Egypt's arts and culture events of the week: 21-28 August

Ahram Online , Saturday 20 Aug 2016

Cairo and Alexandria are more dynamic than ever in culture. A large assortment of events includes film screenings, exhibitions, music events, among other events

Weekly events

Sunday 21 August

 

Music

CAIRO

Citadel Festival for Music and Singing. Check the full programme here.

Mahka Theatre, Saladin Citadel, Cairo.

Exhibition
last days

 

CAIRO

A Summer Exhibition, featuring the work of three artists: Youssry Dessouki, Hussein Fathy, Mai Grace. The exhibition runs until 24 August.

Ubuntu Gallery, 20 Hassan Sabry Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Film
12pm, 2:30pm, 5pm, 10pm

CAIRO

Captain Fantastic.

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

Theatre
5pm & 7pm
CAIRO

Fi Qalby Ontha Ebreyya ("A Jewish Woman in my Heart"), directed by Mahmoud Abdel-Aziz.

Hosapeer Theatre, off Galaa Street, Downtown Cairo

Poetry

7pm

CAIRO

Poetry night celebrating poet Ahmed Suweilam’s State Encouragement Award.

Beit El-Shaer (Poetry House), Beit El-Set Wasila, Mohamed Abdo Street, Old Cairo

Music

7pm

CAIRO

Pharaonic music concert under the supervision of Khairy El-Malt.

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

Film
8pm
CAIRO

Bullets over Broadway, directed by Woody Allen.

ROOM Art Space & Cafe, 10 Etehaad El-Mohamin Street, Garden City, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Singer Iman Al-Aasali in a repertoire of classical Arab songs

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

Film

8:30pm

CAIRO

Screening of Short Term 12. Check our Art Alert here.

Cinema El Fourn, in Darb 1718, Kasr El-Shamaa, El-Fakhareen, Cairo

Music
8:30pm
CAIRO

The Nile Troupe for Folk Instruments

Beit El-Sehemi
El-Gamaliya, El-Darb El-Asfar Alley, El-Muaaz Street, Cairo

Theatre

9pm

CAIRO

Hikaya Masriyya performance by El-Haqeeba Theatre.

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

Theatre
Time TBA

CAIRO

El-Oum El-Shogaa ("The Brave Mother"), a play starring actress Raghda, actor Mahmoud El-Guindi, directed by Mohamed Omar.

Miami Theatre
Maarouf, Qasr El-Nil, Downtown Cairo

Music

8:30pm

ALEXANDRIA

The Wave Jazz band. 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

 

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

 

My Love Awaits Me by the Sea
My Love Awaits Me by the Sea
(Photo: Still from My Love Awaits Me by the Sea)

 

Monday 22 August

 

Exhibition
last days
CAIRO

A group exhibition showcases 40 paintings by 20 artists tackling Egypt and the features of its people as a main theme. The exhibition runs until 24 August.

Picasso Gallery, 30 Hassan Assem off Brazil Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition
last days

 

CAIRO

A Summer Exhibition, featuring the work of three artists: Youssry Dessouki, Hussein Fathy, Mai Grace. The exhibition runs until 24 August

Ubuntu Gallery, 20 Hassan Sabry Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Film
12pm, 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm, 10pm

CAIRO

Captain Fantastic.

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

Music

6pm

CAIRO

Ghona Masri troupe in concert.

Creativity Centre, Cairo Opera House Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Photography
7pm
CAIRO

The Sawy Camera Club, a seminar featuring photo-journalist Karim Nabil

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

Film
7pm
CAIRO

Steve Jobs (2015), directed by Danny Boyle.

Magnolia Leaves of Art,
12 Mohamed Anis Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Dance/Music

7:30pm

CAIRO

Al-Tanoura Troupe for Cultural Heritage.

Wekalet El-Ghoury, El-Ghuri Complex, Fatimid Cairo

Film
8pm
CAIRO

Janis: Little Girl Blue (2015), directed by Amy Berg.

