Egypt's arts and culture events of the week: 22 - 29 November

Ahram Online , Saturday 21 Nov 2015

8th Panorama of the Europen Film is the dominant cultural attraction of the week, yet other offerings also include many other events, including Chopin Week, concerts, exhibitions and more. Check them out below

weekly events

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

Sunday 22 Nov

Film

CAIRO

Screening of Atlantic

Hours: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7:30pm, 10pm

Zawya, Cinema Odeon, 4 Abdel-Hamid Said Street, off  Talaat Harb Street, Downtown, Cairo

Theatre

CAIRO

Cairo Festival for Arts, running between 15 and 25 November. Check our Art Alert here.

Hosapeer Theatre, Galaa Street, Downtown Cairo

Theatre

6pm

CAIRO

The Crucible, a play by Arthur Miller, directed by Frank Bradley and produced by the American University in Cairo’s theatre program.

The play is performed on 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24 November

Malak Gabr Arts Theatre, AUC Center for the Arts,

American University in Cairo, AUC New Cairo Campus

Film

6pm

CAIRO

Screening of Jews of Egypt, part I

Elbet Alwan, 15 Ahmed Heshmat, from Maraashly Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Lecture

6pm

CAIRO

Lecture on Taha Hussein, moderated by Nahed Abdelhameed, with the participation of Kamal Mogheeth, Mahmoud El-Dabae, and Mohamed Bagha.

Al-Amir Taz Palace, 27 Al-Soufeieh Street, Manial, Old Cairo

Film

7:30pm

CAIRO

Screening of Harag w Marag (Chaos, Disorder, 2012) by Nadine Khan.

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

Film
8pm
CAIRO

Screening of the film Chopiniana (1984). The event is part of Chopin Week in Cairo. Check the details here

Small Hall, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Nesma Abdel Aziz concert

Open Air Theatre, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

7:30

CAIRO

Screening of Cracks (2009)

Balcon Lounge, 26 Sohag Street, Heliopolis, Cairo

Film

6pm

ALEXANDRIA

Screening of the documentary Women On Walls, followed by a discussion with director Neta Norrmo and artists Lamis Solyman, Hashem Kelesh, and Khadiga El Ghawas. Also, artist Khadiga El Ghawas will present her light calligraphy show.

Swedish Institute, 57, 26 July Avenue, Corniche el-Mansheya, Alexandria

Music
7pm
ALEXANDRIA

Awtar Quartet

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

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Something Else
(Photo: fragment from the promotional material of Something Else exhibition)

Monday 23 Nov
 

Exhibition
last days
CAIRO

Vision, a multimedia exhibit with watercolor paintings and bronze wire works, displaying artwork of Nouran Gamal. The exhibition opened on 11 Oct and closes on 28 Nov

Kafein, 28 Sharif Street, Abdeen, Downtown, Cairo

Film

CAIRO

Screening of Atlantic

Hours: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7:30pm, 10pm

Zawya, Cinema Odeon, 4 Abdel-Hamid Said Street, off Talaat Harb Street, Downtown, Cairo

Theatre

CAIRO

Cairo Festival for Arts, running between 15 and 25 November. Check our Art Alert here.

Hosapeer Theatre, Galaa Street, Downtown Cairo

Open Mic

5pm

CAIRO

Mashrou3 El-Mareekh & Music Night

Spaces, 37 Mohamed Ezz El-Arab (El-Mobtadayan) street, from Kasr El-Ainy street, 10 floor, Apt 1006, Downtown, Cairo

Theatre

6pm

CAIRO

The Crucible, a play by Arthur Miller, directed by Frank Bradley and produced by the American University in Cairo’s theatre program.

The play is performed on 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24 November

Malak Gabr Arts Theatre, AUC Center for the Arts,

American University in Cairo, AUC New Cairo Campus

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Guitar concert by musician Emad Hamdy.

Main Hall, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

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


Panorama


Tuesday 24 Nov
 

Film

CAIRO

Screening of Atlantic

Hours: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7:30pm, 10pm

Zawya, Cinema Odeon, 4 Abdel-Hamid Said Street, off  Talaat Harb Street, Downtown, Cairo

Theatre

CAIRO

Cairo Festival for Arts, running between 15 and 25 November. Check our Art Alert here.

Hosapeer Theatre, Galaa Street, Downtown Cairo

Seminar

5pm

CAIRO

‘The Al-Azhar Park and the Walls of Cairo’ by Stéphane Pradines, Archaeologist and Associate Professor at Aga Khan University.

Library's conference hall, Dominican Institute for Oriental Studies, 1 Masnaa El-Tarabish, Abbasiya, Cairo

Theatre

6pm

CAIRO

The Crucible, a play by Arthur Miller, directed by Frank Bradley and produced by the American University in Cairo’s theatre program.

