Not to be missed: From Egyptian Harp Ensemble, Ahmed Ali El-Haggar to Mummies, Al Kit-Kat

Ahram Online , Tuesday 24 Jan 2023

Ahram Online highlights a selection of do-not-miss events this week (25 - 31 January) in Cairo.

Not to miss

Khairy Beshara Retrospective
Daily throughout the whole month
Zawya cinema, 15 Emad Edin Street, Downtown Cairo

Khairy Beshara is one of the best known Egyptian directors of his generation and one the first Egyptian and Arab directors to venture into digital filmmaking in the late 1990s. He established the neo-realism genre with many significant films like The Collar and the Bracelet (1986), Bitter Day, Sweet Day (1988), Ice Cream in Gleam (1992), Abracadabra America (1993), Traffic Light (1995), Crab (1990), Wild Desire (1991), Strawberry War (1993) and Nutshell (1995) followed by many other titles. A selection of his films will be screened during the retrospective.  

Egypt premiere of Mummies
Wednesday 25 January
Vox Cinemas

The film follows the fun adventures of three Egyptian mummies who live in an underground secret city, hidden in ancient Egypt. The trio includes a princess, a former charioteer and his younger brother along with their pet baby crocodile.

Egypt premiere of Etneen Lil Egar
Wednesday 25 January
Vox Cinemas

Etneen Lil Egar (Two Persons for Rent) follows two losers desperate to earn an income while failing to hold on to a decent job. They post a video on social media stating that they would do any job in return for money.

Directed by Shadi Ali, the film stars Bayoumy Fouad and Mohamed Tharwat.

Egypt premiere of  Gandhi Godse 'Ek Yudh'
Wednesday 25 January
Vox Cinemas

The film depicts a fictional world where Mahatma Gandhi survives the attack on him and later meets Nathuram Godse in prison. Their conversation leads to a number of fiery debates.

The film stars Deepak Antani, Chinmay Mandlekar, Tanisha Santoshi.

Anistoona theatre play
26, 27, 28 January, 8pm
Must Opera House, 6th of October

Written by Karim Sami and Ahmed Abdel Wahab, the play is directed by Khaled Galal and starring Donia Samir Ghanim, Baiuomy Fouad, Karim Afify and Samy Moghawry

Teryola concert
Thursday 26 January, 9pm
Room Arts Space & Cafe, 10 Etehad El Mohamein St, Garden City, Cairo

Dubbed Meditation, the Teryola trio will present original compositions topped with some arrangements. The evening will lead the audience through the inner peace, away from the negative energies surrounding us in daily life.

The trio’s line up includes Hany El-Badry on nay, Mohamed Essam on piano and Mohamed Arafa on percussions.

Ahmed Ali El-Haggar concert
Thursday 26 January, 9pm
El-Sawy Culturewheel (El-Sakia), Zamalek, Cairo

Dubbed ‘An Evening with Love’, the concert will present the known compositions by Ahmed Ali El-Haggar

Aragid Ensemble
Friday 27 January, 8pm
Egyptian Center For Culture & Arts - Makan, 1 Saad Zaghloul St, Cairo

Led by Farah Al Masri, Aragid ensemble will perform a selection of traditional Nubian songs. The word Aragid in the Nubian language Fajikka means joy and happiness and is therefore linked to the songs of weddings, celebrations and holidays. The ensemble relies on the performer's interaction with the audience by singing, clapping and dancing.

Casino Badiaa play
Friday 27 January, 9pm
Marquee Theatre, Cairo Festival City

This comedic play takes the viewers back to the 1940s with a lot of fun and songs performed by famous actors Somaya El-Khashab, Edward, Ahmed Fathy and Alaa Moursy, among others.

The play was written by Ahmed El-Ebiary and directed by Tarek El-Ebiary. 

Screening of Al Kit-Kat
Monday 30 January, 6.30pm
French Institute, 1 Madrasset El Huquq El Frenseya street,off of Kasr El Eini Street, Mounira Cairo

Directed by Daoud Abdel Sayed, this 1991 classic of the Egyptian cinema, the film follows Sheikh Hossni, a blind man who lives with his son and mother in the working-class neighborhood of Kit-Kat in the vicinity of Cairo.

Egyptian Harp Ensemble
Tuesday 31 January, 8pm
Cairo Opera House, small hall, Zamalek

Led by Manal Mohie Eldin and other renowned Egyptian harp players, the ensemble will present work's of the international, Egyptian and Arab music composers.

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