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Egypt's arts and culture recommended events of the week: 31 May - 7 June

Exhibitions, film screenings, concerts ... Ahram Online brings you a selection of culture events you do not want to miss this week in Cairo

Ahram Online , Saturday 30 May 2015
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Sunday 31 May

 

Exhibition opening

6pm

The 'Cairo Cats' exhibition includes artwork and crafts inspired by Cairo’s cats, and will fundraise for the Egyptian Society for Mercy to Animals.  

Kafein, 28 Sharif Street, Abdeen, Cairo

Concert
7pm

Chamber music with Voce Intimae from Italy: Soprano Elisabetta Farris, Roberto Cecchetti (piano),

Luigi de Filippi (violin), Sandro Meo (cello).

Programme will include work by Mercadante, Rossini, Pergolesi, Verdi, Boccherini, Mozart and Donizetti.

Italian Cultural Centre, 3 El Sheik Marsafi Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

7.30pm

'Giran' (Neighbours), directed by Tahani Rached. A documentary about Cairene neighbourhood of Garden City, and the changes — particularly in architecture  it has encountered with time.

 

The film will be followed by a Q&A session with director Tahani Rached and co-director and producer Mona Assaad.

Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo, 1 Dr Mahmoud Azmi Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

7pm

'Passion Offerings,' paintings by Adel Tharwat.

The exhibition opened on 17 May and will run until 8 June.

Zamalek Art Gallery, 11 Brazil Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

Palestinian film ‘Omar’ screens across Egyptian cinemas.

Read our review and interview with the director Hany Abu-Assad here

Downtown’s cinema Zawya, Wonderland Cinema in Nasr City, Dandy Mall on the Cairo-Alexandria road, and Samouha Cinema in Alexandria

 

Monday 1 June

 

Film
7pm

'The White Ribbon' by Michael Haneke.

Austrian Cultural Forum, 1103 Corneish El-Nil, 1st floor, Garden City (next to the Shepheard Hotel), Cairo

Concert

8pm

Summer gala concert, 'The Final Season’s Gala,' with soloists from the Cairo Opera Company singing the famous arias. Cairo Opera Orchestra will be conducted by Ahmed El-Saedi

Cairo Opera House, Main Hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

Palestinian film ‘Omar’ screens across Egyptian cinemas.

Read our review and interview with the director Hany Abu-Assad here

Downtown’s cinema Zawya, Wonderland Cinema in Nasr City, Dandy Mall on the Cairo-Alexandria road, and Samouha Cinema in Alexandria

Exhibition

(last days)

'Collapsing Clouds of Gas and Dust and One Other Story,' exhibition by Vartan Avakian. The exhibition opened on 9 May and runs until 4 June.

Nile Sunset Annex, 14 Gamal Al-Din Abou Al-Mahassin, Garden City, Cairo

Exhibition
(last days)

'Self,' paintings by Nadia Wahdan.

(Last two days: Opened on 20 May and will run until 2 June).

Al-Kahila Art Gallery, 15 Al-Batal Ahmed Abdelaziz Street, Mohandessin, Cairo

 

The White Ribbon TRAILER

 

Tuesday 2 June

 

Exhibition

opening

7pm

'Hello, I’m An Artist,' paintings by Sara Nabil

The exhibition will run until 16 June.

Medrar, 7 Gamal Al-Din Abou Al-Mahasen Street, Garden City, Cairo

Concert

8pm

Summer gala concert, 'The Final Season’s Gala,' with soloists from the Cairo Opera Company.

Cairo Opera House, Main Hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition opening

'What are You Doing, Object?' group exhibit by Gypsum Gallery and Nile Sunset Annex, presenting works by 13 artists: Doa Aly, Ahmed Badry, Mounir Canaan, Dina Danish, Malak Helmy, Iman Issa, Mahmoud Khaled, Hassan Khan, Kareem Lotfy, Mona Marzouk and Sarah Samy.

The exhibition continues until 7 July.

Gypsum Gallery, 5 Ibrahim Naguib Street, ground floor, Apt 2, Garden City, Cairo.


