Not to be missed: The week of stars with Amr Diab, Mohamed Mounir, Ramy Sabry, Russell Peters, and many more

Ahram Online , Wednesday 14 Feb 2024

Ahram Online highlights a selection of do-not-miss events this week (14-20 February, 2024) in Cairo and Alexandria.

Not to miss


The week includes numerous concerts celebrating Valentine's Day
Check the whole Valentine’s listing here

The week also sees the last days of Luxor African Film Festival

Focusing on the cinematic gems from the African continent, the festival kicked off on 9 February and continues until 15 February in the historic Egyptian city of Luxor.

The festival is the brainchild of Egyptian screenwriter and actor Sayed Fouad – currently serving as its president – and Egyptian actress and film director Azza El Hosseiny.

Check more information about the festival here

Girl's Love (2003) - film
Wednesday 14 February - discussion with the screenwriter
Sunday 18 February - discussion with the director
Zawya Arthouse Cinema, 15 Emad El-Deen St, Cairo

The film is screened throughout the week, but on Wednesday 14 February, the screening will be accompanied by a discussion with the scriptwriter Tamer Habib. On Sunday 18 February, the screening will be accompanied by a discussion with the Girl's Love director, Khaled El-Hagar. 

The film follows three sisters, all of them from different mothers, but one father. The father dies leaving them with a great legacy that requires the three of them to meet in one house.

Abdel-Basset Hamouda - music
Wednesday 14 February, 8pm
El-Sawy Culturewheel, River Hall, 26th of July Street, Zamalek, Cairo

The Egyptian Shaabi singer will celebrate Valentine’s Day with some of his well-known songs.

BA Youth Orchestra and Michelle Rounds - music
Wednesday 14 February, 8pm
Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Great Hall, Alexandria

The concert will feature the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Youth Orchestra conducted by Shadi Abdel-Salam, performing the best-known love compositions such as Besame Mucho, La Vie en Rose, Perhaps Love, Sway, Fly Me to the Moon, among others. The guest singer of the evening is Michelle Rounds.

Waqt Idafi - film
Wednesday 14 February
Across cinemas

Three elderly men decide to escape the luxurious rehabilitation clinic where they reside and embark on a nocturnal adventure that reveals secrets from their past, exposing their true characters. The truth leads them into crimes that turn their present into a living nightmare.

The film stars Bassem Samra, Khaled El-Sawy, Amr Abduljaleel, Nesreen Ameen, and Emad Rashad.

Madame Web - film
Thursday 15 February
Across cinemas

"Meanwhile, in another universe…” In a switch from the typical genre, Madame Web tells the standalone origin story of one of Marvel publishing's most enigmatic heroines. The suspense-driven thriller stars Dakota Johnson as Cassandra Webb, a paramedic in Manhattan who may have clairvoyant abilities. Forced to confront revelations about her past, she forges a relationship with three young women destined for powerful futures...if they can all survive a deadly present.

The film stars Dakota Johnson, Sydney Sweeney, Isabela Merced, Celeste O’Connor, Tahar Rahim, Mike Epps, Emma Roberts, Adam Scott.

Nouran AbuTaleb - music
Thursday 15 February, 8pm (doors open at 7:30pm)
Theatro Arkan, Sheikh Zayed City, Cairo outskirts

Dubbed Love For Humanity, the concert is a heartfelt journey, where we remember that music is an authentic form of compassion and unity. The evening will be a cozy night of a combination of passionate dreamy music, a tribute to our shared humanity, to summon up resilience that roots deep within.

Throughout her career, AbuTaleb performed in several concerts on various stages across Egypt, always attracting a large crowd of fans.

Mohamed Mounir, Ramy Sabry, Sharmoofers - music
Friday 16 February
Family Park, New Cairo

In the concert dubbed the "Concert Of The Century," Egyptian stars Mohamed Mounir, Ramy Sabry, and Sharmoofers will take the stage.

The gates to the venues open at 1pm. Between 4 and 7:30pm, the audience will be entertained by DJs Amr Gaber and Asrawy. The stars will be taking the stage between 8pm and 1am.

Amr Diab - music
Friday 16 February, 5pm (doors open 3pm)
Al Manara Arena, Cairo

This is Amr Diab's winter concert and album launch in Egypt, showcasing his new tracks, topped with his iconic songs.

On 28 December 2023, Diab released his latest album Makanak (Your Place), with 12 songs starting to trend immediately. The first concert that included the songs from the Makanak album took place in Dubai, UAE

Saad El-Oud - concert
Saturday 17 February, 8pm (doors open at 7:30pm)
Theatro Arkan, Sheikh Zayed City, Cairo outskirts

Saad El-Oud will play songs representing authentic Egyptian heritage while interacting with the audience.

Stabat Mater - music
Saturday 17 February, 8pm
Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

The Cairo Symphony Orchestra and A Cappella Choir conducted by Jacopo Sipari di Pescasseroli (Italy) will perform Rossini’s Stabat Mater. The soloists of the evening are Mona Rafla (soprano), Jolie Faizy (mezzo-soprano), Amr Medhat (tenor) and Reda El-Wakil (bass).

The same evening will also present Bruch’s Violin Concerto no. 1, with the violin soloist Abigeila Voshtina

Russell Peters - standup comedy
Monday 19 February, 8pm (doors open 6pm)
Sports City Stadium, New Administrative Capital

After a success during his last visit to Egypt, the standup comedy superstar Russell Peters returns with yet another show.

Neveen Allouba Vocal Academy - music
Monday 19 February, 8 pm
Rawabet Art Space, 5 Hussein Basha Al Meamari, Downtown Cairo

The evening features Neveen Allouba Vocal Academy presenting its annual Valentine performance. The show will include scenes from Broadway musicals and others, performed by the academy’s students.

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