Egypt's arts and culture events of the week: 17-24 April

Ahram Online , Saturday 16 Apr 2016

This week brings an end to the D-CAF festival as we move towards India by the Nile and Rencontres de l’Image, while Alexandria audiences will get a dose of Shakespeare

Weekly events

Sunday 17 April
 

D-CAF
Festival
CAIRO

D-CAF's Arab Art Focus. Read more here.

Downtown Cairo

Theatre

7pm

CAIRO

Measure for Measure, a play by Shakespeare adapted to Arabic by Walid Hammad and Omnia Taha.

Gerhart Theatre, AUC New Cairo, Road 90, New Cairo

Film

7.30pm

CAIRO

Screening of Waste Land.

NVIC, 1 Dr Mahmoud Azmi Street, Zamalek

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

Fulfillment, a musical inspired by the Holy Bible. It will be performed again on 18 April.

El-Gomhouria Theatre, 12 El-Gomhouria Street, Downtown Cairo

Ballet
8pm
CAIRO

Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet ballet will be performed by the Cairo Opera Ballet Company, with the Cairo Opera Orchestra conducted by Nader Abbassi. Read more here.

Cairo Opera House Main Hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8.30pm
CAIRO

The Nile Troupe for Folk Instruments, conducted by Abdel-Rahman Al-Shafaai, performs dances and songs from Upper Egypt on mizmar, tabla and other traditional musical instruments.

Beit El-Sehemi, El-Gamaliya, El-Muaaz Street, Cairo

Theatre
8.30pm
CAIRO

Temsal Waraq (A Paper Statue), starring Ahmed Abu-Zeid, Shaimaa Abdel-Nasser, Islam El-Iraqi and directed by Mustafa Ezz.

El-Aem Theatre (Floating Theatre), Abdel Aziz El-Soud Street, Manial, near Cairo University Bridge, Cairo

Exhibition Opening

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Conversation between East and West, an exhibition by Nazir Tanbouli and Julien Solé.

French Institute in Alexandria, El-Nabi Daniel Street, Off Fouad Street, Raml Station, Alexandria

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

The Mirror
(Photo: Fragment from film The Mirror)

Monday 18 April
 

D-CAF
Festival
CAIRO

D-CAF's Arab Art Focus. Read more here.

Downtown Cairo

Exhibition Last days

CAIRO

Exhibition by Helmy El-Touni. The exhibition runs until 22 April.

Picasso Art Gallery, 30 Hassen Assem Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

3pm & 7pm

CAIRO

Two screenings of Stalker.

Magnolia Leaves of Art, 12 Mohamed Anis Street, off Mohamed Mazhar Street, Zamalek

Film

4pm - 8pm

CAIRO

12th edition of Rencontres de l’Image film festival. Running til 23 April. Check the programme here.

French Institute, 1 Madraset El-Hoqouq El-Ferenseya Street, Mounira, Cairo

Theatre

7pm

CAIRO

Measure for Measure, a play by Shakespeare adapted to Arabic by Walid Hammad and Omnia Taha.

Gerhart Theatre, AUC New Cairo, Road 90, New Cairo

Ballet
8pm
CAIRO

Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet ballet will be performed by the Cairo Opera Ballet Company, with the Cairo Opera Orchestra conducted by Nader Abbassi. Read more here.

Cairo Opera House Main Hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

3pm

ALEXANDRIA

Cinema Club, screening two films.

Freedom Centre for Creativity, 1 El-Horreya Street, Alexandria

Forum

6.30

ALEXANDRIA

Nile Symposium Part One: “Celebrating the Nile in Egypt During the Islamic Period", a talk by Heba Saad, an expert on Islamic history and monuments.

Freedom Centre for Creativity, 1 El-Horreya Street, Alexandria

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


Hawas and Meshwar
Hawas and Meshwar bands


Tuesday 19 April
 

D-CAF
Festival
CAIRO

Read more here.

Downtown Cairo

Album release

3pm

CAIRO

Release of Attempts of the Middle – A Riot, A Fall, A Shrine, the debut album of artist and musician Abdullah Miniawy. Read more here.

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

Film

4pm - 8pm

CAIRO

12th edition of Rencontres de l’Image film festival. Running til 23 April. Check the programme here.

French Institute, 1 Madraset El-Hoqouq El-Ferenseya Street, Mounira, Cairo

Film

6.30pm

CAIRO

Screening of Iranian film The Mirror (Jafar Panahi, 1997). Read more here.

Arab Digital Expression Foundation (ADEF), 143 Street, #8, Muqattam, Cairo

Music

7pm

CAIRO

Al-Tanoura whirling dervishes.

Al-Ghouri Caravansary, Mohamed Abdou Street, off El-Moez Street with Al-Azhar, Cairo

Theatre

7pm

CAIRO

Measure for Measure, a play by Shakespeare adapted into Arabic by Walid Hammad and Omnia Taha.

Gerhart Theatre, AUC New Cairo, Road 90, New Cairo

Ballet

Last Performance

8pm
CAIRO

Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet ballet will be performed by the Cairo Opera Ballet Company, with the Cairo Opera Orchestra conducted by Nader Abbassi. Read more here.

