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Egypt's arts and culture events of the week: 24 Apr - 1 May

Festivals such as Shakespeare 400, India by the Nile, Bayt El-Umma and Oshtoora, provide countless cultural attractions to audiences in a number of Egypt’s cities. This is topped-off with many other arts activities.

Ahram Online , Saturday 23 Apr 2016
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Sunday 24 Apr
 

Theatre

CAIRO

Bayt El-Umma Drama Festival. Read more about the festival here.

Saad Zaghloul Culture Centre, 2 Saad Zaghloul Street, El-Mounira, Cairo

Exhibition

Last Days

CAIRO

Awan, sculpture exhibition by Hassan Kamel. The exhibition runs until 28 April

Nile Art Gallery, 14 El-Montazah street, Zamalek, Cairo

Dance
5pm
CAIRO

Bollywood Dance workshop. The event is part of the India by the Nile festival which runs between 23 April and 7 May

Al-Midan Theatre, in front of Hanager Arts Centre, Cairo Opera House Grounds, Cairo

Forum

6.30pm

CAIRO

Forum titled Celebrations of Spring in Folkloric Heritage, in light of celebrating the International Day of Heritage

Beit El-Sehemi, El-Gamaliya, El-Muaaz Street, Cairo

Music/Dance

7pm

CAIRO

El-Tanoura whirling dervishes perform to live Sufi music.

El-Ghouri Caravansary, Mohamed Abdou Street, off Al-Moaz Street and Al-Azhar Street, Old Cairo

Exhibition Opening

7pm

CAIRO

Paintings by Hisham Abdallah

Picasso Art Gallery, 30 Hassan Assem st., off Brazil street, Zamalek, Cairo

Performance

7pm

CAIRO

A performance by Beiba Troupe which celebrates Egyptian folklore.

Al-Amir Taz Palace, 27 Al-Soufeieh Street, Manial, Old Cairo

Music

7.30pm

CAIRO

The Nile Troupe for Folk Instruments, conducted by Abdel-Rahman Al-Shafaai, performs dances and songs from Upper Egypt on mizmar, tabla and other traditional musical instruments.

Beit El-Sehemi, El-Gamaliya, El-Muaaz Street, Cairo

Film

8pm

CAIRO

Dinner at The Movies, a seated dinner with the screening of short films and animation from the 1900s. Reserve by calling 01098744014 / 01064138200

Eish w Malh, 20 Adly Street, in front of the synagogue, Downtown, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Al-Enshad Al-Dini (religious chanting) troupe performs religious songs.

Arab Music Institute, 22 Ramsis St, Cairo

Music
8.30pm
CAIRO

The Nile Troupe for Folk Instruments, conducted by Abdel-Rahman Al-Shafaai, performs dances and songs from Upper Egypt on mizmar, tabla and other traditional musical instruments.

Beit Al-Sehemi,

Al-Gamaliya, Al-Darb Al-Asfar Alley, Al-Muaaz St, Cairo

Children activity
10am
ALEXANDRIA

Shakespeare’s Treasure Hunt Workshop. Event is part of ‘Shakespeare 400: Forever and a Day festival.’ Check the programme here.

Library, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Film
1pm
ALEXANDRIA

Audio Show for the visually impaired

The Merchant of Venice. Event is part of ‘Shakespeare 400: Forever and a Day festival.’ Check the programme here.

Lecture hall, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Film
7pm
ALEXANDRIA

Macbeth (UK/USA, 1971) directed by Roman Polanski. Event is part of ‘Shakespeare 400: Forever and a Day festival.’ Check the programme here.

Auditorium hall, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Theatre
8pm
ALEXANDRIA

Much Ado About Nothing, Prague Shakespeare Company. Event is part of ‘Shakespeare 400: Forever and a Day festival.’ Check the programme here.

Great hall, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Exhibit/Books Opening

ALEXANDRIA

7th BA International Biennale for the Artist’s Book, showcasing artworks created by 73 artists from 12 different countries, running till 23 May.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

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

About Elly
(Photo: Fragment from Iranian film About Elly film poster)

Monday 25 Apr
 

Theatre

CAIRO

Bayt El-Umma Drama Festival. Read more about the festival here.