The play is performed on 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24 November

Malak Gabr Arts Theatre, AUC Center for the Arts,

American University in Cairo, AUC New Cairo Campus

Exhibition

6pm

CAIRO

Metanoia, 1 year anniversary. Screening a video of Metanoia contemporary art project by The Roof Troupe.

Darb 1718, Kasr El-Shamaa street, El-Fakhareen, Al-Fustat, Cairo

Film

6:30pm

CAIRO

Screening of five short films at ADEF DECA: For the First Time; Cinema Novo; Film, Film, Film; Workers Leaving the Factory; Opening Day of Close-up

Arab Digital Expression Foundation, 143 Street #8, Muqattam City, Cairo

Lecture and screening

7pm

CAIRO

Homage to Om Kalthum

French Institute, Madraset El-Huqooq street, El-Mounira, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Cairo Symphony Chamber Orchestra presents Impressionism in music: works by Maurice Ravel, C.Debussy and Saint-Saëns. The soloists of the evening will be Mona wassef (harp), Yasser Elserafi (violin), Mostafa Zaky (violin), Alaa Khalil (viola), Shady Hanna (cello), Peter Olah (flute), and Amr Emam (clarinet).

Small Hall, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Concert by El Sakia String Orchestra

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

Music
7pm
ALEXANDRIA

Mariola Cieniawa-Puchala from Poland will play Chopin. The event is part of Chopin Week in Cairo. Check the details here

Dar El-Ibdaa, Alexandria

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Decor
(Photo: still from film Decor)

Wednesday 25 Nov
 

Film

CAIRO

Opening of the 8th Panorama of the European Film. Check full programme here and our recommendations here

Several venues across Cairo, Alexandria, Tanta and Menya

Theatre

CAIRO

Cairo Festival for Arts, running between 15 and 25 November. Check our Art Alert here.

Hosapeer Theatre, Galaa Street, Downtown Cairo

Exhibition Opening

1pm

CAIRO

Monochrome, featuring black and white photography of Amr El-Sawah

The gallery is open from Sunday to Thursday from 10am to 5pm

The Photographic Gallery, Abdul Latif Jameel Hall, AUC New Cairo Campus, Road 90, Cairo

Film

6pm

CAIRO

Screening of The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

The Planet, 9 Gamal El Din el Khlousy street, Al Agouzam Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of the Egyptian documentary ‘Heetan 2’ (Helmy Abdelmegeed, 2015), followed by a discussion with the film’s director Helmy Abdelmegeed and screenwriter Sherif Abdelmegeed.

DAAL Research Centre, 5 Ibrahim Naguib Street, Garden City, Cairo

Exhibition

7pm

CAIRO

Then and Now: A Tale of Two Artists’ Journeys Through South America, a photography exhibition by Karim Bakry and Sameer Makarius

COLAB, 3 Ibn El-Nabieh street, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm
ALEXANDRIA

Fouad and Adham, concert

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, small hall, Alexandria

Music
8.30pm
ALEXANDRIA

Mohamed Mohsen concert with Bibliotheca Alexandrina Orchestra conducted by Hisham Gabr

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, great hall, Alexandria

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

Trance Era Festival
(Photo: fragment from promotional material of Trance Era Festival)

Thursday 26 Nov

 

Film

CAIRO

8th Panorama of the European Film. Check full programme here and our recommendations here

Several venues across Cairo, Alexandria, Tanta and Menya

Music competition
10am
CAIRO

International Chopin Piano Competition Egypt. The competition takes place on 26 and 28 November and is part of the Chopin Week in Egypt. Check the details here

Cairo Conservatory, Academy of Arts grounds, off Haram street, Giza

Music

3pm

CAIRO

Guitar concert by musician Emad Hamdy.

Faculty Of Fine Arts, Helwan University,

8 Ismail Mohamed Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

6:30pm

CAIRO

Shine Again, concert by Meshwar band

Townhouse Rawabet Theatre, 3 Hussein Al-Memar Street, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of five Portuguese experimental films by Gabriel Abrantes and Salomé Lamas, followed by Q&A with the filmmakers.

Darb 1718, Kasr El-Shamaa Street, El-Fakhareen, Al-Fustat, Cairo

Music

9pm

CAIRO

Music composer and nay player Mohammed Antar will present his new project Makam Fantasy. The lineup will include Mohammed Antar on nay, Dimitry Al Rusi on oud and Wael El Sayed on percussions

ROOM Art Space, 10 Etehaad Al-Mohamin Street, Garden City, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

El Masryeen Band with Hany Shenouda

Small Hall, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Screening of Decor

Wekalet Behna, 1 El-Keneesa El-Maroneya street, El-Manshiya, Alexandria

Music

7:30pm

ALEXANDRIA

Fouad and Adham

Al Horreya, Creativity Centre, 1 Horreya Street, Alexandria

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

Chopin
Chopin

Friday 27 Nov
 

Film

CAIRO

8th Panorama of the European Film. Check full programme here and our recommendations here

Several venues across Cairo, Alexandria, Tanta and Menya

Film & Music

11am

CAIRO

Movie fel Park, a family picnic day with music starting 4pm and an outdoor film screening at sunset. The film will be decided on by a poll on their Facebook page.

