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Weekend with culture in Cairo, Alexandria: 27-29 October

Between music, film and theatre, Ahram Online highlights events for this weekend

Ahram Online , Wednesday 26 Oct 2016

Thursday 27 October

Screening of Last Year in Marienbad (1961), directed by Alain Resnais, at Cimatheque, 4pm
Cimatheque - Alternative Film Centre, 19a Adly St, Downtown, Cairo

Ferkesh Lama Yakash play at the Cairo Puppet Theatre, 6.30pm
A children play written and directed by Shawki Hegab and produced by the Cairo Puppet Theatre Company.
The Cairo Puppet Theatre, next to the Al-Attaba Metro Station, Cairo

"Carmen" ballet by the Antonio Gades Company from Spain at Cairo Opera House, 8pm
Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

An Evening with the French music performed by BA Orchestra at Bibliotheca Alexandrina, 7pm
Conducted by maestro Hisham Gabr and featuring flautist Ines Abdel-Daiem.
Bibliotheca Alexandrina, main hall, Alexandria

Carmen ballet (Photo: Luca di Bartolo, from the Cairo Opera House Facebook page promoting the event)

Friday 28 October

El Sawy Culturewheel 14th Theatre Festival at El Sawy Culturewheel
The festival runs between 27 and 31 October.
El Sawy Culturewheel, end of 26th of July St, Zamalek, Cairo

Puppet and shadow theatre performance, scripted and directed by Nabil Bahgat at Beit El-Seheimy, 7.30pm
Beit El-Seheimy, Haret El-Darb El-Asfar, Qism El-Gamaleya, Cairo

Inbox, a play directed by Galal Osman at Al-Ghad Theatre, 9pm
The play revolves around the dilemma of modern man who escapes his reality to a virtual world. Starring Abdel-Rehim Hassan, Iman Imam and Wafaa Al-Sayed. Written by Sameh Mahran and directed by Galal Osman.
Al-Ghad (Tomorrow) Theatre, next to Al-Balloon Theatre, Al-Agouza, Cairo

Farouk Shehata: A Continuing Experience, a permanent exhibition at Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Inbox, theatre play (Photo: courtesy of the National Theatre Festival's administration)

Saturday 29 October

Rescreening of two short films at Cimatheque, 4pm
rench film La Jetee (1962) by Chris Marker, and Iraninan film The House is Black (1962) by Faorough Farroukhzad.
Cimatheque - Alternative Film Centre, 19a Adly St, Downtown, Cairo

Music and theatrical sketches by Al-Tahadi Wal Irada troupes at Talaat Harb Cultural Centre, 6pm
Talaat Harb Cultural Centre, 1 El-Sayeda Nafisa St, Cairo. Tel: 02 23622647.

Al-Tanoura Troupe for Cultural Heritage at Wekalet Al-Ghoury, 7.30pm
Wekalet Al-Ghoury, Al-Ghuri Complex, Fatimid Cairo

Performance by poet Ahmed Rifai at Alexandria Creativity Centre, 7pm
Alexandria Creativity Centre, 1 Horreya St, Alexandria

La jetee
(Photo: still from La Jetee)

Check our complete listings of arts and culture events for this week:
Egypt's arts and culture events of the week: 23-30 October
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