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

3pm

ALEXANDRIA

Cinema Club, screening two films.

Freedom Centre for Creativity, 1 El-Horreya Street, Alexandria

Film

6.30pm

ALEXANDRIA

Screening of Finding Vivian Maer.

Teatro Eskenderia, 25 Fouad Street, Alexandria

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

India by the Nile
(photos: collage from 4th India by the NIle promotional material)

Wednesday 20 April
 

D-CAF
Festival
CAIRO

Read more here.

Downtown Cairo

Film

4pm - 8pm

CAIRO

12th edition of Rencontres de l’Image film festival. Running till 23 April. Check the programme here.

French Institute, 1 Madraset El-Hoqouq El-Ferenseya Street, Mounira, Cairo

Exhibition

Opening

7pm

CAIRO

Chronic, a multimedia exhibition by CIC that comprises the 2nd chapter of If Not For That Wall.

CIC, 22 Abdel Khalek Tharwat Street, Downtown Cairo

Exhibition

Opening

7pm

CAIRO

Binary is False Idol, digital artwork by Setareh Shahbazi.

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

Music

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Concert by Wasla.

French Institute, 30 Nabi Daniel Street, Alexandria

Film

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Screening of Ray (2004) on the life of blues singer Ray Charles.

El-Dokan, 2 Addep Street, El-Manshiya, Alexandria

Lecture

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Discussion of Soheir Shoukry’s short story collection Imraa Tatol Min Al Nafiza, moderated by Iraqi poet and critic Azab Al-Rakaby.

Freedom Centre for Creativity, 1 El-Horreya Street, Alexandria

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

D-CAF
D-CAF Arab Focus (Photos: courtesy of D-CAF)

Thursday 21 April
 

D-CAF
Festival
CAIRO

Read more here.

Downtown Cairo

Film

4pm - 8pm

CAIRO

12th edition of Rencontres de l’Image film festival. Running til 23 April. Check the programme here.

French Institute, 1 Madraset El-Hoqouq El-Ferenseya Street, Mounira, Cairo

Film

6pm

CAIRO

Cinema Club presented by film critic Mohamed Abd El-Fattah.

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

Poetry

7pm

CAIRO

A night of poetry and music celebrating the birthday of late iconic poets Sayyed Mekawy, Salah Jaheen and Abd El-Rahman El-Abnoudy.

Oum Kalthoum Museum, 1 El-Malek El-Saleh, Roda Island (Manial), Cairo.

Tel: 02 23631467

Exhibition Opening

7pm

CAIRO

Sixth edition of Special Art Salon.

Saad Zaghloul Cultural Center, 2 Saad Zaghloul Street, Downtown Cairo

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

Romeo and Juliet
Anja Ahcin and Ahmed Yehia in Romeo and Juliet (Photo: Ahmed Yehia's facebook page)

Friday 22 April
 

D-CAF
Festival
Last Day
CAIRO

Read more here.

Downtown Cairo

Exhibition

Last Days

CAIRO

Exhibition by Salma El-Ashry. The exhibition runs until 25 April.

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

Bazaar

10am

CAIRO

Nostalgia Day, carnival and bazaar.

Fish Garden, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

4pm - 8pm

CAIRO

12th edition of Rencontres de l’Image film festival. Running til 23 April. Check the programme here.

French Institute, 1 Madraset El-Hoqouq El-Ferenseya Street, Mounira, Cairo

Theatre

5pm

CAIRO

Torab El-Mas play.

Hosapeer Theatre, off Galaa Street, Downtown Cairo

Theatre

7.30pm

CAIRO

Puppet and shadow theatre performance.

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

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Oriental Takht troupe presents compositions by Riad Al-Sonbaty.

Beyt El-Ghena El-Araby, The Beshtak Palace (Qasr Bashtak), Bayn El-Qasrayn, Moez Street, Islamic Cairo

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

Rencontres de I
(Photo: part of promotional material shared by Rencontres de I'image Facebook page)

Saturday 23 April
 

India by the Nile Festival

Festival celebrating culture of India takes place in six cities. Read more here.

Several cities

Exhibition
Last Days

CAIRO

This is not a Parallelogram, by Mohamed Abdalla and Mohamed Maghraby. The exhibition runs until 28 April.

Soma Art, 4 Maraashli Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

4pm - 8pm

CAIRO

12th edition of Rencontres de l’Image film festival. Running until 23 April. Check the programme here.

French Institute, 1 Madraset El-Hoqouq El-Ferenseya Street, Mounira, Cairo

Music

5pm

CAIRO

Fel Mix (Spring), Hawas and Meshwar bands on one stage. Read more here.

Darb 1718, Kasr El-Shamaa Street, El-Fakhareen, Old Cairo

Music/Dance

7pm

CAIRO

El-Tanoura whirling dervishes perform to live Sufi music.

El-Ghouri Caravansary, Mohamed Abdou Street, off El-Moaz Street and Al-Azhar Street, Old Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Djmawi Africa.

