Not to be missed: Mahmoud El-Esseily in concert; Sayed Darwish celebrated; Voy! Voy! Voy! in cinemas

Ahram Online , Tuesday 12 Sep 2023

Ahram Online highlights a selection of do-not-miss events this week (13-19 September) in Cairo.

Not to miss


Sayed Darwish's death centenary
The culture ministry will commemorate Sayed Darwish on the many stages it operates, presenting film screenings, a theatre play, talks, as well as live performances of Sayed Darwish's compositions.

Check the programme here 

Voy! Voy! Voy!
Wednesday 13 September
Across cinemas

Voy! Voy! Voy! is produced by Mohamed Hefzy and his Film Clinic production company.
Inspired by true events, the film revolves around Hassan, a security guard living an impoverished life with his mother, who dreams of travelling and living abroad. One day, he stumbles upon blind football and decides to pose as visually impaired to join a team on the brink of a World Cup tournament in Europe.

The film stars Nelly Karim, Bayoumy Fouad, Mohamed Farrag, Taha El-Dessouky, Amgad Elhaggar

Egyptian rapper Wegz composed Helwa Menak, the main song for the film

Nikolas Dimitriadis
Thursday 14 September, 8pm
El-Sawy Culturewheel, Wisdom Hall, 26th of July St, Zamalek, Cairo

Dimitriadis is a Greek oud player and composer who explores eastern influences on his country’s music. In his concerts, he is accompanied by other musicians, mainly percussionists.

A Haunting in Venice
Thursday 14 September
Across cinemas

In post-World War II Venice, Poirot, now retired and living in his own exile, reluctantly attends a seance. But when one of the guests is murdered, it is up to the former detective to once again uncover the killer.

The film stars Kelly Reilly, Michelle Yeoh, Kenneth Branagh

Awlad Hareem Kareem
Thursday 14 September
Across cinemas

A love affair develops between Karim Hussein and Ayla. When he proposes to marry her, her father Karim El-Husseini discovers that he is the son of his colleague and ex-girlfriend Maha; they then restore an old friendship with their friends Hala and Dina.

The film stars Mostafa Amar, Amr Abdul Gelil, Basma, Dalia El-Beheri, Khaled Sarhan

Weekend Wonder with Mahmoud El-Esseily
Friday 15 September, 4pm
El-Malahy Amusement Park, Sokhna Road, Katameya-New Cairo

Weekend Wonder is a family event featuring a variety of activities, clowns, fireworks, magic shows and more, open from 4pm until midnight. The event will also include a concert by Mahmoud El-Esseily.

Tickets can be purchased via TicketsMarche.

Gypsy Jazz Project
Saturday 16 September, 7pm
Room Art Space Garden City, 10 Etehaad Al Mohamin St., Garden City, Cairo

The Gypsy Jazz Project presents an upbeat, waltzy, ballad-like blend of music, highly influenced by the music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli and their gypsy jazz tunes.

Skating Theatre Show
Tuesday 19 September, 6pm
Cairo Stadium, Indoor Hall

The play, performed on rollerskates, revolves around a beautiful girl named Laila, who peeks into toy land in search of a toy to play with. Her journey leads to a series of unexpected surprises.

Tickets can be purchased via TicketsMarche.

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