Not to be missed: Cleopatra at Cairo Opera, Elvis in cinemas

Ahram Online , Tuesday 21 Jun 2022

Ahram Online highlights a selection of do-not-miss events this week (22-28 June) in Cairo and on streaming platforms.

Not to miss

Cleopatra ballet

21-24 June, 8pm: Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek
The performance which premiered in 2019 is staged by the Cairo Opera Ballet Company and the Cairo Opera Orchestra conducted by Mohamed Saad Basha who also composed the music. Directed by Armenia Kamel, the ballet's plotline revolves around the famed love story between Cleopatra and Mark Antony.

Dawar Arts Festival

22-25 June: Dawar Arts
16 Adly, El-Fawalah, Abdeen, Cairo
The first edition of the festival will feature talks, workshops, theatre, and music, alongside film screenings reflecting on Dawar’s journey of wellbeing, community development, and how art has contributed to that.
The programme’s details can be found on Dawar Arts’ Facebook page  

Italian Cinema

Wednesday 22 June – 5 July
Cinema Zawya, Odeon Cinema, 15 Emad El-Deen St, Cairo Downtown
For two weeks, Zawya will be showing a diverse selection of recent Italian productions as well as an homage to the radical artist, poet, and filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini on the occasion of his 100th birthday.
The programme details can be found on Zawya’s Facebook page

Egyptian premiere of The Black Phone (2021)

Wednesday 22 June
Vox Cinemas
After being abducted by a child killer and locked in a soundproof basement, a 13-year-old boy starts receiving calls on a disconnected phone from the killer’s previous victims.
The film stars James Ransone, Ethan Hawke, and Jeremy Davies

Egyptian premiere of Elvis (2022)

Wednesday 22 June
Vox Cinemas
The biographical drama explores the life and music of Elvis Presley (Butler), seen through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker (Hanks). 
The film stars Tom Hanks, Helen Thomson, Olivia DeJonge, and Austin Butler

The Chicago Children’s Choir

Wednesday 22 June, 8pm
Tahrir Cultural Centre, Cairo
Read more about the event here
The concert will be held again on Tuesday 28 June at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria.

Oud player Hazem Shaheen and his band

Thursday 23 June, 8pm
Rawabet Art Space, 3 Hussein Basha El-Meamari, Kasr El-Nil, Cairo
Hazem Shaheen is an Alexandrian oud player, singer, composer, and founder of Eskendrella.
In Rawabet Art Space, Shaheen will present his instrumental compositions as well as his version of unforgettable classics.
The concert will also feature Andre Segone (bass), Ayman Mabrouk (percussions), Mohamed Sawwah (trumpet), and Mohamed Abdallah (piano).

Netflix premiere of The Man from Toronto (2022)

Friday 24 June
The comedy thriller follows the world’s deadliest assassin and New York’s biggest screw-up, who are mistaken for each other at an Airbnb rental.
Directed by Patrick Hughes, the film stars Kevin Hart and Woody Harrelson, along with Kaley Cuoco, Jasmine Mathews, Lela Loren, among others.

Dvorak’s masterpiece Stabat Mater

Friday 24 June, 8pm: Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria
Saturday 25 June, 7pm: Basilique Notre Dame d’Heliopolis, Cairo
Read more about the event here
Chicago Children’s Choir

Tuesday 28 June, 8pm: Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria
Read more about the event here
The concert also takes place in Cairo on 22 June at the Tahrir Cultural Centre.

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