El-Genaina Theatre, Al-Azhar park, Salah Salem Street, Cairo

Theatre
7pm
ALEXANDRIA

Prague Shakespeare Company presents Macbeth.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

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


Macbeth
Macbeth (Photo from Prague theatre promotional material / BA promotional material)

 

Sunday 24 April
 

India by the Nile Festival

Festival celebrating culture of India takes place in six cities. Read more here.

Several cities

Exhibition

Last Days

CAIRO

Awan, sculpture exhibition by Hassan Kamel. The exhibition runs until 28 April.

Nile Art Gallery, 14 El-Montazah Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Forum

6.30pm

CAIRO

Forum titled Celebrations of Spring in Folkloric Heritage, in light of celebrating the International Day of Heritage.

Beit El-Sehemi, El-Gamaliya, El-Muaaz Street, Cairo

Music/Dance

7pm

CAIRO

El-Tanoura whirling dervishes perform to live Sufi music.

El-Ghouri Caravansary, Mohamed Abdou Street, off El-Moaz Street and El-Azhar Street, Old Cairo

Performance

7pm

CAIRO

A performance by Beiba Troupe which celebrates Egyptian folklore.

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

Music

7.30pm

CAIRO

The Nile Troupe for Folk Instruments, conducted by Abdel-Rahman Al-Shafaai, performs dances and songs from Upper Egypt on mizmar, tabla and other traditional musical instruments.

Beit El-Sehemi, El-Gamaliya, El-Muaaz Street, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Fourth edition of International Drums and Heritage Arts Festival.

El-Ghoury Creativity Centre, El-Ghoury Complex, Fatimid Cairo

Film
7pm
ALEXANDRIA

Screening of film Macbeth, directed by Roman Polanski.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Theatre
8pm
ALEXANDRIA

Prague Shakespeare Company presents Much Ado About Nothing.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Shakespeare
Much Ado About Nothing (Photo: fragment form the BA promotional material)

EXHIBITIONS this week
 

Exhibition

16 April -

CAIRO

Al-Ahram corporate collection showcase.

Al-Ahram building, El-Galaa Street, Downtown Cairo

Exhibition

6 - 25 April

CAIRO

Exhibition by Salma El-Ashry.

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

Exhibition

8 - 22 April

CAIRO

Exhibition by Helmy El-Touni.

Picasso Art Gallery, 30 Hassen Assem Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

9 April - 6 May

CAIRO

Max Vityk Retrospective.

Arts Mart, at km28 on the Cairo-Alex Desert Road before Dandy Mall, behind Total Petrol Station

Exhibition

11 April - 31 May

CAIRO

Log In, a group exhibition about social media.

Darb 1718, Kasr El Shamaa Street, El-Fakhareen, Old Cairo, behind the Hanging Church and Amr Mosque

Exhibition

11 - 28 April

CAIRO

Awan, sculpture exhibition by Hassan Kamel.

Nile Art Gallery, 14 El-Montazah Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

11 April - 9 May

CAIRO

Time Intermezzo, by Wael Darwish at venue 1, and Ahmed Abdel Tawab at venue 2.

Zamalek Art Gallery, 1 Brazil Street, Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt

Exhibition

11 April - 4 May

CAIRO

Sculpture exhibition by Sarkis Tossoonian and Alfons Louis

Safar Khan Art Gallery, 6 Brazil Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

12 April - 3 May

CAIRO

Renee, painting exhibit by Guirguis Lotfy.

Art Talks, 8 El-Kamel Mohamed Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

13 - 28 April

CAIRO

Out of the Frame, sculpture exhibition by Sayeda Khalil.

Ubuntu Gallery, 20 Hassan Sabry Street, (entrance from Ibn Zinky,) Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

13 - 28 April

CAIRO

On & Off, exhibition by Miriam Hathout and Hala Sharouny.

Le Caire Gallery, 2 El-Malek El-Afdal Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

13 April - 18 May

CAIRO

Indelible, a photography exhibition by renowned photographer and photojournalist Randa Shaath. Read more here.

The Photographic Gallery, Abdul Latif Jameel Hall, Plaza Level, AUC, New Cairo  

Exhibition

14 - 28 April

CAIRO

This is not a Parallelogram, by Mohamed Abdalla and Mohamed Maghraby.

Soma Art, 4 Maraashli Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

20 - 4 June

CAIRO

Chronic, a multimedia exhibition by CIC that comprises the 2nd chapter of If Not For That Wall.

CIC, 22 Abdel Khalek Tharwat Street, Downtown Cairo

Exhibition

20 April - 24 May

CAIRO

Binary is False Idol, digital artwork by Setareh Shahbazi.

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

Exhibition

21 April - TBA

7pm

CAIRO

Sixth edition of Special Art Salon,

Saad Zaghloul Cultural Centre, 2 Saad Zaghloul Street, Downtown Cairo

Exhibition

17 Apr - TBA

ALEXANDRIA

Conversation between East and West, by Nazir Tanbouli and Julien Solé.

French Institute in Alexandria, El-Nabi Daniel Street, Off Fouad Street, Raml Station, Alexandria

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