Balcon Heliopolis
26 Sohag Street, Heliopolis, Cairo

Film

3pm

ALEXANDRIA

Film screenings every Monday and Tuesday.

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

Music

8:30pm

ALEXANDRIA

Sheikh Alzain. 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

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


Janis: Little Girl Blue
Janis: Little Girl Blue
(Photo: still from Janis: Little Girl Blue)


Tuesday 23 August

 

Film
12pm, 2:30pm, 5pm, 10pm

CAIRO

Captain Fantastic.

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

Pantomime
6pm
CAIRO

El Sawy Culturewheel 12th Mime Festival. The event will continue on 24 August.

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

Music

6pm

CAIRO

Ghona Masri troupe in concert.

Creativity Centre, Cairo Opera House Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition opening
7pm
CAIRO

Blossoming Inspirations, an exhibition displaying works by three artists, Amina Salem, Hend El-Falafly and Klay Kassem. The exhibition will run until 1 September. Read more here.

Al-Kahila Gallery,15 El-Batal Ahmed Abdel Aziz Street, Mohandiseen, Cairo

Film
7pm
CAIRO

8MM (Eight Millimeter), directed by Joel Schumacher.

Magnolia Leaves of Art,
12 Mohamed Anis Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Film
7.30pm

CAIRO

Special screening: My Love Awaits me by the Sea, with the presence of the director Mais Darwazah. Check our Art Alert here.

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

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Jaafra music by Arab tribes from Aswan featuring Sayed Rekabi.

Egyptian Center for Culture and Arts - Makan, 1 Saad Zaghloul Street, 11461, El-Dawaween, Cairo (Close to Saad Zaghloul metro station)

Film

3pm

ALEXANDRIA

Film screenings every Monday and Tuesday.

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

Music & Poetry
6pm
ALEXANDRIA

Poetry and music evening featuring three young poets: Mohamed Maghawry, Shaimaa Abdalla and Mohamed Al Behei.

Teatro Eskendria,
25 Fouad Street, Raml Station, Alexandria

Music

8:30pm

ALEXANDRIA

Karakeeb band. 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

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

 

Blossoming Inspirations
Blossoming Inspirations
(Photo: Part of promotional material from exhibition Blossoming Inspirations at Al-Kahila Gallery)

 

Wednesday 24 August

 

Poetry
6pm
CAIRO

An evening of poetry by poet Ahmed Al-Refaei.

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

Pantomime
6pm
CAIRO

El Sawy Culturewheel 12th Mime Festival. The event began on 23 August.

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

Music

6pm

CAIRO

Ghona Masri troupe in concert.

Creativity Centre, Cairo Opera House Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Film
7pm
CAIRO

A Short Film about Killing (Krótki Film O Zabijaniu), directed by Krzysztof Kieslowski.

Magnolia Leaves of Art,
12 Mohamed Anis Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Photography
7pm
CAIRO

Mohamed Aly Eddin will talk about how to plan and build a good photo essay, with tips for amateurs and professionals alike, helpful for all genres of photography. Read more here.

Photopia, 15 El-Somal Street, Korba, Heliopolis, Cairo

Dance/Music

7:30pm

CAIRO

Al-Tanoura Troupe for Cultural Heritage.

Wekalet El-Ghoury, El-Ghuri Complex, Fatimid Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Mazaher ensemble (zar music & songs).

Egyptian Center for Culture and Arts - Makan, 1 Saad Zaghloul Street, 11461, El-Dawaween, Cairo (Close to Saad Zaghloul metro station)

Music
8:30
CAIRO

Classic x El Sat7: Awtar Quartet. Check our Art Alert here.

Darb 1718
Kasr El Shama Street, El-Fakhareen, Cairo

Books

6:30pm

ALEXANDRIA

Discussion of a novel by Intissar Abd El-Monem.

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

Music

8:30pm

ALEXANDRIA

Ahmed Al Haggar. 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

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

 

Photopia
Photopia
(Photo: Part of promotional material by Photopia)

 

Thursday 25 August
 

Music

6pm

CAIRO

Ghona Masri troupe in concert.

