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Egypt's recommended arts and culture events of the week: 2- 9 August

Films screenings, music, theatre and dance performances, exhibitions, literary events topped with two summer festivals -- Cairo and Alexandria have a lot of arts and culture offerings this week. Check them out below

Ahram Online , Saturday 1 Aug 2015
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Sunday 2 August

 

Music

8pm

CAIRO

El-Tanboura troupe from Port Said performs as part of the Cairo Opera House Summer Festival. Check out the full programme here.

Open Air Theatre, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition opening

7pm

CAIRO

The Good, the Bad and the Crimson Shoe, an exhibition of drawings by Maghraby & Tawfig. The exhibition runs until 20 August and is open daily (except Friday) from 3pm to 9pm.

Medrar, Apt 4, 1st Floor,  7 Gamal El-Din Abou El-Mahasen Street, Garden City, Cairo

Exhibition opening

7pm

CAIRO

The Collector’s Eye displays paintings from private collections by 30 artists, including Ragheb Ayad, Abdelaziz Darwish, Salah Taher, Seif Wanly, Kamel Mostafa, Fouad Kamel, Morris Farod, Burchard Simaika, Mohamed Rizk and Halim Yacoub.

Ubuntu Gallery, 20 Hassan Sabry Street, Zamalek

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Dance performance and music by the Nile Troupe for Folk Instruments.  

Beit El-Seheimy, Haret Al-Darb Al-Asfar, Qism Al-Gamaleya, Cairo

Music

8:30pm

ALEXANDRIA

Singer Sherien Yehya will perform a selection of the most famous songs of Nagat, Warda and Um Kulthoum. Concert is part of 13th edition of Bibliotheca Alexandrina Summer Festival (30 July - 4 Sept) Check out the full programme here.

Open Air Theatre, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria


Monday 3 August

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Polish drama Ida (Pawel Pawlikowski, 2014).

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

Dance
7:30pm
CAIRO

Indian actress and dancer Prachee Shah and her troupe will perform Kathak, one of India's classical dances. Read more here.

Sayed Darwish Theatre, Academy of Arts, off Haram Street, Cairo

Exhibition

CAIRO

Art Lounge gallery offers an end of the season group exhibition by 23 artists including Hayam Abdel Baki, Mohamed Abul-Naga, Reda Abdel-Salam, Rima Alymuzayen, Heba Amin, Sultan Ahmed, Evelyn Ashamallah, Omar Fayoumi, Hossam Sakr, Yasser Rostom, Nadia Wahdan and Farida Hamdi. The exhibition will continue until mid-September.

Art Lounge, 37b Ahmed Heshmat Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition
CAIRO

Lanes of Sawa, a group exhibition by SAWA members who participated in its photography, fashion design, drawing and painting workshops. The exhibition opened on 1 August and runs until 28 August.

Townhouse West, Westown Hub, Beverly Hills, Sheikh Zayed City

Book fair

CAIRO

A selection of low-priced books at the Rabaa book fair. The book fair opened on 1 August and runs until 15 August. It is open daily from 9am to 9pm.

El-Rabaa, 1 Rahba El-Aid Street, Al-Gamaliyya, Cairo

Exhibition

ALEXANDRIA

Second Mosaic Forum. The exhibition of mosaic works opened on 26 July and runs until 22 August. It is open  daily (except Friday and Saturday).

Conference hall, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Music

8:30pm

ALEXANDRIA

City Band concert, part of 13th edition of Bibliotheca Alexandrina Summer Festival (30 July - 4 Sept) Check out the full programme here.

Open Air Theatre, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Ida
(Photo: Still from film Ida)

Tuesday 4 August
 

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Think: Film - A Double Screen projection.

Screening two films, Untitled (Human Mask) by French director Pierre Huyghe and The Performer by Polish directors Łukasz Ronduda and Maciej Sobieszczanski.

Cimatheque - Alternative Film Centre, 19a Adly Street, Downtown, Cairo

Exhibition

CAIRO

The Summer Collection of Safarkhan 2015 is a display of works by a number of renowned Egyptian artists including El-Hussien Fawzi, the late Salah Abdel Kerim, and Mahmoud Afifi, among others. The exhibition runs until the end of September.

