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Weekend with culture in Cairo, Alexandria: 29-31 December

The last weekend of the year has a lot of culture events to offer. Check them out below

Ahram Online , Wednesday 28 Dec 2016
Weekend with culture

Thursday 29 December

Performance by Halawat Shamsina theatre troupe at Heliopolis Library, 6.30pm
Heliopolis Library, 
Beirut St, Heliopolis, Cairo

Pantomime show by Malameh troupe at Magnolia Leaves of Art, 7pm
Magnolia Leaves of Art, 12 Mohamed Anis St, off Mohamed Mazhar St, Zamalek, Cairo

“On Telling Histories”: An event to launch "Ehky ya Tarikh" publications and an account of the workshop's adventures from Upper Egypt to Alexandria via the Canal, at Mesaha, 7pm
Mesaha, 4 Kawalah St, ext. Of Mohamed Mahmoud St, Downtown, Cairo

Screening of Ask My Heart (1952) directed by Ezzel Dine Zulficar at Bibliotheca Alexandrina, 1pm
Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Arts and Multimedia Library, Alexandria

Malameh troupe
Malameh troupe will deliver a pantomime show at Magnolia Leaves of Art on Thursday 29 December (Photo: fragment from promotional material)

Friday 30 December

Sheesh Yek poetry evening at Alrabaa Cultural Centre, 3.30pm
Alrabaa Cultural Centre, Fatimid Cairo, tel: 01011906907

Two concerts by Egyptian band Cairokee at El Sawy Culturewheel, 4pm and 7.30pm
El Sawy Culturewheel, River Hall, 26th of July St, Zamalek, Cairo

Puppet and shadow theatre performance, written and directed by Nabil Bahgat, at Beit El-Seheimy, 7.30pm
Beit El-Seheimy, Haret El-Darb El-Asfar, Qism El-Gamaleya, Cairo
The Cairo Opera Ballet Company, conducted by Nayer Nagui, will perform The Nutcracker ballet, at Cairo Opera House, 8pm
Read more here.
Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

The Nutcracker Ballet
The Nutcracker Ballet, 2011 (Photo: Sherif Sonbol)

Saturday 31 December

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

The Beatles New Year’s Bash: Concert by Glass Onion at Al-Gomhoriya Theatre, 8pm
Read more here.
Al-Gomhoriya Theatre, 12 Al-Gomhouria St, Abdeen, across from Abdin Palace, Downtown, Cairo

Cairo Symphony Orchestra - New Year's Eve Concert at Cairo Opera House, 8pm
Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Children’s Choir, conducted by Ghenwa Ahmed at Alexandria Creativity Centre, 4pm
Alexandria Creativity Centre, 1 Horreya St, Alexandria

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Chamber Orchestra New Year's concert, 7pm
Conducted by Hisham Gabr, the concert will feature celebrated waltzes, polkas and arias by Strauss, Lehar and others
Bibliotheca Alexandrina great hall, Alexandria

Glass Onion
Glass Onion in concert (Photo: fragment from promotional material on Glass Onion's Facebook page)

Check our complete listings of arts and culture events for this week:

Egypt's arts and culture events of the week: 25 December - 1 January

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