Not to be missed: Cairo Int'l Film Festival continues, 2Cellos in Soma Bay, exhibitions in Alexandria

Ahram Online , Tuesday 15 Nov 2022

Ahram Online highlights a selection of do-not-miss events this week (16-22 November) in a variety of cities.

Not to miss


44th Cairo International Film Festival 

The festival opened on 13 November and continues until 22 November. 
The films are screened across numerous venues in Egypt.

They are topped with workshops, seminars and industry related events. The festival will also hold the fifth edition of the Cairo Industry Days (17-22 November).

For more info please visit the festival’s Facebook page 

Antigone Theatre Play

Tuesday 15 November - Saturday 19 November, 8pm
Tahrir Cultural Centre, AUC, Downtown Cairo

Prepared by AUC students, the play premiered on 8 November Malak Gabr Arts Theatre, American University in Cairo, New Cairo campus. The play will be shown at TCC between 15 and 19 November.

Egypt premiere of Lamborghini - The Man Behind The Legend (2022)

Thursday 17 November
Vox Cinemas

The film is a true story of Ferruccio Lamborghini, the founder of Lamborghini. The events are set against the backdrop of post-war Italy, mirroring the complex transformation of his homeland. The film stars Gabriel Byrne, Mira Sorvino, Frank Grillo

Tarek Raouf Ensemble

Thursday 17 November, 9pm
ROOM Art Space & Cafe, 10, Etehad El Mohameien St, Garden City, Cairo

Tarek Raouf Ensemble presents jazz standards and original compositions by the trumpet player Tarek Raouf.

El Warsha Nights

Thursday 17 November, 8pm
Rawabet Art Space, 5 Hussein Basha El-Meamari, Downtown Cairo

El Warsha Nights are among the troupe's most successful shows in the last 30 years. They include songs, stories and scenes that change in relation to the world’s constant movement around us, and to the troupe’s artistic choices. 

Disney Songs and Musicals

Thursday 17 November and Friday 18 November, 8pm
Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Cairo Opera Company will present the best of Disney musicals and songs.

Opening of A Place to Begin exhibition

Friday 18 November, 8pm
Shelter Art Space, 52 Fouad Street, Alexandria

The photography exhibition by Mohamed Mahdy (Egypt) is curated by Bertan Selim (The Netherlands). A Place to Begin is an exhibition that showcases the artist’s vision through his journey to Humaithera, a place that affected his personal and artistic journey on all levels.

2Cellos concert

Friday 18 November 2022, 9pm
Somabay, Hurghada

The duo consists of world-admired classically trained cellists, Luka Šulić and Stjepan Hauser. Their concert at Soma Bay is part of their Farewell Tour which, as the name indicates, will be the final appearance of the decade-old famed duo in Egypt. In the tour they will be accompanied by drummer Dusan Kranjc. 

Tickets can be purchased via TicketsMarche 

Read more about the concert here 

Donia El Hob - live electronic performance

Friday 18 November, 8pm
Rawabet Art Space, 5 Hussein Basha El-Meamari, Downtown Cairo

The performance is led by Dr Shahir & Alfa Rock featuring singer Sahar ElZoghbi in collaboration with Rawabet Art Space. The band fuses its African and Egyptian heritage with European sounds and styles producing a unique sound that takes you on a wild journey from one soundscape to the other with lots of space for improvisation and sound indulgence.

Opening of Occidentalism exhibition

Sunday 20 November, 3pm
Janaklees Art Space, 10 Hussein Hasab Street, Alexandria

The three-day exhibition runs until 22 November. Occidentalism exhibition revives the discussion about what exactly is Orientalism and its effects on the contemporary Arab way of thought. Over the course of three days, the exhibition will examine some of the works of Orientalist art through combining them with a contemporary vision of the Arabic east.

Hayatna, modern dance performance

Monday 21 November, 8pm
Rawabet Art Space, 5 Hussein Basha El-Meamari, Downtown Cairo

Hayatna takes us on a poetic journey through the living and sensory place that objects and places occupy, in their emotions and their daily life.

Jazz and Latin Night

Tuesday 22 November, 8pm
Jesuit Cultural Center, 298 Port Said Street, Alexandria

Young Egyptian musicians will explore different paths of jazz.

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