Safarkhan Gallery, 6 Brazil Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

CAIRO

The collective exhibition Masterpieces XIV features works by several renowned Egyptian artists. The exhibition runs daily (except Fridays) until the end of September.

Zamalek Art Gallery, 11 Brazil Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

CAIRO

The Good, the Bad and the Crimson Shoe, an exhibition of drawings by Maghraby & Tawfig. The exhibition runs until 20 August and is open daily (except Friday) from 3pm to 9pm.

Medrar, Apt 4, 1st Floor,  7 Gamal El-Din Abou El-Mahasen Street, Garden City, Cairo

Music

8:30pm

ALEXANDRIA

Al-Masrieen Band concert, part of 13th edition of Bibliotheca Alexandrina Summer Festival (30 July - 4 Sept). Check out the full programme here.

Open Air Theatre, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria


Wednesday 5 August

Performance

6pm

CAIRO

Aragoz and shadow puppet show.

Talaat Harb Culture Centre, 1 El-Sayeda Nafisa Street, Cairo

Tel: 02 23622647

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of American drama Whiplash (2014).

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

Music

8pm
CAIRO

Chanter Amer El-Touny and his band the Egyptian Mawlawiyya perform as part of the Cairo Opera House Summer Festival. Check out the full programme here.

Open Air Theatre, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Concert by Egyptian singer Dina El-Wedidi.

The Music Tent, Cairo

Exhibition

CAIRO

The Collector’s Eye displays paintings from private collections by 30 artists, including Ragheb Ayad, Abdelaziz Darwish, Salah Taher, Seif Wanly, Kamel Mostafa, Fouad Kamel, Morris Farod, Burchard Simaika, Mohamed Rizk and Halim Yacoub.

Ubuntu Gallery, 20 Hassan Sabry Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8:30pm

ALEXANDRIA

Mohamed Mohsen concert, part of 13th edition of Bibliotheca Alexandrina Summer Festival (30 July - 4 Sept). Check out the complete programme here.

Open Air Theatre, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Mohamed Mohsen
Mohamed Mohsen in a rehearsal (Photo: Ati Metwaly)

Thursday 6 August
 

Music and puppet show

6pm and 8pm

CAIRO

El-Sakia Puppet Theatre troupe will revive the music of popular classical Arab singer Um Kalthoum in shows at 6pm and 8pm.

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

Theatre

7pm

CAIRO

Al-Basateen, a play directed by Michael Tadros. The play will also be performed on 7 and 8 August.

Jesuit Theatre, 15 El-Mahrany Street, Al-Faggala, Ramsis, Cairo

Performance

8pm

CAIRO

Musician and artist Christian Stejskal presents a multimedia project with storytelling, photography and music.

ROOM Art Space, 10 Etehad El-Mohamin Street, Garden City, Cairo

Music

8pm
CAIRO

Gazaga band perform as part of the Cairo Opera House Summer Festival. Check out the full programme here.

Open Air Theatre, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8:30pm

ALEXANDRIA

Zajal band concert, part of 13th edition of Bibliotheca Alexandrina Summer Festival (30 July - 4 Sept) Check out the full programme here.

Open Air Theatre, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Theatre

8:30pm

ALEXANDRIA

The Seven Days, a play directed by Islam Awad performed by Sawt El-Sharq for Arts troupe. The performance is part of the 13th edition of Bibliotheca Alexandrina Summer Festival (30 July - 4 Sept) Check out the complete programme  here.

Small Theatre, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria


Friday 7 August

Music

6pm

CAIRO

Egyptian band Black Theama celebrate their 11th anniversary.

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

Theatre

7pm

CAIRO

Al-Basateen, a play directed by Michael Tadros. The play will also be performed on 8 August.

Jesuit Theatre, 15 El-Mahrany Street, Al-Faggala, Ramsis, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Live concert by singer Aya Metwalli.

ROOM Art Space, 10 Etehad El-Mohamin Street, Garden City, Cairo

Music

8pm
CAIRO

The Arab Takht Ensemble and Yasser Moawad perform as part of the Cairo Opera House Summer Festival. Check out the full programme here.