Saad Zaghloul Culture Centre, 2 Saad Zaghloul Street, El-Mounira, Cairo

Exhibition

Last Days

CAIRO

Al-Ahram corporate collection showcase, running till 28 April. Read more here.

Al-Ahram building, El-Galaa street, Downtown, Cairo

Film

3pm & 7pm

CAIRO

Two screenings of The Seventh Seal (1957) by Ingar Bergman

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

Cultural Salon
6pm
CAIRO

“The Future of Electronic Books in Egypt,” a cultural salon features Chairman of the Egyptian Library Organisation Professor Amani Maged, Chairman of the Arab Publishers’ Union, Mohamed Rashad, and Professor Hesham Mekki. The event marks the International Book Day and is held, in collaboration with the Egyptian Library Organisation.

Greater Cairo Library, 15 Mohamed Mazhar St, Zamalek

Film

7.30pm

CAIRO

Screening of Mediterranea (2015)

Balcon Heliopolis, 26 Sohag street, Heliopolis, Cairo

Music/Dance

8pm

CAIRO

Performances and closing ceremony of fourth edition of International Festival for Drums and Traditional Arts

Cairo Citadel

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Indian Ocean band. The event is part of the India by the Nile festival which runs between 23 April and 7 May

Gomhoria Theatre, 6 El-Gomhoria Street, Abdeen, Cairo

Music
9pm
CAIRO

Zikr and Sufi night

Makan, Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo

Music & Dance
9.30pm
CAIRO

Al-Tanoura whirling dervishes perform to live Sufi music.

Al-Ghouri Caravansary, Mohamed Abdou St, off Al-Moaiz St and Al-Azhar St

Film
12pm
ALEXANDRIA

Hamlet directed by Franco Zeffirelli (1990). Event is part of ‘Shakespeare 400: Forever and a Day festival.’ Check the programme here.

Library, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Film

3pm

ALEXANDRIA

Cinema Club

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

Film
7pm
ALEXANDRIA

Romeo and Juliet (UK/Italy, 1968) directed by Franco Zeffirelli. Event is part of ‘Shakespeare 400: Forever and a Day festival.’ Check the programme here.

Library, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Theatre
8pm
ALEXANDRIA

Music Theater Performance: The Hip-Hop Shakespeare Company Live (UK). Event is part of ‘Shakespeare 400: Forever and a Day festival.’ Check the programme here.

Great Hall, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Music
8pm
ALEXANDRIA

Ghenwa (Song) band plays contemporary Egyptian songs

Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre), Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria

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


Human
(Photo: 4 stills from the film Human)


Tuesday 26 Apr
 

Theatre

CAIRO

Bayt El-Umma Drama Festival. Read more about the festival here.

Saad Zaghloul Culture Centre, 2 Saad Zaghloul Street, El-Mounira, Cairo

Talk

5pm

CAIRO

The Concept of Genre In Medieval Arabic Literature, by Gyöngyi Oroszi

Dominican Institute for Oriental Studies, 1 Masnaa El-Tarabishi, El-Abbasia, Cairo.

Tel: 02 24825509

Film

6.30pm

CAIRO

Screening of Iranian film About Elly (Asghar Farhadi, 2009).  Read more here.

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

Music

7pm

CAIRO

Al-Tanoura whirling dervishes.

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

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Human (2015). Read more about the film here.

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

Cultural Salon
7pm
CAIRO

Discussion titled “The Egyptian Caricature” will feature TV presenter Mohamed Al-Boghdadi and will be moderated by artist Amin Al-Serafi.

Cairo Opera House, small hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Mazzika X El-Sat7: Special night with The Invisible Hands.

Darb 1718, Kasr El Shama Street, Al Fakhareen, Cairo, Egypt

Music & Dance
8pm
CAIRO

Bollywood Love Story musical. The event is part of the India by the Nile festival which runs between 23 April and 7 May

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
9pm
CAIRO

Mawawil and Gamalat Shiha present traditional music of the Nile Delta, Sudan, Eritrea and more

Makan, Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo

Theatre
11am
ALEXANDRIA

Mexican Puppet Show "ArteGuerrero": Hamlet. Event is part of ‘Shakespeare 400: Forever and a Day festival.’ Check the programme here.

