Not to be missed: ‏From Backstreet Boys, Ali El-Haggar, El-Aragouz, to many films

Ahram Online , Wednesday 26 Apr 2023

Ahram Online highlights a selection of do-not-miss events this week (26 April - 2 May) in Cairo

Not to miss

Newly released Egyptian films:
Ramsis-Paris, Harley, Moghamarat Coco (Coco’s Adventures), Baad El-Shar (Away from Evil), Saat Egaba (Hour of Answer), Day 13, Ibn El-Hajj Ahmed (Son of Hagg Ahmed).
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“Joy” exhibition
27 April - 3 May
Lamasatt Art Gallery, Villa 14, Attaba Square, Dokki, Cairo

The group exhibition features works by a number of contemporary Egyptian sculptors and painters, including Mohamed Ishaq, Sayed Abdo Selim, Mohamed Zeinhom, Ahmed Bayoumi, Essam Kamal, Ali Abdel-Hady, Ehab El-Assiouty, Tamer Ragab, Reham Omran, and Abdul-Moeen Saleh.

The Challenge (2023)
Thursday 27 April
Vox Cinemas

The thoracic surgeon Evgenia Belyaeva has only one month to prepare for the flight to the International Space Station, where she has to perform surgery on a crew member. Will she be up for the challenge? Can she overcome her fears and insecurities?
The film stars Yuliya Peresild, Bakur Bakuradze, Ivan Zamorov, and Nailya Malakhova.

To Catch a Killer (2023)
Thursday 27 April
Vox Cinemas

The film takes place in Baltimore during New Year's Eve: A talented but troubled police officer (Shailene Woodley) is recruited by the FBI's chief investigator (Ben Mendelsohn) to help profile and track down a disturbed individual terrorising the city. The film stars Shailene Woodley, Ben Mendelsohn, and Ralph Ineson.

El-Aragouz wa Khayal Al-Zel
Friday 28 April, 8pm
Beit Al-Seheimi, Al-Muaaz Street, Al-Darb Al-Asfar Alley, Al-Gamaliya District, Cairo

El-Aragouz wa Khayal Al-Zel or The Shadow Puppet Theatre is a free public performance presented by Wamda and directed by Nabil Bahgat. 

Ali El-Haggar
Saturday 29 April, 8pm
El-Sawy Culturewheel, River Hall, Zamalek, Cairo

El-Haggar has been one of the best-known singers in Egypt and the Arab world over the past four decades. He has performed lyrics drawn from the poetry of Salah Jahin, Abdel-Rahman El-Abnoudy and Sayed Hegab. He has also collaborated with some of the country's most renowned composers such as Baligh Hamdy, Sayed Mekkawy, Omar Khairat and Fathy Salama.

My Bedroom: theatre performance
30 April, 1, 2, 3, 5 May, at 8pm
Dawar Arts, 16 Adly Street, Downtown Cairo

My Bedroom is an interactive site-specific theatre performance comprising four short stories, produced by Namat for Performing Arts in collaboration with Dawar Arts. Directed by Mahmoud Sayed, the performance is staged by the cast behind Deliverance by Naguib Mahfouz

The Nile Troupe for Folkloric Instruments
Sunday 30 April, 8pm
Beit Al-Seheimi, Al-Muaaz Street, Al-Darb Al-Asfar Alley, Al-Gamaliya District, Cairo

The troupe performs dances and songs from Upper Egypt on mizmar, tabla and other traditional musical instruments.

Sharkiat Fathy Salama
Sunday 30 April, 8pm
Cairo Opera House, Open Air Theatre, Zamalek, Cairo

Fathy Salama is a Grammy Award winning Egyptian musician who founded his own ensemble Sharkiat in 2004. The band merges modern and traditional music.

Backstreet Boys
Monday 1 May, 9pm
ZED East by Ora, 5th Settlement, New Cairo 

The concert is part of the Backstreet Boys’ DNA World Tour whose current leg includes Egypt, UAE, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. The complete tour promoting their ninth studio album, DNA (2019), includes a total of 150 shows in the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Australia.
Tickets can be purchased via TicketsMarche; their price varies between EGP 2000 (USD 65) and EGP 10000 (USD 325).

The band announced its arrival in Egypt in February, releasing a pre-booking option. 

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