Egypt's arts and culture events of the week: 20-27 September

Ahram Online , Saturday 19 Sep 2015

While Cannes Critics’ Week comes to an end, the International Samaa Festival for Spiritual Music and Chanting will bring international performers to Cairo stages. Check below Ahram Online's listings of upcoming arts events

weekly events

Scroll to the bottom for the list for recommended exhibitions this week

Sunday 20 Sept

Theatre

6pm

CAIRO

Qerd Katheef Al-Shaar (Hairy Monkey), directed by Mohamed Salem.

Stage of The Higher Institute for Theatrical Arts, Cairo

Film

6pm

CAIRO

Screening of the film City of Sounds, as part of the Goethe Film Week, which runs from 12-21 September.

Goethe Institut, 5 El-Bostan Street, Downtown, Cairo

Film

7:30pm

CAIRO

Cannes Critics’ Week. Check the full programme here.

Taking place at various venues

Film

7:30pm

CAIRO

Screening of Entre les Murs (The Class), directed by Laurent Cantet.

Palme D’Or winner at Cannes in 2008.

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

Dance

7:30pm

CAIRO

Nile Folkloric Instruments troupe.

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

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

Bahga; a line up of nine musical monologue performances.

Rawabet Theatre, 10 Nabrawy Street, off Champollion Street, Downtown, Cairo

Performance

8pm

CAIRO

The Egyptian Mawlawiyah.

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

Concert

8pm

CAIRO

African Export, a night of capoeira and music.

El-Rab3, 1 Rahba El-Aid Street, Al-Gamaliyya, Cairo

Theatre

8:30pm

CAIRO

Baad El-Leil (After the Night), directed by Khaled Galal.

Artistic Creativity Centre, Cairo Opera House Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

8pm

CAIRO

Screening of the film The Mulberry House, as part of the Goethe Film Week, which runs from 12-21 September. Read more about the film here.

Goethe Institut, 5 El-Bostan Street, Downtown, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Opening of the eighth edition of the International Samaa Festival for Spiritual Music and Chanting (ISFSMC), which runs until 27 September.

Saladin Citadel, Salah Salem Road, Cairo

Scroll to the bottom for the list for recommended exhibitions this week

The Mulberry House
(Photo: The Mulberry House)

Monday 21 Sept
 

Music

5:30pm, 8:30pm

CAIRO

Two concerts by Egyptian band Cairokee.

El-Sawy Culturewheel, 26th of July Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

6pm

CAIRO

Screening of the film Kreuzweg (Stations of The Cross) with director’s presence, as part of the Goethe Film Week, which runs from 12-21 September.

Goethe Institut, 5 El-Bostan Street Downtown, Cairo

Film

7:30pm

CAIRO

Cannes Critics’ Week. Check the full programme here.

Taking place at various venues

Film

7:30pm

CAIRO

Screening of La Vita E Bella (Life is Beautiful, 1997).

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

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Osama Hisham and his band.

Beit El-Oud (Oud House), El-Harawy House, 164 Al-Qalaa Street, Al-Qalaa, Cairo. Tel: 02 23901016

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Troupes from Algeria, China and Georgia perform as part of the eighth edition of the International Samaa Festival for Spiritual Music and Chanting (ISFSMC), which runs until 27 September.

Saladin Citadel, Salah Salem Road, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Troupes from Greece, France and Algeria perform as part of the eighth edition of the International Samaa Festival for Spiritual Music and Chanting (ISFSMC), which runs until 27 September.

Al-Ghouri Dome, Al-Azhar, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Troupes from Azerbaijan, Kuwait, Tunisia and Zambia perform as part of the eighth edition of the International Samaa Festival for Spiritual Music and Chanting (ISFSMC), which runs until 27 September.

Al-Moez Street, Gammaliyah, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Troupes from Syria and Algeria perform as part of the eighth edition of the International Samaa Festival for Spiritual Music and Chanting (ISFSMC), which runs until 27 September.

Hanager Theatre, Cairo Opera House Grounds, Zamalek

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Pakistani troupe performs as part of the eighth edition of the International Samaa Festival for Spiritual Music and Chanting (ISFSMC), which runs until 27 September.

Talaat Harb Cultural Centre, 1 El-Sayeda Nafisa Street, Cairo. Tel: 02 23622647

Inshad

8:30pm

CAIRO

Zikr and Sufi night by El-Sheikh Aziz El-Husseiny.

Makan-Egyptian Centre for Culture and Arts, 1 Saad Zaghloul Street, at the intersection with Mansour Street, Downtown, Cairo

Film

3pm

ALEXANDRIA

Cinema Club, screening two films.

Alexandria Creativity Centre, 1 Horreya Street, Alexandria

Music

7:30pm

ALEXANDRIA

Opera Arabi concert.