Small Hall, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Music
1pm
ALEXANDRIA

Opera screening: Othello The Story of a Song Program. Event is part of ‘Shakespeare 400: Forever and a Day festival.’ Check the programme here.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Film

3pm

ALEXANDRIA

Cinema Club

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

Music

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Concert by Al-Samateen troupe.

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

Music
8pm
ALEXANDRIA

K'antu Early Music Ensemble (UK). Event is part of ‘Shakespeare 400: Forever and a Day festival.’ Check the programme here.

Small Hall, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

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

Indian Ocean
Indian Ocean band (Photo: courtesy of India by the Nile organizers/website)

Wednesday 27 Apr
 

Theatre

CAIRO

Bayt El-Umma Drama Festival. Read more about the festival here.

Saad Zaghloul Culture Centre, 2 Saad Zaghloul Street, El-Mounira, Cairo

Music & Dance
12pm
CAIRO

Bollywood Love Story musical. The event is part of the India by the Nile festival which runs between 23 April and 7 May

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Film
6pm
CAIRO

Screening of film Jannat-E-Nile, a documentary film on the world’s longest river, Nile

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

Music
6pm
CAIRO

Indian Ocean band. The event is part of the India by the Nile festival which runs between 23 April and 7 May

Ain Shams University, Cairo

Exhibition Opening

7pm

CAIRO

Painting exhibition by Amal Nasr

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

Lecture

7.30pm

CAIRO

The Wednesday Salon remembers iconic Egyptian poet Salah Jahin on his death anniversary.  

Beit El-Seheimy, Haret Al-Darb Al-Asfar, Qism Al-Gamaleya, Cairo

Music & Dance
8pm
CAIRO

Bollywood Love Story musical. The event is part of the India by the Nile festival which runs between 23 April and 7 May

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
9pm
CAIRO

Zar music and songs by Mazaher, featuring Umm Sameh, Umm Hassan and Nour Al-Sab.

Makan, Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo

Film
12pm
ALEXANDRIA

Documentary 'Muse of Fire'. Event is part of ‘Shakespeare 400: Forever and a Day festival.’ Check the programme here.

Small Hall, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Film
1pm
ALEXANDRIA

Documentary 'William Shakespeare: A life of Drama' (1996). Event is part of ‘Shakespeare 400: Forever and a Day festival.’ Check the programme here.

Library, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Music
8pm
ALEXANDRIA

Shakespeare in Music, by BA Orchestra and BA Choir. Event is part of ‘Shakespeare 400: Forever and a Day festival.’ Check the programme here.

Great hall, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

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

Oshtoora
Oshtoora 2016 Location North Lake Qarun at Fayoum (Photo: Nada Elissa, courtesy of Oshtoora)

Thursday 28 Apr
 

Oshtoora Festival

Oshtoora music and arts festival. Read more here.

Qaroun Lake, Fayoum

Theatre

CAIRO

Bayt El-Umma Drama Festival. Read more about the festival here.

Saad Zaghloul Culture Centre, 2 Saad Zaghloul Street, El-Mounira, Cairo

Music & Dance
12pm
CAIRO

Bollywood Love Story musical. The event is part of the India by the Nile festival which runs between 23 April and 7 May

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Wellbeing seminar
6pm
CAIRO

Seminar on Alternative Systems of Medicine. The event is part of the India by the Nile festival which runs between 23 April and 7 May

MACIC (India culture centre), 3, Abu El Feda Street, 2nd floor, Zamalek, Cairo

Lecture

7pm

CAIRO

Remembering William Shakespeare on his 400th death anniversary.

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

Music & Dance
8pm
CAIRO

Bollywood Love Story musical. The event is part of the India by the Nile festival which runs between 23 April and 7 May

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Medhat Saleh concert

MUST Opera House, 6th of October, Al Motamaiz District, El Mehwar el Markazi

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Arabic music concert celebrating iconic music composer Riad Al-Sonbaty.

Bayt Al Ghenaa Al Araby, The Beshtak Palace (Qasr Bashtak), Bayn Al-Qasrayn, Moez street, Islamic Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

The Talents Development Centre concert.