Creativity Centre, Cairo Opera House Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Standup comedy
7pm
CAIRO

A stand-up comedy show by Ali Qandil.

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

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Peace of Sound Live Show

3elbat Alwan, 15 Ahmed Heshmat Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Do’souka band in concert.

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

Music
8pm
CAIRO

El-Nafikha band. Read more about the band here.

El Sawy Culturewheel - Wisdom hall, end of 26th of July St, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
7pm
ALEXANDRIA

Sorour Project

Teatro Eskendria
25 Fouad Street. Raml Station, Alexandria

Music

8:30pm

ALEXANDRIA

Two bands: Storm and Zajel. 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

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

 

Awtar
Awtar
Awtar Quartet (Photo: courtesy of Awtar Quartet)

 

Friday 26 August

 

Music

6pm

CAIRO

Ghona Masri troupe in concert.

Creativity Centre, Cairo Opera House Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre
7:30pm
CAIRO

Puppet and shadow theatre performance, scripted and directed by Nabil Bahgat.

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

Music & Poetry
8pm
CAIRO

Eskenderella band and poet Amin Haddad will present a poetry and music evening titled El-Waqt Saraqna ("Time Has Run Out"). Read more here.

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


Music
8pm
CAIRO

Shereen Abdo’s musical project fusing Arabic melodies and rock.

ROOM Art Space & Cafe, 10 Etehaad El-Mohamin Street, Garden City, Cairo

Theatre

7:30pm

ALEXANDRIA

Star of Orient: a theatre play for children (Sweden). 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

Music

8:30pm

ALEXANDRIA

Rima Khcheich. 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

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

 

El Nafikha
El Nafikha
El Nafikha band performs at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, 31 July 2016 (Photo courtesy of Bibliotheca Alexandrina)

 

Saturday 27 August

 

Exhibition
last days
CAIRO

Bread II, a collective art exhibition showcasing different art mediums, including photography, video and installations. The exhibition runs until 31 August.

Darb 1718, Kasr El-Shama Street, El-Fakhareen, Old Cairo, Cairo, near Mar Girgis metro station

Music

6pm

CAIRO

Ghona Masri troupe in concert.

Creativity Centre, Cairo Opera House Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
7:30pm
CAIRO

Alberto Boccardi, engineer and electronic musician.

Balcon Heliopolis
26 Sohag Street, Heliopolis, Cairo

Dance/Music

7:30pm

CAIRO

Al-Tanoura Troupe for Cultural Heritage.

Wekalet El-Ghoury, El-Ghuri Complex, Fatimid Cairo

Theatre
8pm
CAIRO

Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, directed by Waleed Hammad. The play runs daily until 31 August.

Falaki Theatre, Falaki Street, American University Campus, Downtown Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Samir Elturkey percussion show.

3elbat Alwan.15 Ahmed Heshmat Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8:30pm
CAIRO

El-Dor El-Awal.

El-Genaina Theatre, Al-Azhar Park, Salah Salem Road, Cairo

Theatre

7:30pm

ALEXANDRIA

Star of Orient: a theatre play for children (Sweden). 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

Music

8:30pm

ALEXANDRIA

Sound of Egypt orchestra conducted by Ahmed Atef. 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

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


Eskenderella and Amin Haddad
Eskenderella and Amin Haddad
Eskenderella (L) and Amin Haddad (R)

 

Sunday 28 August

 

Music

CAIRO

Citadel Festival for Music and Singing. Check the full programme here.

Mahka Theatre, Saladin Citadel, Cairo.

Music

6pm

CAIRO

Ghona Masri troupe in concert.

Creativity Centre, Cairo Opera House Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Lecture

6pm

CAIRO

Lecture on "Eid Al-Ahda’s Folklore" by Mostafa Gad.