Alexandria Creativity Centre, 1 Horreya Street, Alexandria

Scroll to the bottom for the list for recommended exhibitions this week

Tuesday 22 Sept
 

Lecture

6pm

CAIRO

Lecture titled ‘Foucault and the Crisis in the Humanities’ by Professor Ahmed Abdel-Meguid.

DAAL Research Centre

5 Ibrahim Naguib Street, Garden City, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Egyptian troupes (Samaa and Al-Sibaiya), as well as troupes from France, Zambia, Algeria, Indonesia and Georgia perform as part of the eighth edition of the International Samaa Festival for Spiritual Music and Chanting (ISFSMC), which runs until 27 September.

Saladin Citadel, Salah Salem Road, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Troupes from India, China and Yemen perform as part of the eighth edition of the International Samaa Festival for Spiritual Music and Chanting (ISFSMC), which runs until 27 September.

Al-Ghouri Dome, Al-Azhar, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Troupes from Georgia, Algeria and Greece perform as part of the eighth edition of the International Samaa Festival for Spiritual Music and Chanting (ISFSMC), which runs until 27 September.

Al-Moez Street, Gammaliyah, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Troupes from Kuwait and Pakistan perform as part of the eighth edition of the International Samaa Festival for Spiritual Music and Chanting (ISFSMC), which runs until 27 September.

Hanager Theatre, Cairo Opera House Grounds, Zamalek

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Tunisian troupe performs as part of the eighth edition of the International Samaa Festival for Spiritual Music and Chanting (ISFSMC), which runs until 27 September.

Talaat Harb Cultural Centre, 1 El-Sayeda Nafisa Street, Cairo. Tel: 02 23622647

Theatre

8:30pm

CAIRO

Baad El-Leil (After the Night), directed by Khaled Galal.

Artistic Creativity Centre, Cairo Opera House Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

3pm

ALEXANDRIA

Cinema Club, screening two films.

Alexandria Creativity Centre, 1 Horreya Street, Alexandria

Scroll to the bottom for the list for recommended exhibitions this week

La Vita e Bella
(Still from La Vita e Bella)

Wednesday 23 Sept
 

Music

Time to be announced

CAIRO

Blues Band, part of The District Music Festival.

The District, El-Nasr Road, Wadi Degla Club, Sheraton Buildings, Cairo

Music

7:30pm

CAIRO

Wednesday Salon for Folklore.

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

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Troupes from Kuwait, Zambia and Tunisia perform as part of the eighth edition of the International Samaa Festival for Spiritual Music and Chanting (ISFSMC), which runs until 27 September.

Saladin Citadel, Salah Salem Road, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Troupes from Algeria and Indonesia perform as part of the eighth edition of the International Samaa Festival for Spiritual Music and Chanting (ISFSMC), which runs until 27 September.

Al-Ghouri Dome, Al-Azhar, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Troupes from Egypt (Al-Sibaiya) and France perform as part of the eighth edition of the International Samaa Festival for Spiritual Music and Chanting (ISFSMC), which runs until 27 September.

Al-Moez Street, Gammaliyah, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Troupes from Georgia, Algeria, Yemen and Azerbaijan perform as part of the eighth edition of the International Samaa Festival for Spiritual Music and Chanting (ISFSMC), which runs until 27 September.

Hanager Theatre, Cairo Opera House Grounds, Zamalek

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Indian troupe performs as part of the eighth edition of the International Samaa Festival for Spiritual Music and Chanting (ISFSMC), which runs until 27 September.

Talaat Harb Cultural Centre, 1 El-Sayeda Nafisa Street, Cairo. Tel: 02 23622647

Theatre

8:30pm

CAIRO

Baad El-Leil (After the Night), directed by Khaled Galal.

Artistic Creativity Centre, Cairo Opera House Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre

9pm

CAIRO

1980 Wenta Talea (1980 and Above), directed by Mohamed Badr.

Hosapeer Theatre, Galaa Street, Downtown, Cairo

Scroll to the bottom for the list for recommended exhibitions this week

Thursday 24 Sep
 

Music

6pm

CAIRO

Black Theama concert.

El-Sawy Culturewheel, 26 July Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

Time to be announced

CAIRO

Reggie Band: African Music, part of The District Music Festival.

The District, El-Nasr Road, Wadi Degla Club, Sheraton Buildings, Cairo

Music

7pm

CAIRO

Hindustani Sufi vocal music performance.

Maulana Azad Centre for Indian Culture, 3 Abou El-Feda Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Troupes from Algeria, Greece and Pakistan perform as part of the eighth edition of the International Samaa Festival for Spiritual Music and Chanting (ISFSMC), which runs until 27 September.