Open Air Theatre, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

9:30pm

CAIRO

Shuffle Project live performance. The project’s concept is a free form of music. They play a mixture of old and new songs, songs they’ve written, and improvisations, with the members “shuffling”  or changing from one performance to another.

Antique Khana, 8 Brazil Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

LAST DAYS

CAIRO

My Vision exhibition by artist Nawara Elramly. The exhibition opened on 1 August and runs until 10 August. It is open daily from 12pm until 10pm.

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

Film

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Short Film Forum: screenings of a selection of short fiction films produced in 2012 and published by the Krakow Film Foundation. Free entry. Screenings are part of the 13th edition of Bibliotheca Alexandrina Summer Festival (30 July - 4 Sept). Check out the complete programme  here.

Lecture Hall, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Music

8:30pm

ALEXANDRIA

Ayamna El-Helwa concert, part of the 13th edition of Bibliotheca Alexandrina Summer Festival (30 July - 4 Sept) Check out the complete programme here.

Open Air Theatre, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

El Sakia Puppet Theatre
El Sakia Puppet Theatre (Photo: courtesy of El Sakia)

Saturday 8 August
 

Theatre

7pm

CAIRO

Al-Basateen, a play directed by Michael Tadros.

Jesuit Theatre, 15 El-Mahrany Street, Al-Faggala, Ramsis, Cairo

Music

7pm

CAIRO

Techno Boom concert vol.4. featuring music by Transistor Band, Hip Hop Project and Camera Band.

DARB 1718, Kasr El-Shamaa Street, Al-Fakhareen, Old Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Tribute concert to The Beatles by Egyptian band Pepperland.

ROOM Art Space, 10 Etehad El-Mohamin Street, Garden City, Cairo

Music

8pm
CAIRO

Al-Masriyeen band led by Hani Shenouda perform as part of the Cairo Opera House Summer Festival. Check out the full programme here.

Open Air Theatre, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Camel Vibes will perform an amalgam of Middle Eastern music, classical Indian dance, electronic fusion and Arabic poetry. Read more here.

Elbet Alwan,15 Ahmed Heshmat Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

LAST DAYS

CAIRO

My Vision exhibition by artist Nawara Elramly. The exhibition opened on 1 August and runs until 10 August. It is open daily from 12pm until 10pm.

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

Book fair

CAIRO

A selection of low-priced books at the Rabaa book fair. The book fair opened on 1 August and runs until 15 August. It is open daily from 9am to 9pm.

El-Rabaa, 1 Rahba El-Aid Street, Al-Gamaliyya, Cairo

Music

8:30pm

ALEXANDRIA

A concert by Kamilya Jubran (Palestine). The concert is part of 13th edition of Bibliotheca Alexandrina Summer Festival (30 July - 4 Sept). Check out the full programme here.

Open Air Theatre, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria


Sunday 9 August

Music
6pm
CAIRO

Groovy Aid one-day festival that will include metal bands Gorynov, Enraged, Neritatem Solam, Medic and Devour.

River Hall, El-Sawy Culture Wheel, 26 July Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of The Patience Stone (2012).

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

Music

8pm
CAIRO

Jazz musician Ahmed Rabie performs as part of the Cairo Opera House Summer Festival. Check out the full programme here.

Open Air Theatre, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

LAST DAYS

CAIRO

My Vision, exhibition by artist Nawara Elramly. The exhibition opened on 1 August and runs until 10 August. It is open daily from 12pm until 10pm.

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

Exhibition

CAIRO

The collective exhibition Masterpieces XIV features works by several renowned Egyptian artists. The exhibition runs daily (except Fridays) until the end of September.

Zamalek Art Gallery, 11, Brazil Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8:30pm

ALEXANDRIA

Cairokee band concert, part of the 13th edition of Bibliotheca Alexandrina Summer Festival (30 July - 4 Sept). Check out the full programme here.

Open Air Theatre, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Camel Vibes
Camel Vibes (Photo: courtesy of the Camel Vibes)

 
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