Egypt's arts and culture recommended events of the week: 7-14 June

Ahram Online , Saturday 6 Jun 2015

The upcoming week brings to you street art, music, workshops, film screenings and literary events across a number of cities. Check Ahram Online's selection of culture events in Cairo, Alexandria, Mansoura, Port Said and Damietta

weekly picks

Sunday 7 June

 

Last day to register to a workshop

ALEXANDRIA

Comic artists and talented students can join a three-day workshop organised by Goethe Institute, Alexandria, with the famous comic artist Arne Bellstorf.  The workshop will take place on 9, 10 and 11 June, from 10am and 5pm. 

Deadline for registration: 7 June. Contact the Goethe Institute library.

10, El-Batalsa street, Azarita, Alexandria

Film

7:30pm

CAIRO

Screening of Sea Shadow (2011) by director Nawaf Al Janahi.

Zawya, Downtown, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Commemorating 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

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Omar Khairat with orchestra. The event will be repeated on Monday 8 June.

Cairo Opera House, main, hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Standup Comedy

8.30pm

CAIRO

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

CAIRO

“Inner Journey”, a photography exhibition by Marwa Adel.

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

Concert

5pm

ALEXANDRIA

El Rayes Abdel Basyt Nouh -- in "Al Sira Al Helaleya": an evening with one of the poets of Upper Egypt.

The concert is part of the 4th edition of Oufuqy Music Forum.
Read more about the forum here.

Kafr Ashry, Alexandria


Monday 8 June

Film

6pm

CAIRO

Screening of The Class (2008) by director Laurent Cantet.

Mesaha, 4 Kawalah Street, Downtown, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Omar Khairat with orchestra. The event also takes place on Sunday 7 June.

Cairo Opera House, main, hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Dance

8pm

CAIRO

Nut Dance Company (NDC) is scheduled to deliver two different performances for four nights in a row. One performance for every two nights.. (Running between 8 and 11 June).

Townhouse Rawabet, 3 Hussein El Memar Street, Cairo

Concert

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Oliver Coates from UK, winner of the Royal Philharmonic Society Young Artist Award 2011, will give a cello recital. The concert is part of the 4th edition of Oufuqy Music Forum.
Read more about the forum here.

Atelier Alex, Victor Bassili Street, Al Pharaana Al Azarita, Alexandria

NUT
(photo: Fragment from Nut Dance Company's promotional material)

 

Tuesday 9 June

Workshop

ALEXANDRIA

A three-day workshop organised by Goethe Institute, Alexandria with the famous comic artist Arne Bellstorf.  Workshop takes place on 9, 10 and 11 June, from 10am and 5pm. 

See 7 June for details on registration.

10, El-Batalsa street, Azarita, Alexandria

Film

6:30pm

CAIRO

Screening of Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris (2011).  

ADEF DECA, 143, Street #8, Muqattam CFiity, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Citizen Four (2014) by director by Laura Poitras.   

Teatro ElMaadi, 10, 200 Street, Degla, Maadi, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

The French documentary “The Goumbé of the Young Revelers” and the Egyptian “7 Nights and A Morning,” will be screened.

French Institute: 1 Madrasset El Hoqooq El Frenseya, Mounira, Cairo

Dance

8pm

CAIRO

Nut Dance Company (NDC) is scheduled to deliver two different performances for four nights in a row. One performance for every two nights.. (Running between 8 and 11 June).

Townhouse Rawabet, 3 Hussein El Memar Street, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Noorah El Magareya -- or often referred to as ‘Noorah the Hungarian om Kolthoum -- will perform a programme themed “Arabic Music Without Borders”.

El Sawy Culturewheel, Wisdom Hall, 26th of July street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition last days

CAIRO

“Connect The Dots” exhibition. On display works by Mahmoud Hamdi, Nahla Reda and Hakeem Abou-Kila. The exhibition continues until 14 June.

Ubuntu Gallery, 20 Hassan Sabry street (entrance from Ibn Zinki), Cairo


Wednesday 10 June

Workshop

ALEXANDRIA

A three-day workshop organised by Goethe Institute, Alexandria with the famous comic artist Arne Bellstorf.  Workshop takes place on 9, 10 and 11 June, from 10am and 5pm. 

See 7 June for details on registration.

10, El-Batalsa street, Azarita, Alexandria

Film and book launch

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of The Orchard Keepers (2014) by Bryony Dunne. As part of the screening Bryony will present her photography book with a collection of portrait images and a series of pen and ink drawings from her time in Sinai.

Contemporary Image Collective (CIC), 22 Abdel Khaleq Tharwat, Downtown, Cairo

Literary evening

7pm

CAIRO

Literary meeting with Sonallah Ibrahim and Richard Jacquemond.

French Institute: 1 Madrasset El Hoqooq El Frenseya, Mounira, Cairo

Dance

8pm

CAIRO

Nut Dance Company (NDC) is scheduled to deliver two different performances for four nights in a row. One performance for every two nights.. (Running between 8 and 11 June)

Townhouse Rawabet, 3 Hussein El Memar Street, Cairo

Exhibition

CAIRO

The 'Cairo Cats' exhibition includes artwork and crafts inspired by Cairo’s cats, and will fundraise for the Egyptian Society for Mercy to Animals. The exhibition runs until 12 July.