Family Park, 26km Cairo-Suez Road, Next to rehab entrance 2, New Cairo

Book fair

9am-9pm

CAIRO

A selection of LE 1-20 books. The book fair runs until 1 January 2016.

Al-Rab3 Cultural Centre, Al-Moez Street, Gammaliyah, Cairo

Inshad

7pm

CAIRO

El-Hadra troupe

Al-Rab3 Cultural Centre, Al-Moez Street, Gammaliyah, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Basata band

Open Air Theatre, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Concert by alternative-rock band Rosewell (Lebanon) and Khayal band (Egypt)

ROOM Art Space, 10 Etehaad Al-Mohamin Street, Garden City, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Concert by Ayamna Al-Helwa band

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

Music

3pm

ALEXANDRIA

Trance Era Festival

Abo Ali Cafe, Downtown mall, Alexandria

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

Saturday 28 Nov
 

Film

CAIRO

8th Panorama of the European Film. Check full programme here and our recommendations here

Several venues across Cairo, Alexandria, Tanta and Menya

Book fair

9am-9pm

CAIRO

A selection of LE 1-20 books. The book fair runs until 1 January 2016.

Al-Rab3 Cultural Centre, Al-Moez Street, Gammaliyah, Cairo

Seminar

9:30am-3pm

CAIRO

‘Italian Architectural and Artistic Heritage in Egypt: Documentation and Safeguard’ seminar.

Italian Cultural Institute, 3 El-Sheikh El-Marsafy Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Music competition
10am
CAIRO

International Chopin Piano Competition Egypt. The competition takes place on 26 and 28 November and is part of the Chopin Week in Egypt. Check the details here

Cairo Conservatory, Academy of Arts grounds, off Haram street, Giza

Street Exhibition

11pm

CAIRO

Zamalek First Art Festival

Mohamed Thakeb Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Concert by Egyptian musician Fathy Salama

Small Hall, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Cairo Symphony Orchestra conducted by Nayer Nagui will perform works by Ahmed Abdallah, Beethoven and Scriabin. Soloist of the evening is Marouan Benabdallah on piano.

Main Hall, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Music and puppet show

8pm

CAIRO

El-Sakia Puppet Theatre troupe will present a selection of Mohamed Mounir’s songs.

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

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


Visions
(Photo: fragment from the promotional material of Visions exhibition)

 

Sunday 29 Nov
 

Film

CAIRO

8th Panorama of the European Film. Check full programme here and our recommendations here

Several venues across Cairo, Alexandria, Tanta and Menya

Book fair

9am-9pm

CAIRO

A selection of LE 1-20 books. The book fair runs until 1 January 2016.

Al-Rab3 Cultural Centre, Al-Moez Street, Gammaliyah, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Angham concert

Misr Opera House, 6th of October City, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Final award ceremony of the International Chopin Piano Competition Egypt, followed by  a piano recital by Mariola Cieniawa-Puchala. The competition takes place on 26 and 28 November and is part of the Chopin Week in Egypt. Check the details here

Small Hall, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

5:30

ALEXANDRIA

Cairokee band’s 12th Anniversary

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, El Geish Road, Alexandria

Jews of Egypt
(Photo: still from Jews of Egypt)

EXHIBITIONS this week
 

Exhibition

29 Nov-14 Dec

CAIRO

Miniature City, a painting exhibit by Aly Ashour

Art Lounge Cairo, 37B Ahmed Heshmat Street, 1st floor, Apt 2, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

28-30 Nov

CAIRO

Something Else, off Biennale exhibit featuring 110 local and international artists

Darb 1718, Kasr El Shamaa street, El Fakhareen, El-Fustat, Cairo

Exhibition

8-25 Nov

CAIRO

Elysee Stairs, painting exhibition by artist Ibrahim Khattab.

Art Lounge Cairo, 37B Ahmed Heshmat Street, 1st floor, Apt 2, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

25 Nov- 14 Jan

CAIRO

Monochrome, featuring black and white photography of Amr El-Sawah

The gallery is open from Sunday to Thursday from 10am to 5pm

The Photographic Gallery, Abdul Latif Jameel Hall, AUC New Cairo Campus, Road 90, Cairo

Exhibition

11 Oct-28 Nov

CAIRO

Vision, a multimedia exhibit with watercolor paintings and bronze wire works, displaying artwork of Nouran Gamal.

Kafein, 28 Sharif Street, Abdeen, Downtown, Cairo

Exhibition

5 Oct-25 Nov

CAIRO

Colony, a solo exhibition by Shady El-Noshokaty

Gypsum Gallery, 5 Ibrahim Naguib Street, Ground Floor, Apt 2, Garden City, Cairo

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