 

Exhibition opening

23 artists, group exhibition, runs until 15 September

Art Lounge Cairo, 37b Ahmed Heshmat Street, first floor, Apt 2, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition opening

'Think Tank,' solo show by Ahmed El-Shaer                          

Hamed Ewas Hall Fine Art Centre, Alexandria

Exhibition

(last day)

'Self,' paintings by Nadia Wahdan.

Al-Kahila Art Gallery, 15 Al-Batal Ahmed Abdelaziz Street, Mohandessin, Cairo

Film

Palestinian film ‘Omar’ screens across Egyptian cinemas.

Read our review and interview with the director Hany Abu-Assad here

Downtown’s cinema Zawya, Wonderland Cinema in Nasr City, Dandy Mall on the Cairo-Alexandria road, and Samouha Cinema in Alexandria


 

Wednesday 3 June

 

Exhibition

(last days)
 

'Collapsing Clouds of Gas and Dust and One Other Story,' exhibition by Vartan Avakian.

Opened on 9 May and runs until 4 June.

Nile Sunset Annex, 14 Gamal Al-Din Abou Al-Mahassin, Garden City, Cairo

Exhibition
(last days)

'The Construction of the Circles: Homage to Ibn Al-Arabi,' solo exhibit by the Egyptian artist and art critic Yasser Mongy

Opened 30 May and ends 6 June.

Faculty of fine Arts, 8 Ismail Mohamed Street, Zamalek, Cairo

 

The construction of the circles
The construction of the circles exhibition

 

Thursday 4 June

 

Concert

7.30pm

Al-Sarah and Nubatones present an amalgam of Nubian folklore and modern tunes.

Al-Rab3, Al-Moezz Street, Al-Gamaliyya, Old Cairo

Concert
8pm

Piano recital by Elena Dzamashvili and Afaf Tolba

The evening will include works by Abou Bakr Khairat, Beethoven and Chopin.

Cairo Opera House, Small Hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Concert

8.30pm

Sweden-based Tarabband’s music comprises a fusion of Middle Eastern tunes, Nordic folk, jazz, Persian and Latin.

El-Sawy Culture Wheel, 26th of July Street, Zamalek, Cairo

 

Friday 5 June

 

Exhibition

(last days)

'Out of the Box,' paintings by Adel Mostafa

Opened 17 May and ends 8 June.

Zamalek Art Gallery

11, Brazil Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Puppet Theatre
6pm

El-Sakia Puppet Theatre presents: El-Shams Ekhtafet.

El-Sawy Culturewheel, 26th of July Street, Zamalek, Cairo (Wisdom Hall)

Film/live music

6pm

Charlie Chaplin’s 'The Kid' will be screened, along with live music composed and played by Muhammad Naglah.

Magnolia, Leaves of Art, 8 Ahmed Sabry Street, off Brazil Street, Zamalek, Cairo

 

Omar TRAILER

 

Saturday 6 June

 

Concert
7.30pm

Nubian Band. Traditional music from Nubia

El-Sawy Culturewheel, 26th of July Street, Zamalek, Cairo (River Hall)

Concert
8pm

Cairo Symphony Orchestra conducted by Hisham Gabr will perform Tchaikovsky’s Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Major Op 35 and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No 4 in A Major Op 90 'Italian'

Soloist of the evening is Islam El Hefnawy (violin)

Cairo Opera House, Main Hall, Zamalek, Cairo

 

Sunday 7 June

 

Concert
8pm

Commemorating the first anniversary of death of Egyptian violinist, composer and conductor Attia Sharara, a chamber ensemble will play a selection of his compositions.

Cairo Opera House, Small Hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Standup comedy
8.30pm

An evening with Mohamed Salem, one of the pioneers of standup comedy in Egypt and winner of Best Comedian in the Middle East Award at the Amman Comedian Festival in 2009

El-Sawy Culturewheel, 26th of July Street, Zamalek, Cairo (Word hall)

Exhibition

'Inner Journey,' a photography exhibition by Marwa Adel.

The American University in Cairo, Abdul Latif Jameel Hall, Plaza Level, New Cairo Campus, Cairo

 

Mohamed Salem stand-up comedy

 
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