Thursday 11 August
Opening of The First Step exhibition at El-Sawy Culturewheel
The exhibition runs until 19 August and features paintings by Raheel Hassan Haddad.
El-Sawy Culturewheel, Earth Hall, 26 July Street, Zamalek, Cairo
Rango band at Al-Mastaba Centre for Egyptian Folk Music, 9pm
Al-Mastaba Centre for Egyptian Folk Music
30A Al-Balaqsa Street, Abdeen, Downtown, Cairo
Oud virtuoso Naseer Shama at Freedom Centre for Creativity, 7pm
Freedom Centre for Creativity, 1 El-Horreya Street, Alexandria
Zig Zig play at Jesuits Cultural Centre, 8pm
Read our interview with director Laila Soliman here.
Jesuits Cultural Centre in Alexandria, 298 Port Said Street, Cleopatra, Alexandria
Zig Zig directed by Laila Soliman (Photo: Ruud Gielens)
Friday 12 August
Personal Portfolio exhibit by Heba Khalifa at In Focus, 6pm
In Focus, Building 9, Street 219, Maadi, Cairo
Zay El-Nas play at Creativity Centre, 6pm
Creativity Centre, Cairo Opera House Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo
Puppet and shadow theatre performance at Beit El-Seheimy, 7.30pm
Beit El-Seheimy, Haret El-Darb El-Asfar, Qism El-Gamaleya, Cairo
Black Theama band at Bibliotheca Alexandrina, 8.30pm
The event is part of the 14th Bibliotheca Alexandrina International Summer Festival which runs until 8 September. Check the festival’s complete programme here.
Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Open Air Theatre, Alexandria
Black Theama (Photo: Butheina Shalan)
Saturday 13 August
Page Number 13 at Hosapeer theatre, 6.30pm
Check our Art Alert here.
Hosapeer theatre, off Galaa Street, Downtown Cairo
Screening of ‘Fairuz’ documentary at Magnolia Leaves of Art, 7pm
Check our Art Alert here.
Magnolia Leaves of Art, 12 Mohamed Anis Street, off Mohamed Mazhar Street, Zamalek
Al-Tanoura Troupe for Cultural Heritage at Wekalet Al-Ghoury, 7.30pm
Wekalet Al-Ghoury, Al-Ghuri Complex, Fatimid Cairo
Birthday of a Marionette at Bibliotheca Alexandrina, 8pm
The performance is by a theatre dance company from Egypt. Director and choreographer: Mohamed Abdel Sabour. The event is part of the 14th Bibliotheca Alexandrina International Summer Festival which runs until 8 September. Check the festival’s complete programme here.
Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Small theatre, Alexandria
Lebanese diva Fairouz performs at the annual festival of Beiteddine in the Chouf region on 31 July 2001 (Photo: AFP)
Check our complete listings of arts and culture events for this week:
Egypt's arts and culture events of the week: 7-14 August
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