Kafein, 28 Sharif Street, Abdeen, Cairo

The Orchard Keepers
(Photo: still from The Orchard Keepers film)


Thursday 11 June

Workshop

ALEXANDRIA

A three-day workshop organised by Goethe Institute, Alexandria with the famous comic artist Arne Bellstorf.  Workshop takes place on 9, 10 and 11 June, from 10am and 5pm. 
See 7 June for details on registration.

10, El-Batalsa street, Azarita, Alexandria

Music/Dance

8pm

CAIRO

Performance of Osiris, "El Leila El Kebira and Oriental Steps by the Cairo Opera Ballet Company. Cairo Opera Orchestra will be conducted by Sherif Mohie Eldin.
The performance is staged on 11, 12, 14 and 15 June.

Cairo Opera House main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition last days

CAIRO

'Hello, I’m An Artist,' paintings by Sara Nabil. The exhibition continues until 16 June.

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

Dance

8pm

CAIRO

Nut Dance Company (NDC) is scheduled to deliver two different performances for four nights in a row. One performance for every two nights. (Running between 8 and 11 June)

Townhouse Rawabet, 3 Hussein El Memar Street, Cairo

Music/Dance

8pm

CAIRO

Performance of Osiris, "El Leila El Kebira and Oriental Steps by the Cairo Opera Ballet Company. Cairo Opera Orchestra will be conducted by Sherif Mohie Eldin.
The performance is staged on 11, 12, 14 and 15 June.

Cairo Opera House main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Concert

8pm

ALEXANDRIA

Guitar concert with participation of Egyptian and international guitarists: Cesar Mora (Venezuela), Chelsea Green (USA), David Pavlovits (Hungary), Karim Frege (Egypt), Shady Nagy (Egypt), joined by Jean-Paul Haggar on oud (Egypt).
The same concert will be repeated on Friday 12 June.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, conference hall, Alexandria


Friday 12 June

Music

3pm

CAIRO

Young pianists recital will feature Enas Moussa who will play compositions from western and Arabic repertoire.

El Sawy Culturewheel, Wisdom Hall, 26th of July street, Zamalek, Cairo

Music/Dance

8pm

CAIRO

Performance of Osiris, "El Leila El Kebira and Oriental Steps by the Cairo Opera Ballet Company. Cairo Opera Orchestra will be conducted by Sherif Mohie Eldin.
The performance is staged on 11, 12, 14 and 15 June.

Cairo Opera House main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

ALEXANDRIA

Guitar concert with participation of Egyptian and international guitarists: Cesar Mora (Venezuela), Chelsea Green (USA), David Pavlovits (Hungary), Karim Frege (Egypt), Shady Nagy (Egypt), joined by Jean-Paul Haggar on oud (Egypt).
The same concert takes place also on Thursday 11 June.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, conference hall, Alexandria

Street Art

PORT SAID

‘Art of transit’, an initiative by Mahatat for Contemporary Art brigs art to the streets of  governorates.
The tour is taking place from the 12th until the 16th of June touring Port Said, Damietta, Mansoura and Cairo.

Port Said

Tarabband
Tarabband

 

Saturday 13 June

Music
7pm
CAIRO

Mazhar And The Soul Masters Band will perform well known covers.

El Sawy Culturewheel, Wisdom Hall, 26th of July street, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Cairo Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jiří Petrdlík will play Max Bruch’s Adagio for Cello and Orchestra Op. 47, Tchaikovsky’s Pezzo Capriccioso for Cello and Orchestra in B Minor Op. 62 and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 52 “Lobgesang”. 
The soloists of the evening are: Ayman El-Hanbouli (cello), Iman Moustafa (soprano),  Mona Rafla (soprano), Walid Korayem (tenor). A Cappella Choir with choir master: Maya Gvineria.

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Street Art
DAMIETTA

‘Art of transit’, an initiative by Mahatat for Contemporary Art brings art to the streets of  governorates: The tour is taking place from the 12th till the 16th of June touring Port Said, Damietta, Mansoura and Cairo.

Damietta


Sunday 14 June

Music/Dance
8pm
CAIRO

Performance of Osiris, "El Leila El Kebira and Oriental Steps by the Cairo Opera Ballet Company. Cairo Opera Orchestra will be conducted by Sherif Mohie Eldin. The performance is staged on 11, 12, 14 and 15 June.

Cairo Opera House main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Standup Comedy
8.30pm
CAIRO

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)

Street Art
MANSOURA

‘Art of transit’, an initiative by Mahatat for Contemporary Art brings art to the streets of  governorates: The tour is taking place from the 12th till the 16th of June touring Port Said, Damietta, Mansoura and Cairo.

Mansoura

Cairo Symphony Orchestra
Cairo Symphony Orchestra (Photo: Sherif Sonbol)

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