexandria

Dance
DAMIETTA

"Dance in transit," street performance of contemporary dance. Read more here

Damietta, location and time TBA

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Masar Egbari
Masar Egbari
Massar Egbari performs during the Bibliotheca Alexandrina's Summer Festival in 2014, Alexandria, Egypt (Photo: Corinne Grassi)

Saturday 27 Feb
 

Music

7pm

CAIRO

Masar Egbari concert

El-Sawy Culturewheel, 26 July Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Lecture

7pm

CAIRO

A lecture titled ‘Emaa Wa Earaf’ by Hani Shenouda

Talaat Harb Cultural Centre, 1 El Sayeda Nafisa Street, Cairo. Tel: 02 23622647.

Music

7pm

CAIRO

Al-Tanoura whirling dervishes.

Al-Ghouri Caravansary, Mohamed Abdou Street, off Al-Moez Street with Al-Azhar, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Rania Shaalan concert

Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Hawas band perform their album Zay El-Sheta (Just Like Winter,) featuring Shereen Abdo.

Room Art Space, 10 Etehaad El-Mohamin Street, Garden City, Cairo

Seminar

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Three Attempts to Approach Hassan Khan

El Cabina, 11 San Saba Street, behind Cinema Rialto, El-Raml station, Alexandria

Dance
MANSOURA

"Dance in transit," street performance of contemporary dance. Read more here

Mansoura, location and time TBA

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Three Attempts to Approach Hassan Khan
Three Attempts to Approach Hassan Khan
Seminars 'Three Attempts to Approach Hassan Khan' (Photo: from the event's promotional material)

 

Sunday 28 Feb
 

Puppet show

6pm

CAIRO

Mohamed Mounir songs performed by Sakia Puppet theatre.

El-Sawy Culturewheel, 26 July Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition Opening

7pm

CAIRO

Ard El-Ahbab, a painting exhibit by Ahmed Bayomi. With guest of honor Helmy Bakr

Russian Culture Center, 127 Tahrir Street, Dokki, Cairo

Music

7.30pm

CAIRO

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

Beit Al-Sehemi,  Al-Gamaliya, Al-Darb Al-Asfar Alley, Al-Moez Street, Old Cairo

Film

7.30pm

CAIRO

Screening of ‘The Autism Ordeal’ (Noha El-Hennawy, 2016). Read more here.

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

Music

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Mohamed Badran performance

Horreya Creativity Center, 1 Horreya Street, Alexandria

Seminar

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Three Attempts to Approach Hassan Khan

El Cabina, 11 San Saba Street, behind Cinema Rialto, El-Raml station, Alexandria

The Autism Ordeal
The Autism Ordeal
Egyptian journalist Noha El-Hennawy's documentary ‘The Autism Ordeal' will screen at NVIC on 28 February.(Photo: Fragment from promotional material)

EXHIBITIONS this week
 

Exhibition

21 Feb- TBA

CAIRO

Horse’s Spectrum, painting exhibition for Mostafa El Razzaz

Picasso Art Gallery, 30 Hassan Assem Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

24 Feb- 13 Mar

CAIRO

A Hidden Message, group exhibition of 10 artists

Art Lounge, 37B Ahmed Heshmat Street, 1st floor, apt 2 Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

19 Feb - 3 Mar

ALEXANDRIA

Postponed Ending, photography exhibition by Yasmine Hussien

Wekalet Behna, 1 Kenissa Maroniya Street, El-Manshiya, Alexandria

Exhibition

25 Feb- 5 Apr

CAIRO

Indelible, photography exhibit by Randa Shaath

Gypsum Gallery, 5 Ibrahim Naguib, Ground Floor, Apt 2, Garden City, Cairo

Exhibition

15 Feb - tba

CAIRO

Soul by Karim Abd El-Malak

Safar Khan Gallery,  Brazil Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

18 Feb - tba

CAIRO

Spirit Inspiration, Sculpture exhibition by Houreya El-Sayed

Hungarian Cultural Counsellor, Balass Institute, 13 Gawad Hosni Street, 2nd floor, Downtown, Cairo

Exhibition

10 - 24 Feb

CAIRO

Bag-G-Age, an exhibition by  Hungarian sculptor

Beáta Rostás

Gezira Art Center, 1 Sheikh Marsafy Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

21 Feb-5 April

CAIRO

'Indelible', a photography exhibition by renowned photographer and photojournalist Randa Shaath.

Gypsum Gallery, 5 Ibrahim Naguib Street, Apt 2, Ground Floor, Garden City, Cairo

Exhibition

14 - 28 Feb

CAIRO

Al Mot Fi Lawhat (Death in Frames), photography exhibit.

Open from 10 - 2 pm, and from 5 to 9 except Fridays.

Palace of Arts, Cairo Opera grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

9 Feb- 1 Mar

CAIRO

Doves and Crows, a painting exhibit by Yasser Rostom

Art Talks, 8, El Kamel Mohamed Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

9 - 27 Feb

CAIRO

Color Subtraction, a painting exhibition by Sudanese artist Hob El-Din Hamed, with a performance by Sudanese singer El-Zeina.

Artellewa, 9 Mohamed Ali El-Eseary Street, Ard El-Lewa, Giza

Exhibition

4-25 Feb

CAIRO

‘Less Than Important’ exhibition featuring work by artists Amanda KM, Anna Katharina Scheidegger, Huda Lutfi, Mohamed Ezz EL-Din, Mohamed Saidy

and Sandrine Pelletier

Saad Zaghloul Cultural Centre, 2 Saad Zaghloul Street, Mounira, Cairo

Exhibition
31 Jan- 29 Feb

CAIRO

The Magic Thread, painting exhibition by Soad Mardam Bey

Zamalek Art Gallery (Venue I), 11 Brazil Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

31 Jan- 29 Feb

CAIRO

An introduction to voidness, sculpture exhibition by Nathan Doss

Zamalek Art Gallery (Venue II), 11 Brazil Street, Zamalek, Cairo


The Magic Thread
The Magic Thread
The Magic Thread, painting exhibition by Soad Mardam Bey (Photo: Al Ahram Weekly)

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