Arab Music Institute, 22 Ramsis St, Cairo

Music & Dance
9.30pm
CAIRO

Al-Tanoura whirling dervishes perform to live Sufi music.

Al-Ghouri Caravansary, Mohamed Abdou St, off Al-Moaiz St and Al-Azhar St

Music
8pm
ALEXANDRIA

Oriental jazz by Yehia Khalil

Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre), Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria

Music
6pm
ISMAILIA

Indian Ocean band. The event is part of the India by the Nile festival which runs between 23 April and 7 May

Beach Club, Ismailia

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

Odissi
Dona Gangouly, Odissi classical dancer (Photo: courtesy of India by the Nile organisers)

Friday 29 Apr
 

Oshtoora Festival

Oshtoora music and arts festival. Read more here.

Qaroun Lake, Fayoum

Wellbeing seminar
5.30pm
CAIRO

Wellbeing Session. The event is part of the India by the Nile festival which runs between 23 April and 7 May

Children Civilization and Creativity Centre, Cairo

Theatre

7.30pm

CAIRO

Puppet and shadow theatre performance.

Beit El-Seheimy, Haret El-Darb El-Asfar, Qism El-Gamaleya, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

May Abdel Aziz concert

Sawy Culturewheel, 26 July street, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Violin and Harp recital

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Music & Dance
8pm
CAIRO

Bollywood Love Story musical. The event is part of the India by the Nile festival which runs between 23 April and 7 May

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Puppet Theatre
8.30pm
CAIRO

“Al-Aragouz wa Khayal Al-Zel” (The Shadow Puppet), a free public performance by clowns in Al-Muiz Street, presented by Wamda and directed by Nabil Bahgat.

Beit Al-Sehemi,

Al-Gamaliya, Al-Darb Al-Asfar Alley, Al-Muaaz St, Cairo

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

 

Hip Hop Shakespeare Company
Akala from Hip Hop Shakespeare Company during performance at the TEDxAldeburgh (Photo: still from the YouTube video)

 

Saturday 30 Apr

 

Oshtoora Festival

Oshtoora music and arts festival. Read more here.

Qaroun Lake, Fayoum

Wellbeing seminar
10am
CAIRO

Wellbeing Session at World Healing & Meditation Day. The event is part of the India by the Nile festival which runs between 23 April and 7 May

Al Azhar Park, Lake Area, Cairo

Exhibition opening
5pm
CAIRO

Colors of Life. The event is part of the India by the Nile festival which runs between 23 April and 7 May. The exhibition will continue until 3 May.

Hanager Arts Centre, Cairo Opera House Grounds, Cairo

Wellbeing seminar
6pm
CAIRO

Yoga session. The event is part of the India by the Nile festival which runs between 23 April and 7 May

Al Azhar Park, Lake Area, Cairo

Music
7pm
ALEXANDRIA

Indian Ocean band. The event is part of the India by the Nile festival which runs between 23 April and 7 May

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Dance
8pm
CAIRO

Odissi classical dance: Dona Ganguly and her troupe. The event is part of the India by the Nile festival which runs between 23 April and 7 May

Gomhoreya Theatre, Cairo

Music & Dance
9.30pm
CAIRO

Al-Tanoura whirling dervishes perform to live Sufi music.

Al-Ghouri Caravansary, Mohamed Abdou St, off Al-Moaiz St and Al-Azhar St

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


Macbeth
(Still from film Macbeth)

 

Sunday 1 May
 

Oshtoora Festival

Oshtoora music and arts festival. Read more here.

Qaroun Lake, Fayoum

Carnival

CAIRO

Cairo Carnival Spring ‘16

Family Park, El-Rehab city, Fifth Settlement, New Cairo

Music/Dance

7pm

CAIRO

El-Tanoura whirling dervishes perform to live Sufi music.

El-Ghouri Caravansary, Mohamed Abdou Street, off El-Moaz Street and Al-Azhar Street, Old Cairo

Music
8.30pm
CAIRO

The Nile Troupe for Folk Instruments, conducted by Abdel-Rahman Al-Shafaai, performs dances and songs from Upper Egypt on mizmar, tabla and other traditional musical instruments.