Saladin Citadel, Salah Salem Road, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Troupes from Egypt (Samaa, in addition to a performance of Coptic hymns), as well as Tunisia and Georgia perform as part of the eighth edition of the International Samaa Festival for Spiritual Music and Chanting (ISFSMC), which runs until 27 September.

Al-Ghouri Dome, Al-Azhar, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Troupes from Syria and Yemen perform as part of the eighth edition of the International Samaa Festival for Spiritual Music and Chanting (ISFSMC), which runs until 27 September.

Al-Moez Street, Gammaliyah, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Troupes from Algeria, China and Zambia perform as part of the eighth edition of the International Samaa Festival for Spiritual Music and Chanting (ISFSMC), which runs until 27 September.

Hanager Theatre, Cairo Opera House Grounds, Zamalek

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Al-Sibaiya troupe from Egypt performs as part of the eighth edition of the International Samaa Festival for Spiritual Music and Chanting (ISFSMC), which runs until 27 September.

Talaat Harb Cultural Centre, 1 El-Sayeda Nafisa Street, Cairo. Tel: 02 23622647

Theatre

8:30pm

CAIRO

Baad El-Leil (After the Night), directed by Khaled Galal.

Artistic Creativity Centre, Cairo Opera House grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

9pm

CAIRO

Ahmed Hasan and Zay Zaman band.

The Beshtak Palace (Qasr Bashtak), Bayn Al-Qasrayn, Moez Street, Islamic Cairo

Scroll to the bottom for the list for recommended exhibitions this week

Gurinder Harnam Singh
Gurinder Harnam Singh from India and her troupe will perform as part of the the International Samaa Festival for Spiritual Music and Chanting (Photo: courtesy of the Embassy of India, Egypt)

Friday 25 Sept
 

Music

1-6pm

CAIRO

Alwan El-Eid festival: a shaabi music concert featuring Dj Daraboka and El-Sadat & 50.

Rafaheya Village, next to Moneib Metro station, El-Bahr El-Aazam Street, Manial, Cairo

Theatre

5pm, 9pm

CAIRO

Two performances of 1980 Wenta Talea (1980 and Above), directed by Mohamed Badr.

Hosapeer Theatre, Galaa Street, Downtown, Cairo

Theatre

7pm

CAIRO

Araqy play (an adaptation of Date Wine novel), directed by Ahmed Seif, with choreography by Ahmed Maher and Baher Fathalla. The play will run till 2 October.

Hanager Arts Centre, Cairo Opera Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre

7:30

CAIRO

Aragoz and Shadow performance.

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

Music

Time to be announced

CAIRO

Rock Band: Python, part of The District Music Festival.

The District, El-Nasr Road, Wadi Degla Club, Sheraton Buildings, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Troupes from China, India, Georgia and Yemen perform as part of the eighth edition of the International Samaa Festival for Spiritual Music and Chanting (ISFSMC), which runs until 27 September.

Saladin Citadel, Salah Salem Road, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Troupes from Algeria, Azerbaijan, Kuwait and Al-Sibaiya troupe from Egypt perform as part of the eighth edition of the International Samaa Festival for Spiritual Music and Chanting (ISFSMC), which runs until 27 September.

Al-Ghouri Dome, Al-Azhar, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Troupes from Algeria and Pakistan perform as part of the eighth edition of the International Samaa Festival for Spiritual Music and Chanting (ISFSMC), which runs until 27 September.

Al-Moez Street, Gammaliyah, Cairo
 

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Troupes from France and Greece perform as part of the eighth edition of the International Samaa Festival for Spiritual Music and Chanting (ISFSMC), which runs until 27 September.

Hanager Theatre, Cairo Opera House Grounds, Zamalek

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Chinese troupe performs as part of the eighth edition of the International Samaa Festival for Spiritual Music and Chanting (ISFSMC), which runs until 27 September.

Talaat Harb Cultural Centre, 1 El-Sayeda Nafisa Street, Cairo. Tel: 02 23622647

Theatre

8:30pm

CAIRO

Baad El-Leil (After the Night), directed by Khaled Galal

Artistic Creativity Centre, Cairo Opera House Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Scroll to the bottom for the list for recommended exhibitions this week
 

Saturday 26 Sept
 

Theatre

5pm, 9pm

CAIRO

Two performances of 1980 Wenta Talea (1980 and Above), directed by Mohamed Badr.

Hosapeer Theatre, Galaa Street, Downtown, Cairo

Theatre

7pm

CAIRO

Araqy play (An adaptation of Date Wine novel), directed by Ahmed Seif, with choreography by Ahmed Maher and Baher Fathalla. The play will run till 2 October.