Beit El-Sehemi
El-Gamaliya, El-Darb El-Asfar Alley, Muezz Street, Cairo

Poetry

7pm

CAIRO

Poetry night celebrating poet Abd El-Moaty Hegazy.

Beit El-Shaer (Poetry House), Beit El-Set Wasila, Mohamed Abdo Street, 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-Darb El-Asfar Alley, Muezz Street, Cairo

Theatre
8pm
CAIRO

Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, directed by Waleed Hammad. The play runs daily until 31 August.

Falaki Theatre, Falaki Street, American University Campus, Downtown Cairo

Music
8:30pm
CAIRO

Almena and Darwasha.

El-Genaina Theatre, Al-Azhar Park, Salah Salem Road, Cairo

Music
8:30pm
CAIRO

The Nile Troupe for Folk Instruments.

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

Music

9pm

CAIRO

Concert by Resalet Salam troupe for spiritual music.

Qubbat El-Ghouri (El-Ghouri Dome), Al-Azhar, Cairo

Film

8pm

ALEXANDRIA

“Five short films in four days” – screening series of films by Egyptian filmmakers. Day 1: Screening of Aida by Maysoun El-Masry, followed by discussion with the director. 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, Auditorium hall, Alexandria

Music

8:30pm

ALEXANDRIA

Music from Here concert with bands Telepoetic and Disorder (Egypt) in cooperation with Goethe Institute in Alexandria. 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

 

Measure for Measure
Measure for Measure
(Photo: Fragment from promotional material of Measure for Measure)

 

EXHIBITIONS this week

 

Exhibition
ongoing
CAIRO

Permanent exhibition of the handicraft centre’s products, including pottery, brass artworks and jewellery.

El-Ghouri Caravansary
Imam Mohamed Abdou St, off Muezz Street with Al-Azhar, Cairo

Exhibition
ongoing
CAIRO

A permanent exhibition of the centre’s ceramic, brass, jewellery and khayameya products.

Ceramic and Traditional Handicrafts Centre
1 El-Imam St, behind Amr bin Al-Aas Mosque, El-Fustat, Old Cairo

Exhibition

10 Aug- 30 Sept

CAIRO

Summer collective exhibition: Masterpieces XV.

More than 70 exclusive paintings and sculptures by established artists as well as younger talents

Zamalek Art Gallery, 11, Brazil Street, Zamalek,

Cairo

Exhibition

7 Aug - 22 Sept

CAIRO

Contemporary Visions, group exhibition featuring around 70 artworks from 1939 to the present.

El-Masar Gallery, 157B on 26 July Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

3 - 24 Aug

CAIRO

A Summer Exhibition, featuring the work of three artists: Youssry Dessouki, Hussein Fathy, Mai Grace  

Ubuntu Gallery, 20 Hassan Sabry Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition
3 - 24 Aug
CAIRO

A group exhibition showcases 40 paintings by 20 artists tackling Egypt and the features of its people as a main theme.

Picasso Gallery, 30 Hassan Assem off Brazil Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

16 Jun - TBA

CAIRO

Summer Collection 2016

Art Corner, 12 Sayed El-Bakry Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition
until 31 Aug
CAIRO

Bread II, a collective art exhibition showcasing different art mediums, including photography, video and installations.

Darb 1718, Kasr El Shama Street, El-Fakhareen, Old Cairo, near Mar Girgis Metro Station, Cairo

Exhibition

30 May-16 Sept

CAIRO

The Sweetest Haven, by Adam Henein and Bahaa Amer.

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

Exhibition
CAIRO

12 Aug- 30 Sept

“Art for All,” a group exhibition of paintings and sculptures by Abdel-Nasr Sheha, Omar Al-Nagdi, Mustafa Rahma, Fathi Afifi, Esmat Dawastashy, Mervat Refaat and Neven Al-Sisi.

Salama Gallery, 36 Ahmed Oraby Street, Mohandiseen, Cairo


Rima Khcheich
Rima Khcheich
Lebanese musician Rima Khcheich (Photo: courtesy of the Cairo Jazz Festival)


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