Beit Al-Sehemi,

Al-Gamaliya, Al-Darb Al-Asfar Alley, Al-Muaaz St, Cairo

Wellbeing seminar
6pm
ALEXANDRIA

Yoga workshop. The event is part of the India by the Nile festival which runs between 23 April and 7 May

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Al Ahram
Al-Ahram corporate art collection showcase, running till 28 April. (Photo: Al Ahram)

EXHIBITIONS this week
 

Exhibition

16 - 28 Apr

CAIRO

Al-Ahram corporate collection showcase. Read more here.

Al-Ahram building, El-Galaa street, Downtown, Cairo

Exhibition

6 - 25 Apr

CAIRO

Exhibition by Salma El-Ashry

Art Lounge, 37B Ahmed Heshmat street,  Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

24 Apr- 15 May

CAIRO

Paintings by Hisham Abdallah

Picasso Art Gallery, 30 Hassan Assem st., off Brazil street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

27 Apr- 11 May

CAIRO

Painting exhibition by Amal Nasr

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

Exhibition

9 Apr- 6 May

CAIRO

Max Vityk Retrospective

Arts Mart, at KM28 on the Cairo-Alex Desert Road before Dandy Mall, behind Total Petrol Station

Exhibition

16 Apr- 3 May

Works by late Armenian-Egyptian cartoonist and caricaturist Alexander Saroukhan

Al-Masar Gallery, 157 B, 26th of July Street, Ground floor, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

11 Apr- 31 May

CAIRO

Log In, a group exhibition about social media.

Darb 1718, Kasr El Shamaa street, El-Fakhareen, Old Cairo, behind the Hanging Church and Amr Mosque

Exhibition

11 - 28 Apr

CAIRO

Awan, sculpture exhibition by Hassan Kamel

Nile Art Gallery, 14 El-Montazah street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

11 Apr - 9 May

CAIRO

Time Intermezzo, by Wael Darwish in venue 1, and Ahmed Abdel Tawab in venue 2

Zamalek Art Gallery, 1 Brazil Street, Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt

Exhibition

11 Apr- 4 May

CAIRO

Sculpture exhibition by Sarkis Tossoonian and Alfons Louis

Safar Khan Art Gallery, 6 Brazil Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

12 Apr - 3 May

CAIRO

Renee, painting exhibit by Guirguis Lotfy

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

Exhibition

13 - 28 Apr

CAIRO

Out of the Frame, sculpture exhibition by Sayeda Khalil

Ubuntu Gallery, 20 Hassan Sabry Street, (entrance from Ibn Zinky,) Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

13 - 28 Apr

CAIRO

On & Off, exhibition by Miriam Hathout and Hala Sharouny

Le Caire Gallery, 2 El-Malek El-Afdal street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

13 Apr-18 May

CAIRO

Indelible, a photography exhibition by renowned photographer and photojournalist Randa Shaath. Read more here.

The Photographic Gallery, Abdul Latif Jameel Hall, Plaza Level, AUC, New Cairo  

Exhibition

14 - 28 Apr

CAIRO

This is not a Parallelogram, by Mohamed Abdalla and Mohamed Maghraby.

Soma Art, 4 Maraashli Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

20 - 4 Jun

CAIRO

Chronic, a multimedia exhibition by CIC that comprises the 2nd chapter of If Not For That Wall

CIC, 22 Abdel Khalek Tharwat St., Downtown, Cairo

Exhibition

20 Apr- 24 May

CAIRO

Binary is False Idol, digital artwork by Setareh Shahbazi

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

Exhibition

21 Apr- tba

7pm

CAIRO

Sixth edition of Special Art Salon

Saad Zaghloul Cultural Center, 2 Saad Zaghloul street, Downtown, Cairo

Exhibit/Books 24 Apr- 23 May

ALEXANDRIA

7th BA International Biennale for the Artist’s Book, showcasing artworks created by 73 artists from 12 different countries.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Exhibition

17 Apr - tba

ALEXANDRIA

Conversation between East and West, by Nazir Tanbouli and Julien Solé

French Institute in Alexandria, El-Nabi Daniel street, Off Fouad street, Raml station, Alexandria

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