Hanager Arts Centre, Cairo Opera Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Photowalk

CAIRO

500px Fijifilm Global Photo Walk, an annual worldwide event for photographers of all levels.

To be announced

Music

Time to be announced

CAIRO

Jazz Band: Okasha Ali, and LED light show, part of The District Music Festival.

The District, El-Nasr Road, Wadi Degla Club, Sheraton Buildings, Cairo

Theatre

8:30pm

CAIRO

Baad El-Leil (After the Night), directed by Khaled Galal.

Artistic Creativity Centre, Cairo Opera House Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Scroll to the bottom for the list for recommended exhibitions this week

Sunday 27 Sep

Theatre

5pm, 9pm

CAIRO

Two performances of 1980 Wenta Talea (1980 and Above), directed by Mohamed Badr.

Hosapeer Theatre, Galaa Street, Downtown, Cairo

Theatre

7pm

CAIRO

Araqy play (an adaptation of Date Wine novel), directed by Ahmed Seif, with choreography by Ahmed Maher and Baher Fathalla. The play will run till 2 October.

Hanager Arts Centre, Cairo Opera Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

7:30pm

CAIRO

Screening of Monsieur Lazhar (Canada, 2011).

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

Dance

7:30pm

CAIRO

Nile Folkloric Instruments troupe.

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

Theatre

8:30pm

CAIRO

Baad El-Leil (After the Night), directed by Khaled Galal.

Artistic Creativity Centre, Cairo Opera House Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Closing concert of the eighth edition of the International Samaa Festival for Spiritual Music and Chanting (ISFSMC), which ran between 20 and 27 September.

Saladin Citadel, Salah Salem Road, Cairo

Music

7:30pm

ALEXANDRIA

Arabic music by Sidi Gaber Artistic Palace troupe, with maestro Mahmoud Abu Zeid.

Alexandria Creativity Centre, 1 Horreya Street, Alexandria

Baad El Leil
Baad El Leil theatre play (Photo: Bassam Al-Zoghby)

EXHIBITIONS this week

Exhibition

16-30 Sept

CAIRO

- Collection, featuring female artists in Ahmed Sabry Hall.

- The Legends of Zooma Tribes, works of sculptor Hossam Abo El-Ela, in Ragheb Ayad Hall.

- Thrown by Sea, works of Abeer Hamdy in Al-Hussein Hamdy Hall.

- Baladna, works of artist Wedyan El-Sarwy in Kamal Khalifa Hall.

Gezeira Art Centre, 1 Sheikh Marsafy Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

15 Sep-30 Sept

CAIRO

Purple, paintings by Hala El-Shafey.

Al-Bab-Selim Gallery, Cairo Opera Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

15 Sept

CAIRO

Classicism: A Modern Egyptian Vision, featuring paintings from a collection of Egypt’s classical artists.

Egyptian Modern Art Museum, Cairo Opera Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

11-30 Sept

CAIRO

Forgotten Beauty, watercolour artwork of Helena Abdelnaser.

Saturday to Wednesday from 10am-10pm and Thursday from 10am-7pm, with Fridays off.

Art Cafe, 62 Road 13, Maadi, Cairo

Exhibition

6 Sept-10 Oct

CAIRO

By Those Who Are Present exhibition by photographers Assem Hendawi, Maged Abou El-Dahab and Osama El-Wardani.

Townhouse Gallery, 10 Nabarawy Street, off Champolion Street, Downtown, Cairo

Exhibition

12 Sept

CAIRO

Mere Real Things, exhibit for Ayman Ramadan.

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

Exhibition

17-30 Sept

CAIRO

Felucca exhibition by photographer Galal El-Missary and artist Samah Imam.

Egyptian Centre for International Cultural Cooperation, 11 Shagaret El-Dor Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

CAIRO

5-30 Sept

Roznama 4, group contemporary art exhibition and competition.

Runs till 30 September at Medrar and CIC.

CIC, 22 Abdel Kahek Tharwat Street, Downtown, Cairo

Exhibition

CAIRO

23 Aug-21 Sept

Art Intersections, a group exhibit displaying the gallery’s collection of artworks of late, modern and contemporary Egyptian artists. The exhibit runs till 21 September.

Al-Masar Gallery, 157b 26 July Street, side entrance on Isaac, Jacob Street, Ground Floor, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition
CAIRO
until end Sept

Collective exhibition Masterpieces XIV, with works by several renowned Egyptian artists.

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

Exhibition

CAIRO
until end Sept

The Summer Collection of Safarkhan 2015, on display works by a number of renowned Egyptian artists including El-Hussien Fawzi, the late Salah Abdel Kerim, and Mahmoud Afifi

Safarkhan Gallery, 6 Brazil Street, Zamalek, Cairo

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